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New Hurricane Thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Moderator1, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    We'll try again - keep all politics off this one and on the politics thread. Thanks in advance. If it is too hard for you to NOT get political on a thread about hurricanes, please log off.

    That said, it is cold and rainy here. Probably a Category 0.0000003 Hurricane at this point.
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  2. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    Note: Projection by meteorologist.

  3. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

    Hurricanes are nothing to joke about, especially with heavy rain. Batten down the hatches all you Carolina and east coast folks.
  4. Slacker

    Slacker Well-Known Member

    The hockey team probably feels confused and conflicted this week.
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  5. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

  6. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    There are more parts to what @Neutral Corner posted:

    This might be a good time to go visit relatives in Kansas.
  7. Slacker

    Slacker Well-Known Member

    Yeah, if you're anywhere near the zone, fill your gas tanks now and load your wallets at the ATM.

    The other stuff, too, but always have your car ready to go, and get that emergency cash, too. If you happen to lose power for a week (or three), you'll be glad you have cash on hand and a car with a full tank. I filled my gas tank right before a major hurricane hit my city, and that got me to and from work for, like, 29 days. All the gas stations everywhere were dry for, no lie, 28 days. And just when my car was about to run dry, I found a station that had just got some gas. Rare luck, though.

    So always remember to gas up your car, and get some cash, before any weather crisis.
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2018
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  8. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Also, if you do drive out and evacuate, do it early. Have a plan.

    If leave in the midst of it, try to think of any low spots and creeks/rivers along your route to a major highway. If covered with running water, TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN.

    Try not to drive out at night. Much harder to assess dangers on the roads during the night.

    And I just got this from the NWS last night: ground is saturated and high winds will topple trees. If your house is near big trees, try to stay on the lowest floor toward the most interior (center) part of your house.

    Best wishes everyone.

    Let’s be careful out there.
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  9. Scout

    Scout Well-Known Member

    Flooding. Some parts of NC and VA will experience catastrophic flooding. People will be cut off from supplies and medical care for weeks. They just can’t fugure out which parts of VA and NC will get it.

    This is the one you stock up for.
  10. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    Exactly. I thought it was an odd choice for that very reason.
  11. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    This is going to do wonders for small motels in places like West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. Makes me wonder about something: There are estimates of damage and other costs. Has any economist figured in the “benefits” of disasters? Home Depot does well at such times for example. Just curious.
  12. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    URI (United Rentals) stock will go up.
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