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US evacuates Wake Island (Ioke)

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posted on Aug, 29 2006 @ 09:20 AM
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For the first time in the history of US occupation the island will be evacuated.

Category 5 hurricane approaches Wake Island
www.newsday.com..." target="_blank" class="postlink">Pacific Island Evacuated ahead of Storm

Ioke should become the worlds longest lasting Typhoon/Hurricane ever on record, it is also the first ever Cat 5 in the Central Pacific.

For more info:

Wikipedia

Sri Oracle




posted on Aug, 30 2006 @ 10:04 PM
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Wow. There is Ioke, and hurricane John, which is also CAT 5 and getting ready to hammer mexico's west coast. Seems the Pacific oceans is adopting the same temperment as the atlantic with multiple hurricanes.



posted on Sep, 1 2006 @ 11:00 AM
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Forecasters monitoring the 2.5-square-mile atoll's wind and temperature gauges from Hawaii said the instruments blew out as the storm approached with winds of up to 155 miles per hour and gusts of up to 190 mph......Ioke is the first Category 5 hurricane to develop in the central Pacific since record keeping began in the early 1960s and is the most powerful storm to pass through the region since hurricanes Emilia and Gilma, both in July 1994.


Super Typhoon Knocks Out Weather Sensors on Wake Island in Central Pacific


We simply left the engines running on the planes, opened up the backdoors and on-loaded everybody," said Maj. James Hill, 535th Airlift Squadron.




The entire process took less than an hour and the two C-17s were rolling down Wake's runway en route to Hawaii.



Wake evacuated -- Airmen airlift 188 from Pacific Island

Inside the C-17

There doesn't seem to be anything out there on post storm devastation yet. Perhaps it is still unoccupied?

Sri Oracle

[edit on 1-9-2006 by Sri Oracle]



 
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