Skip to comments.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, well 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 its 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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NHC Local Weather Statements/Radar Miami, FL
NHC Local Weather Statements/Radar Melbourne, FL
NOAA Local Weather Statements/Radar Jacksonville, FL
NHC Local Weather Statements/Radar Charleston, SC
NHC Local Weather Statements/Radar Wilmington, NC, FL
NHC Local Weather Statements/Radar Morehead City, FL
NHC Local Weather Statements/Radar Norfolk, VA
Buoy Data Caribbean
Buoy Data SE US & GOM
Buoy Data NC/SC/GA
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Credit: By J Cricket - Modification of map from Wiki
Hurricane Irma Live Thread I
Some in my family think they are perfectly safe in East Orlando.
Maybe they are....
....I can’t persuade them to leave.
And believe me I have tried.
Lol, there’s Miami, then across the southern most bridge it leads to south beach. South Beach doesn’t go that far up. You wouldn’t have to be an athlete to walk the length of ‘South Beach’
My friends in Tampa went inland. Two different friends in Cocoa - one went to Georgia, the other is still contemplating. Sigh
I have a relative on Cocoa Beach who refuses to budge
Who’s innocent? Not you or me. Not according to the Lord. And that’s part of the problem-thinking you’re innocent.
Not true. My folks are in Naples 10 miles inland. They are not in a flood plain and therefore no flood insurance requirement. Thankfully they have it anyway but I do not know how many of their neighbors do.
I heard yesterday that Mobile has too. I'm expecting I-10 west will be very busy.
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I can respect that.
1/5 vehicles going S on I75 at Perry, GA is a bucket truck
Sorry, i thought the last post had one that like that, but there is more than one Hurricane's unexpected turn:
Hurricane Charleys sharp turn baffles scientists By Gaia Vince A last-minute swerve to the right by Hurricane Charley which devastated the coastal Florida town of Punta Gorda over the weekend, has baffled experts. The 258 km/hour hurricane that flattened the US town on Friday afternoon, killing at least 20 people and injuring many others, was predicted to hit land 70 miles further north, but changed direction within minutes of the coast. There was a sudden intensification and a veering to the right of track , and were all trying to work out why, said Mark Saunders, a tropical storm expert from Benfield Hazard Centre at University College London, UK. Daily news 16 August 2004 https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn6285-hurricane-charleys-sharp-turn-baffles-scientists/
Hurricane Floyd was the only hurricane to make landfall in the United States in the 1987 Atlantic hurricane season. The final of seven tropical storms and three hurricanes, Floyd developed on October 9 just off the east coast of Nicaragua. After becoming a tropical storm, it moved northward and crossed western Cuba. An approaching cold front caused Floyd to turn unexpectedly to the northeast, and late on October 12 it attained hurricane status near the Florida Keys. It moved through southern Florida, spawning two tornadoes and leaving minor damage. The hurricane also produced rip tides that killed a person in southern Texas. Floyd maintained hurricane status for only 12 hours before the cold front imparted hostile conditions and caused weakening. It passed through the Bahamas before becoming extratropical and later dissipating on October 14. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Floyd_(1987)
Hurricane Isidore was the ninth named storm and the second hurricane in the 2002 Atlantic hurricane season. Isidore was the fifth of eight named storms to occur in September. The tropical cyclone peaked as a Category 3 hurricane, causing damage as well as four fatalities in Jamaica, Cuba, Mexico, and the United States. Isidore is noted for threatening to strike the northern Gulf Coast as a Category 4 hurricane, but instead striking as a moderate tropical storm due to a track change that brought the storm over the Yucatán Peninsula for over a day, which significantly weakened the cyclone. Its primary impact was the heavy rainfall which fell across southeast Mexico and from the central United States Gulf coast into the Ohio Valley....Due to Isidore's unexpected southward turn i nto the Yucatán Peninsula, Isidore weakened significantly to a tropical storm which limited potential damage along the United States Gulf Coast.
Hard anchor in a storm you have to be ready for the ups and downs the water level there’s really no good way to Anchor that thing I don’t know what to tell you
Yesterday 14 hours to go from Isla Morada to the villages in North Florida bumper to bumper on I-75 I 95 Turnpike almost every major road really tough driving
He, along with Joe Bastardi is worried about a VERY westward trek and hit SW coast near Naples/Ft Myers.
I made it to know I made it to North Florida gas is really tough and nephew crazy drivers on the road back roads may be the best bet for anyone traveling because the main roads are going to become parking lot sooner I hear dade county is evacuating bad for all major roads.
This morning it looks like most of the models are starting to agree with landfall near Naples/Fort Myers
See post 820 on the 1780 Atlantic hurricane season. Nothing new.
I hope this thing does not knock the Carolinas down.
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