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Old 10-05-2016, 01:06 PM
 
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Please be sure and take your pets. As noted above, many shelters will accept pets. Whatever you do, please don't leave them in a crate or tied up.

Hope everyone in the path stays safe and it will make a turn and head out to see instead.

Ack!!! sea I need to proofread better. I hate it when I find a typo and it's too late to edit!
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Old 10-05-2016, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Please be sure and take your pets. As noted above, many shelters will accept pets. Whatever you do, please don't leave them in a crate or tied up.
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Old 10-05-2016, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Miraflores
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I am headed up early next weekm should make for an interesting vacation. Hope my 98 y/o father does not blow away before I get there.
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Old 10-05-2016, 03:47 PM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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I'm sitting on the Gulf side hoping Matthew doesn't wobble on over here. I've done prep as far as food, gas, cash and go box. Now it's wait and see.

DH is working in NY and won't be home until Friday evening. He's checking in on me, ready to come back if needed, but the airlines won't be flying by then if it comes to that. I have our son here, so I'm not alone. I'm just grateful there were no storms when they were on vacation in August and I was pet sitting. DH was gone then too and I had visions of evacuating with their pets and ours, a total of nine and a parrot.
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Old 10-05-2016, 04:43 PM
 
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Climate change has made many previously survivable events, no longer as easily survivable in terms of damage and life. Storm surge of water now happens all over the world. And storm surge is similar to a tsunami with surge as high as a 7 or 9 feet wall of water, such as occurred on the Jersey Shore. Climate change has made many weather aspects more severe.

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Old 10-05-2016, 05:10 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Climate change has made many previous survivable events, no longer as easily survivable in terms of damage and life. Storm surge now happens all over the world. And storm surge is similar to a tsunami with surge as high as a 7 or 9 feet wall of water, such as occurred on the Jersey Shore. Climate change has made many weather aspects more severe.
A few winters ago we had the Storm of the Century here. Areas that don't normally get flooded, got flooded. We are in a 100 year flood zone and thank goodness, being on a slight hill, when the ocean came over, WAY OVER, the water went rushing down the street and created a lake at the bottom of the hill.

There wasn't an order to evacuate that year except for those who live directly ON the beach. Some of those people were rescued in boats. One couple had a giant wave crash through their sliders and if the husband hadn't held onto the woman, she would have been washed out to sea!

We were trapped, however. Couldn't escape by walking up towards the ocean because it was a foot deep in partially frozen slush and couldn't get out the other way because it was a lake. I make sure to always have food on hand, the type that can be eaten right out of the container--chips, crackers, nuts, water and fruit. Flashlights, a large candle, matches, a battery operated lantern--we get them out and put them right in the middle of the table so we can find them fast or even in the dark.

That Hurricane Sandy was supposed to hit us but it changed its evil mind and hit NJ and was fizzled out by the time it got here.
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Old 10-05-2016, 05:32 PM
 
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Yes, these storm surge giant waves of water crashing through homes are terrifying.

I watched a huge tsunami in real time right as it was happening in Japan a couple years ago on CNN. very terrifying!

It seems to have escaped the attention of many, even though CNN covered it extensively. One nuclear power plant was in danger of contaminating the region and greater distances, and actually did. 1000's of people were killed by the tsunami itself. The strong storm surge from the ocean and big walls of water destroyed everything in its path.

your story, in_newengland, is also enlightening. sorry you experienced that!

I read about Jersey Shore people trapped in upper floors of their homes while 7 or 8 foot storm surge waves/walls of water crashed into their homes from the ocean.

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Old 10-05-2016, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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Hoping that all CD people on the east coast stay safe!
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Old 10-05-2016, 05:52 PM
 
Location: On the road
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We're in the US visiting, poor timing on being in Florida I guess... turtled up in motel outside Gainesville.

Have the tank filled up, got cash from ATM, have water and beer. Bring it.
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Old 10-05-2016, 05:56 PM
 
Location: The South
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With Hurricane Matthew approaching/threatening most of the SE coast - I wonder how those of you who are seniors are dealing with it. Especially if you live in a single family house. But even if you don't (because there may be mandatory evacuations ordered tomorrow morning). I am having a heck of a time with my 98 year old father. Who refuses to budge come he** or high water.

On my part - here in NE Florida - I haven't yet decided what to do (will decide tomorrow morning). I do know I'm in a bit of a pickle even if I stay. Because my husband had cataract surgery today. And he's not supposed to bend over/lift anything (there are a couple of heavy things that have to moved into the garage). Reckon I'll have to deal with those things myself. Robyn
I don't know the answer, but I am 79 and I moved to Ocean Springs three months before Katrina. I knew very little about hurricanes , but I made up my mind that if the weather event was spelled beginning with a "H", I was going to evacuate. I had lots of folks say they wouldn't evacuate for a Cat 1 hurricane. I evacuated for four during my three years in Mississippi. Only one was deadly.
I guess my advice is to force him to go, hire some help and make him go and do it early.
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