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  1. Oops, still dang close.
  2. Completely agree. Found myself cheering out loud in the final laps. Anyone catch the final league results? Only 29 points separated the top 3 teams (none of those teams were me, not even close). Crazy close results after such a long season.
  3. As I recall from way back to Australia, they panned to the brush showing Elizabeth on a make shift ####er after some type of food reward. She was so hot on that season, even on the ####er.
  4. Nice story from today. I was up in Santa Rosa today grabbing some floor plan prints. When it came time to pay were were pretty much told that the cost is only the paper its printed on as a benefactor has paid for everyone local, if possible, to receive their plans for almost free. There is a local firm that has purchased and digitally warehoused many of the general plans for homes in the developments in the area. This should help to expedite things greatly!
  5. Will do, I am set up in an apartment in Emeryville and drive up and work out of tents each day. Its pretty much 12 hours days 7 days a week right now, but I will hopefully get a Sunday off soon.
  6. I'd been working Hurricane Irma since 9/10 and received the redeployment notice to head to California on Wednesday. Since, I have had the chance to see the devastation first hand and deal with those impacted. I've been doing this for almost 27 years and yesterday, after working with an amazing woman in her 80s, I was brought to tears for the first time in a long time. The devastation I saw after Hurricanes Andrew and Katrina was incredible, but this is rather close in size and scope (except that it was somewhat discriminating, oddly leaving some structure untouched). Seeing this all in the news before I arrived was one thing, seeing and smelling it up close is another.
  7. Idaho too for The Chase as my brother in law joined us and was a major driver in many of our hangovers on race race day. Sad to be missing Hell, or as I call it, Running Christmas. And don't let Pops fool you, 90s = INSANE scenery. I requested plenty of as I am down here for the long haul and need something to keep me going.
  8. Not sure what is the primary driver (government, utility companies, technology/analytics/communication, or just old fashion experience), but I can feel an aggressive and coordinated focus on recovery here in FL. Andrew was the first event I worked where I had access to a cell phone and now, I am Skyping and FaceTiming with my crew in the field real time. The pre/post event images seen on the weather channel are very much the same tools used to focus resources. The first time I used this in large scale, was Katrina and the technology has advanced so much since. The recovery will still take time, but the funds and resources to do so appear to be available so much faster than anything I have ever seen. One thing that hasn't changed, though, is the impact on traffic as the roads are packed everywhere I have been.
  9. Guessing everyone is home, but just in case, I have a FL traffic update. We have been sending people in to FL in waves from Alabama since Wednesday. Similar trips down 75 via Atlanta took 14 hours on Wed, 12 hours on Thurs and it took me around 9.5 today (where normal according to Waze appears to be around 8.5). As expected, lots of utility contractors, repair firms and charity orgs on their way in. My 9th hurricane worked and I still got chills seeing all the resources heading in to assist with the recovery. Hopefully I don't get to go through multiple evacuations like I did in 2004.
  10. How bad is the forecast now? I am boarding a flight in a few that gets in to Birmingham at 3pm. The forecast I saw just showed wet and breezy.
  11. Tampa Mayor with the quote of the event "you can't legislate stupid".
  12. GREAT find, thanks for sharing.
  13. This literally makes me queasy. When I worked Katrina, one of the routes I had to take back to my hotel went past the temporary morgue that has been established. It pained me every time I passed it. God I hope Katrina like casualties do not occur with Irma.
  14. We can share the blame. In 1994 I attended an earthquake seminar that ended the Friday before Norhridge hit. This summer I agreed to return to working disasters full time again. My start date is tomorrow. I'm in standby to go be staged in AL to be at the ready to head in to FL as soon as possible.
  15. I noticed it in how TWC is covering it. They went from talking about the trough in the jet stream steering it out in to the Atlantic, to, again, talking about FL and the Carlolinas.