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Posted: 9/15/2004 8:21:40 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2004 8:22:26 AM EST by BeetleBailey]

Our university here in Birmingham, AL - 250 miles from the coast, is closing Thurs-Fri for the hurricane. I just saw sandbags in the loading dock behind my building. WTH!?
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 8:29:02 AM EST
Shit man... I work in one of those buildings they still haven't told us if we have to come in tomorrow or not.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 8:29:24 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 8:30:20 AM EST
Yeah, 250 miles is not far enough when your talking hurricanes.
Still a lot of wind, plus flooding.
Time for a road trip!
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 8:30:35 AM EST
2 things man.

(1) get a better belt.

and

(2) get the feuck out of dodge!!

be safe!
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 8:39:27 AM EST
Ok, to put things in perspective, the eye of the last one was 85 miles across. 250 miles ain't sh!t for something that size.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 8:59:47 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 9:04:08 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2004 9:05:02 AM EST by BeetleBailey]

Originally Posted By Jfor:
Shit man... I work in one of those buildings they still haven't told us if we have to come in tomorrow or not.



We're gonna die!!
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 9:05:52 AM EST
Yeah, were gonna have power outages and flooding, it just depends on how long and how much.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 9:08:46 AM EST
Hold onto your hats and watch your asses. Good luck guys.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 9:11:58 AM EST
Holy cow. Look at the distance this thing moves between Friday and Monday! It barely moves. Folks in AL, GA, TN, VA , W VA, SC and NC are fucked! As much rain as we got with this last one (what, a week ago?) and likely more rain by far on the way with this one, we'll be getting major, major flooding.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 9:14:19 AM EST
After Frances and only 60 mph winds, I'll tell you this first hand. GET THE FUCK OUT! Go stay with friends, no classes, no reason to stay. If you are within 100 miles of the center of the storm, get out. No way in hell will I ever stay being in the direct path of even a Cat 1. You won't find gas, you won't find food. And a week without power sucks. Get out, is that clear?
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 9:14:27 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 9:15:41 AM EST
I'm 2 miles form the beach and 500 yards from back bay in biloxi, mississippi....this one is gonna sting, but during the eye of the storm is fun..it's like halftime!! everybody comes out to assess the damage so far!!
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 9:16:08 AM EST

Originally Posted By Jasba:
Yeah, were gonna have power outages and flooding, it just depends on how long and how much.



I've been hearing (officially and unofficially) that we're probably looking at prolonged power outages across the state the likes of which we've never seen here before. Anybody noticed all the statements from Alabama Power officials in the news the last few days to that effect? Like they're trying to soften the blow ahead of time?...

I won't be surprised if we're without power for a couple of weeks out here in "the sticks." I'll have to slog into work next week just to get my Arfcom fix...
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 9:18:22 AM EST

Originally Posted By CS223:
After Frances and only 60 mph winds, I'll tell you this first hand. GET THE FUCK OUT! Go stay with friends, no classes, no reason to stay. If you are within 100 miles of the center of the storm, get out. No way in hell will I ever stay being in the direct path of even a Cat 1. You won't find gas, you won't find food. And a week without power sucks. Get out, is that clear?



+1
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 9:30:36 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2004 9:31:06 AM EST by Fallkniv]

Originally Posted By Charging_Handle:
Holy cow. Look at the distance this thing moves between Friday and Monday! It barely moves. Folks in AL, GA, TN, VA , W VA, SC and NC are fucked! As much rain as we got with this last one (what, a week ago?) and likely more rain by far on the way with this one, we'll be getting major, major flooding.



Wherever it stalls is going to be a huge disaster area. Maybe even surpassing the damage from the intial hit. Intial estimates are for it to stall 4+ days within a 300 mile area. Within that area 12+ inches of rain for 4 days. Widespread rain totals of 36 inches, storm total - with localized areas receiving 50+ inches Those are dam-busting totals!

Rain totals like that in other mountainous regions of the world have yielded hundreds and even thousands of casualties.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 9:31:01 AM EST
They say it will just stall out over us in Tn............No weekend plans outdoors here ! Hope you guys down south pull through OK.......
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 9:32:29 AM EST

Originally Posted By JCHammer:
They say it will just stall out over us in Tn............No weekend plans outdoors here ! Hope you guys down south pull through OK.......hinking.gif



I'm leaving, NOW. Depending on where you live - you might consider the same.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 9:32:45 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2004 9:34:19 AM EST by Jfor]
I can honestly say that this is the first time a storm is worrying me. Now that I have a wife, I have more to think about than myself. If it was just me, I would be having blast. I am more about my mom who lives up on Smith Lake and she won't go stay with someone else. She is being hardheaded. She has tons of trees around the house. Dad is out of town til probably Friday and he is trying to talk her into staying somewhere else.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 9:34:03 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2004 9:37:49 AM EST by lostwildcat]

Originally Posted By Jfor:
Shit man... I work in one of those buildings they still haven't told us if we have to come in tomorrow or not.




Yes they have,

NO work.. Stay home.


Edited to say, lets keep in touch down here. If it gets bad or if someone thinks they are in trouble or need a place to stay IM me before the storm gets here.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 9:34:35 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2004 9:37:11 AM EST by Jfor]
Sweet!!! Now I can go make my mom come and stay with us.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 9:38:02 AM EST
Huntsville Alabama area just announced that city and Madison County schools are closed tomorrow. School opening decision for Friday will be made tomorrow as well.

I'm a little concerned about this one, but being as I'm 2 hours north of Birmingham, I'm not fretting too badly yet. And my wife is calm.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 10:19:17 AM EST
Cullman checking in!!

Things look calm now. We'll see how it goes tomorrow though. Anyone gets in trouble drop me a line.

John Getting ready!!
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 10:54:41 AM EST

Originally Posted By BlackAdder:
Cullman checking in!!

Things look calm now. We'll see how it goes tomorrow though. Anyone gets in trouble drop me a line.

John Getting ready!!



Really, I've got family up in Cullman. I'd be digging in or moving out if I lived there, considering it's history with storms.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 11:07:44 AM EST
Can we nuke Ivan from orbit?

Gads, if we get one more drop of water in Ohio, we're done.

Link Posted: 9/15/2004 11:10:15 AM EST
DON"T TALK, DON"T THINK!!! RUN, MOTHERFUCKER, RUN!!!
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 11:12:34 AM EST
Good luck fellahs... I'll make sure to pray have another drink for ya.


- BG
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 8:14:47 AM EST
Any updates??? Windy in Cullman , but still have power. Relatives in Blountsville, Springville, and B-ham have lost power.

Hope everyone is safe.
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