Joy and Steve and all others in the way of Ivan

by blindfool 37 Replies latest jw friends

  • myself

    Joy, sensationalism and precaution are two different things if it even looks iffy please don't take any chances okay?

  • Billygoat

    (((((Steve and Joy)))))

    I'm worrying too, but I trust that you guys know what you're doing. Please don't let one of those long rolling waves roll you out to sea. If it starts looking scary, strap that surfboard to your waist.

    Love you guys,

    Andi and Neil

  • Big Tex
    Big Tex

    The only hurricane ever to hit Dallas was on the TV show. I guess Hollywood didn't realize Dallas is 500 miles from the water. So I have no experience in these sorts of things. All I can say is do what you have to do and protect yourselves. Things can be replaced, people can't.

    Socks up boss.

  • desib77

    I hope everyone in South Louisiana will evacuate. The hotels were I am are all booked but they have opened shelters to anyone in need.

    The sad thing is that there are people in New Orleans that are there for conventions and so forth that can't get out because of their flights. My prayers will be with them and anyone else in the storm's path.

  • jst2laws

    Hey everyone,

    We are still in the house. They issued a mandatory evacuation for us yesterday but they are not knocking on doors yet. The storm appears it will make landfall in Mobile Bay which is about 100 miles west of us. The huricane strength winds will only reach out 75 miles each side from it's center so we are not worried about winds unless the eye drifts east a few miles of the projection.

    The problem is storm surge. The water is already about 7 feet higher than normal and the waves south of us are at 26 feet because of the counter clock wise rotation of the huricane. If it goes into Mobile Bay everything east of there gets the worst of the surge.

    For those familiar with our place the water is already coming past the volley ball posts and up to our picket fence. Does not look good for the next 24 hours.

    We are not in danger. At worst we will be shovelling sand out of our house again, unless this thing turns east. Then we will be hanging horizontally from light poles. It is those in Pensacola, Navare Beach and Fort Walton area that are facing the worst of this.

    We will try to keep you updated.


    and where is the boy with the surfboard?

    He is sleeping on the couch, heavily medicated. He crashed his motorcyle a few days ago and broke his leg. He was supposed to have surgery today to put a plate on it but that is cancelled.


  • Narkissos

    Steve and Joy,

    Sorry for the bad news.

    Please take care...

  • cruzanheart

    Okay, move the boy and the TV UPSTAIRS!! And the computer too. I don't blame you for sticking it out under those conditions. My parents and I went through something similar in St. Croix in the 1960's -- a hurricane passed off the tip of St. Croix and we got gale winds of about 80-90 mph. Our nice solid cinder block house was undamaged. We weren't directly on the beach, though.

    Take care and take pictures!



  • Angharad
    For those familiar with our place the water is already coming past the volley ball posts and up to our picket fence.

    Wow, hard to imagine that.

    Stay safe and take care all of you.

  • Englishman

    This is me outside Steve & Joys beautiful beach home.

    I hope nothing disappears skywards!

    Psst. I'm now 35 pounds lighter!


  • Mulan
    For those familiar with our place the water is already coming past the volley ball posts and up to our picket fence.

    That's what we are concerned about. Dave calls me every few hours for updates on you guys. Stay safe, PLEASE!!

    Marilyn (aka the Worry Wort)

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