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Posted: 9/24/2004 9:39:06 PM EDT
I'll have to raise my glass to ya'll and make a toast. You folks have taken a beating lately with these hurricanes and you still keep chugging along....hang in there and we're standing behind you up here in Volunteer Country.---Lane
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 10:22:16 PM EDT
Thanks, bro...
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 1:07:24 PM EDT
Thanks, from Marion county FL.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 1:08:45 PM EDT
Thanks, from Pinellas county

(power has already flickered and im on the West coast of florida, not good.)
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 1:12:29 PM EDT
Broward County reporting in. Everything isn't so bad just yet. Some wind and light rain, but awaiting the heavy stuff. I think we will be spared the brunt, but can expect 60+mph sustained winds. Hope the folks just north of me do ok.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 1:26:48 PM EDT
thanks, from miami-dade, the winds are picking up, again.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 1:34:08 PM EDT
hunkering down again...

(with a case of BEER!!!)

Link Posted: 9/25/2004 1:36:33 PM EDT
Thanks from Indian (we're gonna get our ass kicked again) River.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 1:41:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 1:53:04 PM EDT
Need a new roof after Frances, no telling what I'll need after Jeanne.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 1:58:09 PM EDT

Thanks for your kind thoughts and words. I think, by now, many of us Floridians have almost "gotten use" to these storms, which is a dangerous paradox in itself. I'm up in Palm Coast (Flagler County), which is about 30-40 mi. north of Daytona Beach, but my best college buddy is down in Fort Pierce and right about now (1750 Local), he's probably getting his butt kicked, AGAIN!
My career field is air safety investigation and flight department support for an avaition university in Daytona Beach, and we've now evacuated our fleet of 52 aircraft (Piper Seminoles, Piper Arrows, and Cessna 172s) for the second time this year. Each time we bug out to points north (NE Alabama and NW Georgia), we spend ~$250,000-$300,000. Unfortunately, the tropics are extremely active this year and we (SE United States) are now paying the piper, so to say. It's very frustrating with no way to vent, exept possibly a case or two of beer next to an AR in the hurricane survival section of the kitchen closet.
Thanks to all of the AR15.com folks, we really can feel your concern and support down here! Let's hope all this shit finally blows out for this year and we can settle down to a pleasant and "normal" Florida fall!

Link Posted: 9/25/2004 2:02:02 PM EDT
Thanks......... from Clay County!
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 2:05:08 PM EDT
daytona here,,, got 3 18 packs,,on ice
just got my 04
chevy back yesterday.. it got totalled in charlie (4000$+ in damage) so,, hopefully it wont be sent right back! lol... rivers risein' and powers still on thank god..

keep dry guys,,,, and be safe

Link Posted: 9/25/2004 2:20:43 PM EDT
Gainesville checking in.......so far so good, but tomorrow is going to be a shitty today as it looks like we are gonna get the NE quadrant. Shit.

The worst part is that I have to ride it out in the command center (I work for the county IT dept) and leave the Ms. at home to guard the homestead. Good news is that she has her preferred weapon handy - a 2 foot Bowie knife.

See y'all on the other side of this. Got my Glock, the AR, and the Rem 870 on standby.

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