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Hurricane Irma

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by JohnD, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. NormC

    NormC Well-Known Member

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    I thought I was at WDWMagic not WDWpettyquarreling. Must have logged on the the wrong site.
     
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    It seems like one of those deals where you'd do it going forward. Like all new/replacement lines get that treatment but the stuff standing today still stands until it needs to be replaced. Doesn't mean it's cheap, though.
     
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  3. lazyboy97o

    lazyboy97o Well-Known Member

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    This really is a big problem throughout the United States that only exacerbates these types of situations. So much of what is built is shoddy design that gives no consideration to the local climate.
     
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    I've been saying this for years. Anytime there's a road project that requires digging (i.e. new sewer lines), there should be a mandate that any above-ground power lines get buried at the same time. Yes, there's a one-time cost, but I believe having power outages due to lines being ripped out by a storm for days/weeks/months creates a far larger negative economic impact on a region.
     
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  5. donsullivan

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    I live in central Florida and I can attest to the high power bill situation. There are a lot of variables that can impact it. I've made a bunch of changes to finally stabilize mine just below $300 including a pool during the summer but a couple of years ago in a different house, with an old (12 years) inefficient A/C system and pool my power bills were regularly over $400 during the summer and I live alone in the house. If there were multiple people in the house it would certainly be a whole lot more than that. If folks have a larger house, multiple people and an older, inefficient cooling system it would be easy to see that power bill approach $500/mth.
     
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    Well we still can do that. :D Actually I am very disappointed that they cancelled the Dolphins game on weekend against the Tampa Bay Bucs due to Irma, because I don't know if they will still show the game on German free tv, they show only 2 games per weekend. :banghead:
     
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  8. The Mom

    The Mom Moderator Premium Member

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    I am getting tired of the same people having arguments around here. Just. Let. It. Go. You don't have to keep browbeating people to try to make them admit that you are right, nor do you have to have last word. And just because something isn't true in your experience doesn't mean that it isn't true for someone else! Everytime these arguments arise it is the same pattern over and over.

    Fair warning - if I keep seeing the same names go by every time, someone will get banned.

    I just got power back this morning, then lost it again, and now have it back again.

    I weathered this hurricane much better than most, and do not have any flooding (although many in my immediate neighborhood do) so have been fairly comfortable. Many of the houses/apartments that I pass on a daily basis have been destroyed. I'm not in the mood for this bickering - again.:rolleyes:
     
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  9. Jordanaous

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    So glad to hear you're doing well! It's such a shame that the hurricane had such a devastating impact on your local area, but hopefully things can return to some normality soon. Hopefully the power will stay on for good this time... In my experience I never trust the first time it comes back on.. because it's never truly fixed. Second time, that's usually the charm.

    You were extremely prepared for the storm, which is always good! Even if the tracks kept changing and you just didn't know what was going to happen - you showcased your preparedness, and even if the worst had happened, god forbid, at least you had a plan of action!
     
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  10. disneygeek90

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    Glad to see you made it through as well. I lived in the Southside area of Jax for 2 years, moved to Orlando last June. My friend/former roommate lives near the beach. It seems the beach somehow made it out better than Riverside/Downtown. Has the flooding subsided at all?
     
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  11. The Mom

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    It is subsiding very slowly in my neighborhood, but not much at all in other areas. Yes, the beach wasn't hit as hard by this one - those living near rivers and streams have been hit hard - inland areas that have never flooded have done so.
     
  12. JohnD

    JohnD Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Yay, she's back!
     
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    And she couldn't have come at a better time to share our exact sentiments.

     
  14. disneygeek90

    disneygeek90 Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately Irma was about as unpredictable as they come.
     
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    Yes!!!!!!
     
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    You had indicated you were staying in Riverside. After seeing the flooding in Riverside, particularly in Memorial Park, I was wondering how close to all that flooding you were. My parents have been without power about as long as you had been, so I figured that was the primary reason we hadn't heard from you. Checking in on a WDW forum would be low on the priority list.
     
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  18. disneygeek90

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    Just got word that my parents power just went back on. Considering they were in the eye of the storm in Ft Myers, 4 days seems like an amazing recovery.
     
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    Wow! That really is great!! I bet they are ready to jump in a hot shower asap.
     
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  20. disneygeek90

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    Or a cold one :hilarious: I don't even want to know how hot and humid it was in the house.
     

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