Official Hurricane Thread

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  1. clob94

    clob94 Well-Known Member
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    It appears the boys that @GuaranteedFresh! used to run with, the boys at Pope field, as well as elements from Bragg and Benning are being stood up by DHS and Mattis and preparing to go into the teeth of the storm and do S&R and extractions for the locals that get in trouble. So you've got coast Guard, national Guard and active duty PJ's, navy rescue swimmers etc all being spun up for this puppy.

    Apparently Mattis gave the order. It's all hands on deck people!
     
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    So far, no reported casualties. It's turning into more of a monsoon than a hurricane. North Carolina people are pu$$ies. ;)
     
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    Don't need the navy seals, just some dudes with flat bottom boats.
     
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    Agree, I was part of the rescue efforts in Groves/Port Arthur last year in my flat bottom. The locals helped out more than anyone else.
     
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    I understand the Hurricane is tremendously wet.
     
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    And breezy
     
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    And tremendously big. Tremendous amounts of water.
     
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    Nothing paper towels won't solve.
     
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    I sat through Hurricane Allen. Harlingen,1980, it was the first hurricane when we could measure barometric pressure offshore. The reading was extremely low. Barometric pressure on landfall has always been the most objective measure of hurricane strength. News media said it was the worst storm ever. Everybody we knew called and thought we were crazy to not flee, even though we were over 30 miles from the coast. It was strong enough, power was out for a week. We actually got the eye,9+" rain. NOAA should know that the offshore #s are always diminished on landfall. Exagerrating danger suits their funding.
     
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    I've been stuck in meetings all morning. No reported casualties so far?? I hope...
     
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    Fox just said a tree fell on a house in Wilmington and killed a mother and baby. If you're actually on the Gulf or the Atlantic, get away. Be sure to police your house, no loose stuff in the yard, hopefully you already trimmed around the roof. Fill bathtubs, buy water and dry ice. Maybe an extra bottle of propane. Fill the tank of the car.
     
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    Reports are 5 confirmed so far.
    The tennants in my ol' house said Fayettnamm is like any other thunderstormy day right now.
     
  13. clob94

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    I have an air force JSOC (former just retired) buddy of mine who owns a rental house about a mile southwest of Sparky's and he said he talked to the renters and they are getting pretty soaked. Everything is good, just wet as hell.
     
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    friend of mine lives just south side of wilmington about 5 miles. the eye went right over them. [​IMG]
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    I don't know if Ya'll have seen it yet, but there's a weatherchannel/cnn reporter in north Carolina that's doing an interview and man, is he struggling to remain upright in all that wind and rain.... I mean, he seems to be fighting just to remain upright. It looks brutal!

    About 10 seconds into the interview, two teenaged kids come strolling by in shorts, walking upright without a care in the world.

    This is just another log of the fire as to why I don't trust the media.
     
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    just to frustrate you some more.

     
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    Why can I never run into one of these dueshecanoes in public? I would straight up mushroom stamp this guy on camera.




     
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    OMG, that is the funniest thing I've seen in a long time!

    Anyone else see the guy carrying the 12 year old boy in 8 inches of water in a totally staged rescue? But hey, anything to sell advertising!
     
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    heres another from anderson cooper making a mockery of the plight of the carolinas. 8 people confirmed dead and this is what these assholes are doing. [​IMG]
     

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