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Re: Hurricane Beryl

Alana33
July 09, 2018 11:36AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 12,077

Guess you've never gotten caught in a flash flood. It can happen in a minute.

Keeps everyone safe and off the roads which aren't the best on sunny days.

Re: Hurricane Beryl

singlefin
July 09, 2018 04:57PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 737

I thought I was done here, but I think another far more important point has been presented by Islandjoan and Alana33.

Should individuals with PTSD caused by extreme weather events be advising others on how to deal with weather events?

Does placing others into a state of panic help or hurt a situation?

Before we fly off the handle...
I’m not implying that PTSD isn't a serious condition or that I don’t have empathy for anyone with it. I have a family member (ex-military) diagnosed with it and I firmly believe it to be a very real and life changing condition that requires proper diagnosis, extensive treatment, and considerable time to heal from.

These, I think, are serious questions. Can we have a calm, rational discussion on such a topic?

Re: Hurricane Beryl

islandjoan
July 09, 2018 08:19PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 1,678

To singlefin-
Without going back and reading the entire thread, I don't see that any of us were placing others into a state of panic; we were advising to prepare for the worst based on the information being disseminated by weather professionals.

Re: Hurricane Beryl

FLLisa
July 09, 2018 09:45PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 126

Good night everyone -

Heavy rain? What about the winds?

Re: Hurricane Beryl

Alana33
July 09, 2018 10:17PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 12,077

Ditto.

Nor was panic mentioned.
Anxiety and Stress?
Of course.
Sorry but at this point in time after all everyone has been thru and the exceedingly fragile state our infrastructure is in, the huge numbers of people still dealing with tarped roofs, contractors and supplies in high demand, roads not being safe and WAPA going offline if a lizard craps on the wire, I think I can safely say there's cause for concern and preparedness when ANY system pops up on our radar.

Heavy rain, alone, while might be wonderful for our cisterns, isn't going to be good for all.

I contacted my tenants and told them they wouldn't have to do a major securing of property in terms putting up shutters but any plants on railings should be moved as well as any lightweight objects on decks, driveways, etc

That is, unless things changed.

Before Irma was even a TS, shortly after she rolled off t the African coast, I told tenants to secure the property.

The fact is that sometimes, even with our great technology, these storms can and will surprise you.

Marilyn was supposed to be a Cat 1 - 90 mph hurricane. Surprise!
Cat 5? 2 in a row?
Surprise!

Think the overall point is to just be prepared. Things can change within hours and while many of us deal suffer and deal with PTSD of storms past and still to come in our lifetime, it is not anything to ridicule nor not take seriously.



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islandjoan
To singlefin-
Without going back and reading the entire thread, I don't see that any of us were placing others into a state of panic; we were advising to prepare for the worst based on the information being disseminated by weather professionals.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/09/2018 10:19PM by Alana33.

Re: Hurricane Beryl

AandA2VI
July 10, 2018 02:30AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 2,295

I didn’t even lose power!! I LOVE STT!! If a bananquit farted on a line in Fsted the whole place went out. Did it go out for this storm?

Lots of wind this morning, but was short lived. The howling was an eerie reminder. The wind earlier this year was WAY worse! Forget which month that was. Maybe a coupe hours, some rain - I can see the reefs in Magen’s, run off already cleared out which is how I guage how much rain we had lol. The little waterfall by my house also still only a trickle.

You know what I realized??? The hurricanes took all the termite nests! No huge influx of termites after this rain, I didn’t really think about it until now. Pretty awesome.

Re: Hurricane Beryl

rosesisland
July 10, 2018 04:55AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 710

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AandA2VI
I didn’t even lose power!! I LOVE STT!! If a bananquit farted on a line in Fsted the whole place went out. Did it go out for this storm?

Nope! Yesterday in Little La Grange we had two blinks. Didn't last two seconds! I was amazed and shocked as well.

Re: Hurricane Beryl

speee1dy
July 10, 2018 07:49AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,648

we were without power for about 20 minutes. the storm in the morning was great. just like the normal storms we get.

i always say it is better to be prepared. nothing that was said was meant to incite fear in anyone. just to inform.

Re: Hurricane Beryl

FLLisa
July 10, 2018 08:10AM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 126

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AandA2VI

You know what I realized??? The hurricanes took all the termite nests! No huge influx of termites after this rain, I didn’t really think about it until now. Pretty awesome.


Interesting about the termites. Here in the Keys I used to have sugar ants galore in the kitchen. Haven't seen a handful since Irma!

Re: Hurricane Beryl

Scubadoo
July 10, 2018 08:50AM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 2,112

Did not lose any power in La Grande Princesse. Just lots of wind and rain gusts until after lunch yesterday.

Re: Hurricane Beryl

AandA2VI
July 11, 2018 02:02AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 2,295

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FLLisa
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AandA2VI

You know what I realized??? The hurricanes took all the termite nests! No huge influx of termites after this rain, I didn’t really think about it until now. Pretty awesome.


Interesting about the termites. Here in the Keys I used to have sugar ants galore in the kitchen. Haven't seen a handful since Irma!

Wow yea so still have those like crazy. I HATE putting poison down but I have to for them. They build nests in the weirdest places. My coffeee table (which is a mahogany stump so I guess that makes sense and I think they’re in my couch now. So weird. They LOVE my laptop, and that’s where I draw the line.

Totally floored little la grange didn’t loose power! That’s incredible lol and unheard of when I was living there.

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