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Old 09-12-2018, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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I think Britts will be under water. It's concrete, right? They might be able to muck it out.
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Old 09-13-2018, 07:28 AM
 
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It sure looks bad for Wrightsville and Wilmington with the storm surge and rainfall estimates. So many areas and roads around the whole area flood with just a day or two of normal non-tropical rain so this could be really bad. I spend from May 15 to October 15 on Wrightsville every year and had been hoping the forecast would get better but my hopes for getting back have gone from this week - to next week - to next year - to wondering if I will ever see it again. I hope it isn't as bad as they're predicting.
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Old 09-13-2018, 08:27 AM
 
Location: D.C.
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I hope it isn't as bad as they're predicting.
It won't be. Media hype is at play here. Yes, the beach will be covered by water and it'll be a mess to clean up, but have to remember that has happened many times before. Shell Island resort spent many years with sandbags up against it's northern side because of so many hurricanes until they finally fixed it.
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Old 09-13-2018, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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I don't know if the cam platform is lit at night, (I just discovered the camera) but the sound of the wind is deafening!
(Nice daytime view)
Wonder if it will ride out the storm?

Below are two photos.
One of the platform's location, in relation to the N.C. coast.
The other is the platform where the camera is mounted.

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This ocean cam is affixed to the Frying Pan Tower, 34 miles off the coast of Cape Fear, North Carolina. The tower was built in the 1960s to warn ships of the shallow waters nearby.

Though GPS navigation technology means this tower is no longer used for its original purpose, it's an important ecosystem for marine wildlife (check out the underwater shark cam to see what we mean) and provides a beautiful view of the sun rising and setting over the Atlantic Ocean.





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deG4NxkouGM
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Old 09-13-2018, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Poor flag is ready to go.
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Old 09-13-2018, 02:36 PM
 
Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
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I don't know if the cam platform is lit at night, (I just discovered the camera) but the sound of the wind is deafening!
(Nice daytime view)
Wonder if it will ride out the storm?

Below are two photos.
One of the platform's location, in relation to the N.C. coast.
The other is the platform where the camera is mounted.








http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deG4NxkouGM
The guy that owns that lives in Charlotte and usually rides out hurricanes there and will adjust the camera to show different views. He's not there for this one. Not sure that flag is gonna make it.
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Old 09-14-2018, 05:10 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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My cousin lives just off of Venturi Dr south of New Bern. What concerns me is how close his house is to the river. Does that area flood badly?
I lived in NC from 1990-1999. I was about 90-100 miles inland however because of the way NC juts out into the ocean if a hurricane was coming up straight from the south it actually hit inland worse than the coast. A few days after the hurricane is when the major flooding hit from the over capacity rivers: the Tar, the Neuse and others I can't remember right now. Hurricane Floyd hit a few months after we moved from NC and my friend who lived in La Grange, NC sent me a booklet of the aftermath. It was a nightmare with the raw waste from hog & turkey farms overflowing, dead pigs & cows floating in the water.

There was some talk about one of the rivers that seemed to cause a problem in Raleigh and the government was going to widen it but I have no idea if anything has been done about this since I left almost 20 years ago. There is a reason they call the area I lived in the Coastal Flood Plains. Nothing should have been built in that area as it floods badly every time there is a hurricane. But they have lived through a 100 year flood and a 500 year flood, all in the last 20 years. Tells you something doesn't it? I lived there during Bertha, Fran & Dennis. I saw more hurricanes when I lived in Kinston, NC than I have ever seen in 40 years living in Florida.
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Old 09-14-2018, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I remember Floyd in 1999 leaving doing more damage to the inland cities than to Wilmington. Places like Greenville, Kinston, Rocky Mt, Wilson, Tarboro and such had large portions of them underwater and without power for several weeks after the storm.
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Old 09-14-2018, 06:06 AM
 
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I lived in NC from 1990-1999. I was about 90-100 miles inland however because of the way NC juts out into the ocean if a hurricane was coming up straight from the south it actually hit inland worse than the coast. A few days after the hurricane is when the major flooding hit from the over capacity rivers: the Tar, the Neuse and others I can't remember right now. Hurricane Floyd hit a few months after we moved from NC and my friend who lived in La Grange, NC sent me a booklet of the aftermath. It was a nightmare with the raw waste from hog & turkey farms overflowing, dead pigs & cows floating in the water.

There was some talk about one of the rivers that seemed to cause a problem in Raleigh and the government was going to widen it but I have no idea if anything has been done about this since I left almost 20 years ago. There is a reason they call the area I lived in the Coastal Flood Plains. Nothing should have been built in that area as it floods badly every time there is a hurricane. But they have lived through a 100 year flood and a 500 year flood, all in the last 20 years. Tells you something doesn't it? I lived there during Bertha, Fran & Dennis. I saw more hurricanes when I lived in Kinston, NC than I have ever seen in 40 years living in Florida.
I live near there. Our power went out at 21:45 last evening. I do have a generator that will get me through a few days. I regret not adding another (a second) propane tank after Matthew. I don’t think it’s a good sign that our power went out even before the storm made landfall.

Hoping everyone stays safe.
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Old 09-14-2018, 06:46 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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