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Hurricane Doom. . . . I mean Florence

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posted on Sep, 9 2018 @ 05:28 PM
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In the spring before the leaves were on, we had a lot of rain & high winds in our area. Scores of big pine trees fell lifting out the roots, all over our town! Took a line of power poles too which was weird! Later the NWS claimed it was wind shear. But some trees deep in the woods, had the tops twisted off too. Maybe there was a brief tornado touchdown too? Who knows?

It has rained so much this summer, that if we get anymore high winds, there won't be any trees left! Not to mention roofs or power lines!

We could have grown rice or cranberries here this year!!!

WOQ




posted on Sep, 9 2018 @ 08:11 PM
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a reply to: wasobservingquietly

feel the same, trying to sell a small farm when your property is flooded all the time is a treat.



posted on Sep, 9 2018 @ 10:19 PM
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i dont post often but im in eastern NC maybe 100 miles inland. made it through hurricane fran and floyd... well make it through this one to. generators gas food water and maye a good ole waffle house is all we need



posted on Sep, 9 2018 @ 10:33 PM
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a reply to: Dr UAE

No. This one likely won't, but the odds that all three go this way are very low.

This one is a problem, but it's also a fluke.

With strong blocking highs though, there is always a chance they will overstay their welcome, so you might see two of the storms follow this track. But the odds of all three going like this are low.

That would be one monster high pressure system to stay in place that long.



posted on Sep, 9 2018 @ 10:54 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

GFS model has Florence meandering just onshore NC for 60+ hours then backtracking way it came. Be a massive disaster if that occurs with rains like Texas had last year. 55+ inches is what I've seen on models.



posted on Sep, 9 2018 @ 10:57 PM
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a reply to: Phoenix

Yeah. That's what happens when there's a system keeping it from moving.

On the bright side, it's keeping anything else from coming up the pipes behind it and eating away the ready energy they would use to strengthen too.



posted on Sep, 9 2018 @ 11:12 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Keeping an eye on it because depends on when and where it crosses 25N as to where it actually comes ashore. Lot can change in four days such as ridge hanging further south which changes much.



posted on Sep, 10 2018 @ 11:16 AM
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Monday... mid-day..Sept 10, 2018

Florence is now a Cat 4 Hurricane. It's a monster storm. It's enormous and may hit as a Category 5.

Hope everyone in it's path takes it seriously and stays safe. The flooding will also be tremendous.
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posted on Sep, 10 2018 @ 11:21 AM
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We have not heard much from the Hawaiian members since their hurricane.

Hope everyone stays safe cause a cat 4 is no joke.

eta Funny good op!
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posted on Sep, 10 2018 @ 11:34 AM
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originally posted by: Nyiah
It'll be interesting to see which Outer Banks islands the ocean reclaims. Hurricanes have a big influence on their shape, and lifespan (see Hog Island, NY for reference)

If memory serves, quite a few inlets and small coves/bays along the mainland Carolinas coast were formed due to hurricanes, too.

Coastlines and tiny sand heaps are Mother Nature's canvas -- she will create them and destroy them as she sees fit. Growing up in FL, that really is the best way to look at 'canes. Anything else is a downhill battle of wishful thinking. Respect Nature's immense force, and get the hell out of her way when she comes screaming through.


Honestly I have no sympathy for anyone who built their house on a barrier island. It's literally just a big sandbar, and it's pretty much a given that the next hurricane will wipe out everything.



posted on Sep, 10 2018 @ 01:03 PM
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originally posted by: Mousygretchen
I live in Southeast Virginia. Where should I go?


could go to the Philippines

wait, no sorry. we have an incoming storm, that they expect to become a super typhoon and expected to hit northern Luzon on Saturday.



posted on Sep, 10 2018 @ 01:19 PM
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originally posted by: Scrutinizing
To be serious, though that's hardly possible sometimes, around here, a mega hurricane hit can go a long ways inland, a couple hundred miles or more, throwing trees all over the place. Hurricane Hugo, I forget what year that was, but I once saw a TV documentary showing a lot of damage to the inland Carolinas, whole forests destroyed, so you can imagine what it was like on the coasts. Even those that escape damages are often not prepared for long power outages, that could go on for days, even weeks. Downed trees all over the place can put whole power grids out of service, a lot of the outage due to having to do repairs, perhaps not that close to where you live, but your good cable wires remaining off, dead, until the bad cables are repaired, and the first priority is to kill live wires, which means killing chunks of the grid. You need to at least be thinking able to live days, without power, well inland.



yup, and then you have Hazel, which did a lot of damage in Toronto in the 1950's. and that one did not follow the coast. after it went through the Caribbean. it hit North/South Carolina and went overland pretty much north over Toronto and up into James bay (although after Toronto it dropped to only gale force winds). so that one was not only a long ways inland, but traveled north through most of North America while inland.



posted on Sep, 10 2018 @ 02:17 PM
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This is what I've been talking about with Florence. She's a rare bird indeed. And this is why I don't think the other two storms in the pipe behind her are going to be an issue for the same areas.

Here's a couple of weather blogs from our local weather guy.

Blog 1

Blog 2

Blog 1 is partially about Florence since our local weather is really going to be pleasant but super-boring, and Blog 2 deals entirely with Florence and what she may do to y'all. Really, if you're in the path of this storm, don't play around. Because of how the weather patterns are shaping up, this could be a Houstin, Pt Deaux in some areas.

Think seriously about evacuating over trying to ride it out.



posted on Sep, 10 2018 @ 06:05 PM
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originally posted by: AndyFromMichigan

originally posted by: Nyiah
It'll be interesting to see which Outer Banks islands the ocean reclaims. Hurricanes have a big influence on their shape, and lifespan (see Hog Island, NY for reference)

If memory serves, quite a few inlets and small coves/bays along the mainland Carolinas coast were formed due to hurricanes, too.

Coastlines and tiny sand heaps are Mother Nature's canvas -- she will create them and destroy them as she sees fit. Growing up in FL, that really is the best way to look at 'canes. Anything else is a downhill battle of wishful thinking. Respect Nature's immense force, and get the hell out of her way when she comes screaming through.


Honestly I have no sympathy for anyone who built their house on a barrier island. It's literally just a big sandbar, and it's pretty much a given that the next hurricane will wipe out everything.


Yeah, neither do I. The majority of those residents have more money than they know what to do with and just live there for the view and/or bragging rights, but some places do have some honestly broke populations, or willing budgeters living in abodes that make you wonder why they went Full Retard.

In Florida on Longboat Key on the Gulf coast, there's a f#ing trailer park, no less. Gulfshore of Longboat Key, where the 55 & up go when they want to go Full Retard & live among the wealthy, but don't want to spend too much to do it. I mean, these are $200k+ tin cans sitting maybe 3 feet above sea level, at most.
It's not the only key with trailer parks, either, this is a real thing down there. I can't figure out why trailers are even legal at that elevation (or at all in FL, to be honest) Never mind storm winds, it's the rush of incoming water that's going to get you in Pancake Land. Trailers are about the worst structure to try to stare down a hurricane, or even just a tropical storm in, they're very weak structures.

Goddamn idiots, I swear.



posted on Sep, 10 2018 @ 07:21 PM
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This is going to be one bad storm!

Take care everyone on that side of the continent.




posted on Sep, 10 2018 @ 07:45 PM
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originally posted by: Darkblade71
This is going to be one bad storm!

Take care everyone on that side of the continent.



Like my dad said when I talked to him a little while ago " just another storm" . But he is 100 miles from the coast and my daughter may stay with them. She is leaving the coast soon.








posted on Sep, 10 2018 @ 08:01 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy


I'm stocked up on the 3 B's; bullets, booze and bacon.



posted on Sep, 10 2018 @ 08:03 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

mmmm bullets



posted on Sep, 10 2018 @ 08:04 PM
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originally posted by: BlueJacket
mmmm bullets


They're delicious sprinkled on the bones of your enemy.



posted on Sep, 10 2018 @ 08:06 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

which when boiled with a lil flour...and bacon...make a nice gravy



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