Hurricane Michael - October 2018

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  1. JerseyGirl

    JerseyGirl Forum Coordinator Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    I hate to go off topic here, but here is the trailer to the movie.



    I believe the two Key West guys played bandits.
     


  2. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes Fasten your seatbelts...

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    Hurricane Michael leaves 'unimaginable destruction'

    Panama City, Fla. – The devastation inflicted by Hurricane Michael came into focus Thursday with rows upon rows of homes found smashed to pieces, and search-and-rescue crews made their way into the stricken areas in hopes of accounting for hundreds of people who defied evacuation orders.

    At least two deaths were blamed on Michael, and it wasn’t done yet: Though weakened into a tropical storm, it continued to bring heavy rain and blustery winds to the Southeast as it pushed inland, soaking areas still recovering from last month’s Hurricane Florence...
     
  3. margarita25

    margarita25 Well-Known Member

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    In case anyone is trying to track someone down here are some shelters: sorry if repost:

    Shelters in Florida
    Gadsden County
    Gadsden County High School
    Open at noon Tuesday
    General Population and Special Needs
    27001 Blue Star Highway
    Havana, FL 32333

    West Gadsden Middle School
    Open at noon Tuesday
    200 Providence Road
    Greensboro, FL 32351

    Havana Magnet School
    Open at noon Tuesday
    1210 Kemp Road
    Havana, FL 32333

    Leon County
    Chiles High School
    Open at noon Tuesday
    7200 Lawton Chiles Lane
    Tallahassee, FL 32312
    Pet-friendly shelter

    Godby High School
    Open at noon Tuesday
    1717 W Tharpe Street
    Tallahassee, FL 32304

    Lincoln High School
    Open at noon Tuesday
    3838 Trojan Trail
    Tallahassee, FL 32311

    Sail High School
    Open at noon Tuesday
    2006 Jackson Bluff Road
    Tallahassee, FL 32304

    Fort Braden Elementary School
    Open at noon Tuesday
    15100 Blountstown Highway
    Tallahassee, FL 32310

    Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church
    2015 Lake Bradford Road
    Tallahassee, FL 32310

    Leon High School
    Open at 6 p.m. Tuesday
    550 E Tennessee Street
    Tallahassee, FL 32310

    Florida State University School
    Open at 12 p.m. Tuesday
    3000 School House Road
    Tallahassee, FL 32311
    Special needs shelter

    Wakulla County

    No shelters open

    Taylor County
    Taylor County Elementary
    Open at 2 p.m. Tuesday
    1600 E Green Street
    Perry, FL 32347

    Jefferson County
    Jefferson Somerset School
    Open at 12 p.m. Tuesday
    50 David Road
    Monticello, FL 32344

    Okaloosa County

    Davidson Middle School is closed to general population evacuees, CBS affiliate WKRG reports. All general evacuees are asked to seek shelter at Raider Arena on Northwest Florida State College's campus.

    Special Needs Evacuees are asked to go to Davidson Middle School.

    Escambia County
    Molino Elementary School is open and is a pet-friendly shelter
    Pensacola Bay Center is open for the general population and those with special needs
    Shelters in Georgia
    Lowndes County
    Park Avenue United Methodist Church
    Open at 7 p.m. Tuesday
    100 E Park Avenue
    Valdosta, GA 31602

    Thomas County
    First Baptist Church Thomasville
    Check-in from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday
    210 N Broad Street
    Thomasville, GA 31792

    Effingham County
    CBS affiliate WTOC reports that four shelters will open in Effingham County at 6 p.m. Wednesday night. People are asked to bring their own bedding, toiletries, food and water.

    Sandhill Baptist Church: 1936 Sand Hill Rd, Guyton, GA 31312
    Springfield United Methodist Church: 210 Cleveland St, Springfield, GA 31329
    Elam Egypt Baptist Church: 184 5th St S, Guyton, GA 31312
    Liberty Christian Fellowship: 302 Church St, Guyton, GA 31312
    Macon-Bibb County
    South Bibb Recreation Center, 7035 Houston Rd., Macon, GA 31216

    The shelter opened Tuesday around 6 p.m., CBS affiliate WMAZ reports. It cannot take animals. Pets can be housed at Macon-Bibb Animal Welfare on Fulton Mill Road.

    Shelters in Alabama
    Baldwin County
    Baldwin County Coliseum, 19477 Fairground Rd, Robertsdale, AL 36567

    The American Red Cross will operate the shelter.

    Shelters open as Hurricane Michael barrels toward Gulf Coast
     
  4. KALI

    KALI Well-Known Member

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    How did it go? Are you okay?

     
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    Family awaits word on loved ones who've gone quiet since hurricane hit

    https://www-m.cnn.com/2018/10/11/us...ved-ones/index.html?r=https://www.google.com/

    “More than 500,000 customers lost power in Alabama, Georgia and Florida, and some people haven't been able to reach loved ones since Michael made landfall Wednesday afternoon.”

    Snip

    “Michael has been downgraded to a tropical storm as it slams Georgia with heavy rain and dangerous winds and heads toward the storm-weary Carolinas. It's expected to bring tornadoes, rainfall and unprecedented wind damage along its path.“
     
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    imstilla.grandma Believer of Miracles

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    Hurricane Michael was a storm for the record books, and by one important measurement was more powerful at landfall than notorious past monsters such as Katrina or Andrew.

    Instead of wind speed, barometric pressure should be considered the best way to measure a hurricane's strength, Derrick Herndon, an atmospheric scientist at Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, told National Geographic.

    And referring to a hurricane's damage, a study last year in Nature Communicationssaid that "pressure better explains historical economic damages than does maximum wind speed." This is because central pressure combines both wind speed and storm size, the study said.
    Michael officially stronger than Katrina at landfall
     
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    imstilla.grandma Believer of Miracles

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    The area is largely inaccessible due to damaged roadways and bridges, but drone footage shows a startling bird's-eye glimpse of the destruction Michael caused when it made landfall near Mexico Beach Wednesday, packing winds of 155 mph — just shy of a Category 5 hurricane.
    Scott told people who live on the coast not to try to get back and to stay off the roads. An 80-mile stretch of Interstate 10, which weaves through the Panhandle, was closed so crews could clear debris, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Many more roads were not officially closed, but impassable.
    Drone footage shows decimated Hurricane Michael-ravaged Mexico Beach, Florida
     
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    imstilla.grandma Believer of Miracles

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    But news of the coming disaster also brought charities and volunteers to the scene to help with immediate rescues and long-term recovery. You can assist these efforts through the Public Good website, by clicking here.

    Folks who had to evacuate from Michael's path can let friends and family know they are safe through the American Red Cross website's Safe and Well page and Facebook's Safety Check on its Hurricane Michael Crisis Response page. Both of these tools can also be used to check on people you know in the area.

    The American Red Cross is also encouraging people to give blood. It is reporting a critical need for both blood and platelet donations. You can make an appointment either online, through its blood donor app or by calling 1-800-733-2767.

    Other organizations, including the Salvation Armyand Global Giving, are taking donations to help assist victims of the storm. The Humane Society is helping animals who may have been left behind when families evacuated the storm zone. If you're interested in helping or fostering animals, click here.
    Here's how you can help the victims of Hurricane Michael
     
  9. Jax49

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    Hurricane Michael Live Updates: Desperate Scenes at Storm-Damaged Hospital

     
  10. margarita25

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    “An 11-year-old girl, Sarah Radney, was killed on Wednesday when a carport was torn away and was sent hurtling into the modular home she was in, said Chad Smith, the coroner of Seminole County, Ga. “She was sitting right next to her grandmother,” said Mr. Smith, who described the girl’s death as a “horrible accident.”

    Uggghhhhh... :(
     
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    Highway 98 buckled/damaged near Apalachicola. Only a small area to drive around the edge makes it passable at that spot. (from watching Weather Channel)
     
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    Thanks Magz. No word yet. I can’t imagine that their home survived unscathed, or survived at all. They are in a little subdivision with canals running behind each house, on the tip of a point on the ocean. I’m sure he would have evacuated, but it may be bad where he went in Georgia. I will email again today and report back when I hear from him.
     
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    Jax49 Florida Native

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    sff

    Just saw coverage of the train on the weather channel. Unbelievable. Can't imagine the force that took. I'm scared the death toll will rise.
     
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    Has anyone heard from OBE yet and I missed it?

    She probably lost power...maybe cell coverage too, but sure wish we'd hear something from her soon.

    Michael slams southwest Georgia
    There may be damage to cell towers that serve the area.
     
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    CNN saying death toll now at 5. Search & rescue going on in Mexico Beach.

    Brooke Baldwin letting a few survivors they found use their satellite phone to call loved ones...very emotional.
     
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    I didn't catch the details of who and where, it was one of the towns on the coast, but about 45 minutes ago on the Weather Channel a rescue person of some sort said they are working to pull people out of homes who survived the storm but are trapped in the ruble. Somehow some people survived this.
     
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    Do we think that the name Michael will be retired? So far the death toll seems quite modest but the destruction is catastrophic.
     
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    Realizing how very helpful news outlets are in these tragedies. They risk a lot but also have special resources like their satellites. Last night CNN, and I'm sure others, was the only way some mayors and representatives could get the word out about their conditions and needs because communications were down.

    None sweeter than Brook Baldwin, I am so glad she could help some people this way.

    As we are waiting for our WS peeps to check in. --I so hope everyone is safe and ok. Our Georgia and Carolina peeps are not being covered as much in the news.

    It's going to take a long time to recover from the wrath of this storm.
     
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