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(NOAA)   Preliminary information shows Hurricane Ian may end up being one of the top five most powerful hurricanes to make landfall in the U.S. on record, and it's not over. This is your official Fark Hurricane Ian evening discussion hurricane party thread   (nhc.noaa.gov) divider line
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2022-09-28 8:55:54 PM  
Let me be the first to say best of luck to every down there. Hold hands.
 
2022-09-28 8:56:53 PM  
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2022-09-28 8:57:18 PM  
I just bought a bunch of paper towels. Don't waste them all in sitting, Florida.
 
2022-09-28 8:57:54 PM  
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2022-09-28 8:59:11 PM  
My folks' favorite vacation spot (Boca Grande) took a near direct hit.  Mom's bummed out over it.
 
2022-09-28 9:00:05 PM  

FreakyBunny: Let me be the first to say best of luck to every down there. Hold hands.


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2022-09-28 9:00:11 PM  
Party down there?

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2022-09-28 9:00:32 PM  
Florida seems like a good state to own a generator.
 
2022-09-28 9:00:51 PM  
Orlando/winter park checking in. Power is still on. Rain has picked up significantly and wind gusts have also picked up. Mainly minor tree damage around me so far.
 
2022-09-28 9:00:57 PM  

Insult Comic Bishounen: My folks' favorite vacation spot (Boca Grande) took a near direct hit.  Mom's bummed out over it.


At least she's still got her life.
 
2022-09-28 9:01:05 PM  
I'm on the east coast in Jupiter (yeah, no one cares), but our winds have picked up a lot in the last two hours.

It held to a few gusts earlier, but it's starting to howl again like last night at times.

No rain tonight though. From about 9pm-7am is when we got throttled with wind and rain. It's been tame most of the day here, until recently. I suspect the storm crossing where it did instead of Tampa has a lot to do with it.
 
2022-09-28 9:01:40 PM  
I was in Cocoa Beach Florida last February. Jumbo shrimp wasn't even in it. These shrimp were so big that they were mugging little old ladies.

/ stay safe you alligator huggers!
 
2022-09-28 9:01:48 PM  
Must...resist...urge...to strawman...farkers...who said the hurricane forcast was liberal bullshiat.

/only 5 more named storm to go
//2 more months, feeling lucky, punk? Do ya? Gonna grab those goalposts?
 
2022-09-28 9:02:11 PM  

Insult Comic Bishounen: My folks' favorite vacation spot (Boca Grande) took a near direct hit.  Mom's bummed out over it.


That's where Tucker Carlson lives.
 
2022-09-28 9:02:28 PM  
This is Joe's Katrina!
...But probably not because he's already mobilized FEMA.
 
2022-09-28 9:02:35 PM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: Party down there?

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BTW, this is coming back in 2023.

/Works for Starz.
 
2022-09-28 9:03:20 PM  
Funny how quickly DeSantis announced he was begging for relief from "The Biden Administration" and was even understanding up how damage assessment might not make his request immediate.

Any other day

BIDEN BAD! BAD BIDEN!
 
2022-09-28 9:04:16 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: This is Joe's Katrina!
...But probably not because he's already mobilized FEMA.


Anything good will be credited to DeSantis, anything bad will be all Joe.
 
2022-09-28 9:04:18 PM  
It's just weather
 
2022-09-28 9:04:28 PM  

LarryDan43: Insult Comic Bishounen: My folks' favorite vacation spot (Boca Grande) took a near direct hit.  Mom's bummed out over it.

That's where Tucker Carlson lives.


Man, every so often you get a small pearl of happiness in your day like that
 
2022-09-28 9:04:52 PM  
I tell you what, if I were going to move to Florida first I'd check myself in for a psych eval... but after that, whatever property I bought would have some quick disconnects for the sewer, power, and data and the home would be a big armored houseboat anchored to a significant concrete pier sunk nice and deeply into the ground.

Flooding comes along, the whole damn thing would lift up.  Including the garage with my car in it.  Maybe when the news said a hurricane was coming, I'd just disconnect and nip up the coast to a safe distance to wait it out.   And when Thwaites lets go and Florida does an Atlantis, I wouldn't lose my home.
 
2022-09-28 9:07:09 PM  
Did I see someone mention earlier that there was a gust of 206 mph, or did I imagine that? Everything I've see this far hasn't been quite that high and I got curious.
 
2022-09-28 9:09:10 PM  
more a very wide tornado
 
2022-09-28 9:09:37 PM  

Unsung_Hero: I tell you what, if I were going to move to Florida first I'd check myself in for a psych eval... but after that, whatever property I bought would have some quick disconnects for the sewer, power, and data and the home would be a big armored houseboat anchored to a significant concrete pier sunk nice and deeply into the ground.

Flooding comes along, the whole damn thing would lift up.  Including the garage with my car in it.  Maybe when the news said a hurricane was coming, I'd just disconnect and nip up the coast to a safe distance to wait it out.   And when Thwaites lets go and Florida does an Atlantis, I wouldn't lose my home.


Or just have a lot of insurance amd backup everything to the cloud
 
2022-09-28 9:10:08 PM  

Insult Comic Bishounen: My folks' favorite vacation spot (Boca Grande) took a near direct hit.  Mom's bummed out over it.


Sanibel is our family's favorite vacation spot. Equally as bummed understandably.
 
2022-09-28 9:10:44 PM  

The Headless Horseman's Headless Horse: Did I see someone mention earlier that there was a gust of 206 mph, or did I imagine that? Everything I've see this far hasn't been quite that high and I got curious.


Yes you did. I saw someone in the other thread mention 206mph gusts, but I have not seen it verified any where else.
 
2022-09-28 9:11:06 PM  
Orlando checking in here. Still have power, miraculously, but we've got a long ways to go.
 
2022-09-28 9:11:18 PM  

Unsung_Hero: I tell you what, if I were going to move to Florida first I'd check myself in for a psych eval... but after that, whatever property I bought would have some quick disconnects for the sewer, power, and data and the home would be a big armored houseboat anchored to a significant concrete pier sunk nice and deeply into the ground.

Flooding comes along, the whole damn thing would lift up.  Including the garage with my car in it.  Maybe when the news said a hurricane was coming, I'd just disconnect and nip up the coast to a safe distance to wait it out.   And when Thwaites lets go and Florida does an Atlantis, I wouldn't lose my home.


Are you going to buy some 5 gallon buckets of potato soup too?

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2022-09-28 9:12:03 PM  
In winter park here. I'm amazed we still have power. I just took my last shot of vodka sadly. If we still have power tomorrow I wonder if I'll be able to buy more tomorrow. I literally heard the wind whistle outside a short while ago. That can't be good.
 
2022-09-28 9:12:46 PM  

Unsung_Hero: I tell you what, if I were going to move to Florida first I'd check myself in for a psych eval... but after that, whatever property I bought would have some quick disconnects for the sewer, power, and data and the home would be a big armored houseboat anchored to a significant concrete pier sunk nice and deeply into the ground.

Flooding comes along, the whole damn thing would lift up.  Including the garage with my car in it.  Maybe when the news said a hurricane was coming, I'd just disconnect and nip up the coast to a safe distance to wait it out.   And when Thwaites lets go and Florida does an Atlantis, I wouldn't lose my home.


You could always live in an unincorporated (and unisurable for flooding, just a coincidence) township and have a well. That would save you on the water bill. Nothing will save you on electricity. And Internet? Lol, at least electricity has government oversight. Get wrecked paying for every day you had nothing.
 
2022-09-28 9:14:34 PM  

RandomInternetComment: In winter park here. I'm amazed we still have power. I just took my last shot of vodka sadly. If we still have power tomorrow I wonder if I'll be able to buy more tomorrow. I literally heard the wind whistle outside a short while ago. That can't be good.


Hey neighbor...Audubon park here but winter park is literally across the street. Sorry to hear about the vodka. I just opened a bottle of crown for the overnight fun times.
 
2022-09-28 9:16:10 PM  
Still here in Sarasota. Still lots of intense rain and wind. The two roads I could see before dark were completely blocked by debris. Power went out at 130 when a tree fell on a line about 40 feet from our lanai (See pic in previous thread)

As bad as it is here, I can't imagine those down in Ft Myers and Punta Gorda

My grandma has a small house in Venice that is likely a total loss. She wasn't there obviously

I have lived in Florida 34 years. Far and away the scariest sh*t I've ever seen
 
2022-09-28 9:19:25 PM  
As a Clearwater resident, I just want to give a shout out to all the OT's (Operating Thetans) led by Tom Cruise and Kirsty Ally - and Xenu, itself - who steered this south and spared us lowly clams.
 
2022-09-28 9:21:31 PM  
Wind and rain have both been on-and-off for most of the day. We're getting gusts of around 70+ with consistent 40+.

/Pinellas
//oddly haven't lost power at all
 
2022-09-28 9:22:04 PM  

mrmopar5287: Florida seems like a good state to own a generator.


So it can fly through your window or so it can get washed away?
 
2022-09-28 9:23:05 PM  

pastramithemosterotic: Still here in Sarasota. Still lots of intense rain and wind. The two roads I could see before dark were completely blocked by debris. Power went out at 130 when a tree fell on a line about 40 feet from our lanai (See pic in previous thread)

As bad as it is here, I can't imagine those down in Ft Myers and Punta Gorda

My grandma has a small house in Venice that is likely a total loss. She wasn't there obviously

I have lived in Florida 34 years. Far and away the scariest sh*t I've ever seen


Glad you made it through, so far (hate to phrase it like that). That storm was/is a freaking beast.

A lot of areas are going to wake up tomorrow and not recognize anything. It is what it is, unfortunately.
 
2022-09-28 9:23:34 PM  
PrelimIanary Ianformation shows HurricIane Ian may end up bIaning one of the top five most powerful hurricIanes
 
2022-09-28 9:24:35 PM  
Northern Maine here.

Feelin' pretty confident...
 
2022-09-28 9:24:51 PM  
If any votes in November are from Sanibel, Captiva or Marco Rubio islands, it looks like fraud to me.
 
2022-09-28 9:25:08 PM  
It. Won't. farking. Stop. Raining.

My 10 inch rain gauge long since overflowed
 
2022-09-28 9:25:29 PM  

ctighe2353: Unsung_Hero: I tell you what, if I were going to move to Florida first I'd check myself in for a psych eval... but after that, whatever property I bought would have some quick disconnects for the sewer, power, and data and the home would be a big armored houseboat anchored to a significant concrete pier sunk nice and deeply into the ground.

Flooding comes along, the whole damn thing would lift up.  Including the garage with my car in it.  Maybe when the news said a hurricane was coming, I'd just disconnect and nip up the coast to a safe distance to wait it out.   And when Thwaites lets go and Florida does an Atlantis, I wouldn't lose my home.

Or just have a lot of insurance amd backup everything to the cloud


"Backup everything to the cloud." Ha!
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2022-09-28 9:25:59 PM  

pastramithemosterotic: It. Won't. farking. Stop. Raining.

My 10 inch rain gauge long since overflowed


And that is a GREAT euphemism
 
2022-09-28 9:26:04 PM  
CSB:  My son's name is Ian.  He's in boot camp right now, right in the path of the hurricane named after him (it should be just a tropical depression by the time it reaches his base).  I can just imagine the DI and his fellow recruits giving him shiat because of the storm's name.

End csb.
 
2022-09-28 9:26:24 PM  
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2022-09-28 9:26:45 PM  
Melbourne on the Space Coast here.  Winds have been picking up slightly, but there haven't been any real rain bands yet.  Projections have the worst of the storm passing to the North West of here.  Orlando/Kissimmee is probably going to take a good hit, but nothing like what Fort Myers got.  I've talked to a couple of friends around town, and there appears to be some isolated surface flooding at the moment; I'm sure it will be worse before the end.  The ground is pretty saturated already from previous rainstorms.  Most of the bars and restaurants in downtown decided to not open tonight -  the place I work at already has some standing water issues from the bit of rain earlier and didn't open at all.
 
2022-09-28 9:26:56 PM  

pastramithemosterotic: It. Won't. farking. Stop. Raining.

My 10 inch rain gauge long since overflowed


First time I've ever heard you complain about having ten inches...
 
2022-09-28 9:27:07 PM  

pastramithemosterotic: It. Won't. farking. Stop. Raining.

My 10 inch rain gauge long since overflowed


10 inches just isn't enough.

/that's what subby's mom said
 
2022-09-28 9:27:52 PM  

Gordon Bennett: PrelimIanary Ianformation shows HurricIane Ian may end up bIaning one of the top five most powerful hurricIanes


what the 'l?
 
2022-09-28 9:27:59 PM  

xanadian: Northern Maine here.

Feelin' pretty confident...


If you're near the ocean one of these days a Fiona is gonna get you.

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2022-09-28 9:28:51 PM  
Mom and sister are just outside of Tampa city limits (Fletcher and Bearss Aves) and so far still have power and have had no flooding or any other major problem.  91 year old mom seems disappointed that it wasn't as much of an event than she expected there.
 
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