Hurricane Florence Is Going To Rip Shit Up -- Brace Yourselves, East Coast

Submitted by: fancylad 1 week ago in News & Politics


Some projections have indicate that 40 inches of rainfall could possibly hit coastal areas when Hurricane Florence makes landfall later this week. 

"At this time, the most likely scenario is for 1-2 feet of rain with a maximum of 40 inches centered on portions of North Carolina and Virginia from Florence," AccuWeather meteorologist Dan Kottlowski said. 

The National Weather Service predicted a little lower with up to 30 inches of rainfall "near the storm’s track." The Federal Emergency Management Agency tweeted that Florence will result in "life-threatening storm surge, flash flooding, and river flooding as well as hurricane-force winds well inland."

If any IABers are in the Carolinas or Virginia right now, please be careful and heed the warnings.
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Female 6,149
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Male 2,467
Now it looks like it’s going to be sitting right on top of me on Sunday as a tropical depression. They’re saying I could see 15” by Monday night.  Maybe I’ll be able to kayak down the mountain in the street.
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Male 972
scheckydamon Stay dry! Looks like it's hitting the coast right now... looking at the radar map :/
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gohikineko Gonna drink a bunch of moonshine and rock the creek.
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Male 8,668
It seems SC has decided not to evacuate prisons. That worked out well in Katrina.
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Male 597
Well I have a friend 1 mile from the ocean in Wilmington NC. He says he's gonna ride it out. I told him, "You know who else said that they were going to ride it out, dead people". Then I asked him if he's got pool noodles strapped to his generator? 
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Male 4,319
I'm seeing new predictions of the storm staying south, around the Carolinas and stalling out there.
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Female 6,149
DuckBoy87 Looks like Va dodged a bullet this go-around.  Still on guard just in case! 
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Male 17,643
So, the DHS diverted $10 million from FEMA to fund immigrant detention and NC neglected its sea defences. This isn't going to be pretty.
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Female 159
i never knew anyone who was involved in/got hit by a hurricane, but in the last few months i've started to follow a YouTube channel named Reuben The Bulldog.  he (the dog) and his family live in wilmington and i, and the other 5000 shut-ins who follow him, am beginning to feel a little anxious for them...  weird, huh?
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Female 6,149
chickenfarts Not weird at all.  When that huge earthquake hit Japan, there was an enormous outpouring of concern for "Maru"

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6,384
it will blow out before land fall
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Male 2,467
dm2754 Sorry but, ah, nope. Gonna get hammered. We could see 10+ inches here in the Blue Ridge.
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gohikineko Booyah :)
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Male 6,708
Are they evacuating people from the coastal areas?
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Female 6,149
daegog So far, NC and SC coasts are mandatory evac.  Nothing for Va just yet.
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Male 17,643
melcervini yes, but your Virginia is gonna get pretty wet. 
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Female 6,149
Draculya and I see what you did there ;D
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Male 17,643
melcervini Wet Virginia, mountain mama
Take me home, country roads.

- Heard in a Hong Kong karaoke bar.
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Female 6,149
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Draculya So it seems.  And looks like we might dodge a bullet since they're tracking it to move towards Tennessee?  so weird.
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Male 1,786
I just want to point that for some: the weather is now a political post.
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Female 6,149
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Im not, but I have a house in SC that goes to a whopping 11 feet above sea level. fingers crossed it don't get f'd in the a.  
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Male 5,110
I miss the good old days before we had hurricanes. 
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Male 9,342
trimble Yea Storms back in the day intensified over night to Cat 4 hurricanes too!
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Male 972
normalfreak2 Yes they did actually... but only because of humans.

This one did it twice: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:2018_Atlantic_hurricane_season_track_maps#/media/File:Florence_2018_track.png
It's what hurricanes do!

You seem to have forgotten the 'inconvenient truth' that the USA just came off a record breaking stretch with NO major storms hitting landfall. That's probably why fewer people know what to do, eh?
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Male 972
trimble I know right! Storms never happened before AGW started... humans make them all. :->
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Male 17,643
Lovely weather over here. Cool and dry with decent sun. Keep denying your climate change.
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