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post #16 of 45 (permalink) Old Sep 12th, 18, 7:14 PM
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If you are in the direct path then GTFO. Houses can be replaced. You and your loved ones cannot. Those that stay behind are not heros. Only lucky if they are still around to tell their tale.
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post #17 of 45 (permalink) Old Sep 12th, 18, 7:49 PM
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Be safe over there on the Coast. This storm doesn't look like any joke.

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My brother lives in NC 30 miles from the coast. He is in the direct line of this storm. Hes back here now. Stay safe. This storm looks like a bad one.

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Looks like a nasty one and hope everyone can ride it out safely.
Not many times I would take our weather patterns over the Carolina's but this is one of them.
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post #20 of 45 (permalink) Old Sep 12th, 18, 8:57 PM
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I have a brother that lives in NC, near the shore line just 200 feet north of RT 24 in Newport not far from Morehead city. He is boarding up his home and ride it out. THAT IS NUTS! I pray to God for him and his wife's safety.
Hope things go OK for him, but what is he thinking? If I were the wife, Id say see ya later.
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Hope you can ride out the storm in peace and safety..
that being said, Dibs on your Chevelle...
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post #22 of 45 (permalink) Old Sep 12th, 18, 9:21 PM
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Re: Hurricane Florence...

I live in Houston, (Gulf Coast my entire life), so I have seen countless Storms.

I'm fascinated at the amount of panic shown by the News Media and the Polititians. "Biggest Storm Ever" . Come on, while it's not a small Storm, it's kinda middle of the road as far as hurricanes go.

We went through Hurricane Ike 10 years so. It was, size wise, twice as big as this storm. Lots of damage. But we cleaned up, and got on with life.

We had Harvey come in last year. Not much of a Hurricane. But it decided to park its self on the coast and dump close to 60 inches of rain n 36 hours. Houston was under water.

The "category" number really doesn't mean that much. They all dissipate quickly upon land fall. The big thing is the rain. If it stalls, and keeps picking up moisture out of the Atlantic, you could be in for a major disaster.

As bad as Ike was, Harvey was much worse in the misery it inflicted.

Shelter from wind, run from water. That is the motto on the Gulf Coast. I would say it's the same for the long time residents of the East Coast.
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post #23 of 45 (permalink) Old Sep 12th, 18, 10:21 PM
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Here in Charleston it is pretty calm. I am golfing tomorrow off until Monday. Looks to be a wet weekend.

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I always figured stuff like that happens on the east coast. Driving inland from Outer Banks, N.C. in 2003 I saw Emergency Evacuation Route signs for a good 50 miles inland. Also driving up the Carolina coast in May '90 well after Hurricane Hugo I just couldn't believe the destruction. For 70 miles I saw forests flattened, and dumpsters in place all the way to Virginia for roof replacement.

Hopefully it is nothing more than a lot of noise & wind but quickly dies out. Hang onto your hats. I'll be praying for you all.
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Yeah, all those Hurricane Evacuation route signs are a real joke, never gonna happen on those roads. Stay off the interstates and learn and use the back roads, you'll do a lot better on time!!

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Here in Charleston it is pretty calm. I am golfing tomorrow off until Monday. Looks to be a wet weekend.
It is always calm before the storm. In Florida, we just don't care. We generally just stay prepared. As of August, we stocked up. Hoarding 200 gallons of REC90. Tractor has a full tank of farm grade diesel. Twelve cases of Costco bottled water. Two generators, five cases of oil. Enough food to last the four of us. Both the chainsaws are tuned up and full. All the hurricane shutters are organized with fasteners. At least twenty LED LiPo flashlights. Spare ac unit.

Floyd, Jean, Irma, Charlie, Andrew, Katrina (Hit Mike Merlos stomping grounds four days before New Orleans) taught us alot.

Board up, live through it, chop up the trees, wait for power.

What complicates our situation is my 74 year old mother in law lives with us as of January. She has breast cancer and is on oxygen. Trying to stay over prepare.
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It is always calm before the storm. In Florida, we just don't care. We generally just stay prepared. As of August, we stocked up. Hoarding 200 gallons of REC90. Tractor has a full tank of farm grade diesel. Twelve cases of Costco bottled water. Two generators, five cases of oil. Enough food to last the four of us. Both the chainsaws are tuned up and full. All the hurricane shutters are organized with fasteners. At least twenty LED LiPo flashlights. Spare ac unit.

Floyd, Jean, Irma, Charlie, Andrew, Katrina (Hit Mike Merlos stomping grounds four days before New Orleans) taught us alot.

Board up, live through it, chop up the trees, wait for power.

What complicates our situation is my 74 year old mother in law lives with us as of January. She has breast cancer and is on oxygen. Trying to stay over prepare.
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You'd think people would have a lot of stuff already from all those other cataclysmic events that either passed without issue or never happened. I can understand gas running short as you simply can't store it for long periods of time anyway. But generators, batteries, etc. you should already have on-hand if you really expect things to get that bad. What's sad is how many of those generators find their way up on Craigslist after the storm - frequently unused. Then the cycle repeats again for the next major storm!

And just how much bread, milk, toilet paper, peanut butter does one need for 2 to 3 days anyway?
I'll be on craigslist next week finding a nice generator. My wife has been showing me stuff on facebook for the past couple days, there are some good comedians out there.

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I have a brother that lives in NC, near the shore line just 200 feet north of RT 24 in Newport not far from Morehead city. He is boarding up his home and ride it out. THAT IS NUTS! I pray to God for him and his wife's safety.
Even if it turns down to a Cat1, it's still going 17 mph. The Governor warned everyone to get out, if you don't go, send all your info to your next of kin. Pretty serious stuff. Might send this to your brother, he still has time.

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Ill be more than happy to adopt anyone's car while they ride out the storm!
Thanks, now I have to clean up coffee. Not sure you'd want mine, it's a pile of parts and rust on wheels.

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My parents house from Floyd. We lost pretty much everything. They had to get my parents and sister out in a boat. Waist deep in the house and up to my shoulders at the end of the driveway.

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post #30 of 45 (permalink) Old Sep 13th, 18, 11:46 AM
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ That's no joke there.
If a storm like this were marginalized by government or the media there would be a tremendous loss of life if it actually met the early predictions. Much better to be safe than dead. Perhaps a real pita but life can be a pita. At least there is a way out of that mess.
When the "big one" (earthquake) hits the LA area nobody is going anywhere and it will be catastrophic.

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