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    Re: Conspiracy: The Storms That hit MD/DC/VA 2 weeks ago...



    Quote Originally Posted by JStruds View Post
    I've got a different memory of the weather channel reporting that evening. My memory is that when the storm picked up strength in the Ohio Valley, they started reporting that it was packing extremely high and damaging winds.
    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    Nope.

    Weather folks fuck up forecasts all the time. How many times have you expected snow and didn't get any? Or how many times they only expected a few inches and you ended up getting 2 feet?

    And it was indeed a sustained storm, having started in Ft Wayne Indiana. That's where the 91 MPH winds were first recorded. Just a quick look at AccuWeather web site shows they were warning folks throughout the entire episode.
    Yea, the local weather channel out here had no indications or anything. It was very strange when all of a sudden I look outside and the trees are bent over, haha. Everyone I talked to has said the same thing.
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    I got two severe weather texts hours in advance and saw reports of the storm damage west of us on the news before I went into work at ten that night.
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    Re: Conspiracy: The Storms That hit MD/DC/VA 2 weeks ago...

    Well, regardless, it was pretty eye opening (to me at least) to see how easily people can be rendered helpless in situations like that. Kind of puts Katrina into perspective when this storm system was a fraction of that one.

    You don't think about these types of things I guess until you can't use them. Luckily my place didn't lose power, but we definitely couldn't get cash anywhere and most places in the area couldn't use credit cards at all because of all the networks being down.

    Considering all of the news circulating about cyber attacks and potential retaliatory cyber attacks from Iran and other adversaries, it's kind of scary. Makes me consider keeping a stash of $$$ in the house somewhere because I guess you never know.
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    Re: Conspiracy: The Storms That hit MD/DC/VA 2 weeks ago...

    Keeping a cash stash is a good idea in general.

    That's part of our hurricane preparedness here in the gulf region.
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    Re: Conspiracy: The Storms That hit MD/DC/VA 2 weeks ago...

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    Keeping a cash stash is a good idea in general.

    That's part of our hurricane preparedness here in the gulf region.
    I bet.

    Have you ever watched the TV show "Doomsday Preppers" ? Those guys are pretty outrageous. I guess everyone needs a hobby.
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    Re: Conspiracy: The Storms That hit MD/DC/VA 2 weeks ago...

    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    I bet.

    Have you ever watched the TV show "Doomsday Preppers" ? Those guys are pretty outrageous. I guess everyone needs a hobby.
    I want one of those. Not because I believe the world is going to end and I can survive in an underground bunker. But it be cool as hell to have as a man cave... and there is doomsday at my house for about 4-5 days a month when I'd like to get away.
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    Re: Conspiracy: The Storms That hit MD/DC/VA 2 weeks ago...

    Quote Originally Posted by NCRAVEN View Post
    I want one of those. Not because I believe the world is going to end and I can survive in an underground bunker. But it be cool as hell to have as a man cave... and there is doomsday at my house for about 4-5 days a month when I'd like to get away.


    My father in-law and I were talking about the history show "Mountain Men" the other day and we both agreed that there is something that is very desirable about living off the land like that. The idea of being able to kind of just "get away" is appealing from time to time. I'd love to own a cabin or something on a mountain.
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    Re: Conspiracy: The Storms That hit MD/DC/VA 2 weeks ago...

    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post


    My father in-law and I were talking about the history show "Mountain Men" the other day and we both agreed that there is something that is very desirable about living off the land like that. The idea of being able to kind of just "get away" is appealing from time to time. I'd love to own a cabin or something on a mountain.
    I would have no problem with that. As long as I was able to have my Directv and Internet
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    Re: Conspiracy: The Storms That hit MD/DC/VA 2 weeks ago...

    There is something compelling about disaster preparedness.

    I don't think I'd ever go as far as some of those folks on TV, but right now I do have enough spare food (MRE's), water and cash to last us about a month. I am also having a natural gas whole-house generator installed at the house.
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    Re: Conspiracy: The Storms That hit MD/DC/VA 2 weeks ago...

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    There is something compelling about disaster preparedness.

    I don't think I'd ever go as far as some of those folks on TV, but right now I do have enough spare food (MRE's), water and cash to last us about a month. I am also having a natural gas whole-house generator installed at the house.
    Do you mind if I ask how much that is?

    NC (outside of tornado alley) has the most tornado's in the U.S. I thought about one of those for back up.
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    Re: Conspiracy: The Storms That hit MD/DC/VA 2 weeks ago...

    Quote Originally Posted by NCRAVEN View Post
    Do you mind if I ask how much that is?

    NC (outside of tornado alley) has the most tornado's in the U.S. I thought about one of those for back up.
    Depends on the size of your house and the wattage needed to run everything in your house.

    Mine is going to run about $5,500 - $6,000 installed.

    http://www.generac.com/Residential/
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    Re: Conspiracy: The Storms That hit MD/DC/VA 2 weeks ago...

    Yikes!

    I might just go with a regular generator.
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    Re: Conspiracy: The Storms That hit MD/DC/VA 2 weeks ago...

    Quote Originally Posted by NCRAVEN View Post
    I would have no problem with that. As long as I was able to have my Directv and Internet
    See, I wouldn't even care about that. The only reason I would want the internet is just so I could stay in touch with family, but other than that...I'd be ok.
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    Re: Conspiracy: The Storms That hit MD/DC/VA 2 weeks ago...

    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    See, I wouldn't even care about that. The only reason I would want the internet is just so I could stay in touch with family, but other than that...I'd be ok.
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    Re: Conspiracy: The Storms That hit MD/DC/VA 2 weeks ago...

    Quote Originally Posted by NCRAVEN View Post
    What about Football?
    I would miss that.

    That would be one of the toughest things to give up I think.
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