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    it's that time of year HURRICANES

    are we going to discuss it or just remain in the state of glorious denial?

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    After I moved away from Louisiana, I was so happy to be able to ignore hurricanes.

    Since 1996, I haven't really cared. I live in College Station, and this is generally far enough inland for me to not really worry about it.

    Then, last summer came - with these huge, powerful storms. That one that hit Texas after Katrina was terrible. It was initially forecast to come on a bee-line for us. It ended up going further East and headed up to the Jasper area. That area is approx the same distance inland - and they got nailed pretty bad. So, now that I own a home, it does make me nervous.

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    hopefully they won't as bad this year, but if they are i'm gonna bunker in here at the house and hope for the best. there's no way i'm gonna risk getting hung up in all that idiot traffic i saw last season.

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    U ain't kidding. I'm far enough inland that even if it came straight here, I think I would stay. A category 5 coming straight for Houston and right up my way may make me rethink that. But w/ the traffic, where are ya gonna go.

    Last year, when Houston evacuated, many people came thru my town. The traffic on the highways was a nightmare.

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    a whole lot of us found out you can't run.
    Last year for Wilma a friend of mine spent 5 hours to go 4 miles.

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    I live right outside the Orlando area. I'm 22 years old now, and the only thing that has really ever hit us was 1 tropical storm when I was about 12. Every hurricane that came our way always went south or north of us...we were lucky, up until about 2 years ago. Those 3 hurricanes in a row was crazy, and although none of my family was directly affected by damage and such, I would never wish that upon anyone. I hope none hit anyone, because it isn't any fun.

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    Well, in 1994, after Andrew passed over Fl, it came right to my home town in Louisiana. My neighborhood was the only one in the whole town that didn't loose power. It was scary to hear 100mph winds at night in your house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck
    Well, in 1994, after Andrew passed over Fl, it came right to my home town in Louisiana. My neighborhood was the only one in the whole town that didn't loose power. It was scary to hear 100mph winds at night in your house.
    Yea, the devastation caused by Andrew was nuts. Although the hurricane you're speaking of hit in 1992. :wink:

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    Was it 1992? It was somewhere around there

    1092, 1992, 1994, 2008, it's all the same

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    When Rita came calling I stayed put and watched the madness on TV. I have some family land in Chambers County that had some damage.... it took out my uncle's rodeo arena grandstands and uprooted two 100+ year-old oak trees. Oh well that's more barbeque wood . I had (and still have) a stocked pantry and frozen ten gallon plactic jugs in the freezer. I loaded my SKS and Shotgun and had my CZ-52 (at the time) on kill. Now I have a Polish P-64 (9 X 18 Mak) and hopefully getting another large bore revolver (either a .44 Mag or .357 Mag).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck
    Was it 1992? It was somewhere around there

    1092, 1992, 1994, 2008, it's all the same
    LOL....I know, I know. 8)

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    I'm stocking up on ammo this time around.. Our crime rate has skyrocketed in Houston since Katrina/Rita. In the event of another chaotic hurricane event, I want to be ready..

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    Quote Originally Posted by breech
    I'm stocking up on ammo this time around.. Our crime rate has skyrocketed in Houston since Katrina/Rita. In the event of another chaotic hurricane event, I want to be ready..
    Yea, I've read about that in the Houston Chronicle.

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    Big Blows

    We only need to worry about hurricanes for another two years. After that, Mr. Bush will be out of the White House and he will have shut down the secret government hurricane producing machine in Houston.
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    And if the dems. get a foot in the white hous door then we'll have an even worse problem...The tax mosnter..the one that eats so much of your paychecks that getting caught in a dust devil would bankrupt ya :x :x

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooter
    And if the dems. get a foot in the white hous door then we'll have an even worse problem...The tax mosnter..the one that eats so much of your paychecks that getting caught in a dust devil would bankrupt ya :x :x
    I don't know - that is the old argument about the dems. But, Bush's govt is the largest govt machine of all time. He is outspending everyone, and the govt is so much in the hole money wise it isn't even funny.

    And, all these tax cuts for the rich aren't doing me anygood. ANOTHER one just went thru in the past week or two.

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    Politics!

    Jeeeze! I didn't mean to stir up a hornet's nest.

    I just recalled that every natural disaster we've had in the last few years has been blamed on President Bush.

    He must have broad shoulders and a thick skin - he's gettin' blamed for almost everything! Including that wacko Clinton's screwups!

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    Oh i understood , just couldnt pass it up,and most of us Texicans have some purty thick hide and one deaf ear(whichever one thats needed at the moment.)You'll notice how much his admin has been pushed around by the polls :-D :-D

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    Did someone mention crime has increased in Houston? How can that be possible? As a former resident of years ago, I can truthfully say that the best way to see Houston is in your real view mirrow. Hurricanes can not quite reach me now (only the rain, hopefully) since I moved to about 90 miles West of the liberal capitol of Texas.

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    Well, happy to have another Texan here

    Being in College Station, I never worried about the hurricanes very much until LAST year - For a while, that last one was projected to come out way. And, when it hit E Texas, it really did some damage as far inland as we are. So, this year, I think I will pay them more attention.

    As for Houston - yes, it's pretty bad. But, it's within about 70 min drive, so we go there quite frequently. Austin is about 2 hours, and San Antonio is about 3.

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