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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby legitimatebeef » Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:54 pm

How about gas?
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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby jfurr » Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:07 pm

legitimatebeef wrote:How about gas?

If you mean in my car I topped up in Augusta on my way home so I have 3/4.

The dam at the lake/golf course neighborhood I grew up on failed today
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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby jfurr » Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:10 pm

Look at the pics on the bottom of that road closure link I posted. Crazy.

http://www.wltx.com/story/news/2015/10/ ... /73333846/
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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby jfurr » Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:16 pm

Downtown Columbia has no water and expected 3-4 days to fix. Oh shit. I've had no power for a while. The road closures are very concerning. Never seen road damage like this.
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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby legitimatebeef » Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:53 pm

Gas for stove? Or do you use electric...
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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby jfurr » Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:55 am

I have electric stove, water heater.

Power is back on right now but also another soaking rain.
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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby jfurr » Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:06 am

Saw some very disturbing photos of caskets floating up out of cemeteries. That's is horrific.

When the rain slows and the sun rises I might venture over to check on my music space. The Gervais street bridge is closed. I may go out on my bike so I can poke around and look at the river, if it's not raining too hard. Forecast is for rain all day until last tonite. The lack of water downtown will be a huge deal with university students housing being affected.
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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby legitimatebeef » Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:23 am

Enjoy the day off. Glad you have water. What a disaster. It is so tough to get by without running water. I went a few days with only cold water and that was pretty insane.
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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby jfurr » Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:33 am

Everything is fine in our neighborhood. We are lucky. I just drove to my other space it's fine too. Some washout damage in the drive, storm drains clogged which I cleared, but no flood.

Gervais st bridge is open. I didn't go across to see the river level but I suspect it might be receeding slowly now.

I know of two of my friends families who had to be rescued by boat out if 2nd story of houses.

The roads/bridges out is going to screw us up for a long while. I hear relief is coming to provide bottled water etc to downtown.
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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby legitimatebeef » Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:08 am

Saw a pic of some guys kayaking the streets of Charleston. I have to say it looked like fun.
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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby legitimatebeef » Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:10 am

you boiling water yet? or do you have bottled?
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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby jfurr » Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:23 pm

We have bottled plus will boil. It was advised yesterday but haven't heard other news. Watching airial live footage on tv now and the scenes are scary. bridges and roads washed away, neighborhoods flooded.
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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby jfurr » Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:32 pm

Another gov press conference on. Seems like a very organized recovery plan. Good.
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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby jfurr » Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:09 pm

More evacuations now as small dams between lakes and creeks are failing. Fears of a chain reaction between these small lakes along gills creek. This is the other side of town from me, but the catering company my wife used to work for is in the middle of this, our friends vet office ceiling high flood, and other friends homes in this path.
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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby srogers13 » Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:27 pm

California is calling, they are asking if you can send the excess water their way?
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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby jfurr » Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:42 pm

It's weird, like an emergency around the area, but we are lucky and fine here at my house. I am going in to work tomorrow, but have a few friends coming over to use our good water for washing a tub of dishes and bathing. It has been like a calm crisis. Strange.
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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby Duke of Hazards » Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:16 am

Crazy stuff. You've got a cool head, though.

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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby jfurr » Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:40 am

Things getting more back to normal on my side of town, still some dam worries on the other side. Back to work today. This is the spillway they opened at our main lake in town. No issues here by the way. It's smaller dams and ponds which have had problems. They said this spillways hasn't been opened in 46 years! Also I know you have no reference but normally it's very low and rocky so I'm guessing that water in the spillway is about 100 feet deep

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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby legitimatebeef » Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:41 am

jfurr wrote:Things getting more back to normal on my side of town, still some dam worries on the other side. Back to work today. This is the spillway they opened at our main lake in town. No issues here by the way. It's smaller dams and ponds which have had problems. They said this spillways hasn't been opened in 46 years!


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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby jfurr » Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:44 am

Ha. No. In fact Wildewood (where the outing was to be) is one of the areas with dam issues. I'm thinking some courses might take weeks to open.
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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby srogers13 » Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:54 am

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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby jfurr » Thu Oct 08, 2015 10:15 pm

The company I work for evacuated our Georgetown SC offices today because the water is seeping towards the low country and there are fears of flooding in those areas now. This is crazy. On my side of town all is pretty darn normal but I have friends who have been literally tearing their ruined houses down, total losses. As I said, the road/bridge rebuilding is going to be the biggest and longest issue I suspect. I-95 is still closed from Santee to Florence. Also the work to repair our canal which diverts and feeds the water to the main Columbia water feed processing plant was breached and the national guard has been working to repair it with not a lot of success so far.
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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby jasonfish11 » Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:39 am

How has the recovery been coming? After all of this happened the news basically dropped it. Is there a lot of wide spread damage with lots of business/homes unable to operate? Or is everything back up and running now?
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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby jfurr » Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:16 am

jasonfish11 wrote:How has the recovery been coming? After all of this happened the news basically dropped it. Is there a lot of wide spread damage with lots of business/homes unable to operate? Or is everything back up and running now?


Back to normal, mostly. On one hand, things are normal for 98.9% of the population. They somehow got the canal / water supply issue fixed. Roads open except for a couple spots where bridges are out and going to need replacement basically. One of my friends lost his house and is living at family in the room over the garage with his wife and two kids (all four in the same room...), while waiting for the contractors to repair his home...
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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby jfurr » Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:18 am

hats off for the gov't leadership on this. I live in a state known worldwide for stupidity and have to say the management of this flood issue was well done
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