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Hurricane Isaac Heading for South FL!!!

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by The_Gun_Guru, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. The_Gun_Guru

    The_Gun_Guru Build the Wall

    How are you preparing....gun-wise?

    I will be loading magazines for the AKs and the PMR-30. I am in Fort Lauderdale and don't expect a direct hit (unlike Wilma in 2005), but you never know.....the weather "guessers" (NOT forecasters!!!!) do get it wrong more often than they get it right.

    I will be prepared.....will you?

  2. Mr Spock

    Mr Spock Vulcan

    Jan 6, 2008
    Going to augment the immediate food/water prep this week. Security preps already done. Nothing else different. If it looks like a direct hit I'll decide whether I'll put up the shutters based on how strong. No chance this one is getting here as anything more than a cat 1 or so, though, so no evac and no shutters most likely.

  3. The_Gun_Guru

    The_Gun_Guru Build the Wall

    I agree.

    I was born here and can pretty much tell if a threat is imminent.

    We just bought this house this year and there are NO SHUTTERS.......and I am confident that we will NOT need them.

    But just in case, I will be loading mags on Saturday.

    Last edited: Aug 23, 2012
  4. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

    Nov 24, 2005
    We will be fine,.....we left Miami in the rear view mirror last year.

    To those in Florida, smart, be prepared, be safe.
  5. GAFinch


    Feb 23, 2009
    :shame: Those magazines should've already been loaded.

    I hope New Orleans doesn't get hit again.
  6. ca survivor

    ca survivor

    Dec 25, 2011
    going to the keys tomorrow to put things away and check on the boat, we have a townhouse there, hope it doesn't hit too bad, guns always ready LOL, Hurricane Andrew was tomorrow 20 years ago.
  7. Gun Guru, those nice people over there, they don't mean you any harm.
  8. The_Gun_Guru

    The_Gun_Guru Build the Wall

    I don't blame you!

  9. PhantomF4E


    Aug 24, 2010
    South Florida
    I lived through Andrew, I am always ready, even in January !!!!
  10. could never live in the south, hate heat and humidity so I dont have to worry so much about hurricanes but I will pray everyone remains safe.
  11. The_Gun_Guru

    The_Gun_Guru Build the Wall

    Here in Broward Wilma was actually worse than Andrew. I was ready then as well.....but not like I am now!:whistling:

    20 years will add a lot of guns and ammo to one's collection.

    Be safe everyone!

  12. engineer151515


    Nov 3, 2003
    Might be more of a future Florida panhandle / Alabama problem.
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2012
  13. poodleplumber


    Apr 23, 2009
    I fired up my generator to blow out the cobwebs, and bought enough gas for 36 hours. Everything else is done. This isn't a big enough blow to bother with the shutters. The only other thing I changed is moving my kayak trip from open water to a narrow, sheltered stream.

    I've lived in Florida for 50 years and I don't remember how many hurricanes. We have lost power for up to 10 days at a time, and had our home and business heavily damaged, but we got through all of them. Isaac is looking pretty wimpy compared to some of the more recent storms.
  14. The_Gun_Guru

    The_Gun_Guru Build the Wall

    I totally agree!

    I was born and raised right here in Broward and have survived them all......well, not ALL, I'm not even 50 yet:supergrin:.

    You are right, this one is going to come close but won't be a big deal.

  15. DonD


    Dec 21, 2001
    Central TX
    NO, NO, NO, FL has had a lot of water, send it to TX, we REALLY need it. We want Isaac!!!!!!!!!!! Yea, rah.

    The whole nation needs rain. Don
  16. DonD


    Dec 21, 2001
    Central TX
    I wouldn't say PA was humidity free. Each to his/her own. One of the reasons I left the mountains east of ABQ, NM was being tired of the snow. A recent year had snow on the ground from Mid Dec to early May and having the wind blow snowblower snow exhaust into my face was really getting old. Don
  17. No, but only July and August really then its good weather after and B4 that. Love the snow hate the heat and humidity...70-75 all year long would suit me fine lol and medium humidity
  18. caviteno_loco

    caviteno_loco Armed_Nurse

    Apr 10, 2010
    South FL
    Locked and loaded here in Miami. :supergrin:

    All I need is a few more cases of bottled water :whistling:
  19. The_Gun_Guru

    The_Gun_Guru Build the Wall

    I have a bottle of vodka and 30K rounds of ammo! All set here in Broward!

  20. poodleplumber


    Apr 23, 2009
    I prefer the bottled water that is amber colored and makes a head when you pour it. That other stuff has no flavor.