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Unread postby acpro » 10 June 2019, 23:01

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acpro wrote:Ah, that sounds so fun.

Mostly fun, yes. Other than the times I thought we all might perish. Key West was definitely fun, sailing west was mostly fun. The last 24 hours approaching TX was a bit of a nightmare -- no satnav, no gps, only charts and compass like the days of iron men and wooden ships. I got to play an iron man on a fiberglass ship. Thankfully it all turned out well. :) Before that, I also had a grand adventure sailing out of Baltimore. Good times!


Ahhh you sailed out of baltimore? Were you in fells point? It's bar/sailing area. I'm from Baltimore.
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Unread postby bent4life » 17 June 2019, 06:53

Iamjava wrote:and the mega mosquitos, horse flies, boars.. then theres hurricanes, tornadoes.. well, ok, maybe we do enjoy the 'canes. always makes for a good party. :)


That's true! In prep for the 'canes, you get ready to hang with a few people, have plenty to eat & drink. :)
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Re: Hello to everyone!

Unread postby Iamjava » 17 June 2019, 07:32

til its a cat 4 lol!
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Re: Hello to everyone!

Unread postby bent4life » 17 June 2019, 07:36

Iamjava wrote:til its a cat 4 lol!



lol :lol:
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Re: Hello to everyone!

Unread postby mxguy01 » 21 June 2019, 01:05

acpro wrote:ahh that's crazy, I'm actually going to Boca Raton some time between Aug-Oct. with my parents.

I'm secretly trying to get them to move there. I think it's perfect for them because it's not like a huge city or anything but it has everything you really need in life + it is near the beach and other cities if you need to get go out on the town.

I wasn't kidding when I said I was obsessed with FL lol. I want to goto that mafia dudes italian restaurant while I am there. I also want to check out Ft. Lauderdale (30 min away I think). I've been to FL a couple times (Daytona (did not like), Tampa, South Beach, Sanibel, and Orlando) but I've never been to Fort Lauderdale or Boca or the Keys. I really want to visit Key West--I've heard the gay scene is very nice.



Um, sounds more like it is perfect for you. For them, they may be somewhat concerned about living in prime hurricane territory with limited escape routes.

From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_F ... hurricanes:
The List of Florida hurricanes encompasses approximately 500 tropical or subtropical cyclones that affected the state of Florida. More storms hit Florida than any other U.S. state,[1] and since 1851 only eighteen hurricane seasons passed without a known storm impacting the state. Collectively, cyclones that hit the region have resulted in over 10,000 deaths, most of which occurring prior to the start of hurricane hunter flights in 1943. Additionally, the cumulative impact from the storms totaled over US$216.1 billion in damage (2018 dollars), primarily from Hurricane Andrew, Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Michael in the 1992, 2017, and 2018 seasons.

And given the prediction of climate change to impact that state even more...

Maybe a nice place to visit but living there is questionable IMO.

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Unread postby Iamjava » 21 June 2019, 02:24

those stats are overrated and exaggerated. ya, michael caused a catastrophe, but it was the second strongest on record.

i have been through many canes. my brothers place still had power and water after a direct hit from irma (lakeland, fl.)

building code in florida is much more strict than many other states. the fact that in modern times we have so few deaths (what, 10 maybe compared to katrina and sandy) is a testament to the precautions floridians take.

we only party once were settled in. ;)
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Unread postby mxguy01 » 21 June 2019, 15:59

Iamjava wrote:those stats are overrated and exaggerated. ya, michael caused a catastrophe, but it was the second strongest on record.

i have been through many canes. my brothers place still had power and water after a direct hit from irma (lakeland, fl.)

building code in florida is much more strict than many other states. the fact that in modern times we have so few deaths (what, 10 maybe compared to katrina and sandy) is a testament to the precautions floridians take.

we only party once were settled in. ;)


Really? While I understand that there may be variance in calculation of said statistics (assuming your referring to the statement about the estimated value of the damage), you have some other substantiated numbers to refute the claim that you would like to present rather than just a statement of what someone is saying is wrong?
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Unread postby Iamjava » 21 June 2019, 16:34

anecdotal evidence is all i care to give for the time being. i would love to see a more modern analysis of hurricane-related fatalities in florida and elsewhere.
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Unread postby mxguy01 » 21 June 2019, 17:42

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anecdotal_evidence

When compared to other types of evidence, anecdotal evidence is generally regarded as limited in value...
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Unread postby Iamjava » 21 June 2019, 17:50

government damage cost statistics cant be that accurate either when they hand out thousands of dollars for hundreds of dollars worth of repairs.

alas, the only way to truly know is to experience it yourself.
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Unread postby mxguy01 » 21 June 2019, 23:25

Sorry but I'll choose to not suffer hundreds of thousands of losses just to prove you're wrong.
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Re: Hello to everyone!

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Re: Hello to everyone!

Unread postby Iamjava » 26 June 2019, 02:15

mxguy01 wrote:Sorry but I'll choose to not suffer hundreds of thousands of losses just to prove you're wrong.


in 27 years my worst storm was francis which sat off our coast 50miles ne for 3 days. 3,000$ roof damage and power loss.

its not my loss, its yours. i love florida, just not the government lol!
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Unread postby bent4life » 28 June 2019, 19:28

mxguy01 wrote:The List of Florida hurricanes encompasses approximately 500 tropical or subtropical cyclones that affected the state of Florida. More storms hit Florida than any other U.S. state


Last week the NWS interrupted our TV services and sent cellphone alerts, because there was a Tornado Warning in SE Palm Beach County, Boca is on the border of SE Palm Beach & Broward Counties. We had over 2" of rain and high winds the vast majority of the day.
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Unread postby bent4life » 28 June 2019, 20:04

Iamjava wrote:francis which sat off our coast 50miles ne for 3 days. 3,000$ roof damage and power loss.

its not my loss, its yours. i love florida, just not the government lol!


Wilma (Cat 5) did a lot of damage to my development, one major thing was causing the roof of the clubhouse to collapse.

I totally agree with you... love florida, but not the government! They are so red (and the weather too), they're like a stop sign. You can report a safety issue, which can become an emergency, and they'll basically wait until there is one to respond.

I've reported issues to Florida power & light, regarding downed lines (which really weren't theirs), streetlights that were out, etc. it took a loooong time to respond.

It's not just the government, it's the utility service providers too.
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Re: Hello to everyone!

Unread postby Iamjava » 28 June 2019, 20:40

ive never had a problem with the utilities. had fpl now clay.
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Re: Hello to everyone!

Unread postby Iamjava » 29 June 2019, 05:24

only problem we ever had was during 04. always got our power last. the curse of being the direct center of town.

3 days of francis, a few leaks and fema replaces our roof.
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Unread postby bent4life » 1 July 2019, 19:09

Iamjava wrote:only problem we ever had was during 04. always got our power last. the curse of being the direct center of town.

3 days of francis, a few leaks and fema replaces our roof.


It's good that fema replaced your roof.

When Sandy hit some of my family in NJ, they were told by their governor that fema and the state would help people, esp. by the beach. I remember them telling me, over and over, nothing was ever done to help.

Did you have to deal with Irma?

I was lucky with Irma, she started to turn away from the east coast, before reaching me. Unlike my neighbors, I had no power outage, but unfortunately they did for over 36 hours.

And worse, pretty much everyone knows how much Puerto Rico suffered, and they still are today. :(
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