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Hurricane Irma

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

  1. The Mom

    The Mom Moderator Premium Member

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    A stone's throw away - but downhill, so I was dry. Seriously, I could walk to all of the flooded areas in Riverside - one was only 170 steps away..
     
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  3. disney4life2008

    disney4life2008 Well-Known Member

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    I am at Hollywood studios and it is empty
     
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    danlb_2000 Premium Member

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    I bet there aren't a lot of people there either. ;)
     
  5. MinnieM123

    MinnieM123 Well-Known Member

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    Glad to hear you're o.k. and thank you for letting us know. Quite a few forum members inquired about you during the storm.
     
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  6. 5thGenTexan

    5thGenTexan Well-Known Member

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    All tropical systems since 1851 in the Atlantic, and 1949 in the Pacific.

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  7. JudyHopps

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    Blizzard Beach reopens TOMORROW!
     
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  8. Cesar R M

    Cesar R M Well-Known Member

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    Can't you install solar to lower your power burden?
     
  9. Delgado

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    I arrive Saturday...what are the odds those big palm tree roaches are all shaken from their trees and end up in my room. I was shocked last trip when we first met. No but really...how's the bug situation after a hurricane? Do they come out to see what just happened or do they go hide?
     
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  10. Nubs70

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    Coworker of mine lives on the St John's. Home was not flooded as of last report but road is impossible as 100+ year old oaks are blocking the way back in.
     
  11. DisneyCane

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    I'd like to know how they tracked the full path of tropical cyclones during the civil war. Whoever put this together can't possibly have accurate info going back that far. The Pacific I believe.
     
  12. JohnD

    JohnD Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    This is becoming a big story, particularly for evacuees wanting to return home. I-75 could be closed any minute north of Alachua due to the Santa Fe River flooding: http://www.tallahassee.com/story/ne...erstate-catches-residents-surprise/662841001/



    Middleburg is essentially rural, suburban Jacksonville, within an hour's drive of downtown, for those unfamiliar with Florida. We looked at a house on Black Creek way back when, but in retrospect we're happy we didn't purchase it - The Mom.

    The stretch of 75 in the article is a good hours drive from either coast. This flooding is all taking place on rivers and tributaries.
     
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    I work for an electric company in Ohio and they have this picture posted on our intranet. I thought it was neat to see all the trucks at EPCOT waiting to dispatch to their specific locations.
    EPCOT_Trucks_POD.jpg
     
  14. wdwmagic

    wdwmagic Administrator Moderator

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    Great pic, thanks for posting!
     
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  15. marni1971

    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

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    JC currently getting a deep dry clean ;)
     
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  16. donsullivan

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    I've contemplated it a few times but not since I moved into this house 2 years ago. I will have to do the math on the full ROI (independent of environmental benefit) for an appropriate installation. Not to mention all the hassles I'll go through to get the HOA to approve it. There are a lot of issues with the layout of the house relative to adjacent houses that have to be validated since I have no south facing roof surface. As a result, it's unclear how many hours of effective production over the course of the entire calendar year I would get from a system. It's never as simple as it appears on the surface.
     
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    I think some people here are not getting enough sleep.
     
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  19. disneygeek90

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    I also went last night. Basically walked right on Toy Story and Rock N Roller. Going to AK tonight for my FoP FP I was able to grab late last week.
     
  20. Bolna

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    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/data/ Their data goes back to 1851.

    Considering that weather is especially important for any shipping and shipping has for a long, long time been an important industry where there was a lot of money to be made, I don't think they stopped tracking weather during the civil war.
     
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