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Discussion in 'Gravel Trap' started by FB, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    Looks wet and windy.

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  3. Angel

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    Based on where Brogan said he is, he's going to catch at least some of the worst of that storm if it carries on like that. I really hope he's safe and well. It must be horrific to be living there knowing that is coming.

    Mind you the Philippines and China had an even more vicious storm heading their way too.
     
  4. Brogan

    Brogan Leg end Staff Member

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    It's a bit windy.

    Our biggest concern has always been the rain.
    NC is one of the lowest areas of the US and gets a massive amount of rain every year (I think Wilmington already had record rain this year), so flooding was always the main risk for us, and still is depending on where and how much water is dumped.

    We back onto a creek and the 100 year flood line is at the end of our back garden - if we get 20-30cm of rain, we could see the back end of our garden disappear under water - any more than that and the house itself may be at risk (and house insurance policies in the US don't come with flood insurance).

    Probably going to lose some newly planted fruit trees from the back and front garden due to the wind, and maybe some roof shingles, but they can be replaced.

    We do back onto woods with some very large, old trees, which are also a risk factor if the area is flooded and there is high wind.

    On top of all that we have Trump ...

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  5. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    Is that a "manly" word for a hurricane?

    Maybe he could tweet you out of the problems.LOL
     
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  6. Brogan

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    Honestly not - I think the wind is basically over for us.
    We may get some later in the day but really, we've had worse regular storms.

    https://www.windy.com/35.770/-78.916?35.385,-80.079,7,i:pressure,m:eELadXD
     
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  7. cider_and_toast

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    I'm surprised Trump hasn't blamed the Caribbean for all of these hurricanes and insisted on building a wall along the eastern seaboard to keep them out. The Caribbean would have to pay for the wall of course.
     
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  8. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    The wisdom of Donald Trump on the impending hurricane.



    Be safe Mr B and family.
     
  9. Brogan

    Brogan Leg end Staff Member

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    To be honest, it was all rather disappointing.

    I've had worse wet farts - both in terms of wind speed and flooding.
     
  10. Titch

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    Brogan just keep your defences up. ( Oh and your knicker elastic tight) Florence is due to dump some serious rain. Hopefully not on you, or your area, but it"s all very slow moving, so it's not over yet.
     
  11. Angel

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    How goes it with the rain Brogan? I hope there is no flooding for you but given what we've been hearing on our news it's likely there could be.
     
  12. Brogan

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    No problems for us.

    We're not in a flood zone and we're outside the main rain bands.

    We have still had a lot of rain though.
     
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  13. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    Following the bids for Sky the UK's Takeover Panel has decided that there will be an auction to start on Friday at 17:00, will stop on Saturday. The two contestants are Rupert Murdoch's Fox and US conglomerate Comcast.

    The battle for Sky: Why it matters

    "No matter who wins the bidding war, Sky subscribers are likely to face higher prices, Ms Enders says."

    The elephant in the room is Amazon, they look almost certain to be joining the bidding wars for programmes and sports in the not too distant future.
     
  14. cider_and_toast

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    What we really need is a few stupidly rich men controlling all of the media so that they can steer the political agenda. That's not a frightening prospect in the slightest.

    :facepalm:
     
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    OK so Storm Ali was exciting. Glad to be back in the world of power to the house. One ring camper stove cooking, no power ( no tv, no light, no heat, no hot water ) for long periods of time is ....... well boring. But the fourteen mile journey home after a morning appointment, and before I discovered the lack of power, was frankly scary. Ali hit mid morning, after we had left home, and in less than an hour almost every route I tried to take to get back was blocked by fallen trees. I eventually used the motorway to get to my nearest place (Lockerbie) and from there up into the moors it was fingers crossed and fortunately most of the downed trees didn’t block the road.
    I can’t tell you how glad I am to have normal service resumed today.
    :)
     
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  16. Brogan

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    Glad to hear you made it home safely Titch.

    The clear up is well underway here.
     
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  17. Titch

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    Brogan I have to say the local council here were on top of it from the start. Every road blocked by a downed tree that I encountered had a team already there assessing the situation, and that had to be within an hour.Mobile phones can be really useful. I would imagine that they have just hauled them off the roads, it could be months before they do anything else with them, if ever.
    I hope you kept your feet dry.
    :)
     
  18. Angel

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    I'm glad you're safe Titch that can't have been nice for you at all. We had some rough winds down here but nothing like as bad as you must have had.

    A couple of years ago we had storm Doris, that brought down our garden fence. I could see it going and without thinking about what I was doing I stupidly went out to try and hold up a six foot fence. I don't know what got into me, I'm not a big woman either, if it had gone it would have flattened me. Thankfully I moved away before that happened.
     
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  19. F1Brits_90

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    we had the winds although it wasnt bad only 30/40mph. not the winds that were double in Ireland & Scotland. we just got really bad rain, it was torrential from 12:30pm - 7pm & 9 - 10;30pm near me we had 2 flooded roads which made going to work interesting, 3rd time lucky & made the news on radio this morning "worst hit was Sheffield who had 2 weeks of rain in 1 day"
     
  20. vintly

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    Typhoon in Hong Kong area

    Jen Zhu on Twitter
     
  21. Greenlantern101

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    No thanks I've got the car.
     

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