is way too high on this one. Even if it comes close and does not hit, its going to do a lot of damage.
I'm headed to the store shortly for some extra gas cans for the generator and some canned goods. i got caught with my pants down after Fran, not this time.
This weekend will be spent retreiving stuff from the place at Topsail and tying down items here inland. Better safe than sorry. Get your plywood and items and store somewhere before they run out or double in price.
Ha flistell! I wonder how long it'll be before bin Laden and company claim the storm is God's wrath against the U.S. and Pat Robertson responds by claiming he'll pray it away (he claimed to have talked God into steering a couple of hurricanes away from Va. Beach in the 80s).
You never know; this thing could turn out to sea and leave us all alone. I hope so, because it's now got sustained winds over 160 mph and is a Category 5. The AP has some pretty sobering stuff on this storm:
The last hurricane to develop into a Category 5 in the Atlantic was Mitch, which killed about 11,000 people in Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala in 1998.
The last two Category 5 hurricanes to strike the U.S. coast were Andrew in 1992 and Camille in 1969.
The last few years have been lucky for those of us on the Atlantic coast; we've had very few hurricanes. Our luck's going to run out eventually, but that doesn't mean you don't dread it.
oh boy...isabel isnt looking good.....i know i wont be stayin here during it lol willoughby spit was created by a hurricane in the 1800's....something of this size could erase it......and my dumb azz didnt get renters insurance lol
When Pat Robertson makes Isabel do a U-turn, gets me a new car, and allows me to catch a 50"+ red drum while accompanied by the Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders, I'll send him a couple bucks. Until then, I wouldn't urinate on him if he was on fire.
I'll take help from Pat-Hussein-Bin Laden, hell even Bill and Hillary--that is how low I'll stoop on this one. Live on the beach, actually a big sandbar. Just ordered 27 sheets of plywood for the house and a pair of pliers to control my sphincter. What in the hell is a poor boy from Michigan doing on the ocean???
Guys and gals, south of the Chesapeake Bay, be cautious, and be safe, those in the Bay area keepan eye, cause if it comes into the mouth, who knows what? Be safe, and kiss the kids (just in case). Heck, we lost Warren Zevon, Johnny Cash and (for my wife (John Ritter), don't need to lose any P&S'
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