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Fay has me stranded

Discussion in 'The Attic' started by classymom, Aug 19, 2008.

    Aug 19, 2008
  1. classymom

    classymom Registered

    Occupation:
    Customer Service
    Location:
    Port St lucie Florida
    I live in Florida and we have a tropical storm going through. I thought I would do the noble thing and go to work ( even though I let all my employees stay home) I have just discovered that the roads are so flooded I can't get home. The only street access to my home has been closed by the Police I want to cry. To make things worse they say the worst of the storm is yet to come...
     
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  2. Aug 19, 2008
  3. GGW Laurie

    GGW Laurie Dormant account

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    Self Employed
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    In the Beautiful South !!
    ......hope your o.k mom, was thinking of you earlier when they said it had made landfall, keep us informed on your where abouts and stay safe, i was in hugo when i lived in charleston in 1989, i know its no picnic, no clean water , no electric for weeks, do you have a cell with you? just stay calm, and i will be thinking and praying for your safe return back to your home..........laurie:)
     
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  4. Aug 19, 2008
  5. classymom

    classymom Registered

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    Port St lucie Florida
    Thanks Laurie - another bummer is my cell's battery is just about dead. I will walk through the water if I have to, I'm getting home...:eek: I'm still @ work I'm just hoping the rain can stop for a little while and the water recedes. I have learned a lesson Don't go to work if there is a storm coming.
     
  6. Aug 20, 2008
  7. suzecat

    suzecat Dormant account CAG MM webmeister

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    ClassyMom............hope you are reading this from home:)
     
  8. Aug 20, 2008
  9. classymom

    classymom Registered

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    Port St lucie Florida
    I am home, but it was an adventure, they had all the streets blocked, there was a guy in the street w/ water up to his chest. I live behind a Sams club, I was able to get in the parking lot ( was real scary, I could see the water coming though the bottom of the car door).I parked the car there and I got around the big wall, there was a lot of water, I had to go through someones backyard - the water at times was at my chest. I was almost home when I slipped and went all the way under. I'm glad I'm home but I will never again do this...
     
  10. Aug 20, 2008
  11. classymom

    classymom Registered

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    I will post some pictures as soon as I figure out how to do it ;)
     
  12. Aug 20, 2008
  13. GGW Laurie

    GGW Laurie Dormant account

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    .....................Please dont walk in any water, there could be downed live power lines hidden under the water and its not worth it!!!please................laurie
     
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  14. Aug 20, 2008
  15. GGW Laurie

    GGW Laurie Dormant account

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    im glad your safe, i didnt read the other post till just now, dont you ever do that again:eek: i was sitting here thinking of you wading in that water and freaking out..............huggs, laurie
     
  16. Aug 20, 2008
  17. classymom

    classymom Registered

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    Fay

    Here's a few pictures
     
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  18. Aug 20, 2008
  19. suzecat

    suzecat Dormant account CAG MM webmeister

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    :)

    Wow! You have a beautiful home.................but I think the sprinklers may need to be turned off............:D

    Glad you are home safe.
     
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  20. Aug 20, 2008
  21. babs7262

    babs7262 Banned User

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    WOW

    Im glad youre ok CMom!! I was just gonna ask if we could call someone for you. What a time for a cell to die!! Nice home btw, very pretty.
     
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  22. Aug 20, 2008
  23. classymom

    classymom Registered

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    Port St lucie Florida
    Well I think the worst of Fay is gone. We are still flooded ( up a lot more ) we had a little water damage in the house. I am grateful for still having electricity I hear a lot of people dont. I hope the water will go down soon, 4 girls cooped up leads to a lot of chaos. The other bummer is Im stuck at home at cant play because I didnt load my card.
     
  24. Aug 20, 2008
  25. lauram

    lauram Dormant account

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    Hey sweetie are you ok? I have visited florida many times when hit with bad weather so i know the feeling yet you live there and get this all the time.
    Keep us posted and yes plse STOP WALKING IN WATER. Hope your safe, and your home didnt get to much damage hun as i said keep us posted we are here to chat if needed.

    laura
     
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  26. Aug 20, 2008
  27. mysticjoz

    mysticjoz Senior Member

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    disabled~ (still capable of being pretty darn stub
    Location:
    somewhere... over the rainbow!
    Hi Classy,
    I'm glad you got home safe. :clap: and sorry to hear about the storm and flooding. :( I used to visit Fla every year with my family and I know how nasty those storms can be!
    Now go make some hot chocolate.. get into some warm dry clothes, snuggle up to your computer and put on some headphones to block out the noise of the 4 girls.. lol, )
    I hope everything is settling down and the water receeds soon.

    BTW:. radio shack or your cell phone store should have a "cell phone charger" that plugs into your cars lighter. Also a lot of them now have a "rapid charge" or "boost" adapter that can give your phone a nice punch of power when you need it most but don't expect to need it :thumbsup:!! I myself found the most useful one is the car adapter!
    Take care hon,, and promise us.. no more walking through water that deep! :Angel:
     
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  28. Aug 21, 2008
  29. suzecat

    suzecat Dormant account CAG MM webmeister

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    I saw Criss Angel walk on water recently..........maybe he'll do a "how to" video? ;) JK..................very glad to hear the worst of it is over.

    Oh, Florida memories..............lived in Key West in the late 60s.........been through a few of those storms myself. :eek2:
     
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  30. Aug 21, 2008
  31. mollypenny

    mollypenny Experienced Member

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    My son lives in Punta Gorda. I talked to him last night and he didn't get it as
    bad as you. Hope everything turns out OK for you. Just stay where it is safe for now.
     
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  32. Aug 21, 2008
  33. suzecat

    suzecat Dormant account CAG MM webmeister

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    Tropical Storm Fay expected to hit Fla. 3rd time

    By BRIAN SKOLOFF, Associated Press Writer
    29 minutes ago



    Tropical Storm Fay lumbered offshore for what was likely to be a brief stay over the Atlantic Ocean's energizing waters after flooding hundreds of homes, trapping residents and leaving much of Florida a soggy mess.

    Forecasters expected the storm to complete its zig-zag course by hitting the state for a third time in a week, along with Georgia, but didn't think it would strengthen to a hurricane over the open waters.

    The storm flooded hundreds of homes in Brevard and St. Lucie counties, some with up to 5 feet of water, forcing dozens of rescues. The Federal Emergency Management Agency was reviewing Gov. Charlie Crist's request for a federal emergency disaster declaration to defray rising debris and response costs.

    "I want to stress that this storm is becoming a serious catastrophic flooding event," Crist said.

    The storm was edging toward the Florida coast early Thursday. At 2 a.m. EDT, the storm's center was located about 20 miles east-southeast of Daytona Beach. The storm was drifting toward the northwest at about 2 mph.

    The storm's maximum sustained winds were near 60 mph. The National Hurricane Center said some strengthening was possible while the center was still over water. But the storm was expected to weaken after moving back over land.

    The erratic storm first struck Monday in the Florida Keys, then veered out to sea before traversing east across the state, briefly strengthening, then stalling. For much of Wednesday, the storm barely moved, dumping inches and inches of rain over coastal central Florida.

    If Fay strikes Florida again as expected, it would be just the fourth storm in recorded history to hit the peninsula with tropical storm intensity three separate times. The most recent was Hurricane Donna in 1960, said Daniel Brown, hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center.

    Though no deaths have been reported in the state as a result of the storm, its effects have been significant.

    Emergency crews launched airboats into submerged streets Wednesday to rescue Florida residents trapped by rising floodwaters. The Florida National Guard mobilized about a dozen guardsmen and some high-water vehicles to assist with damage assessment and help with evacuations.

    In St. Lucie County alone, an estimated 150 residents were assisted in evacuating by boat or high-clearance vehicle, and water was 3 to 5 feet in some people's homes, Erick Gill, a county spokesman, said. Meanwhile, officials in Brevard County said 118 people were in shelters Wednesday night.

    By the end of Wednesday, overall numbers of displaced residents and flooded homes weren't available.

    "We can't even get out of our house," said Billie Dayton of Port St. Lucie, as waters lapped at her porch. "We're just hoping that it doesn't rain anymore."

    Billy Johnson, 45, and his girlfriend walked four blocks through waist-high water to reach rescue vehicles after his Melbourne apartment was flooded with knee-high water.

    "Everything I had is all underwater," he said. "You can't grab your food. You can't grab your TV... Grab what you can and go."

    In Florida communities north of the flooding and in southeast Georgia, storm preparations included canceling school, clearing storm drains and ditches and encouraging mobile home residents to find sturdier shelter.

    Fay formed over the weekend in the Atlantic and was blamed for 20 deaths in the Caribbean before hitting Florida's southwest coast, where it first fell short of predictions it could be a Category 1 hurricane when it came ashore.

    Before moving east, the storm flooded streets in Naples, downed trees and cut power to some 95,000 homes and businesses. Tornadoes spawned by the storm damaged 51 homes in Brevard County, southeast of Orlando, including nine homes that were totaled. In the Keys, officials estimated 25,000 tourists evacuated.

    Fay could dump 30 inches of rain in some areas of Florida and the National Weather Service said nearly 25 inches had already fallen near Melbourne, just south of Cape Canaveral on the state's central Atlantic coast.
     
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  34. Aug 21, 2008
  35. classymom

    classymom Registered

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    We had it really bad here, but luckily only a little water came in. The water has receded today, so I was able to bring my car home. The kids are famous, their canoe trips and fishing in the front lawn got them on all the news broadcast. :D
    I for one am glad its over.
     
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  36. Aug 21, 2008
  37. suzecat

    suzecat Dormant account CAG MM webmeister

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    Classy...........all kidding aside (yes! I can be serious;)) it is very good of you to pop in and show us that you are ok, or at least you have a computer..........I'll try to send you some dry desert vibes............:cool:
     
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  38. Aug 22, 2008
  39. classymom

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    :
    :D
     

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