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Here comes Ida..

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Richard King, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. Richard King

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    This has been a weird one. Tropical storm to hurricane to tropical storm to tropical depression to tropical storm to hurricane. Now projections are all over the place with one having it cross Florida into the Atlantic and then turn southeast back at Florida again. Very strange. Just stay away from here Ida.

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  2. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Lets hope that sucker fizzles out somehow or heads out of that path - the last thing those folks need is another direct hit from a hurricane.
     
  3. Cholly

    Cholly Old Guys Rule! DBSTalk Club

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    Indian...
    9 p.m. CST Sunday projection show landfall somewhere between Mobile and Tallahassee around 10 pm or so on Monday night, the turning East through Alabama and Georgia, weakening to a tropical storm and then to a tropical depression before it hits the coast.
     
  4. Richard King

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    Very strange. South Florida and the Bahamas have the potential to get hit by a tropical storm/hurricane coming in from the north.

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  5. hdtvfan0001

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    The biggest threat from Ida seems to be torrential rain (and flooding, and mudlsides)...

    Yuck - the last thing the SouthEast needs after a very wet 3Q.
     
  6. Chris Blount

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    Wasn't the Southeast (especially Georgia) in a serious drought? I figure you guys still need to fill up your lakes.

    We were in an extreme drought and are just now pulling out thanks to the rains this fall. It's been great.
     
  7. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Back at the start of 2009, there was another lean water year (built upon multiple dry years now)...

    All lakes and rivers are quite full at capacities in the SouthEast, thanks to the torrential rains in recent months. Folks might recall the flooding on the news.

    Florida, Georgia, and some other area states have captured alot of rain since August, and one more torrential rain will likely cause significant additional flooding and damage.
     
  8. rudeney

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    Yep, no drought here anymore! We didn't get flooding as bad as Atlanta, but we've had some. Ida is supposed to bring us several inches of rain, but the worst may be in the winds with 35mph sustained and gusts up to 60mph. High winds and saturated soil will mean lots of downed trees.
     

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