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Old 10-10-2018, 11:07 AM   #21
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Did I hear correct this morning that it is the worst storm ever to hit the US?
Record low pressure and tight formation
This could be real bad, seems to have formed quick or news ignored it for Kavanaugh ratings
Worst to ever hit this area.
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Did I hear correct this morning that it is the worst storm ever to hit the US?
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This could be real bad, seems to have formed quick or news ignored it for Kavanaugh ratings
Worst to hit that area in a long time or ever. It might be one of the higher classifications, 4, that have hit but I doubt it'll be the worst to hit the US.
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Worst to hit that area in a long time or ever. It might be one of the higher classifications, 4, that have hit but I doubt it'll be the worst to hit the US.
It will be if it hits you...looks like armageddon on the radar to me
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Relativity.


To me this storm is nothing. To the guy in the middle of it it's the end of the world. This is one of the reasons I live where I live. We have storms but usually nothing severe enough to be life threatening. We have heat, cold, snow, tornadoes, Earthquakes and hurricanes. All of the extremes rarely happen, and I don't live near the shore so it makes hurricanes much more palatable.

I feel for the people going through those storms though. Having your life uprooted must stuck like something I haven't experienced.
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Thank God you left builders, inc. Pensacola probably didn't get anything like Panama City area.

Worst ever was Andrew as far as I know. Complete destruction of the city that's really just outskirts of Miami. I mean, everything... Gone. Charlie was devastation as well but not like Andrew and probably not like this will be.

This one is bad, and where it's hitting is highly populated. The media really screwed the pooch on reporting on this.
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It is heading up 231. I live a stones throw from 231. Traffic heading north constantly today. We worked securing jobs for a two possible three and we have 50 gallons of gas for the generator and water for everyone and food. My windows didnít get boarded up...

We are in new construction exposure B vult of 108 and vasd 140 in three second gusts. In the morning itís mattresses over the windows and furniture over that and to the middle of the house with tons of blankets and literally getting my family in hard hats. Pray for no serious structural damage. Our houses are ten feet apart. I know cram them in there. Thatís good for the sides. We have a hip roof in the back and the front has trees all over right across the street to stop some wind. Our j bolts are 18Ē oc. Sp1 and sp2 clips and trusses with clips. Man I wish screw and glue was mandatory here for sheathing. Weíre 14.5 miles off the coast. I have no clue what to expect. And Iím still awake. 4am.


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What are you doing watching the news and scrolling CT? You're supposed to be on vacation
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Thank God you left builders, inc. Pensacola probably didn't get anything like Panama City area.

Worst ever was Andrew as far as I know. Complete destruction of the city that's really just outskirts of Miami. I mean, everything... Gone. Charlie was devastation as well but not like Andrew and probably not like this will be.

This one is bad, and where it's hitting is highly populated. The media really screwed the pooch on reporting on this.
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What are you doing watching the news and scrolling CT? You're supposed to be on vacation

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I am on vacation. I'm a hurricane nerd and saw this morning builders inc said he was staying, so as soon as I got time when we sat down in the condo I looked.

I was looking at a dam from the bathroom if that makes a difference
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Hurricane Michael Is Third-Strongest at Landfall in Recorded U.S. History
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I lived in southeast Florida for 37 years. I don't miss that crap. Good luck to those in the path.
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Bunch of this. Only stores open are grocery and Walmart. Not much left. Rentals are going for $2000 a month for a one bedroom. People leaving town. I have one helper left with an idiot for a land lord who doesnít want him to cut the tree off his roof and tarp it till insurance sees it. Heíll be evicted from black mold soon. Wtf. Phones and internet are so spotty I invoiced a builder (doing concrete work for others) it didnít send. No check this week. Ainít really worked for money in two weeks. But tarped a dozen friends and family houses. No help no money spend a few grand leaving and supplies to live here now. Fuel for a generator is expensive. Funny thing House is fine so mortgage has to be paid. Smh. Rapist contractors price gouging tree removal. $4600 for 430 sq ft one story hardi removal and repair, come on one day two guys make $3600. Seems like a rip off. 25k plus tree removal quotes. Traffic of workers coming to town to rebuild infrastructure is gridlock so yep getting to one job a day is it. MRE for lunch everyday in the truck. Thereís nothing left. Iím tired of seeing looting, national guard, cops from out of town. Workers from out of town, big ass $100k Dulles with lift kits and flashing orange lights on top stickerd out driving around traffic like their a cop. Rutting up yards. Plus the meth heads that want to be tree cutters. Had a fire fighter die from a tree while he was on his tractor, another guy dropped a tree on the home owner squished him flat. Four line men died. Three were from a hit and run drunk. Other was back fed dead by a generator near by. When you travel to Panama City beach west itís like nothing happened people complaining about no cable. The eye hit our town straight up 231. West of us. Tyndall air force base. Gone. Poured block walls crumbled. Travel east to Mexico beach. Itís blocked off from outside people coming to town. First responder of a friend said heís counted over 200 bodies. Not 30 like the news says... itís ****ing rough livin in this right now. Even the hospitals and schools are ruined. Supposed to withstand 160 in three second gusts. We sat through 155mph winds but a local fire fighter from across the street heard on the scanner that the cove had 200mph gusts. This mess blew two story houses off their concrete stilts and across the street. Blocks and blocks from the beach in Mexico beach leveled. It squeezed shampoo from our bottles in my shower and blew rain in from my windows. Brand new vinyl windows. Crazy low pressure storm. Pine trees bent over like you bend heated trex decking. Power poles ugh, still driving over power lines, they are having to dig out contaminated dirt from where the transformers fell and spilled. There isnít one house that didnít get damaged some how. Several have so much structural damage the repairs are more than 50% of the taxable value of the home so the whole thing has to be brought up to code. Thatís causing it to exceed the insurance policy limit. Here comes the bull dozers.


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Itís so bad that if your a state certified residential, building, or general contractor you can pull roofing permits now. Thatís a separate license. I know crazy right. Iíve got four now and still three slabs to do that are half way done and a serious limited crew.


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So ****ing sad to see.

Anything we can do as a group?
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My goodness, those two photos really tell the tale, along with your riveting story. God bless and good luck.
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Left Myakka City last night and drove to Tallahassee. Got up this morning and came to the storm damaged area and hooked up with a local Church. 2 words... Total devastation.

It's really really bad in Panama City. Almost entire city shut down. Curfew still in effect. Builders (our CT member here) is balls deep in this thing, almost no schools open and he's basically responsible to make it happen.

FEMA pulled out and there's almost zero power or water on, on the east side of town. Very very bad. Infrastructure is like a third world country. Only other time I've seen things like this is Hurricane Andrew when I was a kid. Not uncommon to see entire structures torn to pieces.

It's a sad tale. I'll post pics when I get home.
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Rob,

Like I said when we spent some time together - you are different in real life than on the internet. At least to me.

What you are doing for those people is legit as it comes. Your doing great things. Good men answer the call when it is sounded. I know you do more than most.

The world could do with more of your kind.

Thank you

My family enjoyed spending time with yours, and I legitimately enjoyed my time with you.

Look forward to seeing you in the spring.

Between you and AustinDB and Txelectrician and donerightwyo CT is batting 500. Wish I could say the same for myself.

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Whatís up guys! Deckhead I appreciate the visit and phone call!! I really hate it that I didnít have time to get with you yesterday! Man thereís a company called cotton holdings I applied for and was hired as a pm on the spot. Actually an assistant pm. Iíve worked five days and am working today too. In five days Iíve worked 59.5 hours. OSHA showed up at one of our schools yesterday. Had to call in the safety team to handle that. This company has 38 schools they are working on. Iím over seeing 4 on paper but have worked supervising 6. My actually 4 are ready for school Monday. I couldnít have done it without some amazing subs from Texas and Georgia!! And Servpro cleaning their butts off after construction was done! Itís roof tarping ( the school board said no tarps and they want a tpo roof covering over it now) ceiling tiles and whole grids and insulation, drywall, and first coat of tape and mud. Once we cover the life safety issues we can re-open then itís night shifts while school is in session. This outfit Iím working for is huge! There is a rumor at command center that thereís a new APM that can find materials anywhere. Lol. Duh Iím local. Iíve ran five trailer full loads of material. Spent over ten grand on tiles alone. We had to deal with a kid who stole $15 and a bag of chips from a classroom while working on one job Friday. He went to jail. Itís the real deal here yíall!! My subs John (amazing talented superintendent) his voice was shaking when he heard about what happened. I hate he had to deal with this. He finished up and left at 9 oíclock to drive home 5 hours last night! Today I have to go back and install a half dozen switch plate covers that Servpro lost... I really wish I could have time to meet up and hang out. Heck deckhead drove probably 8 hours to get here!! Thank you man!!

I have local builders that are getting 200 calls a day for roofing repairs! He was right when he said itís rough here.

I am figuring out how this company I work for operates. Restoration comes in and remediates damage. Then construction comes in and thatís where Iím at. Then restoration comes back in over Servpro and double checks cleanup. There is also a logistics division and a culinary division that will cook meals for the crews of 30 to 60 people. I met a pm from restoration that lost his job due to hurricane Harvey in August 2017 from Texas who lost his trim carpentry biz and has had two days off since that happened. Heís been to Mexico and Hawaii working since that happened. Super great company to work for but you are dedicated to helping others and completely put your life on hold to work for them. I talked to my wife about how she felt about me working all these hours. She was married to a military guy and she said it would be like being married to someone deployed. Sheís ok with it cause she knows what we are doing and capable of. Plus the money is better than what anyone around here pays!! My overtime will be more than my straight time money. Guess Iím goin to ride it out and possibly stop for a bit to go to Texas where they hold their annual Christmas party and rub elbows with higher ups!! Cheers yíall! We will make it through!!


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Rob,

Like I said when we spent some time together - you are different in real life than on the internet. At least to me.

What you are doing for those people is legit as it comes. Your doing great things. Good men answer the call when it is sounded. I know you do more than most.

The world could do with more of your kind.

Thank you

My family enjoyed spending time with yours, and I legitimately enjoyed my time with you.

Look forward to seeing you in the spring.

Between you and AustinDB and Txelectrician and donerightwyo CT is batting 500. Wish I could say the same for myself.

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