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Old 13-04-2009, 10:16   #1
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Marina Relocated by storm

I live aboard in North Alabama (US) on the Tennessee River. Last night we had about 3 hours of the strongest winds I've ever seen here. Local news reports 50mph at the airport an hour away, but a boat on the next dock clocked the winds at 90mph. The Guntersville Yacht Club, located on the other side of a causeway from us, broke loose and 3 of their 4 docks piled up against the road caused massive damage. We got lucky as we're only a quarter mile away directly downwind.
First pic: Looking at the damaged marina from the end of our dock
Second pic: some close up damage from the causeway
Third pic: more of the same. You can see the teal canvas of a houseboat pushed up onto shore.
Fourth pic: In the upper left corner you can see where the marina used to be. That houseboat sitting by iteself is tied to pilings that used to be the beginning of one of the docks that broke loose.
Fifth pic: looking back at our marina from the causeway. Almost no damage (very lucky)

We are going to be without power for quite some time. There are at least 5 trees on the powerlines leading to the marina alone. Thank God for a working generator and plenty of fuel to get ready for work.
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Old 13-04-2009, 11:10   #2
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Glad you are OK - hope no one was hurt as the marina got underway....
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Old 13-04-2009, 11:15   #3
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Old 14-04-2009, 08:17   #4
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Just a little update: The wind occurred as the result of a gravity wave. Basically, two fronts collided and it set up an atmospheric sinusoidal wave that brought upper atmospheric winds down to ground level. Officially they're saying the winds were in the 70's. It was a tense 3 hours. The marina that moved also did a 180. One guy that they interviewed was on Oasis during the storm. He said that he looked out his window and instead of seeing their normal lake view, they were looking at the causeway. Luckily, no one was hurt at the marina. The strange thing is that since it wasn't considered severe weather, no weather warnings were ever issued.
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we just had some strong winds come thru north florida ... maybe 60mph gusts.
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Damm,

You just stumbled upon the next big cruising idea - Cruising by Marina. That's right, why go it alone, when you can bring the security and comfort of your hometown marina with you. Never run out of water, hot showers. Worried about draining your batteries - never more!

Seriously, that sucks for the owners of both vessels and the marina.

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A wee bit scary! Several nights ago I think Monday high winds came through Jax Fl., and I would say at least 60 was the strength. My neighbor anemometer stopped, and 50, and it kept building for quite a while.....i2f
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