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JCC Severe Weather/Natural Disaster Discussion

Discussion in 'Community' started by Skywalker8921, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. blackmyron

    blackmyron Force Ghost star 5

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    4 am, woke up after a surprisingly restful sleep. Power hasn't gone out, which I'm surprised. Rain has fallen almost to nothing, but the wind intensity is still at its peak. Staying inside.
     
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  2. Ezio Skywalker

    Ezio Skywalker Jedi Master star 4

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  3. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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    I'm puzzled about the BBC claim that the Tampa Bay Area has not actually been hit by a major hurricane since 1921.

    Did the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane not qualify?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1935_Labor_Day_hurricane

    The pictures there sure look like the eyewall skimmed the edge of Tampa Bay.
     
  4. Ezio Skywalker

    Ezio Skywalker Jedi Master star 4

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    The Labor Day hurricane was a liberal hoax by the FDR administration and fake news.
     
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  5. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 5

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  6. Ezio Skywalker

    Ezio Skywalker Jedi Master star 4

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    Went for a run this morning. The wind is stronger than a normal day, but it's pretty nice out. Damage around my area is very minimal.
     
  7. Master_Lok

    Master_Lok Force Ghost star 6

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    Glad to hear some FL members made it through with minimal-to-no damage.
     
  8. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I have some elderly friends in Tampa who were unable to evacuate but rode out the storm at their house without any incident. I'm grateful for all my acquaintances who either live in Florida or have vacation homes in Florida that the storm wasn't worse. My friends who have a place in St. Thomas weren't so lucky. Fortunately they weren't on the island during the storm, but the damage there is pretty bad, and they're not going to be able to get back to survey/salvage for quite a while.
     
  9. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    Jacksonville is flooding.
     
  10. Leoluca Randisi

    Leoluca Randisi Jedi Master star 5

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    I took a drive with my sister and my nephew some people got it way worse then us some streets you need a jeep or something Its like a lake over the street. we were able to go to the store my mom is making Fried Chicken for dinner! My sisters coworker and friend wasn't as lucky as us her roof got ripped off and we took pictures of one of the Parents houses from my Nephews boy scouts they had to evacuate they were in zone b we were in zone d so there wasn't a mandatory evacuation for us although my crazy red neck neighbors evacuated to a shelter, they were here back when Charlie hit.

    one thing I found hilarious Is my cat didn't care that It was storming out he just slept through the whole thing with his furry belly and paws facing upright totally relaxed! he is a big fat 10 year old Domestic Short hair with black and white his nose is black he almost looks as if he was painted. Domestic Shorthairs there ancestors are from Egypt/Northern Africa! before the storm got really bad and we were closing our storm shutters on our Lanai My cat he was sleeping peacefully on the corner of our pool deck before we got him in. I so wish I could have the temperament of our cat. Our dog on the other hand, Boxer mix was a nervous wreck pacing the house he is an old guy about 13 years old...
     
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  11. Diggy

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  12. Ezio Skywalker

    Ezio Skywalker Jedi Master star 4

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    Just spent several hours helping my parents clean up tree debris and patch up their roof. I'm exhausted.
     
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  13. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    Emergency flooding declared in Charleston, South Carolina
     
  14. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    No power for last few hours, and under multiple tornado warnings.

    Lots of wind. Can't imagine what Florida went through, if this is the weakened state.
     
  15. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Ugh - I hope any tornadoes give your area a miss..
     
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  16. poor yorick

    poor yorick Ex-Mod star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP - Game Host

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    Glad to hear that people have been making it through the storm safe. I was worried about you!
     
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  17. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

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    I was worried about everyone except Daveed; that mofo's too hard to kill...
     
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  18. Diggy

    Diggy Snow Cat Sponsor/Advocate star 7 VIP - Game Winner

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    He had to live to drop the Chile bomb.
     
  19. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    [​IMG]

    the one where Jose does a long slow 270 degree turn and slams into Satellite Beach
     
  20. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

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    I think it should hit Barbuda again. It's like Aliens...
     
  21. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Stay the **** away from eastern NC, Jose.

    My Mom broke and dislocated her shoulder and it's going to have to be reconstructed, and soon. A storm and power outages would cause issues there along with all the other issues it would cause.
     
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  22. Diggy

    Diggy Snow Cat Sponsor/Advocate star 7 VIP - Game Winner

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    Uh, that sucks. Not her wine glass holding arm's shoulder I hope?
     
  23. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    No, it isn't, that was the one blessing. :p It's her left which is the nondominant side.
     
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  24. EHT

    EHT New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Here in Atlanta, the tropical storm version of Irma keeps going and going. We've had heavy rain and bursts of heavy wind going since noon, and it's not supposed to slow down at all until midnight. Lots of power loss and downed trees in the metro area in general, but luckily for us we've had neither of those issues so far. It's nothing compared to most of Florida, but still.
     
  25. blackmyron

    blackmyron Force Ghost star 5

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    Aftermath: Friends and family are okay, but many don't have power and don't expect it for days... or even weeks. I realize how lucky I am, especially seeing the height of the storm here. Damage is mostly small tree limbs around here. Idiots were already on the road around 7 am, when we still had tropical storm force winds and a curfew. The running joke is that the "I-4 Eyesore" - this big, unfinished building that has sat for 20 years towering over the area - is the one building everyone wanted the storm to destroy but survived intact.

    This week is going to be busy - I work with handling disaster unemployment claims in the state. While I don't deal with them directly, we're going to have to get up to speed to make sure people can sign up as quickly as possible.

    Also: Jose, what the hell?
     
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