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Is your hurricane emergency kit stocked?
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 Post subject: Well Hello Dolly...
PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 3:42 pm 
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Unlike the song of the same name, this Dolly does not look like it will be very entertaining...


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Tropical Storm Dolly

TROPICAL STORM DOLLY INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 5A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL042008
100 PM CDT MON JUL 21 2008

...DOLLY MOVING QUICKLY NORTHWESTWARD OVER THE SOUTHERN GULF...

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DOLLY IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 18 MPH...30 KM/HR. A GRADUAL DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS...WITH LITTLE CHANGE IN THE DIRECTION OF MOTION. ON THIS TRACK...DOLLY WILL BE APPROACHING THE COAST OF THE WESTERN GULF OF MEXICO BY TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY.

REPORTS FROM AN AIR FORCE RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT INDICATE THAT MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN NEAR 50 MPH...85 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST...AND DOLLY COULD BECOME A HURRICANE BY TOMORROW.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 175 MILES...280 KM FROM THE CENTER.

THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE RECENTLY REPORTED BY THE AIRCRAFT WAS 1005 MB...29.68 INCHES.


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note: although I do not have a hurricane emergency kit, I do have an earthquake emergency kit... and yes, it is always stocked...

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I don't keep a hurricane kit stocked since I live in the NC mountains, BUT we've had a few hurricanes come over us that have done a bit of damage.

Tropical Storm Dolly threatens to grow into hurricane

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While I live in a coastal state, I don't live near enough the coast to worry of flooding, though we do have a general emergency type kit always around.

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welll...

she became a Cat 2 hurricane in a very short amount of time Tuesday night into Wednesday morning before she roared ashore yesterday...

what amazed me was that she maintained her eyewall for hours even after coming onshore... I understood why Katrina did that over Florida with the everglades and all, but there aren't any of those in southern Texas... :shock: so for her to maintain that impressive eye for over 6 hours was... amazing...

The nice folks at the weather channel said she was the strongest hurricane to hit the US since Wilma in '05...

I imagine there will be flooding inland associated with her, too... and hopefully the Rio Grande levees will hold...

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Dolly was truly amazing! She kept her shape for hours over dry land. I don't remember that happening before.

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She kept her shape for hours


Dollys can do that! :twisted:

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