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seanpendleton10
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I've always like that sorta thing


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Carlton
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You are probably better off having your wits about you but in days past I would be mixing several types of rum with several types of fruit juices to be one with nature.

Stay safe Surge.
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TidalSurge1
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I've been in FL since the mid 90s, so I've done my share of hurricane partying. Nowadays, I'm laying low due to the pandemic. I'm 65 and smoke so I definitely don't want to get it.

Wind gusts are getting stronger and more prevalent this evening. I pray they don't destroy the new awning I made last week and installed above my upstairs deck.

Hurricanes aren't in and out quickly like severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. They're huge and travel so slowly they'll hammer you relentlessly for several days, before and after the strongest part -- the eyewall. Glad this is only a category 1-2 and the eyewall should just miss FWB. But we'll get hit by toward-shore right front quadrant wind direction, causing high storm surge. It could literally push a swell of water 6+ feet above normal high tide over Okaloosa Island and into the bay and intracoastal waterway.
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FWBFLlaw
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Well, if you decide to evacuate, I got a place in the View with plenty of beer.


TidalSurge1
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Thanks! I should be fine unless I lose power and they can't restore it for several days.
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Cobrasize
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Birmingham
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Elijah Jeudy decommitted from Georgia


phil4bama
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Unless you evacuate a couple of days before a storm arrives, getting stranded in evacuation traffic gridlock with gasoline all sold out is what happens if they order evacuation.




What he said. I've lived somewhere on the Emerald Coast since the early 90's. I've been through my share of these things. Opal was a lesson. Go to sleep the night before landfall, it's a Cat 1 or 2 and they are expecting it to be a Cat 2 at landfall. Get a phone call from my Dad in B'ham the next morning at 6am saying get the hell out of there NOW! I asked what for and he said it's a strong Cat 4 and landfall is expected in 14 hours with the eye right on my location. I about pissed myself. I managed to say that I'd be ok and I thought I would be safe at home. All he said was "What if you're wrong..."

I had made very few storm preparations since it was supposed to be a Cat 2 at worst, so I said let me get some stuff done and I would leave. After several hours of throwing potential projectiles from my back porch in the garage and throwing just a change of clothes and some valuables in my car, I left my home in Mary Esther, just across the Okaloosa-Santa Rosa county line and headed north via SR87 out of Navarre. It was a parking lot. I left home about noon. By 3pm, I had just reached Milton, a drive that normally takes 45 minutes to an hour. They started telling people to get off the road because we were within a couple of hours of the heavy outer bands and you didn't want to get caught on the road. So I pulled into a gas station across from Milton High School, a designated storm shelter, and tried to buy something to eat. It had already been ravaged and I ended up with some potato chips and a coke. I went across to the high school, got my pillow out and went inside. I spent the most miserable night of my life in a hallway with dozens of other people. The two ladies across from me spent most of the night talking about what was happening on their favorite soap opera as if it were real life. Opal came ashore about 11pm between Navarre and Pensacola Beach, about 10 miles to the west of my home. That put me squarely on the wrong side of the eye. Right front quadrant is the worst place to be in a hurricane. So I spent a sleepless night wondering if I was going to have a house left while the storm lashed the area I was trapped in. Early the next morning, I left the school against law enforcement orders and tried to make it back home. Had to dodge quite a few fallen trees in the road and a few utility lines. Made it all the way back to the entrance to my neighborhood. The road leaves Hwy 98 and dips a little before going into the subdivision. There was 3 feet of water in the dip. I was mad, scared, heartbroken, and disgusted as I made my way back to the shelter. I spent most of the rest of the day there when they gave the ok to leave. I went back home and was able to make it through this time. I lived 3 or 4 streets and about a quarter mile inland from the sound in between Okaloosa Island and the mainland, on the highest point in the subdivision. As I turned on my street, I could see the debris line where the water had reached at it's highest point, 30 yards from my front door. My neighbors weren't so lucky. Varying degrees of storm surge in the homes starting 3 doors down from me and almost all of the homes closer to the sound. The ones on the water had water at least 5 feet up the walls. Lesson learned. Either GTFO early or stay and ride it out. Because being caught in between in No Mans Land sucks worst of all.
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Carlton
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re: Bama FB Recruiting & Roster
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Elijah Jeudy decommitted from Georgia


I want to live in a world where the only recruit UGA lands is Smael Mondon who sounds like a Hanna Barbera Wacky Races villain.
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TidalSurge1
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Panthers4life
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Okay, that was funny!


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TidalSurge1
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Update: Heavy nonstop overnight rain has resulted in flash flood water standing in most of my 18' wide by 45' deep back yard like a shallow swamp. It's about 18" deep in the lowest back corner and gets shallower toward the back of my condo. The water's edge of my swamp is now about 6' away from my 6' wide screened back porch. Interior slab floor level is 4" above the porch slab and about 8-10" above the current flood water level.
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Bear88
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re: Bama FB Recruiting & Roster
Good luck ... looked rough on tv this morning in Gulf Shores area


TidalSurge1
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My yard has flooded like this before, but in the few years I've lived here the water-level hasn't ever reached the porch slab. I'm pretty worried it might get inside since it'll likely continue to rain heavily throughout today.

Twitter videos of Gulf Shores storm surge

US Hwy 98 westbound is blocked by flooding at the Hurlburt Field entrance overpass.
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Bear88
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Home in Foley

Dang. Check this out

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TidalSurge1
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Adeleye was CB'd (6 confidence) to Bama by OU mod Drumm. Drumm is a super OU sunshine pumper from what I have read other places so take it for what it is worth. I think Milroe is going to put us over the top with TA though.

Five-star DL trending to Alabama on Crystal Ball (BamaOnLine)


Tunmise Adeleye

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amders44
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Atlanta Metro
Member since Jun 2013
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Hang in there Surge, hope that water does not reach the Surge Kingdom. On another note, I have seen some hints from UGA fans on their board that one of our comitted prospects was in Athens recently, some allued it might be Dallas Turner. Any truth to that?


phil4bama
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Emerald Coast of PCB
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I’m with ya, Surge. Never seen water standing like this. Everything is closed in PCB due to flooding. Worst rain event I’ve ever seen.

ETA: Lost power about 90 minutes ago. It’s going to be a long day.
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Cobrasize
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Birmingham
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re: Bama FB Recruiting & Roster
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Dang. Check this out

Damn, look at the fridge in the background.


Surge, stay safe. Remember to get anything that means something to you and put it as high as you can. Photos and stuff. Praying for you and everyone down there

Damn Phil, y’all take care of yourselves
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My2Bits
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2500 mi from Tuscaloosa due west
Member since Jun 2012
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re: Bama FB Recruiting & Roster
Agilye Hall highlights posted on Sports Lite section here; for some reason:

LINK


But we'll take it.
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TidalSurge1
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re: Bama FB Recruiting & Roster
So far, the water level in my new backyard swamp hasn't risen any further since 4 am despite continued heavy rainfall. I think maybe the pond has reached a point where additional water is able to drain off. Iow, I think (hope) this is as high as it can get with the current rate of rainfall. It's about the same level of flooding I got with that hurricane that hit PCB and Port St. Joe.

Here's a pretty good report of what's happening as the storm's center made landfall early this morning near Gulf Shores, AL:

Hurricane Sally Lashing Gulf Coast With Flooding Rain, Storm Surge and Damaging Winds After Making Landfall (weather.com)
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