Hurricane Florence - Carolinas - 09/2018

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Re: Hurricane Florence - Carolinas - 09/2018

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Post by Lani » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:43 am

Not everyone who stays rather than evacuate is a dumb shit.
Browning's choice to stay in the hurricane warning zone wasn't easy, she said, but she "could not find anywhere to go."

"Either no (hotel) rooms are available, or we are denied because the breed or size of dogs," she said. "Many that will accept them only allow one per room. And since we have three dogs and three parrots, they're requesting us to purchase two to six rooms."

And there's no way her family could afford that -- or the $1,728 per room another hotel quoted. Other residents have told CNN they're not evacuating because emergency shelters won't accept pets.

"Since my husband retired and my health declined, we have his retirement as an income. He is the only caregiver to me and my son [who has terminal cancer]," Browning said. "So since we can't find anything within our means ... we've opted to stay."
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Re: Hurricane Florence - Carolinas - 09/2018

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Post by Foggy » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:15 am

I do sympathize with those who are suffering from the storm. :(

Status Report

A bit of rain last night, some wind. Weather Underground app says 0.08" overnight, and I can hear the trees rustling in the wind. But nothing serious yet. Various maps show that the storm is still centered about 15 miles off the coast near Wilmington. That's about 135 miles from here.

Predictions:

Today
Wind - 24 mph
Rain - 1.56"

Tomorrow
Wind - 21 mph
Rain - 1.64"

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Re: Hurricane Florence - Carolinas - 09/2018

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Post by TollandRCR » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:21 am

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Re: Hurricane Florence - Carolinas - 09/2018

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Post by Foggy » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:37 am

Kittehs Report from Rawly

Hello and meow, this is Abbaloony and Leon, reporting from our house.

Everyone knows that there is no place that's safe enough for kittehs when there's a thunderstorm. We HATE thunder. Hate it. Scary!

But this isn't bad at all. We're outside on the screened-in porch, listening to the rain and wind in the pitch dark. It's nice and warm, 77°. We are brave kittehs indeed, out here being brave. We hope all the kittehs near the coast will be OK. We know it's a lot worse for them. But we're safe and had a good breakfast already. :thumbs:
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Re: Hurricane Florence - Carolinas - 09/2018

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Post by tek » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:48 am

forecasting remnants up this way next week
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Re: Hurricane Florence - Carolinas - 09/2018

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Post by Lani » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:57 am

Update 6:26 a.m. Sept. 14

Hundreds of thousands without power

Hurricane Florence knocked out power to more than 300,000 homes in North Carolina, according to the North Carolina Department of Emergency Management.
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Post by tek » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:54 am

There's no way back
from there to here

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Post by Kendra » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:56 am

Just woke up and tuned into CNN. Kitteh joined me on the lap and stared :daydream: at the laptop watching the CNN men.

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Re: Hurricane Florence - Carolinas - 09/2018

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Post by Slim Cognito » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:02 am

Lani wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:43 am
Not everyone who stays rather than evacuate is a dumb shit.
Browning's choice to stay in the hurricane warning zone wasn't easy, she said, but she "could not find anywhere to go."

"Either no (hotel) rooms are available, or we are denied because the breed or size of dogs," she said. "Many that will accept them only allow one per room. And since we have three dogs and three parrots, they're requesting us to purchase two to six rooms."

And there's no way her family could afford that -- or the $1,728 per room another hotel quoted. Other residents have told CNN they're not evacuating because emergency shelters won't accept pets.

"Since my husband retired and my health declined, we have his retirement as an income. He is the only caregiver to me and my son [who has terminal cancer]," Browning said. "So since we can't find anything within our means ... we've opted to stay."
https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/09/13/us/h ... index.html
It's not as easy as jumping in a car and taking off. The interstates are packed with bumper-to-bumper cars inching along, running out of gas and into each other. We made it from SWFL to central Alabama during Irma last year, dragging two dogs and two parrots. Then she turned early and missed us completely whereas our neighbors evacuated directly into her eventual path.

Visiting with other evacuees in the lobby, we watched exhausted family after family after family come in only to be told nothing is available so they climb back in their cars to head...somewhere else. It's a tough, tough, tough situation.
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Post by Foggy » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:05 am

Status Report

It's windy. Not raining. No trees down that I can see from the house.

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Post by verbalobe » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:06 am

Slim Cognito wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:02 am
running out of gas and into each other.
Nice zeugma!

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Post by Kendra » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:08 am

Everyone stay safe :bighug:

I'm not clear which CNN reporter is in Wilmington (John something?), but he's just getting soaked with rain and he's walking like a drunk sailor with the wind pushing him around. It looks like he's next to a marina - is there a chance of storm surge? Surely they've done this long enough they (media) know what they're doing.

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Post by Maybenaut » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:18 am

I just saw my husband on the teevee! He works for FEMA. CNN was interviewing Brock Long, the FEMA Administrator, and my husband walked by in the background.

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Post by Dr. Blue » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:38 am

Foggy wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:05 am
Status Report

It's windy. Not raining. No trees down that I can see from the house.
I'm about 60 miles or so from you, and there's not much to see here. Just a little breezy. We went out to eat last night, and both patios of some of our favorite spots were packed (they're across the street from each other). It was a little windy for us, so we ate inside, but I think people were really enjoying the experience of sipping a beer on the patio while a hurricane was approaching. I don't think they'll be doing that tonight.

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Post by listeme » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:40 am

Maybenaut wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:18 am
I just saw my husband on the teevee! He works for FEMA. CNN was interviewing Brock Long, the FEMA Administrator, and my husband walked by in the background.

:lovestruck:
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Post by Slim Cognito » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:45 am

My heart hurts.
Hispanic mother fears separation if she evacuates to Hurricane Florence shelter

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Post by RoadScholar » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:05 am

verbalobe wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:06 am
Slim Cognito wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:02 am
running out of gas and into each other.
Nice zeugma!
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Post by Orlylicious » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:18 am

Maybenaut wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:18 am
I just saw my husband on the teevee! He works for FEMA. CNN was interviewing Brock Long, the FEMA Administrator, and my husband walked by in the background.

:lovestruck:
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Post by Volkonski » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:39 am

Orlylicious wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:18 am
Maybenaut wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:18 am
I just saw my husband on the teevee! He works for FEMA. CNN was interviewing Brock Long, the FEMA Administrator, and my husband walked by in the background.

:lovestruck:
Please thank him for us and let him know how grateful we are for his service to America!
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Post by Volkonski » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:40 am


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POWER OUT: Over 500,000 without power in the Carolinas now.

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Post by TollandRCR » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:50 am

Those numbers are probably counts of customer accounts, not counts of people affected. If so, there would be well over one million people affected.
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Estiveo wrote:
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Nah, more Trump's speed:
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Estiveo wrote:
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