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-- Chuck, a night driver (, September 14, 1999


I second the motion...and that goes for you Georgians and South Carolinians as well. Batten down the hatches everyone, we'll be anxious to hear how you've fared. Good luck and God bless you.

-- Jill D. (, September 14, 1999.

Thanks, Chuck.

9:00 am.

I posted last night on the y2k drill thread below. We live just east of Orlando, and this seems to be where all of those beach folks are evacuating to. We're pretty much locked down here. I will post updates as long as we have phone and electricity.

Interesting note: the main emergency evacuation center nearest here is a high school, and the county authorities just stated on tv that in high wind conditions, that is NOT the best place to go. They are recommending evacuees go to friends' and relatives' homes, a hotel, whatever. We are taking in a coworker of my wife. This coworker lives on a boat!

A while ago they announced a voluntary evac of all mobile- and manufactured homes in the area. East of here is an entire small town of nothing but mobile homes: Christmas, FL.

-- Spindoc' (, September 14, 1999.

Have had you all in my prayers and will continue to do so - like Chuck said, PLEASE keep us posted......

-- New Kid on the Block (, September 14, 1999.

TBY2K Floyd threads...


OT Bad boys bad boys, whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do when Floyd comes for you? (Weather URLs) 001Oev

Plan as if this hurricane (Y2K) is going to hit you 001P2n


OT: 1 Million Told to Evaucate For Hurricane 001P06

hurricane floyd ?-- & y2k awareness 001OvP

Floyd Over Our Heads 001PAC

Be well!



-- Diane J. Squire (, September 14, 1999.

See also... Prep Forum thread...

Time for Y2K Drill - Hurricane Floyd 001Oa8

-- Diane J. Squire (, September 14, 1999.

Anyone in Seabrook Island South Carolina? I gotta house down there! (Located in John's Island area) any info on evacs?

-- Billy-Boy (, September 14, 1999.

Here in central NC we've already had some rain from Floyd. One county in the NE part of the state has already announced a flood warning; they've had 10-12 inches of rain already.

-- Old Git (, September 14, 1999.

My parents, two sisters, and assorted nieces and nephews (all under 8) left the great midwest yesterday afternoon for arrival in Orlando this evening. Please keep us all posted!

Prayers to all--

-- yerfdog (, September 14, 1999.

Yerfdog, were they going to Disney World? It closed today for the first time in its 28 year history. :-(

-- Gayla (, September 14, 1999.

Yes, indeed, they were headed to see the Mouse. They've been planning this trip for two years. Now I can't get hold of them. It's gonna be a long night.

-- yerfdog (, September 14, 1999.

well- it'll be an exciting time for them- they don't get to see huricaines in the midwest. I know that we stumbled unaware into a huricaine on a camping trip- I had no clue one was coming....til I got wind of it the morning after our arrival- sayonara campground- it closed for the season after that. but- we had a blast anyway. Huricaines are an awesome force......would prefer not to get blasted by one at home however.......

-- farmer (, September 14, 1999.

I hate to be the one to break the news, but Orlando International closed this afternoon, and the last flight out was @ 5pm. And the entire Disney resort closed at 3 pm! : (

The airport closings (Orlando and others in the area) are causing huge ripple-effect delays at airports all over the US, with lots of unhappy travelers stranded at the gates.

I'm sorry the news couldn't be better.

-- Spindoc' (, September 14, 1999.

Well, they drove, but from what I understand, there's no gas or cash to be had. I'm not even sure what the status is on their guaranteed hotel room-- once FEMA steps in, all bets are pretty much off.

I just wish I knew where they were. They're not at the hotel-- but they're not at home, either.

-- yerfdog (, September 14, 1999.

My 18 yr old son is in Orlando.....alone, broke, hungry and SCARED.

I'm in Canada......I feel soooooooooooo helpless!!

There's not much news coverage on this up here, so I'm depending on the net for updates...please keep them coming.

-- Sheila (, September 14, 1999.


So far, it hasn't been any worse than a long evening of rain. No problems with power, water, etc. Just a night you should not be driving around in. The forcasts are getting better hourly. Our fortune, but further north will have more trouble. Is your son a student at UCF? Or at least near it? Are you in contact with him? If so, we can help; we have plenty of room here, close to the campus. Our email is real; I tried your email, but it got bounced back as undeliverable (maybe storm problems?) Let us know.

Andy & Jo

-- Spindoc' (, September 15, 1999.

Sheila, I wish I could help. How nice of Andy (Spindoc) to offer! Orlando is going to be just fine.

Yerfdog, things will calm down quickly in Orlando with the storm moving north. I'll bet they stopped in a hotel near the panhandle to see how things were going to turn out. Disney should open up again probably by Thursday, so maybe all won't be lost.

I heard a reporter today talking about Disney closing. He said, "Disney has never closed before, but this is NO Mickey Mouse storm." Corny, but cute. :-)

-- Gayla (, September 15, 1999.

7:45 a.m. Wed.

It looks like Orlando has dodged the bullet! No major problems, only a few outages. Now looking at Gert...

Good luck, folks to the north!

-- Spindoc' (, September 15, 1999.

"7:45 a.m. Wed.

It looks like Orlando has dodged the bullet! No major problems, only a few outages. Now looking at Gert... "

Are there any SWEETER WORDS?????

Thank God.....THANK GOD!!!!!!

And THANK YOU Spindoc, for your concern and offer of help for my "baby"....(Oh MAN! would he HATE to know I'd called him that!!!!) His phone isn't working, so I haven't been able to contact him. Last I was able to speak to him was yesterday afternoon, and he'd been able to borrow some cash from another student to fill his gas tank and buy some peanut butter. He wondered if he should head for Tampa, but I still don't know if he did or not...

I guess there is just no worry on earth like a Mom's worry......

-- Sheila (, September 15, 1999.

Kith and kin made it as far as a great-aunt's home in Gainesville last night-- it apparently took 7 1/2 hours to go the last 100 miles. They got the last two loaves of bread from the local grocery.

Thanks to all for your good wishes and prayers.

-- yerfdog (, September 15, 1999.


Check your email.

Your son is found, safe and sound. He did the right thing, even if he didn't do it the right way (he bugged out w/out telling you). Chalk it up to being 18. I was no better when I was his age, so I really can't (and won't) criticize. He seems to be a fine young gentleman; you should be proud that he has the "survivor" mentality. You raised him right. He'll do well.


Spindoc' & family,

-- Spindoc' (, September 18, 1999.

Yerfdog, glad they are OK! Did they get to see the mouse? :-)

Glad to hear that 18 year old is OK, too! :-) I have a 20 year old, and a 16 year old, and I know all about a "mom's worry!" LOL!

-- Gayla (, September 18, 1999.

Spindoc', what a nice thing to do!

-- Old Git (, September 18, 1999.

All's well that ends well!! Yes, Scott is safe and sound.....thank you Spindoc for your kind words about him. I guess I don't *really* mind the 700 new grey hairs this whole experience brought....

And btw, he REALLY appreciated the soup Spindoc!!!!

-- Sheila (, September 18, 1999.

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