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Old 09-21-2005, 03:49 PM
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Get the boat inside and get your butt out of there, screw work, this is a force you cannot predict or avoid at the last minute so prepare now or face the concequences. Any employer who says otherwise is a criminal.
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Can we make a list of the OSO family in the area so we can have a check list so we know that everyone is OK
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Old 09-21-2005, 04:05 PM
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spk1,

do not underestimate what this storm can do....I've been through a Cat 5 and you are helpless in the storm. Get your family out of there. I am hearing on the news that hotel rooms are becomeing extremely hard to find in the areas outside the path of the storm. If you cannot get the boat inside somewhere, tie it down best you can, let air out of tires and fill up with water. Forget about work....get your family out of there NOW.

Good luck to everyone in its path
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Old 09-21-2005, 04:09 PM
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How far do these things go in? Im in austin, I wouldnt think it would be a problem, just some rain.
maybe this will give ya some kind of Idear??


I am 180miles north of Gulfport MS and we got 75 MPH windsThe eye pass east of us about 50 miles . There was some damage her .

But in Hatisburg/Petal MS which is about 80 miles from the coast got hit hard . Lots of damage and the Forest east of it is laying flat. My buddy said the tress are broke off about 8 foot from the ground and it looks like a steam roller took them out.


You guys in Tx get pepared . It could get bad Good luck

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Old 09-21-2005, 04:11 PM
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I heard they are closing businesses in houston thursday and friday.
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Holy Sht!!!

I just heard it's a CAT 5 with gusts to 165mph!!!


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HURRICANE RITA TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATE
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
255 PM CDT WED SEP 21 2005

DATA FROM RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT INDICATE THAT RITA HAS REACHED
CATEGORY FIVE INTENSITY WITH ESTIMATED MAXIMUM SUSTAINED SURFACE
WINDS OF 165 MPH. THIS WILL BE REFLECTED IN THE 4 PM CDT ADVISORY.

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Old 09-21-2005, 04:29 PM
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Maybe a little premature, but I am sitting here at work, looking out to my boat,(in pasadena texas), Ive got the engines out and about twelve feet up on a shelf inside the warehouse.They are predicting a ten foot storm surge so I hear, and the media is really going to town making the roads just about as dangerous as the hurricane. I have the boat out side of the warehouse. I really do not think I can get away from work long enough to get the boat to secure, higher ground, and evacuate myself and loved ones. At the moment I am thinking to just cross my fingers and hope for the best. Im Right on the ship channel in Pasadena , anybody have any good advice or experience as far as what I should do about now? Besides watch the news and hope it makes a turn.
PM me I have a 1.5 acre field in Highlands where you can put the boat.

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Old 09-21-2005, 04:31 PM
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[QUOTE=CigDaze]Holy Sht!!!

I just heard it's a CAT 5 with gusts to 165mph!!!


Everything is bigger in Texas.......................

it looks like I will be selling my Sea Ray to the insurance company its not really the way I wanted to see it go..........we spent some quality time together last night i told her to hang in their......................
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Substained winds of 165, gust to 190mph
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Take care everyone in TX, in the Gulf for that matter. GettouttaDodge!
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