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EARL: Evacuation of NC Barrier Island Ordered

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posted on Aug, 31 2010 @ 09:25 PM
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EARL: Evacuation of NC Barrier Island Ordered




North Carolina officials late Tuesday announced the first
evacuation would be Ocracoke Island beginning at 5 a.m. Wednesday.
Tourists would be ordered to leave the barrier island accessible only by
ferries, but those who live there year-round have the option to stay.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency warned people along the
Eastern Seaboard to prepare for other possible evacuations, and
islanders in the Turks and Caicos hunkered down in their homes Tuesday
as the Category 4 hurricane steamed across the Caribbean with winds
of 135 mph.


www.foxnews.com...

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Here's the first ordered evacuations along the NC coast.
I live about 50 miles inland from Wilmington NC. So if
this storm comes inland at NC. I will probably be
without power or internet for a while. The last
hurricane I went through we were without power
for 8 days. So we do take hurricanes very
serious around these parts. I shall take pics
and post them afterward if this pulls inland
close to me. Wish me luck




posted on Aug, 31 2010 @ 09:28 PM
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To any of our members who live there, please be careful. If it is necessary to evacuate, do so!



posted on Aug, 31 2010 @ 09:28 PM
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Good Luck and God Speed Boondock, can't wait to see the pic's, but hope ya don't get too many to take......thanks for the update



posted on Aug, 31 2010 @ 09:37 PM
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I'm on the coast up from you. The emergency folks here will decide tomorrow if we get an evacuation order. They are waiting to see if Earl makes that turn. I hate hurricane season. Stay safe.



posted on Aug, 31 2010 @ 09:44 PM
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well I guess there goes any plans for
a blissful weekend.

Last time our power was off, our deep freezer
contained about 200 lbs of fresh beef that
was lost. We buried it in the field by tractor
so it would not affect the wildlife.

I hope that doesn't happen again.

We do have a generator this time but it
may only work til we run out of gas
which is about 10 gallons on hand.
Which is about 3-4 days of intermittent use.



posted on Aug, 31 2010 @ 09:47 PM
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I see they believe it may ride closer to the western side of the "cone of possibility", according to The Weather Channel. If thats the case, looks like interior sections of the mid-Atlantic and Northeast are gonna feel some of this one. Thats one big storm.

[edit on 8/31/2010 by MadDogtheHunter]



posted on Aug, 31 2010 @ 09:53 PM
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as much as I have heard and read about HAARP
on this forum, if there is such a thing
then I sure hope it is used to divert this major
storm away from the coast. Folks are already
in a depression here, add hurricane damage
on top of that and it might be a game-over
scenario. From what I can see, Earl looks
bigger than Katrina.

[edit on 31-8-2010 by boondock-saint]



posted on Aug, 31 2010 @ 09:58 PM
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I'm in northcentral Pennsylvania. We're having yet another freakish 90+ degree heatwave thats to last until Friday. With a nasty Cold front coming from the west, to meet all this hot, humid air, at the same time Earl is going to slap my area with its outer bands. THIS should prove to be an interesting weather weekend.



posted on Aug, 31 2010 @ 10:02 PM
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dont be friggin heroes, get the hell out of there



posted on Aug, 31 2010 @ 10:05 PM
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i have not been online or watched any news in days, Today is the 1st Ive heard about Earl. I too just said it looks bigger than Katrina. Man, take care of yourself and family. Don't ride it out if you can help it. Go stay with friends or family. better safe than sorry.



posted on Aug, 31 2010 @ 10:12 PM
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Originally posted by HomerinNC
dont be friggin heroes, get the hell out of there


It's funny (kinda) Every time I've left the coast to go inland because of a storm, it was worst there than here.



posted on Aug, 31 2010 @ 10:14 PM
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Hope it doesn't come to Rhode Island!! Been hot as hell here too Maddogthehunter. So far, local weather news says thunderstorm for Friday.



posted on Aug, 31 2010 @ 10:17 PM
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Originally posted by Night Star
Hope it doesn't come to Rhode Island!! Been hot as hell here too Maddogthehunter. So far, local weather news says thunderstorm for Friday.

According to TWC, Earl will be heading your way...and so will this cold front thats coming out of the west.



posted on Aug, 31 2010 @ 10:18 PM
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I bet you could not buy Hurricane insurance
for a home in NC right now if u had a million
bucks.



[edit on 31-8-2010 by boondock-saint]



posted on Aug, 31 2010 @ 10:23 PM
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just saw on the news that there is another storm
following Earl. It's name is Fiona. If Earl slows
down and Fiona catches up. They could combine
for one of the biggest storms we've ever seen.
It would be most devastating if it hits at high tide.



posted on Aug, 31 2010 @ 10:33 PM
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Originally posted by boondock-saint
I bet you could not buy Hurricane insurance
for a home in NC right now if u had a million
bucks.


Yes and no. I was told earlier today official cutoff time is midnight tonight but I don't know of any 24 hour insurance offices. Not here, anyway.

Just saw your other post...have two hurricanes ever combined?



posted on Aug, 31 2010 @ 10:39 PM
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Originally posted by Pauligirl
Just saw your other post...have two hurricanes ever combined?

sorry a correction to my earlier post
just looked up the info. It is impossible
for 2 hurricanes to combine. But they can
follow each other close enough to make
it seem like one big storm.
Just wanted to clarify that



posted on Aug, 31 2010 @ 10:41 PM
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Originally posted by Pauligirl



Just saw your other post...have two hurricanes ever combined?

Hmmm, that would make for a good SyFy Movie

Take 2, errr, line 2

[edit on 8/31/2010 by MadDogtheHunter]



posted on Aug, 31 2010 @ 10:46 PM
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Originally posted by boondock-saint

Originally posted by Pauligirl
Just saw your other post...have two hurricanes ever combined?

sorry a correction to my earlier post
just looked up the info. It is impossible
for 2 hurricanes to combine. But they can
follow each other close enough to make
it seem like one big storm.
Just wanted to clarify that



Yeap, that's what happened with Hurricane Dennis and Floyd
earthobservatory.nasa.gov...



posted on Aug, 31 2010 @ 10:52 PM
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Originally posted by Pauligirl
Yeap, that's what happened with Hurricane Dennis and Floyd
earthobservatory.nasa.gov...

yep, I am a veteran of those 2 storms.
the hardest part of those storms
was the heat that followed them.
No AC to keep cool cuz of no power.

I jerry rigged some AC through my vehicle.

After the storm passed, I pulled my vehicle
up close to the window of the living room.
I used dryer flexible venting pipe and taped
it over the AC vents in the vehicle and ran
the other end inside thru the window.
We had AC some of the time as I did not
want to run the vehicle hot. But, IT WORKED !!!
You may want to keep that tid bit of info
handy if it gets hot after the storm.
Your vehicle can be a substitute AC unit.




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