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Old 08-19-2008, 01:46 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I'm in Rockledge/Cocoa (The Space Coast) area. It's coming STRAIGHT for us here!!! They say it'll be over our heads around 8pm tonight with 50 mile/hr winds and then it could even go back out on the water and possibly even come back in and hit us again!
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Good luck to you, It missed us in the tampa area but we still got some wind. I took this pic when it started to blow. My leaves are pretty tattered now with splits in them. I guess it does not hurt the plants that much. They just do not look as nice.
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so far only one plant has had damage... of course it'd have to be one of my fruiting bananas that completely snapped in half with fruit no where near being ripe!!!!

Heynow, what's the skinny banana at the bottom right side of the photo?
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A member of a rare fruit society in the Philippines, who has a five hectare banana plantation and several hectares of papayas, trimmed 3/4 of all the banana and papaya leaves before the onset of the recent typhoon that went through the Philippines. Despite being near a large lake and near the eye of the storm, his only casualty was one mat of bananas, where the soil was so saturated that it loosened the soil it was in, so it toppled over. Also, two of the plants were heavy with fruits.

I guess I should have shared this with everyone here before the arrival of Fay. Sorry.
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To all in Fay's way, whether or not you are scathed, we all pray for your safety first and your bananas' safety second.
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I'm in Rockledge/Cocoa (The Space Coast) area. It's coming STRAIGHT for us here!!! They say it'll be over our heads around 8pm tonight with 50 mile/hr winds and then it could even go back out on the water and possibly even come back in and hit us again!
My wife was born there but decided to skip the hurricanes and moved to California before she turned one!

So far, the news reports I've read online don't sound as bad as may have been feared. but I will keep you folks in my prayers and wish you well.

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Thanks Scot and Harvey. Well we've been without power since 2am... I just went out an hour ago and hooked up my generator due to my fridge! At least my cable is still on! The storm is just sitting over our heads, barely moving... I love these storms, but that was before I had any 12 foot plants to worry about!!!! LOL Hmmmmmm, I think between the two evils... I'd pick hurricanes over earthquakes anyday, sorry Harvey But this also coming from someone that's seen two funnle clouds over head prior to touching down in N. AL (Close to you Ms. Kitty)! I hope it's not more than two days that we'll be wtihout power.
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Hmmmmm, I'd say it's just more a fact that Florida would be the most prepared state out of any for hurricanes and minor F1-F2 tornados. It also helps that maybe around 80-90% of homes here are block homes rather than framed. They're now starting to make the mistake of building homes and apartment complexes out of wood. We've had five tornados (so far that I know of) and what got demolished? Manufactured homes... Had all of this happened in LA, MS, AL, or maybe even the FL panhandle, I would probably say that it'd be a different situation with a lot more damage.
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Am I the only one in the FL Space Coast on here or Central Florida? Bananimal lives an hour S. of me... How are/were things down there in Pt. St. Lucy if you read this? Get much damage? Seems the tornados have all touched down directly in between us.
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Here's pictures of my fallen banana plant. It fell about 2-2.5' from the ground. Even though the bananas arn't near ripening, I may be able to use them as green cooking bananas... anyone think that might be a bad idea as they're not close to being ripe yet?

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Ouch!

Josh, I based my "appears not as bad as feared" comment just based on news stories I could find online. Unless things get real bad, the news just hardly finds it worth to report on, I guess.

Also, as far as earthquakes, I have felt maybe 3 or 4 minor ones in my life and they were very short-lived periods of fun more than anything. It would certainly be a different matter if I lived in a part of the state where they were bad. Hurricanes don't discriminate as much and cover much wider areas.

Someone in another forum suggested that a well-engineered home could be more stable (or maybe he said just as stable) as a block home and that the best design was a dome-shaped hope, but that sure would be a challenge for square furniture and appliances!

Do you have a transfer box for your house to hook up your generator? I was without power for 36 hours this past January when we had a storm with 60mph winds and the mountains had heavy snow that brought down trees onto lines, etc. I have two generators and ended up hooking up refrigerators and one heater after 12 hours or so but that was a pain. I now have a transfer box, but haven't hooked it up yet. My neighbor is an electrical engineer and is going to be my supervisor when I hook it up.

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Old 08-20-2008, 11:35 AM   #32 (permalink)
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i hope all of yall in the path of fay are ok and doing well. will keep yall in my prayers.
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Harvey - don't want to hijack this thread but we have a transfer box that switches between the mains power, inverter battery back-up and 12 kw generator - works like a dream.

Josh - so sorry about your plants!

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Hey JP sorry about your plant hope fay gets on its way. I here it is just dumping up to 30 inches of rain. the plant on the lower right is a brazilian that got folded over after a tree limb fell on it. I proped it back up and put a splint on it. It started growing again and when the p-stem was strong enough I removed the splint. It seems to be doing alright but is a little stunted though. Maybe you could stand yours back up and splint it,worked on mine. Good luck Glenn
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Hehehe thanks Glenn, not sure about the terminology, but I already went out and assesed the damage, and was thinking the same thing. But I can clearely see the split from where the stem of the flower stalk (down at the split point) is broken from the remaining base of the plant.

Oh yes, it's dumping big time on us now. The eye was over us for a few hours and wind and rain subsided but now it's moved back into the ocean and the rain is coming I think harder than it was last night. At least our power got cut back on, but the generator is there just in case!!! Hope everyone else out there in this (or in the path of it) is safe! Hydrojeff, if you get this before it really starts to hit hard up your way in Orange City... HONKER DOWN!!!! This might only be a tropical storm, but it feels as though it's like Frances was 4 years ago!!!! I have a feeling though it's going right between us... I think it likes the space coast better LOL. Damn, I'm DEFINATELY planning on going to the treasure coast in a day or two to medal detect and see what might have been washed ashore from those spanish sunkin ships!!!!
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Here's a picture of my front yard, driveway, and the road in front of my house. The house in the picture is my neighbores though. When I walked out into it.. it's about 16" deep!

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A Cocos nucifera in their front yard? How long will that last?
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A Cocos nucifera in their front yard? How long will that last?
Probably 50 plus years. Coconut leaf structure is very well suited to withstand strong winds. The leaf petioles will get severed from the trunk before it can be uprooted. Unless the soil gives way, that is. But even if capsized, if enough roots are still in the ground, they will re-form new roots and grow in a leaning position. Similar to mango trees.
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