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Ya'll think southerners panic when a half inch of snow is predicted, you should see pre hurricane hysteria. Old ladies hitting each other with pocketbooks in Wal mart over a gallon of milk. Gas stations running out of gas and people jockeying for a spot at the pumps that do have gas. Bottled water in short supply.

I'm ready though. Loaded up on water, noodles and toilet paper last week. Only have 3/4 tank of gas in the van so I might have to take a few days off.

Anybody else in panic mode over on the right coast?
 

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Ya'll think southerners panic when a half inch of snow is predicted, you should see pre hurricane hysteria. Old ladies hitting each other with pocketbooks in Wal mart over a gallon of milk. Gas stations running out of gas and people jockeying for a spot at the pumps that do have gas. Bottled water in short supply.

I'm ready though. Loaded up on water, noodles and toilet paper last week. Only have 3/4 tank of gas in the van so I might have to take a few days off.

Anybody else in panic mode over on the right coast?
That there toilet paper be worth its weight in gold
 
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I came down to beat the evacuation in case I needed to board windows for family or anything. Really starting to stack up on I95 above Savannah.

They lifted the evacuation order for the southern SC counties.

Looks like nothing will happen here except some light wind and high tides.

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An idiot home owner smack dab on the beach was interviewed this morning by CBS that he's hunkered down and gonna ride it out. Said the "uncertainty" of getting in his car and going "inland" was far worse then the pending destruction that's gonna hit his front door. Out here in the "wrong" coast we live with the non-radar uncertainty of our overdue multi-fault line earthquake. I'm sure the rest of the country wouldn't have much sympathy if our Earthquake Radar told us the strength, location, direction & duration if we didn't pack up and get the hell out of dodge.
 
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An idiot home owner smack dab on the beach was interviewed this morning by CBS that he's hunkered down and gonna ride it out. Said the "uncertainty" of getting in his car and going "inland" was far worse then the pending destruction that's gonna hit his front door. Out here in the "wrong" coast we live with the non-radar uncertainty of our overdue multi-fault line earthquake. I'm sure the rest of the country wouldn't have much sympathy if our Earthquake Radar told us the strength, location, direction & duration if we didn't pack up and get the hell out of dodge.
Some idiots on the coast tried that during hurricane Fran and when the water started rising above the houses they had to float on a mattress to a taller house to survive. Some people have no common sense.
 

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Said the "uncertainty" of getting in his car and going "inland" was far worse then the pending destruction that's gonna hit his front door.
if he's in a strong structure (like a brick home) and on high ground, he's probably right .

If he has enough food and water for a week or so....just stay away from the widows til the big wind passes
Then fire up the generator, turn on the computer and hang out on Mikey's Board til they get the power's back on

.L.T.A.
 

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if he's in a strong structure (like a brick home) and on high ground, he's probably right .

If he has enough food and water for a week or so....just stay away from the widows til the big wind passes
Then fire up the generator, turn on the computer and hang out on Mikey's Board til they get the power's back on

.L.T.A.
But if he's in one of these houses on the beach he might be up the creek. After Fran hit there were many of these houses sitting in the road. The water washes the sand out from under the pilings and they collapse. This is my Dad's house. Used to be second row. Now it's front row since the front row houses were destroyed.

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But if he's in one of these houses on the beach he might be up the creek. After Fran hit there were many of these houses sitting in the road. The water washes the sand out from under the pilings and they collapse. This is my Dad's house. Used to be second row. Now it's front row since the front row houses were destroyed.

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Did the value of the house double after that hurricane?
 
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Did the value of the house double after that hurricane?
I'm not sure, but we have a great view of the ocean now and those houses can't be rebuilt. The man who built that big house beside my dad's bought the two oceanfront lots in front of the houses. He built a really nice cabana with a grilling area and a bridge to the beach. I bet he spent well over a million $$$$ just for the 3 lots. My grandparents bought our house back in 1976 when you could buy a beach house for almost nothing.
 

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I'm not sure, but we have a great view of the ocean now and those houses can't be rebuilt. The man who built that big house beside my dad's bought the two oceanfront lots in front of the houses. He built a really nice cabana with a grilling area and a bridge to the beach. I bet he spent well over a million $$$$ just for the 3 lots. My grandparents bought our house back in 1976 when you could buy a beach house for almost nothing.
Yeah, I think our generation got screwed on the cost of real estate
 
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Buying an ocean front price of property for $25k back in ‘79 vs $350k for the same .22acre lot today. I don’t know. Inflation hasn’t climbed that much
The trick is being there early. Before the money finds those sweet spots.

And in another 37 years that property ma y be a million and a half. Its all a gamble.
 
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An idiot home owner smack dab on the beach was interviewed this morning by CBS that he's hunkered down and gonna ride it out. Said the "uncertainty" of getting in his car and going "inland" was far worse then the pending destruction that's gonna hit his front door.
Darwin Award Contender. The storm surge is the thing that coastal homes need to fear. Depending on the shape of the shoreline and the wind direction, tides... and other factors, even a Cat 1 Storm will be devastating. Seems unlikely that homes built so close to the water could be insured even through Gov. Flood insurance.
Hope you are all out of the way and safe.
 

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