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rgatijnet1

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Posted: 10/12/18 09:00am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here is a video showing how the winds of hurricane Michael blew over a freight train in Panama City, Fl.
Blown over train

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Posted: 10/12/18 09:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The news kept playing those images over and over.

They kept repeating that the cars were ripped off their wheels.

The trucks are not fastened to the car. Mere gravity holds them together.

The cars that flipped were open so they caught wind twice.

Yes, it was a horrible storm.


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Posted: 10/12/18 09:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Drone video of RV storage lot at Tyndal AFB shows all RVs moved out of position and blown over.


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Posted: 10/12/18 09:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

At over 30 tons empty for a rail car, they outweigh most RV's. The eye of the storm went over Tyndall AFB so it could have been hit with 150+ MPH winds.

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Posted: 10/12/18 09:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There are reasons for those warning along the highways for rigs and RVs to move out and take cover on certain high winds.

Given a hard lessons on this while driving the notoriously windy I-580 in Washoe Valley, Nevada.

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Posted: 10/12/18 10:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yea, saw the video on Good Morning America today of the blown over RV's in that lot. Who knows, a direct 150 mph hit on the front of an RV, and it might survive. After all, they are made to withstand 60-70-80 mph winds (head on) on the highway.

But wind hitting on the side of them, and it doesn't take much to topple them over, even with jacks down. Getting hit on the side at 150 mph, those camper had absolutely no chance of survival.

Should be some interesting YouTube videos coming out soon of folks upright those campers now you know!


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Posted: 10/12/18 11:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No way my RV or home could withstand winds of 155 mph without significant damage. Back in 62 Portland was hit with storm with 120 mph winds ... destroyed the electric grid and few houses survived without some damage. If I was camping and knew a Hurricane was on the way I would pull anchor and drive fast.


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To answer the question in the subject line...I don't know and don't plan to find out. We were on the Gulf Coast last fall when a hurricane was forecast to hit. We packed up and left...why would anybody in a very mobile vehicle stay around with a hurricane coming??


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Posted: 10/12/18 01:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Seems to me the answer to that question is, for all sizes & types: no.

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Posted: 10/12/18 02:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Can't withstand the wind, nor the debris.

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