Hurricane Michael: Gulf Coast Threat

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    • #91072
      Joe (G.W.N.S.)
      Moderator

        Yep another one to keep a eye on!

        Wind arrival times are important as a deadline for outdoor preparations.

        For us Floridians remember things can change and this is very close so little warning if a major direction shift.

      • #91073
        Robert
        Participant

          Batten down the hatches folks, it’s coming right for us Ned!

        • #91074
          Joe (G.W.N.S.)
          Moderator

            Basically today and tomorrow to secure outside.

          • #91075
            Joe (G.W.N.S.)
            Moderator

            • #91076
              Joe (G.W.N.S.)
              Moderator

                Something else to consider here in Florida many inland waters are at levels that most haven’t seen in over 30 years.

                Areas that haven’t seen flooding in those past 30 years could see flooding now because of these prior existing higher water levels.

                Check flood maps and talk to the oldtimers in your area for best information.

                Do not underestimate this change in conditions.

              • #91077
                First Sergeant
                Moderator

                  This has the potential to drop a bunch more rain on the Carolinas that are already soaked.

                  Pay attention.

                  FILO
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                  In Orbe Terrum Non Visi

                • #91078
                  Max
                  Keymaster

                    It’s the ‘boy who cried wolf’ for me. Tired of weather channel ‘sky is falling’ fake news!

                  • #91079
                    Joe (G.W.N.S.)
                    Moderator

                      It’s the ‘boy who cried wolf’ for me. Tired of weather channel ‘sky is falling’ fake news!

                      After your recent experience I don’t blame you one bit.

                      There is a balance to be struck regarding these events and is the reason I keep things in a state of readiness.

                      This hurricane is predicated to be a fringe glancing event for me, but could change direction or die becoming a big nothing or could become a bigger threat.

                      I have invested around a hour or my time to clean up yard of potential projectiles due to winds and prep some equipment.

                      Now I am good. Of course if I had done nothing, my state of preparation had me covered mostly regardless.

                      I cringe every time they hype these threats for the very reason you state.

                      Still hoping for some upper level shearing to kill it before landfall. ;-)

                      My time under threat of hurricanes has had far more threats than actual storms hitting.

                      Of course a good old fashion severe thunderstorm can do as much damage on a small localized scale in my area.

                    • #91080
                      Joe (G.W.N.S.)
                      Moderator

                        From another thread.

                        Took me longer to mow grass than get this done, got to keep things looking nice regardless of a hurricane.

                        Though I take preparedness serious think about my above statement.

                        Part of my hurricane preparations is making sure my lawn is freshly mowed! B-)

                        While this is a threat, it isn’t the end of the world to me! ;-)

                        Whether a direct catastrophic hit or a complete miss!

                        Life goes on. :yes:

                      • #91081
                        Joe (G.W.N.S.)
                        Moderator

                        • #91082
                          Joe (G.W.N.S.)
                          Moderator

                          • #91083
                            DuaneH
                            Participant

                              I live in the middle of SC. Usually when a hurricane comes through, by the time it gets to us it is just high winds and a lot of rain.

                              Usually.

                              The exceptions being Hugo in 1989 which came ashore in Charleston and did serious damage all the way to Charlotte.

                              2015 Hurricane Matthew. High winds and lots of rain. After it passed we ended up with the 100 year flood in and around Columbia with houses destroyed.

                              So we have to take all hurricanes seriously.

                            • #91084
                              Max
                              Keymaster

                                Now apparently people are not evacuating, and will die under storm surge. Either true, or more fake news. Either way, blame the weather channel for crying wolf every time!

                              • #91085
                                RobRoy
                                Participant

                                  Not to make light of the damage and the hurt being put on the residents, but blogger Karl Denninger who lives just west of landfall is saying that were no reports of Cat 4 from that area the only reports were from the hypesters on TV. A TV reporter even drove thru the eyewall into the beach town in landed in, a Cat 4 would have picked up the vehicle and tossed it over.

                                • #91086
                                  DuaneH
                                  Participant

                                    Now apparently people are not evacuating, and will die under storm surge. Either true, or more fake news. Either way, blame the weather channel for crying wolf every time!

                                    Agreed. Unfortunately that is how they stay in business. The commoners love drama.

                                  • #91087
                                    Joe (G.W.N.S.)
                                    Moderator

                                      Either way, blame the weather channel…

                                      The good news is I didn’t see any of that dramatic standing in the wind faking it!

                                      Just standing in a breeze footage. ;-)

                                      Hurricanes are dangerous, but now it’s about climate change and my SUV. :unsure:

                                      All a bunch of crap.

                                    • #91088
                                      wheelsee
                                      Participant

                                        I have a friend at Rucker – “mostly just rain and wind gusts”

                                      • #91089
                                        Robert
                                        Participant

                                          Came through late last night, regular power cut out about 11:30

                                          Heading out to start clean up in a bit, looks like a mess.

                                        • #91090
                                          SeanT
                                          Keymaster

                                            Now apparently people are not evacuating, and will die under storm surge. Either true, or more fake news. Either way, blame the weather channel for crying wolf every time!

                                            I lived on a barrier island in FL for 6 years and had water in my house 3 times. Bridge approaches are very low and flood preventing leaving or returning in a lot of cases. When the water , 360 degrees around you all the way to the horizon raises 4-6 feet, it is quite impressive and happens very quickly. It is a tough decision sometimes but there is a point where you make your choice and you go from there. My emergency plan for that storm was to evac the house to a very large boat docked nearby and cut it loose if needed. At least we would be on top of the water!

                                          • #91091
                                            Joe (G.W.N.S.)
                                            Moderator

                                              Heading out to start clean up in a bit, looks like a mess.

                                              Keep safe.

                                            • #91092
                                              ffhounddog
                                              Participant

                                                I just got back from working this hurricane. It was not fun.

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