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Thread: North Carolina Is Getting Walloped!

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    North Carolina Is Getting Walloped!

    I've got CNN on the tele right now and holy cow, North Carolina is getting walloped bad! Hurricane force winds (70-90 mph with gusts every few *seconds* up to 120), and the rain!

    They just reported a story about a woman in Wilmington who did not heed the mandatory evacuation order and chose to stay. With the storm surges, the water entered her home and kept rising.

    She and her kids went to second floor where the water suddenly rose to their necks so they went to attic, climbed out window on to the roof, called 911 and fortunately 911 was able to rescue them!

    However first responders are so overwhelmed with calls now from other folks who chose to stay that they can't get to them all; I shudder to think what the end result of that will be.

    And this is supposed to last for the next 48 hours or longer, unprecedented for a storm like this, while it slowly heads to South Carolina.

    I sure do hope everyone in SC heeds the warning and gets the hell out.

    Prayers to all, please stay safe!
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    Prayers❤️ Please head warnings to get out. Oneís life is more important than stuff .

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    Both of my parents are in NC :(

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    Yikes , heed warnings I meant. You can tell I am tired.

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    Originally Posted by yatsue
    Both of my parents are in NC :(
    Are they okay yatsue, were they able to get out? Hope so!

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    They just reported a story about a woman in Wilmington who did not heed the mandatory evacuation order and chose to stay. With the storm surges, the water entered her home and kept rising.
    And these are the people I have no sympathy for. They put themselves, their family members (in this case children) AND first responders (who also got families) in danger by choosing not to follow evacuation orders from public safety workers. When you are told to evacuate and knew DAYS ahead thereís a big storm coming, you do it. Have some not learned from the lessons of Hurricane Katrina?

    Iím not too far away from the storm myself. My area is getting hit tonight. I live 500 ft away from the water, and am in Zone A (basically means must evacuate when told because itís a flood prone area). My area has received massive rainfall throughout this week and the past summer. No evacuations have been declared yet in my state but am anticipating flooding. I already got my generator ready and have my vehicle packed to evacuate in case plans change. Iím not risking my one month old in this mess.

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    I think those that chose to stay heard "category 1" and thought no big deal..

    Not realizing categories are determined by wind strength NOT rain!

    This hurricane is due to produce an unprecendented amount of rain within a very short time; I heard up to 40 inches (possibly more) in two days!

    That's not even accounting for the storm surges!

    Yeah peeps, get out!!! I know it must be hard to leave your home, your "things" but it's so not worth risking your life and the lives of your family and those trying to rescue you.
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    Evacuations are complicated. In houston years ago, there was supposed to be a devastating hurricane. The roads became clogged and people were trapped without food or water. Dozens died. The hurricane veered away and didnít hit, but if it had, tens of thousands wouldíve died.

    So in houston, now, people donít evacuate. They hunker down.

    I see both sides.

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    Originally Posted by mustlovedogs
    Evacuations are complicated. In houston years ago, there was supposed to be a devastating hurricane. The roads became clogged and people were trapped without food or water. Dozens died. The hurricane veered away and didnít hit, but if it had, tens of thousands wouldíve died.

    So in houston, now, people donít evacuate. They hunker down.

    I see both sides.
    MLD, are you talking about Hurricaine Harvey last year? Or a different Hurricaine?

    In Harvey, 135,000 homes destroyed and 88 people killed.

    I am sooooo glad your area was not hit hard, but that storm was pretty devastating.

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    Originally Posted by katrina1980
    MLD, are you talking about Hurricaine Harvey last year?

    135,000 homes destroyed and 88 people killed.

    I am sooooo glad your area was not hit hard, but that storm was pretty devastating.
    Nope. Iím talking about Rita. People didnít evacuate ahead of Harvey because of Rita:

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