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Re: i need help bad
Med, the problem isn't the wind speed with this one. They're all saying this is a very large, wide, slow storm, meaning that the wind and rain may continue at storm force for over 48 hours in some places. Many storms would clear through in 6-10 hours, even 24. But the continual pounding and rocking add up, and that chafe starts to cut things free. And given that many hours, there's a couple of tide cycles to work things around up and down as well.
It has the potential to get ugly, but apparently there are enough unique qualities to this weather pattern that the forecasters really just don't know what is going to happen, so they are urging caution.
A good time to have someone actually dive on the mooring and inspect that as well, if it can be done before the storm.