Waiting for a Hurricane

@ramapo17 (25285)
Melbourne, Florida
June 6, 2016 3:09pm CST
We are only living in our new home one week and we are already on an alert for a hurricane. I am use to hurricanes as we got many of them in New Jersey and some very violent. Remember Sandy??? That was one where people are still trying to get organized and their houses rebuilt. At that time we lived in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania and felt it all the way up there. Many people by us were without power for over a week. We were okay as we had a generator. My husbands cousin wasn't so lucky as she has a big house on the water down in the Jersey shore. She had damage but luckily not as bad as some of her friends. One thing for sure, we can never predict the damage of the big storms.
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@just4him (124348)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Jun 16
No you can't and I hope it won't be a bad storm heading your way. I thought it was only a tropical storm, so they upgraded it to a hurricane now?
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• United States
6 Jun 16
I thought the same thing.
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@just4him (124348)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Jun 16
@AbbyGreenhill I'll need to take a look at the forecast concerning this storm and pray it isn't a bad one.
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@ramapo17 (25285)
• Melbourne, Florida
7 Jun 16
@just4him It is not upgraded yet but each different weather station says something different and one said it could be very shortly and that was 8 hours ago.
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• Midland, Michigan
6 Jun 16
Well, hopefully not too many hurricanes will travel in the direction of your home. Do you need to board things up, or is it mostly a cautionary situation to be aware of? Prayers do work wonders too, and leaving worry behind.
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@ramapo17 (25285)
• Melbourne, Florida
7 Jun 16
@MarshaMusselman The last report I saw it was above us which is fine with me. We only moved into this house a week ago and it is the first one we own for a few years when we were still in Pennsylvania. I hope it is a quiet hurricane season this year.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
6 Jun 16
Here in Jacksonville I think the storm is already over...We didn't really get anything. Not sure what everyone was so worried about.
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@ramapo17 (25285)
• Melbourne, Florida
7 Jun 16
@LovingMyBabies People like to worry and of course the stores like to catch all the sales they can. We bought a generator last year when we were suppose to be hit but never did but I am glad we have it. Last year we didn't own the house and rented so it wouldn't have been so bad for us but now that we own this one I do not want to see any kind of storm.
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@marlina (76757)
• Canada
6 Jun 16
Be careful, do not take any risks.
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@ramapo17 (25285)
• Melbourne, Florida
7 Jun 16
@marlina I was a Girl Scout for years so I am always prepared. (Well almost).
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@ricki_911 (19786)
• Toronto, Ontario
6 Jun 16
I would hate that kind of weather but some people say that about our winters.
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@ramapo17 (25285)
• Melbourne, Florida
7 Jun 16
Before moving to Florida almost 2 years ago we lived in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania so I know all about the big snow storms. The last winter up there was the reason we moved down here. Personally, I prefer the snow but my husband couldn't deal with it any more.
@KristenH (24747)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
6 Jun 16
Stay safe. I remember Hurricane Sandy hit the shore. My dad's house was flooded and so was his cars. He lives near the Tom's River. I lived in NJ for many years until I moved in 2000.
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• United States
6 Jun 16
We left Jersey 15 years ago, lived in North Brunswick. I spent a lot of time down the shore very familiar with Toms River.
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@KristenH (24747)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
6 Jun 16
@AbbyGreenhill Ah. Small world, Abby. I lived in Morris County. I've been to LBI, Beachwood and one other place.
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@ramapo17 (25285)
• Melbourne, Florida
7 Jun 16
@KristenH My grandson lives in Morristown when he isn't in Ramapo college. I was born and raised in New Jersey. Clifton which is in Passaic County. Not far from Giant Stadium. My husband and I moved to Bushkill Pennsylvania before moving here to Florida almost 2 years ago.
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@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
6 Jun 16
That must be scary having to be on alert for a hurricane. Are you far enough inlandthat you wouldn't be badly affected by it?
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@ramapo17 (25285)
• Melbourne, Florida
7 Jun 16
No we are not. We are about 5 miles from the water.
@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
7 Jun 16
@ramapo17 Then you might need to take some action just in case.
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@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
8 Jun 16
@ramapo17 lol doesn't seem like the sort of thing to do when you have a hurricane coming towards you.
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• United States
6 Jun 16
Sandy was one huge hurricane, probably not another one like it will ever hit. FL is getting a tropical storm and that's supposed to hit N. Fl.
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@ramapo17 (25285)
• Melbourne, Florida
7 Jun 16
Yes, it passed us, thank goodness. We are more south.
• United States
7 Jun 16
@ramapo17 They always said it would hit northern Fl.
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@ramapo17 (25285)
• Melbourne, Florida
8 Jun 16
@AbbyGreenhill I think northern Florida got it, but we only got a short rain storm. That was a good thing.
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@Corbin5 (113353)
• United States
6 Jun 16
We did think of relocating to warmer states in the south, but dealing with hurricanes and flooding is a concern. Hope all is well for those who have to deal with this hurricane.
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@Bluedoll (17054)
• Canada
7 Jun 16
I would think making a decision to stay or go would be a difficult one. For me I think I'd want to close the shutters and travel inland for holiday time.