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Hurricane Florence

Discussion in 'Off Topic Chit Chat' started by ALDABRAMAN, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. ALDABRAMAN

    ALDABRAMAN KEEPER AT HEART 5 Year Member

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    I've got a friend that rents a trailer on my property in Catawba South Carolina just south of Charlotte North Carolina.
    He's planning on evacuating due to flooding.
    It's near the Catawba river.
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    The wind speeds are down to cat 2.
    But the system is larger.
    So. Not good news.
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    I suppose if we have many coastal Carolina members, the last thing on their minds is the tortoise forum.
    Our thoughts are with you.
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    Im glad we get all the nice after affects of the hurricane.
    for once im glad I live in arizona. Stay strong!
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    I'll take a large Cat 2 vs. a smaller Cat 5, any day!
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    ~ I see your point, true less wind, however that excessive rain could be more dangerous.

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    I think people pay better attention to the water when it's accompanied by wind. Wind, thankfully, is more difficult to sleep through. It's when the water rises quietly in the wee hours of the morning... it's scary. One of those things that keep emergency management on edge and up all night.
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    ~ Yes, I have been involved in many aftermath operations of these types of events during my career professional career and you are correct. This hurricane made landfall as a cat 1, however the rain and slow movement is going to be devastational.
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    Somehow... that doesn't surprise me. :) I have to wonder if our paths have crossed, professionally.
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    ~ I was an LEO in Special Ops at the Collier County Sheriffs Office, last 13 years was as a K-9 Handler/Sergeant. I retired in 2010 after 25 years.

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    I don't know if you and I have met before, but we probably know at least a few of the same people. I worked with Lee Mayfield when he worked for Craig. And I worked with ESF-17 during the time frame the reptile industry started attending the AITC meetings, the cattlemen were concerned about heartwater, and West Nile virus first showed up in Florida.
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    ~ OK, I know Jeff Bell very well, Reptile Industries were located near my current residence prior to them Moving to Rock Rd.
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