Arlene Debris

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  1. Landlocked

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    Debris

    Kurt or anyone else,

    There were three piles of Arlene debris on the beach at Dune Allen this past week. Do they leave that stuff there in hopes of creating new dunes or is that stuff going to be picked up by contractors? What was so crazy is that 90% of it was new, treated lumber and even some of that expensive synthetic lumber $$$$$.
     
  2. FoX

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    They are way too slow, having to go through appropriations, contracts, subs, etc. It will all be removed if not covered or washed away first.

    Imagine you owned a restaurant and someone dumped 2 dumpsters full of rotten garbage in your parking lot and you waited a few months before cleaning it up. :roll:

    Meanwhile you're the only restaurant around for 60 miles and people drove all the way to eat your food, and they didn't know about the garbage, and they're real hungry. So they go ahead and vomit on your doorstep and then come in and eat and then throw all their bones and plates on your floor - because after all, hey, you got garbage all around your place and they don't give a crap about your place since you don't either.

    Ahhhh - but what if there's this thing called the internet and telephones and such and people start finding out about all your garbage and they stop driving to your place. Whatcha gonna do then. You got it. Make garbage pie and eat it too.

    Pretty soon there's so much trash that it's everywhere and you can never pick it all up, so people start building on top of the trash. . . .

    Point of the story - Walton County is pathetic. They should have the beaches cleaned up within 3 days of a storm.
     
  3. Smiling JOe

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    Not that I have the time, but I thought it would be cool to drive a trailer over and pick up all the wood debris, bring it home and use it to build recycled yard furniture. I could name each collection after the storm that brought it in.
     
  4. kurt

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    Re: Debris

    Or a subdivision.

    Ivan Estates, Arlene Heights . . .
     
  5. Oldtimer

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    I know you made the comment in jest, but that's just what my family did after Opal. My dad and other family members gathered good lumber that washed up in the marshes all around Western Lake and used it to rebuild out dock, doing the work themselves. Some nice trusses even washed up. Our dock was one of the only ones to survive Ivan with no damage at all. Knock on wood!
     
  6. Smiling JOe

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    No, I was down right serious. The creative side in me says do it. I would probably not build more than I would use myself, but there is enough good materials out there to make some cool stuff for many people.
     
  7. kurt

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    I'll bring a couple of hammers. Anyone have a cordless saw?
    Let's build a REAL SoWal lounge. Arlene's Reggae Shack. :clap_1: :clap_1:
     
  8. Smiling JOe

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    I may have just talked myself into the new Front Lawn Arlene Collection '05.
     
  9. kurt

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    Yeah we can build a shack on the beach AND furnish it.
     
  10. Landlocked

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    I think that is how the FloraBama was built. Something drifts up on the beach, and they just nail it to the side of the building. Whatever works!
     
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    From TDC:

    Debris removal from Tropical Arlene is underway and will continue over
    the next 2-3 weeks. Debris pick-up will stop on weekends and during the
    extended Fourth of July weekend (July 1-4).

    The TDC staff has consolidated debris to accelerate the removal process.
    The contractor attempted to begin removal in the west end of the County
    on Monday, but due to the large crowds the crew was forced to move to
    the east end for the safety of our visitors. Removal is now underway and
    will continue west. The removal crew will be using heavy off road
    equipment including dump trucks and front end loaders to clean the
    beaches as quickly as possible.
     
  12. Landlocked

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    "The contractor attempted to begin removal in the west end of the County"

    Yeah, they started with the removal of my fishing stuff last week. :laughing1
     
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    Not funny about your theft, but glad you can enjoy the moment!
     
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    Hey, is the Florabama back??? Or did Ivan wash it away for good --:sosad:
     
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    Wow, I didn't realize that Arlene did that much damage in the area. I also noticed all the crap on the beach this past weekend. Hopefully they get it out of there soon, it's starting to look like some of our local trailer parks.

    ; (
     
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    Re: Debris

    Not that I have the time, but I thought it would be cool to drive a trailer over and pick up all the wood debris, bring it home and use it to build recycled yard furniture. I could name each collection after the storm that brought it in.[/QUOTE]

    we bringing back about 25 10 ft lg 2 x 6 from a huge pile near beacon hill - no nails in them either - not just walton county got troubles
     
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    Amazing. Does the wood legally belong to anyone? I can't believe more people haven't done this. Those 2 x 6 s are expensive!! Twenty-five of them are worth a small fortune.
     
  18. Smiling JOe

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    Good question. If we could identify the owners, maybe we could make them, or their insurance company, come clean their poop.
     
  19. kurt

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    If you personal property after a storm it's like other lost and found. You report it to the SO and if no one claims it after a certain amount of time it's yours.

    Wood would be hard to identify and I don't think anyone cares.
     
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    Re: Debris

    Good point - maybe WaterColor and Seaside should be cleaning up Grayton Beach State Park.
     

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