OT: Hurricane Isaias

I just got a tropical storm warning in Chesterfield County (RVA). No one was acting crazy in the stores today. Should I be worried?

Forums: 
DISCLAIMER: Forum topics may not have been written or edited by The Key Play staff.

Comments

Everyone already has their stockpile of supplies due to COVID

I nervously laughed out loud at this

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

Just be prepared for lots of rain. Low lying areas and areas prone to flooding will need to be monitored or avoided. Although it is teetering between Cat 1 and tropical storm there is the potential for significant amounts of rain from the Carolinas up through the I-95 corridor to New England

VB born, class of '14

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

We are working on a flood study for a small town on the Chesapeake. Tomorrow is going to provide great pics and unveil problem areas The eye is supposed to be over us around 2pm Tuesday.

To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

in St Aug we had 4 brief showers yesterday; nothing overnight as the storm passed well offshore. gray and breezy this a.m. 10-20 mph

looks like lots of folks are going to get wet

everyone stay safe

When we were tracking one of the other hurricanes on here (i can't remember which one... September 2018? I think), someone shared a website that had global map with wind patterns and rainfall and stuff and it was calm and soothing and very nice to look at. Does anyone know what it was? I could've sworn it was stormy dot com but the website is kaput.

edit: literally one minute after i commented this i remembered that it was windy dot com

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

thanks, i remembered it pretty much immediately after i commented. weird how the mind works sometimes

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

I really wish there was a way to cast it with a chromecast or something so that I could have it on an unused monitor all the time. It is fun to look at if nothing else.

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

you can cast a tab with chrome

You can, but when you do that it is basically screen sharing, and therefore goes away if you remove the laptop. When you cast something like Netflix, it runs independently of your phone and you dont have to keep your phone open to that app in order to make it work.

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

As i sit here thinking, it should be fairly easy with a raspberry pi. Project for another day I guess.

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

Or as an interactive desktop. I'd totally use this (and never get any work done again).

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

You get work done now?

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

Paging eshiben......

Now to my hurricane/storm comment that I was going to post when I saw the thread.....
So we are on vacation in the Outer Banks (this trip had been planned since January). Last week we were worried that we would have to reschedule due to the storm. Then by Wednesday which was the decision day, it was looking good so we decided to go on with our plans. When we left home Friday to go to my parents' house to drop of the dog, we heard that they were starting to evacuate. We got up Saturday and continually checked out the info coming from Dare County and decided to try our luck and go ahead and come down. Dare County announced yesterday that no other measures would be taken (other than the Ocracoke and Hatteras evacuations). Then last night we found out that where we live is under a Tropical Storm Watch and would probably get more rain from the storm than we will at the beach...
TLDR: This storm is causing lots of confusion and craziness.

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

Also, Tropical Tidbits does a great job. This guy (Levi) is legit good and knows how to describe what's going on in detail without getting overly scientific. My go to when storms approach.

Pain is Temporary, Chicks Dig Scars
Glory is Forever, Let's Go Hokies!!

thanks for sharing, although my primitive brain just want see swirly colors

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

we are just finishing up a remodel that we had to undertake due to flooding damage (years ago). We put in pumps and stuff years ago, but put off the cosmetic stuff for a long time until we had money to redo the walls, trim, etc.

We haven't had a flooding problem in years, but I just got the trim put in Saturday. So help me, if we flood because of this storm...

This storm will be the first true test of our new waterproofing. I'm just hoping that this trim that was installed on our basement window doesn't cause leaking like it did last time. The waterproofers put in an egress window, and the window guys who did the nonbasement windows, trimmed the top of the basement one even though it wasn't part of the scope. So it looks pretty, but I'd prefer the trim to not be there if it means we have a stream coming down the window.

#nobread #nomilk #nowhisky

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

these fad diets are getting out of control

#nowhisky

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

In Charleston, first couple bands have hit this morning. It's like an average thunderstorm with slightly more wind so far. Not at all worried about this one. It'll flood downtown where it always floods and that's probably the extent of that.

(add if applicable) /s

Latest projections have it running up between Richmond & Hampton Roads as a Tropical Storm. East side will get the winds but shouldn't have too much rain. North & West sides though will get some decent rain.

It didn't rain for almost three weeks in the western part of Chesterfield. We've now had a week straight of rain going into next week. My yard went from dead, to a pond. I might keep the pond, but I don't want to keep the snakes.

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

Ditto. Project site here in Norfolk has been a desert, but we got more rain in the past week than all of June and the first half of July combined. Really screws up the storm water prevention because the ground is so dry it can't accept the water.

Where's our guy Eshiben

Just moved, sorry its gonna rain a bunch. Not concerned. I'll get a better write-up later since my thunder is being stolen here haha. Didn't think people would be all to concerned about this one. Basically expect a ton of rain in NC up through Richmond into Fredericksburg. Some strong gusts, nothing to crazy though

Taylor, looking desperately throws it deep..HAS A MAN OPEN DANNY COALE WITH A CATCH ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE FIVE!!!!....hes still open

Didn't think people would be all to concerned about this one

it's 2020. If the drops hitting my windows ended up being blood instead of water I wouldn't be surprised.

Disturbed, certainly, but not surprised. I'm taking nothing for granted.

I foresee flooding in the Chesapeake Bay area. It's full moon so the tides are up anyway. If the eye moves to the west over Annapolis, there could be a decent storm surge come Wednesday. If it slides east of Cambridge, it could be around a foot surge...nothing big as of late around here. It's been extremely windy for over a year, so hopefully the trees are all down that are going to be down. They've been dealt with already, and 50mph winds from this storm are just another day.

To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

since my thunder is being stolen

What dark times are these when even the weatherman's thunder is being stolen!!!

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

I have been outside at work since 7am prepping, wrapping, lowering, and putting away everything I can that could become a mess in high winds and lots of rain. So I'm sure this will end up being nothing.

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

I for one appreciate your efforts, and you have my full support.

#carnylivesmatter

Leonard. Duh.

Can't it just hold off until the next time we play UNC?

Recovering scientist working in business consulting

FYI- another good link for the expectations for this storm for the mid-Atlantic- strongest winds on the eastern half of storm track;; 3-6 inches of rain on west side; center tracks through Raleigh Emporia,Richmond, Tappahannock, Annapolis.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yZNH4cLrtc

From the 2018 VT-uva game-"This is when LEGENDS are made!"

At the beach just north of Wilmington. Should be a fun night 🙃

ME Class of '16
VA --> AL
I'd rather be golfing.

I should be at Holden, this Saturday. Should be, but nothing is guaranteed...

Rick Monday... You Made a Great Play...

Romanes Eunt Domus

Worst hurricane ever. Has barely even rained here in NE Florida.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

Worst forest fire ever. Barely even smoky by my house.

VB born, class of '14

County send some guys to cut down limbs around the power lines near my house now and the power flickers in a stiff breeze. Ought to be a fun couple of days.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Woke up this morning to lightning shows in Christiansburg, on my way to work. Very thankful it rained after not having a month of rain, and will definitely have to mow after not mowing for a month.

Isaias undergoing some serious rapid intensification before landfall around Cape Fear. Might go from tropical storm to nearly a Category 2 hurricane in a matter of hours!

VB born, class of '14

Yikes...

I live in Williamsburg and the eye is tracking to pass somewhere between here and Richmond tomorrow. Hope it's not too bad. Most of my neighbors haven't done a thing to secure loose items from around their homes in advance of the storm.

Nice to see another TKPer in Williamsburg! Luckily my neighbors looked like they secured their stuff. Hope you stay safe!

LAR '12 MVBones Go Hokies! USA!

Live in Williamsburg as well! Luckily it should move through quickly.

Stick it in...Stick it in...Stick it in

it better not.

Rick Monday... You Made a Great Play...

Romanes Eunt Domus

Looks like a strong Cat 1 with landfall somewhere near the sc/nc border

VB born, class of '14

Woke up to a Tornado Warning (warning is worse than watch) here in Williamsburg/James City County

Watching the news in my laundry room. Looks like a bad cell quickly heading our way (moving at 65 mph according to the news)

Edit: Radar shows this band has passed through with only a couple power flickers but we still have power. Looks like we have a mild break until the eye and main system gets closer.

Edit 8AM: looks like we are on the other side of the center of rotation and had some winds strong enough to finally knock power out completely.

Same here one the southern portion of Williamsburg/York Co. power flickered once but still was able to keep the news on on my phone crammed in the bathroom with the wife and 2 kids. Should be over in a couple hours hopefully. Stay safe!

LAR '12 MVBones Go Hokies! USA!

Power's out up here in Croaker area. Probably a tree on the line. Thank goodness I went with the whole house generator. That tornado warning at 5 am was "fun". Hope everybody's doing okay.

Same here, wife got the daughter and slept on couch with the dogs too. I watched the news never got back to bed. Some stronger gusts after 6a knocked our power out briefly. Live close to Jamestown. Tornado in Governors Land just after 4a.

Edit: power been out since 8am.

Stick it in...Stick it in...Stick it in

Yikes! Seems like you are close by. I live off of Jamestown Rd

Yup, down neck o land in Pelegs point.

Stick it in...Stick it in...Stick it in

Ha! Is there a way to PM on TKP? That's where I live too

My parents are in Settlers Mill

Recruit Prosim

Lol, small world. Live in the old or new section?

Stick it in...Stick it in...Stick it in

New

So do we. We have the VT flag on our third car garage!

Stick it in...Stick it in...Stick it in

No joke, I think I live 3 or 4 houses away from you. I'll say hello if I see you outside sometime.

At 8:30 both of y'all go outside. One of you yells Let's Go! You know how it ends.

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

Getting drunk and going on an adventure?

Um...I think I speak for everyone when I say we need an update!

If this didn't happen, I am much disappoint.

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

Tornado warnings all over between HR and RIC

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

Nothing beats a 30 minute commute through the goochland area this morning trees and standing water galore. Other than the odd tree the wind never got too bad here.

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

All sorts of radar confirmed tornadoes on Delmarva this morning. We've had 2 warnings. One went about 3 miles from parents house. Electric has dropped twice already. Good news is the system is moving FAST and should be audi 5000 early this afternoon.

To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

It's starting to move out of here on the Middle Peninsula. We lost power around 7 am, have numerous limbs down, and a small cedar tree lying on our Buick with no apparent damage. 2" of rain on top of the two we'd had the last couple of days. High wind gusts. Tough getting the pup out for her necessaries this morning. No fun at all, but glad I have that auto start generator. Best of luck up the coast, though, it seems to be whoopin' still up that way.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

All clear in the OBX, starting to get a little soundside flooding as the storm clears out

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

WNJ into PA getting hammered. Looks like the worst of it will be west of my work and home, but still in line for some nasty weather at work starting this afternoon. Our site is closing at noon so that's good for me!

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

My office got closed for the day, with everyone encouraged to telecommute. I guess that's an unintended consequence of the plague, probably no more snow days.

Super soggy in the DC metro, but where I am didn't do too much beyond raining heavily as far as I can see.

Storm seems to have mostly passed over us here in Elkton. Got some tremendous rain over the last hour. Lots of roads flooded and closed, including highways, and it's breezy but not terribly so.

Edit: now that I say that the wind has picked up a lot. Also had a tornado earlier this morning that died down just outside of town.

There's always a lighthouse. There's always a man. There's always a city.

Power has flickered off-and-on a couple of times here in southern NJ. Still functioning for now. Hope all is going well with others getting hit.

Recovering scientist working in business consulting

Over here in the Middle Peninsula. Power back on. Clean ups to do. Tides were waaaay high, with the local boat ramp indicating tides to the top of the parking lot. Sycamores and cedars seem to have been most affected in limb downings, but about every yard with big trees has limbs down. It's now a beautiful day in the neighborhood.
My friend on Topsail reported 75 mph winds hit them there, power went off last night at 11 and is still out. He has a new house, and it stood up well with only some lost shingles on the NE side of his roof. Hope all else have as little damage as we've been lucky to have.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

My sister reported that a Tornado hit Suffolk last night/this morning and that area has a pretty extensive power outage.

That was a ride. Woke up to several tornado warnings. Then watched real time weather show several along Delmarva...just missing my parents house, my old house, and still barreling towards where we are now. Got lucky, but lost a ton of BIG branches. Actually made it over to St Michael's, but took a few chances to cross one of the creeks. They got over 8" of rain. Eventually ended up in the eye of the storm around noon...so strange.

To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

Southport NC got hammered last night:

(add if applicable) /s

That isn't bad, the boats are still in the water. Bad is when those boats are in the parking lot.

Objectively speaking, this is worse. You've got dozens of sailboats in the marsh. Other boats stacked on top of each other, and many still tied to a dock that has completely lost its mooring. At least in the parking lot the boats are out of the way to get the dock repaired and you don't have to worry about any sinking when you move them.

(add if applicable) /s

Looks like 4th of July or Labor Day weekend at New Point Comfort in the Mobjack, or maybe even Masonboro Island down by Wilmington. Jammed up and partying, whoooooopeeee!

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

Any weekend on Mattawoman Creek off the Potomac! Cross river from Leesylvania n Dumfries!

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

I'll be in that county, Saturday. Nice town. Hope they recover well.

Last time I had chance to go down there, a saw a VT flag a block or so from the ferry entrance.

Rick Monday... You Made a Great Play...

Romanes Eunt Domus

Anyone from the Northeast here to report how the storm was when it passed? Headed there to assist in storm restoration for power this week.

Hoping everybody stayed ok in our community and hate it for the ones who were took losses and worse.

Mom in RI has no power, sister in Mass has no power.

Mom is expected to get power back on at 8 pm Friday!

Surprise they got it back at 2 today. Not bad.

Winds in NJ took down about every branch possible. Several Bradford pear trees down in my area (they look nice but are terrible trees for homeowners), including one tall one that took down the power lines up the street from me. Been out of power since like 1 pm yesterday, JCPL doesn't even have an estimated return of service time yet 🤷‍♂️ evidently like 1.5m customers with no service statewide. Big issue was that the winds stayed high enough long enough even after most of the rain passed through, and that prevented getting crews started on restoration work as more outages piled up. There were confirmed tornado events in the state too

Today is a WFH day for me, so I'll be heading to my parents' in a little bit.

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

Thanks. Always decent to somewhat hear what happened. We got called last night to prepare bags for 2 weeks. Any type of hurricane with the trees is usually pretty rough for tree crews first then we can get in the to work.

Left at 6 on a line truck headed to the NY NJ area first is all we were told. Gonna be a long drive riding shotgun.

We so appreciate it, so thanks for coming to help!

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

little update to this: still no power, JCPL has said "they expect to restore power to a majority of customers by Aug 11" which has to just be the most CYA statement ever. Got the status alert text at 4 am saying our power was restored -- it wasn't.

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

Yep. That is a cya meaning we are going to give you a hopeful time that you'll be mad about, but if we hit before that we are good. Restoring poles takes longer than some folks think but it is about being efficient. It is a safety process that makes it slow. Even in the backwoods it is 4kv which a mishap is not an oops.

Trees are a big problem up here where I'm at. I'd probably have wished half the "pretty" old trees were done with long ago. I love the look but they damage so much. I at least know we are working hard here in NY, and hope power is restored there soon for ya.

Side note. It is nice cause it is cooler than GA up here, but getting sweet tea has been a tough pull haha.

Has it come back for you yet? I got switched with our crew to working on JCP&L since that seems to still have the most amount of folks out in the area we have been.

Partial power as of Friday night, full power sometime between noon and 2:30 yesterday. Still no internet and several patches of my town are still out (including the adjacent neighborhood to my apartment complex where an entire utility pole came down and was blocking the street)

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

I got a call from somebody that said portions of Connecticut still have no power this morning.

Just overall NE is not built for these storms the way the SE does it. And vice versa the SE isn't built for the harsh winter style either. Our codes reflect it too. Take into account the winters, but the wind is a different ball game loading wise and flat land provides, generally speaking, an easier time clearing the easement areas where vegetation impacts more. Been moving along as everything gets restored. Supposed to be heading out of NJ tomorrow after the trailer nap. Glad to report some nice hospitality from home owners here. So many times we get the frustration end like so many jobs when dealing with angry consumers.

It also doesn't help that a fungus killed a lot of oak trees in the last couple of years. So there are lots of standing dead trees waiting for the right wind to knock them over.

And I'm sorry for not responding to some of your initial comments earlier after it came through. Glad some power got on earlier than expected. It is sometimes a crap shoot cause each street is different and certain spots can get switched on before others. My brain meant to respond earlier but it also forgot haha. Sometimes the dog days of summer work get after ya.

No worries, I know somebody yesterday that ripped into the power crew that blocked off her road and told her they were there to fix the power to the neighborhood next door. She was rightly irritated as the neighborhood they were restoring was on town water and sewer and they were blocking her road and she is on a well. So she has been having to travel to get water to flush toilets, water animals, etc...

Central PA had a 15 minute spat of really large raindrops but no damage except a few fallen leaves

Northern Neck of VA got hit by two tornados. Saw a picture of a waterfront home in Irvington that got totally destroyed.

A friend of mine, rode it out there. Got to experience the eye. Said the southern most part of the island took the biggest punch.

Rick Monday... You Made a Great Play...

Romanes Eunt Domus

Got our power back in Newport News after approximately 30 hours. Guess who's going generator shopping (portable, I can't afford an automatic backup yet).

I was thinking I'd go with Honda since they've never treated me bad on any other small engine. Any recommendations/suggestions welcomed. I'll even consider harbor freight if the price/performance balance is right.

I'm thinking I want to run a standard side-by-side fridge, internet, and two HVAC systems (2.5 tons) and miscellaneous lights.

Click here to destroy wall.

My childhood home had a 3500W Honda, that served us well from 1996-2017 (when we sold the place). We could run the fridge, boiler for domestic hot water and central heat, internet, and some fans/lights/small appliances. I definitely recommend.

Rick Monday... You Made a Great Play...

Romanes Eunt Domus

Our water heater is gas so we never lost that, at least. Also, those blue flashlights HF had coupons for as free with purchase really came through for us.

Click here to destroy wall.

Finally have internet back this morning. We didn't lose power except for an hour or two yesterday when VEPCO was working on restoring the rest of the neighborhood and the generator kicked in.

No idea if the rest of the neighborhood is back, I can still hear other generators running. (in Chesapeake)

I'm so glad the good folks around here, quickly recovered from the storm. What I've always liked about the SE coast of NC (particularly Brunswick County) is how serene it is.

By chance, my waitress from lunch today graduated from our beloved VT back in the spring

Rick Monday... You Made a Great Play...

Romanes Eunt Domus