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Hurricane Season Forecast Looks Dire

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by Left Coast, Aug 6, 2020.

  1. Left Coast

    Left Coast Plant-Based Plebeian
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    The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is forecasted to be one of the worst in recent history:

    Weather experts issue most threatening hurricane forecast yet

    Were any of you on the US East Coast or Canada affected by the recent tropical storm that came through? I heard millions were without power.

    The worse the hurricane season is, the worse COVID is going to continue to be here IMO. I can't even imagine people having to huddle in relief shelters due to their homes being flooded or destroyed right now.

    Stay safe everyone! :greenheart:
     
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  2. Joe W

    Joe W Always a godfather, never a god.

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    I am in North Carolina. I am inland and we got steady rains. My parents are on the coast and were right under it and they lost power for a day. Weirdly, they only got strong winds, and very little precipitation.
     
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  3. Left Coast

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    Glad power was only out for a day for them!

    Interesting that they mostly had wind not rain. I've never experienced a hurricane but I imagine a large one must be terrifying.
     
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    One of the great advantages of living in the UK is the noticeable lack of serious hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanoes and venomous snakes
     
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  5. Left Coast

    Left Coast Plant-Based Plebeian
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    Yes, but terrible food.

    :p:D

    *runs away*
     
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    Same here in the Pacific Northwest USA, except there are earthquakes on occasion and there was a volcano once about 20 years ago, but the weather is similar to the UK. :)
     
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    And it only rains when it's not foggy.
     
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  8. sun rise

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    I was going to write something about being bored in the UK but then I realized they make their own problems - BREXIT.
     
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  9. Left Coast

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    They were jealous of all our excitement over here. :p
     
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    Must be that big yellow thing that's obscuring my view of the fog and rain
     
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    Sadly until we start to take climate change seriously, it's only going to get worse.
     
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  12. ChristineM

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    There are several earthquakes but not serious. I have felt the earth move a time or two
    Earthquakes around the British Isles in the last 50 days

    And lack of hurricanes made up for by tornadoes, Britain has more tornadoes per sq mile than anywhere else
     
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    That;s why I used the word "serious" as an adjective.
    I've felt a few earthquakes in Manchester but property damage is minimal.
    Tornadoes damage a few roofs and maybe a car or two with dislodged tiles but little else - oh and trees come down
     
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    On top of brexit, what a place???
     
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    I could write something similar about the earthquakes around here in Northern California. But, of course, that can change in an instant.
     
  16. Joe W

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    I only find them worrying, but then I grew up with having one or two a year blow through for my entire childhood. OTOH, earthquakes scare me S$!4less. :-D
     
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    It's likely already too late.
     
  18. Left Coast

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    Cali gets a lot of bad press for earthquakes, but TBH I'm a native and in 32 years I've never once felt an earthquake here. One happened when I was a baby that my parents felt but I don't remember it. Maybe I'm lucky?
     
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    We have a few.

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    I've lived there both inland and in that area where your parents probably are. Sometimes the hurricanes can suck the water away instead of driving it in, but let them beware. If it can pull the water out, it can put it in. It just is a matter of a few degrees of travel, and every once in a long while that edge of NC can get stomped and completely reshaped. Over a century its probably more dangerous than the San Andreas fault.
     
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