Great idea Slappy! FL needs all the prayers it can get.
I'm sure a lot of you have been through bad storms but just to reemphasize the destructive & far reaching power of a Hurricane, just two months ago, a huge limb (about 35-40') that was hanging directly above our transformer about 60' up was finally removed by a tree trimming co. from the damage caused by Hurricane Isabel last year. I think that company is still in the area doing clean up work, as I see the trucks from time to time.
Our Power Co. is getting ready to make a commitment re: sending trucks down as over 1 million lost power here from Isabel, so I can empathize with what you guys are about to go through.
Thanks, it will be my first hurricane down here since moving to Florida some 3-1/2 years ago from Long Island, having experience a few up there, but here the land is flat so...? I'm on Space Coast in Melbourne across US1 from the Indian River Lagoon so for this storm I'm some what safe being on the east coast. Some tunes I'll be playing at work will be Neil Young's "Like A Hurricane" performed by The Mission UK and The Doors "Riders On The Storm" performed by Ex-Voto from the 'Darken My Fire-A Gothic Tribute To The Doors' cd.
Well, covered the window yesterday, as I live in Pinellas county...you know, right where Charlie is set to hit land tonight...... I'll have all the bestter equipment completely unplugged and disconnected, all my amps and subwoofer are in the shop after getting their recall work done, so I won't be worrying about then, and the TV is covered for lightning.....
Hope it goes by and doesn't do to much damage......
bradenton fla.,,, i keep saying to myself, "i should have bought that insurance,i should have bought that insurance" im going to put on the red hot chilli peppers doing "higher ground"then unplug system and put everything as high as i can and hope for the best!good luck to all fellow floridians,,,,
Thanks for your concerns everyone. We're battening down in Lakeland Florida preparing for the storm, which will likely pass a few miles just to the east of us soon. Not suprisingly, this is one rare evening that I haven't much desire to listen to music.
Fasten your seatbelts. It's gonna be a bumpy night. Just remember, your system can be replaced, your house can be replaced, you and your family CANNOT be replaced. Stay as safe as you can. Our thoughts are with you...
Thanks Guys & Gals for the vote of confidence. I live just west of Ft Lauderdale and as of 10:30 a.m. today we have gusts of wind up to 40mph with a little rain. Looks like the worst is yet to come but I feel for my audiophile friends in the Palm Beach, Ft Pierce and Melbourne area where the eye of the storm will eventually hit.