high tide is going to coincide with landfall in melbourne.
Yeah that too, just for added excitement. I hope anyone who stayed is significantly above sea level.
Quote from: Testy Calibrate on October 06, 2016, 08:00:11 PMhigh tide is going to coincide with landfall in melbourne. Really, I thought low tide was like 7:30 amQuote from: osmanthus on October 06, 2016, 08:02:05 PMYeah that too, just for added excitement. I hope anyone who stayed is significantly above sea level.There is no "significantly above sea level" in central Floriida.The barrier islands are fucked if the storm surge predictions come true, but Melbourne should be mostly spared... thanks to the barrier islands. As I said above ALL of my friends that live in the beach towns got out.
Waffle House - the Georgia-headquartered fast food chain which prides itself on keeping locations open even in dire conditions, has closed 25 restaurants in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina, it announced in a tweet earlier today:This actually has has some significance. Waffle House is so reliably open that the Federal Emergency Managemant Agency (FEMA) uses the "Waffle House Index" as an unofficial measure of calamity, Business Insider reports. Here's the gist of it: Waffle House restaurants notoriously stay open during natural disasters. So if the diner closes during an event, that suggests it was a really bad natural disaster with devastating effects on the economy. And on the flip side, if it stays open and serving a full menu, damage was relatively limited. As a historical reference point: after 2011's Hurricane Irene, 22 Waffle Houses lost power in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware. Only one wasn't open by the Wednesday after the storm passed through -- a particularly hard hit location in coastal Virginia. "If you get [to a place where a disaster hit] and the Waffle House is closed? That's really bad," said FEMA administrator Craig Fugate back in 2011.
ksen is in Melbourne, I think.