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Julio Di Benedetto

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Hurricane Mathew
« on: October 06, 2016, 03:17:52 PM »
Well it looks like Mathew will make landfall in my neck of the woods in Florida around 11pm tonight.

Ive been through 3 hurricane back in 2004/5.  This fella is in a different league , a beast at category 4...140 mph sustained winds for around 3-4 hours. Dame, Ive never ever driven that fast.

Cooking a nice dinner with a good Rioja wine before the power goes out and a smokey single malt whisky malt to see me through the fury of mother nature.

Talk to you all on the other side!





 
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Re: Hurricane Mathew
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2016, 04:55:09 PM »
It's looking really mean down there, judging from Haiti, Cuba, and now the Bahamas!
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Re: Hurricane Mathew
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2016, 05:22:29 PM »
Be safe. And make field recordings.

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Re: Hurricane Mathew
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2016, 06:03:50 PM »
Thanks Chris & APK

Ha..field recording, like that...actually taking lots of pictures, boring really like our garage stuffed with two cars that usually reside outside and other silly things. Its astonishing how close the feeder bands seem, like being in the mountains when your in cloud.

The full force should be here around 2 am friday, thats 5 hours away.

Nothing worst than not being able to see the drama unfolding and in the blackness only hearing the sound of the fury. Its definitely thrilling just sad for the havoc, damage and possible life threats it casts.
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Re: Hurricane Mathew
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2016, 06:09:45 PM »
Actually moved a major part of my gear to the center of the house.  The studio is on the north east corner of the house which will get the full force of the storm...140 mph sustained wind power are not to be taken lightly.
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Re: Hurricane Mathew
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2016, 08:00:41 PM »
Actually moved a major part of my gear to the center of the house.  The studio is on the north east corner of the house which will get the full force of the storm...140 mph sustained wind power are not to be taken lightly.

smart.

I'm watching some of the reports now. This looks dangerous. We'll be thinking of you; be sure to report back safely as soon as you can.

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Re: Hurricane Mathew
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2016, 05:43:48 AM »
The Gods have been kind to us in Florida so far.....we still have power this morning, no flooding and all dwells around are intake.  Sustained winds were a mere 68mph which is not even a cat 1 hurricane and Mathew when it passed was roaring @ 145 mph.  All has to do with the eye wall of Mathew being just offshore some 50 miles where the most powerful winds are.  Beach erosion has be minimal.

What looked to be a serious disaster for us has been avoided.  Not so for the Caribbean.  Thoughts go out to those folk.

A fair amount of clean up outside but that is nothing....we are so lucky!
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Re: Hurricane Mathew
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2016, 08:09:47 AM »
The Gods have been kind to us in Florida so far.....we still have power this morning, no flooding and all dwells around are intake.  Sustained winds were a mere 68mph which is not even a cat 1 hurricane and Mathew when it passed was roaring @ 145 mph.  All has to do with the eye wall of Mathew being just offshore some 50 miles where the most powerful winds are.  Beach erosion has be minimal.

What looked to be a serious disaster for us has been avoided.  Not so for the Caribbean.  Thoughts go out to those folk.

A fair amount of clean up outside but that is nothing....we are so lucky!

Julio, really glad to know you guys are safe!!! All the best!!!

Off topic, I just have noticed announcement on DataObscura about your collaborative album with, I believe, one of APK's projects. Or is it a cowork with Robert Davies? In any case, I really look forward to it!!!

Richard  :)

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Re: Hurricane Mathew
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2016, 08:44:37 AM »
Hey Julio Man,

Good to hear you're alright.

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Re: Hurricane Mathew
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2016, 03:58:57 PM »
Thanks so much Richard and Pete,

This day has been hot manual labour clearing the downed trees and foliage from the storm....character building stuff.

Yes Richard...APK and I have a music collaboration coming out on DataObscura...details to follow soon.
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Re: Hurricane Mathew
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2016, 05:23:48 PM »
Glad to hear you didn't get the full force Julio. It's stll very sad to lose trees.

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Re: Hurricane Mathew
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2016, 07:25:27 PM »
Yes Scott it sad to lose trees but Mathew really only gave our Royal Poinciana a needed pruning.  Huge limbs by my standard but its a 70ft wide tree, bigger than the house and has pulled up the driveway. Its my tree of life.

Its a huge image but so is the tree.....Shutters up and waiting

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Re: Hurricane Mathew
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2016, 01:47:23 PM »
That's a wonderful tree!