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Hurricane Irma strengthening in the Atlantic

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posted on Sep, 6 2017 @ 05:57 PM
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originally posted by: carewemust

originally posted by: charlyv

originally posted by: carewemust
The National Weather Service is projecting that Irma will make a hard right turn and slam into Miami.

Don't really powerful hurricanes tend to resist wind steering currents? I'm thinking that Irma is more like an aircraft carrier. It will turn right/north, but not on a dime, like the NWS is projecting.


That area has been known as a push-pull for many hurricanes. It can make them stall and whip off in wild directions. I sure hope it can just keep turning that bastard out to a safe distance where colder water will rip it apart.


That's what I'm hoping will happen to IRMA and also JOSE. Jose is following behind IRMA and just became a hurricane, a couple hours ago.


Perhaps we should put a wall up on Africa so it stops spitting these evil tops at us. Unprecedented!




posted on Sep, 6 2017 @ 06:59 PM
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a reply to: intrptr
I think you may need to understand that no car, be it volvo or a geo metro are going to be floating at ten miles an hour wind .... nothing under 100mph is going to be lifting cars off the ground. I have driven several times through 80+mph winds. Hell people are still trying to shop at 80mph in florida! And not even for Hurricane supplies.

I was working at a wal-mart in 2004 when the store was still open with 70mph winds and 90mph gusts during a passing storm. I was still selling tablets and tv's while others were deciding what movies to watch that night.

In Florida, nothing short of 100+mph winds is going to keep people from going outside. I know it sounds crazy, but thats just the way we are sometimes.

a reply to: DontTreadOnMe
Im not an expert and I know it was not me you asked, but rarely do I ever observe in the news damage on actual bridges themselves. However, the parts that sit on dredged land are absolutely vulnerable to the surf and can easily be washed out rendering said structure unusable. You may recall that during Katrina, parts of 1-10 itself that was close to the water in Alabama I believe lost big chunks from the land under neath it being washed out. Bridge structures however were mostly intact. I once saw a similar but somewhat less drastic effect on SR-60 which connects Tampa to Clearwater. There were patches and gaps in the road that sat on the land, but the bridges were mostly unaffected as far as I knew.

Im not sure how or what was the underlying cause to the oil rigs that were ripped from the sea floor. I just remember seeing them in pictures.

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posted on Sep, 6 2017 @ 07:40 PM
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Oh this is pissing me off.

I'm in Florida, east coast by Daytona. We do not want this thing! Ugh....

People are crazy right now! Water is out, gas is out. There are lines upon lines when gas is filled and people act like animals! Same with the water. Some places are price gouging like crazy!

Schools are closed tomorrow through Monday in Brevard county and Friday through Monday in my county. I work in insurance and we have been slammed! We are unable to write new polices now due to the hurricane. I have a renters policy thank god. I worry more about my car! If I could rent a u haul the size of a semi and drive my car in it and pack my stuff I would! I hope it turns and it's not a bad one but it's not looking so good. Many are staying, I am one. People love to judge when you stay but what people don't realize is the COST of leaving! Unless you have at least $1000 you're probably not leaving not to mention everything is booked! The last time I left for a hurricane 1999, we got stuck in Rome Georgia! We drove and drove until we found an available room! It was insane. The highway is a nightmare right now too. I know for me I can't leave because of work. We will be open even without power because well people will be calling if it hits!

I love storms but this has stressed me out beyond belief! I just got back on track after being out of work for 6 months and getting a new job and now Irma is gonna screw that up. Ugh......

We have water and food so that's good. I'll park my car on the plaza across the street. It's safer there, my street and yard is full of oak trees! Matthew cleaned most of the old falling ones so hopefully it won't be as bad....hopefully.



posted on Sep, 6 2017 @ 07:40 PM
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Barbuda, which took a direct landfall hit overnight, has been declared uninhabitable:



The island sustained widespread devastation with 95 percent of the houses destroyed or damaged.

Some houses were totally demolished, some lost roofs, the island is under water and utilities have been damaged.




He said after assessing the damage, the 1,800 people on the island could be accommodated either by relatives in Antigua, for those who could do so or the Government would have to rent private buildings. Sixty percent of the residents on the island are homeless, he revealed.

Browne said the island is practically uninhabitable as there is no water, electricity or telecommunications.

www.loopnewsbarbados.com...

A child on Barbuda is also confirmed dead



posted on Sep, 6 2017 @ 07:46 PM
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a reply to: Nyiah
How awful
Looks like it got decimated



posted on Sep, 6 2017 @ 07:49 PM
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a reply to: mblahnikluver
I know you've just managed to get on your feet a bit and now this bastard!

Thinking of you and hope it turns out not to be as bad.
Stay safe sweetheart



posted on Sep, 6 2017 @ 08:15 PM
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Currently on course for a direct hit on Miami.




posted on Sep, 6 2017 @ 08:18 PM
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Got the windows boarded up today so we arent scrambling later. Bought some more water, gas, and canned goods. Helped my boss secure his house as well. I am whooped.

Everyone stay safe. We may have somewhere to go now, but unless it hits Daytona at a 5, we are staying. Gonna wait till Friday to make the final decision.

I have been through many hurricanes (since 82') in New Smyrna Beach, two blocks from the beach, and intercoastal, so I know cat 4 or below, you are alright.



posted on Sep, 6 2017 @ 08:30 PM
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Looking like it will hit Florida as a category 4

9pm AST Uodate:

9:00 PM AST Wed Sep 6
Location: 19.2°N 66.3°W
Moving: WNW at 16 mph
Min pressure: 916 mb
Max sustained: 185 mph

CORE OF IRMA PASSING JUST NORTH OF PUERTO RICO...

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 800 PM AST (0000 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Irma was located near
latitude 19.1 North, longitude 66.1 West. Irma is moving toward the
west-northwest near 16 mph (26 km/h), and this general motion is
expected to continue for the next couple of days. On the forecast
track, the extremely dangerous core of Irma will continue to pass
just north of Puerto Rico tonight, pass near or just north of the
coast of Hispaniola Thursday, and be near the Turks and Caicos and
southeastern Bahamas by Thursday evening.

Maximum sustained winds are near 185 mph (295 km/h) with higher
gusts. Irma is a category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson
Hurricane Wind Scale. Some fluctuations in intensity are likely
during the next day or two, but Irma is forecast to remain a
powerful category 4 or 5 hurricane during the next couple of days.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 50 miles (85 km) from
the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 185
miles (295 km). A sustained wind of 55 mph (89 km/h) with a gust
to 70 mph (113 km/h) was recently reported at an NOS observing
site in San Juan Bay, Puerto Rico.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 914 mb (26.99 inches).

NHC

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posted on Sep, 6 2017 @ 08:40 PM
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originally posted by: charlyv

originally posted by: carewemust

originally posted by: charlyv

originally posted by: carewemust
The National Weather Service is projecting that Irma will make a hard right turn and slam into Miami.

Don't really powerful hurricanes tend to resist wind steering currents? I'm thinking that Irma is more like an aircraft carrier. It will turn right/north, but not on a dime, like the NWS is projecting.


That area has been known as a push-pull for many hurricanes. It can make them stall and whip off in wild directions. I sure hope it can just keep turning that bastard out to a safe distance where colder water will rip it apart.


That's what I'm hoping will happen to IRMA and also JOSE. Jose is following behind IRMA and just became a hurricane, a couple hours ago.


Perhaps we should put a wall up on Africa so it stops spitting these evil tops at us. Unprecedented!


CLOUD SEEDING was done to make hurricane Harvey less powerful.
fromthetrenchesworldreport.com...

Maybe it would have been a CAT 5 otherwise?



posted on Sep, 6 2017 @ 09:02 PM
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originally posted by: violet
a reply to: mblahnikluver
I know you've just managed to get on your feet a bit and now this bastard!

Thinking of you and hope it turns out not to be as bad.
Stay safe sweetheart



Thank you! I know I was like come on!! Lol all I can do is laugh at this point to keep my sanity.

We hope it won't be as bad. It could do many different things between now and the weekend. I'll be watching!



posted on Sep, 6 2017 @ 09:04 PM
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a reply to: mblahnikluver

Darling girl you let me know if we need to get you a room on the west coast for you and and the two little ones!



posted on Sep, 6 2017 @ 09:06 PM
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a reply to: carewemust


CLOUD SEEDING was done to make hurricane Harvey less powerful.

Your source seems to think it made Harvey worse.
But you know that Harvey did not go near west Texas, right?

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posted on Sep, 6 2017 @ 09:08 PM
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a reply to: mblahnikluver

Yes it's tough when you get nothing but bad luck.

Need to keep an eye on the weather. There's another hurricane behind Irma. Long way out yet. No reliable forecast track to follow.

Anyways it won't be too long before we get more updates for your area.
For now this is the very latest :

All there is for now, better idea in about 24 hrs

3. The threat of direct hurricane impacts in Florida over the
weekend and early next week has increased. Hurricane watches could
be issued for portions of the Florida Keys and the Florida peninsula
on Thursday.



posted on Sep, 6 2017 @ 09:12 PM
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JetBlue has capped the price of tickets out of Florida at $99 per ticket.

Other airlines are capping the price of their tickets as well.



posted on Sep, 6 2017 @ 09:30 PM
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If Irma weren't so terrifying, one could almost see the hand of Vincent van Gogh in these patterns. It will be anything but The Starry Night though.
Three hurricanes lined up

Irma in the center

Katia in the Gulf on the left


And Jose in the Atlantic, on the right.



We have friends trying to drive out of south Florida. Very slow going, at last report. All in harm's way are in our thoughts.

Source
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posted on Sep, 6 2017 @ 09:32 PM
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posted on Sep, 6 2017 @ 09:35 PM
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a reply to: DancedWithWolves

You're right on the imaged artistry. It does bring Starry night to mind.



posted on Sep, 6 2017 @ 09:45 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: carewemust


CLOUD SEEDING was done to make hurricane Harvey less powerful.

Your source seems to think it made Harvey worse.
But you know that Harvey did not go near west Texas, right?


That's a shame. The seeds drifted the wrong way maybe.



posted on Sep, 6 2017 @ 09:48 PM
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So this is what Barbuda got in terms of winds up until the instrument broke at 2:24 am - at least 118 mph gusting to 154 mph

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