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    Greensboro, NC

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  1. magpiemaniac

    Hurricane Michael

    It took Duke Energy over thirty hours of “assessing damage” to come up with a power restoration estimate of Tuesday, October 16 at 11:45 PM. I feel sorry for my generator, but it’s a Honda and can probably manage.
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    Hurricane Michael

    I live in a dense neighborhood—and you can interpret that in a couple of ways—so I’m hoping that being in the middle of three thousand dark homes will provide Duke with the incentive to get cracking around here. (After the essentials of course.) Restoring in this area would be a good bang for their buck from an efficiency standpoint. But I’m not holding my breath though.
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    Hurricane Michael

    Over 24 hours later and still no estimate from Duke. At least I didn’t lose anything (unlike others) and the temps are nice, but I’m afraid to even guess how long it’s going to take to get power back on here.
  4. magpiemaniac

    Hurricane Michael

    They never say, “Wow. We really missed that one. Sorry, folks.” Instead, we’ll get a steady diet of post-storm, overly dramatic, on-air promos claiming, “We were there first when Michael hit the Triad! Watch us for the most dependable, accurate forecast available anywhere!” One thing I’ve learned from using the Nextdoor app during these events. The people who live around me are absolute idiots.
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    Hurricane Michael

    Almost 20 hours without power in Greensboro. A couple of local tv mets spent the week repeating “Michael isn’t going to be NEARLY as bad as Florence [for the Triad]” and everyone took that at face value. The 30 mile shift to the west in NC caught a lot by surprise. The number of outages in Guilford County has been growing all night and into the morning. Not a crew in sight even where lines are on the ground.
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    Hurricane Michael

    We’ve been without power in Greensboro since 3:00 PM Thursday. Duke Energy is still “assessing damage” and has no estimate on restoration time. Almost 4.5” IMBY today. It’s a mess in GSO. Trees down everywhere. Almost half the county without power. Idiots treating dead traffic lights like they have a full green regardless of who else is in the intersection.
  7. magpiemaniac

    2018 Banter Thread

    There are some strange posters in that Tropical Headquarters forum. Explains why I hang around the Southeastern States area 99% of the time.
  8. magpiemaniac

    2018 Banter Thread

    Go home, Florence. You’re drunk.
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    2018 Banter Thread

    I prepped early, but didn’t have to do much because I keep a few things on hand 24/7/365 just as a precaution. Maybe I can burn through some of this stuff during a huge winter storm this coming season.
  10. magpiemaniac

    2018 Banter Thread

    Florence should be down in Miami by morning. I wasn’t wanting damaging wind and flooding, but I might be lucky to get a sprinkle out of this,
  11. magpiemaniac

    2018 Banter Thread

    That’s ridiculous. Surely people are aware that they’re getting shafted. I purchased several 40-count packs at Walmart for $3.76 each.
  12. magpiemaniac

    2018 Banter Thread

    I remember people doing that before Irma and there were instances of Amazon third-party sellers jacking up 24-count cases of bottled water to $40 and $50 per case.
  13. magpiemaniac

    2018 Banter Thread

    I have to remember take most of what I read on here with a grain of salt. Many (not all) have basically no idea what they’re talking about and try to hide their wishcasting within “trends” that they’re “seeing”. Cracks me up.
  14. magpiemaniac

    Hurricane Florence

    It’s about a 50 mile shift to the NW since this morning’s 11:00 AM advisory.
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    2018 Banter Thread

    While reading the main tropical thread, I have to remind myself that this board is primarily comprised of professional mets (5%), amateurs with a decent command of the subject (50%), quite lurkers who seek to learn (25%), and morons (20%).
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