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OT: Hurricane Irma? OT

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  • @Thatgrimguy is spot on - getting recovery down there is going to be the hard part.  Like its been said, its either the turnpike to I-95 to get in or out....  Only other option would be a water-borne insertion IF there are facilities open that can handle it!!!!
    There are three ports that handle ocean going ships.  There are rail lines serving the area.
    It will be weeks before a ship will be able to dock at any of the major ports in South Florida after the storm. It took nearly 2 months here in Gulfport, MS after Katrina before we could recieve a ship. 


    The rails will probably be the best bet.

    I didn't mean a ship. I meant smaller boats. Columbians don't seem to need a port to bring in the goods. 
    Don't suppose humanitarians would either. 

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  • Any harbors, large or small, are likely to be full of sunken and capsized craft. But it's worth considering.
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 19,636
    Any harbors, large or small, are likely to be full of sunken and capsized craft. But it's worth considering.
    Coast Guard would be in charge. 
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 7,956
    Boom-chicka-pow-wow...


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  • bgebrent said:
    We've registered/volunteered. As long as we don't get hammered, we'll go south and help as we can. Bad things ahead of Florida. Please donate to https://operationbbqrelief.org/. Legit group. Thank you. 
    I know I'm going to have damage, but if BBQ Relief shows up, I'll volunteer and do what I can.  I'm in Coral Gables/South Miami.   Great job in Texas!

    2 Large BGE, MiniMax, Miami, FL

  • HeavyG said:
    Naahhh, who needs ports? The Navy will just send some of their LCAC units down from Virginia so trucks can be delivered right onto the beach. :)



    I've cooked in a lot of parking lots.... All I could think when I saw that is "I want to cook on that thing!!  Rolling up with some refrigerated trucks, tents and the Grocery Cart on that bad boy would put some smiles on some faces!

    XL & Small Green Egg, Shirley Fab Trailer, Pitmaker Vault, Blackstone Griddle, 6 gal and 2.5 gal Cajun Fryers, BlueStar 60" Range, 48" Lonestar Grillz Santa Maria
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 19,636
    BBQBuddy said:
    bgebrent said:
    We've registered/volunteered. As long as we don't get hammered, we'll go south and help as we can. Bad things ahead of Florida. Please donate to https://operationbbqrelief.org/. Legit group. Thank you. 
    I know I'm going to have damage, but if BBQ Relief shows up, I'll volunteer and do what I can.  I'm in Coral Gables/South Miami.   Great job in Texas!

    We'll have your back brother. Stay safe!
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • BotchBotch Posts: 12,003
    HeavyG said:


    Dumb Question:  I thought hurricanes weakened over land; wouldn't this be the best-case scenario for central and western FL (if not the east coast)?  (and if it had to hit land at all)  
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  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 7,956
    HeavyG said:
    Naahhh, who needs ports? The Navy will just send some of their LCAC units down from Virginia so trucks can be delivered right onto the beach. :)



    I've cooked in a lot of parking lots.... All I could think when I saw that is "I want to cook on that thing!!  Rolling up with some refrigerated trucks, tents and the Grocery Cart on that bad boy would put some smiles on some faces!

    If you ever get the chance be sure to add hearing protection to your gear. Those suckers are LOUD!!
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 14,822
    Botch said:
    HeavyG said:


    Dumb Question:  I thought hurricanes weakened over land; wouldn't this be the best-case scenario for central and western FL (if not the east coast)?  (and if it had to hit land at all)  
    ThisTropicalTidbits.com guy says he's a grad student at Free Shoes U. Apparently an NHC wannabe. He may be right I guess, but not sure I'd pay much attention.

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

    Michael 
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  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 7,956
    Botch said:
    HeavyG said:


    Dumb Question:  I thought hurricanes weakened over land; wouldn't this be the best-case scenario for central and western FL (if not the east coast)?  (and if it had to hit land at all)  
    Beats me, I just thought that graphic made it look like Mr. Florida was "penetrating" Ms. Irma thus the "boom-chicka-pow-wow".

    Yes, I am 12 years old. :)
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  • Spaghetti model as of 8am today.https://www.wunderground.com/hurricane/atlantic/2017/hurricane-irma. It looks like Unmet is the only one showing any penetration of Florida from the Gulf side.
  • HofstraJetHofstraJet Posts: 1,142
    Botch said:
    HeavyG said:


    Dumb Question:  I thought hurricanes weakened over land; wouldn't this be the best-case scenario for central and western FL (if not the east coast)?  (and if it had to hit land at all)  
    They weaken, but slowly. Look at how far Harvey made it before dissipating.

    I'm in SE Florida about 20 miles from the coast right near the Everglades. Changed the oil and did a test run on the generators yesterday. Got 100 gallons of ethanol free gas for them earlier this week. Shutters will be closed tomorrow. Working on bringing everything inside today. And an 8# butt is on the egg to make pulled pork for storm night along with emptying the wine cellar.

    Family is coming to our house as we are the most prepared.

    Will try to keep everyone updated.
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  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 8,992
    Good luck all 

    XXL BGE, Karebecue, Klose BYC, Chargiller Akorn Kamado, Weber Smokey Mountain, Grand Turbo gasser, Weber Smoky Joe, and the wheelbarrow that my grandfather used to cook steaks from his cattle

    San Antonio, TX

  • Botch said:
    HeavyG said:


    Dumb Question:  I thought hurricanes weakened over land; wouldn't this be the best-case scenario for central and western FL (if not the east coast)?  (and if it had to hit land at all)  
    They weaken, but slowly. Look at how far Harvey made it before dissipating.

    I'm in SE Florida about 20 miles from the coast right near the Everglades. Changed the oil and did a test run on the generators yesterday. Got 100 gallons of ethanol free gas for them earlier this week. Shutters will be closed tomorrow. Working on bringing everything inside today. And an 8# butt is on the egg to make pulled pork for storm night along with emptying the wine cellar.

    Family is coming to our house as we are the most prepared.

    Will try to keep everyone updated.
    Please do. Good luck to you and yours. You may be in for a bumpy night when it hits
    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX FBTX
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 14,952
    edited September 2017
    HeavyG said:


    I'm really hoping that Irma bounces more off the Carolina's so she mostly misses Virginia a week from now.
    How nice of you to think of us. :s
    Johns Creek GA with a Large & a 17" Blackstone........Medium & MiniMax in storage

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  • 1voyager1voyager Posts: 1,042
    After seeing the devastation in St. Maarten I would follow the call to leave FLA.
    Large Egg, PGS A40 gasser and way too much Griswold cast iron cookware.

    Somewhere in Colorado.
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 17,629
    edited September 2017
    1voyager said:
    After seeing the devastation in St. Maarten I would follow the call to leave FLA.
    Do you live in a hurricane prone area?
    Edit. Disregard. I'm on mobile and flipped over to desktop view and see you're in CO. It's one thing if only a county or even two are evacuating. You'd be stuck on the road if even only 1/2 of the state evacuated. Not to mention NO GAS. Direct eye wall strike area I can see evacuating. Irma will do damage throughout the entire state. 
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
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  • 1voyager1voyager Posts: 1,042
    1voyager said:
    After seeing the devastation in St. Maarten I would follow the call to leave FLA.
    Do you live in a hurricane prone area?
    Edit. Disregard. I'm on mobile and flipped over to desktop view and see you're in CO. It's one thing if only a county or even two are evacuating. You'd be stuck on the road if even only 1/2 of the state evacuated. Not to mention NO GAS. Direct eye wall strike area I can see evacuating. Irma will do damage throughout the entire state. 
    I don't live in a hurricane prone area now but I used to. Coastal Southern Georgia and Outer Banks, NC.
    Large Egg, PGS A40 gasser and way too much Griswold cast iron cookware.

    Somewhere in Colorado.
  • I believe that they definitely need another north/south highway in Florida. A second choice would be adding lanes to the existing ones. As to the gas, as much as it pains me to say it, this is the time when a Prius comes in handy. Stop and go low speed traffic is where it shines and still gives a long range on a tank. I have evacuated coastal Mississippi several times. One problem there is that several evacuation routes intersect in Hattiesburg Mississippi. It really helps that I grew up there and know the ways around the traffic jams.
  • I've been trying to plan for how I'm going to help after the storm. And I think I'm just going to end up going to Jacksonville or Charleston depending what happens. It would take me 100gallons of fuel just to get from Gainesville to Miami and back in the motorhome. I would basically only have to cook what I brought which rounds out to 500-700 meals. I don't think I could provide enough impact to make it worth sucking up the materials that are left down there.
    XL & Small Green Egg, Shirley Fab Trailer, Pitmaker Vault, Blackstone Griddle, 6 gal and 2.5 gal Cajun Fryers, BlueStar 60" Range, 48" Lonestar Grillz Santa Maria
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 16,849
    I've been trying to plan for how I'm going to help after the storm. And I think I'm just going to end up going to Jacksonville or Charleston depending what happens. It would take me 100gallons of fuel just to get from Gainesville to Miami and back in the motorhome. I would basically only have to cook what I brought which rounds out to 500-700 meals. I don't think I could provide enough impact to make it worth sucking up the materials that are left down there.
    Jax would be an easier haul for sure. Regardless of where you end up, I know the Grocery Cart will deliver! 
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 28,278
    looks like one more week stuck in traffic on the maine turnpike surrounded by florida plates ;) keep it safe down there
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • Florida Grillin GirlFlorida Grillin Girl Posts: 4,821
    edited September 2017
    I am under a mandatory evacuation as of tomorrow at 6AM. Please say prayers for everyone on the road. If you are evacuated, please go!
    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
     
    3 Large, 2 Smalls, 1 well-used Mini
  • KchevesKcheves Posts: 87
    edited September 2017
    HeavyG said:


    I'm really hoping that Irma bounces more off the Carolina's so she mostly misses Virginia a week from now.
    How nice of you to think of us.


    Wait a second...

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  • @HofstraJet    Stay safe brother... 
    Charlotte, NC - Large BGE 2014, Maverick ET 733, Thermopen, Nest, Platesetter, Woo2 and Extender w/Grid, Kick Ash Basket, Pizza Stone, SS Smokeware Cap, Blackstone 36"
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 38,463
    Latest European model shifted it west, right through the middle of the peninsula.  Hope that doesn't happen.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 38,463
    Just heard our San German facility in Puerto Rico did fine after Irma.  Opening up tomorrow.  We haven't heard anything yet from Guanyabo.  Communications are spotty.
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