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Posted on 10/15/2005 9:31:35 PM PDT by bd476
Tropical Storm Warning Issued for Caymans
Tropical Storm Warning Issued for Cayman Islands; Residents Begin Preparing for Worst
By JAY EHRHART
The Associated Press
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands - A tropical storm warning was issued for the Cayman Islands on Saturday and residents, many of whom had not removed the hurricane shutters from earlier storms this season, began preparing for the worst.
The system could become Tropical Storm Wilma on Sunday, which would make it the 21st named storm of the season, tying the record for the most storms in an Atlantic season, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said.
The only other time that many storms have formed since record keeping began 154 years ago was in 1933, when Franklin Delano Roosevelt was president and the United States was in the midst of the Great Depression.
At 11 p.m. EDT, the tropical depression was about 215 miles southeast of Grand Cayman and about 125 miles southwest of Montego Bay, Jamaica, forecasters said. It was moving southwest at 3 mph with sustained winds near 30 mph. Depressions become tropical storms when their winds reach 39 mph.
Long term forecasts show the storm would likely move in a general westward direction for the next three days, then turn to the north, possibly as a hurricane.
A hurricane watch was issued for the Cayman Islands, meaning hurricane conditions could be felt there within 36 hours.
The depression is expected to bring 3 to 5 inches of rain over the Cayman Islands and Jamaica, with as much as 10 inches possible in some areas, forecasters said.
In the Cayman Islands, 51-year-old Susan Craig was ready.
"I still have all the supplies from the previous storms this season, basically a lot peanut M&M's, so I am ready just in case," she said.
The chairman of the Cayman Islands' National Hurricane Center, Donovan Ebanks, said authorities had been monitoring the weather for several days.
"Because of where it is, and the fact that it is projected to become a tropical storm by tomorrow and possibly a hurricane in a couple of days, we've decided to go ahead and issue a tropical storm warning and a hurricane watch," he said.
In Jamaica, officials issued a flash flood warning for northwestern parts of the island. Jamaica's office of disaster preparedness said several businesses had been flooded in Montego Bay.
Hurricane season ends Nov. 30.
On the Net:
National Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov
Ok....we need the picture with the guy and " Oh, no . Not this Sh*t again!"
I am just willing it to dissipate. It will work. Because WE CAN'T TAKE ANYMORE! ~sigh
This is so very sad....I had one of my best vacations ever on Cayman Brac a few years ago. Beautiful, idyllic island and wonderful people. There's a big cave near the center of the island that many of the people go to when there's a big storm coming, so they're pretty experienced at dealing with this kind of thing. They won't be having the crime problems that New Orleans did.....from memory I recall that the island is just a few miles long and very skinny. Three policemen are there who share one police car, such is the level of crime. When I asked a local lady in the village about crime there she said "oh, you need to look out for that bad boy on the bicycle over there."
Little Cayman is even smaller with even less population and infrastructure.
Grand Cayman is the much more heavily-populated island and has much more infrastructure, and so there's more to be damaged.
Let's just "wish it away" like in the Twilight Zone movie.
Tropical Depression TWENTY-FOUR Public Advisory
Hopefully the storm will not strengthen.
LOL, that's also covered in Art Bell territory.
Example (just remove the spaces):
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If you don't like it, just right click the image and choose "block image". This is available in Firefox. If you don't use Firefox, then you're up the creek without a paddle, FRiend!
I don't think I'm the only one still using Internet Explorer, am I?
That graphic is huge and slows down loading.
The GFS claims the West Coast of FL should watch out for this sometime overnight on Friday/Saturday.
South florida has been very lucky this year.......
How does anyone really know if the "only other time" was in 1933? There were no hurricane hunters, no satellites and, no data collection buoys scattered around the earth. Record keeping was based upon what was seen by human eyes and therefore if someone didn't see it, then it could not exist.
The size of the image by its dimensions has nothing to do with how long it takes to load. Filesize (bytes) is what affects that. If I resized it and halved the dimensions, say taking it from 800x600 to 400x300, the filesize remains the same -- say at 800,000 bytes. For instance, I could link an image that is 100x100 that is 1,200,000 bytes that would load MUCH slower than an image that is 1200x1200 and 350,000 bytes.
Thank you for taking the time to offer a detailed explanation, XRP. :-)
Your explanation was very interesting and the first time I have heard that reducing the size of a graphic has no affect upon the time it takes to load.
Logically it would seem that a smaller image would contain fewer bytes. Then again, the code < img src is simply a link to an image on another site.
(Confirming what you said:)Then the unaltered (not resized) link from a requesting site to a graphic on another site has no affect upon on the length of loading time of that unaltered image on the requesting site.
And it is only size of a graphic image which can be controlled on the requesting site, in this case, here on FR, by including img height = and image width = in the < img src = " code.
Clarifying Is it the intensity of an image in terms of color, black/white contrast or sharpness of lettering which is dependent upon the number of bytes in an image?
Thank you again, XRP.
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