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Hurricane Irma strengthening in the Atlantic

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posted on Sep, 9 2017 @ 09:21 PM
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a reply to: flatbush71

The storm is massive. Daytona is getting tropical storm gusts, that is over 250 miles from the eye. Port St Lucie got a 53mph gust, they are over 200miles from the eye.




posted on Sep, 9 2017 @ 09:21 PM
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a reply to: LogicalGraphitti

There is no activity because the airport's are shut down. Tampa international ceased all flights and operations as of 8pm. I assum
e other airports have followed suit. My cousin sent my mom some videos from Miami. I uploaded them, just need to get to pc to embed.

Last night in Miami

This afternoon

I think a transformer blew. Anybody else on here in the Miami area have any idea what that flash was??


Youtube is still holding a grudge against me. I search for my own channel and it does not turn up
. Google has become the state censor.worldstarcountry because: Whoops, I screwed up the date.

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posted on Sep, 9 2017 @ 09:27 PM
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a reply to: alphabetaone

How awesome of you to do that, thank you so much! Actually, I think it does make me feel better. I think. lol!



posted on Sep, 9 2017 @ 09:39 PM
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a reply to: flatbush71

I think I was in a plane (passenger jet) flying through the remnants of Camille. We were dodging lightning, we stopped in Bangor, Maine (formerly Dow AFB). I was a kid at the time.



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posted on Sep, 9 2017 @ 09:43 PM
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10 pm Update



...1000 PM EDT POSITION UPDATE... ...WIND GUSTS NEAR HURRICANE FORCE OCCURRING IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

10:00 PM EDT Sat Sep 9
Location: 23.5°N 81.0°W
Moving: WNW at 7 mph
Min pressure: 933 mb
Max sustained: 120 mph


NHC



posted on Sep, 9 2017 @ 09:45 PM
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Rumors that the power company was going to cut electricity are false.

WFLA News Channel 8
FALSE RUMORS: Electric companies won’t cut power to get you to evacuate
TAMPA (WFLA) – News Channel 8 has been getting a lot of questions about rumors that energy companies are going to cut service ahead of Hurricane Irma to get people to evacuate.

Duke Energy says that information is FALSE. They are trying dispel those rumors.

“Duke Energy is not de-energizing services in any area to expedite evacuations. On occasion, we may de-energize services at the request of emergency management officials. Please remember to adhere to your state and local emergency management for updates and information regarding evacuations,” a statement said.

TECO and Lakeland Eletric say they are battling the same rumors.

“Lakeland Electric will NOT turn the power off. Hurricane Irma may, but we will not! And, if Irma takes the power away, Lakeland Electric will get the power back on,” according to their statement.

I have been hearing these rumors all week as well. Good to see they were just that. Whew that feels better.



posted on Sep, 9 2017 @ 09:46 PM
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Looks slightly north -west of last location, not sure that qualifies as a north turn
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posted on Sep, 9 2017 @ 09:56 PM
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Getting hit with some huge bands on my side, south of Lake O, and this isn't even the beginning.

I know I am going to be losing power soon. Will keep in touch as long as I can.

I can barely get a phone signal on a good day so I doubt if I will be able to get a signal out in this mess.

Connected to my brother who is less than a mile away by hand held radio. So I am good.

We are going to be okay. God has got this.



posted on Sep, 9 2017 @ 09:57 PM
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The latest WU report is out....and it gives some interesting info about Tampa, and how rarely it gets directly hit or hit badly by hurricanes.....two major hurricanes since 1848, and two evacuations in the last 35 years.
The major thing about Florida is the huge population spurt over the years.
Florida had about 6 million people in the 1960s, and it's about 19 million now.....quite a jump. And looking at a map, lots of the area is not habitable, as it looks like a lot of water covers the state.


Tampa Bay's vulnerability to hurricanes
When the 1921 hurricane hit Tampa Bay, there were 160,000 residents in the 4-county region, most of whom lived in communities on high ground. Today there are 2.8 million residents in the region, and that number is growing by about 50,000 people per year. Most of the population in the 4-county Tampa Bay region lives along the coast in low-lying areas; about 50 percent of the population lives at an elevation less than ten feet. Over 800,000 people live in evacuation zones for a Category 1 hurricane, and 2 million people live in evacuation zones for a Category 5 hurricane, according to the 2010 Statewide Regional Evacuation Study for the Tampa Bay Region. Only 46% of the people in the evacuation zones for a Category 1 hurricane evacuated when an evacuation order was given for 2004's Category 4 Hurricane Charley.

www.wunderground.com...


population info en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Sep, 9 2017 @ 10:01 PM
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originally posted by: violet
Looks slightly north -west of last location, not sure that qualifies as a north turn
NW at 6mph. Cat 3, 130 mph, may go up again.



posted on Sep, 9 2017 @ 10:04 PM
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a reply to: NightSkyeB4Dawn
Take care and stay safe. Glad you gave your brother to stay in touch with



posted on Sep, 9 2017 @ 10:07 PM
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a reply to: dreamingawake
Weather guy just said the track has a slight shift to the west, still going west northwest , but Tampa might get the eye . Still no word on a landfall being it's not really done a north turn yet.

Eye is going through another eye walll replacement cycle.

Storm surge warnings have been updated, not much updated on NOAA site to link here



posted on Sep, 9 2017 @ 10:09 PM
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Looks as though the turn is starting. It's still predicted to move along the west coast.



posted on Sep, 9 2017 @ 10:14 PM
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For the Florida Keys
NWS


CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- A Storm Surge Warning and Hurricane Warning are in effect for
Monroe Lower Keys, Monroe Middle Keys, and Monroe Upper Keys

Large and potentially catastrophic Hurricane Irma,
located north of the central coast of Cuba, just south of the outer
Straits of Florida, is expected to move west-northwestward this
evening. Thereafter, Hurricane Irma is expected to turn northwest
through the Straits of Florida tonight before crossing the Lower Keys
Sunday morning. Regardless of where Irma makes landfall, all
significant hurricane impact threats are likely late tonight through
Sunday for the entire Florida Keys, including catastrophic and life
threatening storm surge flooding and damaging winds, potentially
extremely high rainfall amounts, as well as a threat of tornadoes.

Tropical storm-force winds have overspread our area with Hurricane
force winds beginning after midnight. Outdoor preparations to protect
life and property should be completed.

For those remaining, Monroe County has opened four refuges of last
resort today. No services will be available. These shelters will
remain open until winds decrease below tropical storm- force. They are
not recovery shelters.

The refuges of last resort are: Coral Shores High School, Marathon
High School, Sugarloaf School, and Key West High School. Consult
www.monroecountyEM.com at 1-800-955-5504 for additional information.


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posted on Sep, 9 2017 @ 10:15 PM
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i don't know if you remember but there was two big ocean going vessels washed way inland. They had to be cut up and scraped where they beached in the middle of town.

There way just nothing left. I still remember how people cried when we pulled in with loads of ice and fresh water.
I had seen war and devastation overseas, but when its American voices calling for help on U.S. soil its altogether different.

11PM update , it has stalled for a solid hour and not moved.


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posted on Sep, 9 2017 @ 10:17 PM
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Tampa is going to get pounded I'm afraid... I'm ready though.

2nd line



posted on Sep, 9 2017 @ 10:17 PM
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NHC



posted on Sep, 9 2017 @ 10:18 PM
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a reply to: UberL33t
Best of luck to you
Stay safe



posted on Sep, 9 2017 @ 10:18 PM
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I swear its my Uncle Merv up there driving this thing he never went over 40 even on the interstate,winds down to 120 mph now.



posted on Sep, 9 2017 @ 10:20 PM
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a reply to: UberL33t

Do not put Key West pounded in your search engine



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