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Hurricane Irma

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This is not far from me .probably the canal extending from south relief to the county line .this is causing a problem they are washing the salt off the wiring jacks
 
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This is not far from me .probably the canal extending from south relief to the county line .this is causing a problem they are washing the salt off the wiring jacks
I totally forgot about the salt you mentioned before.
Im just not used to thinking "salt".
Yeah, it would be everywhere, in everything water can reach.
:erm
 

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Power is restored.
I stayed up all Sunday night and panicked a lot. A tornado went down my street and knocked trees over and tossed someone's tin roof into my driveway. Flash flood warnings kept getting spammed and I kept waking my mom and brother up and annoying them. I was nearly hyperventilating at one point and my brother tried to calm me down by having me watch YouTube on his phone.
My city had a lot of flooding and damage, but so far as I know no deaths have been reported. Some people had to be rescued from their homes by boat. The flood waters never touched my street, guess we're on higher ground.
A friend lives in Mims, FLorida. This was her first Hurricane and they were not ordered to evacuate,so they didn't. SHe has said "NEVER AGAIN, will I stay here for something like this..." Their power is already on as well.
 
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A friend lives in Mims, FLorida. This was her first Hurricane and they were not ordered to evacuate,so they didn't. SHe has said "NEVER AGAIN, will I stay here for something like this..." Their power is already on as well.
Lol,I 100 miles south of mims.this wasn't that bad.if it was a direct hit I over us.i.might not have been alive.Matthew 's eye remember was 20 miles east of me and we got less damage .
 

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I've been through tropical storms before, when I was a kid. I don't remember being scared back then, not sure if they just weren't as intense or if it was just because I was a kid. Also back then we had a generator. Even though you're not supposed to run them during storms we had to because of my dad's medical needs.
 
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I've been through tropical storms before, when I was a kid. I don't remember being scared back then, not sure if they just weren't as intense or if it was just because I was a kid. Also back then we had a generator. Even though you're not supposed to run them during storms we had to because of my dad's medical needs.
Evac to a shelter
 

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My mom wss apparently telling my cousin how terrified I was and my cousin responded by saying anxiety runs in our family. I don't think I have an anxiety disorder though, I get anxious and scare easily, but it doesn't affect my life significantly or keep me from doing things. And it's normal too be anxious in something like a hurricane.
 

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Evac to a shelter
I remember we talked about that back then. I don't know what influenced them to decide staying home was the better choice. It's in the past now, anyway, and not a worry anymore.

I hear Jacksonville got hit pretty hard. My city is still cleaning up, Irma definitely did worse damage than Matthew did.
 

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We're under an order to limit water use to avoid the sewer backing up into homes, but people don't seem to be listening very well. They're getting their cars washed and everything :erm I'm here having a moral dilemma over whether I should take a bath and wash my hands when I have hand sanitizer and they're just like "nope, car wash time".
 
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We're under an order to limit water use to avoid the sewer backing up into homes, but people don't seem to be listening very well. They're getting their cars washed and everything :erm
Washing cars doesn't drain into the sewer grid ,not even at some car washes.
 
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I have family down there. Prayed for them. The hurricane made a turn before reaching them, so their lives and property remained untouched. Thanking God for that.
 
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I'm kinda surprised they don't have an isolation switch to totally disconnect the house from the grid, just for safeties sake...
I'm not sure.there's warning signs with those for the meter techs.don't pull meter as its on a solar panel.I'm not a tech.i.might run into the one on the circle park route,he would know.he installs them,and builds cans
 
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http://www.snopes.com/is-it-illegal-florida-power-home-solar-storm/

I looked into what I could find on municode from any who had it without paying for it and a solar panel installation showed all the revelants laws on it and nothing says I cant live off the grid and also the above was something I found. I hate fpl in many ways but I'm not going to lie about them when they aren't forcing others to use them and or they do the right thing.

https://www.flaseia.org/education/solar-laws/