I Survived the Great Tornado of 329

Local channel 10 WPLG news made it sound like Armageddon, going so far as to talk about buildings destroyed as their camera zoomed in on a length of white aluminum gutter lying on the ground. Oh. Boy. Circle the wagons, Martha!!!111!!1

Now that the shouting is over, the police command post monstrosity is no longer parked on NE 5 Terrace at 42 Street in Oakland Park, and the helicopter has gone home, and the water has receded, I have put the scanner feeds back to where they were yesterday.

Bote's Mixer Board scanning Fort Lauderdale, Pompano, and Deerfield Beach fire departments.

Bote's Wild Feed currently in Spring Break mode scanning Fort Lauderdale police districts 1, 2, and 3 (in other words, all of 'em). Nobody seems to care about listening to cops so I guess I'll put that back to Broward fire west channel. I think it's kind of neat to hear the same incident being handled on both the fire and police channels, but I must be in the minority.

If I can manage to get an antenna and feedline up high enough to hear Hollywood's digital system I might stream them instead of Broward, since there are a couple other Broward feeds.

Stormy weather

Severe thunderstorms moving through southeast Florida with reports of a tornado touchdown in Oakland Park just now.

I noticed my casement windows slam shut with winds suddenly out of the north, then incredibly strong "gusts" lasting 30 seconds or more. I think we dodged a bullet as that might have been the edge of the tornado.

A house is on fire 10 blocks north of me due to downed electrical lines.

Bote's Mixer Board is cut back to just Fort Lauderdale fire. Bote's Wild Feed is still on Ft. Lauderdale police. All public safety agencies are going crazy right now.

My DSL still goes out for 2 minutes or so with strong lightning bolts and sometimes randomly, so if you hear the intermission music just hang in there until the feed comes back up. Or if you wait more than about 5 minutes just restart your stream and it should come back on your end.


Spring Break cops in Ft Lauderdale

Bote's Wild Feed will be streaming Fort Lauderdale police scanner action for the remainder of March in honor of all the bullet-heads who come down for Spring Break madness.

I should have done this sooner since we are yet 2 weeks into Spring Break, but there's only one of me to go around.

I'll post here when the Wild Feed switches back to Broward County's gripping fire radio action.