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Hurricane Irma What Should I Do

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posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 12:49 PM
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A couple of models show Irma slamming right into where I am with 135 MPH winds at 10 meters above ground. I am also located about 1 minute from the water. Question is, should I run?



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posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 12:51 PM
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a reply to: InterstellarSloth

One thing I wouldn't be doing is spending my time on the internet.
Go get as ready as you can.



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 12:55 PM
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originally posted by: InterstellarSloth
A couple of models show Irma slamming right into where I am with 135 MPH winds at 10 meters above ground. I am also located about 1 minute from the water. Question is, should I run?
UH, YEA. Storm surge could be devastating. Don't do it.



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 12:55 PM
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Head for the nearest solid building with several levels and stay there until it all blows over. whatever happens to your property will happen. Maybe best you're not around to witness it.



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 12:56 PM
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What I mean to say, move to safety, far inland. I'm 110 ish inland and Hugo did damage here..



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 12:57 PM
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Get ready to go, gas tank full, a nice back bag, cash. The most important thing, keep us informed.



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 12:57 PM
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Question is, should I run?


WALK..... DON'T RUN



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 12:58 PM
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You could laugh death in the face, too. Climb the nearest telephone pole, Palm tree or mast and curse fate like Lootenant Dan...



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 01:09 PM
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Should be some kick ass shore breaks....



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posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 01:09 PM
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Good time to suck up to any prefered higher power.




posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 01:11 PM
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Don't sweat, Irma is going to surprise everyone as it rides its way towards Texas or Louisiana again.



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 01:17 PM
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no, don't run yet....unless you are one one of the islands it's much closer to, then maybe. but like you said, a couple models show it coming at you... how many are there showing it going somewhere else. at least for those of us who live in the US, there's tracks that take it into the gulf, and there's tracks still that take up into dc...
it's too early to know, just keep informed daily as to what it's doing, maybe try to keep your gas tank filled, and start thinking about a possible evacuation in case you need to getting some stuff together in case you need to.



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 01:23 PM
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I sure would be taking a leave of absence from work and bugging out.

That is NO PLACE you want to be and you're not the only one wondering the same thing.

I can't imagine people are not leaving the area already even though they're saying what - it's supposed to hit the 10th? (Last I heard at least).

About that cash - get yourself a MONEY BELT. Nobody even remembers them much any more and if you do take some cash - DON'T TELL ANYONE - hide it in your belt and bug.

Prayers for you and your friends and family,

peace



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 01:24 PM
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I would stick around and then loot the hell out of everything.



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 01:29 PM
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I myself am just just a little north of Lake Okeechobee. I grew up in south Florida and been through a lot of storms, but quite frankly, this is the first time I've ever really been nervous about a storm.

Sadly I really don't have anywhere to go besides staying local in one of the shelters or something because my job keeps me here right until the last minute and it's too late to get anywhere.

That big storm last year didn't bother me nearly as much. My stomach is defiantly at bit rollin.

I'd watch it just another day or two for you being on the coast though. Better safe than sorry. I'm guessing it will be a huge storm surge even if it does manage to miss us by a bit. At least I have those few miles of buffer, unless of course it comes right up the middle like some models are pointing too.

Good luck whatever your choice



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 01:31 PM
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Make hotel reservations NOW, before that becomes impossible. Block a week or more.

Once the path is clear, you'll miss out on the opportunity.



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 01:50 PM
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Keep an eye on the forecasts, and get your supplies ready, know where your shelters are & make sure you have stuff for a "just drive" route ready if you don't have a destination pre-selected. Picking somewhere well out of the path to "just drive" to & handling the lodging later is better than riding a 3+ out. But don't get your panties in a wad & panic just yet. A wobble in either direction can completely change both the intensity and direction of Irma, especially if it goes a bit further south over Hispanola and/or Cuba -- that much mountains to contend with will really do a number on even the strongest storm.

Bottom line is keep an eye on the forecasts, and if/when you're told to GTFO, GTFO.



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 01:57 PM
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originally posted by: InterstellarSloth
A couple of models show Irma slamming right into where I am with 135 MPH winds at 10 meters above ground. I am also located about 1 minute from the water. Question is, should I run?


Nope. not yet anyways.

I'm in the path as well and have been through several hurricanes. The path is anything but reliable especially 5 days out. Wait and keep an eye on the storm to see if it changes path. Reassess getting out of dodge , when its 2-3 days out and if its a cat4+.


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posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 02:16 PM
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if you are that close to the water you have no business trying to ride out a hurricane of any significant strength..

i was maybe 30 minutes from the water in a weak hurricane, and it was so intense. my neighbor had 3 trees all on top of the front door. couldnt get out that way..

i feel like the sustained winds on that one were 80mph or something..

the eye went right over us. got really quiet and weird. Then Bam! it was back.

No rain really, no storm surge to worry about..

Irma is not to be played with.

Right now id be buying water bottles and food you can eat without cooking. I actually already did. Im well inland, but Ive been rocked before and no power for a week.

if you dont get hit you can still drink the water and eat the food haha.

for me ill just find a basement. For somone at the coast have somewhere planned you can drive to. And dont try to leave that day. hell make a vacation out of it. Go camping in the mountains or something. Visit family.. Something.

if you have to stay and it comes your way and its cat3 or higher.. Good #ing luck.

be safe.
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posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 02:43 PM
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www.sun-sentinel.com...

Here is the latest track I could find.



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