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Old 08-31-2008, 03:33 PM
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Location: Durham, NC
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The last major hurricane to hit Virginia was in 2003 with Hurricane Isabel. I've lived here over 18 years and every few years it is our time to face a hurricane. I think it is likely that this or next year it will be Virginia's turn for a hurricane. Do you think so?
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Old 08-31-2008, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I'm kind of thinking we might get Hannah, going to keep our eyes out and remove potential flying objects from outside - Isabel wasn't any fun but thank goodness we didn't have anything major like some folks we know did. (I still remember where I was when the power went out...lol).
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Old 08-31-2008, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Niles, Michigan
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They haven't talk to much about Hannah . I understand why but we just moved to North Carolina and watching this one too
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Old 08-31-2008, 05:26 PM
 
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I just saw something about Hannah as well. There was not much info on it since Gustav is so close to hitting but it sounds like the east coast is going to be the target.
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Old 08-31-2008, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Sorry, I misspelled it, they are going w/Hanna, I do believe NC will take the brunt, scary though - there are two more forming behind "her" - I believe the East Coast will get hit w/one of them this yr. (just my gut feeling). - If you've never experienced one before, please prepare: have some cash on hand if you need to evacuate, have a good supply of water and non-perishable foods, flashlights, a NOAA radio, etc.. Another good tip (I need to post this in Home tips) - freeze water in emptied 2 ltr. soda bottles and/or if you have an ice maker, keep dumping it in bags and store in the freezer, will really help keep the temps. cold for longer if you lose power.

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They haven't talk to much about Hannah . I understand why but we just moved to North Carolina and watching this one too
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Old 08-31-2008, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Is just a matter of time, the proper conditions, and will hit most of the states with beach front property on the east coast. Do to the lack of hurricane action in Virginia they should have a solid plan to take Hanna or other hurricane head on....
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Old 08-31-2008, 08:02 PM
 
Location: S.E. Florida
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Don't know about Virginia being past due for a major cane but I know the Miami / Fort Lauderdale is LONG past due for a major cane
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Old 08-31-2008, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Niles, Michigan
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Just wondering. When they took all these people by plane, buses, trains where did they all go. I asked my husband this and it might sound silly but I know when they first said to leave on your own some people had cars and left. Some didn't. Some must of had cars but mabe didn't have the money for gas, hotels and all that so they took what was being offered. If you left your car knowing that it most likley would be non drivable when you return will it still be covered. I just wish they would every once in awhile say something about Hannah. I'm new to this in Michigan non of this was an issue. Here in North Carolina we have no clue.
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Old 08-31-2008, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Don't know about Virginia being past due for a major cane but I know the Miami / Fort Lauderdale is LONG past due for a major cane
Any city or state that is within the reach of a hurricane can be due for a major cane....
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Old 08-31-2008, 09:08 PM
 
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I remember when I lived in Norfolk between 1990 and 1994 and it was suppose to get hit head on by a hurricane. I was so scared, but then it changed direction and we only got the outer effects from it. I remember seeing people boarding up places and stuff. Thank goodness though it didn't get hit.
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