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Old 08-01-2020, 10:41 AM   #1
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Anything to worry about. Here is a weather alert from my phone. East coast of Florida.

Jayco Eagle 5Th wheel in St. Augustine.

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Old 08-01-2020, 11:10 AM   #2
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Storms

Interesting. I just checked the forecast for Daytona Beach, and they are under a hurricane warning. If youíre near the coast, donít forget about the storm surge.
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Old 08-01-2020, 11:28 AM   #3
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Retract the slides, retract the jacks, pull in the awnings, Tighten everything down as if I'm getting ready to head down the road. visually inspect to see if anything is going to fall or get blown on the MH..

See if the RV park has an emergency shelter, and what their plan is. If your in a storm surge area, leave, head inland to higher ground.

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Old 08-01-2020, 11:29 AM   #4
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There is approx. 60 miles between St. Augustine and Daytona Beach...I am wondering if the storm is expected to weaken as it moves north? Probably...I hope. I see the Daytona Beach area has a slightly higher wind speed.
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Old 08-01-2020, 12:06 PM   #5
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The spaghetti models have the storm track curving away from the coast, which is most likely why theyíre forecast to be stronger in the Daytona area. Thereís some uncertainty as to what the storm will do. Apparently itís moving into some drier air. That and the land should weaken it. On the other hand, the warm water along the coast is fuel for the storm.
Waiter21 has great advice, except for the lack of a recommendation on what brand of beer to buy.
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Old 08-01-2020, 12:31 PM   #6
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This is probably what it will be like.

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Thatís a classic!
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Old 08-01-2020, 02:11 PM   #8
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So far my weather app is holding as a tropical storm.

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Old 08-01-2020, 02:15 PM   #9
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Must be a bit scary to know you are sitting in an "ultralight" RV when the hurricane is coming.
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Old 08-01-2020, 02:30 PM   #10
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Well right now it is sunny and nice. Hoping for 35 to 45 mph winds.

Watching the weather channel we are all doomed.

Now if sharks start falling from the sky I agree, we are, in fact doomed.
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When plugged in, in a storm. I always disconnect the plug at the post until the storm passes.
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BTW - good idea.
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The Weather Channel is the WORST thing to watch any time a hurricane is headed in our general direction. To hear them tell the tell we're all about to die, or at the very least our homes to be destroyed - then they quickly mention that projected wind speeds are 45mph, which is really nothing to worry about. If you must watch the weather watch Tim Deegan's forecast - it tends to be more facts and less "your all gonna die". Personally I get my information from the National Hurricane Center. Cold hard facts, no hype, no ratings to worry about so no need to make things sound scarier than they really are. NHC.NOAA.GOV .

To answer the specific question, is this anything to WORRY about - no, your RV isn't going to flip over or blow away. But depending on exactly where you are you may want to take a few steps to protect your stuff. Bring in the awnings, secure light things that might blow away, if you're one of those folks that puts out a tent you might want to put that away. If you've got slide toppers you might want to bring in the slides when the wind starts blowing. Those in area area known for easy flooding might want to move inland a bit. This storm coincides with a full moon, so the already higher tides will be higher than normal due to the 'push' from the storm.
Be smart, but don't be worried.

I don't know where you are in St Augustine, but *I* can't think of a campground around there that regularly floods during an event like this. Downtown St Aug WILL have water in the streets because they have a drainage problem - the storm surge will push backwards through their storm drains. I assume you're camping somewhere, as opposed to live there, if that's the case ask the folks running the campground if they are expecting flooding from the storm - they should what's normal in their area. This particular storm is just barely a Cat 1 hurricane, and it's currently projected track up east of us in the ocean - that puts us on the weaker and smaller side of the storm. What that should mean is that we'll have a really long thunderstorm, not unlike what you've probably already been through - but it will last for several hours rather than the usual hour or so.
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Here is Miami - my phone app vs the Weather Channel is 1 or 2 categories less intense.

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