My boat is anchored on Broad Creek just north of Oriental NC. Anyone with recent knowledge of the area, please post. I will do the same. No power and very limited communications in the area. I am inland now.
So it was consistent for 4 days and was suppose be a NE wind for a nice broad reach. Instead it was ESE for a not as nice close reach plus all night with the waves on the beam the whole time.Me, I’m not going down the NJ coast till there’s a good forecast that has been consistent for 3 days.
Drone video of my marina in Whortonsville, just off of broad creek: https://youtu.be/0L4ZHmYvbgYMy boat is anchored on Broad Creek just north of Oriental NC. Anyone with recent knowledge of the area, please post. I will do the same. No power and very limited communications in the area. I am inland now.
While I agree with much of what you said, I think sitting in judgement from your safe perch in Colorado where I think you live needs a little tempering and maybe a modicum of feeling for those who have lost family / friends/ and homes.Wow, I've been watching the news coverage of the damage from Hurricane Michael and the interviews with some people who chose not to abide by the evacuation order. Do these people not watch the news? Every single hurricane there are people interviewed who are crying about how they lost loved ones, and there are people telling harrowing stories of survival. Many say that it was worse than they expected and that they should have evacuated. Then there are the people who survive, but find out that life with WEEKS of no electricity or running water, and WEEKs without being able to flush your toilet, is very hard. Then they are sitting on their roof crying about how long it's taking for rescuers to get to them.
Every single hurricane there seems to be a fresh batch. Some seem to think that praying to God was going to save their house. The governor of Florida warned everybody that Hurricane Michael was expected to be worse than any previous one in most people's lifetimes. What kind of fantasies and magical thinking causes these fools to stay behind? And some of them are old enough to have seen this scenario reported in the news many many times in the past.
These people are there to help whether it's a hurricane in Florida or a tornado in the Mid-West.Do these people not watch the news?
I actually live in Missouri, right in tornado alley. Maybe you heard of the Joplin Tornado. I have friends who lost homes in that one.Colorado? Safety?
Second fact. I’m sure your armchairing suggestion has no personal experience. It is not an eásy decision to just leave all your belongs to the looters.