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Hurricane Florence

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2 months ago - Monday 9/10/18 - 3:00:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/natio...

We're about to get wet over here.
2 months ago - Monday 9/10/18 - 3:18:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
Old town is already flooded. It hasn't even hit yet. I think this might be bad.
2 months ago - Monday 9/10/18 - 5:06:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
it looks pretty bad
hopefully it turns back east
2 months ago - Monday 9/10/18 - 6:35:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 9/10/18 - 3:18:51 PM Kepi wrote:
Old town is already flooded. It hasn't even hit yet. I think this might be bad.

Yeah, Alexandria had tidal flooding this morning and that was just from the Potomac being high from heavy rains this week. Not even hurricane-related.

The path looks scarily like Hugo, which was the worst we've ever been hit here (several hours inland). I was about 9, and my mom was terrified a tree would fall on the house. We got lucky, but it did take down several very large oaks in the back like it was nothing. She was scared to be home alone with us, and Dad was out delivering mail, because USPS don't play.
2 months ago - Monday 9/10/18 - 6:55:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
good luck everyone. Stay safe.
2 months ago - Tuesday 9/11/18 - 12:08:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
It looks like it got pulled a little more southward than projected last night, which is good for me, at least. It still could turn a little toes up, because we've gotten ridiculous rainfall this summer, but I'll take 4 or 5 inches over 20.
2 months ago - Tuesday 9/11/18 - 12:45:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yall. Hampton roads where we lived is evacuating. The park where i worked is going to so be underwater. The hurricane a few years ago that didn't even hit the area flooded/ closed the park for about 5 months.
I can't imagine what this one is going to do.
Still have a lot of friends there.


I feel very lucky to have randomly moved to new mexico.

Where are you again bird?
2 months ago - Tuesday 9/11/18 - 2:07:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm quite inland, so not usually in a place that gets much more than likely lots of rain and some wind, even in the worst hurricane situation. That's why people are sort of panicking here, because we aren't used to it.

The forecast has changed in some pretty important ways for us. Mostly that they think the storm is just going to sit in one spot and dump rain for a day or two, like Harvey did to Texas. That means probably less for us, but for example, eastern NC is about to get meteorologically f*cked in the ass. East Carolina is supposed to come here and play football Saturday, and I'm wondering if they won't end up stranded here (if they even come, which I bet they won't).
2 months ago - Tuesday 9/11/18 - 2:12:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
I have a college friend who teaches in Northampton. They were closed Monday for precaution, and last night he said they closed schools in the district "until further notice." I think they might be able to stay in their house for now, but I wish they wouldn't. Their families are here, they could just take a little vacation.
2 months ago - Tuesday 9/11/18 - 2:12:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah. I'm still a little worried about flooding. My parents permanently moved to right on the Chesapeake Bay, and their house is right at the mouth of the Tappahannok.
2 months ago - Tuesday 9/11/18 - 2:16:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, flooding is going to be an issue here too, even this far inland. We never worry about the rivers, but these little feeder creeks in low-lying areas can't handle the kind of rain dump we'll get, especially on top of it having been raining all week anyway.
2 months ago - Tuesday 9/11/18 - 2:21:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
My friend just quit his job and took a job on cape hatteras
2 months ago - Tuesday 9/11/18 - 2:24:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, and I'm pretty sure our water table is pretty full. We had like... A solid month of nothing but rain this summer and I'm pretty sure that and proximity to the Bay are why DC declared a state of emergency.
2 months ago - Tuesday 9/11/18 - 2:36:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
Are your parents just going to ride it out, or are they planning to get somewhere a little less scary?
2 months ago - Tuesday 9/11/18 - 2:39:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
The panic in this area has reached critical mass. I think all big boxes are out of water, which is fairly ridiculous.
2 months ago - Tuesday 9/11/18 - 2:49:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 9/11/18 - 2:39:52 PM Orion wrote:
The panic in this area has reached critical mass. I think all big boxes are out of water, which is fairly ridiculous.


They should have raised the prices to keep people from hoarding...
2 months ago - Tuesday 9/11/18 - 2:50:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
...or perhaps put a limit of one case per customer (but that's hard to enforce- - it just makes the hoarder make several runs through the checkout line).
2 months ago - Tuesday 9/11/18 - 3:47:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
If only there were some hero to sell it for $100/case.
2 months ago - Tuesday 9/11/18 - 3:53:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 9/11/18 - 3:47:13 PM Spoonerism wrote:
If only there were some hero to sell it for $100/case.


If they sold it by the bottle ($4 each, $100/case) that would probably allow everyone that wants water to get some water. People wouldn't buy more water than they actually need.


2 months ago - Tuesday 9/11/18 - 3:56:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah the obvious reaction is to sell water at a price poor people can't afford. You keep demand down, plus maybe some poor people will die. It's a twofer!
2 months ago - Tuesday 9/11/18 - 3:58:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 9/11/18 - 3:56:53 PM birdsong4j wrote:
Yeah the obvious reaction is to sell water at a price poor people can't afford. You keep demand down, plus maybe some poor people will die. It's a twofer!


Sell it for normal price and the poor people won't get any either- - the hoarders will buy it all.

2 months ago - Tuesday 9/11/18 - 3:59:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
The poor can just open their mouths and step out in the storm.

Should keep them hydrated for a day or two.

After that strain puddle water through a tube sock.
2 months ago - Tuesday 9/11/18 - 3:59:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
...and $4/bottle is cheaper than one would pay for it at a MLB or NFL game.
2 months ago - Tuesday 9/11/18 - 4:01:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
"It's cheaper than at an expensive sporting event, so it's fine to sell it at that price in an emergency."
2 months ago - Tuesday 9/11/18 - 4:02:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
As long as they don't mark up tube socks everything will be ok

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