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Water Cooler / Re: Gonna have a breeze
« on: September 16, 2018, 12:54:31 PM »
Remember the river down the street from the last CoreCon? It's expected to crest about 45 (13.7m) feet above flood level.

>Mackin casa
>Drastic casa

The path of torrential rains in projected to go between Raleigh and Charlotte to exit into VA/WV/TN quadrant.  Looks like they'll dodge a bullet.

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Water Cooler / Re: Gonna have a breeze
« on: September 15, 2018, 11:07:13 PM »
>lake

Right. Go outside and imagine 3 feet of water standing as far as the eye can see.  Then imagine ALL of it running to the low spots.

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Water Cooler / Re: Gonna have a breeze
« on: September 15, 2018, 09:31:19 PM »
Swansboro is reporting nearly 3 feet of rain.

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Water Cooler / Re: Man, we sure don't build houses like we used to.
« on: September 15, 2018, 09:17:49 PM »
I like SIPs but I would like to know more about the foam off-gassing.

>OSB

Just say "No!" Tom

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Water Cooler / Re: Gonna have a breeze
« on: September 15, 2018, 09:11:59 PM »
You ain't had 23 inches of rain a day yet.

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Water Cooler / Re: Man, we sure don't build houses like we used to.
« on: September 15, 2018, 03:24:16 PM »
Even with plywood, it's not as strong as tongue & groove sheathing. Many old-time structures laid it on a 45-degree angle and nailed it as it crossed every stud or joist. Of course, you could hire a good carpenter for $1/day back then.  IMO, our framing (with real wood and not some engineered crap) is fine though it is a lighter structure than the old post & beam-like framing of 100 years ago.

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Water Cooler / Re: Gonna have a breeze
« on: September 15, 2018, 03:12:18 PM »
Oceanfront gets the immediate media attention but it's really the interior that gets the wide infrastructure damage.

New Bern is 30 miles inland.

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/north-carolina/articles/2018-09-15/the-water-kept-rising-residents-overwhelmed-by-flooding

https://www.google.com/maps/place/New+Bern,+NC/

BTW, I-40 west of Wilmington and I-95 at Dunn are closed due to flooding.

> the Mackin CASA

That deep ravine behind your house should be beneficial but needs watching.

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Water Cooler / Man, we sure don't build houses like we used to.
« on: September 14, 2018, 09:32:23 PM »
<from Florence thread>

http://puu.sh/BtXEK/ea15a0feb6.jpg

The short answer is that we've moved away from individual strips of tongue & groove sheathing or lathing and replaced it with sheet stock like plywood or -ugh- OSB (chip board).

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Water Cooler / Re: Gonna have a breeze
« on: September 14, 2018, 02:20:57 PM »
Doing fine. Highest winds around 40mph. No storm surge in the river. It's been kinda dry, less than an inch of rain over the last 24hrs. 

A couple of our riverfront sister towns about 80 miles south of us aren't doing as well. New Bern, NC reportedly has 8-10 feet of surge. Washington, NC twitter vid shows about 8 feet.  These towns are located at the narrows of their large rivers and the wind direction was just right to drive the water upstream.

Bonnie reports (8am) that everything is going ok at the nursing home.  According to tracking, Florence's eye made landfall directly in her neighborhood.

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Water Cooler / Re: Gonna have a breeze
« on: September 13, 2018, 07:15:04 PM »
>As a general rule, don't speak to the media except through a spokesperson

Agreed. Except I'm grooming her for CEO.  (Note that eh CEO and the President will ride out the hurricane at the facility. Impressive)

Her nursing home is built and maintained above the North Carolina medical facility building code --and NC is significantly more stringent than those shithole states like LA and FL which had the bulk of the nursing home disasters last year.  For instance, NC requires 5 days of food; she has 2 weeks.  NC requires generators to be able to handle minimal equipment for 72hrs; she can go full power for 72 hrs. She also participates in a voluntary OSHA program.

>very level, even tempered

Thanks. She's sharp and cuts to the chase.

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Water Cooler / Re: Gonna have a breeze
« on: September 13, 2018, 05:35:13 PM »
Many of you have met our daughter Bonnie.  She's admin of a nursing home at landfall.  She's been doing media interviews non-stop since yesterday.  She called me last night to complain about the media only picking up the negative, scary points.  She said of the 5 interviews yesterday, only 1 (NPR, IIRC) was generally positive.  USAToday has updated theirs with a tv clip, and it now tilts to the positive side a little bit.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/09/12/hospitals-nursing-homes-hurricane-florence-evacuations-north-carolina-south-carolina/1275695002/

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Water Cooler / Re: Headzup UK: Helene
« on: September 13, 2018, 01:52:23 PM »
>only

I know, but I'm thinking you'll get some rain and maybe cooler weather out of it.

I will say that it seems to me that Atlantic storms are arcing your way more than in the past.

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Water Cooler / Re: Gonna have a breeze
« on: September 13, 2018, 01:00:22 PM »
Tap into the weather station database at Wilmington airport:

http://climate.ncsu.edu/cronos/?station=KILM

Most current reading on header.

To get logs, select "Hourly" tab
select "1 day"
select "Wind Speed" / "Wind Direction" / "Wind Gust"
Submit (Retrieve Data)

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Water Cooler / Headzup UK: Helene
« on: September 13, 2018, 12:13:23 PM »

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Water Cooler / Re: Gonna have a breeze
« on: September 12, 2018, 10:08:14 PM »
>Nelson

I started college in the adjacent county that same August.  AFAIK, they had recovered all the human remains but there was livestock hanging from trees. And cars ...all the creeks and brooks had cars in them. And remnants of mobile homes.

>Florence

Check the track, Dras. Latest forecast shows it dying out your way.


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