Isaias

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  1. Cody Fousnaugh

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    Anyone on this forum live close to the "cone" area of this storm? How are you handling it, knowing that Isaias is on it's way? When we lived in Florida, we talked to several folks that will say "tropical storms and hurricanes are just part of living here". IOW, just like winter snow/cold is just part of living in Colorado.

    Anyway, one of the reasons we left Jacksonville, FL and came back to Colorado..........Tropical Storms and Hurricanes. During the 10 1/2 years there, we went thru a few tropical storms and two hurricanes. Mathew's outer bands hit us and Irma went right over us.
     
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    I don't know about named storms, but we've had a few tornados in Maine a day or so ago, and tornados are not so common in Maine. We had a pretty noisy thunderstorm here last night, one that came with a lot of wind. And, probably unrelated, we had a shark attack off the coast of Maine. A Great White killed a woman from New York and, I don't know but I am hearing that it is very unusual for them to be here.
     
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  3. Beth Gallagher

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    Ah hurricane season... how I despise thee. :D We are not in the "cone of uncertainty" this go-round. I hope everyone in the path will stay safe.
     
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    Right now we are on the very edge of the cone. I expect some rain but not a lot of wind.
     
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    Has the run on bread, toilet paper, and bottle water started yet? :D
     
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    Our county is under a "tropical storm warning" right now so I'm sure the panic buying has started. I have plenty of water, 24 rolls of TP and a loaf of bread in the freezer, so I'm ready.....
     
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    We get runs on eggs, bread and milk.

    I'm always asking the cashiers to direct me to the French Toast parties people must be having afterwards.

    Every few years we'll get a hurricane that may wander up the east coast and make landfall in North Carolina as it heads northward, but nor very often. Not like Indiana's tornadoes.
     
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    When I lived in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, there would always be runs on the grocery stores whenever a hurricane was in the Gulf of Mexico. What seemed odd to me was that it wasn't very common for a major hurricane to hit the Valley and if it did, everyone would be asked to evacuate, anyhow. I was there for twenty years and only one hurricane came close to us. People like to panic, I guess.
     
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    Appears that old Isaias is weakening, some at least. The Weather Channel isn't covering it as heavily as it was yesterday.
     
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    Oh, good. Anderson Cooper won't have to put his hip waders on this time. :rolleyes: (Typical "truth in reporting.")

    "Get in the ditch, Andy!!!"

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    Yesterday, Isaias was predicted 30 miles east of Camp Le June. Today it is predicted 30 miles west of Le June.
    The critical time will be Tuesday on how much of a turn to the northeast it actually takes. If it continues to move west
    and makes land fall in South Carolina it will continue to lost strength.

    Any way it goes the eye will be very close.
     
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    This storm pasted over the Dominican Republic actually right over my head. We had little problem as far as rain right here but the island got damage I was out of electricity for two days and out of internet for two and a half it took out the large antenna on the mountain top.
     
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    He's kneeling.
     
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    THAT'S how you know you live in a rural area...when you use references in your everyday language like "the large antenna on the mountain top" and everyone around you knows exactly what you mean. Heck, I bet everyone knows what just "the antenna" is, huh?
     
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    Next time I hope they select a name that's pronounceable.
     
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