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Old 07-25-20, 08:51 AM
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Old 07-25-20, 08:58 AM
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I hope Hanna moves through fast and spawns no tornados. Stay high and dry south Texans.

Just getting bands of rain up here. The cool weather is going to make it easier to work on the family cars today.
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Good Luck, batten it down.
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I finally invested in a generator. My idea of a charm to make the storms stay away.
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Hurricane Douglass is bearing down on Hawaii this weekend, too. Predicted to pass on the north side of the islands as a Class 1 hurricane. Not a direct hit, just offshore, so it'll probably make for some rough waters on the north shores (probably not surf-able) with lots of rain and wind.
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Old 07-25-20, 09:57 AM
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I finally invested in a generator. My idea of a charm to make the storms stay away.
Me too, although it may be 4+ weeks before the installation is complete. The crew that brought the box and installed the stand said they are delivering 4 or 5 units per day around here.
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I finally invested in a generator. My idea of a charm to make the storms stay away.
I was in Florida last year working, and in hurricane season all the locals seemed to just blow it off until the very last second, and then rushed out to buy water, supplies and generators.

Now the real irony was their similar rush to return things... especially generators.... as if another hurricane or another season wasn't coming along later. It was a real odd short term lifestyle. Get a 20 year mortgage, but forget planning for the annual storm season.
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I was in Florida last year working, and in hurricane season all the locals seemed to just blow it off until the very last second ... It was a real odd short term lifestyle. Get a 20 year mortgage, but forget planning for the annual storm season.
>>> everything is "odd" on the forgotten coast
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I was in Florida last year working, and in hurricane season all the locals seemed to just blow it off until the very last second, and then rushed out to buy water, supplies and generators.

Now the real irony was their similar rush to return things... especially generators.... as if another hurricane or another season wasn't coming along later. It was a real odd short term lifestyle. Get a 20 year mortgage, but forget planning for the annual storm season.
There ain't a whole lotta room to store a generator in a doublewide and EVEN less in a singlewide.
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There ain't a whole lotta room to store a generator in a doublewide and EVEN less in a singlewide.
You got a doublewide, or a singlewide, in a hurricane... I don't believe "storing a generator" is your biggest problem.
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You got a doublewide, or a singlewide, in a hurricane... I don't believe "storing a generator" is your biggest problem.
Not by a long shot, your biggest problem would be having enough beer and ammo.
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Not by a long shot, your biggest problem would be having enough beer and ammo.

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I finally invested in a generator. My idea of a charm to make the storms stay away.
That didn't work for us.
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My fat catís nickname was DOUBLE WIDE. No rain here whatsoever feeder bands died before they got here. A nice breeze though.
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My fat catís nickname was DOUBLE WIDE. No rain here whatsoever feeder bands died before they got here. A nice breeze though.
Looks like Brownsville, Harlingen got hit hard, even Corpus Christy (infamous hurricane magnet) got some outer bands, but most of it was south, at the border, Port Isabel, and especially Matamoros got hit.

Looks like it is following the river... at least the Rio Grande valley.

Also looke like Hondo got some rain.
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^^^^^ wind & rain & rain & no lights in falfurrias
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Looks like Brownsville, Harlingen got hit hard, even Corpus Christy (infamous hurricane magnet) got some outer bands, but most of it was south, at the border, Port Isabel, and especially Matamoros got hit.

Looks like it is following the river... at least the Rio Grande valley.

Also looke like Hondo got some rain.
Got some rain this morning just enough to knock down the dust. Hopefully, Falcon reservoir will catch some water. Great fishing lake.
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