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Re: Gonna have a breeze
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2018, 03:19:25 PM »
Actually, the interior of the coastal states is where there's the most disruption and non-wind danger. Flooding is the big one, as it's hilly vs our being flatter-than-Kansas. A shallow gully that residents previously ignored may channel a flash flood.  The other big problem is trees in the cities & suburbia falling and blocking roads. Also, almost forgot ...too many people.

I can easily see a scenario where Mackin would be house-bound for a week while waiting for power and roads to be cleared.
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« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2018, 03:47:40 PM »
Didn't know it had that much impact that far in.

>It makes Ruth Ann happy 
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Re: Gonna have a breeze
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2018, 05:06:14 PM »
Nelson County is at the foot of the Virginia mountains about 200 miles inland.

"Forty-nine years ago this month, just after dark on Aug. 19, 1969, rain began to fall in Nelson County. The remnants of Hurricane Camille had arrived without warning, while many residents already were in bed for the night, dumping an estimated 25 to 30 inches of rain over five hours."

Photos: The destruction of Hurricane Camille

https://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/photos-the-destruction-of-hurricane-camille/collection_0630ed20-474c-11e5-a0d0-0bcb843378a8.html

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Re: Gonna have a breeze
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2018, 06:04:38 PM »
Should I expect Wilmington to look like that in 3-4 days?

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Re: Gonna have a breeze
« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2018, 06:23:16 PM »
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"This is not going to be a glancing blow. ... This is going to be a Mike Tyson punch to the Carolina coast" from Thursday into the weekend, Federal Emergency Management Agency associate administrator Jeff Byard said Wednesday morning.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/12/us/hurricane-florence-south-east-coast-wxc/index.html

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Re: Gonna have a breeze
« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2018, 06:34:34 PM »
GREAT LINK, RC
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« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2018, 08:32:06 PM »
Cool photos for sure.

Man, we sure don't build houses like we used to.

https://puu.sh/BtXsv/df1bc222c0.jpg

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

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Re: Gonna have a breeze
« Reply #22 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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Re: Gonna have a breeze
« Reply #23 on: September 13, 2018, 02:30:34 AM »
Looks like Florence may stall right over the Carolinas.

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« Reply #24 on: September 13, 2018, 06:07:04 AM »
Good luck

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Re: Gonna have a breeze
« Reply #25 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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Re: Gonna have a breeze
« Reply #27 on: September 13, 2018, 03:37:19 PM »
Live webcam from an old offshore lighthouse. ~30 miles off the Cape Fear coast.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deG4NxkouGM

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« Reply #28 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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« Reply #29 on: September 13, 2018, 06:37:18 PM »
That USA Today video piece was really nice. I would call that a positive, feel-good piece. If that's the story the media is looking to tell, they'll tell that story in the face of disaster.

>> She called me last night to complain about the media only picking up the negative, scary points.

On the other hand, if that's the story they want to tell, they will tell that story no matter how good the situation is.

As a general rule, don't speak to the media except through a spokesperson or the police except through a lawyer unless you have a bona fide good reason.