[E-Type] Hurricane Dennis

Hello,

Things look rather dismal here as Dennis is forecast to hit in a few days.
I am in the Panhandle of FL - Fort Walton Beach. I am fearful of the
potential damage to my five Jaguars, my Rolls Royce, my airplane and my two
homes.

Don Hawley
2 E-Types
1959 MK I
1987 XJ6
1989 XJS
1974 Rolls Royce
1968 Cessna 172I

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In reply to a message from DONALD HAWLEY sent Sat 9 Jul 2005:

Don,

I’ll keep my fingers and toes crossed for you. One idea:
Have you got a few friends that can help move the cars to a
protected place, perhaps an indoor concrete public garage or
covered shopping center car park? Short of trying to scatter
them about to minimize the loss, I’m afraid I don’t have
much good advice.
I hope your babies are insured.
If it was my airplane, well, I know how I’d be leaving town!
Best of luck. Head down!
Randy '68 OTS–
Randall Harris
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In reply to a message from DONALD HAWLEY sent Sat 9 Jul 2005:

Don,

I’ll keep my fingers and toes crossed for you. One idea:
Have you got a few friends that can help move the cars to a
protected place, perhaps an indoor concrete public garage or
covered shopping center car park? Short of trying to scatter
them about to minimize the loss, I’m afraid I don’t have
much good advice.
I hope your babies are insured.
If it was my airplane, well, I know how I’d be leaving town!
Best of luck. Head down!
Randy '68 OTS–
Randall Harris
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In reply to a message from DONALD HAWLEY sent Sat 9 Jul 2005:

Don,

I’ll keep my fingers and toes crossed for you. One idea:
Have you got a few friends that can help move the cars to a
protected place, perhaps an indoor concrete public garage or
covered shopping center car park? Short of trying to scatter
them about to minimize the loss, I’m afraid I don’t have
much good advice.
I hope your babies are insured.
If it was my airplane, well, I know how I’d be leaving town!
Best of luck. Head down!
Randy '68 OTS–
Randall Harris
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In reply to a message from DONALD HAWLEY sent Sat 9 Jul 2005:

Don,

I’ll keep my fingers and toes crossed for you. One idea:
Have you got a few friends that can help move the cars to a
protected place, perhaps an indoor concrete public garage or
covered shopping center car park? Short of trying to scatter
them about to minimize the loss, I’m afraid I don’t have
much good advice.
I hope your babies are insured.
If it was my airplane, well, I know how I’d be leaving town!
Best of luck. Head down!
Randy '68 OTS–
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I am in the Panhandle of FL - Fort Walton Beach. I am fearful of the
potential damage to my five Jaguars, my Rolls Royce, my airplane and my two
homes.
Don Hawley


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In reply to a message from DONALD HAWLEY sent Sat 9 Jul 2005:

I hear ya, Don. This one is heading right for your area and will
probably strengthen over the Gulf’s warm waters. I’m about 7 hours
down and inland - that’s a long way, but you and any of those items
will be sheltered if you want to come here. Without moving them
out, the best you can do is have a good insurance policy,
reinforced garage, and are on high ground.–
Ginger, 1971 SIII 2+2, 1966 SI OTS
Central Florida, United States
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In reply to a message from Ginger sent Sat 9 Jul 2005:

I want the NWB to name the next one GINGER. You guys be safe and
remember the cars can be fixed–you can’t.–
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Ginger, 1971 SIII 2+2, 1966 SI OTS


George Camp
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Hello,

Thanks to all concerned.

Randall - I cannot fly the airplane out as I have to drive my 95 year old
Father and another person.

Thanks for the invite Ginger.

The Jaguars made out ok and had no damage during Ivan.

Things get real crazy here the closer it gets. People get very nasty and
drive like maniacs. Most of the gas stations ran out of gas yesterday and
there were long, long lines. Gas here was $2.16 a gallon. Yesterday, many
stations raised their prices to well over $2.30 and I saw one that raised
from $2.16 to $2.49! I thought price gouging was illegal.

The cars and the airplane are WELL insured, as are both houses. We will
drive north and stay in a house we have at a grass strip. Not very far
away, but a much more substantial house than this one and a little further
inland.

See you when we return.

Don

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Here in New York, that $2.49 is what we’re paying. And that’s without
hurricanes. So not much sympathy from up here!

-Steve

At 09:09 AM 7/9/2005, DONALD HAWLEY wrote:

Gas here was $2.16 a gallon. Yesterday, many
stations raised their prices to well over $2.30 and I saw one that raised
from $2.16 to $2.49!

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In our area Speedway is the number one gouger! Yesterday they jumped
their prices from $2.31 to 2.49 and when the local BP & Mobile
stations didn’t follow them they dropped it back to $2.35. They’ve
been doing this for several years and we refuse to do business there
even if they were to be the lowest priced in the area!
Bob
889076
Plymouth, Mi.On Jul 9, 2005, at 9:38 AM, Steven Trovato wrote:

Here in New York, that $2.49 is what we’re paying. And that’s
without hurricanes. So not much sympathy from up here!

-Steve

At 09:09 AM 7/9/2005, DONALD HAWLEY wrote:

Gas here was $2.16 a gallon. Yesterday, many
stations raised their prices to well over $2.30 and I saw one that
raised
from $2.16 to $2.49!

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In reply to a message from George Camp sent Sat 9 Jul 2005:

George, thanks for the vote, but it’s been done…in fact, it was
the longest-lasting Atlantic Hurricane of all time (since they
started keeping track in 1961).
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/E6.html

Yes, Hurricane GINGER was a tropical cyclone for 28 days in the
North Atlantic Ocean back in 1971, before becoming a hurricane and
lasting another 30 days with up to 95 mph winds. She made landfall
at Atlantic Beach in September as a Car 1. Although she hit the
Carolinas, she spent most of her time wandering around in the
Atlantic. ‘‘Me love you long time, baby!’’

Jag content: I think my uncle was trading in his 69 roadster for
the 71 beast I now have at about that time.–
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I want the NWB to name the next one GINGER. You guys be safe and


Ginger, 1971 SIII 2+2, 1966 SI OTS
Central Florida, United States
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I’m just across the bay from Mobile, AL. We have decided to stay at the
house and ride things out. It appears that Dennis will go ashore slightly
to the east of us as it stands right now. My Jags are safely tucked away in
their new garage/home and I feel like it’s extremely substantial. Thanks to
all for your concerns.

Richard C.
64E-Type@zebra.net
64 FHC 890018
88 XJ-S-----Original Message-----
From: owner-e-type@jag-lovers.org [mailto:owner-e-type@jag-lovers.org] On
Behalf Of DONALD HAWLEY
Sent: Saturday, July 09, 2005 8:09 AM
To: e-type@jag-lovers.org
Subject: Re: [E-Type] Hurricane Dennis

Hello,

Thanks to all concerned.

Randall - I cannot fly the airplane out as I have to drive my 95 year old
Father and another person.

Thanks for the invite Ginger.

The Jaguars made out ok and had no damage during Ivan.

Things get real crazy here the closer it gets. People get very nasty and
drive like maniacs. Most of the gas stations ran out of gas yesterday and
there were long, long lines. Gas here was $2.16 a gallon. Yesterday, many
stations raised their prices to well over $2.30 and I saw one that raised
from $2.16 to $2.49! I thought price gouging was illegal.

The cars and the airplane are WELL insured, as are both houses. We will
drive north and stay in a house we have at a grass strip. Not very far
away, but a much more substantial house than this one and a little further
inland.

See you when we return.

Don

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In reply to a message from Richard sent Sat 9 Jul 2005:

Be careful, and hunker down, guys. These are trying times for some
of us - after what just happened in London, too. This very rearly
storm is catching some folks off-guard. Not to mention you are
still reeling from Ivan just 9 months ago! Price gouging is
illegal in Florida and several hotels were criminally charged for
it last year. Check with your state officials. See an article
here:
www.objectivistcenter.org/articles/fbubb_price-gouging.asp
(No affiliation)

Florida is one of about 20 states that prohibit price gouging
during emergencies. But the criteria for what constitutes
price ‘‘gouging’’ vary widely.–
The original message included these comments:

Thanks to all concerned.
from $2.16 to $2.49! I thought price gouging was illegal.
See you when we return.


Ginger, 1971 SIII 2+2, 1966 SI OTS
Central Florida, United States
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I think of you folks out there and somehow complaining about the sun not breaking through the overcast till 10AM doesn’t seem very bad.
Another perfect day to go “topless”, sunny but not too hot. Problem is, in Calif., I can’t find gasoline under 2.50 a gallon anymore.
LLoyd

I’m just across the bay from Mobile, AL. We have decided to stay at the
house and ride things out. It appears that Dennis will go ashore slightly
to the east of us as it stands right now. …
Richard C.
64E-Type@zebra.net
64 FHC 890018
88 XJ-S

-----Original Message-----> Hello,

Thanks to all concerned.

Randall - I cannot fly the airplane out as I have to drive my 95 year old
Father and another person.

Thanks for the invite Ginger.

The Jaguars made out ok and had no damage during Ivan.

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Yep Ginger, Alabama’s law definitely prohibits it also, but the rules are
often misunderstood by the public. According to
http://www.decaturdaily.com/decaturdaily/news/040916/gouging.shtml

“Goods or services priced higher than 25 percent above the average price for
the last 30 days would be considered price gouging in most instances.”

The eye of Ivan passed right over our house last year and we were fortunate
to have received no appreciable damage. As I said, the bulk of the damage
happens to the east of the eye. Actually, being in the eye seems to be a
good thing, it gives you a while (2 hours in the case of Ivan) to collect
your thoughts and do any quick repairs. (like the grill you neglected to put
away ha ha) Unfortunately we were without power for nearly 2 weeks. I have
a big generator now. I think we are all set. Now, all I have to do is sit
here and annoy you kind folks online. At least until that goes out. Oops…
the satellite TV is already freezing up… Sheesh…

Richard C.
64E-Type@zebra.net
64 FHC 890018
88 XJ-S-----Original Message-----
From: owner-e-type@jag-lovers.org [mailto:owner-e-type@jag-lovers.org] On
Behalf Of Ginger
Sent: Saturday, July 09, 2005 12:20 PM
To: e-type@jag-lovers.org
Subject: RE: [E-Type] Hurricane Dennis

In reply to a message from Richard sent Sat 9 Jul 2005:

Be careful, and hunker down, guys. These are trying times for some
of us - after what just happened in London, too. This very rearly
storm is catching some folks off-guard. Not to mention you are
still reeling from Ivan just 9 months ago! Price gouging is
illegal in Florida and several hotels were criminally charged for
it last year. Check with your state officials. See an article
here:
www.objectivistcenter.org/articles/fbubb_price-gouging.asp
(No affiliation)

Florida is one of about 20 states that prohibit price gouging
during emergencies. But the criteria for what constitutes
price ‘‘gouging’’ vary widely.


The original message included these comments:

Thanks to all concerned.
from $2.16 to $2.49! I thought price gouging was illegal.
See you when we return.


Ginger, 1971 SIII 2+2, 1966 SI OTS
Central Florida, United States
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In reply to a message from DONALD HAWLEY sent Sat 9 Jul 2005:

Hello up there! Don, how did you all fare?–
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Thanks for asking, Ginger. Actually, believe it or not, Hurricane Dennis
was very close to a non-event along most of the Gulf Coast. It went ashore
between Navarre Beach and Pensacola, FL. There was surely some severe damage
but it was very localized. The winds were high but only right around the
center and not reaching out very far at all. Even the people that live in
Navarre and surrounding areas are saying it was no Ivan, although they were
both a Cat 3. Just was a small storm as hurricanes go. We were ready though.

Richard Cunningham
64 FHC 890018
88 XJ-S
64E-Type@zebra.net-----Original Message-----
From: owner-e-type@jag-lovers.org [mailto:owner-e-type@jag-lovers.org] On
Behalf Of Ginger
Sent: Monday, July 11, 2005 1:17 PM
To: e-type@jag-lovers.org
Subject: Re: [E-Type] Hurricane Dennis

In reply to a message from DONALD HAWLEY sent Sat 9 Jul 2005:

Hello up there! Don, how did you all fare?

Ginger, 1971 SIII 2+2, 1966 SI OTS
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In between dodging hurricanes on the list I was actually dodging them in
Florida as well. We have a house on St George and the island was evacuated ,
my wife is a refugee in southern Georgia for a couple of days, while I had
to go back to work in SF. She is returning today to check on damage, power
is out and there was quite a bit of flooding so here’s hoping. At least my
Jags are safe in Indiana -until the next Tornado!!!
Cheers, Robin----- Original Message -----
From: “Richard” 64e-type@zebra.net
To: e-type@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Monday, July 11, 2005 11:44 AM
Subject: RE: [E-Type] Hurricane Dennis

Thanks for asking, Ginger. Actually, believe it or not, Hurricane Dennis
was very close to a non-event along most of the Gulf Coast. It went ashore
between Navarre Beach and Pensacola, FL. There was surely some severe
damage
but it was very localized. The winds were high but only right around the
center and not reaching out very far at all. Even the people that live in
Navarre and surrounding areas are saying it was no Ivan, although they
were
both a Cat 3. Just was a small storm as hurricanes go. We were ready
though.

Richard Cunningham
64 FHC 890018
88 XJ-S
64E-Type@zebra.net

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-e-type@jag-lovers.org [mailto:owner-e-type@jag-lovers.org] On
Behalf Of Ginger
Sent: Monday, July 11, 2005 1:17 PM
To: e-type@jag-lovers.org
Subject: Re: [E-Type] Hurricane Dennis

In reply to a message from DONALD HAWLEY sent Sat 9 Jul 2005:

Hello up there! Don, how did you all fare?

Ginger, 1971 SIII 2+2, 1966 SI OTS
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From: Ginger jaguare71@aol.com
Date: 7/11/2005 5:17:51 PM
Subject: Re: [E-Type] Hurricane Dennis
In reply to a message from DONALD HAWLEY sent Sat 9 Jul 2005:
Hello up there! Don, how did you all fare?
Ginger, 1971 SIII 2+2, 1966 SI OTS
Central Florida, United States

We made out ok as far as Dennis is concerned. We left Yellow River Airport
(Holt, FL - FD93) at 7:00 A.M. Monday after the curfew was lifted, and
returned to Fort Walton Beach. Power was off when we left YRA so we had to
clean out the freezer, etc. Power was out at the FWB house for a while but
was on when we returned. The wind was not as bad as expected - not nearly
as bad as the doom and gloom presented by the weather people. The highest
reported gust was 122 MPH and the wind did not reaching hurricane strength
in many locations. There were many limbs down at the FWB house, but no
other damage.

There was no damage to any of the Jaguars. Two Jaguars were under a very
substantial carport (which appears to provide much protection as witnessed
during Ivan, Cindy, and now, Dennis). Two others were in the driveway (the
1965 E-Type and the Rolls Royce were in the garage). The covers were torn
off the 1959 MKI and the 1987 XJ6. There was no damage to the 1996 Escort
or the 1982 El Camino that were also in the driveway

As someone said, Dennis was very spotty, with most damage caused from
flooding and erosion, causing beach and bay houses to be undermined and
then collapse. I had no trees down at the FWB house - they were all down
from Ivan!

We have been busy cleaning the yard - a real mess with large limbs, twigs,
and leaves. I will leave in a few minutes to check the airplane and then
return to read the messages I have downloaded but not read - all 900 of
them, mostly Jaguar (jag-lovers).

I thank everyone for their concern.

Let’s hope Emily does not come this way!

Don,
In the Panhandle of Florida, United States

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In reply to a message from DONALD HAWLEY sent Wed 13 Jul 2005:

ix-Nay to Emily-yay! Don’t even think it!–
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Let’s hope Emily does not come this way!


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