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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Oh look, another storm!



Looks like Tropical Storm Nate is going to hit New Orleans as a hurricane. At this time, it's not supposed to be a strong hurricane. As far as I'm concerned, a hurricane is a hurricane. New Orleans has difficulty handling normal rain storms, so I'm guessing flooding is going to be an issue. It's always an issue.

Nate is going to fill in the area missed by Harvey and Irene. That will mean that pretty much the whole Gulf of Mexico will have been hit this season. I can't help but wonder how the insurance industry is doing. Interesting times.

I hope that even though this is not a Cat 5, that people take it seriously. Flooding is usually the biggest killer, not the wind.

After Katrina a number of people had moved up to northern NH. One guy told me it was as far away from the Gulf as he could get without leaving the Continental US. I was told by one person that cold and snow did not bother him as much as the threat of hurricanes. Right now, I'm pretty sure he is glad he didn't go back.

By the way, there's weeks of hurricane season left.

-Sixbears

8 comments:

  1. If you think about it, living below sea-level really doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

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    1. It's a constant struggle against nature.

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  2. Yep, only 6 weeks into hurricane season and 1/2 way through the naming alphabet.
    Tough call for me - snow and ice versus the possibility of wind and rain. Made it through Ike and Harvey, so guess I'll stay along the Gulf Coast for now, but 50 miles inland in the woods.

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    1. It's a balancing act. Snowbirds try to have the best of both worlds.

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  3. We'll be getting some of it here in North Georgia. It's not usual for us to get that kind of weather, it's usually further east and south of us. This has definitely not been a dry year.

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    1. It's been dry here. I'm hoping we get a good soaking soon. Wells are going dry all around.

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  4. We're twenty feet above the Indian River and a half mile from it. Our house was built back in the twenties. No worries here.
    This year sure has messed up my bow hunting tho. If I could only find that dry spot all the critters are hiding on ...

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    1. The critters are all stacked up on some hammock somewhere.

      20 feet! That's the Florida East Coast Mountain Range.

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