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Old 08-16-2008, 12:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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As of 1 am, 8/16, forecast models for tropical storm Fay remain unchanged in its predicted landfall on the west coast of Florida.
The storm is expected to cross over Cuba and then enter the Gulf on a NNW track, reaching Tampa Bay by late Tuesday.

And I just planted my frigin' Ice Cream for crying out loud!!!!




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Old 08-16-2008, 01:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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maybe it will go straight across florida or to alabama, you never know.
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Fay stay away! I am in the tampa area here are my pre-fay bananas
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Hope you all go unscathed. You could send the rain our way.
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Good luck to all the Floridians and Gulf Coasters! May your bananas stay strong and Fay stay weak!
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Fay swerved away 60 miles south of us last night thanks to the mountains and just gave us some rain. We have spent the morning taking out all the stuff we brought in - seems to be more than we started with I must say.

We think that Fay will go further south to Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, and then up to Pensacola and Mobile, rather than the projected course of Key West, Tampa and Savannah - but anything is possible as we all know.

Good luck everybody and Dean - be careful what you wish for at this time of year! lol!

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Hey ya'll,

Greetings from Mobile. Yep. Faye could swerve our way. Who knows which way these things wander. My wife went to the grocery store this afternoon. Said it was a zoo. The bread aisle was almost empty. The bottled water aisle looked as if sacked by Gheigis Khan. The news this evening showed a live spot from Lowes or HomeD. There was a lot of plywood being purchased.
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Yes, good luck to everyone in Florida or wherever she ends up going. Not growing up along the coast, hurricanes were new to me when I moved to Houston a few years back. We evacuated when Rita came through and that was about the worst experience of my life. I certainly don't want to repeat it any time soon. We lucked out with Eduoard a couple of weeks back and only got about 2" of much needed rain.


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Just an aside on your quote here, Dean. Where does the word unscathed come from? We've all heard it and probably used it all our lives but we only use unscathed. You always hear, "They escaped unscathed." You never hear of anyone being scathed! "Man that storm, wreck, etc. was terrible! Everyone was scathed!" I've just always found that to be an odd word-I'm not picking on you, Dean. Just a funny little thing of mine.
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Good luck Kenzie - not wishing it your (or anyones) way at all!!
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Just an aside on your quote here, Dean. Where does the word unscathed come from? We've all heard it and probably used it all our lives but we only use unscathed. You always hear, "They escaped unscathed." You never hear of anyone being scathed! "Man that storm, wreck, etc. was terrible! Everyone was scathed!" I've just always found that to be an odd word-I'm not picking on you, Dean. Just a funny little thing of mine.
I just thought it was a good word to use in this case. I even looked it up to make sure I spelled it right. Probally not proper grammar though. unscathed - definition of unscathed by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
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it looks it will make a landfall near Tampa as a strong tropical storm or hurricane. your bananas will get damaged! :'(
last week we had gusts here of 40 MPH and lots of leafs are now damaged here..
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Might sound stupid , but couldn't
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and tie it to the base. I think it
would be less wind damage.
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As of 1 am, 8/16, forecast models for tropical storm Fay remain unchanged in its predicted landfall on the west coast of Florida.
The storm is expected to cross over Cuba and then enter the Gulf on a NNW track, reaching Tampa Bay by late Tuesday.

And I just planted my frigin' Ice Cream for crying out loud!!!!




Has anyone ever wrapped their nanner in a poly tarp and tent staked it?

Rebar would work great but I'm broke. Good luck to you all as well.
this may not seem not aply but i have all my bananas in vary larf pots there alll 40gl to 60 gl pots i dig hols about 6" larger then the pots put the pots in the grownd then i place 2x4 on three sids back fill with durt by doing this you give yourself a realy stabal saport structure in which you can place shade cloths or as i plan to do this winter a nice miny green house but as the 2x4 are 3ft in to the grownd there vary stabal agenced high winds they don't have much surfice airea then you could rap them tightly with heavay tarps and id rap the hole thing with havy rops and tiye them donw to the grownd with long stakes out sid the pots i dont know how high a gale this would protect them but im sure it would servive at least a 100mil wind if your sunk the 2x4 at leas 3 ft if the nanas are tall well at least the forst would be deflected being that the holl structure is some what round and would there for let the wind theoreticly move smothly around them i hope that helps but for thos of your that live in marganal areas this is a realy good way to get stuff throw the winter but you have to moniter them morning and night to mantain the 55deg that is required to keep bananas growing you mite be serprised with such a smal green house at how fast they can heat up even on a cold day if thers plenty of sun i sapos you could add a heat sores but id realy wach that and defantly rember that watering could be problimatic if its farly cool but in zone 9 the grownd never frezes iven in cold winter so this works well for me hope that helped good luck and dont get hirt be safe ad go to high grown forget the nanas if its a mater of life and deth all be thinking about all of you my Bro lives in tampa so all be thinking about him any way! good luck!!!!
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Just an aside on your quote here, Dean. Where does the word unscathed come from? We've all heard it and probably used it all our lives but we only use unscathed. You always hear, "They escaped unscathed." You never hear of anyone being scathed! "Man that storm, wreck, etc. was terrible! Everyone was scathed!" I've just always found that to be an odd word-I'm not picking on you, Dean. Just a funny little thing of mine.

You've heard of a scathing report, yes? Scathed also is defined as: Defloration - an act that despoils the innocence or beauty of something...

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Old 08-18-2008, 12:17 PM   #17 (permalink)
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You've heard of a scathing report, yes? Scathed also is defined as: Defloration - an act that despoils the innocence or beauty of something...

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scathed - definition of scathed by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
I know we've hijacked this thread, but you're right Micro, I have heard of a scathing report. I just thought is was interesting that we all use unscathed a lot but couldn't think of any instances in which we used just the word scathed. Like I mentioned before, I wasn't trying to be critical of Dean, just a little quirk of mine I guess.

Good luck to all you guys and girls in FL! Hopefully you won't get much damaging wind.
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Ah, well now that they're able to measure the storm's pressure and temps again they've updated the track. Looks like it will make land fall as a Trop Storm, somewhere just north of Naples.

All plants are in the garage and I threw some bungee cords on rebar stakes and tied aroung my 'Ice cream.' I'm sure it will lose some leaves but hopefully it won't tople over.

Good luck to you all in Florida, and especially those of you in the south. For now at least Fay is not showing any intentions of becoming a Hurricane, so perhaps we will emurge "Unscathed!!!"
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Ha-Ha! Yes, let hope everyone emerges unscathed!!! However, if anyone does get scathed please show us some pics of what it means to be scathed! OK, I'll stop now. Hope everyone in FL if faring well.
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on satellite and radar it really looks lika an hurrican, it haves an eye but fay is on land, isn't it rare that a hurican/tropical storm forms an eye when it makes landfall?
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