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#303107 - 09/15/17 03:02 AM Re: Round Table For September 2017 [Re: Greger]
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These hurricane thingies are some long, drawn out, miserable affairs.
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#303108 - 09/15/17 03:11 AM Re: Round Table For September 2017 [Re: Greger]
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Originally Posted By: Greger
Well, I'm back online.

Greger !!!!!! Bow

Glad you made it through it all, ok. smile
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#303109 - 09/15/17 03:14 AM Re: Round Table For September 2017 [Re: Greger]
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Originally Posted By: Greger
One not so lucky catfish.

Welp, when it's your turn to go... coffee , Hmm
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#303110 - 09/15/17 03:32 AM Re: Round Table For September 2017 [Re: Greger]
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Nobody in their right minds give a fig about you and your Florida, Gregor. I mean--you live in the middle of a sand spit humans have no right occupying. Get a mountain or something.

So the next time the winds show up you will have enough altitude to rip your roof off!
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#303111 - 09/15/17 05:43 AM Re: Round Table For September 2017 [Re: Greger]
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Now that the wind's died down they have to deal with the BIG problem: The whole Southern half of the state is covered with a layer of poop from the floods. Not that a whole lot of poop is anything new there. The whole Southern half of the state is so low that sewers don't really work very well. Not enough fall. So many many sewage treatment plants overflowed and sewer pipes burst. Anyway, they are listing all the diseases you can get from wading around in the flood water: Not pretty.

Last time I was there I could just feel it. I had to get down to the Conch Republic to feel normal. But then we took a dive boat day trip out to snorkel. We went about 20 miles out and the bottom was absolutely covered in silt? poop? something? I felt like I was snorkeling in somebody's toilet.

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#303112 - 09/15/17 01:42 PM Re: Round Table For September 2017 [Re: Greger]
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Having been to your corner of the Swamp, Greger, I can imagine what you're dealing with. I had enough trouble getting there on a clear day with modern transportation. I've now heard from my Florida friends in virtually every corner of the State. Friends on both coasts are without power, and two are dealing with flood damage. (It's hard to imagine any part of the State not flooding.). All, however, made it through. And now the work at home begins. It'll be a long slog I don't envy you.
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#303115 - 09/15/17 04:50 PM Re: Round Table For September 2017 [Re: Greger]
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Greger, I sure am glad you made it through relatively unscathed but I have to ask:
Where do you think your home-spread will be a decade from now?
My gut tells me it's largely going to be underwater about half the time...either that or you will discover that you now live on an island in the middle of nowhere.

Anyway, I sure do hope the power crews and chainsaw jockeys get to you before the gators do.
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#303117 - 09/15/17 08:00 PM Re: Round Table For September 2017 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
Greger Offline

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Where do you think your home-spread will be a decade from now?

I'm on pretty high ground actually, Jeffery, about 128 feet above sea level, so I expect it will be exactly like it is now, and was a decade ago, a century ago, thousands of years ago when natives lived, hunted, and fished around here.
The water here has been designated outstanding and it's a recharge area for the Floridan Aquifer and the source of the Clermont chain of lakes.
The water running through my back yard right now will ultimately find its way into the St. Johns River and eventually into the Atlantic up around Jacksonville.
Near as I can tell it's mostly the coastal areas worldwide that are pretty much fecked.
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#303118 - 09/15/17 10:33 PM Re: Round Table For September 2017 [Re: Greger]
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Originally Posted By: Greger
Near as I can tell it's mostly the coastal areas worldwide that are pretty much fecked.

Shoot! I was hoping for some waterfront property...
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#303119 - 09/16/17 12:47 AM Re: Round Table For September 2017 [Re: Greger]
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Plenty high until Antarctica and Greenland melt, and you (and your grandkids) will be long gone before that. Some of these things are really multi-generational problems.

The real problem is that lots of Florida is so flat that it can take a long time for storm water to get back to the ocean. Not a problem around here. Lots of hills, mesas, and seasonal river valleys. Just don't build anything in the dry riverbed and you won't get washed away when it fills bank to bank after a big rain every few years.

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