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    has anyone been in florida during a hurricane ONLY 64 DAYS TILL DISNEY





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    We were there in 95, the hurricane was a bit of a windy morning with all the major parks closed. We went to wonderworks??? We also had a tornado the day before that was fun the kids played out in rain and wind

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    Yep. Been here for a few. Disney (and other places) will shut down if the weather gets too severe.

    One of the factors that you would need to consider is where you are staying. What are the chances that the place will shut down and tell you that you have to leave? That happened during Katrina, and people were literally stranded in the street.

    Best advert for a villa or staying with Disney that I've ever seen.

    Should you ever be here when a hurricane is forecast, you'll have loads of time to "prepare." You'll want some torches, water and non-perishable food. If you plan on the electricity being down, you'll be fine. That way if it isn't, you're good to go.

    When we lost power at our home, we evacuated to WDW! Checked into SSR and had a grand time. WDW has its own internal operations system so it was far better to be in their network than "out here!"






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    i have been here during a hurricane every thing shut people evactuated to centres was in a villa just sat all day watching the news





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    That's about all there is to do. When you live here you have other supplies in the ready. For instance we have battery powered fans, a HUGE cooler, battery powered radio and tiny television... Shelf stable meals...

    We try to keep the freezer on the empty side for the summer months... that sort of thing.






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    We were out and about in 2008 when a tornado was forecast, it didnt happen but it was reeeeally windy and very very wet. We were at AK at the time trying to get shelter, we got shelter from the wind and rain but all the drains got clogged up with leaves everywhere so it all flooded anyway! never been so wet in my entire life!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink, post: 219588
    That's about all there is to do. When you live here you have other supplies in the ready. For instance we have battery powered fans, a HUGE cooler, battery powered radio and tiny television... Shelf stable meals...

    We try to keep the freezer on the empty side for the summer months... that sort of thing.
    Just what we do for our snowstorms!! Except the freezer bit doesn't matter Tink, it's freezing We keep a good supply of wood and the pantry full!

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    Yes! That is so true Sister Tinkfan. Summer in FL is exactly like winter in the NE. You plan to stay indoors, don't plan outdoor activities with any certainty, have a supply of food and water standing by for weather events... the only real difference is that hurricanes come with more warning than blizzards.

    Once we got that bit figured out (that summer in FL was like winter in the NE) life became much more fun.






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