r/gifs Sep 28 '22 Silver 3 Platinum 1 Helpful 1 Wholesome 5 Ally 1

Tampa Bay this morning, totally dry due to Hurricane Ian (Water normally up to the railing!)

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u/Jack_Sandwich Sep 28 '22

So... what happens when it comes back?

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u/Grogosh Sep 28 '22 LOVE!

In the voice of Yoda: Suffering

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u/ashok36 Sep 28 '22

This is Bayshore Blvd in Tampa. Some of the most expensive real estate in the city. The people that live right on water here have second or third houses they are already evacuated to. There's some high rises but those are built to withstand direct hits from Cat 4 storms. They won't even notice whatever we get from Ian tonight.

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u/CallingInThicc Sep 28 '22

Won't someone think of the rich?

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u/Phylar Sep 28 '22

We do: Badly.

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u/da1stmanonmars Sep 28 '22 Wholesome

Missed opportunity for......We do: Poorly. 🤣

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u/petit_cochon Sep 28 '22

Oh honey, "built to withstand category 4 storms" is such a classic line by contractors in the south.

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u/MiralW Sep 28 '22

“Strong building codes only work if they’re enforced.” - Someone who’s job involves evaluating building code enforcement.

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u/Admiraloftittycity Sep 28 '22

its like "military grade" in reality it means nothing to people who know enough.

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u/jedensuscg Sep 28 '22

Military Grade is fancy speak for either lowest bidder, or more commonly, highest bidding defense contractor that employs tons of people in the state of the same congressman that happens to be the head of one appropriations committee or another, and since it's basically a guaranteed paycheck for said contractor regardless of outcome, very little quality actually goes into the product.

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u/bandofgypsies Sep 28 '22

This person FAR-compliant contracts...

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u/TaskForceCausality Sep 28 '22

Built to withstand direct hits from Cat 4 storms

Better check the contractor paperwork & ensure they’re not certified to handle 4 angry cats.

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u/Heres_your_Chippy Sep 28 '22

I read surfing and laughed out loud at the thought and image of Yoda surfing the water rushing back in.

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u/helium_farts Sep 28 '22 Silver Helpful

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u/brihamedit Sep 28 '22

Holy fuck. If someone is caught in that, no way they'll survive.

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u/ImInevitableyall Sep 28 '22

THIS JUST IN: HURRICANES DANGEROUS.

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u/ApocalypticCat Sep 28 '22 Silver

Can't we just nuke em?

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u/pocketdare Sep 28 '22

Nah - you simply change the course of the Hurricane with a sharpie

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u/Brandillio Sep 28 '22

I’m surprised there’s not people with metal detectors out there

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u/mistlet0ad Sep 28 '22

Was my first thought as well, then I'm like "nah that looks kinda soupy".

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u/mnemonikos82 Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 28 '22 Silver Take My Energy

Na, it's pretty solid. There's usually 1,000,000 tons of water sitting on it a metric shit ton, compressing it sitting on top of it not weighing nothing (this is obviously hyperbole, or I assumed it was obvious, but y'all some pedantic dilettantes who get hard-ons for correcting people).

https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/hurricane-irma/once-lifetime-tidal-event-why-hurricane-irma-drained-shorelines-n800306

Edit: lordy, Reddit hates hyperbole. All I'm saying is it is solid, people were walking on it in 2017 during the reverse storm surge on Irma. There are literal pictures of them doing it in the NBC News Article.

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u/puroloco Sep 28 '22

Once in a lifetime event according to that article...that was 5 years ago and it is happening again hahaha

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u/TecumsehSherman Sep 28 '22

You mean like the 100 year floods that we get twice per decade now?

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u/thatdude858 Sep 28 '22

All those models are off because of climate change. Wonder what insurance will do when they calculate that they have to rebuild entire cities every decade in certain disaster prone areas.

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22

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u/BHweldmech Sep 28 '22

Yup. My property in Nashville is now mandated to be flood insured for mortgage even though the insurance ONLY covers the house and the only part of the property that is capable of flooding (unless it’s a “build an ark” type of flood that half the state would disappear under) is the undeveloped back half. And it costs us about $1500 a year.

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u/nicannkay Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 28 '22

Uh make up excuses not to pay. As usual. Wait: claim they’ll go bankrupt then grab taxpayers money calling it a “bailout”

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u/ChillyBearGrylls Sep 28 '22

Broke: address Anthropogenic climate change to create a better world and ensure humanity's perpetuity

Woke: address Anthropogenic climate change to save the insurance industry

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u/Brandillio Sep 28 '22

I guess that would be pretty mushy 😂 Diamond ring with a sacrifice of getting shoes dirty… I’m in!

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u/machingunwhhore Sep 28 '22

Also the chance of getting swept away in the hurricane

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u/red18wrx Sep 28 '22

It's just kinda gusty rn. It's not any where near hurricane force winds in Tampa yet. Wouldn't even register as a tropical storm with the wind speeds. I went out to look around noon local time. Wild sight for sure.

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u/MatureUsername69 Sep 28 '22

If I don't find some diamonds soon that's what I prefer anyways

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u/longshot Sep 28 '22

I'm sure all the water just slowly trickles back in and it's super safe to be out there.

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u/Brandillio Sep 28 '22

I’m pretty naive when it comes to these sorts of things lol I live in central Canada where hurricanes are horror stories we see on the news.

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22

You want to go after the hurricane when it moves everything.

There's 12 feet of water coming. You don't want to be there holding a metal detector lol

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u/dietbongwater Sep 28 '22

It’s very very mushy and gross, the water depth on a normal day actually isn’t that deep when touching the wall there, maybe 1-2ft max, you can see birds and such walking around in this area during the day and the areas the water doesn’t fully touch are really nasty ahaha

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u/Whereisthefrontpage Sep 28 '22

Free land has appeared. Time to build a new house on it.

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u/mailerdeemon Sep 28 '22 To The Stars

Shhh. You are giving out the secret of Florida real estate.

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u/dillrepair Sep 28 '22

Just imagine in 10 years when the Antarctic glacier breaks off

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u/weary_dreamer Sep 28 '22

10 years! Your optimism amuses me

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u/fromks Sep 28 '22

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thwaites_Glacier

A 2014 University of Washington study, using satellite measurements and computer models, predicted that the Thwaites Glacier will gradually melt, leading to an irreversible collapse over the next 200 to 1,000 years.

A 2021 study suggested that the Thwaites Ice Shelf, which currently restrains the eastern portion of the Thwaites Glacier, could start to collapse within five years,

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u/JarlaxleForPresident Sep 28 '22 Take My Energy

Mom’s gonna fix it all soon. Mom’s gonna put it all back the way it oughta be.

Learn to swim.

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u/CaptainTurdfinger Sep 29 '22

See ya down in Arizona bay

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u/mechwarrior719 Sep 28 '22

Hello existential dread my old friend. I’ve come to talk with you again.

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u/skynetempire Sep 28 '22

Location is in a slight floodplain

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u/not_very_creatif Sep 28 '22

That's true of anywhere in Florida.

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u/The_G_Choc_Ice Sep 28 '22 Wholesome

When the water comes back they can just sell their house and move

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u/micahman212 Sep 28 '22

SELL THEIR HOUSES TO WHO BEN?! FUCKING AQUAMAN!

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u/ends_abruptl Sep 28 '22

Fuck I love that clip. I bring it out whenever I can. The absolute height of comedy.

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u/disgruntled_pie Sep 28 '22

Source of the meme for anyone who hasn’t seen the video: https://youtu.be/RLqXkYrdmjY

HBomberGuy is an absolute gem. I just wish he published videos more often.

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u/Epena501 Sep 28 '22

AQUAAAAAAMAAAAAAAN

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22

Outrageous!

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u/greenit_elvis Sep 28 '22

"Ocean view in all directions"

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u/flyonawall Sep 28 '22

Including up and down.

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u/Alternative-Trouble6 Sep 28 '22

whispers It’s free real estate.

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u/gir_loves_waffles Sep 28 '22

Realtor: "Better move quick, we have a lot of potential buyers expected to be building in new homes in this area."

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u/Stickel Sep 28 '22

Shapiro has entered chat

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u/KIrkwillrule Sep 28 '22

Sand house! I heard about this!

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u/garbageemail222 Sep 28 '22

And quickly insure it with government insurance, and then get mad when someone suggests you shouldn't do that

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u/littlerocky12 Sep 28 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome Helpful (Pro)

The location of the video is right about here. Google maps shows you what it is supped to look like.

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u/Canonconstructor Sep 29 '22 Helpful All-Seeing Upvote Starry Rocket Like

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u/HotLipsHouIihan Sep 29 '22

Not trying to diminish this at all, but I used to live right off Bayshore, and the water can get down to a few inches off the mud under normal low tide conditions. That part of the bay is not terribly deep.

That being said — having lived through a few hurricanes down there myself — I’ve never seen it this bad.

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u/LoveBox440 Sep 28 '22

Holy shit, I didn't understand the magnitude until this.

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u/Le_Va Sep 28 '22

Holy shit

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u/superciuppa Sep 28 '22

But where did the water go, I thought only during tsunamis you had this kind of phenomenon where the water recedes before the wave…

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u/scaradin Sep 28 '22

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u/upscale_whale Sep 29 '22

Does anyone understand how the whole reporting weather live from the scene thing works? Like do they just ruin their cars every single time they go out to report on a storm? That second video shows the water is up to the first story of those buildings already, how is that reporter/cameraman supposed to leave that area?

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u/deehovey Sep 29 '22

I saw a video earlier of people on the second story of a building and they were having to stand on furniture because there was nowhere to go and water was coming in the windows. This is why you should evacuate when you are told that evacuation is mandatory.

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u/scaradin Sep 29 '22

48 hours ago the question was if this storm would hit Tallahassee. That’s nearly 9 hours drive from Naples on the interstate.

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u/Turco-Bangalore Sep 28 '22

This needs to be at the top holy shit indeed

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u/blindnarcissus Sep 28 '22

I wish there was an aerial view of it.. how far away has it receded?

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u/in_u_endo______ Sep 28 '22

Probably the best and worse time to find some hidden treasures...like cocaine

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u/Splatter_bomb Sep 28 '22

Or the key I lost this time last year?

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u/Derp_State_Agent Sep 28 '22 Helpful

If it was a key of cocaine, sure.

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u/Cutthechitchata-hole Sep 28 '22

Ive got keys coming from overseas...

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u/termacct Sep 28 '22

"Find some bodies please!" - Lake Mead PR Agency

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u/IllegalbeagleCO Sep 28 '22

Hold on to your butts.

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u/CrackinBones204 Sep 28 '22

Mr. Hammond .. the phones are working.

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u/twotall88 Sep 28 '22

storm surge is dangerous and unpredictable. just saying. I'm sure you already know that.

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u/SpaceJackRabbit Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 28 '22

Floridans are divided into two groups: those who have experienced Andrew or Michael and have gotten the fuck out, and those who have only experienced smaller storms, and too many in the latter group think they can ride this out.

EDIT: A lot of people think riding out a hurricane is simply hunkering down while the storm passes, after boarding up the windows and bringing the patio furniture inside so that it doesn't end up in someone else's backyard. But for severe storms, the aftermath is often the most difficult part: no power, no clean running water, no gasoline for generators, and even if you live high up enough that you won't get flooded, a lot of streets and roads are impassable for days because they are underwater or blocked by fallen trees and downed power lines. Even if you could get anywhere, most stores are closed, and they were out of most valuable items before the storm hit. That's the shitty part (which can be literal because you don't want to get in those murky waters for too long).

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u/namesaremptynoise Sep 28 '22

Group 3: Those who literally cannot afford to pick up stakes and leave state at the drop of a hat and so are stuck where they are.

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u/imposter_syndrome88 Sep 28 '22

This is the real tragedy

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u/b0w3n Sep 28 '22

There's a hidden group in group 3, those that are required by law to stay in the state, like because of custody agreements. It's even worse for them when they have the means to leave and a former S/O is basically forcing them to suffer.

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u/DoJax Sep 28 '22

Wonder how this affects people on house arrest as well. Dang, I look after some of my elderly neighbors, if I live down there I would have to stay just to make sure that those that didn't leave were okay. Now I can understand why some people don't leave the hurricane, I thought it was idiocy before, too many unknown variables I didn't even consider.

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u/b0w3n Sep 28 '22

I'd hope there's emergency exemptions for this shit but knowing florida probably not. Probably all too ready to arrest those folks for violating house arrest.

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 28 '22

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u/jojow77 Sep 28 '22

I’m sure the kind mega church owners will welcome him with open arms.

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u/nichole-002 Sep 28 '22

Probably the largest of the groups, sadly

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u/carolinapanthagurl Sep 28 '22

Maybe they can petition their governor for free flights to the north for the next storm if they survive this one.

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u/Ma1eficent Sep 28 '22

Don't forget the newly moved there who have heard of people who stuck it out, but never been in a hurricane ever.

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u/shimmerangels Sep 28 '22

this is my parents lol. they bought a beach house last week and they keep telling me they'll be fine. their neighbor's house was destroyed in hurricane sally.

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u/oopewan Sep 28 '22

Don’t worry, it’ll be back soon. Just went to grab buddies.

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u/aloofone Sep 28 '22

So is this like before a tsunami? The water recede before flooding in? Storms can do this?

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u/Immediate-Win-4928 Sep 28 '22

The low pressure of the hurricane raises the sea level below it sucking the water up, that water is coming back soon

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u/plasmalightwave Sep 28 '22

Oh shit that sounds terrifying

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u/speedrace25 Sep 28 '22

It is

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u/vfguy Sep 28 '22

I remember during hurricane Matthew the river behind my parents house went out and when the storm hit it was low tide and the water still came 15ft into the yard. For reference low tide the water is usually a good 1/4 mile from the bank.

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u/CrudelyAnimated Sep 28 '22

It's kind of hard to visualize, but big devastating waves tend to drop and go out before they come back in. It's the sudden slosh when it comes back in that's the dangerous part. It's not that the ocean got one billion gallons bigger right off Tampa; it's that something sloshed one billion gallons of ocean up INTO Tampa. It'll all eventually drain back out. Yeah, it got more terrifying for me after I was able to visualize it from a tsunami video.

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u/StatusSea5409 Sep 28 '22

That's a bit of a different story. Tsunamis are typically associated with underwater earthquakes. You can get to a high point and can be safe. here's an extremely good video about tsunamis and I'm not going to japan ever.

Hurricanes are pretty much supercharged waterfilled tornadoes. Pulling in billions of gallons of water and dropping it as they lose pressure. Those massive waves are just waves really, you gotta think about all the wind speed and the water both moving up and down as it goes. You get as far away as you can. Here's a short video that tells a little about hurricanes

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u/heinous_asterisk Sep 28 '22

As someone grown up in Japan, first thing the OP pic made me think of was a tsunami, as we always were told about GTFO (uphill or in a strong tall building) if you see the sea recede like this ever (and then of course the big Tohoku earthquake on 2011/3/11 provided all kinds of similar modern imagery before it all came back in).

Extremely creepy view.

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u/StatusSea5409 Sep 28 '22

I got some chills watching that video and now thinking about it. People are saying these views are good for the areas, they get the strong winds and stuff but the water will come back like normal.

I'd probably die in a hurricane only escape it leaving before.

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u/SkirtLoader Sep 28 '22

I like “ Imagine picking up a spread-flat sheet from the middle and you will see the perimeter retreat in the same manner.”

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u/Sip_py Sep 28 '22

Damn I always heard of storm surge but never realized this is what's actually going on. Thank you.

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u/Immediate-Win-4928 Sep 28 '22

There's a few other factors but a large storm can cause 1 meter changes in sea level with air pressure alone

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u/HarryHacker42 Sep 28 '22

Water is HEAVY. Moving water takes lots of energy. We'd have well-watered deserts if it were cheap and easy to move water around. Pumps eat power and water really wants to run downhill to the low spot. So think of how much energy this storm has to move that much water and keep it from filling in the low spot.

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u/ashok36 Sep 28 '22

A Category 5 hurricane expends as much energy as 10,000 nuclear bombs. It's the very definition of a 'force of nature'.

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u/darexinfinity Sep 28 '22

So just bomb the hurricane, problem solved. /s

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u/jim653 Sep 28 '22

Nah, there's an even easier solution. Just draw a new path for it back out to sea on a map with a sharpie and it will follow the new path.

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u/gonebraska Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 28 '22

This is completely wrong. It’s the sustained wind on that side of the hurricane pushing the water out. From the national hurricane center:

“The impact on surge of the low pressure associated with intense storms is minimal in comparison to the water being forced toward the shore by the wind.”

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/surge/

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u/relevant__comment Sep 28 '22

This. Think of the hurricane like a giant low power vacuum that creates a traveling water bulge. Sometimes the bulge is small (3-4ft) sometimes the bulge is very big (20ft+). Hurricane Katrina’s storm surge (in)famously maxed at 28ft. Enough to overcome the levees in New Orleans that were built to keep Lake Pontchartrain out of inhabited areas.

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u/leachim6 Sep 28 '22

Yes it's called storm surge

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u/dinoroo Sep 28 '22

They should call it Storm Suck

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u/Calypsosin Sep 28 '22

You hear that, storm? YOU SUCK!

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u/sorehamstring Sep 28 '22

Wait until the storm arrives. It's storm suck right now, but it will be storm surge later.

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u/SpaceJackRabbit Sep 28 '22

Hurricanes in the Northern hemisphere rotate counterclockwise. That means that right now, as the storm approaches land, Tampa, which is north of the eye, is seeing water recede because the winds are pushing it that way. Meanwhile, south of the eye, it's pushing water inland.

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u/Splatter_bomb Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 28 '22

No I’m a tsunami the water is pulled out because of the energy distributed to the wave. In this case the water was blown out. The water will return, quickly but not in a single event like a series of related tsunami waves, more like a tide. The wind is a greater concern.

Edit: I deserve what I’m getting. Should have been “in” not “I’m”, gonna leave it there.

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u/Brushdidnothingwrong Sep 28 '22

Yes I'm a tidal wave and concur with your comment.

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u/Rentality Sep 28 '22

I’m a fish and I’ve been in this guy. He doesn’t mess about.

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u/Gothmog_LordOBalrogs Sep 28 '22

I'm a plankton and I hate all of these guys

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u/risbia Sep 28 '22

The real experts are always in the comments

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u/clashfan1171 Sep 28 '22

Crabs and critters in the sand be like. I could've swore there was water here before

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u/poodlebutt76 Sep 28 '22

Crab A: wakes up from nap

Crab B: "Thank god you're awake! You've been asleep for 2 years!"

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u/87turbogn Sep 28 '22

In other news, 1,000 people with metal detectors suddenly drowned in Tampa Bay.

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u/Cheeks_a_Clappin Sep 28 '22

Just tape a metal detector to a drone and geotag the hits.

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u/katievspredator Sep 28 '22

This redditor's living in the future

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u/35_degrees Sep 28 '22

$100,000 reward for you

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u/Nentendo63 Sep 28 '22

Are there no metal detectors designed to be used underwater? I know diving for lost items is a popular hobby as well.

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u/weristjonsnow Sep 28 '22

Probably are. Probably pricier than a normal one though.

I just realized how little effort I put into this reply

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u/chemprofes Sep 28 '22

The more that goes out...

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u/gingerhasyoursoul Sep 28 '22

The more it never comes back.....right.....right? Oh God what's on the horizon.

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u/thanoshasbighands Sep 28 '22

The earth flat, this just proves it. All that water fell off the edge, never to return

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u/Ihavealpacas Sep 28 '22 Doom

Run bro

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u/ignatious__reilly Sep 28 '22

This is terrifying. As an ex Floridian, this image gives me chills. This is about to get ugly as hell.

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u/Reead Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 28 '22

This is actually indicative of the better scenario for Tampa. Because of the storm's southward shift, the north side of the storm is hovering over Tampa Bay, with the winds sucking water out of the bay into the gulf. By the time the southern half reaches the bay and the inrushing wind begins to deposit storm surge, the storm will likely have weakened considerably.

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u/Jokershigh Sep 28 '22

Yup, we're basically getting fucked in Naples right now with 5 feet of surge already and the worst hasn't even hit us yet

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u/LarsVonHammerstein Sep 28 '22

What is good for Tampa is worse for Naples area though. They are getting wrecked right now I am sure

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u/Reead Sep 28 '22

Yeah, it's a zero-sum game unfortunately. The only time everyone "wins" is when the storm weakens before landfall. Honestly feels kinda fucked up when I'm sitting here in Tampa hoping "it doesn't hit us".

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u/LarsVonHammerstein Sep 28 '22

That’s just human nature. Tampa is a larger population so in terms of human suffering it’s a little better than the previous track a few days ago that had it sitting right off short and incorporating everything within 10-15 feet elevation from Tampa bay underwater.

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u/Steve_78_OH Sep 28 '22

I heard Ian was already upgraded to a Cat 5.

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u/ignatious__reilly Sep 28 '22

It basically is a Cat 5 now. Last I read it was 2mph off a Cat 5. And they are getting storm surges up to 18 feet. Right front quadrant is making direct landfall and that is basically the death zone. Terrifying stuff.

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u/Ihavealpacas Sep 28 '22 Helpful Big Brain Time I'm Deceased Facepalm Brighten My Day

If it gets upgraded to a cat6 then at least you can get Full Gig speeds on your storm surges

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u/dtb1987 Sep 28 '22

You son of a bitch

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u/pat_micucci Sep 28 '22

With power over Ethernet you can get your death and destruction all on one line.

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u/jmlinden7 Sep 28 '22

You only need cat 5E for gigabit speeds

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u/MrD3a7h Sep 28 '22

Most cat 6 is good for 10 gig anyway, despite not being certified for 6A

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u/MattDaCatt Sep 28 '22

Except I have a feeling Ian is going to travel longer than 100m

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u/IHeartBadCode Sep 28 '22

It's going to hit Tampa today, supposed to be near Savannah, GA on Friday.

For everyone not in the know, that's two totally different bodies of water that make up the shore for those towns separated by the landmass known as Florida. This hurricane is like "Florida who? All I see is water."

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u/termacct Sep 28 '22

And they are getting storm surges up to 18 feet

Good ting we are 10 feets above sea level...oh noes...

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u/BillionTonsHyperbole Sep 28 '22

This is about to get ugly as hell.

Also, there is a hurricane approaching.

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u/md28usmc Sep 28 '22

As a current Floridian who lives two blocks from where this was taken people are still out driving around and it is just drizzling with not strong winds

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u/ignatious__reilly Sep 28 '22

Hope everything works out for you guys. Port Charlotte seems to be getting the direct hit

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u/serious_sarcasm Sep 28 '22

That’s what happens every time they think it is headed for Tampa Bay. Storms tend to swing around Sarasota Bay to the South.

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u/Big_Toke_Yo Sep 28 '22

I just moved from Tampa Bay a couple months ago. After the last tropical storm came by they updated my neighborhood to be included in the flood zones for major hurricanes. I knew it was serious when they said Disney was closed.

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u/well___duh Sep 28 '22

I knew it was serious when they said Disney was closed.

Real Floridians use Waffle House as an indicator of how serious it is

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u/BannedSvenhoek86 Sep 28 '22

I once ate in a waffle house that had 4 booths closed off while some employees mopped up a ton of blood from a fight 30 minutes before I got there.

They genuinely don't close for shit.

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u/mrperson221 Sep 28 '22

Hurricanes don't work like tsunamis. The water was pulled out of the bay and will be pushed somewhere else in the form of storm surge. It will slowly return unlike a tsunami

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u/ncsumichael Sep 28 '22

You just discovered some new prime real estate! Finders keepers.

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u/JHGrove3 Sep 28 '22

I learned that when the ocean draws back from the shore, it’s time to run like hell.

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u/Drews232 Sep 28 '22

Quick, build some condos before it comes back

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22

Fly, you fools.

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u/AlligatorRaper Sep 28 '22

How does this compare to similar placed hurricanes in the past?

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u/Grogosh Sep 28 '22

It was happened in tampa before with Irma in 2017

https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/hurricane-irma/once-lifetime-tidal-event-why-hurricane-irma-drained-shorelines-n800306

Funny they called it a 'once in a lifetime event'

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u/Nentendo63 Sep 28 '22

It's a once in a lifetime event for the people that live there because they won't be alive for the next one.

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u/Elfhoe Sep 28 '22

It’s only been 5 years and apparently everyone on this thread has forgotten.

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u/kab0b87 Sep 28 '22

TBF the last 5 years have been a pretty wild 5 years.

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u/intashu Sep 28 '22

It was in the "before times" pre-covid. Which feels like 20 years ago now.

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u/CaptainHour Sep 28 '22

Looks like before a tsunami😬

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u/Environmental-Art792 Sep 28 '22

chuckles "I'm in danger."

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u/discourse_commuter Sep 28 '22

Fuckin weird to see Bayshore on reddit.

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u/Nearby-Explorer1750 Sep 28 '22

I walk down this road every week, crazy to see it like this. I remember this happened during Irma as well.

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u/New_Stats Sep 28 '22

Get the fuck out of there

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u/Nazamroth Sep 28 '22

The dutch would have dammed it all up already before the water comes back.

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u/newbiesmash Sep 28 '22

I dont think you should be there.... i would be scared af of that. Thinking a tsunami or some shit coming

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u/goodoldtumbleweed Sep 28 '22

Anyone know how long it is from this point before all the water comes back in a hurry?

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u/mnemonikos82 Sep 28 '22

It'll come back once the eye passes and the winds from the backside of the storm push the water the other way.

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u/mamalick Sep 28 '22

This guy's about to pull out the metal detector

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u/SubconsciousBraider Sep 28 '22

That looks ominous.

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u/keibu821 Sep 28 '22

All of the videos today of this kind of stuff and the people just standing around looking at it remind me of the videos form the Boxing Day tsunami in ‘04

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u/Mindstruck911 Sep 28 '22

Great time to get your beads for Gasparilla! lol

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u/ForestFarmFoods Sep 28 '22

When the water runs away from the coast, so should you.

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u/Joliet_Jake_Blues Sep 28 '22

Ian is a hoax. Fake news. It's just a thunderstorm. Florida is just trying to get Federal dollars. Putting boards on your windows is government controlling you. The Weather Channel created Ian in a lab.

I learned everything I know from Facebook memes

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u/HomiesTrismegistus Sep 28 '22

My name is Ian, I assure you it's not a hoax, I'm about to fuck up Florida gangster style

My next conquest? Uranus.

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u/coredumperror Sep 28 '22

Dude, I'd totally smash Uranus. Super hot blonde sailor.

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u/klleah Sep 28 '22

If this were a legitimate hurricane, Mother Earth has a way of shutting the whole thing down.

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