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Current Storms

#1 Post by Elew » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:51 pm

Hurricane Florence Live Stream - plus WECT News Channel Updates - LOCAL news and emergency updates
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niAmYQsV08E

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Re: Current Storms

#2 Post by Elew » Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:01 pm

Overall, there are at least nine nuclear facilities within Florence’s projected impact area. “Brunswick is closest to the eye, but every reactor exposed to hurricane-force winds will be shut down,” said Joey Ledford, a spokesman for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. “We’ve got inspectors at every plant.”

Still, the boiling water reactors used at Brunswick are similar to ones that melted down at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan in 2011, according to Edwin Lyman, a nuclear expert with the Union of Concerned Scientists. They have “a particular vulnerability to flooding,” he said.

Federal regulators added measures to prevent a similar accident in the U.S., including re-evaluating flood risk. But if Florence “truly is significantly greater than anything experienced at these plants, it may exceed even their re-evaluated hazard,” Lyman said.

http://time.com/5394273/hurricane-flore ... -reactors/

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Re: Current Storms

#3 Post by Elew » Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:07 pm

Hurricane Florence could cause an environmental and public health disaster, as heavy rains may overwhelm pits holding toxic waste from power plants, industrial sites or animal-manure lagoons. This toxic waste could wash into homes and threaten drinking water supplies.

North Carolina is a major producer of poultry and hogs, and man-made lagoons that hold manure could be at risk of overflowing into fields and nearby waterways.

In 1999, Hurricane Floyd dumped over 20 inches of rain across eastern North Carolina. The flooding from Floyd caused the mortality of tens of thousands of hogs and pigs and caused waste ponds to overrun, which led to massive water pollution that got into the waterways throughout the state. State taxpayers ended up buying out and closing 43 farms located in floodplains.

To prepare for Florence, the North Carolina Pork Council says its members have pumped down lagoon levels to absorb at least 2 feet of rain. Low-lying farms have been moving their hogs to higher ground.

Florence also threatens to release toxic chemicals from hazardous waste sites that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated contaminated superfund sites.

https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather- ... e/70006035

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Re: Current Storms

#4 Post by dirtmurphy » Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:45 pm

Christian's last video post was about the MSM flogging us with AGW's role in these latest storms. Check out what was on our local news if you have the stomach for it. https://wlos.com/news/local/a-warmer-wo ... re-intense.

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Re: Current Storms

#5 Post by Elew » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:52 pm

Yeah, it's crazy...and the sad part is that people listen to them...

NC is really being hit hard though...I don't think I have ever seen any state do such an amazing job coordinating and prepping for a storm like they have though.

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Re: Current Storms

#6 Post by Andy F » Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:59 am

Ewww, I posted a new topic. :roll: I'd forgot about this one!
Sorry, Christian, you can delete or move it, it's up to you.
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Hurricane Michael damages exceed $1bb

#7 Post by iceagefarmer » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:12 pm

Been tracking the damages from Michael (although I went outside to build a mega aquaponic wicking bed with soil -- more on that soon!):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJCMXHNHxSQ

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Re: Current Storms

#8 Post by dirtmurphy » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:36 pm

Heavy rain and flooding in Western North Carolina. We got a little over 5" of rain today at the airport. Needless to say, it set a record.

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WNC flood update

#9 Post by dirtmurphy » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:05 am

Henderson Co. farmers face deep losses after torrential rains, flooding https://wlos.com/news/local/henderson-c ... s-flooding

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Re: Current Storms

#10 Post by Farside » Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:03 pm

Freak snowstorm in Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Iran:
https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190 ... ddle-east/

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