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Old 08-13-2004, 12:23 PM
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Default Charley is closing in on FMB area!

In less than a few hours from this writing I may not have much of a house left. Charley looks like he will hit hard on Fort Myers Beach.

Yesterday everybody was moving out. Jammin from NJ keeps his 43 Nortech at the end of my channel came down and took his boat off the lift. People are out removing their boat covers, moving the boats etc. It is pretty sure at this point we will have at least 8 foot of surge!

The bridge to the beach was closed last night. That means anybody who was left on the beach has to head south through Bonita Springs to access the mainland.

Teco Arena is being used as a shelter and thousands have flocked there for safety.

At this point we are anticipating total devestation of the first floor of the house. At least we have no boats in the water.

The Harley "V" Rod and Infinity QX4 will probably not survive as well.
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Old 08-13-2004, 12:26 PM
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I sure hope you are finished moving your valuables to a safe area. If not you really don't need to be on OSO right now. Take care, stay safe and don't take chances.

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Hope you can find a safe area to ride out the storm. Good luck to you (and everybody down there)
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I sure hope you are finished moving your valuables to a safe area. If not you really don't need to be on OSO right now. Take care, stay safe and don't take chances.

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I 2nd that!!!! Take care of buisiness 1st...OSO will still be around. Stay safe out there.
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Old 08-13-2004, 01:07 PM
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Hey Cat,wish you the best in the storm.We boarded the house yesterday and got the two race boats out in the open from under the trees .dont trust big trees too stay standing.My residence is at 10 ft but the shop is 7,hope we dont get that 12ft surge thier taulking about or im going to have some wet engines.Looks like the storm is going to get closer then they thought this morning.This is the pits not being able to look out. Take care and be safe. MEL Vixen Racing
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He is a CAT-3 now

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Old 08-13-2004, 01:31 PM
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Hey Mel
How goes it? I cant see out either, got all my storm shutters up. Looks like the storm turned in toward us. Startin to kick up pretty good now. Oh well, I guess when its over and the power is out, we'll head over to the east coast. Got the boat hooked up and ready to go. If you get in a jam and need help, give me a call. 292 8335.
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Whoa Now It Is A Cat-4 Storm

From FOX News:

OFFICIALS UPGRADE HURRICANE CHARLEY TO CATEGORY 4 STORM, MINUTES AFTER MAKING IT A CATEGORY 3; WINDS ARE NOW UP TO 145 MPH
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They show the track going right over us now. We are over 200 miles from where it will hit land, but they still expect it to be a Cat 2 when it comes through here. Orlando is panicking now.
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