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Wilma... wonderful, just wonderful

Discussion in 'Storm Watch' started by Rick Murchison, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. Rick Murchison

    Rick Murchison Trusty Shellback Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Gulf of Mexico
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    Already they (the weather guessers) have Wilma coming into the Gulf as a full blown hurricane, aimed at Mobile. Again. Could go anywhere from Beaumont to Tampa.
    Here we go again...
    Rick
     
  2. SuPrBuGmAn

    SuPrBuGmAn Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tallahassee, FL
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    Just in time for the Megadive too.... :(
     
  3. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
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    Looks like she's gonna shake up The Bay Islands and Belize, then go on to hit Cozumel and Cancun at the end of the week. I guess there will be divers on the Honduran and Belize islands as well as the Mexican sites as she does, but what amzes me is that trourists will think about flying into these place right before she hits - or arrive without checking.
     
  4. Natasha

    Natasha Dive Travel Professional

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Chicagoan living in Texas
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    I hope they don't do anything stupid like close the airports here again. What a mess that was! With the upcoming WS here, a hurricane is the last thing we need.
     
  5. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
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    You don't think it a good idea to close airports when a hurricane approaches?

    I suppose all the planes are flown out of harms way at the last prudent moment, and personnel want off to hide from the fury. You just want to leave the gate open for looting...??
     
  6. Natasha

    Natasha Dive Travel Professional

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Chicagoan living in Texas
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    Well, Don, IF a hurricane is indeed approaching then I would like to see airports close. But, until 'they' are sure which way the darn thing is going, 'they' need to make better calls before doing this. Several senior citizens ran to the airports here to leave, and were stuck in wheelchairs and in lines, for hours. In the 15 years that I have been a travel agent, and in the over 30 years a traveler, I have NEVER seen such a MESS at the airports. Let's try to be a bit more sure before evacuations are called and airports are closed.
     
  7. lilycat

    lilycat Nassau Grouper

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    I'm tired of hurricanes - can we get off this ride? Where is the exit? I guess we'll be glued to the news for just a little bit longer this year. hmph.
     
  8. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
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    We have evacuees who left there for the High Plains here who feel the same and ain't going back. Rush hour here means not making every light going thru town. :D
     
  9. Tavi

    Tavi NAUI Instructor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Rochester, NY
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    I'm playing the odds!! Grand Bahama got hit twice last year. I figure they're not due again for a long time!!

    I leave Saturday for 2 weeks there!! :D
     
  10. dlndavid

    dlndavid 私は寿司およびアジア女性を食べるだScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: California Norte
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    Looks like this year's season is going long. Time for another "batten down the hatches"
     

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