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That will be a way-cool camera if the eye passes over that!

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By the time the eye gets there the platform could be gone.
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Me too! But if it isn't as bad as they are saying after all the relentless hyperbolic hype, no one will ever believe the weather forecasts again. I'm not at all saying that they are wrong this time. I'm only pointing out that they have done this before, for nothing more than ratings. I'll bet the Weather Channel is killing CNN this week.

I'd rather forecasters error on the side of caution than not.  I live in SWFL and when Hurricane Charley hit, there was only 1 meteorologist that called where it was going to hit correctly. Lots of people were caught off guard as those in the area were told, that it was going to hit way north and it took a different path at the last minute. When a hurricane has the potential to make landfall near you, you should ALWAYS prepare.

Regardless if NC, or SC takes a direct hit or not, storm surge is always a concern.  Most of us who live in hurricane prone areas realize that when you are dealing with the possibility of a Cat 3 or greater, it's time to evacuate. Our last evacuation was for Irma.  Irma hit the area where we live as a Cat 2 and we were extremely fortunate and only lost a bush.  That was it, no flooding, power was only out for 2 days and luckily we had stocked up on gas or we wouldn't have made it back home.  But, on our way back to our home we had to cross areas where Irma made a more direct hit; we knew we made the right decision.  A few miles in either direction or more storm surge can make a huge difference.
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By the time the eye gets there the platform could be gone.

Could be. I think it's already withstood a few Hurricanes already.   :shrug:
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Could be. I think it's already withstood a few Hurricanes already.   :shrug:

Prolly if it has been there since 60.
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Prolly if it has been there since 60.

Yeah, but that makes it almost as old as me.  Might be as feeble as me too....
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Yeah, but that makes it almost as old as me.  Might be as feeble as me too....

That is just the muscle pain talking.  I told you to hire a couple of movers...... wink777
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That is just the muscle pain talking.  I told you to hire a couple of movers...... wink777

 :pondering: Good point.  I'll be danged if I let them touch my art, my bar, good china or my guns.  I do have some good muscle pain right now, having climbed the stairs at the Castle a bunch of times last weekend.  I am sure my surgeon would approve.
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I’m really worried about @CatherineofAragon

Any word from her?
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:pondering: Good point.  I'll be danged if I let them touch my art, my bar, good china or my guns.  I do have some good muscle pain right now, having climbed the stairs at the Castle a bunch of times last weekend.  I am sure my surgeon would approve.

You can have an elevator installed. It won't be cheap but it will increase the value of the home. From what I saw of what you posted, your first concern should be a massive security system with movement activated lighting and cameras everywhere. Anytime anyone steps within a hundred yards of your house, all hell should break loose. And you really should consider a few dogs to back up your cat army. Intruders HATE dogs, especially big ones.
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You can have an elevator installed. It won't be cheap but it will increase the value of the home. From what I saw of what you posted, your first concern should be a massive security system with movement activated lighting and cameras everywhere. Anytime anyone steps within a hundred yards of your house, all hell should break loose. And you really should consider a few dogs to back up your cat army. Intruders HATE dogs, especially big ones.

The house is a Castle.  I posted a pic in The Lounge a few pages back.  I have just about all that in mind, except for the dogs.  No grass to run on.  The elevator idea has promise.
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I’m really worried about @CatherineofAragon

Any word from her?

My unnamed sources tell me she is dating Roy Moore these days. Takes up a lot of her time.

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The house is a Castle.  I posted a pic in The Lounge a few pages back.  I have just about all that in mind, except for the dogs.  No grass to run on.  The elevator idea has promise.

In that case, you need one of these



One day, I did a tour of that very castle (where they filmed the Holy Grail, not your new place, that would be a LONG drive) and a Scotch distillery.  That was a cool day.
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Watching the news.  Florence is now a Category 2, but it's huge -- 500 miles across.  Seems none of the weather guessers really knows where Florence will hit or what path it will take.  One forecaster said Florence will hit the Carolinas, veer south into Georgia, then head north-northeast.  Seems to be a guessing game now. 

As if people don't have enough to worry about, now concerns are being raised about nuclear reactors potentially in Florence's path:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/12/hurricane-florence-north-carolina-nuclear-plants-prepare




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....As if people don't have enough to worry about, now concerns are being raised about nuclear reactors potentially in Florence's path:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/12/hurricane-florence-north-carolina-nuclear-plants-prepare

That is just fear-mongering for web hits.  It is not going to be another Fukushima.

http://www.gopbriefingroom.com/index.php/topic,331921.msg1791850.html#msg1791850
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They just upgraded this storm on the Saffir Simpson scale to a category 7......it will be raining angry Pitt Bulls and the winds will smell like a dumpster behind a Chinese restaurant. Let's hope it doesn't go to 8.

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They waited in bated breath for it to reach Cat 5...now it's 24 hours away and is downgraded to Cat 2.

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They waited in bated breath for it to reach Cat 5...now it's 24 hours away and is downgraded to Cat 2.

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Time is running short to flee Hurricane Florence, a monster of a storm zeroing in on the Southeastern coast with more than 10 million people in its potentially devastating sights.

Florence’s top sustained wind speeds dropped from a high of 140 mph (225 kph) to 110 mph (175 kph) as its outer rain bands approached the North Carolina coast early Thursday, reducing the storm from Category 4 to Category 2, but forecasters warned that the enormous wind field has been growing larger, raising the risk of the ocean surging on to land.  ...
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They waited in bated breath for it to reach Cat 5...now it's 24 hours away and is downgraded to Cat 2.

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So far it is losing speed. Down to 12mph and the wind speeds are declining. It is possible that it is a class 1 by now. We don't really know. The government could never admit that because it would make them look foolish in the extreme.

BTW, the news said 35% of people in the evacuation area chose to stay. So, at least a third of the people involved are not buying it.
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They waited in bated breath for it to reach Cat 5...now it's 24 hours away and is downgraded to Cat 2.

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Hey....someone else noticed that too.

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BTW, the news said 35% of people in the evacuation area chose to stay. So, at least a third of the people involved are not buying it.

Or they don't want to have their houses looted while the government keeps them away with roadblocks.
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Or they don't want to have their houses looted while the government keeps them away with roadblocks.

This storm is already weaker than Bertha.

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Or they don't want to have their houses looted while the government keeps them away with roadblocks.

They interviewed a guy who said something similar to that. He said [paraphrasing] If I leave it will take me weeks to get back in. He also said that the storm is so large, just the sheer distance that you have to drive to evade it is impractical. 15 or 20 miles isn't going to do it. Another guy said he didn't know which way to run. They say it is going South one day and North the next.

It's a tough call. I just pray none of the people who stayed get hurt. This thing seems to be unusually unpredictable. They are taking a risk, there's no doubt about that.
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You cannot "COEXIST" with people who want to kill you.
If they kill their own with no conscience, there is nothing to stop them from killing you.
Rational fear and anger at vicious murderous Islamic terrorists is the same as irrational antisemitism, according to the Leftists.


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