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Thread started 10/05/16 2:07pm

Pokeno4Money

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Hurricane Matthew - It's real, and it's spectacular



It's been such a long time (11 years) that a major hurricane has rocked Florida, most people are having a hard time remembering what it's like to experience major flooding and destruction from one.

Anybody here in the path, either in Florida or Georgia or the Carolinas? Where I am people started buying up all the water, gas, batteries and flashlights a couple days ago. Workplaces have already shut down until probably Monday. Fights are breaking out over the last items on shelves and when people try to cut lines. It's gonna suck without electricity ... no internet, no org sad


http://www.cnn.com/2016/1...index.html

Hurricane Matthew: Evacuations begin as deadly storm nears

(CNN)With Hurricane Matthew ready to slam the United States in the next day or two, time is running out to get ready.

The deadly storm could make landfall Friday morning on Florida's east coast, CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen said.

"I cannot emphasize enough that everyone in our state must prepare now for a direct hit," Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Wednesday.


As of Wednesday afternoon, Matthew hurled 120 mph (195 kph) winds as it churned toward the Bahamas, the National Hurricane Center said.

The hurricane was about 70 miles (115 kilometers) south of Long Island, Bahamas, and was moving northwest at 12 mph.

Forecasters predicted Matthew will strengthen to a Category 4 hurricane by the time it lashes Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina sometime between Thursday evening and Saturday.

President Barack Obama warned Americans in the storm's path to pay attention and take any evacuation orders seriously. He said if the core of the storm strikes Florida, it could have a "devastating effect."


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There's only 6 states in the US that don't allow Open Carry: Cali, FL, IL, NY, SC, DC. While SC's gun murder rate is DOUBLE that of Texas, DC's is 6 TIMES that of Texas! https://en.m.wikipedia.or...s_by_state
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Reply #1 posted 10/05/16 5:14pm

RodeoSchro

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Everyone be safe! Better to be too cautious than the other way around. I know this from experience!

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Reply #2 posted 10/05/16 5:27pm

Pokeno4Money

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RodeoSchro said:

Everyone be safe! Better to be too cautious than the other way around. I know this from experience!


Especially when it comes to candles. A few years ago I fell asleep during a power outage with a candle still going, thank God I woke up in time to see the glass candleholder had cracked and the flame was still going. Unattended candles have cost many people their lives, it's always a good idea to make sure they are put out before leaving the room or going to sleep.

There's only 6 states in the US that don't allow Open Carry: Cali, FL, IL, NY, SC, DC. While SC's gun murder rate is DOUBLE that of Texas, DC's is 6 TIMES that of Texas! https://en.m.wikipedia.or...s_by_state
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Reply #3 posted 10/05/16 5:30pm

morningsong

Ew. Yeah everybody be safe. No bravdo mess.

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Reply #4 posted 10/05/16 5:40pm

XxAxX

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hope everyone makes it through okay pray

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Reply #5 posted 10/05/16 8:00pm

babynoz

It's a monster.

I guess I'll be hunkering down with my flashlight and a can of spaghetti Os tomorrow. sad

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #6 posted 10/05/16 11:36pm

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I know this is a serious issue and I hope everyone in the vicinity of the hurricane makes it through OK. But the title of this thread just makes me think of Terri Hatcher...
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Reply #7 posted 10/06/16 7:52am

RodeoSchro

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I highly advise anyone in the path of the hurricane to evacuate as far inland as you can.

And if you leave, try to stay out until services are back. Electricity, gas stations open and pumping, grocery stores open, etc.

BE SAFE. LEAVE.

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Reply #8 posted 10/06/16 8:28am

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Leaveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #9 posted 10/06/16 8:53am

PurpleJedi

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This is my son's first semester in Florida...

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By St. Boogar and all the saints at the backside door of Purgatory!
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Reply #10 posted 10/06/16 9:35am

XxAxX

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PurpleJedi said:

This is my son's first semester in Florida...

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oh wow. but he's a smart dude like his dad. he'll be okay

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Reply #11 posted 10/06/16 10:45am

Pokeno4Money

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EmmaMcG said:

I know this is a serious issue and I hope everyone in the vicinity of the hurricane makes it through OK. But the title of this thread just makes me think of Terri Hatcher...


You're not alone on that lol

There's only 6 states in the US that don't allow Open Carry: Cali, FL, IL, NY, SC, DC. While SC's gun murder rate is DOUBLE that of Texas, DC's is 6 TIMES that of Texas! https://en.m.wikipedia.or...s_by_state
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Reply #12 posted 10/06/16 10:48am

Pokeno4Money

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RodeoSchro said:

I highly advise anyone in the path of the hurricane to evacuate as far inland as you can.

And if you leave, try to stay out until services are back. Electricity, gas stations open and pumping, grocery stores open, etc.

BE SAFE. LEAVE.


If they didn't make reservations already, ain't nowhere to go in Florida ... every hotel on the west half of the state is booked solid.

I also think many people are staying to prevent looting, a sad reality of situations such as this.

There's only 6 states in the US that don't allow Open Carry: Cali, FL, IL, NY, SC, DC. While SC's gun murder rate is DOUBLE that of Texas, DC's is 6 TIMES that of Texas! https://en.m.wikipedia.or...s_by_state
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Reply #13 posted 10/06/16 12:37pm

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Pokeno4Money said:

RodeoSchro said:

I highly advise anyone in the path of the hurricane to evacuate as far inland as you can.

And if you leave, try to stay out until services are back. Electricity, gas stations open and pumping, grocery stores open, etc.

BE SAFE. LEAVE.


If they didn't make reservations already, ain't nowhere to go in Florida ... every hotel on the west half of the state is booked solid.

I also think many people are staying to prevent looting, a sad reality of situations such as this.



Then go to Georgia or Alabama or Mississippi. But I would not advise ANYONE that is possibly in the hurricane's path to stay. Grab your valuables, make sure your insurance is paid up, take pictures of what you're leaving behind, and then GET OUT.

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Reply #14 posted 10/06/16 5:24pm

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I live. wave

Praying for those still hunkered down or dealing with the aftermath.

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #15 posted 10/06/16 8:18pm

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I hope people who tried to get out did and those who didn't will be safe. It's been a long time since I went through a Florida hurricane but they ain't no joke. A battery powered radio is a god send in that situation... pray for everyone there.

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #16 posted 10/06/16 9:07pm

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I'm hoping I don't jinx myself, but I am absolutely amazed I haven't lost power yet. Went off for a half-second twice, but still on.

There's only 6 states in the US that don't allow Open Carry: Cali, FL, IL, NY, SC, DC. While SC's gun murder rate is DOUBLE that of Texas, DC's is 6 TIMES that of Texas! https://en.m.wikipedia.or...s_by_state
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Reply #17 posted 10/07/16 6:40am

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Well I lucked out, no property damage and I didn't even lose power beg

Talk about alarmists, holy crap this anchor is out of line eek

http://www.aol.com/article/news/2016/10/07/a-fox-news-host-issued-terrifying-proclamations-about-hurricane/21576458/

Fox News anchor Shep Smith issued some terrifying proclamations urging people to evacuate before Hurricane Matthew makes landfall in Florida on Friday.

"This moves 20 miles to the west, and you and everyone you know are dead — all of you — because you can't survive it. It's not possible unless you're very, very lucky," he said on his show Thursday afternoon. "And your kids die, too."


Smith also spoke to a Floridian woman who didn't want to leave her home. "I'll ask her why she's staying, and if she expects us to cover her funeral,"

There's only 6 states in the US that don't allow Open Carry: Cali, FL, IL, NY, SC, DC. While SC's gun murder rate is DOUBLE that of Texas, DC's is 6 TIMES that of Texas! https://en.m.wikipedia.or...s_by_state
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Reply #18 posted 10/07/16 7:19am

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Pokeno4Money said:

Well I lucked out, no property damage and I didn't even lose power beg

Talk about alarmists, holy crap this anchor is out of line eek

http://www.aol.com/article/news/2016/10/07/a-fox-news-host-issued-terrifying-proclamations-about-hurricane/21576458/

Fox News anchor Shep Smith issued some terrifying proclamations urging people to evacuate before Hurricane Matthew makes landfall in Florida on Friday.

"This moves 20 miles to the west, and you and everyone you know are dead — all of you — because you can't survive it. It's not possible unless you're very, very lucky," he said on his show Thursday afternoon. "And your kids die, too."


Smith also spoke to a Floridian woman who didn't want to leave her home. "I'll ask her why she's staying, and if she expects us to cover her funeral,"



Hahaha! I saw that last night. Kinda amazing.

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Reply #19 posted 10/07/16 7:25am

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EmmaMcG said:

I know this is a serious issue and I hope everyone in the vicinity of the hurricane makes it through OK. But the title of this thread just makes me think of Terri Hatcher...


Classic!

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Reply #20 posted 10/07/16 7:48am

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XxAxX said:

PurpleJedi said:

This is my son's first semester in Florida...

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oh wow. but he's a smart dude like his dad. he'll be okay


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He's near Orlando which is fairly inland, but still I've been texting him constantly to make sure that he's prepared for the worst.

Right NOW they don't have any heavy winds, only rain. Praying it stays that way as the storm moves North.

By St. Boogar and all the saints at the backside door of Purgatory!
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Reply #21 posted 10/07/16 11:47am

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It has been reported that four people died because of the hurricane in the Dominican Republic.

But on the other side of the island in Haiti, some reports are saying over 800 people died from the hurricane! What a crazy disparity! eek

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Reply #22 posted 10/07/16 12:38pm

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sexton said:

It has been reported that four people died because of the hurricane in the Dominican Republic.

But on the other side of the island in Haiti, some reports are saying over 800 people died from the hurricane! What a crazy disparity! eek


That's crazy.

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Reply #23 posted 10/07/16 1:43pm

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sexton said:

It has been reported that four people died because of the hurricane in the Dominican Republic.

But on the other side of the island in Haiti, some reports are saying over 800 people died from the hurricane! What a crazy disparity! eek

Damn. I'm still wondering how Florida has managed to dodge so many destructive hurricanes over the years... So many times they turn at the last minute...

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Reply #24 posted 10/07/16 2:12pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

sexton said:

It has been reported that four people died because of the hurricane in the Dominican Republic.

But on the other side of the island in Haiti, some reports are saying over 800 people died from the hurricane! What a crazy disparity! eek

Damn. I'm still wondering how Florida has managed to dodge so many destructive hurricanes over the years... So many times they turn at the last minute...


I'm sure it has everything to do with Haiti being an incredibly poor country while nearby more affluent areas like the Dominican Republic and Florida don't experience nearly as much damage.

But still, four deaths vs. 800+ on different sides of the same island is ridiculous.

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Reply #25 posted 10/07/16 2:28pm

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I'm close to Tallahassee, on the GA side. There is hardly a hotel room to be found within a several county area here. If you're coming to GA for shelter, you're going to have to go further north and/or west.
Murica: at least it's not Sudan.
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Reply #26 posted 10/07/16 4:05pm

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Reply #27 posted 10/09/16 2:46am

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Hurricane Katrina was way worse Hurricane Matthew. And I would know because I survive it in Metairie, Louisiana. But still, Florida, Georgia, & The Carolinas are going to be OK.

It's the poor people of Haiti & the Bahamas that had it real bad. Matthew was Catagory 4 in those areas. sad

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Reply #28 posted 10/09/16 5:30am

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Florida and South Carolina definitely lucked out, no doubt about it. Coulda been much much worse.

There's only 6 states in the US that don't allow Open Carry: Cali, FL, IL, NY, SC, DC. While SC's gun murder rate is DOUBLE that of Texas, DC's is 6 TIMES that of Texas! https://en.m.wikipedia.or...s_by_state
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