Irma is breaking records constantly
It's gonna be crazy when it makes landfall in the US.
Those in Texas, Florida, Caribbean Islands, and Mexico are in my prayers 🙏🏼
@MrLampoon, Thanks, but I'm feeling pretty okay here in Jacksonville! It's fun watching all the scaredy-cats driving out of town in a never ending traffic jam of cowardice.
@SchwiftyChick, my sister considered leaving the state from Venice. It would have a 9 hour delay and the average speed on the highway is about 24 mph. Good luck in Jacksonville! @SchwiftyChick
@MrLampoon, thank you, it'll be rough, but the memes are strong.
@SchwiftyChick, I'm feeling pretty safe here in Gainesville, too. It'll be a direct hit, but it'll only be a category one when it gets here. Downed trees for sure, but I'm sure buildings will be fine.
@MrLampoon, let's just hope your prayers arrive in time with the thoughts to save the day
@MrLampoon, hunkered down in Orlando here. Disney world is closing Sunday and Monday. That's how you know it's on!
@MrLampoon, thanks. I'm here in Miami but I'm hoping for the best.
Hold my avocado
@TheHippie52, it's Florida not Cali
@beer bong, avocados exist outside of California
@TR8R, nope those are our avocados. Try to take one out of here and we'll waterboard you with coconut juice
@TheHippie52, *calmly holds your avocado whilst giving you a high five*
@Smo Queed, there are Florida avocados (sometimes called "slim-cados") and California avocados (called Hass Avocados) 🍐 enjoy your new avo-knowledge. And @Smo Queed you can all smoke avocado leaves together :) Everybody wins!
I'm all seriousness, Floridians are really scared of this hurricane. I talked to a friend of mine who lives outside of Orlando and he said he waited in line 6 1/2 hours to get some sandbags for the storm
@theshadosnipe, yeah I'm in gainesville. On Tuesday most stores were out of water, bread and canned food. We have cops at some of the gas stations and stores because it's so limited that people are fighting for things. I75 was literally at a stand still yesterday because of all the evacuations happening. Almost all schools cancelled today. And yet most of the people I know are all also stocking up on beer and wine. We love our hurricane parties
@Laurenkelly, hey, if you're ganna be stuck indoors might as well enjoy it (while you have an indoors)
In all seriousness my dad is in Florida 20miles from the gulf side and I'm very worried, we he says he has enough beer but I don't think he does, please pray for him. (But jokes aside I really am worried)
Hey gang, I don't usually comment but I have some questions that somebody might be able to answer. Me and my girlfriend were planning to go to florida from the 20th to the 27th, we had already purchased flight tickets, the car rental fee, and the place we're staying at about a month ago. All of which are non refundable. The question I have is given the situation do you all think that by the time we get there that it should be somewhat safe? In terms of like floods receding and whatnot. We're staying in Clearwater and we're planing on going to disneyworld and universal studios. Any info is helpful!
@ThatOtherRussian, I just moved from Venice around 2 months ago. Saying that, buildings in Clearwater will take some structural damage and the floodwaters will begin to recede but would probably take several weeks before being back to a normal water level. Because Clearwater is on the coast and beachfront, flat, and already at water-level to begin with, so there will be flooding. As for building rehulations, the buildings in the Tampa area are required to have hurricane windows (impact resistant glass) and hurricane shudders. So the place you're staying/ hotel will be relatively safe (as long as it does not take flood damage from the Gulf.) You won't want to go to the beaches. As for Disney and Universal, they are on the opposite coast of you and will most likely be structurally protective. So those should be safe and fun places to go (should they open back up in time and not have taken too much of a beating.)
@Unsliced Loaf, we use sandbags to prevent flooding from the Gulf. We board up the windows to add protection so they don't shatter and debris won't get thrown through. So overall, I'm gonna say that it should be safe for you to be in Clearwater, because the chaos will be over. There will be cleanup efforts still going on during your stay, but it should be safe enough for you to stay in Clearwater. Feel free to ask any other questions
I guess Texas doesn't do everything bigger.
Hold my orange.