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Preparing for Hurricane Irma

Discussion in 'Maiden Chat' started by SirRobbins, Sep 5, 2017.

  1. SirRobbins

    SirRobbins Ancient Mariner

    I live in Florida and am carefully preparing for the storm. I am gathering all of my Iron Maiden memorabilia and storing it at my uncle's much safer home. I am also getting water and such but I need Maiden when I wake up and when I am in despair. lol This thing is a monster storm right now heading right at us....
  2. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Where in Florida do you live? Irma looks like a monster for sure - 360km gusts right now.
  3. Demigod_Tyek

    Demigod_Tyek Powerslave

    I have a friend who lives in Texas so was affected by Hurricane Harvey. I also have another friend living in Florida (near Miami) that will experience Irma.

    All I can say is, be safe and don't take any chances. Any items can be replaced but make sure you and your family are as out-of-harms-way as can possibly be. Rumors are the storm is the second most powerful the Atlantic has ever created.
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2017
  4. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    And, for the love of Bruce, if you have a place to go that is outside of the likely path, leave now. Do not wait for an evacuation order. If you live in a populated area or have to pass through a populated area, the evacuation may restrict your ability to leave.

    Hurricane Irma is the most intense Cape Verde-type storm ever; it has reached sustained winds of 295 km/h and gusts of 360 km/h. If you are in the direct path, assume your house will be destroyed.
  5. SirRobbins

    SirRobbins Ancient Mariner

    I know my pad will likely be ruined. I am in the Audio video industry and will be covering the storm with a camera for a local station.... I'll be fine but I have a feeling I'll come home to ruins.... I'm in central part of the state which is where it's expected to go... We had severe damage in 2004 when Charley crossed the center of the state and it was only a category 2 when it reached us. This will be at least a 4 when it gets us.... ugh... :goodbye:
  6. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Hurricanes can kill. Please set up in a place that is unlikely to have debris or flash flooding. If it feels too dangerous, GTFO.
  7. Black Wizard

    Black Wizard Out of the Silent Planet


    Current forecast from the National Hurricane Center. Looks brutal.
  8. SirRobbins

    SirRobbins Ancient Mariner

    It will tear the islands apart.... I'll be in a good spot. Parking garages are strong structures and survive all hurricanes plus if water levels start, you can only go up in them
  9. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon The dreamers may die, but the dreams live on.

    I'll pray for everyone in Irma's path. Like LC said, PLEASE DO NOT hesitate to evacuate. Your safety is MUCH MORE IMPORTANT than anything else.
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    Sending my best wishes from the UK.

    Be safe, look after yourself.
  11. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    Take care, brave SirRobbins
  12. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Man, this storm is fucking those places up so bad the Virgin Islands will have to change their names.
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  13. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    I shouldn't laugh, but...
    :applause::lol::lol: :okok:

    In all seriousness, stay safe. Get to somewhere safe. I've got family down there as well (Orlando and Tampa) and wishing everyone the best.
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  14. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member


    NOAA now predicting landfall on the southern tip of Florida. Florida Keys are going to get hit for sure, and it looks like it will impact Miami quite intensively. My aunts and uncles living in Cape Coral have evacuated. They have trailers. They may not have trailers this time next week.
  15. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Uhoh. Miami.
  16. JudasMyGuide

    JudasMyGuide Domini canis

    Take care, man. Like Loosey said, don't fuck with the elements and get away if it gets too bad.

    And if it won't be any bother, please let us know you're all right afterwards.
  17. jeffgt14

    jeffgt14 Nomad

    I do miss living in Cape Coral sometimes but now is not one of those times.
  18. Cornfed Hick

    Cornfed Hick Electric Eye

    It's pretty rough to get Irma so soon after Harvey. Wrath of God stuff. Stay safe Robbins.
  19. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Worst - Jose's coming too.
  20. Whooten

    Whooten Educated Fool

    Link to a weather site with current wind speed, wave height, precipitation, etc. Strangely mesmerizing:


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