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10-16-2008, 09:43 PM
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We residents of the BOlivar Peninsula need help from our hardcoreweather friends. We need some proof of tornadoes to back up wind claims.

If anybody can offer any meteorological proof of tornadoes on the Bolivar Peninsula, please let me know.


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10-17-2008, 08:46 AM
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Grammie, I would like to suggest that you or your lawyer contact the Coastal Weather research Center at the University of South Alabama. They have successfully shown proof of hurricane wind damage that occurred outside of the expected "norm". They have worked with individuals and lawyers along the gulf coast after Ivan and Katrina, showing groundbreaking proof of before undocumented anomalies such as second eyewalls and collapsing cores that caused extensive and unexpected damage of the Cat 4 to 5 type in the Cat 3rated storms. Here is a link about the Second eyewall discovery:

http://www.southalabama.edu/publicrelati...1707b.html

Here is the home page:

http://www.usouthal.edu/cwrc/index1.html

I hope this helps your area.

Crazy Dale
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10-17-2008, 10:16 AM
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Just curious, here, but did you find damage that would indicate a tornado? I mean, you did get hit dead on by a 110mph hurricane, so the wind damage was severe already.
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10-17-2008, 02:19 PM
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I believe the problem will be that the windstorm insurance carrier (probably TWIA a state run assoc )will deny wind damage and claim the damage was water (flood) thus placing coverage on the federal flood policy. If you don't have flood coverage you are S-O-L even tho the structure clearly would have suffered wind and wind blown debris damage exclusive of the storm surge.
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10-22-2008, 09:47 AM
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From the Jeff Masters Blog:

"Wednesday update on the Hurricane Ike portlight.org charity effort
A fully packed 26-foot truck has left today from Charleston, South Carolina, loaded with an estimated $200,000 worth of donated goods for the good citizens of Bridge City, the Bolivar Peninsula, and Houston. I checked out the truck's progress this morning using the streaming video available at http://portlight.camstreams.com/. There's also a chat feature there one can use. The total cost to portlight for this week's charity effort will be approximately $5000-$7000, which will cover truck rental, fuel, lodging, and food. An additional $1750 will be spent for building materials for rebuilding over a dozen ramps for disabilities service organizations, so that clients have access to services. Visit the portlight.org website to engage in the or Stormjunkie's blog for more updates on the effort. It's great to see the wunderground community coming together for this effort!" /licklips

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