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Re: Cyclone/Hurricane/Typhoon Season 2017 Pt. 2

Unread postPosted: Sat 04 Nov 2017, 13:57:35
by dohboi
Yes, back in the day, many were relatively independent of the gov and the broader economy.

Now we are nearly all deeply enmeshed in both, even as both are becoming ever more corrupt and untrustworthy.

We are in a bad state, but I do hope that you are right that you can do well without much connection to these.

But as your current situation suggests, you at least find it a bit tiresome to be cut off from the electric grid. You can do it, but you would clearly prefer not to be at this point. Are you thinking of putting in solar or wind, or do you have enough water and the right topography for hydro? That would be cool!

Re: Cyclone/Hurricane/Typhoon Season 2017 Pt. 2

Unread postPosted: Sat 04 Nov 2017, 14:16:24
by vtsnowedin
dohboi wrote:Yes, back in the day, many were relatively independent of the gov and the broader economy.

Now we are nearly all deeply enmeshed in both, even as both are becoming ever more corrupt and untrustworthy.

We are in a bad state, but I do hope that you are right that you can do well without much connection to these.

But as your current situation suggests, you at least find it a bit tiresome to be cut off from the electric grid. You can do it, but you would clearly prefer not to be at this point. Are you thinking of putting in solar or wind, or do you have enough water and the right topography for hydro? That would be cool!

I'm at the headwaters so not enough flow for hydro so it's wind or solar or a mix of both. I might build a tractor barn with a south facing roof so I can mount solar panels on it But really for $65 a month the grid power is a bargain and my provider is 100% renewable. Another option is to hard wire a backup generator into the breaker panel with the appropriate safety switches to prevent back flow out into the grid and a connection to a propane tank. I'd keep the portable Honda for use at the Daughters and neighbors houses. I expect the neighbor to buy his own backup after this event but he will have to wait for a while as all the supply has been shifted to Puerto Rico.

Re: Cyclone/Hurricane/Typhoon Season 2017 Pt. 2

Unread postPosted: Sat 04 Nov 2017, 14:40:22
by dohboi
"...my provider is 100% renewable..."

Sweet! And yeah, I bet a lot of folks in the various affected locations and beyond from all these recent storms are likely waking up and will be interested in buying generators. Prices likely to rise, I suppose, in the relatively short term.

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Elsewhere: Heavy monsoon rain sparks fear for India's Chennai

Not sure these storms were cyclonic, but sounds like a pretty big disaster for that part of India, though monsoons often bring some pretty bad flooding.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-41828304

Also note:

Soon to be typhoon #Damrey is expected to bring heavy rain and the threat of landslides to Vietnam late Friday into Saturday, local time.

https://twitter.com/weatherchannel/stat ... 3513403393

Re: Cyclone/Hurricane/Typhoon Season 2017 Pt. 2

Unread postPosted: Thu 09 Nov 2017, 00:48:05
by dohboi
Typhoon Damrey kills 106 in Vietnam, reservoirs brimming before APEC summit

Vietnam's long coastline makes it prone to destructive storms and flooding
* Deadliest storm this year in Vietnam
* More than 40 reservoirs releasing water
* Rains expected to ease from Thursday before APEC summit
http://news.trust.org/item/20171108125524-1ojjo

Re: Cyclone/Hurricane/Typhoon Season 2017 Pt. 2

Unread postPosted: Thu 09 Nov 2017, 09:02:41
by Tanada
dohboi wrote:Typhoon Damrey kills 106 in Vietnam, reservoirs brimming before APEC summit

Vietnam's long coastline makes it prone to destructive storms and flooding
* Deadliest storm this year in Vietnam
* More than 40 reservoirs releasing water
* Rains expected to ease from Thursday before APEC summit
http://news.trust.org/item/20171108125524-1ojjo


Odd way of writing it, Vietnam is a long narrow country sitting on a coast not too different than slicing a 50 km wide beach front off the Yucatan in Mexico. Any heavy storm that blows ashore in Vietnam is more than big enough to pass right over its narrow territory and wreck devastation on the countries further to the west.

Re: Cyclone/Hurricane/Typhoon Season 2017 Pt. 2

Unread postPosted: Sat 18 Nov 2017, 15:39:12
by Tuike

Re: Cyclone/Hurricane/Typhoon Season 2017 Pt. 2

Unread postPosted: Fri 01 Dec 2017, 19:59:00
by onlooker
https://www.nytimes.com/video/world/ame ... -irma.html
Very interesting setup Barbuda had. What comes next Disaster Capitalism as per Naomi Kleins book. Or does it permanently stay a No Mans Land?

Re: Cyclone/Hurricane/Typhoon Season 2017 Pt. 2

Unread postPosted: Wed 06 Dec 2017, 09:00:29
by Newfie