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    Up here in Ocala, Florida, Charley was supposed to come through after it hit Tampa, but since it hit further south, all I saw was a couple of periods of rain bands passing through (about 4:00 pm and 6:30 pm) that weren't as bad as most of the thunderstorms we have all the time. I didn't notice any strong winds and none of my plants on my patio fell over or anything.

    I think they should have warned the whole west coast, since they don't seem to be able to really pinpoint where these things are going to land. It is amazing this one didn't break up much after it hit land like they usually do...
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    The reason It didn't break up like they normally do when they hit land is because Fla is flat and it didn't offer as much resistance as it would if it hit a piece of land that was higher.

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    But usually they aren't a serious danger to inland Florida like this one was to Orlando and other areas in its path.
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    Heres a little information about the 2 new tropical depressions ozzy mentioned. One is named Danielle and one is named Eric. They are really close to each other with Danielle traveling just behind eric. Just this morning Eric was considered a tropical depression with 30 mph winds. In about 12 hours it went from that to being a tropical storm with 50 mph. Danielle has sustained winds of about 40 mph. Both strenghtening. What makes things better is that they are both on a direct path to the carribean (Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico etc. ) im supposed to fly out to D.R. next friday, just hope Danielle and Eric don't get in the way [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]
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    I'm im Kissimmee Fl. just south of Orlando. They managed to get the power back on about an hour ago. The eye passed directly over kissimmee on its way to Orlando, and they said on the forecast (before everything hit the fan) it was still a category 3. During the storm every window in the back of the house broke and came flying inside. I have no roof on the back half of the house and we are living in about 3 inches of water. My car is under the lady next door's oak tree which is half on my car and half inside the garage. The fence around the yard is gone. I found part of the metal frame to the greenhouse in the street-still haven't seen the plants yet. And I feel lucky - my house wasn't as badly damaged as some of the houses around here. Apparently the sustained winds were measured at 77mph with gusts up to 105mph.But enough of my problems, what really bothers me is that they kept advising everyone in Tampa and St. Petersburgh to come to the Orlando area for safety and ended up sending almost 500,000 people into the storm. I know the path is unpredictable but that ended up being downright dangerous. The shelters were filled up early Friday morning and they had to scramble to find places for all of these people. Keep the happy thoughts coming for all the Floridians that still don't have electricity and there are places where the water mains broke so there isn't even water. Oh and yes, they are already warning (or threatening I guess) us about they new storms that are developing.

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    I was right in the middle of hurricane george. Now that was a bad hurricane. I was in the Dominican Republic at the time and when they announced it was coming i thought "cool a hurricane is coming!!!" but the damage done to houses around us was extensive. Some of the people in houses around us that we KNEW wouldn't make it through, invited them into out house. I guess it is "cool" but not when you take into account the lives, damage, and phycological damage it inflicts. George "followed" me home, (lol) i left shortly after and i had been back for a day when it reached new york, but much weaker. Its really amazing to think something that once had 180mph winds, turned into a little thunderstorm by the time it got here. Makes you feel like you sort of "defeated" it.
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    Well, I am home. We were on the last flight out of Orlando. The pilot told us that he was going to taxi out and hope for a hole. He stated that he would do everything he could to keep us safe. Of course, I'm thinking "like staying on the ground" Anyway there was a hole and we made it out. I hope everyone is alright.
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    Its a good thing you left when you did, I heard on the radio (battery powered - I was good and prepared for the worst early) that the airport sustained "major damage" - don't know what that means but it doesn't sound good. Unconfirmed rumors have it that planes flipped over in the storm.

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