Thursday, September 29, 2022

{{{Hurricane Ian}}}
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85 Responses to Thursday, September 29, 2022

  1. swanspirit says:

    Nice hurricane lamp!

  2. DeniseVB says:

    Oh, the humanity. People are locked down and sheltering in place at DISNEY WORLD ! Believe me, a lot are complaining about their ruined vacations but I think it would be quite memorable.

  3. Somebody says:

    Helen hope you’re OK, thinking about you🙏❤️ I’m sure cell service and power are still out. We wait patiently to hear from you.

  4. taw46 says:

    • swanspirit says:

      Oh jeez. So much damage. 😢

    • Constance says:

      Sanibel was surly beautiful and exclusive feeling but I can’t imagine anyone thought it was a good idea to live there. Fort Meyers seemed beautiful but also more safe. We have spots like that in WA. They are right on the beach with huge hills or cliffs above them. Every now and then one comes down on the house below and it’s all over the news but all I can think of is how did they get building permits.

      • John Denney says:

        Houses in FL should be built either like fortresses & bunkers to withstand 200 mph winds & flooding, or cheap enough to just let it blow away & replace it at your own cost.

        • taw46 says:

          Miami-Dade has the strictest building code in FL, developed after Cat 5 Andrew devastated parts of Miami. It is also used for new houses built here in the Keys, ours was built according to that code. Some other areas in Florida have adopted this code, but not all. They should. When Irma hit us in 2017, it was a Cat 4. We had damage and the repairs made our house even stronger. We lost shingles, so now we have a metal roof. A few of our shutters ripped off, so now we have hurricane impact windows and doors. We lost siding in a few places, so now we have hardie board siding. It’s pretty strong now, but I still would not stay for a Cat 3 or higher. But I think the house would stand without damage, as long as it wasn’t hit with a 10+ ft storm surge.

  5. swanspirit says:

    I checked in with my daughter and granddaughter, and my granddaughter, who is currently stationed on Charleston AFB, is being evacuated with the rest of the base, including planes. They are moving to Ohio, temporarily.

    Serendipitously, my daughter is in North Carolina, helping the manager of a new store, open up and get going. She manages a Tuesday Morning, in Charleston. So she is being paid, with meals and lodging included, to be out of Ian’s way.
    I am very much relieved.

    Here at home, the weather is beautiful. The Ocean, however is dangerous, with rip tides and strong currents, resulting from the hurricane.

    This coming weekend, there is a huge, and I mean huge, concert planned, and being set up on the beach. There will be three stages, with major artists, including Alanis Morissette, Cyndi Lauper, Dave Matthews, just to name a few.

    This weekend, we are supposed to get the remnants of Ian, with rain, and wind. Should be quite a weekend.

    • swanspirit says:

      Here is the link to the festival web site.

    • DandyTIger says:

      That sounds really fun for Ocean City. Hope it happens and works out despite Ian.

    • elliesmom says:

      We’re expecting a rainy weekend here, too.

      • Somebody says:

        Taw, Helen and myself are having a bit of a rainy week and it’s quite windy for some reason🤣🤣🤣

        • elliesmom says:

          LOL. Yes, you are. By the time hurricanes hit New England, they’re usually a “rainy day”. I remember a few that came with “a little wind”, but nothing like you folks get. While there have been CAT 3 hurricanes in my lifetime, the strongest I remember have been CAT 2s.

        • Mt.Laurel says:

          Believe it or not even the swamp MSM took a short break from bashing the deplorables to mention something about a topical depression. At first it just seemed they were referring to themselves. Turns out someone in the WH kitchens had been reading the Daily Mail online during their coffee break and saw the UK media was talking a good deal about some guy named Ian coming for a visit and asked if they had to prepare anything.

          • Constance says:

            I’m not seeing anything on the fact that someone blew up Russia’s two underwater gas pipelines. It had to be the CIA and to me it is an obvious act of war against Russia.

          • lateblum says:

            I was listening to the radio after taking calamity to school this morning. They played a recording of Biden threatening to “destroy” the NordStream pipeline if Russia invaded Ukraine. A reporter asked this question: “Germany controls the pipelines so how do you think you can do anything?” His response was, “We have ways and we will use them.” (Or something very similar to it.)

          • Mt.Laurel says:

            Not a bleep.

          • lyn5 says:

            I agree with you, Constance.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      Glad your family members were able to get out of Ians way.

      Three days of rain/wind in the part of Maryland for Saturday-Monday as well. He is just going to soak the entire east third before he leaves. Hopefully not so much that those needing to get to point south to provide help with utilities and such have trouble getting through.

      The concert sound fun.

    • lateblum says:

      Swannie, I’m happy you, your daughter and granddaughter are all safe. The concert will be fun if Ian cooperates.
      It sounds as though the eastern seaboard is a chance-y place during hurricane season. Now I know why my across-the-hall neighbor waits until Thanksgiving Day to drive down to Ft. Lauderdale for the winter.

  6. elliesmom says:

    The Sunday night Zoom invite has gone out. If you were missed, email elliesmom2@gmail,com

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  10. swanspirit says:

    Here is a much more enjoyable version of Lizzo playing valuable and historic flutes at the Smithsonian, with clothes on. Before the other performance, there was a tour at the Museum. She was invited to play the flutes by Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress, the first woman, and African American woman, to hold that position.
    The Smithsonian has a collection of 1800 valuable flutes.
    I love the flute. I used to listen to James Galway, and Jean-Pierre Rampal.

    • lyn5 says:

      Love Rampal. Attended his concert in 1980 at the Wilma Theater in Missoula, MT. I went with a woman who had an extra ticket, because the concert sold out in less than an hour.

      • lateblum says:

        Both Rampal and Galway (and his wife) have performed at Ravinia and I’ve loved their concerts. Yesterday I heard that Mozart wasn’t “fond of the flute” yet he wrote some of the most beautiful flute music ever.

        • lyn5 says:

          The woman who was an acquaintance was going through a divorce at the time. That’s why she had the extra ticket. We kept in touch at Christmas, and one year I thanked her for such a lovely memory of the Rampal concert. She didn’t remember every going. 😦

          • lateblum says:

            At the time, she was probably so grateful that you accompanyed her to this beautiful concert. But it may still have been a traumatic time for her. I know there are many things I don’t recall from the time I was going through my divorce. I’m lucky I recalled enough to take care of my kids and still graduate with my degree. ❤️

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    • Anthony says:

      Egg McMuffin is now identifying as toast 🤣🤣🤣

      • Somebody says:

        LetXs hope so, polls show him within two points of Mike Lee. The federalist is out today with an article about Mitt Romney secretly backing McMullen to get rid of Lee. Apparently there is a rift in the Mormon church between conservatives and rinos. Romney is part of the rino tribe and Lee the conservatives.

  14. swanspirit says:

    The Festival Ocean’s Calling was just cancelled. They were expecting 40,000 people. Now they are expecting heavy rain and high winds, and major flooding.
    This is so sad. There were even celebrity chefs scheduled to give cooking demonstrations. Robert Irvine, Andrew Zimmern, and Amanda Freitag, we’re the chefs. I would have loved to see that.

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    I’ve been watching FNC and I am shocked at all of the major flooding in Orlando. I have never seen anything like it. When I lived on the Space Coast, we evacuated for strong hurricanes. We would go stay in one of these hotels across from Universal. Never ever had any flooding there.

  18. taw46 says:

    The power of the sea.

  19. elliesmom says:

    Hank is going over the Rainbow Bridge tonight. He was only supposed to need my hospice care for a few months, but he’s been with me two years. He’s been a good guest, and I will miss him. But there comes a time when keeping him is not fair to him. My son and his wife have asked to be the ones to take him. I think they’re trying to spare me. and I’m not refusing their help. 😦

  20. Somebody says:

    The latest NHC advisory literally says this should not be considered a confident forecast.🤣 Dude, no problem that ship already sailed, you’re bordering on an SNL skit at this point.

  21. swanspirit says:

    Kamala Harris said we have an enduring alliance with NORTH KOREA, in a speech at the DMZ. And didn’t catch it, or correct it. We need divine intervention.

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    “I can guarantee that my husband has never spoken with me about pending cases at the Court,” Thomas told the committee.

  24. taw46 says:

    That guy on the left, loving the look on his face.

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  28. Mothy67 says:

    • elliesmom says:

      Yes, it’s a reverse storm surge. It happens when the gale force winds blow from the land to the sea. How and when the water moves back toward the shore is unpredictable.

    • taw46 says:

      The same thing happened to Tampa Bay during Hurricane Irma in 2017. Luckily both times it all came back without a surge and flooding.

  29. Mothy67 says:

    My posts from phone don’t show up?
    Same account?

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