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(Sky.com)   Man hangs out on sofa during Hurricane Ian. However, being Florida, there's so much more to the story   (news.sky.com) divider line
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3753 clicks; posted to Main » on 03 Oct 2022 at 11:35 AM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-10-03 10:50:50 AM  
This guy lived in a mobile home, knew a powerful hurricane was coming, and decided to stay where he was, with his "exit plan" being "hold on to a palm tree or something." I have zero sympathy for him.
 
2022-10-03 11:06:17 AM  
Meh. It's been done.

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2022-10-03 11:17:51 AM  
Hi, Todd.
 
2022-10-03 11:38:19 AM  
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2022-10-03 11:40:28 AM  
Sofa king lucky.
 
2022-10-03 11:40:45 AM  
Sofa King?
 
2022-10-03 11:41:35 AM  

Lytbeir: Sofa King?


Sofa.....fark!
 
2022-10-03 11:41:49 AM  

Madman drummers bummers: Sofa king lucky.


Tiny fist etc.
 
2022-10-03 11:42:13 AM  
I've heard of couch surfing, but that's a bit extreme.
 
2022-10-03 11:43:02 AM  
In the event of an emergency, your seat cushion can be used as a flotation device.
 
2022-10-03 11:43:12 AM  
Floating on a couch for 2 and a half hours? You definitely took too much if the room spins like that, Florida Man.
 
2022-10-03 11:43:56 AM  
"Hurricanes coming;
Better lay on my sofa and hope for the best"

Florida man.
The abandoned pet of the human race.
 
2022-10-03 11:47:57 AM  
Moran should have evacuated.
 
2022-10-03 11:50:34 AM  

Mock26: Moran should have evacuated.


I'm certain that, at the height of the storm, SOMETHING was 'evacuating' from said moran.
 
2022-10-03 11:50:50 AM  
Bet he's happy he wasn't married to this flotation device hog
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2022-10-03 11:52:27 AM  
I thought meth would be involved.
 
2022-10-03 11:52:31 AM  
Also...
couch fishing
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2022-10-03 11:55:37 AM  

Walker: This guy lived in a mobile home, knew a powerful hurricane was coming, and decided to stay where he was, with his "exit plan" being "hold on to a palm tree or something." I have zero sympathy for him.


When I lived in Florida I was dirt farkin' poor - like a lot of people that live there. I couldn't have evacuated. I had no money to afford to stay somewhere temporarily - I could barely afford food and shelter as it was. I had no family elsewhere to go and stay with, and all my friends were in the same boat as me - in Florida and nowhere to go. Plus, you know your employer is going to want you to work the very second they can, and you want to be nearby for that. Luckily the hurricanes that did make landfall while I lived there weren't very strong, at least by the time they got to Northern Central FL where I was.

This guy lives in a mobile home, he's not exactly vacationing at Lake Como. Yes he should have evacuated, everyone should have, doesn't mean it's safe to assume he actually could have.
 
2022-10-03 11:57:05 AM  
I'm going to take a wild stab that someone living in Florida in a 1970s mobile home might not have the financial ability to evacuate.
 
2022-10-03 11:57:34 AM  
I saw 2 videos during the tail end of the hurricane.  One had someone in their house, with the floor beginning to get wet.  Meanwhile on the outside, there was a wall of water about 4 feet up the side of the house trying to get in.  The front door lock had water streaming through it.

The other video showed someone in an inflatable pool floating around their living room / kitchen, while it was 4 feet deep with water.
 
2022-10-03 11:58:04 AM  

Walker: This guy lived in a mobile home, knew a powerful hurricane was coming, and decided to stay where he was, with his "exit plan" being "hold on to a palm tree or something." I have zero sympathy for him.


There's even a saying to remind people who live in a hurricane storm-surge zone or are further inland from the coast on whether to evacuate: "Run from the water, hide from the wind."
 
2022-10-03 11:59:02 AM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: I saw 2 videos during the tail end of the hurricane.  One had someone in their house, with the floor beginning to get wet.  Meanwhile on the outside, there was a wall of water about 4 feet up the side of the house trying to get in.  The front door lock had water streaming through it.

The other video showed someone in an inflatable pool floating around their living room / kitchen, while it was 4 feet deep with water.


But they still had their privacy!
(Read: didn't have to share a shelter with those types)
 
2022-10-03 12:24:04 PM  
Reporter: What brand is this sofa?
Florida Man: Boston Whaler
 
2022-10-03 12:25:11 PM  

mrmopar5287: Reporter: What brand is this sofa?
Florida Man: Boston Whaler


Classic!

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2022-10-03 12:33:53 PM  
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2022-10-03 12:46:58 PM  
Same people who laughed at the unfortunates who were unable to leave Nawlins during Katrina.  Nowhere to go and no way to get there.
 
2022-10-03 12:51:05 PM  

Turbo Cojones: Same people who laughed at the unfortunates who were unable to leave Nawlins during Katrina.  Nowhere to go and no way to get there.


Other than the flooded parking lot full of school buses.

Ray Nagin is an imbecile.
 
2022-10-03 12:52:48 PM  

BinderWoman: Walker: This guy lived in a mobile home, knew a powerful hurricane was coming, and decided to stay where he was, with his "exit plan" being "hold on to a palm tree or something." I have zero sympathy for him.

There's even a saying to remind people who live in a hurricane storm-surge zone or are further inland from the coast on whether to evacuate: "Run from the water, hide from the wind."


I live about in the middle of Florida. We had some heavy winds and rain, but the worst was just losing power. My street only got power back yesterday afternoon, and we had to trash all the perishibles
 
2022-10-03 12:54:24 PM  

steklo: [Fark user image image 630x289]


it hit ft myers not miami
 
2022-10-03 2:15:31 PM  

TheGreatGazoo: I'm going to take a wild stab that someone living in Florida in a 1970s mobile home might not have the financial ability to evacuate.


While your point is valid, this wasn't someone living in a mobile home.  Those sorts of folks don't tend to hang out in large numbers along the Gulf Coast.  This dude was living in a "park home".  That's the nice term for a gated retirement community.

There's no excuse for him to be hunkered down anywhere that might be at risk of 10ft of water in their living room.  It's exhausting to see the inevitable dumb-ass stayed and nearly died stories every time a hurricane blows through.
 
2022-10-03 2:25:15 PM  

0100010: this wasn't someone living in a mobile home


From the looks of the interior and exterior in the video (no address or even a city location is given in the article), it looks like manufactured housing. Not quite a mobile home, but one of those nicer double-wides where it's trucked to the location and bolted up on the foundation. Call it "in between" a mobile home and a house of fixed construction.
 
2022-10-03 2:32:48 PM  

0100010: TheGreatGazoo: I'm going to take a wild stab that someone living in Florida in a 1970s mobile home might not have the financial ability to evacuate.

While your point is valid, this wasn't someone living in a mobile home.  Those sorts of folks don't tend to hang out in large numbers along the Gulf Coast.  This dude was living in a "park home".  That's the nice term for a gated retirement community.

There's no excuse for him to be hunkered down anywhere that might be at risk of 10ft of water in their living room.  It's exhausting to see the inevitable dumb-ass stayed and nearly died stories every time a hurricane blows through.


There are so so so so many mobile home parks on the gulf coast.
 
2022-10-03 2:43:34 PM  

Walker: This guy lived in a mobile home, knew a powerful hurricane was coming, and decided to stay where he was, with his "exit plan" being "hold on to a palm tree or something." I have zero sympathy for him.


The good thing about a trailer park is they are easy to rebuild.  Just cleat the ground with bulldozers and roll in new homes.  Many can easily be run on propane and generators.

They are destroyed just as easy so have insurance and flee for big storms.
 
2022-10-03 2:43:35 PM  

0100010: While your point is valid, this wasn't someone living in a mobile home.  Those sorts of folks don't tend to hang out in large numbers along the Gulf Coast.  This dude was living in a "park home".  That's the nice term for a gated retirement community.


I saw the pictures and it is a mobile home. They call them "manufactured" homes (if you're not living in a cave aren't all homes manufactured?), which means a trailer home that's been modified to look slightly less like a trailer home - but is still essentially a trailer home. There's a TON of communities like that in Florida. Lived in one myself for a while.
 
2022-10-03 2:44:14 PM  

ctighe2353: Walker: This guy lived in a mobile home, knew a powerful hurricane was coming, and decided to stay where he was, with his "exit plan" being "hold on to a palm tree or something." I have zero sympathy for him.

The good thing about a trailer park is they are easy to rebuild.  Just cleat the ground with bulldozers and roll in new homes.  Many can easily be run on propane and generators.

They are destroyed just as easy so have insurance and flee for big storms.


Also, invest in waterproof bins to pack up before you flee
 
2022-10-03 2:46:42 PM  
Florida has hurricanes, why are trailers legal?

This seems designed to kill folks.
 
2022-10-03 5:00:17 PM  

GonnaCallYouOut: Florida has hurricanes, why are trailers legal?

This seems designed to kill folks.


They're cheap for people to buy and profitable to produce.
 
2022-10-03 5:47:24 PM  
 
2022-10-03 7:29:59 PM  

mongbiohazard: if you're not living in a cave aren't all homes manufactured?


The definition of the term in the United States is regulated by federal law (Code of Federal Regulations, 24 CFR 3280): "Manufactured homes are built as dwelling units of at least 320 square feet (30 m2) in size with a permanent chassis to assure the initial and continued transportability of the home."
 
2022-10-03 7:30:16 PM  

GonnaCallYouOut: Florida has hurricanes, why are trailers legal?


Because poor people exist.
 
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