It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by worldwatcher
Stay Safe Bandit, Ivan is scary. Isn't it extremely rare for Aruba to get a hurricane, much less at cat 4????
I can't get hold of my cousin in Trinidad and from what it looked like on satellite, Tobago got clobbered.
Grenada also got slammed pretty hard, I have heard there are already 3 deaths credited to Ivan.
Originally posted by Indy
Well for now its worse. The 2am advisory is in and the storm is now a category 5 hurricane with winds of 160mph. Pressure is down to 925mb. That is a drop of 26mb in about 12 hours. This is going to be really bad.
wow i feel sorry for this people. they are geting het prety hard buy the first onee. know there is a second one.
Tampa would be flooded more than anyone in this lifetime has seen -- and I've seen it under five feet of water (South Tampa/Bayshore) as a kid during Elena in 1985.
With the Bay area still reeling from the effects of Charley and Frances in the past month, Hurricane Ivan is the latest weather threat to consume people's thoughts.
Rated a Category 5 hurricane and packing winds of 160 miles per hour, Ivan looms about 800 miles from the Bay area. It has already killed at least 16 people in Grenada, Barbados and other islands.
Projections have it reaching Florida sometime Monday. An evacuation order has already been issued for the Florida Keys.
Bay News 9 meteorologist Mike Clay cautioned people from getting too paranoid, however.
"It's too early to tell where it's going to make landfall,'' Clay said Thursday morning. "Florida is in the middle of the cone, although it could go off into the Atlantic or the Gulf of Mexico. When a hurricane gets this strong, it has a hard time maintaining its intensity. It's really bad news for Jamaica and Cuba, but it may weaken as a result of making landfall there. It's difficult to say where it's going after that, but it will stay a major hurricane.''
Clay said the 5 p.m. advisory tonight will lend a better picture concerning Ivan's path.