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Tim Scott knows…

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…more  about hurricanes  than any of the climate hysterics.   The Senator is from South Carolina, and he has paid attention.   Slow means more water,  even from a Category 1,  which Florence has been downgraded to.

The agricultural sector there took quite a hit from a monster event less than three years ago, so it can ill afford another pounding.   Scott is also correct  about inland  flooding,  despite the week-long breathless reporting by MSM of entire towns being sucked up by Florence.  Yeah,  I know no one actually reported that exact verbiage,  but the effort to make a cudgel of Florence with which to batter Pres Trump and all others still waiting to see actual scientific evidence of anthropogenic global warming was both obvious and pathetic.

Best of all are the signs  saying looters  will be shot  — that sounds like both of the cities where I lived in that fine state.  Wonderful people who will help strangers,  but who avail themselves of their Second Amendment rights.  Few politicians of any stripe are stupid enough to prattle on about gun control except behind tightly closed doors in a few Democratic progressive spots.

 

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September 17, 2018 at 2:53 pm

Flooding hell…

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Ellicott City, Maryland is  once again  subject  to severe  flooding,  only two years after the last onslaught of Mother Nature.

About all the poor residents can do is pray  that Storm  Alberto doesn’t make it all the way up from Florida.  The Gulf Coast is already on alert and the interiors of Southern states are beginning to come on line.  Those of us with friends and family in low-lying areas are already moving them to higher ground.  As long as FEMA and company stay out of our way we’ll resuce all those who need it.

 

 

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May 28, 2018 at 3:11 pm

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Panama Canal at full pool…

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It is not common for all fourteen sluices at the Panama Canal dam on Lake Gatun to be opened at once,  but the enormous volume of rain Hurricane Otto dumped made it necessary in order to avoid flooding nearby villages.   This is a  spectacular convergence of the man-made and nature.

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November 26, 2016 at 10:08 am

West Virginia inundated…

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The state has  been hit  by rains of nearly Biblical proportions,  resulting in death and massive property destruction.   The most startling thing I’ve seen is  this video  of a burning house being swept down a river.   Put these benighted residents in your prayers  —  they surely need them.

 

 

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June 26, 2016 at 10:14 am

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Mighty Mississippi…

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The Mississippi River is  causing a   heck of a lot of trouble,  and it’s only beginning,   because what is inundating Illinois and Missouri now will work its way down South until all the excess water finally reaches the Gulf of Mexico.   I’m fortunate,  because I don’t live in a flood plain,  but many do,  and they need to stay aware and focused,  and have an action plan for evacuation which can be carried out on a moment’s notice.

The Deep South is already experiencing some local flooding and road wash-outs,  so we need to be prepared for what is to come.   Be smart by being careful — if you can’t see through a pool of water,  do not assume the road is still beneath it!

 

 

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December 31, 2015 at 10:13 am

Too much rain…

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I lived in South Carolina several decades ago.   It’s a lovely state with many waterways,  and a lot of the low-lying land which goes along with that.   Back then,  people knew to keep an eye on the weather because of water’s potential for damage,  but judging by the number of reported rescues,   too many citizens have forgotten that.

I lived in Columbia for a while,  and there really is nowhere to easily dump such rain totals.  You have to depend on gravity and topography to carry it to rivers and streams,  and with the ground totally saturated (that’s why coffins are  coming up) one can only pray for the rain to stop.  It does seem to be  trending that  way,  but now the lower parts of the state will be coming under flood conditions.

The slow-motion disaster caused by this extraordinary rainstorms is creating havoc elsewhere,  but South Carolina is bearing the worst of it.

 

 

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October 6, 2015 at 11:44 pm

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Are they really this stupid?

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Apparently the good citizens of Newark have to  be warned  against eating the fish showing up in the streets after recent flooding.   You’d think even city folk would know better,  but then most of them don’t know where grocery store food comes from.

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June 3, 2015 at 10:17 am

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