Recent Topics
Stick with OEM or try aftermarket?
by Nav45 - 09/21/19 04:25 PM
Body Shop guys, what should I expect to pay?
by dwcopple - 09/21/19 03:59 PM
What Vehicle and Trailer to Tow Tractor?
by lancerplayer - 09/21/19 03:40 PM
Garage high humidity floor wet vehicle inside.
by littleant - 09/21/19 03:34 PM
[NEW] Carquest 95515 / Fits MB GLA/CLA
by SlavaB - 09/21/19 03:23 PM
KENDALL GT-1 HIGH PERFORMANCE SYN BLEND 5W-30
by OilReport99 - 09/21/19 03:02 PM
Weekend detail
by gregk24 - 09/21/19 02:32 PM
Valvoline Premium Blue 8600 ES 15W40
by 53' Stude - 09/21/19 01:20 PM
Axle shaft seal leak?
by aquariuscsm - 09/21/19 01:14 PM
Refills for Denso Designer wipers
by mclasser - 09/21/19 12:45 PM
What make steering wheel hard to turn
by Rohan - 09/21/19 12:43 PM
Z55 coil spring options
by LeakySeals - 09/21/19 12:28 PM
diy AA Solar charger?
by earlyre - 09/21/19 11:53 AM
Would you worry about this tire for 6K miles?
by MoneyJohn - 09/21/19 11:34 AM
TCW3 fuel mix
by otis24 - 09/21/19 10:44 AM
FRAM XG4967 C&P ~18,000 kms
by mcwilly - 09/21/19 10:16 AM
Any reason not to use high mileage formula oil?
by jimbrewer - 09/21/19 10:03 AM
Holley carb only works on cold engine
by liberty - 09/21/19 10:01 AM
turbo cool down
by mobilaltima - 09/21/19 09:04 AM
Newest Members
OilReport99, TungGT, ErikLeifson, Kinnes25, Bamajoe
69348 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
93 registered members (Alex_V, aquariuscsm, addyguy, andyd, ArrestMeRedZ, 11 invisible), 2,363 guests, and 32 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics294,871
Posts5,068,357
Members69,348
Most Online3,532
Jul 30th, 2019
Donate to BITOG
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 2 of 3 1 2 3
Re: Hurricane Michael [Re: 02SE] #4893780 10/11/18 10:27 AM
Joined: Mar 2015
Posts: 1,632
S
SeaJay Offline
Offline
S
Joined: Mar 2015
Posts: 1,632
Not sure why everyone is posting about a tropical storm. This hit the panhandle as a Cat 4 hurricane, that was only a few hairs short of a Cat 5. Very rarely does a hurricane of this magnitude hit the mainland with those wind speeds.

I have lived on long island for many a year, and have sat through many a northeaster. They do not compare to this hurricane.

Re: Hurricane Michael [Re: SeaJay] #4893807 10/11/18 10:59 AM
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 3,119
A
alarmguy Offline
Offline
A
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 3,119
Originally Posted by SeaJay
Not sure why everyone is posting about a tropical storm. This hit the panhandle as a Cat 4 hurricane, that was only a few hairs short of a Cat 5. Very rarely does a hurricane of this magnitude hit the mainland with those wind speeds.

I have lived on long island for many a year, and have sat through many a northeaster. They do not compare to this hurricane.



Because some people are commenting about the Tropical Storm Michael where they live.
There is no more Hurricane Michael, it was over yesterday.

A Tropical Storm is no different and less severe in some cases then the noreasters on Long Island.

People up north think South Carolina ( as I did having grown up on LI and spending most my life there) gets worse storms but since living here in SC for 12 years now that to me, Long Island gets worse storms then SC or no different and being we choose to live away from the coast, well for 12 years now, the absolute longest period of time we ever went without power was less then 4 hours in 12 years! and I am not even sure if it was a storm related outage.

So today the center of Tropical Storm Michael passed literally right over our roof from 4 AM to around 10 AM, it was a big yawn, my first Tropical Storm and lights didnt even blink, heck not even debris in our yard, think summer thunderstorms are worst. Is it windy? YES, but nothing more or less (and maybe less) then a Long Island cold front or fast moving noreaster.

I honestly would not have minded losing power for a while, I have a state of the art wifi home network and modem (in my eyes) set up with a robust power back up, but darn it, we never lose power *LOL*

Last edited by alarmguy; 10/11/18 11:12 AM.

14 Road King (current)
08 VStar 1300 Tourer
07 Suzuki C50
Re: Hurricane Michael [Re: 02SE] #4893809 10/11/18 11:00 AM
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 3,119
A
alarmguy Offline
Offline
A
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 3,119
deleted

Last edited by alarmguy; 10/11/18 11:00 AM.

14 Road King (current)
08 VStar 1300 Tourer
07 Suzuki C50
Re: Hurricane Michael [Re: alarmguy] #4893871 10/11/18 12:03 PM
Joined: Mar 2015
Posts: 1,632
S
SeaJay Offline
Offline
S
Joined: Mar 2015
Posts: 1,632
Originally Posted by alarmguy
Originally Posted by SeaJay
Not sure why everyone is posting about a tropical storm. This hit the panhandle as a Cat 4 hurricane, that was only a few hairs short of a Cat 5. Very rarely does a hurricane of this magnitude hit the mainland with those wind speeds.

I have lived on long island for many a year, and have sat through many a northeaster. They do not compare to this hurricane.



Because some people are commenting about the Tropical Storm Michael where they live.
There is no more Hurricane Michael, it was over yesterday.

A Tropical Storm is no different and less severe in some cases then the noreasters on Long Island.

People up north think South Carolina ( as I did having grown up on LI and spending most my life there) gets worse storms but since living here in SC for 12 years now that to me, Long Island gets worse storms then SC or no different and being we choose to live away from the coast, well for 12 years now, the absolute longest period of time we ever went without power was less then 4 hours in 12 years! and I am not even sure if it was a storm related outage.

So today the center of Tropical Storm Michael passed literally right over our roof from 4 AM to around 10 AM, it was a big yawn, my first Tropical Storm and lights didnt even blink, heck not even debris in our yard, think summer thunderstorms are worst. Is it windy? YES, but nothing more or less (and maybe less) then a Long Island cold front or fast moving noreaster.

I honestly would not have minded losing power for a while, I have a state of the art wifi home network and modem (in my eyes) set up with a robust power back up, but darn it, we never lose power *LOL*


Silly me!. Title of thread is hurricane Michael, video is of the hurricane. Didn't realize the topic had changed midstream and we were discussing something different.

Re: Hurricane Michael [Re: 02SE] #4893954 10/11/18 01:34 PM
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 3,795
G
gman2304 Offline
Offline
G
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 3,795
^ Exactly, it was just a couple mph from being a cat 5 when it made landfall! It was a monster Hurricane.....until it wasn’t. Sadly, several lives lost and a lot of homes, businesses, infrastructure destroyed. Many crews are being sent to Fl and Ga from NC to help. N.C. was on the receiving end a month ago, and is still recovering, but it’s heartwarming to see them on the local news preparing to leave and to give aid where needed.

Re: Hurricane Michael [Re: 02SE] #4894092 10/11/18 04:31 PM
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 23,159
Mr Nice Offline
Offline
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 23,159
alarm guy,

That's easy for you to say all that cause you are not on the coast where and when a hurricane hits.

Columbia, SC is far from the coast.

Re: Hurricane Michael [Re: 02SE] #4894100 10/11/18 04:47 PM
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 8,773
C
Cujet Offline
Offline
C
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 8,773
I do love Florida, but this kind of thing is rather stressful and Florida has more than it's fair share of hurricanes. Having experienced a few direct hits myself, I feel for the people hit hard by the storm.


People who count on their fingers should maintain a discreet silence.
Re: Hurricane Michael [Re: Cujet] #4894148 10/11/18 06:32 PM
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 3,393
R
rshaw125 Offline
Offline
R
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 3,393
Originally Posted by Cujet
I do love Florida, but this kind of thing is rather stressful and Florida has more than it's fair share of hurricanes. Having experienced a few direct hits myself, I feel for the people hit hard by the storm.


There's no where a storm can hit Florida that has not been heavily developed. Same here in NC. Subdivisions built in flood plains.


2012 Porsche Carrera S
2016 Ford Edge 2.0
2002 Taurus Vulcan SOLD
2006 Explorer SOLD
Re: Hurricane Michael [Re: 02SE] #4894246 10/11/18 08:27 PM
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 6,771
DoubleWasp Offline
Offline
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 6,771
Florida has learned a lot of lessons about hurricanes. Most of them were hard lessons, but life goes on. Been dealing with these most of my life. All you can do is prepare, and strategize.


07 Lincoln Navigator M1 0w-40/FU
68 Charger R/T / Supercharged 440 VR1/DBL7349
07 Ram 3500 4x4 / Cummins 6.7 /DBL7349
17 Maserati GranTurismo Cabrio
Re: Hurricane Michael [Re: 02SE] #4894252 10/11/18 08:36 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 14,308
T
tig1 Offline
Offline
T
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 14,308
We just stayed at the Aqua Condo near Pier Point in PCB for 8 days. Left just before the storm and stayed at my sons place in Gainesville.


2007 Ford Fusion 247,000 miles
M1 5-20HM
2017 Ford Fusion 75K
M1 0-20EP
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF and Valvoline LV
M1 10-30 in all OPE
MC filters

Re: Hurricane Michael [Re: 02SE] #4894259 10/11/18 08:45 PM
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 3,795
G
gman2304 Offline
Offline
G
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 3,795
My power went out at 2:30 pm today. It’s still out 7 hours later. A huge Oak tree fell one block over and the power company is swamped with outages. My house is the only one in the neighborhood with power thanks to my hard wired generator I installed 18 years ago after an ice storm cut the power for 3 days. I loaned a neighbor my small HF generator to power his refrigerator and a couple of lights. I don’t use my generator often, but when needed it’s a God send!

Re: Hurricane Michael [Re: gman2304] #4894622 10/12/18 11:07 AM
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 10,467
S
spasm3 Offline
Offline
S
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 10,467
Originally Posted by gman2304
My power went out at 2:30 pm today. It’s still out 7 hours later. A huge Oak tree fell one block over and the power company is swamped with outages. My house is the only one in the neighborhood with power thanks to my hard wired generator I installed 18 years ago after an ice storm cut the power for 3 days. I loaned a neighbor my small HF generator to power his refrigerator and a couple of lights. I don’t use my generator often, but when needed it’s a God send!


I'm on generator power now, power has been off since last night. A lot of flooding and trees down everywhere.

Running my well pump and whole house on an 8k portable, its older and uses a lot of fuel no load control. I'm looking to get a new one.


13 elantra 78k 5w30 synpwr
03 chevy avalanche 83k synpwr 5w30
17 mazda cx-5 12300 miles m1 0w30
Re: Hurricane Michael [Re: 02SE] #4894697 10/12/18 12:49 PM
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,153
ArrestMeRedZ Online Content
Online Content
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,153
Saw a helo video from a flyover of Tyndall AFB. Extensive damage. I wouldn't be surprised if they closed the base, and moved the bit of operations they have there down the road to Eglin or Hulbert AFB.

A static display F-15 was flipped over on it's back. Hangers had the roofs blown off, aircraft inside were covered in debris, and it looked like one F-16 drone was partially on top of another.

if the base had that much damage considering the construction standards, I imagine the town is just devastated.

Re: Hurricane Michael [Re: 02SE] #4894750 10/12/18 01:53 PM
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 23,159
Mr Nice Offline
Offline
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 23,159
They will rebuild just like Homestead Air Reserve Base got rebuilt after Andrew in 1992.


Re: Hurricane Michael [Re: ArrestMeRedZ] #4894754 10/12/18 01:55 PM
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 404
P
Pew Offline
Offline
P
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 404
Originally Posted by ArrestMeRedZ
if the base had that much damage considering the construction standards


No more cushy hotels for them laugh

Last edited by Pew; 10/12/18 01:55 PM.
Page 2 of 3 1 2 3
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™