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Hurricane Irma
07 September 2017 12:23 Post ID: #482919
Pity Ashley's helicopter didn't fly through it with him inside but 'joking' aside, I wouldn't want to be in the path of that thing.

Described by some as the worst hurricane ever seen in the Atlantic and the rest as the worst in at least a decade, it's devastating everything in it's way.

Barbuda near Antigua is pretty much gone as an island with nowt left that works, Puerto Rica is expecting absolute carnage along with Cuba before Florida most likely gets it full on and then the knock on effect for everything else will start including petrol prices for us.

Dont think i'll complain again when we get the severe gales and a fence or bin blows over.
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07 September 2017 12:59 Post ID: #482920 - in reply to #482919
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Aye TNMW certainly puts things in perspective, the devistation they cause to as you say a fence knocked over or a bin blown over.
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07 September 2017 13:50 Post ID: #482922 - in reply to #482919
Us humans with our self important little worries and plans and then along comes mother nature and reminds us of our place in the universe.
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07 September 2017 17:30 Post ID: #482924 - in reply to #482919
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Have been in Florida before on Hurricane watch, and a sobering experience is when the radio is interrupted in your car with Tornado warnings.

The storm following looks as if it is picking up intensity as well, so could be a double whammy,

Flew into Florida in 2005, a week after Wilma, the devistation was everywhere, however Disney World was only shut 1 day.

Good Luck to all caught out in this, we are usually there now, but ditched it due to circumstances.
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07 September 2017 22:03 Post ID: #482932 - in reply to #482919
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Just nature going through its routine.....sad but true.
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07 September 2017 22:46 Post ID: #482934 - in reply to #482919
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It's quite hard to fathom - this isn't a new phenomenon for the zone.

Civilisations millennia ago, took action to protect themselves against the elements. And nature in general, such as earthquakes etc. And their constructions still survive in some form today.

Rule number one; water and feed yourselves. Rule number two, find:build shelter.

They are poor people in general; but so were the peoples of ancient civilisations.

If I was to live on a Caribbean island, half my gaff would be underground; the other half solid and designed to be aerodynamic, to try and beat the elements.

Today, basic survival seems to have passed people by. Like building major cities on a known massive geological fault......

Sympathy, still. But even so, if people thousands of years ago defended themselves against what this world can throw at them......why not now?
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07 September 2017 22:49 Post ID: #482935 - in reply to #482919
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Mind you - people in the UK still build and live in places with flat roofs; and build housing estates on known flood plains.
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08 September 2017 00:10 Post ID: #482937 - in reply to #482919
Cant help but agree with some of the sentiments in that the hotter countries tend to build houses out of sticklebricks.

Another thing to factor in is the media's tendency to overegg everything now whether a genuine tragedy or a run of the mill event. Still think this one is going to be up there with America's worst though.
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08 September 2017 07:21 Post ID: #482941 - in reply to #482919
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I don't think people on these islands have many (any?) funds to build them out of anything else really - but knowing the threat potentially faced every year around these times, you would expect there to be an island-wide (global initiative?) government policy of help to build part of the dwellings below ground so that not everything is destroyed by foul weather such as this; and a place to take refuge when they hit.

Humankind has gone backwards in so many ways.
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08 September 2017 09:19 Post ID: #482943 - in reply to #482937
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Toon_NoMatterWot - 8/9/2017 00:10

Cant help but agree with some of the sentiments in that the hotter countries tend to build houses out of sticklebricks.

Another thing to factor in is the media's tendency to overegg everything now whether a genuine tragedy or a run of the mill event. Still think this one is going to be up there with America's worst though.


They build their houses out of wood and corrugated steel, as it is cheaper to rebuild when the inevitable happens. Even a brick built, or cinder block building would have difficulty surviving that. The houses are much more thermally efficient as well. When time comes for a rebuild, many of the original beams and planks can be used as a starting point, not everything is reduced to a pulp.
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08 September 2017 10:08 Post ID: #482944 - in reply to #482943
daftladguy - 8/9/2017 09:19

Toon_NoMatterWot - 8/9/2017 00:10

Cant help but agree with some of the sentiments in that the hotter countries tend to build houses out of sticklebricks.

Another thing to factor in is the media's tendency to overegg everything now whether a genuine tragedy or a run of the mill event. Still think this one is going to be up there with America's worst though.


They build their houses out of wood and corrugated steel, as it is cheaper to rebuild when the inevitable happens. Even a brick built, or cinder block building would have difficulty surviving that. The houses are much more thermally efficient as well. When time comes for a rebuild, many of the original beams and planks can be used as a starting point, not everything is reduced to a pulp.


Didn't know that which makes it sound like they're fairly relaxed on just getting on with things when or if the worst happens. The Florida 'panic', makes it sound as if they haven't really thought of it.
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08 September 2017 10:33 Post ID: #482947 - in reply to #482919
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08 September 2017 10:47 Post ID: #482948 - in reply to #482919
Not Bob Johnson.
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She'll appear on cam 6am sunday
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08 September 2017 10:52 Post ID: #482949 - in reply to #482919
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To be fair Florida dont tend to panic about these things they have them that often and no matter how bad it is you can guarantee disney will be open within 24 hours.
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08 September 2017 11:12 Post ID: #482950 - in reply to #482948
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BlackBob - 8/9/2017 10:47

She'll appear on cam 6am sunday


Been to Clearwater many times Bob, and stayed in the hotel, the webcam is on in 2015, its a great place, a webcam at West Palm Beach, or Cocoa Beach would be a good view, they are on the East Coast, as the strongest winds are in the North East corner of the Hurricane.

https://www.surfguru.com/florida-surf-reports/cocoa-beach-pier

learned that last night watching Fox News!!!

Edited by daftladguy 8/9/2017 11:21
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08 September 2017 13:24 Post ID: #482951 - in reply to #482947


nigh on 80 degrees at half 8 in the morning and the beach is deserted. If that was up here and it was as nice as that it would be rammed. Loads of sickies .
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08 September 2017 18:59 Post ID: #482953 - in reply to #482950
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It'll be fecked come 8am sunday Guy.iv'e been following this one since she was born in the Cape Verdes back on the 28th of August.
put all the detaies on by blog the 31st.











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Harvey was bad but our friends over the water need to keep an eye on Irma,she could end up cat 5 and head to the gulf over the next 10 days.very powerfull storm with current wind speeds we dont see to much until later in in development.







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Edited by BlackBob 8/9/2017 19:01
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08 September 2017 19:01 Post ID: #482954 - in reply to #482919
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follow the cam links before they drop out.
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08 September 2017 20:24 Post ID: #482956 - in reply to #482919
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08 September 2017 21:20 Post ID: #482957 - in reply to #482919
Wonder if Donald Trump minds any 'immigrants' helping to rebuild Florida once this has passed through?
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08 September 2017 21:35 Post ID: #482958 - in reply to #482919
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Eh? Where did that one come from, Toony?

Ok. I'll go down the same route. If all the buildings collapse due to a bit of wind, who do you think built them?
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08 September 2017 21:39 Post ID: #482959 - in reply to #482958
CuckFan - 8/9/2017 21:35

Eh? Where did that one come from, Toony?

Ok. I'll go down the same route. If all the buildings collapse due to a bit of wind, who do you think built them?


I think you read my comment wrong.

With all the big debate in America about walls and several month waits for visa's etc which goes with the 'immigrant' bashing there's been for a bit. I just wonder if they'll mind the help from the people they want to prejudice against.

It's not in any way intended to be a controversial piece by me if that's what you think.
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08 September 2017 22:10 Post ID: #482960 - in reply to #482919
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Whatever.
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08 September 2017 22:44 Post ID: #482961 - in reply to #482960
CuckFan - 8/9/2017 22:10

Whatever.


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08 September 2017 23:30 Post ID: #482962 - in reply to #482919
Disney are closing their stuff for at least 2 days from tomorrow so that tells us that something historical is headed.
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09 September 2017 11:14 Post ID: #482964 - in reply to #482953
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Give us a link to your blog Bob, the hotel in Clearwater, with the webcam on, Pier House 60, first 2 levels are for parking, like most others, so built with something like this in mind. Just thinking of all the shops and restaurants that are at ground level, and will be decimated.

Good Luck to them all, track seems to have shifted more towards west side, so they are right in the middle of it now.

Toony, think of all the old people who live in the trailer parks, there are loads, everywhere, they are a unseen disaster waiting to unfold....

Edited by daftladguy 9/9/2017 11:17
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09 September 2017 11:26 Post ID: #482965 - in reply to #482919
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Aye Florida is full of old people who went there to die and then forgot what they came for. Just proves you cant fuck with mother nature hopefully its not as bad as predicted
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09 September 2017 14:40 Post ID: #482971 - in reply to #482919
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Two massive hurricanes within a few weeks of each other, it's just crazy. Something is happening to the world and it aint good. The weather has been strange the past couple of years over here, more rain than normal, more thunder storms, hail storms, something seems off. The tides are shifting, I guess. Ive heard that roads and highways have been shut down due to the huge amounts of traffic from so many people trying to leave southern Florida. Houston is a mess right now and will be for a good while, so many people have lost everything and now Florida is next. Mother nature aint happy.
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09 September 2017 21:36 Post ID: #482977 - in reply to #482919
A live feed of Fox news as the hurricane touches Miami if anyone's interested.

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10 September 2017 02:35 Post ID: #482979 - in reply to #482919
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Hope they can all bunker down & stay safe,meanwhile Bangladesh & the rest of us waits for trump to go to Paris.
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10 September 2017 21:14 Post ID: #483017 - in reply to #482964
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10 September 2017 22:01 Post ID: #483022 - in reply to #482919
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Feckin looters should be executed on sight,they no good for a civilised life.
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