That's surreal. Be safe, Sister.
= DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR =
Last edited by Dreamtimer, 10th October 2018 at 22:16.
Whew, I was watching that thing still intensifying as it moved in, and it was damn spooky. It reminded me of Andrew, and his kid sister Katrina. He came ashore right at a quaint little beach town called Mexico Beach, where my wife and I spent a nice beach holiday several years ago. Beautiful place with great fishing, or it was... I doubt the cottage we stayed in made it for instance.
I helped build big custom homes further down south in the St. Pete/Clearwater area of the Gulf Coast from the mid 80's through the late 2000's, most either near, or right on the beaches, and in general whether a structure lives or dies in a monster like this depends heavily on how and when they were built. In Florida anyway.
Florida radically upgraded their state building codes after the catastrophic damage from Andrew back in '92, a complete overhaul of how we used to do it, with an especially heavy focus on roof framing, and extensive tie downs from roof down to the foundation. I think the ones built after these changes were implemented will fare well, I personally would have ridden out a monster storm like this in any one of those that we built (after the changes that is), but the ones built before '92 are in deep ka ka...
Last edited by Fred Steeves, 10th October 2018 at 23:04.
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