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Re: Frances

These storms are one after another. How long is the season? Seems like a
very disruptive way to live, but I suppose it is worth it to those who
enjoy the climate there during calmer times.


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> 5 PM advisory says she is headed west northwest of me and the highest 
> probability of my being within 65 nautical miles of the eye are 18 
> percent between now and 2 PM tomorrow. I can live with that. It means 
> lots of rain and gusty wind, but winds probably below 45 MPH. 
> My county, Sarasota, has been named one of two destinations for those 
> evacuating the east coast. The gas stations are already running on 
> empty, so it may get desperate if a couple hundred thousand refugees 
> show up. I managed to top off my tank with regular at a Shell station 
> today at $1.90 per. Previously, I had tried several of the discount 
> stations without success. If I had known I would have to settle for 
> regular, I would have bought it at the barn at cost as a payroll 
> deduction. 
> I've offered to house a couple of friends on the east coast, but as of 
> now, they say they are going to tough it out. I wish them luck. Problem 
> is once Frances gets there, they will not be able to get here [can't 
> got north, can't go west, can't go south--oh, well, hunker down]. 
> Island Jim 
> Southwest Florida 
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W 
> Zone 10a 
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C] 
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