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Miami-Dade holds off on Irma evacuation orders for now
www.miamiherald.com ^ | September 06, 2017 12:04 PM | By Patricia Mazzei and Lance Dixon

Posted on 09/06/2017 12:54:53 PM PDT by Red Badger

No evacuation orders will be issued in Miami-Dade County yet, Mayor Carlos Gimenez said Wednesday, warning that people living on barrier islands and low-lying mainland areas may still be asked to leave ahead of Hurricane Irma.

Gimenez had been ready to instruct residents to get out, but he said the 11 a.m. Irma advisory from the National Hurricane Center gave him pause.

“The storm’s slowing down, giving us a little bit more time,” Gimenez said from the county’s emergency operations center in Doral.

Nearly half a million residents who live in storm-surge zones A and B could be asked to leave before Irma hits, Gimenez said. That evacuation of about 470,000 people would take about 26 hours, according to county estimates.

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TOPICS: Government; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: category6; evacuation; hurricane; irma
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Sounds like a disaster in the making.

Deliberate.......................

1 posted on 09/06/2017 12:54:53 PM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

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Anyone with all their marbles will already have the plywood up on their windows, and packing their Expeditions and Suburbans to get the hell otta there.
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2 posted on 09/06/2017 12:58:02 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Red Badger

What the hell?


3 posted on 09/06/2017 12:58:22 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Red Badger

If you live there and want to evacuate there is nothing stopping you .


4 posted on 09/06/2017 12:59:33 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (I'm tired of the Cult of Clinton. Wish she would just pass out the Koolaide)
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To: editor-surveyor

Agreed.


5 posted on 09/06/2017 1:00:30 PM PDT by rdl6989
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To: Col Frank Slade

We have a condo in Fort Lauderdale and everyone, who is currently there, was told to evacuate by noon tomorrow or they’re on their own. We’re in MA. right now.


6 posted on 09/06/2017 1:01:03 PM PDT by surrey
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If you live there and want to evacuate there is nothing stopping you .

Exactly, I'm not listening to some loser Mayor to opine about anything.

7 posted on 09/06/2017 1:01:23 PM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: Red Badger

Yep!


8 posted on 09/06/2017 1:02:19 PM PDT by ColdOne ((I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11~ Best Election Ever! It is offical, we are at war!)
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To: editor-surveyor

Exactly!

Once I knew there was a good chance, I’d be gone. The traffic would only get worse.

So what’s the worst that could happen? You lose a few days of work and go back to your home just the way you left it.

Oh the humanities!


9 posted on 09/06/2017 1:04:17 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (One man's DACA, is 330 million other men's caca.)
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To: Red Badger

Leave ASAP.

The mayor is pulling a Nagin.


10 posted on 09/06/2017 1:04:52 PM PDT by Ray76 (Republicans are a Democrat party front group.)
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>>Deliberate.......................<<

Are there blacks in FLA? If there are, then I guess the mayor of Miami-Dade don’t like black people much.

Right?


11 posted on 09/06/2017 1:04:55 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The UK has no death penalty, unless you are an 11 month old infant with no arrest history)
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The former Cubans in Miami are credited by some with putting Trump over the top there.


12 posted on 09/06/2017 1:05:52 PM PDT by Ingtar
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To: Red Badger

Mass evacuations, themselves, can cause very significant issues, including loss of life.

It may be that holding off on issuing the evacuation orders is being done for strategic purposes, to help them get resources to assist with the evacuation in place, move more vulnerable populations out first, etc.


13 posted on 09/06/2017 1:07:14 PM PDT by caligatrux (Rage, rage against the dying of the light.)
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To: Red Badger

Sounds like a disaster in the making.
Deliberate.......................

Somehow, if this goes bad, the media will make it Trump’s fault.


14 posted on 09/06/2017 1:07:39 PM PDT by boycott
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What I don’t get is how people constantly lose everything when they know for days a major storm is bearing down.

I think if I lived in the hurricane zone, I’d have some sort of bug out location ready. Valuables would be placed in a storage locker or a friends house about 50-100 miles inland.

As much as possible would be moved to the attic. I’d consider placing an inflatable boat in the house with some items in it that need to stay but can float up with the flood. Have another inflatable for evac if needed.

30 days of dry food is mandatory along with a supply of water, propane, a couple camp stoves and a firearm or two. Done.

I’m not a prepper but if you live in a weather zone like Florida, it just makes sense.


15 posted on 09/06/2017 1:09:05 PM PDT by cyclotic (Trump tweets are the only news source you can trust.)
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To: Red Badger

Niece left Brickel this morning


16 posted on 09/06/2017 1:09:21 PM PDT by rrrod (just an old guy with a gun in his pocket.6l)
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To: Red Badger

Houston envy.


17 posted on 09/06/2017 1:10:10 PM PDT by Gamecock ("We always choose according to our greatest inclination at the moment." R.C. Sproul)
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To: surrey

I’m here in Broward County....lots are leaving. I sent my wife to Tampa. Im staying to watch over things


18 posted on 09/06/2017 1:11:03 PM PDT by rrrod (just an old guy with a gun in his pocket.6l)
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To: editor-surveyor

If by “packed up” you mean taking every possible item of value, I agree. Important papers, investment certificates, cash, coins, jewelry, computers, video and audio equipment, movie and music discs, photos, etc. Otherwise, weather evacuations end up making you part of wealth redistribution.


19 posted on 09/06/2017 1:11:51 PM PDT by CatOwner
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To: Ingtar

Most Latins in Miami Dade voted Trump


20 posted on 09/06/2017 1:12:28 PM PDT by rrrod (just an old guy with a gun in his pocket.6l)
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