Major Hurricane Florence Landfalling Hatteras Light NC

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  1. NavigatorWife

    NavigatorWife Road Train Member

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    They just mentioned on the Weather Channel that Zone A in the Langley Air Force area, Hampton, VA is to be evacuated by Wed at noon. This is southeast of Newport News area.
     
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  3. x1Heavy

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    I don't have any updates today, except that the storm is replacing the eye wall.. a trucker regen if you please. Once it clears itself it will take off and get big again later on.

    I recall delivering to Sysco Boston SW when Felix was offshore about 1995 or so. The coverage was pretty poor at that time compared to what is available today. Dispatch had me deadhead to Rochester NY that day.

    I would like to think the coverage today is pretty widespread with this here internet. Compared to what it was beginning to be back in '95.
     
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  4. x1Heavy

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    The QE2 Carrier I think is departing or has departed Mayport Fla after a port call that featured a crew-wide brawl. (Blowing off steam) She is expected probably near Patuxent River where there are a pair of F35's that will do what they call Quals on her in the bay or offshore.

    I don't think they have the chutzpah to do this in a hurricane situation.

    I was thinking of Pope AFB and a number of other bases in NC that will need flushing right quick. We have a awful lot of iron.

    Wilmington has a world war two era battleship, I forget the name off hand, but I think they have worked to secure that thing for what is coming as a museum.

    If I have anything new I'll post it. It's a waiting game now.
     
  5. NavigatorWife

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    Texas City, TX they showed had cars flooded out up to the bottom of the door windows. Not sure what specific area this was at. Galveston is also under the gun.
     
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  6. Swiss Mountain Dog

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    Rita was serious for us. I was still living at the ranch near Big Bend National Park then, but came home to take care of my Grandmother. Rita knocked power out here for 10 days. I brought 49 gallons of gasoline from Fort Stockton with me and two generators and food etc.

    She had a family staying with her that had evacuated Katrina when Rita hit. It was a horrible year.
     
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  7. NavigatorWife

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    We were just a few miles from Jackson MS working at a retirement home when Katrina hit. We had electric out for about 3 days. Luckily the generator worked after some tinkering and carried the kitchen and emergency lighting only. Sysco delivered extra food. Fun with 105 apts of elderly residents plus about 40 residents from the LA facility.
     
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  8. NavigatorWife

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    They mentioned the possibilty of 30" of rain when this hits. That is going to be hard to deal with for even trucks.
     
  9. NavigatorWife

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    Here is the latest post from CDL from FMSCA, Gas shortages reported and HOS for those delivering relief supplies.

    https://cdllife.com/2018/fuel-shortages-reported-ahead-category-four-hurricane-florence/

    With a potentially deadly Category Four hurricane bearing down on the East Coast, fuel shortages have already been reported, prompting the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to declare a regional emergency.

    With Hurricane Florence slated to make landfall on Thursday night or Friday morning, more than 1 million residents of Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina have been ordered to evacuate, according to CNN. Tropical storm force winds could arrive as early as Wednesday, however, with lingering rain and flooding from Hurricane Florence lasting into next week. Experts are also predicting 10 – 20 feet of storm surge.

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    Hurricane #Florence is a dangerous Category 4 hurricane and will bring an extreme risk to lives and property to Virginia and the Carolinas later this week and into the weekend: http://ow.ly/GNlK30lM6sw

    10:25 AM - Sep 11, 2018




    North Carolina news station WITN is reporting that local gas stations are already running out of gasoline ahead of the hurricane. In Morehead City, North Carolina, all gas stations except for Walmart are out of gasoline. In Swansboro, fuel supplies also are reportedly low. Long lines and short fuel supplies have been reported at gas stations in Wilmington, too.


    With the potentially deadly hurricane threatening to cut off power and supplies to millions of people, the FMCSA has declared a regional emergency for the following states:

    • Delaware
    • District of Columbia
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • Maryland
    • New Jersey
    • New York
    • North Carolina
    • Pennsylvania
    • South Carolina
    • Virginia
    • West Virginia
    From the FMCSA’s emergency declaration issued September 10:

    By execution of this Emergency Declaration, motor carriers and drivers providing direct assistance to the emergency in the Affected States and jurisdictions in direct support of relief efforts related to Hurricane Florence are granted emergency relief from Parts 390 through 399 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations except as restricted herein.

    This Emergency Declaration provides for regulatory relief for commercial motor vehicle operations while providing direct assistance supporting emergency relief efforts transporting supplies, equipment, fuel and persons into and from the Affected States and jurisdictions or providing other assistance in the form of emergency services during the emergency in the Affected States and jurisdictions from Hurricane Florence. Direct assistance terminates when a driver or commercial motor vehicle is used in interstate commerce to transport cargo or provide services not directly supporting the emergency relief effort or when the motor carrier dispatches a driver or commercial motor vehicle to another location to begin operations in commerce. Upon termination of direct assistance to the emergency relief effort, the motor carrier and driver are subject to the requirements of 49 CPR Parts 390 through 399, except that a driver may return empty to the motor carrier’s terminal or the driver’s normal work reporting location without complying with Parts 390 through 399. However, if the driver informs the motor carrier that he or she needs immediate rest, the driver must be permitted at least 10 consecutive hours off duty before the driver is required to return to the motor carrier’s terminal or the driver’s normal reporting location. Once the driver has returned to the terminal or other location, the driver must be relieved of all duty and responsibilities and must receive a minimum of 10 hours off duty if transporting property, and 8 hours if transporting passengers.

    Nothing contained in this Emergency Declaration shall be construed as an exemption from the controlled substances and alcohol use and testing requirements (49 CPR Part 382), the commercial driver’s license requirements (49 CPR Part 383), the financial responsibility (insurance) requirements ( 49 CPR Part 3 87), the hazardous material regulations ( 49 CPR Parts 100-180), applicable size and weight requirements, or any other portion of the regulations not specifically authorized pursuant to 49 CPR§ 390.23.

    Motor carriers or drivers currently subject to an out-of-service order are not eligible for the relief granted by this declaration until they have met the applicable conditions for its rescission and the order has been rescinded by FMCSA.

    In accordance with 49 CPR§ 390.23, this declaration is effective immediately and shall remain in effect for the duration of the emergency (as defined in 49 CFR § 390.5) or until 11 :59 P.M. (ET), October 10, 2018, whichever is less.

    You can click here to view the Emergency Declaration.
     
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  10. Gunner75

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    Il be in houston tomorrow sometime, could get interesting
     
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  11. Swiss Mountain Dog

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    Just a tip for anyone in the path with livestock they can't get out. Spray paint your phone number on the sides of your horses. That way there's a chance they can be returned to you in the event they are rescued. We have all of ours microchipped, but it's too late for that now.

    In the huge wildfires in Bastrop and Austin a few years ago, a friend had to turn her 12 horses loose as the fire exploded on top of them. She got all but 3 back safely due to the painted number on their backs. (3 were killed in the fires)
     
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