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timeontarget commented on Saturday, Sep 09, 2017 at 17:35 PM

"This event might be the backlash for idiotic emergency management."

wood17 commented on Sunday, Sep 10, 2017 at 17:01 PM

Is it time for projected tracks and "cones of uncertainty" to be toned back a little bit? Spaghetti models have been getting generated by the second. Nearly every track has been wrong since day one. The only one that is correct is the last one on the day the storm goes away. Mass hysteria has been generated non stop since day one. I know people that were basically told that if you stay in Southeast Georgia you are going to die. Where did they go? They traveled west directly into where the storm may go. People are getting threatened with arrest in Savannah because of a curfew from the storm. We have to do all of these things "for your own good" they say. "Better safe than sorry". The power grab underway is unprecedented. Every major storm means more rules and regulations, more emergency management personnel, and more money put into the hands of bureaucrats. It's time for individuals to take more responsibility and quit waiting on the government and the weather stations to tell them what to do and how to act.

Funkentelecky commented on Monday, Sep 11, 2017 at 10:36 AM

How is Liberty county out? I live in Midway and the power was out for 5 days so I came to Augusta yesterday around 4p. I wasn't prepared to be without power for more than 2-3 days.

Funkentelecky commented on Monday, Sep 11, 2017 at 10:37 AM

Liberty county holding out?

HMJC commented on Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017 at 12:04 PM

The only thing I would add... When your Family is potentially threatened you would think that that would be the priority. If emergency protocols were not activated and loss of life, stores looted etc, the warcry as to why didn't officials do anything to prepare for a potential event when they knew the possible ramifications. Damned if you do, damned if you don't. Is it an inconvenience, probably but once again better safe than sorry is not such a bad thing...

wood17 commented on Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 at 00:43 AM

Funk, I apologize for not responding earlier. From what I hear some of the lowest areas in coastal Liberty had flooding issues on the coast. Also some docks sustained damage (some significant) from high water. Wind and tree damage was minimal and most power was restored within 8-10 hours. Some in the Riceboro-Midway area were out for 24-36 hours. The local power utilities did a fantastic job even with dramatically lower manpower than the last storm. On the whole this storm was weaker than the last.

OriginalJimmySmith commented on Friday, Sep 15, 2017 at 16:57 PM

I think the mandatory evacuation order was implemented prematurely.

HMJC commented on Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 at 10:46 AM

Better than too late; waiting until the last minute results in a quagmire trying to leave

OriginalJimmySmith commented on Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 at 13:19 PM

You know we could either one be correct or we could either one be wrong.

Depends upon the call.

I've lived here for 74 years and I've never left. I also doubt that I ever will. We have all read of the horrors of being stranded far away on the clogged roads.

I really think that all counties should plan to build schools and other public structures with an eye towards those facilities being able to double as crisis shelters.

In the case of our recent hurricanes and those yet approaching we have seen that it is simply impossible to correctly predict their paths very far in advance.

There are now many hundreds of thousands of people located within a five hundred hundred mile radius of central south Ga. and it is simply impossible to evacuate all safely at any time.

Local shelters is the only piratical plan in my opinion.

OriginalJimmySmith commented on Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 at 16:01 PM


OriginalJimmySmith commented on Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 at 16:05 PM


Third time is the charm.

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