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Hurricane Irma strengthening in the Atlantic

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posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 12:21 AM
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a reply to: Nyiah

Thank-you for that detailed reply, Nyiah. Did you get seasick from the swells? I hear that they extend out a couple hundred miles from powerful hurricanes and are over 10 feet high.




posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 12:22 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

I think if you cancel, you may take a hit.
They are refunding those who were booked on voyages which were canceled.
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posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 12:23 AM
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Latest update: 01:00 AM AST Wed Sep 7
Status category 5
Location: 19.6°N 67.4°W
Moving: WNW at 16 mph
Min pressure: 918 mb
Max sustained: 185 mph


0100 AM AST POSITION UPDATE... ...CORE OF IRMA MOVING AWAY FROM PUERTO RICO


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posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 12:29 AM
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originally posted by: Springer
a reply to: carewemust

That would be a very good idea... I was on St. Martin back in 2003 and it was evident that it wasn't built to withstand wicked weather. I remember walking the streets wondering how they figured to survive a moderate Hurricane, much less a super severe one.


Most of the islanders are easy going. They understand that nature isn't always sunshine and trade winds. They will rebuild with a smile, and enjoy life until the next hurricane.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 12:31 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

Hoo boy. Yup. Them happy go-lucky islanders. Wipe out their home, family and livlihood and they keep on smilin'. Them sure are happy folk down there.


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posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 12:31 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: carewemust

I think if you cancel, you may take a hit.
They are refunding those who were booked on voyages which were canceled.


OK. I'll tell Sandra (my cousin) to speak directly with Royal Caribbean for an exact/accurate answer and options.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 12:35 AM
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a reply to: violet

If I were in Miami, I wouldn't leave until after that right/north turn is established. I guarantee that the projection on Friday will show IRMA making a Sunday landfall somewhere else, or just maybe, not at all.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 12:36 AM
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Apparently every building on Barbuda was knocked down and everyone's now homeless.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 12:36 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

Easy for you to say.

*insert disdainful expletive of choice here*



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 12:43 AM
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originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: violet

If I were in Miami, I wouldn't leave until after that right/north turn is established. I guarantee that the projection on Friday will show IRMA making a Sunday landfall somewhere else, or just maybe, not at all.



Not so sure that's wise, but what do I know? I'm not a meteorologist, nor do I live there.

As far as potential storm surge and damaging winds, I'm not sure it matters much which way it goes. It's going to pass over or near Florida at any rate.

Should it look like you're in the bullseye, waiting until the last minute to leave means no gas, and being stuck on the freeway not moving in horrible humid heat.

Still though, the final forecast is yet to come. More on it tomorrow


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posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 12:46 AM
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originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: Nyiah

Thank-you for that detailed reply, Nyiah. Did you get seasick from the swells? I hear that they extend out a couple hundred miles from powerful hurricanes and are over 10 feet high.


Yep, I sure did. I was fine the whole trip, until we had to wait for Lili to get further away from Key West. I got really well-acquainted with the toilet in the cabin for a while. Those swells really did a number on my stomach.

It's funny how some sensation memories are really strong, I got a bit queasy just recalling that.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 12:46 AM
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originally posted by: MysticPearl
Apparently every building on Barbuda was knocked down and everyone's now homeless.


The Accuweather expert said today at 4pm that he was worried sick about Barbuda, because all of the island's monitoring instruments went offline after midnight last night. And no communications were coming out of the island..even 14 hours after Irma had passed.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 12:48 AM
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a reply to: Nyiah
It's been said that when seasickness first strikes you're afraid you're going to die.
Then later you're afraid you won't.

A small hint though, staying in your cabin is not going to make matters any better. It's on deck, where there is not as much confusion between what your eyes and inner ear are telling you, that you want to be.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 12:50 AM
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originally posted by: MysticPearl
Apparently every building on Barbuda was knocked down and everyone's now homeless.


I'm sure the Clinton Foundation will be eager to help them out.




posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 12:50 AM
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a reply to: Konduit

Not the Trump Foundation?



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 12:51 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Nyiah
It's been said that when seasickness first strikes you're afraid you're going to die.
Then later you're afraid you won't.



Whomever said that is a moron.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 12:51 AM
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a reply to: MysticPearl

Have you ever been seasick?

And the correct grammar, in this case, would be "whoever."

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posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 12:51 AM
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Source
Miami being hit similar to Homestead in Andrew.


originally posted by: MysticPearl
Apparently every building on Barbuda was knocked down and everyone's now homeless.

"95 percent suffered some level of damagae."see here


originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: violet

If I were in Miami, I wouldn't leave until after that right/north turn is established. I guarantee that the projection on Friday will show IRMA making a Sunday landfall somewhere else, or just maybe, not at all.



May be a bit too late by then, gas shortage, congested roads out, flights out?



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 12:52 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: MysticPearl

Have you ever been seasick?


Too many times to remember. My family grew up cruising on a 35 foot sailboat.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 12:53 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Nyiah
It's been said that when seasickness first strikes you're afraid you're going to die.
Then later you're afraid you won't.

A small hint though, staying in your cabin is not going to make matters any better. It's on deck, where there is not as much confusion between what your eyes and inner ear are telling you, that you want to be.

I'm surprised I didn't already know this. My better half wants to go on a cruise in a few years (when the kids are teens) and in the event of the sea being an asshole and making me seasick again, I'll have to remember to stay on deck to fool the senses instead of running for the cabin crapper.

And you're not joking, after a while, I was getting to the point of feeling like if I died, it would be a favor. I was well into vomiting bile in short order and then just awful dry heaves after that. About 12 hours from sudden onset to feeling better. It fookin' sucked.

Edit: And no, I highly doubt it was food poisoning. I've had that too, it wasn't food poisoning. Definitely kicked in when the boat got into the swells.
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