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So, here we canada goose coats are in hurricane season again. We were having a nice mild season without any storms, and then all hell broke loose. Well, if you can call good hanging around in weather of 97 degrees with a heat index of 112. We cannot figure out why they don’t just say it is 112 degrees but they simply refuse.

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There have been many power outages in all places from the storm. Florida Power and Light is reporting over 48,000 power outages on this second day of tropical storm Isaac and that is with FPL. We also have LCEC here which is Lee County Electric Co op. LCEC is always a better responder and they canadian goose jacket have fewer outages, which makes it much better for us to have LCEC.

Certainly Isaac is a bigger storm than most and it is not developing as quickly as most of them do. This means that it is still with higher pressure, around 994 mb. Higher pressure means it is not forming a definite center, or eye, to become a hurricane yet. However, now that it is traveling out over the warmer water of the Gulf without any more land in its path to break it down, it now has the chance to develop.

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This takes away a great amount of the problems of driving in the rain. The hazard of hydroplaning is gone along with the water poured onto your windshield as something as large as a semi passes. Such a blessing this is to people who spend their time on the road.

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Thirdly, you cannot usually leave your home, your sailboat, in your slip if you live at a yacht club. You must put your boat somewhere, not in the water, to insure its safety. It is called “on the hard”. The marina has a boat lift to take your boat out of the water (usually costs at least $500.00) and they put stands underneath Canada Goose Outlet of it on all sides to balance it. If you have never seen this, it is truly hard to imagine.

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Yesterday is an example of the work as I moved everything I wanted to not lose, if the worst happens, during a hurricane and the boat somehow goes down. I made trips all day up to the cars to take them to safety. By the way it is 1/8 of a mile from canada goose coats on sale the boat up the dock to the cars making the round trip 1/4 of a mile. I estimate that I walked over 3 miles yesterday by making at least 12 trips up the dock to the car.

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I spoke with a friend back at the yacht club this morning and she said the stationary dock is under 2 inches of water and it is not high tide yet. So we will wait until tomorrow to go back because we want to be rested to clean and we also do not want to run into any water over a road that we need. Because we live buy canada goose jacket on an island there will be water over the roads today especially at high tide. Tomorrow will be a different day.

Tomorrow we will be ready to do this again in reverse order. We will leave things tied as we are not going to go sailing until hurricane season is over this year and we do not want to tie it all up again. But we will clean it and move some stuff back and get back to life as normal on the boat by the end of the week.

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