couple things of interest for today

robl
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I just realized it is August 1st.  Time flies.  And for me and many others we are facing a direct hit from a category 1 hurricane that will parallel the east coast of Florida and the US.  Good thing they got the rocket to mars off when they did.  A category 1 is small by hurricane standards but you must never under estimate them.  Winds are forecast ~ 75-80 miles per hour.  I put up my shutters so I am now living like a mushroom.  The house is dark like a cave.  All my utilities are under ground but the power comes in at some point above ground before transitioning to underground.  That is the weak link.  To those living along the eastern seaboard of the US stay safe. - robl

mikey
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robl wrote: I just realized

robl wrote:

I just realized it is August 1st.  Time flies.  And for me and many others we are facing a direct hit from a category 1 hurricane that will parallel the east coast of Florida and the US.  Good thing they got the rocket to mars off when they did.  A category 1 is small by hurricane standards but you must never under estimate them.  Winds are forecast ~ 75-80 miles per hour.  I put up my shutters so I am now living like a mushroom.  The house is dark like a cave.  All my utilities are under ground but the power comes in at some point above ground before transitioning to underground.  That is the weak link.  To those living along the eastern seaboard of the US stay safe. - robl

I am watching it too!! I don't have shutters like you do but I do have Bahama Shutters I can lock down against the house so they don't catch the wind and fly away or come thru the windows. I also have a generator so power isn't a huge problem but it can only run off the propane tank for about 48 hours at full power so I will be shutting down the pc's after the power goes out the first time to save on the propane and also shutting it down during the day as long as it's not too hot. Both my wife and I use a cpap machine to sleep so it will run at night time, I hope the neighbors can sleep too.

Some of the current models show it coming ashore over the top of me into North Carolina, but time will tell.

You stay safe too!!!

Gary Charpentier
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mikey wrote: robl wrote: I

mikey wrote:

robl wrote:

I just realized it is August 1st.  Time flies.  And for me and many others we are facing a direct hit from a category 1 hurricane that will parallel the east coast of Florida and the US.  Good thing they got the rocket to mars off when they did.  A category 1 is small by hurricane standards but you must never under estimate them.  Winds are forecast ~ 75-80 miles per hour.  I put up my shutters so I am now living like a mushroom.  The house is dark like a cave.  All my utilities are under ground but the power comes in at some point above ground before transitioning to underground.  That is the weak link.  To those living along the eastern seaboard of the US stay safe. - robl

I am watching it too!! I don't have shutters like you do but I do have Bahama Shutters I can lock down against the house so they don't catch the wind and fly away or come thru the windows. I also have a generator so power isn't a huge problem but it can only run off the propane tank for about 48 hours at full power so I will be shutting down the pc's after the power goes out the first time to save on the propane and also shutting it down during the day as long as it's not too hot. Both my wife and I use a cpap machine to sleep so it will run at night time, I hope the neighbors can sleep too.

Some of the current models show it coming ashore over the top of me into North Carolina, but time will tell.

You stay safe too!!!

Hope you all stay safe.  At least they forecast those beasts.  They don't forecast the ground shakes I get out on my side of the country.

mikey
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Gary Charpentier

Gary Charpentier wrote:

mikey wrote:

robl wrote:

I just realized it is August 1st.  Time flies.  And for me and many others we are facing a direct hit from a category 1 hurricane that will parallel the east coast of Florida and the US.  Good thing they got the rocket to mars off when they did.  A category 1 is small by hurricane standards but you must never under estimate them.  Winds are forecast ~ 75-80 miles per hour.  I put up my shutters so I am now living like a mushroom.  The house is dark like a cave.  All my utilities are under ground but the power comes in at some point above ground before transitioning to underground.  That is the weak link.  To those living along the eastern seaboard of the US stay safe. - robl

I am watching it too!! I don't have shutters like you do but I do have Bahama Shutters I can lock down against the house so they don't catch the wind and fly away or come thru the windows. I also have a generator so power isn't a huge problem but it can only run off the propane tank for about 48 hours at full power so I will be shutting down the pc's after the power goes out the first time to save on the propane and also shutting it down during the day as long as it's not too hot. Both my wife and I use a cpap machine to sleep so it will run at night time, I hope the neighbors can sleep too.

Some of the current models show it coming ashore over the top of me into North Carolina, but time will tell.

You stay safe too!!!

Hope you all stay safe.  At least they forecast those beasts.  They don't forecast the ground shakes I get out on my side of the country. 

No forecasting but you can look here, change it to your State, to see if what you felt was real of imagined:

https://earthquaketrack.com/p/united-states/north-carolina/recent?fbclid=IwAR0uXCuOAY_BKHKMsSZP4pqAE-oc-8t2IsW1Ps3njGYWCSr5numw_0Q9v8Y

Gary Charpentier
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mikey wrote: Gary

mikey wrote:

Gary Charpentier wrote:

mikey wrote:

robl wrote:

I just realized it is August 1st.  Time flies.  And for me and many others we are facing a direct hit from a category 1 hurricane that will parallel the east coast of Florida and the US.  Good thing they got the rocket to mars off when they did.  A category 1 is small by hurricane standards but you must never under estimate them.  Winds are forecast ~ 75-80 miles per hour.  I put up my shutters so I am now living like a mushroom.  The house is dark like a cave.  All my utilities are under ground but the power comes in at some point above ground before transitioning to underground.  That is the weak link.  To those living along the eastern seaboard of the US stay safe. - robl

I am watching it too!! I don't have shutters like you do but I do have Bahama Shutters I can lock down against the house so they don't catch the wind and fly away or come thru the windows. I also have a generator so power isn't a huge problem but it can only run off the propane tank for about 48 hours at full power so I will be shutting down the pc's after the power goes out the first time to save on the propane and also shutting it down during the day as long as it's not too hot. Both my wife and I use a cpap machine to sleep so it will run at night time, I hope the neighbors can sleep too.

Some of the current models show it coming ashore over the top of me into North Carolina, but time will tell.

You stay safe too!!!

Hope you all stay safe.  At least they forecast those beasts.  They don't forecast the ground shakes I get out on my side of the country. 

No forecasting but you can look here, change it to your State, to see if what you felt was real of imagined:

https://earthquaketrack.com/p/united-states/north-carolina/recent?fbclid=IwAR0uXCuOAY_BKHKMsSZP4pqAE-oc-8t2IsW1Ps3njGYWCSr5numw_0Q9v8Y

Quote:

LA and Southern California has had: (M1.5 or greater)

  • 8 earthquakes in the past 24 hours
  • 95 earthquakes in the past 7 days
  • 436 earthquakes in the past 30 days
  • 7,921 earthquakes in the past 365 days

of course there is https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/?extent=13.79541,-144.22852&extent=56.80088,-45.79102&range=week&magnitude=all&showUSFaults=true&baseLayer=terrain

Matt White
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I'm watching the Hurricane as

I'm watching the Hurricane as well, although it is supposed to be a tropical storm by the time it reaches me in Rhode Island. I'll make a go/no-go decision this afternoon about dropping my 40 meter vertical and removing the EHT's on my 20-6 SteppIR 2 el yagi. (Ham antennas)  I've got a couple of trees I'm concerned about as well. 

Clear skies,
Matt
robl
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It is now 1340 on the east

It is now 1340 on the east coast.  With the exception of a couple outer bands moving through this morning all is quiet.  This storm has been a pain and the weather guys/gals have done the best they can.  After all weather is "science".  I would however like to see this thing move north of Canaveral before it gets dark.  

And Gary you are correct.  I used to live in LA (San Fernando Valley) in a two story wooden apartment building.  I can remember "walking" the hallways on two earthquakes only to the them behave like a snake.  There is a reason for wooden construction out there.  You need the building to flex. I will take hurricanes anytime over quakes.  You can the the "canes" coming, quakes are a different issue however.

mikey
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robl wrote: It is now 1340

robl wrote:

It is now 1340 on the east coast.  With the exception of a couple outer bands moving through this morning all is quiet.  This storm has been a pain and the weather guys/gals have done the best they can.  After all weather is "science".  I would however like to see this thing move north of Canaveral before it gets dark.  

And Gary you are correct.  I used to live in LA (San Fernando Valley) in a two story wooden apartment building.  I can remember "walking" the hallways on two earthquakes only to the them behave like a snake.  There is a reason for wooden construction out there.  You need the building to flex. I will take hurricanes anytime over quakes.  You can the the "canes" coming, quakes are a different issue however. 

As a young teenager I lived in Fairbanks Alaska and it rumbled too, now I retired and am with the hurricanes but I prefer the eartquakes! The Alaska quakes didn't take your home away, no falling into the sea like they say California may do some day and not ongoing for several days!! 

The new projection for the current East Coast hurricane is coming onshore about 15 miles due South of me into North Myrtle Beach, which is on the South Carolina/North Carolina border. That means I may see the worst winds of any storm in the last 4 years since they built my home, my home is built to withstand Category 3 Hurricane which is 135mph winds so I should be okay, but less is always better. Rain and storm surge isn't a problem for me as I live 30 feet above sea level and we have ponds to catch the rain fall and they have never been over 1/2 full in that same 4 years., they overflow on the far side from me 6 feet or so before they get to my level.

Today I locked down the Bahama Shutters, moved the tomato plants to the garage and moved all the patio furniture to an indoor room. I also moved the grill against the home, disconnecting it from the in ground propane tank and wedging it inplace with some cinder blocks. I will get some metal pipes and pound them into the ground hopefully before the next storm and bolt it to them so next time I don't even have to move it. Tomorrow morning we will move the front porch furniture inside the home and be done with all the outside stuff we need to do.

robl
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For us down here in Florida

For us down here in Florida south of Canaveral this storm turned out to be a non event.  It moved further off the coast reducing wind and rain.  We were lucky.  Not all storms do this.  I will put out stuff tomorrow and remove panels over the doors.  Right now I have only one way out and that is the garage door.  This could really present a problem in the event of a house fire.  Moving on.  

mikey
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robl wrote: For us down here

robl wrote:

For us down here in Florida south of Canaveral this storm turned out to be a non event.  It moved further off the coast reducing wind and rain.  We were lucky.  Not all storms do this.  I will put out stuff tomorrow and remove panels over the doors.  Right now I have only one way out and that is the garage door.  This could really present a problem in the event of a house fire.  Moving on.  

We don't do that here, boarding up the doors if we are in the place, but some people do board up their windows, now rental homes do get the full boarding up process, it helps keep people out too. I have some of those metal burgler bars that go from the door handle to the floor and we will put those in place when we go to bed and use the hurricane door on the garage door. It's a metal box frame that goes in the center of the garage door and has a post on the bottom that goes in a hole in the concrete and then a bracket at the top it clips into that's attatched to the wooden frame above the door and then pins for each door panel to keep it from blowing in or being sucked out into the driveway.

I'm hoping by this time Tuesday it's a non event for us too!!! Glad you are safe!!

robl
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mikey wrote: robl

mikey wrote:

robl wrote:

For us down here in Florida south of Canaveral this storm turned out to be a non event.  It moved further off the coast reducing wind and rain.  We were lucky.  Not all storms do this.  I will put out stuff tomorrow and remove panels over the doors.  Right now I have only one way out and that is the garage door.  This could really present a problem in the event of a house fire.  Moving on.  

We don't do that here, boarding up the doors if we are in the place, but some people do board up their windows, now rental homes do get the full boarding up process, it helps keep people out too. I have some of those metal burgler bars that go from the door handle to the floor and we will put those in place when we go to bed and use the hurricane door on the garage door. It's a metal box frame that goes in the center of the garage door and has a post on the bottom that goes in a hole in the concrete and then a bracket at the top it clips into that's attatched to the wooden frame above the door and then pins for each door panel to keep it from blowing in or being sucked out into the driveway.

I'm hoping by this time Tuesday it's a non event for us too!!! Glad you are safe!!

Thanks and back at you!!!

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