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    Irma, hope everybody is or will be ok

    Kind of mimiking backpacks thread here. A YouTuber I follow lives in Florida and that kind of made me much more aware about what is happening/going to happen as I maybe normaly would many thousend kilometers away.

    Be save, stay save and all the best from me!!

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    Thanks!!! I'm in central Florida. I feel like Pippin in The Lord of the Rings, when he's on the balcony with Gandalf looking at the storm brewing over Mordor. "I don't want to be in a battle. But waiting on the edge of one I can't escape is even worse. "

    I'm where everyone evacuates TO, so there was no point in me going anywhere.

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    My sister is in south Florida. Hurricane shutters are up, they have lots of food/water, and a backup generator ready for use. Fortunately, they are not in a flood zone, but they suspect they will lose power with the high winds.


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    My nephew is in Miami, as prepped as he can be, but I really wish he was somewhere else.
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    I'm hoping that Bihnions in Florida are looking after themselves and their families and staying safe. I've been sporadically looking at the Key West webcam this morning, and I'm just aghast at the number of people placing themselves in the path of danger.
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    My mother lives on the Gulf Coast in one of the now mandatory evacuation areas, and she evacuated to central Florida yesterday; luckily she had filled her gas tank previously. While she is fearing a total loss of property, I am extremely relieved she was able to leave the most immediate danger zone, so she is safe. Keeping all of the folks in Florida in my thoughts!
    "Do one thing every day that scares you." - Eleanor Roosevelt
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    Thanks, everyone, for your good wishes!

    Am in Southeast Florida, and it is eerily quiet right now.

    Everything is closed and shuttered, curfews are in force, and the winds are starting to pick up (even though the storm is still 110 miles from the Keys).

    It has been an exhausting couple of days of preparation.

    While I feel a sense of relief that the forecast track no longer passes directly through my hometown, I also know that anything can happen in the next 24 hours... and I feel for the folks on the west coast of the state who, until very recently, thought they would escape a direct hit but may instead get hit hard.

    Before I lose power, just wanted to send a shoutout to my fellow Floridians: be safe and be good to one another.

    And thanks again, forum friends, for your thoughts and prayers.
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    Brother and sister-in-law live in Orlando. This isn't their first Hurricane by a long shot. They say they're as prepared as they can be, but they're sick of hearing nothing but news (doom and gloom...panic!!!) about Irma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelly S View Post
    sick of hearing nothing but news (doom and gloom...panic!!!) about Irma.
    The journalists I know are working around the clock to provide valuable factual information that can save lives and protect property.

    That is a far cry from trading in 'doom and gloom' to provoke panic... it is a community service.

    They would undoubtedly rather be with their families and protecting their own homes, but instead are working hard (in unenviable conditions) on behalf of everyone.

    I for one feel a lot of respect and gratitude for what they are doing.
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    Another southeast floridian here. My neighborhood was placed under mandatory evacuation last Thursday.

    I drove and am now with friends further up, a bit more inland. Curfew has been in effect since yesterday. Have not stepped out since arriving Friday noon.

    Power and water still running where I am. Power has been flickering this morning. Many lost power since yesterday.

    We hold the people of the west coast in thoughts and prayers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bb93fo57 View Post
    The journalists I know are working around the clock to provide valuable factual information that can save lives and protect property.

    That is a far cry from trading in 'doom and gloom' to provoke panic... it is a community service.

    They would undoubtedly rather be with their families and protecting their own homes, but instead are working hard (in unenviable conditions) on behalf of everyone.

    They deserve our respect and gratitude.
    Whatever dude. I'm gonna go ahead and put you on ignore now.

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    I think with a huge (did I read this is the biggest one that has hit Florida so far?) storm like this and many different ways people do cope with crycis, people are bount to get touchy.

    I hope it is safe to say that everybody hopes the least amount of chaos and distruction to happen that is possible under the circumstances.
    Can we keep in mind here the level off stress and anxiety people are in? Please keep a respectfull tone all around.

    Thanks and everybody stay safe!
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    4 p.m. Orlando is just now getting the outer bands. It's going to be a rough, sleepless night.

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    Prayers for everyone in Irma's path, thinking of you all

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    Yes, I hope that everyone in the path of the storm has taken steps to stay safe.

    We have some friends in the Miami area, and they are hanging in there. They had evacuated per the initial instructions, but returned to their home as the storm turned west.

    Sending you all lots of love and positivity! Hang in there -- this too, shall pass! Smilie
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