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Hurricane Season

posted Apr 21, 2016 12:08:01 by Odie Brown
We are just about to enter hurricane season here on the east coast. I've been here before when all communications were out and no way to get hold of anyone. I've been checking in to getting a ham radio. It seems these guys have better communications than anyone else. After looking at several websites I found this one to be the best. Any Ham operators out there that could help?
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wild_sarah82 said Apr 23, 2016 03:38:46
I was referred to this page from the ham radio site, so I can certainly vouch for the amount of information you can find over there. As for Hurricane season, I think after our quiet winter, this year will be more active for tropical storms and hurricanes.
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MikeyMandel said May 10, 2016 21:33:33
I have a feeling you are right, Sarah, I think the hurricane season will definitely be more active than years past. We have been fairly lucky to have had several years in a row of quiet tropical development, especially after the year of Hurricane Sandy.
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Tillman said May 11, 2016 04:32:30
We live in west Virginia now and other than a lot of rain at times when they have a hurricane active we are safe. Since we still have a lot of family in the Panama City, Fla. area I keep up with the NHC site at:
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/marine/?atlc
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JamesG2252 said May 15, 2016 01:42:29
I was recently reading an article about how the warm waters off the Atlantic will actually help to contribute to a more active hurricane season because of the mild winter we had. I hope that isn't the case.
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Isaac said May 28, 2016 12:42:06
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TopHat said Jul 08, 2016 00:43:14
Oh, hurricanes, go away! I live in Florida and recall the four hurricanes we endured in 2004. Hurricanes Frances and Jean bombarded the East Coast, and Charlie and Ivan decimated the West Coast. Jean and Ivan were weird ones in that Jean circled around in the Caribbean Sea for a week in the same place, and then, made a beeline straight for us! Ivan hit the West Coast, went up into Mississippi, tracked up to New England, and then, came back down and hit Florida again! In 2005, Wilma grazed us where I live, hitting further south, but the winds were still one hundred miles per hour! All three times that the hurricanes hit us on the East Coast, we were without electricity for three weeks each time! I don't want to see any more of these monsters!
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