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Banjee
06-30-2010, 03:57 PM
The first named storm, Alex, is upon us (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/29/hurricane-alex-2010-first_n_630210.html). Not that it's ever a good year for a hurricane, but what a bad, bad year for one. This is going to be a long ass season.

Banjee
07-23-2010, 02:15 PM
Getting pummeled by Bonnie right now. This fucking sucks.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y187/mfgarcia/2xat_ir_anim.gif
and she's headed straight for the spill. Rachel, you ready? She'll be visiting you tonight :/.

SrslyChris
07-24-2010, 12:20 AM
My Bonnie lies over the ocean, my Bonnie lies over the sea...

Ryan
10-05-2016, 09:46 PM
Good luck to my fellow Florida unf members! Gas is sold out everywhere in a 30-mile radius, though I do have plenty of water and non-perishable food. I'm a bit nervous because I'm only like 8 - 10 miles inland from the coast. Last I heard, Hurricane Matthew had 120 mph winds and could potentially strengthen. :(

Nancy
10-05-2016, 11:58 PM
:( Stay safe, guys!

Volta
10-06-2016, 12:11 AM
8-10 miles from the eastern coast? You might be under a mandatory evacuation. I was just watching TWC when the governor came on live and listed all the counties that were in voluntary and required evacuation. I think the first must evact starts at 3pm tomorrow.

Prayers to you all.

Barbarella
10-06-2016, 01:16 AM
I'm more inland, but still pretty nervous. Got gas, food, water, batteries, candles, flashlights, ice, filled the generator with oil and gas, did laundry, got propane for the grill and charged all the external phone batteries. But I still feel like I'm missing something! :eek:

Ryan
10-06-2016, 02:46 AM
I'm more inland, but still pretty nervous. Got gas, food, water, batteries, candles, flashlights, ice, filled the generator with oil and gas, did laundry, got propane for the grill and charged all the external phone batteries. But I still feel like I'm missing something! :eek:

I'm nervous here too. I decided to go to a relative's house further inland but with a storm this powerful it's still going to be bad. The news earlier showed the heaviest wind extending halfway across the state which is essentially all of central Florida. Everyone stay safe! I hope Charles isn't too close to the coast. Mario is down south so he may not feel it as bad as central Florida. They'll probably still get some strong wind and rain though.

Kari
10-06-2016, 04:01 AM
Ugh stay safe guys. This storm is a beastly looking thing.

Owen
10-06-2016, 07:45 AM
<3 I hope you are all safe! <3

The Markness
10-06-2016, 12:16 PM
Finishing prep this morning! Shit's about to get real!

emanate
10-06-2016, 01:21 PM
Take care, everyone! [post28]

Jezebelle
10-06-2016, 06:25 PM
Here's my hometown -

https://www.sunny.org/webcam/

The whole family is battened down. This sure reminds me of Andrew, which was really destructive. I've got some friends coming in from Charleston to crash for the storm.

I'm wishing you all well! If anyone needs to escape to Atlanta - PM me!

Charles
10-06-2016, 06:56 PM
I stocked up on beer and Tinder dates. I'm good!

Jezebelle
10-06-2016, 07:11 PM
I stocked up on beer and Tinder dates. I'm good!

You may end up hanging out with your tinder date for several days! ;l

Nancy
10-06-2016, 08:43 PM
I'm hoping that in spite of the fact that many people are in danger, y'all can share photos and videos. That's how selfish I am.

.chris
10-06-2016, 09:23 PM
Good luck guys. I hope you are all safe !!

Barbarella
10-06-2016, 09:29 PM
I'm hoping that in spite of the fact that many people are in danger, y'all can share photos and videos. That's how selfish I am.

I'll go live on FB tomorrow if I can. :)

SMMY
10-06-2016, 11:05 PM
I'm glad to see people here are taking the evacuation warnings to heart. Unfortunately some people are not helping. (http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2016/10/6/13192060/hurricane-matthew-drudge-tweet) This has the potential for a group of darwin awards in the making

Kari
10-06-2016, 11:39 PM
Watching the news right now, this already looks terrifying and its barely started. I am hoping people listen and evacuate, though I know that is really really difficult for those less fortunate. Also, stupid people be stupid. I looked at one of the webcams of Pompano Beach and dumbasses were fucking SWIMMING.

Ryan
10-06-2016, 11:54 PM
I'm glad to see people here are taking the evacuation warnings to heart. Unfortunately some people are not helping. (http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2016/10/6/13192060/hurricane-matthew-drudge-tweet) This has the potential for a group of darwin awards in the making

Matt Drudge is a closeted, self-loathing piece of garbage.

Nancy
10-07-2016, 08:34 AM
I can't sleep because I'm so worried about you guys.

Ryan
10-07-2016, 11:47 AM
The wind is really picking up now. It's a constant howling outside. We heard a tree fall outside but it's still too dark for us to see where it was. Hopefully when it's daylight it will be easier to see what's going on. They've recorded wind gusts up to 50mph where I'm at but we are just now getting the outer bands. We should be in the worst of it from anywhere between 10am - 2pm. They were showing wind gusts of 110mph at the coast.

The Markness
10-07-2016, 02:45 PM
I'm in downtown Orlando and it's been very mild. Windy and rainy, yes, but nothing we're not used to as far as tropical rainstorms go. No loss of power or Internet. YET.

Kari
10-07-2016, 02:58 PM
It looks like it went slightly north of you guys!

Barbarella
10-07-2016, 09:53 PM
It's all good here! :)

Jezebelle
10-08-2016, 05:10 PM
My family is fine but I'm housing a refugee from Charleston. Her mom's house is on the water and the yard is flooded. I have other friends who stayed and their street is flooded. Next surge is expected around 1pm with the high tide - that'll really determine how fucked they are. But they're getting nailed right now.

Nancy
10-08-2016, 08:06 PM
I'm worrying big time about the flooding in the Carolinas. It's the storm surge I keep thinking about. I saw the result of that kind of damage recently in Ellicott City, MD, where six inches of rain fell within two hours. It had a devastating impact on the community. Stay safe, Jez. <3

JayPeaches
10-08-2016, 08:16 PM
Twelve and a half feet of water on Tybee Island and in other areas around Savannah. the whole city is on lockdown - no one in or out but emergency workers. They have roads blocked and are literally turning people away (which they said hey would do, not sure why people are attempting to go back). My brother had to go back (he's a federal agent and his job requires it), and he said their house was spared. A few trees down and a huge mess but nothing catastrophic.even their chickens survived!

spyk_
10-12-2016, 11:29 AM
I'm so glad everyone stayed safe, and hope the damage isn't too lasting.

Nancy
08-25-2017, 06:17 PM
Hurricane Harvey is now expected to strengthen to a category three hurricane by the time it makes landfall later today or early tomorrow. It's going to be the first major hurricane to strike the United States in 12 years and will likely cause devastating flooding from rain and storm surge.


https://youtu.be/uGfjmZIVr7M

God help the people who will need federal assistance after this, because FEMA doesn't seem to be prepared for it. Shades of George W. Bush and Hurricane Katrina.

Faust
08-25-2017, 07:13 PM
I'm not on the coast but ugh, everything's in a huge panic state right now down here. Hoping everyone was able to evacuate. :(

dAmION
08-25-2017, 08:19 PM
^It looked really menacing from the footage they showed on CNN!!! It also seems to be a deja vu of Katrina in many ways.

Joey
08-25-2017, 09:40 PM
I live in Corpus Christi and we are all hunkered down here. The storm is projected to go just north of us, but we are still expecting strong wind and rain. We are currently experiencing gusts of over 60 mph. Nothing sustained yet, though. Landfall is expected in about 6 hours or so.

soignee
08-25-2017, 10:09 PM
shit. Stay safe, Joey!

Bryan Alan
08-26-2017, 12:57 AM
I live in Corpus Christi and we are all hunkered down here. The storm is projected to go just north of us, but we are still expecting strong wind and rain. We are currently experiencing gusts of over 60 mph. Nothing sustained yet, though. Landfall is expected in about 6 hours or so.

Joey, I saw the live video you posted on FB. Stay safe and keep us updated!

Faust
08-26-2017, 06:04 AM
Be safe, J.

I'm drunk again (what's new though) and all I can think about is how worried I am for my coastal friends. Sure, my city will get hit, but not anywhere near how people further south will and it just... really sucks. Not sure how else to say it. :(

just owls
08-26-2017, 06:25 AM
Watching a livestream (http://www.kristv.com/category/292861/live-stream) of local news in Corpus Christi and they reported that in Rockport, a high school that was being used as a shelter was destroyed, and a roof collapsed at a senior center. This is horrible. :(

Joey, Faust, and anyone else in the path, I hope you'll be safe. <3

Joey
08-26-2017, 03:24 PM
We made it safely through the storm here in Corpus. Rockport is about 40 miles north of us. Those poor people. :(

Faust
08-27-2017, 02:54 PM
Be safe, bub. Hope our forumz buddies in Houston are managing today. I'm unfortunately driving south today from North Texas but presumably where I'm going won't see more than just recurring rain. Still, as someone who's nearly died from hydroplaning on 35 in Texas, I really hope I don't choke.

Andyland
08-27-2017, 08:26 PM
https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21077676_10154825769126179_8009298827137457903_n.jpg?oh=be7c03b128a08089df9566406e851bd8&oe=5A193C21

They've since been rescued, but the fact that it ever got to this point is chilling :(

Spikey
08-27-2017, 08:56 PM
:( that is heartbreaking to see

dAmION
08-28-2017, 05:59 AM
https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21077676_10154825769126179_8009298827137457903_n.jpg?oh=be7c03b128a08089df9566406e851bd8&oe=5A193C21

They've since been rescued, but the fact that it ever got to this point is chilling :(

Inexcusable.

Kari
08-28-2017, 04:07 PM
oh my god, that's a real picture???

Blake
08-30-2017, 11:24 AM
Is that a cat in the background?

Rum 509
08-31-2017, 06:41 PM
Explosions reported at flooded Crosby chemical plant (http://www.sfgate.com/news/houston-texas/texas/article/BREAKING-Reports-of-explosion-at-flooded-Crosby-12163386.php)

Texans don't like regulations, so you are free to build your chemical plant wherever you like, residential neighborhoods are ok. Fortunately, land prices keep industrials out, mostly. In higher priced neighborhoods anyway.


Arkema officials warned that more explosions are likely because there are eight additional box vans of the same product at the plant, which is 25 miles northeast of downtown Houston.

"We fully expect that the eight other containers will do the same thing," said Richard Rennard, who spoke at a press conference on Thursday on behalf of Arkema.

Authorities cautioned nearby residents to stay inside, turn off their air conditioning and close their windows and doors.

"You shouldn't be here, but if you haven't left, shelter in place," Arkema spokesman Jeff Carr said. "That's our advice."

Ryan
09-04-2017, 09:40 PM
We've started making preparations for Irma. :(

Regina Phalange
09-05-2017, 11:41 AM
We've started making preparations for Irma. :(

I think that's really smart. If it does go straight for you (say, instead of coming straight for me), you've got a jump on people who are waiting and seeing.

We haven't had a really big one here since '91... I think. We had no damage personally but had no power for a week. A few lesser ones since then, like stay home from work/school just in case storms.

I have a backup phone battery bank, but I've been thinking of trying to get something more long-lasting in case of something bad happening, like another regional blackout or my idiot neighbors knocking down the lines (they ran over the fire hydrant Saturday). Anyone have any recommendations for something? Something not too expensive, but good enough that it will at least give a little charge? Solar? Do they make crank ones like they make crank flashlights?

Ryan
09-05-2017, 11:48 AM
People here are actually pretty spooked after the devastation from Harvey last week. Already stores are sold out of generators, water, and in some counties there were already gas shortages yesterday. There was a constant, steady stream of traffic leaving the Keys yesterday afternoon. Everyone is taking it seriously. That's obviously a good thing, but it also is causing some panic which is not what we need right now. When Governor Scott declared a state of emergency yesterday, people were out in droves grabbing up supplies. I think the main reason the state made the decision to declare an emergency is because it puts a price freeze on everything and helps prevent gouging.

silver
09-05-2017, 02:52 PM
I'm in Miami, so hoping everyone here (and anywhere in the hurricane's path) stays safe.

Ryan
09-10-2017, 12:57 PM
It's here. Still a category 4. I don't know where Mario, Barb, and Charles are, but I hope they're safe and on high ground. It's already showing flooding in south Florida and the storm has only just started its slow jog up the coast. They're predicting 10 - 15' storm surge along Tampa and Naples which will devastate that area. The Tampa metro area is only about 5' above sea level and they haven't had a storm hit them in almost a century.

We're already getting lots of heavy rain and I'm 250 miles north of Miami.

Nancy
09-10-2017, 01:05 PM
Stay safe, Florida folks. <3

Blake
09-10-2017, 01:09 PM
Mario evacuated and I'm not sure about Barb. I posted on FB about an hour ago asking how my Florida friends were doing so she should check in.

Did you stay put, Ryan?

soignee
09-10-2017, 01:15 PM
Hope you're all doing okay guys, fucking hell

Ryan
09-10-2017, 01:17 PM
Yeah, I'm a fifth generation Floridian. My family is in a central part of the state on higher ground. We always stay. Though I will admit that if I didn't have two cats and elderly grandparents, I'd be more inclined to load up the car and leave.

Unfortunately my house is only about eight miles inland from the east coast, in a fairly low area, so flooding could be an issue with the projected 15" of rainfall. I'm staying at my parents' and the threat of flooding is very low here, but it's the wind that will be an issue. I'm hoping to find my house dry when this is all over and I head home, but after seeing what happened in Texas, and what's already happening in Miami, that's not looking good. :(

Blake
09-10-2017, 01:23 PM
Stay safe and I'll be sending good vibes your way. I hope you have your cats with you!

Ryan
09-10-2017, 01:26 PM
The cats are here, along with my sister's three dogs. They're not thrilled. We just did this eleven months ago with Matthew.

Rabih
09-10-2017, 04:52 PM
Stay safe everyone! [post28]

just owls
09-10-2017, 08:12 PM
I hope everyone in FL stays safe. <3

Rum 509
09-10-2017, 08:25 PM
I'm glued to the news thinking about you Floridians, keep us posted please. [post28]

Ryan
09-11-2017, 05:25 AM
Uhhh, this is crazy. It's only a category 2 (which we've been through) before but it currently sounds like it's trying to rip our roof off. All the windows and doors in the house are creaking and popping under the pressure. It sounds like ice splitting. I don't see actual cracks or breaks in the windows but it must be the glass shifting in the frames as the pressure builds and drops. We're at 70 - 90 mph winds right now.

Torrential rains... it's been pouring rain for about three hours with no break. We watched the power transformer near our house blow a couple hours ago so we're going to be without power for days now. The news is reporting that about half of the state has no power... 4 million accounts out of the 8 million.

just owls
09-11-2017, 05:36 AM
That sounds horrifying. Do you have the windows boarded up or a windowless room in case the windows do break? <3 I really hope this passes soon and that you all have plenty of non-perishable food to last until the power comes back on.

dAmION
09-11-2017, 07:47 AM
Uhhh, this is crazy. It's only a category 2 (which we've been through) before but it currently sounds like it's trying to rip our roof off. All the windows and doors in the house are creaking and popping under the pressure. It sounds like ice splitting. I don't see actual cracks or breaks in the windows but it must be the glass shifting in the frames as the pressure builds and drops. We're at 70 - 90 mph winds right now.

Torrential rains... it's been pouring rain for about three hours with no break. We watched the power transformer near our house blow a couple hours ago so we're going to be without power for days now. The news is reporting that about half of the state has no power... 4 million accounts out of the 8 million.

Jeebus!!!! When I last checked CNN it looked like what remained of the eye and the storm was headed right for the Orlando area. Hope you guys stay safe. Its crazy how the width of the storm is stretched across the entire width of the state. [post28]

ebby
10-15-2017, 09:44 PM
Yay. We get to play the Hurricane Season game for the first time in 50 years or so. https://www.met.ie/nationalwarnings/default.asp

from: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/MIATWDAT.shtml

Hurricane Ophelia was centered near 41.6N 16.0W at 15/1500 UTC about 550 nm ENE of the Azores, racing NE at 33 kt. Estimated minimum central pressure is 973 mb. Maximum sustained winds are 80 kt with gusts to 100 kt. Ophelia will be a powerful post-tropical cyclone with hurricane-force winds as it approaches Ireland on Monday. See the latest Forecast/Advisory under AWIPS/WMO headers MIATCMAT2/WTNT22 KNHC for more details.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GryxQEhYRr4



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLDUqbJGKio

uncanny hats
10-15-2017, 09:51 PM
Yay. We get to play the Hurricane Season game for the first time in 50 years or so. https://www.met.ie/nationalwarnings/default.asp

from: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/MIATWDAT.shtml



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GryxQEhYRr4



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLDUqbJGKio

Stay safe. <3

ebby
10-15-2017, 09:54 PM
Luckily it shifted course and will hit the south of the country full force, instead of the west, where I am. That was the initial forecast - that it would hit the west coast hardest. But we're still expecting hurricane force winds and the heavy rainfall joys.

Helped my parents prep their house today as even a regular bad storm in winter will cause damage up on the hills, so they're likely to be worse affected than I will be. They're quite exposed to winds. But hopefully there won't be major damage.

Last one was Hurricane Debbie in 1961, which killed 11 people in Ireland. This storm looks to be around the same strength, if not stronger.

Kala
10-15-2017, 09:54 PM
Yay. We get to play the Hurricane Season game for the first time in 50 years or so. https://www.met.ie/nationalwarnings/default.asp

from: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/MIATWDAT.shtml



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GryxQEhYRr4



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLDUqbJGKio

I had no idea hurricanes could pose a threat to Ireland. Be safe. <3

Oh, and those videos? Natalie >>>>>>> Fori

Ryan
10-15-2017, 09:56 PM
The one good thing is that it’s moving really quickly so it shouldn’t sit on top of you with the heavy winds and rain. The worst ones are the ones that are creeping along at a few mph, flooding everything.

ebby
10-15-2017, 10:16 PM
I had no idea hurricanes could pose a threat to Ireland. Be safe. <3

They don't! This is pretty exceptional circumstances. We often get Atlantic storms that are remnants of hurricanes that hit the USA, but it's pretty rare for an actual hurricane to come this way.

Ophelia has already made history as the furthest east an Atlantic hurricane has been. It's the strongest eastern Atlantic hurricane on record too (http://mashable.com/2017/10/14/hurricane-ophelia-reaches-category-3-breaks-record-aims-ireland/#l0yCbmUKCmq3)