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

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by greybeard, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. Sep 13, 2018
    Donna R. Raybon

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    Cherokee Dam had all spillage open first time since 1990. News said TVA generating as hard as they can and spilling!
     
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    greybeard

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    Are there any nuclear power plants in NC/SC or central GA?
    Loss of outside/offsite power can present them with problems...
     
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    Bunnylady

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    There are a number of nuclear plants in the Southeast. Duke Energy owns/runs the Brunswick Nuclear Plant a few miles south of us, and several others. Brunswick has the same type of reactor as the ones at Fukushima Daiichi. Though they say they have backups for backups for backups, out of an abundance of caution, they have shut the reactors down until conditions return to normal. Coal ash pits at the coal-fired plants have been pumped down, as have hog waste lagoons and other potential sources of massive amounts of pollutants. Whether enough has been done to avoid an environmental disaster like Floyd, only time will tell.
     
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  4. Sep 13, 2018
    farmerjan

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    Latest map predictions show it coming ashore, and then after traveling into SC/GA turning sharply to the north and going up through WVA and Pa and into NY. Really crazy almost a 90* turn to the right and heading north. Says we will only be getting rain through Tues or Wed now....
     
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    Mini Horses

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    Yep...not only the nuclear issues but, hog & chicken farms abound. The water can only disburse that. When we had the major hurricane/flood in '99 here, hogs drowned at many of the farms, storage bins swelled and broke open and so on. What a mess that was for a long, long time.
     
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    Donna R. Raybon

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    One of the NOAA forecaster said this storm had followed a path unlike any other storm that later came ashore. She said it was thought due to the changed warmer ocean currents making old data unreliable.
    Dh found a live feed camera on Skillet Point that was horribly loud from wind and could not see anything for rain! Stay safe!
     
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    Baymule

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    Y'all hunker down and stay safe.
     
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    greybeard

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    Cat1 now...
    top sustained wind is 93mph...is this correct?

    Considering N. Carolina has had more than 400 hurricanes, tropical and sub-tropical storms in it''s history, this one won't be the only one that traveled this path.
     
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    Bunnylady

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    Sorry, my ears aren't tuned in well enough to be able to narrow it down to a few mph, but that sounds about right:p.
    Getting a bit punchy - the power has just gone out.
     
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    greybeard

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    news at 11pm cst said 200k without electrity..