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2018-09-11 05:26:01 PM  
Yikes.
 
2018-09-11 05:36:43 PM  
You are about to see why it is called a barrier island...
 
2018-09-11 05:37:14 PM  
 
2018-09-11 05:37:50 PM  
This is why my brother takes his family to the keys whenever he can.. "It's gonna be gone in your lifetime..."
 
2018-09-11 05:41:32 PM  
That she-biatch is churning so slow and that water is so warm that I'll be surprised if it doesn't go to a five right before making land.
 
2018-09-11 05:46:05 PM  
Do what we did. Adapt, adopt, improvise.
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2018-09-11 05:46:47 PM  
I've mentioned this in another thread, but when the Outer Banks and other Carolinian beach resorts get wiped off the map, Ohioans will have nowhere to go on vacation.  As is widely known, all Ohioans are required by state law to vacation every year at a timeshare in the Carolinas (specifically OBX, Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head) and to have at least one decal from their preferred vacation spot on their cars.  The lack of these destinations will lead to mass hysteria and chaos throughout the state.

/I have somehow managed to avoid going to any of those places, so maybe I'll get to rub everyone's nose in it
 
2018-09-11 05:48:12 PM  
Mrs. Alt got out this morning. She was up in Corolla OBX on the 4x4 beach near the Virginia boarder. Had to wait for the tide to go out this am so she could drive down the beach to the airport. She said there was no evacuation traffic at lunchtime leaving OBX. So, they are not freaked out enough yet to run. Storm is still forecast for way south of there, most likely will not be much  more than a tropical storm in upper OBX.
 
2018-09-11 05:48:57 PM  
And in the upper midwest, there was felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror...
 
2018-09-11 05:52:18 PM  
I used to go there every summer as a kid.  It'll be a shame when those islands finally succumb to the sea.  It's one of the few places I've seen that makes me almost believe in the supernatural.
 
2018-09-11 05:57:27 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: I've mentioned this in another thread, but when the Outer Banks and other Carolinian beach resorts get wiped off the map, Ohioans will have nowhere to go on vacation.  As is widely known, all Ohioans are required by state law to vacation every year at a timeshare in the Carolinas (specifically OBX, Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head) and to have at least one decal from their preferred vacation spot on their cars.  The lack of these destinations will lead to mass hysteria and chaos throughout the state.

/I have somehow managed to avoid going to any of those places, so maybe I'll get to rub everyone's nose in it


And Pennsylvania peeps
 
2018-09-11 05:58:09 PM  
I live in "tornado alley"...At least it comes and leaves QUICKLY.
Earthquakes, nope, canyon fires, nope, living along the gulf/east coast,
nope.  Living BELOW sea level... HELL NO.
 
2018-09-11 05:58:41 PM  
Officials are preparing for the likelihood that North Carolina's Highway 12 will be under water

The stretch of 12 north of Rodanthe on Hatteras Island has been under water on and off since yesterday (and numerous times prior to that -- they have permanently stationed earth movers to push the dunes back off the pavement).  It was delaying the evacuation already.  There's a reason they're building a new road -- a high, elevated road -- around Rodanthe, much to the consternation of the locals.  This is just going to speed the process of that doomed town's ultimate abandonment along.
 
2018-09-11 05:58:49 PM  

kudayta: I used to go there every summer as a kid. It'll be a shame when those islands finally succumb to the sea.  It's one of the few places I've seen that makes me almost believe in the supernatural.


Friday?
 
2018-09-11 06:00:27 PM  
Had a big get together there with friends in a massive house off season. I'll have to dig those pictures out.

/high season rent = $18K per week
 
2018-09-11 06:00:33 PM  
Nah, they'll rebuild.

But this will be the last time a storm is named Florence, that's for sure
 
2018-09-11 06:00:39 PM  

uberalice: And in the upper midwest, there was felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror...


Ohio isn't the upper midwest.
 
2018-09-11 06:02:04 PM  
Good.  Tired of seeing them on every farking car that drove somewhere within 50 miles of the Outer Banks. If you live there, fine. But otherwise, I don't care what beach you got sand in your vagina at. Those stickers are right up there with stick figure family stickers. Like I care how many crotch goblins you managed to pump out.
 
2018-09-11 06:02:51 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: I've mentioned this in another thread, but when the Outer Banks and other Carolinian beach resorts get wiped off the map, Ohioans will have nowhere to go on vacation.  As is widely known, all Ohioans are required by state law to vacation every year at a timeshare in the Carolinas (specifically OBX, Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head) and to have at least one decal from their preferred vacation spot on their cars.  The lack of these destinations will lead to mass hysteria and chaos throughout the state.

/I have somehow managed to avoid going to any of those places, so maybe I'll get to rub everyone's nose in it


They'll be fine.

Myrtle Beach has been destroyed before.

They rebuilt it then and they will again if necessary.
 
2018-09-11 06:04:07 PM  

shastacola: Myrtle Beach webcam for when it gets interesting:

https://www.earthcam.com/usa/southcaro​lina/myrtlebeach/?cam=myrtlebeach_hd


Here's a link to all the traffic cams in NC:  https://www.wsoctv.com/traffic/n​c-cams

The OBX cams all look surprisingly calm.  Almost as if people listened and left yesterday.
 
2018-09-11 06:05:18 PM  

MythDragon: Good.  Tired of seeing them on every farking car that drove somewhere within 50 miles of the Outer Banks. If you live there, fine. But otherwise, I don't care what beach you got sand in your vagina at. Those stickers are right up there with stick figure family stickers. Like I care how many crotch goblins you managed to pump out.


Thanks for sharing your views.  Please tell us, where did you get the sand in YOUR vagina?
 
2018-09-11 06:05:19 PM  
OBX is a company that makes aftermarket performance products for cars

headline has me confuzzled...?
 
2018-09-11 06:06:46 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: I've mentioned this in another thread, but when the Outer Banks and other Carolinian beach resorts get wiped off the map, Ohioans will have nowhere to go on vacation.  As is widely known, all Ohioans are required by state law to vacation every year at a timeshare in the Carolinas (specifically OBX, Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head) and to have at least one decal from their preferred vacation spot on their cars.  The lack of these destinations will lead to mass hysteria and chaos throughout the state.

/I have somehow managed to avoid going to any of those places, so maybe I'll get to rub everyone's nose in it


West Virginians will rampage out of the mountains like the barbarian hordes of old
 
2018-09-11 06:07:25 PM  

Warthog: shastacola: Myrtle Beach webcam for when it gets interesting:

https://www.earthcam.com/usa/southcaro​lina/myrtlebeach/?cam=myrtlebeach_hd

Here's a link to all the traffic cams in NC:  https://www.wsoctv.com/traffic/nc​-cams

The OBX cams all look surprisingly calm.  Almost as if people listened and left yesterday.


2003 Lancer EVO OBX Cams
Youtube b6Zc2RyD0h8
what?
 
2018-09-11 06:09:10 PM  

edmo: Had a big get together there with friends in a massive house off season. I'll have to dig those pictures out.

/high season rent = $18K per week


Massive house, 6 bedrooms with baths, fresh water pool, on the beach, not across the street in Corolla, this week was $2,500 and had the whole beach. Season is pretty much done already.
 
2018-09-11 06:09:13 PM  

arcgear: Warthog: shastacola: Myrtle Beach webcam for when it gets interesting:

https://www.earthcam.com/usa/southcaro​lina/myrtlebeach/?cam=myrtlebeach_hd

Here's a link to all the traffic cams in NC:  https://www.wsoctv.com/traffic/nc​-cams

The OBX cams all look surprisingly calm.  Almost as if people listened and left yesterday.

[Youtube b6Zc2RyD0h8 image 480x270][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/b6Zc2RyD​0h8] what?


Outer Banks, or BaynX if you pronounce it like a local.  So OBX.
 
2018-09-11 06:10:09 PM  
I see they've found a tried-and-true way to force an evacuation:

"Alcohol sales on Ocracoke will be suspended Tuesday evening, meaning that even Howard's Pub, a favorite destination of locals and tourists, will be able to serve only soft drinks as long as it can remain open ahead of the storm."
 
2018-09-11 06:11:50 PM  
They evacuated New Bern this afternoon--got an old friend from there on his way to use our couch. Seriously, though, they never evacuate farking New Bern. It's got me way on edge. We're in the Triangle so it shouldn't be too bad, but still.

For anyone who saw me worrying in last couple threads: the Greensboro Con is cancelled. Husband will get to stay safe at home with all of us.
 
2018-09-11 06:12:16 PM  
I've been chuckling from my perch atop the Blue Ridge mountains until I saw this:

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Looks like we may be farked, too.
 
2018-09-11 06:14:52 PM  

ph0rk: I've been chuckling from my perch atop the Blue Ridge mountains until I saw this:

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Looks like we may be farked, too.


I'd be nervous being anywhere where potential mudslides could happen. But lucky you living in the Blue Ridge mountains, so beautiful.
 
2018-09-11 06:17:26 PM  

shastacola: ph0rk: I've been chuckling from my perch atop the Blue Ridge mountains until I saw this:

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Looks like we may be farked, too.

I'd be nervous being anywhere where potential mudslides could happen. But lucky you living in the Blue Ridge mountains, so beautiful.


Yeah, there's lots of talk of mud/landslides and flooding, and at least until today we were projected to get 6" or more of rain on top of an already wet month - but the new worry is that it could be much more water than that. Enough water and even 30mph winds will start tearing trees down (like Floyd, which I was in NC for).

The center of the storm looks like it will pass right over SWVA - some folks are going to get stranded.
 
2018-09-11 06:18:23 PM  

stir22: That she-biatch is churning so slow and that water is so warm that I'll be surprised if it doesn't go to a five right before making land.


Probably not due to increasing shear in the next 24 hours, it's likely to peak close to a 5 and be a weak 4/strong 3 at landfall.
 
2018-09-11 06:20:31 PM  

ph0rk: I've been chuckling from my perch atop the Blue Ridge mountains until I saw this:

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Looks like we may be farked, too.


That pic is complete horseshiat. It lists the "danger" to property in Appalachia as high. I have kin there. it'd be the first time in years the trailers have been washed.
 
2018-09-11 06:21:05 PM  
Think about how much worse it would be, if climate change was real.
 
2018-09-11 06:21:47 PM  

Carousel Beast: That pic is complete horseshiat. It lists the "danger" to property in Appalachia as high. I have kin there. it'd be the first time in years the trailers have been washed.


We got enough water to wash a trailer last night. Seriously, we've been getting 1-1.5 inches every other day for the last several. By the time Florence gets here we'll already have flooding in some areas.
 
2018-09-11 06:23:53 PM  

zpaul: Pants full of macaroni!!: I've mentioned this in another thread, but when the Outer Banks and other Carolinian beach resorts get wiped off the map, Ohioans will have nowhere to go on vacation.  As is widely known, all Ohioans are required by state law to vacation every year at a timeshare in the Carolinas (specifically OBX, Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head) and to have at least one decal from their preferred vacation spot on their cars.  The lack of these destinations will lead to mass hysteria and chaos throughout the state.

/I have somehow managed to avoid going to any of those places, so maybe I'll get to rub everyone's nose in it

And Pennsylvania peeps


Not my experience from my Pennsyltucky coworkers... they'll argue three ways about which is better- Ocean City NJ/MD or Rehobeth DE, but never would any of them highbrow it enough to go to NC. That's for the well-heeled... well, now you know why I refer to them as my "Pennsyltucky coworkers."
 
2018-09-11 06:25:04 PM  
Yeah, right now if track stays, Wilmington, NC may be eye landfall Friday morning, high tide is at 1:38AM 4.6 ft. Ocracoke will be at 11:38AM 1.1ft.

If the farker stalls, then the dirty side will pound OBX.
 
2018-09-11 06:26:35 PM  

Warthog: MythDragon: Good.  Tired of seeing them on every farking car that drove somewhere within 50 miles of the Outer Banks. If you live there, fine. But otherwise, I don't care what beach you got sand in your vagina at. Those stickers are right up there with stick figure family stickers. Like I care how many crotch goblins you managed to pump out.

Thanks for sharing your views.  Please tell us, where did you get the sand in YOUR vagina?


From life. I am a bitter old man who lives alone with 3 dogs who don't respect me.
 
2018-09-11 06:28:26 PM  
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Sending them lots of tots and pears.
 
2018-09-11 06:28:49 PM  

zpaul: Pants full of macaroni!!: I've mentioned this in another thread, but when the Outer Banks and other Carolinian beach resorts get wiped off the map, Ohioans will have nowhere to go on vacation.  As is widely known, all Ohioans are required by state law to vacation every year at a timeshare in the Carolinas (specifically OBX, Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head) and to have at least one decal from their preferred vacation spot on their cars.  The lack of these destinations will lead to mass hysteria and chaos throughout the state.

/I have somehow managed to avoid going to any of those places, so maybe I'll get to rub everyone's nose in it

And Pennsylvania peeps


Buckeye here - I know so many people who go there, even weekend trips. I've yet to go even once but will feel it is my legitimate duty as an Ohioan to go visit and pay taxes there for a week or two if it survives. Good luck to my Carolina friends....
 
2018-09-11 06:29:24 PM  
Those poor douchebags.
 
2018-09-11 06:29:35 PM  
At least we don't have to worry about our house flooding.  There are a couple of pine trees, nearly choked to death by wyateria vines, in the yard behind mine that the asshole absentee owners haven't done a damn thing about in years.

It's bad enough having to spend every spring fighting to keep those goddamn vines out of my yard, my patio, and the one that grew under the concrete slab of my tool shed and up through a crack.  It's impossible to keep it from shooting seeds hundreds of feet away, spreading the invasive plague.  But every major storm carries a chance the vines have finally done enough damage to make the tree an anti-roof weapon.

My neighbors and I have written multiple letters of complaint to the city, but they can't do anything unless it becomes a public hazard.  Which it may do so on Thursday.

Moral of the story is, if you plant wysteria on your property, you are a degenerate asshole and you deserve all the bad things that happen to you in life.
 
2018-09-11 06:29:38 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: I've mentioned this in another thread, but when the Outer Banks and other Carolinian beach resorts get wiped off the map, Ohioans will have nowhere to go on vacation.  As is widely known, all Ohioans are required by state law to vacation every year at a timeshare in the Carolinas (specifically OBX, Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head) and to have at least one decal from their preferred vacation spot on their cars.  The lack of these destinations will lead to mass hysteria and chaos throughout the state.

/I have somehow managed to avoid going to any of those places, so maybe I'll get to rub everyone's nose in it


Sorry but the people who go to the Outer Banks are not the same people who go to Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head. I've been to all three places but wouldn't go close to Myrtle Beach or Hilton Head again. The Outer Banks is a very special place. I've been there maybe 100 times over 40 years. It will stand up to Florence just as it's stood up to countless named and unnamed others over the millennia.
 
2018-09-11 06:30:07 PM  
Just talked to a high school friend that has a place in OBX. He is boarding the windows and the like.

Sounds serious with the the weather service saying this thing is gonna stall out.
 
2018-09-11 06:31:10 PM  
Jesus Fark.

Looks like *all of SC is farked without KY.

Good luck to everyone there...FEMA's gonna fark this up, too.
 
2018-09-11 06:33:53 PM  

kb7rky: Jesus Fark.

Looks like *all of SC is farked without KY.

Good luck to everyone there...FEMA's gonna fark this up, too.


It's going to rip Myrtle Beach a new asshole and do thousands of dollars of improvements to the rest of Horry County.
 
2018-09-11 06:42:40 PM  
OBX is going to get slaughtered. Cape Lookout, Hatteras, Ocracoke are going to get leveled. 20ft surf, sheesh. I am glad I am not going to be around for this storm cleanup.
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2018-09-11 06:45:47 PM  
Huh, who would've thunk.
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2018-09-11 06:48:16 PM  

UNC_Samurai: kb7rky: Jesus Fark.

Looks like *all of SC is farked without KY.

Good luck to everyone there...FEMA's gonna fark this up, too.

It's going to rip Myrtle Beach a new asshole and do thousands of dollars of improvements to the rest of Horry County.


One of the good things that come out of FEMA money for these big storm events is flood/structure mitigation grants. FEMA will free up zero interest loans and sometimes grants so communities can make stormwater improvements, beef up infrastructure like access roads and bridges etc. All good stuff.
 
2018-09-11 06:48:25 PM  

blackhalo: I see they've found a tried-and-true way to force an evacuation:

"Alcohol sales on Ocracoke will be suspended Tuesday evening, meaning that even Howard's Pub, a favorite destination of locals and tourists, will be able to serve only soft drinks as long as it can remain open ahead of the storm."


Yeah.  No Way a local named Howard's would break that rule.
 
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