Heads on a swivel you folks on Eastern Seaboard. Flo's coming.

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No, not that Flo.

This Flo:
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Already a Cat1 hurricane, Florence will be a Cat4 storm by late Tuesday and is anticipated to remain at Cat 4 right up until landfall late Thursday afternoon, probably somewhere along one of the Carolina coasts assuming the models are accurate. Cat4 wind=130-156 mph or 113-136 kts.

Hurricane Florence is centered near 24.4n 56.3w at 09/1500 UTC or
650 nm se of Bermuda moving W at 5 kt. Estimated minimum central
pressure is 984 mb. Maximum sustained wind speed is 65 kt (75mph) with
gusts to 80 kt (93mph) . Florence will move over the southwestern Atlantic
Ocean between Bermuda and the Bahamas Tuesday and Wednesday, and
approach the southeastern U.S. Coast on Thursday. Florence is
forecast to rapidly strengthen to a major hurricane by Monday, and
is expected to remain an extremely dangerous major hurricane
through Thursday.

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Already talking about here on our local news. Depending on it's course, we could get some nasty wind and rain too, 150 plus miles from the coast over here in the mountains. @Mini Horses will be in the brunt when it hits even if it turns up the coast.
 

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cantore has made a living and a lot of $$$ off other people's misery....but it's nothing new. Hurricane Carla propelled Dan Rather into the national spotlight in 1961 by leaving Houston (he was a sportscaster and part time weather reporter there at KHOU) and riding out the hurricane from the weather station on Galveston Island. He and his cameraman broadcast from that vantage point until power was lost. All his broadcasts got immediately sent to the wire services world and suddenly, he was a nationwide household name. In one of those broadcasts, was the very first TV broadcast of a radar image of a hurricane.

 

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Yeah, we are going to get sledge hammered!! We had 6" of rain last night....almost 6 the day before. Now this.

Last week every farmer alive was cutting corn, even if it needed to go to a dryer. Better than losing it. The fields are so wet now that they can't get heavy equipment in, so wait it will. More coming!

If you think feed prices were high before, get ready! With the weather issues across the country there will be huge crop losses. What's out there will cost more. A lot more!

Worked in a WalMart today and let me tell you, HUGE traffic!!! This one went thru over 30 pallets of water -- no bottled in the store by 3PM Bread -- practically gone. LOT of empty shelves. People are peparing.

I went this AM and got shavings, hay, feed...to last at least 10 days. Re-bedded the goats, put out hay in a holder. They have MORE than enough good pasture but, dairy doesn't do rain. :D So I got them used to this hay today while they could still graze and mix it all up. Re bedded all so it was done for a few days...xtra dry & next to their area, along with more hay. The minis are are fine with ample everything. Chickens...good to go. I will buy generator gas tomorrow, in case. Car & truck both have full tanks. Plenty of food & wine. Then -- just wait & pray. Not much else to do.:cool:
 

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UNCW has cancelled classes for the week, and issued a voluntary evacuation for its students.
 
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