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This AccuWeather graphic shows Asheville within the "Extreme" risk to lives and property area.   https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/florence-may-cause-catastrophic-inland-flooding-in-carolinas-virginia/70006016.

This is what has hubby contemplating canceling his trip.
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During this time of year, I like to follow a website (https://spacecityweather.com/) for weather updates.  It is geared toward Houston weather and the two meteorologists who run it bill it as "no hype" weather.  One of the meteorologists put together a twitter list of people he trusts with regards to reporting on Florence.  If you are interested in following this on twitter, here is the link: https://twitter.com/mattlanza/lists/florence

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Every single model I have seen shows my area getting a minimum of 14 inches and as much as 22 of rain, and I am about as far from the coast as you can be and still be in Virginia.
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This AccuWeather graphic shows Asheville within the "Extreme" risk to lives and property area.   https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/florence-may-cause-catastrophic-inland-flooding-in-carolinas-virginia/70006016.

This is what has hubby contemplating canceling his trip.

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Boo ... and thank you. We're actually driving so no worries on flight reservations and such, but I'm thinking more and more it's a good weekend to stay home.  Especially since he's supposed to be playing in a tennis tournament and I can't imagine there will be much tennis to be had, even if it is just a rain issue that far inland.
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https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCPAT1+shtml/111446.shtml

STORM SURGE:  The combination of a dangerous storm surge and the
tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by
rising waters moving inland from the shoreline.  The water has the
potential to reach the following heights above ground if peak surge
occurs at the time of high tide
...

Cape Fear NC to Cape Lookout NC, including the Neuse, Pamlico,
Pungo, and Bay Rivers...9-13 ft
North Myrtle Beach SC to Cape Fear NC...6-9 ft
Cape Lookout NC to Ocracoke Inlet NC...6-9 ft
South Santee River SC to North Myrtle Beach SC...4-6 ft
Ocracoke Inlet NC to Salvo NC...4-6 ft
Salvo NC to North Carolina/Virginia Border...2-4 ft
Edisto Beach SC to South Santee River SC...2-4 ft

The deepest water will occur along the immediate coast in areas of
onshore winds, where the surge will be accompanied by large and
destructive waves.  Surge-related flooding depends on the relative
timing of the surge and the tidal cycle, and can vary greatly over
short distances....
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S*it just got real: Waffle House activates its storm center ahead of Florence
https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2018/09/12/sit-just-got-real-waffle-house-activates-its-storm-center-ahead-of-florence/


The ⁦@WaffleHouse⁩ Storm Center is activated and monitoring #Florence. Plan ahead and be safe.
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Michigan-sized 'monster' Hurricane Florence slows and changes path, churning up 83-foot waves and threatening flooding worse than Hurricane Harvey for the Carolinas - with up to four FEET of rain, a 13-foot storm surge and $170 BILLION worth of destruction
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6159669/Grave-warning-Carolinas-Hurricane-Florence-inches-closer.html
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I received a text from my SIL.  I had forgotten that my brother and SIL go to Myrtle Beach around this time every September, along with members of their club.  Anyway, Bro and SIL left Myrtle yesterday and are on their way home.  I'm glad -- apparently, Bro wanted to stay, but my SIL talked him out of it.  Seems that some members of their club are staying behind. 

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...Hog farmers along the East Coast were scrambling to drain their waste pools ahead of the storm. Hog farms each have open-air 'lagoons' filled with manure - which turn bright pink due to the bacteria festering in the lagoons.

If the rivers break their banks, or lagoons overflow, affecting local waterways, which could damage to local environment and put drinking water sources and public health at risk.


Flooding could also lead to the deaths of thousands of animals if they cannot be evacuated in time.

Marlowe Vaughan of Ivy Spring Creek Farm in Goldsboro, has spent most of day pumping liquid waste from her lagoons to make more room for incoming rainfall....

There is something most of us don't think about related to hurricanes.
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The weather guessers in Louisville are saying we'll start seeing the rain from this Hurricane either late Sunday or early Monday.
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Unlike Hurricane's the Progressives are very predictable and there's already an Op-Ed in the WaPo saying the Hurricane is trumps fault.

Get ready for the hurricane being so massive because we pulled out of the Paris Accords...and then what will be really disgusting...get ready for the Libs to start saying that Trump treated the hurricane victims on the East Coast differently than he did the victims in Puerto Rico because he's "racist"!

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It is weird when you consider that the Democrats are hoping for as much death and destruction as possible only because they will be able to blame Trump. Who ever said that Democrats are ghoulish cretins?
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It is weird when you consider that the Democrats are hoping for as much death and destruction as possible only because they will be able to blame Trump. Who ever said that Democrats are ghoulish cretins?

@240B they want mass destruction in the south...i.e. Trump's voting base so they can swoop in with FEMA and all kinds of free government money and get those people dancing like puppets in order to change the voting dynamic.
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I think the opposite. The Democrats will delay and disrupt FEMA for the same goal. They want the people as angry as possible at Trump so they will vote against him. This is what they did in New Orleans.
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Media are calling it the storm of a lifetime.  I guess they weren't alive for the past twelve dozen storms, including Hazel, Hugo, Fran, Floyd, Matthew ... not to mention the "once in a millennium" flooding in 2015.  Even the yankees are bored with it by now.

The hype and preaching get worse with every season.  What's next?  Are the media going to shoot at residents who defy evacuation orders?

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The media call every storm 'the storm of the century'. They want people glued to their televisions. Not that the media industry cares, but this has caused people to get killed. Because they have heard that so often, and the storm turned out to be manageable, they stopped believing it and refused to leave. Several people have died this way.

YOU'RE ALL GOING TO DIE!!! THIS IS THE BIGGEST STORM IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND!!!
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The sheer size of this storm is scary enough, even without the projected winds or flooding.  Yikes.  I remember when Ike was approaching the Gulf.  The storm surge preceeded it by a full day, as I recall.  And it completely wiped out most of the houses along the coast.... no trace of what was there left other than the concrete slabs and a few posts.

https://weather.msfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/get-abi?satellite=GOESEastfullDiskband13&palette=ir.pal&lat=45&lon=-70&type=Animation&numframes=40&width=1400&height=1000&zoom=4&quality=100&map=standard


https://www.hurricanezone.net/atlantic/animations.html
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The media call every storm 'the storm of the century'. They want people glued to their televisions. Not that the media industry cares, but this has caused people to get killed. Because they have heard that so often, and the storm turned out to be manageable, they stopped believing it and refused to leave. Several people have died this way.

YOU'RE ALL GOING TO DIE!!! THIS IS THE BIGGEST STORM IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND!!!

Well I think they look very heroic in their North Face tactical foul weather gear.


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The media call every storm 'the storm of the century'. They want people glued to their televisions. Not that the media industry cares, but this has caused people to get killed. Because they have heard that so often, and the storm turned out to be manageable, they stopped believing it and refused to leave. Several people have died this way.

YOU'RE ALL GOING TO DIE!!! THIS IS THE BIGGEST STORM IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND!!!

Our local media does that here when it snows or when it *MIGHT* snow.  It's not like we are in the desert where snow is uncommon.  From November to the end of April, we get snow every year.  I've even seen snow on May 1.  But my point is that, to hear the weather guys/gals and the news readers talk, you would think one snowflake is heralding the Apocalypse.  It's snow, people!

But all that might be because people who live here don't know how to handle snow and don't know how to prepare for it.  They certainly  can't drive in it.  Most don't bother with snow tires or whatever is needed to get their vehicles through snow.  And they insist on going out for such essentials as beer on the rare occasions we do get a lot of snow, instead of staying off the roads so the snow plows can clear the streets, and then they bitch because the roads are snow covered.  Hello?  If you would stay home, the plows can clear the streets, Moron. 

So I'm not sure it's all hype for ratings, at least around here, but rather, that we have people with the IQ of a 2-year old who must have their hands held and told in small words how to deal with the adverse weather conditions.


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