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NEWS: Dennis Now A 'Dangerous Hurricane'

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posted on Jul, 7 2005 @ 07:26 PM
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Well I will be leaving on Saturday to head down to the Gulf to prepare for Dennis. It seems kind of strange, most people run away from these things but my company always sends me to them. Looks like I may have to withdraw from my summer courses as well since it looks like I will be gone three weeks.



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posted on Jul, 7 2005 @ 07:33 PM
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Take care of yourself and make sure you stay safe, I think that when the hurricane leave Cuba is going to gear more toward Florida.

Havana is going to be in the path and that can mean devastation. Very powerful hurricane indeed.



posted on Jul, 7 2005 @ 08:11 PM
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Is it me or is the calm before the storm always the worst part?

We seem to be able to better predict such things these days, but what happens during the time before these predicted events to the minds of those in any of these projected storm paths?

I can't imagine. I can only hope for those who may have to face this storm and others in the future. I know from the past most of you have now been through many of them.

When is enough, enough?

I have some friends living in Florida, they've told me "this is it".. "time to move"

I know after last year's series of storms and hurricanes it did take a toll on them.

I am wondering how many people are thinking the same as my friends and planning on getting out of Florida.

Is the climate really changing? Or have things always been this way?

It seems again, only time will tell.



Gazz

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posted on Jul, 7 2005 @ 08:35 PM
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Latest word on Dennis.




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DENNIS IS NOW A DANGEROUS CATEGORY 3 HURRICANE WITH SUSTAINED WINDS OF 130 MPH AND IS HEADING FOR CUBA
As of 8:00 PM EDT, Hurricane Dennis was centered at 19.4 north, 77.1 west, or about 135 southwest of Guantanamo, Cuba. Maximum sustained winds have increased to 130 mph, with higher gusts. The estimated central pressure is 951 mb (28.08 inches). This makes Dennis a strong Category 3 hurricane. If Dennis increases any more it will become a category 4 hurricane. Dennis is moving toward the northwest at 15 mph. Dennis should remain on this course over the next 24-48 hours.

A HURRICANE WARNING IS ISSUED FOR THE LOWER FLORIDA KEYS FROM THE SEVEN MILE BRIDGE WESTWARD TO THE DRY TORTUGAS...AND A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS ISSUED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE FLORIDA KEYS...EAST OF THE SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO OCEAN REEF AND FLORIDA BAY. A HURRICANE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS EAST OF THE SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO OCEAN REEF AND FLORIDA BAY. A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE PROVINCES OF MATANZAS... VILLA CLARA... CIENFUEGOS...SANCTI SPIRITUS...CIEGO DE AVILA... CAMAGUEY...LAS TUNAS...GRANMA...SANTIAGO DE CUBA...AND GUANTANAMO. A HURRICANE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE REMAINING PROVINCES OF CUBA INCLUDING THE ISLE OF YOUTH...PINAR DEL RIO...LA HABANA... CIUDAD DE LA HABANA...AND HOLGUIN. Very stormy conditions, including life-threatening flash flooding is imminent for most of central and eastern Cuba.



Run, Now!

Will they protect the 'captives" being held at Guantanimo?



posted on Jul, 7 2005 @ 08:42 PM
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Originally posted by UM_Gazz

I am wondering how many people are thinking the same as my friends and planning on getting out of Florida.

Is the climate really changing? Or have things always been this way?



Well, looking at the hurricane paths for the last hundred years does make it seem like Florida is a magnet.

Florida Hurricanes 1904-2004
hurricane.csc.noaa.gov...

You can prepare for hurricanes though.
You know days in advance that they're coming and you can batten up to keep safe.
I've lived through a few hurricanes with no real problems.
You just need to plan right and build right.

I feel more sorry for people in the Midwest who have to deal with floods and tornados.



posted on Jul, 7 2005 @ 10:02 PM
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Dennis is now up to 135MPH as of 11PM EST.
Still moving NW at 15MPH.

Cuba has got to slow this down.
The storm can't mantain it's strength over land (I hope).



posted on Jul, 7 2005 @ 10:06 PM
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Cuba might slow it a bit, but Dennis will probably regain strength when it hits the Gulf, thats 'if' Dennis goes into the Gulf and not swiftly turn towards Florida over Cuba.




seekerof



posted on Jul, 7 2005 @ 10:09 PM
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Dennis is now a Category 4 Hurricane!

Source:
The Hurricane Watch Net - (Atlantic Products)



posted on Jul, 8 2005 @ 06:20 AM
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Top Related News on Dennis:




Hurricane Dennis Kills Five in Haiti

MORANT BAY, Jamaica - Hurricane Dennis swept away a bridge and peeled tin roofs off homes in Haiti, killing at least five people as it strengthened to a Category 4 storm and headed straight for Cuba. Forecasters said it could reach the U.S. Gulf Coast by Sunday.

The Hurricane Center in Miami said the eye was swirling over water about 100 miles south of the Cuban coast and moving to the northwest at about 15 miles an hour.

The hurricane's winds neared 135 mph as it sideswiped Jamaica on Thursday. Forecasters predicted the storm could hit the United States anywhere from Florida to Louisiana by Sunday or Monday, raising fears that oil production in the Gulf of Mexico would be disrupted by the fourth storm in as many weeks.

Thunderstorms swept over the Dominican Republic, southern Haiti and northeast Jamaica. The Cayman Islands and Cuba were under hurricane warnings, including the U.S. detention camp at Guantanamo Bay holding some 520 terror suspects.



Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


This web page has the most current and always updated information including the most current graphs, maps and projections on Dennis:

www.crownweather.com...

Right now it looks like Dennis has an eye for landfall somewhere between Biloxi Mississippi and Apalachicola Florida sometime early on Monday.

Maybe it will weaken before landfall in the USA.

Related ATS Discussion:

Tropical Storm/Hurricane Dennis

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posted on Jul, 8 2005 @ 09:55 AM
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Holy cripes!

This storm is now at 150MPH!!!
It's almost a category 5!.

That's going to do some major damage.



posted on Jul, 8 2005 @ 10:05 AM
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I hope people are prepared, even if It does not touch land, which seems unlikely. i also hope everyone that lives, like me, in Florida to be safe. I also hope this hurricane doesn't change my plans to move on Tuesday to Wyoming.



posted on Jul, 8 2005 @ 10:53 AM
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Even if it goes EXACTLY as predicted, looks like I'm in for some hurricane force winds. I'll report as much and as long as I can when it all starts...



I'm in Tampa Bay...(west coast of FL, on the little peninsula that sticks out in the middle of the coast)



posted on Jul, 8 2005 @ 10:57 AM
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It's still gorgeous in Fort Lauderdale, sunny and breezy. My neighbor just got back from the Keys. He left last night around 7pm to go secure his boat. Said the road out is pretty busy and slow go at times, he encountered fast quick moving showers on his way out. but looking at the radar, it looks like the more squally type rainbands is about to reach the keys.



posted on Jul, 8 2005 @ 11:22 AM
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Here in the Hialeah/Miami area the sky is cloudy but no showers or t-storms around here yet. The sun is out right now. I might even go to Broward to watch the movie Fantastic 4, to get my mind off before things get worse over here. I am not even certain the hurricane is going to let me move by tuesday. I had this planned for more than a month now.

I hope everyone in Florida, including those members i know live in here are safe. Good luck to everyone. Cuba is being hit pretty hard.... My family over there lives in Marianao a province in Havana, they had waves up to 60 feet high last night according to the news, hope everyone is fine. We can't communicate with them anymore.



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posted on Jul, 8 2005 @ 11:28 AM
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My thoughts are with you and your family in Cuba Muaddib, I pray they stay safe, Dennis is one dangerous storm. Best of luck on your move btw.

and not trying to alarm or take focus away from Dennis, but I notice two more waves behind him, hopefully they will become non events, but they should serve as a reminder to anyone living in a coastal area and hurricane zones like Florida that as long as you choose to live in these areas, you are always ready and prepared for the worst.



posted on Jul, 8 2005 @ 11:42 AM
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Thanks WW, the same goes to you and your loved ones as well as those like Gazrok who will be in the posible path of this hurricane. Let's hope the other hurricanes behind Dennis do not make it here or anywwhere on land. Anyways, you are right, people should be prepared, this hurricane season might be a repeat or even worse than last year. But lets hope things change for the better.


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posted on Jul, 8 2005 @ 05:12 PM
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Take care Muaddib, and stay safe, for the first time in weeks we have the best clear skies and no so humid weather today in GA.

I have family in Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville and west palm beach.



posted on Jul, 8 2005 @ 05:45 PM
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Dennis has killed at least 10 people in Cuba so far, He is really a killer storm, though weakening is expected as the storm passes over the island nation of Cuba, once back in the very warm gulf waters the energy could pick back up rather quickly before making landfall in again in the USA.




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HAVANA - Hurricane Dennis lashed Cuba on its way to the Gulf of Mexico and the United States Friday, killing at least 10 people as it sliced across the Caribbean's largest island with torrential rains and 135 mph winds and forced thousands to flee the Florida Keys.

Winds and heaving surf tossed a lifeguard tower into the sea and the spray towered over a razor-wire fence at the U.S. detention camp for terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay, on the island's eastern end.

"It's arrived, with all its diabolical force," President Fidel Castro said of the hurricane during an appearance on state television Friday afternoon. He said there were 10 deaths in southeastern Cuba — eight in Granma province and two in Santiago.

Another five people were earlier reported killed in Haiti, bringing the known overall death toll for the Caribbean to 15.

Top Cuban meteorologist Jose Ruberiea called Dennis an "extremely dangerous" storm.



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posted on Jul, 8 2005 @ 07:53 PM
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The squally rainbands have started coming into Fort Lauderdale. I had to take a quick trip out to Weston around 6pm and this was the first feeder band I encountered.
Heading to I-75
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On I-75 Heading South from Fort Lauderdale, difficult driving but it was quick moving and we were out of it soon.
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It's pretty off and on now, but the winds have picked up, I think it's gusting to about 40mph, but according to my local weather we clocked at gust around 54mph a short whiles ago.



posted on Jul, 8 2005 @ 08:02 PM
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Amazing pictures WorldWatcher!


If there are any other members with digital cameras who are able to do so, please add your images to this discussion if possible.

Dennis is just the first real hurricane to make landfall this season, and I hope the last. Who really knows?

This storm has already claimed lives in it's path, we can only hope it weakens further before making another landfall and causing more potential damage.

Everyone in the predicted path of this storm, Take Notice!

Dennis is a killer!

Stay aware, stay safe, and evacuate if needed.


Gazz

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