Jump to content


Hurricane Dorian - 090119


  • Please log in to reply
13 replies to this topic

#1 OFFLINE   V.T. Eric Layton

V.T. Eric Layton

    Nocturnal Slacker

  • Forum Admins
  • 21,788 posts

Posted 01 September 2019 - 12:03 PM

Now a Category 5 Hurricane With 160 mph Winds

I do hope this storm follows the predicted path. If it doesn't, and actually makes landfall somewhere on Florida's east coast, it'll be very, very bad. It's already going to be devastating for the Bahamas. :(

Fingers crossed for Florida... and the rest of the U.S. eastern seaboard.

Posted Image

#2 OFFLINE   securitybreach

securitybreach

    CLI Phreak

  • Forum Admins
  • 24,708 posts

Posted 01 September 2019 - 12:08 PM

Good luck. I have been through a few storms and they suck. Hopefully it will diminish or head a different direction.
Posted ImagePosted Image
Configs/PGP Key/comhack π

"Do you begin to see, then, what kind of world we are creating? It is the exact opposite of the stupid hedonistic Utopias that the old reformers imagined. A world of fear and treachery and torment, a world of trampling and being trampled upon, a world which will grow not less but more merciless as it refines itself. Progress in our world will be progress toward more pain." -George Orwell, 1984

#3 OFFLINE   V.T. Eric Layton

V.T. Eric Layton

    Nocturnal Slacker

  • Forum Admins
  • 21,788 posts

Posted 01 September 2019 - 01:00 PM

Its projected path is a northward sweep up the eastern coast of the U.S. If it stays out there, I'll be fine and dandy on my side of FL. :)

#4 OFFLINE   crp

crp

    Discussion Deity

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,186 posts

Posted 01 September 2019 - 03:47 PM

it seems all forecasts are for Dorian to decrease to Category 4 if not 3 when it hits USA land mass, which still might be FL North East Coast.
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. ~C. S. Lewis

#5 OFFLINE   V.T. Eric Layton

V.T. Eric Layton

    Nocturnal Slacker

  • Forum Admins
  • 21,788 posts

Posted 01 September 2019 - 07:07 PM

I've been through a few. Even a CAT1 can be devastating. A CAT5 is apocalyptic in regards to the damage it can do. Houses, trees, power poles, etc. just aren't meant to go 180mph. :(

#6 OFFLINE   zlim

zlim

    It's me, plodr

  • Forum MVP
  • 7,237 posts

Posted 02 September 2019 - 10:30 AM

Three hurricanes stand out in my mind: ( I live 130+ miles/209+ km from the Atlantic coast line)
We usually have more water damage than wind damage.

Hazel 1954 "the deadliest, costliest, and most intense hurricane of the 1954 Atlantic hurricane season." Cat 4
I was young and remembered the flooding a few blocks from where we lived. Fortunately, we lived on higher ground.

Agnes 1972 - I just returned from overseas and bad weather followed me every leg of the journey. I was to teach at a different school and remember seeing the watermark line on the school stage back wall that showed how much water was in the building.

Irene 2011 "first hurricane, and first major hurricane of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season." This was the year 4 trees fell on our roof from all the soaking rain. A  week later tropical storm Lee came through with 6" - 14" of more rain.
We had a tarp on the roof that couldn't be repaired because it was raining through most of September. So they built a knee wall to keep the roof from collapsing. We had industrial fans on the first floor to dry the plaster walls and ceiling from the rain that came in through the hole in the roof. We had our own fans in the basement to dry the water that came in from tropical storm Lee.

I was thankful that Hurricane Sandy in 2012 didn't affect us because we were still recovering from the previous year's two storms.
Liz
Registered Linux User # 401459
Posted Image

#7 OFFLINE   Pete!

Pete!

    Message Mogul

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 323 posts

Posted 02 September 2019 - 11:01 AM

Floyd - dropped two trees on my house.
Sandy - dropped a tree on my wife's car.

In both cases, it occurred after the worst winds had abated.  It appeared that saturated soil had more to do with the trees coming down than wind velocity.

#8 OFFLINE   securitybreach

securitybreach

    CLI Phreak

  • Forum Admins
  • 24,708 posts

Posted 02 September 2019 - 11:25 AM

When I lived in Daytona Beach we got hit by Charlie, Frances and Jeanne all in 2004 one after another. The city looked like a war zone when it was over with.
Posted ImagePosted Image
Configs/PGP Key/comhack π

"Do you begin to see, then, what kind of world we are creating? It is the exact opposite of the stupid hedonistic Utopias that the old reformers imagined. A world of fear and treachery and torment, a world of trampling and being trampled upon, a world which will grow not less but more merciless as it refines itself. Progress in our world will be progress toward more pain." -George Orwell, 1984

#9 OFFLINE   ebrke

ebrke

    Board Bigwig

  • Forum MVP
  • 2,878 posts

Posted 02 September 2019 - 04:45 PM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 01 September 2019 - 07:07 PM, said:

I've been through a few. Even a CAT1 can be devastating. A CAT5 is apocalyptic in regards to the damage it can do. Houses, trees, power poles, etc. just aren't meant to go 180mph. :(
One story I read mentioned a woman in a hardened house with hurricane resistant glass who had her windows break and water fill her first floor. Someone else described being "in an aquarium" with water outside almost to the top of their hurricane resistant first floor windows, which were at least holding at that point. I'm assuming they were somewhere near the coast in the Bahamas. Terrible. :'(

#10 OFFLINE   crp

crp

    Discussion Deity

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,186 posts

Posted 02 September 2019 - 06:23 PM

I rode my bicycle in the midst of Agnes.
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. ~C. S. Lewis

#11 OFFLINE   V.T. Eric Layton

V.T. Eric Layton

    Nocturnal Slacker

  • Forum Admins
  • 21,788 posts

Posted 02 September 2019 - 06:26 PM

Yeah, you literally need to be in a steel re-enforced concrete bunker to deal with a CAT 5. It's like a huge 300 mile wide bulldozer blade scrapping across everything in it's path. This is what homes looked like in Homestead, FL after Hurricane Andrew (a CAT 5) went by a few years back...

Posted Image

#12 OFFLINE   sunrat

sunrat

    Thread Kahuna

  • Forum Moderators
  • 5,967 posts

Posted 04 September 2019 - 05:51 PM

That looks mild compared to pics I saw from Bahamas yesterday where no walls were left standing anywhere. Poor Bahamans.
registered Linux user number 324659  ||    The importance of Reading The *Fine* Manual! :D
Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.

#13 OFFLINE   ebrke

ebrke

    Board Bigwig

  • Forum MVP
  • 2,878 posts

Posted 05 September 2019 - 12:50 PM

Looks from the last forecast track like this storm is heading for rejean on Cape Breton island. Hope it's lost its punch over the colder water before it gets there.

#14 OFFLINE   zlim

zlim

    It's me, plodr

  • Forum MVP
  • 7,237 posts

Posted 06 September 2019 - 10:50 AM

The latest:
Hurricane Dorian made landfall at 8:35 a.m. Friday at Cape Hatteras, N.C.

The most up to date info I could find for the Canadian Maritimes was from 16 hours ago.
https://www.capebret...-breton-349034/

Edited by zlim, 06 September 2019 - 10:54 AM.

Liz
Registered Linux User # 401459
Posted Image




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users