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Re: Marina destruction
You added some valuable information in that post. It’s a pity you spewed venom first and only later backed it up with some facts.
I feel sorry for your losses. Are you saying your friends tried to ride out the storm in that marina? On their boat?
However, another “fact” is that the NHC has been predicting over 10’ or surge in New Bern for some days before the storm. It may have been unprecedented but not unpredicted.
I fully understand the docks were not viable, docks frequently are not, as has been noted on this thread and elsewhere in the ramp up to a this storm.
Based on your location, and the predicted storm surge perhaps you should have either moved to boat to a different marina or decided to anchor out.
And I don’t believe 100 mph winds in New Bern. I would very much like to see a source substantiating that. I don’t think the shore front gusts were much above that level. I’ve been a bit out of touch a couple of days, but last I saw were around 105 gusts.
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Last edited by hpeer; 09-15-2018 at 04:34 PM.