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jdcpa

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The latest forecasts all have my house hit by the storm center somewhere around daybreak on Monday. Which way should I point my 10' & 12' dishes before the power goes out or I have to leave?

My V-Zone house location is ~5ft above mean sea level, with ground floor only about 19" above that. Storm surge less than 6' deep in the house is highly unlikely unless the actual path is wildly off the current forecast. It could easily be 10' or more deep where I'm currently sitting if the actual path is a bit more to the west, with more of storm remaining over the Gulf, or if movement remains slow, causing wind out of the southwest to last longer.

In any event, likely no BUD TV for me for a very long time, if ever. If that looks like will be the case, then I will probably be selling eventually 1 HD+, 2 ME, 1 DJ-1997 and 1 RS-1933. The AZBoxes are already packed more safely upstairs than most things, likely to survive even if the roof does not unless water depth is more than ~10'. The Manhattans will remain in use until close to when I must leave, so might not get safely packed away first.

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Hurricanes Hermine and Irma 28N paths. C Norsats: 8115 on Corotor II on 10' mesh; 5215G5 X2 on Bullseye I on 12' mesh.
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I wish you the best of luck in this hellish storm. Get your valuables and your pets and get the heck out of town. If you have the time, you may want to remove your lnbs from the dish and take them with you.
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Which way should I point my 10' & 12' dishes before the power goes out or I have to leave?


Birdbath (straight up).

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Finding a detailed storm track after the fact is proving difficult. The storm center was very close is as much as I know. The long period over land before getting here, and center staying as far east as long as it did weakened its west side enough and kept onshore wind away long enough to avoid surge flooding here. Power in the neighborhood was restored in less than 24 hours, but trees on power lines kept my street without power until Wed. AM. Outside other than the major mess on the ground from my oak trees, the only evident damage is one section of one roof shingle landed on my stoop. Inside is more complicated. I never got the EC structure replaced after the Hermine flood, so now that I have had to move all the electronics and so much else upstairs is the ideal time to do something about it. I have temporarily reinstalled one Monterey on the 10', have the RS-1933 playing C/Ku 10', plus CH & CV on the 12' parked @97W, and one ME playing CH & CV on the 12' plus C on the 10'. The rest really needs to wait until I can get a new EC structure, which could take quite some time to come up with.
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Yeah, I am back up. Power was restored about 4 PM and Charter Cable ran a temp RG6 line a little better than a quarter mile to give me service until they run new feeders from pole to pole. And to think, I moved from S. Florida to get away from this!
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