Hurricane Irma is a Category 5 Hurricane with 185 MPH Winds ….

Here we go again…..

This time Florida and the Carribean Island are in for a rough going….

Is Mother Nature gonna break the US Budget this year?

Out hopes are for no loss of life….

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As Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms ever recorded, aimed for Puerto Rico and other islandsthroughout the Caribbean, residents scrambled Tuesday to rush out of flood zones, stock up on the last available water, food and gas, shutter their homes and brace for what is now, and could remain, a mammoth Category 5 hurricane.

“We have to prepare for an event that we have never experienced here,” said Gov. Ricardo Rosselló of Puerto Rico at a news conference, as he went on to call the hurricane’s arrival imminent and its potential catastrophic.

Packing winds of up to 185 miles an hour, Irma threatened havoc and widespread destruction across Puerto Rico, a United States territory of 3.4 million people, the nearby island of Hispaniola (home to the Dominican Republic and Haiti), Antigua, St. Kitts and Nevis, and the United States Virgin Islands, among others. Cuba is also threatened. The storm is expected to rake or sideswipe Puerto Rico on Wednesday.

President Trump declared a state of emergency in Puerto Rico, Florida and the United States Virgin Islands on Tuesday.

Hurricane Irma is one of the strongest storms ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, according to the National Hurricane Center and Bryan Norcross, the hurricane specialist at The Weather Channel. The hurricane center said Irma had winds of up to 185 mph as it approached the Leeward Islands. There have been other storms with comparable winds in the Caribbean Sea or the Gulf of Mexico, where the warm waters fuel particularly dangerous hurricanes.

With Harvey’s destruction still fresh on people’s minds, Florida hustled into action….

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Irma, the most powerful Atlantic hurricane in history, was picked up machines used to measure earthquakes.

Illinois Brandon
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Very Dangerous situation for the Keys and the West Coast of Florida. My Aunt and Uncle sold their home in Cape Coral, Florida two years ago and moved back here to the Chicago. That area could get up to 15 feet of storm surge which will flood and destroy many homes in that area.

Keith
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Well, both Rush and Trump are respected figures in the Republican Party.

Both overweight blowhards with too many wives.

Scott p
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Yeah Rush was the party boy of the family. The Limbaughs are well known lawyers and judges in southeastern Missouri. In fact the Courthouse in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri is named the Rush Limbaugh Courthouse–After the loudmouth host’s grandfather.

My Name Is jack
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And the remarkable thing is that Limbaugh was just some old rock n roll disc jockey who started mouthing off political opinions and what passes for the conservative “movement” in this country eagerly latched upon him as some kind of guru. Even his brother said that Limbaugh himself was frankly startled at the reception he got,never imagining that so many people would flock to him as their source of information.Yet they have and continue to as he pontificates on all sorts of subjects of which… Read more »
Scott p
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My Name Is jack
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And let’s remember(I know you don’t want to hear this James),Limbaugh is a respected figure among the vast majority of Republicans.

Indeed, at one point in the 90s the National Review(the premier bible of American conservatism) defined him as their “leader.”

Limbaugh, a drug addled fruitcake ,a respected voice in the Republican Party.

🔴Zreebs
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It looks like most of the models now project that Irma will come up near the coast of Florida without landing in Florida. But almost all models still have the hurricane landing in the US in NC or further south.

I may need to take back my comment that SC looks safe. but as previously stated, it is best that people listen to others besides me for their weather forecasting needs.

🔴Zreebs
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Scott, I was also living in Austin when hurricane Rita hit, but I don’t recall the evacuationtraffic. Of course, Austin traffic is almost always awful!

Scott p
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I was in Austin in 2005 when Hurricane Rita looked like she might cause serious damage even that far inland. In the end she moved even further east and spared Houston the damage Harvey caused.
However the evacuations during Rita were more deadly than the hurricane itself with 20 some people killed in one bus wreck alone. I remember Austin was insane with traffic during that time with all the evacuees in town.

Zreebs
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I am certainly not an expert on hurricanes, but my guess would be that SC looks fairly safe. Florida looks like it will be in serious trouble.

I also experienced hurricane Hugo when I lived in Charlotte. Even though Charlotte is pretty far inland, we still experienced hurricane force winds and the area was devastated. Almost everyone had some damage. Charlotte received no coverage on the national news because the damage in Charleston was even worse.

Scott p
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Stay safe Jack. Hopefully it wanders off to sea.

That old drug addled casbah Rush Limbaugh thinks these hurricane warnings are a scheme to sell bottled water. Now I have a theory that when our local forecasters make dire predictions of winter weather they are incahoots with the grocery chains to sell bread eggs and milk. But a Cat. 5 hurricane is a lot more serious than 3 inches of snow. What a dope Rush is.

My Name Is jack
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Unfortunately,it appears that this storm may come my way.I stayed during Hugo in 1989.I won’t do that again.Will be evacuating to north SC.