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jack grebe
10-03-2016, 07:13 PM
Matthew bearing down on Haiti




https://www.google.com/amp/amp.usatoday.com/story/91462552/?client=ms-android-metropcs-us

Donn
10-03-2016, 07:26 PM
Earlier today, a Weather Underground Personal Weather Station (https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=IPEDERNA2#history) located on the south shore of the Dominican Republic, near Haiti, logged 5.33" of rain in one hour. At the time, the storm total of rainfall, over 11 hours, was 20.05".

Keep in mind, this part of the island is nearly denuded by a combination of hurricanes and earthquakes. There are no trees older than 5 years.

RonW
10-03-2016, 07:32 PM
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/AT14/refresh/AL1416W5_NL+gif/120607W5_NL_sm.gif

jack grebe
10-03-2016, 08:17 PM
Yup, west side of cone going right us

David G
10-03-2016, 08:34 PM
Tell me again why anyone lives in Florida... <G>

Keith Wilson
10-03-2016, 08:38 PM
All of us will die. Some of us will die sooner.

Haiti never seems to catch a break. Right now, winter storms seem just fine, thank you very much.

pcford
10-03-2016, 08:52 PM
Tell me again why anyone lives in Florida... <G>

Better than Jersey. Otherwise it sucks.

Donn
10-03-2016, 08:53 PM
Tell me again why anyone lives in Florida...

It's about as far away from Oregon one can get, and remain on the continent.

Beside that, this year was the first time in 11 years Florida got hit by a 'cane, and it was an easy one.

Keith Wilson
10-03-2016, 08:58 PM
Donn! Welcome back.

skuthorp
10-03-2016, 09:04 PM
G'day Donn, almost cricket season here, but the Aussies are being whopped.

jack grebe
10-03-2016, 10:25 PM
Tell me again why anyone lives in Florida... <G>

Because I get to ride........12 months out of the year.

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
10-03-2016, 10:47 PM
Florida has some nice beaches.
A great place to visit......in January.:)

Vince Brennan
10-03-2016, 11:18 PM
Tough shyte to have to endure one of these buggars!

All my best to those who must.



I earlier alluded to having survived Hurricane Buleah, but living thru Typhoon JOAN in the South China Sea. aboard a (censored) DEG was an experience I'd not wish on a Fleet Tug.

Vince Brennan
10-03-2016, 11:21 PM
Florida has some nice beaches.
A great place to visit......in January.:)

Was thinking about imposing myself on Lefty in the (SnoBirdian) Winter, and maybe The Grebian Curmudgeon as well.

Does youse two live near one another (and if youse did, would youse admit it) ?

Paul Girouard
10-04-2016, 12:05 AM
All of us will die , eventually.

bobbys
10-04-2016, 03:29 AM
We had a storm here with 100mph winds.

Things flew threw the air.

You never think about that.

You can get killed by flying objects or trees falling..

Scary

epoxyboy
10-04-2016, 04:12 AM
That is almost like a haiku, Bobbys. Very deep!

Pete

jack grebe
10-04-2016, 07:30 AM
Was thinking about imposing myself on Lefty in the (SnoBirdian) Winter, and maybe The Grebian Curmudgeon as well.

Does youse two live near one another (and if youse did, would youse admit it) ?

We live about 2 or so hrs away from each other. I have no problems with Doug and Carter.
Come on down, bring your fishing gear.

Rum_Pirate
10-04-2016, 08:11 AM
Tell me again why anyone lives in Florida... <G>


What I don't understand, is why people that live in Florida, and the Eastern seaboard, build in lightweight timber structures with sheetrock partitions?

For example Anguilla, which was devastated by Hurricane Donna, virtually all buildings are built with reinforced concrete blocks, columns and beams, many having cast in-situ concrete roofs.

Here, and surrounding islands virtually all buildings are now built with reinforced concrete blocks, columns and beams.

jack grebe
10-04-2016, 08:33 AM
What I don't understand, is why people that live in Florida, and the Eastern seaboard, build in lightweight timber structures with sheetrock partitions?

For example Anguilla, which was devastated by Hurricane Donna, virtually all buildings are built with reinforced concrete blocks, columns and beams, many having cast in-situ concrete roofs.

Here, and surrounding islands virtually all buildings are now built with reinforced concrete blocks, columns and beams.

Because that is not the way of McMansions

jack grebe
10-06-2016, 01:36 PM
136 people so far........Just in Haiti.

Will they ever get a break?

CWSmith
10-06-2016, 01:40 PM
136 people so far........Just in Haiti.

Will they ever get a break?

Dead? That's much worse than I anticipated.

jack grebe
10-06-2016, 02:06 PM
Dead? That's much worse than I anticipated.Yes.....dead.Every time I look, it goes up.Unbelievable

jack grebe
10-06-2016, 07:48 PM
As of a half hour ago.....Haiti announced death toll hit 271.


http://www.express.co.uk/news/weather/717814/Hurricane-Matthew-update-Tracking-map-latest-path-live-weather-forecast-and-storm-maps

jack grebe
10-06-2016, 09:26 PM
283..........

StevenBauer
10-06-2016, 09:51 PM
I haven't heard much about how folks fared in the Bahamas yet. I fear it'll be bad news.




Steven

jack grebe
10-06-2016, 11:32 PM
I haven't heard much about how folks fared in the Bahamas yet. I fear it'll be bad news.




Steven

Same here, news reports haven't come in yet, but Freeport seems to have taken a direct hit
from both eye walls, coming and going.....ouch

Gerarddm
10-06-2016, 11:50 PM
All of us are going to die; one recent study says humans max out at 115 years. There was a Frenchwoman who was an outlier, made it to 122. Remarkable.

jack grebe
10-07-2016, 07:46 AM
339 people dead in Haiti........why

Rum_Pirate
10-07-2016, 11:26 AM
339 people dead in Haiti........why

Poverty. |:(

Bob Adams
10-08-2016, 10:18 AM
339 people dead in Haiti........why

Over 900 now. A severe penalty for being poor.

Gerarddm
10-08-2016, 10:21 AM
One reason is that Haiti is denuded of trees, and so is subject to massive flooding, landslides, etc.

jack grebe
10-08-2016, 01:54 PM
Over 900 now. A severe penalty for being poor.

And this is our neighbor.

It's been 6 years since the earth quake . Why was the
best we could do, nothing more than a few tarps and
shanty town squalor?

David G
10-08-2016, 02:28 PM
It's about as far away from Oregon one can get, and remain on the continent.

Beside that, this year was the first time in 11 years Florida got hit by a 'cane, and it was an easy one.

Yes... I already GET the downside. I asked about the upside <G>

Jack - I agree... it's sad. Deplorable. But at least, according to Donn, it's an 'easy' one. Easy on him, anyway, I guess...

I was talking to a fellow the other day who is a local sportscaster. Because of his trade, he's lived all over the country. Says he won't leave the Pacific NW. But, his friends from hurricane country and tornado country say, what about the 'earthquakes??? Unless the predicted 'big one' hits - as it will sometime soon (soon in geological time)... the earthquakes, even in Cali, are nothing compared to the loss of life, devastation, and disruption of tornados and hurricanes. Which, due to climate change, seem to be getting worse.

Good luck you you, and all effected. Prayers to all the victims & their families and communities.

Paul Pless
10-08-2016, 02:57 PM
Florida has some nice beaches.
A great place to visit......in January.:)

And don't forget February. . .

David G
10-08-2016, 04:29 PM
Just a reminder for those legislators who voted against 'Sandy' relief --

https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p480x480/14502779_1328984673808953_8586882637898675842_n.jp g?oh=e00dd7bdf1574cd7902b86aa7ffa83d6&oe=58745372