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Old 08-23-2011, 06:45 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Agree on the flooding: Irene can stay away, imo.
We got our fannies kicked during Frances & Ivan, summer of 2004, up here on the E/SE facing ridge at 5,000 ft. We don't need any 'Canes...some good rain would be welcome.
GL, mD
Yes, it sounds as tho you have already dealt w/ enuff hurricane fall out!

We have trees surrounding us - I always deal w/ falling limbs after storms w/ any sustained wind. Guess I better get the chainsaw shined up = just in case.
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Old 08-23-2011, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Mtns of Waynesville,NC & Nokomis, FL
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Yes, it sounds as tho you have already dealt w/ enuff hurricane fall out!

We have trees surrounding us - I always deal w/ falling limbs after storms w/ any sustained wind. Guess I better get the chainsaw shined up = just in case.
Us, too...it took all of us in the four houses on our road, a full day to cut our way out, after both F & I, and all 30 homeowners to get our road down the Mtn, open. I now have 2 Stihls, and a bag of sharpened chains.

We had knee deep debris, limbs and branches and leaves, on the road, under the downed trees. A neighbor, a weather nut, lost his anemometer at 101 mph, last recording. Rockin' & rolling up here on the ridge. Was enough for me.
GL, mD
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Carolina Mountains
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I was driving and didn't feel it but I did notice my phone not working for a little bit and then I tried to pump gas shortly after it happened and couldn't get my card to run. I was in a hurry and rather irritated at the station until I heard about the quake and put two together.

But in Aug 2005 we had a little jolt. I remember that well and I know WNC gets small tremors from time to time. There are some major fault lines through the
mountains.

Now hurricanes..... I remember vividly when the ones came through in 2004 and flooded biltmore village. It was several years before all the parkway was open again due to the damage. They canceled classes and closed the dorms at UNCA because of it. I don't think this one is going to be that bad, but of course because I feel that way, just watch, all of NC will be without power for a week. Crazy stuff.

On a slightly different note, they are predicting amazing fall color this year...pending this hurricane. They are saying the hurricane could change everything if it hits wnc. I'm really hoping it doesn't. I've got plans this fall gosh darnit!

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Old 08-23-2011, 11:26 PM
 
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This is actually the second earthquake I've experienced in the mountains. There was one that came in the middle of the night when I lived in Murphy.

Can't remember the year, but it was somewhere between 2001 and 2004.
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Old 08-30-2011, 06:56 PM
 
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We live just outside Boone and didn't feel anything, although the dogs were going crazy. And I lived in Brasstown when that earthquake was there in 2003, and didn't feel it either. Not that I'm complaining.
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Old 09-02-2011, 07:56 PM
 
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We live just outside Boone and didn't feel anything, although the dogs were going crazy. And I lived in Brasstown when that earthquake was there in 2003, and didn't feel it either. Not that I'm complaining.
Nope, wouldn't be complaining on that one, lol.

I find it so interesting about the reaction of dogs. Crazy how they seem to know something is coming . . .
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