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Author Topic: Severe Wx Threat - Nov 5-6, 2018  (Read 8208 times)

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Offline Charles L.

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Re: Severe Wx Threat - Nov 5-6, 2018
« Reply #210 on: November 06, 2018, 12:36:22 PM »
OHX needs to do something about the sirens. They are all linked and sound at the same time. Were starting to tune them out and sleep through them since they dont sound with any relevancy to our safety.

Not OHXs responsibility. That is up to each county/council elected officials.
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Re: Severe Wx Threat - Nov 5-6, 2018
« Reply #211 on: November 06, 2018, 12:47:34 PM »
Not OHXs responsibility. That is up to each county/council elected officials.
Exactly. Each county has a disaster official that controls how sirens react.bit can be done too. Shelby Co- the largest county by land size in the state- does an amazing job to sound the alarm only in the polygon warned area.

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Re: Severe Wx Threat - Nov 5-6, 2018
« Reply #212 on: November 06, 2018, 01:47:53 PM »
To add to the siren debate, most of the sirens were installed during the period of OLD warning standards, i.e. whole county warnings.  To reconfigure the system would take time and money, both of which most municipalities don't have.  I had several people complain about sirens wailing when they weren't anywhere close to a warning.  The system(s) need to be overhauled, for sure.
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Re: Severe Wx Threat - Nov 5-6, 2018
« Reply #213 on: November 07, 2018, 05:27:26 PM »
I live about two miles from the touchdown area in Christiana Tn. 


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Severe Wx Threat - Nov 5-6, 2018
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Re: Severe Wx Threat - Nov 5-6, 2018
« Reply #215 on: November 08, 2018, 07:44:42 AM »
I live about two miles from the touchdown area in Christiana Tn. 


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Strange to see so much damage to man-made structures, but no damage to surrounding trees.  I suppose the leaves being mostly gone helped since there was less weight and/or less leaves to catch the wind.
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Re: Severe Wx Threat - Nov 5-6, 2018
« Reply #216 on: November 08, 2018, 08:47:35 AM »
Strange to see so much damage to man-made structures, but no damage to surrounding trees.  I suppose the leaves being mostly gone helped since there was less weight and/or less leaves to catch the wind.

I noticed that too. The impact of wind hitting a larger surface area broadside can make a difference. Also- how well were these homes anchored/constructed? With rating "only" up to EF2, I take it not very.

Of course, the trees we're seeing in the pictures might not have been in the path of most intense vortex winds, where the unfortunate houses were.

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Re: Severe Wx Threat - Nov 5-6, 2018
« Reply #217 on: November 08, 2018, 08:53:42 AM »
I noticed that too. The impact of wind hitting a larger surface area broadside can make a difference. Also- how well were these homes anchored/constructed? With rating "only" up to EF2, I take it not very.

Of course, the trees we're seeing in the pictures might not have been in the path of most intense vortex winds, where the unfortunate houses were.

Good points.  Also, upon closer inspection, I did see some rather large limbs on the ground in one photo. 

Speaking of limbs, the storms yesterday morning pruned all the dead branches out of my trees for me.  Plenty of fuel for the fire pit over the coming weeks.  Thanks, Ma Nature. 
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