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  1. wawayanda

    Major Hurricane Florence: STORM MODE THREAD

    This livestream is showing a good amount of debris and trees down in Wilmington https://livestormchasing.com/stream/charles.peek Edit: this is the guy who shot the video of the roof in the post above...
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    Major Hurricane Florence: STORM MODE THREAD

    Live cam from the pier at Bogue Inlet, Emerald Isle NC. Feed has been a little spotty so don't be surprised if it craps out http://www.ebmcdn.net/webcast/flash/bogue-inlet/live-iframe.html
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    Major Hurricane Florence: STORM MODE THREAD

    Sobering and very clarifying demonstration of what storm surge from 3ft up to 9ft actually looks like on the ground. Share with folks out there who aren't taking this seriously.
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    Major Hurricane Irma- STORM MODE

    Simulated radar from the Euro run as Irma slides along Cuba
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    Major Hurricane Irma

    The last 16 GFS runs - a steady trend westward:
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    Harvey - Main Thread

    Reports now that there may be no way to prevent explosion at Arkema chemical plant in Crosby, TX
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    Harvey - Main Thread

    Addicks gauge flat lined at 108.85 for the last 90 minutes https://www.harriscountyfws.org/GageDetail/Index/2110?view=full Is it broken?
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    Harvey - Main Thread

    Back to Harvey. Interesting thread here - just one guy so take with a grain of salt, but interesting. Per twitter he is an energy industry/finance person. His estimate: he guesses 400,000-500,000 homes flooded. "Katrina-level bad" "Worse than on TV" And he's already trying to secure rebuilding supplies for friends/neighbors in anticipation of massive shortages for rebuilding efforts.
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    Harvey - Main Thread

    Now 108.61 https://www.harriscountyfws.org/GageDetail/Index/2110?R=1
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    Harvey - Main Thread

    ABC saying Cedar Bayou in Baytown at 12 feet above the banks and 5 feet above the record set (likely thanks to storm surge) in Ike
  11. wawayanda

    Harvey - Main Thread

    I'm no insurance expert, but two things to think about when considering the cost of this event to insurance companies: 1. The vast bulk of damage from this event will be due to flooding. Many, many people who should have flood insurance do not. And flood insurance is government-subsidized, with insurance companies primarily acting as intermediaries for the National Flood Insurance Program. So insurance company exposure may be limited there? 2. I'm just speculating here, but I think there is an expectation now after the largest natural disasters that the government will come in and provide all sorts of monetary assistance for rebuilding etc. I think insurance companies recognize this and tacitly push affected people to seek out the government resources. (In effect, what we have is a taxpayer funded national natural disaster insurance plan, but that's probably a discussion for another time.)
  12. I'm in Highland Lakes too. (Just a lurker on AmericanWx til now). My PWS has a storm total of 3.85 in and 2.99 in since midnight. Some very heavy downpours in the early AM!