Skip to comments.Hurricane Irma Live Thread Part II
Posted on 09/07/2017 8:09:47 AM PDT by NautiNurse
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It looks like your open sea sailor tracking instincts were correct, although at this point it does not seem it will have much effect on Pensacola.
I drove along the Gulf from Florida to New Orleans in May 2006. I had the impression that an area where I was driving was at least 5 feet above the Gulf water. On my right, there was storm surge debris caught in the bushes and small trees that was well above my 5’5” height. I don’t know if this was Katrina, or another storm around that time. Still, quite impressive.
I am really struck with the idiocy of people. Why the water panic when so many drink lots of large bottles of soda and half and full gallons of milk. Rinse or clean with soap and fill with water. Always keep at least 3 gallons for ever member of the household. Use to water flowers or flush toilet and refill after 6 months. Also, as the storm approaches, fill bathtub with water to use for flushing toilet and sponge baths, unless you need to hide in the bathtub for tornadoes. Fill the gas tank as soon as it looks like a big storm is headed your way. I filled mine 5 days before Houston was hit and I live more than a thousand miles away. I didn’t want to pay the high prices that the hit to refineries and pipelines could cause. Good move, gas is up 35 or 40 cents nearby.
It is a recurring argument with my wife about why we need stores of food and water. We barely average three months of food, just day or two of water. The latter would be dependent on us then filling anything and everything with water to give us more. Hate to see the reports of panic and people claiming to be starving already, but it does quiet the argument at home.
im impressed..your cat 8 hurricane was only in your imagination.
believe that if you like, but when you start messing with the numbers 12 years after the fact, red flags go up. Especially nowadays and this climate change garbage. I know that half the people that did this study were dead against actually changing the classification.. maybe an addendum..a footnote, but to actually change the category. Now i notice they are doing it to tornadoes now...saying that for instance, the ‘XENIA OHIO” tornado wasn’t an f-5 storm...they are changing Hurricane Camille’s numbers now, to me. all just to say “see, things are getting worse”. In 1992 , i followed all of Andrews forecast, and at no time did that storm ever get to cat 5 status...there was almost no storm surge, and the damage almost all identical to f-3 tornado damage. Cat 4 are capable of ‘extreme” damage, and that’s what i saw.
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