Hurricane Matthew not looking good for Coastal Georgia

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by tmoore912, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. tmoore912

    tmoore912 Just a Man

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    Projections keep moving it to the West and scraping the whole coast of GA.

    Preparing now: took boat out of the water, cleared the dock, tied down anything that can blow around, bought water, food, ice, batteries, tarps for worst case. Chainsaws are ready, generator is ready. Still don't know if I'm staying if it looks close.

    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at4.shtml?5-daynl

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  2. bdee

    bdee انا باتمان

    Good luck all, and stay safe. it looks like a bad one.
     
  3. jsaund22

    jsaund22 Ninjaneering Computers

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    Wonderful. Just what we need during harvest season.
     
  4. EJR914

    EJR914 Cheezburger Operator

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    It has the potential to harm a lot of people and even more so a lot of property.
     
  5. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    I'm watching this one carefully. We are scheduled to drive to Miami on the 13th and take a Bahamas cruise on the 14th.
     
  6. rankhornjp

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    We are supposed to leave Jacksonville on Saturday on a cruise to the Bahamas.... :panic:
     
  7. gsusnake

    gsusnake Token Liberal Hippie

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    We're scheduled to check in to a (nonrefundable) hotel in Savannah on Saturday. Hopefully it will be past by then.

    If not maybe the $5/night trip insurance will cover me.
     
  8. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    This trip is the first time that I have bought travel insurance. I'm starting to be glad that we did.
     
  9. phaed

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    "Hold on to your ass, Fred."

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  10. Phil1979

    Phil1979 Member Georgia Carry

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    Add ammo to your list of supplies for any criminal aftermath.
     
  11. jsaund22

    jsaund22 Ninjaneering Computers

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    :lol:
     
  12. tmoore912

    tmoore912 Just a Man

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    tmoore912 Just a Man

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    EJR914 Cheezburger Operator

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  15. Savannah Dan

    Savannah Dan Cross-drawer

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    t-912, we will be OK as long as the eye stays offshore a little. If the eye passes to our west we will get wind and water. I plan to stay in place either way. I'm the unofficial neighborhood captain, so people look to me to keep an eye on things. We have to get one prescription filled this morning and we'll be set.
     
  16. ET.

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    The Governor has declared a state of emergency. Doesn't that mean that we can not travel with a firearm. Aren't we supposed to leave all firearms at home when we evacuate "for our own safety"? It really sounds ass backwards. Leave your weapons at home so no one can get hurt by them...except when they are stolen because nobody is there to protect them from being stolen. Wasn't this something we tried to get changed?
     
  17. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    No, No, yes.

    See Georgia House Bill 60 in 2014. It contained "Katrina" language.
     
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  18. RangeGuy74

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    I found these two searching the internet. Seems they basically say the same thing about firearms in relation to a state of emergency.

    O.C.G.A. § 38-3-51 Emergency Powers of Governor; Termination of Emergency; Limitations In
    Energy Emergency; Immunity (Edited for Space Considerations)
    (a) In the event of actual or impending emergency or disaster of natural or human origin, or pandemic
    influenza emergency, or impending or actual enemy attack, or a public health emergency, within or affecting
    this state or against the United States, the Governor may declare that a state of emergency or disaster exists.
    As a condition precedent to declaring that a state of emergency or disaster exists as a result of a public health
    emergency, the Governor shall issue a call for a special session of the General Assembly pursuant to Article
    V, Section II, Paragraph VII of the Constitution of Georgia, which session shall convene at 8:00 A.M. on the
    second day following the date of such declaration for the purpose of concurring with or terminating the
    public health emergency. The state of emergency or disaster shall continue until the Governor finds that the
    threat or danger has passed or the emergency or disaster has been dealt with, to the extent that emergency or
    disaster conditions no longer exist, and terminates the state of emergency or disaster. No state of emergency
    or disaster may continue for longer than 30 days unless renewed by the Governor. The General Assembly by
    concurrent resolution may terminate a state of emergency or disaster at any time. Thereupon, the Governor
    shall by appropriate action end the state of emergency or disaster.
    (c) The Governor shall have and may exercise for such period as the state of emergency or disaster exists or
    continues the following additional emergency powers:
    (d) In addition to any other emergency powers conferred upon the Governor by law, he may: (5) Direct and
    compel the evacuation of all or part of the population from any stricken or threatened area within the state if
    he deems this action necessary for the preservation of life or other disaster mitigation, response, or recovery;
    (6) Prescribe routes, modes of transportation, and destinations in connection with evacuation;
    (7) Control ingress and egress to and from a disaster area, the movement of persons within the area, and the
    occupancy of premises therein;
    (8) Suspend or limit the sale, dispensing, or transportation of alcoholic beverages, explosives, or
    combustibles; provided, however, that for purposes of this paragraph, the terms 'explosives' and
    'combustibles' shall not include firearms or ammunition or any component thereof; and
    38-3-37. Prohibited actions by government official or employee during declared state of emergency
    (a) As used in this Code section, the term:
    (1) "Firearm" means any handgun, rifle, shotgun, or similar device or weapon which will or can be
    converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive or electrical charge.
    (2) "License holder" shall have the same meaning as set forth in Code Section 16-11-125.1.
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    (3) "Weapon" shall have the same meaning as set forth in Code Section 16-11-125.1.
    (b) No official or employee of the state or any political subdivision thereof, member of the National Guard in
    the service of the state, or any person operating pursuant to or under color of state law, while acting during or
    pursuant to a declared state of emergency, shall:
    (1) Temporarily or permanently seize, or authorize the seizure of, any firearm or ammunition or any
    component thereof the possession of which was not prohibited by law at the time immediately prior to the
    declaration of a state of emergency, other than as provided by the criminal or forfeiture laws of this state;
    (2) Prohibit possession of any firearm or ammunition or any component thereof or promulgate any rule,
    regulation, or order prohibiting possession of any firearm or ammunition or any component thereof if such
    possession was not otherwise prohibited by law at the time immediately prior to the declaration of a state of
    emergency;
    (3) Prohibit any license holder from carrying any weapon or promulgate any rule, regulation, or order
    prohibiting such carrying if such carrying was not otherwise prohibited by law at the time immediately prior
    to the declaration of a state of emergency; or
    (4) Require the registration of any firearm.
    HISTORY: Code 1981, § 38-3-37, enacted by Ga. L. 2014, p. 599, § 2-2/HB 60.
    Note: Federal Law can apply if the state is receiving monetary and/or other assistance from the Federal
    Government. See US Code 42-5207 for Federal Law as it applies to States of Emergencies. The state quoted
    code may also not be all of the law on Emergency Powers held by the state. You should read the entire code
    on Emergency Powers etc for this state by following the link to the state code.

    And this from House Bill 60

    SECTION 2-2.
    893 Chapter 3 of Title 38 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to emergency
    894 management, is amended by adding a new Code section to read as follows:
    895 "38-3-37.
    896 (a) As used in this Code section, the term:
    897 (1) 'Firearm' means any handgun, rifle, shotgun, or similar device or weapon which will
    898 or can be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive or electrical charge.
    899 (2) 'License holder' shall have the same meaning as set forth in Code Section
    900 16-11-125.1.
    901 (3) 'Weapon' shall have the same meaning as set forth in Code Section 16-11-125.1.
    902 (b) No official or employee of the state or any political subdivision thereof, member of the
    903 National Guard in the service of the state, or any person operating pursuant to or under
    904 color of state law, while acting during or pursuant to a declared state of emergency, shall:
    905 (1) Temporarily or permanently seize, or authorize the seizure of, any firearm or
    906 ammunition or any component thereof the possession of which was not prohibited by law
    907 at the time immediately prior to the declaration of a state of emergency, other than as
    908 provided by the criminal or forfeiture laws of this state;
    909 (2) Prohibit possession of any firearm or ammunition or any component thereof or
    910 promulgate any rule, regulation, or order prohibiting possession of any firearm or
    911 ammunition or any component thereof if such possession was not otherwise prohibited
    912 by law at the time immediately prior to the declaration of a state of emergency;
    913 (3) Prohibit any license holder from carrying any weapon or promulgate any rule,
    914 regulation, or order prohibiting such carrying if such carrying was not otherwise
    915 prohibited by law at the time immediately prior to the declaration of a state of emergency;
    916 or
    917 (4) Require the registration of any firearm."
     
  19. ET.

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    Thank you.