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Old 09-11-2017, 09:31 AM
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I tried to avoid watching the news yesterday. Just seeing some coverage today.
Odd about the waters receding being sucked toward the storm. Just wow.
(the article said they would come back, gradually.....not like a tsunami or anything)

Hopefully everyone's loved ones came thru alright.
(for the life of me, I dont see how they allow mobile homes in hurricane prone areas...)
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The last I heard from my brother last night at 8 was their power was out & his phone was dying he is northern (Jacksonville), how long does it take to get power restored? Days? Weeks? I'm new to hurricanes.
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The last I heard from my brother last night at 8 was their power was out & his phone was dying he is northern (Jacksonville), how long does it take to get power restored? Days? Weeks? I'm new to hurricanes.
I live near the Jersey shore, during hurricane Sandy we lost power for about a week, the time varied for each town. I know on the news they said a lot of power crews were being sent to Florida to help restore power.
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Try not to worry. Irma was overly hyped by the media. Thankfully she wasn't the destroyer of lives that Harvey was here in Houston. I know after Harvey it's hard not to be terrified of another hurricane so quickly. But I'm sure Florida is OK.
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"Irma was overly hyped by the media."


I strongly disagree. It was the "hype" by the media that encouraged people to take Irma seriously and be as prepared as possible. Without the "hype" things might have been far worse.

Being over prepared for a hurricane is a good thing
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Jose trailing just about a week or so behind Irma?
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Yeah, Jose is out there, but I am refusing to follow him until Irma is totally gone.

Since I live in a hurricane zone I am always fairly well stocked, but I know everybody doesn't have that luxury.

I was still feeling bad for Texas and then Irma came.

AND it is Sept. 11th!
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They say Jose will make a loop out in the Atlantic and then head towards Turks and Caicos. Hopefully he breaks up and dies out before he gets there.
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"Irma was overly hyped by the media."


I strongly disagree. It was the "hype" by the media that encouraged people to take Irma seriously and be as prepared as possible. Without the "hype" things might have been far worse.

Being over prepared for a hurricane is a good thing
I guess you are right, I just can't help thinking of all the people who lost time at work due to this.. unpaid. We have 5 feet of water in our home and the water is just now receding slowly. During this time my husband has been unable to go to work because the company offices flooded and the road closures to various jobsite. It's just a nightmare.
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I guess you are right, I just can't help thinking of all the people who lost time at work due to this.. unpaid. We have 5 feet of water in our home and the water is just now receding slowly. During this time my husband has been unable to go to work because the company offices flooded and the road closures to various jobsite. It's just a nightmare.
I feel sorry for you and everyone in this awful situation. But you can't even imagine how grateful I am for all the "media so called hype". I don't care how prepared people are no one can be to ready to deal with the reality of a hurricane. Like Safran I am well stocked always. I have been blessed never to lose my home due to a hurricane, but I know plenty who have. I watched while tornado's blew apart whole city blocks with hurricane Wilma. It was like a war zone. Same for hurricane Andrew. Sorry your husband can't work because of the storm damage at least you have your lives.
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I have been so sick and have not watched the news last night or this morning..... how is Pensacola fairing?
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Irma was pretty scary last night. We spent a good bit of it in the hallway as we have no interior rooms. We lost a few trees and some fence. We took a direct eye hit as a cat 2 storm. 80% of my county is without power but the majority of residents fared pretty well. There are trees down and power lines down all over town. School has been cancelled u till next Monday.
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I have been so sick and have not watched the news last night or this morning..... how is Pensacola fairing?
Not to sure new here is pretty sketchy except I-10 being closed. The news is mainly about south florida and tampa now Jacksonville.
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Well you kind of expected that how is flooding? I'm worried about you and the pups.
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Can anyone tell me how we go about finding out if a CI is without electricity and unable to use their phone systems? Specifically Mayo CI and Annex in Mayo, Florida. From what I understand it is close to Tallahassee and Jacksonville.
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Can anyone tell me how we go about finding out if a CI is without electricity and unable to use their phone systems? Specifically Mayo CI and Annex in Mayo, Florida. From what I understand it is close to Tallahassee and Jacksonville.
Don't know for a fact but generally in a hurricane prisons are locked down forget phone calls. No one has phone service, electric is hit or miss but prisons have back up generators and water. don't worry.
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Don't know for a fact but generally in a hurricane prisons are locked down forget phone calls. No one has phone service, electric is hit or miss but prisons have back up generators and water. don't worry.
Thank you so much for the reply! I talked to him this morning before Irma hit there so I expected this but didn't know the protocol for Hurricanes. I called there but it's just ringing busy so I assume it has knocked the phone lines out also! Hope your inmate is safe, wherever they are!
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Lost power here in Atlanta yesterday around 3. Some big trees came down in the neighborhood around me, but power was restored just now. Some survival lessons learned. Some of my plans worked out well, but not really prepared for several days of lost power. I will do better next time. My grandmother in Tallahassee was much better prepared. She still on her generator, but she is doing well.

My love one's kids and mom are safe, and I kept a steady flow of Jpays going to her so she doesn't worry too much.
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Does anyone know how to locate a prisoner that was evacuated in Florida for hurricane irma?
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Does anyone know how to locate a prisoner that was evacuated in Florida for hurricane irma?
You can always log onto the FLDOC site and search the inmates name and it will have the updated facility they're in, depending n when they were last able to update due to power outages. Hope this helps!
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I can tell you (you all probably know by now anyway) that work camps and facilities near the coast near WPB were evacuated inland. They slept on the floor because there were no beds.
I heard even inland it was bad there. The northeast quadrant of a hurricane is always the worst and that pummeled the east coast for hours.
The whole state of Florida felt Irma, just in varying degrees.
Those who were evacuated to inland facilities, I have heard, are back at their places now.
I do not know if they have power yet.

Hope your loved ones are safe.
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I got my first letter from my son who is still at the reception in Orlando. He indicated that there was crowding from the evacuees. Windows didn't shut securely and water flooded some of the areas. He didn't mention anything about power. I was grateful to hear from him as we don't have phone privileges as yet. I was without power 3 days. My daughter 8 days, have a friend in Lakeland with significant damage and house has been deemed uninhabitable. I was so thankful to be spared any significant damage. My 3 days without power put humility into me. This little lady is grateful for conveniences once again.
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I got my first letter from my son who is still at the reception in Orlando. He indicated that there was crowding from the evacuees. Windows didn't shut securely and water flooded some of the areas. He didn't mention anything about power. I was grateful to hear from him as we don't have phone privileges as yet. I was without power 3 days. My daughter 8 days, have a friend in Lakeland with significant damage and house has been deemed uninhabitable. I was so thankful to be spared any significant damage. My 3 days without power put humility into me. This little lady is grateful for conveniences once again.

How long did it take to get a letter from him and what are conditions there like? I'm expecting my friend to be transferred tonight or Tuesday night. He promised he'd write as soon as he got there and call as soon as he's allowed (6-8 weeks)

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