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  • Say what? Owner of tower rides out storm in middle of ocean

    10/10/2016 6:19:18 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 25 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | October 8, 2016 9:34 pm | AP
    ON THE ATLANTIC OCEAN, N.C. (AP) — Talk about braving the storm. A North Carolina man and his fiancee rode out Hurricane Matthew on top of an old Coast Guard light station more than 30 miles off the Atlantic coast. Richard Neal is the owner of Frying Pan Tower , a platform that is about 100 or so feet above the ocean, only reachable by helicopter or boat. While the 360-degree views of sunsets and sunrises are amazing, there’s no land in sight.
  • You Knew It Was Coming; Hurricane Matthew Amnesty

    10/18/2016 11:55:24 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 18, 2016
    Never missing an opportunity to offer illegal immigrants reprieve, the Obama administration has repeatedly used inclement weather, a virus, natural disasters and tainted water in a U.S. city to extend the perk in the last few years. This month the administration announced yet another special amnesty for victims of Hurricane Matthew. The powerful storm slammed the southeastern United States a few weeks ago, killing dozens and causing severe flooding. News reports have confirmed deaths in North Carolina, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia and Virginia. Entire communities from central Florida to Virginia suffered power outages, major flooding and a lot of homes...
  • For Disaster Recovery, the Best Knowledge Is Local Knowledge

    10/13/2016 12:06:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2016 | Veronique de Rugy
    As residents all along the Southeastern coast start to put their lives back together after a devastating visit by Hurricane Matthew, these communities will face unique challenges. Not surprisingly, the calls for billions of dollars in federal government aid are already coming out loud and clear. In states affected by storms, government is often thought of as the only answer to reconstruction. However, research on the aftermath of natural disasters reveals that more often than not, local residents are better-suited to efficiently address these challenges than government on the local, state and federal levels. Even if the federal government...
  • Governor: Matthew blamed for 10 deaths in NC, active rescues in Lumberton

    10/10/2016 6:46:32 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 15 replies
    WTVD-11 News - ABC11.com ^ | October 10, 2016 | Assorted Reporters
    RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Governor Pat McCrory said Monday there have been 10 deaths in North Carolina from Hurricane Matthew. Five people are still missing. Officials say most of the dead died when rushing flood waters swept their cars off roads. During a news conference, the governor also said a levee has breached near Lumberton and some 1,500 people are stranded. There are active rescues using helicopters and boats.
  • SHEPARD SMITH IS NOW AN ANCHORMAN JOKE

    10/10/2016 3:53:54 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 55 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | October 10, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    There are any number of people qualified to warn you about the dangers of hurricanes. A college dropout with two hundred dollar hair sitting in a studio in New York City is not one of them. But here's Shepard Smith embarrassing himself even by the already low standards of his miserable profession by squeezing one more ounce of drama from a natural disaster while treating people under threat from it with contempt. Shepard Smith went full Anchorman. That was a terrible idea. But then again Shepard Smith is a terrible idea. But at least his terrible on air persona has...
  • 'Hell is about to burst forth onto our earth': People panic after dozens of Waffle Houses shut [tr]

    10/08/2016 2:36:24 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 27 replies
    Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 7 October 2016 | Anneta Konstantinides
    Hurricane Matthew has been called a 'once-in-a-lifetime' storm in which evacuation is a matter of 'life or death'. But it was only when Waffle House announced it was closing 25 locations that many Americans decided the storm must be really bad. The beloved 24-hour restaurant chain is famous for staying open during natural disasters, so much so that even a 'Waffle House Index' was created. FEMA unofficially uses the index, color-coded much like country's terrorism threat advisory scale, to gauge how severely a place was hit by a natural disaster.
  • Fox News: 20 Trapped Inside St Augustine Hotel, Mayor Says No One Will Save Them

    10/07/2016 1:30:24 PM PDT · by drewh · 116 replies
    Fox News ^ | Harris Faulkner
    Harris Faulkner just interviewed the mayor and had live tape of the water rising at the Casablanca Inn, all 20 folks stayed in defiance of the government order.The flooding will crest next hour supposedly
  • NASA Spaceport Weathers Hurricane Matthew as Satellite Reveals Double Eyewall

    10/07/2016 2:16:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    Space.com ^ | October 7, 2016 01:24pm ET | Mike Wall
    "At this time, there is observed to be limited roof damage to KSC facilities, water and electrical utilities services have been disrupted and there is scattered debris," NASA officials wrote. "Storm surge has been observed to be relatively minimal, limited to localized portions of the space center." [Hurricane Matthew: NASA Satellite Reveals Layers Of Storm In 3D (Video)] As of 9:45 a.m. EDT (1345 GMT) today, winds at KSC were declining but still had not dropped consistently below 58 mph (93 km/h) — meaning it was still too dangerous to send crews outside to perform a thorough damage assessment, the...
  • Hurricane Matthew Lashes Florida With 100 MPH Winds, 2 Dead as Over 1 Million Lose Power

    10/07/2016 12:52:15 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 79 replies
    ABC News ^ | Oct 7, 2016, 3:38 PM ET
    Hurricane Matthew battered the Florida coast today with powerful winds, potentially devastating storm surges and torrential rain, leaving over 1 million people without power as officials made last-minute appeals for any remaining holdouts to get out of harm's way. Matthew also claimed its first U.S. victims after officials in St. Lucie County, Florida, said two people died overnight when emergency officials could not get to them because of the storm's strong winds. One victim, a woman in her late 50s, died from cardiac arrest, according to St. Lucie fire department officials. Crews could not safely respond to her location and...
  • Fears for a huge flock of migrating birds which has been caught INSIDE the eye (Shortened)

    10/07/2016 9:41:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 54 replies
    DailyMail.co.uk ^ | October 7, 2016 | Chris Summers
    Fears are growing for a huge flock of birds which are believed to be trapped inside the eye of Hurricane Matthew. Pointing to a small green dot on a radar picture of the hurricane, Glenn Burns, a weather forecaster with Atlanta-based WSB-TV, said: 'We are actually seeing something very unusual.
  • Fox News anchor Shep Smith says of Hurricane Matthew: 'Your kids will die'

    10/07/2016 8:36:12 AM PDT · by yoe · 58 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | October 7, 2016 | Helena Horton
    Video Fox News anchor made startling predictions about the destruction Hurricane Matthew may cause as it continues along the east coast of America. Popular presenter Shep Smith used strong words to implore Florida residents to evacuate before disaster strikes. He said: "This moves 20 miles to the west, and you and everyone you know are dead — all of you — because you can't survive it.
  • Disney World closes down for only the FOURTH time in its 45-year history as Hurricane Matthew [tr]

    10/07/2016 9:27:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 7, 2016 | Kalhan Rosenblatt
    Walt Disney World has shuttered up for the fourth time in its history as Hurricane Matthew bears down on the Sunshine State. As the storm approached Florida on Thursday night, the park and several of its entities in Orlando also shut their doors. Since the park opened in 1971 it has only closed three other times - all for hurricanes.
  • 'Hurricane Matthew panic' sparks supermarket brawl as two women scrap over last case of water

    10/07/2016 7:03:41 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 86 replies
    Mirror.UK ^ | 7 OCT 2016 | GEMMA MULLIN
    Two women became embroiled in a brutal scrap over the last case of water in a supermarket ahead of Hurricane Matthew , its reported. The can be seen repeatedly battering and pulling each others hair in the middle of a Walmart store, apparently after one of them put the store's last water bottles in her trolley. The taller of the two women then grabs a trolley and starts ramming it into the other woman, forcing her into a display unit where she crashes into several boxes. She then turns and starts throwing the packages at the woman behind the trolley,...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    10/07/2016 5:45:06 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 41 replies
    And now, for some random silliness... *****Headline Fail *****SMOD 2016 WH PRESS SECRETARY ‏@weknowwhatsbestFEMA is flying Tim Kaine to Florida where Hurricane Matthew will make landfall to see if he can interrupt it.***************It's good to be prepared ***** Hold my beer.... ***** Anyone up for a swim? **********  
  • ‘And your kids die, too’: Fox News anchor to those in Hurricane Matthew’s path

    10/06/2016 6:07:55 PM PDT · by Donglalinger · 41 replies
    Q 13 Fox News ^ | 10/6/2016 | Tribune Media Wire
    FLORIDA – Fox News anchor Shepard Smith has a clear message for Floridians thinking about ignoring Hurricane Matthew evacuations – death is imminent. “This moves 20 miles to the west, you and everyone you know are dead. All of you…and your kids die, too.”
  • Signers - A sign that we are really screwed up

    10/06/2016 3:22:04 PM PDT · by ml/nj · 42 replies
    Oct 6, 2016 | ML/NJ
    So I'm watching the Weather Channel. (I'm allowed. My 93 year old Mom lives on the Intracoastal in West Palm Beach.) And there's some government guy, in the Carolinas I think, talking about doom and destruction in a little window on the screen. In another window, three times the size, there's some fat oaf flailing away, almost assuredly at taxpayer expense, with his hands and arms. I assume he was "signing" the words of the government guy. So I looked. Our deaf or nearly deaf population is about a million. (And they must be illiterate or blind too, because it...
  • Clinton camp hopes Florida officials will extend voter registration amid Hurricane Matthew

    10/06/2016 1:32:43 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 6, 2016 | Seth McLaughlin
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign is urging officials in Florida to extend the state’s voter registration deadline in response to Hurricane Matthew.“The one thing we are hoping and expecting is that officials in Florida will adapt deadlines to account for the storm,” Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said Thursday. “The voter registration deadline in Florida is Oct. 11 and our hope would be that a little bit more time would be given for people who were expecting to be able to get registered before the election.”“We certainly expect that the governor and local officials will make that possible,” he said.
  • Surfing in a Hurricane

    10/06/2016 12:26:29 PM PDT · by LonePalm · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6 October 2016 | LonePalm
    A little entertainment while waiting for Hurricane Matthew. Click the picture and enjoy y'all.
  • MAJOR HURRICANE MATTHEW BRIEFING- SITUATIION OVERVIEW

    US National Weather Service Jacksonville Weather.gov/JAX@NWSJacksonville The storm poses an imminent threat of tropical storm and/or hurricane conditions to SOME PORTION of the Warning area. Heed the advice of Local officials. Be careful about rumors, erroneous social media posts and unwarranted speculation. Major Hurricane Matthew Briefing Situation Overview ...THIS IS NOW A WORST CASE STORM SURGE SCENARIO... Catastrophic Damage is Anticipated for Coastal Areas. Major Hurricane Matthew is still expected to move DANGEROUSLY CLOSE the Florida First Coast and Southeast Georgia Coast Friday through Friday night into Saturday with catastrophic impacts expected along and near the coast. A major hurricane...
  • Hurricane Matthew picks up speed as millions in US are urged to evacuate

    10/06/2016 10:46:07 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 91 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | October 6, 2016 | FoxNews.Com
    Matthew strengthened back into a Category 4 hurricane Thursday, the National Hurricane Center announced, as emergency officials urged some 2 million people from Florida to South Carolina to pack up and get out. "Do not go on the beach. This will kill you," Florida Gov. Rick Scott warned Thursday. "Unfortunately, this is going to kill people."