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  • Hurricane Ida

    Ida is a category 1. NOAA states: "IDA EXPECTED TO BEGIN RAPIDLY INTENSIFYING SOON"

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    Hurricane Hunters measured 105 MPH winds to the South of Ida. Forecast is again, it will "intensify" before landfall.

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    • #3
      FEMA shelters will have masks and hand sanitizers. People are facing a CAT 2 and the FEMA director concentrated more on COVID, masks and hand sanitizers more than the storm. I agree COVID supplies are important; however, so is IDA.

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      • #4
        I've a contact in NJ, who reports that rainfall was 'apocalyptic'. Month's rain in a couple of hours, like Asian Monsoon but side-ways. A lot of systems caught off-guard. Subways flooded. Clean-up will take a long time.

        One thing they may have to add is pop-up flood barriers and water-gates around subway access. Manual emplacement takes too long...

        FWIW, the weather forecasts estimated low-ish on total rainfall, but horribly underestimated the rate of rainfall: Day's dosage arrived in a few-hour deluge. Model-tweak required...

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        • #5
          In GA, Ida hammered NW GA and Atlanta and its surrounding area. GA Power reported 7500 outages. As I'm not familiar with all the smaller electricity suppliers, I can't even guess-ti-mate the total outages.

          Popup flood barriers would be a good idea for future events.

          I have a Davis Vantage Pro weather station and often the rate of rainfall is beyond belief, but fortunately it doesn't maintain that rate.
          During Ida, it measured a total of 3.5"; however for short periods of time, the rate was 10" to 11" per hour.

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          • #6
            Was visiting family in Ga. near the Al. border. Got stuck for an additional day due to IDA. We had a lot of rain 7+ " very hard to see outside little visibility. Next day had a wonderful drive back to Fl. On 75.

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            • #7
              With all the power outages was gasoline difficult to find? It must have been a hectic drive.


              Tonight has been busy with a young bear three times at the feeders. I ran him off twice with 2 shots from a 9mm. The last time, I hit it with a rock while carrying an AK. Although they are persistent, they beat feet at the sound of a firearm.
              The last week or so had a lot of bear visits; they are fattening up for winter.


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              • #8
                No on 75 all stations were open. As we drove down to Fl. The price went from $2.68 to $2.99 per gallon.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by RICHFL View Post
                  No on 75 all stations were open. As we drove down to Fl. The price went from $2.68 to $2.99 per gallon.
                  That is great! It is good news that some areas dodged Ida's destruction.
                  I located a pistol I wanted to buy; however, the roads by that area of Atlanta are still closed.

                  Gas here is $2.93 9/10 per gallon.. The biggest jump here was after the pipeline was cancelled.

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