Hurricane Irma

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Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Not me but my family is so I am worried about my family

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I am on the gulf coast (Mobile) and people are freaking out. Our walmart is already out of water and running low on other non-perishables. I think it’s great to be prepared but there’s still plenty of time for things to change…..I would be a little more worried though if I was in Florida.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

my thoughts are with you all.

Evacuating just in case is smart.. FEMA is already stretched thin, and Irma is expected to be the second strongest Atlantic hurricane on record, says the NYTimes. 

I worry so much about all the island dwellers who can’t evacuate and of course all the Floridians who may be unable to evacuate if Irma lands. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee

Have family in Dominican Republic, hoping that those in the center of the country travel down south to the rest of the family to avoid flooding, since main center of the country is full of valleys.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I live in Pensacola, FL (the panhandle area, super close to Mobile, AL).  We are right in the center of the path right now.  For now, we have gotten some supplies.  It’s still a ways out and from experience we never know what the track is going to do.  It’s just a lot of watching and waiting now.

If it looks like we are going to be in the path, we will board up the windows and doors.  We won’t evacuate though.  My loved ones are police officers and can’t leave, so we will stay with them. 

@bee123456789 We are almost neighbors, stay safe! 🙂

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

hollynichole :  That is where my family lives, I hope you and your family stay safe!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

SithLady :  I agree, I think alot of the hype is coming from the destruction from Harvey. Now I am seeing an article circulate saying Irma could be one of the worst in history, could be deemed a “cat 6”, wipe cities off the map, etc. The article is being wildly shared on my facebook feed and I think it’s freaking people out! I already feel like we’re behind after hearing our stores are out of so much already.

hollynichole :  Oh my, that is terrible you can’t evacuate. We only have for one hurricane, and that was one that turned out to be nothing. We usually just ride them out but if it’s a big enough one and heading for us I will leave. But you never really know what’s going to happen, you’re right! Hoping the storm will weaken and no one anywhere will be heavily affected!! Pensacola isn’t far so we would definitely be affected together!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

DD’s BFF lives on Key West. We’ve been watching the storm, holding out breath and crossing our fingers. Everything is on fire out west and under water back east 😔 Its been a rough summer!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I’m in central FL. We were able to get most of our supplies yesterday, but I can’t find D batteries anywhere. I have 4 for my large lantern. Guess that’ll have to do. Water is now sold out around here, but I heard Aldi is supposed to have restocked by tonight. People are going nuts.

I lived in Polk County for Charlie, Jeanne and Francis back in 2004. I am taking Irma seriously, but since I am inland on high ground, I am going to ride it out. My uncle, however, has a home in Key Largo. I’m not sure that will fare well at this point.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

I’m in Jacksonville and thankfully my husband is off today so he went to get some supplies. He said they were already wiped out and I just ordered a little propane stovetop on Amazon in case we need it. It’s all everyone can talk about at work and it is making me nervous. We just moved close to the river which floods a lot. I’m also nervous because we moved a month ago and our renters insurance expired. I forgot to renew it and now I’m worried.

I hope everyone is OK and I’m so worried about everyone in the islands 🙁

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

blueskiessmiling :  We are in Central Florida as well. And we’ve made it through the 2004 hurricanes. We’re pretty well stocked on stuff, but there’s a few things I’d still like to get if at all possible.

Before he retired, my dad did demo clean up, and when there was a storm, storm clean up. He was down in Miami during Andrew. Usually, he does the whole “hunker down” and you’ll be fine. He’s scared of this one.

He is in South Georgia now, but if it looks to bad, Darling Husband and I are heading to meet the rest of my family wherever Irma isn’t.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

What are the news stations down there saying about Irma? I’m in New Husband so since it may not affect us after all, we only get snippets of the real deal. I’ve been watching Weatherbell Analytics on FB (Joe Bastardi is one of the best meterologists there is) and it looks like it could go to the right of FL towards the Carolinas or towards GA/AL to the left of FL, but either way, southern FL is a direct hit. I’m so worried because my stepfather lives down there. His house was built to hurricane specs but if I understand correctly, that just withstands up to a category 3. Any local news from FL is much appreciated!

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