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artmo
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Blowing Up a Storm

After a quiet start to the hurricane season this year in the US Tropical Storm Gordon is heading for the North Florida coast and could become a hurricane tonight.

 

Tropical Storm Gordon

 

Hurricane Florence is also giving some concern but it looks to be turning and heading into the Atlantic.

 

Florence

 

Japan is also experiencing major problems with Typhoon Jebi - it's worst storm for 25 years.

 

Typhoon Jebi

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 ... and our favourite paper, the Daily Mail was reporting last week, that September would see temperatures rocketing. and our "indian summer" would return and last until the end of October....

Today, they are reporting that Florence will deluge the uk with rain, and high winds... and that the typhoon causing so much trouble in Japan will  also be giving us grief... 

I`m not going to quote the pages... but that is the "general gist" of what they reported ! ! ! ..

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Yes, one front page headline during the July heatwave claimed that it would last till October.  How about trying to get tomorrow's forecast right before going into ultra long-range forecasting?

artmo
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But they spend a fortune om long range forecasting so they have to tell us somethingWink

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Gordon hasn't been upgraded to a hurricane but sadly has caused the death of a young child.

 

Sad News

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artmo
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Hurricane is heading towards the Carolinas..

 

Florence Heads for the Carolinas

 

I was going to fly up to NC next week to visit friends but it looks like I will be changing my plans.

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We have close relatives in Charleston SC.

 

They have all been ordered to evacuate, at least 150 miles inland, being the worst Hurricane for 30 years.

They are used to boarding up homes & evacuating.

The US Navy are vacating moorings on the East Coast too.

 

BBC & BBC World have excellent coverage.

CNN (Sky & Freesat) are showing continuous live pictures.

 

Our relatives are now safe, staying with friends in a safe location inland.

 

Charleston SC is a really picturesque town, shame if it's damaged by Florence

 

Florence.jpg

artmo
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Florence is strengthening again and still heading towards the Carolinas and Virginia. It looks to be making landfall Thursday/Friday.

 

Florence Update

 

It's reported to be the worst storm in the area for 30 years.

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Excellent & very informative 30 minute CNN News programme on Florence at 3am UK  time.

 

Wind measuring around 320 miles across, 150 mile extremely dangerous.

 

At risk, apart from any residents that ignore the mandatory evacuation warning, are several Nuclear power plant, several Dams

 

One Nuclear plant is similar design to Fukushima, almost destroyed by a Tsunami.

 

 

Power outrages for 3 million customers for several days, not hours, predicted (75% of Duke power customers)

 

Storm surge equivalent to 7 storey building in height, plus 20" of Rain !...

 

It's currently night-time in Carolina, so not much to see... yet

 

So glad our relatives have moved inland.

 

 

And yet we see the usual panic buying of food, water, gasoline, generators just days before all hell breaks loose !

 

Why do people wait ?

 

Emergency services relocated to high ground, but they may not be able to attend for days.

 

 

Due to hit Myrtle Beach soon, MB is such a lovely beach and area too.... a good vacation spot.

 

 

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/09/12/us/hurricane-florence-south-east-coast-wxc/index.html

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/09/12/asia/super-typhoon-ompong-mangkhut-wxc-intl/index.html

 

 

 

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artmo
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Florence has been downgraded to a category 3 this morning but still extremely dangerous.

 

Latest

 

Trump states he is completely ready for emergency and FEMA is standing by with emergency aid.

Power companies have deliberately cut power to homes to encourage residents to leave before Florence hits.

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Anyone ignoring the mandatory evacuation is being advised to write their name in indelible ink on their forearms.

Plus possibly other information, location, family members etc

 

 

CNN from London had an excellent News programme this afternoon, illustrating both Super Typhoon Mangkhut and Hurricane Florence.

 

Super Typhoon Mangkhut is the larger weather event, but of course it's not affecting America !!

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and so it begins......

 

Huge waves lash U.S. shores and 16,000 people lose power as monster Category 2 Hurricane Florence hits North Carolina ready to dump up to 40 INCHES

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6161333/Storms-uncertain-track-sows-fear-10-million-crossha...

 

artmo
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Florence is currently lashing the US coast. It's been downgraded to a category 1 but still very dangerous.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45517260

The biggest worry now is flooding.

After the storm comes the clean-up. Many people will be homeless.

It's not over after Florence departs. This is the peak of the hurricane season. Waiting in the wings are Tropical Storms Helene and Isaac and subtropical Storm Joyce. Also in the Pacific there is Tropical Depression Olivia and Super Typhoon Mangkhut.

 

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Florence hits land:

Storm surge of TEN ft swamps city where 150 people are trapped as centre of the hurricane hits North Carolina bringing 90 mph winds.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6166567/Hurricane-Florence-storm-surge-begins-flooding-hits...

 

As aways, DM lots of excellent photo's