The Weather/Fire Disaster Thread :-(

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lol last gif of your previous post
 

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tumorman you still alive fam? Saw there were tornados in the Richmond area and thought that is where you lived.
 
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Thousands of Hogs and millions of chickens abandoned and drowned.

https://qz.com/1395700/hurricane-fl...oultry-birds-and-5500-pigs-in-north-carolina/

Another victim of Hurricane Florence: farm animals.
Millions of animals left on farms in North Carolina during the record-breaking rainfall have drowned in the flooding. As of Tuesday (Sept. 1:cool:, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, which has been counting livestock deaths in the field, says 3.4 million chickens and turkeys have died so far, along with 5,500 pigs.
“These numbers could change based on further recovery efforts,” the department said in a statement.
Sanderson Farms, one of the biggest poultry companies in the state, said about 30 of the independent farms it contracts to supply its chickens were isolated by flood waters as of Monday (Sept 17). Each farm houses approximately 211,000 chickens.
“Losses of live inventory could escalate if the Company does not regain access to those farms,” a Sanderson spokesperson wrote in a statement. An additional 64 chicken barns on various farms under Sanderson contract have already flooded, leaving 1.7 million chickens dead. Those chickens were included in the state agriculture department’s count.
North Carolina is the second-largest pork producer in the US, trailing only Iowa, and one of the largest poultry producers in the country. By the state’s count, there are 9.3 million hogs, 819 million chickens, and 33.5 million turkeys housed on farms in North Carolina. Between 65 and 70 million chickens are slaughtered in the state in an average month, along with roughly 2 million turkeys, according to US Department of Agriculture numbers from 2017.
Livestock deaths in North Carolina due to Hurricane Florence already exceed those caused by Hurricane Matthew in 2016. In Hurricane Floyd, which hit the state in 1999, losses ended up totalling 21,000 hogs and about 1 million poultry birds.
Meanwhile, 13 hog manure lagoons are overflowing from rainfall, another 55 are close to overtopping their walls and, and an additional four lagoons have suffered structural damage. Hog manure running into flood waters poses a substantial public health risk, according to experts.
“You basically have a toxic soup for people who live in close proximity to those lagoons,” Sacoby Wilson, a professor of public health at the University of Maryland, told Vice News. “All of these contaminants that are in the hog lagoons, like salmonella, giardia, and E. coli, can get into the waterways and infect people trying to get out.”


 

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Poor animals. The people are idiots that vote against their interests so they can live with the mess.
 

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Poor animals. The people are idiots that vote against their interests so they can live with the mess.
I know, does it make me a bad person that when I see someone looking for donations that I think, "Well, both states voted for Trump and the GOP, so let them deal with it". I probably shouldn't think like that, but I kind of do.
 

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Not at all. They're the ones crying states rights fake news to climate change. Well, here you go. Climate change, lax environmental laws, etc so you can live in disease ridden waters.
 

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It also kind of bothers me that people ignore warnings to leave. There were areas where they drove around with bullhorns telling people to GTFO and still they didn't listen, then they need to be rescued.

I guess a big problem with the hurricane ratings too. The cat 1 really only takes the winds into account. A cat 1 isn't going to cause massive wind damage, but that doesn't factor in the massive amounts of rain.
 

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More rain for the south east and Carolinas?




https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/08/us/tropical-storm-michael-emergency-wxc/index.html

Florida declares emergency in 26 counties as Tropical Storm Michael approaches


Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for 26 counties as Tropical Storm Michael lashed Cuba and is forecast to become a hurricane later Monday as it churns toward the United States.
Michael pounded western Cuba with heavy rain and strong winds and is forecast to make landfall as a hurricane midweek on the northeastern US Gulf Coast. That's the region that stretches from Mobile, Alabama, through the Florida Panhandle and into the Big Bend area of northern Florida.
"Michael expected to become a hurricane very soon," the National Hurricane Center announced in its 8 a.m. bulletin. "Michael is forecast to be near or at major hurricane strength when it reaches the northeastern Gulf of Mexico Tuesday night and Wednesday."
Track the storm
Michael, which formed near the Yucatan Peninsula on Sunday, is expected to dump 4 to 8 inches of rain -- and as much as 12 inches in some areas -- on western Cuba before it hits the United States.
"Michael is expected to produce heavy rainfall and flash flooding over portions of western Cuba and the northeastern Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico during the next couple of days," the center said.
A hurricane warning is in effect for the Cuban province of Pinar del Rio and tropical storm warnings are posted for the Isle of Youth in Cuba and the coast of Mexico from Tulum to Cabo Catoche, including Cozumel.
A hurricane watch has been declared for the Alabama-Florida border to the Suwannee River in Florida. Tropical storm and storm surge watches have been issued from the Mississippi-Alabama border to Tampa Bay.
'Everybody's got to get ready'
Scott warned that Michael could reach land as a Category 2 hurricane, with winds in excess of 100 mph.
"This storm will be life-threatening and extremely dangerous," Scott said at a press briefing.
"This storm has the potential to bring devastating impacts to communities across the Panhandle and Big Bend and every family must be prepared."
Scott activated 500 National Guard troops in advance of the storm.
"Everybody's got to get ready. Don't take a chance," he said. "We're going to get storm surge, we have wind, we have a chance of flooding, we have a significant chance of tornadoes."
The governor declared a state of emergency for Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, Gulf, Gadsden, Liberty, Franklin, Leon, Wakulla, Jefferson, Madison, Taylor, Hamilton, Suwannee, Lafayette, Dixie, Columbia, Gilchrist, Levy and Citrus counties.



 

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More rain for the south east and Carolinas?




https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/08/us/tropical-storm-michael-emergency-wxc/index.html

Florida declares emergency in 26 counties as Tropical Storm Michael approaches


Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for 26 counties as Tropical Storm Michael lashed Cuba and is forecast to become a hurricane later Monday as it churns toward the United States.
Michael pounded western Cuba with heavy rain and strong winds and is forecast to make landfall as a hurricane midweek on the northeastern US Gulf Coast. That's the region that stretches from Mobile, Alabama, through the Florida Panhandle and into the Big Bend area of northern Florida.
"Michael expected to become a hurricane very soon," the National Hurricane Center announced in its 8 a.m. bulletin. "Michael is forecast to be near or at major hurricane strength when it reaches the northeastern Gulf of Mexico Tuesday night and Wednesday."
Track the storm
Michael, which formed near the Yucatan Peninsula on Sunday, is expected to dump 4 to 8 inches of rain -- and as much as 12 inches in some areas -- on western Cuba before it hits the United States.
"Michael is expected to produce heavy rainfall and flash flooding over portions of western Cuba and the northeastern Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico during the next couple of days," the center said.
A hurricane warning is in effect for the Cuban province of Pinar del Rio and tropical storm warnings are posted for the Isle of Youth in Cuba and the coast of Mexico from Tulum to Cabo Catoche, including Cozumel.
A hurricane watch has been declared for the Alabama-Florida border to the Suwannee River in Florida. Tropical storm and storm surge watches have been issued from the Mississippi-Alabama border to Tampa Bay.
'Everybody's got to get ready'
Scott warned that Michael could reach land as a Category 2 hurricane, with winds in excess of 100 mph.
"This storm will be life-threatening and extremely dangerous," Scott said at a press briefing.
"This storm has the potential to bring devastating impacts to communities across the Panhandle and Big Bend and every family must be prepared."
Scott activated 500 National Guard troops in advance of the storm.
"Everybody's got to get ready. Don't take a chance," he said. "We're going to get storm surge, we have wind, we have a chance of flooding, we have a significant chance of tornadoes."
The governor declared a state of emergency for Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, Gulf, Gadsden, Liberty, Franklin, Leon, Wakulla, Jefferson, Madison, Taylor, Hamilton, Suwannee, Lafayette, Dixie, Columbia, Gilchrist, Levy and Citrus counties.



Hopefully it doesn't strengthen above a 1. They're fear it could be a 3 when it hits land.
 

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Be safe whoever is in Hurricane Michael's path.
 

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We could use the rain. I expect with the warming Pacific we will see hurricanea hit in the next 5-10 years.
 
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Yea that was craz big hurricane/storm that came through Baja. Unusual, but unusual is becoming the new norm.
 
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Yea that was craz big hurricane/storm that came through Baja. Unusual, but unusual is becoming the new norm.
I want to move South because I hate dealing the with snow, we had a horrible blizzard here in April :really: , but now I'm watching these hurricanes slam into the South.

I keep trying to think of the least horrible place to live if I have to drive for a living and not get caught up in a horrible weather system. I've already been blown over once, I don't want to go through that again or worse.:crazy:
 
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I want to move South because I hate dealing the with snow, but now I'm watching these hurricanes slam into the South.

I keep trying to think of the least horrible place to live if I have to drive for a living and not get caught up in a horrible weather system. I've already been blown over once, I don't want to go through that again or worse.
Can't really beat California weather. I like rain though so I do wish we got more.
 
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Can't really beat California weather. I like rain though so I do wish we got more.
The funny thing is I just started putting together plans to head to Mobile, AL which caught the edge of Gordan and might just miss this thing.

I have relatives there so I don't have to worry about a place to stay or waste money on an apartment I never see if I truck for 2 weeks. If I save up more money and things get to weird with coastal weather, I might move to Texas.
 

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Well at least people can't claim it was overhyped. This one came out of nowhere.
 

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Yea I wasn't really paying attention to the timeline until I saw Videodrome's post about it being a tropical storm on Monday. Here we are two days later and it's already a Cat 4. It's only going to get worse from here with ocean temps rising. More and more often these types of rapidly strengthening storms are going to be hitting the coasts and people won't be prepared for it.