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Irma now 185mph - thinking of the folks

 
Chrissy 2017-09-05 06:32:49 

in di Leewards. Get off di island or batten down peeps. Dis is a monster.

strengthening big time

 
Jabari18 2017-09-05 06:42:23 

In reply to Chrissy

Wow. Stay safe leeward peeps

 
nick2020 2017-09-05 07:30:28 

In reply to Jabari18

Ditto

 
Cheeks 2017-09-05 07:35:55 

In reply to Chrissy

I'm in TCI and no choice but to batten down..which I've been doing. Almost impossible to get flights now. Once we get through this...I will pull the trigger on getting my family off-island earlier I tell you. This place is not Grenada.....we're flat as a pancake. Didn't have to deal with flooding back home.

 
pelon 2017-09-05 07:38:39 

Very dangerous hurricane.

Stay safe.

Winds max at 175MPH EXTREMELY DANGEROUS FOLKS

 
Curtis 2017-09-05 08:21:40 

Thanks for the valuable updates y'all .

What's the current timeline as of Tuesday at 8.30 am Dst?

 
dale_staple 2017-09-05 08:30:01 

In reply to Chrissy

It does look impressive on radar...not to be messed with

 
Hants 2017-09-05 08:31:41 

In reply to Curtis

SUMMARY OF 800 AM AST...1200 UTC...INFORMATION
----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...16.7N 57.7W
ABOUT 270 MI...440 KM E OF ANTIGUA
ABOUT 280 MI...445 KM ESE OF BARBUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...175 MPH...280 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 280 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H

 
NineMiles 2017-09-05 09:28:16 

Keep safe people!

 
nick2020 2017-09-05 09:29:06 

In reply to Cheeks

As soon as possible check in so we know how you are

 
bravos 2017-09-05 09:36:04 

Damn !! All the best to my island brethren,you will make it as usual....just take necessary precautions..

 
mikesiva 2017-09-05 10:01:34 

In reply to Cheeks

Take care. The same to all the folks in Antigua and Barbuda too.

 
nitro 2017-09-05 10:37:36 

This thing needs to turn soon or we are in big trouble.

 
Chrissy 2017-09-05 10:50:50 

In reply to pelon

Now 175mph

 
Chrissy 2017-09-05 10:51:54 

In reply to Cheeks

Bro get out of TCI = come to Jamaica fi di hurricane

 
Kay 2017-09-05 10:58:19 

Batten dung all. This is really serious.

Hope all pull through safe...

 
mikesiva 2017-09-05 11:00:16 

In reply to Chrissy

'Hurricane Irma has been upgraded to a category five - the highest category - making it "extremely dangerous" as it crosses the Caribbean. It has sustained winds of up to 280km/h (175mph), the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said, advising islands in its path to speed up preparations. It is projected to bring storm surges, life-threatening winds and torrential rainfall to the Leeward Islands....Irma, which has been moving at a speed of 22km/h (14mph), is set to reach the Leeward Islands, east of Puerto Rico, within the next 24 hours, the centre added. It issued a hurricane warning for the following islands: Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis; Saba, St Eustatius and Sint Maarten; Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy; The British Virgin Islands; The US Virgin Islands; Puerto Rico, Vieques and Culebra.'

More here

 
tops 2017-09-05 11:13:17 

Positiveg, And the rest of the CC family, stay safe.
Make all preps.

 
black 2017-09-05 11:16:09 

In reply to Chrissy

Whoa Nellie...errr...Chrissy, 175 is some serious shoite.


Stay safe everyone!!!

 
nick2020 2017-09-05 11:19:55 

In reply to black

sad

 
pelon 2017-09-05 11:23:32 

Good friend of mine just moved to Antigua last week and this greets.

EPIC and life threatening hurricane, all parties should seek shelter in the N. Leewards

Max winds at 180

 
Chrissy 2017-09-05 11:43:39 

In reply to pelon

And we now have TS Jose

 
Chrissy 2017-09-05 11:45:13 

In reply to pelon

Isn't this the strongest hurricane ever in our hemisphere since records were kept?

 
doosra 2017-09-05 11:51:33 

175 is ridiculous

Stay very stay folks. Those who can get out

 
pelon 2017-09-05 12:26:50 

Max Winds reported @ 185MPH strongest on record for N. Leewards for sure.

Losses will be catastrophic

About to check maritime buoys near Atlantic to get better assessment. Will report shortly....

 
pelon 2017-09-05 12:32:30 

Martime Update:

MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT
051200Z IS 48 FEET. 12FT SEAS:
BT

All I can say is wow. No good news!

 
archangel 2017-09-05 12:41:09 

When you hear the wind and all you can do is sit and wait, is not a nice feeling. Please guys in the way, do everything possible to stay safe.

 
Chrissy 2017-09-05 12:47:15 

In reply to pelon

Strongest in the hemisphere in recorded history

 
pelon 2017-09-05 12:54:21 

Dominica images today and the system is 100s of miles away...
This will hit Antigua and Barbuda (especially) very hard.

long night and next 24hr for N. Leewards.

Official now what I posted earlier:
Update: Newest @NOAA_HurrHunter recon just found 160kt or 185mph winds;

 
Runs 2017-09-05 13:24:24 

Be safe all

 
imusic 2017-09-05 13:29:47 

I truly hope this hurricane suddenly changes course, misses land completely, and there is minimal damage.

Hoping and praying for the best possible outcome. Thoughts and prayers are with anyone in the path of this system

 
nick2020 2017-09-05 13:41:10 

In reply to imusic

Agreed

 
Maispwi 2017-09-05 13:44:27 

In reply to pelon

Not Dominica again. Dat airport road not too get fix

 
pelon 2017-09-05 13:57:54 

In reply to Maispwi

Dominica will get rain and wave swell, but is out of the path.

The following will get hit the hardest: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda Virgin Islands
Note: Barbuda will be a DIRECT HIT so too Anguilla

St. Kitts and Nevis will suffer heavy winds and rains but will be spared a direct hit.

Please inform any parties in the path to FILL the tub with fresh water, keep a few ounces of chlorine nearby. Store long term medications and personal documents in ziplock bags.

Keep a "life pack" of basic (tin) foods and supplies + meds + docs + dry clothes in a single grab and go backpack.

 
Maispwi 2017-09-05 14:00:51 

In reply to pelon

I know but dat storm surge will do major damage to key installations in Dominica.

St. Maarteen and Anegada will also get direct or near direct hits. And dere isn't a hill in sight in Anegada. I can only hope for the best for them

 
pelon 2017-09-05 14:01:29 

In reply to Maispwi

100% correct

 
Andy99 2017-09-05 14:08:38 

Damn stay safe bros.

Bret just gave us a 'lil' 40mph winds in Trinidad and that was extremely terrifying for most of us who felt it.

 
Chrissy 2017-09-05 14:15:55 

In reply to doosra

Now it's 185 cry

 
Chrissy 2017-09-05 14:16:51 

In reply to Maispwi

It's going you be a disaster to remember.

 
Chrissy 2017-09-05 14:17:45 

In reply to pelon

Puerto Rico and the Virgins gwin feel it too - add Martinique and Guadeloupe

 
Maispwi 2017-09-05 14:23:49 

In reply to Chrissy

I am looking at Irma's eye on Google Earth with the weather overlay on. A sight to behold but oh so dangerous. A large circular eye and the pressure dropping again.

 
pelon 2017-09-05 14:26:53 

In reply to Maispwi

pressure dropping again
Yup!
The single most important indicator in storm strength is the decrease in pressure. less is worse.

Unbelievable organization and eye-wall structure.

Devastation over the next 24 onward

 
dale_staple 2017-09-05 14:33:45 

In reply to Chrissy

It isnt...according to Dr. Masters. But it comes preeety close. Its in the top 5. My word this thing is scary.

 
Maispwi 2017-09-05 14:59:01 

In reply to dale_staple

Irma is now joint second with Wilma (2005), Gilbert - 1988 and a 1935 storm and only behind Allen's 190 mph (1980) but is probably the first to attain such speed so early in its formation

 
Outswinger 2017-09-05 15:01:33 

In reply to Chrissy

I wish everybody safety during this hurricane. It's heading for me too (South Florida).

 
crapaud 2017-09-05 15:12:20 

Thinking of everybody in the path of this nightmare. Stay safe.

 
crapaud 2017-09-05 15:14:07 

In reply to Chrissy

Well if it's going to affect Martinique and Guadeloupe it will affect dominica too

 
pelon 2017-09-05 15:17:45 

Areas affected

 
Outswinger 2017-09-05 15:25:33 

In reply to crapaud

Crapaud, please doan smoke nuhbody pipe!

 
crapaud 2017-09-05 15:51:54 

In reply to pelon

Great map. Poor Antigua and the others grouped under devastating. cry

 
RemainsUnknown 2017-09-05 16:15:40 

batten down folks. this is serious. stay safe.

 
Jabari18 2017-09-05 16:41:21 

Leeward folks. Stay safe.

 
nick2020 2017-09-05 16:56:19 

In reply to Jabari18

Barbados is seeing sea swells shock

And they are nowhere near.

 
Chrissy 2017-09-05 17:06:56 

In reply to dale_staple

not in the Caribbean but in the Atlantic. Anyway Masters is the boss

 
Chrissy 2017-09-05 17:07:39 

In reply to Outswinger

You're in for a ride - like my Miami sis and her folks

 
Chrissy 2017-09-05 17:11:37 

In reply to crapaud

Yes it will - stay safe

 
Chrissy 2017-09-05 17:29:29 

Irma in black and white reality

See dat band close to Lucia and Bim.

 
POINT 2017-09-05 17:33:20 

In reply to Chrissy

Well I will let the Board know my experience ; I have already closed those Accordian Shutters that require a ladder because they have to be locked from Outside . The Others are locked from inside the Rooms .

It is supposed to get windy sometime on Friday evening , the track of the Hurricane has not yet been fully determined .

I am upset because my Avocado Tree has avocados on it , and I may never get to eat them since they are still young .

 
doosra 2017-09-05 17:44:00 

In reply to POINT

I am upset because my Avocado Tree has avocados on it , and I may never get to eat them since they are still young .


people are about to get seriously hit and u worried about 2 avocado man?

but the other day you said you live close to the hospital where serena delivered

lol

 
VIX 2017-09-05 17:46:21 

lots of Hurricane info here- spaghettimodels.com

look at the size of this thing!

 
Chrissy 2017-09-05 17:51:42 

In reply to doosra

He is one of the peeps who may get hit.

I'm eating avocado right now and know how he feels lol

 
dale_staple 2017-09-05 19:00:42 

In reply to Chrissy

Send him some when it passes.

 
Maispwi 2017-09-05 20:02:51 

Tola and Virgin Gorda in for a hit. VOR stay safe

 
Chrissy 2017-09-05 20:15:35 

In reply to Maispwi

Yep pressure dropping - now 916

 
Chrissy 2017-09-05 20:16:02 

In reply to dale_staple

Mi a tell yuh it was nice too lol

 
positiveg 2017-09-05 20:19:59 

In reply to Chrissy

Say a prayer for us folks. For those who don't believe in God. Wish us well
Right now it's quiet. But you know there's always a calm before the storm.

 
positiveg 2017-09-05 20:22:53 

In reply to POINT

You live FL?

 
Chrissy 2017-09-05 20:27:31 

In reply to positiveg

Thinking of you all day bro. Sending good vibes. Contact us as soon as you can.

 
positiveg 2017-09-05 20:33:55 

In reply to Chrissy

THranks Aunty. We been doing all we can from early this morning.
Is like nobody playing with this storm this time. 185 that's way more than we every had. And it's par for course hey cause we haven't had a biggie like this in years.
My last major Hurricane was George's and he was mainly rain with winds well for me anyway. Cause the all depends on where you live on the island and so to was Lenny. Hugo caused plenty damage with winds.

By me I more on the north Easter side so I face the Caribbean Sea and he mountains block the brunt of the winds from the Atlantic. I really need her to turn and fast cause she looks like she gonna hit Antigua and Barbuda hard.

 
Chrissy 2017-09-05 20:49:59 

In reply to positiveg

You'll survive this bro. Sending hugs.

 
positiveg 2017-09-05 21:07:50 

In reply to Chrissy

thanks much
hope she no come over y'all wayh, thought it really doesn't seem so

 
POINT 2017-09-05 21:10:36 

In reply to doosra

I am fully aware of the fact that Hurricanes are serious business , I was simply bemoaning the fact that my tree is likely to become bare of Avocados .

Perhaps you believe that living 30 minutes away is close ;I however do not believe living 30 minutes away
close .

 
POINT 2017-09-05 21:11:26 

In reply to positiveg

Yes , in West Palm Beach .

 
POINT 2017-09-05 21:18:44 

In reply to VIX

One of the best Sources regarding Hurricanes is googling WEATHER UNDERGROUND .

BTW , Jose is seemingly following Irma
the Leeward Islands are going to be battered again . It seems that it is likely to turn Northward before reaching the East Coast of Florida .

 
POINT 2017-09-05 21:23:46 

In reply to Cheeks

Take Good Care My Friend , let us know
how things are with You , after the
Hurricane passes .

 
pelon 2017-09-05 22:40:43 

SUMMARY OF 1100 PM AST...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
-----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...17.4N 61.1W
ABOUT 50 MI...80 KM ENE OF ANTIGUA
ABOUT 50 MI...75 KM ESE OF BARBUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...185 MPH...295 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...916 MB...27.05 INCHES

Barbuda will be a direct hit

 
Chrissy 2017-09-05 22:43:40 

In reply to pelon

Check dis out

 
pelon 2017-09-05 22:54:31 

In reply to Chrissy

That is impressive//

 
gvenkat 2017-09-05 23:05:09 

In reply to Chrissy

Peeps here in central florida going nuts. Already out of water and gas. I hope this spares leewards and puerto rico

 
jen 2017-09-06 00:39:53 

In reply to Chrissy

That link is amazing. It explains a lot. Sea Water was surging here in St. Vincent today. The tide actually shift direction and all. This Irma naw joke. I couldn't believe when i look outside this evening and saw the tide going in reverse direction.

 
positiveg 2017-09-06 01:08:16 

Well the winds just about kicking up we had some gusts with rain
Think early time still. She should be like 100 miles or so NE of us

 
mikesiva 2017-09-06 03:14:35 

In reply to positiveg

On the BBC they just spoke on Skype to someone in Anguilla. All power gone there now and the eye is about 20 minutes away she said.

It should have hit Barbuda three hours ago. Any news from there? I hope st kitts and nevis weathered the storm.

 
Chrissy 2017-09-06 05:51:24 

In reply to jen

Yep peeps in Bim were talking about di Atlantic.
Dis is a catastrophe on steroids.

 
Chrissy 2017-09-06 05:52:14 

In reply to positiveg

Stay safe bro

 
dale_staple 2017-09-06 06:51:04 

In reply to Chrissy

Spoke to a friend of mine in BVI yesterday. He was as prepared as he could be he said. Waiting to hear from him later today. So may of my friends live in Antigua. I just praying for them.

 
nick2020 2017-09-06 06:57:09 

Haven't heard from positive since his post at 1am.

Hope everyone is safe.

 
VIX 2017-09-06 07:05:47 

06/09/2017, 5:42:18 AM: Gaston Browne: Colleagues, the Lord has protected us and we have been spared the worst of Irma.


https://twitter.com/gastonbrowne/status/905367390380285953

dunno if this is official

 
doosra 2017-09-06 07:13:55 

In reply to VIX

u read thru that thread?

 
positiveg 2017-09-06 08:13:11 

Morning folks.
We good here in SK round two this morning she really started kicking up. Plenty high winds. Started dying down like after 5:6. Still got some gusts though.
SM Barbuda and Anguilla take the majority of the licks. Hard to get communication out to and from there.
Heading to the VI's now

 
positiveg 2017-09-06 08:14:02 

In reply to VIX

Spoke with a colleague in Antigua. Yeah she say nothing major. They were trying to reach folks in Barbuda.

 
nick2020 2017-09-06 08:19:13 

In reply to VIX

I get it but that tweet is unfortunate.

 
powen001 2017-09-06 08:25:12 

In reply to Chrissy

best news I have heard so far is no loss of life...

but..no celebrating yet...

 
tops 2017-09-06 08:28:58 

In reply to positiveg
Glad no big damage there. Hope this thing dies off fast.

 
crapaud 2017-09-06 09:00:54 

What I'm hearing from St Martin sounds terrifying. Mega prayers needed.

 
steveo 2017-09-06 09:09:08 

In reply to crapaud

Mega prayers needed.


The deity sent the thing in the first place...

 
bravos 2017-09-06 09:15:35 

In reply to steveo

Yeah makes no sense and yet people continue to push the delusion..maybe it's comforting to think some celestial parent looking out for us.....

 
gvenkat 2017-09-06 09:16:53 

In reply to steveo

Fcuk the prayers. Ain't taking you anywhere.

 
black 2017-09-06 09:35:01 

In reply to crapaud

Preparation and little bit of luck is what you need.

The Lord will leave you wet and homeless, if not dead.

 
mikesiva 2017-09-06 09:41:36 

In reply to positiveg

Good to hear no serious news yet...fingers crossed.

My aunt used to live and work in St Martin, and she said both the French and Dutch sides of the island have very flimsy buildings.

Irma

 
steveo 2017-09-06 09:56:45 

In reply to gvenkat

Fcuk the prayers. Ain't taking you anywhere.


We need to stop looking at the heavens to help us and start taking the shite in hand

 
steveo 2017-09-06 09:58:37 

In reply to bravos

Yeah makes no sense and yet people continue to push the delusion..maybe it's comforting to think some celestial parent looking out for us....


Yep I agree, its the comfort

 
RemainsUnknown 2017-09-06 10:19:11 

In reply to gvenkat

Peeps here in central florida going nuts.
You moved or just gallivanting? lol

 
pelon 2017-09-06 10:51:26 

Just spoke to a radio operator on the ground (HAM radio). Said he is without power, many fallen trees and lost part of the roof around 2am. He has no confirmed loss of life yet, but will attempt to get a full update shortly... He will try to call back about 11:30

You can listen to live Radio COMS here and here

Comms Currently active in PR

(Please note the COMMS are on a volunteer basis, all we do in Emergency Comms is listen for stations and their reports)

They relay weather data in this way to NHC

Hope one of wunna join me and get an FCC license...

 
VIX 2017-09-06 10:52:41 

St. Marteen damage - found on FB

 
powen001 2017-09-06 10:54:48 

In reply to pelon

ONly yesterday I lamented that my mother gave away my CB radio cause I left it by her for " too long".

Reports from our sister company in Antigua have been good but others in the path...no info as yet...being battered.

 
pelon 2017-09-06 10:57:17 

In reply to powen001

CB is good fun, but unregulated. To get to any county anywhere, you need a powerful radio 100 Watts at least, and a license. CB is good for local comms...

You ready to get certified? smile

 
powen001 2017-09-06 10:59:06 

For the record,
I am a praying man...I believe in the power of prayer and yes I have had many many prayers answered.
I will continue to pray for our brothers and sisters across the globe as the spirit moves me.

We give thanks to God for every life spared.

--- back to yall now big grin

 
powen001 2017-09-06 11:00:07 

In reply to pelon

man..the men keep telling me that I am lagging...

sadly..I have no decent excuse cause when the weather gets this bad...I grumble about not being connected and able to assist via the waves.

big grin

 
gvenkat 2017-09-06 11:03:33 

In reply to RemainsUnknown

Gallivanating lol

 
pelon 2017-09-06 11:03:44 

Update: no "major" damage in Antigua, no reported loss of life (yet) - as per my source via radio.

 
powen001 2017-09-06 11:05:02 

In reply to pelon

keep it up.

cool

 
pelon 2017-09-06 11:07:15 

In reply to powen001

Do it, it is no longer Morse code stuff, you can send and receive text email, transmit digital images, voice etc with radio and a wire using nothing but a car battery... which is exactly how my contact is communicating right now in Antigua. When all comms fail... radio works.

My Barbados call sign is 20 years old, my US call sign is 8

So get motivated and be ready for these disaster situations.

 
Chrissy 2017-09-06 11:14:46 

In reply to positiveg

PHEW!! You survived this monster. lol

 
NineMiles 2017-09-06 11:15:48 

Visual guide of Irma

 
pelon 2017-09-06 11:20:23 

In reply to Chrissy

All reports are that it did minimal damage... OFFICIAL MET OFFICE REPORT

 
Chrissy 2017-09-06 11:27:23 

In reply to powen001

So believer, who sent Irma?

 
Chrissy 2017-09-06 11:28:07 

In reply to gvenkat

You should - Irma looks set on Florida. We'll have a better idea later this evening.

 
gvenkat 2017-09-06 11:33:45 

In reply to Chrissy

latest track shows skirting the east coast Chrissy. I'm in Central FL. If that is the case, This is exactly Matthew. Will know more later this evening like you said.

Will be watching.

 
mikesiva 2017-09-06 11:35:32 

In reply to VIX

The damage in Sint Maarten/St Martin seems to have been worse than in Antigua.

Fingers crossed for Barbuda and Anguilla.

 
gvenkat 2017-09-06 11:38:06 

In reply to Chrissy

So believer, who sent Irma?


lol lol lol oh fack

 
archangel 2017-09-06 11:47:51 

In reply to Chrissy


Who sent Irma?

That is the problem with non believers. Their first inkling is to try to lay blame on a supreme power not realizing that by doing so, they are actually acknowledging that there is a supreme power.

 
eXodus 2017-09-06 11:54:54 

I see that Jose is somewhat following in Irma's tracks.

Some of the north eastern islands may get hit again

Batten down the hatches and stay safe guys!

Our thoughts are with you.

 
pelon 2017-09-06 11:58:59 

In reply to archangel
Buddy, save that shite for another day/thread.

 
Chrissy 2017-09-06 12:11:26 

Urma in St Maarten!!

Damn!

 
powen001 2017-09-06 12:33:35 

In reply to Chrissy

check the science.. big grin

 
powen001 2017-09-06 12:36:07 

In reply to pelon

I didnt realize things have changed that much...

I first earned my respect for Radio and CB during the passage of Hurricane David...

gives me a sense of security knowing that a RADIO is around to receive and share info during these things.

several islands given all clear thus far...you probably posted that already

 
archangel 2017-09-06 13:40:09 

In reply to pelon

Boss, I was just responding to a question.
Chill.
Go pick on that person.

 
RemainsUnknown 2017-09-06 13:50:54 

CNN is saying that 4 of the strongest buildings on the Island of St. Martin have been destroyed per French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb. sad

 
nick2020 2017-09-06 15:31:22 

In reply to RemainsUnknown

Seems St Maarten got it bad.

 
doosra 2017-09-06 15:33:48 

Princess Juliana not match for Irma

sorry for the people of sm

 
JimBob 2017-09-06 16:38:44 

I did not go through the entire thread so apologies in advance if this was already posted. Does anyone have any Intel on Barbuda in the aftermath?

 
openning 2017-09-06 16:42:39 

Just heard 90% of the structures are decimated.
My wife and family grew up in Barbuda, so we are awaiting news of family and friends

 
JimBob 2017-09-06 16:44:03 

In reply to openning

Damn! sad I did research there on the Frigate Bird colony. I knew the island was going to be in deep trouble.

 
pelon 2017-09-06 16:46:29 

In reply to JimBob

Nothing from my end, even now. This is a class example of the power and NEED for portable off grid comms. However the PM said damage their is "90%"

Awaiting more clarity and I will report back.

UPDATE: Almost all homes destroyed.

 
JimBob 2017-09-06 16:47:23 

In reply to pelon

Thank you.

 
LBW375 2017-09-06 16:48:42 

@AntiguaNewsRoom

BREAKING: PM reported total destruction in #Barbuda. Almost 100% of homes totally destroyed #damaged.Vehicles destroyed. One fatality.#Irma

 
RemainsUnknown 2017-09-06 16:53:38 

In reply to nick2020

DAMN. I have great memories of my vacation there in Little Bay (walking distance to Philipsburg), Dec 2016. I have to find a legit way to help/give back. So sad. cry

 
pelon 2017-09-06 16:54:49 

Further UPDATE: 1 death reported in Barbuda

 
RemainsUnknown 2017-09-06 16:55:29 

In reply to LBW375 & pelon

Oh Man...Barbuda... cry cry cry cry cry

 
openning 2017-09-06 16:55:36 

In reply to JimBob
Visited there 2-3 times in the last 10 years, very tiny Island

 
ray 2017-09-06 17:36:06 

What about BVI...anyone know anything?

 
LBW375 2017-09-06 18:18:45 

RJR News in Jamaica reporting 2 dead

 
Chrissy 2017-09-06 18:26:00 

St Maarten looks like post tsunami destruction, Airport gawn

 
Chrissy 2017-09-06 18:26:24 

In reply to LBW375

Six dead so far - Barbuda and St Maarten

 
Chrissy 2017-09-06 18:28:22 

In reply to RemainsUnknown

Word is that the airport is gone

 
LBW375 2017-09-06 19:16:26 

1,500 people homeless in Barbuda. Population is 1,600 ??

 
RemainsUnknown 2017-09-06 19:30:55 

In reply to Chrissy

No no no... sad sad sad

 
imusic 2017-09-06 19:52:48 

ALLEGED PICS OF ST MAARTEN AIRPORT

 
RemainsUnknown 2017-09-06 19:55:13 

In reply to imusic

In this day n age of photo shop... who knows.

Man, this is some hurricane

 
LBW375 2017-09-06 20:29:35 

Hearing French St. Marten has also been decimated. Major damage

 
Chrissy 2017-09-06 20:39:36 

In reply to imusic

That couldn't be real - who would have left those aircraft there and the vehicles never moved?

 
Ayenmol 2017-09-06 21:01:27 

In reply to Chrissy

You do realize that airplanes are built to use wind to their advantage right? Why do you think they are able to fly through the Storm?

Also, those were once hangers that got blown away leaving the planes exposed.

 
Chrissy 2017-09-06 21:10:05 

In reply to Ayenmol

Not the aircraft - the other vehicles

 
Ayenmol 2017-09-06 21:23:19 

In reply to Chrissy

You mean the response vehicles? You see that some are parked where walls used to be right? So they were driven there after the storm maybe as folks inspect the damage. I mean does everything have to be a conspiracy?

 
Chrissy 2017-09-06 21:37:14 

In reply to Ayenmol

IM said alleged photos - chill.
I already know St Maarten was devastated

 
Ayenmol 2017-09-06 21:42:02 

In reply to Chrissy

There's a photo making the rounds of a four story building falling into a ravine/river...someone sent it to me via facebook messenger...crazy stuff. This thing was just horrific. If this thing hits Florida directly as a 5, Houston is gonna be forgotten and will be a footnote in the annals of history.

 
Chrissy 2017-09-06 22:32:01 

In reply to Ayenmol

Well it's actually getting stronger

 
Ayenmol 2017-09-06 22:38:38 

In reply to Chrissy

Nobody talking about the Bahamas...those Islands are the equivalent of Anguilla...They are in serious trouble.

 
Maispwi 2017-09-06 22:41:20 

In reply to Ayenmol

Turks & Caicos in de direct path

 
Chrissy 2017-09-06 22:51:16 

In reply to Ayenmol

Very very serious trouble

 
Maispwi 2017-09-06 22:54:26 

In reply to Chrissy

Especially since they will be getting hit by the worst part of the storm - the northern portion

 
Chrissy 2017-09-06 23:15:36 

In reply to Maispwi
Here's Masterswarning all

 
mikesiva 2017-09-07 03:19:41 

In reply to Chrissy

A two year old toddler dead in Barbuda. French st Martin reporting six dead. St Barts two dead so far.

No news from anguilla?

Given the level of destruction in Barbuda I am surprised there has been only one death so far.

 
Chrissy 2017-09-07 04:16:19 

In reply to mikesiva

Lots of folks headed for Antigua

 
mikesiva 2017-09-07 04:28:20 

In reply to Chrissy

Macron the French president gave a press conference about the damage in st Martin. Not a word from Theresa may about the damage in Anguilla.

 
crapaud 2017-09-07 04:35:34 

In reply to mikesiva

So striking......

 
NineMiles 2017-09-07 05:13:43 

In reply to mikesiva

They should demand independence from the damn Brits then!

Anguilla is an internally self-governing overseas territory of the United Kingdom. Its politics take place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic dependency, whereby the Chief Minister is the head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system.

 
NineMiles 2017-09-07 05:17:19 

Live updates of Irma's wreckage

 
mikesiva 2017-09-07 05:25:40 

In reply to NineMiles

They should indeed.
cool
The British overseas territory status just gives anguilla second class status and the British government treats them like second class citizens.

In contrast the former French colonies are departments of France. In other words they elect members of the French parliament that sit in Paris. Macron is responding to potential voters.

Britain and the Netherlands are slow to respond to the needs of their colonies of anguill
a and Sint Maarten because they don't care and they don't need to care. Life under the colonial masters.


In the article you posted did you notice how anguilla resident Josephine Gumbs conner has strongly criticised the poor response by the British government?

 
Chrissy 2017-09-07 05:31:21 

In reply to mikesiva

No surprise

 
Chrissy 2017-09-07 05:33:56 

Want really bad news - in ten or so days another one will roll off the African coast.
This will be a season to remember

 
NineMiles 2017-09-07 05:40:14 

In reply to mikesiva

Britain is increasingly becoming an insular country especially since the brexit vote and it's going to get worse!

There are lots of calls to cut or even withdraw the international development fund which is currently 1.7% of GDP.

The way things are going, GB is heading towards becoming an isolated state with no friends....well except Trump!

 
Chrissy 2017-09-07 05:53:45 

In reply to mikesiva

Death toll up to 11 - one dead in Anguilla so far. Heard it's really bad there as well.

 
Maispwi 2017-09-07 07:08:58 

Any news from BVI?

 
Curtis 2017-09-07 07:33:59 

In reply to Maispwi

BVI looks devastated - saw Scotia bank building mashed up and that was a solid structure

 
jen 2017-09-07 07:53:45 

In reply to Curtis

That building that collapse that making the rounds on social media is not from hurricane irma. That video was on the net when the Sierra Leone flooding happened recently.

I can tell you a lot of videos/pics making the rounds are from previous storms which are completed unrelated to irma. I've seen quite a few.

 
Chrissy 2017-09-07 08:04:50 

In reply to jen

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

 
Chrissy 2017-09-07 08:05:48 

In reply to Maispwi

Not yet - heard Martinique and Guadeloupe are very bad.

 
LBW375 2017-09-07 08:33:43 

Posting an update on Instagram, Mr Branson also said buildings and moorings on the BVI's main islands of Tortola and Jost Van Dyke had been destroyed.

On Virgin Gorda - the third largest of the 40 islands and islets - there was no cell, power or wifi coverage, he said.

The BVI's largest private island, Peter Island, "is wrecked", he added, though people on the island were thought to be safe.

'Nuclear bomb devastation'


Link

 
mikesiva 2017-09-07 09:31:34 

In reply to Chrissy

'Three British territories in the Caribbean, Anguilla, Montserrat and the British Virgin Islands, have been hit by Hurricane Irma, says Foreign Office minister Sir Alan Duncan. A humanitarian operation is under way, with a British naval relief team - including 40 Royal Marines and Army engineers - heading to the area. The UK territory of Turks and Caicos is in the storm's path and still at risk. Sir Alan said £12m of disaster relief money has been made available. The UK has been criticised by some for an "inadequate" response. People are waking up to widespread destruction across the Caribbean, where Hurricane Irma has reduced buildings to rubble and left at least 10 people dead. British overseas territories hit: Montserrat was "swiped" by the hurricane on Wednesday, Sir Alan said, but fortunately the damage is not as severe as first thought. Anguilla received "the full blast" of the category five hurricane and has suffered severe damage, "in some respects critical". At least one death has been reported there, a local official confirmed. The British Virgin Islands were also not spared the full force, Sir Alan said, suffering "severe damage" and likely to need "extensive" humanitarian assistance. The small Commonwealth Realm of Barbuda is said to be "barely habitable", while officials warn that the French territory of St Martin is almost destroyed. Turks and Caicos, which has a population of 31,500, is expected to be hit on Thursday by Irma....Britain's 14 overseas territories are under UK sovereignty and jurisdiction - most are self-governing but they rely on the UK for defence, security and safety - including protection from natural disasters. Josephine Gumbs-Conner, a barrister from Anguilla, claimed the UK's preparations for and response to the storm have been "sorely lacking". She told BBC Radio 4's Today programme the UK government should have "done what the French did in St Martin - who made sure that they had military on the ground so that the response given is timely". She said the island's essential services including hospitals and police stations, were now in a "limping position", after the hurricane caused "nuclear bomb devastation".'

The British perspective

 
JayMor 2017-09-07 12:06:32 

In reply to Chrissy

This photo is from Brian Norcross' pile of photos (here) of Hurricane Andrew in 1992. It can serve as ample warning to any adventurous 'storm busters' out there preparing for Irma.

I lived in Kendall for Andrew but luckily only experienced the aftermath as I was away in the Northeast when it blew (and I'm still yet to see a hurricane-- hard to believe). Every last one of my friends in S. Fla is in fear of this and I'm ever so glad I'm not there anymore.

--Æ

 
Chrissy 2017-09-07 12:24:03 

In reply to JayMor

Man it is so nice to see you - even under these circumstances. My sis and her peeps in Kendall are kind of nervous but they are as ready as they can be.

How are you bro? lol

 
Chrissy 2017-09-07 12:27:21 

South Florida on Hurricane watch now

 
Chrissy 2017-09-07 12:51:05 

Imagine having new hurricane warnings put up as Jose now approaches the Leewards. Jose is expected to be a major hurricane tomorrow.

 
nick2020 2017-09-07 13:01:00 

In reply to Chrissy

Jose is expected to be a major hurricane tomorrow.


sad

 
mikesiva 2017-09-07 14:04:23 

In reply to Chrissy

'French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe says about 50 people have been injured, two seriously, on St Martin and the nearby smaller island of St Barts. He said officials were in the process of identifying the four people who died on St Martin, adding that no deaths were reported from St Barts. Earlier, France lowered the death toll on St Martin from eight to four.'

Not often a death toll is lowered

 
JayMor 2017-09-07 14:04:50 

In reply to Chrissy

Thanks, sis. Ditto my msg to Ewart here.

I was in The Hammocks at the time and those Mediterranean roof tiles ran amok. New ordinances stipulate better installation so damage should be much less this time.

--Æ.

 
nitro 2017-09-07 16:33:25 

I thought Jose was going to turn North.

 
navindesigns 2017-09-07 21:44:05 

Anguilla is my favorite caribbean island and it was hit pretty bad. some of my favorite spots are gone such as the dune preserve (venue for moonsplash), davidas, sunshine shack, etc

very very sad man

 
mikesiva 2017-09-08 02:54:04 

In reply to Chrissy

Four dead in the US virgin islands.

 
LBW375 2017-09-08 09:30:26 

We sustained minimal damage from #HurricaneIrma. Hotels and guests ok + airport to reopen at noon tomorrow. Thanks to all!https://t.co/e1uGF8DRsP

 
Benjie 2017-09-08 12:30:48 

Just heard a Bajan Pastor on the radio. He was visiting Barbuda and couldnt get out before the storm. He said that he experienced Ivan in Grenada but that Irma was far worse.
Stressed that it was a miracle that there was only one fatality. The government is now trying to evacuate all Barbuda residents before Jose passes tomorrow.

BTW all communication with Barbuda was lost for about 12 hours. Back up HAM radio equipment was damaged and satellite phone equipment as well.

 
mikesiva 2017-09-08 14:09:47 

In reply to LBW375

St kitts and nevis?

 
Chrissy 2017-09-08 15:19:47 

In reply to mikesiva
Barbuda before andafter

 
Ayenmol 2017-09-08 18:01:44 

In reply to Chrissy

after weakenning this thing is about to strengthen again. At least Turks and Caicos and Bahamas will be spared the Cat 5, but its looking like Florida will get this at nearer 180. It's slowing and the eye wall is contracting again.

 
Chrissy 2017-09-08 18:31:41 

In reply to Ayenmol

Will land in South Florida as a Cat5
It's strengthening here

 
Chrissy 2017-09-08 18:32:40 

Any word from T&C?

 
DukeStreet 2017-09-08 19:24:16 

In reply to Chrissy

Key West chickens battening down for the bad weather

cool

 
Robin 2017-09-08 19:31:54 

I live in Corpus Christi TX and I can attest personally to the damage of a Cat 4 hurricane (Harvey) that hit 35 miles north west of where I live.

That said I worry for my family in FL (Miami, Venice and Tampa) and my heart goes out to those who have already been hit.

For those of you not in the US, the main problem here in the US is most only think about storm effects as wind and rain, few consider what happens in the aftermath - no power, no water - no food, no gas, roads blocked and no ability to buy stuff unless you have cash.

And most unexpected part - houses here aren't as well made, structurally, as some are in the Caribbean.

 
Chrissy 2017-09-08 20:39:56 

In reply to DukeStreet

lol

 
Chrissy 2017-09-08 20:40:34 

In reply to Robin

Well said - stay safe

 
Chrissy 2017-09-08 20:41:39 

In reply to Benjie

Complete and total disaster

 
POINT 2017-09-08 22:51:20 

In reply to JayMor

Thanks for the Pictures and advice .
However the Building Codes in Florida
were upgraded after Hurricane Andrew .

That being the case the devastation
may not be as wide as in 1992 . The fact is that IRMA is much bigger than
ANDREW .

My take is that the Current building
Codes are going to be Tested . If they fail because of IRMA , then I have absolutely no doubt that they will again be revised .

Consideration must be given to the differences of the Structure of buildings , in essence whether the Structure of buildings .

Obviously buildings made of reinforced concrete & reinforced by rebars will be much more resistant to
Hurricanes ; than a Structure made of
Wood .

 
Chrissy 2017-09-09 07:52:08 

In reply to POINT

Poor Cuba -what anight

 
nitro 2017-09-09 09:28:36 

Cuba taking a bigger hit should spare Fl a more dangerous hurricane.

Ft. Lauderdale safe.

 
mikesiva 2017-09-09 11:51:05 

"The death toll in the storm's wake across the Caribbean climbed to 22 early on Saturday. The dead included 11 on St. Martin and St. Barts, four in the U.S. Virgin Islands, four in the British Virgin Islands and one each on Anguilla and Barbuda. Also, a 16-year-old junior professional surfer drowned in Barbados on Tuesday while surfing large swells generated by an approaching Irma. Many victims picked through the rubble of what had once been Caribbean dream getaway homes. On Friday, looting and gunshots were reported on St. Martin, and a curfew was imposed in the U.S. Virgin Islands."

More here

 
Chrissy 2017-09-09 12:01:29 

In reply to mikesiva

A man in Florida died putting up hurricane shutters - fell, hit his head and was pronounced DOA at hospital.

 
mikesiva 2017-09-09 12:40:27 

In reply to Chrissy

Jeez....

St Martin and St Barthelemy: Six out of 10 homes on St Martin, an island shared between France and the Netherlands, now uninhabitable, French officials say. They said nine people had died and seven were missing in the French territories, while two are known to have died in Dutch Sint Maarten

Turks and Caicos Islands: Widespread damage, although extent unclear

Barbuda: The small island is said to be "barely habitable", with 95% of the buildings damaged. Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne estimates reconstruction will cost $100m (£80m). One death has been confirmed

Anguilla: Extensive damage with one person confirmed dead

Puerto Rico: More than 6,000 residents of the US territory are in shelters and many more without power. At least three people have died

British Virgin Islands: Widespread damage reported

US Virgin Islands: Damage to infrastructure was said to be widespread, with four deaths confirmed

Haiti and the Dominican Republic: Both battered by the storm, but neither had as much damage as initially feared

A bit more detail

 
pelon 2017-09-09 12:49:03 

In reply to Chrissy
Sis, I was looking at the European models for Irma, is it just me, or do you too feel coming off of Cuba, Irma could end up in NOLA or west panhandle area?

Something about the West Florida track from NHC seems very dependent on the post land mass interaction of Irma and Cuba

 
rudebway 2017-09-09 14:55:00 

In reply to Chrissy

A man in Florida died putting up hurricane shutters - fell, hit his head and was pronounced DOA at hospital


Always sad, and ladders are risky. I fell off a ladder two years ago and was lucky to only need wrist surgery. Yesterday, a friend in North Lauderdale wanted me to help her put up panel shutters on the second floor. i declined. I am glad i invested in accordian shutters. i saw what Andrew did to Homestead and Naranja. buildings completely blown off their foundation. Luckily it looks like south florida will be spared a direct hit.

 
doosra 2017-09-09 15:00:58 

In reply to rudebway

u declined helping a friend in need?

brave call

 
Chrissy 2017-09-09 21:20:19 

In reply to pelon

Just saw dis - Irma suddenly moving NW say the experts so not likely but wid dis hurricane who knows lol

 
Chrissy 2017-09-09 21:20:50 

In reply to rudebway

Smart man

 
Maispwi 2017-09-09 23:56:46 

In reply to nitro

Have you seen the size of Irma's eye wall? Fort Lauderdale ent safe especially being on de north western side of Irma

 
mikesiva 2017-09-10 04:41:57 

In reply to Maispwi

Florida keys currently feeling the brunt. Tampa watch out.

Anguilla and st Martin lucky Jose veering away. Thank god for that!

 
black 2017-09-10 06:10:01 

In reply to rudebway

I will be keeping a keen eye on this hurricane, I have family in the Tampa area.

 
mikesiva 2017-09-10 07:25:16 

In reply to black

"Hurricane Irma regained its strength as it closed in on Florida, with devastating winds and life-threatening storm surges prompting one of the largest evacuations in US history. The Category 4 hurricane had maximum sustained winds of 130mph, the National Hurricane Centre said, and was on path that would take it along the state's Gulf of Mexico coast, near population centres including Tampa and St Petersburg."

More here



Half the people killed by Irma to date died on St Martin and St Barts....

Cuba: Officials have reported "significant damage", without giving further details, but said there were no confirmed casualties yet, the AFP news agency reports

St Martin and St Barthelemy: Six out of 10 homes on St Martin, an island shared between France and the Netherlands, now uninhabitable, French officials say. They said nine people had died and seven were missing in the French territories, while two are known to have died in Dutch Sint Maarten

Turks and Caicos Islands: Widespread damage, although extent unclear

Barbuda: The small island is said to be "barely habitable", with 95% of the buildings damaged. Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne estimates reconstruction will cost $100m (£80m). One death has been confirmed

Anguilla: Extensive damage with one person confirmed dead

Puerto Rico: More than 6,000 residents of the US territory are in shelters and many more without power. At least three people have died

British Virgin Islands:Widespread damage reported, and five dead

US Virgin Islands: Damage to infrastructure was said to be widespread, with four deaths confirmed

Haiti and the Dominican Republic: Both battered by the storm, but neither had as much damage as initially feared

More here

 
Chrissy 2017-09-10 07:35:32 

In reply to mikesiva

Tampa - that would be a disaster on steroids.
Hmm

It's looking more like Naples but we can't be fore with Irma.

 
mikesiva 2017-09-10 10:06:29 

In reply to Chrissy

"As the historic, category-4 storm made landfall and where millions have been evacuated as 130mph winds left almost 600,000 without power, reports said a man in Monroe County, which covers Key West, was killed after he lost control of a vehicle he was in as winds whipped at tropical-storm strength. ABC News said the man was carrying a generator in anticipation of being without power for some time when the accident happened. Later, it was reported that two people had died in a head-on crash in Hardee County, southeast of the city of Tampa."

Deaths that could've been avoided if they had stayed indoors when the hurricane hit

 
Chrissy 2017-09-10 16:18:34 

In reply to mikesiva

Darwin calls.

Jose is doing the loop - word now is South Carolina and Maine. This will be a season to remember.

 
Chrissy 2017-09-10 19:01:45 

Massive devastation in the Florida Keys

A huge airborne relief mission is en route to the Keys to help people impacted by the tragic devastation caused when the eye of Hurricane Irma blasted through the Lower Florida Keys at daybreak Sunday morning.

Monroe County Emergency Management Director Martin Senterfitt called the destruction caused by Irma, a massive Category 4 storm when it impacted the Keys, a “humanitarian crisis.”

Among the services coming to the Keys are “disaster mortuary teams,” he told the conference call.

 
mikesiva 2017-09-11 06:02:30 

In reply to Chrissy

"Dutch search and rescue experts are heading to the shattered former colony of St Martin to support the humanitarian relief effort in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. A team of 59 urban search and rescue experts is flying Monday to the Dutch territory that's home to some 40,000 people, where 70 per cent of homes were badly damaged last week by a direct hit from the Category 5 storm. Four people were killed and dozens injured. The Dutch government also is sending extra troops to maintain order following widespread looting and robberies."

More here

 
Chrissy 2017-09-11 06:10:36 

In reply to mikesiva

One of the bad things about hurricanes is that loss of power. The thieves love darkness. My sis says 3/4 of Miami lost power but they are among the lucky 1/4. lol

 
rudebway 2017-09-11 11:54:58 

In reply to Chrissy

some how my power stayed on. i am ecstatic. these hurricanes are scary.the winds were howling from 1pm to midnight in ft lauderdale, and i was worried about serious damage. luckily it just some trees.. if you are familiar with the Plantataion area, then you know its all trees. all my neighbors ficus trees are in my pool, my coconut tree blew over and is blocking the driveway, and most serious of all, my naseberry tree blew over. all in all, i cant complain. at some point i will discuss with the neighbor the shared fence that his trees demolished. folks in key west have serious issues, as they are basically cut off. my understanding is that they are unsure of the structural stability of the bridges, so they are hesiatating sending rescue vehicles there. not sure if you are familiar with the 7 mile and other bridges there.

 
Chrissy 2017-09-11 16:35:23 

In reply to rudebway

Same with my sis and her peeps lol

 
gvenkat 2017-09-12 10:14:21 

I'm up north in wisconsin now. The damage seems to be widespread. But not as the news channels reported. The path was completely wrong. Anyways. Will wait it out.

Best is to trust the nhaa. I ain't trusting fake news and twissy anymore lol razz

On a serios note though. 90 percent of people lost power in orlando and gas running short. I won't go back till later this week.

 
mikesiva 2017-09-12 10:31:06 

In reply to Chrissy

"Irma, which has since rapidly weakened, is being linked to 10 deaths in the United States. Six people died in Florida, three in Georgia and one in South Carolina. The storm also left a trail of destruction in the Caribbean, where at least 37 people were killed....Irma has been the most powerful Atlantic storm in a decade, and caused widespread destruction on several Caribbean islands:

Cuba: At least 10 people were killed by the storm on the island, officials say. Three quarters of the population are without power

St Martin and St Barthelemy: Six out of 10 homes on St Martin, an island shared between France and the Netherlands, are now uninhabitable, French officials say. Nine people had died and seven were missing in the French territories, while four are known to have died in Dutch Sint-Maarten

Turks and Caicos Islands: Widespread damage, although extent unclear

Barbuda: The small island is said to be "barely habitable", with 95% of the buildings damaged. One death has been confirmed

Anguilla: Extensive damage with one person confirmed dead

Puerto Rico: More than 6,000 residents of the US territory are in shelters and many more without power. At least three people have died

British Virgin Islands: Widespread damage reported, and five dead

US Virgin Islands: Damage to infrastructure was said to be widespread, with four deaths confirmed

More here

 
Chrissy 2017-09-12 11:47:37 

In reply to mikesiva

Just wait until they search those destroyed homes in some of the keys

 
jen 2017-09-12 11:59:02 

And to see the numbskull who posted on Facebook saying caribbean have cardboard for structures, so why they scaring Florida people about destruction. I can say without any uncertainty, if Irma had hit Florida with 180 mph winds, Florida may have gone off the map. But me naw wicked like them dotish people, cause me have couple of my father siblings there (along with their children) so me glad they got spared of the wrath of Irma that moved through the caribbean!!

 
gvenkat 2017-09-12 12:30:29 

In reply to jen

No way it was going to hit Florida with 185mph winds. Barbuda was a dot literally compared to the size of the storm and the ocean. So it was bound to get hit, With minimal land mass IRMA did not lose strength. As soon as any hurricane makes landfall in Florida, it absolutely will lose the speed. Media scared too much and the NHAA was reasonably accurate.

 
jen 2017-09-12 12:44:39 

In reply to gvenkat

What i'm trying to say is, IF it did hit with 180 MPH, that numbskull who talk about the caribbean weak woulda know otherwise.

Not disputing that it woulda weaken by Florida.

 
Chrissy 2017-09-12 17:30:58 

In reply to jen

You are correct

 
Cheeks 2017-09-12 18:25:12 

In reply to Chrissy

Any word from T&C?


TCI got a good hit. Major damage in South Caicos, Grand Turk, Salt Cay and Provo. House damage on all islands really.

No fatalities reported to date...no broken limbs either.

Spoke to a doctor who said most injuries were lacerations.

Lots of damaged roof tops.

Electricity being restored rather quickly in some areas. cool

Lots of broken poles in some areas which may lead to no elec for couple months.

 
Chrissy 2017-09-12 18:39:12 

In reply to Cheeks

So glad to see you. Thanks for the good news. Which was worse this one or Ivan?

 
mikesiva 2017-09-13 04:23:03 

In reply to Cheeks

"UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson is due in the region and the king of the Netherlands is touring Dutch islands. Irma killed at least 23 people in the three countries' overseas territories. The victims include 10 dead on the French island of St Barts and on the French part of St Martin - which is shared with the Netherlands....Irma has been the most powerful Atlantic storm in a decade, and caused widespread destruction on several Caribbean islands:

Cuba: At least 10 people were killed, officials say. Three-quarters of the population are without power

St Martin and St Barts: Six out of 10 homes on St Martin, an island shared between France and the Netherlands, are now uninhabitable, French officials say. Ten people died in the French territories while four are known to have died in Dutch Sint-Maarten

Turks and Caicos Islands: Widespread damage, although extent unclear

Barbuda: The small island is said to be "barely habitable", with 95% of the buildings damaged. One death has been confirmed

Anguilla: Extensive damage with four people confirmed dead in the British overseas territory

British Virgin Islands: Widespread damage reported, and five dead

Puerto Rico: More than 6,000 residents of the US territory are in shelters and many more without power. At least three people have died

US Virgin Islands: Damage to infrastructure was said to be widespread, with four deaths confirmed"

More here

 
Chrissy 2017-09-13 10:42:22 

In reply to mikesiva

Five Hollywood nursing home residents died Wednesday morning after they fell ill in a building left without air conditioning after Irma blasted South Florida, according to authorities at the scene.

Hollywood Fire Rescue evacuated residents from The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, 1200 N 35th Ave., after some residents awoke sick. Like many places in South Florida, the nursing home has been without power since being blasted by tropical storm winds with hurricane gusts on the edge of Hurricane Irma.

Tuesday’s low temperature in Hollywood, according to the National Weather Service, was 79 degrees. Kitchen worker Jean Lindor said the center had power via a generator to cook but no air conditioning.

Read more here:http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article173019111.html#storylink=cpy

 
Cheeks 2017-09-13 20:50:08 

In reply to Chrissy

So glad to see you. Thanks for the good news. Which was worse this one or Ivan?


Ivan was more devastating to Grenada than Irma was to TCI.

Grenadians were lulled into complacency before Ivan because the last major storm before that was 1955 - Janet. Then we got a 1-2 hit 2004 and 2005 with Ivan and Emily.

 
Chrissy 2017-09-14 06:13:05 

In reply to Cheeks

Good to hear.