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The3Amigos

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Re: Evacuating NC
« Reply #30 on: September 12, 2018, 07:15:05 PM »
We are evacuating tomorrow.  We are near Raleigh and remember sitting in the darkness as large trees fell on the house. That was Fran in 1996.  If that happens this time, there won't  be anyone here to hear it. We're loading up the escape pod now.  Heading to Augusta,  Ga. Anyone else bugging out?

Safe journey! We're in southern Alabama. No impact by Florence is expected in the state, but you never know.  We've had a few RVs from Georgia pull in.

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« Reply #31 on: September 14, 2018, 06:46:39 AM »
Yesterday I drove into town and I could see the outer edge of Florence. It was an obvious hurricane. I am three states away from North Carolina. That is one huge storm.
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« Reply #32 on: September 14, 2018, 07:17:12 AM »
Saw on the news this morning there are about 150 people stranded on rooftops and in vehicles.
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« Reply #33 on: September 14, 2018, 07:25:21 AM »
I wonder what part of "mandatory evacuation" they didn't understand? 

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« Reply #34 on: September 14, 2018, 08:44:13 AM »
I wonder what part of "mandatory evacuation" they didn't understand? 

Hang on Buddy, we'll get somebody to you by Sunday.

Mandatory really doesn’t mean mandatory. Authorities cannot make folks leave. They did say that anybody that decided not to leave would be on their own. First responders would not respond if they are stranded.
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« Reply #35 on: September 14, 2018, 09:36:58 AM »
  A later story said that in New Bern about 200 people had been rescued and that there were about 150 to go, from second-story windows and rooftops. Water was 10 feet deep.

  Apparently no one warned them. Not even a week ago. They all knew better. "We'll just ride this out," they said.

  I wonder if they can be billed for their unnecessary rescue?
 

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Re: Evacuating NC
« Reply #36 on: September 14, 2018, 11:11:40 AM »
I'm a real SOB.  I'd leave them there until it is safer to come get them, maybe Sunday.   You can't fix stupid, and there is no need to risk lives to help prolong their foolishness.

Billing them for rescue seems the least that ought to be done. If somebody needs an ambulance or fire rescue through no particular fault of their own, they get charged for that. Why not for a boat ride under severe conditions?
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« Reply #37 on: September 14, 2018, 11:21:54 AM »
I'm a real SOB.  I'd leave them there until it is safer to come get them, maybe Sunday.   You can't fix stupid, and there is no need to risk lives to help prolong their foolishness.

Billing them for rescue seems the least that ought to be done. If somebody needs an ambulance or fire rescue through no particular fault of their own, they get charged for that. Why not for a boat ride under severe conditions?
You are not an SOB, that is the logical thing to do. No need to put the rescuers in jeopardy. 
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Re: Evacuating NC
« Reply #38 on: September 14, 2018, 11:35:11 AM »
American culture these days places an inordinately high value on human life, so it takes an SOB to make the logical choice rather than the emotional one.
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Re: Evacuating NC
« Reply #39 on: September 14, 2018, 01:21:15 PM »
Sad to say, the stay behinds are candidates for the “ Darwin Award”. Been through many hurricans since Hazel, even edge of cyclone in RVN, all depends on your elevation and integerty of house. Glad its not headed this way. Everyone in the path and those that evacuated, take care, be safe.

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« Reply #40 on: September 14, 2018, 01:51:45 PM »
The view from the space station is out of this world. ::)
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« Reply #41 on: September 14, 2018, 03:39:29 PM »
The Cajun Navy is in North Carolina helping with the rescue efforts.
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« Reply #42 on: September 14, 2018, 04:14:07 PM »
Out here in western NC its still mostly nice, about 78 and lots of blue skies.  Occasional dark clouds and showers, but pleasant. Our turn in the barrel will be Saturday night & Sunday morning if the forecast holds. Nothing like the coast, though. Maybe 4-5 " of rain (that's bad enough!) and 20-30 mph winds.
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Re: Evacuating NC
« Reply #43 on: September 15, 2018, 04:24:50 AM »
Greyhauler and KDBGOAT mentioned "HAZEL" from the year "54".

Well. I'm down to 4 lies a day...., oops, there goes one now!  Thank God lies are mostly about the past.....

Living in NE Philadelphia, Frankford section, I remember (as teenager) seeing the "eye" of Hazel pass overhead.

Sneaking out of house with others, we roamed neighborhood to witness the "hurricane". I have talked about it for years, remember seeing the open sky and understanding it was the 'eye".
It probably happened, but, time may have distorted my recall. Seen many movies and read many stories since then.
I do remember the excitement the experience brought. And oh yea, the anger and punishment of dad for leaving my Mom and Sisters alone. They were terrified as home was damaged from wind and debris hitting house.
 
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Re: Evacuating NC
« Reply #44 on: September 15, 2018, 05:22:12 AM »
I wasn't born yet when Hazel hit. I heard stories about it from my older siblings. The family lived on a farm at the time and lost a couple of large poultry houses in the storm. I was told the storm almost killed Dad, but I don't know the details.
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Re: Evacuating NC
« Reply #45 on: September 15, 2018, 09:27:28 AM »
We had some significant flooding from a tropical storm a few years ago, and encountered some local knuckleheads that decided a swollen river was the ideal place to go tubing. Legally, we couldn't stop them.

We did tell them that we weren't going to rescue them if they got into trouble, then grabbed some equipment tags off the engine. We asked them to write their names and next of kin on the tags, and put one in their wallet and the other in a shoe, so we could identify the bodies.

Knuckleheads went home.
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