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Hurricane Florence
« on: September 11, 2018, 07:59:13 PM »
This is going to be a really bad one - worst in 60 years to hit SC/NC/VA.

Atlanta Motor Speedway opened its doors today for folks who need a place to put a camper.   I 'spect 'Dega will do the same shortly as Atlanta traffic is already getting bad.  Please let your Carolina peeps know.

I've got room for 3-4 small to medium campers if needed.  Basically dry camping but water is available, can run electric to one.

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Re: Hurricane Florence
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2018, 11:36:13 PM »
We have just been put under a Tropical Threat alert. The threat stretches south to Columbus and south of Savannah, west to Huntsville and Murfeesboro, north to Lexington and Roanoke. This alert covers a good part of the Southeast. Be prepared for power outages, strong winds, heavy rain, and flooding along the coast. Good luck everyone.
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Re: Hurricane Florence
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2018, 12:39:51 AM »
This is a tense one for me. Things are looking better than they were, but anything that crosses the state line into GA is a threat. The further north it tracks and the more it dissipates inland the better.

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Re: Hurricane Florence
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2018, 06:45:05 AM »
Check out the now storm track! It looks like Florence is taking a turn to the south. The one I'm looking at now has it coming into Georgia just north of Athens.
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Re: Hurricane Florence
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2018, 07:48:38 AM »
If it comes in as projected now it will only be a depression by the time it hits us, with 4-6 inches of rain.  Wind won't be much of an issue but flooding might be in the mountains.
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Re: Hurricane Florence
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2018, 08:34:08 AM »
With all the rain so areas have gotten it isn't taking much to cause a flood.
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Re: Hurricane Florence
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2018, 06:56:34 PM »
Methinks they're gonna have a really hard time getting people to go next time a serious storm blows up, dammit.   From a near 5 to a 2 in 36 hrs and supposedly NOBODY had a freakin' clue until the European models starting showing a slowdown on Tuesday night?  Weather professionals, my ass.
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Re: Hurricane Florence
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2018, 07:33:30 PM »
Methinks they're gonna have a really hard time getting people to go next time a serious storm blows up, dammit.   From a near 5 to a 2 in 36 hrs and supposedly NOBODY had a freakin' clue until the European models starting showing a slowdown on Tuesday night?  Weather professionals, my ass.
I was kind of thinking the same thing.  The next couple are in the Que and once people get back home they will not want to leave again...

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Re: Hurricane Florence
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2018, 07:50:34 PM »
dunno...a slow 2 can be worse than a fast 5. More rain dumped in the area, longer sustained high winds....
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Re: Hurricane Florence
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2018, 10:16:15 AM »
Weather Channel Dude in Hurricane Florence Gets Caught Faking It



We saw this last night and had a good laugh about it. The Weather Channel said the weatherman was standing on wet grass so he had more trouble staying upright. Yeah right!

https://wbig.iheart.com/content/2018-09-14-weather-channel-dude-in-hurricane-florence-gets-caught-faking-it/
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Re: Hurricane Florence
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2018, 05:07:27 PM »
It is sad that they think they have to act like it is worse than it really is. This is the third one I saw doing this, but this one got caught big time! Maybe it will discourage this type of "reporting" in the future.

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Re: Hurricane Florence
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2018, 05:18:51 PM »
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Re: Hurricane Florence
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2018, 07:56:35 AM »
Did you see this one? I haven't heard an explanation for Anderson Cooper to be standing in water like he is like I have for the photo shared above (he was standing on slippery grass and having a hard time standing up).


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Re: Hurricane Florence
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2018, 11:26:39 AM »
It's all over FB this morning, he's either kneeling down or in a hole!  Drama queens.
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