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  1. jdm61

    jdm61 itinerant metal pounder Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 12, 2005
    That is what happened in North Florida with Irma. Rising rivers and such almost cut us off when we were driving back home for Charleston. Yeah, we didn't exactly pick the best place to evacuate to, but dumb luck not only got us a hotel 3-4 feet above highest flood level, but we also found fuel okay on the way home.
     
  2. scott.livesey

    scott.livesey

    Nov 10, 2011
    storm now Cat 2, but rain around wilmington still forecast 20" to 30". next update at 8am est may clarify more.
     
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  3. WC53

    WC53 Gold Member Gold Member

    147
    Dec 15, 2016
    Falling apart in cooler waters would be good news
     
  4. scott.livesey

    scott.livesey

    Nov 10, 2011
  5. jdm61

    jdm61 itinerant metal pounder Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 12, 2005
    Falling apart or stalling and dumping rain? They were still talking about some pretty damn high surge up those rivers.
     
  6. scott.livesey

    scott.livesey

    Nov 10, 2011
    eye is making landfall right now. only one stream showing flooding so far. a mess for the folks on coast.
     
  7. Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith

    Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith ilmarinen - MODERATOR Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2004
    We really dodged it up here in Norfolk. Outside it is light breezes with scattered light rain. Water didn't back up the bay much at all. Nusiance flooding and some minor flooding in the places that always flood at high tide. They say we will get more rain and a bit more wind over the next 48 hours. Still, 3" of rain is not the mess the guys in Wilmington are getting. One place down there recorded 30" arready.

    The worst flooding up here in VA ( and down in NC/SC) will be up the rivers and creeks. My SIL Steve said the water behind his place (20 miles up the river from Norfolk) was really high last night. Tonight is supposed to be higher. He is on a hill, so no wories, but many of the small communities are right at river level and will flood badly.
     
  8. jdm61

    jdm61 itinerant metal pounder Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 12, 2005
    Don't get too slack, Stacy. They worst of the Irma flooding in North Florida happened after he storm had allegedly passed. Same deal with Charleston. It wasn't supposed to be as bad as it was.
     
  9. MBB

    MBB Gold Member Gold Member

    216
    Apr 18, 2014
    I'm in Greenville at the northern edge of the storm. It's been windy and rainy with mild flooding, but not terrible. 50-100 miles south of me is an entirely different story, however.
     
  10. scott.livesey

    scott.livesey

    Nov 10, 2011
    you must be in South Carolina. Greenville,NC got wind, rain, and storm surge.
     
  11. MBB

    MBB Gold Member Gold Member

    216
    Apr 18, 2014
    No, I'm in NC. I drove back and forth to work through last night and this morning. It's not terrible.
     
  12. scott.livesey

    scott.livesey

    Nov 10, 2011
    good to hear
     
  13. Bob Duguay

    Bob Duguay

    66
    Aug 28, 2017
    I am in the Holden Beach area on the water way. It has been rough here today and still is. A few Down trees around us. We have not got the flooding they predicted during the last high tide. The next might be worse.
     
  14. scott.livesey

    scott.livesey

    Nov 10, 2011
    the eye just passed north of you so winds are going to shift direction again. good luck
     
  15. NC Biker

    NC Biker

    682
    Apr 8, 2014
    If anyone is interested, here is what my little neighborhood in Wilmington, NC looks like after a couple of weeks of clean-up.

     
  16. scott.livesey

    scott.livesey

    Nov 10, 2011
    Are you and yours ok? Here north west of Raleigh, we missed all but 5" of rain over 4 days. Falls Lake just south of the house seems to deflect most anything coming this way.
     
  17. NC Biker

    NC Biker

    682
    Apr 8, 2014
    Yeah, we made it through luckier than most. Thanks for asking! Several trees tried to get the shop, but were blocked by others that some how managed to stay up. I'll need a new roof, but that was about due anyway. We had some areas flood in town, but most of the severe flooding was more inland in low lying areas and along the Cape Fear River. All in all, I have to count my blessings! It could have been much worse if it had come ashore as a cat 4 as originally forecast.
     
  18. Spalted

    Spalted My name is Britt Askew I like making knives Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    816
    Dec 9, 2010
    Glad your damage was minimal. I dumped 8" of rain from my gauge and while some of my neighbors lost current luckily I didnt. Those people near the rivers are having a hard time for sure.
     
  19. scott.livesey

    scott.livesey

    Nov 10, 2011
    Michael is headed to visit Stacy then head out to sea. the 'eye' passed about 5 miles west of the house about 5pm. Very strong winds about an hour later. No damage at my place other than a limb or two down. Hope everyone else made it thru ok.
     
  20. mete

    mete Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2003
    Driving here in the Catskill mtns about 12 noon --giving my new pickup a taste of the real world. 4x4 and wipers at full speed ! Hard to see with rain and fog .
     

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