Hurricane Matthew

Discussion in 'General Weather Forum' started by Yukon Joe, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. Yukon Joe

    Yukon Joe 2002 Colman Niagara

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    Well, as the models show now, Hurricane Matthew will be hitting the SC / NC boarder Saturday morning as a Category 2. We live on Oak Island and will most likely need to evacuate the island. We have twin 14 mo olds and one in the oven (8 months), so riding the storm out isn't really an option.

    Our plan right now is to leave when they announce the voluntary evacuation. We'll be taking the pup and heading inland. It will be interesting riding the storm out in the popup. Am I crazy? Lol... just figured all the hotel's would be booked and its hard to cook meals for toddlers in a hotel.

    So how far inland do we need to head? I guess it will depend on the path of the Hurricane.

    I've also heard that the Colman Popups were rated for 40 mph winds, but would like to get further confirmation on that, if anyone knows.

    Anyone else being displaced by the ensuing storm?

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  2. jmkay1

    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

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    I went camping one year in NC. I didn't choose my days well because a hurricane was going to hit the coast the following day. I figured my campground was quite a ways inland and fairly protected so decided to go for it. When I arrived I was actually quite surprised the campground was so full mid week. I talked to about 10 people ranging from pop-ups to motorhomes and they had the same story. They evacuated their homes to avoid the hurricane and just camping until it was safe. So I say, go for it. Just watch the wind that is expected in the area.
     
  3. frankvanw1

    frankvanw1 London, Ontario, Canada

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    Yukon Joe,
    You are welcome to come to Ontario with your popup. Or the Yukon, lol.
    Most campgrounds are open until Thanksgiving Day, (October 10th) or until the 15th.
    Good luck and happy camping.
     
  4. PopUpSteve

    PopUpSteve Administrator

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    Whatever you do, be safe. Personally, if I was in this situation again (rode out Hurricane Irene A few years back after a rally at Big Meadows), I would wait out the storm in the TV, keeping the PUp closed. Then use it for shelter if need be afterwards.
     
  5. Yukon Joe

    Yukon Joe 2002 Colman Niagara

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    Thanks, would love it. Unfortunately, I don't think the babies would enjoy the drive...
    That's not a bad idea. Right now the cone of influence has all of NC engulfed. Meaning high winds where ever we go.

    @Yukon Joe :baby: :baby:
    Drive your raptor here!!!!
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  6. Yukon Joe

    Yukon Joe 2002 Colman Niagara

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    Florida is bracing for impact.
    Stay safe down there!
     
  7. yetavon

    yetavon everything is better around a campfire.

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    If you want to head to the Mountains, we have a spot in the yard.
     
  8. Yukon Joe

    Yukon Joe 2002 Colman Niagara

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    Thanks for the offer. So far so good. The Hurricane path is looking better to not hit us, but things can change and we are preparing to evacuate if need be.
     
  9. yetavon

    yetavon everything is better around a campfire.

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    Well you could blame Matt and evacuate to the Sewer Rally in Wilkesboro [:D]
     
  10. speckhunter80

    speckhunter80 Active Member

    TROPICAL UPDATE: 11:00 THURSDAY NIGHT 10/6/16
    The latest forecast is for Matthew to take a sharp turn to the ESE when it reaches Charleston, SC area.
    Matthew is forecast to be app. 70 miles east of Charleston or 90 miles south of Cape Fear at 8:00pm Saturday night with sustained winds of 85mph which makes it barely hurricane strength.
    At 8:00pm on Sunday Matthew is forecast to be approximately 270 miles ESE of Charleston, SC or 260 miles due south of Cape Hatteras and moving straight south. At that time Matthew will be a Tropical storm with sustained winds of 70mph.
    The closest Matthew will come to the Swansboro area is 160 miles when it makes it's turn off Charleston, Saturday night.
    Although the Swansboro area will probably only get gusts of 30-40mph for a short time we can expect massive amounts of rain. Forecasts are as much as 7"-9" for Onslow, 6"-8" for Carteret and 8"-10" in Pender Co. Flooding is expected in multiple spots in and around Onslow/Carteret Counties. DO NOT DRIVE THRU STANDING WATER....I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU DO NOT DRIVE AFTER DARK ON SATURDAY NIGHT OR SUNDAY NIGHT TO AVOID ANY ISSUES OF DRIVING THRU UNSEEN FLOODED AREAS.
     
  11. Yukon Joe

    Yukon Joe 2002 Colman Niagara

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    Checked out the thread last night.
    Do you guys really stay at the sewage treatment facility? They have a public campground there?
     
  12. Yukon Joe

    Yukon Joe 2002 Colman Niagara

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    Glad we didn't take the popup and go camping inland. They are getting it worse than the close to the shore.

    The wife and I made the decision late yesterday to follow the voluntery evacuation and head about an hour Noth of Oak Island and stay at a Holiday Inn.

    We happened to see a few neighbors here as well to wait out the storm.
     
  13. ghri49

    ghri49 New Member

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    Yes we sure do stay at the sewer. It's actually one of the best rallies i have been at. Over a hundred acres just to ourselves and lots to do in the area. Kayaking and disc golf right on site. All proceeds also go directly to the local fire department. They Also provide us with free firewood for the week!
     
  14. yetavon

    yetavon everything is better around a campfire.

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    Well its not really a PUBLIC campground. The facility is run and maintained by the Fire Dept, over 150 RV power sites 500+ tent sites, and is not generally open to the public. Its used a couple times a year for music festivals. Pam managed to get us permission to use it so we basically have the whole place to ourselves.....
     

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