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Hurricane Irma What Should I Do

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posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 02:47 PM
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Looks like I'm hunkering down regardless of what it does, you guys will have a first person view as long as I have internet




posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 03:32 PM
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If I were you I would wait until like the 7th then look to seek shelter on the west coast around st. Pete...now if it hits the gulf you may be fine, but in my opinion its a tad early to waste a bunch of funds bugging out only to have a decent chance of a miss.



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 03:57 PM
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I lived through hurricane Andrew.

If you live in the path of the eye. Get out.

I'm in Miami myself and I'm keeping an eye on this thing.

Make sure your shutters are up.

1 gallon of water per day per person.

Enough food for a week for your family. Get some dried stuff. Pasta and make sure you have enough gas for your grill.

Btw if you're in Florida Publix stores have generators in them. In power outages they will be up and running. Though they might not have much to buy.

Power might be out for a few weeks if it's a bad storm.

Keep an eye on this.

www.nhc.noaa.gov...




and this as well
www.goes.noaa.gov...
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posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 03:59 PM
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a reply to: InterstellarSloth

Where are you?
Irma is days and days away and the path of the storm is way way uncertain at this time. Prepare are watch. Evacuate if they tell you. Right now Irma is not forecast to hit anywhere. There is a watch on the eastern Edwards islands. That's thousands of miles away from the US.
Unless your near St Martin you're ok for now.



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 04:04 PM
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a reply to: Sillyolme

a reply to: grey580

Im in Palm Beach current predictions dont look good, but hopefully they change in the next few days.

Been through a couple serious hurricanes, too young to remember them, but this is first time alone and I was never this close to the ocean
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posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 04:07 PM
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a reply to: silo13

Leaving what area?
No one knows where this storm is going. It may just go north out at sea.



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 04:08 PM
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a reply to: onehuman

Why are you nervous about this one in particular? What about it is different from past storms?



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 04:11 PM
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I was in the Lake Wales/Winter Haven area in 2004 for Charlie, Francis, and Jeanne. No power for 8 days with Charlie. Charlie came over at Cat 4+, 75 miles inland. I was one of the fortunate ones, and took no damage to my home, the property on the other hand, we had a bonfire burning for 2 weeks to get rid of the trees and debris. My best advice is to stock up, have some cash on hand, and keep your gas tank full.



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 04:12 PM
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originally posted by: InterstellarSloth
Looks like I'm hunkering down regardless of what it does, you guys will have a first person view as long as I have internet


Well, make sure you're prepared.

You've got time but you need to act right now.



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 04:26 PM
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a reply to: InterstellarSloth

Where are you located?
Category 4 now

Leeward islands are looking like its first stop


Here's all the warnings and watches for now

...IRMA STRENGTHENS AS IT HEADS TOWARD THE LEEWARD ISLANDS... ...PREPARATIONS WITHIN THE WARNING AREA SHOULD BE RUSHED TO COMPLETION...


A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* ANTIGUA... BARBUDA... ANGUILLA... MONTSERRAT... ST. KITTS... AND
NEVIS
* SABA... ST. EUSTATIUS... AND SINT MAARTEN
* SAINT MARTIN AND SAINT BARTHELEMY

A HURRICANE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* GUADELOUPE
* BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
* U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
* PUERTO RICO... VIEQUES... AND CULEBRA

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* GUADELOUPE

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* DOMINICA


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posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 04:31 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: InterstellarSloth


I would stick around and then loot the hell out of everything.


a reply to: InterstellarSloth

You might consider having a loaded shotgun at hand


Seriously, there is nothing heroic about knowingly putting yourself in danger if evacuation is ordered. Those who stay behind put the first responders life at risk, not just their own.

Were it me, I'd have irreplaceable personal items like photo's, documents and the like already packed into a vehicle, along with a supply of food and water ready to go just in case. I'd have the gas tank full and a couple of gas cans full also since it would not go to waste in any event and it's better to have than not have.

If you don't have a vehicle you might think about shipping boxes of important things to family or friends as they can ship them back to you.

Either way I'd pay attention if evacuation is ordered and follow instructions. It's really not cool trying to be cool by staying behind to post on YouTube and putting others lives at risk to save you from yourself.



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 04:38 PM
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I just heard on the news that looting is getting really bad in Houston right now.

Isn't it OK to shoot a looter on sight, when in a disaster/emergency zone?



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 04:42 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?



Just go inland. Go on a vacation for a few days during the period of the hurricane. Visit a relative, go to a casino inland, a resort, a horse race, a cheap motel out of the area of the storm and stay a few days. Get a bottle of wine and watch the news…

Bottom line:

GET THE HELL OUT OF THE WAY OF IRMA



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 04:54 PM
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a reply to: InterstellarSloth
West Palm Beach eh?? Well if your more than 3 miles from the coast you will be fine if it goes straight to Louisiana and Texas as I expect it to. But if it does its little whip around thing and head North riding the coast, your gonna get slammed bad. In that trajectory your area would be exposed to the worst part of the storm, the north eastern quadrant.

If it goes straight across the state from the East, it will be a one or two by the time it gets to you, and you will mostly be fine. It will regain strength in the Gulf and move on to wherever it moves on.
a reply to: Tarzan the apeman.

Violet has been doing a great job of keeping us update in their thread
Hurricane Irma strengthening in the Atlantic. I just been referencing there, its staying updated every few hours.

a reply to: carewemust
Yes as long as nobody gets it on camera.



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 04:57 PM
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a reply to: worldstarcountry


Thanks for that. I was wondering if the people in Houston kill a looter, whether or not they would be prosecuted.



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 05:02 PM
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a reply to: Blaine91555

Thanks for the tips, I'll have important items ready to go if need be, plus gas. Where I'm at though, if there is an evacuation order I don't think many people will be evacuating, most of the houses here are built like fortresses. I think it just comes down to if the seawall can hold back the surges to be honest. I'll see, if it gets too close as a cat 4, maybe I'll skip town



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 05:09 PM
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a reply to: worldstarcountry

Im directly on the coast, 1 minute walk to the water, that's why I'm worried about storm surges, hopefully it takes your excepted path



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 05:40 PM
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a reply to: InterstellarSloth


Hurricane Irma What Should I Do



Im in Palm Beach current predictions dont look good, but hopefully they change in the next few days.

Been through a couple serious hurricanes, too young to remember them, but this is first time alone and I was never this close to the ocean


The majority of the models I have seen suggest it will, in some shape or form, sack Florida as a cat 4 or 5. A few have it going up the Atlantic Coast and a few have it heading into the gulf.

If you're in Palm Beach, and that close to the water, I'd watch the forecast very, very carefully, and then either head inland or north.

Better safe than sorry and stranded.

Stay safe.

ETA: I'm serious. If it looks like it's going to hit anywhere near you, do not stay. Period.
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posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 05:56 PM
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originally posted by: InterstellarSloth
a reply to: Blaine91555

Thanks for the tips, I'll have important items ready to go if need be, plus gas. Where I'm at though, if there is an evacuation order I don't think many people will be evacuating, most of the houses here are built like fortresses. I think it just comes down to if the seawall can hold back the surges to be honest. I'll see, if it gets too close as a cat 4, maybe I'll skip town


The people who don't evacuate really do put others lives at risk if they are wrong and have to be saved from their own foolish decision to ignore and evacuation order. Is that fair to the people who risk their lives to help people after an event? Something to think about.



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 06:11 PM
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I'm watching the Chicago news right now. Hundreds of "Harvey Animals" ... animals that now have no home, are being distributed to families for adoption.

If you love your pet, put some kind of identification on him/her/it, so you can be reunited. Some of the dogs, in particular, look like they'd rather be back with their last owner. They miss them.




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