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Posted: 10/09/18 06:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Don't let the media like the breathless TWC scare you unnecessarily. The best information is right from the horses mouth, the National Hurricane Center. The page on their website with the most important info takes some reading but down near the bottom of the page are the storm windfield statistics https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCMAT4+shtml/092054.shtml

Currently the size of the hurricane, i.e. diameter where hurricane & higher force winds are found, is only 70NM/77miles. Future projections are listed also. By looking around the NHC website there is far more info than the repetitive WC or local TV gives you.


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Posted: 10/09/18 09:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We are in Blairsville GA. We are departing to NE Florida before daylight. It’s imperative we be there by Thursday evening. I’m Thinking or routing more eastward along US 441 and US 1 to miss the mess along I 75.





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For you guys living in the windy areas,
if your house gets destroyed build a stronger one next time..

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I pray that everyone is safe through these storms. We all experience severe weather no matter where we live. In Southwestern Wisconsin we are dealing with flooding this year. Here in Baraboo we have had almost a years worth of rain in late August, Sept, and Oct. The Baraboo River has been near flood stage for 6 weeks now. We all get bad weather, do the best you can and help out those that get hit worse than you do.
Yesterday we got a little basement time ourselves when the tornado sirens went off. I hat it when the sky turns green. Never a good sign.


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Posted: 10/10/18 05:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

WTP-GC wrote:

WOW, nothing like over-hyping the issue. I think rockhillmanor must work for the weather channel [emoticon]

Lifelong Floridian here, and not really all that concerned. Yes, there'll be coastal flooding, downed trees and likely significant property damage of various degrees. But we've dealt with hurricanes almost annually for as long as I can remember. Always a good idea to evacuate if you're stuck in a RV, though many folks will just hunker down and look forward to a little cooler weather this weekend.

There's actually an excellent song for this occasion:

I don't mind the strain of a hurricane
I don't understand the mindset of people who stay in the direct path of a major storm when they can leave and come back to the destruction. If your 3 feet above sea level and a 12 foot surge is predicted staying home can't protect your possessions. You can always purchase more stuff, you only have one life.

I understand riding out the storm ((IF)) your not in the direct path or the storm surge area.

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Nobody in the Panhandle has experienced a hurricane of this intensity. Latest reports were an eyewall speed of 150+ MPH, that is just short of a Cat 5 hurricane and may reach that before landfall.

Get those new wiper blades and head Northwest would be my suggestion. I've been in a few on land and a few at sea. There is potential for great loss of life with this one, no embellishment intended, it's that bad.


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I am sitting here also in the Appalach Forest 30 miles from the coast , been thru many , many Canes in Florida and the Carib . What I have learned after 75 years is that a hurricane does and goes any where it wants ! You either run or you hunker done .
The mistake is that we still allow construction in the catastrophic areas !Be it Canes or floods we still allow construction . All home owners in Florida subsidize insurance for homes and business built in and on coastal islands .

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Michael is a growing boy. He's cat 4 now .. If you are in his way GET OUTTA THERE and take your RV with you.. Kansas is looking real nice just now (Ok so that's part joke) GET OUTTA Michael's way. he's not a nice boy MOVE IT.


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Posted: 10/10/18 07:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wanderingbob wrote:

I am sitting here also in the Appalach Forest 30 miles from the coast , been thru many , many Canes in Florida and the Carib . What I have learned after 75 years is that a hurricane does and goes any where it wants ! You either run or you hunker done .
The mistake is that we still allow construction in the catastrophic areas !Be it Canes or floods we still allow construction . All home owners in Florida subsidize insurance for homes and business built in and on coastal islands .


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You got that right!!

And we ALL pay for those homes along and right smack on the coast. They amortize the costs. The insurance companies add up all their costs to rebuild these homes after each hurricane and "OUR" insurance rates go up. More hurricanes per year the more your insurance rate goes up. [emoticon]

Last year citizens insurance revamped their whole system. They found thousands of home owner policies that did NOT qualify for Citizens insurance and booted them out of their system.

And each and every one of them all screamed and moaned about it. You built a million dollar house on the coast? Well pay the dang correct home owners insurance rate for it.

And they also added a "miles from the coast line" disclaimer. Anyone within x amount of miles from the coast can not be insurable thru Citizens.

Hopefully over the next several years our insurance for those of us inland will return to a normal rate policy once we stop having to pay for those million dollars homes on the coast when they get destroyed by a hurricane.


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rockhillmanor wrote:

wanderingbob wrote:

I am sitting here also in the Appalach Forest 30 miles from the coast , been thru many , many Canes in Florida and the Carib . What I have learned after 75 years is that a hurricane does and goes any where it wants ! You either run or you hunker done .
The mistake is that we still allow construction in the catastrophic areas !Be it Canes or floods we still allow construction . All home owners in Florida subsidize insurance for homes and business built in and on coastal islands .


X2
You got that right!!

And we ALL pay for those homes along and right smack on the coast. They amortize the costs. The insurance companies add up all their costs to rebuild these homes after each hurricane and "OUR" insurance rates go up. More hurricanes per year the more your insurance rate goes up. [emoticon]

Last year citizens insurance revamped their whole system. They found thousands of home owner policies that did NOT qualify for Citizens insurance and booted them out of their system.

And each and every one of them all screamed and moaned about it. You built a million dollar house on the coast? Well pay the dang correct home owners insurance rate for it.

And they also added a "miles from the coast line" disclaimer. Anyone within x amount of miles from the coast can not be insurable thru Citizens.

Hopefully over the next several years our insurance for those of us inland will return to a normal rate policy once we stop having to pay for those million dollars homes on the coast when they get destroyed by a hurricane.
X-3 They had one homeowner that had his home destroyed 8 time and insurance companies built him a new one every time.

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