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Cat 5... two choices right now.... hit FL or go into the Gulf... I'd pick FL ro preserve energy infrastructure (also could head north and glancing blow to the Carolinas)
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Re: Irma [windywave] [ In reply to ]
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3rd option... it hits both.

How does Danny Hart sit down with balls that big?
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Re: Irma [windywave] [ In reply to ]
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Buddy of mine was looking at a 6 month job in Turks and Caicos over the winter. That plan might change soon as T&C is right in the bullseye forecast for Friday.
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Re: Irma [windywave] [ In reply to ]
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Cuba is going to get wholloped.
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Re: Irma [windywave] [ In reply to ]
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Puerto Rico likely will get hammered and cannot afford to. They are bigtime in debt problems and understaffed at their power utility.

Life is full of froth and trouble, two things stand in stone
Kindness in another's troubles, courage in one's own
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Re: Irma [windywave] [ In reply to ]
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I am boarding a flight now to GA. Then tomorrow I head to AL and MS. All along the coast line in each state. Supposed to fly out of NOLA Friday am. I see some changes in my plans. Also supposed to be back in Savannah, GA next Monday. I am expecting to cancel that trip as well.
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Re: Irma [len] [ In reply to ]
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len wrote:
Puerto Rico likely will get hammered and cannot afford to. They are bigtime in debt problems and understaffed at their power utility.
No place can afford to get hit.


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Re: Irma [windywave] [ In reply to ]
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Yeah. We are in full customer support mode getting them product that has been wiped out from store shelves.

We urge them to have hurricane inventory but 90% never do and then are scrambling at the last minute.

Harvey has got everyone on edge so people are trying to get ahead of this one.
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Re: Irma [windywave] [ In reply to ]
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Funny, I was going to post about it. So who is getting ready for it here besides me?

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Re: Irma [travelmama] [ In reply to ]
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travelmama wrote:
len wrote:
Puerto Rico likely will get hammered and cannot afford to. They are bigtime in debt problems and understaffed at their power utility.

No place can afford to get hit.


not to be dramatic but if a CAT5 hit Houston right now life as you know it could cease to exist. We have reservoirs holding billions of gallons of water that if they break will flood most of the city. The gas shortage would be bad, the fertilizer shortage would be worse.
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Re: Irma [ajthomas] [ In reply to ]
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ajthomas wrote:
travelmama wrote:
len wrote:
Puerto Rico likely will get hammered and cannot afford to. They are bigtime in debt problems and understaffed at their power utility.

No place can afford to get hit.


not to be dramatic but if a CAT5 hit Houston right now life as you know it could cease to exist. We have reservoirs holding trillions of gallons of water that if they break will flood most of the city. The gas shortage would be bad, the fertilizer shortage would be worse.

Source?? Per the current data, Barker and Addicks are at 115,000 and 155,000 acre feet, respectively. Combined, that's 88 billion gallons. Still a lot of water, but most of the trillions that rained on Houston have made their way into the gulf. Each reservoir is draining at about 10,000 acre feet per day, meaning in the next 10 - 15 days, they will be close to empty.

A storm remotely equal to Harvey could overwhelm the reservoirs again and possibly cause them to break, but even if Irma headed to the Houston area, it would take many days to arrive.

As far as flooding the city, if the reservoirs were to break today, it would definitely wreak havoc on certain areas, but I doubt it would flood the entire city (the Buffalo Bayou corridor would certainly take a nasty hit, as well as downtown). The city is roughly 427,000 acres, compared to 270,000 acre feet at the moment, which translates to 7.6" per acre, which obviously would be concentrated in certain areas at several feet, and others would be left untouched.




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Re: Irma [windywave] [ In reply to ]
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All i know is the Dolphins-Bucs game will likely have to be relocated or moved to an earlier date. So that's a major inconvenience for us NFL fans, which is pretty devastating.
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Re: Irma [Brownie28] [ In reply to ]
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Brownie28 wrote:
All i know is the Dolphins-Bucs game will likely have to be relocated or moved to an earlier date. So that's a major inconvenience for us NFL fans, which is pretty devastating.

I forget, does Brady underinflate or overinflate for hurricane force winds?
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Re: Irma [windywave] [ In reply to ]
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windywave wrote:
Brownie28 wrote:
All i know is the Dolphins-Bucs game will likely have to be relocated or moved to an earlier date. So that's a major inconvenience for us NFL fans, which is pretty devastating.


I forget, does Brady underinflate or overinflate for hurricane force winds?
Neither, hurricanes form in low pressure environments so the ball will automatically deflate itself, like friggin magic!
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Re: Irma [Francois] [ In reply to ]
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Francois wrote:
Funny, I was going to post about it. So who is getting ready for it here besides me?

I'm in Atlanta, but family in Florida is planning to evacuate to my home as early as Friday to get ahead of traffic. I'm stocking up on a few things in the event power goes out from wind or what not if the storm moves north. My area seems to lose power at the drop of a hat, and if I have extra house guests I want to be prepared. Sister in Tallahassee reporting that some gas stations are empty and grocery stores out of water already. At least people are paying attention.
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Francois wrote:
Funny, I was going to post about it. So who is getting ready for it here besides me?

I am ready for Irma. I am ready, big time.

How does Danny Hart sit down with balls that big?
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Re: Irma [BLeP] [ In reply to ]
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P.S. - Jose just formed.
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Re: Irma [triguy101] [ In reply to ]
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triguy101 wrote:
P.S. - Jose just formed.

I am ready for Jose too. And Hose B.

How does Danny Hart sit down with balls that big?
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Re: Irma [lisac957] [ In reply to ]
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I'm in Atlanta,

Didn't you move there not too long ago ? Is this your first big storm or were you from an area that gets them ?
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Re: Irma [Leddy] [ In reply to ]
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Yes, just moved here in June. I came from Kansas so certainly used to extreme storms and tornadoes, but much much much less widespread damage.

It's the age-old "would you rather be in a tornado or hurricane-prone area?" Tornado for me. Much less time to get wound up and stress out, you head to your shelter for an hour if you're in a threatened area, and unless you are in the direct path - minimal damage. The most damage I had in the 30+ years I lived there was tree limbs down, a few small trees uprooted from straight line winds, occasional hail damage but never enough for roof repairs. I did work for a factory that was directly hit by a mile-and-a-half wide tornado in 2012 -- extensive damage, manufacturing was suspended for a week, factory roofs blown off, gas leaks, power lines down across the road, glass everywhere from windows blown out, etc. I had to be escorted into my building wearing a hard hat to retrieve my laptop. But compared to the devastation of a Harvey or potentially an Irma, tornadoes seem so much less impactful.
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Re: Irma [windywave] [ In reply to ]
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Wherever it hits, it'll be expensive. Whether its Puerto Rico, FLA, GA, SC, NC or gulf coast, ultimately the US taxpayer will be on the hook for this.
The GOP will have to reverse the planned $1B in cuts to FEMA, and that will give Trump an out on getting from his wall promise. I suspect he may even change his tune on climate change, but try to put the blame on China for releasing all the greenhouse gasses.

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts." - Bertrand Russell
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Re: Irma [travelmama] [ In reply to ]
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Good point

Life is full of froth and trouble, two things stand in stone
Kindness in another's troubles, courage in one's own
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Re: Irma [windywave] [ In reply to ]
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windywave wrote:
Cat 5... two choices right now.... hit FL or go into the Gulf... I'd pick FL ro preserve energy infrastructure (also could head north and glancing blow to the Carolinas)

Do we have choices? I'm looking at a visit next late spring to Islamorada on the Florida Keys so my choice would be for a hard right turn out into the ocean.
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Re: Irma [Old Hickory] [ In reply to ]
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Old Hickory wrote:
windywave wrote:
Cat 5... two choices right now.... hit FL or go into the Gulf... I'd pick FL ro preserve energy infrastructure (also could head north and glancing blow to the Carolinas)


Do we have choices? I'm looking at a visit next late spring to Islamorada on the Florida Keys so my choice would be for a hard right turn out into the ocean.

It's a binary choice. Do you want Hillary or Trump? Pick your poison.

How does Danny Hart sit down with balls that big?
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