Hurricane Florence's brutal winds will test the Carolinas...
The nation's second-biggest solar region is facing the first real-time test of its systems, with Hurricane Florence threatening the Carolinas with winds well in excess of 100 miles per hour and torrential rains. The Category 4 storm was packing 130 mile-per-hour winds as of Wednesday, with landfall expected by the weekend.
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#1 Sep 12, 2018
Depending on just exactly where the storm comes ashore and if it stays as a category 3 when it hits the shoreline, there are predictions of sea swell of 13 to 20 feet. There are about 12 nuclear plants in the storm's path, two are very close to where the storm is predicted to land. It is said that these are old nuclear plants built around the same time as the plants in Fukushima Japan. Could the sea surge from Florence create the same consequence to the old reactors in North Carolina as in Fukushima? We will know by Sunday. This will be the time you find out the nuclear plant was constructed in a low lying 500 year flood plain.
#2 Sep 13, 2018
I live in S. Louisiana and experienced many hurricanes in my time here. 1st, my thoughts/prayers are w/everyone who may be potentially affected by this storm. Here's my humble opinion based on personal experience and why I chose to post this-Consider the information being broadcast regarding Florence and b/c you're likely being inundated w/ more than you can process, focus on what most likely applies to you and act accordingly (leave low areas likely to flood b/c if it does there comes s point when you can't; the same applies to homes in "weaker" conditions, esp. those under bigger trees; do the same if you don't have provisions to last approx 1 week::::::: if you choose to stay fill anything you can with water, tubs, pots, anything you have, having too much is never a bad thing, set up any artificial light sources available, candles, flashlights, laterns, etc; charcoal or wood too as it can be used outdoors afterward to cook). And last but most important of all, remember God has the final word. If you're a believer KNOW He will protect you and provide for you. At some point the information will become redundant and focusing in on the same news you've heard more time than you can count will stress you. Checking on updates once or twice is wise, but place your main focus upon God's promises, if you feel yourself worrying about the "what ifs" find a quiet place and visualize them in a positive light, "see" the rain slowing down, the water draining. the wind calming and KNOW that it will occur and it does. I'm sharing personal experiences that occurred repeatedly (in the face of dire forecasts). Admittedly I was shocked the 1st time it occurred, my worldly mind had trouble NOT believing it was "luck", but eaxh time it occurred that began to shift until finally b/c of my experiences during the flood of 2016 (view the pictures online to get an idea of that horrendous event) I KNEW it was a God thing and as real as Scripture promises it to be. I could share more but this is about all of you, not me and only mention it to give you an idea of what many here experienced, yet Gods grace spared us (in the face of "guaranteed" destruction) so I felt compelled to now share it with all of you. Many will throw out the word "coincidence" but I' now know it's the other. Trust in your faith unconditionally and worry shall change to peace, one you know is real. Focus upon these things and God will see you through. My thoughts/prayers are with all of you. Peace/Love-from a brother in La.
#3 Sep 17, 2018
Shouldn't we be spending more time helping Puerto Rico count bodies from the last hurricane? Have you all lost your mind.
#4 Sep 19, 2018
Agreed. Agent Orange should just throw some paper towels at Cackalacky citizens and be done with them. Bounty and/or Brawny brands are super absorbent.
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