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    Big into the exploration of Atlantic Hurricanes since Katrina came uninvited into his world, James (Jim) Gurley (JamesG161) has followed every Tropical Storm birthed in Atlantic, Gulf and Caribbean waters since. Being a boater, he knows that we often need more time to prepare than we get from the TV weather folk. Jim relies on the science of storm development to share early warning info with friends and fellow boaters.

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Invest 99L --> TD 9 --> TS Ida --> Hurricane Ida

Oct 22, 2014
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CAL 35 Cruiser moored EVERETT WA
I heard from Jim that NO lost power.
Feels a little early as the eyewall is still at sea.
 
Feb 14, 2014
5,624
Hunter 430 Waveland, MS
Eye hit land at 12pm CDT

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25 miles East of yesterdays dashed line spot.;)

Calm winds here now.

Dammit Jim...

PS: @kloudie1 oops not looking good for Baton Rouge.
 
Jun 14, 2010
1,710
TBD Looking for my next boat CT
This is crazy! Whoever built this dock and fish house should get a medal. Anyone who thinks about riding out a hurricane (rather than evacuation) should see this video.
 
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Feb 14, 2014
5,624
Hunter 430 Waveland, MS
We never lost power and home it fine.:clap:

Hurricane Ida turned northerly a bit too soon and hit New Orleans worse.

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Please continue to POST PICTURES HERE.

Jim...
 
Jun 21, 2004
1,852
Beneteau 343 Slidell, LA
Crazy times! Completed 30 hour evac (not by boat) approximately 150 miles East of home. Retuned home yesterday afternoon, minor roof damage with some shingles missing; no flooding. Boat did fine. Marina had approximately 6-7 foot surge, some due to sloshing effect when wind veered to SW on Lake Ponchartrain. No power, cable, & internet but generators are helping. Considering those less fortunate in SW LA, all is good here.
 

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Feb 14, 2014
5,624
Hunter 430 Waveland, MS
Last Hurricane Ida update...

Record Rain Fall in New York City and New Jersey.
Partially Flooded the Subways. 6 Died from the flooding.

Sour bite of Ida's Apple as Gulf of Mexico evaporated waters let go.:mad:
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Bad news still happening from Louisiana, with Gasoline stations out of service, from Electrical Power outages.

Long gasoline lines , with hours wait times, makes Tempers flare. Many driving to Mississippi for fuel.

Police are trying to direct traffic as localized congestions builds.

There are more police at gas stations than out in neighborhoods.

Nearly riots, I am not Joking.:facepalm:

One Sheriffs officers coined a name for the ill tempered people...

GAS-HOLES

For us, we have learned to top off fuel tanks and extra Jerry cans, whenever a Storm is within 3 days of a Gulf Storm.
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We have said so often...

Get Prepared Now!

Jim...
 
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Jan 1, 2006
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Slickcraft 26 Greenport, NY
Glad to hear from you Gulf guys. Sounds pretty bad.
Regarding the ride it out vs. evacuate plan I am convinced the GTFOOD option.
I really hope Jim's boat made out - just didn't need a repeat - Dam it.
 
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Mar 20, 2011
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Hunter 31_83-87 New Orleans
Crazy times! Completed 30 hour evac (not by boat) approximately 150 miles East of home. Retuned home yesterday afternoon, minor roof damage with some shingles missing; no flooding. Boat did fine. Marina had approximately 6-7 foot surge, some due to sloshing effect when wind veered to SW on Lake Ponchartrain. No power, cable, & internet but generators are helping. Considering those less fortunate in SW LA, all is good here.

glad u made out well. Was asking kloudie if he heard from you. All good on my end at MYH floating dock. Bent stanchion is all I got. House all good. Power out in Covington til yesterday. In gulf shores now on vacation.
 
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Jun 21, 2004
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Beneteau 343 Slidell, LA
glad u made out well. Was asking kloudie if he heard from you. All good on my end at MYH floating dock. Bent stanchion is all I got. House all good.
All things considered, we all made out very well. Could have been much worse. Fingers crossed for remainder of storm season. Haven’t heard anything from Kloudie; he’s been posting so must be OK.

Tons of seaweed floating in Oak Harbor; guess it’s going to take a few weeks to decompose & sink.