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    MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDER SC...Should we stay or should we go?

    Hey Ya'll. Our Guvnuh, McMaster, has ordered a MANDATORY evacuation of ALL evacuation areas on or near the state coast. And must begin evacuation NO LATER than 11 AM tomorrow, Tuesday.

    I am in Georgetown SC, and it looks like this hurricane is just going to brush us with 70+ mph winds or so. Envisioning this scenario, playing it out three or more days, with half of the state's population, seems like a fate worse than just being without power.

    Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks.
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    I hope you are safe, whichever way you choose to go. I can imagine what a tough call that is to make. My humble prayers will include you and all the great folks in SC.
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    Time to take a road trip...best of luck!
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    Leave, they don't know exactly where its going to hit until its too late to leave.
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    Think of all the people who have got killed by hurricanes not one of them thought they were going to be killed. I say go We like your posts and want to see many more...
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    I think for family or friends sake I would go.Hurricanes will bite you big time. Be safe.
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    Road trip! I HATE storms, and I HATE tropical storms more than white outs in the winter. Go, you'll have plenty of stories to tell next year. Stay, and next year may come without you.
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    I agree that it is better to be safe than sorry and leave for a few days! Even if it turns further Northward and spares Georgetown from the strongest winds, there is a great likelihood that a combined storm surge and high tides will raise water levels in the Winyah Bay to record levels and could cause major flooding. Combined that with the threat of flooding rainfall, Tornadoes and snakes washed further inland, it can spell disaster for many even if not in the direct path of the Hurricane. I don't write this lightly as I was a Meteorological Technician and then a Hydrological-Meteorological Technician with the National Weather Service for almost 33 years and worked through quite a few Tropical Storms and Hurricanes and/or the after effects from their remnants.
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    If I were told to evacuate 2 1/2 days before the hurricane arrives, I'd tell them to forget it. Why on earth would you have to evacuate that many days before a storm? I see nothing wrong with waiting until Wednesday morning. Just my take on it.

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    I truly appreciate everyone's input. Votes are leaning heavily to go. Free Bird, your reaction is my reaction. If it's still swinging north into poor North Carolina tomorrow, I'm thinking stay. My Wife has somewhere to go.


    "And so the population was gradually led into the demoralising temptations of arcades, baths, and sumptuous banquets. The unsuspecting Britons spoke of such novelties as 'civilisation', when in fact they were only a feature of their enslavement." Tacitus, Roman Senator and Historian, written AD 98.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreeBirdTim View Post
    If I were told to evacuate 2 1/2 days before the hurricane arrives, I'd tell them to forget it. Why on earth would you have to evacuate that many days before a storm? I see nothing wrong with waiting until Wednesday morning. Just my take on it.
    They are advising this to try to avoid any major traffic jam/backup which could strand some evacuees/motorists in harms way. The Governor actually should have ordered a scheduled orderly evacuation with those in the highest risk area evacuating first then have evacuees say 25 to 35 miles further inland leaving an hour later, then the next evacuees another 25 to 35 miles further inland leaving an hour later and so on and so on. This won't guarantee that traffic jams will not occur and hold up the evacuation but it will somewhat alleviate mass histeria.
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    Ya....I'm mixed on this type of subject.....If you want to play it safe? Go! There is nothing worth your life. But on the flip side not sure what I'd do either. With my Son and wife to worry about? I'd have to go. If it was just me? I'd have to stay and ride it out. So....I'm not much help!!

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    Kray....Whatever you decide, my prayers are with you and everyone dealing with this. I'd have a hard time leaving my home unless I felt it was imminent like Katrina in New Orleans. That, I do not get why those folks stayed. The meteorologist poster is who I'd talk to for an educated opinion.

    I've only been on the fringe of one hurricane while traveling through Florida...That wasn't too fun.

    Now, Tornadoes and Severe Ice Storms I Have a Healthy Respect For...Safe Room Stocked With Supplies and a Big Generator! lol!

    Best Wishes To You Kray

    Kace

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kace View Post
    Kray....Whatever you decide, my prayers are with you and everyone dealing with this. I'd have a hard time leaving my home unless I felt it was imminent like Katrina in New Orleans. That, I do not get why those folks stayed. The meteorologist poster is who I'd talk to for an educated opinion.

    I've only been on the fringe of one hurricane while traveling through Florida...That wasn't too fun.

    Now, Tornadoes and Severe Ice Storms I Have a Healthy Respect For...Safe Room Stocked With Supplies and a Big Generator! lol!

    Best Wishes To You Kray

    Kace
    Thanks. Yeah, if this was still holding on a direct hit here, I wouldn't need to think about it. But hitting the edge of it, I think I'd rather stay to limit damage, if needed.
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    "And so the population was gradually led into the demoralising temptations of arcades, baths, and sumptuous banquets. The unsuspecting Britons spoke of such novelties as 'civilisation', when in fact they were only a feature of their enslavement." Tacitus, Roman Senator and Historian, written AD 98.

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    Below is a link to Hurricanes that have affected the Gulf Coast of Alabama even though all but one did not make a direct hit but all did major damage and resulted in quite a few deaths.

    https://www.al.com/news/mobile/index...ma_will_n.html

    One of those that made a somewhat direct hit along the Alabama/Mississippi border was Frederic and below is a report about Frederic by the National Weather Service, my former employer.

    https://www.weather.gov/mob/frederic
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