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    Atlantic Hurricane Season 2014

    The season starts June 1, looks to be a mild one per forecasters, but we will watch and see what Mother Nature decides

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    Slight change in the 2014 Tropical Weather Outlook texts (TWO):

    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/news/2014022...twoChanges.php


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    2014 Hurricane names.

    2014
    Arthur
    Bertha
    Cristobal
    Dolly
    Edouard
    Fay
    Gonzalo
    Hanna
    Isaias
    Josephine
    Kyle
    Laura
    Marco
    Nana
    Omar
    Paulette
    Rene
    Sally
    Teddy
    Vicky
    Wilfred
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    Tor:Con Index link below. Will show you the probability of a tornado happening in your area.
    http://www.weather.com/news/tornado-torcon-index

    FEMA's link for Emergency Supplies list below or what you need to survive for three days in case help is not immediately available to you.
    http://www.ready.gov/document/family-supply-list

    You can also purchase a weather radio which will inform you of severe weather even if your electricity goes out. Runs on batteries of course.

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    There are no Q, U, X, Y or Z names.

    Why not Queenie, Ulysses, Xenobia or Zilla or something similar?

    Quinta? Uma? Zelda?
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    Tor:Con Index link below. Will show you the probability of a tornado happening in your area.
    http://www.weather.com/news/tornado-torcon-index

    FEMA's link for Emergency Supplies list below or what you need to survive for three days in case help is not immediately available to you.
    http://www.ready.gov/document/family-supply-list

    You can also purchase a weather radio which will inform you of severe weather even if your electricity goes out. Runs on batteries of course.

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    Female hurricanes deadlier than male cyclones

    Female hurricanes deadlier than male cyclones

    Researchers examine more than six decades of death rates from U.S. hurricanes


    Author: By Holly Yan CNN

    Published On: Jun 03 2014 03:29:16 AM EDT Updated On: Jun 03 2014 07:01:46 AM EDT

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    Apparently sexism isn't just a social problem -- if you're in the path of a hurricane, gender bias might actually kill you.

    A study suggests people prepare differently for hurricanes depending on whether the storm has a male or female name.

    "Feminine-named hurricanes (vs. masculine-named hurricanes) cause significantly more deaths, apparently because they lead to a lower perceived risk and consequently less preparedness," a team of researchers wrote in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

    In other words, a hurricane named "Priscilla" might not make people flee like a hurricane named "Bruno" would.

    The study analyzed death rates from U.S. hurricanes from 1950 to 2012...

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/f...-says/26300954

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    Quote Originally Posted by BetteDavisEyes View Post
    Female hurricanes deadlier than male cyclones

    Researchers examine more than six decades of death rates from U.S. hurricanes


    Author: By Holly Yan CNN

    Published On: Jun 03 2014 03:29:16 AM EDT Updated On: Jun 03 2014 07:01:46 AM EDT

    (CNN) -
    Apparently sexism isn't just a social problem -- if you're in the path of a hurricane, gender bias might actually kill you.

    A study suggests people prepare differently for hurricanes depending on whether the storm has a male or female name.

    "Feminine-named hurricanes (vs. masculine-named hurricanes) cause significantly more deaths, apparently because they lead to a lower perceived risk and consequently less preparedness," a team of researchers wrote in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

    In other words, a hurricane named "Priscilla" might not make people flee like a hurricane named "Bruno" would.

    The study analyzed death rates from U.S. hurricanes from 1950 to 2012...

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/f...-says/26300954
    I know hurricane Ivan made me think of 'Ivan The Terrible', and it was. A Bruno will scare me more than a Priscilla.

    Yet a hurricane Scarlett, has a slightly higher alarm rating for me than a Teddy or Bobby.

    Maybe we need to add another word or so to the names to raise the alarm.

    A hurricane Mary can become a Bloody Mary, or a hurricane Jack can become a Jack the Ripper if they threaten land and people.

    That will raise hurricane awareness.
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    Tor:Con Index link below. Will show you the probability of a tornado happening in your area.
    http://www.weather.com/news/tornado-torcon-index

    FEMA's link for Emergency Supplies list below or what you need to survive for three days in case help is not immediately available to you.
    http://www.ready.gov/document/family-supply-list

    You can also purchase a weather radio which will inform you of severe weather even if your electricity goes out. Runs on batteries of course.

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    Hurricane Arthur is upon us here in SE NC. Here is a live camera if you care to watch in real time!

    http://www.surfchex.com/kure-beach-web-cam.php
    ...and be sure your sin will find you out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waltzingmatilda View Post
    Hurricane Arthur is upon us here in SE NC. Here is a live camera if you care to watch in real time!

    http://www.surfchex.com/kure-beach-web-cam.php
    Excellent waltzingmatilda! Pier cam. The waves looked ferocious.
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    Tor:Con Index link below. Will show you the probability of a tornado happening in your area.
    http://www.weather.com/news/tornado-torcon-index

    FEMA's link for Emergency Supplies list below or what you need to survive for three days in case help is not immediately available to you.
    http://www.ready.gov/document/family-supply-list

    You can also purchase a weather radio which will inform you of severe weather even if your electricity goes out. Runs on batteries of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Show Me View Post
    Excellent waltzingmatilda! Pier cam. The waves looked ferocious.
    It is an angry sea out there today! We've had some intense squalls and our condo sways in the wind but so far so good!
    ...and be sure your sin will find you out.

    Numbers,32:23

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    I'm grateful to have access to the Internet and radar - otherwise I'd have no indication that a hurricane's on its way. I live on the Outer Banks and it's perfectly peaceful outside right now... not what I'd expect when a Cat 2 hurricane is supposed to hit us overnight! The part I live on has not been evacuated and I'm far enough from both the ocean and sound that I'm not terribly worried. This is my first hurricane since moving here, though, so I'm more curious than nervous at this point.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hucklepie View Post
    I'm grateful to have access to the Internet and radar - otherwise I'd have no indication that a hurricane's on its way. I live on the Outer Banks and it's perfectly peaceful outside right now... not what I'd expect when a Cat 2 hurricane is supposed to hit us overnight! The part I live on has not been evacuated and I'm far enough from both the ocean and sound that I'm not terribly worried. This is my first hurricane since moving here, though, so I'm more curious than nervous at this point.
    Hi Hucklepie,

    All that's about to change for you so are you prepared for your electric to go out?

    Filled the tub with water?

    Got flashlights?

    Know where your nearest shelter is?

    Are you in a home or apt. building?

    Just curious and keep in contact here to let people know you're safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waltzingmatilda View Post
    It is an angry sea out there today! We've had some intense squalls and our condo sways in the wind but so far so good!
    Know you've been through it, surfs up! I miss it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waltzingmatilda View Post
    It is an angry sea out there today! We've had some intense squalls and our condo sways in the wind but so far so good!
    Hoping for the best for you waltingmatilda! Stay safe my friend. Really glad Arthur isn't a higher rated hurricane.
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    Tor:Con Index link below. Will show you the probability of a tornado happening in your area.
    http://www.weather.com/news/tornado-torcon-index

    FEMA's link for Emergency Supplies list below or what you need to survive for three days in case help is not immediately available to you.
    http://www.ready.gov/document/family-supply-list

    You can also purchase a weather radio which will inform you of severe weather even if your electricity goes out. Runs on batteries of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peliman View Post
    Hi Hucklepie,

    All that's about to change for you so are you prepared for your electric to go out?

    Filled the tub with water?

    Got flashlights?

    Know where your nearest shelter is?

    Are you in a home or apt. building?

    Just curious and keep in contact here to let people know you're safe.
    I'm prepared for power to go out, but so far, so good. We're on the other side of the eye of the hurricane now and it's pretty messy outside. I live on the second floor of an apartment building so no worries about flooding to my home. Two last-resort shelters were opened just before dark last night - the closest is a middle school less than a mile from me and I can see lots of cars in their parking lot right now. I was able to sleep for a few hours but the wind woke me up around 5. I'm listening to the local police/radio scanner and there are lots of flooding reports along with some fire reports.
    edit: eeeek. and a report now of a woman in labor, in a car on a flooding road. Hope the EMTs are able to get to her safely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peliman View Post
    Know you've been through it, surfs up! I miss it.
    Haha! Wish you were here Peliman!

    Quote Originally Posted by Show Me View Post
    Hoping for the best for you waltingmatilda! Stay safe my friend. Really glad Arthur isn't a higher rated hurricane.
    Thanks Show Me! We were worried because it was headed straight towards Cape Fear but Arthur made the turn to the NE when the eye was 25 miles out. Phew that was close. It is beautiful here this morning!

    Here's a cool video from Frying Pan Tower which is located 30 miles out in the middle of the Atlantic. How would you like experience a Hurricane out there? The Govmt. auctioned it off and a man bought it for 80,000 bucks (IIRC) and has turned it into a bed and breakfast. Cool history of the tower in the last link of the accompanied text.

    http://www.wect.com/story/25936955/v...miles-offshore

    Happy July 4th everybody!!!
    ...and be sure your sin will find you out.

    Numbers,32:23

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