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Old 09-01-2016, 01:38 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Mountndream View Post
No offense, but the fact that you are even asking is concerning.

yeah right, I would've never second guessed it. I would've packed up and started heading west.

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Old 09-01-2016, 01:47 PM   #22
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The member has stated he has never been in this kind of situation before, and is asking for advice from those who have. As is the purpose of these forums is to share our knowledge/experience/wisdom with our fellow RV'ers and to help educate one another..... we can keep the comments and/or advice on the helpful side.

To the OP, as others have stated, you need to keep an eye on the weather, but most likely should move inland sooner than later. Living in Louisiana (Hurricanes), I know if you wait too late, you can get stuck.

The fact the OP hasn't responded today, hopefully means he is in transit elsewhere as he stated he was going to probably do. I wish him and his family safe travels.... as well as any of our other members caught in this.

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Old 09-01-2016, 01:49 PM   #23
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I'd be gone, as others suggest. Camping is exciting enough for me without having a major storm involved.
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Old 09-01-2016, 02:10 PM   #24
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I got hit by 60 mph straight line wind in Green Bay this spring. The winds were so strong for a half hour that I had to push my slider out by standing on the couch and pushing on the top. The top of the slide was bending in 6" till I pushed on it.
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Old 09-01-2016, 02:18 PM   #25
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You won't catch us heading out tomorrow until the storm is past us. Don't chance it. Trees coming down, power going out, water rising, rain pouring, wind howling and blowing - all possibilities. Don't make life hard for yourself and don't be the one who needs rescuing!

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Old 09-01-2016, 02:30 PM   #26
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I'm permanently fixed in Beaufort county SC...we have several motor home parks that folks live in ft here. I rarely see anyone leave for anything less than a category 3. Personally, if you plan on leaving. Go NOW. Once people start freaking out the roads will be a hot mess and at a dead stop. We evacuated for hurricane Floyd in the late evacuated I mean we sat in traffic for 10 hours on i95. I may kick myself later for this comment *knocks on wood* hurricanes rarely actually hit my area of coastal SC. They usually jump us and hit ENC or Charleston
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Old 09-01-2016, 02:36 PM   #27
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Coming from a Florida resident, I would say hit the Depending on where you're headed, you may already be too late. He tri cane now, due to make landfall in the bend of the panhandle about midnight tonight. Been getting intermittent squalls in Orlando since yesterday. Looking at 70 mph winds and lots if rain across GA tomorrow. Good luck. Don't hesitate to pull into a truck stop and wait it out. Stay safe!
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Old 09-01-2016, 02:40 PM   #28
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Recommend going West to Northwest direction. The worst side of any tropical storm is the Southeastern side. Witnessed a Nor'easter coming through Virginia Beach, VA. The RV's and campers suffered horrendous damage. Tornado spawned out of the tropical storm wiped out the entire campgrounds. There was loss of life. Unless you want to roll the dice and "ride it out" to observe natures wrath, I recommend you pick up camp and move to the West, then come back to enjoy calmer weather.
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Old 09-01-2016, 02:51 PM   #29
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On our last camping trip, i forgot to pack the weather radio and internet was sketchy. Updates on my phone showed tstorms but no wind advisories ...until right before it hit. We bailed out of the camper into the truck and repositioned on the leeward side of a permanent building.

Once the first wave of storms passed we bugged out and headed south since we were on the southern edge of the storm. The A-frame has survived 100 mph winds in our drive way but there is no way I would want to ride out even half of that.
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Old 09-01-2016, 03:07 PM   #30
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Better safe than sorry! Move out now and watch it develop on TV. You'll be glad you did.


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