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Hurricane Florence!

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I don't mean to take a haunting tone, but my area (Blacksburg, VA) and both Carolinas are at extreme risk for being severely flooded from Hurricane Florence. Due to its speeds, it is making its way towards the US's mid-Atlantic east coast at a dastardly estimated 140 mph as of its top winds, and that is "only a conservative" speed according to the Washington Post article! Flooding is expected to be anywhere from 15-30 inches depending on area of hit and severity. Furthermore, they are predicting it flooding much deeper into each state (including into Blacksburg, VA) and covering my area up to 10 or 15 inches of water. In fact, my university has already prepared an evacuation plan in case conditions are much worse than expected (Duck Pond Lake is already flooding). This isn't good and I might see classes and other activities canceled if this gets any worse.

Virginia Tech keeping a close eye on Hurricane Florence

Hurricane warnings issued as ‘life-threatening’ Florence strengthens

I hope this hurricane doesn't significantly impact our local area. 10-15 inches is incredibly intense for normal university functions!
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That is worrisome, Stay safe @Polar
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(09-12-2018, 05:53 AM)Jimmy Wrote: That is worrisome, Stay safe @Polar

Thanks, Jimmy. In case the hurricane also drowns the Drillfield (flat, lower grassy surface for recreation in middle of my campus), some people were actually contemplating of swimming in it LOL! 

But all jokes aside, it looks as if my campus is going to get altered a bit if this continues.
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(09-12-2018, 06:00 AM)Polar Wrote:
(09-12-2018, 05:53 AM)Jimmy Wrote: That is worrisome, Stay safe @Polar

Thanks, Jimmy. In case the hurricane also drowns the Drillfield (flat, lower grassy surface for recreation in middle of my campus), some people were actually contemplating of swimming in it LOL! 

But all jokes aside, it looks as if my campus is going to get altered a bit if this continues.

Stay safe Hokie!
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(09-12-2018, 06:25 AM)chaos Wrote:
(09-12-2018, 06:00 AM)Polar Wrote:
(09-12-2018, 05:53 AM)Jimmy Wrote: That is worrisome, Stay safe @Polar

Thanks, Jimmy. In case the hurricane also drowns the Drillfield (flat, lower grassy surface for recreation in middle of my campus), some people were actually contemplating of swimming in it LOL! 

But all jokes aside, it looks as if my campus is going to get altered a bit if this continues.

Stay safe Hokie!

Did you go to VT too, @chaos?
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(09-12-2018, 06:27 AM)Polar Wrote:
(09-12-2018, 06:25 AM)chaos Wrote:
(09-12-2018, 06:00 AM)Polar Wrote:
(09-12-2018, 05:53 AM)Jimmy Wrote: That is worrisome, Stay safe @Polar

Thanks, Jimmy. In case the hurricane also drowns the Drillfield (flat, lower grassy surface for recreation in middle of my campus), some people were actually contemplating of swimming in it LOL! 

But all jokes aside, it looks as if my campus is going to get altered a bit if this continues.

Stay safe Hokie!

Did you go to VT too, @chaos?

Just a fan of fan of their football team.
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I am not that big into football, but seeing the Hokies awesomely-upgraded leaderboards and rosters and them kicking Florida State's and William and Mary's asses were epic for the start of the football year. But it would be epic seeing VT duke it out with Duke and Notre Dame in about a month! Those games will be much closer, I think.
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(09-12-2018, 06:39 AM)Polar Wrote: I am not that big into football, but seeing the Hokies awesomely-upgraded leaderboards and rosters and them kicking Florida State's and William and Mary's asses were epic for the start of the football year. But it would be epic seeing VT duke it out with Duke and Notre Dame in about a month! Those games will be much closer, I think.

Been a college football enthusiast for years. VT has provided many memorable games over the last 2 decades. The Frank Beamer era is over, but the legacy lives on.
Take care, and be careful Polar.
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Stay safe @Polar
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I just evacuated one of the high risk zones and headed for the hills of the northern Piedmont region. Stay safe @Polar !
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Stay safe to you as well @tigerluver
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( This post was last modified: 09-12-2018, 07:19 AM by Polar )

Thanks @Pckts and @tigerluver! Btw, where in Virginia are you affected @tigerluver?
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@Polar and @tigerluver, take care and be very carefull in this moment. I whish you the best to you and your families. Blessings.
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Keep yourself safe guys. My blessing to you
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Hampton roads @Polar . Luckily I've got places to stay in NoVa.
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