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Re: Hurricane Michael

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Post by Volkonski » Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:42 pm

Here's a conspiracy theory I hadn't heard before. :roll:
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WAS MICHAEL HAARPED IN TO AN AIR FORCE BASE TO PROVIDE COVER FOR SENDING 22 F-22 STEALTH AIRCRAFT TO ISRAEL,
"VANISHED BECAUSE THE HURRICANE DESTROYED THEM" ????

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Re: Hurricane Michael

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Post by Volkonski » Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:43 pm

Slim Cognito wrote:
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If they didn't have thousands of stolen children living in a tent city in Texas, they could erect those tents in FL for temporary schools.
Whatever happened to all those FEMA trailers?
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Re: Hurricane Michael

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Post by RVInit » Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:28 pm

Volkonski wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:43 pm
Slim Cognito wrote:
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If they didn't have thousands of stolen children living in a tent city in Texas, they could erect those tents in FL for temporary schools.
Whatever happened to all those FEMA trailers?
They get sold for about a penny on the dollar. And they usually look like they are worth quite a bit less than that. :(
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Re: Hurricane Michael

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Post by Volkonski » Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:06 pm

He is handing out single bottles of water? :roll:



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Post by Maybenaut » Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:48 pm

Surprised he’s not throwing them :roll:
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Post by Foggy » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:23 am

Maybenaut wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:48 pm
Surprised he’s not throwing them :roll:
He's not physically strong enough.
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Post by Volkonski » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:55 am

Hurricane Michael Adds To Hardship Of Florida's Poor

http://health.wusf.usf.edu/post/hurrica ... r#stream/0
Mary Frances Parrish is expecting to be without electricity for several weeks, or roughly the same time the terminally ill son she's caring for is expected to live.

:snippity:

Around the corner from Parrish, Nanya Thompson, 68, was hanging clothes to dry from the power lines that were now dangling a couple of feet off the ground directly in front of her apartment door. All but two of the windows of the small home were blown out during the storm, and part of the roof came off, blowing water and insulation into it.

She was a hotel worker, but the hotel she worked at was damaged during the storm and now her job is gone. The owner allowed her to stay at the hotel until authorities said it wasn't safe for people to be there.

:snippity:

"We're lucky that we at least have a place to stay," said her daughter-in-law, Pam Rudd, 50. "There are people walking up and down the road with backpacks and no place to go."
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Re: Hurricane Michael

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Post by Volkonski » Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:40 pm

👻 🧙🏻‍♀️Carolyn Ghostfield 🕸 🧟‍♀️

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A bunch of Panama City radio folks lost their jobs last week because Hurricane Michael destroyed the station and the company decided to call it quits.
Four Panama City FM stations are permanently going off the air, Classic Rock WRBA-FM, “Bob FM” Adult Hits WASJ-FM, Country WKNK-FM and CHR/Pop WPFM-FM. All the employees have been terminated. :(

https://www.rbr.com/silent-mourning-pow ... -city-fms/

Those employees won't be the only ones. Quite a few businesses will never reopen.
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Post by Volkonski » Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:52 pm

Some Panama City tenants being given 72 hours to vacate their damaged apartments.

After Harvey there was a scramble for vacant apartment in greater Houston by displaced people.

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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:01 pm

Volkonski wrote:
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Some Panama City tenants being given 72 hours to vacate their damaged apartments.

After Harvey there was a scramble for vacant apartment in greater Houston by displaced people.

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If 100% of the apartments "withstood major damage" what are they inspecting for before returning security deposits? Are they going to subtract a cleaning fee?

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Post by Volkonski » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:10 pm


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Hurricane Michael’s death toll climbs to at least 28 people in four states, with some other deaths in Florida still under investigation.

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Post by Volkonski » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:23 pm

TX river gauges now reporting flood conditions-

https://water.weather.gov/ahps/region.php?state=tx

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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:36 pm

Volkonski wrote:
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BREAKING: The LLANO RIVER is now forecast to crest again this evening, even higher than this morning's crest. Catastrophic flooding is unfortunately far from over. #atxwx #txwx #CBSAustinWX
He's not kidding. :(

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Is this related to the hurricane?

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Post by Volkonski » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:59 pm

Oops. been switching between weather alerts and Michael threads all day.
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Post by Volkonski » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:43 am

Death toll up to 31. :(
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Post by Volkonski » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:54 pm

Hurricanes can affect things far away from where they make land.

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Post by arock » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:16 am

Google Street View updated:
https://www.google.com/maps/@29.9500507 ... 000!8i5500


360-degree drone footage, similar to Redding/Carr Fire:

https://www.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewe ... 9%2C102100

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Post by Lani » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:19 am

Officials on Wednesday confirmed seven more fatalities in Florida, including at least three in Bay County, home to Mexico Beach and Panama city. That brings the death toll in Florida to 23. That’s in addition to at least 10 deaths from the storm elsewhere across the South.
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arock wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:16 am
Google Street View updated:
https://www.google.com/maps/@29.9500507 ... 000!8i5500


360-degree drone footage, similar to Redding/Carr Fire:

https://www.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewe ... 9%2C102100
Notice in the Google image that the fire hydrant is bent over. That takes some force.

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Post by RTH10260 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:24 pm

Chilidog wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:07 am
arock wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:16 am
Google Street View updated:
https://www.google.com/maps/@29.9500507 ... 000!8i5500


360-degree drone footage, similar to Redding/Carr Fire:

https://www.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewe ... 9%2C102100
Notice in the Google image that the fire hydrant is bent over. That takes some force.
Must have been some heavy debris stuck to it in the wind, i doubt that hurricane winds alone would bent it over.

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Post by Volkonski » Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:25 pm

Even homes that escaped relatively unscathed from the storm are now facing the danger of mold.

http://www.newsherald.com/news/20181021 ... ne-michael
Although his initial estimate was that one third of the roughly 2,500 homes in Parker didn’t survive the impact of Hurricane Michael, a silent but insidious force is adding to that toll: Mold.

I would have probably said just a third if it was wind only, but because of intrusion and mold I would push that up to a half,” he said. “I wouldn’t be surprised if it ends up 60 percent.”

:snippity:

Thousands of homes across the region sustained major structural damage from the storm, but even those that escaped relatively unscathed face the danger of mold, as days without power stretch beyond a week and humidity builds up.

Andy Passanise, a mold technician from Bradenton who is working in Panama City this week, said mold will typically show up within 72 hours if the conditions are right. And the forecast of rain only heightens those odds.
After our Texas house flooded in Harvey we were lucky that the water drained out quickly, there was no roof damage and that the central air conditioning kept working. Our house sitter and her husband pulled out the carpet. A few days later I got down there and with help from friends and hired day laborers got the bottom parts of the drywall removed. This minimised mold growth.

If mold gets established remediation can take weeks during which the house is uninhabitable. :(

Other things seriously affected by Michael but only now making the news- forest products, oyster farms and bees.
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Post by Volkonski » Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:50 am

Raining on FL Panhandle.

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Post by Volkonski » Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:04 pm

In tiny Florida fishing village, hurricane took a home, a neighbor and a way of life

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/weathe ... 05600.html
The sign for St. Joe Shrimp Company is broken and covered in the bone-white shells they used to sell to tourists in the attached convenience store, along with bait and beer and cigarettes. All that’s left are the posts holding up the shredded roof, from which Clint Moore, who owns the business with his siblings, hung a big American flag.

The boats they used to catch the plump Gulf shrimp are gone, who knows where. His nets are tinseled in the snapped off pines behind his home across the street. His employees are scattered to nearby states, with no job (or maybe home) to come back to.

“We been fishing and oystering and clamming and shrimping for 35 years,” he said. “I really don’t know if it’ll ever be built back again.”

:snippity:

Like most of his neighbors, Moore didn’t have insurance. Rebuilding his bright yellow house and the store across the street is going to be a painful, personally financed ordeal.
St. Joe Shrimp Company before the storm-

https://www.google.com/maps/@29.7507136 ... authuser=0

Before and after.

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Post by Volkonski » Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:23 pm

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It's been three weeks since Hurricane Michael, and Panama City residents are begging FEMA for a comprehensive plan to house 10-20k people made homeless by the storm. “There should be a playbook for something like this, but apparently there isn’t.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/29/us/f ... -city.html
Officials in Panama City gave FEMA high marks for its initial response to the storm, which slammed into the Panhandle as a Category 5 hurricane on Oct. 10. But as electricity and other services come back on line, they are becoming frustrated with the agency’s complex bureaucracy and increasingly alarmed by what they see as an uncoordinated effort to prevent a permanent exodus of storm survivors from their communities.

Estimates vary widely on the number of people rendered homeless by the storm — local officials place the number at 10,000 to 20,000, with more than 1,000 living in three shelters around the city.

Last week, the mayor of Panama City, Greg Brudnicki, made an impassioned plea to federal officials to fast-track a comprehensive housing plan. He implored them to consider a range of options, including renting modular units and trailers, converting a school into a medium-term residential center, and leasing local condominium and hotel space. Mr. Brudnicki even floated the idea of repurposing barges or cruise ships into floating shelters.

:snippity:

FEMA’s main temporary housing initiative, the Transitional Sheltering Assistance program, provides cash payments to landlords willing to rent to people displaced by Michael. But so many of Panama City’s buildings were damaged that the pool of available apartments is nearing zero. Moreover, many owners of undamaged upscale condominiums and hotels in nearby Panama City Beach are simply unwilling to rent to low-income tenants, Mr. Brudnicki and others said.
As mentioned before, Galveston and New Orleans lost many residents permanently after Ike and Katrina respectively.
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