Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > People > Chit - Chat for Cruisers
Register Forgot Password?

Chit - Chat for Cruisers Open Forum for non-cruise posts. Please refrain from inflammatory rhetoric that could be considered offensive. We reserve the right to edit or delete for any reason.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old August 10th, 2004, 05:58 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 7,374
Default Hurricanes...oh joy.

Well, I have been bragging for years on how we are always so safe here in St Augustine from those darn hurricanes because the way the coast indents here in NE Florida. Guess God is letting me know that we should never feel too safe. Seems that this minor hurricane Bonnie is slated to come ashore near the big bend area and track just west of Jacksonville giving us the worst part of this storm on Thursday. Following tat is Charlie that looks like it could become a major hurricane and they believe that it also will turn back to the NE and come ashore in just about the same place or slightly east and again hit us with the eye going just to the west of us nailing us again. At least we don't have any storm surges to worry about like the poor folks on the west coast of Fl that look like they will get nailed badly with a one two punch. Our prayers go towards these folks.
Jim

__________________
24 cruises and counting!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old August 10th, 2004, 06:27 PM
UConn1's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 2,033
Send a message via AIM to UConn1 Send a message via MSN to UConn1
Default Re: Hurricanes...oh joy.

At least I won't be in Orlando next week when/if Charley hits....looks like the tracking map is taking it at a faster speed than I thought and it will be far enough north so that I will still get to do the west. carib. I will have a very rainy day from Bonnie it looks like, on Saturday during embarkation. But who cares....I have 7 days after that to have a blast!!

Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old August 10th, 2004, 06:33 PM
Marc's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Huntsville, AL
Posts: 3,604
Default Re: Hurricanes...oh joy.

Jim:

It looks like my flight Thursday night from Atlanta to Orlando will fly right over the top of Bonnie. Should make for an interesting trip home.

__________________
Marc

"The test of a first rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function."

F Scott Fitzgerald

Silversea Silver Explorer (23nts) - Kangerlussuaq, Greenland - Nome, Alaska - Aug 14

Seven Seas Voyager (30nts) - Dubai - Cape Town - Nov 14
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old August 10th, 2004, 06:47 PM
Mike M's Avatar
Administrator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: You're Looking At Me
Posts: 23,570
Default Re: Hurricanes...oh joy.

Jim,
I was going to take you up on your "Come on Down" offer but I guess I'd rather put up with fumes than a hurricane. <VBG>

You and Sylvia stay safe!!!
Mike

__________________
Cruisemates Community Leader/Moderator

"There is a great difference between being well traveled and just having been to many places." ~Me

"Fear is the assassin of dreams." ~Me
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old August 10th, 2004, 08:05 PM
Dorothy's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 4,239
Default Re: Hurricanes...oh joy.

I'll be thinking about all you Floridians, AND all the folks out there on the open ocean!

dorothy

__________________

Carnival Elation
Carnival Elation March 11
Carnival Imagination Sept 07
Carniival Sensation Dec 06
RCI Sovereign of the Seas Sept 06
Carnival Miracle Sept 05
Carnival Glory Sept 04
Carnival Fantasy Jan 04
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old August 10th, 2004, 08:40 PM
Lynne &Trevor
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Hurricanes...oh joy.

We'll probably get some of Charlie if it hits near Tampa. We're about 80 miles inland, but I know with Hurricane Hugo in '89, which I worked with the Red Cross, trees were down or bent not too far from Columbia, which is about 100 miles in from Charleston. We will definitely get some wind and rain from it. Also, the People on the Coast tend to evacuate inland during these storms so we may see some traffic from it.
Other Retirement facilities on the Coast brought their people to our building when there was the potential for a bad hurricane a few years ago.

As a staff person, I am required to do something to help at the Facility. Having been with the Red Cross, I'm usually there for the duration.I was there until 1AM one year but the storm passed by-I think it was Mitch or George, and we got nothing but a light wind and a little rain. We've had worse thunderstorms! But, in Florida, we tend to prepare for the unexpected.

I'm sure that you'll all enjoy your cruises this next week. The Captains aren't about to navigate in rough seas or cause any undo danger to any of you! Have a good time.

Lynne

Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old August 10th, 2004, 10:08 PM
Marc's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Huntsville, AL
Posts: 3,604
Default Re: Hurricanes...oh joy.

The 11:00pm forecast moves Bonnie a little to west and north. However, it looks like Charley may head up Tampa Bay and then just west of Orlando and Jacksonville. They are forecasting it will still be hurricane strength when it gets to a little west of Jax Saturday evening.

__________________
Marc

"The test of a first rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function."

F Scott Fitzgerald

Silversea Silver Explorer (23nts) - Kangerlussuaq, Greenland - Nome, Alaska - Aug 14

Seven Seas Voyager (30nts) - Dubai - Cape Town - Nov 14
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old August 11th, 2004, 04:54 AM
MaryLou's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: A small suburb of Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 4,798
Default Re: Hurricanes...oh joy.

Stay safe, Jim and everyone else in the path!

__________________
Mary Lou Scanlon
NCL Pride of America April 24, 2010
NCL Epic February 12, 2011
RCCL Allure of the Seas - September 18, 2011
Celebrity Eclipse - February 11, 2012:
RCCL Navigator OTS - February 9, 2013
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old August 11th, 2004, 05:33 AM
sue's Avatar
sue sue is offline
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 5,067
Default Re: Re: Hurricanes...oh joy.

Charley is expected friday here and we are right on the sw coast...time to bring in the lanai furniture! Bonnie will not affect us...

__________________
Disney Dream for our 30th wedding anniversary
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old August 11th, 2004, 06:30 AM
fasteddie's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Bills Country, NY
Posts: 2,157
Default Re: Hurricanes...oh joy.

Boy am I glad all we get is a little <G> snow in the winter. Those hurricanes cause so much damage. Hope everybody stays safe.

Does anybody up here in the Northeast remember Hurricane Agnes in '72? It caused major flooding through our area (Elmira/Corning).

http://www.stargazettenews.com/newse...d/gallery1.htm

Ed

__________________
Let's Go Buffalo!

Norwegian Majesty
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old August 11th, 2004, 07:44 AM
MichelleP's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: sunny Orlando, Florida
Posts: 3,362
Default Re: Hurricanes...oh joy.

Dang it, these hurricanes have ruined my weekend travel plans. Phooey.

Cheers,
Michelle P.

__________________

Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old August 11th, 2004, 07:44 AM
Sea Trekker's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,937
Send a message via AIM to Sea Trekker
Default Re: Hurricanes...oh joy.

BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES FLORIDA !
I live in St,. Petersburg, Fl so we are watching this one closly. Also, I work on the beaches. Maybe I wont go to work on Friday.
Carole
p.s. I would rather be prepared for a hurricane than have to live thru an earthquake.
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old August 12th, 2004, 12:02 PM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 170
Default Re: Hurricanes...oh joy.

Hello from Tampa Fl. Looks like we are in for a big blow. Thank you everyone for your concern and prayers.

__________________
Carnival Miracle
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old August 12th, 2004, 11:23 PM
CruzNut's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Tampa Bay area
Posts: 2,011
Default Re: Hurricanes...oh joy.

Looks like it's headed straight at us. I'm just about 5 miles from Tampa Bay (the water) and about 30 miles south of Tampa International Airport. But not in an evacuation area because I live at the highest elevation (58') in Hillsborough County.

It's slowed down considerably - but we'll be getting tornadoes and 40 to 70 mph winds in the rainbelts that are expected in the next 12 hours ... and these will last about 12 hours inland. The coastal communities have been evacuated - the coast will get the same conditions plus about 3 hours of 70 to 120 mph winds during that 12 hour period. There's a flood watch for the entire area - expecting 4" to 8" of rain. The coast is expecting 10' to 14' of storm surge. They expect landfall close to sunset (about 8 PM).

This is the report from 10:30 PM - next weather bureau advisory will be after 5 AM tomorrow.

Jane

A storm hasn't hit this area since 1921.

__________________

I cruise the Emerald Princess, Eastern Caribbean on April 16, 2012
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old August 13th, 2004, 06:37 AM
Mike Henigan
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Hurricanes...oh joy.

Take care everyone...its going to be a big blow for sure! We're in Ft Lauderdale, and its not bad right now, will be winds and lots of rain by this evening for sure.

Mike
....What an interesting way to spend ones Honeymoon...wind, rain and maybe the cruise!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Joy Bolin Lesley Anne Evans Princess Cruise Lines 0 January 23rd, 2008 04:16 PM
The joy of a speeding ticket Phyllbo Chit - Chat for Cruisers 8 December 1st, 2005 03:58 AM
icruise has me in tears of JOY!!!! DeniseToAlaska Travel Gripes! 17 July 4th, 2002 09:29 PM
Christmas Joy FrankM Chit - Chat for Cruisers 1 December 13th, 2001 12:19 AM
OH JOY! The Bensley's Chit - Chat for Cruisers 11 November 14th, 2001 08:58 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:26 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1