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#51 2019-09-06 21:20:45

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Re: Tracking Hurricane Dorian

The hurricane ranking system is logarithmic. From Cat 1 to 3, the damage forecast slowly increses, but damage for a Cat 4 and up (Cat 5 has no upper limit, there is no Cat 6) increases exponentially.

We were really lucky that the storm was a low Cat 3 (our sustained winds were 50mph), the storm slowed so it hit at low tide (earlier predictions were a 2am arrival at a 10' high tide with storm surge of 4-10 feet) and that Dominion did such a great job of keeping the power grid running. Many people didn't evacuate this time, so everything is pretty much already cleaned up. Hampton Park is immaculate, the bike path hasn't been this free of debris all summer. Not a piece of paper or an aluminum can to be seen anywhere in the park, all downed limbs were in neat piles, the gardens looked amazing, it was a beautiful day.

I love this town.

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#52 2019-09-06 21:26:11

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Re: Tracking Hurricane Dorian

Oh, and all the stray cats are fine.

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#53 2019-09-07 00:36:15

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Re: Tracking Hurricane Dorian

Any word on harbor conditions?

The Bahamas have actually had their topography changed; deep water ports are now shallow water ports, and the channels are reconfigured. They're using hover crafts now to get some relief materials in.

Wife just informed me they're worried the same may have happened to Chatleston - but that sounds like the usual hyperbole from the media.


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