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Charley is a cat 4 now with 145 mph winds and will be a direct hit on Tampa soon.

The west coast of Florida hasn't had a big bad hurricane for a looooong time and the devastation could be bad.
 

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145 mph winds, Yikes.
Gives new meaning to the term "blown away"

I hope things go as well as can be expected with a storm of this magnitude.
Batten down the hatches in the trailer park
 

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WOW...
Looks like they're going to get blasted...
Praying for a change in the winds to blow that nasty thing out to sea....
doesn't look that way, though...
Be strong, Floridians...
 

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My Bro-inlaw and family are stuck in Orlando. They went down on vacation last Saturday and they were supposed leave tomorrow and my wife doesn't know what happened to them yet......

We have their dog still though......
 

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From a pic I just received in my email from a friend that lives down that way in Florida, everything looks normal in the picture, but it is raining. If I get any other updates I'll let you know.
 

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Well, I live in the heart of Tampa, and according to the most recent doppler report, we dodged the big bullet! Presently, the strom is to the east of us, we should "only" get hit with about 75MPH winds. No Problem, I have sneezed with more force that that! But we are still watching, hurricanes are crazy things, you never can tell.
 

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Hopefully their are no tornados that follow this monstrous storm. God bless all floridians.
 

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Well boys, I live in Wauchula, Fl., 52 miles north of where Charlie came on land. To put it bluntly, Charlie kicked our ass. Sustained winds of 145MPH+ for over 30 minutes with gusts up to 165MPH. This place looks like downtown Baghdad. Can't say enough praise for the relief workers that came in here to help.
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My good friend from Scott Trucking here in georgia took 9 tandem axle dump trucks there to help with cleanup. I talked with him on saturday and he said I would not believe how bad the storm was. He also said the news has not shown the worst of the storm damage. Hope ya'll are ok.

Mark
 
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