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#21 Bingo

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 01:05 PM

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#22 johnk

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 04:27 PM

Mar-a-Lago gets washed out to sea you know who will be first in line for govt assistance.
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#23 Rob Randall

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 08:59 AM

Florida's Governor is telling all residents to be prepared to evacuate if necessary. That's 21 million people. That's like the population of Ontario and Quebec.


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 09:01 AM

Florida's Governor is telling all residents to be prepared to evacuate if necessary. That's 21 million people. That's like the population of Ontario and Quebec.

 

I don't quite understand this evacuating thing.   Sure, if your home might be flooded.  But if not, just have a safe hiding place and lots of supplies.   Get in a sleeping bag and jump in the bath tub with an improvised heavy "lid".  A door with bricks attached will work.

 

Plenty of places in Florida over 300 feet elevation.

 

https://en.wikipedia..._highest_points


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 09:05 AM

^ No politician wants to be accused of not acting fast enough or comprehensively enough after the fact. 



#26 Rob Randall

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 09:09 AM

I think it's just a precaution in case things really get bad and there's a mad panic to escape.

 

Right now, winds have died down to 150 mph which sounds good compared to concerns winds might hit 200 mph but then you realize 150 mph is still crazy strong. What's the strongest wind speed recorded in Victoria?


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#27 Mike K.

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 09:26 AM

Oh, good question. 120km/h, maybe? That's about 120km/h shy of 150mph.

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#28 Bingo

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 01:58 PM

 What's the strongest wind speed recorded in Victoria?

 

You could easily simulate 120 km driving on the Pat Bay Highway with your head out the window. Don't try this if you are the driver.



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Posted 08 September 2017 - 03:24 PM

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 03:27 PM

I think it's just a precaution in case things really get bad and there's a mad panic to escape.

 

Right now, winds have died down to 150 mph which sounds good compared to concerns winds might hit 200 mph but then you realize 150 mph is still crazy strong. What's the strongest wind speed recorded in Victoria?

Some really serious hurricane force winds recorded out by Race Rocks in the 100mph range but for the City I think you'd be hard pressed for more than 60-75mph



#31 nerka

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 03:48 PM

Victoria - Gonzales (top of the hill)  113 km/h hourly average, 145 km/h max gust

 

Airport - 77 sustained, 109 gust

 

Race rocks must have more but is not in the EC Climate Normals database


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#32 jonny

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 09:16 PM

Often times the evacuations hurt more people than the hurricanes themselves.
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#33 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 07:11 AM

Often times the evacuations hurt more people than the hurricanes themselves.

 

Yup.  There is no possible way 21M can evacuate.  FYI there are only 5M hotel rooms in all the USA.


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#34 Bingo

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 12:22 PM

Yup.  There is no possible way 21M can evacuate.  FYI there are only 5M hotel rooms in all the USA.

How many gyms, bunkers, subway tunnels, catacombs, I'm sure they can accommodate 21M easily.


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#35 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 12:40 PM

How many gyms, bunkers, subway tunnels, catacombs, I'm sure they can accommodate 21M easily.

 

I mean the roads can not handle that volume.


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Posted 09 September 2017 - 12:44 PM

They could easily handle 21M bicycles.  This notion that we need cars to evacuate is silly.  Your dog can run beside you and watering & nutrition stations can be set up along the route. 


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#37 Bingo

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 12:45 PM

I mean the roads can not handle that volume.

 

Folks know that and they were told that two days ago, and now they are chaining their cars to trees hoping they still be there and drivable when they return.



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Posted 09 September 2017 - 12:49 PM

They could easily handle 21M bicycles.  This notion that we need cars to evacuate is silly.  Your dog can run beside you and watering & nutrition stations can be set up along the route. 

 

They probably don't have 21M bicycles in Florida, but the military could probably parachute a bunch in along with some dog food.



#39 jonny

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 12:57 PM

I mean the roads can not handle that volume.


When they tried to evacuate Houston prior to Rita in 2005 it was a total disaster. They used all traffic lanes to evacuate, and still couldn't do it. Cars were running out of gas and being abandoned after idling in bumper to bumper traffic all day. My folks decided to turn around and head home when they were down to half a tank of gas. They only made it about 10 miles after driving all day.

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 07:49 PM

I see some Canadians on Antigua are demanding that the Canadian government  come and rescue them. I disagree. You had a weeks notice that this was coming, get your own self out. Government didn't send you there.


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