Hurricane Florence: Mass evacuation, in Eastern USA, from 'storm of a lifetime'

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  1. yield

    yield zero

    Hurricane Florence: Mass evacuation from 'storm of a lifetime'
    12/09/18
    Hope the predictions are wrong and it doesn't make landfall.
     
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  2. scifisam

    scifisam feck! arse! girls! drink!

    A friend of mine lives in Wilmington. She's visiting here next week and is crossing her fingers that she has a home to return to!
     
  3. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic King Cnut the Great.

    This is scary:

     
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  4. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic King Cnut the Great.

    Live coverage from ABC:

     
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  5. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Wonder how many people have defied the evacuation because they can 'deal with it' :hmm:
     
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  6. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model One star in sight

    she might have to look quite hard to find it
     
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  7. dilute micro

    dilute micro esse quam videri

    Luckily it dropped to a cat 1 but due to its unusual characteristics it will bring water on the scale of a much larger hurricane. Pressure is right up there with the big ones.

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    Everybody my age was taught as children about Hazel. Now any hurricane which name sounds like an old aunt makes you nervous.
     
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  8. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist specter haunting

    what do homeless people do during this weather. Hope there are public selters
     
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  9. dilute micro

    dilute micro esse quam videri

    There are public shelters and the whole State goes into shelter mode. They get really serious about this stuff.
     
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  10. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Ridin' a Stutz Bearcat, Jim

    Lower pressure means bigger storms yes? 1000MB being 'standard' atmospheric pressure? School was a long time ago :(
     
  11. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    Apparently they just keep using the same names over again on a 6-year cycle until a hurricane is so destructive that the name is retired...I think this one is probably going to end up being the last Florence.
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  12. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Meanwhile in the UK

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  13. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model One star in sight

    that's really shit and uninventive. :mad:
     
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  14. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw acknowledging ur soup leg

    The chyron on that just mentioned "more than 280,000 power outages". Jeez.
     
  15. dilute micro

    dilute micro esse quam videri

    The media plays up the wind speed because it's visibly dramatic but it's the rain that gets dumped inland and has no way to drain into the ocean that does the real damage and kills people. I was in Floyd and saw how bad it can be. Once the area is devastated and has no power and stores are running out of food, the state government in Raleigh will send out undercover agents to buy bread at a store to see if they get gouged. If they do they'll arrest the seller. :cool:
     
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  16. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie BeRightOn

    Florence has just made landfall!
     
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  17. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Tropical Storm #Helene needs to be kept an eye on too
     
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  18. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie BeRightOn

    Wasn’t that heading north & fizzling out mid Atlantic?
     
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  19. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Possible...
     
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  20. peterkro

    peterkro Greasin' on American Express card.

    Nope:

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    We're seeing some erroneous info this AM. #Florence has NOT officially made landfall. A part of the eye wall has made it on land, but landfall is based on when the CENTER of the eye crosses onto land. Official landfall confirmation must & will come from @NHC_Atlantic #ncwx #scwx

    11:23 AM - Sep 14, 2018
     
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  21. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie BeRightOn

    “Natural disasters are a warning shot God fires across the bow of the ship named "Repentance and Faith" He's calling you to board.”
    #HurricaneFlorence

    :rolleyes:
     
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  22. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Whilst grim these disasters are a good opportunity to block people who send prayers :)
     
  23. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist specter haunting

    I thought they were ever increasing reminders that climate change is no longer deniable, like arctic circle forest fires and dying coral reefs. Turns out its just ole jehovah pranking us as usual
     
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  24. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

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  25. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic King Cnut the Great.

    More than enough, in view of reports coming in of people being rescued from rooftops. :facepalm:

    Hurricane Florence: Dozens trapped in storm surge as storm nears landfall on the Carolinas - CNN
     
  26. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

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  27. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    This map appears to be conclusive proof that the more you pray, the more hurricanes God will send you. Unless you live in Utah, in which case he will make your lakes salty.

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  28. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

    meanwhile...

    Super Typhoon Nears Philippines With 170 M.P.H. Winds

    Super Typhoon Mangkhut, the equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane, was expected to make landfall on the northern island of Luzon early Saturday morning with an intensity not seen since Typhoon Haiyan swept across the central Philippines in 2013, killing more than 6,000 people. Heavy rainfall and whipping winds were already being reported on the island’s eastern coast.
     
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  29. a_chap

    a_chap When the world came apart, where were you?

    Locally 40" of rain... :eek:

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  30. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    That's brilliantly done.
     
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