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  •  Plus, it's a great opportunity to experience (5+ / 0-)

    the topic of your studies first hand. Just make sure you know someone with a generator and a swimming pool (to get water to flush the toilet). And stay on high ground.

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    by jeff in nyc on Thu Aug 23, 2012 at 06:15:42 PM PDT

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    •  Is there much high ground in Mobile? (2+ / 0-)
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      Every time I've driven through Mobile (when driving from Houston to visit our daughter in Atlanta once or twice a year) it seems pretty darn flat to me. It doesn't look like a very good place to get caught in if a hurricane were to hit. Maybe away from the bay it's better, but storm surge is always a nasty piece of business and always causes big problems. I hope weatherdude's university is well situated, geography-wise. But I do agree, get to high ground and stay on it, even if it's a great distance away.

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      by dewtx on Thu Aug 23, 2012 at 07:37:03 PM PDT

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      •  Downtown Mobile is pretty low, but as you get (3+ / 0-)
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        closer to Midtown and western Mobile (where the University and Airport are located), it's pretty high up. There's a >350 foot rise between downtown Mobile and the regional airport 10 miles to the west.

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        by weatherdude on Thu Aug 23, 2012 at 07:40:14 PM PDT

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        •  That's good news to hear. It seemed to be flatter. (3+ / 0-)
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          Just stay safe, stay cool, and hunker down. You have lots of friends here at DKos who will be thinking about you (which is a polite way of saying worrying about you). And if you see Jim Cantore nearby, then you'll know you're in deep doodoo.

          These are troubling times. Corporations are treated like people. People are treated like things. ... If we ever needed to vote we sure do need to vote now. — Rev. Dr. William Barber, II to the NAACP, July 11, 2012

          by dewtx on Thu Aug 23, 2012 at 08:02:06 PM PDT

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          •  Where I live is actually the highest point (2+ / 0-)
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            on the Gulf Coast. My relatives are all at least 50 feet up in downtown Fairhope on the east side of Mobile Bay. No chance of any flooding for us. That said, most residents along this coastline are definitely in danger.

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            by jeff in nyc on Thu Aug 23, 2012 at 08:28:03 PM PDT

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