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Grimis
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#1 Posted on 12.9.03 1022.58
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Looks like folks in the southeast have to keep an eye on this monster:


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Did anybody on here live through Hugo or Andrew and remember what that was like? This storm is as big as Andrew was at the same point in time.

Here in MD, we only got the glancing blow of Gloria in '85 in my lifetime, and the remnants of storms that clobbered other places...

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#2 Posted on 12.9.03 1133.35
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The last big inalnd hurricane we had here in NC was Floyd in 99. It dumped about 13 feet of water into the place where I was working at the time, put the rest of the city beyond mostly underwater (they're still gutting and leveling buildings from the storm to this day)littered trees everywhere (of the 4 roads back to my house 3 were totally inaccessible and I had to go to the next county over to get back home.

I'm kinda hoping it curves back and misses the coast, but there's no telling what's gonna happen. Hell, earlier this winter we were knocked back into the dark ages for a week by 4 inches of ice.

Nothing to do now but sit back and wait, the raid the grocery stores for bread and coolers full of ice the night before it hits.
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#3 Posted on 12.9.03 1240.27
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I had the unfortunate experience of going through Andrew back in 1992. I live in Kendall, north of where the eye came ashore, so we didn't get too much damage in my area. I did have a battered Wendy's sign in my backyard ;-P

I know people who lost everything from Andrew though. All you have to do is look at pictures of the Homestead area (not a single house standing for miles and miles) to see the devestation a storm like that can cause. Hopefully Isabel turns away from land...
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#4 Posted on 12.9.03 1302.02
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I lived in Camp Lejeune North Carolina when HUGO hit in 89. HUGE rain fell there, but we were on the north end of it. Hopefully this will weaken before it hits ground!
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#5 Posted on 13.9.03 1735.12
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Unless this storm goes out to sea, for selfish reasons I have to hope it hits land as far south as possible. Not the nicest thing, but if it just goes up the Eastern Seaboard, I'm fucked, and when it comes to storms with 200 mph wind gusts, I hope it hits enough land to weaken before it hits me.
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#6 Posted on 15.9.03 0635.44
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Nope....right now, I'm fucked(as you can see, the pic at the top updates itself.
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#7 Posted on 15.9.03 1119.22
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It's most likely going to lose strength once it gets over land. So to be more accurate, I'm fucked, and you'll probably get a little wet.

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#8 Posted on 15.9.03 1136.37
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Well, I'm a bit closer than Chapel Hill is to the coast so I think we all have a pretty odds-good ticket for the Doom Sweepstakes.

Still, the local news takes it up along Cape Hatteras, and if it follows that track, the mainland shouldn't get too much of the bad stuff.

Then again, given how slipshod this thing has been forecast the only place they've managed to rule out where this thing'll hit is the moon.
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#9 Posted on 15.9.03 1152.57
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Well, with the more inland track I'm less fucked than I was....but as mentioned, this thing could still hit New Jersey for all we know.
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#10 Posted on 15.9.03 1215.40
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    Originally posted by Grimis
    this thing could still hit New Jersey for all we know.


Shhh. Don't give it any ideas. I still have bad memories of Floyd.
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#11 Posted on 15.9.03 1229.28
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    Originally posted by Enojado Viento
    Well, I'm a bit closer than Chapel Hill is to the coast so I think we all have a pretty odds-good ticket for the Doom Sweepstakes.

    Still, the local news takes it up along Cape Hatteras, and if it follows that track, the mainland shouldn't get too much of the bad stuff.

    Then again, given how slipshod this thing has been forecast the only place they've managed to rule out where this thing'll hit is the moon.


Now you just gave me a weird mental image of the Hurricane floating up to the heavens and disappearing.
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#12 Posted on 15.9.03 1538.35
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Was sitting in an airport in 89 when Hugo hit and I got a call that my hotel in St. Maarten no longer existed......drove home from Washington DC on the front edge of Floyd and got into town just before the last entrance in got washed out or blocked by a downed tree....have already decided that I am not commuting into NYC on Thursday or Friday.....batten down the hatches - we are all getting wet
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#13 Posted on 15.9.03 1812.49
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Down here in Hampton Roads/Tidewater, people are acting like there's a blizzard coming. I had to listen all day at work to people taking their lunch early, just so they could go to the store and buy water and batteries.

Everyone expects to be without power for days and are planning on filling their bathtubs with water ahead of time so they'll be able to bathe with no running water.

I just shook my head all day. I also threatened to bring in bottled water and batteries to work and sell them to the highest bidder.
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#14 Posted on 15.9.03 2000.09
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I think this qualify's as slighlty more important/dangerous than a blizzard. The run on plywood has already started. Of course, given that shit like this never happens in Maryland(one direct hit by a Hurricane in recorded history) half the people probably have no clue what to do with it.
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#15 Posted on 15.9.03 2159.19
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Plywood only really matters on the beach where things can go flying around unobstructed and straight through your windows. Once you move inland (at least here) the windows don't matter much, because if the wind is blowing hard enough to throw things through your house, it's also going to be knocking trees down on said house.

At least, that's my experience.

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#16 Posted on 15.9.03 2217.30
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    Originally posted by Jaguar
    Plywood only really matters on the beach where things can go flying around unobstructed and straight through your windows. Once you move inland (at least here) the windows don't matter much, because if the wind is blowing hard enough to throw things through your house, it's also going to be knocking trees down on said house.

    At least, that's my experience.

    -Jag


Absolutely right. My house is surrounded by trees and now as in the ice storm early this year, I look around and see a death trap, now that they're beginning to alter the track of it to take it inland right over us.

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#17 Posted on 16.9.03 1458.43
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Looks like the storm has been downgraded...still a threat but nothing like a Category Five.

I'll let the experts speak...from the CNN wire reports:
http://www.cnn.com/2003/WEATHER/09/16/hurricane.isabel/index.html

Forecasters said further weakening of Isabel is expected, although conditions could become favorable for strengthening as the storm draws closer to the shore.

HA! Wade Keller does the weather!

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#18 Posted on 16.9.03 1542.51
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I do beleive it has to pass through the Gulf Stream before it hits, hence the potential strengethening.


Hmm, looks like I'll end up on the east side of the storm.....shit.
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#19 Posted on 16.9.03 1925.05
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I have a friend in NC, whose family's house is at Nags Head. (Y'know, where the Weather Channel's on the spot reporter is.) They've lived there forever, right on the beach. Grandma's house is something over 100 years old, & even though mom's house is considerably newer, it was built with all possible precautions included in the design & engineering. Standard procedure is to close up the beach houses & move to the inland house for the duration. I guess this is one of those things that, when you've dealt with it all your lives & are prepared to expect it, is less of an issue. But my friend was still pretty happy about the downgrade from category 5.
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#20 Posted on 16.9.03 1926.50
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I'm RIGHT in the forecast path of it unless it jogs far north. If it follows the track and hits Atlantic Beach we'll probably not make it.

I hope for *all* our sakes--Maryland, Virgina, DC, and NC it stalls out or just rides one little bit of the coast.

That may be too much to hope for but, everyone in its path, be careful, huh?
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