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2020 Hurricane Season

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bewildered, Aug 26, 2020.

  1. bewildered

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    This hurricane season looks to be busy and devastating. Many of you idiots live on the southern US coast and feel the effects. @downndirty works disaster relief efforts.

    Here you go.
     
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    newest advisory out, Laura is at 125 mph sustained winds. This is gonna absolutely fuck some shit up

    also 10-15 feet of storm surge
     
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    If Beaumont takes a direct hit, they are fucked. They barely got through Harvey.
     
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    dude everyone in the path of this thing is fucked. Arkansas is fucked. Expect to see tornadoes and flooding all over that area. It's 5 mph away from being a Cat 4.

    Also don't count out NOLA and the like getting some serious flood water. Because those dumbasses choose to live in a coastal city that's below sea level.
     
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    13 ft of storm surge is the highest estimate i have seen.

    Shit kicks off tonight.

    Anyone in the path that needs help finding shelter, resources, etc. Pm me or Nett and he can provide my contact info.

    Right now the covid Evacuation is a concern, the interruption to fuel supplies and the port closures. Oh and the evacuation of up to 6m people.
     
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    Stay safe, dude.
     
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    I have family all along the coast in TX, LA, AL. Hoping they avoid major damage. 2 of them are currently dealing with in-laws during the storm too, so also hoping they avoid major mental anguish.
     
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    storm surge predictions up to 20 feet. That's almost two stories tall of water. This storm has been steadily increasing in strength. 40+ mph winds as far away as Dallas and memphis.

    I'm worried even places they evacuate to won't be far enough away.
     
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    New Orleans cannot handle water in any capacity. I was there last year for a long weekend and one day we had some moderately heavy rain. Within 25-30 minutes, there was street flooding. That’s insane.
     
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    Starting to get some slight gusts in my area.

    I feel for the folks in the path of this bitch. The middle step-daughter and husband are in Shreveport. We briefly thought about heading up there 2 days ago. Now, it looks like we're safe where we are.
    I'm glad that we moved my mother from Maurepas (smaller lake next to Lake Pontchartrain) a couple of months ago. That area floods when the wind shifts and blows in from the lake.

    All of you in it's path - take care and stay safe.
     
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    they're staring down the barrel at this point. Best case scenario they get hit by cat 3 winds, worst case they get the full brunt of the cat 4 storm.

    What worries me most about this is how flat that area is, and how high the storm surge is supposed to be. Flooding is going to be a major thing, for a very good distance. Whomever is dumb enough to stay behind, or unfortunate enough to not be able to evacuate, is absolutely going to lose their lives.
     
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    I'd recommend that everyone fills their gas tanks today, because I've got a sneaking suspicion that we're about to see some price-hikes, warranted or not.
     
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    You might if the ports are closed for a while, maybe 72 hours or more after landfall.

    There's a bit more gas in the reserve than usual, likely due to reduced demand from pandemic.

    Still, you might see some spikes due to interruptions.
     
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    Do you remember Katrina?
    THE NIGHT BEFORE IT HIT, PRICES WERE GOING UP.
    All because the oil companies saw a chance to price gouge and blame it on the hurricane.
    Get ready, folks.
    We will probably be seeing $4 a gallon gas soon.
     
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    diesel was $1.79 today. Gotta love QT.
     
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    Is that what the peasants are paying these days? Me and my cyclist's calves wouldn't know...
     
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    I actually haven't been biking much because of the pandemic. I did 15 or so miles this weekend to satisfy a deli craving and it felt like I died.
     
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    "BEEP. A Tornado Warning has been issued for your area."

    All. Damn. Day.

    We're pretty well versed in the standard Hurricane and Flash Flood warnings, but never that many tornado warnings in one day. That first band that came ashore ahead of the main storm pitched severe thunderstorms left and right.

    And now wind readings near the eye of 150+ mph. Jesus.
     
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    Stephanie Abrams with TWC has still got it. Smart, succinct, sexy.

    Hang in there Idiots and family in the path of Laura. Best of luck.
     
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    Texas is taking the hurricane seriously. Normally we handle a shit load of calls from our Texas offices beginning about 3 PM Central time.

    Today, nothing. I mean nothing. Apparently a hurricane trumps worrying about their teeth.