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Post Reply Have you ever been in a Hurricane & If So what was its Category?
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Posted 9/7/17 , edited 9/7/17
Scary stuff..





Posted 9/7/17 , edited 9/7/17
I've been through a category 2 where the eye passed over us, I also was in a Cat 3 or 4 (It didn't hit us directly though) a long time ago. It's been like 7 years since the last hurricane hit here though.
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Posted 9/7/17 , edited 9/7/17
i've only seen / read about it in news.
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Posted 9/7/17 , edited 9/7/17
No, I'm far enough inland that it's no longer a hurricane by the time it get's to my city.
Posted 9/8/17 , edited 9/9/17
No.
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Posted 9/8/17 , edited 9/9/17
theres no such thing as a category 6 hurricane. At least, dont think so.
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Posted 9/9/17 , edited 9/9/17
I don't believe no one has done six and I'd hate to encounter six, I've seen first paw what category 5 could do, a lot of scifi movies run with the myth of category 6. but I've been through a lot of hurricanes and awkward weather patterns from hailing slush to gold ball size hall, tornadoes taking place just a street over from where I was currently at, to being in a category 5 hurricane just as it was making landfall, couldn't evacuate so the ride began. just to let the masses know, the coolest weather is thunder/lightning snow, now that is epic cool.

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Posted 5/4/18 , edited 5/4/18
When I was 7 I went through Hurricane Katrina but I wasn't from New Orleans. Category 5.
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Posted 5/4/18 , edited 5/4/18
I have not been in a hurricane.
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Posted 5/5/18 , edited 5/6/18
Hurricane Flossie (1956): living in New Orleans at the time. Storm had sustained 90-mph winds. Water everywhere but not deep and not at all like Katrina 2005 (NOLA has less than a 6" water table depending on where you lived in the city). Big trees felled / blocked our driveway. Got off school for 2 days (yea). Oil refineries located in Gulf of Mexico shut down for awhile.

Hurricane Audrey (1957): living in New Orleans at the time. Storm predicted to hit but stayed north and west, missed NOLA. Missed no days of school (boo hoo) Category 4 that missed NOLA.

Tornadoes: saw two when resided in SW Missouri. One blew thru north of town near I-44; other was headed straight for our home but veered away 1/2 mile before arrival and took out a different neighborhood (2 homes flattened, several homes given full skylight treatment). Debris field in front & back yard.

Saw a smaller tornado near Hays, Kansas while driving a full tour bus (MC9) along I-70, summer 1985-86 era on the way to Rocky Mountains. You want to hear a pin drop on a bus for miles & miles this is how you accomplish that. Very fortunate that wind shear wasn't where bus was at time of sighting. Far enough away to see damage w/o becoming victimized ourselves. Wall cloud was very impressive. Rounded a bend on the Interstate and there it was off to the immediate southwest a couple hundred yards away already touching the ground but not yet large enough to blow objects over. Whew! Second bus in group ten minutes behind us was warned re tornado. They had to wait it out 20 minutes while enhanced tornado crossed I-70 going forward in a northerly direction.
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Posted 5/8/18 , edited 5/8/18
I've never been in a hurricane, but I have been in or close to being in a tornado.
My fam and me (this was when I was about 8-10 years old) were taking a nice relaxing drive through an area we hadn't been before, just checking it all out. It was getting later in the day so when we saw clouds up ahead it didn't look much different than a normal thunderstorm. We kept on driving and then suddenly it was dark (almost like right before night sets in) and the winds were howling, the rain started pounding the roof which then started mixing with inch size hail (maybe larger) and my dad couldn't see five feet ahead of the car with the bright lights on. The radio was a loud as it could go and we couldn't even hear it. My dad tried pulling over for a long while but the ditches on the side of the road were deep and already completely flooding over with rain water. We eventually made it to a driveway, pulled in and turned around, and drove as fast as possible in the opposite direction. When we were far enough away it was day again, when minutes ago it was night. And then we heard the radio and it was playing the weather, and they were talking about a tornado warning (which means one has been spotted) in certain areas. After recovering himself, my dad said we were just in that area where the tornado was spotted.
When we got home an hour or so later there was a layer of hail spread across the entire yard, almost like it had snowed in the middle of the summer.
So were we in the tornado itself or just outside of it, I don't know because we couldn't really see anything while going through it all.
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