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2018-09-14 10:44:42 AM  
34 votes:
I just want to stop and appreciate something for a moment.  Here was the 5 day forecast, 5 days ago:
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This storm is a tragedy, and lives will likely be lost.  But lives were almost certainly saved by the early drumbeat of evacuations and preparation, aided greatly by modern forecasting, which has gotten simply amazing since I was a kid.
2018-09-14 09:35:10 AM  
25 votes:
The 150 morons who are calling to be rescued now because they refused to obey the evacuation order given MONDAY: let them drown.

"I don't need to evacuate! I've lived here my whole life! I do what I want. Whateva, i do what i want!"
2018-09-14 09:04:36 AM  
21 votes:
I was just reading about 100 calls for rescue from people in New Bern, NC.

Weren't they told to evacuate days ago?
2018-09-14 11:12:57 AM  
18 votes:
I think that people who stay when they have children should be charged with child endangerment.

And the adults who stay and then have to be rescued should have to pay a fine for endangering the lives of the rescue crew.
2018-09-14 08:48:27 AM  
13 votes:

MacWizard: How's that prayer shield holding up? I'll bet the hurricane just bounced right back to sea, didn't it?


He's gonna claim since it went from a Cat4 to a Cat1, then it worked.  And the sheep will believe it.
2018-09-14 08:34:42 AM  
13 votes:
Wasn't looking good for Route 12 on Hatteras Island yesterday.  The heavy equipment was out desperately trying to maintain the dune to protect the highway.  Pictures starting from yesterday morning to today.  Whoever was operating that front load did a great job.

Yesterday: (4 pics)

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This morning:
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2018-09-14 09:49:13 AM  
12 votes:

Walker: The 150 morons who are calling to be rescued now because they refused to obey the evacuation order given MONDAY: let them drown.

"I don't need to evacuate! I've lived here my whole life! I do what I want. Whateva, i do what i want!"


Yup. If I were a shire reeve getting those calls, my immediate response would be "Too farking bad. We warned you, and NO we will not put good people in jeopardy because of your idiocy: you got exactly what you wanted and what you deserved. We'll come for your cadaver in a few weeks, please label it with a sharpie" and hang up.
2018-09-14 08:32:28 AM  
12 votes:

Chabash: What about the pig shiat?


That's over in the politics tab.
2018-09-14 02:12:13 PM  
11 votes:

rooftop235: It's a guy with a tub full of beer. What the hell is racist about that??


Wasn't really our PS guy's fault...national media ran a concurrent picture of a white couple captioned as "finding" supplies...as opposed to the black guy described "looting".

Which, since they were doing EXACTLY the same thing, WAS pretty racist of the media at large.
2018-09-14 09:51:37 AM  
11 votes:
Also: anyone who stayed and survived but called for help should be arrested on retrieval and held without question for three days for being a public nuisance. I have no doubt that all of those areas have just such vague laws on the books.
2018-09-14 09:31:15 AM  
11 votes:

lostcat: I was just reading about 100 calls for rescue from people in New Bern, NC.

Weren't they told to evacuate days ago?


And now lots of people get to go out in very dangerous circumstances to rescue the dumb motherfarkers.
Remember all the talk about staying to prevent looting yesterday? All of your shiat is ruined anyway.
2018-09-14 08:55:47 AM  
11 votes:
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Oh, that's not good.
2018-09-14 08:37:44 AM  
10 votes:
Guys are out there again this morning still working!

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2018-09-14 12:49:32 PM  
9 votes:

This text is now purple: robodog: SpookyEyes: Johnny Bananapeel: Walker: The 150 morons who are calling to be rescued now because they refused to obey the evacuation order given MONDAY: let them drown.

"I don't need to evacuate! I've lived here my whole life! I do what I want. Whateva, i do what i want!"

Now it's been more than several years since I've been out to New Bern, but my distinct impression of the place was that most folks there didn't have two nickels to rub together. Evacuate? With what and to where?

A good chunk of my family lives in eastern NC. I lived there for 4 years when the ex was in the Marines and got to know a lot of folks there. So many people in that area have lived there their entire lives. Their parents and siblings and extended family have lived there their entire lives. They don't have family outside the area to stay with for a few days/weeks. Hell, I met people who had never left the county they were born in. They're poor as fark. The cost of evacuation (not local sheltering, but getting the fark out of Dodge) on top of the loss of income due to being out of work until things are up and running is simply out of the question.

And there is a big problem with income inequality, this country is rich enough that nobody should have to risk their life because they can't afford to leave an area for a few days.

Which family have you offered to fund?


The point isn't that it should be on individuals to help individuals, but that the system shouldn't leave huge numbers of people so vulnerable that they need someone to swoop in and save their bacon. You knew that.
2018-09-14 12:00:04 PM  
9 votes:

Johnny Bananapeel: Walker: The 150 morons who are calling to be rescued now because they refused to obey the evacuation order given MONDAY: let them drown.

"I don't need to evacuate! I've lived here my whole life! I do what I want. Whateva, i do what i want!"

Now it's been more than several years since I've been out to New Bern, but my distinct impression of the place was that most folks there didn't have two nickels to rub together. Evacuate? With what and to where?


A good chunk of my family lives in eastern NC. I lived there for 4 years when the ex was in the Marines and got to know a lot of folks there. So many people in that area have lived there their entire lives. Their parents and siblings and extended family have lived there their entire lives. They don't have family outside the area to stay with for a few days/weeks. Hell, I met people who had never left the county they were born in. They're poor as fark. The cost of evacuation (not local sheltering, but getting the fark out of Dodge) on top of the loss of income due to being out of work until things are up and running is simply out of the question.
2018-09-14 09:40:02 AM  
9 votes:

CluelessMoron: I fired up XPlane11 flight simulator this morning which simulates weather in real time.
I picked a Cessna Skyhawk 172 at KILM (Wilmington, NC).

Nifty taking off from a virtual standstill. Though a bit like wrestling a gorilla to hold it stable.

No I did not succeed in landing.


You landed.
You didn't survive.
All landings are mid-air collisions with a planet.
2018-09-14 09:03:16 AM  
9 votes:

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: Well, we are up to about 300 people in New Bern being rescued or hiding in their attics awaiting rescue.

People had to evacuate a hotel because the roof blew off.

And somebody already replaced the flag on the Frying Pan because fark YEAH AMERICA!

And I've lost track of how many hundreds of thousands without power.


The Frying Pan "camera" is showing old footage.  It is currently under hurricane force winds.
2018-09-14 08:41:54 AM  
9 votes:
Well, we are up to about 300 people in New Bern being rescued or hiding in their attics awaiting rescue.

People had to evacuate a hotel because the roof blew off.

And somebody already replaced the flag on the Frying Pan because fark YEAH AMERICA!

And I've lost track of how many hundreds of thousands without power.
2018-09-14 09:01:01 AM  
8 votes:

theresnothinglft: How did we get such great imagery from July 1970?


I'm guessing things got reset seven months and twelve days ago.

/UNIX EPOCH!
2018-09-14 08:40:31 AM  
8 votes:

BunkyBrewman: Wasn't looking good for Route 12 on Hatteras Island yesterday.  The heavy equipment was out desperately trying to maintain the dune to protect the highway.  Pictures starting from yesterday morning to today.  Whoever was operating that front load did a great job.

Yesterday: (4 pics)

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This morning:
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WTF is the idiot in the mini van, tooling along the waterfront? Sheesh.
2018-09-14 11:36:06 AM  
7 votes:

Johnny Bananapeel: Walker: The 150 morons who are calling to be rescued now because they refused to obey the evacuation order given MONDAY: let them drown.

"I don't need to evacuate! I've lived here my whole life! I do what I want. Whateva, i do what i want!"

Now it's been more than several years since I've been out to New Bern, but my distinct impression of the place was that most folks there didn't have two nickels to rub together. Evacuate? With what and to where?


The whole costal plains region is horribly impoverished with some super wealthy enclaves.
2018-09-14 11:32:55 AM  
7 votes:

Walker: The 150 morons who are calling to be rescued now because they refused to obey the evacuation order given MONDAY: let them drown.

"I don't need to evacuate! I've lived here my whole life! I do what I want. Whateva, i do what i want!"


Now it's been more than several years since I've been out to New Bern, but my distinct impression of the place was that most folks there didn't have two nickels to rub together. Evacuate? With what and to where?
2018-09-14 11:21:03 AM  
7 votes:

OlderGuy: Rapmaster2000: OlderGuy: Don't watch TV, but aren;t they members of AW International?

I don't even own a TV.

Got one, but use it as a monitor... hate commercials, won't watch.


Nobody cares.
2018-09-14 10:20:56 AM  
7 votes:

OlderGuy: fappomatic: My Hurricane Florence story:

Florence made landfall today. I got up at my usual 6am, made coffee and watched the news. Showered, fed the pooches and took them for their morning walk. After that harrowing experience, I drove down I95 to work in downtown Richmond. The walk from my parking garage to the office was wrought with greetings from other pooches being walked by their MCV student hoomans. I rode the elevator to the 6th floor and climbed the stairs, a one floor climb similar to K2, to my office. I barely made it in the door when a coworker proudly announced the arrival of a fresh pot of coffee (no small feat since it's only the second time he's done this in 8 years). Now I'm Farking at my desk with the rest of you slackers.

I'm exhausted. When will this storm end?

Westover Hills here... when is it going to start?


If you are in Virginia, I would assume never... seeing as the storm is not there. Much like it's not in 48 other states.
2018-09-14 09:46:55 AM  
7 votes:
People being rescued the rain and flooding is just getting started, and we still have snarkers asking where the storm is.
2018-09-14 09:40:07 AM  
7 votes:

lostcat: I was just reading about 100 calls for rescue from people in New Bern, NC.

Weren't they told to evacuate days ago?


Yes, but they're dumb. I have a friend who decided not to evacuate. If anything happens to him or his family it's his own damn fault. Dude's from Daily City, I think that's why he doesn't fully comprehend the danger. I imagine that's why a lot of people thought they could stay--New Bern's full of transplants who have never actually experienced a serious hurricane. Now they're making emergency personnel risk their lives to save them.
2018-09-14 09:16:56 AM  
7 votes:
Gonna give a shout out too a great app called windy.
I'm in Charleston and it's been great to see all the projected wind speeds and other details. I got it when I was thinking about taking up kite-boarding. It's perfect for that or sailers. Takes a few minutes to learn what all it can do, but it can do a lot.
2018-09-14 08:33:12 AM  
7 votes:

Chabash: What about the pig shiat?


I don't think he's tweeted anything about this yet, but when he does I'm sure it'll be to tell us it was a great success, best hurricane ever, and the fake news is being very unfair to him. Very unfair.
2018-09-14 08:31:11 AM  
7 votes:
What about the pig shiat?
2018-09-14 12:44:16 PM  
6 votes:

Phantom_Spaceman: Yesterday: They blow everything way out of proportion, why should people evacuate?

Today: Why didn't those idiots evacuate when they were told, from this storm that I still insist is a total nothingburger.


Idiots in New Bern being rescued today.  The person they interviewed said "It happened really fast"
Um, no, it didn't. They've been warning you about this for two farking weeks.

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2018-09-14 11:36:32 AM  
6 votes:

Johnny Bananapeel: Walker: The 150 morons who are calling to be rescued now because they refused to obey the evacuation order given MONDAY: let them drown.

"I don't need to evacuate! I've lived here my whole life! I do what I want. Whateva, i do what i want!"

Now it's been more than several years since I've been out to New Bern, but my distinct impression of the place was that most folks there didn't have two nickels to rub together. Evacuate? With what and to where?


Exactly.  For some it's easier said than done.

You can't label all the people who stayed behind as morons.  Some have to stay behind, some don't have the means to evacuate.
2018-09-14 10:53:09 AM  
6 votes:

Zeb Hesselgresser: bobug:

I'm sorry.  Knee jerk reaction when someone casually throws the word idiot other people, when they admittedly don't know and can't see what's going on.


Fair enough. I threw that word around, because a mini van, driven on a road that's inundated with water, high winds, etc. is not something that I would consider smart. It has poor maneuverability, low HP, no 4-wheel drive, bad center of gravity, etc. It'd be like seeing someone on a motorcycle on icy roads. Sure, they may have a valid reason for doing it, but it isn't the soundest decision, in terms of physics.
2018-09-14 10:44:41 AM  
6 votes:

SharkInfested: OlderGuy: disco ball: OlderGuy: fappomatic: My Hurricane Florence story:

Florence made landfall today. I got up at my usual 6am, made coffee and watched the news. Showered, fed the pooches and took them for their morning walk. After that harrowing experience, I drove down I95 to work in downtown Richmond. The walk from my parking garage to the office was wrought with greetings from other pooches being walked by their MCV student hoomans. I rode the elevator to the 6th floor and climbed the stairs, a one floor climb similar to K2, to my office. I barely made it in the door when a coworker proudly announced the arrival of a fresh pot of coffee (no small feat since it's only the second time he's done this in 8 years). Now I'm Farking at my desk with the rest of you slackers.

I'm exhausted. When will this storm end?

Westover Hills here... when is it going to start?

If you are in Virginia, I would assume never... seeing as the storm is not there. Much like it's not in 48 other states.

Maybe if we had 57 of them...  NC, SC, GA,TN, KY, WV, MD and PA will all get a taste of this..  the pressure ridge steering the storm west moves to FL this weekend, so "right turn, Clyde" will come into play and VA's Shenandoah Valley might become a pool... looks like it might ride the north side of the mountains on the way.  Time will tell...

Wait, what? I'm near Harper's Ferry,, WV, confluence of Potomac and Shendoah rivers. Maybe we should start paying attention...


Yep.  Lots places need to start paying attention to rain and river flooding in the next week.
2018-09-14 09:56:09 AM  
6 votes:

thespindrifter: Also: anyone who stayed and survived but called for help should be arrested on retrieval and held without question for three days for being a public nuisance. I have no doubt that all of those areas have just such vague laws on the books.


while this sounds nice, it discourages people from calling for help if they need it. Usually all of these efforts are focused on savings lives- encourage people to evacuate, emphasize for them that help can't come get them, save them when its safe to do so.
2018-09-14 09:02:47 AM  
6 votes:

theresnothinglft: BunkyBrewman: Wasn't looking good for Route 12 on Hatteras Island yesterday.  The heavy equipment was out desperately trying to maintain the dune to protect the highway.  Pictures starting from yesterday morning to today.  Whoever was operating that front load did a great job.

Yesterday: (4 pics)

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This morning:
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How did we get such great imagery from July 1970?


Probably because whatever is showing that date has been up for 7 months and 11 days since it got an IP but it never successfully contacted the date server during DHCP.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix_ti​m​e
2018-09-14 03:48:02 PM  
5 votes:

jst3p: Well, this thread is a shiat show.


Fark is like a pig farm.  On most days we make delicious bacon.  But when a major news event produces a torrent of comments that exceeds our reservoirs, watch out!
2018-09-14 02:57:42 PM  
5 votes:

rooftop235: Dumski: MilesTeg: Ready for this Fark favorite yet?

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As someone who used that meme many times in the past, Fark banned its use, as Lootie was considered racist and overused in P/S contests.
RIP

??Racist?
It's a guy with a tub full of beer. What the hell is racist about that??
/nevermind. the delicate snowflakes probably got some sand in their butt cheeks and started getting biatchy about anything that they didn't like but others did.


Alright, let me take a crack at answering this seriously.  Let's say that growing up, every authority figure you ever saw, every teacher, every cop, every boss, was Jewish (picking that one because I happen to be Jewish).  And let's say you're Irish or something.  The Jewish kids gave you shiat, but kids are assholes, so who knows.  The Jewish cops hassled you, but cops tend to hassle young men, especially poor ones, so who knows.  By the way, it seems like all your Irish friends are poor, and all the Jewish people you see are doing alright.  They don't get hassled as much.  You're constantly encouraged to speak and dress more Jewish for the sake of your career.  Some people have even suggested changing your name to sound more Jewish on your resume.

Now, one day, a meme starts going around the internet of some Irish guy who looks like he's right out of the old cartoons that the Jewish kids used to tease you about.  Got too drunk at a bar, started a fight over nothing, tried to walk out on his tab, and walked straight into a lamppost.  He looks like racist caricature of your people.  But goddammit, he's real.  He's not you.  You don't know him, or what his deal was that night.  But now you see your Jewish bosses snickering at the photo, and trying not to make eye contact with you.

So, some people running a website see that this genuinely bothers you, and say "hey, this website is supposed to be all in good fun, and people are using that old meme in ways that cross the line, so we're going to ban it."  There you go.
2018-09-14 12:26:56 PM  
5 votes:
Yesterday: They blow everything way out of proportion, why should people evacuate?

Today: Why didn't those idiots evacuate when they were told, from this storm that I still insist is a total nothingburger.
2018-09-14 12:06:47 PM  
5 votes:

SpookyEyes: Johnny Bananapeel: Walker: The 150 morons who are calling to be rescued now because they refused to obey the evacuation order given MONDAY: let them drown.

"I don't need to evacuate! I've lived here my whole life! I do what I want. Whateva, i do what i want!"

Now it's been more than several years since I've been out to New Bern, but my distinct impression of the place was that most folks there didn't have two nickels to rub together. Evacuate? With what and to where?

A good chunk of my family lives in eastern NC. I lived there for 4 years when the ex was in the Marines and got to know a lot of folks there. So many people in that area have lived there their entire lives. Their parents and siblings and extended family have lived there their entire lives. They don't have family outside the area to stay with for a few days/weeks. Hell, I met people who had never left the county they were born in. They're poor as fark. The cost of evacuation (not local sheltering, but getting the fark out of Dodge) on top of the loss of income due to being out of work until things are up and running is simply out of the question.


And there is a big problem with income inequality, this country is rich enough that nobody should have to risk their life because they can't afford to leave an area for a few days.
2018-09-14 11:04:52 AM  
5 votes:

OlderGuy: Badafuco: I know flooding is a major concern and 80mph winds are forceful, but The Weather Channel is reporting the apocalypse.

Farkers report it better...  and free snark, to boot.


And none of us looking like idiots in blue jackets and goggles standing on a beach that is just fine and screaming into a mic.
2018-09-14 10:40:14 AM  
5 votes:

OlderGuy: disco ball: OlderGuy: fappomatic: My Hurricane Florence story:

Florence made landfall today. I got up at my usual 6am, made coffee and watched the news. Showered, fed the pooches and took them for their morning walk. After that harrowing experience, I drove down I95 to work in downtown Richmond. The walk from my parking garage to the office was wrought with greetings from other pooches being walked by their MCV student hoomans. I rode the elevator to the 6th floor and climbed the stairs, a one floor climb similar to K2, to my office. I barely made it in the door when a coworker proudly announced the arrival of a fresh pot of coffee (no small feat since it's only the second time he's done this in 8 years). Now I'm Farking at my desk with the rest of you slackers.

I'm exhausted. When will this storm end?

Westover Hills here... when is it going to start?

If you are in Virginia, I would assume never... seeing as the storm is not there. Much like it's not in 48 other states.

Maybe if we had 57 of them...  NC, SC, GA,TN, KY, WV, MD and PA will all get a taste of this..  the pressure ridge steering the storm west moves to FL this weekend, so "right turn, Clyde" will come into play and VA's Shenandoah Valley might become a pool... looks like it might ride the north side of the mountains on the way.  Time will tell...


Wait, what? I'm near Harper's Ferry,, WV, confluence of Potomac and Shendoah rivers. Maybe we should start paying attention...
2018-09-14 10:37:04 AM  
5 votes:

BunkyBrewman: Guys are out there again this morning still working!

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I've been down that road many times. The folks out there keeping it passable are my heroes.
2018-09-14 10:33:07 AM  
5 votes:

Chabash: What about the pig shiat?


That's later in the weekend.
2018-09-14 09:52:52 AM  
5 votes:

fappomatic: My Hurricane Florence story:

Florence made landfall today. I got up at my usual 6am, made coffee and watched the news. Showered, fed the pooches and took them for their morning walk. After that harrowing experience, I drove down I95 to work in downtown Richmond. The walk from my parking garage to the office was wrought with greetings from other pooches being walked by their MCV student hoomans. I rode the elevator to the 6th floor and climbed the stairs, a one floor climb similar to K2, to my office. I barely made it in the door when a coworker proudly announced the arrival of a fresh pot of coffee (no small feat since it's only the second time he's done this in 8 years). Now I'm Farking at my desk with the rest of you slackers.

I'm exhausted. When will this storm end?


Similar to what most people not near the hurricane experienced this morning.
2018-09-14 09:09:30 AM  
5 votes:
Alright- who has live cam links?
2018-09-14 09:08:37 AM  
5 votes:

Rapmaster2000: [img.fark.net image 600x465]
Oh, that's not good.


Just did a google satellite view of Chinquapin, NC where the Cape Fear River is about to reach a record flood level and it's all hog farms.

The enviroweenies were right again.  This happened because you people didn't pray enough.
2018-09-14 09:06:21 AM  
5 votes:

Rapmaster2000: [img.fark.net image 600x465]
Oh, that's not good.


I grew up in Fredericksburg VA and remember Hurricane Agnes in 1972. Flood stage at city dock is 18 feet and the Rappahannock went to 39.1 feet. My mom took us into town and the river was only feet below the roadbed on the Falmouth bridge. To a 9 year old, it was both an awesome and fearsome sight.
2018-09-14 09:00:56 AM  
5 votes:

CluelessMoron: Though a bit like wrestling a gorilla to hold it stable.


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2018-09-14 08:33:46 AM  
5 votes:
How is Trump doing? Has he already claimed tremendous success and himself the bigliest victim?
2018-09-14 03:44:50 PM  
4 votes:
Well, this thread is a shiat show.
2018-09-14 03:05:15 PM  
4 votes:

abhorrent1: First confirmation of two deaths in Wilmington.
Mother and child died when a tree crashed through their house. Father is in the hospital.


Sh*t.
2018-09-14 01:16:28 PM  
4 votes:

rooftop235: That would be akin to charging a homeowner with murder if a firefighter died in a house fire IMO


If fire is an accident, no, and even sometimes, yes. People that accidentally start wild fires have been criminally charged. And if they found out you intentionally set the fire and someone dies? You're going to jail.
2018-09-14 01:13:36 PM  
4 votes:

rooftop235: LZeitgeist: frogmyte: lostcat: I was just reading about 100 calls for rescue from people in New Bern, NC.

Weren't they told to evacuate days ago?

Yes, but they're dumb. I have a friend who decided not to evacuate. If anything happens to him or his family it's his own damn fault. Dude's from Daily City, I think that's why he doesn't fully comprehend the danger. I imagine that's why a lot of people thought they could stay--New Bern's full of transplants who have never actually experienced a serious hurricane. Now they're making emergency personnel risk their lives to save them.

I think people who ignore a mandatory evacuation should be charged with assault or murder if any rescue workers they call are injured or killed in the attempt to save them. If you stay, it's all on you. Don't even bother calling.

Amazing how people are so upset about folks who stay behind in a storm and thing they should be charged with murder or just die, but boy oh boy don't go killing no woman killer. 
/Not saying you, Zeit. Just noticing a lot of hate on anyone who stayed put. 
Yeah, it's on them. Charged with murder? No. That would be akin to charging a homeowner with murder if a firefighter died in a house fire IMO


Murder may be a bit strong, but involuntary manslaughter perhaps...And your example of a firefighter dying in a house fire doesn't quite match, unless the homeowner was warned that a fire was going to start somewhere in the house three days before it happened, and refused to leave.
2018-09-14 12:36:05 PM  
4 votes:

Smelly Pirate Hooker: Hurricanes are kind of fascinating studies of the limits of human intelligence.


So is the internet.
2018-09-14 10:59:28 AM  
4 votes:

Badafuco: I know flooding is a major concern and 80mph winds are forceful, but The Weather Channel is reporting the apocalypse.


Farkers report it better...  and free snark, to boot.
2018-09-14 10:32:21 AM  
4 votes:

robodog: UNC_Samurai: [img.fark.net image 425x286]

If you want to make a Dark and Stormy (or any cocktail with ginger beer as a star ingredient) I highly recommend Fever-Tree Naturally Light Ginger Beer, not cheap but SO much better than stuff like Goslings that are more ginger flavored lime soda than real ginger beer.


I never use Gosling's for the ginger beer, just the rum.  My go-to is Fentimen's, becuase I can get it from the local Jamaican place.
2018-09-14 10:23:04 AM  
4 votes:
any webcams still working on the east coast?
2018-09-14 10:11:56 AM  
4 votes:
2018-09-14 10:05:36 AM  
4 votes:

WelldeadLink: What flavoring do I add to my hurricane to make it a Florence?


Water, lots and lots of water.

To those talking about it "only" being a Cat 2, here are some numbers:
105 mph: As the storm made landfall Friday morning, Wilmington, North Carolina, was hit by a 105 mph wind gust, the strongest wind in the city since 1958.
30 inches: Preliminary reports show over 30 inches of rain in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, according to the U.S Geological Survey. If confirmed by the National Weather Service, this number would break the state record for rainfall from a tropical cyclone. (and it's not like she's done yet)
11 feet: Storm surge may reach this point in parts of North Carolina.

Luckily it does not appear it's going to take the worst case path of grinding just offshore and wind shear weakened it just before landfall causing lower than possible wind and storm surge damage, still a heck of a storm.
2018-09-14 09:58:13 AM  
4 votes:
God, the ~6 hours of Ike barreling through NW Houston (80ish miles from the coast) was one of the longest nights of my life

I can't imagine dealing with it for as long as these folks have
2018-09-14 09:51:29 AM  
4 votes:
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2018-09-14 09:05:25 AM  
4 votes:

BunkyBrewman: Guys are out there again this morning still working!

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It's for Thursday own health. Think of the tremendous damage to their livers if they stayed holed up all day.

/Hurricane party'
2018-09-14 09:03:25 AM  
4 votes:

bobug: BunkyBrewman: Wasn't looking good for Route 12 on Hatteras Island yesterday.  The heavy equipment was out desperately trying to maintain the dune to protect the highway.  Pictures starting from yesterday morning to today.  Whoever was operating that front load did a great job.

Yesterday: (4 pics)

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This morning:
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WTF is the idiot in the mini van, tooling along the waterfront? Sheesh.


Co-worker.  Operator has been on the loader for a shift, time to tag out.

Spouse:  Brought an egg samich and a coffee.

Maybe you're the idiot?
2018-09-14 07:44:55 PM  
3 votes:
People still insisting this storm is a huge bust, despite the fact that it's not anywhere close to over. Some people seem to think anything short of lifting houses off their foundation is not worth worrying about.

All the really severe damage is happening in places that are mostly not being shown on TV because it's still too dangerous for the crews to be there. This may not be Katrina, but it's gonna be reeeeal ugly once this is all done and we have time to take stock of the whole picture. It's already breaking all sorts of records and there are still days left of this, regardless of how much the wind has slowed.
2018-09-14 02:14:57 PM  
3 votes:

rooftop235: Dumski: MilesTeg: Ready for this Fark favorite yet?

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As someone who used that meme many times in the past, Fark banned its use, as Lootie was considered racist and overused in P/S contests.
RIP

??Racist? 
It's a guy with a tub full of beer. What the hell is racist about that?? 
/nevermind. the delicate snowflakes probably got some sand in their butt cheeks and started getting biatchy about anything that they didn't like but others did.


DUH! He's black and people might portray him in a negative light. Welcome to wokefark. We can't even look at boobies anymore because it's sexist.
2018-09-14 02:08:59 PM  
3 votes:

Dumski: MilesTeg: Ready for this Fark favorite yet?

[i.kym-cdn.com image 600x771]

As someone who used that meme many times in the past, Fark banned its use, as Lootie was considered racist and overused in P/S contests.
RIP


??Racist? 
It's a guy with a tub full of beer. What the hell is racist about that?? 
/nevermind. the delicate snowflakes probably got some sand in their butt cheeks and started getting biatchy about anything that they didn't like but others did.
2018-09-14 01:50:20 PM  
3 votes:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurrica​n​e_Rita#Evacuation_deaths

For all you aholes talking about people being charged with murder or left to drown. This was a monumental nightmare for a lot of people who tried to evacuate. I stayed. I think a lawn chair blew over. Who should be charged with murder in this case?
2018-09-14 01:49:57 PM  
3 votes:

SpookyEyes: Johnny Bananapeel: Walker: The 150 morons who are calling to be rescued now because they refused to obey the evacuation order given MONDAY: let them drown.

"I don't need to evacuate! I've lived here my whole life! I do what I want. Whateva, i do what i want!"

Now it's been more than several years since I've been out to New Bern, but my distinct impression of the place was that most folks there didn't have two nickels to rub together. Evacuate? With what and to where?

A good chunk of my family lives in eastern NC. I lived there for 4 years when the ex was in the Marines and got to know a lot of folks there. So many people in that area have lived there their entire lives. Their parents and siblings and extended family have lived there their entire lives. They don't have family outside the area to stay with for a few days/weeks. Hell, I met people who had never left the county they were born in. They're poor as fark. The cost of evacuation (not local sheltering, but getting the fark out of Dodge) on top of the loss of income due to being out of work until things are up and running is simply out of the question.


Yeah, but here we are on Fark reading posts from assholes wishing death on them.
2018-09-14 01:24:16 PM  
3 votes:

This text is now purple: robodog: SpookyEyes: Johnny Bananapeel: Walker: The 150 morons who are calling to be rescued now because they refused to obey the evacuation order given MONDAY: let them drown.

"I don't need to evacuate! I've lived here my whole life! I do what I want. Whateva, i do what i want!"

Now it's been more than several years since I've been out to New Bern, but my distinct impression of the place was that most folks there didn't have two nickels to rub together. Evacuate? With what and to where?

A good chunk of my family lives in eastern NC. I lived there for 4 years when the ex was in the Marines and got to know a lot of folks there. So many people in that area have lived there their entire lives. Their parents and siblings and extended family have lived there their entire lives. They don't have family outside the area to stay with for a few days/weeks. Hell, I met people who had never left the county they were born in. They're poor as fark. The cost of evacuation (not local sheltering, but getting the fark out of Dodge) on top of the loss of income due to being out of work until things are up and running is simply out of the question.

And there is a big problem with income inequality, this country is rich enough that nobody should have to risk their life because they can't afford to leave an area for a few days.

Which family have you offered to fund?


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2018-09-14 12:57:52 PM  
3 votes:

Marksrevenge: The point isn't that it should be on individuals to help individuals, but that the system shouldn't leave huge numbers of people so vulnerable that they need someone to swoop in and save their bacon. You knew that.


From another article.

Schools and state offices in 26 counties as far inland as Lexington in the Midlands will close as of Tuesday, enabling schools to serve as emergency shelters and making school buses available for evacuations.

There were options to evacuate that wouldn't cost them a penny. People made the decision to stay and then realized they were in over their heads and trying to cover up their stupidity by saying they couldn't afford it.
2018-09-14 12:13:03 PM  
3 votes:

This text is now purple: robodog: SpookyEyes: Johnny Bananapeel: Walker: The 150 morons who are calling to be rescued now because they refused to obey the evacuation order given MONDAY: let them drown.

"I don't need to evacuate! I've lived here my whole life! I do what I want. Whateva, i do what i want!"

Now it's been more than several years since I've been out to New Bern, but my distinct impression of the place was that most folks there didn't have two nickels to rub together. Evacuate? With what and to where?

A good chunk of my family lives in eastern NC. I lived there for 4 years when the ex was in the Marines and got to know a lot of folks there. So many people in that area have lived there their entire lives. Their parents and siblings and extended family have lived there their entire lives. They don't have family outside the area to stay with for a few days/weeks. Hell, I met people who had never left the county they were born in. They're poor as fark. The cost of evacuation (not local sheltering, but getting the fark out of Dodge) on top of the loss of income due to being out of work until things are up and running is simply out of the question.

And there is a big problem with income inequality, this country is rich enough that nobody should have to risk their life because they can't afford to leave an area for a few days.

Which family have you offered to fund?


Herpy derpy doo
2018-09-14 11:52:04 AM  
3 votes:

born_yesterday: Smelly Pirate Hooker: It looks like it's literally sitting and spinning on Wilmington. So ... yeah. Nobody's really "dodged a bullet" yet.

https://www.npr.org/2015/08/29/4356239​21/3-views-on-a-tragedy-reporters-reca​ll-first-days-after-katrina

Not sure what you're saying; Trump has assured me the response is complete, was the best ever, and you're the collusion.

Might as well stop covering the "storm" entirely


LOL, I haven't been paying attention to what Stupid has twatted. Generally I find out about it from Fark threads. Maybe it's become a crutch, but I find any news about President Sniveling Asshole is easier to take when I read it here first, as opposed to seeing it on the "liberal" TV news.
2018-09-14 11:37:56 AM  
3 votes:
Hurricanes are kind of fascinating studies of the limits of human intelligence.
2018-09-14 11:01:11 AM  
3 votes:

ArkPanda: solokumba: [img.fark.net image 513x290]

The Weather Channel really should have put it's force field somewhere that needed it, like a hospital.


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Oh, no.  She divided by zero.

/She divided by zed
//I'm multilingual
///If you can call that a language.
2018-09-14 10:57:55 AM  
3 votes:
Great, TWC is trespassing in ripped-open businesses and treating them like a looter's showcase showdown.
2018-09-14 10:54:48 AM  
3 votes:
I know flooding is a major concern and 80mph winds are forceful, but The Weather Channel is reporting the apocalypse.
2018-09-14 10:47:31 AM  
3 votes:

Rapmaster2000: OlderGuy: Don't watch TV, but aren;t they members of AW International?

I don't even own a TV.


Got one, but use it as a monitor... hate commercials, won't watch.
2018-09-14 10:34:34 AM  
3 votes:

bobug: BunkyBrewman: Wasn't looking good for Route 12 on Hatteras Island yesterday.  The heavy equipment was out desperately trying to maintain the dune to protect the highway.  Pictures starting from yesterday morning to today.  Whoever was operating that front load did a great job.

Yesterday: (4 pics)

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This morning:
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WTF is the idiot in the mini van, tooling along the waterfront? Sheesh.


Foreman.
2018-09-14 10:11:03 AM  
3 votes:

FunkJunkie: God, the ~6 hours of Ike barreling through NW Houston (80ish miles from the coast) was one of the longest nights of my life

I can't imagine dealing with it for as long as these folks have


Hurricane Frances parked its ass over Florida for something like four days edge to edge. That was fun in a not so fun way because although I had generator power, one should not run them in a storm. I ended up building a nice doghouse for it in the rain (it was also under some steps in a fenced in patio) so that I could have a fan and fridge going.
2018-09-14 10:10:05 AM  
3 votes:
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2018-09-14 10:01:38 AM  
3 votes:
If people called me and were like "Oh, I'm drowning.  Please help.  I'm old and in a wheelchair". I would say "Hasta la vista, baby!  Remember when I said the storm would kill you last?  I lied!" and then I'd roundhouse kick some guy for just looking at me crossways and these hot ladies would be there and they would be impressed and would want to totally make out with me.
2018-09-14 09:40:04 AM  
3 votes:
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2018-09-14 09:38:05 AM  
3 votes:

wxboy: Probably the work crew van, standing by for shift change or in case they have to GTFO in a hurry.


I guess I'd expect a truck or jeep or tech van, as they're typically better at handling bad / uncertain terrain. A mini van, without 4WD or winch, low vehicle clearance, typically poor handling, etc. doesn't make sense to my lady brain.
2018-09-14 09:34:20 AM  
3 votes:
Holy cow, some parts have already received 10 inches of rain and the forecast is calling for up to 18 more.  That's downright stunning.

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2018-09-14 09:23:56 AM  
3 votes:

bobug: BunkyBrewman: Wasn't looking good for Route 12 on Hatteras Island yesterday.  The heavy equipment was out desperately trying to maintain the dune to protect the highway.  Pictures starting from yesterday morning to today.  Whoever was operating that front load did a great job.

Yesterday: (4 pics)

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This morning:
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WTF is the idiot in the mini van, tooling along the waterfront? Sheesh.


Probably the work crew van, standing by for shift change or in case they have to GTFO in a hurry.
2018-09-14 09:15:32 AM  
3 votes:

NotThatGuyAgain: NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: Well, we are up to about 300 people in New Bern being rescued or hiding in their attics awaiting rescue.

People had to evacuate a hotel because the roof blew off.

And somebody already replaced the flag on the Frying Pan because fark YEAH AMERICA!

And I've lost track of how many hundreds of thousands without power.

The Frying Pan "camera" is showing old footage.  It is currently under hurricane force winds.


I wondered who flew out in a hurricane just to change the flag.
2018-09-14 09:08:27 AM  
3 votes:

Ecobuckeye: rooftop235: NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: Well, we are up to about 300 people in New Bern being rescued or hiding in their attics awaiting rescue.

People had to evacuate a hotel because the roof blew off.

And somebody already replaced the flag on the Frying Pan because fark YEAH AMERICA!

And I've lost track of how many hundreds of thousands without power.

If you are talking about the loop where the seas are calm, well we don't know yet because the video abruptly cut at around 4:40AM Houston time (I was watching) and then went to what seemed like yesterday morning or the day before. I found an article on YT that you can only be live for eight hours and then the system cuts you off. I really believe I was looking at a loop because it was way too light out and the seas were calm in the video I saw. 
To wit, the storm is still churning the heck out of the water at Frying Pan Shoals. 
Is the video you saw showing calm seas?

It does say LiveCam Highlights at the bottom left. I don't think it's live.


I have done my 'disastercam' from my house onto YT a couple times and eventually got my stream cut and then it has looped like what I believe I am seeing here. 
Someone on TFD in the middle of the night said NYT reports the whole platform is gone but I have not found any news on the site.
2018-09-14 09:04:43 AM  
3 votes:

rooftop235: NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: Well, we are up to about 300 people in New Bern being rescued or hiding in their attics awaiting rescue.

People had to evacuate a hotel because the roof blew off.

And somebody already replaced the flag on the Frying Pan because fark YEAH AMERICA!

And I've lost track of how many hundreds of thousands without power.

If you are talking about the loop where the seas are calm, well we don't know yet because the video abruptly cut at around 4:40AM Houston time (I was watching) and then went to what seemed like yesterday morning or the day before. I found an article on YT that you can only be live for eight hours and then the system cuts you off. I really believe I was looking at a loop because it was way too light out and the seas were calm in the video I saw. 
To wit, the storm is still churning the heck out of the water at Frying Pan Shoals. 
Is the video you saw showing calm seas?


It does say LiveCam Highlights at the bottom left. I don't think it's live.
2018-09-14 08:56:17 AM  
3 votes:

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: Well, we are up to about 300 people in New Bern being rescued or hiding in their attics awaiting rescue.

People had to evacuate a hotel because the roof blew off.

And somebody already replaced the flag on the Frying Pan because fark YEAH AMERICA!

And I've lost track of how many hundreds of thousands without power.


If you are talking about the loop where the seas are calm, well we don't know yet because the video abruptly cut at around 4:40AM Houston time (I was watching) and then went to what seemed like yesterday morning or the day before. I found an article on YT that you can only be live for eight hours and then the system cuts you off. I really believe I was looking at a loop because it was way too light out and the seas were calm in the video I saw. 
To wit, the storm is still churning the heck out of the water at Frying Pan Shoals. 
Is the video you saw showing calm seas?
2018-09-14 08:52:19 AM  
3 votes:

BunkyBrewman: Wasn't looking good for Route 12 on Hatteras Island yesterday.  The heavy equipment was out desperately trying to maintain the dune to protect the highway.  Pictures starting from yesterday morning to today.  Whoever was operating that front load did a great job.

Yesterday: (4 pics)

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This morning:
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How did we get such great imagery from July 1970?
2018-09-14 08:48:18 AM  
3 votes:
Whoa, It's an honor to have a greenlight on such a high profile event.

This has been our Leeroooy Jenkins battle cry since Hugo. Now you know. Now you sign with me!

Stay safe Farkers
2018-09-14 08:42:15 AM  
3 votes:

WelldeadLink: What flavoring do I add to my hurricane to make it a Florence?


Sea salt.
2018-09-14 08:32:50 AM  
3 votes:
Riders Of The Storm
Youtube hiMxzI0Mv98


Since there's a new thread, I'll repost it for the one or two farkers that might have a free-to-air satellite dish.
103W NBC feeds
12080 H 30000

91W ABC NewsOne
12010 V 13333

I was watching WECT while the news anchors were trying to figure out what damage the studio is taking. Trees down around the building, and maybe one on it or some other roof damage.  One anchor seems thoroughly freaked out, but holding it together while on air.
2018-09-14 08:22:55 AM  
3 votes:
Priss and the Replicants, ladies and gentlemen.
2018-09-14 12:12:24 PM  
2 votes:

robodog: SpookyEyes: Johnny Bananapeel: Walker: The 150 morons who are calling to be rescued now because they refused to obey the evacuation order given MONDAY: let them drown.

"I don't need to evacuate! I've lived here my whole life! I do what I want. Whateva, i do what i want!"

Now it's been more than several years since I've been out to New Bern, but my distinct impression of the place was that most folks there didn't have two nickels to rub together. Evacuate? With what and to where?

A good chunk of my family lives in eastern NC. I lived there for 4 years when the ex was in the Marines and got to know a lot of folks there. So many people in that area have lived there their entire lives. Their parents and siblings and extended family have lived there their entire lives. They don't have family outside the area to stay with for a few days/weeks. Hell, I met people who had never left the county they were born in. They're poor as fark. The cost of evacuation (not local sheltering, but getting the fark out of Dodge) on top of the loss of income due to being out of work until things are up and running is simply out of the question.

And there is a big problem with income inequality, this country is rich enough that nobody should have to risk their life because they can't afford to leave an area for a few days.


Which family have you offered to fund?
2018-09-14 12:11:27 PM  
2 votes:

WelldeadLink: What flavoring do I add to my hurricane to make it a Florence?


Pig shiat.

/Auntie Entity approves
2018-09-14 12:03:23 PM  
2 votes:

SpookyEyes: Johnny Bananapeel: Walker: The 150 morons who are calling to be rescued now because they refused to obey the evacuation order given MONDAY: let them drown.

"I don't need to evacuate! I've lived here my whole life! I do what I want. Whateva, i do what i want!"

Now it's been more than several years since I've been out to New Bern, but my distinct impression of the place was that most folks there didn't have two nickels to rub together. Evacuate? With what and to where?

A good chunk of my family lives in eastern NC. I lived there for 4 years when the ex was in the Marines and got to know a lot of folks there. So many people in that area have lived there their entire lives. Their parents and siblings and extended family have lived there their entire lives. They don't have family outside the area to stay with for a few days/weeks. Hell, I met people who had never left the county they were born in. They're poor as fark. The cost of evacuation (not local sheltering, but getting the fark out of Dodge) on top of the loss of income due to being out of work until things are up and running is simply out of the question.


And yet several hundred of them are evacuating now.

What's different now that wasn't available then?
2018-09-14 11:53:48 AM  
2 votes:
Also, looking up that "dodged a bullet" thing was a kind of anger-inducing walk down memory lane and the Bush admin's shiatty handling of Katrina. In addition to the failures of the city and state.

And I've never been to Louisiana, so I can't imagine what people from there think about it. Probably not good things.
2018-09-14 11:05:50 AM  
2 votes:

TheGogmagog: ArkPanda: solokumba: [img.fark.net image 513x290]

The Weather Channel really should have put it's force field somewhere that needed it, like a hospital.

[img.fark.net image 513x290]

Oh, no.  She divided by zero.

/She divided by zed
//I'm multilingual
///If you can call that a language.


That wan an incredible graphic they had. The fish were such a nice touch.
2018-09-14 11:03:10 AM  
2 votes:

Flab: SharkInfested: OlderGuy: disco ball: OlderGuy: fappomatic: My Hurricane Florence story:

Florence made landfall today. I got up at my usual 6am, made coffee and watched the news. Showered, fed the pooches and took them for their morning walk. After that harrowing experience, I drove down I95 to work in downtown Richmond. The walk from my parking garage to the office was wrought with greetings from other pooches being walked by their MCV student hoomans. I rode the elevator to the 6th floor and climbed the stairs, a one floor climb similar to K2, to my office. I barely made it in the door when a coworker proudly announced the arrival of a fresh pot of coffee (no small feat since it's only the second time he's done this in 8 years). Now I'm Farking at my desk with the rest of you slackers.

I'm exhausted. When will this storm end?

Westover Hills here... when is it going to start?

If you are in Virginia, I would assume never... seeing as the storm is not there. Much like it's not in 48 other states.

Maybe if we had 57 of them...  NC, SC, GA,TN, KY, WV, MD and PA will all get a taste of this..  the pressure ridge steering the storm west moves to FL this weekend, so "right turn, Clyde" will come into play and VA's Shenandoah Valley might become a pool... looks like it might ride the north side of the mountains on the way.  Time will tell...

Wait, what? I'm near Harper's Ferry,, WV, confluence of Potomac and Shendoah rivers. Maybe we should start paying attention...

Yep.  Lots places need to start paying attention to rain and river flooding in the next week.


Agree, depending on how far and how heavy the rainfall makes it into the North. If it makes it to the Ohio river feedway i PA and other Northern states then a LOT of additional communities all the way down to New Orleans are likely to see the impact as well.
2018-09-14 10:54:46 AM  
2 votes:

Algebrat: I just want to stop and appreciate something for a moment.  Here was the 5 day forecast, 5 days ago:
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This storm is a tragedy, and lives will likely be lost.  But lives were almost certainly saved by the early drumbeat of evacuations and preparation, aided greatly by modern forecasting, which has gotten simply amazing since I was a kid.


Yeah.. the one that had Flo going right through Richmond... plans for a bugout were being made.... had located a 30' 10 wheeler to move 8 cats and house stuff..  all praise to the pressure ridge !
2018-09-14 10:46:21 AM  
2 votes:

no_tan_lines: This guys grasp on the situation is astounding.

"We call them disasters because they break things," Brock Long, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), told reporters while Florence was bearing down on the coastline. "The infrastructure is going to break. ... The power is going to go out. It could be out for a number of days."


You don't get expertise like that from reading books, son--thats life experience getting dropped like a truth bomb.
2018-09-14 10:30:31 AM  
2 votes:
Ready for this Fark favorite yet?

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2018-09-14 10:27:44 AM  
2 votes:

UNC_Samurai: [img.fark.net image 425x286]


If you want to make a Dark and Stormy (or any cocktail with ginger beer as a star ingredient) I highly recommend Fever-Tree Naturally Light Ginger Beer, not cheap but SO much better than stuff like Goslings that are more ginger flavored lime soda than real ginger beer.
2018-09-14 10:24:48 AM  
2 votes:
What is the body count up to?
2018-09-14 09:58:49 AM  
2 votes:
bobug:

I'm sorry.  Knee jerk reaction when someone casually throws the word idiot other people, when they admittedly don't know and can't see what's going on.
2018-09-14 09:47:58 AM  
2 votes:

IvanTheSilent: NotThatGuyAgain: NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: Well, we are up to about 300 people in New Bern being rescued or hiding in their attics awaiting rescue.

People had to evacuate a hotel because the roof blew off.

And somebody already replaced the flag on the Frying Pan because fark YEAH AMERICA!

And I've lost track of how many hundreds of thousands without power.

The Frying Pan "camera" is showing old footage.  It is currently under hurricane force winds.

So, that IS Kevin...just from a few days ago.


They are reporting no power at the station.  Power went down in the night and they will not retrieve Kevin until it is safe to return.
2018-09-14 09:39:23 AM  
2 votes:

Shatners Agent: Whoa, It's an honor to have a greenlight on such a high profile event.

This has been our Leeroooy Jenkins battle cry since Hugo. Now you know. Now you sign with me!

Stay safe Farkers


Outing yourself as subby, I like it!!  Congrats on the green!!

/stay safe, all you farkers/farkettes in the midst of it.
2018-09-14 09:33:54 AM  
2 votes:

Zeb Hesselgresser: bobug: BunkyBrewman: Wasn't looking good for Route 12 on Hatteras Island yesterday.  The heavy equipment was out desperately trying to maintain the dune to protect the highway.  Pictures starting from yesterday morning to today.  Whoever was operating that front load did a great job.


WTF is the idiot in the mini van, tooling along the waterfront? Sheesh.

Co-worker.  Operator has been on the loader for a shift, time to tag out.

Spouse:  Brought an egg samich and a coffee.


Best friend:  Brought moar booze.
2018-09-14 09:25:02 AM  
2 votes:

NotThatGuyAgain: I went through stronger winds in an apartment in Florida


Oh hey it's that guy again
2018-09-14 09:23:06 AM  
2 votes:

GardenWeasel: NotThatGuyAgain: NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: Well, we are up to about 300 people in New Bern being rescued or hiding in their attics awaiting rescue.

People had to evacuate a hotel because the roof blew off.

And somebody already replaced the flag on the Frying Pan because fark YEAH AMERICA!

And I've lost track of how many hundreds of thousands without power.

The Frying Pan "camera" is showing old footage.  It is currently under hurricane force winds.

I wondered who flew out in a hurricane just to change the flag.


To be honest, I would have willingly manned that platform during the storm.  I would be shocked if Florence wiped it out since it has survived stronger storms.

I went through stronger winds in an apartment in Florida and the platform doesn't have shingles, lawn chairs and other debris flying at it, unlike my apartment in 2005.
2018-09-14 09:14:57 AM  
2 votes:

Zeb Hesselgresser: bobug: BunkyBrewman: Wasn't looking good for Route 12 on Hatteras Island yesterday.  The heavy equipment was out desperately trying to maintain the dune to protect the highway.  Pictures starting from yesterday morning to today.  Whoever was operating that front load did a great job.

Yesterday: (4 pics)

[img.fark.net image 640x480]

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[img.fark.net image 640x480]

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This morning:
[img.fark.net image 640x480]

WTF is the idiot in the mini van, tooling along the waterfront? Sheesh.

Co-worker.  Operator has been on the loader for a shift, time to tag out.

Spouse:  Brought an egg samich and a coffee.

Maybe you're the idiot?


I couldn't tell that from the picture. Didn't see a logo which indicated it was a corporate / state vehicle.

I appreciate, as always, your polite discourse.
2018-09-14 09:06:29 AM  
2 votes:

lostcat: I was just reading about 100 calls for rescue from people in New Bern, NC.

Weren't they told to evacuate days ago?


SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED!

/Wait, sorry, wrong species of moran, my bad
2018-09-14 08:47:17 AM  
2 votes:
My Hurricane Florence story:

Florence made landfall today. I got up at my usual 6am, made coffee and watched the news. Showered, fed the pooches and took them for their morning walk. After that harrowing experience, I drove down I95 to work in downtown Richmond. The walk from my parking garage to the office was wrought with greetings from other pooches being walked by their MCV student hoomans. I rode the elevator to the 6th floor and climbed the stairs, a one floor climb similar to K2, to my office. I barely made it in the door when a coworker proudly announced the arrival of a fresh pot of coffee (no small feat since it's only the second time he's done this in 8 years). Now I'm Farking at my desk with the rest of you slackers.

I'm exhausted. When will this storm end?
2018-09-14 08:46:13 AM  
2 votes:
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2018-09-14 08:40:57 AM  
2 votes:
What flavoring do I add to my hurricane to make it a Florence?
2018-09-14 08:31:46 AM  
2 votes:
How's that prayer shield holding up? I'll bet the hurricane just bounced right back to sea, didn't it?
2018-09-14 08:30:09 AM  
2 votes:
Here I am, rock you like a

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2018-09-14 08:29:50 AM  
2 votes:
Fun fact: Wrightsville Beach is the only time I've been to the ocean.

/ok, not so fun.
//I really need to get out of the midwest.
///three for safety
2018-09-14 08:22:55 AM  
2 votes:
I found the perfect inspirobot image for Florence.

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2018-09-14 08:20:52 AM  
2 votes:
In Florence waiting on Florence.
2018-09-14 08:20:07 AM  
2 votes:
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KEVIN!!

2018-09-14 04:22:07 PM  
1 vote:

stir22: On www.windy.com   Florence looks like she's moving off the coast...


She's moving off the point of landfall to the east, but she's only a few miles off the coast to the south.  As bad as this is, we got very lucky that Florence didn't stall out just a bit sooner.  She could have easily been over water this whole time; the convection was blowing up before right before landfall, and Florence looked like she was about to pull a Hugo.  As it stands, we get a really bad storm surge & rain event, but just that.
2018-09-14 04:14:58 PM  
1 vote:

abhorrent1: Phantom_Spaceman: Yesterday: They blow everything way out of proportion, why should people evacuate?

Today: Why didn't those idiots evacuate when they were told, from this storm that I still insist is a total nothingburger.

Idiots in New Bern being rescued today.  The person they interviewed said "It happened really fast"
Um, no, it didn't. They've been warning you about this for two farking weeks.

[img.fark.net image 638x355]


I wonder what this fark stick would think if they were in tornado alley, or even worse, earthquake country.
I'd love a 3-4 day warning for an impending disaster!
2018-09-14 02:34:03 PM  
1 vote:

This text is now purple: The image is "we should improve society." The original post was "society should be improved."
One is active, and the other is passive.


This is a game changer!
2018-09-14 02:18:37 PM  
1 vote:

devilskware: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurrica​n​e_Rita#Evacuation_deaths

For all you aholes talking about people being charged with murder or left to drown. This was a monumental nightmare for a lot of people who tried to evacuate. I stayed. I think a lawn chair blew over. Who should be charged with murder in this case?


Wil Wheaton?
2018-09-14 02:17:43 PM  
1 vote:

PunGent: FTA:  "Monte Carlo wind speed probability model"

The NOAA guys are just drinking and spinning a roulette wheel, aren't they?

/not a math guy
//I'm sure it's a real thing, just sounded funny


Specifically, lots of roulette wheels.

Monte Carlo simulations are named after the casino city, because they involve generating a probability tree and then throwing tons of coin-flips at the decision branches, and seeing what outcomes occur from what sets of inputs, and which results tend to happen most often. It's basically a casino full of gambles.
2018-09-14 02:14:18 PM  
1 vote:
High tide in Wilmington in a few minutes (2:16 pm).  The right side of the circulation is over them now, pushing water in.  Not good.
2018-09-14 02:04:09 PM  
1 vote:

MilesTeg: Ready for this Fark favorite yet?

[i.kym-cdn.com image 600x771]


As someone who used that meme many times in the past, Fark banned its use, as Lootie was considered racist and overused in P/S contests.
RIP
2018-09-14 01:00:36 PM  
1 vote:

LZeitgeist: frogmyte: lostcat: I was just reading about 100 calls for rescue from people in New Bern, NC.

Weren't they told to evacuate days ago?

Yes, but they're dumb. I have a friend who decided not to evacuate. If anything happens to him or his family it's his own damn fault. Dude's from Daily City, I think that's why he doesn't fully comprehend the danger. I imagine that's why a lot of people thought they could stay--New Bern's full of transplants who have never actually experienced a serious hurricane. Now they're making emergency personnel risk their lives to save them.

I think people who ignore a mandatory evacuation should be charged with assault or murder if any rescue workers they call are injured or killed in the attempt to save them. If you stay, it's all on you. Don't even bother calling.


Amazing how people are so upset about folks who stay behind in a storm and thing they should be charged with murder or just die, but boy oh boy don't go killing no woman killer. 
/Not saying you, Zeit. Just noticing a lot of hate on anyone who stayed put. 
Yeah, it's on them. Charged with murder? No. That would be akin to charging a homeowner with murder if a firefighter died in a house fire IMO
2018-09-14 12:50:44 PM  
1 vote:

frogmyte: lostcat: I was just reading about 100 calls for rescue from people in New Bern, NC.

Weren't they told to evacuate days ago?

Yes, but they're dumb. I have a friend who decided not to evacuate. If anything happens to him or his family it's his own damn fault. Dude's from Daily City, I think that's why he doesn't fully comprehend the danger. I imagine that's why a lot of people thought they could stay--New Bern's full of transplants who have never actually experienced a serious hurricane. Now they're making emergency personnel risk their lives to save them.


I think people who ignore a mandatory evacuation should be charged with assault or murder if any rescue workers they call are injured or killed in the attempt to save them. If you stay, it's all on you. Don't even bother calling.
2018-09-14 12:48:41 PM  
1 vote:

Shakin_Haitian: This text is now purple: robodog: SpookyEyes: Johnny Bananapeel: Walker: The 150 morons who are calling to be rescued now because they refused to obey the evacuation order given MONDAY: let them drown.

"I don't need to evacuate! I've lived here my whole life! I do what I want. Whateva, i do what i want!"

Now it's been more than several years since I've been out to New Bern, but my distinct impression of the place was that most folks there didn't have two nickels to rub together. Evacuate? With what and to where?

A good chunk of my family lives in eastern NC. I lived there for 4 years when the ex was in the Marines and got to know a lot of folks there. So many people in that area have lived there their entire lives. Their parents and siblings and extended family have lived there their entire lives. They don't have family outside the area to stay with for a few days/weeks. Hell, I met people who had never left the county they were born in. They're poor as fark. The cost of evacuation (not local sheltering, but getting the fark out of Dodge) on top of the loss of income due to being out of work until things are up and running is simply out of the question.

And there is a big problem with income inequality, this country is rich enough that nobody should have to risk their life because they can't afford to leave an area for a few days.

Which family have you offered to fund?

Herpy derpy doo


I'm glad to hear it. The Doos are good people.
2018-09-14 12:13:20 PM  
1 vote:

kittyhas1000legs: [YouTube video: Riders Of The Storm]

Since there's a new thread, I'll repost it for the one or two farkers that might have a free-to-air satellite dish.
103W NBC feeds
12080 H 30000

91W ABC NewsOne
12010 V 13333

I was watching WECT while the news anchors were trying to figure out what damage the studio is taking. Trees down around the building, and maybe one on it or some other roof damage.  One anchor seems thoroughly freaked out, but holding it together while on air.


Why don't they do some serious investigative journalism and...look out the window/door?
2018-09-14 12:06:24 PM  
1 vote:

Shakin_Haitian: Johnny Bananapeel: Walker: The 150 morons who are calling to be rescued now because they refused to obey the evacuation order given MONDAY: let them drown.

"I don't need to evacuate! I've lived here my whole life! I do what I want. Whateva, i do what i want!"

Now it's been more than several years since I've been out to New Bern, but my distinct impression of the place was that most folks there didn't have two nickels to rub together. Evacuate? With what and to where?

The whole costal plains region is horribly impoverished with some super wealthy enclaves.


Hurricane shelters are free, counties will typically provide free transportation. Issues;
Most do not take pets.
You typically need to bring your own bedding and toiletries.
Typically no weapons, this is a hard one for the "mah guuunss" crowd.
No alcohol.
Dealing with other peoples crap, kids and adults get bored fast in these places.
2018-09-14 12:02:01 PM  
1 vote:

abhorrent1: Some guy in Belhaven

https://twitter.com/ABC/status/1040621​759068860417


WOW !
2018-09-14 12:01:34 PM  
1 vote:

Smelly Pirate Hooker: Also, looking up that "dodged a bullet" thing was a kind of anger-inducing walk down memory lane and the Bush admin's shiatty handling of Katrina. In addition to the failures of the city and state.

And I've never been to Louisiana, so I can't imagine what people from there think about it. Probably not good things.


More like "doged a bullet" on that one.  Much luck.  Very skill.  So matrix.  Wow!!
2018-09-14 11:56:15 AM  
1 vote:

Smelly Pirate Hooker: Algebrat: I just want to stop and appreciate something for a moment.  Here was the 5 day forecast, 5 days ago:  [img.fark.net image 850x697]

This storm is a tragedy, and lives will likely be lost.  But lives were almost certainly saved by the early drumbeat of evacuations and preparation, aided greatly by modern forecasting, which has gotten simply amazing since I was a kid.

It really has.


Yep, and the storm surge forecast, which is much more difficult, has been pretty goo too.
2018-09-14 11:32:26 AM  
1 vote:

Algebrat: I just want to stop and appreciate something for a moment.  Here was the 5 day forecast, 5 days ago:  [img.fark.net image 850x697]

This storm is a tragedy, and lives will likely be lost.  But lives were almost certainly saved by the early drumbeat of evacuations and preparation, aided greatly by modern forecasting, which has gotten simply amazing since I was a kid.


It really has.
2018-09-14 11:26:12 AM  
1 vote:

robodog: WelldeadLink: What flavoring do I add to my hurricane to make it a Florence?

Water, lots and lots of water.

To those talking about it "only" being a Cat 2, here are some numbers:
105 mph: As the storm made landfall Friday morning, Wilmington, North Carolina, was hit by a 105 mph wind gust, the strongest wind in the city since 1958.
30 inches: Preliminary reports show over 30 inches of rain in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, according to the U.S Geological Survey. If confirmed by the National Weather Service, this number would break the state record for rainfall from a tropical cyclone. (and it's not like she's done yet)
11 feet: Storm surge may reach this point in parts of North Carolina.

Luckily it does not appear it's going to take the worst case path of grinding just offshore and wind shear weakened it just before landfall causing lower than possible wind and storm surge damage, still a heck of a storm.


The rain gauge reporting 30 inches has been reported as malfunctioning.
2018-09-14 11:12:18 AM  
1 vote:

OlderGuy: disco ball: OlderGuy: fappomatic: My Hurricane Florence story:

Florence made landfall today. I got up at my usual 6am, made coffee and watched the news. Showered, fed the pooches and took them for their morning walk. After that harrowing experience, I drove down I95 to work in downtown Richmond. The walk from my parking garage to the office was wrought with greetings from other pooches being walked by their MCV student hoomans. I rode the elevator to the 6th floor and climbed the stairs, a one floor climb similar to K2, to my office. I barely made it in the door when a coworker proudly announced the arrival of a fresh pot of coffee (no small feat since it's only the second time he's done this in 8 years). Now I'm Farking at my desk with the rest of you slackers.

I'm exhausted. When will this storm end?

Westover Hills here... when is it going to start?

If you are in Virginia, I would assume never... seeing as the storm is not there. Much like it's not in 48 other states.

Maybe if we had 57 of them...  NC, SC, GA,TN, KY, WV, MD and PA will all get a taste of this..  the pressure ridge steering the storm west moves to FL this weekend, so "right turn, Clyde" will come into play and VA's Shenandoah Valley might become a pool... looks like it might ride the north side of the mountains on the way.  Time will tell...


Baltimore County, MD, and the sky's gray as all hell and it's raining. Not sure if it's from Flo or not, but still...
2018-09-14 11:12:09 AM  
1 vote:

Algebrat: I just want to stop and appreciate something for a moment.  Here was the 5 day forecast, 5 days ago:
[img.fark.net image 850x697]

This storm is a tragedy, and lives will likely be lost.  But lives were almost certainly saved by the early drumbeat of evacuations and preparation, aided greatly by modern forecasting, which has gotten simply amazing since I was a kid.


Maybe this will help bring some anti-science folk back into the light.

One can hope...
2018-09-14 11:07:41 AM  
1 vote:

Badafuco: OlderGuy: Badafuco: I know flooding is a major concern and 80mph winds are forceful, but The Weather Channel is reporting the apocalypse.

Farkers report it better...  and free snark, to boot.

And none of us looking like idiots in blue jackets and goggles standing on a beach that is just fine and screaming into a mic.


LOLOL....   and true..
2018-09-14 11:02:08 AM  
1 vote:
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2018-09-14 10:57:27 AM  
1 vote:
Hurricane Florence - Attempting to Go to Newbern, NC from Wilmington, NC
Youtube GtwzQcLSyeU
2018-09-14 10:49:09 AM  
1 vote:
Looks like power is starting to get unstable in the Triangle.
2018-09-14 10:48:59 AM  
1 vote:

no_tan_lines: This guys grasp on the situation is astounding.

"We call them disasters because they break things," Brock Long, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), told reporters while Florence was bearing down on the coastline. "The infrastructure is going to break. ... The power is going to go out. It could be out for a number of days."


To be fair, he was talking to reporters about the weather. He probably should have used smaller words, just in case.

"And by the way: DON'T STAND OUTSIDE IN THE HURRICANE TO RECORD A STORY, YOU IDIOTS."
2018-09-14 10:39:27 AM  
1 vote:
This guys grasp on the situation is astounding.

"We call them disasters because they break things," Brock Long, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), told reporters while Florence was bearing down on the coastline. "The infrastructure is going to break. ... The power is going to go out. It could be out for a number of days."
2018-09-14 10:21:48 AM  
1 vote:

WelldeadLink: What flavoring do I add to my hurricane to make it a Florence?


Either Oxycodone or crystal meth.  Have you never been to Florence?  Most South Carolinians avoid it for a very good reason.


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2018-09-14 10:10:13 AM  
1 vote:

fappomatic: My Hurricane Florence story:

Florence made landfall today. I got up at my usual 6am, made coffee and watched the news. Showered, fed the pooches and took them for their morning walk. After that harrowing experience, I drove down I95 to work in downtown Richmond. The walk from my parking garage to the office was wrought with greetings from other pooches being walked by their MCV student hoomans. I rode the elevator to the 6th floor and climbed the stairs, a one floor climb similar to K2, to my office. I barely made it in the door when a coworker proudly announced the arrival of a fresh pot of coffee (no small feat since it's only the second time he's done this in 8 years). Now I'm Farking at my desk with the rest of you slackers.

I'm exhausted. When will this storm end?


Westover Hills here... when is it going to start?
2018-09-14 09:42:14 AM  
1 vote:

Whiskey Dickens: Vacation Bible School: Fun fact: Wrightsville Beach is the only time I've been to the ocean.

/ok, not so fun.
//I really need to get out of the midwest.
///three for safety

Fun fact:  Wrightsville Beach is a place, not a time.


That's what THEY want you to think.
2018-09-14 09:34:36 AM  
1 vote:

NotThatGuyAgain: NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: Well, we are up to about 300 people in New Bern being rescued or hiding in their attics awaiting rescue.

People had to evacuate a hotel because the roof blew off.

And somebody already replaced the flag on the Frying Pan because fark YEAH AMERICA!

And I've lost track of how many hundreds of thousands without power.

The Frying Pan "camera" is showing old footage.  It is currently under hurricane force winds.


So, that IS Kevin...just from a few days ago.
2018-09-14 09:28:40 AM  
1 vote:

Ecobuckeye: NotThatGuyAgain: I went through stronger winds in an apartment in Florida

Oh hey it's that guy again


I laughed.
2018-09-14 09:11:49 AM  
1 vote:
1970 is probably the camera # people. The date and time is after that.
2018-09-14 08:59:38 AM  
1 vote:

born_yesterday: Rapmaster2000: [img.fark.net image 600x465]
Oh, that's not good.

Storm surges are just a bunch of liberal bullshiat, Rapmaster.  Don't fret.


Storm surges are caused by Jesus crying because you touch yourself.
2018-09-14 08:49:56 AM  
1 vote:
I fired up XPlane11 flight simulator this morning which simulates weather in real time.
I picked a Cessna Skyhawk 172 at KILM (Wilmington, NC).

Nifty taking off from a virtual standstill. Though a bit like wrestling a gorilla to hold it stable.

No I did not succeed in landing.
2018-09-14 08:45:03 AM  
1 vote:
Batten down the hatches, kids, Aunt Flo's here.
2018-09-14 08:30:38 AM  
1 vote:
Storm of the century!
2018-09-14 08:23:25 AM  
1 vote:
Did it live up to the hype?
Or was it a first date with a Farker?
 
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