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Old 06-14-2013, 11:19 PM   #10211
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Do any of you remember the Catagory 5 hurricane that hit Homestead, FL in 1992? The whole town was wiped off the map. Not a building was left standing. The devasatation was worse the Moore, OK....
I do because we've had family in FL since 1971 - always keep tabs on what's happening down there. It's kinda hard to compare hurricanes to tornadoes though. They're both very damaging but, if people are being smart, people in the path of a hurricane have the advantage of picking up their most valuable possessions and all living things and getting out. Not much of a warning with a tornado, just the idea of it being "tornado weather". Sad when people anywhere suffer loss and damage from severe weather.
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:18 AM   #10212
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Rain heading our way from Iowa, coming up from the south they say. It's cooled off with a nice breeze.
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:19 AM   #10213
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Still very chilly here, and now very overcast too
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:49 AM   #10214
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Do any of you remember the Catagory 5 hurricane that hit Homestead, FL in 1992? The whole town was wiped off the map. Not a building was left standing. The devasatation was worse the Moore, OK. I remember two news shots. One was from a helicopter flying around the perimeter of the town. Nothing. Absolutely nothing was left standing. Not even a piece of board. The second shot was of a couple holding a baby and both of them sitting on the ground sobbing together in front of an empty cement pad. It used to be their home. The reason I remember these two images so well is that the reporter had the good sense to keep his mouth shut. There was nothing that could be said.

Thank you God for never allowing me to have to live through anything like that. The closest I ever came was when my youngest daughter was six months old. We were living on the third floor of a triple decker and the old tree in the back yard came crashing through the roof and into my kitchen. Oddly enough we didn't lose the phone or electricity. The fire department felt it was too dangerous for us to go out down the front steps so they took us out over the ladders. I was young and naive enough to think they were being over cautious. They took us to the police station. One of the cops who had a baby at home went and got some diapers and formula for my daughter, and the rest of the cops cooked a meal for the other two kids. We went to stay with my sister until the house was repaired. About a week.
Yes, we were actually living in Florida at the time, although not in the area. Being a military family, we knew of people stationed at Homestead AFB. Mom & I collected money to send to Air Force personnel stationed there who were wiped out. It was horrid.
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:05 PM   #10215
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The rain started here at 9 30 am. It was very dark outside. Downpour. Its noon now & the sun is shining w a blue sky in SE. S.D.
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:20 PM   #10216
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It poured here too, ended about 20 minutes ago. Lotsa rumbling.
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:15 PM   #10217
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It's a beautiful day here. Partly cloudy, 84F, with a little breeze. Been working in the garden and just came in for a break.
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:25 PM   #10218
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It's partly cloudy, turning overcast. Very hot (mid 90's and humid). I've been using more a/c lately.
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Sun is out but it is very chilly brrrrr 4c at 8am
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