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Old 01-25-2011, 01:38 PM
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.....There will be many alerts which come at all hours, but which are not any real danger. But no, no, don't turn that radio down low or off! .....
Thats why I paid a few dollars more for the [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Midland-WR-300-MIDLAND-WR300-Weather/dp/tags-on-product/B00009V2YV"]Midland Weather Alert Radio WR-300[/ame] because it allows me to disable the audible alerts for some of the alerts that are not really a danger.

Might also be available locally at Sears or Sams Club.
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Old 01-25-2011, 01:47 PM
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If you do not have a weather radio you should get one. Publix & the parmacy's sell them. The Emergency Services/Fireman will program it for you if you need help.
If you get a warning of a tornado, go to a inside area such as your laundry room or closet, its best not to be near a outside wall or any windows.
Put your cars in garage in case of hail.
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Old 01-25-2011, 02:26 PM
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We went to Publix and Walgreens and Leesburg's Walmart and no weather radios, sold out.

The parking lots were full everywhere with people bringing in provisions.

Our next door neighbor said they would call us on our cell if anything was heading toward us.

I echo the "Be safe" to all. I can't think of a better bunch to blow away to Oz with.....
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Old 01-25-2011, 02:31 PM
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Please be safe. Watch out for neighbors. I hope to read tomorrow that this has past and all is well.
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Old 01-25-2011, 02:44 PM
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STAY SAFE EVERYONE....LOTS of lawn ornaments still out! Hope this will bypass all of us...
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Old 01-25-2011, 02:59 PM
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I heard on Wesh TV last night that our "number" to set on a weather radio is
162.500

They said our area (around The Villages) had a new setting. The meterologist gave the correct numbers for all of the different areas in the viewing area. I thought it was very helpful

Now I am going to get a weather radio and if there is a warning I will go to the basement.

.........oh wrong.

I will go into the closet and whimper.
Just goes to show you. You can take the girl out of Ohio, but you can't take Ohio out of the girl. BTW Gracie, did you notice that the law firm in Harry's Law is set in Cincinnati? Be safe all
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We are Florida storm virgins. Is this storm something we should take seriously, or is it being blown out of proportion?

Oops! Never mind...I see on weather.com that we are under a tornado watch until 9pm!

I'm off to prepare the walk-in closet for use this evening if needed.

Yikes!
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We are Florida storm virgins. Is this storm something we should take seriously, or is it being blown out of proportion?

Oops! Never mind...I see on weather.com that we are under a tornado watch until 9pm!

I'm off to prepare the walk-in closet for use this evening if needed.

Yikes!
I have never felt comfortable in lighting storms. I would often listen to a storm from the basement in MA. The fact that I have no basement here in TV does not help that anxiety. Watches get issued quite a bit when large fronts roll through FL. When they are issued I just watch the radar a bit to make sure I do not get caught outside. This link is what I am watching now.

http://www.intellicast.com/Local/WxMap.aspx

I think the area of concern is thin purple line beginning to exit the gulf.

We get some doozie (sp?) lightening storms around here......

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Old 01-25-2011, 03:37 PM
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We are Florida storm virgins. Is this storm something we should take seriously, or is it being blown out of proportion?

Oops! Never mind...I see on weather.com that we are under a tornado watch until 9pm!

I'm off to prepare the walk-in closet for use this evening if needed.

Yikes!
florida tornados are usually the mobile home types!! not the midwest killers.
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florida tornados are usually the mobile home types!! not the midwest killers.
Redtail, were you here on 02/02/2007 for the tornado that ripped through The Villages damaging and destroying many homes, as well as Mallory Country Club and Coconut Cove Rec Center? If that storm had hit in the middle of the day it would have been a killer.
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florida tornados are usually the mobile home types!! not the midwest killers.
How did you arrive at that conclusion?
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We are Florida storm virgins. Is this storm something we should take seriously, or is it being blown out of proportion?

Oops! Never mind...I see on weather.com that we are under a tornado watch until 9pm!

I'm off to prepare the walk-in closet for use this evening if needed.

Yikes!
It looks like you already answered your own question. Yes, we are under a tornado watch until at least 9pm and yes you should take it seriously. As English Ivy mentioned, The Villages was hit by a major tornado in February 2007 which destroyed a lot of homes.
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How did you arrive at that conclusion?
ive lived here 40 years.
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I have never felt comfortable in lighting storms. I would often listen to a storm from the basement in MA. The fact that I have no basement here in TV does not help that anxiety. Watches get issued quite a bit when large fronts roll through FL. When they are issued I just watch the radar a bit to make sure I do not get caught outside. This link is what I am watching now.

http://www.intellicast.com/Local/WxMap.aspx

I think the area of concern is thin purple line beginning to exit the gulf.

We get some doozie (sp?) lightening storms around here......
Thats a great site....thanks
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LOCAL Fox 35 has issued a Tornado WARNING.


Neighbor just called and said take cover.
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