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Hurricane Dorian

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Rex Kramer, Aug 28, 2019.

  1. Sep 4, 2019 at 5:34 AM
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    I know people give weather people grief but to me weather is one of the most unpredictable forces out there. I'm sure there have been plenty of people who were impacted severely by not leaving wishing they had listened to the weather people and media. I would rather have my family save and inconvenienced than drowned.
     
  2. Sep 4, 2019 at 5:51 AM
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    I don't fault meteorologist, I fault the media for hyping these events and needlessly freaking out the masses. The media is in it for ratings & market share, and the old adage "if it bleeds - it leads" is all the media cares about. They should tone it down a few notches, and stick to the facts.
     
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  3. Sep 4, 2019 at 6:31 AM
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    Everyone should know better than to turn on your tv and watch it. Stick to rick and morty and life will be great!
     
  4. Sep 4, 2019 at 8:57 AM
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    Katrina's wrath did freak Houston out. People in Houston and the north side 50-75 miles from the coast were evacuating creating issues for those much closer to the coast. Houston will fair better than N.O. in any scenario.

    Rita turned East and hammered the Beaumont area. I knew folks that went that way, what ended up being towards the storm.

    Harvey's rain was stupid nuts, 55-60 inches will flood most places. Water got up to our door steps, folks 3 houses either side of us got an inch or two inside. May as well be a few feet. We were very lucky; never lost power, cable or internet.

    Out our front door.
    Harvey Front step.jpg
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    Out the Back Door.
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    The Pool turned into a pond. We fished about 100 minnows out and a crawfish.
    Flooded Pool.jpg
     
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  5. Sep 4, 2019 at 10:17 AM
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    Harvey was rooooough in our neck of the woods.

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  6. Sep 4, 2019 at 11:21 AM
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    The outer banks of NC may get more than a glancing blow, but that's about it.
     
  7. Sep 4, 2019 at 1:10 PM
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    I live at the beach in SC and the mad scramble off the island Sunday night by all tourists was comical, even though I left on Monday like a chump. Now, I’ve lost 4 days of pay because mandatory evac shut everything down since. They’re saying we “MIGHT” be able to return on Friday.

    I’m very glad we wont fare as bad as the Bahamas, but the premature call is very infuriating.
     
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  8. Sep 4, 2019 at 1:14 PM
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    All evacuation orders in Florida have been lifted.
     
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  9. Sep 4, 2019 at 1:41 PM
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    So in 1999, as Hurricane Floyd started threatening SC, no evac orders...no preparation...no nothing

    They waited

    And then the evac orders came late...and people sat on I26 for 12-16 hours in gridlock...many people ended up having to weather the storm in their vehicles

    After that...they're very quick to issue those orders...because honestly its better to be early than not...yeah people get a little pissy but still better than being stuck on the interstate for 12 hours
     
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    It is sad that people always complain, look at the Bahamas and then decide if the orders to evacuate were in vain.
     
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    A certain one time governor forgot that his team has to make the call to shut down east bound traffic on I26. I remember it well.
     
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  12. Sep 4, 2019 at 3:35 PM
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    This goes out to Floridians

     
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    An absolute mess
     
  14. Sep 4, 2019 at 4:40 PM
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    They don't want another 'Hurricane Katrina' incident .... Or others like it.


    But I understand the frustration
     
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    I’m not saying it was a bad call. It’s just that 6 days early seems a bit excessive
     
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    There can’t be another Katrina on that side of the country. Even though it’s not high elevation it’s still not below sea level. AND...the amount of low income people without vehicles is much lower on the east coast

    Katrina definitely changed the Hurricane game, for sure
     
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    The orders were not in vane. Just premature in my opinion

    Yes, it was a Cat 5 at that point but the structures in the US are obviously built in a first world country rather than a poverished area

    Again, just my ignorant opinion
     
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    Wind speed is decreasing, exit speed is increasing.
     
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    My un-evacuation went from 0 to 80 in about 13 minutes

    I’m ready to be home. I hope everyone in Charleston and NC are faring all right
     
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    Man we didn't even get rain out of this, I was hoping just a bit of rain, something to suck this humidity out. Hope everyone low state are safe!!
     
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    Yes
    Same in Lexington

    Not a drop
     
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    No rain in Rock Hill either.
     
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    Spoke with a friend in Summerville area. Lost power at 033 and back on at 1000. She said that all is fine now...
     
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    The main reason Katrina was so bad for N.O. Was because the pumps weren’t working or were shut off (that’s the gov’s job to maintain/start them up) causing the levee to bust by the 9th ward pouring a ton of Lake Ponchatarain into a city that can be described as a soup bowl.

    Katrina was a terrible hurricane, but it shouldn’t have been that bad in New Orleans.
     
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    I understand that, but it didn't help when they gave a delayed emergency evac order. My unit went and worked the aftermath.... It wasn't pretty
     
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  28. Sep 5, 2019 at 7:05 PM
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    I see what you’re saying now.

    You’re right about the evac, but a good portion of people decided to ride it out. They changed their minds fast when the levee broke. LOL

    The worst thing I remember about Katrina is the years after. My hometown was a nice quiet small town for years. After Katrina, people started migrating north. A lot settled in Gonzales. Now the crime has skyrocketed, a lot of nice areas are now ghettos, people are downright nasty, no one cares anymore. I don’t even recognize it anymore.
     
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    Yeah that totally sucks. You should have seen how people were treating my unit and others who were just trying to help. It was horrible. I remember the apartment complex I lived in during that time ended up renting to those that came from NO... They destroyed my complex.... It went from a nice complex to a shit hole in less than a month. I had to constantly tell people to get the fuck out of the bed of my truck and to quit leaning on it. Was aggravating
     
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    Oh I heard horror stories. Can only imagine how bad it was for y’all!

    As sad as it is, a lot of “refugees” were nothing more than punks and thugs that appreciate nothing. I took on a side hustle a year or two after Katrina rounding up, hauling and cleaning FEMA trailers. You WOULD NOT BELIEVE the state they were in on the inside. It was HORRIBLE. Imagine if you had a daycare full of diaperless babies with diarrhea and decided to use the place as a crap and slide.....I’m not exaggerating. It was the worst thing I’ve ever seen in my life. That was about half of them, as for the other half the crap fest was contained to the bathroom but the rest was a life size roach motel.
    I’ve even flipped houses in BR (not the best areas of BR) where it was similar. I can’t imagine how people can live like that!
     

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