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57 mph wind. Whatís it like?

Posted 09-03-2019 at 09:17 PM by Startingover

Tuesday evening Dorian is a Cat 2 near my coast. My neighborhood may experience 57 mph gust at 2 am

A couple of yrs ago I could barely close my wooden gate as the wind was against it. Not sure what that wind measured.

Im staying home but if it gets bad Iím not sure about driving 1 mile to my daughters. These old oaks we have arenít likely to lose limbs but palms have shallow roots an topple easily. I know of a young guy driving killed by one.

Tonight talking to a neighbor man I mentioned the common sound of generators scattered in the neighborhood during an outage. He told me a thief put a running lawnmower by a guys house an then stole his generator. The homeowner could hear a motor but nothing was working. When he went outside he found the lawnmower.

If thats true, how would a thief lift it an drive off? No Iím not asking so I can turn to a life of crime.

Would a roll of heavy plastic tape up a window in case a branch comes thru?

Verizon is giving us 11 days of free data. Thats great!

Iíve seen lines of tree trimming trucks and power trucks headed south. They turn an head north following the hurricane in case theyíre needed (according to the news).

Our problems are nothing compared to the Bahamas. Since the US seems to be changing policies on aid i still hope we help them. I donít know about their relationship with Britain and what responsibilities Britain will fulfill. All Iíve seen was destruction nothing yet about rebuilding but surely being islands their govít has always had a plan?
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    I LOL'ed at the lawnmower for the generator comment. It might be a common story for I heard it told in Memphis after a storm knocked out power to most of the city. I say storm but it was mostly straight-line winds of over 100 mph. I was lucky to be in the middle of nowhere in Mississippi when it hit. No trees- just bean or cotton fields. I had been zipping along the highway in my truck. The wind slowed me down considerably. First chance I got to pull over I parked my a$$ into the wind at a place where nothing could get blown down on me. It's been like 15 years but maybe it lasted five very long minutes. When I got back to the city, beau coup trees were down and power out for like 80% of the city- nearly 2 weeks for some folks!
    Posted 09-19-2019 at 05:33 PM by Fman Fman is offline

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