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#1 Lisa

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Posted 15 August 2004 - 06:38 PM

Wanted to send out a "thank you" to everyone who emailed Jack & I with concerns of hurricane Charley. We actually felt no effects of the storm and all is well with us.

Hopefully everyone else is OK too!

Hurricanes can be a very scary. sad.gif

#2 loveperfume

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Posted 15 August 2004 - 08:03 PM

Glad to hear you didn't get hit by Charley. Fortunately North Carolina didn't get much at all. Just a lot of rain but no major wind. It's really devastating for the people in Punta Gorda. The news has been showing the damage and it looks really bad. Hope things get better for them soon.

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Posted 16 August 2004 - 12:41 AM

Thank you Lisa for letting us know you are alright! The Swedish news have been reporting on the hurricane so I have been a bit worried about you. The pictures of whole houses beeing swept away was really terrifying.
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Posted 16 August 2004 - 08:08 AM

Lisa,
I don't know where you are in FL but I was thinking of you and hoping you weren't in the path of the storm. I'm visiting my cousin near Weeki Wachi in 2 weeks and luckily her house - right on the river - was fine (she evacuated to a hotel in Orlando, right in Charley's path).
We thought we'd have problems in Baltimore but it was only a gentle rain and didn't last long. The cool weather has been nice, though!
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Posted 16 August 2004 - 11:00 AM

Have heard that this hurricane was unusual as it normally doesn't veer inland. Let me know if this is incorrect information.

We have some members living in this part of the world, so hope all is well!







#6 Nicki169

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Posted 16 August 2004 - 04:58 PM

Lisa and Jack,
I'm glad you and your home are safe.

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Posted 16 August 2004 - 09:53 PM

Hello all. Little Cypress Gardens near Winter Haven had the eye of Charley pass over.
I live in that area. I can tell you I would not want to be in a catagory 4 hurricane.
By the way when it got here it had winds of 85mph gusting to over 100mph. Most damage here was large trees blown down and roofs damaged.
I just had my power restored tonight at 8pm with it being out since Friday around 7:30

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Posted 17 August 2004 - 05:06 AM

Have just been catching up with Sunday's newspapers and I never realised how devastating that Hurricane was!

Ron, do hope you get out of there if the other two, Storm Danielle and Tropical are heading in that direction!

Lisa, if you have any news regarding the ones mentioned, or any others, can you possibly post here?

Take care!

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Posted 17 August 2004 - 08:40 AM

Ron,

Glad to finally hear from you as I knew you were near the path of Charley. Was this your worst experience with a hurricane?


Jacky,

Here is information about the next storm, it is from www.weather.com:

Hurricane Danielle continues to churn northward far out in the Atlantic Ocean. Danielle will pose no threat to the U. S., but eventually may turn northeastward toward the Azores Islands. It could swirl into the Azores this weekend, but by then likely would be only a tropical storm. Closer to the US, the erstwhile Earl, now just a tropical wave with gusty winds, is plowing westward south of Jamaica. The wave could regenerate into a depression or storm as it reaches the western Caribbean, but shows no signs of doing that now.

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Posted 18 August 2004 - 05:14 PM

When we were still living in Tampa, Fl. we were caught crossing the causeway from St. Petersburg in a tropical storm one evening. The winds were only about 70 miles per hour but we saw waves break over the causeway in the middle of Tampa bay! The causeway at that point was about 20 or 25 feet above the water! Before we got back into Tampa we were both scared to death. ohmy.gif That was just a tropical storm. ph34r.gif

Hurricane, NO THANKS. We symphatize with all of you who went through this last one. Margarets' mother and brother still live in Tampa (she was born there and lived there until we were married) but they live on the inland side and said the hurricane didn't affect them, thank goodness. smile.gif





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