Irma now 185mph - thinking of the folks

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link gvenkat Joined: Apr 7, 2003
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9/12/17 10:14:21 AM 
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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.

link mikesiva Joined: Jan 12, 2007
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9/12/17 10:31:06 AM 
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"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

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link Chrissy Joined: Nov 14, 2002
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9/12/17 11:47:37 AM 
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Just wait until they search those destroyed homes in some of the keys

link jen Joined: Jan 4, 2008
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9/12/17 11:59:02 AM 
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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!!

link gvenkat Joined: Apr 7, 2003
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9/12/17 12:30:29 PM 
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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.

link jen Joined: Jan 4, 2008
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9/12/17 12:44:39 PM 
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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.

link Chrissy Joined: Nov 14, 2002
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9/12/17 5:30:58 PM 
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You are correct

link Cheeks Joined: Dec 3, 2002
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9/12/17 6:25:12 PM 
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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.

link Chrissy Joined: Nov 14, 2002
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9/12/17 6:39:12 PM 
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So glad to see you. Thanks for the good news. Which was worse this one or Ivan?

link mikesiva Joined: Jan 12, 2007
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9/13/17 4:23:03 AM 
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"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"

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link Chrissy Joined: Nov 14, 2002
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9/13/17 10:42:22 AM 
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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

link Cheeks Joined: Dec 3, 2002
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9/13/17 8:50:08 PM 
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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.

link Chrissy Joined: Nov 14, 2002
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9/14/17 6:13:05 AM 
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Good to hear.

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