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Hurricane Irma Live Thread Part II

Posted on 09/07/2017 8:09:47 AM PDT by NautiNurse

Dangerous Category 5 Hurricane Irma had a devastating impact on islands in the Caribbean.

Hurricane and Storm surge watches were issued Thursday morning for South Florida. The Florida Keys began evacuating visitors and residents, followed by flood zones in Miami and Miami Beach. Sarasota FL declared a local state of emergency Thursday morning.

Polk County FL Sheriff Grady Judd said Wednesday that law enforcement authorities would check the identities of people who turn up at shelters--and take to jail anyone found to have an active arrest warrant. “If you go to a shelter for Irma and you have a warrant, we’ll gladly escort you to the safe and secure shelter called the Polk County Jail... “If you have a warrant, turn yourself in to the jail — it’s a secure shelter.” Judd also posted that sex offenders and sex predators would not be admitted to the shelters. "We cannot and we will not have innocent children in a shelter with sexual offenders & predators. Period." Judd's statements unleashed a liberal firestorm via Twitter.

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Hurricane Irma Live Thread I

TOPICS: Breaking News; Extended News; Front Page News; US: Florida; US: Georgia; US: North Carolina; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: hurricane; hurricaneirma; hurricanejose; hurricanekatia; irma; livehurricaneirma
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To: dirtboy
The scary part is that even with the eye wall just west of Miami, that means the most dangerous part of the storm will be literally over Miami itself. And that will put the highly vulnerable Miami Beach area in danger of very high winds, very heavy rain and storm surges. Those Art Deco style buildings built between 1923 and 1943 may not survive this storm.
1,181 posted on 09/08/2017 12:20:55 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's Economic Cure)
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To: Mears

To go way off topic here, it is apparent that JimRob needs to implement a sense of humor test to posters: require a certain score on a multiple choice tests with examples of sarcasm, irony, hyperbole, ridicule, etc.

1,182 posted on 09/08/2017 12:21:14 PM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: Black Agnes

thanks very much

1,183 posted on 09/08/2017 12:22:36 PM PDT by rodguy911 (Home of the free because of the brave!MAGA!)
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To: jeffers

I believe this is what Bastardi has been talking about for a day or two..last minute drop in pressure and feeding on hot water.

1,184 posted on 09/08/2017 12:23:41 PM PDT by SE Mom (Screaming Eagle mom)
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To: All

I have observed Freerepublic has more up to date information than any of the tv/cable broadcasters. Their information is hours if not days old.

If they are withholding or intentionally slow to disseminate data then shame on them, it is not their decision or place.

MSNBC would have been more useful if they just played cute puppy youtube videos.

kudos to everyone providing real data here on FR.
(better than the so called professionals)

1,185 posted on 09/08/2017 12:27:08 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! and
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To: SE Mom

He may have a point....

1,187 posted on 09/08/2017 12:28:24 PM PDT by rodguy911 (Home of the free because of the brave!MAGA!)
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To: All

(In my PAN AM Stewardess outfit, facing the crowd)
“For your comfort and the comfort of your fellow passengers, I draw your attention to the PROZAC salt-licks conveniently placed over the wings, and in both the forward and aft of the cabin, please feel free to use them as you deem necessary. “

1,188 posted on 09/08/2017 12:31:08 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: SkyPilot

Same here.

1,189 posted on 09/08/2017 12:32:06 PM PDT by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith..)
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To: FamiliarFace

I just heard that the airport would close on Saturday, I think it was late afternoon.

Problem would be getting a flight.

We’re non evac, so we’ve got boards up, and everything is as secure as we can make it. Problem with this storm will be if it makes it off shore to the Gulf, that would not be good. As it stands now, coming up over all the land, by the time it gets to us it will be diminished as far as wind. But ever update takes it further west, and the Gulf is so warm. My husband went diving last week and the temp was up around 90 degrees. That would be bad, it needs to stay over land.

1,190 posted on 09/08/2017 12:32:18 PM PDT by Dawn53Fl
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To: All

Fair warning. Knock off the off-topic extracurriculars regarding this thread. And that includes nastygram freepmails. If you get one, don’t post it in the forum, forward it to Admin Moderator or Jim Robinson for review.

If you can’t say it in the open forum, don’t say it via freepmail.

I tried being polite and that does not seem to be working. Can’t we all just stick to the topic in question in the face of a looming disaster?

1,191 posted on 09/08/2017 12:33:02 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Cementjungle

Thanks for the update. How crazy...with the jet fuel issue.

I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed, too AND saying prayers for you.

1,192 posted on 09/08/2017 12:33:08 PM PDT by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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To: jeffers

Think of a spinning figure skater opening up her arms to slow down.

1,193 posted on 09/08/2017 12:34:22 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: alancarp

I was on the optimistic end of the forecast.

Trust me, I’m concerned and being pro-active!
Just came up from the basement putting 2 liter coke bottles of water in my chest freezer as it’s only 3/4 filled. Gunna freeze additional ones for my two frigs in case we lose power.
I’ll canvas the yard tomorrow and inspect gutters and make sure my French ditches are deluge ready. Sunday I’ll tuck away the outdoor potted plants.

Every little bit helps.
I stay in perpetual “prepper” mode.

1,194 posted on 09/08/2017 12:35:28 PM PDT by Original Lurker
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To: AndyJackson

There is a large group here at FR with a humor disability.

1,195 posted on 09/08/2017 12:36:17 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: NautiNurse
Do not post here again.

You're many years too late for that.

1,196 posted on 09/08/2017 12:38:54 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts ("Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment." - Will Rogers)
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To: NautiNurse


Company insurance guy shocked me after a 14 foot fall onto concrete, caused me three broken vertebra, muscle and nerve damage (all healed pretty well, considering).

He said statistically, 60 percent of people who fall 10 feet...die.

Be careful out there, folks

1,197 posted on 09/08/2017 12:39:58 PM PDT by jeffers
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To: SE Mom

Hurricane Hunter flew over my Polk county location about 15 min ago...heading due east

1,198 posted on 09/08/2017 12:40:33 PM PDT by DocRock (And now is the time to fight! Peter Muhlenberg)
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To: SE Mom
HWRF intensity model has it hitting Cat 5 again in that location. And note the size of the eye compared to the width of the Florida Peninsula. Wilma had a somewhat smaller eye but went diagonally across the Peninsula. This one could grind up the entire length with much stronger winds than Irma:

1,199 posted on 09/08/2017 12:41:37 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy
Alert #28 on Hurricane Irma Issued by the Bahamas Department of Meteorology
1,200 posted on 09/08/2017 12:48:07 PM PDT by snarkpup (The swamp is draining; and the alligators are allegating.)
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