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Mon Sep 10, 2018, 06:57 AM

Gone get blowed away.

Been through Hazel and Hugo.
Luckily Matthew blew down eleventy billion trees. That may be a blessing in disguise.

I am as safe here as anywhere. A storm that size will cover the entire state. Those in flood zones or on the coast, GET OUT!

Not fretting. Just preparing.
Canít do nothing about the storm.

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Reply Gone get blowed away. (Original post)
Are_grits_groceries Sep 2018 OP
mahina Sep 2018 #1
Are_grits_groceries Sep 2018 #3
Squinch Sep 2018 #2
Arkansas Granny Sep 2018 #4
malaise Sep 2018 #5
Rhiannon12866 Sep 2018 #6
flygal Sep 2018 #7
malaise Sep 2018 #8
lark Sep 2018 #20
Nay Sep 2018 #24
True Blue American Sep 2018 #9
calimary Sep 2018 #10
malaise Sep 2018 #11
Alliepoo Sep 2018 #12
JHan Sep 2018 #13
mcar Sep 2018 #14
KY_EnviroGuy Sep 2018 #15
BumRushDaShow Sep 2018 #16
CherokeeDem Sep 2018 #17
getagrip_already Sep 2018 #18
LiberalLoner Sep 2018 #19
Silver Gaia Sep 2018 #21
mountain grammy Sep 2018 #22
nolabear Sep 2018 #23
DemocracyMouse Sep 2018 #25
malaise Sep 2018 #26
OneBlueDotBama Sep 2018 #27

Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2018, 07:03 AM

1. Same here Grits, looks like it anyway.

Hey did you know you can use a regular 12v car battery with an inverter to power a cell phone, as long as the phone or appliance uses less power than the inverter is rated for? I hope neither of us have to find out more.

Take good care, aloha.

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Response to mahina (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 10, 2018, 07:06 AM

3. You take care too.

I got lots of stupid relatives who gonna disappear.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2018, 07:05 AM

2. Keep us posted. Hang in there.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2018, 07:06 AM

4. Stay safe.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2018, 07:21 AM

5. You're right about the trees

Lock up those kitties and take care. Looks like NC will face the worst of it.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2018, 07:24 AM

6. Stay safe and don't forget to check in!

We should start a check in thread to make sure everyone is safe and to share information.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2018, 07:33 AM

7. I'm inland (W-S) but we are expected to get hit by tropical storm winds.

I bought supplies and have a plan for shelter. We shouldn't flood but I'm surrounded by big trees.

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Response to flygal (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 10, 2018, 07:36 AM

8. Take care

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Response to flygal (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 10, 2018, 09:34 AM

20. Yep, big trees are scary in a tropical storm or hurricane.

I live in No. FL. in an old growth oak forest. After Irma, we had no power for 4 days because of all the trees in our area that were down on power lines or that took out transformers. We got our trees trimmed afterwards and 2 removed (out of 26 oak trees) but if a big enough storm hit us directly, we'd still be in danger. So wishing you good luck and that your trees stay up or if they go down don't hit anything really important.

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Response to lark (Reply #20)

Mon Sep 10, 2018, 09:45 AM

24. Here in Richmond, we're prepping for a replay of Isabel, which tore Richmond up with

high winds. We have lots of trees here, and last month we've had a lot of regular rain. That makes the soil so sodden that a big wind will take a lot of trees down. Not looking forward to this -- after Isabel the power was out for nearly 2 weeks. We have large trees in our yard and have been lucky so far, but . . .

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2018, 07:38 AM

9. Stay safe.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2018, 08:01 AM

10. Please stay safe.

Weíre keeping a vigil with you folks in the stormís path.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2018, 08:05 AM

11. The last Cat4 to hit NC was 60 years ago

Long before they built all those homes on the coast. So said the weather man on ABC
Batten down folks.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2018, 08:08 AM

12. Batten down-

Stay safe-we are with you!!!

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2018, 08:32 AM

13. stay safe

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2018, 08:51 AM

14. Stay safe, grits

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2018, 08:52 AM

15. The real heart breaker with these damned storms is....

that those who can't afford to relocate and those who are too sick or disabled to do so will suffer the most. Keep in mind many will likely be without power for an extended time and perhaps without phone service and/or fresh water.

A very large number of people who live in the low country of NC and SC are in high risk zones for flooding, and many are poor and live in mobile homes or houses with weak construction. I've worked with these folks in years past and they are tough and resilient, but no one can fight a storm this size.

Therefore, lets keep those folks with no voice or political power in our thoughts every day and perhaps support them with appropriate contributions when the time arrives.

Best of luck, Grits and please stay in touch.........


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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2018, 08:53 AM

16. We are all with you

and your kittehs. Mother Nature always gets the last word.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2018, 08:57 AM

17. Stay safe!!!

South Carolina is my home state.... from Aiken. Going to be a big breeze there... hope you and all you love are safe!

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2018, 09:06 AM

18. I've heard trump will protect you.....

I frequent a boating site that has a lot of NC residents. One said they thought the place would be over run by military and federal assistance since it is just ahead of the mid terms. No way the administration will take their eye off the ball.

Another pserson bitched about how "barry's" fema didn't give him a billion dollars after the last major storm. It took him 11 months to get back into hios house. He finished with "thank god for president trump". He got several likes.

Really. These people are insane.

Good luck with flo, We go to the outer banks every year and know how badly hurt the area can get after even a minor storm. The area hasn't taken a direct hit from a major storm since the 60's. I'm talking entire homes covered by sand bad.

Getting out is the only real thing to do. Whatever youu think you might save by staying isn't worth the risk. Of course, that doesn't mean employers will tolerate people missing work because of it.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2018, 09:22 AM

19. Be safe!

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2018, 09:35 AM

21. Repeating what's already been said, but... Stay safe.

I know you know what to do (and not do). I'm hoping it doesn't touch you. Keep us posted.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2018, 09:37 AM

22. Be safe, be prepared.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2018, 09:40 AM

23. Been through some myself. Wishing you a whole mess o' luck.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2018, 11:28 AM

25. I hope everyone can get free of the storm.

And I hope everyone else thinks twice before purchasing another gas-guzzling car or takes an unnecessary gas-guzzling plane to anywhere.

We are polluting ourselves into oblivion.

NOTE: Just as we on the scientific side (let's end the "left"/"right" farce) say it's always time to address gun control, it's always a good time to scream about all of our contributions to global warming and these new mega storms.

NOTE 2: But everyone in the path of the storm, please get the heck out of there. 💚

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2018, 11:30 AM

26. Florence now Cat3 n/t

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2018, 11:35 AM

27. 11:00 AM Update from NWS Charleston, SC

Thursday: by late Wednesday, the forecast area looks to be situated
on the outer fringes of broad cyclonic surface flow around Hurricane
Florence. Forecast difficulty increases greatly after this point due
to uncertainty in the location and track of Florence, which will be
governed by the location and orientation of ridging. While run-to-
run consistency and agreement between models is generally
increasing, it remains too early to determine how close Florence
will get to southeast Georgia or South Carolina. Even though the
current NHC track favors a landfall location north of the forecast
area into North Carolina, it is critical to remember two facts.
First, much of the forecast area remains within the error Cone.
Second, direct impacts from a major hurricane extend well away from
the center. Keeping these in mind, it is simply too early in the
forecast process to speculate on potential saltwater inundation,
rainfall amounts, windspeeds, and associated impacts to southern
coastal South Carolina and southeast Georgia. These are all
critically dependent on the proximity to Florence. In particular, a
tight gradient in winds and rainfall will extend southwest of the
landfall location, and small deviations in the track could spell big
changes to local impacts. Confidence is increasing that coastal
impacts including strong rip currents, rough surf conditions,
coastal flooding, and beach erosion are likely.

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