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    It's a feature! :cool:
     
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      Where's everybody going? Hey wait for me.
       
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      Just one of the many reasons I won't use Facebook. <snort>

      I really liked the part about "secured to cabinets" reasoning.

      The picture below shows the famous "The Last House Standing" in Gilchrist, TX on the Bolivar Peninsula, after Hurricane Ike. It was built explicitly to withstand a Cat 5 hurricane. The other 200 homes were not. Their dishwashers were securely secured to the kitchen cabinets, tho.

      The owner lost his previous home 3 years earlier on the same lot to Hurricane Rita. A retired electrical engineer, he had a Galveston engineering firm oversee the rebuild. The house sits on 14-foot steel column stilts that are secured 20 feet into the ground and raises the ground floor 22 feet above sea level.

      It should be noted that Hurricane Ike storm surge ruined every kitchen appliance in the house, including the dishwasher.

      They successfully protected important pictures and other valuables inside several waterproof Pelican cases.

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      Everybody's gluten-free, until a hurricane comes.

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      Starting to look like a ghetto around here with all the boarded up houses...


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      I actually read the comments on FB to know it was bogus...:p.....yeah the attach to other cabinets was a hoot....LOL
       
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      The Onion just isn't as inventive and creative as the NYT or the Washington Post these days.
       
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      The Southernmost Point Cam in Key West.

      Every now and then you might see someone drive by, or even walk up to the marker and take a picture.

      Yeah, those people are gonna die.

       
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      Future dead people
       
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      It's only going to get worse.
       

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      Insurance Adjuster: So .. Mr Rodriguez, please tell me again .. exactly how did your vehicle wind up on AIA?
      Mr Rodriguez: Ahhhh ... I dunno ... I'm not sure .... my wife thinks it just floated down there on it's own.
      Insurance Adjuster: Floated? On it's own? .... 36 BLOCKS!?!?
      Mr Rodriguez: Ahhhh ..... maybe someone stole it!?


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      Whew what a night it's a mess here in Lakeland most without power, i was lucky, still have power, but lost 1/3 of the tree in my front yard and the fence in the back yard. Now if I could only find my chainsaw.....


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      How exactly do we come up with damage estimates for these storms BEFORE they're even over? Feels like these events are turning into money grabs ..

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