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Old 08-27-2019, 08:17 AM
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All eyes have been focused on Tropical Storm Dorian, and whether or not Florida lies in its path. As of now, Florida is within the storm’s forecast cone, and the storm is shown off the coast of South Florida around 2 a.m. this Sunday. According to an advisory this morning from the National Hurricane Center, the storm is 1,500 miles from South Florida, with sustained winds of 50 mph, and is moving northwest at 13 mph. Although considered a weaker storm physically, those who experienced damage from previous hurricane seasons are preparing.

“On the forecast track, the center of Dorian is expected to move across the Windward Islands and into the eastern Caribbean Sea during the next several hours. Dorian is forecast to pass near or south of Puerto Rico on Wednesday, move near or over eastern Hispaniola Wednesday night, and move north of Hispaniola on Thursday,” Senior Hurricane Specialist John Cangialosi wrote in this morning’s weather advisory.

According to the NHC’s recent update, the storm is forecast to sustain winds over the next five days that are close to, but below the strength of a hurricane. A hurricane is marked by a minimum speed of 74 mph.

How Florida gets affected may depend on how Dorian passes through the high terrain of The Dominican Republic and Haiti, which make up the island of Hispaniola.

Dennis Feltgen, spokesperson for the National Hurricane Center, mentioned on Monday, “It is far too early to determine what impacts to the U.S. in general or South Florida in particular could occur as a result of Dorian. As of right now, residents do not yet need to activate their hurricane plan, but they should make sure they have one."

Dorian is following a late August route common for hurricane season. The storm is moving across the Atlantic into the Caribbean, which is typical during peak hurricane season. Also, the storm is projected to move northwest on Wednesday. This movement is another common aspect for peak season storms. This turn northwest is what could steer the storm towards Florida.

Although it is unclear whether or not The Villages will be impacted, it is still advised to remain prepared. We will monitor the storm and provide updates over the next few days.

The graphic is provided by the NHC, along with a link to their site below.

TROPICAL STORM DORIAN
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I have been making a lot of phone calls to various The Villages offices, and another, trying to get a number on how many inches of rain we can handle before the streets start flooding. I know this will vary from area to area, but they still should be able to give us some info, at least as to the highest risk village. One guy who might know, Trey Arnett, who was quoted in Thursday's paper, well, his office said he cannot give out such info without approval of The Villages. And so it goes.
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And when you get that information what will you do with it?
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Old 08-30-2019, 02:32 PM
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I have been making a lot of phone calls to various The Villages offices, and another, trying to get a number on how many inches of rain we can handle before the streets start flooding. I know this will vary from area to area, but they still should be able to give us some info, at least as to the highest risk village. One guy who might know, Trey Arnett, who was quoted in Thursday's paper, well, his office said he cannot give out such info without approval of The Villages. And so it goes.
It most likely would be speculation anyway..not to be taken as fact. With Irma some area streets flooded temporarily, but think it was mostly due to storm drains being clogged. I was just out with this afternoon's "monsoon" (Friday) and going up towards Southern Trace on Buena Vista, the streets were quite full of rain (more than puddles) as it was coming down heavily. On the way home, it was still raining but not torrentially and all of that had dissapated. T.V. and area weather people do a really good job of keeping us apprised of what's going on. Listen to WVLG as well as other outlets for your information.
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Old 08-30-2019, 04:45 PM
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I have been making a lot of phone calls to various The Villages offices, and another, trying to get a number on how many inches of rain we can handle before the streets start flooding. I know this will vary from area to area, but they still should be able to give us some info, at least as to the highest risk village. One guy who might know, Trey Arnett, who was quoted in Thursday's paper, well, his office said he cannot give out such info without approval of The Villages. And so it goes.
The rain goes to the storm drains, then into the ponds. During the last hurricane, our pond water was close to the top of the berm. Our pond was up by 10’. TV knows what they are doing, from the pond it goes to irrigation on the golf courses. So we never had water near our home. But then there were several complaints that all the courses were closed, we have rented since “07”, and bought our first home in 2010. However I do not stress over what could happen.
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I have been making a lot of phone calls to various The Villages offices, and another, trying to get a number on how many inches of rain we can handle before the streets start flooding. I know this will vary from area to area, but they still should be able to give us some info, at least as to the highest risk village. One guy who might know, Trey Arnett, who was quoted in Thursday's paper, well, his office said he cannot give out such info without approval of The Villages. And so it goes.
As I recall, the only part of the Villages where no one could travel by golf cart was on the historic side because of ponding water at the base of the golf cart bridge. It took a good number of days before the police department was able to arrange for their crossing of 27/441. Homes on Paradise Lake also suffered some encroachment from the pond because of its raised level. And Aloha Ave also had issues which caused some inconsiderate folks to drive their carts across people's properties to get around the high water - leaving considerable ruts in those lawns!

One of the golf cart tunnels also suffered from high water making it impassible - but - I think there was some drainage work done there since then which should mitigate that problem from happening again. Sorry I don't recall which tunnel.
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And when you get that information what will you do with it?
It is simple. If TV water engineers say that our pond is at a height at which another 6" of rain will flood the local streets, and 10" will begin flooding houses, and the storm is now predicted to dump another 12", we can decide, based upon information rather than pure guessing, whether we'd rather be stranded in our homes or sheltering elsewhere. If the prediction is another 15", then it would probably be wise to start moving things off the floor as much as possible, and moving your car(s) to higher ground.

Would not everyone prefer to have such information?
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It is simple. If TV water engineers say that our pond is at a height at which another 6" of rain will flood the local streets, and 10" will begin flooding houses, and the storm is now predicted to dump another 12", we can decide, based upon information rather than pure guessing, whether we'd rather be stranded in our homes or sheltering elsewhere. If the prediction is another 15", then it would probably be wise to start moving things off the floor as much as possible, and moving your car(s) to higher ground.

Would not everyone prefer to have such information?
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It is simple. If TV water engineers say that our pond is at a height at which another 6" of rain will flood the local streets, and 10" will begin flooding houses, and the storm is now predicted to dump another 12", we can decide, based upon information rather than pure guessing, whether we'd rather be stranded in our homes or sheltering elsewhere. If the prediction is another 15", then it would probably be wise to start moving things off the floor as much as possible, and moving your car(s) to higher ground.

Would not everyone prefer to have such information?
Maybe.

Maybe not.

I tend to side with SkyKing.

AND there are not definitive answers to every question.
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Old 08-31-2019, 05:24 AM
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Dorian looks like it will change it's path more up the coast north. That's Great for The Villages. Local news says maybe 40 mph winds here as well.
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