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post #1 of 27 Old 07-24-2008, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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Hurricane Dolly Aftermath!

It wasn't too bad the worst was flooded roads and downed power lines and trees. My girlfriend and I driving around town in my XJ after the eye passed us and calmed down a bit.






This was a recreational resaca that runs through a subdivision. Where the palm trees are there is a sidewalk/bike trail about 5 feet to the left of them. It was about 10 feet higher than the banks of the resaca. The fenses from the houses are about 50 feet from the edge of the resaca. LOTS OF WATER!



This was one of the beeper areas, I was only going about 10mph anything faster than that and I would be blinded by the water covering the windsheild


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post #2 of 27 Old 07-24-2008, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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Video with us tripping out on the amount of water that has collected.
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It wasn't too bad the worst was flooded roads and downed power lines and trees. My girlfriend and I driving around town in my XJ after the eye passed us and calmed down a bit.






This was a recreational resaca that runs through a subdivision. Where the palm trees are there is a sidewalk/bike trail about 5 feet to the left of them. It was about 10 feet higher than the banks of the resaca. The fenses from the houses are about 50 feet from the edge of the resaca. LOTS OF WATER!



This was one of the beeper areas, I was only going about 10mph anything faster than that and I would be blinded by the water covering the windsheild
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Crazy amounts of water man

Thanks for sharing the pictures. That is pretty wild

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im waiting for all the retards in their small low cars to get water in their motors. like that nissan in the 6th picture hahaha

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I drove through a big puddle today and thought it was fun I would love to drive through that.

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Doesnt look too bad. Was there much of any building/home damage?

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post #8 of 27 Old 07-24-2008, 06:05 PM
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WOW, that is insane! were any of the power lines downed in the flooded roads? Is your Jeep lifted?u should post a pic..
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post #9 of 27 Old 07-25-2008, 09:01 AM
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Holy hydro-locked motors batman!

You'd be ok, but the sedan folk need to stay home. This exactly why I need a Jeep. If the SHTF, I need to be able to bug-out and get me and mine somewhere else.

This poses a question- if traveling thru any amount of high-standing water for any length, such as the above, is it advisable to put the truck in 4wd hi in order to gain more submerged traction, or would it not even help?
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post #10 of 27 Old 07-25-2008, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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Yep tons of water!! There was also some light building damage but nothing really got demolished except for beach houses which are are about 100 feet away from the beach.

As for using 4wd to help get through the water, yes it would help a lot seeing as how my 2wd in2-3 feet of water starting spinning the tires. That much water is A LOT of weight!

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post #11 of 27 Old 07-25-2008, 04:12 PM
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ya, i think all these hurricane predictions are very off, im up here in VA and we got hit with isabel a few years back, 12 days no power, had flooding in low areas (we are 50 ft above sea so we were ok) but there were sooooo many trees down.

stay safe during clean up

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post #12 of 27 Old 07-25-2008, 06:38 PM
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hopefully you didnt get to much damage but man that makes me want to get going on my intake re-location. thanks for the pictures and hope all goes well.

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hopefully you didnt get to much damage but man that makes me want to get going on my intake re-location. thanks for the pictures and hope all goes well.
No damage to my house, we made sure of that ahead of hand when my father and I were building it lol. All outside walls are 2x8 and foundation is 48" deep on the outside walls!! The roof is genuine mexican tiles made of concrete nailed and cemeted in place! Inspector said we should be safe up to a full fledged cat 3 with hail with no problems, cat 4 is pushing the limits, and of course cat 5 means GTFO.

We just got our power back on last night, my gf however, lives in a more rural part of brown town and they wont get power for at least another week. They haven't had power since the morning dolly hit. Oh well, what can you do?..

But yeah as far as the relocated intake goes, I think I need to just spring for a snorkel.

Hang on guys more pics to come of beach erosion! Insane, our beach will never be the same for decades unless the county decides to make a massive effort to repair it but since its not a tourist attraction like South Padre Island is they more than likely won't. Pics should be up tonight.
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looking forward to them. we had a good storm hit a couple weeks ago and water was washing over the roads..but just like an inch or two..still enough to make cars hydro-plane and saw a couple accidents. found a couple tree branchs on my roof rack too. but the jeep did fine and we made it home safe. good to hear the house is fine and built well. how fast was the wind and all that and where was the jeep during the storm? im assuming there wasnt any damage to it..

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post #15 of 27 Old 07-26-2008, 02:20 AM Thread Starter
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Good to hear you made it home safe. The winds were at a consistent 60-70mph all day with gusts at a max of about 80-100mph. It was intense when we got those strong gusts, they weren't momentary they would last for a good 5 minutes. As for the jeeps 05 and 02 grand cheros were in the garage and the 01 and my 93 xjs where under the car port.

Oh btw pics coming right up.
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