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Old 10-05-2016, 10:01 PM
 
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"Hurricane Matthew marched toward Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas and nearly 2 million people along the coast were urged to evacuate their homes Wednesday, a mass exodus ahead of a major storm packing power the U.S. hasn't seen in more than a decade."
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Old 10-05-2016, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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People who aren't native to the area I imagine. I grew up in Florida and never evacuated for a hurricane. Where would we go?
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Old 10-05-2016, 10:33 PM
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Location: Miami
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Hmm, won't hit the Gulf Coast/Upland South for once.

I think I'm good; praying for the family back in Miami though, they say they aren't evacuating.
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Old 10-06-2016, 10:10 AM
 
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This could be a category 5 storm by the time it hits florida. Look that little note for wind gusts in bahamas right now

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Old 10-06-2016, 10:16 AM
 
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Old 10-06-2016, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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It looks to only "brush" the coast until it may hit Jacksonville. I would only be concerned if I lived in Jacksonville or SE GA.
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Old 10-06-2016, 02:54 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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It looks to only "brush" the coast until it may hit Jacksonville. I would only be concerned if I lived in Jacksonville or SE GA.
The surges are my main concern...Brunswick/St. Simons has an average elevation of 8 ft. above sea level, so a (predicted) surge of 7-11 ft. could be devastating.
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Old 10-06-2016, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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The surges are my main concern...Brunswick/St. Simons has an average elevation of 8 ft. above sea level, so a (predicted) surge of 7-11 ft. could be devastating.
Stay safe out there.

I hope for a minimal impact storm. I've lived in cities in the United States that are along the coasts (Atlantic and Gulf) that have carved hurricane paths, and have done the evacuation twice before. These storms are very serious and can be life threatening. My hope is everyone in the impact zone has enough resources and can stay safe through it.
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Old 10-06-2016, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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We're still here in Jax! Of course we left our home which was under mandatory evacuation and are staying at my parents' house at a higher elevation/
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Old 10-06-2016, 04:55 PM
 
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Not as bad as the hype. I was expecting a disaster. We fortunately were spared because the course changed to go further north. I hope they are prepared. I worry that they aren't as prepared because some of the state has never experienced a strong storm. Once your roof goes the house goes. It may be a suggestion for people with garages, if the roof goes, go to the garage and get in your car. You at least should be safe there. Good luck. Hope you do well.
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