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The crane came crashing down in downtown Miami next to the federal prison in front of the courthouse, WSVN reported. Strong wind gusts ravaging the city could cause more cranes to collapse as Irma marches up the state's west coast.
originally posted by: jadedANDcynical
a reply to: violet
I know what you mean, but it's human nature. Same thing makes people slow down to look at a car wreck on the side of the road.
You might not have hurricanes, but maybe you have earthquakes to contend with. We live on a potentially dangerous planet where natural process can decimate what we have claimed to have won as ours.
Wee puny humans compared to what goes on around us daily.
In all, some 16 trillion gallons of rain is forecast to fall on Washington, Oregon and California over the next week, 2 trillion gallons more than fell on the U.S. during Hurricane Matthew, according to WeatherBell meteorologist Ryan Maue.
While the storm isn't expected to be tropical in nature by the time it reaches the Pacific Northwest, its impacts could still be similar to that of a hurricane, according to AccuWeather meteorologist Alex Sosnowski. In an online forecast, the National Weather Service refers to the storm's forecasted "landfall" on the Washington coast Saturday evening, as if it were a hurricane.
The "highly dangerous" windstorm has the potential to rival the historic Columbus Day Storm, the most powerful storm in Northwest history that left 46 people dead in 1962, according to Seattle meteorologist Cliff Mass.
originally posted by: jrod
a reply to: dreamingawake
I am in St. Augustine and the NWS is recording gusts to 48mph. We are getting tropical storm conditions almost 300miles from the eye.