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Old 09-08-2017, 08:59 PM
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Where I live we don't get hurricane but we do get storms and things near the lake or flooding in low lying areas. When we do the news crews run to the scene and film it and if I didn't live here I would think it was like that all over the city, when it's only in certain areas. If there is a hurricane and your not in a low lying area near the water are things mostly fine?
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Old 09-08-2017, 09:15 PM
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Hurricanes come with multiple threats, water being the main one:
-surge traveling inland from the beach and anything connected to it (bays, rivers, storm drains, etc).
-heavy rains flooding areas (low lying most likely but since they can dump 1-4+inches per hour anywhere with poor drainage or not able to handle on/off of that can flood).
-Wind which can cause some type of damage even several hundred miles inland (to trees, power, buildings, etc)
-small and brief tornadoes are very common especially on the NE side of the storm in rain bands.
-Also the aspect of no power (even well inland) means you can't pump gas, use ATM's or credit cards, cell cervice go's, ability to obtain information becomes very difficult, etc.
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Old 09-09-2017, 07:10 AM
Location: New Jersey
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Damage can still be quite significant inland with flooding and wind damage. At least here...just 50 MPH winds can cause issues. Florida can withstand that a little better than us, but even moderate winds can still make a mess. I wouldn't be surprised if there are problems well into Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee with wind and rain.
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Old 09-09-2017, 12:34 PM
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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We were 90 miles inland when Fran hit NC. Some river and lowland flooding. Lots of trees down, which takes down the power lines. Some were out of power for a week. So inland isnt bad at all. But on the coast, the storm surge and waves take out everything. There was on small town on the Tx. coast that was completely destroyed. I dont think they ever rebuilt. Property ownership on the gulf or Atlantic coast is a very risky investment.
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Old 09-09-2017, 01:31 PM
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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With my area (10 minutes from the beach, elevation 250') its just the wind that's an issue. Trees all over the place. Flooding not an issue at all except few local spots of course near our brooks and rivers and low lying areas. There's a ton of those. We drain out easy but don't forget we get Vermont and MA water flowing through too.
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