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Re: The quiet tropics are churning up -

We will keep an eye on Florence and should the need arise, we will put up our hurricane shutters. It really depends on the direction it takes. If it is a really bad hurricane, we will be gone along with our dog and parrot.

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@151949 wrote:

@Spurt Gordon is a storm not a hurricane.


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It's not particularly relevant what Gordon is right now, out over the water, but what its strength is expected to be at landfall.  Gordon is predicted to make landfall as a strong tropical storm or a CAT 1 hurricane.  The Mississippi/Alabama Gulf Coast is under a Hurricane Watch, not a Tropical Storm Watch.  Forecasters always say that it is much easier to predict a storm's path rather than its strength.  So we always have to prepare for the strongest possibility.

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The problem with the SW coast of Florida right now is we have been getting daily torrential downpours so not much rain will be needed to start causing flooding.

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They are saying it may become a cat 1 hurricane before it reaches landfall. I am sitting here right now and it is right over us. Rain & wind howling but nothing too bad. 

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Harvey's wrath from last year is still quite evident in parts of Houston. Galveston is sandbagging in anticipation on 10-12 inches. The latest disturbance in the Gulf has brought some badly needed rain today for us in north Texas so we are grateful....it looks like the storm will be a cat 1 when it hits Gulf Shores and then will weaken; let's hope the weather men are accurate.

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As I said it was here yesterday late afternoon & early evening. Wasn't really much at all.More wind than rain for us.It did a pretty good job of ruining our friends labor day pool party but was otherwise not very notable.It brought down a lot of palm fronds that were hanging.

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@lovesrecess wrote:

Harvey's wrath from last year is still quite evident in parts of Houston. Galveston is sandbagging in anticipation on 10-12 inches. The latest disturbance in the Gulf has brought some badly needed rain today for us in north Texas so we are grateful....it looks like the storm will be a cat 1 when it hits Gulf Shores and then will weaken; let's hope the weather men are accurate.


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We were also grateful in SouthTexas for the much needed rain last night with more promised all week............ ☂️

 

My friends mom lives in one of the small coastal Texas towns....and repairs are going slowly.  She is just glad her home was still standing and could be repaired, others werent so lucky...........

 

My heart goes out to all in the path of this tropical storm or hurricane or whatever it is.  Prayers for safety for all (humans and critters great and small) and no damage to homes and businesses.....

 

 

Animals are reliable, full of love, true in their affections, grateful. Difficult standards for people to live up to.”