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Hurricane Matthew
« on: October 06, 2016, 04:35:02 PM »
Just starting a thread for interesting news stories, personal accounts and posting relating to this powerful hurricane.

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Re: Hurricane Matthew
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2016, 07:24:59 PM »
National Hurricane Center website (maps and public advisories)

You'd think half of Florida was being evacuated, from the tone of the news reports, but apparently it's only specific areas.  My sis is in Jacksonville and is "hunkering down".

Gonna be breezy.

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Re: Hurricane Matthew
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2016, 11:26:03 PM »
I have extended family in the Vero Beach area, including my elderly 97 year old grandmother who lives with my mom's cousins.
They apparently evacuated to another relative's home on "higher" ground (I think "high ground" means something different in Florida compared to where I live).  Anyhow, the main house is located in an area forecast to get 7 to 11 feet of storm surge. 

I'll call family in the morning and update if anything material happens.  Sounds like I-95 is partially flooded in places.  Could be a big mess the way things are moving along.

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Re: Hurricane Matthew
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2016, 12:49:51 AM »
Nothing yet here but ready as a good prepper should be.  :)

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Re: Hurricane Matthew
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2016, 07:49:01 AM »
I have been keeping tabs on a couple TSP members in Florida. They have battened down the hatches two days ago. I think they are going to stay home, and after they have a BOL. I have  not heard from yet today. They said that when Charlie came through they were without power for three weeks.

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Re: Hurricane Matthew
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2016, 08:24:55 AM »
Not directly related, but this is too cool not to share here.
https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-79.51,16.28,428

It's a very neat visualization of current winds around the globe.

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Re: Hurricane Matthew
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2016, 12:08:35 PM »
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Re: Hurricane Matthew
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2016, 12:28:34 PM »
A great collection of data on the storm (and other storms as they happen):

http://spaghettimodels.com/

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Re: Hurricane Matthew
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2016, 02:48:10 PM »
The Hurricane nets are mostly WX and rain plus wind reports so far. But many will be without power etc and it will be a day or two AFTER before the Hams begin with
the health and welfare into and out of the area. Observations tend to show the storm is not as devastating as media portrayed though it is a big storm historically for
that part of the U.S. I have talked with a few Hams within 40 to 100 miles of the coast and trees down,power outage,gas prices hi jacked are about the only troubles noted,so far.
Though their limited view does not tell the whole story.

I also notice governmental response appears better and faster this time 'round.

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Re: Hurricane Matthew
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2016, 04:06:36 PM »
Being in Charlotte County, I was very lucky.  All we had was some moderate gusts and a few sprinkles here and there.

Still my wife and I did prepare.  Everything was put up and battened down just in case.

An interesting observation:  The gas stations near the I-75 exits were completely out of gas.  I had expected it, but still good to know.  The gas stations on the main highway (41 aka Tamiami Trail) did have gas here.  It shows that the routes less travelled have a greater distance, but you can resupply along the way.

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Re: Hurricane Matthew
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2016, 04:11:54 PM »
So Henry David Thoreau was a PREPPER? I should have known (The Road Less Traveled.)

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Re: Hurricane Matthew
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2016, 04:13:16 PM »
One known dead in Crescent City (which is quite a ways inland) due to a tree falling on her trailer.

Looks like parts of cities directly on the coast (e.g. St. Augustine, Jacksonville Beach) are under a few feet of water, lots of trees are down, and a chunk of the Jacksonville Beach Pier is gone.

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Re: Hurricane Matthew
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2016, 03:47:31 AM »
I live about 20 mile south of Daytona near the river.
Power and internet/email went out about 9:30 Friday morning.
No trees down or other damage.
Water was on the whole time.
Power came back on shortly after midnight Sunday morning.

Neighbors on either side had trees/branches down but houses intact.

Saturday was mostly sunny. I was out about dawn picking up palm fronds and other debris.


I saw a report on the net of one woman killed in Deland when she went out to feed her animals and a tree fell on her.

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Re: Hurricane Matthew
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2016, 03:11:23 PM »
Avery good tip on communications was just posted. Very worried grandson calls Papa Johns pizza to deliver pizza to the 87 year old grandmother that no one had heard from since the storm.  Her phone was still out and she was not travelling through the mess to get to a phone.  Papa Johns was happy to deliver her dinner to her and loaned her a cell phone to call her grandson.  That was very smart adaptable thinking on how to find out about her.

http://fox59.com/2016/10/12/grandson-sends-pizza-delivery-driver-to-check-on-grandmother-after-hurricane/


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Re: Hurricane Matthew
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2016, 04:48:20 PM »
Papa Johns was happy to deliver her dinner to her and loaned her a cell phone to call her grandson.  That was very smart adaptable thinking on how to find out about her.

That's some clever outside the box thinking.

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Re: Hurricane Matthew
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2016, 05:07:05 PM »
if it took over 30 minutes,she should get free pizza.

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Re: Hurricane Matthew
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2016, 05:18:33 PM »
That's some clever outside the box thinking.


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Re: Hurricane Matthew
« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2016, 07:21:36 PM »
Exactly.

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Re: Hurricane Matthew
« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2016, 02:25:00 PM »
1.4 mil Haitians "require food assistance" & 800,000 are in need of "immediate food assistance" per

http://uspolitics.einnews.com/pr_news/350767842/food-security-of-800-000-haitians-seriously-threatened-after-passage-of-hurricane-matthew

Winter's coming and "all" ag was devastated, as were key fishing resources. 
Soooo... if you're one of a handful of families who actually *prepared*, what's the best bet for remaining alive and well (and being able to use your preps)...?  Seems like if your *community* is prepared, you might be OK, but if it's just you, chances are pretty good that unless you kept it secret you'd lose your preps pretty quickly...