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bshee58

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Re: Hurricane Florence
« Reply #30 on: September 13, 2018, 10:14:05 am »
I live in Georgia and it's suppose to come this way, but I'm not believing it will hit us.

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Re: Hurricane Florence
« Reply #31 on: September 13, 2018, 10:36:27 am »
Yes, be safe everyone

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Re: Hurricane Florence
« Reply #32 on: September 13, 2018, 11:03:16 am »
I'm in the upstate of South Carolina and have many friends in Charleston SC.    I am happy to see the governor has already taken steps to help the evacuations.   Today at noon they are reversing the traffic on I-26 eastbound lanes to west bound lanes.   This is a serious storm and I hope everyone takes heed to the warnings.

I do not understand how they can even do that.  I know last year in Florida people just got on going the wrong way.  Looks like that could have been a real mess when they started meeting cars head on.  They it is all at a stand still.

Looks to me like (and I can be wrong here) but if everybody would get get in their car and drive the speed limit then traffic would continue to move.  I wondered if they would have gas shortages because so many people are trying to fill up.  We have had a couple of local stations in my town that were out of gas.  Several pumps had bags over them this morning.

It's amazing that they were able to divert the traffic but they did.   It does help.  During hurricane Floyd my son was living in Charleston South Carolina.   He was a professional dancer with Charleston Ballet Theater.  He, his girlfriend and several other dancers all headed to our house.  A normal drive to Charleston is 3 1/2 hours.  They were on the road for over 9 hours.  They did not divert traffic on I-26 that year and it was horrible.  It was like a parking lot.  They, along with other drivers on I-26 were very frustrated because the East bound lanes were empty.   By the time they got to our house they were exhausted.  I have a very small house but was glad to have them here so we knew they were all safe. 
Everyone needs to heed the warnings and get out.  Even if it turns out to not be as bad as they are predicting it's better to be safe.   I saw a young couple on the news today with a small child who said they were not evacuating.  They live on the barrier islands of North Carolina.  I don't care if you're an adult and decide to try and ride it out but when you have a small child I believe it is irresponsible to not leave.   

I do not see how even in heave traffic that the interstate can become a parking lot.  If people would put their phones down and pull their head out of their butt and just DRIVE then it should move along smoothly.  Just drive the speed limit and respect other drivers.  Let people over when they need to get to the right in case that is where THEY need to get off.  Then it would be fine.

The use rolling road blocks and shut down all entrance ramps when they reverse the traffic. I think I saw that yesterday.  I was curious as to what happened if somebody did get on going the right way and they meet each other.  I guess the ones going the wrong way would hit them and knock them off the road way.

It is sad that people can't pull together and help each other.  I never saw or read the Hunger Games but from what I heard it reminds me of that.  Everybody is fighting and THEY are going to survive.  Instead of pulling together and helping each other.

Although I know several people in my area have said they are willing to take in pets.  I have seen where some are saying they have room for a couple of horses.

I-26 is normally a great highway to drive.  I love I-26.   BUT when 1 million people have to evacuate from the coast and I-26 is the major way out it's a different story.  It has nothing to do with people driving the speed limit.  The highway was not built to accommodate 1 million people.   Trust me, this hurricane is going to be catastrophic.  It has very little to do with the "category" of the hurricane and has everything to do with the storm surges and continual rain it will bring.    This is not fake news.  It is going to be devastating.

It isn't going to be catastrophic or devastating.  They have already downgraded it to a Cat 1.  Well depending on which news source you hear.  They said the same thing about Florida last year.  Like I said, they were saying it was suppose to wipe Florida off the map.  It didn't do anything like what they were screaming for days.

I guess all we can do is wait and see what happens.  But somebody's news is fake because every source is saying something completely different.  It cannot be a Cat 1 and a Cat 4 at the same time.  One or the other is wrong.  People act like this is the first hurricane to ever hit the mainland.  This happens every year.  And yes, according to some sources I am in the path - depending on which direction is takes.

There may be flooding on the beach but it won't be catastrophic.  Honestly, I think the hype is just to take people's attention off of other things going on in the country right now.  Like the election in November.  That could be WAY more catastrophic that this hurricane.  Or all of them put together.

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Re: Hurricane Florence
« Reply #33 on: September 13, 2018, 01:18:36 pm »
What a nightmare, especially for the people that do not have the money, family or friends to go stay out of the way.

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Re: Hurricane Florence
« Reply #34 on: September 14, 2018, 07:39:59 am »
Prayers to those affected by this storm.
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Re: Hurricane Florence
« Reply #35 on: September 14, 2018, 10:54:26 am »
I haven't seen or heard any bad weather coming to Ga., so we are safe. I said it yesterday, that I don't  believe we were going to get any of Florence, and we didn't, at least where I live.

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Re: Hurricane Florence
« Reply #36 on: September 14, 2018, 11:19:34 am »
We're going to get downpours of rain and wind of 35 mph with gusts up to 50 but it's not expected here until Sunday.  Watching now as they try to rescue a man, woman and child in a house where a tree fell and split the room in half.  They have called in a surgical team because the tree is on top of the man and they think they will have to perform an amputation in his home.   For the life of me I do not understand people that stayed when it was a mandatory evacuation. 

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Re: Hurricane Florence
« Reply #37 on: September 14, 2018, 04:37:56 pm »
That hurricane always reminds me of British/English Nurse Florence Nightingale.
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Re: Hurricane Florence
« Reply #38 on: September 14, 2018, 05:26:37 pm »
I'm with you, prayers for all.

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Re: Hurricane Florence
« Reply #39 on: September 14, 2018, 10:53:39 pm »
Please everyone be safe.  I have family in Charlotte North Carolina and they are going to get hit hard from Florence.  Please can we all pray for everyone who will be affected by this hurricane and no lives lost?I




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Re: Hurricane Florence
« Reply #40 on: September 14, 2018, 11:04:28 pm »
They've downgraded it to a tropical storm, but they're still saying catastrophic flooding is expected. 
The best information is from NOAA.

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at1+shtml/032615.shtml?key_messages#contents

Y'all stay safe.

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Re: Hurricane Florence
« Reply #41 on: September 15, 2018, 05:12:56 am »
I am praying everyone stays safe. There have been some fatalities, please everyone be careful if you are in the path. I am in Florida and have been through several. It's not something to take lightly.

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Re: Hurricane Florence
« Reply #42 on: September 15, 2018, 09:48:05 am »
One of the biggest storms of the year.  Stay safe everyone.

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Re: Hurricane Florence
« Reply #43 on: September 16, 2018, 06:11:16 am »
I am so glad that the storm slowed down some but it seems still had 15 or more deaths.  Such a bad storm.

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Re: Hurricane Florence
« Reply #44 on: September 16, 2018, 06:46:11 am »
Stay safe everyone who is in the path of the storm.

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