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Old July 27th, 2013, 09:55 PM
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Stay safe, all! I hope it becomes a fizzle of a storm, but you never know. Stock up on water, batteries and the basics. Better to be over prepped than under.

Thinking of you all!
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Old July 28th, 2013, 02:36 AM
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Stock up on water, batteries and the basics.
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Old July 28th, 2013, 03:26 AM
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Good advice. Home Depot Honolulu was down to 8 propane tanks earlier today, when 2 customers showed up to buy some.

On a side note, a simple head lamp will keep your hands free if you need light during a power outage.
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Old July 28th, 2013, 04:20 AM
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A crank-it-to-power flashlight never needs batteries, and is a great backup for long power outages. We bought a 2-pack from Costco years ago, and they still works fine.
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Old July 28th, 2013, 09:12 AM
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Serious best wishes to all. Especially our friends in the track.
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Old July 28th, 2013, 10:44 AM
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Never take such a storm lightly. We are all holding the Big Island up to the light, that's for sure! Make that the entire state, in case Flossie has a chip on her shoulder for being given such a monniker.
Looks like they are recycling names. Strange the things that stick in your head. I remember this post by Lavagal, Flossie still seems like an incongruous name for a storm in Hawaiian waters.

This original Flossie thread is from 2007. Interesting to read through it to see who is still posting and who isn't.
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Old July 28th, 2013, 07:05 PM
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I know that they recycle storm names and the weather service has a list of names to use based on what region and the order of when a storm is generated.

I know a storm name gets retired if it causes deaths. I'm not sure if gets retired if the storm makes landfall and only causes damage.
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Old July 29th, 2013, 12:27 AM
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And spam and rice.
Well, I did say "they basics"
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Old July 29th, 2013, 04:11 AM
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The sight of floss at a beach in Brazil can set a heart all a flutter.

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Old July 29th, 2013, 10:03 AM
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Very little floss on Copacabana during the Pope's visit.

As to Flossie...this morning's predicted track has it north of the Big Island, hitting eastern Maui, then into O'ahu. Winds dropping to minimum tropical storm strength but big rain expected. People who went to bed last night with the predicted track taking it over the Big Island and missing northern Maui & Oahu are in for an unpleasant surprise this morning, arrival time about 10 or 11 hours. Good luck everybody!
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They don't just recycle names: they recycle entire lists. There is a set number of lists of names (I want to say 4 or 8 lists for some reason, but I might just be making that up), and each list is designated for a specific year. So not only is Flossie a repeat, but it's very likely that the first five named storms of the year in this region were also repeats, and they were repeats in the same order of the same year as that other Flossie, unless, as helen points out, the storm is notorious, in which case it is retired and replaced.
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Old July 29th, 2013, 03:01 PM
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So not only is Flossie a repeat, but it's very likely that the first five named storms of the year in this region were also repeats, ...
Can you ever have a repeated name for a storm which follows a previous storm in the same year with a non-repeated name?
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Gray and rainy here in town!
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Old July 29th, 2013, 09:17 PM
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Blue sky in the eye of the non-storm here in PC, for now...
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Old July 30th, 2013, 04:24 AM
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It's pouring in town now. The wind has picked up too.
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Old July 30th, 2013, 06:23 PM
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At least 9 accidents in one friggin hour in town last nite before midnite because of rainy conditions, most crossing the Pali What is wrong with people?
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Old July 31st, 2013, 02:26 AM
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At least 9 accidents in one friggin hour in town last nite before midnite because of rainy conditions, most crossing the Pali What is wrong with people?
There are "Slippery when wet" signs by the tunnels.
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At least 9 accidents in one friggin hour in town last nite before midnite because of rainy conditions, most crossing the Pali What is wrong with people?
IIRC, most if not all of those accidents occured within approximately a 1 hour period soon after many workers were released early at 3:00 to get home before Flossie hit Oahu at the predicted 6p. It sounded to me like there was some adrenalin driven driving on already slippery roads.
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Old July 31st, 2013, 03:53 PM
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It sounded to me like there was some adrenalin driven driving on already slippery roads.
PANIC! I know personally of another freaked out individual that couldn't care or wait for others in order to get home too quickly before this minor weather front swept gently thru. We knew from early Monday morning this was going to be easy for Oahu, but try and talk sense to someone about to PANIC! It shows you in microcosm how bad it will be for us here when (not if) the poopoo hits the fan in an even minor way. Aloha was buried in a shallow grave long ago and common sense/curtesy right along with it, and since this State refuses to do anything towards even meager selfsustainability it'll be a chaotic free for all with HPD completely neutered and most probably AWOL/MIA. Should be fun...
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PANIC! I know personally of another freaked out individual that couldn't care or wait for others in order to get home too quickly before this minor weather front swept gently thru.
Some people will panic because of a few raindrops. How will they handle a real crisis like a Sharknado or the Zombie Apocalypse?
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