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Socoder -> Off Topic -> US Storms

Posted : Saturday, 09 September 2017, 03:33
Jayenkai
Stay safe out there, Americans. Crazy weather..
Posted : Saturday, 09 September 2017, 03:33
Jayenkai
Thoughts are with Kuron, whose house is right in the path of Irma :/

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Posted : Saturday, 09 September 2017, 03:39
GfK
Heard that a lot of people are staying put rather than evacuating as looters are now a bigger problem than the hurricane.

Hope the thieving fuckers get blown away to the land of Oz.
Posted : Saturday, 09 September 2017, 06:37
TomToad
Where does Kuron live? Hopefully not too far south. Expecting hurricane force winds here, and I live near Orlando, FL. South Florida is going to get hit hard, probably worse than when Andrew came through. Also looking at major power outages across the entire state.

As bad as we are predicting here, it is tiny compared to what the islands have gotten.

Heard that a lot of people are staying put rather than evacuating as looters are now a bigger problem than the hurricane.

looters are a problem, as always in a disaster, but it is not the main reason most are staying. Florida gets hit by hurricanes almost on a yearly basis. Even when a major one comes by, there is relatively little damage. By relative, I mean compared to Texas or Louisiana or other states which are not nearly as prepared for a major hurricane. A cat3 will cause far more damage off the shore of Corpus Christi than it would off Miami, and recovery from the aftermath would take much longer as well.
Due to these frequent and low impacting storms, residents here tend to underestimate the dangers.
For example, during Charlie, a reporter in Tampa stopped a guy on a bicycle to ask why he was out in the storm. He was hungry and decided to go to McDonalds to grab a bite to eat. He was upset that everything was closed, didn't understand why, it was just a little storm. About 15 minutes later, reporter sees the guy again. After seeing a few trees blown over and street signs flying around, he finally realized why it would've been better to stay inside, he was on his way back home, don't know if he made it or not.
During Matthew, a lady near Cocoa beach decided it was safe enough to feed her barn animals during the storm. Unfortunately, she was struck by a tree limb. With emergency crews not available during the storm, she ended up dying.
We'll probably have several people equally as stupid during this storm.
Of course, not everyone staying is stupid. Many are staying because they have no place to go or just can't go. Many have responsibilities here and won't be able to leave until it is too late (after a certain amount of time, it is better not to evacuate. Last place you want to be is stuck on the road during the storm). Funny thing is, even though Orlando is forecast hurricane strength winds, most people evacuating the coastal areas are coming here.

Also, there are people who have made the conscious decision to stay, knowing the dangers, so as to be available to aid in the aftermath.
Posted : Saturday, 09 September 2017, 13:48
Dabz

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Poor Michael Fish never lived that down did he!

"Outbreaks of rain coming nicely now" <--- Aka, a git fuck off hurricane strength storm.

Dabz

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Posted : Saturday, 09 September 2017, 13:55
GfK
1:49 - dem graphics! \o/
Posted : Sunday, 10 September 2017, 11:14
Dabz
I'm so pleased the BBC are putting up tips on how to last in a hurricane, honest, I'd be lost, probably dead... Seriously... This gentle breeze in County Durham is horrendous mind, but, thanks to the BBC I'm prepared if it escalates to moderate!

Good auld Aunty, never fails to produce such pointless bollocks... Honestly, why the f*** do I need to see a guide on how to set my fridge* on the onslaught of a hurricane when I'm literally 4300 miles away from the f***ing thing?!?

Someones obviously bored somewhere, thus, making me read pap for the sake of it!

grumbles about license fee and all that

Dabz

*A guide about setting up your f***ing fridge man! Whyyyyyyy?

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Posted : Sunday, 10 September 2017, 11:24
Dabz
pbs.twimg.com/media/DJX6jp-V4AA0Jcl.jpg

^Take heed Dave, theres some blustery showers coming your way down there in Yorkshire!!!

Dabz

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Posted : Sunday, 10 September 2017, 11:46
GfK
Hmm... see, I've already defrosted my freezer and filled it with spare pants. IF ONLY THEY'D PUBLISHED THE GUIDE SOONER.

Oh, and I'm in Lincs now. Ditched the shithole that is Yorkshire nearly ten years ago!
Posted : Sunday, 10 September 2017, 11:54
Dabz
Ah, I remember now... Still next to the beach?

Dabz

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Posted : Sunday, 10 September 2017, 11:56
GfK
Nope... left there 7 years ago! Down near Boston now.
Posted : Sunday, 10 September 2017, 11:58
Dabz
lol, bloody hell, I cannot keep up!

Anyway, strong winds are predicted, so shore up your windows and doors... Their gonna be strong enough for you to lose some roof tiles mind!

Dabz

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Posted : Sunday, 10 September 2017, 12:13
GfK
Bit windy already! Sheltered on most sides by massive trees tho. As long as those buggers don't come down, it's all good.
Posted : Sunday, 10 September 2017, 12:56
Dabz
FOR GODS SAKE MAN... THINK OF THE ROOF TILES... THEY MIGHT COST YOU £100 TO REPLACE... PLEAAASEEEE FOR THE LOVEEEE OF GOD....

THINK OF THE ROOF TILES!!!

*Dabz sobs*

Dabz

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Posted : Sunday, 10 September 2017, 13:03
GfK
Well, the bin blew over.

STATE OF EMERGENCY! ITS FUCKING CARNAGE!
Posted : Sunday, 10 September 2017, 13:15
Dabz

STATE OF EMERGENCY! ITS FUCKING CARNAGE!


Oh my god... I feel for you mate, just hold tight... I'm sure theres someone at the BBC on £50k a year that will upload a guide on how to set up your bin when theres a hurricane beating down on you!

Sit tight my friend... Aunty will sort it!

Dabz

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Posted : Sunday, 10 September 2017, 13:25
Dabz
Right... Nothing on bins yet... But...

pbs.twimg.com/media/DJYa_wQVwAAL9mP.jpg

So my advice to you is, head to your nearest airport, and catch a 9ish hour flight to Miami and take refuge in one of the shelters there, and you'll be sorted!

Dabz

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