- LisaMemberAugust 15, 2004 at 11:31 pmPost count: 2664
Wanted to send out a “thank you” to everyone who emailed Jack & I with concerns of hurricane Charley. We actually felt no effects of the storm and all is well with us.
Hopefully everyone else is OK too!
Hurricanes can be a very scary. loveperfumeMemberAugust 16, 2004 at 12:56 amPost count: 226
Glad to hear you didn't get hit by Charley. Fortunately North Carolina didn't get much at all. Just a lot of rain but no major wind. It's really devastating for the people in Punta Gorda. The news has been showing the damage and it looks really bad. Hope things get better for them soon.KarinMemberAugust 16, 2004 at 5:34 amPost count: 209
Thank you Lisa for letting us know you are alright! The Swedish news have been reporting on the hurricane so I have been a bit worried about you. The pictures of whole houses beeing swept away was really terrifying.
KarinArMemberAugust 16, 2004 at 1:01 pmPost count: 502
I don't know where you are in FL but I was thinking of you and hoping you weren't in the path of the storm. I'm visiting my cousin near Weeki Wachi in 2 weeks and luckily her house – right on the river – was fine (she evacuated to a hotel in Orlando, right in Charley's path).
We thought we'd have problems in Baltimore but it was only a gentle rain and didn't last long. The cool weather has been nice, though!
ArPetalsMemberAugust 16, 2004 at 3:53 pmPost count: 2373
Have heard that this hurricane was unusual as it normally doesn't veer inland. Let me know if this is incorrect information.
We have some members living in this part of the world, so hope all is well!Nicki169MemberAugust 16, 2004 at 9:51 pmPost count: 400
Lisa and Jack,
I'm glad you and your home are safe.RonMemberAugust 17, 2004 at 2:46 amPost count: 213
Hello all. Little Cypress Gardens near Winter Haven had the eye of Charley pass over.
I live in that area. I can tell you I would not want to be in a catagory 4 hurricane.
By the way when it got here it had winds of 85mph gusting to over 100mph. Most damage here was large trees blown down and roofs damaged.
I just had my power restored tonight at 8pm with it being out since Friday around 7:30PetalsMemberAugust 17, 2004 at 9:59 amPost count: 2373
Have just been catching up with Sunday's newspapers and I never realised how devastating that Hurricane was!
Ron, do hope you get out of there if the other two, Storm Danielle and Tropical are heading in that direction!
Lisa, if you have any news regarding the ones mentioned, or any others, can you possibly post here?
<img src='style_emoticons//unsure.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’unsure.gif’ />LisaMemberAugust 17, 2004 at 1:33 pmPost count: 2664
Glad to finally hear from you as I knew you were near the path of Charley. Was this your worst experience with a hurricane?
Here is information about the next storm, it is from http://www.weather.com:
Hurricane Danielle continues to churn northward far out in the Atlantic Ocean. Danielle will pose no threat to the U. S., but eventually may turn northeastward toward the Azores Islands. It could swirl into the Azores this weekend, but by then likely would be only a tropical storm. Closer to the US, the erstwhile Earl, now just a tropical wave with gusty winds, is plowing westward south of Jamaica. The wave could regenerate into a depression or storm as it reaches the western Caribbean, but shows no signs of doing that now.Don and MargaretMemberAugust 18, 2004 at 10:07 pmPost count: 527
When we were still living in Tampa, Fl. we were caught crossing the causeway from St. Petersburg in a tropical storm one evening. The winds were only about 70 miles per hour but we saw waves break over the causeway in the middle of Tampa bay! The causeway at that point was about 20 or 25 feet above the water! Before we got back into Tampa we were both scared to death. <img src='style_emoticons//ohmy.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’ohmy.gif’ /> That was just a tropical storm. <img src='style_emoticons//ph34r.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’ph34r.gif’ />
Hurricane, NO THANKS. We symphatize with all of you who went through this last one. Margarets' mother and brother still live in Tampa (she was born there and lived there until we were married) but they live on the inland side and said the hurricane didn't affect them, thank goodness. <img src='style_emoticons//smile.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’smile.gif’ />
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