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(Charlotte Observer)   For those in hurricane zone this is your last full day to get out and into safety. AirBnB is offering places to stay for free. Don't be afraid to take up the offers of fellow Farkers. This is your Wednesday get out of Dodge Hurricane Florence thread   ( charlotteobserver.com) divider line
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2018-09-12 01:23:50 AM  
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2018-09-12 02:04:00 AM  
 
2018-09-12 02:16:33 AM  
 
2018-09-12 02:22:50 AM  
 
2018-09-12 02:24:30 AM  
Latest NHC forecast.  It's been shifting south a bit tonight.
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2018-09-12 05:43:18 AM  

Algebrat: Latest NHC forecast.  It's been shifting south a bit tonight.
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Stay safe, coastal Farkers. If that track holds, we are in for a lot of rain this weekend.
 
2018-09-12 06:20:50 AM  
 
2018-09-12 07:01:19 AM  
Go be dry somewhere else.
 
2018-09-12 07:03:26 AM  
How many people do they estimate will survive?
 
2018-09-12 07:07:34 AM  
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2018-09-12 07:08:59 AM  

Sean VasDeferens: How many people do they estimate will survive?


And where will they be buried?

/Seriously, GTFO
 
2018-09-12 07:09:31 AM  
Thankfully, we have plenty of white people in the Carolinas, so Trump won't just abandon those states willy nilly.
 
2018-09-12 07:09:41 AM  
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2018-09-12 07:12:13 AM  

Albert911emt: Thankfully, we have plenty of white people in the Carolinas, so Trump won't just abandon those states willy nilly.


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He'll be sending towels and prayers.
 
2018-09-12 07:12:13 AM  
So, if someone was theoretically taking a trip from Central Alabama to Massachusetts starting today around noon, do you think they might make it past the path before it hits?

Asking for a theoretical friend. . .
 
2018-09-12 07:12:51 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Albert911emt: Thankfully, we have plenty of white people in the Carolinas, so Trump won't just abandon those states willy nilly.

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He'll be sending towels and prayers.


Bedsheets. . .
 
2018-09-12 07:13:53 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Albert911emt: Thankfully, we have plenty of white people in the Carolinas, so Trump won't just abandon those states willy nilly.

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He'll be sending towels and prayers.


I'm in the direct path of the storm.  We'll be fine here.  We've got THREE rolls of paper towels!!

/thinkin' Presidentally inspired solutions
 
2018-09-12 07:14:34 AM  

Boojum2k: So, if someone was theoretically taking a trip from Central Alabama to Massachusetts starting today around noon, do you think they might make it past the path before it hits?

Asking for a theoretical friend. . .


Maybe you shouldn't clog the evacuation routes any further.  Take a detour through Cincinnati or something to get there
 
2018-09-12 07:15:30 AM  

Xanlexian: We'll be fine here.  We've got THREE rolls of paper towels!!


OK, but how are fixed for prayers?
 
2018-09-12 07:16:25 AM  
Never forget, Donald '3000 dead is an incredible success' Trump will have your back during almost some of his non-golfing hours.

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/Try to avoid the hurricane too.
 
2018-09-12 07:16:41 AM  
I am from Pensacola, Florida where hurricanes love to smash. If you are in the region where that monster is going to hit. GTFO!!! I am not joking you do not want to witness anything first hand above a 2. Get out, get out now. You could hardly get anyone out of here for anything less than a 3 but 3 and up we leave. we have seen what they can do, and I promise you do not want to  be a part of it.
 
2018-09-12 07:17:38 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Xanlexian: We'll be fine here.  We've got THREE rolls of paper towels!!

OK, but how are fixed for prayers?


I'm in NC.  Not only has Pat Robertson put up his Prayer Shield to protect us, I'm surrounded by loons good Christian folk that I'm sure are prayin' heavily.  I'll soak up some of that.
 
2018-09-12 07:19:20 AM  

Xanlexian: I'm in NC.  Not only has Pat Robertson put up his Prayer Shield to protect us, I'm surrounded by loons good Christian folk that I'm sure are prayin' heavily.  I'll soak up some of that.


That's good, because I think the National Strategic Prayer Reserve is getting depleted. There may be some thoughts lying around, however, that FEMA could ship that way.
 
2018-09-12 07:19:20 AM  

AquaTatanka: Boojum2k: So, if someone was theoretically taking a trip from Central Alabama to Massachusetts starting today around noon, do you think they might make it past the path before it hits?

Asking for a theoretical friend. . .

Maybe you shouldn't clog the evacuation routes any further.  Take a detour through Cincinnati or something to get there


This times 1000.

In more detail 65 to louisville 71 to cleveland 90 to Boston.
 
2018-09-12 07:20:20 AM  

AquaTatanka: Boojum2k: So, if someone was theoretically taking a trip from Central Alabama to Massachusetts starting today around noon, do you think they might make it past the path before it hits?

Asking for a theoretical friend. . .

Maybe you shouldn't clog the evacuation routes any further.  Take a detour through Cincinnati or something to get there


Alternate route goes back of the Appalachians, might be out of the heavier evacuation traffic.
 
2018-09-12 07:20:47 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Xanlexian: I'm in NC.  Not only has Pat Robertson put up his Prayer Shield to protect us, I'm surrounded by loons good Christian folk that I'm sure are prayin' heavily.  I'll soak up some of that.

That's good, because I think the National Strategic Prayer Reserve is getting depleted. There may be some thoughts lying around, however, that FEMA could ship that way.


I said, "I'm surrounded by loons good Christian folk..."  The prayers are a given, but thoughts?  I'm having to supply my own on that front.
 
2018-09-12 07:27:02 AM  

12349876: AquaTatanka: Boojum2k: So, if someone was theoretically taking a trip from Central Alabama to Massachusetts starting today around noon, do you think they might make it past the path before it hits?

Asking for a theoretical friend. . .

Maybe you shouldn't clog the evacuation routes any further.  Take a detour through Cincinnati or something to get there

This times 1000.

In more detail 65 to louisville 71 to cleveland 90 to Boston.


Thirded.  The storm is tracking further south and west with each model run.  The Smokey Mountains could get massive rain, with road wash-outs.  I'd want to get north before I started heading east.  Tracking along the great lakes is a good idea.
 
2018-09-12 07:28:14 AM  

Boojum2k: AquaTatanka: Boojum2k: So, if someone was theoretically taking a trip from Central Alabama to Massachusetts starting today around noon, do you think they might make it past the path before it hits?

Asking for a theoretical friend. . .

Maybe you shouldn't clog the evacuation routes any further.  Take a detour through Cincinnati or something to get there

Alternate route goes back of the Appalachians, might be out of the heavier evacuation traffic.


Back of the Appalachians route still likely to be clogged (Former Knoxville resident here, they'
re likely getting lots of outflow there as well). I'd suggest the 65 -> 71 -> 90 route mentioned above.
 
2018-09-12 07:29:04 AM  
Guess the SC governor doesn't seem like such an idiot now?
 
2018-09-12 07:30:31 AM  

Boojum2k: AquaTatanka: Boojum2k: So, if someone was theoretically taking a trip from Central Alabama to Massachusetts starting today around noon, do you think they might make it past the path before it hits?

Asking for a theoretical friend. . .

Maybe you shouldn't clog the evacuation routes any further.  Take a detour through Cincinnati or something to get there

Alternate route goes back of the Appalachians, might be out of the heavier evacuation traffic.


I would imagine that you would probably be ok if your route doesn't take you through the Carolinas (e.g., head up through Chattanooga - Knoxville and then I-81 through Virginia (watch your speed, Virginia sucks).  That would keep you out of the evacuation areas and away from the wind.

Only downside to consider is if you're planning on getting a hotel room - might be difficult for you, and it would suck if you're taking a room that could have gone to an evacuee.  I really have no clue on what demand would be like on that route though.
 
2018-09-12 07:32:58 AM  
I live on Lake Norman (just North of Charlotte) and with the new southward trajectory we are told to expect LOTS of rain and winds up to 35-40mph so the big concern is of course flooding and trees coming down.
I have a kid going to App State where classes have been cancelled for the week but the football game is still on (for now) on Saturday. Priorities!
 
2018-09-12 07:34:33 AM  

Algebrat: Latest NHC forecast.  It's been shifting south a bit tonight.
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Ah, didn't know that it turned south a bit.  My gf's parents are staying put (they live in Chesapeake) even though their area is under a mandatory evacuation...so with that updated forecast, I'm a little bit more relieved...

/still wish they'd come over here after they're done with their work today....
//oh well
///Praying that people will be smart and leave and/or to be safe
 
2018-09-12 07:34:50 AM  
There's a cliché on the Gulf Coast:  "Camille killed more people in Katrina than it did in Camille."
So many of us, including me, thought we has seen (in 1969) the unimaginable worst that nature could do. We thought we knew everything there was to know about hurricanes here.  Katrina was exponentially worse. The unimaginable cubed.
Be smarter? Please
 
2018-09-12 07:35:28 AM  

Boojum2k: So, if someone was theoretically taking a trip from Central Alabama to Massachusetts starting today around noon, do you think they might make it past the path before it hits?

Asking for a theoretical friend. . .


You might want to skip the trip.  That would be the easiest thing.
 
2018-09-12 07:35:49 AM  
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2018-09-12 07:38:24 AM  
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2018-09-12 07:39:34 AM  

kelrick: I am from Pensacola, Florida where hurricanes love to smash. If you are in the region where that monster is going to hit. GTFO!!! I am not joking you do not want to witness anything first hand above a 2. Get out, get out now. You could hardly get anyone out of here for anything less than a 3 but 3 and up we leave. we have seen what they can do, and I promise you do not want to  be a part of it.


WOW. Such a drama queen.

/seriously, listen to this person.
 
2018-09-12 07:39:37 AM  

Gleeman: Guess the SC governor doesn't seem like such an idiot now?


Still an idiot, just not on this particular issue.
 
2018-09-12 07:40:23 AM  
Farkers - Those of you who get displaced and need help, mail me. I'd like to help, if you need it. EIP.

/sorry, no license to ship hooch over state lines
 
2018-09-12 07:41:04 AM  

Sean VasDeferens: How many people do they estimate will survive?


865 jillion.
 
2018-09-12 07:42:56 AM  

oldweasel: Boojum2k: AquaTatanka: Boojum2k: So, if someone was theoretically taking a trip from Central Alabama to Massachusetts starting today around noon, do you think they might make it past the path before it hits?

Asking for a theoretical friend. . .

Maybe you shouldn't clog the evacuation routes any further.  Take a detour through Cincinnati or something to get there

Alternate route goes back of the Appalachians, might be out of the heavier evacuation traffic.

Back of the Appalachians route still likely to be clogged (Former Knoxville resident here, they'
re likely getting lots of outflow there as well). I'd suggest the 65 -> 71 -> 90 route mentioned above.


Genuinely curious.  How do apps like Waze perform during extreme traffic events like this?
 
2018-09-12 07:43:55 AM  
Get out and take your pets with you. If you intend to leave your pets behind then give them to somebody who will take them and then make the world a better place by staying behind yourself.
 
2018-09-12 07:44:31 AM  
I'm quite inland (Athens, GA) but come on down (over? up?), Farkers.
 
2018-09-12 07:44:54 AM  
I'd worry about the inland flooding more than the coast. Coastal flooding drains off...as long as your house is up on stilts and built well, it's a passing issue. We saw that with Sandy up here (the aftermath of which has been a coastal gentrification the likes of which we've never seen)

Inland...water gets trapped and sits there with all kinds of bugs and nasty germs.
 
2018-09-12 07:46:53 AM  
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2018-09-12 07:54:18 AM  
So far, Virginia (NoVa) is dodging t bullet on tis one.
 
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