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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard38 View Post
    That's what always bugged me about the Caribbean. The disparity between the locals and everybody else. Doesn't make for a very safe environment.
    I always thought Sint Maarten was different. It's the go-to place for real work - whether you need a crane or to buy a truck or whatever. I spent a morning in a radiator shop, getting an old Passat radiator fixed. The 4 guys working there were absolutely wonderful: cheerful, friendly, & knowledgeable. We swapped stories (hurricanes vs. plowing 3' of snow) & had a great time. I found little of the obsequiousness I've encountered on islands 100% dependent on tourism.

    This sort of interaction repeated itself over & over, including hanging out in 3 stool Haitian bars - where I got invited to a family barbecue. When I showed up with a case of soda & 3 Kg brisket, I was met with hugs & grins & couldn't leave for hours. Kids climbing all over me ("he's big as a tree!") & parents looking on with big grins.

    Now if you go walking through that same neighborhood in fancy clothes & diamond earrings (as one couple did while I was there) - the reaction will be different. Seeing 2 year's income on each ear was just too much for someone to resist. But that's common sense anywhere in the world.
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    Default Re: IRMA - This does not look good either

    Downgraded to a Cat3 with 120 MPH winds moving 12 MPH north.
    Still has not hit mainland Florida.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genglandoh View Post
    Still has not hit mainland Florida.
    Yet.......... Sadly

    I have friends that live on Tampa Bay,.......... All the way at the very top by the RR tracks.
    The house sits high, but the basement has still flooded several times..... May not be so lucky
    this time,. But they at least went I land
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    Quote Originally Posted by genglandoh View Post
    Downgraded to a Cat3 with 120 MPH winds moving 12 MPH north.
    Still has not hit mainland Florida.
    Jim Cantore was spotted at Tampa International yesterday. He went from there to Fort Myers. The eye might be expected at Fort Myers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKIP KILPATRICK View Post
    Any word Rummy? I'm quite concerned!
    Quote Originally Posted by jack grebe View Post
    From what I have seen of the islands, may be cut off by power or com towers..... Hope all is well.
    He posted some time ago that he's fine.

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    She just made landfall again....... Marco Island.

    Just looked at the map and all of Florida with the exception of the pan handle is getting rain
    from her at the current time.
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    And the winds are high even on the east coast. Hunker down sir!
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    Default Re: IRMA - This does not look good either

    Downgraded to a Cat2 moving north at 14 MPH

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    Looks like the eye came ashore at Marco Island. Right where we honeymooned 30 years ago next month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genglandoh View Post
    Downgraded to a Cat2 moving north at 14 MPH
    Yes, Mar a Lago may not be hit as bad as it could have.


    http://www.tampabay.com/news/weather...medium=twitter

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Sunday that "we may have been a little bit lucky" after Hurricane Irma veered from its original course and headed along Florida's west coast, instead of east. He said that path might be less destructive.

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    We are having a hell of a blow now, but my concern is tornadoes.
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    Hurricane IRMA is not a Hurricane anymore it has been downgraded to a storm 70 mph winds.

    Florida got lots of wind, lots of rain (12 Inches) but very little storm surge.
    So the big problem was trees falling down and taking out the electrical power lines.

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    And still turning west....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wilkinson View Post
    And still turning west....
    Do you think the storm will end up in St. Louis?
    I do not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genglandoh View Post
    Do you think the storm will end up in St. Louis?
    I do not.
    I think it will turn west, as they said. You said east.
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    Quote Originally Posted by genglandoh View Post
    Hurricane IRMA is not a Hurricane anymore it has been downgraded to a storm 70 mph winds.

    Florida got lots of wind, lots of rain (12 Inches) but very little storm surge.
    So the big problem was trees falling down and taking out the electrical power lines.
    Why do you seem to want to minimize this storm? There were winds strong enough to tear off roofs, flip over cars & do incredible damage. There have been storm surges that have flooded most of the Keys & even downtown Miami.

    Here's a house in Cudjoe Key on 15 ft. stilts:



    No surge or high tides? Really?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wilkinson View Post
    I think it will turn west, as they said. You said east.
    Yes I did say it would turn northeast after in getting into the Latitude of Georgia.
    The prediction was that it would go Northwest.

    I still think it will go Northeast not Northwest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    Why do you seem to want to minimize this storm? There were winds strong enough to tear off roofs, flip over cars & do incredible damage. There have been storm surges that have flooded most of the Keys & even downtown Miami.

    Here's a house in Cudjoe Key on 15 ft. stilts:



    No surge or high tides? Really?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    Why do you seem to want to minimize this storm? There were winds strong enough to tear off roofs, flip over cars & do incredible damage. There have been storm surges that have flooded most of the Keys & even downtown Miami.

    Here's a house in Cudjoe Key on 15 ft. stilts:



    No surge or high tides? Really?
    Quote Originally Posted by genglandoh View Post
    Yes I did say it would turn northeast after in getting into the Latitude of Georgia.
    The prediction was that it would go Northwest.

    I still think it will go Northeast not Northwest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by genglandoh View Post
    Yes I did say it would turn northeast after in getting into the Latitude of Georgia.
    The prediction was that it would go Northwest.

    I still think it will go Northeast not Northwest.
    So it's not heading toward Atlanta?
    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    Why do you seem to want to minimize this storm? There were winds strong enough to tear off roofs, flip over cars & do incredible damage. There have been storm surges that have flooded most of the Keys & even downtown Miami.

    Here's a house in Cudjoe Key on 15 ft. stilts:



    No surge or high tides? Really?
    I said very little storm surge.
    The forecast was for many locations all across the State would have very large storm surges.
    The image you posts does not look like a home on 15 ft stills.
    It looks like an older home on 2-3 feet of cement blocks.

    Can you give us the source of the image?

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    Jacksonville is getting record storm surge and faces severe flash flooding !
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    Got a source? Got a source? Got a source?

    Again the troll who makes **** up out of thin air wants a link to reality. YCMTSU

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKIP KILPATRICK View Post
    Jacksonville is getting record storm surge and faces severe flash flooding !
    But Glen said.....!!!!!
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    Nope - no storm surge or flooding (Keys):



    From Weather.com - so most likely photoshopped - right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by John of Phoenix View Post
    Got a source? Got a source? Got a source?

    Again the troll who makes **** up out of thin air wants a link to reality. YCMTSU

    LMAO
    My sources are fake news sites: WAPO, "failing NY Times, and CNN.
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    Quote Originally Posted by genglandoh View Post
    This track does does not make sense to me.
    1. When the Hurricane hits the gulf stream current (5 MPH) at the southern tip of Florida it should move a little more east.
    2. Hurricanes do not normally stay on land when there is water nearby.
    3. As said earlier Hurricanes do not move Northwest when they get above the latitude of Georgia


    I think it may make landfall at the southern tip of Florida but then move offshore east of Florida.
    It will then follow the Florida Coastline and make land fall in SC.
    After that it will head North East and hit Charlotte NC or Raleigh.
    By the time it hits NC it will be downgraded to storm status and rain will be the big issue.

    If you live in SC or NC please get prepared.
    You do not need to panic just do the normal things you would do for a power outage.
    1. Fill up your car with gas.
    2. Fill up some containers with drinking water.
    3. Have a way to cook.
    4. Have some canned food.
    etc.

    Added: the image above has changed it is the current forecast not the same image for when I posted.
    Previously posted by the Ohio Hurricane center. This is the GENG model for Hurricane Irma.

    We expect to get 50mph winds here in Atlanta this afternoon as the storm moves well to the WEST of us.
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    Previously posted by the Ohio Hurricane center.


    Oh, oww, oww, damn! I think I've hurt myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard38 View Post
    Previously posted by the Ohio Hurricane center. This is the GENG model for Hurricane Irma.

    We expect to get 50mph winds here in Atlanta this afternoon as the storm moves well to the WEST of us.
    According to weather.com Atlanta will get Max winds of 36 MPH today.
    https://weather.com/weather/hourbyhour/l/USGA0028:1:US

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    Word is that Curtis M is safe in Florida. Thanks, Bobby!
    Same for Lefty and Carter.

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    Good to hear, Glen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genglandoh View Post
    According to weather.com Atlanta will get Max winds of 36 MPH today.
    https://weather.com/weather/hourbyhour/l/USGA0028:1:US
    According to the ATIS at Atlanta Hartfield Jackson Int'l airport...

    KATL METAR Weather: KATL 111852Z 03037G51KT 2SM R09R/5500VP6000FT +RA BR BKN015 BKN023 OVC040 16/14 A2962 RMK AO2 PK WND 05051/1848 SLP025 P0027 T01610144

    That's 30 degrees at 37, gusts to 51. KNOTS.

    I'm not flying today, but as all 5 runways in ATL are east-west those gusts exceed our max crosswind component of 30 knots by quite a margin (14 knots) we'd be diverting. Add in a slippery, very wet runway and I'm glad to be home and working on the boat today!
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    Geng isn't going to mention the wind gust speeds.


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    Title: Flooding, Power Outages Begin in South Carolina; 40,000+ Still Under Evacuation Orders
    Link: https://weather.com/storms/hurricane...ons-2017-09-10

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    According to the ATIS at Atlanta Hartfield Jackson Int'l airport...
    No comment on the reality based part of the world? Nothing at all?

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