Well Wishes and Prayers Being Sent for Anyone in the Path of Matthew

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Midland, Michigan
October 5, 2016 9:12pm CST
I checked out the forecast for my daughter earlier because we were getting heavy thunderstorms about 8pm tonight. It was only supposed to last about forty-five minutes here. Originally it was supposed to rain half the night, but be clear tomorrow until supper time again. While I had the weather maps opened up I was curious whether any of the rain we were expecting was coming from the hurricane. I was quite surprised to see the size Matthew has grown to. Another user showed an image of it and it was quite a bit smaller than this. Someone else said that it's expected that the west side of Florida will be safe from harm, but I wonder whether that is true. It looks to be the size of Florida and a portion of Georgia. It would behoove everyone on the east coast to leave their radios on the emergency station so they don't miss something important.
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@OneOfMany (12401)
• United States
6 Oct 16
At the very least it isn't cold yet at this time of year. I got whacked by Sandy and my place was 45 degrees and it was really difficult to stay warm. It's difficult to stay under a blanket for 3 days or longer waiting for the power to return. In the end I couldn't handle it and left the area. Trying to heat dinners with candles was interesting as well. I hope everyone does well with this storm.
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• Midland, Michigan
6 Oct 16
I hope that everyone in the path is able to move away, evacuate as recommended. While I've never been in a hurricane before, I have driven through part of a tornado which ended up uprooting two trees on either side of our driveway at a place we rented twenty years ago. We were without power for a week there, but it was summer so not so bad. Years later in the home we now live in a thunderstorm took out our power, or maybe it was a snowstorm, during the winter months. We were without heat or electric for a weeks time then too. We shipped our girls out to stay the nights with friends a few miles away while we kept the fire stoked at night.
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@OneOfMany (12401)
• United States
6 Oct 16
@MarshaMusselman This is why we need to be smarter about building to where we live. A simple house can be constructed pretty easily, but it doesn't mean that it will stand the test of time. If you have to build a new house, wouldn't it be better to just get it right the first time around? In tornado country houses should be mostly underground to resist the winds and the destructive force of the tornadoes. Garages and storage would be mostly underground as well. Taller buildings would have to be built to withstand the forces that might try to rip them apart. In hurricane areas, you can't build underground because of the storm surge, so homes would have to be like concrete and steel barracks. Strong and able to stand up to the winds and the elements slamming against them. Generators and other equipment would be included so that if grid power is lost (which would be best in underground lines) power would be able to run for necessities. It's good that you were able to stay warm during that winter. It would be nice if we could build to a point where that is less necessary as time goes by.
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@vandana7 (68626)
• India
7 Oct 16
That was tough...heating dinner on candles and staying inside the blankets...to that extent, matthew spared.
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@LadyDuck (182873)
• Switzerland
6 Oct 16
This looks pretty bad to me and I think that it's better to be prepared and then be happy than to be caught not prepared.
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@vandana7 (68626)
• India
7 Oct 16
What kinda preparation would be sufficient for nature's fury..
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@LadyDuck (182873)
• Switzerland
7 Oct 16
@vandana7 At least shutters on the windows so that objects cannot come inside your house.
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@Hatley (164468)
• Garden Grove, California
7 Oct 16
I understand some oim the path have been ordered to move to safer locals Im still 'prayiong for everyone in its path as it looks lile a very vicious Matthew.
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@marlina (79707)
• Canada
7 Oct 16
@Hatley, Sure is a scary time for people in that part of the U.S.
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@just4him (128870)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Oct 16
It's a nasty hurricane and my prayers are with everyone in its path.
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@thelme55 (15230)
• Germany
6 Oct 16
Please stay safe and I hope it will not be bad at all.
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• New Delhi, India
6 Oct 16
God please help all the needy....let all be safe and sound
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• United States
8 Oct 16
mr. matthew's already shown his wrath'n the islands :( i'm hopin' that those who're in its path listened to the advisories 'n heed the warnin' to evacuate.
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• Midland, Michigan
8 Oct 16
That's what I'm hoping too. Someone from here mentioned that they were going to wait a see before deciding what to do and that hasn't always worked out for others that came before, so I hope that wasn't what they did decide in the end. Even if some people don't have a place to go, it's better to get further away than to wish you'd left when it's too late.
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• United States
10 Oct 16
@MarshaMusselman aint that the truth? 'r puttin' others'n danger to rescue ya coz ya chose to stay 'hind... i hope all remained safe, but fear many didn't :(
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@moffittjc (46374)
• Gainesville, Florida
7 Oct 16
The worst effects of Matthew have finished blowing through here about 45 minutes ago, although it is still a little breezy. Fortunately, I live inland far enough that we didn't sustain much damage from Matthew. Seeing the reports coming out of Daytona Beach, St. Augustines, and Jacksonville, they didn't fare so well, with lots of flooding from the storm surge.
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• Midland, Michigan
8 Oct 16
Thanks for the update, Jeff. I've been working and haven't checked the reports on this as yet. Did it sound like the majority of the people did leave their homes, or maybe the flooding was the worst of it without lives being lost too?
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@JESSY3236 (7572)
• United States
7 Oct 16
I think we are (NC) getting rain from it. It's been raining all day long.
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@Jackalyn (7214)
• Oxford, England
7 Oct 16
I have not been able to make them work as my connection seems slow today, but some people are accessing weathercams. I also read that it was passing Florida by, but I would not trust anything till the danger is over.
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@vandana7 (68626)
• India
7 Oct 16
Yeah...lots of friends have moved out...mommaj, jo ann, nancy, ...hopefully the storm does not cause much damage.
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@AutumnSnow (4583)
6 Oct 16
I've been watching the news and weather reports and it sounds really scary. I hope that everyone in the path stays safe and listens to the warnings about evacuating.
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