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« Reply #800 on: September 10, 2017, 07:42:13 PM »
Windows are cracking due to the hurricane-force winds in downtown Miami. #Irma
     https://twitter.com/hurrtrackerapp/status/906925721586733057

Our window just cracked. Moving to other side of building. #Irma
https://twitter.com/giobenitez/status/906901511434903553



#StormSurge wasn't modeled to be this high along the #Miami River. Not even an evacuation zone! Up  to 3 ft and rising #Irma #HurricaineIrma
https://twitter.com/toddkimberlain/status/906926221744906242
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« Reply #801 on: September 10, 2017, 10:53:53 PM »
Marcos Island .... 6-9 feet underwater, 17,134 housing units, median sales price $525,000 based on 181 home sales, could run to $8 billion not counting infrastructure damage.

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« Reply #802 on: September 10, 2017, 11:17:02 PM »
Storm tide has risen 5.5 ft in an hour at #Naples. Now about a foot about ground. Remember the forecast is for 10-15 ft above ground! #Irma
https://twitter.com/MichaelRLowry/status/906987715840933890

Surge rising now.  The Weather Channel reported a three-foot (1m) rise in 18 minutes.

Streets flooding in downtown Naples in the eye of #HurrcaneIrma
https://twitter.com/stormtimelapse/status/906985877687107589
Video at the link.
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« Reply #803 on: September 10, 2017, 11:19:35 PM »
5pm update:  Irma is downgraded to a Category 2.

LOCATION...26.2N 81.8W
ABOUT 5 MI...10 KM N OF NAPLES FLORIDA
ABOUT 30 MI...45 KM SSE OF FT. MYERS FLORIDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...110 MPH...175 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 350 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...938 MB...27.70 INCHES

Peak winds 110 mph, Category 2, BUT produced 142 mph gust in Naples last hour.
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« Reply #804 on: September 10, 2017, 11:24:18 PM »
I don't think any meteorologist has ever seen so many rotating cells with a hurricane/tropical storm...absolutely incredible. #Irma
    https://twitter.com/JWatson_Wx/status/906986266910183425

See. If Sharknado was actually to happen, this is what it would look like.
https://twitter.com/wxmeddler/status/906971198449430528

This is easily the most supercell hook echo couplets I've ever seen in one radar image.
     https://twitter.com/pppapin/status/906976498644647937
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« Reply #805 on: September 10, 2017, 11:31:03 PM »
JOSE BEGINNING TO WEAKEN AS IT CONTINUES NORTHWEST

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Jose was located
near latitude 22.8 North, longitude 66.9 West. Jose is moving toward
the northwest near 16 mph (26 km/h). This motion is expected to
continue tonight with a slowing of forward speed on Monday. Jose
will begin turning toward the northeast Monday night, followed by a
more eastward motion on Tuesday. On the forecast track, Jose will
remain well to the east of the Bahamas for the next couple of days.


Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 120 mph (195
km/h) with higher gusts.  Jose is a category 3 hurricane on the
Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  Additional weakening is
forecast, but Jose is forecast to remain a hurricane during the next
couple of days.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 miles (65 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 160 miles
(260 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 956 mb (28.23 inches).
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« Reply #806 on: September 10, 2017, 11:35:38 PM »
#Irma's spent 8.5 days as a major hurricane - 2nd only to Ivan (2004) for major hurricane days by an Atlantic TC in satellite era (>=1966)
https://twitter.com/philklotzbach/status/906986884802342912
7-hour IR satellite GIF at the link.
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« Reply #807 on: September 10, 2017, 11:48:42 PM »
Yet to hear anyone express solidarity with Marcos Island yacht owners, damage must be vast.

http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/category/type/builder/model/country/Marco+Island

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« Reply #808 on: September 10, 2017, 11:51:03 PM »
Did a tornado just whip passed Mike Bettes on live television? Holy crap.
https://twitter.com/wxdam/status/906987300239933446
Brief video at the link.


Edit:
Interesting little mini-vortex behind him here. Great footage, but hope he's OK and safe. #Irma
   https://twitter.com/windbarb/status/907000616668614656

Clearer capture. Nice eye
https://twitter.com/WxDeFlitch/status/906993512125812736
Brief video at the link.
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« Reply #809 on: September 11, 2017, 12:04:34 AM »
Manatee rescued: More pics of #Irma storm survivors helping a manatee stranded when storm surge pulled water out. @ActionNewsJax
https://twitter.com/PaigeANjax/status/906996604326092801
More photos at the link.

Edit:  herding flamingoes  ;D
"Single-file line, just like in elementary school!" Flamingos being moved to safe areas at @BuschGardens.
https://mobile.twitter.com/BN9/status/906925600044146689
Video at the link.
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« Reply #810 on: September 11, 2017, 12:29:18 AM »
Power outages are now over 2.5 million across Florida:

http://www.V2G.co.uk/2017/09/hurricane-irma-power-outages/
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« Reply #811 on: September 11, 2017, 02:37:36 AM »
Yet to hear anyone express solidarity with Marcos Island yacht owners, damage must be vast.
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Given the week+ warning, many will have moved their boats to a safer harbor. (Or hired a crew to do it for them. ;) ).  Or simply moved well out to sea.  Marine Traffic only shows one boat currently on Marcos Island (having a recently active nav ident)  -- ironically named "Free At Last"....

Which brings to mind this video of sailboats at Key West which lost their mooring and drifted away:  :(
  Sailboats broke free and floating away !! I hope no one was in those sailboats. #KeyWest #HurricaneIrma
https://mobile.twitter.com/miketheiss/status/906617125342732290

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« Reply #812 on: September 11, 2017, 03:02:45 AM »
8pm NHC update track essentially the same as 5pm.  Irma is moving slightly east of previous track.

Seems like some good news out of Naples this evening with surge "only" topping out around 7 feet instead of 10-15. #Irma
https://twitter.com/WxDepo/status/907038376628510721

Citrus production would take a big hit:
#WXFIT Irma continues to track east of latest guidance and is an increasing threat to Orlando and central Florida
https://twitter.com/slazmo/status/907042547788390400
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« Reply #813 on: September 11, 2017, 03:13:42 AM »
Tampa Bay helping to protect Tampa from the worst #Irma surge.  Bay has been draining over 36 hrs.  Surge occurs over 9 hrs. Thank you bay!
https://twitter.com/RLuettich/status/907043206554058752
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« Reply #814 on: September 11, 2017, 03:17:20 AM »
Millions, especially on the west coast of Florida, will be without power for weeks.

Florida Power & Light official predicts "wholesale rebuild" of electrical grid on FL coast, possibly "longest restoration...in US history"
https://twitter.com/ABCPolitics/status/906995053381300225
Video interview at the link.
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« Reply #815 on: September 11, 2017, 06:03:08 AM »
JAX region flood gauges are already at high values with several hours more of heavy rain to go: http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=jax

I think the impacts of a predecessor rainfall event weren't made clear enough earlier. There is very high CAPE all the way through the Atlantic region into the Gulf stream that the convective bands are drawing from.

GOES-16 precipitable water loop makes it easy to see the scope of this region of convection in near real time: http://weather.cod.edu/satrad/exper/?parms=meso1-10-96-1-10

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« Reply #816 on: September 11, 2017, 02:05:30 PM »
Cheers!
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« Reply #817 on: September 11, 2017, 03:18:22 PM »
NWS Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina
#Irma is a tropical storm, but tropical storm force winds now extend 400 miles from the center. Be prepared for gusts over 40 mph this PM!
https://twitter.com/NWSGSP/status/907221235431624705

180,000 Georgia power customers without power in Georgia. 61,000 in Savannah/Chatham according to outage map.
https://twitter.com/WXMinh/status/907220568130375681
Outage map at the link.

Here's a summary of tornado activity so far with Hurricane #Irma. Closing in on 100 tornado warnings. Map by @mapgirl18.
https://twitter.com/USTornadoes/status/907222218861678593

Here's a 'final' graph of my computed largest tornado warning days for Florida.
https://twitter.com/akrherz/status/907225012242972672

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« Reply #818 on: September 11, 2017, 03:24:50 PM »
Vilano Beach is on the east coast of Florida, south of Jacksonville.

A home in Vilano Beach [has fallen into the water in this brief storm video]. News4JAX is working to learn more.
https://twitter.com/wjxt4/status/907225013614497792
Video at the link.
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« Reply #819 on: September 11, 2017, 03:32:59 PM »
Spoke to [Jacksonville] Mayor @lennycurry. We are aggressively working to get Jax search and rescue teams to help with flooding.
https://twitter.com/FLGovScott/status/907220762234368000

Jax Fire/Rescue Crews have been pulling citizens out of flooded homes all night
https://twitter.com/rwyse/status/907225083629973505


Georgia:
Highest tidal #flooding expected at midday high tide today in #Charleston & Ft. Pulaski, GA, exceeding #Matthew.  [more: https://t.co/DTbrdJ7raV  ]
https://twitter.com/wxjerdman/status/907223967626350592
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Savannah, GA is forecast to have record water levels/surge this afternoon. High tide is just after 12:30pm. #Irma
https://twitter.com/ericfisher/status/907223023333384192
Second image below.



Annndddd this is why you don't go stand in the barren tidal zones before the winds flip around and surge the water back in!
     https://twitter.com/Jarallen/status/907022768704823296

#Naples storm tide update. Now approaching 4 ft above ground as of 6:24 ET. #Irma #Florida
https://twitter.com/MichaelRLowry/status/907011237992652800
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« Reply #820 on: September 11, 2017, 03:35:40 PM »
Florida Keys status report. Found on Reddit. r/tropicalweather
https://twitter.com/IrishEagle/status/907069250950582272
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« Reply #821 on: September 11, 2017, 03:39:45 PM »
#UKaid delivered 5 tonnes urgently needed food and water from @cdemacu to British Virgin Islands last night on @RoyalAirForce flight #Irma
https://twitter.com/DFID_UK/status/907195295095762945
First image below. More photos at the link.

Here's a snapshot of federal support in the U.S. Virgin Islands & Puerto Rico for Hurricane #Irma.
https://twitter.com/fema/status/907047452590723072
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« Reply #822 on: September 11, 2017, 03:47:24 PM »
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« Reply #823 on: September 11, 2017, 07:00:02 PM »
TFW ur Dodging a Bullet.


It is a sad truth that the USA dodged the bullet, by only taking a $290 billion hit from Harvey & Irma.  We (the USA) are playing Russian Roulette with hurricanes, which (as Hansen warned in 'Storms of My Grandchildren') cannot end well:

Title: "Hurricanes Harvey, Irma could cost US economy $290 billion, estimate says"

http://abcnews.go.com/US/hurricanes-harvey-irma-cost-us-economy-290-billion/story?id=49761970

Extract: ""We believe the damage estimate from Irma to be about $100 billion — among the costliest hurricanes of all time. This amounts to 0.5 of a percentage point of the GDP of $19 trillion," Myers said. "We estimated that Hurricane Harvey is to be the costliest weather disaster in U.S. history, at $190 billion, or 1 full percentage point of the GDP.""
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« Reply #824 on: September 11, 2017, 07:08:00 PM »
And is being paid with borrowed money. What happens to that debt as natural disaster start outpacing reconstruction efforts?

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« Reply #825 on: September 11, 2017, 07:17:36 PM »
Hurricane JOSE projection - from today, up to Saturday 16th shown here.
This could spin off into Atlantic, but if it gets close to Florida again, the evacuation will be interesting / a headache for officials / non-existent / chaos? ? ?

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« Reply #826 on: September 11, 2017, 07:39:06 PM »
Hurricane JOSE projection - from today, up to Saturday 16th shown here.
This could spin off into Atlantic, but if it gets close to Florida again, the evacuation will be interesting / a headache for officials / non-existent / chaos? ? ?

GFS currently shows Jose brushing North Carolina and running up the coast to New Jersey and Philadelphia on Sept. 19/20.  Almost as if the planet is saying, "What part of the U.S east coast have I not destroyed yet?"  :o
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« Reply #827 on: September 11, 2017, 07:42:38 PM »
This is not a “new normal.” There is no more normal.

Harvey and Irma aren’t natural disasters. They’re climate change disasters.
https://grist.org/article/harvey-and-irma-arent-natural-disasters-theyre-climate-change-disasters/




Miami's Republican mayor to Trump: "If this isn't climate change, I don't know what is."
More of this, please.
#Irma
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article172080587.html

    https://twitter.com/ericholthaus/status/907272597909450752
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« Reply #828 on: September 11, 2017, 07:49:55 PM »
Wow. Jacksonville, FL is experiencing a record coastal flood right now from Irma—and the water is still rising. JAX is 500mi from Key West.
    https://twitter.com/ericholthaus/status/907296559964008448

Proving how difficult and damaging water can be. Record flooding in Jacksonville, FL continues. St Johns river unable to empty.
https://twitter.com/ttrogdon/status/907295964553203713
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« Reply #829 on: September 11, 2017, 07:55:13 PM »
Now up to 7M customers without power in Florida & Georgia alone.
Nearly 2/3rds the entire state of Florida.
(Sandy = 8.1M in 17 states)
     https://twitter.com/ericholthaus/status/907294337066729473

Florida Hurricane #Irma Power Outage Numbers as 9/11/2017 11:51 AM
https://twitter.com/flsert/status/907272748719906816
Detailed data at the link.
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« Reply #830 on: September 11, 2017, 08:00:33 PM »
From Cuba to ~now.

~48 hour radar loop of Irma's trek across Florida. A stunning, life-altering storm.
(via @BMcNoldy)
https://twitter.com/ericholthaus/status/907168978015068160
Radar GIF at the link.

... those blue spots over cities are the radars picking up the tops of trees, etc at night, called "ground clutter"
http://www.theweatherprediction.com/habyhints2/391/
    https://twitter.com/ericholthaus/status/907268497859907585
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« Reply #831 on: September 11, 2017, 08:22:19 PM »
This is not a “new normal.” There is no more normal.

Harvey and Irma aren’t natural disasters. They’re climate change disasters.
https://grist.org/article/harvey-and-irma-arent-natural-disasters-theyre-climate-change-disasters/





Miami's Republican mayor to Trump: "If this isn't climate change, I don't know what is."
More of this, please.
#Irma
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article172080587.html

    https://twitter.com/ericholthaus/status/907272597909450752


There is no "normal" hurricane season.  They are all different.  Atlantic activity was low over the past decade.  That changed dramatically this year.  That said, there has been little change in tropical cyclone activity over the years.  2017 is just about average for the last 30 years.

http://tropical.atmos.colostate.edu/Realtime/

Personally, I would prefer to hear more from scientists about climate change, than from politicians.

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« Reply #832 on: September 11, 2017, 09:04:12 PM »
Daniel B

I felt a bit insensitive asking this earlier but since we are now on the explanations

Climate Change 2007: Working Group I: The Physical Science Basis said

   
Tropical Cyclones (Hurricanes and Typhoons)

    Mid-latitude Storms
    Model projections show fewer mid-latitude storms averaged over each hemisphere, associated with the poleward shift of the storm tracks that is particularly notable in the Southern Hemisphere, with lower central pressures for these poleward-shifted storms.


Is the prediction, "fewer mid-latitude storms", from 2007 still valid or have the changes in the jet stream due to Arctic warming changed the story?

Could this be true? In 2007 IPCC predicted fewer but more powerful hurricanes but now the jet stream weakness allows more to start.  I suppose the next few years will tell - or climate science a bit beyond me.
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« Reply #833 on: September 11, 2017, 09:21:43 PM »
Surge flooding in Charleston, South Carolina.

More insane raw video of the flooding on market Street. The water is moving quick enough to take your legs out from under you @LIVE5WEATHER
https://twitter.com/ChuckVegasAdam/status/907308664293380101
Video at the lnk.

This is White Point Garden is Downtown Charleston! Inundated with saltwater.
https://twitter.com/Aaron_Maybin/status/907306771538214912
Video at the link.

#JamesIsland footage at high tide. Docks in previous video all gone. Surge much higher than hurricane #Matthew. #Irma2017 #chswx #chsnews
https://twitter.com/petermccoyforsc/status/907293714179088384
Video at the link.


Hilton Head, South Carolina:
Hudson's Seafood on Hilton Head is more-or-less underwater. Thanks to Joey Grice for submitting this photo. #Irma
https://twitter.com/kasiakovacs/status/907315354132779010
Photo at the link.

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« Reply #834 on: September 11, 2017, 09:26:22 PM »
Georgia:
Flooding on Tybee Island. Pics from @Tybee_PD #irma
https://twitter.com/WSAVBenS/status/907311731675992065
Photos at the link.

Florida:
NEWS Miami Airport closed on Monday after suffering significant damage from hurricane #Irma (link: http://ift.tt/2xZ3Tve)
https://twitter.com/airlivenet/status/907310273819582464
Photo at the link.

For those contemplating driving around (down)town [Jacksonville] today...this seems to be a recurring theme. #JSO recommends not.
https://twitter.com/JSOPIO/status/907312958161784834
Photo below.

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« Reply #835 on: September 11, 2017, 09:30:42 PM »
Tropical Storm Irma Over the Southeastern U.S. at 12:30 p.m. EDT - from NASA's Terra satellite. 
https://twitter.com/NASAHurricane/status/907315075261886464
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« Reply #836 on: September 11, 2017, 09:32:47 PM »
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« Reply #837 on: September 11, 2017, 09:47:52 PM »
Is the prediction, "fewer mid-latitude storms", from 2007 still valid or have the changes in the jet stream due to Arctic warming changed the story?

Could this be true? In 2007 IPCC predicted fewer but more powerful hurricanes but now the jet stream weakness allows more to start.  I suppose the next few years will tell - or climate science a bit beyond me.

If you are going to talk hurricanes and tropical storms as opposed to mid latitude storms, then may as well quote the relevant bit:

Tropical Cyclones (Hurricanes and Typhoons)
Results from embedded high-resolution models and global models, ranging in grid spacing from 100 km to 9 km, project a likely increase of peak wind intensities and notably, where analysed, increased near-storm precipitation in future tropical cyclones. Most recent published modelling studies investigating tropical storm frequency simulate a decrease in the overall number of storms, though there is less confidence in these projections and in the projected decrease of relatively weak storms in most basins, with an increase in the numbers of the most intense tropical cyclones.

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« Reply #838 on: September 11, 2017, 11:07:50 PM »
The linked article indicates that NOAA expects up to about a 100% increase in the number of Cat 4-5 Atlantic hurricanes during the 21st century, due to global warming; while the distribution of such intense hurricanes over this century depends on the radiative forcing pathway and on climate sensitivity.

Title: "Global Warming and Hurricanes
An Overview of Current Research Results"

https://www.gfdl.noaa.gov/global-warming-and-hurricanes/

Extract: "One modeling study projects a large (~100%) increase in Atlantic category 4-5 hurricanes over the 21st century …"
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« Reply #839 on: September 11, 2017, 11:31:27 PM »
Tropical Storm Irma Over the Southeastern U.S. at 12:30 p.m. EDT
Wow !

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« Reply #840 on: September 11, 2017, 11:37:58 PM »

Could this be true? In 2007 IPCC predicted fewer but more powerful hurricanes but now the jet stream weakness allows more to start.  I suppose the next few years will tell - or climate science a bit beyond me.

fwiw
Atlantic:
Season_______ ACE______TS_____HU____MH
            
1950-2016___ 101.16____ 11.25___ 6.22__ 2.66
1979-2016___ 103.32____ 12.26___ 6.39__ 2.61
2006-2016____ 98.09____ 14.09___ 6.36__ 2.73
2005-2016___ 110.75____ 15.25___ 7.08__ 3.08

East Pacific:
Season   ACE   TS   HU   MH
            
1971-2016   129.96   16.52   9.30   4.48
1979-2016   132.55   16.82   9.32   4.58
2006-2016   129.36   17.55   9.73   4.91
2005-2016   126.58   17.33   9.50   4.67

If anything the numbers seem to be higher after 2005. Note that inclusion or exclusion of a single year (such as 2005) can have quite a large effect on the numbers.

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Re: Hurricane season 2017
« Reply #841 on: September 12, 2017, 12:01:53 AM »
Looks like Florida wasn't hit as bad as expected. Cuba saved Florida the worst, it seems, as it slowed down Irma from 5 to 4.
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« Reply #842 on: September 12, 2017, 12:10:19 AM »
Hemingway's house and cats spared by Hurricane Irma
http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-et-jc-hemingway-hurricane-20170911-story,amp.html


Florida Keys Residents Demand To Get Back Home As Officials Call The Islands A "Humanitarian Crisis"
It could be weeks before residents who abandoned their homes following the mandatory evacuation are allowed back.
“Monroe County is closed until further notice,” an official tweet from the county sent Monday read. Sheriff Rick Ramsay called for a dusk-to-dawn curfew until further notice, citing safety conditions.

“The wind may have stopped blowing, but for most of the Florida Keys, there is no fuel, electricity, running water, or cell service. For many people, supplies are running low and anxiety is running high,” a statement posted on Monroe County’s website reads.

Military airborne missions conducted by C-130 cargo planes are carrying supplies and recovery personnel to the area, the Air Force has been deployed, and Monroe County Emergency Management Director Martin Senterfitt said “disaster mortuary teams” are en route to the Keys to assess aid the recovery process.

There is no power, water, or flushing toilets, Key West City Manager said during a conference call with local, state, and federal officials on Monday, according to the Miami Herald.

One major issue is the condition of the string of bridges that connect the miles of islands, which have to be inspected by the Department of Transportation.

"We have not assessed the structural integrity of the bridges there. There's some early reason to believe that some of the draw bridges that were up may or may not have been bent. Restoring those is going to take some time,” Bossert said.
https://www.buzzfeed.com/amphtml/amberjamieson/florida-keys-residents-want-to-return-home
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Re: Hurricane season 2017
« Reply #843 on: September 12, 2017, 12:47:32 AM »
Roads.

Hurricane IRMA Obstacle Course on I-10 in Florida
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=U8b0p-gJRAw


Heavy rains and water moving rapidly can erode underneath roads. Imagine coming up to this at night? #Irma #TurnAroundDontDrown
https://twitter.com/WRNAmbassadors/status/907368275994128386
Video at the link.
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« Reply #844 on: September 12, 2017, 12:53:09 AM »
 Too much water – – or absence thereof.

Charleston, South Carolina:
https://twitter.com/erinspencer93/status/907349443816689664
First image below.

Jacksonville, Florida:
This is an incident of historic proportions. The St. Johns River has not seen these flooding levels since 1846. #HurricaneIrma #JaxReady
https://twitter.com/CityofJax/status/907340606804054016
Second image below.

Mobile, Alabama:
Wind from TS #Irma pushing water out of Mobile Bay, AL. leaving the USS Alabama WWII floating museum surrounded by mud.
https://twitter.com/BaronWeather/status/907360176818343936
Third image below.

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Re: Hurricane season 2017
« Reply #845 on: September 12, 2017, 12:54:41 AM »
This may be the first time a spaghetti model actually looks like a bowl of spaghetti ... #Jose
https://twitter.com/SusanTullyNBC/status/907359639561531392
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Re: Hurricane season 2017
« Reply #846 on: September 12, 2017, 01:26:44 AM »
Monday ~7pm:

Current Irma-related power outages:

Florida: 6,500,000
Georgia: 1,000,000
South Carolina: 720,000
Alabama: 40,000

Total: >8.2 million.
https://twitter.com/EricHolthaus/status/907381483521937408

Irma is now the worst weather-related power outage in US history, beating Sandy (8.1 million in 17 states).
https://twitter.com/ericholthaus/status/907381766188683264
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« Reply #848 on: September 12, 2017, 05:07:00 AM »
And now for some fun : Irma providing gifts :
https://twitter.com/Laneify/status/907352795707265029

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« Reply #849 on: September 12, 2017, 09:03:30 AM »
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