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Hurricane Michael.
« on: October 14, 2018, 04:32:28 pm »
So, uhhhh... don't know if anyone was aware that I live in Panama City, FL. We got hit last Wednesday by a massive hurricane and most of the town is straight up gone. My mother and sister lost their house and Foxwhal and I have no water, power or cell service and the date for restoration is estimated to be at least two weeks for the lesser impacted regions. My apartment itself is mostly intact and we cooked all of the meat and perishables we had available to survive for now.

Hanging in there. Need a shower pretty badly.

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Re: Hurricane Michael.
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2018, 04:55:40 pm »
Hang in there! Glad to hear you are mostly intact. Get through the next couple of weeks and it'll be a great story you can tell in the future!

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Re: Hurricane Michael.
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2018, 06:29:28 pm »
Glad you are ok Madmage! Stay strong brother!

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Re: Hurricane Michael.
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2018, 05:46:58 am »
I've been through a couple bad hurricanes, so I know it can be very difficult.  Hang in there!
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Re: Hurricane Michael.
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2018, 06:58:31 am »
I am on the periphery helping with the Telecom Restoration part of the disaster area.

It looks bad man. Glad to hear you made it through relatively unscathed.
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Re: Hurricane Michael.
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2018, 08:55:26 am »
Glad to hear you are all ok. Shitty to lose all your stuff, though. Hence why I would rather chance it with volcanoes and earthquakes than the yearly hurricanes you guys put up with down there.

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Re: Hurricane Michael.
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2018, 06:57:18 pm »
Damn dude, sorry to hear about you sister and mothers place. You and foxwhal stay safe as well till stuff is restored. No offense though, I still think you guys in that area are nuts, like Pyldvr said, I'd rather deal with chances of volcanoes and earthquakes (plus the regular blizzards we get in idaho) then yearly hurricanes you guys deal with.


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Re: Hurricane Michael.
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2018, 08:52:34 am »
well!!!??? who won the pool or did we all pick Madmage wasn't going to survive this hurricane?


Glad you intact.

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Re: Hurricane Michael.
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2018, 07:55:38 pm »
They say that Micheal hitting the Florida panhandle was a hundred year storm. Hurricane Katrina in 2005 in New Orleans was a hundred year storm. Superstorm Sandy in 2012 was a hundred year storm. Hurricane Joaquin in 2015 brought 1000 year flooding to South Carolina. Hurricane Harvey in Houston in 2017 was a hundred year storm. Hurricane Florence this year would have been called a hundred year storm if they hadn't just had their thousand year one.

This is not complaining about global warming by the way. Just some investment advice. California is never going to fall into the sea and bring you ocean front property in Arizona. But you might purchase along the purple line here if you want to be as close to the coast as possible without losing everything you own as these "hundred year storms" become yearly events!


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Re: Hurricane Michael.
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2018, 06:11:01 am »
If you lived on the Gulf Coast at any point, you would understand.

It gets in some folks' blood. Maybe not yours, you bunch of heathen snow people. But a lot of folks.

Sunshine, salt in the air, rarely cold.
The Gulf is "right over there".

And the Gulf Coast is where folks who love the sea don't have to pay California/Miami prices to get itch scratched.

Hurricanes are how God balances out all the awesome.
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Re: Hurricane Michael.
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2018, 07:11:13 am »
I've lived up north and I have lived along the Gulf Coast and I prefer the coast for the most part. Also, the purple part of that map can get hit harder in the case of some storms than the actual coast. I saw a couple of storms come in when I lived in Corpus Christi where you would have several people die in San Antonio due to flooding and the coast wasn't any worse for ware.

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Re: Hurricane Michael.
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2018, 09:25:27 am »
I am on the periphery helping with the Telecom Restoration part of the disaster area.

It looks bad man. Glad to hear you made it through relatively unscathed.
Are you in my city? You need to come have a beer with me, Tucker!

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Re: Hurricane Michael.
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2018, 12:53:25 pm »
I am on the periphery helping with the Telecom Restoration part of the disaster area.

It looks bad man. Glad to hear you made it through relatively unscathed.
Are you in my city? You need to come have a beer with me, Tucker!

I was in Tallahassee.
Back in Pensacola now.
That stretch of SR20 between Freeport and Youngstown was freaking hosed.
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Re: Hurricane Michael.
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2018, 07:06:19 am »
I am on the periphery helping with the Telecom Restoration part of the disaster area.

It looks bad man. Glad to hear you made it through relatively unscathed.
Are you in my city? You need to come have a beer with me, Tucker!

I was in Tallahassee.
Back in Pensacola now.
That stretch of SR20 between Freeport and Youngstown was freaking hosed.
So what you're saying is you passed right by and didn't stop to say hey. I see how it is.

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Re: Hurricane Michael.
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2018, 09:28:02 am »
So. Update. My guess is about 60-70 percent of Panama City and the surrounding suburbs to the East are destroyed; most of the businesses and homes are being condemned and the East side of town is still without power and water, and most of the city is still without data and cell service is spotty. Of my gaming circle and family, only myself and OldSchool have power and water - Fox's grandparents' home is gone and her parents are without any utilities. KelticBlade has moved to Tallahassee, and few of my gaming circle is staying. I myself, with Fox, am considering North Carolina...

We went to Olive Garden last night. They opened for a few hours for dinner and allowed few in, as most of their employees are gone. Took us an hour to find a place still standing, much less open. The other option was a Chinese buffet I would not eat at in good conditions.

Power trucks from as far as Canada are here rebuilding the power grid - it had to be completely rebuilt, as the infrastructure was completely devastated.

The city itself has four major sources of income; Tyndall AFB, a paper mill, a shipyard and tourism. None survived. The extent of the damage is mind boggling... I've been in hurricanes before, but this is insane.