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2009-11-09 09:09:51 AM
30 miles from shore getting hammered by storm surge. I posted a TFD about it. Going to get coffee.
 
2009-11-09 09:11:16 AM
Well good luck.
 
2009-11-09 09:11:58 AM
Swords? ✔
Saws? ✔
Clubs? ✔
Claws? ✔
Hatred? ✔
Anger? ✔
Mermaid? ✔
Murder? ✔
 
2009-11-09 09:12:32 AM
Gwendolyn: Well good luck.

A cat one is really no bug deal, but I like to have beer or Daquiris during hurricanes.
 
2009-11-09 09:18:47 AM
Daughter gets out of school at noon and I am bringing her back to my office. I need a lantern but I do NOT want to go to Wal-Mart
 
2009-11-09 09:25:24 AM
Hang On Voltaire: Daughter gets out of school at noon and I am bringing her back to my office. I need a lantern but I do NOT want to go to Wal-Mart

Yeah maybe hit a local hardware place instead. Heck even a Dollar General kinda place would have big flashlights.
 
2009-11-09 09:26:20 AM
Hang On Voltaire: I need a lantern but I do NOT want to go to Wal-Mart

Got a Bass Pro or Outdoor World or something?
 
2009-11-09 09:26:54 AM
Gwendolyn:

Yeah maybe hit a local hardware place instead. Heck even a Dollar General kinda place would have big flashlights.


I am never again buying a lantern/flashlight from DG. Everyone I bought, broke. I want to get a Coleman flashlight lantern. Hardware store might be a good idea
 
2009-11-09 09:27:38 AM
Bullshiatter:

Got a Bass Pro or Outdoor World or something?


Closest Bass Pro is 20+ miles away. Might try Academy Sports
 
2009-11-09 09:28:47 AM
Hang On Voltaire: Bullshiatter:

Got a Bass Pro or Outdoor World or something?

Closest Bass Pro is 20+ miles away. Might try Academy Sports


I was going to suggest admy. hey HOV. Wher eyou live. Might meet for beer sometime and discuss things.
 
2009-11-09 09:30:09 AM
Target carries Coleman stuff.
 
2009-11-09 09:32:41 AM
I love when the local channels send the news rookie out into a hurricane. Years ago, I recall the High Point (NC) station had a live feed from some dumbass halfway out on a pier in Eastern NC. You could see spray coming up behind him. Then a wave crashed over the pier, knocked him and the camera man over, and all you saw was an extreme closeup of the wooden pier planks for a second, then a blank screen. They cut to the anchors in the studio, and the first one says "Gosh, I hope they are okay!". And the anchor/producer (Neil McNeill) says "Yeah, and that was a $50,000 camera." Doh!
 
2009-11-09 09:38:06 AM
MorrisBird: Target carries Coleman stuff.

K-Mart also (usually) carries a good selection of camping/hunting gear. I have a Coleman rechargeable electric lantern (that looks like the gas lantern). It's 10 years old and still works great. Has cables that came with it to charge from both AC and DC. With both bulbs on you get about 2 hours per charge, 4 hrs if you only use one bulb. But gas might be better for a long-term loss of power. YMMV
 
2009-11-09 09:43:28 AM
globalwarmingpraiser:

I was going to suggest admy. hey HOV. Wher eyou live. Might meet for beer sometime and discuss things.


In Mobile. Would love a Gulf Coast Fark Party
 
2009-11-09 09:44:43 AM
Bullshiatter:
K-Mart also (usually) carries a good selection of camping/hunting gear. I have a Coleman rechargeable electric lantern (that looks like the gas lantern). It's 10 years old and still works great. Has cables that came with it to charge from both AC and DC. With both bulbs on you get about 2 hours per charge, 4 hrs if you only use one bulb. But gas might be better for a long-term loss of power. YMMV


That is the exact lantern I want. No more K-Marts here. Will try Target.
 
2009-11-09 09:48:29 AM
Hang On Voltaire: Bullshiatter:
K-Mart also (usually) carries a good selection of camping/hunting gear. I have a Coleman rechargeable electric lantern (that looks like the gas lantern). It's 10 years old and still works great. Has cables that came with it to charge from both AC and DC. With both bulbs on you get about 2 hours per charge, 4 hrs if you only use one bulb. But gas might be better for a long-term loss of power. YMMV

That is the exact lantern I want. No more K-Marts here. Will try Target.


I had one of those too. However now I also have a 4 four year that seems to be able to take things apart in the blink of an eye. It as nice to leave plugged in the kitchen so it went on when the power goes out.

...which is does here all the freaking time.
 
2009-11-09 09:49:46 AM
Meh! I hope at least the power goes out so I can take me ass off of work today!

Good luck coastal dwellers! :)
 
2009-11-09 09:53:18 AM
Hang On Voltaire: globalwarmingpraiser:

I was going to suggest admy. hey HOV. Wher eyou live. Might meet for beer sometime and discuss things.

In Mobile. Would love a Gulf Coast Fark Party


Geaux Tigers. Seriously Next time I am in the area I will look you up.
 
2009-11-09 09:55:22 AM
Just heard our Panama City office is closing for the day. Bastards! They never close the Orlando office...even when the A/C goes out in the middle of the summer and my thermometer reads 93 degrees in my cube.
 
2009-11-09 09:57:50 AM
So, it's moving north and then hooking to the right. Right? Amirite?

Better farking do that. I didn't move down here just to get hit by a frakking category anything goddammit.
 
2009-11-09 09:59:58 AM
Weaps: So, it's moving north and then hooking to the right. Right? Amirite?

Better farking do that. I didn't move down here just to get hit by a frakking category anything goddammit.


Man up...it's a Cat 1. Go sit out on the porch with a good book, lay back, and listen to Mother Nature's symphony.
 
2009-11-09 10:01:30 AM
Weaps: So, it's moving north and then hooking to the right. Right? Amirite?

Supposed to. However, it's weakened to a TS now, and is being sheared to pieces. Most of the convection decoupled this morning and ran to the coast, but that mostly is going to Mobile and Pensacola. Even if it shifts and hits NOLA, you're not going to get hit by much of anything.
 
2009-11-09 10:03:27 AM
GAT_00: Supposed to. However, it's weakened to a TS now, and is being sheared to pieces. Most of the convection decoupled this morning and ran to the coast, but that mostly is going to Mobile and Pensacola. Even if it shifts and hits NOLA, you're not going to get hit by much of anything.

Well that's no fun.
 
2009-11-09 10:04:40 AM
Gwendolyn: GAT_00: Supposed to. However, it's weakened to a TS now, and is being sheared to pieces. Most of the convection decoupled this morning and ran to the coast, but that mostly is going to Mobile and Pensacola. Even if it shifts and hits NOLA, you're not going to get hit by much of anything.

Well that's no fun.


Trust me it is still nasty out here.
 
2009-11-09 10:13:43 AM
New 9AM forecast is out and has it coming straight up Mobile Bay. Definitely going to the store now.
 
2009-11-09 10:14:32 AM
globalwarmingpraiser:

Geaux Tigers. Seriously Next time I am in the area I will look you up.


ROLL TIDE! Atl here we come
 
2009-11-09 10:30:35 AM
PurplePimpSaber:

Man up...it's a Cat 1. Go sit out on the porch with a good book, lay back, and listen to Mother Nature's symphony.


It's all good. I got me a hat to keep the rain, sun, and palm fronds off me.

Also, I'm currently in a 22 story building across the street from the Superdome. I'm not particularly concerned with nature in the least.
 
2009-11-09 10:31:18 AM
Gwendolyn: Well that's no fun.

Yeah. It's going extratropical quick. Still going to be windy and rainy though.
 
2009-11-09 10:48:03 AM
Hang On Voltaire:
That is the exact lantern I want.


The only complaint I have about mine is that the top unscrews fairly easily, and is a biatch to get back on correctly (lining up the contact points). But mine is an old model, and they may have improved on the design.

It goes to the beach at least once a year and has held up. The handle is beginning to show rust. But I've been impressed with how long it's been working, and still holds a good charge.

Target online shows they carry a number of Coleman lanterns. Looks like a good place to start.
 
2009-11-09 10:59:04 AM
3-5 inches of rain forecast for Atlanta. I wonder if Six Flags will flood again.
 
2009-11-09 11:00:47 AM
Stormpulse (new window)
 
2009-11-09 11:01:19 AM
Looks like the linked pic needs some Viagra.
 
2009-11-09 11:02:06 AM
pensacola here... surfs up!
 
2009-11-09 11:03:01 AM
Hang On Voltaire: I need a lantern but I do NOT want to go to Wal-Mart

Just sit in the dark. That'll show 'em!
 
2009-11-09 11:05:02 AM
GAT_00: Gwendolyn: Well that's no fun.

Yeah. It's going extratropical quick. Still going to be windy and rainy though.


It's all that cool weather that just passed through North Florida that's breaking it up (I suppose, though I'm no meteorologist). Hopefully it will come back soon (the weather, not the storm). I have hot chocolate that needs drinking.
 
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2009-11-09 11:05:32 AM
"The great White Dragon of the stormy North,
Rearing his crest above the foaming waves,
Shall shake the ground, and level all the hills,--"

- 'The Prophecy of Merlin' by John Reade (1870)
 
2009-11-09 11:06:19 AM
I'm in Orlando. Took my scooter to work. It's a little windy out.

/all i got
 
2009-11-09 11:08:19 AM
Hang On Voltaire: I am never again buying a lantern/flashlight from DG. Everyone I bought, broke.


Yeah, but you didn't have to get all dressed up, did you?
 
2009-11-09 11:08:53 AM
llnw08.myvideo.de
 
2009-11-09 11:09:02 AM
Yay weather!
I love hurricanes, blizzards, etc.
 
2009-11-09 11:09:56 AM
Sorry, but it's not real until Cantore show up. Try harder old girl.
 
2009-11-09 11:13:10 AM
Gulf Shores here. Rain's starting to come down, and we just got word that the office is closed tomorrow. Time to go buy beer.
 
2009-11-09 11:14:50 AM
JDerek: Gulf Shores here. Rain's starting to come down, and we just got word that the office is closed tomorrow. Time to go buy beer.

Dang, where do you work? When we had Charlie roaring down on us, we got a stern memo to not be a pussy and show up to work.
 
2009-11-09 11:16:57 AM
Out my office window steady 10-15 mph winds. Overcast.
 
2009-11-09 11:20:40 AM
Now a Tropical Storm, so should be no problem.

/Mobile, AL
//RTR!
///Geaux Saints
 
2009-11-09 11:22:23 AM
i guess Fla and Ala will sue Ga for any water that lands there.
 
2009-11-09 11:27:06 AM
This is God's Wrath against the healthcare bill? First it hits that socialist haven of Cuba, now it's going to punish America.
 
2009-11-09 11:27:22 AM
BlorfMaster: JDerek: Gulf Shores here. Rain's starting to come down, and we just got word that the office is closed tomorrow. Time to go buy beer.

Dang, where do you work? When we had Charlie roaring down on us, we got a stern memo to not be a pussy and show up to work.


Heh. I'm surprised myself. But the local infrastructure is so shiatty that the power cuts out if one stiff wind blows. The whole island will probably be dark by 2:00 today.
 
2009-11-09 11:27:52 AM
Batteries
Flashlights
Food
Water
Big azz Army truck loaded and ready to go (in case of evac)

/ready for any stinking storm

marinephotos.togetherweserved.com
 
2009-11-09 11:33:44 AM
I read that as Fleshlight.
 
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