Getting the flock out of here - a diary of a crazy chicken man

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ozexpat, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    welcome

    now you are all caught up you can join in the discussion.

    we love input and suggestions. feel free to ask anything and question everything
     
  2. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm


    i am very nervous for your wife's family as the center of the storm will pass right over them. i will be thinking of the overnight here
     
  3. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks OZ
    as long as no one is killed all will be fine
    my wife has a stash at one of the local banks (her tip money from the inn)
    we may end up cleaning out the account so her family can make repairs
    i think the roof for the dirty kitchen out back will be a thing of the past
    the front 1/2 of the house is new this year so it "should" stay put .....time will tell
     
  4. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    As I have been preparing for this storm, people have been thinking I am a little crazy. Despite the second highest warning level (winds 85-135 mph) and a 1m storm surge, there are not any visible preparedness activity nor warnings issued by the local government. i hope i am over-reacting and no local lives will be lost
     
  5. gracie02

    gracie02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Be safe Oz!!!!!! I thought of you immedietly when I heard about the storm. They are saying it's the largest storm ever iin recorded history. Hoping you and your family stay safe. Diane
     
  6. topdycke

    topdycke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The storm surge is the real danger. Having been in a large city after a hurricane the worst part is the loss of 'conveniences' without electricity absolutely nothing works. If you are self sufficient and hunker down to shelter for the winds and rains and are out of a flood risk area then there is just the cleanup of all the stuff afterwards.
     
  7. topdycke

    topdycke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and having said that to be mindful of the wind load the structures you are in and around you will take...
     
  8. maryhysong

    maryhysong Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oz & Piglet, thinking of you and yours and hoping the storm does little damage to your families/properties. That is a scarey sounding storm. I've been through a hurricane, but by the time it got to me, almost 100 miles inland it wasn't too bad....
     
  9. Sally Sunshine

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    Satellite view of typhoon Haiyan (Colorado State)
    3:00 p.m. update (EST): The Joint Typhoon Warning Center has increased its estimate of Haiyan’s maximum sustained winds to 195 mph with gusts to 235 mph. The storm is now within a few hours of landfall in the central Philippines at peak intensity as among the most powerful storms witnessed anywhere in modern times. Widespread destruction, unfortunately, seems inevitable.
    Interactive tracking map (click on layers for different information overlays)
    From noon:
    Less than 12 hours from a devastating impact with the central Philippines (Friday morning local time), Super typhoon Haiyan has strengthened to mind-boggling levels. It is now among the most intense storms to form on the planet in modern records.
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    Hemispheric view of Haiyan (EUMETSAT Facebook page)
    The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) estimates maximum sustained winds are 190 mph, a marked increase from even Wednesday, when it reached Category 5 intensity, the top of the scale for tropical cyclones (i.e. hurricanes and typhoons).

    Oz are you there with Wife and children right now? Where are you located in point of contact? I will keep reading and see if I can figure it out, praying for everyone.
     
  10. Sally Sunshine

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