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(CNN)   Hurricane Irma hits the Caribbean and its cone of uncertainty is headed towards the US, with models predicting greater severity than even Andrew. Batten down the hatches and stay safe; check in with you can. It's your Irma Discussion Thread, day two   ( cnn.com) divider line
    More: Live, Lesser Antilles, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, St. Kitts, Tropical cyclone, Caribbean, United States, Puerto Rico Gov.  
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2017-09-06 07:59:43 AM  
Florida's closed.   Moose out front shoulda toldya.
 
2017-09-06 07:59:49 AM  
#irmagoin2canada
 
2017-09-06 08:01:49 AM  
Just here to check in with me can. Thanks, subs.
 
2017-09-06 08:02:17 AM  
models predicting greater severity than even Andrew

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2017-09-06 08:02:29 AM  
Stepmom is in Puerto Rico visiting family.  House they're in is cement so they should be ok.  Still watching the live feed though.
 
2017-09-06 08:03:29 AM  
 
2017-09-06 08:04:59 AM  
This seems to work still.

img.fark.net

Run guys. I hear Nebraska is good.
 
2017-09-06 08:07:47 AM  
Sending a whirlwind of prayers your way
 
2017-09-06 08:07:48 AM  
Oops, damn

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2017-09-06 08:08:12 AM  
The lights went out here a few minutes ago. The winds starting to pickup.
I'm already seeing some tree branches down.

...damn thing ain't even here yet.

/sitting in a closed room full of pitbull farts, farking.
/flashlight on my left, bushmaster on my right.
/I haven't named this gun yet. I think I'll call her "the cone of uncertainty".
 
2017-09-06 08:08:20 AM  
South Florida here. I find it very interesting that all the models are either near the east coast or off the east coast. Only the NHC has Irma running the entire peninsular straight up the exact middle. All the models and ensembles have Irma off the east coast. Very interesting.
 
2017-09-06 08:08:37 AM  

Sorelian's Ghost: Florida's closed.   Moose Gator out front shoulda toldya.


FTFY
 
2017-09-06 08:10:43 AM  
I am slightly concerned. Stores are selling out of stuff, there's long lines for gas, and we'll be boarding up the house by Friday or so.
 
2017-09-06 08:14:05 AM  
Good luck, Caribbean farkers
 
2017-09-06 08:15:32 AM  
Looks like Mobile, AL where I'm located may miss out on the festivities, though that hasn't stopped everyone from buying all the bottled water and portable generators here.

I'm glad I have a 5 stage R/O filter that I normally use to filter water for my aquarium to filter drinking water.  But I don't have a generator (yet).  Perhaps will buy one today if a new shipment gets in.
 
2017-09-06 08:16:03 AM  

flucto: This seems to work still.

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Run guys. I hear Nebraska is good.


Yeesh
 I hope the Mouse can swim.
 
2017-09-06 08:16:24 AM  
I'm here with my can.  Well, multiple cans, really.
 
2017-09-06 08:17:34 AM  
Repost from yesterday.  If you have loved ones in the Caribbean, or just like disaster porn...

http://stormcarib.com
 
2017-09-06 08:18:11 AM  
Webcam time lapse of Hector when he passed St Barthélemy (SE of Anguilla).

It's hard to see, but check out how the tree near the end.

(untitled YouTube clip)
Youtube jc_7GUXToyw
 
2017-09-06 08:18:32 AM  

Chris Ween: Good luck, Caribbean farkers


Well, it sounds like the biggest Caribbean farker right now is Irma, and I don't wish her good luck.  Quite the opposite, in fact.
 
2017-09-06 08:19:24 AM  
img.fark.net

PR on the left. Irma is now the size of Georgia and Alabama combined. Ay bendito.
 
2017-09-06 08:20:59 AM  
*eyes massive storm nervously*

Stay safe.

*furiously refreshes model*
 
2017-09-06 08:22:21 AM  
http://tropicwx.com/

I think a fellow Farker hosts this.  Great resource for satellite images.
 
2017-09-06 08:22:29 AM  
There's also another tropical storm in the Atlantic behind Irma. So there could be back to back strikes in the next 10 days or so
 
2017-09-06 08:23:43 AM  
 
2017-09-06 08:26:19 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-09-06 08:26:21 AM  
Oops.  Saw Hector, typed Hector.

Supposedly Irma.  Either way, fuuuuu....
 
2017-09-06 08:27:02 AM  

abhorrent1: St Martin
https://twitter.com/Vanneur/status/905382932285620226


They've been through the wood chipper.
 
2017-09-06 08:27:29 AM  
www.nhc.noaa.gov
Stay safe folks.
 
2017-09-06 08:28:29 AM  
It's not going to hit floriday till Sunday night/monday morning. Do we need to talk about it for 5 days?
 
2017-09-06 08:28:34 AM  

pastramithemosterotic: There's also another tropical storm in the Atlantic behind Irma. So there could be back to back strikes in the next 10 days or so


Looks  like Jose is going to stay off shore. Which is good,  although Jose ramming himself onto DC would  have been poetic.
 
2017-09-06 08:30:18 AM  
Any predictions about MS/LA coast, or still too soon to know?
 
2017-09-06 08:30:20 AM  

hawks9nkh: It's not going to hit floriday till Sunday night/monday morning. Do we need to talk about it for 5 days?


Yes.
 
2017-09-06 08:30:42 AM  

hawks9nkh: It's not going to hit floriday till Sunday night/monday morning. Do we need to talk about it for 5 days?


We're Farkers, it's not like we have anything more productive to do.
 
2017-09-06 08:30:53 AM  
pbs.twimg.com
 
2017-09-06 08:31:32 AM  

hawks9nkh: It's not going to hit floriday till Sunday night/monday morning. Do we need to talk about it for 5 days?


Yes and ALL day too.....get to talkin'
 
2017-09-06 08:31:46 AM  

hawks9nkh: It's not going to hit floriday till Sunday night/monday morning. Do we need to talk about it for 5 days?


Yes
 
2017-09-06 08:31:55 AM  
 
2017-09-06 08:32:00 AM  
Everyone stay safe and watch out for the unexpected.

Back in 2004 Hurricane Gaston which after traveling across land to reach Richmond, VA was only a tropical storm, but it flooded the downtown with between six and twelve feet of water depending upon the location.

The city has a huge flood wall around it with closeable gates to prevent exactly this type of flooding from occurring, but twenty+ years of debris accumulation in the underground drainage system prevented the pumps from keeping the downtown free of water.

That said, be sure to have a backup plan and do not place the continuance of you and your family's life and safety in the operation of possibly old or compromised protective systems--YOU are the best defense for maintaining your safety.

img.fark.netimg.fark.net
 
2017-09-06 08:32:39 AM  
The way that the Florida wang is going right into the cone there, I'd say someone is going to get farked.
 
2017-09-06 08:32:50 AM  

hawks9nkh: It's not going to hit floriday till Sunday night/monday morning. Do we need to talk about it for 5 days?


Indeed!
 
2017-09-06 08:33:05 AM  
It's still calm here in Minnesota.  So far.
 
2017-09-06 08:33:52 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2017-09-06 08:34:18 AM  
I have a pretty good number of friends and family down there.  All I can say is, I hope everyone is okay once this is all done.  Obviously.

The thing about Florida is that they know how to handle hurricanes.  They happen all the time.  This one, however, is just a few jots worse than anything anyone has ever seen before.  And apparently there is another one forming right behind it.

Florida is already having problems with sink holes, because the underground water is tearing stuff up...  I wonder if the entire peninsula may suffer enough damage so as not to be livable any more.

Or am I simply overestimating what a storm can do?
 
2017-09-06 08:34:23 AM  
img.fark.net

All you gotta say.
 
2017-09-06 08:35:03 AM  

hawks9nkh: It's not going to hit floriday till Sunday night/monday morning. Do we need to talk about it for 5 days?


Yes, because -- and this might be hard to believe -- there are actual humans being impacted by the storm that live in places other than Florida.

OR

Yes, because Irma has plenty of devastating to do before she hits Florida, and we all like a good car crash, don't we?

Take your pick.
 
2017-09-06 08:38:24 AM  

hawks9nkh: It's not going to hit floriday till Sunday night/monday morning. Do we need to talk about it for 5 days?


img.fark.net
 
2017-09-06 08:38:31 AM  
All you libs can go and run.  I'm staying put, as Rush Limbaugh suggests.


/currently in Brooklyn NY
 
2017-09-06 08:39:28 AM  
Man, Jamaica keeps lucking out. Missed us again. Here's a photo from Ocho Rios from about five minutes ago:
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My uncle is in West Palm Beach though, so they're packing up to GTFO.
 
2017-09-06 08:39:51 AM  

Chris Ween: [pbs.twimg.com image 538x334]


That'd make a wonderful tie-dye T-shirt!
 
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