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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.

 

 

and more ...

 

 

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.

 

 

icnif77:

It's a hurricane season for this part of USA ... usual stuff. It's only talk about 'which one is stronger ...' surprise

The latest:

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-13/even-rescuers-cant-stay-deadly-rain-storm-surges-expected-even-florence-weakens-cat

Meanwhile, analysts say Florence's large wind field will only add to the damages as the storm moves inland.

"You're going to have damaging winds for a longer period of time," senior hurricane specialist Stacy Stewart said in an update from the NHC. "So instead of maybe 120 mph winds for 30 minutes, you might end up with 90-100 mph winds for a couple of hours, or three or four hours. And that will produce a lot of damage as well as prolong the beach erosion."

With that in mind, here's the latest rain map from the National Weather Service.

Far from being the biggest threat facing the US coastline this hurricane season, Florence will be followed by several other storms that rapidly strengthening in the Atlantic. As one veteran meteorologist remarked, "in my 35 years forecasting the weather on TV, I have NEVER seen so much activity in the tropics all at the same time."

With roughly 24 hours remaining until Hurricane Florence makes landfall in southeastern North Carolina, the storm has reportedly weakened to a Category 2 Hurricane. But meteorologists warn that this isn't any reason for comfort: Because while the storm's winds have slowed (from around 140 mph to a maximum of 125 mph), the potential for devastation from what's expected to be one of the most extreme storms in American history remains acute.

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Watch out, America! is so enormous, we could only capture her with a super wide-angle lens from the @Space_Station, 400 km directly above the eye. Get prepared on the East Coast, this is a no-kidding nightmare coming for you.

 

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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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How true ... Florence was downgraded to Category 1 storm as the latest ... 40" of rainfall with 90mph wind .... cost of repair in estimates of US$30 B.

 

I can't remember the name of hurricane I was in S. Florida, around 1996 .... Ft. Lauderdale was whole month without electricity. Wind gusts 140 mph.

 

They were printing T-shirts with 'I survived hurricane 'name' and year'

'Andrew' was the name of that beast ... in late August of 1992.

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These things are minor and insurance has reserves for this through Warren Buffet and reinsurance companies in Bermuda. The mother load of catastrophes is the ones I worry about, San Francisco is over due for another earthquake, usually every 125 years based on written records and Indian history of the area before settlers. The Missouri Tennessee Valley area has a written history of every 180 to 250 years for an earthquake, Alaska is unknown, Yellowstone is unknown, these are the national bankruptcy events.

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ZeroHedgers are bad ... comment:

 

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-14/shocking-footage-florence-devastation-600k-without-power-its-bomb-has-gone

 

The two young black kids, being "rescued" from ankle deep water, Definitely "dramatic" footage. 

Here a link to video of a Weather Channel propagandist,

 

https://mashable.com/article/weatherman-dramatically-braces-for-storm/?europe=true#dtJZSSYIrPq2

 

who can barely stand still in the raging winds, as two men stroll by, like a walk in the park.

Be very afraid, and trust .gov to save you ....

 

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Stiggs:

And that's maybe the problem, people are so used to the media making it out to be armegeddon coming, then seeing it be just another big storm they don't take warnings seriously when the authorities say "this will a bad fecker, you need to evacuate."

 

So now there are people who refused to evacuate and are calling from help because who'd have thunk it, they were right this time.

 

 

 

http://time.com/5396461/hurricane-florence-north-south-carolina-trapped/

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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....

icnif77:

That's why you shouldn't quit doing something  to be healthier, i.e. to live longer ...

 

'Smoking is bad for your health ... 

 buTT ... you can die from traffic accident, too!' surprise

 

That's my quote ... 

 

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-14/florence-may-be-costliest-storm-us-history-170-billion-damage

Florence May Be Costliest Storm In US History At $170 Billion In Damage

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haha,,, yep, u gotta point there....  we all gotta die from somethin',,,  dumbest thing I ever seen was a teenage friend jump out of a tree,,,  last thing he ever did...

 I heard one Doctor say we All die from Heart Attack,,, He said no matter what comes to get ya,,, the last thing that happens is u get a Heart Attack....   well,,, something to look forward to I guess....

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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.

icnif77:

Can't read that during am breakfasting ...  

It's past 8 AM at my place. Here, I am going to commenting with the first quote ...:

 

 

Avi: Should I call you Bullet? Tooth?

 

 

Bullet Tooth Tony: You can call me Susan if it makes you happy.

 

 

I didn't watch 'Snatch' for long time ...

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Here, have a laugh:

 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0208092/quotes

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Cat. 10 typhoon made landfall in HK:

 

 

"KING OF STORMS" Devastates Hong Kong, Makes Landfall in China Sunday

Hong Kong and Macau announced a rare No. 10 typhoon warning signal, the highest level on the weather threat system

 

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icnif77:

On Friday, two massive storms -- Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut -- made devastating landfall on opposite ends the world, but are leaving behind destruction in different ways. For Florence, it was mainly a rain event in the Carolinas. For Mangkhut, it was the wind that devastated the Philippines on Friday/Saturday, and now wreaking havoc in Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday.

"Storms forming in the western Pacific tend to hit with much higher winds and the people who live in their path are often poorer and more vulnerable," said Gabriel Vecchi, a Princeton University hurricane and climate scientist.

Mangkhut made landfall Friday on the northeastern part of Luzon island in the Philippines with sustained winds of 165 mph. Florence had been degraded to a Category 1 storm with 90 mph winds as it approached North Carolina’s coast.

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https://www.rt.com/news/438557-hongkong-highest-alert-mangkhut/

 

Hong Kong on highest typhoon alert as Mangkhut wreaks havoc, injures 100+ in China (VIDEO)      

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