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HOLY CARP, HOW'S THAT FOR AWESOME?!

Just got home from dropping Eldest off at school and WE HAVE POWER~!!

Yay for us!

There are still quite a few that do not - lets continue to keep them in prayer - especially be sick or hurt!

Hmmm, Good Eldest of Power / Electricity / Lightning, Son of the Lion. Some shape appears here


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I like it.

Hey Tac, could I get some divine power over here...

In all seriousness, hang in there Florida, its going to get worse before it gets better.

To be fair, I HATE HUMIDITY!!! as a Northerner being sticky and hot is one of the things I can't stand...so the frayed nerves and tempers make sense, been a rough week, now, no AC and no decent grub...(If it were me, I would want a cold beer SO GORRAM BAD RIGHT NOW!) makes folks grumpy.

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The humidity, well, some folks get used to walking out their front door every day and getting slapped in the face by a hot, wet mop (occasionally only figuratively). At the very least, you have to take a shower every time you get back from going to check the mail. I'm not kidding.


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Oh, as a babe all the way until I was about 18 we went to visit Grandma Harris in her winter home in Tampa/St. Pete area...where I became familiar with the mop to the face (and this was in winter, what, we do not have this "tropical" weather you speak of up north :P).

Thick northern blood does not like humidity above 60%


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Freehold is eternally correct: Summer and heat forever suck.

Gas continues to be scarce and lines are blocks long. Stations without cops/security keeping order are chaos, frequently people trying to cut in or bribe the guy at head of line. Phone company truck been by, first mail delivery this afternoon, firetrucks makes rounds in morning. Still no sign of sheriffs, FEMA, or FPL (power) to even check on situation in neighborhood. Rumor is everyone without power locally can expect it before or by end of day on 22nd, but nothing more definite. Nerves are definitely wearing thin.


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Multiple days without food and other basics will do that. Best of luck to everyone!!


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Just got home an hour ago. No damage and we have power, cable, and internet. The cats are not happy with me. I expect a low evaluation on my next performance review.


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Sharoth wrote:
Just got home an hour ago. No damage and we have power, cable, and internet. The cats are not happy with me. I expect a low evaluation on my next performance review.

thank God.


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Ambrosia Slaad wrote:

Freehold is eternally correct: Summer and heat forever suck.

Gas continues to be scarce and lines are blocks long. Stations without cops/security keeping order are chaos, frequently people trying to cut in or bribe the guy at head of line. Phone company truck been by, first mail delivery this afternoon, firetrucks makes rounds in morning. Still no sign of sheriffs, FEMA, or FPL (power) to even check on situation in neighborhood. Rumor is everyone without power locally can expect it before or by end of day on 22nd, but nothing more definite. Nerves are definitely wearing thin.

please be careful. We can't ironically lose you to the chaos you promote.


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Typically power restoration begins with the generation plants, substations and major transmission lines. Then come priority buildings (hospitals/first response structures and such), then whomever else is in the higher-priority brackets. There's a variety of reasons why much warning was given that it could take weeks-to-months to get Florida's power grid back up and running.

What will be interesting to see is how many other power companies' linemen and groundsmen arrive to help. The last I heard was about 17,000 outside personnel are en route or in place to help restore power as fast as humanly possible, with the distinct possibility that more are coming.

Grand Lodge

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Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Gas continues to be scarce and lines are blocks long. Stations without cops/security keeping order are chaos, frequently people trying to cut in or bribe the guy at head of line. Phone company truck been by, first mail delivery this afternoon, firetrucks makes rounds in morning. Still no sign of sheriffs, FEMA, or FPL (power) to even check on situation in neighborhood. Rumor is everyone without power locally can expect it before or by end of day on 22nd, but nothing more definite. Nerves are definitely wearing thin.

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Yeah, it looked like 239 was going to get the worst of it. Hopefully Collier and Lee will get hope sooner rather than later. Is there any likelihood of just driving north until you find a hotel with a room?


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Duquesne Light is sending 33 crews to Florida to help restore power there.


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Dominion Power has somewhere over 700 people there now (~140 crews). They were told to expect to work 16-hour days for 15 days. Yikes.


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W E Ray wrote:
Is there any likelihood of just driving north until you find a hotel with a room?

Or up to areas near us or other places for various still-active shelters?


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Have to head pretty far north to find a hotel still I do believe.


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Hang tight all...sounds like its gonna be hot and crappy for a good deal longer.


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We talked to my sister-in-law yesterday (Fort Myers). Cell phone service has been spotty for them (we had dropped calls several times during the conversation). They are, of course, still without power from the grid, but my brother-in-law has a generator set up that is keeping the refrigerator going and a small AC window unit for one of the bedrooms. The house seems to have fared okay. The most significant thing was a tree falling and hitting one of their cars. They haven't been out to their places of employment to see how they fared.


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Yesterday, late afternoon, 7 FPL trucks showed up on our street and went to work. They replaced 6 cracked or completely snapped poles, at least one big transformer, and part of the lines. Around 9PM, they turned power back on. After cutting off the generator and rolling all the windows back in, I heated up my pizza rolls in the oven and started a load of wash. After eating, I took a very cold (on purpose) shower, put fresh sheets on the bed, and laid down and slept for almost 10 hours straight. I missed putting out the garbage though (who canceled last week because of the coming storm).

This morning, I ran 5 gallons of gas out to my brother's house for his generator, chatted a bit, and dropped off 5 gallon of borrowed gas back at uncle's *sshole brother-in-law's house. Ran all over Fort Myers and N. Fort Myers looking for whole milk for dad, but could only find 1% and 2% milk (he ended up with 2%). Publixes and Winn-Dixies are open and very busy, but perishables still in short supply. Almost everything drinkable (water, soda, sport beverages, tea, etc.) are all gone, ice is a mythical treasure. About every other gas station is now open with fuel, regular unleaded and diesel are going for $2.69/gal.

Much of Olga, Lehigh, and Buckingham still without power, and many areas still with high water and/or flooded. I hear Naples, Bonita Springs, and Estero farther south and closer to Irma's landfall are worse. Marco Island is devastated, but most of them have enough money to be insured. Immokalee, largely very poor with large migrant population, is mostly without power and running water, has overflowing/backed-up septic systems, are still flooded, and have heavily damaged homes.


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And thanks everyone for your concern and well wishes.

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*cuddles Amby*


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You're welcome, Amby. :)


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We are still praying! Love you! Stay safe!


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Not wanting to start another hurricane thread:

It's too early to say yet where or if it will hit the mainland, but Hurricane Maria will be hitting Dominica tonight and likely affecting Guadeloupe to the north and Martinique to the south. It's currently a Category 4 and could well be a 5 when it hits the virgin Islands and Puerto Rico midweek. This one looks ugly, especially for the islands just digging out from Irma.

Meanwhile Jose's still messing around north of all this. Expected to affect the northeast US this weekend, but most just gale force winds, rain and heavy surf. Not too dangerous.


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:/

Prayers for all!


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The eye's over Dominica now. Reports are it was up to Cat 5 at landfall.

Apparently the prime minister's roof is gone.

I hope they make it through without too much worse.


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~shakes my head sadly~ Poor Puerto Rico. Damn, but they got slammed.


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If you find yourself in a financial position where you can help Puerto Rico (and post-earthquakes Mexico), you can make a donation at the Hispanic Federation. There are also links on that page if you can donate critically-needed supplies or if you are able to volunteer.

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Thanks for posting that. Been overwhelmed thinking about how to best support Puerto Rico and the VI.


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Yeah, after this morning's horrible news, I need other things I can focus on.

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Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Yeah, after this morning's horrible news, I need other things I can focus on.

*hugs Amby*

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*joins whatever hug clusters are available.*

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*hugs*


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*Adds to the hugs.*


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*everybody hugs*


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*Exponentiating hugs*


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Relief Effort


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Hope everyone around the mouth of the Mippippippi Mississippi is doing ok after Hurricane Nate plowed through. (I think Aberzombie has some family not too far away in New Orleans.)

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