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(AOL)   Florida Man saved from hurricane Ian by smacking meat mallet, thrusting through curtains, grabbing wood, using his palm   (aol.com) divider line
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2022-10-03 8:39:13 PM  
As someone who spent 10 hours today clearing debris around my business in Punta Gorda....life doesn't seem so bad anymore.
 
2022-10-03 8:40:28 PM  
Of course, he's wearing the shirt both myself and my uncle wear when we watch Pats games together.

Ugh.
 
2022-10-03 8:47:10 PM  
who lives in a one-story condo building

And he didn't evacuate?! He gets what he deserved.
 
2022-10-03 8:57:10 PM  
Smacking Meat Mallet is my porn name.
 
2022-10-03 8:58:46 PM  
Let he who has not smacked a meat mallet cast the first stone.
 
2022-10-03 9:04:08 PM  
The article said he clang to a tree, is that the correct tense of cling or is it supposed to be clung?
 
2022-10-03 9:08:10 PM  
That's terrifying. Maybe next time, and there will be, you could take a vacation when they ask you to evacuate. We're you staying to protect your home from flood waters?
I can hear it now, I've lived here all my life and it's never happened before. Things have changed all your life.
Just leave and expect not to have a home when you get back. Maybe you'll be surprised.
Hey it's still here!
If they told me a 7.0 earthquake was going to happen within 100 miles of me I'd plan to be 500 miles away.
Average number of hurricanes in Florida is 1 every 3 years so it's not like you'd be bugging out all the time or anything.
I really can't understand the logic. Poverty and the inability to leave I understand. To make a decision to stay if you have the means to evacuate makes 0 sense.
 
2022-10-03 9:19:08 PM  

cakeman: The article said he clang to a tree, is that the correct tense of cling or is it supposed to be clung?


Carol Burnett sings "The Trolley Song"
Youtube hHrFZp0OXv0
 
2022-10-03 9:21:11 PM  
It's not that the wind is blowing, it's WHAT the wind is blowin'.

He is lucky all he got was wind.
 
2022-10-03 9:33:02 PM  
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Oh yes. I'm so very shallow.
 
2022-10-03 9:37:17 PM  

cakeman: The article said he clang to a tree, is that the correct tense of cling or is it supposed to be clung?


Don't get froke out about it.
 
2022-10-03 9:37:46 PM  
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Anyone who had a boat and had almost a weeks warning that didn't move their boat to somewhere safe should have their insurance claim denied.
 
2022-10-03 9:38:51 PM  

cakeman: The article said he clang to a tree, is that the correct tense of cling or is it supposed to be clung?


Clung is correct.
 
2022-10-03 9:44:20 PM  

Trik: Anyone who had a boat and had almost a weeks warning that didn't move their boat to somewhere safe should have their insurance claim denied.


In the other thread I saw the guy who was going to ride out the hurricane on his sailboat in the marina.

Like, days before the hurricane made landfall, you didn't set sail and go North to get away from the hurricane?
 
2022-10-03 9:47:39 PM  

mrmopar5287: Trik: Anyone who had a boat and had almost a weeks warning that didn't move their boat to somewhere safe should have their insurance claim denied.

In the other thread I saw the guy who was going to ride out the hurricane on his sailboat in the marina.

Like, days before the hurricane made landfall, you didn't set sail and go North to get away from the hurricane?


Well, days before the hurricane, north had a higher chance of being struck by Ian. Even Cedar Key, way up there, had a higher risk than Naples.
 
2022-10-03 9:50:29 PM  

Rapmaster2000: mrmopar5287: Trik: Anyone who had a boat and had almost a weeks warning that didn't move their boat to somewhere safe should have their insurance claim denied.

In the other thread I saw the guy who was going to ride out the hurricane on his sailboat in the marina.

Like, days before the hurricane made landfall, you didn't set sail and go North to get away from the hurricane?

Well, days before the hurricane, north had a higher chance of being struck by Ian. Even Cedar Key, way up there, had a higher risk than Naples.


West or East, if you literally LIVE ON A SAILBOAT your house is entirely mobile and can put to sea to get out of the path of a hurricane.
 
2022-10-03 9:53:49 PM  

mrmopar5287: Rapmaster2000: mrmopar5287: Trik: Anyone who had a boat and had almost a weeks warning that didn't move their boat to somewhere safe should have their insurance claim denied.

In the other thread I saw the guy who was going to ride out the hurricane on his sailboat in the marina.

Like, days before the hurricane made landfall, you didn't set sail and go North to get away from the hurricane?

Well, days before the hurricane, north had a higher chance of being struck by Ian. Even Cedar Key, way up there, had a higher risk than Naples.

West or East, if you literally LIVE ON A SAILBOAT your house is entirely mobile and can put to sea to get out of the path of a hurricane.


This storm was notably difficult to track.  NHC had been saying this for over a week.  There was a lack of steering.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2022/10/01/hurricane-ian-forecast-accuracy-cone/

Enjoy the embedded gif.
 
2022-10-03 10:03:52 PM  

cakeman: The article said he clang to a tree, is that the correct tense of cling or is it supposed to be clung?


Maybe the author is from St. Louis
 
2022-10-03 10:05:05 PM  
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"Yeah, yeah, but did he face the storm while also fighting off a ravenous swarm of giant mutant supergators? Then I'm not impressed."
 
2022-10-04 1:21:41 AM  

fatalvenom: Of course, he's wearing the shirt both myself and my uncle wear when we watch Pats games together.

Ugh.


Did he steal if from you??  Was it because you're weird shirt-aggregate organisms?  You may be able to charge him with hate crimes

/how do you and your uncle fit in one shirt anyway?
//you must be very small people
///or siamese relatives I suppose, didn't mean to assume
 
2022-10-04 1:24:21 AM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: cakeman: The article said he clang to a tree, is that the correct tense of cling or is it supposed to be clung?

Maybe the author is from St. Louis


Author might have been wearing full plate, they'd certainly clang when they hit the tree
 
2022-10-04 1:49:13 AM  

mrmopar5287: Rapmaster2000: mrmopar5287: Trik: Anyone who had a boat and had almost a weeks warning that didn't move their boat to somewhere safe should have their insurance claim denied.

In the other thread I saw the guy who was going to ride out the hurricane on his sailboat in the marina.

Like, days before the hurricane made landfall, you didn't set sail and go North to get away from the hurricane?

Well, days before the hurricane, north had a higher chance of being struck by Ian. Even Cedar Key, way up there, had a higher risk than Naples.

West or East, if you literally LIVE ON A SAILBOAT your house is entirely mobile and can put to sea to get out of the path of a hurricane.


Catamarans are the only sailboats that can reliably outrun a hurricane. Most people living in an anchored boat are going to want something with more cabin room than that.
 
2022-10-04 5:01:33 PM  
Marinas are supposed to empty when a hurricane is nearby. That's the worst place for a boat to be.
 
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