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    Storm clouds are moving over the Jacksonville, FL area tonight. I'll top off my AA NiMH batteries tomorrow that I use in my Haiku's. When Wilma in '05 hit, I had power until after the storm had passed, then lost power for three days.

    I know a few Haiku owners in Gainesville, FL that might get a chance to use them soon in earnest.

    Good luck there in Maui.

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    Stay safe down there.

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    I would also have a solar charging rig or car charging capabilities. I am sure you do. Good luck, it looks like it may just be a strong tropical storm. Which can bring tons of water if it moves slow. As you know.
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    I initially clicked on this thread thinking it was about the two hurricanes we're facing this week in Hawaii since Don lives on Maui http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/categor...rricane-center . Luckily Madeline wasn't too bad. Hopefully Lester stays on its path towards the NW
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    Quote Originally Posted by Str8stroke View Post
    I would also have a solar charging rig or car charging capabilities. I am sure you do. Good luck, it looks like it may just be a strong tropical storm. Which can bring tons of water if it moves slow. As you know.
    I do have a solar panel, have never really tried it out; after a storm you tend to have more wind than sun though. Do have a boatload of primary AA's as a backup.

    Hope the islands get some rain but no damage. We could use the rain in NE Florida. We are about a foot low in rain for the year as of August.

    Had one outer band pass through. Got dark and quiet. No rain here though. Sort of like a solar eclipse. Guess it will be five more hours before the weather gets heavy.

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    Power remained on all night. No damage here at my place in Jacksonville. I am sure the distance between here and the eye of the storm made the difference. Still have two more months of storm season. Wilma didn't hit until October.

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    Lost power at 12:20 last night just east of Tallahassee. Hopefully it'll be back up sometime today.

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    I'm just south of Jacksonville in northern St Johns county. Lost power for a few hours but no damage issues around the house. 🏻

    Put the Torchlab v5 to work last night checking the roof and property a few times last night and early this morning after high wind periods and a few bumps from flying objects in the night.


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    From what I can find on the internet Lester is passing north of the islands. Close enough for some island excitement I guess.

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    Another day, another approaching storm. Lights, radio and supplies ready in Jax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajl View Post
    Another day, another approaching storm. Lights, radio and supplies ready in Jax.
    Looking at windyty.com , Matthew looks to be headed with trouble to spread. I hope everyone is safe and take care!!
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    Jacksonville got lucky that the storm pretty much stayed offshore of Florida. I think the winds here were stronger on the backside of the storm. No real damage at my place.

    My Haiku AA worked well at night.

    I really need to get a small portable generator and a propane bbq grill. Lost power twice, once through the afternoon & night and the 2nd time for a few hours after I had come from the grocery store with restocked perishable food. The "Beaches"/property has some damage as expected for a strong storm that raked the shoreline.

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    This storm is projected to circle around again and hit down south.

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    Recent post-tropical cyclone Matthew consensus models have it heading east... earlier some models had it circling back south... not now. Stay tuned... 🤔

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    Quote Originally Posted by U2v5 View Post
    Recent post-tropical cyclone Matthew consensus models have it heading east... earlier some models had it circling back south... not now. Stay tuned... 🤔
    Yes very unpredictable at this point!

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