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Old 06-24-2009, 08:57 PM   #1
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What category storm does it take to make to pack up and leave?

When I lived is Elsanor Al well away from tidal surge we would not leave town unless it was a cat4...If it looked like it was gonna stay a cat3 or less we would stay.
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:59 PM   #2
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saltfisher1 (6/24/2009)What category storm does it take to make to pack up and leave?

When I lived is Elsanor Al well away from tidal surge we would not leave town unless it was a cat4...If it looked like it was gonna stay a cat3 or less we would stay.
dont plan on leaving for any of them....
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:01 PM   #3
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Cat 3, here at Garcon Pt, making land fall between Orange Beach & Fort Walton Beach...,
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:41 PM   #4
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If you are gonna leave, better leave early. All the roads out get clogged at the last minute, and you would be better off to stay instead of sitting in traffic stranded.
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We're on high ground....plus the job. Gotta stay. Lived here all my life, never ran. (Got a little nervous once or twice though)
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:53 PM   #6
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We stayed home over hereon the end of a canal near the south side of Garcon Point Bridge during Ivan; it was pretty hairy, but didn't quite get flooded, other than a couple inches in the garage. Like a dumbass we took off for Dennis.:banghead:banghead:banghead That was a huge waste of time and money. I'm not planning to go anywhere for anything less than Cat 4.
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:26 PM   #7
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angus_cow_doctor (6/24/2009)If you are gonna leave, better leave early. All the roads out get clogged at the last minute, and you would be better off to stay instead of sitting in traffic stranded.
Not to mention its hard to find a motel and you will have to drive further.
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:49 PM   #8
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I have sat and watched too many come and go, I won't be leaving. Batten down the hatches and clean up after the fact.
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Old 06-25-2009, 08:05 AM   #9
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I know of two of us who rode out Hurricane Ivan on our boats. Not reccommended for everyone! If you want to be part of a discussion about hurricane prep and listen to two old Marines who saved their boats talk about their adventure, join us at West Marine, 3500 Barrancas, Tuesday June 30 at 7 PM.

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Leaving is a poor choice, unless your house is less than 13 feet above mean high tide. Of course a Katrina will still get you.

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I don't plan on leaving town for anything. It's more trouble leaving and coming back. I will leave my house if it looks like a direct hit of a CAT 4 or bigger. I live in Garcon Point. Our house did not come close to flooding in Ivan. But it probably will flood if a CAT 4 storm comes right up East Bay. I would just go to a family members house in town if I thought we might flood. We are considered the last flood plain. We are required to have flood insurance, but my neighbor does not.
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