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Wow! :shock:



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Hurricane Michael Devastates Georgia's Agricultural Industry
More than 2 million chickens have been killed and Georgia farms and dairies have been heavily impacted by Hurricane Michael.


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"Michael's impact has been the most widespread and devastating hurricane in recollection to impact Georgia's agriculture industry," said Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black. "Crops, animals and infrastructure have all taken a substantial loss."

Poultry contributes $23.3 billion to Georgia's economy and has reported the most widespread power outages and loss. To date, the GDA has received reports of 84 chicken houses, estimated to have held more than two million chickens, that were destroyed. The farms, dairies and processing plants impacted were in Appling, Colquitt, Coffee, Decatur, Evans, Houston, Mitchell, Randolph, Lee and Wilcox Counties.

As Georgia farmers feared, the state's main cash crops of cotton, pecans and peanuts have been devastated to the tune of an estimated $2 billion worth of damage to the Georgia economy, Julie McPeake, chief communication officer for the Georgia Department of Agriculture told Patch. The true amount of the destruction to crops may not yet be known because reports are still coming in.

Cotton, which is the state's top row crop and ranks second in the nation, also suffered massive loss due to the hurricane. Damaging winds drove much of the fiber to the ground for a total loss or tangled the cotton, making it much harder to extract clean lint during the ginning process.


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Drone footage. Don't worry about sound, it's just background music.



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Storm surge.




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Post by Orlylicious » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:48 pm

Andrew Gillum has been great in his media appearances, he's acting like a governor and clearly knowledgeable about the issues. Voters in Florida are seeing it. Was Ron DeSantis even in the state?


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Post by Kendra » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:21 am

Brock Long, FEMA Director, was just on CNN. Perhaps it's me, but he seems frustrated they (FEMA) have to keep dealing with these pesky disasters because peeps won't build properly and didn't heed the warnings to evacuate. I assume video will be available later this morning.



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Kendra wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:21 am
Brock Long, FEMA Director, was just on CNN. Perhaps it's me, but he seems frustrated they (FEMA) have to keep dealing with these pesky disasters because peeps won't build properly and didn't heed the warnings to evacuate. I assume video will be available later this morning.
He came across as a nasty asshole. I saw it. I just love how Republicans can't stand regulation and then when it's time for them to deal with this type of devastation Brock Long blamed the fact that people bought homes that were built before new building codes, i.e. regulations. His contempt for the plight of the newly homeless was front and center, clearly on display. I suppose this is getting in the way of his being able to use his government position to abuse the system, travel all over the place, and help cement the Rethuglican strangle hold on this country.


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RVInit wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:03 am
Kendra wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:21 am
Brock Long, FEMA Director, was just on CNN. Perhaps it's me, but he seems frustrated they (FEMA) have to keep dealing with these pesky disasters because peeps won't build properly and didn't heed the warnings to evacuate. I assume video will be available later this morning.
He came across as a nasty asshole. I saw it. I just love how Republicans can't stand regulation and then when it's time for them to deal with this type of devastation Brock Long blamed the fact that people bought homes that were built before new building codes, i.e. regulations. His contempt for the plight of the newly homeless was front and center, clearly on display. I suppose this is getting in the way of his being able to use his government position to abuse the system, travel all over the place, and help cement the Rethuglican strangle hold on this country.
Must be terribly inconvenient having these awful storms that keep coming up and having to do some real work :sarcasm:

I hope some other reporters can get him back for another interview and replay those parts and ask hardball questions. Anderson Cooper, I'm looking at you...



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Post by Kendra » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:16 am

CNN reporting five deaths in VA due to flooding as a result of storm.



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RVInit wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:03 am
He came across as a nasty asshole. I saw it. I just love how Republicans can't stand regulation and then when it's time for them to deal with this type of devastation Brock Long blamed the fact that people bought homes that were built before new building codes, i.e. regulations. His contempt for the plight of the newly homeless was front and center, clearly on display. I suppose this is getting in the way of his being able to use his government position to abuse the system, travel all over the place, and help cement the Rethuglican strangle hold on this country.
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Post by Kendra » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:22 am

Not to make light of a very tragic event, but I did have a giggle at the CNN reporter this morning discussing the overnight temps in the low 60s and there was concerns about hypothermia setting in...I know you all in the lower states are used to higher temps year round, but really? :confused:



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Post by Orlylicious » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:16 pm

As of 2017, the population of Mexico Beach, Florida, was 1198. Praying that people got out but the lack of storms has led to complacency and that's really scary.


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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:07 pm

Kendra wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:22 am
Not to make light of a very tragic event, but I did have a giggle at the CNN reporter this morning discussing the overnight temps in the low 60s and there was concerns about hypothermia setting in...I know you all in the lower states are used to higher temps year round, but really? :confused:
We got down to 71 the other day and we all had to scramble for jackets and sweaters. My feet are still cold. We just smile that smile when we hear people laughing at us for having no cold tolerance. Come on down one August when it's 100 degrees with 90% humidity and a sweat factor around 112 or so and sit in the sun with us all day at a festival, dancing, walking around, just doing normal things. The people laughing at us for wearing coats when it hits 60 are the ones puking their guts out from the heat and being hauled off in the ambulance with heat exhaustion.



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Post by HeatherGray » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:33 pm

Sugar Magnolia wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:07 pm
Kendra wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:22 am
Not to make light of a very tragic event, but I did have a giggle at the CNN reporter this morning discussing the overnight temps in the low 60s and there was concerns about hypothermia setting in...I know you all in the lower states are used to higher temps year round, but really? :confused:
We got down to 71 the other day and we all had to scramble for jackets and sweaters. My feet are still cold. We just smile that smile when we hear people laughing at us for having no cold tolerance. Come on down one August when it's 100 degrees with 90% humidity and a sweat factor around 112 or so and sit in the sun with us all day at a festival, dancing, walking around, just doing normal things. The people laughing at us for wearing coats when it hits 60 are the ones puking their guts out from the heat and being hauled off in the ambulance with heat exhaustion.
My husband and I went back to Maryland for a family affair last weekend and all of us Westerners were complaining mightily about the humidity. I happened to encounter a woman walking her dogs, and after greeting them, mentioned how humid it was. Oh, she said in a puzzled tone, it really isn't that bad right now.



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Sugar Magnolia wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:07 pm
Kendra wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:22 am
Not to make light of a very tragic event, but I did have a giggle at the CNN reporter this morning discussing the overnight temps in the low 60s and there was concerns about hypothermia setting in...I know you all in the lower states are used to higher temps year round, but really? :confused:
We got down to 71 the other day and we all had to scramble for jackets and sweaters. My feet are still cold. We just smile that smile when we hear people laughing at us for having no cold tolerance. Come on down one August when it's 100 degrees with 90% humidity and a sweat factor around 112 or so and sit in the sun with us all day at a festival, dancing, walking around, just doing normal things. The people laughing at us for wearing coats when it hits 60 are the ones puking their guts out from the heat and being hauled off in the ambulance with heat exhaustion.
That would be me :bighug:



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I didn't hear much on TV about Michael's impact on Virginia. Apparently, it was more powerful than anticipated by residents.
Five people are dead and one is missing in Virginia in incidents related to the remnants of Hurricane Michael, which also left more than half a million people without power and more than 1,200 roads in the state flooded or shut down, officials said.
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Northam said a “wide swathe” of Virginia — from the southwest portion of the state to the Hampton Roads area — experienced torrential rains, high winds, flooding and suspected tornadoes. State officials said winds topped out at more than 75 mph and rain totaled four to eight inches.
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The National Guard has been called in to help with recovery efforts in Danville, which sits along the banks of the Dan River. The river crested to peak of 30 feet overnight — more than five feet over what is considered “major flood stage,” according to city officials.
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Kendra wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:22 am
Not to make light of a very tragic event, but I did have a giggle at the CNN reporter this morning discussing the overnight temps in the low 60s and there was concerns about hypothermia setting in...I know you all in the lower states are used to higher temps year round, but really? :confused:
It's all perspective :blink:
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tek wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:35 pm
Kendra wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:22 am
Not to make light of a very tragic event, but I did have a giggle at the CNN reporter this morning discussing the overnight temps in the low 60s and there was concerns about hypothermia setting in...I know you all in the lower states are used to higher temps year round, but really? :confused:
It's all perspective :blink:

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Seriously. When I was in Honolulu, low 60s was - on the rare occasions when it happened - cause for extra blankets and parkas. Now that I'm back in London, it's T-Shirt and shorts weather (practically).


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Post by Maybenaut » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:59 pm

Reminds me of the scene from The Wire about the forty degree day. This is some of the best writing on television. Many may find the language offensive, so I'm putting it under the spoiler.
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Maybe it's me, but "incredible" is not the best word to use for such a devastating storm.



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Sugar Magnolia wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:07 pm
Kendra wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:22 am
Not to make light of a very tragic event, but I did have a giggle at the CNN reporter this morning discussing the overnight temps in the low 60s and there was concerns about hypothermia setting in...I know you all in the lower states are used to higher temps year round, but really? :confused:
We got down to 71 the other day and we all had to scramble for jackets and sweaters. My feet are still cold. We just smile that smile when we hear people laughing at us for having no cold tolerance. Come on down one August when it's 100 degrees with 90% humidity and a sweat factor around 112 or so and sit in the sun with us all day at a festival, dancing, walking around, just doing normal things. The people laughing at us for wearing coats when it hits 60 are the ones puking their guts out from the heat and being hauled off in the ambulance with heat exhaustion.
Or come to St. Louis, which is just as hot and humid as Mississippi in the summer but can get down below 10 degrees for a week or more at a time in the winter. :happyfamily:


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Post by Whatever4 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:06 pm

Sugar Magnolia wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:07 pm
Kendra wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:22 am
Not to make light of a very tragic event, but I did have a giggle at the CNN reporter this morning discussing the overnight temps in the low 60s and there was concerns about hypothermia setting in...I know you all in the lower states are used to higher temps year round, but really? :confused:
We got down to 71 the other day and we all had to scramble for jackets and sweaters. My feet are still cold. We just smile that smile when we hear people laughing at us for having no cold tolerance. Come on down one August when it's 100 degrees with 90% humidity and a sweat factor around 112 or so and sit in the sun with us all day at a festival, dancing, walking around, just doing normal things. The people laughing at us for wearing coats when it hits 60 are the ones puking their guts out from the heat and being hauled off in the ambulance with heat exhaustion.
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