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   That's the one I've been looking/waiting for, it is hilarious @Right_in_Virginia
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   That's the one I've been looking/waiting for, it is hilarious @Right_in_Virginia

Agree ... it is laugh out loud funny.  "Are they holy men walking ON the water?"   :silly:
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Death toll now up to 6.  Florence is now a tropical storm.  But make no mistake -- the flooding is severe.  This is not just a drizzle.

Now they are measuring rainfall in FEET, not inches.
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The Weather Channel's given this fool from a few years ago a run for her money.   

Not just the national news outlets are guilty of this.   Back during Rita coverage in '05 one of our  local TV beat reporter and his camera man were pulling a "Cantore" acting like he was about to be blown down.  Perfectly timed, a guy walks right behind him walking about a 10 pound dog.  What made it a hoot is the guy bust out laughing right during the event.

Sadly, I bet the station lost this footage and secondly, you didn't see this same fool out in 120 mph winds 8 hours later.
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Rescue website, born of Harvey, now brings help for Florence

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/Rescue-website-born-of-Harvey-now-brings-help-13231214.php

The emergency management agency for New Bern, N.C., was skeptical when Matthew Marchetti initially called to explain how his crowdsource technology could help rescue people during Hurricane Florence.

Then Marchetti said he was from Houston.

“Oh, oh, so you know the drill,” was the response from North Carolina.

Marchetti’s website, https://crowdsourcerescue.com/, is now in use in North Carolina as Florence’s powerful storm surge and torrential rains create widespread flooding, matching rescuers to people seeking rescue. The site, refined since Harvey, still relies on two simple buttons: “I can help rescue” and “I need to be rescued.” But it has had a profound impact. During Hurricane Harvey, the site helped connect some 30,000 people needing rescue to 12,000 volunteers with boats, trucks and airboats.

“We went through hell with Harvey. But it was battle-testing,” Marchetti said. “It was battle-testing for moments like these, I think, with larger purpose.”
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US Coast Guard member 'removed' after making 'offensive' OK sign on live TV
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/09/15/us-coast-guard-member-removed-after-making-offensive-ok-sign-on-live-tv.html

The U.S. Coast Guard says it “removed” a member from its Hurricane Florence response team Friday after he made an “OK” hand gesture on live TV that the service branch deemed “offensive.”

The unidentified team member was caught looking into the camera and then swiftly making the hand gesture, prompting a backlash on social media.

The hand signal was seen in the background of MSNBC’s live interview with Sector Charleston Commanding Officer Capt. John Reed, who was providing an update on actions taken by the Coast Guard in response to Hurricane Florence.



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Rescue website, born of Harvey, now brings help for Florence

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/Rescue-website-born-of-Harvey-now-brings-help-13231214.php

The emergency management agency for New Bern, N.C., was skeptical when Matthew Marchetti initially called to explain how his crowdsource technology could help rescue people during Hurricane Florence.

Then Marchetti said he was from Houston.

“Oh, oh, so you know the drill,” was the response from North Carolina.

Marchetti’s website, https://crowdsourcerescue.com/, is now in use in North Carolina as Florence’s powerful storm surge and torrential rains create widespread flooding, matching rescuers to people seeking rescue. The site, refined since Harvey, still relies on two simple buttons: “I can help rescue” and “I need to be rescued.” But it has had a profound impact. During Hurricane Harvey, the site helped connect some 30,000 people needing rescue to 12,000 volunteers with boats, trucks and airboats.

“We went through hell with Harvey. But it was battle-testing,” Marchetti said. “It was battle-testing for moments like these, I think, with larger purpose.”


Grassroots. I like it.

Probably deserves its own thread.

Earlier story: http://www.pointsoflight.org/programs/recognition/dpol/awards/6126
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That Coast Guard article reminded me of this pic of Hussein at an Intel brief.
Subtle as train wreck indeed.
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That Coast Guard article reminded me of this pic of Hussein at an Intel brief.
Subtle as train wreck indeed.
It's okay when he flashes "offensive" hand signals, dontcha know.
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US Coast Guard member 'removed' after making 'offensive' OK sign on live TV
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/09/15/us-coast-guard-member-removed-after-making-offensive-ok-sign-on-live-tv.html

The U.S. Coast Guard says it “removed” a member from its Hurricane Florence response team Friday after he made an “OK” hand gesture on live TV that the service branch deemed “offensive.”
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I've been extremely skeptical of this "OK = White Power" hand sign thing, but that is exactly what this fellow was signaling.  Watch the video at the link, it'll open eyes.  I was prepared to guffaw at the notion until I saw it.  Thanks for the heads-up, @Once-Ler.
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I've been extremely skeptical of this "OK = White Power" hand sign thing, but that is exactly what this fellow was signaling.  Watch the video at the link, it'll open eyes.  I was prepared to guffaw at the notion until I saw it.  Thanks for the heads-up, @Once-Ler.
The article by Fox does a decent job explaining the gesture.  The guy clearly did it intentionally but we don't know why.  I'm just reporting the news.  The US Coast Guard made the decision to remove him from a position in which he might further embarrass the hurricane response team.  If Florence winds up killing lots of poor people, stuff like this gives conspiracy kooks ammo to say "Bush Trump doesn't care about black people."

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Grassroots. I like it.

Probably deserves its own thread.

Earlier story: http://www.pointsoflight.org/programs/recognition/dpol/awards/6126

Great article. Thanks!
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https://twitter.com/WRALCandace/status/1040950751911206912


I remember that type of thing being common for us after Hurricane Ike.  An amazing distance from the water sometimes.
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Rescue website, born of Harvey, now brings help for Florence

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/Rescue-website-born-of-Harvey-now-brings-help-13231214.php

The emergency management agency for New Bern, N.C., was skeptical when Matthew Marchetti initially called to explain how his crowdsource technology could help rescue people during Hurricane Florence.

Then Marchetti said he was from Houston.

“Oh, oh, so you know the drill,” was the response from North Carolina.

Marchetti’s website, https://crowdsourcerescue.com/, is now in use in North Carolina as Florence’s powerful storm surge and torrential rains create widespread flooding, matching rescuers to people seeking rescue. The site, refined since Harvey, still relies on two simple buttons: “I can help rescue” and “I need to be rescued.” But it has had a profound impact. During Hurricane Harvey, the site helped connect some 30,000 people needing rescue to 12,000 volunteers with boats, trucks and airboats.

“We went through hell with Harvey. But it was battle-testing,” Marchetti said. “It was battle-testing for moments like these, I think, with larger purpose.”

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Thanks for sharing.  It is fantastic how so many people search for ways to help.
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UPDATE: 8 Florence-related deaths reported as tropical storm tears through Carolinas
https://www.ajc.com/weather/tropical-storm-florence-crawls-through-mph-least-dead/Y5ety82CsooqbvoMsFoD8H/

...A few cities in North Carolina have reported over 23 inches of rain, and Swansboro, N.C. has seen a monstrous 30 inches of rain as of noon Saturday, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Katie Walls said in a tweet....
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Rescue website, born of Harvey, now brings help for Florence

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/Rescue-website-born-of-Harvey-now-brings-help-13231214.php

The emergency management agency for New Bern, N.C., was skeptical when Matthew Marchetti initially called to explain how his crowdsource technology could help rescue people during Hurricane Florence.

Then Marchetti said he was from Houston.

“Oh, oh, so you know the drill,” was the response from North Carolina.

Marchetti’s website, https://crowdsourcerescue.com/, is now in use in North Carolina as Florence’s powerful storm surge and torrential rains create widespread flooding, matching rescuers to people seeking rescue. The site, refined since Harvey, still relies on two simple buttons: “I can help rescue” and “I need to be rescued.” But it has had a profound impact. During Hurricane Harvey, the site helped connect some 30,000 people needing rescue to 12,000 volunteers with boats, trucks and airboats.

“We went through hell with Harvey. But it was battle-testing,” Marchetti said. “It was battle-testing for moments like these, I think, with larger purpose.”

I love this.  We haven't all been snowflaked and bureaucratized. 
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Reporter from the Weather Channel braces against the wind as two guys casually stroll behind him:  https://twitter.com/gourdnibler/status/1040678572262916096

Wow, that's funny!

Still laughing here!  :silly:
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Wow, that's funny!

Still laughing here!  :silly:

That one's all over the Bookface.  Mike Rowe did a nice little write-up on it.
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NEWS ALERT - We are aware of the looting occurring at the Family Dollar Store at 13th & Greenfield Sts, unfortunately management has asked not to intervene at this time.
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Death toll now up to 6.  Florence is now a tropical storm.  But make no mistake -- the flooding is severe.  This is not just a drizzle.

Now they are measuring rainfall in FEET, not inches.

I hope all who live in States affected by this are ok
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NEWS ALERT - We are aware of the looting occurring at the Family Dollar Store at 13th & Greenfield Sts, unfortunately management has asked not to intervene at this time.
3:27 PM · Sep 15, 2018



That's pretty commendable by Family Dollar, imo. They don't want more chaos. And maybe they think people are in need of their stuff.
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   I would suspect that the entire inventory is worth less than $10k, Insurance will cover.  Better than the PR battle if people get killed there looting, regardless of whether they needed killin or not.
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