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2018: Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

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Thanks Carm! And thank you,all for thinking of me!

 

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nvmbr02
8 hours ago, PennySycamore said:

@nvmbr02,  you went through Typhoon Mangkhut?  I saw the news and was grateful that my granddaughter was no longer in southeast China.  I think a tropical storm hit Hong Kong on the day my daughter and son-in-law arrived to come home with one of the girls.  Now, that I think about it, it was their daughter from SE China.  I think they took a bus from where they were in SE China to Hong Kong.  

I woke up this morning around 6:45 and the rain had stopped!  There were clouds early on, but now the sun is out.  There's no standing water in the yard, but the bird bath is full! YAY!

Yes, but the storm wasn't nearly the super typhoon that hit the Philippines or as bad as it was when it hit SE China or Hong Kong. We got it earlier on, when it was still a Category 2 storm and before the eye wall had fully developed. The closest point of approach here was about 22 miles off the island's north coast, so about 25-26 miles from where we live. A moderate amount of damage to our island and a significant amount of damage to the island closest to us, but still nothing compared to what it would have been had it hit us as the category 5 storm they predicted it would be when it hit us. Thankful the storm picked up speed and didn't have time to organize before reaching us. 

Hong Kong gets a fair amount of typhoons and tropical storms this time of year. We were there when a fairly significant Tropical Storm hit and it was amazing how quickly everything was up and running again. 

Glad to hear that you may be drying out! I love the rain but flooding is so destructive and dangerous. 

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Nikedagain?

So I was premature. 

We woke to tornado warnings blaring. It rained the hardest that I have EVER seen for hours this morning. Power went out. Everything flooded. Like huge, swift RIVERS on our roads. They were once just little tiny creeks! Now they're currents! Our mall, our schools, just flooding like our area has never experienced. Around 4, the sun came out. It was a miraculous thing! The power came back on. A lot of flooding still exists, and schools are on a delay tomorrow while they assess the bus routes, but I don't see how they can have it. Too many roads are impassible. It just began to rain really hard again, but this is supposed to be it. Florence is a nasty old broad, but she knows how to make an exit. Our entire state is a mess. If you're traveling, GO AROUND NORTH CAROLINA. You'll thank me. 

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VelociRapture

Glad to see more of our posters are doing ok! Some more entertainment for you all. Tonight we’ll start with the lovely folks of, “THREAT LEVEL MIDNIGHT!”:

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Moving on to, “THEY’RE TAKING THE HOBBITS TO ISENGARD!”:

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And finally we end with, “WHERE ARE MY DRAGONS?!”:

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To all our posters worldwide affected by these storms, stay safe!

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The hog farms, of course, flooded. The coal ash pits also flooded. This is terrible for the environment. 

http://time.com/5398560/florence-floods-hog-farms-coal-ash-dumps/

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 Flooded rivers from Florence’s drenching rains have swamped coal ash dumps and low-lying hog farms, raising pollution concerns as the swollen waterways approach their crests Monday.

North Carolina environmental regulators say several open-air manure pits at hog farms have failed, spilling pollution. State officials also were monitoring the ongoing threat from the breach of a Duke Energy coal ash landfill near Wilmington.

Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Michael Regan said Monday that the earthen dam at one hog lagoon in Duplin County had been breached. There were also seven reports of lagoon levels going over their tops or being inundated in Jones and Pender counties.

 

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An AP analysis of location data from hog waste disposal permits shows at least 45 active North Carolina farms are located in 100-year and 500-year floodplains.

 

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nvmbr02

@Nikedagain? stay safe! I really feel that often times the aftermath of a hurricane/typhoon/tropical storm is worse than the storm itself. Flooding, landslides, sinkholes, long term power outages, water shortages, etc... are just so incredibly dangerous. 

I do hope that the rain stops and everyone remains safe. 

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Howl
11 hours ago, nvmbr02 said:

@Nikedagain? stay safe! I really feel that often times the aftermath of a hurricane/typhoon/tropical storm is worse than the storm itself. Flooding, landslides, sinkholes, long term power outages, water shortages, etc... are just so incredibly dangerous. 

I do hope that the rain stops and everyone remains safe. 

This is becoming more apparent with each passing day and I'm thinking now that the flooding in its entirety may be as bad or worse than Harvey on the Texas gulf coast. 

I read this morning that over 1.7 million chickens have died when the buildings in which they are raised for market (Sanderson Farms, in this instance)  flooded. Independent  contractors raise these chickens and (IIRC) take on all of the financial risk.  Many will be destroyed financially, unless they have some type of hefty insurance.  I had read about this 7-ish years ago when we visited a part of Arkansas that has many (relatively small) farms that raise chicken and turkeys. Last year The Guardian covered the whole thing here: Fowl play: the chicken farmers being bullied by big poultry

Many chemical plants flooded during Harvey, but we haven't heard much about the aftermath of that.  With Florence, hog farm lagoons and toxic ash pits are being flooded and the waste is pouring into large flooding rivers.  Many sewage plants are flooding as well. 

And here's something else.  Powerful hurricanes have been forming and destroying the east coast and gulf coast forever.  Climate scientists admit that it's difficult to tease out the threads of the effect of climate change on large-scale events like hurricanes.  

However, there's one business interest that has a greater investment in sorting this out than any other: insurance companies. It's in the best interests of large insurance companies to get on board with slowing a warming climate. I'm always curious about how they go about lobbying a US Congress and even state houses, when there are so many pig-ignorant, shit-for-brains climate change deniers.

Y'all suffering the after effects of Florence, stay safe, be careful.  We're thinking about you. 

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Nikedagain?

Hey, all is not lost! Trump is arriving right now. We are all hoping he'll throw us some paper towels and tell us that this Hurricane was very wet. So, we're fine. 

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Cartmann99
4 hours ago, Nikedagain? said:

Hey, all is not lost! Trump is arriving right now. We are all hoping he'll throw us some paper towels and tell us that this Hurricane was very wet. So, we're fine. 

Did he raise his arms and make the floodwaters recede?

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VelociRapture

To help distract anyone who needs it tonight... Scooby Doo:

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The Simpsons:

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And this one reminded me of the Duggars and Bateses:

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