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Offline steve58

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Hurricane Florence
« on: September 10, 2018, 07:26:51 AM »
*sigh*  Looking like NC/SC/VA/etc are gonna get hammered.  Good luck to all in her path.
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Re: Hurricane Florence
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2018, 08:01:57 AM »
Good luck, keep your heads down.
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Re: Hurricane Florence
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2018, 09:34:10 AM »
Truly. This storm will be a bad one no matter exactly where it hits. Flooding inland could be very bad too. I would pack-up the family and head either south or way inland. Don't wait until Wed/Thurs. Get lots of water, batteries, gas, and plenty of TP.
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Re: Hurricane Florence
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2018, 11:28:55 AM »
Stay safe, guys.
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Re: Hurricane Florence
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2018, 12:55:11 PM »
And we have two more right behind this one. We don't need another hurricane season like last year.

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Re: Hurricane Florence
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2018, 03:20:56 PM »
Florence reminds me of Isabel in 2003.  Same time of year, and making landfall in about the same place.

Back in 2003, I was in the process of buying a house at the southern end of Hatteras Island.  Closing day had been planned for the day Isabel hit (about 15 September, IIRC), but the sellers had asked to delay it.  Fine with me because it would give me a chance to see if the house was still there (it was).

Where I live in the DC area, Isabel caused some problems.  We were without water and electricity for about five days.  I remember going to a neighborhood swimming pool and filling up a jerry can with water for the toilet.

This year, we've had a lot of rain in northern VA.  Flood warnings are almost becoming routine (we had one last weekend).  The ground is saturated, and the rivers are probably pretty swollen too.  So if the storm soaks us as it moves inland and up the coast, it will be more rain that we don't need.


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Re: Hurricane Florence
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2018, 04:15:49 PM »
I was reading some of the forecast blogs on weather underground today, and this doesn't look good at all.  They're saying the storm is going to stall after landfall like Harvey.

This is going to really, really suck for a lot of people.
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Re: Hurricane Florence
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2018, 04:29:25 PM »
Crap.  :(

Keep safe all you Mid-Atlantic-type Persons. Take your Personettes and Personlings and head for high ground. Don't forget to swing by Sir Slash's place to load up on TP.
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Re: Hurricane Florence
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2018, 07:04:22 PM »
Stay safe guys. 

Glad I'm in Wisconsin this  week and not NC. 
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Re: Hurricane Florence
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2018, 07:56:47 PM »
I read about the stalling too. Over already drenched areas. Not good.
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Re: Hurricane Florence
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2018, 09:46:40 PM »
In the event of an emergency, TP can also be used to bandage wounds, send smoke signals, and as a lasso to pull someone to safety. It's called a 'Charmin Shank'.  :coolsmiley:
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Re: Hurricane Florence
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2018, 05:03:26 PM »
I just opened the Google App store, and there is an app at the top for Hurricane Florence from the American Red Cross.  Looks like it is designed to help with planning and communications.  If your in the affected area, you may want to check it out. 

Guessing it's on the Apple store also.
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Re: Hurricane Florence
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2018, 06:30:55 PM »
Nice pickup, OJsD. 
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Re: Hurricane Florence
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Re: Hurricane Florence
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2018, 03:50:10 PM »


*sigh* I think I need to drive down to Charleston, SC and tell my little sister and her husband to GTFO NOW! :-\  ...can't understand why they want to ride this one out.  Its going to be right on their doorstep for 24+ hours  :tickedoff: :pullhair:
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