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Thursday, September 09, 2004

The Big One

Blogging from South Florida will likely be on a freeze for the next three to five days. Hurricane Ivan, stronger than either Charley or Frances, is now forecast to hit us pretty much dead-on. The long-term forecasts have a big margin of error, but this is still awfully scary.



One of my coworkers told me a bone-chilling story today about how she was hit by Hurricane Andrew in 1992 - it destroyed the home she had bought three weeks earlier. So we're pretty petrified.


5 PM UPDATE


It looks a tiny bit better this afternoon, at least for Miami. We're still bracing ourselves for a wallop, but there's a glimmer of hope.



Notice the black dots are a little further west. But those black dots are, at best, educated guesses until a day or two before it hits. Also, those dots are just the eye of the storm - the bad weather extends 100 miles or more from that center.

So we wait...

6 Comments:

  • Wishing you strong shelters, dry roofs, and canned foods.

    By Blogger Kate the Peon, at 12:24 PM  

  • I know you have the whole reporting thing going on, but if you guys want to just say fuck this one and take off, you can come enjoy a free place to stay in NY for as long as you need. You knew that, I'm sure, but just reminding.

    By Blogger LiAps, at 12:38 PM  

  • KtheP - Thanks for the good thoughts. If we're evacuated from our condo, Lady Pinz and I will probably ride out the storm here in the Herald newsroom. It's fairly safe, and I'll need to spend most of time here in any event.

    LiAps - Lord, I wish we could take you up on that offer. We're just hurricane exhausted. Now we're praying we'll be able to fly out on Wednesday night to get to Chicago and see Mama Pinz, Papa Pinz and Little Pinz for Rosh Hashana.

    By Blogger Big Pinz, at 2:09 PM  

  • As I recall, Hurricane Andrew revealed what can happen when the state legislature relaxes building codes over a period of years.

    Hmmm, wonder if they fixed that...

    http://www.hurricanes.net/content/hdnreports/flafocus/andrew_codes.asp

    By Blogger James F, at 8:53 PM  

  • I'm shaking in my boots, and hope that you don't get hit too hard. Even here in the Panhandle we're making preparations. Ugh. Third time's the charm, right?

    By Blogger Katrina, at 12:40 PM  

  • This is amazing, what is happening with the weather. If I prayed I would pray for you. I hope everything turns out ok, dude. I will definitely be thinking about you!

    By Blogger Sloth, at 5:34 PM  

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