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Old 6th September 2017, 01:08 PM   #81
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Originally Posted by IIIClovisIII View Post
In Indiana we are experiencing some cold ass weather. Just as during the peak of Harvey.

Is there a link?
Nah. It's called autumn. Comes once a year. After summer.
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Old 6th September 2017, 01:14 PM   #82
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Originally Posted by Vixen View Post
Now 12 - 18 hours since being in the eye of the hurricance and STILL no communication at all from anybody in Barbuda. Yes, networks are down, but ham radio can run on battery power.

We've had pictures from St Maartens (St Martins) and from St Bart's (St Bartelmy) which were similar small islands devastated by the winds.

The silence from Barbuda is kind of eerie.
Ham radio may operate on batteries, but still requires an antenna. If all those are down...

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Old 6th September 2017, 01:26 PM   #83
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It's not just the number of hurricanes it's also their characteristics and severity. Lest we forget, Harvey wasn't just an usually destructive hurricane, it was a historically destructive hurricane. Even the Washington Times agrees with that.
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Hurricane Harvey’s rainfall topped 50 inches in some spots, setting a record for the continental U.S. Link

The scientific consensus is, climate change is underway, human activity is driving it and there will be some bad effects which we are already beginning to see.
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The intensity, frequency, and duration of North Atlantic hurricanes, as well as the frequency of the strongest hurricanes, have all increased since the early 1980s. Hurricane intensity and rainfall are projected to increase as the climate continues to warm. Link
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Old 6th September 2017, 01:44 PM   #84
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Which maps/sites do we prefer?

There's so many models out there...
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Old 6th September 2017, 01:49 PM   #85
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Originally Posted by Vixen View Post
Nah. It's called autumn. Comes once a year. After summer.
Not in Westeros it doesn't.
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Old 6th September 2017, 01:53 PM   #86
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Originally Posted by Vixen View Post
Now 12 - 18 hours since being in the eye of the hurricance and STILL no communication at all from anybody in Barbuda. Yes, networks are down, but ham radio can run on battery power.

We've had pictures from St Maartens (St Martins) and from St Bart's (St Bartelmy) which were similar small islands devastated by the winds.

The silence from Barbuda is kind of eerie.
They got a helicopter to Barbuda and have some limited information. 90% of the housing destroyed, 1 fatality. That's all very preliminary.

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Looks like the Prime Minister of Barbuda has now arrived by helicopter and surveyed the scene.

Apparently 90% of buildings destroyed. One fatality reported.

It'll be great news of the majority of the 1,300 or so remaining residents survived.

He is said to be in tears, and saying, 'Total devastation', over and over again.

Ah, ninja-ed.

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Old 6th September 2017, 02:50 PM   #88
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Ah, ninja-ed.
That is one slow ninja.
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Old 6th September 2017, 03:27 PM   #89
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Originally Posted by C_Felix View Post
Which maps/sites do we prefer?

There's so many models out there...
I prefer to go to the source. National Hurricane Center.
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Old 6th September 2017, 04:46 PM   #90
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Just went to the grocery store in SW Florida near the coast. Beef jerky, canned meat, and granola bars are cleaned out. Yogurt shelves are completely full, which I've never seen before. I mean, the storm won't be here for three days - nobody wants to eat yogurt for the next three days?
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Originally Posted by Modified View Post
Just went to the grocery store in SW Florida near the coast. Beef jerky, canned meat, and granola bars are cleaned out. Yogurt shelves are completely full, which I've never seen before. I mean, the storm won't be here for three days - nobody wants to eat yogurt for the next three days?
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Originally Posted by Beady View Post
Eat yogurt until the power goes out, granola after.
We bought yogurt, eggs, grapes, and potato chips. I guess people don't consider potato chips a good emergency food as there was plenty left.

Oh, I forgot to mention the bananas were also gone.
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Old 6th September 2017, 05:46 PM   #93
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Originally Posted by Modified View Post
We bought yogurt, eggs, grapes, and potato chips. I guess people don't consider potato chips a good emergency food as there was plenty left.

Oh, I forgot to mention the bananas were also gone.
Yoghurt is good. You can just about make it last forever by culturing a little every week. Potato crisps, not so good: too more-ish, you'll finish them straight away.

Grapes, super, but short shelf life. Have to consume quickly.

'Yes, we have no bananas'.
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Old 6th September 2017, 06:21 PM   #94
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Originally Posted by Vixen View Post
Yoghurt is good. You can just about make it last forever by culturing a little every week. Potato crisps, not so good: too more-ish, you'll finish them straight away.

Grapes, super, but short shelf life. Have to consume quickly.
Sure, but like I said if we do stay we need to eat for the next three days while we'll definitely have power.

All those bananas people bought will be brown by the time the hurricane gets here.
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We've decided to hunker down here in inland Palm Beach County. Tomorrow, we'll be hoarding water and looking to fill in some gaps - OTC meds, cell-phone chargers, etc. We're preparing for 5 days without power or safe water. After that ...
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So it tracked northwards, staying offshore from Puerto Rico and looks like the same for Hispaniola. This is good. I don't want to wish ill on anyone in Florida (well, there's that one guy, Florida Man, but he'll get his regardless), but Floridians are immensely better prepared than the inhabitants of the Dominican Republic and Haiti, as history has taught us.

Irma? Is that a Jewish name? I think it's going to trash Mar-A-Lago.
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Old 7th September 2017, 02:01 AM   #97
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It's funny, over here in the UK, one of our national pastimes is complaining about the weather.

In reality, we really don't have a lot to actually complain about
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It's funny, over here in the UK, one of our national pastimes is complaining about the weather.

In reality, we really don't have a lot to actually complain about
Back in the post-Katrina era when everyone but everyone was sending out FlickR links to "devastation at our house due to Hurricane X", someone in the UK sent out one about the storm damage they suffered from a big one... It was a photo of a lawn chair blown over.

ETA: Actually, it was a picture of a lawn chair on its side. Could've been staged.
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Been reading quite few reports and the like on social media and I'm struck by the number of comments asking god to protect them, keep them safe etc. (Don't read much directly on social media so this may be nothing unusual - just unusual for me to read it.)

I think many have their faith in the wrong place.
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It's funny, over here in the UK, one of our national pastimes is complaining about the weather.

In reality, we really don't have a lot to actually complain about
tbh that's the British psyche, complain bitterly about minor things (but even if steps can be taken to ameliorate the situation, do nothing*) but when there is a genuine crisis, quietly and stoically get on with dealing with it.




* - for example complain about the food and service amongst yourselves but not to the waitron
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What is the relationship between your comment and my post that you quoted?
Landsea has removed himself from the mainstream climate science and doesn't accept it. He brings up statistics to suit his world view and ignores the big picture. Weather events are becoming more destructive.
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Originally Posted by Modified View Post
Just went to the grocery store in SW Florida near the coast. Beef jerky, canned meat, and granola bars are cleaned out. Yogurt shelves are completely full, which I've never seen before. I mean, the storm won't be here for three days - nobody wants to eat yogurt for the next three days?
Some years ago we had lots of storm-related power outages here in Louisville, and we had about a dozen containers of yogurt in our refrigerator. In our hot dark house, at dinner time, I told my wife, "Hell, I'm going to eat the yogurt for dinner."

I think I was on my third container when my wife, who was quite pregnant and near tears, irately demanded that I take her to Steak 'n' Shake.

We still laugh about it. Thank goodness.
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tbh that's the British psyche, complain bitterly about minor things (but even if steps can be taken to ameliorate the situation, do nothing*) but when there is a genuine crisis, quietly and stoically get on with dealing with it.




* - for example complain about the food and service amongst yourselves but not to the waitron
The reason why our weather is a topic of interest is that although we don't get the extremes it is very variable over time and geography so there is always something new to talk about.

...hold on a second.... I forgot you live in Wales now, you'll have to take my word that it doesn't rain all the time in rest of the UK!
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I'm planning to use my hurricane supplies to pick up on women I'd normally have no chance with.
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The reason why our weather is a topic of interest is that although we don't get the extremes it is very variable over time and geography so there is always something new to talk about.

...hold on a second.... I forgot you live in Wales now, you'll have to take my word that it doesn't rain all the time in rest of the UK!
Nah, the weatherman on tv is a good time to go and make a cup of tea.
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So it tracked northwards, staying offshore from Puerto Rico and looks like the same for Hispaniola. This is good. I don't want to wish ill on anyone in Florida (well, there's that one guy, Florida Man, but he'll get his regardless), but Floridians are immensely better prepared than the inhabitants of the Dominican Republic and Haiti, as history has taught us.

Irma? Is that a Jewish name? I think it's going to trash Mar-A-Lago.
I hope it levels the buildings to the ground and destroys the golf course.
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It's funny, over here in the UK, one of our national pastimes is complaining about the weather.

In reality, we really don't have a lot to actually complain about
No, but we've taken to giving names to a windy day.
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I'm putting the over/under on Irma's wind speed at 120mph when it hit's Florida, I'm taking the under. Those islands break up the wind speed more than they are telling us.

I'm putting the over/under on Irma's Category as 4. I'm taking the under
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I hope it levels the buildings to the ground and destroys the golf course.
You just know that there's going to be a scandal when Trump uses relief funds to rebuild the place.
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It seems that tropical Storm Jose is now Hurricane Jose.

If it reached US land while still being a tropical storm, would it have had DACA protection. But, now that it is all mature and grown up...
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I hope it levels the buildings to the ground and destroys the golf course.

He'd probably just claim half of the FEMA money budgeted to the state of Florida for repairs.
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So it tracked northwards, staying offshore from Puerto Rico and looks like the same for Hispaniola. This is good. I don't want to wish ill on anyone in Florida (well, there's that one guy, Florida Man, but he'll get his regardless), but Floridians are immensely better prepared than the inhabitants of the Dominican Republic and Haiti, as history has taught us.

Irma? Is that a Jewish name? I think it's going to trash Mar-A-Lago.
Waiting or tweets about (((Hurricane Irma))).
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You just know that there's going to be a scandal when Trump uses relief funds to rebuild the place.
Wouldn't be the first time he's stolen taxpayer dollars to repair storm damage. He claimed 17 million dollars for a few hundred K worth of work.
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Waiting or tweets about (((Hurricane Irma))).
I have it on good authority* that Irma is Fake News, and a liberal conspiracy.


*Not actually a good authority.
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Looks like the Prime Minister of Barbuda has now arrived by helicopter and surveyed the scene.

Apparently 90% of buildings destroyed. One fatality reported.

It'll be great news of the majority of the 1,300 or so remaining residents survived.

He is said to be in tears, and saying, 'Total devastation', over and over again.

Ah, ninja-ed.

Fingers crossed.
A friend just phoned to say she had been watching pictures on TV. If nearly all the buildings are gone, I wonder where the people were during the storm to be safe? If their houses were falling down around them, how did they manage to stay safe? Do you happen to know?
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Nah. It's called autumn. Comes once a year. After summer.
Also, early autumn happens to be when hurricanes are most likely to happen.
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My friend reports she's in the eye right now.
Then you have better communication than the Dutch government. The Dutch Home minister had trouble phoning the local Pirme Minister, something with the roof blown off the PM's office impeding satellite phone reception. One death, multiple injured according to Dutch news.
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Barbuda only has about 1,600 inhabitants, which is about the same as the village where I live. If the island is really uninhabitable and it's possible to get the logistics organised, you'd think it would be possible to evacuate that number temporarily until clean-up and rebuilding squads can get to work. But there are other larger communities also badly hit and it all sounds extremely worrying.
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Originally Posted by Foolmewunz View Post
So it tracked northwards, staying offshore from Puerto Rico and looks like the same for Hispaniola. This is good. I don't want to wish ill on anyone in Florida (well, there's that one guy, Florida Man, but he'll get his regardless), but Floridians are immensely better prepared than the inhabitants of the Dominican Republic and Haiti, as history has taught us.

Irma? Is that a Jewish name? I think it's going to trash Mar-A-Lago.

Oh please if there is a god let it be so.
but
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not that the ****wad would loose a penny but he needs to feel some pain, preferably physical but money would work.
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Originally Posted by alfaniner View Post
Latest breathless report (i.e. "BREAKING NEWS") --

"Hurricane Irma is now a Category 5. We'll tell you what that means for Puerto Rico and Florida after the break."

Oh, never mind about the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Cuba. Those aren't American territories.
My impression is that Cuba, as a soon to be scrubbed island, is being under-reported.

Maybe it's a conspiracy of some sort in an anti-Castro holdover, or maybe just the lack of a good B-roll.

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