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Tiki-Toa
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Joined: May 30, 2004
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From: Somewhere on Planet Tiki
Posted: 2004-09-02 11:40 am   Permalink

Uncle Ben/Flounder/McDougal and all of the rest run for COVER!!!!!!!!!!! Man without a DOUBT this sucks! GO AWAY FRANCES!!!
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Agent45
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Joined: Jun 16, 2004
Posts: 5
From: Atlanta
Posted: 2004-09-02 11:57 am   Permalink

There is some absolutely beautiful bamboo furniture in a condo on Hutchison Island, owned by my girlfriend's father. I'll post a picture of at least the bar later. I guess it's only furniture though.

This really, really sucks. Badly.


 
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mrsmiley
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
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From: Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 2004-09-02 12:24 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-09-02 11:33, Lake Surfer wrote:
Seriously,

Will this put a halt to Hukilau?

This sucks. Damn weather.


As long as the airport is still there, I am planning on going!! But I am hoping for the best.


 
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cybertiki
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Joined: Jun 28, 2003
Posts: 234
From: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Posted: 2004-09-02 12:35 pm   Permalink

OK ... so now, we're whipped into a froth. Just got a call from my mother-in-law; she's having unspecified pains and wants to go to the hospital. Had to go four places this morning to find limes - what, hurricane coming, so there's a run on limes? Supermarkets are in total chaos. No gas anywhere in my area - completely sold out. All the ATMs are out of cash. Older lady in front of me in the supermarket is shaking and crying saying she doesn't know what to do. She's buying five loaves of bread and about 100 Oscar Mayer Wieners. It'd be laughable if it weren't so damned pitiful.

The media has a responsibility to warn the public - yes. However, you'd have to see the non-stop terrorizing that's going on the TV here with commercials for Publix and Home Depot well interspersed, to truly appreciate the difference between responsible public service and senseless and irresponsible reporting with the deliberate intent of inducing a panic. The media should report the news - not attempt to create news.

Again, I'm not in any way minimizing the danger - there is danger, and we need appropriate preparation. However, I think more people are likely to be injured or killed through the blind panic than any other single cause. I saw at least 4 nasty accidents while out trying to buy gas, and at least that many near misses by people in a rush to "get ready".

It still looks like it's going to be somewhere north of Fort Lauderdale, and I'm guessing we're going to have one hell of a tropical storm, but that we'll miss the worst of it. I'm wishing the best of luck to my friends up the coast, and if anyone needs help afterwards, don't hesitate to give me a call - my number is posted under "Occupation" in my profile.

Cheers!




 
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thejab
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tradewinds Apartments, Alameda, CA
Posted: 2004-09-02 1:13 pm   Permalink

The Mai-Kai must have survived Cleo in 1964. Let's hope she can survive this one too.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/weather/hurricane/sfl-1964-hurricane,0,2996670.story

The best of luck to pablus, kailuageoff, bree, cybertiki, and all the Florida gang. You're a brave lot!

And Frances, if you're listening, PLEASE spare the Mai-Kai!


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tiki_kiliki
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Joined: Apr 01, 2002
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From: Hamtown USA
Posted: 2004-09-02 1:30 pm   Permalink

We certainly hope and pray for our family in Ft. Lauderdale and surrounding areas. Of course, we certainly hope this does not effect Hukilau but we'll keep you posted as we see how this storm goes. I've been in touch with the Mai Kai today and Kern - I told him we were all thinking of them!
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Kailuageoff
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
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From: Honolulu Lounge,Lewes, DE
Posted: 2004-09-02 2:10 pm   Permalink

Cybertiki,
If we get the advertised 140 mph winds we may need your wahine to sew us some new clothes.
KG


 
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cybertiki
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From: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Posted: 2004-09-02 2:45 pm   Permalink

I just checked NOAA, and it's showing that most probable inland wind speed will be somewhere between 65-95 mph with maximum probable at around 120. So, I don't think you're going to lose your shirt just yet - I do hope you have the place at the Hawaiian Inn battened down however; winds right on the coast are going to be wicked.

I'm still waiting to see if this thing is coming straight across the Bahamas, or if it's going to track up the Atlantic side of the islands. There's still a possibility that it could head up the coast and miss all of us, but it's looking less likely by the hour. My greatest concern is for those in the Hobe Sound/Jupiter area, and across to Orlando. As of now I'm guessing this is going to be the track. I sure hope I'm wrong. In any case, I think we're all in for an amazing storm with some potentially dangerous gusting winds, and possible tornados in and around the area of the eye. This is one of the things that made Andrew so devastating.

Anyway, good luck, and if you DO lose your shirt, you know you're covered on the replacement!

Cheers!


 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2004-09-02 3:48 pm   Permalink

Kern at the Mai Kai says the structure is solid steel and no worries. The real issue will be the gardens. They prune things back as much as possible to help keep down the damage, but you never know.
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tikibars
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Joined: Apr 11, 2002
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From: Aku Hall, Chicago
Posted: 2004-09-02 4:05 pm   Permalink

Worst case scnario: we all spend the Hukilau weekend up on ladders rethatching the Mai Kai's roof for them. Count me in.

And as it says on the cover of the second best selling book in the galaxy: "Don't Panic".


 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2004-09-02 4:32 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the map update Sultiki. The first map yoo put up showed the cencer going about 2 miles north of my house.
On this map if you look about an inch below landfall at the words Port St Lucie, My house is right where the "e" is in Lucie. While this track looks better than your first, it Ain't pretty.This landfall is about half way between my house and FLOUNDERs house. He will get the worst of it as the "Right" side of the storm is always the worst.
Good luck FLOUNDER.
He's going inland somewhere and I'm staying put.
Later
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Kono
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Joined: Oct 08, 2003
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From: Orlando
Posted: 2004-09-02 6:51 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-09-02 12:35, cybertiki wrote:
OK ... so now, we're whipped into a froth. Just got a call from my mother-in-law; she's having unspecified pains and wants to go to the hospital. Had to go four places this morning to find limes - what, hurricane coming, so there's a run on limes? Supermarkets are in total chaos. No gas anywhere in my area - completely sold out. All the ATMs are out of cash. Older lady in front of me in the supermarket is shaking and crying saying she doesn't know what to do. She's buying five loaves of bread and about 100 Oscar Mayer Wieners. It'd be laughable if it weren't so damned pitiful.



I guess we're old hands at this hurricane biz here in Orlando. I went to Publix to get some dinner from the deli and there was no craziness, no shortages. They really stocked up today and at around 5:30pm they had tons of ice, pallets of water sitting everywhere and grocery carts full of batteries up front near the registers (even the dreaded "D" batts). Everyone was moving about fairly normally, the only clue that a big storm is coming is the inordinate amount of ice, water and beer seen in the grocery carts. I think most people are still stocked up from pre/post Charley.

Good luck everyone. All my paintings and prints are wrapped up. The electronics are wrapped up (the computer and TV will be done in the morning). The mugs are laid out on the carpet with a rug over them. The wooden tikis are tough enough for a little typhoon action.

The storm seems to be steering a little southward so Pablus and Tampa area ohana better take care. Nana Tiki, if you're reading this best wishes to you and Mike, it seems to be heading your way.

I'm heading north with my tail between my legs in the morning. Today I actually got offered a great place to stay and take shelter (my workplace) but it wouldn't have worked out too well for my dog. So we're headin' out. I hope everyone comes out of this A-OK.


 
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dogbytes
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
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From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2004-09-02 7:57 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-09-02 18:51, Kono wrote:
Quote:
Today I actually got offered a great place to stay and take shelter (my workplace) but it wouldn't have worked out too well for my dog.



gotta love a man who loves his dog! our thoughts are with you n your poochie ~ and all the Tiki Central Ohana in Frances' path..

elicia


 
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ikitnrev
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Joined: Jul 27, 2002
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From: D.C. / Virginia
Posted: 2004-09-02 9:03 pm   Permalink

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Worst case scenario: we all spend the Hukilau weekend up on ladders rethatching the Mai Kai's roof for them.



Perhaps we could do this on the following Sunday? The idea of watching the Mai Kai dinner show and savoring drinks late into the night, under an open night sky, with an almost full moon and stars shining above does sound appealing.

or, instead of a new thatched roof, Kern could just have Wayne Coombs build a gigantic fiberglass tiki head to cover the entire Mai Kai restaurant -- it could be a glowing lighthouse-like beacon that all the boats (and cars driving on I-95) could use to navigate.

Vern


 
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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
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Posted: 2004-09-02 10:07 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-09-02 15:48, Swanky wrote:
Kern at the Mai Kai says the structure is solid steel and no worries. The real issue will be the gardens. They prune things back as much as possible to help keep down the damage, but you never know.




Well that sounds good... how about the hotel? I hope the boats in the marina don't get tossed about.

Fingers crossed... twice... and hoping the next
2 1/2 weeks are hurricane free!

Take care of yourselves Florida TC'ers!!!!

[ This Message was edited by: Lake Surfer on 2004-09-02 22:14 ]


 
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