Hurricane Matthew

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by FalloutIsMyDrug, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. FalloutIsMyDrug

    FalloutIsMyDrug Fo3 Enjoyer(converted) Copium Junkie

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    Sep 29, 2016
    Mathew will be hitting Central Florida sometime tonight or in the morning. Winds will be ~40-70mph inland.



    Any fellow Floridians have a sweet fallout shelter we can ride the storm out in? :P
     
  2. DirtyOldShoe

    DirtyOldShoe Some kind of lucky

    Dec 15, 2015
    Nice knowing ya'
     
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  3. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    Is this the first hurricane to have a name of the penis? Don't they usually have names That are traditionally for women?
     
  4. FalloutIsMyDrug

    FalloutIsMyDrug Fo3 Enjoyer(converted) Copium Junkie

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    Sep 29, 2016
    I don't think so. Pretty sure they just go down the alphabet for first letter in the name.
     
  5. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    AFAIK hurricanes always have female names. Why is that beloved tradition broken?
     
  6. FalloutIsMyDrug

    FalloutIsMyDrug Fo3 Enjoyer(converted) Copium Junkie

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    Sep 29, 2016
    I did some research, and it seems we started throwing in male names around 1979.
     
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  7. BairdEC

    BairdEC It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jun 21, 2015
    No one remembers hurricane Hugo in... '89, I think it was? Geeze, you kids make me feel old.
     
  8. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    Fuck man, they should all have female names.
     
  9. Throatpunch

    Throatpunch Banned

    Apr 14, 2016
    Reported for sexism.
     
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  10. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish Slippy sloppy, The

    Sep 11, 2010
    So what's its killscore? How many people have gone Pepsi Max cause of it?
     
  11. Shardik

    Shardik Still Mildly Glowing

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    Nov 5, 2015
    They used to have all female names, but the National Hurricane Center abandoned that in 1979 - the names have alternated between male and female since then.

    Since I live in Daytona Beach, FL I got to see Matthew up close and personal. I didn't stick around for it here - I packed up some stuff, loaded the dog in the car and got out of town to stay inland with relatives. We ended up getting very lucky - the worst of the wind stayed offshore, so the maximum winds around Daytona only got up to about 90 mph or so. It was still enough to knock my electricity out for five days, but no damage to my apartment or any of the stuff I left behind. Just an unbelievable mess of downed tree limbs and branches. My office was also fine and power was quickly restored there, so I didn't lose any work time. Others did not fare so well though - about 40 buildings were completely destroyed, with hundreds suffering major damage.

    Initial damage estimates in Volusia County, Florida are at half a billion dollars.