+115 years ago by CrookedTale with 8 comments
So what are my chances of getting into Florida the next 5 days (before/after). My disabled in-laws are down on the gulf coast and are staying because "If we left for every hurricane we would never be home." I have guns and gas but a smaller vehicle. On a regular day it would be a 9 hour trip but with traffic coming out of Florida I am sure it will take longer. My window to get down there is almost closed and I cannot chance it if the storm has already hit land so it may be a retrieval mission after the damage is done. Even if I get there before anything happens I will be stuck there until it is over, which is not optimal for my life expectancy and my wife and son would like to keep me around. Anyone in Florida or has escaped recently?
5 years ago by CrookedTale with 8 comments
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So as of yesterday they are still going to ride it out and they is no way I will be able to get down there. So we will see what happens.
Good luck to them. You would be turned back if you tried to get there, most likely. Hopefully there is a support system in place to help them and they are connected to it. It will be very messy for several days, if not weeks in some areas.
I local emergency services will be thin during and directly after the hurricane passes. But it is there best chance if something goes wrong. My in-laws have the emergency numbers now and the city knows they are down there so hopefully they can check on them.
I would imagine unless they open all lanes (doubt it), there shouldn't be too much more traffic coming in, so maybe you do have a shot of getting there in a reasonable amount of time. But from the looks of it, I wouldn't go if I were you, unless it really is something serious! And if you are going to go, bring rum. Lot's of rum!
I decided not to go. The local government (city) does not want anyone coming in. I called down and they will check on them but.... there will be very few emergency services available so I do not see the city having the time to check on every fool who decided to stay. They are now right in the path and it should be a cat 3 in there area when it gets there, unless there is a miracle. Today they said they have enough supplies but I question that. All we can do know is wait. I have a bag ready to go but, I am in the path (it will be a storm by the time it hits here) along with the whole route I would take down there to get to them.
Actually got a hold of them late this morning. They are alive and there power is back. By the time Irma got to their area it was only a cat 1 (only /s) they have a few limbs down but are unsure about damage in the town and surrounding area because they are staying inside. It was a miracle (for me at least) that Irma slowed down as much as it did.
Everybody make out ok?
Yes. Last week was not to bad for them. They still had some rolling power outages but nothing to severe.