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TWX [TotalFark]
2 days ago  
Thank you for the reminder of why I'll never live somewhere dependent on ferry service.
 
2 days ago  
LOL build a f*cking bridge already.
 
2 days ago  
Last time I was on Ocracoke the ferry was tiny. Like maybe 15-20 vehicles on a surface deck. Those people are going to be waiting a while.
 
2 days ago  
Why don't the guys from Wings fly over and pick them up? Did Lowell break the plane again?
 
2 days ago  

TWX: Thank you for the reminder of why I'll never live somewhere dependent on ferry service.


Or somewhere only 3 feet above sea-level that is next to the ocean.
 
2 days ago  

Walker: LOL build a f*cking bridge already.


Their senators must not be important enough.
 
2 days ago  

Dodo David: TWX: Thank you for the reminder of why I'll never live somewhere dependent on ferry service.

Or somewhere only 3 feet above sea-level that is next to the ocean.


Oh, oh..I get to post one of those annoying factoids that clutter my brain.   The average elevation of Florida is six feet.
 
2 days ago  
Cue dad's "have you evacuated yet???" text in 3...2...1...

(I live in the mountains hundreds of miles from the coast.)
 
2 days ago  
Not gonna lie, I am more than willing to accept harsh winters and the occasional blizzard in exchange for not having to deal with hurricanes and tornadoes. When a blizzard hits all I have to do is hunker down for a couple days and do a bit of shoveling. Not having to evacuate is so nice and convenient.
 
2 days ago  

jtown: Cue dad's "have you evacuated yet???" text in 3...2...1...

(I live in the mountains hundreds of miles from the coast.)


He's actually worried that you don't get enough fiber in your diet.
 
2 days ago  

Boo_Guy: jtown: Cue dad's "have you evacuated yet???" text in 3...2...1...

(I live in the mountains hundreds of miles from the coast.)

He's actually worried that you don't get enough fiber in your diet.


Maybe...my late grandmother back in Missouri was always worried the volcanoes were going to kill me.  I live on the Oregon coast.   I didn't say "Don't worry grandma, it will be the earthquakes", because that likely wouldn't made her feel better about it.
 
2 days ago  

Walker: LOL build a f*cking bridge already.


The area between Ocracoke and Hatteras is, I believe, a nature sanctuary for crabs. So building a bridge is not really an option.
 
2 days ago  
The best places for those cars with OBX stickers is on the OBX or even further out.
 
2 days ago  
shiat like this is why I choose to live in the high desert at 6500ft elevation.
Sure it's windy sometimes, but the only way the weather here will kill you is if you wander out into one of our (rare) thunderstorms and get zapped.
 
2 days ago  
If I lived on an island I might own a boat.
 
2 days ago  

The Irresponsible Captain: If I lived on an island I might own a boat.


Better get a bigger boat.
 
2 days ago  
Like geese flying south for the winter, outer banks residents evacuating from a hurricane is an annual migration and is a sight of wonder.

/you read that in Morgan Freeman's voice
//no? Now you did
///tittie sprinkles
 
2 days ago  
I love Ocracoke. I wish I could go back.


/not right noe, of course
 
2 days ago  
Indeed.

And for those, who don't take evacuation orders  seriously, Blackbeard himself found out that when it's time to leave Ocracoke, you will leave one way, or another...
 
2 days ago  
I love the part where it explained why they're evacuating.
 
2 days ago  

The Irresponsible Captain: If I lived on an island I might own a boat.


Technically we live on a giant island...
 
2 days ago  
I live southwest of Jax (FL), 30 miles west of the ocean at 50ft elevation in a house that was built in early 2019. I'm not going anywhere.
 
2 days ago  
What are they evacuating for? I live  about an hour from the coast and haven't heard anything going on.
 
2 days ago  

The Irresponsible Captain: If I lived on an island I might own a boat.


Lyle Lovett - If I Had A Boat
Youtube hpM8FjO4Vko
Also, username.
 
2 days ago  
Embedded tornadoes in hurricanes are what you cannot plan for.
Believe me, the sound of a tornado ripping the roof off from over one's head is unforgettable,
 
2 days ago  

RINO: What are they evacuating for? I live  about an hour from the coast and haven't heard anything going on.


Hurricane Isaias.
 
2 days ago  
Why are these "Americans" believing what the government and scientists are saying about the weather?  Just look at all of the sunshine in the article picture.  Clearly this "hurricane" nonsense is just a fake news lamestream media hoax to make the President look bad during election season.
 
2 days ago  

TWX: Thank you for the reminder of why I'll never live somewhere dependent on ferry service.


Live moves at a much slower pace when theres no bridge to the outside world. 

Its very relaxing... when theres no hurricanes around.
 
2 days ago  
Is that really a town, or just what these peckerwoods eat for dinner?
 
2 days ago  

chewd: TWX: Thank you for the reminder of why I'll never live somewhere dependent on ferry service.

Live moves at a much slower pace when theres no bridge to the outside world. 

Its very relaxing... when theres no hurricanes around.


Yeah. If you've been to Nags Head around this time of year, you know exactly why Ocracoke doesn't want a bridge.
 
2 days ago  

Walker: LOL build a f*cking bridge already.


You apparently are one of the many geographically clueless people who also don't understand the cost of building things and what financially feasible means.
 
2 days ago  

BitwiseShift: The best places for those cars with OBX stickers is on the OBX or even further out.


When I first started seeing OBX stickers they tended to be on very large SUVs. I had no idea what OBX meant. I decided it must be short for obnoxious.
 
2 days ago  
Sounds like there's no tits then.

/kicks a rock
 
2 days ago  
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2 days ago  
that website gave my browser the covid
 
TWX [TotalFark]
2 days ago  

chewd: TWX: Thank you for the reminder of why I'll never live somewhere dependent on ferry service.

Live moves at a much slower pace when theres no bridge to the outside world. 

Its very relaxing... when theres no hurricanes around.


I think I could achieve that relaxing result without moving to a small coastal barrier island.  Largish islands (think the Hawaiian Islands) where one can live at enough elevation to reduce the damaging effects of storm-surge and could build a home capable of withstanding the winds of a hurricane, or rural continental living off of the beaten path, basically away from Interstates or major highways, where there's no through-traffic and large parcels to not have to see or listen to one's neighbors.

The biggest problem is employment.  COVID-19 and work's response has been instructive, even though we're assigned to work from home to the best of our abilities and to not seek-out work requiring going in, the employer wishes us to remain no more than 90 minutes from work should there be a real need for us to come in.  I do computer networking for a living, and while >80% of my job is doable through a portable computer and an Internet connection, I do have moments when I need to go in to touch stuff, either because something physically broke and needs to be physically unracked and RMA'd, or because something new needs to be installed or repatched.  Lately I had to escort a vendor around to a dozen sites, providing physical access and technical information, and this was not something that could be achieved via remote.  So last week I had to actually drive in every day.  In some ways it was nice, in others I am very much concerned about COVID-19 exposure.

Second problem is access to essential services, particularly medical.  Small rural hospitals are closing, many towns now no longer have their own emergency clinics anymore.  This has undoubtedly led to permanent complications for some patients and death for others, and it makes it very difficult to justify even trying to find a rural, rarely-visited sweet-spot that's an hour and a half from work.

I suppose a third problem around here is the nature of other natural or natural-ish disasters, such as wildfire.  I can't deny that the idea of moving up into the forested areas north to east appeals, and I possibly could find some place that's close to that 90 minutes travel, but we've seen an increase in crown fires in those forests and pretty severe devastation in the wake of them, and other technologies to help protect life and property against such fires are in their infancy.  Obviously fire can be a risk anywhere, but in an urban environment there are many, many more local responders to such emergencies.  A quick Google maps search shows that there are four fire stations within three miles of my home (three within my own city), and a dozen within ten miles of my home (seven in my city).  If a fire starts nearby, such as that recent Union Pacific derailment and fire on the Salt River Bridge a half-mile from Downtown Tempe, someone will be available to respond and within only a few minutes.

As much as being able to move to someplace less surrounded by other people appeals, I see the impracticality dwarving the advantages.
 
2 days ago  

Mock26: Walker: LOL build a f*cking bridge already.

The area between Ocracoke and Hatteras is, I believe, a nature sanctuary for crabs. So building a bridge is not really an option.


Not to mention that even if there was a bridge to Hatteras Island, evacuating Ocracoke to Hatteras Island is not exactly improving your situation when there a hurricane coming.
 
2 days ago  

arkansized: Embedded tornadoes in hurricanes are what you cannot plan for.
Believe me, the sound of a tornado ripping the roof off from over one's head is unforgettable,


I hope to never experience a tornado.
 
2 days ago  

TWX: Thank you for the reminder of why I'll never live somewhere dependent on ferry service.


Yes, thank you ferry much.

/runs
 
2 days ago  

neofonz: Mock26: Walker: LOL build a f*cking bridge already.

The area between Ocracoke and Hatteras is, I believe, a nature sanctuary for crabs. So building a bridge is not really an option.

Not to mention that even if there was a bridge to Hatteras Island, evacuating Ocracoke to Hatteras Island is not exactly improving your situation when there a hurricane coming.


How many times has the Hatteras lighthouse been moved?
 
2 days ago  

neofonz: Mock26: Walker: LOL build a f*cking bridge already.

The area between Ocracoke and Hatteras is, I believe, a nature sanctuary for crabs. So building a bridge is not really an option.

Not to mention that even if there was a bridge to Hatteras Island, evacuating Ocracoke to Hatteras Island is not exactly improving your situation when there a hurricane coming.


Google Maps shows that Hatteras has a bridge to the mainland, so I really don't see how 'a bridge to Hatteras' implies that people would for some reason decide to just stay there.
 
2 days ago  

Enigmamf: neofonz: Mock26: Walker: LOL build a f*cking bridge already.

The area between Ocracoke and Hatteras is, I believe, a nature sanctuary for crabs. So building a bridge is not really an option.

Not to mention that even if there was a bridge to Hatteras Island, evacuating Ocracoke to Hatteras Island is not exactly improving your situation when there a hurricane coming.

Google Maps shows that Hatteras has a bridge to the mainland, so I really don't see how 'a bridge to Hatteras' implies that people would for some reason decide to just stay there.


Barrier islands are basically glorified sandbars.   See my post above about the Hatteras lighthouse having to be moved, three times (I looked it up).

I think bridges don't do all that well in that situation.   I could be wrong I suppose.
 
2 days ago  

Dewey Fidalgo: Enigmamf: neofonz: Mock26: Walker: LOL build a f*cking bridge already.

The area between Ocracoke and Hatteras is, I believe, a nature sanctuary for crabs. So building a bridge is not really an option.

Not to mention that even if there was a bridge to Hatteras Island, evacuating Ocracoke to Hatteras Island is not exactly improving your situation when there a hurricane coming.

Google Maps shows that Hatteras has a bridge to the mainland, so I really don't see how 'a bridge to Hatteras' implies that people would for some reason decide to just stay there.

Barrier islands are basically glorified sandbars.   See my post above about the Hatteras lighthouse having to be moved, three times (I looked it up).

I think bridges don't do all that well in that situation.   I could be wrong I suppose.


It doesn't have to survive the hurricane, it just has to get people out of danger before the hurricane.
 
2 days ago  

Walker: LOL build a f*cking bridge already.


The poverty of coastal N.C. is staggering.
 
1 day ago  

Crewmannumber6: I love Ocracoke. I wish I could go back.


/not right noe, of course


Well, it's probably not crowded and all the traffic is going the other way, so... Why not?
 
1 day ago  
What's Okracoke and what corner dealer has it?
 
1 day ago  

Enigmamf: Dewey Fidalgo: Enigmamf: neofonz: Mock26: Walker: LOL build a f*cking bridge already.

The area between Ocracoke and Hatteras is, I believe, a nature sanctuary for crabs. So building a bridge is not really an option.

Not to mention that even if there was a bridge to Hatteras Island, evacuating Ocracoke to Hatteras Island is not exactly improving your situation when there a hurricane coming.

Google Maps shows that Hatteras has a bridge to the mainland, so I really don't see how 'a bridge to Hatteras' implies that people would for some reason decide to just stay there.

Barrier islands are basically glorified sandbars.   See my post above about the Hatteras lighthouse having to be moved, three times (I looked it up).

I think bridges don't do all that well in that situation.   I could be wrong I suppose.

It doesn't have to survive the hurricane, it just has to get people out of danger before the hurricane.


We could improve the situation by putting in an orbital tether with a zipline starting somewhere around 80,000 feet. This would accelerate people to terrific velocities and should get them well clear of the area.
 
1 day ago  

doomsdayaddams: Walker: LOL build a f*cking bridge already.

The poverty of coastal N.C. is staggering.


Ocracoke
1600 sq ft single family
$700,000
https://www.ocracokeislandrealty.com/​r​eal-estate-listing/110114
 
1 day ago  

YouPeopleAreCrazy: doomsdayaddams: Walker: LOL build a f*cking bridge already.

The poverty of coastal N.C. is staggering.

Ocracoke
1600 sq ft single family
$700,000
https://www.ocracokeislandrealty.com/r​eal-estate-listing/110114


(Nods in L.A. homeowner-ese.)
 
1 day ago  

mofa: YouPeopleAreCrazy: doomsdayaddams: Walker: LOL build a f*cking bridge already.

The poverty of coastal N.C. is staggering.

Ocracoke
1600 sq ft single family
$700,000
https://www.ocracokeislandrealty.com/r​eal-estate-listing/110114

(Nods in L.A. homeowner-ese.)


You nod, but buying that house isn't for the owner to live in.  you buy it to rent it out for ridiculous amounts of money to people who complain about how crowded it is there and how shiatty the traffic is for the three viable rental months between memorial day and labor day.
 
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