Can Wilmington Rebuild?

Will Wilmington, North Carolina be able to recover from the two foot storm surge and 32 MPH winds?

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36 Responses to Can Wilmington Rebuild?

  1. Spiritus Mundi says:

    The eye is still 80 miles off the coast of Wilmington. It maybe a little premature to say they are out of the woods. Right now the Atlantic beach, Cape Lookout area is getting hit hard on the northeast side. The data station there is reporting sustained winds of 71 kts gusting to 84.

    • R Shearer says:

      Yes, give me two days and I’ll make my prediction for what it’s like there tomorrow.

    • Griff says:

      yes… seems a little early to be posting this!

    • Phil. says:

      Rather sick to be cherry picking data like this. Try checking out New Bern, NC where they are rescuing hundreds of people, some trapped in their attics due to 10 foot plus flooding. About 150 still need rescuing which they hope to get to before the next high tide.

      • Gator says:

        What’s sick is spending money on a non-issue like “climate change” alarmism, instead of using that money to build better protections from storms. We have always had bad hurricanes, now we have a state sponsored religion that puts human life below their leftist agenda.

        And New Bern is not a cherry pick? LOL

        • Phil. says:

          I’m not pretending the hurricane isn’t happening and cherry picking data to downplay it. Given that Wilmington airport has reported 105mph gusts this morning perhaps the headline should be changed?
          Houses are being destroyed and people’s lives are at risk, pretending that’s not happening is sick!

        • Gator says:

          No Phil, pretending that man is causing bad weather, and wasting money on this sham is what is sick. Nobody said there is not a hurricane, and nobody said that there will not be death and destruction. What part of “failed predictions” do you not get?

          The genocide caused by alarmists will be recorded alongside that of Pol Pot, Hitler, Stalin, and Mao. Millions starve needlessly every year because of alarmists.

          • Phil. says:

            Nobody said there is not a hurricane, and nobody said that there will not be death and destruction.

            Really, I guess I imagined this?
            Will Wilmington, North Carolina be able to recover from the two foot storm surge and 32 MPH winds?

          • Gator says:

            Bears repeating, and in the right spot…

            I know logic is not your strong suit Phil, but how does speaking of one city’s weather become denial of a hurricane?

            Self imposed ignorance is sad, you have my sympathy where that is concerned Phil.

          • Phil. says:

            I know logic is not your strong suit Phil, but how does speaking of one city’s weather become denial of a hurricane?

            Try this.

            “Hurricane” Florence is passing over Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina right now,

            What do you suppose the quotation marks mean?

          • Gator says:

            Wow! You still don’t get it! LOL

            Tony wrote about the conditions in Wilmington. That is not denial of a hurricane or its effects.

            If you still don’t get what Tony said, find an adult and have them explain it to you.

          • Phil. says:

            Tony was writing about the hurricane in general. He used “Hurricane” about landfall at Wrightstown beach implying that it wasn’t a hurricane at that time. More to the point he actually posted “Florence isn’t even a hurricane at this point, but that won’t stop NOAA from claiming it was.
            So Gator Tony said there is not a hurricane, stop denying it.

          • Gator says:

            And Florence, by classic standards, was not a hurricane at that point. And again Phil, Tony never said there wasn’t a hurricane or that it would not cause problems.

            Have your mother explain this to you dear.

          • Phil. says:

            And Florence, by classic standards, was not a hurricane at that point. And again Phil, Tony never said there wasn’t a hurricane or that it would not cause problems.

            One point measurement does not define a hurricane. Tony did say it wasn’t a hurricane and his sarcastic comments about ‘Wilmington rebuilding’ suggests that it wouldn’t cause problems.

          • Gator says:

            Phil, quit being purposely obtuse.

            Tony never said that one point defines a hurricane, and he never denied there was a hurricane. Tony simply (to most folks here) pointed out that in this one location that media said would be utterly destroyed, there was no hurricane devastation.

            You can keep trying to put words in Tony’s post that are not there, just like you clowns claim settled science that is not there. LOL

        • Gator says:

          I know logic is not your strong suit Phil, but how does speaking of one city’s weather become denial of a hurricane?

          Self imposed ignorance is sad, you have my sympathy where that is concerned Phil.

      • Colorado Wellington says:

        And yet again, global warming freaks are salivating about the prospect of people being killed by bad weather. They demand everyone to believe that an extra 50 ppm CO2 is the cause, that it will kill billions and they rejoice in triumph when they think they see the evidence.

        That’s sick, you bastards.

  2. DCA says:

    Just FYI, Wilmington, NC is actually a port on the Cape Fear River, 25 miles inland from the river’s mouth to the south, and 10 miles inland from Wrightsville Beach to the east.

    I suspect that the predicted surge of 2 feet is applicable to the Wilmington city pier on the river.

  3. DCA says:

    And right now, with the position of the storm and the circulation, the winds are probably blowing most of the water out of the river.

  4. Perhaps the President has decided to dial back the climate disruption. Just this once.

  5. Cam says:

    Called it in another post…now coming ashore as a Cat 1 with 90 mph wind. It will dump a lot of rain but there shouldn’t be catastrophic wind damage. Doomers are going to be miffed.

    • Disillusioned says:

      Nah, not a problem. People with floating scientific hyped-potheses and floating morals will always be able to point out the fly shit in the pepper.

      No matter what happens, the doomers will still spin this one as unprecedented; their sheep will still think it’s ‘climate change’ caused by your SUV. They will be nonetheless the wiser to discern the actual difference between this one and [worse] weather events of the past.

    • arn says:

      As long as they can find one chair knocked down by the wind
      and 2 newspapers blown away
      it will be called a biblical apocalyptic never seen before desaster.

  6. Andy says:

    The interesting thing is the tracking. The NHC is going with Florence moving slowly inland from the coast given GFS model etc, but the European model shows it slowly moving down the coast which will mean a lot more rain. The rain is more interesting now than the wind ever was (remember that CAT5 talk less than 48 hours back ) and it remains to be seen about surge. It is slow moving which means it is interesting, without hyping it up.

    Wafflehouse is on an emergency menu …. nooooooooooooooooooooo.

    This storm needs to be summarised in a few days on how it measured up to the hype.

    Mangkhut in the pacific looks like a bit of a beast though. Currently intensifying back to 175mph. Good job East side of the Philippines is less populated. Even so ….

    Andy

  7. James says:

    North Carolina current wind speed map

    High 51
    Low 3
    State Average 19

    http://www.usairnet.com/wea

  8. James Anderson says:

    North Carolina current wind speed map

    High 51
    Low 3
    State Average 19

    http://www.usairnet.com/wea

  9. Psalmon says:

    Florence will make landfall in Wilmington…we are going to get great data!!!

    As of 5:36am…max wind speeds of 60.4 mph sustained and 79mph gusts. Hurricane?

    Max storm surge so far in Wilmington is 2.9 feet…at low tide…the storm surge is 1.5 feet BELOW normal high tide right now. Yawn.

    CNN just reported…”The wind of this storm is NOT the story!” All last week IT WAS THE ONLY STORY…CAT 6 HURRICANES…140MPH AND GROWING! NORTH CAROLINA WILL BE OBLITERATED BECAUSE OF TRUMP!!!

    Not the story any more…FakeNews is.

  10. Psalmon says:

    Remember the 80 foot wave heights the MSM was reporting a couple days ago?

    The Onslow Bay Outer buoy, which is equidistant between Cape Lookout and Wilmington and was on the north side of the eye, biggest winds and surge…measured a 28 foot max height.

    More FakeNews.

  11. Squidly says:

    Hahaha … I just looked at https://www.wunderground.com/weather/us/nc/wilmington/34.22%2C-77.94

    While the eye of the storm was about to hit Wilmington … WunderGround says maximum gusts to 42mph … I have played golf in stronger winds than that!!! … Fargo, North Dakota blows like that practically every day.

    I thought this was supposed to be one of the greatest, most damaging hurricanes in human history !?!?! … what happened to that?

  12. Psalmon says:

    The National Hurricane Center predicted a storm surge to the north of Florence’s eye of 7-11ft. CNN continues to parrot and show the same 7-11 ft graphic all morning. The actual surge is about 5 feet. Florence passed at low tide also, so the net surge was about 2 feet.

    Florence is a constant stream of disinformation.

  13. Jeff Jones says:

    It is hilarious watching the press desperately trying to resuscitate this storm bust into a catastrophe. Watching Fox at the gym this morning, one reporter was in a hotel parking lot standing in the hurricane ‘eye wall’ leaning into the wind at a 45deg angle and barely hanging on. He said, ‘Let’s go over to Ben who is measuring the wind speed’. He struggles over to Ben who is standing vertical, more trying to see the anemometer screen than worrying about the supposed gale. Ben finally admits his eyes are too bad to see the reading on the instrument so the reporter struggles to take the anemometer from Ben and is just barely able to read the screen, he is being so buffeted by the wind. Stares for quite a while then says, “ the reading is 35mph so Ben probably wasn’t able to get a good reading. The gusts are way higher than that”. And on it went. There were people walking on the boardwalk in the background obviously having a blast in the rain.

    Then another reporter was in a car going down a residential street showing the devastation there. The water in the gutters was about half way up the curb, maybe 3” deep as he described the devastating flooding. He pointed out the devastating wind damage which was 100% broken tree limbs on obviously poorly maintained mature trees. He then pointed out a tree limb that had fallen on an overhead line saying if the residents stayed in their homes, they were in mortal danger of electrocution. Now, I am not an expert on electricity, hated the electrical power classes I took in college, but I don’t think people are in serious danger from a fallen phone line. I didn’t see a power line anywhere on the trip he took us down that street.

    Seems reporters get just about every important fact about any story they are reporting 100% wrong.

  14. sol says:

    I’d just like to know if the locals will be out there (safely) moving debris out of the roads to get transportation moving into affected areas as soon as the weather clears – unlike what was seen in puerto rico. IOW: free people picking themselves up and getting back to living rather than waiting for someone to show up and do it for them.

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