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2020-11-23 9:26:29 AM  
Well the pirates there would have more water to sail on.
 
2020-11-23 10:04:50 AM  
They'll be fine.  The libertarian paradise has well established infrastructure and social support networks to survive such an event.

/s
 
2020-11-23 10:09:09 AM  
"Somalia's Strongest Tropical Cyclone Ever Recorded Could Drop 2 Years' Rain In 2 Days"

/   "8 inches"
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2020-11-23 10:50:39 AM  
djibouti going to get pounded
 
2020-11-23 11:23:14 AM  
Ok so how much rain does Somalia get per year?

Half an inch?
 
2020-11-23 11:28:37 AM  
It's not just a question of how much rain falls, or even necessarily how quickly, but whether the terrain, ground soil, drainage systems, etc. are able to handle that much water that fast. And it sounds like the answer is no. Even a little bit of water could be enough to trigger flash flooding, knock buildings off their foundations, fill local streams and reservoirs with sewage, and leave lots of lovely standing water for insects.

BenSaw2: "Somalia's Strongest Tropical Cyclone Ever Recorded Could Drop 2 Years' Rain In 2 Days"

/   "8 inches"
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Really? You're going to say 8 inches of rain isn't that much? That's where you're going to plant your flag?
 
2020-11-23 11:28:57 AM  
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2020-11-23 11:29:19 AM  
with a chance of thundersnow!

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2020-11-23 11:30:57 AM  
Learn to swim.
 
2020-11-23 11:32:00 AM  

BenSaw2: "Somalia's Strongest Tropical Cyclone Ever Recorded Could Drop 2 Years' Rain In 2 Days"

/   "8 inches"
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If the ground isn't able to soak up that much water, it can easily cause major flooding.
 
2020-11-23 11:32:19 AM  
They could have at least told us how much rain Somalia gets in a year.

It's 4-20 inches.  No, that wasn't a pot joke.
 
2020-11-23 11:32:32 AM  

Keyser_Soze_Death: Learn to swim.


I'll see you down in Arizona Bay.
 
2020-11-23 11:32:48 AM  

BenSaw2: "Somalia's Strongest Tropical Cyclone Ever Recorded Could Drop 2 Years' Rain In 2 Days"

/   "8 inches"
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/// I'll welcome myself to Fark


Wow, are you an idiot. 8" inches of rain in an area that is not set up to handle that amount is a lot. Hell, it'd be a lot in Ireland over the course of two days.
 
2020-11-23 11:37:13 AM  
"And those storms are leading to a lot more rain. Northern Somalia usually gets about 4 inches of rain per year; data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration show Gati could bring 8 inches over the next two days"

Sounds like they could probably do with the rain.
 
2020-11-23 11:48:54 AM  

Fabric_Man: It's not just a question of how much rain falls, or even necessarily how quickly, but whether the terrain, ground soil, drainage systems, etc. are able to handle that much water that fast. And it sounds like the answer is no. Even a little bit of water could be enough to trigger flash flooding, knock buildings off their foundations, fill local streams and reservoirs with sewage, and leave lots of lovely standing water for insects.

BenSaw2: "Somalia's Strongest Tropical Cyclone Ever Recorded Could Drop 2 Years' Rain In 2 Days"

/   "8 inches"
//  I hate sensationalized headlines - it's not news
/// I'll welcome myself to Fark

Really? You're going to say 8 inches of rain isn't that much? That's where you're going to plant your flag?


If BenSaw2 is from certain parts of Texas, he could legitimately have seen more than that fall in a single hour during Hurricane Harvey (2017).
 
2020-11-23 12:11:28 PM  

evilsofa: Fabric_Man: It's not just a question of how much rain falls, or even necessarily how quickly, but whether the terrain, ground soil, drainage systems, etc. are able to handle that much water that fast. And it sounds like the answer is no. Even a little bit of water could be enough to trigger flash flooding, knock buildings off their foundations, fill local streams and reservoirs with sewage, and leave lots of lovely standing water for insects.

BenSaw2: "Somalia's Strongest Tropical Cyclone Ever Recorded Could Drop 2 Years' Rain In 2 Days"

/   "8 inches"
//  I hate sensationalized headlines - it's not news
/// I'll welcome myself to Fark

Really? You're going to say 8 inches of rain isn't that much? That's where you're going to plant your flag?

If BenSaw2 is from certain parts of Texas, he could legitimately have seen more than that fall in a single hour during Hurricane Harvey (2017).


Perhaps.  But this isn't Texas.

Saying "Oh, it's only 8 inches" is like saying "Oh, it's only -30 degrees" comparing tomorrow's New York forecast with Antarctica.
 
2020-11-23 1:33:30 PM  

Target Builder: "And those storms are leading to a lot more rain. Northern Somalia usually gets about 4 inches of rain per year; data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration show Gati could bring 8 inches over the next two days"
Sounds like they could probably do with the rain.


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And we'll be able to grow bananas in Canada soon, so there's that.
 
2020-11-23 3:08:52 PM  
Sahara back to a vast grassland and breadbasket, that would be coole
 
2020-11-23 3:22:08 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: evilsofa: Fabric_Man: It's not just a question of how much rain falls, or even necessarily how quickly, but whether the terrain, ground soil, drainage systems, etc. are able to handle that much water that fast. And it sounds like the answer is no. Even a little bit of water could be enough to trigger flash flooding, knock buildings off their foundations, fill local streams and reservoirs with sewage, and leave lots of lovely standing water for insects.

BenSaw2: "Somalia's Strongest Tropical Cyclone Ever Recorded Could Drop 2 Years' Rain In 2 Days"

/   "8 inches"
//  I hate sensationalized headlines - it's not news
/// I'll welcome myself to Fark

Really? You're going to say 8 inches of rain isn't that much? That's where you're going to plant your flag?

If BenSaw2 is from certain parts of Texas, he could legitimately have seen more than that fall in a single hour during Hurricane Harvey (2017).

Perhaps.  But this isn't Texas.

Saying "Oh, it's only 8 inches" is like saying "Oh, it's only -30 degrees" comparing tomorrow's New York forecast with Antarctica.


I grew up in a part of Alaska where I often did have occasion to say "Oh, it's only 30 below", so I fail to see your point.
 
2020-11-23 3:43:04 PM  

BenSaw2: "Somalia's Strongest Tropical Cyclone Ever Recorded Could Drop 2 Years' Rain In 2 Days"

/   "8 inches"
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/// I'll welcome myself to Fark


I'm going to pile on in saying how astonishingly stupid this comment is.8 inches of rain is a huge amount of water, and in an arid area it is likely to cause terrifying flash flooding.
 
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2020-11-23 6:10:37 PM  

mainsail: BenSaw2: "Somalia's Strongest Tropical Cyclone Ever Recorded Could Drop 2 Years' Rain In 2 Days"

/   "8 inches"
//  I hate sensationalized headlines - it's not news
/// I'll welcome myself to Fark

Wow, are you an idiot. 8" inches of rain in an area that is not set up to handle that amount is a lot. Hell, it'd be a lot in Ireland over the course of two days.


On average it  rains about every 2.2 days where I live, and if 8 inches of rain fell in 2 days we'd be flooded out. Well, I live on a hill, so my basement would flood and then it'd pass, but the village would flood out and bridges would get washed out, and travel would be impossible for probably a week.
 
2020-11-23 10:29:57 PM  

evilsofa: ArcadianRefugee: evilsofa: Fabric_Man: It's not just a question of how much rain falls, or even necessarily how quickly, but whether the terrain, ground soil, drainage systems, etc. are able to handle that much water that fast. And it sounds like the answer is no. Even a little bit of water could be enough to trigger flash flooding, knock buildings off their foundations, fill local streams and reservoirs with sewage, and leave lots of lovely standing water for insects.

BenSaw2: "Somalia's Strongest Tropical Cyclone Ever Recorded Could Drop 2 Years' Rain In 2 Days"

/   "8 inches"
//  I hate sensationalized headlines - it's not news
/// I'll welcome myself to Fark

Really? You're going to say 8 inches of rain isn't that much? That's where you're going to plant your flag?

If BenSaw2 is from certain parts of Texas, he could legitimately have seen more than that fall in a single hour during Hurricane Harvey (2017).

Perhaps.  But this isn't Texas.

Saying "Oh, it's only 8 inches" is like saying "Oh, it's only -30 degrees" comparing tomorrow's New York forecast with Antarctica.

I grew up in a part of Alaska where I often did have occasion to say "Oh, it's only 30 below", so I fail to see your point.


Alaska =/= New York.
 
2020-11-24 9:31:00 AM  

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Tim Raines? He was a great player back in the day.
 
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