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  1. #276
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    Yeah, older places are screwed, see Michael and the PanHandle last year. I kinda misspoke when I said another Andrew can't happen- Cat5 storms will take everything out. Living here, you get a little nonchalant about anything Cat 3 or lower. Unless the thing is aimed right at your house, you don't get too concerned. 2 years ago, that storm that hit Naples, we evacuated. We weren't messing around with the storm surge.

    The news loves to show the wind and destruction, but that is centralized around the eye. Andrew did a ton of wind damage, an unprecedented amount. That is what changed the codes, drastically. The storm surge is what does the most damage. That is what the news shows afterward, and people that don't live here think the wind did that.
    The storm surge is what makes us evacuate, because my elevation is 9 ft above sea level. I don't even have an ocean view either. We are on the bay side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    And, then there's that "manufactured homes" issue. Lots of them. Major part of post WW2 "culture".
    Most of those are gone in most areas. The land was too valuable and the "owners" were kicked out. There are still a decent amount of small trailer parks, but none near the water anymore. Mobile homes are mandatory evacuation in tropical storm winds or higher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warthog View Post
    Yeah, older places are screwed, see Michael and the PanHandle last year. I kinda misspoke when I said another Andrew can't happen- Cat5 storms will take everything out. Living here, you get a little nonchalant about anything Cat 3 or lower. Unless the thing is aimed right at your house, you don't get too concerned. 2 years ago, that storm that hit Naples, we evacuated. We weren't messing around with the storm surge.

    The news loves to show the wind and destruction, but that is centralized around the eye. Andrew did a ton of wind damage, an unprecedented amount. That is what changed the codes, drastically. The storm surge is what does the most damage. That is what the news shows afterward, and people that don't live here think the wind did that.
    The storm surge is what makes us evacuate, because my elevation is 9 ft above sea level. I don't even have an ocean view either. We are on the bay side.
    Speaking of new building codes, buddy of mine moved down to Bonita Springs, just north of Naples, to a brand new home on a golf course thing, nice, and the eye went right over him. No damage. It can be done.

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    Everything down there is pretty new. They had a building boom going right before the recession, shit got bad until about 2014-2015, and it has been lights out no holds barred ever since. My business down there has tripled in that time. Bonita is pretty nice, Naples is redonculous, and Ft Myers is still pretty trashy, but getting nicer every year. You never really saw much footage of destruction in Naples on the news, and that was a pretty badass storm. They showed all the Key West damage, and the annihilation further up the Keys, but they really didn't show much from Naples. I was down there about a month later, and you could barely tell anything had happened.

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    Funny Naples story. Friend of the family owned a very successful manufacturing business in Chicago, and sold it for a ton. Not exactly a small fish in a big pond. He moved to the nicest hugest house in Naples. No one on his street had ever worked a day in their life. They basically treated him like the help. He ended up selling and moving somewhere that I can't recall. His famous saying is, " I thought I had money, till I moved to Naples."

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    My ex lives in Naples.

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    Now they are saying this hurricane may be as bad as Andrew. Andrew is what drove my friends, life long Floridians, out of Florida. They practically had PTSD from that storm.

    Why hasn't anyone started a Hurricane 2019 thread? Come on now.... don't be shy....
    Last edited by KQ; 08-29-2019 at 10:22 PM.
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    Palmetto Bugs suck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by warthog View Post
    . They basically treated him like the help. He ended up selling and moving somewhere that I can't recall. His famous saying is, " I thought I had money, till I moved to Naples."
    My dad says “a rich old guy moved to Naples and found out he wasn’t that rich... or old.”

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    I just love gators and pythons eating each other.

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    Were is the disaster porn from Florida's maggots?
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    I think you'd have an easier time understanding people if you remembered that 80% of them are fucking morons.
    That is why I like dogs, more than most people.

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    It's an old meme but it checks the box as funny.

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    Quando paramucho mi amore de felice carathon.
    Mundo paparazzi mi amore cicce verdi parasol.
    Questo abrigado tantamucho que canite carousel.


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    Florida Teen Tried to Hire Hitman to Kill Parents

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    Florida man modifies 2002 Mercury cougar to look like Bugatti Veyron

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    http://thesmokinggun.com/documents/c...ewdinis-139285



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    Charred Remains Of Florida Woman Found Inside Port-A-Potty

    Authorities suggested the woman may have been trying to light a cigarette, which sparked the fire.
    "A person could have gone in there, and the methane gas could have ignited somehow," St. Johns County Sheriff's Office Spokesman Chuck Mulligan said

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveTV View Post
    Charred Remains Of Florida Woman Found Inside Port-A-Potty

    Authorities suggested the woman may have been trying to light a cigarette, which sparked the fire.
    "A person could have gone in there, and the methane gas could have ignited somehow," St. Johns County Sheriff's Office Spokesman Chuck Mulligan said

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    Quote Originally Posted by TBS View Post
    If you light a match in your bathroom and your house explodes right off it’s wheels,
    You might be a redneck
    Or just running a meth lab.

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    That link should be posted in the GUNS !!!!! thread. That is the kind of stuff MTT dreams about. Blowing away bad guys ! OOOOPS, it's my son-in-law !


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