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The National Hurricane Center warned that the storm, which jumped to Category 4 strength on Monday with 140 mile-an-hour winds, could pummel the shore with life-threatening storm surges and soak a wide area with rains so heavy that freshwater flooding would become a major threat. It is expected to make landfall Thursday night near the North Carolina-South Carolina border.

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“The forecast places North Carolina in the bull’s-eye of Hurricane Florence, and the storm is rapidly getting stronger,” Governor Cooper said. “When weather forecasters tell us ‘life-threatening,’ we know it’s serious. We are bracing for a hard hit.”

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Coming straight at me.  FML.

Re: Hurricane Florence prompts evacuation of more than a million people
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2018, 08:59:09 PM »
Yeah, I was just checking this out. A cat. 4 hurricane is nothing to sneeze at, but I wonder how many will try to stay and tough it out. Mandatory evac order though, so maybe they'll all go.

Are you going to hunker down, or get the hell out?
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Offline Draconic Aiur

Re: Hurricane Florence prompts evacuation of more than a million people
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2018, 09:01:21 PM »
Why you liv in Florida? That shit always happens to Florida
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Re: Hurricane Florence prompts evacuation of more than a million people
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2018, 09:02:32 PM »
It's supposed to miss Floriduh to the north, so hopefully Hydra will be hunky dory.
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Offline Hydra009

Re: Hurricane Florence prompts evacuation of more than a million people
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2018, 09:03:38 PM »
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Yeah, I was just checking this out. A cat. 4 hurricane is nothing to sneeze at, but I wonder how many will try to stay and tough it out. Mandatory evac order though, so maybe they'll all go.

Are you going to hunker down, or get the hell out?
I'm further inland, so unless we're ordered to leave, I'm staying put and hunkering down.

I have two packs of cookies, some ginger ale, and a nook, so I'm well prepared for an extended power outage.

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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2018, 09:04:27 PM »
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Why you liv in Florida? That shit always happens to Florida
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I live in Central NC.

Re: Hurricane Florence prompts evacuation of more than a million people
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2018, 09:06:13 PM »
Oh, you poor dear! Not because of the hurricane, but - you live in North Carolina!

I was born in South Carolina, but I didn't like it, so I left when I was 3 years old.
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Offline Hydra009

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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2018, 09:12:00 PM »
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Oh, you poor dear! Not because of the hurricane, but - you live in North Carolina!
Hot, humid (and unbelievably oppressive) summers.  Hurricane-prone summer/fall.  Mild winters in theory, but lots of unexpected cold snaps.  But I swear, it's nice here for like 3 weeks in the fall and the entire 2-week spring.

Re: Hurricane Florence prompts evacuation of more than a million people
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2018, 09:16:20 PM »
I found a place where the weather is great 100% of the time! Well, almost...
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Offline SGOS

Re: Hurricane Florence prompts evacuation of more than a million people
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2018, 10:04:28 PM »
Here's hoping you don't get too wet.

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« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2018, 10:38:04 PM »
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I live in Central NC.

Falling tree limbs and downed power lines are a risk inland.
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Offline Draconic Aiur

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« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2018, 10:43:08 PM »
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I live in Central NC.

Then why worry? Your not bitch ass Florida.

Offline Hydra009

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« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2018, 10:52:56 PM »
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Then why worry? Your not bitch ass Florida.
The hurricane is headed for NC, not Florida.

And because I'm one of the idiots who lives in NC.

Offline GSOgymrat

Re: Hurricane Florence prompts evacuation of more than a million people
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2018, 01:26:12 AM »
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Hot, humid (and unbelievably oppressive) summers.  Hurricane-prone summer/fall.  Mild winters in theory, but lots of unexpected cold snaps.  But I swear, it's nice here for like 3 weeks in the fall and the entire 2-week spring.

I guess I've acclimated to Greensboro. I've lived in Seattle and Los Angeles but where I would really like to live is Denver. No hurricanes in Colorado.
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Re: Hurricane Florence prompts evacuation of more than a million people
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2018, 02:29:43 AM »
I have a grandmother who lives in Beaumont, North Carolina. Didn't seem like a particularly friendly atmosphere for a black man with all the Confederate flags everywhere. Odd that Yahweh would send a hurricane to hit such a dense Southern Conservative Christian state. I guess he just missed the gays again.

In all seriousness, though, I hope the hurricane misses you. Stay safe. And if you are forced to evacuate the state, don't forget to buy me a t-shirt.
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