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(CNN)   Irma might be taking her talents to South Beach. EVERYBODY PANIC AND PAAARTY   ( cnn.com) divider line
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2017-09-04 10:42:21 AM  
That's fine. Miami only has the drainage of a clogged toilet.
 
2017-09-04 11:06:34 AM  
Thoughts and prayers for a Category 5+ landfall at Maralago.
 
2017-09-04 11:25:04 AM  

GooberMcFly: Thoughts and prayers for a Category 5+ landfall at Maralago.


Because you want the recovery bill to read in its entirety: "Donald Trump gets $1 trillion"?
 
2017-09-04 11:26:17 AM  

GooberMcFly: Thoughts and prayers for a Category 5+ landfall at Maralago.


Just what we need, overflow from another toxic waste site contaminating the ecosystem.
 
2017-09-04 11:27:31 AM  
That would really fark up the treasure hunting down there with all that fools gold scattering around palm beach
 
2017-09-04 11:29:07 AM  
That's going to be a farking mess. Just bring all the outside bars inside for Chrissakes.
 
2017-09-04 11:29:21 AM  
There's a really bad scenario possible where it just stays barely offshore scraping the entirety of Southeast Florida with eyewall and then making landfall in South Carolina.

But of course there are tons of possibilities at this point.
 
2017-09-04 11:31:44 AM  
It's still closer to Brazil than to Puerto Rico, let alone the mainland United States - why are people already speculating about this kind of stuff? I mean it's one thing if you want to get a head start stocking up water and storm supplies for yourself, or prepositioning for disaster recovery, but it doesn't need to consume our national psyche.
 
2017-09-04 11:32:43 AM  
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2017-09-04 11:33:41 AM  
This is what happens when there are so many new 'fad' diets...Irma was self-conscious about her size and now she's going on the South Beach diet.

/I'll see myself out
 
2017-09-04 11:34:40 AM  
Goodbye Florida.
 
2017-09-04 11:35:56 AM  
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2017-09-04 11:37:18 AM  
The Televangelists will say it hit Houston and South Florida because of all the brown peoples living there.   And of course all the gays in key west.
 
2017-09-04 11:37:51 AM  
IRMA LET YOU FINISH BUT HURRICANE HARVEY WAS THE BEST HURRICANE OF ALL TIME!
 
2017-09-04 11:37:58 AM  

GooberMcFly: Thoughts and prayers for a Category 5+ landfall at Maralago.


I suggest we send Robert Mueller and his team down there now to help remove any financial records that might be in danger from the hurricane.
 
2017-09-04 11:40:46 AM  

TheFoz: IRMA LET YOU FINISH BUT HURRICANE HARVEY WAS THE BEST HURRICANE OF ALL TIME!


Somebody with skillz needs to photoshop some Ermahgerd memes to Irmahgerd
 
2017-09-04 11:42:12 AM  
Tuesday should be a fun day working as an underwriter.
/ What do you mean I can't insure my business?
 
2017-09-04 11:44:45 AM  

Enigmamf: It's still closer to Brazil than to Puerto Rico, let alone the mainland United States - why are people already speculating about this kind of stuff? I mean it's one thing if you want to get a head start stocking up water and storm supplies for yourself, or prepositioning for disaster recovery, but it doesn't need to consume our national psyche.


It's all just pure speculation at this point, because fark science. For all we can speculate, it could wipe out Denmark by dinner time.
 
2017-09-04 11:47:58 AM  
Hey, I started the hurricane drill last week.

The last 2 times the mister was deployed, I sat out hurricanes.

He's deployed again.

Soon.
 
2017-09-04 11:49:06 AM  

12349876: There's a really bad scenario possible where it just stays barely offshore scraping the entirety of Southeast Florida with eyewall and then making landfall in South Carolina.

But of course there are tons of possibilities at this point.


I have been waiting for that event to happen for a long time.
I want it to punch a new inlet right into the mosquito lagoon.
 
2017-09-04 11:50:28 AM  

Enigmamf: It's still closer to Brazil than to Puerto Rico, let alone the mainland United States - why are people already speculating about this kind of stuff? I mean it's one thing if you want to get a head start stocking up water and storm supplies for yourself, or prepositioning for disaster recovery, but it doesn't need to consume our national psyche.


CNN really wants to make it happen.
 
2017-09-04 11:51:54 AM  

Enigmamf: It's still closer to Brazil than to Puerto Rico, let alone the mainland United States - why are people already speculating about this kind of stuff? I mean it's one thing if you want to get a head start stocking up water and storm supplies for yourself, or prepositioning for disaster recovery, but it doesn't need to consume our national psyche.


You're right and you're wrong.

To use an imperfect air traffic control scenario, two planes within a mile of each other moving away from each other, aren't a concern.  Two planes that are far apart from each other, but moving towards each other have to be addressed.

I'm delaying driving my elderly relatives to western Florida for another week.  People travel from all over the country these days, it's not unreasonable to have nationwide coverage.

That said, storms and scare tactics sell advertising.  Is it heading right at you?!  Tune in at 11 for more details!
 
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2017-09-04 11:56:15 AM  

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2017-09-04 12:01:53 PM  

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To be fair, isn't the land area of Miami very small?
 
2017-09-04 12:02:55 PM  
I have an ex named "Irma" and I'm curious to see if this storm can reach her standard of destruction.
 
2017-09-04 12:12:12 PM  

Enigmamf: It's still closer to Brazil than to Puerto Rico, let alone the mainland United States - why are people already speculating about this kind of stuff? I mean it's one thing if you want to get a head start stocking up water and storm supplies for yourself, or prepositioning for disaster recovery, but it doesn't need to consume our national psyche.


It's part of the climate cult playbook to hype every possible weather event as a result of climate change, by which they really mean anthropogenic global warming. They spent a decade or more claiming there would be increased numbers of storms and the intensity of said storms would increase as well. There are finally an increased number of storms and... BINGO! Right on cue...Climate change!
 
2017-09-04 12:13:48 PM  

theflatline: The Televangelists will say it hit Houston and South Florida because of all the brown peoples living there.   And of course all the gays in key west.


And if you send them some money, they'll pray for their lost souls...
 
2017-09-04 12:20:38 PM  
The attitude in this thread reflects the attitude of the general us population. It's not science's fault, it's not climate change' s fault, it's not red or blue's fault, it's not the gays, it's not the statues being removed, etc etc. Hurricanes strike in the late summer. Some are larger than others. Help each other get through the worst of them. Start planning better.
A nation of fools.
 
2017-09-04 12:20:38 PM  

bloobeary: GooberMcFly: Thoughts and prayers for a Category 5+ landfall at Maralago.

Just what we need, overflow from another toxic waste site contaminating the ecosystem.


Ok that is pretty funny
 
2017-09-04 12:24:19 PM  
Irma has a tail. Jose might come in behind her and finish off anyone not yet drowned.
They are almost exactly 7 days apart. (and there is a bit of swirly in place in North Africa where Jose formed, which would be 7 days behind Jose if it gets its act together)
 
2017-09-04 12:26:04 PM  

Mtop18: The attitude in this thread reflects the attitude of the general us population. It's not science's fault, it's not climate change' s fault, it's not red or blue's fault, it's not the gays, it's not the statues being removed, etc etc. Hurricanes strike in the late summer. Some are larger than others. Help each other get through the worst of them. Start planning better.
A nation of fools.


If you own a house and do not have a thought out reserve of water, food, and other supplies, you are a problem waiting to happen.
 
2017-09-04 12:31:56 PM  
I like the projections showing it turning to the NW, and it stays due west.. and new maps turning it NW farther  but it keeps going west, and eventually making a 90 degree turn to north...  it might stay west, just for the LOLs....  maybe it wants to hit the hot tub... Harvey said it was really good.... puts some pep in your step....
 
2017-09-04 12:32:37 PM  

Enigmamf: It's still closer to Brazil than to Puerto Rico, let alone the mainland United States - why are people already speculating about this kind of stuff? I mean it's one thing if you want to get a head start stocking up water and storm supplies for yourself, or prepositioning for disaster recovery, but it doesn't need to consume our national psyche.


Insurance money is the best tasting money
 
2017-09-04 12:33:41 PM  

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To be fair, isn't the land area of Miami very small?


Yes, but still lots of people in the flood zone, in the same ballpark as Harris COunty (link to article)
 
2017-09-04 12:34:11 PM  
"Irma's moving to Florida".  As if that sentence hasn't been spoken in NY a bazillion times ...
 
2017-09-04 12:35:04 PM  
One of the models currently being considered unlikely but terrifying shows Irma, Jose and Katia (forming south of the gulf) all hitting near Miami in the next week. oh, and Irma being Cat5 in that model.
Everybody panic.
 
2017-09-04 12:37:16 PM  

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To be fair, isn't the land area of Miami very small?


It will be in about a week.
 
2017-09-04 12:37:34 PM  

Mtop18: The attitude in this thread reflects the attitude of the general us population. It's not science's fault, it's not climate change' s fault, it's not red or blue's fault, it's not the gays, it's not the statues being removed, etc etc. Hurricanes strike in the late summer. Some are larger than others. Help each other get through the worst of them. Start planning better.
A nation of fools.


It,s a storm..   happens every year.   Some get taken out by shear winds and other weather events, some don't..  remember, Harvey was a DOA low before turning into a zombie..   shait happens.. prepare for it, deal with it.. it is what it is....
 
2017-09-04 12:37:43 PM  

August11: Mtop18: The attitude in this thread reflects the attitude of the general us population. It's not science's fault, it's not climate change' s fault, it's not red or blue's fault, it's not the gays, it's not the statues being removed, etc etc. Hurricanes strike in the late summer. Some are larger than others. Help each other get through the worst of them. Start planning better.
A nation of fools.

If you own a house and do not have a thought out reserve of water, food, and other supplies, you are a problem waiting to happen.


Location vs disaster type needs to be taken into account.  Where I live, the real dangers are catastrophic wildfires or earthquakes.

My disaster prep is for bugout in case of fire evacuation, and water supply/camping gear for cooking in case of earthquakes busting the water and power.


Which reminds me, i need to get some portable solar setups for recharging for camping/emergency.


But flooding?  I'm on a mesa.
 
2017-09-04 12:45:35 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: That's fine. Miami only has the drainage of a clogged toilet.


South Florida has excellent drainage with all the controlled canals and sand/limestone for soil.
 
2017-09-04 12:45:49 PM  
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I thought her talent was writing gentle, humorous anecdotes about suburban life.

/I know, I know, with an "I".
 
2017-09-04 12:46:34 PM  

centrifugal bumblepuppy: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: centrifugal bumblepuppy: [img.fark.net image 850x301]

To be fair, isn't the land area of Miami very small?

Yes, but still lots of people in the flood zone, in the same ballpark as Harris COunty (link to article)


If any of those high rises aren't evacuated and get surrounded by water for several days...
 
2017-09-04 12:47:30 PM  
Irma threatens to destroy South Beach. Residents reported to be feeling betrayed, bewildered.

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2017-09-04 12:48:33 PM  

NotThatGuyAgain: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: That's fine. Miami only has the drainage of a clogged toilet.

South Florida has excellent drainage with all the controlled canals and sand/limestone for soil.


This is happening more and more.

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2017-09-04 01:14:06 PM  

Enigmamf: It's still closer to Brazil than to Puerto Rico, let alone the mainland United States - why are people already speculating about this kind of stuff? I mean it's one thing if you want to get a head start stocking up water and storm supplies for yourself, or prepositioning for disaster recovery, but it doesn't need to consume our national psyche.


It's 6 days out if it's going to hit Miami.  That's not a whole lot if you haven't prepared in advance.  Conversely, now would be the perfect time to start your preparations, before the panic store crowds really get going.

Also, Puerto Rico is under a hurricane watch now.
 
2017-09-04 01:15:25 PM  
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2017-09-04 01:21:40 PM  

Bonzo_1116: August11: Mtop18: The attitude in this thread reflects the attitude of the general us population. It's not science's fault, it's not climate change' s fault, it's not red or blue's fault, it's not the gays, it's not the statues being removed, etc etc. Hurricanes strike in the late summer. Some are larger than others. Help each other get through the worst of them. Start planning better.
A nation of fools.

If you own a house and do not have a thought out reserve of water, food, and other supplies, you are a problem waiting to happen.

Location vs disaster type needs to be taken into account.  Where I live, the real dangers are catastrophic wildfires or earthquakes.

My disaster prep is for bugout in case of fire evacuation, and water supply/camping gear for cooking in case of earthquakes busting the water and power.


Which reminds me, i need to get some portable solar setups for recharging for camping/emergency.


But flooding?  I'm on a mesa.


Agreed. When I was young, I helped a local farmer bail and store hay for extra money. I forgot my gloves once and that was a personal natural disaster. The cuts were exquisite. Not only did I never forget my gloves again, but I always carried an extra set in case a younger manifestation of myself ever appeared in the crew. And I was reading Emerson a lot at the time. And here is the thing about self-reliance. It is not about you; it is about the other guy. If you can't help yourself in a pinch, you will make a lousy neighbor.
 
2017-09-04 01:30:57 PM  

August11: And here is the thing about self-reliance. It is not about you; it is about the other guy. If you can't help yourself in a pinch, you will make a lousy neighbor.


That's exactly why I don't prepare for anything - I don't want to have to help my neighbors.

For instance, last winter, I didn't own a shovel and that was just fine with me, because if I could dig my car out, I'd be obligated to dig other people out.
 
2017-09-04 01:34:20 PM  
Five days out is the most NOAA will predict.  They're the best experts we have.  Uninformed speculation brings nothing to the table.
 
2017-09-04 01:41:03 PM  
Will the warning sirens go...   Oontz Ooontz Ooontz.. ?
 
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