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Mathew is Coming to the Eastern US


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#16 JBRamsey OFFLINE  

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Posted October 04, 2016 - 09:31 PM

My sister is in Charleston, SC. She was there when Hugo hit in 1989. Then it came across my Dad's place in the upstate of SC. She couldn't even get out of her neighborhood for two weeks due to trees and debris in the streets. The people that didn't evacuate started cutting, chopping and piling debris to work their way out.

She vowed to never stay for another one. Especially now that she has kids.
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Posted October 05, 2016 - 09:49 AM

Just waiting now to see what he does. The weather "guessers" are rarely ever right with these things.


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Posted October 05, 2016 - 10:20 AM

Looks more and more like yesterday morning's Euro model and the two models from the old 1970's computers got it right. Still could damage Florida and the GA and Carolina's coastlines, but appears to be going away from land thereafter.

 

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Posted October 05, 2016 - 02:30 PM

We'll see. Still a ways off


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Posted October 05, 2016 - 03:22 PM

yup out sea... thank you weather channel for causing a panic (aka ratings)
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Posted October 05, 2016 - 04:07 PM

yup out sea... thank you weather channel for causing a panic (aka ratings)

And all the grocery stores probably already ordered in extra bread n milk for the occasion.

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Posted October 05, 2016 - 04:19 PM

And all the grocery stores probably already ordered in extra bread n milk for the occasion.


hope they all like french toast!

Edited by jabelman, October 05, 2016 - 04:19 PM.

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Posted October 05, 2016 - 05:36 PM

It still looks very bad for FLA, GA, and SC. It is a very powerfull storm and if it goes alittle more west, there could be alot of damage. Good Luck to the people in its path. Rick


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Posted October 05, 2016 - 07:49 PM

Critique the weather service if you wish, but forecasting is not an exact science.

Personally, I hope they are wrong and it turns east. I really don't want to watch my sister potentially repair or even rebuild her home. I saw first hand the effects of Hugo. I grew up in SC. When Hugo hit in 1989, I had friends that the only thing they had left was what they managed to get in their cars. If they had stayed behind because they thought the weather channel was seeking ratings, they may not be here today. We have all seen the effects of Katrina, Andrew, Irene and many more on the national news.

People tend to look at the path and only focus on the eye. These storms are hundreds of miles in diameter. Painfully slow moving, the winds rip everything apart and the floods take the rest. Then toss in a few tornadoes spinning off of the storm.

I'm glad that my sister had warning enough to be able to gather her kids, a few belongings and get to someplace much safer. If the prediction is wrong, that's great. She will get a few days off of work and have had some unnecessary worry. In the big scheme of things, that doesn't matter much when compared to the risks of being stuck in the middle of it. Combine that with the lost utilities(power and water) and even if your home isn't damaged, it's not going to be a very habitable place for a while.
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Posted October 05, 2016 - 08:18 PM

Eagles are prepared.  Glad to see you are.  Check my signature if you aren't sure.  Thinking of all of you in that region.


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Posted October 05, 2016 - 10:00 PM

We have friends on Hilton Head that left today for relatives in Ga.
Said it's hard to explain to a 9 year old to only take what can't be replaced...
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Posted October 05, 2016 - 10:22 PM

Eagles are prepared.  Glad to see you are.  Check my signature if you aren't sure.  Thinking of all of you in that region.

The super Boyscouts(USCG) are always prepared (Siempre Fidelis).

 

I designed and built my house. The roof can handle 120 mph winds. I'm on the side of a hill at 520 feet elevation. I'm 200 feet above the river that is a mile away. My biggest vulnerability is the windows. That is why I look at plywood when a storm is forecasted. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted October 07, 2016 - 06:25 AM

I hope you and yours come through well Rick.  It sounds like you have made good plans.



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Posted October 07, 2016 - 09:35 AM

Lots of folks evacuating to Atlanta from the storm.  Hotels rooms are at a premium right now.  A storm like Mathew is nothing to play around with so I sure hope everyone evacuated and rides the storm out in a safer place.  It is not supposed to effect us here so I'm grateful for that.  


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Posted October 11, 2016 - 10:44 PM

no need to worry its a bunch of hype by the weather channel


Still think it was hype?




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