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#1 2020-05-16 20:22:06

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Hurican season 2020

Edit I think that this would be a better means to document what happens for the calendar year.

While its not heading towards the island nation its hard to believe that its that time of year already for First Tropical depression forms off Florida coast; tropical storm watch issued for North Carolina coast.

Tropical depression likely to turn into Tropical Storm Arthur, could bring rough seas to N.J.

Storm system swirling in Atlantic is expected to threaten parts of North Carolina, bring rough surf and coastal flooding to …

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#2 2020-05-17 20:46:40

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#3 2020-05-19 17:33:50

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#4 2020-06-06 09:09:30

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Another one is headed our way in Gulf Coast prepares for flooding from Tropical Storm Cristobal

The storms path is northerly
BB157cgB.img?h=450&w=799&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f

Of course a foot of rain is troubling as it heads towards the coast.

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#5 2020-06-06 21:26:35

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If anyone is in the path of these storms, please pay attention to storm warnings from local authorities and follow instructions regarding evacuating or sheltering in place.  If the Police or Mayor tell you to leave, it's because there will likely be no way for anyone to rescue you during or after the storm.  If the storm kills the cell towers, you can't even call for help.  No electricity and no running water are the end of civilization as we know it, so if you're one of the people who love the creature comforts of civilization, that should prompt you to leave and seek life elsewhere.

The high winds and debris can and do kill a few people now and then, but nearly all of the deaths are associated with flooding and storm surges, so make sure you have an escape route planned that maximizes use of high ground.  It's better to drive away ahead of time, even if your house is completely destroyed, than it is to drown.  Things can be replaced.  Your life cannot.  On that note, the only purpose behind filling your vehicle's tank with gas should be to get out of Dodge while the "gettin's still good".

I created a list of items you need to take with you elsewhere on this forum.  Make sure you have your documents proving identity and ownership, medications and first aid kit, a change of clothes (especially socks and underwear), a little food, and a lot of water.  Feminine hygiene products are required for women, but double as first aid kit supplies.  Pet food and supplies are required for pets.  If this all seems like plain old common sense, then count yourself amongst the uncommon people who have some of that.  Make sure your vehicle can handle a road trip to the next city without leaving you stranded.  If you have a brand new Prius and an old 70's era Chevy pickup with the floor panels rotting away and an engine that doesn't like to start, then take the vehicle that's in better condition.  If nothing else, it's worth more if you have to sell it.

To all my rowdy southern friends, leave your artillery at home.  A pistol or revolver with a good quality holster is more than enough to deal with the criminal element in 99.99% of real life events.  You should also have a pocket knife and first aid kit.  If you have more weapons than water or food or first aid kits, then you have a serious problem.  In the 0.01% of cases where a pistol and a magazine of ammo is not enough, you'll probably dead anyway, especially if you lack realistic training.  If you don't have any training, then it's probably best for everyone if you leave the guns at home.  Do whatever you can to avoid all confrontations, escape from any confrontations if you think you can, and as a last resort, fight for your lives.  If you're aware of what's going on around you, then you shouldn't have to use your superior skill at arms to make up for your lack of superior observation and judgement.  Most of the problems you'll encounter along the way can't be solved by any amount of firepower.  Regarding self defense and defense of civilization, if you pick up a gun, then you are your brother's keeper, SO ACT LIKE IT!  This "every man for himself" crap is NOT the American way.  None of you are so important that you're above defending the defenseless.  If you make the decision to live by the gun, then be prepared to die by the gun.

If you have elderly or infirm neighbors, then be a good neighbor and check on them and make sure they're taken care of.  If you don't already know who your neighbors are, then time's a wastin!  Again, this is a vital part of maintaining civilization.  Teamwork is important to survival.  The only way any of us lived to be adults was due to the hard work and good nature of a LOT of our fellow citizens.  There are no real life Rambos.  If you get your information on survival and civilization from Hollyweird movies, well, that'd be your first mistake right there.

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#6 2020-06-07 08:13:53

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Very well said kbd512..heed the warnings and take action.

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#7 2020-07-09 18:06:55

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Nothing much to worry about for this oe Tropical Storm Fay forms and will likely make landfall in the Northeast Friday

Just off the North Carolina coast with 45 mph winds and is moving north on Thursday afternoon

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#8 2020-07-26 17:21:57

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Tropical Storm Hanna drenches South Texas amid virus crisis

Downgraded to a tropical storm, Hanna hovered over the U.S.-Mexico border with winds near 50 mph (85 kph), the National Hurricane Center

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#9 2020-08-22 20:26:09

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#10 2020-08-24 16:54:47

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#12 2020-08-27 19:57:42

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SpaceNut,

I haven't heard from GW, but everyone here is fine.  We didn't get a single drop of rain out of the event.  It was cooler last night and we had a slight breeze.

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#13 2020-08-28 10:08:09

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Glad to hear....

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#14 2020-08-29 08:51:49

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#15 2020-08-30 17:46:30

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Another fierce hurricane, 15 years after Katrina, shows who really pays the priceBB18tKkJ.img?h=450&w=799&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f

Hurricane Laura barreled towards our coastline early Thursday, packing winds of about 150 mph.

I see some damage but it was different with the building regulations.

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#16 2020-08-30 19:24:32

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For SpaceNut re #16

Thanks for selecting that image!  I'd like to call your attention to the blue roof on the right ... Not a tile appears to have been disturbed.

This performance is fresh in my mind since I took delivery of a sample packet from a roofing company I found on the Internet.  They advertise that their tiles can withstand 150 mph hurricane winds, and have done so.

I can see why ... the design is aerodynamic (which might seem counter intuitive for a roofing tile).  Air and water are free to venture half way up the tile, but with the return of dry air, all that moisture is quickly driven out by the Sun's radiant heating. 

(th)

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#17 2020-09-07 16:52:37

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#18 2020-09-12 20:05:12

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Tropical Storm Sally is expected to strengthen into a hurricane by Monday

Tropical Storm Sally formed Saturday off the coast of Florida in the Gulf of Mexico, the National Hurricane Center said. It's the 18th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season

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#19 2020-09-13 19:13:58

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Tropical Storm Sally now has winds of 50 mph and is located 115 miles West of Port Charlotte, Florida, and 345 miles east-southeast of Louisiana.
Tropical Storm Sally is expected to strengthen into a hurricane and bring an extremely dangerous storm surge, flooding rainfall and damaging winds to the northern Gulf Coast...

Next up is Hurricane Paulette is taking aim at Bermuda, bringing a threat of serious flooding and damaging winds, according to the National Hurricane Center. “Paulette Moving Closer to Bermuda. at which it is not expected to make US land fall but is to stay in the ocean waters...

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#20 2020-09-17 18:47:24

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Sally has drenched the south quite heavily and next up Teddy may approach New England, Atlantic Canada as hurricane

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/ne … tic-canada

Hopefully this will not become a monster

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#21 2020-09-18 17:20:29

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The season is still going strong as Hurricane season has gone Greek as Tropical Storm Wilfred, Subtropical Storm Alpha form while Hurricane Subtropical Storm Alpha forms near Portugal

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#22 2020-09-19 09:10:34

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This season is a busy one indeed. 

Kbd512 is in more danger from these than me,  because he lives in the coastal city of Houston.  My farm is outside Waco,  about 300 miles from the beach.  We've seen little impact out here.

Texas is huge:  there is an old automotive-trip saying "the sun has ris(en),  the sun has set,  and here we is in Texas yet".  It's actually true. The distance from the western tip to the eastern edge is about the same as from the panhandle to the mouth of the Rio Grande.  Both are about 800 miles.

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#23 2020-09-19 16:03:28

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Dur the period from 2005 through the 2010 years now missing as a result of the great crash we had several topics that were about the Hurricanes Andrew, Katrina and Rita that leveled much of the areas of Florida and Louisiana and the response of FEMA trailers and more but the only one that remains is this one Katrina and New Orleans

Get ready here comes another Hurricane watch for Texas with flood threat into Louisiana as Tropical Storm Beta meanders in Gulf of Mexico

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#24 2020-09-24 18:57:39

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There are images of the flooding in the Houston area and I hope kbd512 is high and dry....

Much needed after these events blast away the homes and leave destruction in there wake is the huge need for temporary and permanent structures, building and homes for those that remain.

For some the ability to get funds and construction going may be a problem but even a temporary cheap roof is better than living in the open or a vehicle of any size.

This $6,300 backyard tiny office made out of plywood and polycarbonate offers just 40 square feet to work from home in — see insideBB19onoL.img?h=416&w=799&m=6&q=60&u=t&o=f&l=f

22 slides of the office....

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#25 2020-09-27 10:19:48

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A strong connection has been made to climate change for why storms are getting stronger and now we are getting hotter where it should be cold.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topst … li=BBnb7Kz

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