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[*]'Monster' Hurricane Irma started hammering Puerto Rico with 185mph winds and heavy rain late last night

[*]The category 5 storm reduced Caribbean islands of Barbuda and St Martin to rubble with deadly destruction

[*]Roughly 95%  of homes and properties were destroyed on both islands with Barbuda now 'barely habitable'

[*]At least six people died on the French part of St Martin, while a two-year-old child was killed in Barbuda

[*]Some 900,000 people are without power on Puerto Rico and at least 50,000 people are without water

[*]Irma was following a projected path that would see it hit the Dominican Republic and Haiti on Thursday

[*]The hurricane is expected to continue past eastern Cuba before veering north for Florida at the weekend

[*]Red Cross said it is preparing for 'a major humanitarian response' as UN estimated 37million will be affected

[*]Mandatory evacuations were ordered in the Florida Keys and parts of Miami as the scale of the storm emerged


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4860396/Irma-hits-Puerto-Rico-damaging-Barbuda-St-Martin.html#ixzz4ryaABj9O 
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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:46 am

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Early reports today also had 800,000 already 'homeless' after those first few hours as well...

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Post by Angry Andy on Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:56 am

I guess The WALL will have to be put on hold a) to help fund overseas aid to rebuild the Carribean islands devastated, and b) rebuld huge swathes of Flirida that look likely to to destroyed as well.
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Post by Original Quill on Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:17 pm

Largest storm ever on earth, they are saying.  And another hurricane right behind it.

Weather service said it would be a "Category 6" if there was such a thing.  But the rating only goes up to Cat-5 (sustained winds of 185 mph for 30+ hours).

Heading dead-bang up the Florida east coast.  Instead of Irma, they should call it "Treyvon's Revenge".

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Post by eddie on Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:27 pm

Jesus. This is some freak weather!

Can't see how anyone can dispute global warming, really.

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Post by Original Quill on Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:34 pm

eddie wrote:Jesus. This is some freak weather!

Can't see how anyone can dispute global warming, really.

Strange thing. Republicans don't dispute it, they just say "I'm not expert, but..." And then they pivot to discuss tax cuts. Rolling Eyes

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Post by eddie on Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:46 pm

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eddie wrote:Jesus. This is some freak weather!

Can't see how anyone can dispute global warming, really.

Strange thing.  Republicans don't dispute it, they just say "I'm not expert, but..."  And then they pivot to discuss tax cuts. Rolling Eyes

Well there's not enough "big fat cat" profit in global warming so why would they need to be experts?

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eddie wrote:
Original Quill wrote:

Strange thing.  Republicans don't dispute it, they just say "I'm not expert, but..."  And then they pivot to discuss tax cuts. Rolling Eyes

Well there's not enough "big fat cat" profit in global warming so why would they need to be experts?

There's plenty of profit in ignoring global warming, tho. They don't really refute it, they just ignore it.

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Post by Cass on Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:00 pm

Just talked to my dad in Fort Lauderdale. They're not evacuating yet and neither is my friend down towards the Keys but I wish they would. Friend in Georgia has gone to stay with relatives in Tennessee. Luckily my Houston family was all safe with minimal flood damage. Also not forgetting friends and family in Oregon and Montana. Scary times Sad

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Post by eddie on Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:18 pm

Cass wrote:Just talked to my dad in Fort Lauderdale. They're not evacuating yet and neither is my friend down towards the Keys but I wish they would. Friend in Georgia has gone to stay with relatives in Tennessee. Luckily my Houston family was all safe with minimal flood damage. Also not forgetting friends and family in Oregon and Montana. Scary times Sad

Cass, I hope they all stay safe. Keep us updated.

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Post by Miffs2 on Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:24 pm

Cass wrote:Just talked to my dad in Fort Lauderdale. They're not evacuating yet and neither is my friend down towards the Keys but I wish they would. Friend in Georgia has gone to stay with relatives in Tennessee. Luckily my Houston family was all safe with minimal flood damage. Also not forgetting friends and family in Oregon and Montana. Scary times Sad


Very scary times, glad they are all safe, let us know how they all are X
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Post by Angry Andy on Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:15 pm

eddie wrote:Jesus. This is some freak weather!

Can't see how anyone can dispute global warming, really.
Plenty still do. 
Trump does. So do his minions.
A few here do too, which if you assume that as a collective, we are a reasonable representative of humanity, it also follows that a fair number of people will also deny it.

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Post by Tommy Monk on Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:35 pm

eddie wrote:Jesus. This is some freak weather!

Can't see how anyone can dispute global warming, really.


Powerful hurricanes are not a new phenomenon that have only started happening 'since records began'...!



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Post by Original Quill on Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:18 am

They are already declaring it: Irma is the most powerful storm in recorded history.

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Post by Guest on Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:50 am


  • Most powerful ever Atlantic hurricane leaves at least 14 dead

  • Irma hits Turks and Caicos islands as it tears across Caribbean

  • Bahamas and Cuba next in path of category five storm

  • Emergency declared as Florida and Georgia told to evacuate

  • Donald Trump's luxury resorts in path of Hurricane Irma

  • Island by island: How Irma brought havoc to paradise

  • Dispatch: Islanders save children and pray for deliverance

  • What to do if you are on holiday in the path of the storm


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/08/hurricane-irma-tracker-latest-news-updates-live-bahamas-hit/

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:24 pm

Smile

The news here 3 hours ago reported that there were already around 700,000 people in Florida heading inland...

While those staying have mostly been barricading, boarding-up and sandbagging in preparation for the last few days..

As seen in Texas last week, authorities and emergency services are better prepared than they were back with 'Katrina', 12 years ago.

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Post by Original Quill on Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:13 pm

WhoseYourWolfie wrote:Smile

The news here 3 hours ago reported that there were already around 700,000 people in Florida heading inland...

While those staying have mostly been barricading, boarding-up and sandbagging in preparation for the last few days..

As seen in Texas last week, authorities and emergency services are better prepared than they were back with 'Katrina', 12 years ago.

Unfortunately, Florida is so thin that there are only two highways out of it: I-75, on the west side, and I-95 on the east side.  Both highways are in traffic grid right now, in anticipation of the approach of "Trayvon's Revenge".  

Also, Florida is running short of petrol.  A motor wastes a gallon of gas as it sits, idling.  With 7-hour waits in traffic, seems better to walk.

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Post by Tommy Monk on Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:40 pm

http://www.hurricanescience.org/history/storms/1930s/LaborDay/


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1935_Labor_Day_hurricane



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Post by Syl on Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:58 pm

Scary extreme weather....and we moan about the rain here in Manchester.
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Post by eddie on Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:47 pm

I have a fb friend in Florida. She posted this morning that she was losing her internet and she was pretty scared.

I haven't heard from her since. Makes it all very real though.

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Post by Cass on Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:01 am

Thank you ladies. The friend in the Keys did leave finally very early this morning and is almost out of state. Problem is if the trajectory stays to what is currently forecast, the whole state plus parts of surrounding states will be hammered, so there really isn't a place to hide in-state.

For once the sister and I are in agreement about the stupidity of my father. He's a stubborn idiot.

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Cass wrote:Thank you ladies. The friend in the Keys did leave finally very early this morning and is almost out of state. Problem is if the trajectory stays to what is currently forecast, the whole state plus parts of surrounding states will be hammered, so there really isn't a place to hide in-state.

For once the sister and I are in agreement about the stupidity of my father. He's a stubborn idiot.

Will keep you posted. X

Very lucky. The storm has moved farther west, and is expected to make the turn north along the west side of Florida. Expected it hit land at Ft. Meyers.

But that means more warm water beneath it, and it could return to a Cat 5, It will cross the Keys at Marathon Key.

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