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Hurricane Florence

Discussion in 'EMS Lounge' started by VFlutter, Sep 11, 2018.

  1. VFlutter

    VFlutter Flight Nurse

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    Anyone else going?

    Should be flying out tomorrow. Keeps changing where we will be staging. Sounds like initial plans may have been too close to the action.
     
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  2. StCEMT

    StCEMT Forum Deputy Chief

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    I live in it's path (not center), so yea....I'll be out there paddling around lol.
     
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  3. Jim37F

    Jim37F Forum Deputy Chief

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    We've got Hurricane Olivia to worry about here...
     
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  4. CCCSD

    CCCSD Forum Probie

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    Yep. Battening down on Maui. Second hurricane on this vacation...:cool:
     
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  5. Jim37F

    Jim37F Forum Deputy Chief

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    Lane pretty much missed us on Oahu more or less, but dang, Maui and Big Island got flooded pretty good, and now Olivia is like on a direct path for Maui again... :/

    Luckily Olivia is supposed to be "only" a Tropical Storm when it makes landfall last I heard, so we shouldn't get battered as bad as they're fearing the Carolinas might, Florence is what, a Cat 3 or something still?
     
  6. CCCSD

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    Yeah. Florence is the potential Killer.
    Olivia...”meh”, according to the BTDT Locals, who I always listen to. Should be just a rain dump on the islands... HH6 and I have fud and snax, and booze. I will say that Maui is a beautiful green due to the last storm.
    Ports are Whiskey/Zulu, so no re-ups for a day or so.

    I do LOVE vacations in the Hurricane Season!!:eek::D:D:cool:
     
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  7. bigbaldguy

    bigbaldguy Former medic seven years 911 service in houston Premium Member

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    Be safe all. Sending positive thoughts your way.
     
  8. CCCSD

    CCCSD Forum Probie

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    Looks like Olivia is settling down...I DID have a “Tropical Storm Olivia” at the bar. I thought it would be a glass of water, but it turned out to be a rum drink...
     
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  9. Bullets

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    Looks like we arent going for prestorm activities. EMAC requests are out there but the one for NC fell through, possibly filling one for SC but there seems to be some bureaucracy getting in the way.

    Were also getting ready for Issac, depending on that track we may send an IAT to the Virgin Islands
     
  10. DrParasite

    DrParasite The fire extinguisher is not just for show

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    It's supposed to hit us head on.... Several state USAR teams are being prestaged in the Carolinas, but the latest projections are that the coast will be hit hard and that flo will hang a left and clobber south carolina, instead of taking a direct path to the state capital.

    I've already been reassigned from the urban county station to the rural one for thursday, and will probably spend must of the weekend clearing downed trees from the roadways.
     
  11. johnrsemt

    johnrsemt Forum Deputy Chief

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    Friends on Indiana Task Force 1 are on the way, not sure where they are going to be staged though
     
  12. charliefox42

    charliefox42 Forum Probie

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    Well, this changes the game a little...
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    Stay safe y’all!
     
  13. Tigger

    Tigger Dodges Pucks Community Leader

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    We have too many internal vacancies to deploy anyone (I mean that's not what the schedule says but hey what do I know). I'm an AMR DRT member, but can go because of said vacancies at my FT job. Grrrr.
     
  14. SandpitMedic

    SandpitMedic Shock&Awe

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    Be safe everyone.
    Should be worse than Harvey and near Katrina bad.
    I wish I was still in the game.
     
  15. CCCSD

    CCCSD Forum Probie

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    They’re hiring short term PSD...
     
  16. SandpitMedic

    SandpitMedic Shock&Awe

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    Who is “they,” and why do you constantly use military terminology? Most of these folks have to google what you’re saying.

    You’re here, you’re in “the club.” It’s cool to speak plain English. You don’t have to use military jargon on an EMS forum. Welcome to the forum by the way.
     
  17. VFlutter

    VFlutter Flight Nurse

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    For those of who with prior FEMA deployments, any good to bring or must have items? Will be a 7 day trip.

    Also, dumb question since I am from the midwest, what is the weather like post-hurricane? Hot and muggy or do the temperatures drop?
     
  18. Remi

    Remi Forum Deputy Chief Premium Member

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    Hot, humid, rainy.
     
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  19. DesertMedic66

    DesertMedic66 Forum Troll

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    No clue on weather.

    Extra socks, phone charging cables, and wet wipes/body wipes are all a must.
     
  20. charliefox42

    charliefox42 Forum Probie

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    Lots of deodorant, dry underwear and socks and a good, double insulated water bottle.
     

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