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Old 08-11-2013, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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Its hot this weekend... humid and hot.
Yup. I've been down here for a month and have loved the weather so far, but the past two days have been more typical summer weather. Never thought that the first good summer (weather-wise) in a long time for me would be in the deep South!
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Old 08-12-2013, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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I just read it looks like we'll be getting the cold air damming scenario starting Thursday. Never in my 15 years of living here have I heard of a cold air damming situation in the summer. Happens all the time the rest of the year, but I've never seen it do it in summer.
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Old 08-12-2013, 02:44 PM
 
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Generally speaking, I do not turn on the A/C until it goes over 95 degrees (F). That is, of course, with reasonable humidity. I despise air conditioned air & am actually allergic to (the mold that is in) it. However, with the increased humidity & constant rain, I have had to keep it on.

My summer indoor temperature is set at 80, so, the A/C does not run a lot, but, it does de-humidify, which is the point.
I have no idea how your home is not a molded and damp setting AC at 80. I would think if your house is insulated that your AC would barely run. You would probably benefit from a dehumidifier more then an AC system. In order to dry out a house properly you AC has to run almost constantly. That why properly sized AC units for your home will run almost all the time. If they short cycle the house can get moldy. You make actually be creating more mold by setting a thermostat at 80.
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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I have no idea how your home is not a molded and damp setting AC at 80.
It wasn't that long ago when there was no AC in houses in Charlotte or anywhere in the South for that matter. Anyone older than 50 will remember it if they lived here then. They didn't get moldy & damp in the summer.

IMO homes of that time were probably healthier inside than the hermetically sealed houses of today where people like to keep it unnaturally cold during the summer. I feel like I need to take a jacket into some peoples houses in the summer.
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:29 PM
 
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I've been watching the weather and I'm not sure I'd want to live near a lake or creek with the flooding I've been seeing.

Am I either overreacting and/or falling for the media blowing everything out of proportion? It looks like its been a record year for rain. Has flooding been that big a problem?

We plan to move in the coming months, rent an apartment from where we are now and then look for a house once we get there.
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:24 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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I've been watching the weather and I'm not sure I'd want to live near a lake or creek with the flooding I've been seeing.

Am I either overreacting and/or falling for the media blowing everything out of proportion? It looks like its been a record year for rain. Has flooding been that big a problem?

We plan to move in the coming months, rent an apartment from where we are now and then look for a house once we get there.

Media was right this time, the rain has been insane. It not normal shower but more drenching tropical like heavy down pours, to much for drains to handle. This week and last, only time it didnt rain every day since June.
When looking for apartment and house pay attention to what topography it is located at. Try to avoid places at bottom of a hill and near a creek. A hill or incline is best.

Here a few pictures I took. All these are small creeks that was turned into a rushing river. The one going over the road, is a creek that normally 8 feet beneath the bridge.




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Old 08-13-2013, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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It wasn't that long ago when there was no AC in houses in Charlotte or anywhere in the South for that matter. Anyone older than 50 will remember it if they lived here then. They didn't get moldy & damp in the summer.

IMO homes of that time were probably healthier inside than the hermetically sealed houses of today where people like to keep it unnaturally cold during the summer. I feel like I need to take a jacket into some peoples houses in the summer.

It feels like that when we go to my wife's sisters place or her parents place, both of who live in Southern Virginia. In our house, AC doesn't go on unless the high is going to be 88 or higher, and it stays at 79 degrees when it's on, unless my wife argues enough to get it down to 78 or 77 overnight. During the day when we aren't home, 84 upstairs, 82 downstairs.
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:46 AM
 
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Wow, insane is right. That doesn't look like a creek, it looks like a river!

Thanks for the advice on what to look for. I found a good website from this forum that allows you to plug in an address and tells you if you're near a flood plain. I forget the name now, but I have it somewhere.
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:51 AM
 
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Media was right this time the rain has been insane. It not normal shower but more drenching tropical like heavy down pours to much for drains to handle. This week and last only time it didnt rain every day since June.
When looking for apartment and house pay attention to what topography is located at. Try to avoid places at bottom of a hill and near a creek. A hill or incline is best.

Here a few pictures I took. All these are small creeks that was turned into a rushing river. The one going over the road, is a creek that normally 8 feet beneath the bridge.


I think the last picture of the bridge was next to a friend of mine off of Beam Lumber Road... Correct?
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Old 08-13-2013, 08:03 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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I think the last picture of the bridge was next to a friend of mine off of Beam Lumber Road... Correct?
Yeah, near Wood Mill Winery . The first one going over the road is on Hwy 27 below Tony Stewart new mansion. The second one is Howard Creek Mill right beside where haunted attraction 'Terror by the Creek' is.
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