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User Info On Irma And Stupidity; entered at 2017-09-06 17:50:23
Lenguado
Posts: 2101
Registered: 2010-01-12 Orlando, FL
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I suspect that by tonight I-95, I-75 and the turnpike are going to be parking lots.

There are reports on the radio that both I-95 and I-75 are backing up in the Cent FL area. Don't know the veracity of the reports though. Don't drive the interstates on a regular (daily) basis.

The other problem will be trying to find fuel. I know that there are already lines at the pumps as folks fill up their fuel cans (I have 8 x 5 gal + cans filled up, plus all the fuel we have in the vehicles) for their generators, and people keeping their vehicles topped off. If there is a mad rush to evacuate that many folks, they better have full tanks already - AND - have at least a couple cans of fuel. I'd bet that the infrastructure won't be able to keep up the fuel supply for very long for that many people evacuating north.

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in the 1970s the houses were either shack-like or small 1 story cinder block houses

That is EXACTLY the kind of houses I grew up in in Miami in the 60's / 70's. Single story concrete block (poured) house with a FLAT roof. Designed to withstand probably even a Cat 5. Just had to cover the smaller windows. And there weren't many windows either. Not like today's houses.
2017-09-06 17:50:23