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Paloma has weathered two Force 10 storms one for 36 hours the other for 48 hours(according to the Corpus Christi Coast Guard - winds 50-60 gusting above 60 and 28-30 foot seas) at sea and came out still afloat both times. Neither storm was anticipated at the time of departure and by the time we learned of them, we were too far from land - proving that you can't out guess the weather Gods - don't try - just be ready for whatever comes. Remember, every sail is an adventure.

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Slipped in Bahia Marina, easy access to Corpus Christi Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
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I'm seriously concerned about the people at this point.
This storm has not been compared to Rita or Katrina.
This storm has been compared to
"The Great Storm of 1900"!!!
6000 people died as a result of that storm.
I went through Elisha in 1983.. I was in N. Houston,
and I wasn't scared.
I wasn't afraid.
"A wise man sees the evil and avoids it."
Better safe than sorry,
is my motto.
Please be safe!!!!!!!!!
It's not going to matter where the eye comes in...
It's more like,
The Perfect Storm.
So I advise all those who do not trust Jesus
to stay away from this.
It's not yours.

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Yep, something about this monster spells disaster. I went through Alicia too, along with four others including a Cat 5. This one would make me get way inland. Galveston's gonna be toast.
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