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(Daily Mail)   America's Penis braces for sustained heavy blowing   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2022-09-26 10:52:01 AM  
America's penis? You mean Ted Cruz?
 
2022-09-26 10:55:38 AM  
Warm and wet, as usual.
 
2022-09-26 10:55:54 AM  

wax_on: America's penis? You mean Ted Cruz?


Ted Cruz doesn't deserve to be named after something that serves an actual purpose.
 
2022-09-26 10:56:57 AM  
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2022-09-26 10:57:15 AM  
So many halloween decorations to bring back inside... grrrrr....
 
2022-09-26 10:57:58 AM  
Out of curiosity - why dig trenches when you're barely above sea level and expecting a lot of rainfall and storm surge?

It seems like ducking in a ditch to avoid wind-blown debries might mean you drown instead.
 
2022-09-26 10:59:41 AM  
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For real, yall be careful down there!!
 
2022-09-26 11:03:15 AM  
Where are the obligatory articles about empty shelves because idiots waited too long to prepare?
 
2022-09-26 11:03:16 AM  
I put the damn boards up.  It BETTER come here.

-Sarasota
 
2022-09-26 11:03:33 AM  

wax_on: America's penis? You mean Ted Cruz?


Hes more like America's hemmoroid.
 
2022-09-26 11:04:02 AM  
One of the more useful things (along with a bunch of other useful things) on the NHC NOAA page is the windspeed probabilities chart.  https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIAPWSAT4+shtml/261457.shtml

It's currently showing Venice, FL as the highest risk city for hurricane force winds arriving late Wednesday and early Thursday.
 
2022-09-26 11:09:57 AM  
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2022-09-26 11:10:12 AM  
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2022-09-26 11:14:12 AM  
I thought we were  over trump speeches..?
 
2022-09-26 11:14:12 AM  

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Not a bad idea, actually. You'll still lose some shingles but it may help keep your entire roof from lifting off.
 
2022-09-26 11:20:33 AM  

BFletch651: I put the damn boards up.  It BETTER come here.

-Sarasota


I'm glad you did, because now it won't. Thanks for taking one for the team.
 
2022-09-26 11:23:28 AM  

Unsung_Hero: Out of curiosity - why dig trenches when you're barely above sea level and expecting a lot of rainfall and storm surge?

It seems like ducking in a ditch to avoid wind-blown debries might mean you drown instead.


It drains the water away.

This could be really, really bad like worst case scenario bad.
 
2022-09-26 11:25:32 AM  

sxacho: BFletch651: I put the damn boards up.  It BETTER come here.

-Sarasota

I'm glad you did, because now it won't. Thanks for taking one for the team.


Exactly. I should spend $500 on new snow blower every year cause that guarantees we won't get enough snow for me to use it.

In a drought and need rain? Just wash your car!
 
2022-09-26 11:39:26 AM  

wax_on: America's penis? You mean Ted Cruz?


Please don't insult penises.
 
2022-09-26 11:40:42 AM  
Oh no! Florida's where we store our top secret documents!
 
2022-09-26 11:44:59 AM  
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And America's ass is ready for a hard spanking
 
2022-09-26 11:46:42 AM  
If DeSatanist gets "removed" by the hurricane...so much the better...
 
2022-09-26 11:54:55 AM  
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2022-09-26 11:58:50 AM  

cretinbob: Unsung_Hero: Out of curiosity - why dig trenches when you're barely above sea level and expecting a lot of rainfall and storm surge?

It seems like ducking in a ditch to avoid wind-blown debries might mean you drown instead.

It drains the water away.

This could be really, really bad like worst case scenario bad.


But... The water needs somewhere to go.  If the streets flood, the storm drains are already overwhelmed.  There would seem to be a significant bottleneck there.

If it's a recommended thing by people who have dealt with these kinds of emergencies before, OK, but short of digging an entire new storm drain network in parallel to whatever is already in place I don't understand how it is supposed to get the job done.
 
2022-09-26 12:02:12 PM  

abhorrent1: wellreadneck: [Fark user image 525x640]

Not a bad idea, actually. You'll still lose some shingles but it may help keep your entire roof from lifting off.


Unless your house is over about 40 years old, the only way the roof is coming off is if the whole house goes with it. Florida building codes have required reinforced roof trusses and rebar reinforced cinderblock walls for decades.
 
2022-09-26 12:06:42 PM  
I just moved to Florida, I'm in a new house near Wildwood. This will be my first hurricane, and I have no idea what Ikm doing. I tried to look up whether or not I am in a flood zone, and let's just say the website isn't very workable. I guess I should go buy water. Apparently I'm that asshole.

/not getting a kick out of this.
 
2022-09-26 12:09:41 PM  

40 Dollars In A Checking Account: I just moved to Florida, I'm in a new house near Wildwood. This will be my first hurricane, and I have no idea what Ikm doing. I tried to look up whether or not I am in a flood zone, and let's just say the website isn't very workable. I guess I should go buy water. Apparently I'm that asshole.

/not getting a kick out of this.


Toilet tanks and water heaters have plenty of water in them for a few days' worth of emergency conditions.

Food though... Better get ready to crack open your neighbors' heads and feast on the goo inside.
 
2022-09-26 12:09:44 PM  
Thats nothin. Joe Buck will piss in someones shoes, while they are still alive\! and he doesnt even need to hate the person the way ex wives are hated. Joe Buck will just piss in your shoes if he gets bored and sees your shoes alone and unguarded. It wouldnt even surprise me much if Joe Buck sometimes goes to gravesites and pisses on the final resting places of other people's ex wives as a sort of pro bono charitable servicer. You know for mobility challenged Viet Nam vets and what have you who are no longer able to get out very often and piss on the graves of their fallen ex wives
 
2022-09-26 12:11:28 PM  

40 Dollars In A Checking Account: I just moved to Florida, I'm in a new house near Wildwood. This will be my first hurricane, and I have no idea what Ikm doing. I tried to look up whether or not I am in a flood zone, and let's just say the website isn't very workable. I guess I should go buy water. Apparently I'm that asshole.

/not getting a kick out of this.


My parents are near you in The Villages near Brownwood.  They left when Irma came, but they're staying now.  Their neighbors reported no flooding except for the golf courses, but that's intentional.  The golf courses are designed to flood and spare the homes.  The power was only out for an hour and a half.  Meanwhile at my house in Atlanta, we were out for 2 days and some of my friends were out for a week.
 
2022-09-26 12:14:02 PM  
My mom is in Ohio this weekend with family... spent two days saying "Hey, just extend the trip another week... stay awhile. please. Please... PLEASE."

Nope, flies down there today. Venice...

Goddammit mom. Stubborn Irish women.
 
2022-09-26 12:15:33 PM  
I'm getting too many eerie vibes of Charley with this storm.
 
2022-09-26 12:16:56 PM  
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Let's hope that this doesn't happen. 30+ hours of hurricane conditions and strength stops mattering because the flooding will be so bad. Most models are now showing a hit right into Tampa.

Tampa Evac Zones:
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This is a huge area, so if you are in that area, you want to consider leaving now before it becomes hard to do so.
 
2022-09-26 12:19:21 PM  

Loaded Six String: abhorrent1: wellreadneck: [Fark user image 525x640]

Not a bad idea, actually. You'll still lose some shingles but it may help keep your entire roof from lifting off.

Unless your house is over about 40 years old, the only way the roof is coming off is if the whole house goes with it. Florida building codes have required reinforced roof trusses and rebar reinforced cinderblock walls for decades.


Well, lots of places that have natural disasters also have building codes to deal with them yet homes still get destroyed. Mother Nature gives zero farks about your reinforced trusses. They probably need to be rated for a certain wind speed, but what if the actual wind speed is higher than the rating?

That's also assuming that the developer isn't cutting corners. Cause that never happens!
 
2022-09-26 12:23:45 PM  

Mrtraveler01: I'm getting too many eerie vibes of Charley with this storm.


I've been pushing those kinds of thoughts way down deep. Hadn't mentioned it to anyone. But yeah. Now shut up about it.
 
2022-09-26 12:24:45 PM  

40 Dollars In A Checking Account: I just moved to Florida, I'm in a new house near Wildwood. This will be my first hurricane, and I have no idea what Ikm doing. I tried to look up whether or not I am in a flood zone, and let's just say the website isn't very workable. I guess I should go buy water. Apparently I'm that asshole.

/not getting a kick out of this.


Get batteries/flashlights some canned food. If you really have the money get a generator. Remember to run it until empty before putting it in storage after otherwise you'll destroy the carbonator.
 
2022-09-26 12:28:44 PM  

sxacho: Mrtraveler01: I'm getting too many eerie vibes of Charley with this storm.

I've been pushing those kinds of thoughts way down deep. Hadn't mentioned it to anyone. But yeah. Now shut up about it.


Yeah, sorry about that. Stay safe if youre in the path.

I vacation on Sanibel Island occasionally (usually once a year) so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they come out of this unscathed. I've been watching WINK and NBC2's online streams on my TV and phone since Saturday.
 
2022-09-26 12:30:50 PM  

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Let's hope that this doesn't happen. 30+ hours of hurricane conditions and strength stops mattering because the flooding will be so bad. Most models are now showing a hit right into Tampa.

Tampa Evac Zones:
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This is a huge area, so if you are in that area, you want to consider leaving now before it becomes hard to do so.


Penis!
 
2022-09-26 12:32:55 PM  

Loaded Six String: abhorrent1: wellreadneck: [Fark user image 525x640]

Not a bad idea, actually. You'll still lose some shingles but it may help keep your entire roof from lifting off.

Unless your house is over about 40 years old, the only way the roof is coming off is if the whole house goes with it. Florida building codes have required reinforced roof trusses and rebar reinforced cinderblock walls for decades.


Florida has been consistently inspecting and enforcing building codes for the last 40 years?

Learned something new on Fark today.
 
2022-09-26 12:39:57 PM  

abhorrent1: Loaded Six String: abhorrent1: wellreadneck: [Fark user image 525x640]

Not a bad idea, actually. You'll still lose some shingles but it may help keep your entire roof from lifting off.

Unless your house is over about 40 years old, the only way the roof is coming off is if the whole house goes with it. Florida building codes have required reinforced roof trusses and rebar reinforced cinderblock walls for decades.

Well, lots of places that have natural disasters also have building codes to deal with them yet homes still get destroyed. Mother Nature gives zero farks about your reinforced trusses. They probably need to be rated for a certain wind speed, but what if the actual wind speed is higher than the rating?

That's also assuming that the developer isn't cutting corners. Cause that never happens!


If the wind speeds are that high an evacuation order should be given. Sorry I made you reach into your bag of cynicism by telling you something you didn't know. I agree, it was a funny picture.
 
2022-09-26 12:41:58 PM  

Loaded Six String: abhorrent1: wellreadneck: [Fark user image 525x640]

Not a bad idea, actually. You'll still lose some shingles but it may help keep your entire roof from lifting off.

Unless your house is over about 40 years old, the only way the roof is coming off is if the whole house goes with it. Florida building codes have required reinforced roof trusses and rebar reinforced cinderblock walls for decades.


You're assuming Florida houses are built to code?  That's just too much silliness.
 
2022-09-26 12:43:32 PM  

abhorrent1: wellreadneck: [Fark user image 525x640]

Not a bad idea, actually. You'll still lose some shingles but it may help keep your entire roof from lifting off.


The part of me that understands surface area and lift want me to argue how much this is a hotdog down a hallway scenario, but the lack of structural engineering education says maybe.
 
2022-09-26 12:45:23 PM  

yet_another_wumpus: Loaded Six String: abhorrent1: wellreadneck: [Fark user image 525x640]

Not a bad idea, actually. You'll still lose some shingles but it may help keep your entire roof from lifting off.

Unless your house is over about 40 years old, the only way the roof is coming off is if the whole house goes with it. Florida building codes have required reinforced roof trusses and rebar reinforced cinderblock walls for decades.

You're assuming Florida houses are built to code?  That's just too much silliness.


Florida has building codes?
 
2022-09-26 12:45:35 PM  
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So much rain.
 
2022-09-26 12:46:34 PM  
Well, I'll be damned. Almost 40 posts in and the "I hate Florida and hope they all die" kids haven't arrived.
 
2022-09-26 12:49:12 PM  
I hate Florida and hope they are inconvenienced!
 
2022-09-26 12:49:54 PM  

yet_another_wumpus: Loaded Six String: abhorrent1: wellreadneck: [Fark user image 525x640]

Not a bad idea, actually. You'll still lose some shingles but it may help keep your entire roof from lifting off.

Unless your house is over about 40 years old, the only way the roof is coming off is if the whole house goes with it. Florida building codes have required reinforced roof trusses and rebar reinforced cinderblock walls for decades.

You're assuming Florida houses are built to code?  That's just too much silliness.


Every one, everywhere? No, too many flawed humans for that. But I know it does happen, otherwise the insurance inspection for my home which was rescheduled from this Wednesday to the middle of October would not have been scheduled at all. Nor would my house have been built on an eight foot tall man made hill due to the possibility of flooding.
 
2022-09-26 12:50:16 PM  

Rapmaster2000: 40 Dollars In A Checking Account: I just moved to Florida, I'm in a new house near Wildwood. This will be my first hurricane, and I have no idea what Ikm doing. I tried to look up whether or not I am in a flood zone, and let's just say the website isn't very workable. I guess I should go buy water. Apparently I'm that asshole.

/not getting a kick out of this.

My parents are near you in The Villages near Brownwood.  They left when Irma came, but they're staying now.  Their neighbors reported no flooding except for the golf courses, but that's intentional.  The golf courses are designed to flood and spare the homes.  The power was only out for an hour and a half.  Meanwhile at my house in Atlanta, we were out for 2 days and some of my friends were out for a week.


I'm actually in the villages- housesitting for/ living with my parents. I'm on a golf course. Maybe I'll be alright.
 
2022-09-26 12:50:55 PM  

yet_another_wumpus: Loaded Six String: abhorrent1: wellreadneck: [Fark user image 525x640]

Not a bad idea, actually. You'll still lose some shingles but it may help keep your entire roof from lifting off.

Unless your house is over about 40 years old, the only way the roof is coming off is if the whole house goes with it. Florida building codes have required reinforced roof trusses and rebar reinforced cinderblock walls for decades.

You're assuming Florida houses are built to code?  That's just too much silliness.


I'm concerned to see what happens to homes now that so many insurance companies have pulled out of the state. Who covers damage? The state? Does the federal government have to cough up some cash? And who gets paid then? It seems like contractors down there are less than honest. Good luck to all of you down there.
 
2022-09-26 12:55:37 PM  

40 Dollars In A Checking Account: Rapmaster2000: 40 Dollars In A Checking Account: I just moved to Florida, I'm in a new house near Wildwood. This will be my first hurricane, and I have no idea what Ikm doing. I tried to look up whether or not I am in a flood zone, and let's just say the website isn't very workable. I guess I should go buy water. Apparently I'm that asshole.

/not getting a kick out of this.

My parents are near you in The Villages near Brownwood.  They left when Irma came, but they're staying now.  Their neighbors reported no flooding except for the golf courses, but that's intentional.  The golf courses are designed to flood and spare the homes.  The power was only out for an hour and a half.  Meanwhile at my house in Atlanta, we were out for 2 days and some of my friends were out for a week.

I'm actually in the villages- housesitting for/ living with my parents. I'm on a golf course. Maybe I'll be alright.


Don't drive your golf cart into a flooded tunnel.  This shouldn't need to be mentioned, but some people didn't realize this:  https://www.villages-news.com/2022/09/25/villagers-learned-hard-lessons-when-hurricane-irma-struck-in-2017/

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2022-09-26 12:56:06 PM  

Loaded Six String: abhorrent1: wellreadneck: [Fark user image 525x640]

Not a bad idea, actually. You'll still lose some shingles but it may help keep your entire roof from lifting off.

Unless your house is over about 40 years old, the only way the roof is coming off is if the whole house goes with it. Florida building codes have required reinforced roof trusses and rebar reinforced cinderblock walls for decades.


I worked in construction for a few years (electrical apprentice) and I can count the number of inspectors who actually got out of their truck to collect the bribes on the fingers of one hand. Most of them just lap the job site and the GC throws a box full of cash in the bed. I would bet that most of the required hurricane reinforcement was never installed, so the guys who owned the subcontracting companies could take their latest wife to the Bahamas.
 
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