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Old 09-11-2018, 12:07:37 AM
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Good luck in the Carolinas and Virginia. I've been through 7 hurricanes: 4 in Florida, 1 in SC, 1 in Georgia, and 1 in Hawaii (last three while I was in the Navy). I saw that Norfolk and Charleston have sortie'd. Don't know if Pearl Harbor is bugging out or not. Not a fun couple of days for our sailors. Glad I was in submarines so we could just dive under the sea state.

I still miss my old stomping grounds in Florida....

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The forecasting models are in dispute.

http://cliffmass.blogspot.com/

Difference between a Cat 5 and Cat 3 is significant. Lets hope the model with the weaker storm wins.

I did Katrina relief for 2 months.

You don't want a Cat 5. If you are in that storms way and the powers that be say run, than run! Onans won't power a pile of rubble very well.

Every time I smell rotting garbage or dead carcasses, it brings it all rushing back. Horrible. Just plain horrible. Mother Nature can be a real CU Next Tuesday. Especially if you do not respect her fury.
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wildwood NJ was underwater last night .
i seriously doubt they will be holding the state firemans convention this weekend.
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Any recent reports from those down there in the Carolinas and Virginia? I am hearing reports through the news media about mandatory evacuations in coastal areas. Not sure if people are taking it seriously. Maybe if they start naming hurricanes meaningful names such as Hurricane Mega-Death 2018 instead of Hurricane Florence then people would take these storms seriously and evacuate quickly.

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That is the problem. To many people think they can ride out the storm. Or they are to stupid to leave. I delivered some generators after Katrina hit. Did service work at the hotels around Dallas. That had Katrina people staying in them. All I heard was complaints because. No one told us to leave. I wanted to tell them what I thought. But I didn't. I thought if you are that stupid you deserve what you get.
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The problem is every little storm that comes along gets hyped by the media as the mega-death storm of the century that's gonna take the whole country out. So we get a bit jaded.

After Katrina everyone was jittery and The very next storm that may have been headed to Houston they called for an evacuation. People were stuck in traffic everywhere. no gas to be had. I personally watched a 18 wheel fuel trailer being escorted by 3 DPS cars going down the road. with a trail of cars behind him. Without the escort he may have been killed for his fuel.

Now no-one wants to call an evacuation because it may kill more folks than the hurricane does.

An evacuation was called for Katrina. and everyone sat around waiting for the government to come pick them up and haul them out.

I agree with Billy. if they dumb enough not to evacuate then....
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One issue with the area in the cross hairs has filled up with clueless suburbanites who have never had to endure a major storm.

Charlotte with banking/financial services and Raleigh-Durham with techies/health care professionals. These are people who think they are too smart and too important to have bad things happen to them. So they don't bother to have any plans in place. Don't even bother with talking about Virginia....
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FWIW there were more than 40 power trucks lined up at the local shopping mall on Tuesday - preparing to head down to help out in the aftermath.

(This is in New Brunswick, Canada - all the way up at the end of highway 95 past Maine.)
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Norfolk, VA. Mandatory evacuation for those folks in Flood Zone A - very low-lying and generally flood on a very high tide. I am in zone X, no flooding at all, but am surrounded by lower areas. So far, seems to be orderly, and most people have left. The Navy has put to sea, except for a couple of ships in the yards. Nothing about zones B or C, yet. I am going to Buffalo and Lebanon, MO, next week, so we will escape most of the storm and rain. Yes, the weather hypes the forecast; don't know whom to believe. I look on NWS at the probable storm track and dates and times; just one cone and no "what-ifs". Generally fairly reliable. If we do have a power outage, all my generators will be disappointed they won't be called upon to do any work, I'll be gone. Take care all of you in the path, stay dry and safe. zuhnc
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Head down and raise the posterior.
Trump has you covered lol.....

1400 feet above sea level and warm weather in the forecast.
That hope and a cup of coffee....

My insensitive comment aside please make for high ground.
I lost things in the flood before, watched it burn in the fire, and let the guy from the city make rule change in an easement.
Could be worse, I am still here and hung in, so can you....
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