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Q: The Weather: "Do you want to get hit with a train or do you prefer cement truck?"

said Jeff Byard, an administrator with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. surprise

 

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-13/even-rescuers-cant-stay-deadly...

 

Analysts are projecting as much as $30 billion in losses due to the storm. In what looks like a best case scenario, Florence eventually could strike as merely a Category 1 hurricane with winds less than 100 mph, but that’s still enough to cause at least $1 billion in damage, Weather Underground meteorology director Jeff Masters said.

 

According to the NHC, The storm is expected to unleash extreme storm surges, historic flooding, and damaging winds beginning later Thursday, with the southeastern portion of North Carolina set to bear the brunt of Florence's wrath. Rainfall could range between 20 inches to a staggering 40 inches. Between the rains and the storm surge, the flooding could be "catastrophic," the Washington Post warned. As the storm moves inland on Friday, a pocket of tropical-storm-force winds nearly 400 miles wide will engulfing much of southern North Carolina and nearly all of South Carolina.

 

 

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Where's everybody here anyway? It looks, like you're all blacklisted?

 

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If massive hurricanes every year are going to be the new normal in that area it doesn't seem very viable spending the money to rebuild after a place gets demolished. It couldn't take more than a few years of massive losses before insurance companies stop covering people in the hurricane areas.

 

 

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Every hurricane is always overexaggerated and armegeddon is here, it's worse than "the boy who cried wolf", and it really gets old and boring.

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I think they are calling 11 dead the official count now.  Bad luck to have a tree fall thru your house.  like those people who get killed from the longest odds,,,,  I figured I'd always get hit by Lightning,,,, haha,,,   Just standing there minding my own beeswax, and Kablooey! a nice pile of ashes....

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https://www.newyorker.com/news/dispatch/hurricane-florence-hits-eastern-north-carolina-the-cesspool-of-the-united-states

 

we will rename a river in North Carolina "swine defacation river", reminds of the slang term from youth "up shits creek without a paddle".pass the bacon.

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