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Old 08-11-2012, 12:41 PM
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Default Anyone ever detect beaches after a hurricane

I think it's possible and I was hoping to get some idea of what to expect. I would imagine if you were going right after the storm that the streets may have a lot of nails and junk. If you get there do you look for low spots or every where? What do you watch out for? Sharks, downed power lines, other sea creatures in trapped tidal pools, etc? Any thoughts?
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:56 PM
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A few yrs back two club members & myself flew in to hunt the treasure coast. We were not lucky but you can really find some GREAT TREASURE. About 10 yrs ago my friends who own the metal detecing store found gold & silver coins on the beach after the storm. You have to be there at the right time, they & other 's were lucky, we just had fun.LoL
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Old 08-11-2012, 05:48 PM
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"Anyone ever detect beaches after a hurricane?"

In the words of Redd Fox, "Is a bullfrog waterproof?"

When the residents are fleeing the hurricaine, the diehard detectorists are readying themselves to be the first to the beach.

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Old 08-11-2012, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by grinsebring View post
"Anyone ever detect beaches after a hurricane?"

In the words of Redd Fox, "Is a bullfrog waterproof?"

When the residents are fleeing the hurricaine, the diehard detectorists are readying themselves to be the first to the beach.
I think it goes "is bullfrogs pooper water proof"
So, what I am asking is... do the cops kick you off, are good targets every where or mainly low spots etc. Got any friendly helpful tips?
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:07 PM
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You need a re-entry permit here. Then you have to wait until your category (non-essential, resident, etc. is cleared) I am emergency/medical, so I get to be there whenever I want. I tried after Irene a little (using tracker IV at the time), but it did less here than your average nor' easter. Where it did move stuff it's National Seashore, so it makes no difference, can't hunt before, during or after a hurricane there.
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:19 PM
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The beach has to reopen, and the residents are let back in. I know the barrier along the east coast of florida, the bridges get closed for all but emergency vehicles. No fool would go out in the midst of a "Andrew" or anything of that magnitude. If you watch the news you can see people walking the beaches after the wind-down.

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Old 08-11-2012, 07:18 PM
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I had to stay behind for Ike on the Texas coast. Except for the winds too high to stand in, the rain that came down so hard you couldn't see and it hurt like rocks, lack of power(no a/c), nowhere to get food(already stocked some) it wasn't all that bad. Of couse I stayed in a building that had with stood all the huricanes since 1965.

I had free roam because of my job, everyone else was urged to leave, it's now mandatory, and you wouldn't find me trying to get to the beach. There wasn't one anyway. The tidal surge moved the shoreline inland several hundred yards until it receeded. The damage was unbelievable. It took years to repair and some still hasn't been repaired.
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I looked after irene last year and found nothing just a bunch of false signals

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Irene was horrible last year and sanded in the beaches

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after a nor'easter yes ...but after a hurricane. peoples lives are in turmoil. some have lost homes, there are downed tree, no water, no electricity. if you have free time you should be helping out your neighbors or volunteering at a shelter. If you're on the beach swing your loop then you are a douche bag!!! just my opinion but it's the right opinion to have.
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:58 AM
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after a nor'easter yes ...but after a hurricane. peoples lives are in turmoil. some have lost homes, there are downed tree, no water, no electricity. if you have free time you should be helping out your neighbors or volunteering at a shelter. If you're on the beach swing your loop then you are a douche bag!!! just my opinion but it's the right opinion to have.
I've lived thru a couple hurricanes, Charlie and Wimla, worked at the hospital and had to be away from my family post-hurricane, litterally WORKED 26 hours straight. got some sleep then next day drove to ground zero and used my truck and trailer to save a womans stuff that she had left not to damaged.
She was found hiding in her home that morning still afraid to eat, drink or just move.
Did I say I was going to ignore everything going on around me to hunt gold.
Don't bother to say "I"M SORRY" justget your self some help for your hostility before you take it out on your family again!
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after a nor'easter yes ...but after a hurricane. peoples lives are in turmoil. some have lost homes, there are downed tree, no water, no electricity. if you have free time you should be helping out your neighbors or volunteering at a shelter. If you're on the beach swing your loop then you are a douche bag!!! just my opinion but it's the right opinion to have.
You clearly missed the intent of his question. He didn't ask "Should I leave my neighbor bleeding and dying in his front yard while I take my Humvee and run over his dog on the way to the beach to go metal detecting?" Assuming the worst in a person is the epitome of douche baggery...

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I tried to once, Myrtle Beach right after Hugo hit, was almost arrested after being warned twice that I was not allowed on the beach

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Out on the west coast, Oregon beaches, all kinds of neat stuff use to wash up after storms. Didn't metal detect back then, but did find two of those round, glass fish net floats, intact. After a hurricane passes through here, it takes a few days to find some free time. Got to clean up the mess, minor repairs here, my mothers house, sometimes help a neighbor or two.
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I was out there hitting the sand and surf while Hurricane Irene was making landfall in VA Beach. Turned up three gold rings in the four hours I was out there. I was all ALONE too!
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Do they detect after a hurricane?, would you detect a sports field after a concert?....hell yeah!

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