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Posted: 9/5/2004 4:21:49 AM EST
Based on radar it looks like the very southern tip of Florida is pretty much just catching the edge of the hurricane. Sooo, why not beat the traffic, cut south and spend a weekend in a hotel room on the beach watchin the rain??
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Link Posted: 9/5/2004 4:27:09 AM EST

Originally Posted By Aimless:
And if the radar predictions are wrong and it moves a little south? Swim for Cuba?



Good surfin?
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 4:27:41 AM EST
Because if ya go south it is about 1' above sea level and another reason nobody lives there but in the Keys!
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 4:33:15 AM EST

Originally Posted By Ungwaha:
Because if ya go south it is about 1' above sea level and another reason nobody lives there but in the Keys!



Eh, I'm from Nebraska and linve in Kansas City. Minor technicalities like drowning dont occur to me.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 4:51:00 AM EST
On thursday there wasnt a safe hotel room left in Fl. I know, I looked. Closest rooms were in Ga.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 4:53:43 AM EST
only one way into Florida....from the top....which means only one way out...to the top

unless your a Cuban...or some other undesireable type
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 4:55:36 AM EST

Originally Posted By Will220:
only one way into Florida....from the top....which means only one way out...to the top

unless your a Cuban...or some other undesireable type



New guy ---
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Link Posted: 9/5/2004 2:25:05 PM EST

Originally Posted By cyanide:

Originally Posted By Will220:
only one way into Florida....from the top....which means only one way out...to the top

unless your a Cuban...or some other undesireable type



New guy ---





Should be but isn't

GM
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 2:27:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By Aimless:
And if the radar predictions are wrong and it moves a little south? Swim for Cuba?



Exactly
It would be suicide to back youself in a corner !!!
You should know that, just read any tactics book.
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[Last Edit: 9/5/2004 2:33:48 PM EST by GreyGhost]

Originally Posted By Will220:
only one way into Florida....from the top....which means only one way out...to the top

unless your a Cuban...or some other undesireable type





Cubans are fine people.Especially the older ones that have actually seen what it's like on the other side of the fence.I'd love to go visit this beautiful island but not as long Fidel is running the show.He has totally screwed a good country and some fine hard working people.The Bastard can't live forever.Now about those P.R'.s.............
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 2:29:22 PM EST
Just goes to show a person -------- blind hate/ ridicule is nonsense . The Avilias are the best of the best.

Link Posted: 9/5/2004 2:39:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By Specop_007:
Based on radar it looks like the very southern tip of Florida is pretty much just catching the edge of the hurricane. Sooo, why not beat the traffic, cut south and spend a weekend in a hotel room on the beach watchin the rain??



You sir, are brilliant. Can we sit at your feet and bask in your glowing power of thought?
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 3:23:40 PM EST
Running to the southwest to get to the "safe" quadrant is OK for ships when they turn as almost always from West to Northwest to North to Northeast, but that's because you almost always have searoom to run. But if it doesn't turn northerly as fast as you hoped, you can rapidly run out of road in South Florida. And every so often they decide to go west and loop in the Gulf. Plus the southwest corner of FL is almost totally devoid of the assets needed to support hundreds of thousands of refugees even before it gets cut-off from the North by cut roads

Navsta Key West criteria
www.cnmoc.navy.mil/nmosw/tr8203nc/keywest/text/sect4.htm

Tampa
www.cnmoc.navy.mil/nmosw/tr8203nc/tampa/text/sect4.htm

Hurricane Havens Handbook for the North Atlantic

[ur]www.cnmoc.navy.mil/nmosw/tr8203nc/0start.htm

The above is a pretty easy read and if you go to the Miami section it will give you the averages of winds, directions, etc, for 149 storms in the last 125 years or so.

Caveat - I don't know if you can reach it. As a retired Reservist, I have retained some access to some DoD computer systems, mostly for the Exchange System) and I may have cookies allowing me to get into this one. I went right in, can everybody, I don't know.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 3:33:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By GreyGhost:

Originally Posted By Will220:
only one way into Florida....from the top....which means only one way out...to the top

unless your a Cuban...or some other undesireable type





Cubans are fine people.Especially the older ones that have actually seen what it's like on the other side of the fence.I'd love to go visit this beautiful island but not as long Fidel is running the show.He has totally screwed a good country and some fine hard working people.The Bastard can't live forever.Now about those P.R'.s.............



I wish we could get Cuba "back" so we could put a bunch of casinos up, make it like a Vegas of the Caribbean.
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