Hurricane Matthew

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Motomom34, Oct 4, 2016.


  1. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    I decided to start this for a place to catch all the news as it is up-dated plus for our Survival Monkey members in the Florida, the Carolina's and throughout the East coast. Please check in when you get a chance. May you and yours be safe.

    Storm emergencies in FL, NC, GA - It's too soon to know exactly where Hurricane Matthew will be in a few days,
    National Hurricane Center

    I did read that it is shifting a bit west which is bad news.

    Looks like an evil storm to me.
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  2. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    It worries when hurricanes are given gospel writer's names....I keep wondering when Mark, Luke and John are also going to hit!
     
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  3. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Hopefully their aim at DC is better than Matt's forecast track----
     
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  4. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

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  5. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    Stay safe Fellow Primates! If you need to switch trees, please do so!!!
     
  6. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    [ditto]
     
  7. marlas1too

    marlas1too Monkey++

    grew up i pensacola fl. and have seen lots of hurricanes and and they don't scare me but a tornado scares the crap out of me you never know which way they will go ---but stay safe florida
     
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  8. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    Watching the news this morning they said some of the islands will see a 15 foot storm surge. I wonder where the people go. 15 feet is a lot of water and it is strong.
     
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  9. chimo

    chimo the few, the proud, the jarhead monkey crowd Site Supporter+

    My daughter lives in Cocoa, Fl. I called her yesterday and asked her about her preps and if she needed anything. She began her reply with "this ain't my first rodeo, ya know"...words she had heard from me many times. She's daddy's girl fer shure and I know she'll be OK. ;)
     
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  10. hot diggity

    hot diggity Monkey++

    I've taken down the stove pipe and capped the stove and fireplace. Lowered the martin house and brought in the wind chimes.
    My storm prep is done. Usually that's enough to make sure we get almost nothing in the way of wind. If it comes across the NC coast this weekend I'll be at work anyway.
     
  11. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

  12. svjoe

    svjoe Angry Monkey

    Picking up a generator this evening, and my provisions will be complete.........holding in place and waiting to see what happens here in coastal NC
     
  13. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

  14. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    I have a question about this. If the Governor says mandatory evac and your boss says I expect you here at 8 a.m., what do you do? Can they legally fire you for complying with a mandatory evacuation?
     
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  15. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Well, if your boss works in the same State as the "mandatory" evacuation --wouldn't he also have to leave?

    Governor: "There's a mandatory evacuation for the entire state. Naturally, bosses are exempt so they can give employees a hard time. That is all." :p

    Because...Dictionary.
     
  16. MountainMariner

    MountainMariner Clearly Ambiguous

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  17. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    I gotta laugh long and loud at "mandatory." There ain't enough manpower in the nation to literally force everyone to abandon their places. Want me outa here? Bring chains and cuffs, or (somehow) convince me it would be prudent to bug out.
     
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  18. hot diggity

    hot diggity Monkey++

    Mandatory evacuation orders around here in NC are usually only for the barrier islands. There are always folks who stay in their homes.
    I wonder what would be more stressful, being there to watch your home get flooded and storm damaged, or be in that big line of traffic two days later, waiting to get back across the bridge to see what's left?
     
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  19. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    [LMAO] U taught her well [LMAO]
     
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  20. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    They tried that mandatory thing during Sandy then gave up and just said if you are staying please write your social security number on your body with sharpie so they could identify you.
     
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