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Re: Huricane Florence
« Reply #120 on: September 15, 2018, 11:56:53 AM »
We saw caravans of service trucks/personnel stopping to eat and fueling up yesterday. 
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« Reply #121 on: September 15, 2018, 12:00:44 PM »
Glad to hear all are safe.

Caveman, I hope and pray he and others assisting stay safe and return home in as good a shape as they left in....maybe a bit more tired!

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« Reply #122 on: September 15, 2018, 12:06:02 PM »
I was talking to a woman at the bank Thursday, she said that her son and another person (Power company workers) were heading south from here in Nova Scotia to provide help .

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« Reply #123 on: September 15, 2018, 12:24:56 PM »
Nativewolf, Iím sorry to report that my guys have rescued 27 folks from a special needs facility in Leland and 2 from from a location in Bolivia.
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« Reply #124 on: September 15, 2018, 04:33:17 PM »
I came pretty close to parking dozer and forktruck on either side of camper to strap it down through a storm last year.  But then figured it'd probably only serve to tear the roof open. 
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« Reply #125 on: September 15, 2018, 05:09:44 PM »
Nativewolf, Iím sorry to report that my guys have rescued 27 folks from a special needs facility in Leland and 2 from from a location in Bolivia.
Man all the FEMA teams are doing great work and heaven knows that Leland needed all the help you could give it (well more than FEMA can do but that's besides the point).  Thanks to all you guys for doing your best.  Really something to disrupt lives to such an extent.
Ok, back to joking:  Maybe it is not over yet and the whole thing can still slide on out to sea.  
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« Reply #126 on: September 15, 2018, 05:21:59 PM »




Well...if they bother saving anything in Leland I would say tax dollars ill used  :D.  Hopefully they'll move just up the road to Wilmington or Burgaw (home of the firewood kiln guys kilndirect) the rest of leland can float out with the debris and folks can just jump off the debris as it floats past wilmington out to the sea.  


Are you talking about human beings here?  Would those be the poor and disenfranchised that cannot afford to evacuate?
Oh, it is an old Wilmington joke, I have classmates from there, we're joking around about the same thing on Facebook as I type.  Actually today Leland is much more "developed" than it once was.  But if you wanted to drugs or to see incest in motion Leland was a good bet when I last lived in the area.  
Actually I suspect it is just the right spot for a FEMA team and I am very grateful that all these FEMA responders accept such disruption to their lives and go out to help others, it's not for the money and it's great that they are doing this. 

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« Reply #127 on: September 15, 2018, 05:40:42 PM »
The FEMA search and rescue task forces come from 28 states.  We are all assembled in the same way.  We each have 3 teams and are on a month to month rotation.  There are about 200 of us on the Task Force at any time.  It is not my month, but I would gladly be there if it were my month.  Iím not gonna lie, we get paid for deployments, but we all join it because we have a passion for serving and for doing the types of things that we do.  The task force is made up of many disciplines, including doctors, engineers, radio people, etc.  We all have to do very extensive training to get on the team and then we have to do training every quarter, plus take part in a mock deployment each year.  We are not paid for any of that.  Our employers(mostly fire departments) are very cooperative.  We fall under the same laws pertaining to military members who may be deployed.  They have to let us go without fear for losing our jobs.  

In short, we are happy to help in any way we can.  One of our members, a doctor, just passed away from cancer that was attributed to his response to ground zero in the weeks after 9/11.  That doesnít scare any of us.  I wish the best for my team and for all in harms way.
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« Reply #128 on: September 15, 2018, 08:09:05 PM »
Fortunately, there has not been the devastation like Gulf Shores experienced during Katrina- houses completely gone.   While I haven't seen photos of all of the coast, much of the damage appears to be boardwalks, piers, heavy beach erosion, flooding of beach towns and some roof damage.  I haven't seen a lot of beach homes damaged to the point they would be demolished.  Of course power is out along the SE coast of NC.  Officials have said it may be weeks before evacuees can return.  The biggest issue is sanitary sewer service - sewers won't work until pumps have power.  

The biggest story is the flooding inland.  Similar to or worse than Matthew in the coastal plain and Sandhills of NC.   Interstate 40 is closed near Warsaw due to flooding. 

NE South Carolina will have a tough time over the next several days and weeks as well.  
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« Reply #129 on: September 15, 2018, 09:05:40 PM »
not been the devastation like Gulf Shores experienced during Katrina
Yes, thankfully this was not a storm that came across the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.  Hurricane Katrina came ashore as a Category 5 with 175 mph sustained winds.  We are 140 miles inland and still had hurricane force winds of 80 mph.

The being said, it was a faster moving storm and probably did not cause the massive flooding that this slow moving monster is doing.
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« Reply #130 on: September 15, 2018, 09:24:38 PM »
This is not Florence related but we got 3 inches of rain last night in a short thunder storm . Almost a Florence . Be safe and all you people keep on helping where you can .GOD BLESS .
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« Reply #131 on: September 15, 2018, 10:51:47 PM »
I have a friend who lives in Wilmington and had to stay behind to run the shelter at the school she runs.  Her exact words tonight were that Wilmington is "torn up" and the schools are closed for at least the next week.  One school / shelter flooded and had to be evacuated, still raining and the outer bands are hanging around.  It's a mess.  
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« Reply #132 on: September 16, 2018, 12:23:04 AM »
Buddy of mine just moved to wake forest NC.  Havent been able to reach him.
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« Reply #133 on: September 16, 2018, 05:09:04 AM »
I have a son in law who is a lineman in Kentucky,  he was sent out on storm duty Friday but sent him home yesterday . I haven't spoken to him yet but my daughters fb post said less damage than expected. 
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« Reply #134 on: September 16, 2018, 06:19:40 AM »
We are near Brevard NC.  Rain started last night and looks like about 1.5 inches of rain so far. Wind is brezzy but not strong yet. Next 24 hours will tell the tale. Its been very wet here this year, had 70+ inches of rain since first of year. This area lies on the edge of escarpment  where moisture comes up from down south and dumps on us. Classified as temperate rain forest.
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« Reply #135 on: September 16, 2018, 10:41:36 AM »
We should  be so lucky that all  hurricanes  were like this. As hurricanes go this one hasn't been much. I know eastern NC has had some flooding but all in all this has turned into  just a bad storm. My sister north of Charleston hardy got wet and my family south of Charleston got none.
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« Reply #136 on: September 16, 2018, 03:58:18 PM »
Huh??

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« Reply #137 on: September 16, 2018, 08:22:52 PM »
Seen news 15 dead, Wilmington is flood bound.  Wind has not been as much an issue as water.

My brother had power back this evening near Sunset Beach.  I believe brdge opened this morning.

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« Reply #138 on: September 16, 2018, 09:52:19 PM »
Don P, it looks like you're gonna get some rain now.
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« Reply #139 on: September 16, 2018, 10:42:40 PM »
Yep, I noticed on AEP outage map that Galax area had quite a few power outages.

WV, looks like Hinton is gonna get wet!

Creek in our backyard was up 9 to 10' today.  No issues, but the second highest we've seen.  Opal was highest in the mid 90's.  We moved here 92.


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