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Florence isn't even a Category 2 hurricane hitting the mainland.

Thank God.  Water recedes.  Wind causes the loss of life.

And thank you for another opportunity to point out the frantic media.
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Still can't believe the utter stupidity of people who think they have to stand out in the wind and rain in order to tell you that the wind is blowing and the rain is falling.  **nononono*

TV stations and networks won't stop this idiocy until one of their reporters perishes.

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TV stations and networks won't stop this idiocy until one of their reporters perishes.

There was a case where a reporter and his photographer died in storm Alberto. But it was not very dramatic. They were driving on a highway and a tree fell on them.
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Watching the evening news.  The torn flag was just shown. 

I'm reminded of the Star Spangled Banner.  "Our flag was still there."  Might be battered, but it perseveres.

You know they have that at the Smithsonian?  I didn't, until I was looking at it and realized what I was looking at.  Cool moment.

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TV stations and networks won't stop this idiocy until one of their reporters perishes.

Isn't there a YouTube video out there of a meteorologist doing the 'Hip-boot routine' when suddenly a huge panel from a curb sign comes out of nowhere and the guy disappears?
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Isn't there a YouTube video out there of a meteorologist doing the 'Hip-boot routine' when suddenly a huge panel from a curb sign comes out of nowhere and the guy disappears?

Don't know about that but there sure is one of Gerry Rivers getting his azz busted in Galveston some years ago.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FziScjyf4Ic
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Isn't there a YouTube video out there of a meteorologist doing the 'Hip-boot routine' when suddenly a huge panel from a curb sign comes out of nowhere and the guy disappears?

From what I hear that is a photoshop fake video.

BTW, it is a Cat 1 now with wind at 90mph. Once it gets to 75 it becomes a tropical storm. It looks like the brunt is more or less over. Now it is just a matter of how fast it will move overland. Worst case scenario is that it stalls and just beats the crap out of somewhere for a week.
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From what I hear that is a photoshop fake video.

BTW, it is a Cat 1 now with wind at 90mph. Once it gets to 75 it becomes a tropical storm. It looks like the brunt is more or less over. Now it is just a matter of how fast it will move overland. Worst case scenario is that it stalls and just beats the crap out of somewhere for a week.

Now we'll have to endure end-to-end cries of possible "biblical flooding".
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Now we'll have to endure end-to-end cries of possible "biblical flooding".

Come on DC, this is the biggest storm in the history of mankind.
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Come on DC, this is the biggest storm in the history of mankind.

Indeed.

Alec Baldwin should get ready to come out on SNL in character... say that he was responsible for knocking it down from a Cat 4.
Then drop the mike.
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Indeed.

Alec Baldwin should get ready to come out on SNL in character... say that he was responsible for knocking it down from a Cat 4.
Then drop the mike.
That would be funnier than anything SNL could come up with.
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I'm on another web site looking at the hurricane and it has the ability to measure wind-speeds wherever you click. I clicked all over the hurricane and couldn't get a wind-speed over 80mph. Most the speeds were in the mid seventies.

I'm no meteorologist by far, and I don't know the reliability of this other website. But it is weird that there are conflicting reports about the wind-speed of the storm.

Check it out if you want to. Click anywhere on the storm. Click the km/h until it shows mph.
https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-67.37,32.31,3000
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Interested in what our fellow members feel about "Mandatory Evacuations".

Do you agree with the concept? 

Or, do you think each family/household should be able to decide for themselves if they want to stay and "ride this one out"?

Where does the government's responsibility end?  Their duty is to protect the citizenry.   

But...aren't the warnings 24/7 sufficient?

As a homeowner, why should I be forced leave my home vulnerable to looters?

Or, is that one of the reasons for the mandatory evacuation?  Because they don't trust those remaining behind might turn to looting?

Look for legislation soon that in the even of mandated evacuations, you must sign a waiver if you remain, that your life is at risk.

I would expect the insurance lobby to make sure a clause is inserted that makes payment upon death null and void if they had the opportunity to evacuate.
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I'm on another web site looking at the hurricane and it has the ability to measure wind-speeds wherever you click. I clicked all over the hurricane and couldn't get a wind-speed over 80mph. Most the speeds were in the mid seventies.

I'm no meteorologist by far, and I don't know the reliability of this other website. But it is weird that there are conflicting reports about the wind-speed of the storm.

Check it out if you want to. Click anywhere on the storm. Click the km/h until it shows mph.
https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-67.37,32.31,3000

I think I figured it out. Depending on the height of the measurement and where the measurement is taken on the 360 degree circle of the storm, you can get widely varying results. So, when they say sustained winds at 90mph, without knowing the height and the sector they are measuring, I can't really replicate the result on the website model.
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Interested in what our fellow members feel about "Mandatory Evacuations".

Do you agree with the concept? 

Or, do you think each family/household should be able to decide for themselves if they want to stay and "ride this one out"?

Where does the government's responsibility end?  Their duty is to protect the citizenry.   

Because our society doesn't have the stomach to just wash our hands and say we're not our brother's keeper. Inevitably, people who don't leave will later call for help and risk others if things get too bad.

It's like how we are idiots for not letting people die in the streets if they don't buy health insurance.
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I was glad for the Wilmington, NC, coverage with someone standing outside in a familiar setting so I knew conditions on the ground for my friend now that her power and phone are evidently out.
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Because our society doesn't have the stomach to just wash our hands and say we're not our brother's keeper. Inevitably, people who don't leave will later call for help and risk others if things get too bad.

It's like how we are idiots for not letting people die in the streets if they don't buy health insurance.

My brain is fuzzy on the details, but during last year's storms, I remember some official saying something like, get out now, but if you choose to stay, don't call for help because we are not going to risk our lives to come and get you. 

I don't recall whether anyone did stay, later called for help, but was refused.   Seems to me if that did happen and people died as a result , there would be all kinds of lawsuits.

But it is that kind of tough stance, I wish we would see more of.  It should not be up to government to save people if they don't evacuate and later get into trouble.  The problem is we have too many people depending on government to save them from their own folly.

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Florence isn't even a Category 2 hurricane hitting the mainland.

Thank God.  Water recedes.  Wind causes the loss of life.

And thank you for another opportunity to point out the frantic media.

Water (flooding) kills.  Drowning caused 80% of Harvey deaths.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180419100130.htm
« Last Edit: September 14, 2018, 06:01:27 AM by thackney »
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I just opened flag cam and there was nothing. No waves. No wind. No rain. Just a beautiful calm autumn day. Makes me want to go sailing.
https://explore.org/livecams/frying-pan/frying-pan-cam
This cannot be live. I just saw the flag and it is completely intact. So, what I'm looking at is old footage. Why they would put outdated footage on a live cam, I don't know?
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@240B

Look at the site now.  There is a note saying the live cam went offline and they are working to troubleshoot the problem. 

I would say the problem is the hurricane itself. 

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Look at the site now.  There is a note saying the live cam went offline and they are working to troubleshoot the problem. 

I would say the problem is the hurricane itself.
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Yep. I saw it. That's a shame.
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Don't know about that but there sure is one of Gerry Rivers getting his azz busted in Galveston some years ago.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FziScjyf4Ic
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Water (flooding) kills.  Drowning caused 80% of Harvey deaths.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180419100130.htm

Thanks, @thackney !

Heard the same on my local weather this morning....that the surge kills more than the wind. :shrug:
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