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Old 05 Oct 2016, 05:25 pm
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I know I'm new to the area, but I made the mistake of going to Walmart today. My God! The parking lot was packed and people were going bat s*^t crazy grabbing up bottled water, toilet paper, canned pasta, tuna and chicken. I realize that Hurrican Matthew isn't that far away, but do people always panic like this on a MAYBE it's going to come in? It's kind of like when they predict snow in Tennessee! Utter pandemonium and I got pissed off and just left with a couple of tomatoes and some lettuce for tacos tonight. Geez. I hope PTPrice and all of our friends to the south and along the east coast will be okay. I'm not worried. If it's your time, no matter who you are, what you're doing or where you are is going to make any difference at all.
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Old 05 Oct 2016, 05:53 pm
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Pretty much...when you don't have power for a week, you'll understand.
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Old 05 Oct 2016, 05:58 pm
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Yes, toilet paper is a must have my man......
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Old 05 Oct 2016, 06:18 pm
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Both the European and American models both agree (and they don't do that very often) that it should hit land or close to it right about Brevard county (Titusville, Melborne, Cape Coral). They expect it to be Cat 4 with Winds ranging from 131 to 155 mph. Most of the state will feel the affects of the wind and rain with storm serge walloping the eastern seaboard to include Georgia, North and South Carolina.
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Old 05 Oct 2016, 07:17 pm
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Water is a big deal. You can get an emergency 50 gallon plastic container that you can fill up tap water in the bath tub in case the water line goes down.
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Old 05 Oct 2016, 08:37 pm
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I've got a friend that lives in a mountain in Oregon, that has stock piled ammo and toilet paper for years, for when doomsday comes.

I hope all you Floridians fair through the storm OK.
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Old 05 Oct 2016, 10:16 pm
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Old 05 Oct 2016, 10:23 pm
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I hate when macho a-holes don't evacuate, then some rescue worker is endangered to rescue the brain-damaged!!!
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Old 06 Oct 2016, 05:53 am
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^^ haha! ^^
on the other end of the spectrum, it gets really old wasting lots of effort "battening down the hatches" and blowing a bunch of money on an unwanted vacation every time the TV stations hype up storms for ratings.

my dad is on a houseboat down there. he just doubles up the lines, adds a little slack, and shuts the news off. says watching the news will make you go crazy, which i can understand the way they hype up little storms in chicago. when the storm sucks the water out of the bay the boat sits on the bottom and he gets stuck aboard for a few hours as the dock is too high to climb onto. when the surge comes in, the boat goes up and the dock is a foot or so underwater. in the case of a real hurricane obviously making a direct hit, he'll go find a nice concrete hotel somewhere. so far the only hurricane that actually effected his area (fort myers beach) was Andrew in '92. to the best of my knowledge, the only time he stocks up on food is when Publix offers a $10 discount on a $50 gas card when you spend $50 on groceries.

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Old 06 Oct 2016, 07:46 am
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I'm picking up an Extra Large Pizza this afternoon. That will last a couple days and you can eat it Hot or Cold in case the power goes off
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