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Old 08-14-2004, 09:42 PM
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Default Hurricane Charley

Ouch.

First it was hitting the Tampa Bay area -- which wouldn't have done too much damage to my area (Polk County), but enough.

Then it headed straight for us. Even though we're in the middle of the state, it was a category four hurricane (winds about 10 miles per hour slower than the infamous Andrew), and had winds around 100 miles per hour still by the time it reached my area. Fortunately for me anyway, it left the northwest part of the county largely okay. Still, that was pretty damned close.

Though I doubt this extends to anyone here, I still extend condolences to everyone who wasn't so lucky.
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Old 08-14-2004, 10:49 PM
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Yikes. Glad you're okay. O_o That sounds... slightly scary.
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Old 08-15-2004, 04:34 AM
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....And I want to live in Florida?

Mind...hurricanes or earthquakes?

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Old 08-15-2004, 03:17 PM
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Come live in New England, the only thing we have to deal with is ice storms. :P And yeah, we get the occasional hurricane. But they're mostly dead by the time they reach us and don't do much damage.
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Old 08-15-2004, 05:16 PM
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ouch man hope you didn't have any damages
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Old 08-15-2004, 06:12 PM
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Glad to hear you are okay, gafster.
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Old 08-15-2004, 10:18 PM
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yeah man i was worried...okay i wasn't but it's good you're ok
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Old 08-15-2004, 11:09 PM
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Glad you're okay, IJD. I hope the rest of Floridia fares as well.
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Old 08-16-2004, 07:24 AM
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JAYSUS! I've just seen the pics in the paper and I have to admit i didnt realise just how bad it was. I hope everyone is OK.
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Old 08-16-2004, 05:23 PM
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Speaking as someone who's also been on the receiving end of nature's contempt for upstart monkeys, it's good to hear your house is still standing. I know it feels like shameful joy that you came through unscathed and so many others didn't, but...I don't really know how to end this sentence.
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