• Storms Worth Remembering

    Posted on December 2nd, 2009

    Written by Wayne Brackin

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    Nowhere to Run

    Nowhere to Run

    Nowhere to Run If you are from a smaller place and you move to a bigger place, everyone in the smaller place likes to warn you about all the bad things that can happen to you in the bigger place.  When I was in the Navy I was stationed in the Washington DC area, which […]

  • Storms Worth Remembering

    Posted on November 6th, 2009

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    Great Storms

    One of the most fascinating, and terrifying storms was the Galveston Hurricane of 1900.  It was what would be called today an “extreme storm”, most definitely the storm of the century with a loss of life of officially 8,000 people.  A book that tells the story of how this tragedy unfolded, and how man’s arrogance […]

  • Storms Worth Remembering

    Posted on October 15th, 2009

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    Storm Fever

    Storm Fever   Sometimes, when you have a plan it is best to just stick to it.  There was this RV dealer who had done his best to prepare for a storm that was headed his way.  He had his insurance up to date, his lot clean and secure, all of his units prepared as […]

  • Storms Worth Remembering

    Posted on September 21st, 2009

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    Low Tech to the Rescue

    Low Tech to the Rescue   No piece of existing technology is as out of style as the lowly pay phone. If you can find one, you probably want to blast it with Purell before you put it to your ear. When someone sees you talking on one, they either feel sorry that you can’t […]

  • Storms Worth Remembering

    Posted on August 19th, 2009

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    The Naranja Lakes Men’s Club

    The Naranja Lakes Men’s Club   There is a pretty famous picture of a Royal Palm tree from Hurricane Andrew.  The tree is about 75 feet tall.  About 60 feet up there is a two by four impaling it.  That tree survived for many years with that piece of wood sticking out of it.  The […]

  • Storms Worth Remembering

    Posted on August 6th, 2009

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    Raining Cats and Dogs

    Raining Cats and Dogs For all the things we do to become expert at storm preparation, we have never been able to satisfactorily resolve what to do about the pets of essential staff.  We have tried, and failed, several times.  From a practical standpoint, sometime the only thing keeping a critical member of the team […]

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