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2017-09-06 03:03:36 PM  
You gotta click 'Show More' twice to get to the story (9/6/17 12:18PM EDT). Here it is in case you don't want to go through that

Houston women on vacation in San Juan after Harvey
Houston resident Deborah Adams is in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with three of her friends and was not able to get a flight off the island to get away from Hurricane Irma. This comes just a week after Harvey slammed into Texas.
"I can actually see the beach the tides are picking up," she said.
They were moved to the 4th floor of their hotel for safety. When Adams and her friends went out to get breakfast, the streets are almost deserted.
"We saw about 15 people," she said. "It was mostly tourists."
They had been planning the trip since June, to celebrate one of the women's birthdays. Adams did not have any damage to her home, except for some lost shingles, but she has family members staying with her, who had to leave their homes.
 
2017-09-06 03:53:35 PM  
IT'S LIKE A HURRICAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANE
 
2017-09-06 04:28:26 PM  

bluorangefyre: IT'S LIKE A HURRICAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANE


ON YOUR FLOODING DAY
 
2017-09-06 04:38:35 PM  
Going further into hurricane territory during hurricane season? When you already know one's on the way?

pbs.twimg.com

I know we're not "cool" but there are large swaths of the country where we have really nice weather for another month or so.

I'm just not so sure I want you hanging around here.
 
2017-09-06 04:51:17 PM  
well, at least they'll  have some experience in these matters to help those around them

or panic
 
2017-09-06 04:53:14 PM  
If the world were a sphere, not flat, then we might be able to discover gravity, and build rockets to launch weather satellites, that could actually help a person avoid problems of this sort. Too bad that's just a fantasy.
 
2017-09-06 04:56:19 PM  
"We need to get away from this storm."
"Why don't we go to Puerto Rico?  That's well away from any sort of danger."

dpoisn.com
 
2017-09-06 04:59:10 PM  
Try socal. Kinda hot down by the beach. Smoke-free, clear, blue and absolutely miserable here in the mountains. Nope, you don't wanna come here...
 
2017-09-06 04:59:37 PM  

dv-ous: Going further into hurricane territory during hurricane season? When you already know one's on the way?

[pbs.twimg.com image 400x400]

I know we're not "cool" but there are large swaths of the country where we have really nice weather for another month or so.

I'm just not so sure I want you hanging around here.


It's way cheaper to travel there this time of year. For a reason.

Having grown up in SoFla, I'm always flabbergasted when family members from other parts of the country decide this is the best time of year for a Dominican vacation or to go to Disney World.
 
2017-09-06 05:01:13 PM  
Tropical Storm Harvey actually.
 
2017-09-06 05:01:35 PM  
 
2017-09-06 05:03:42 PM  
Meh. This stud survived both nuclear bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

img.fark.net

"TsutomuYamaguchi, age 29, and a resident of Nagasaki, was in Hiroshima on business when the city was bombed at 8:15 am, on August 6, 1945. He returned to Nagasaki the following day, and despite his wounds, he returned to work on August 9, the day of the second atomic bombing. That morning he was telling his supervisor how one bomb had destroyed Hiroshima, to which his supervisor told him that he was crazy, and at that moment the Nagasaki bomb detonated."

He died in 2010, at age 93.
 
2017-09-06 05:04:22 PM  
An Appointment in Samarra.
Obvious.
Sorry.
 
2017-09-06 05:11:02 PM  
There is a special category of person called "niju hibakusha", or people who survived the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and fled to Nagasaki only to get bombed again three days later.

That's what this reminds me of.

/it means "double survivors"
 
2017-09-06 05:12:19 PM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: Meh. This stud survived both nuclear bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

[img.fark.net image 425x255]

"TsutomuYamaguchi, age 29, and a resident of Nagasaki, was in Hiroshima on business when the city was bombed at 8:15 am, on August 6, 1945. He returned to Nagasaki the following day, and despite his wounds, he returned to work on August 9, the day of the second atomic bombing. That morning he was telling his supervisor how one bomb had destroyed Hiroshima, to which his supervisor told him that he was crazy, and at that moment the Nagasaki bomb detonated."

He died in 2010, at age 93.


That... is wild. Never heard that one before.

"Bombs of unusual size? I don't believe in th--"BOOOOM
 
2017-09-06 05:17:01 PM  
Next time, I recommend taking a summer vacation in Washington (the state).

/We have no hurricanes...never have, never will.
//After dealing with two hurricanes in Florida back in 2004, my Grandmother moved up here less than a year later.
 
2017-09-06 05:19:20 PM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: Meh. This stud survived both nuclear bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

[img.fark.net image 425x255]

"TsutomuYamaguchi, age 29, and a resident of Nagasaki, was in Hiroshima on business when the city was bombed at 8:15 am, on August 6, 1945. He returned to Nagasaki the following day, and despite his wounds, he returned to work on August 9, the day of the second atomic bombing. That morning he was telling his supervisor how one bomb had destroyed Hiroshima, to which his supervisor told him that he was crazy, and at that moment the Nagasaki bomb detonated."

He died in 2010, at age 93.


He was the last one living, but it happened to a few hundred people. The niju hibakusha became a close-knit group after the war, and frequently got together at annual conferences and gatherings to share their experiences.
 
2017-09-06 05:19:55 PM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: Meh. This stud survived both nuclear bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

[img.fark.net image 425x255]

"TsutomuYamaguchi, age 29, and a resident of Nagasaki, was in Hiroshima on business when the city was bombed at 8:15 am, on August 6, 1945. He returned to Nagasaki the following day, and despite his wounds, he returned to work on August 9, the day of the second atomic bombing. That morning he was telling his supervisor how one bomb had destroyed Hiroshima, to which his supervisor told him that he was crazy, and at that moment the Nagasaki bomb detonated."

He died in 2010, at age 93.


"HAAAAAAA! I farking told you, Toshi! In your face! In your face! In your face! Woooooo!"
 
2017-09-06 05:20:05 PM  

thespindrifter: The Pope of Manwich Village: Meh. This stud survived both nuclear bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

[img.fark.net image 425x255]

"TsutomuYamaguchi, age 29, and a resident of Nagasaki, was in Hiroshima on business when the city was bombed at 8:15 am, on August 6, 1945. He returned to Nagasaki the following day, and despite his wounds, he returned to work on August 9, the day of the second atomic bombing. That morning he was telling his supervisor how one bomb had destroyed Hiroshima, to which his supervisor told him that he was crazy, and at that moment the Nagasaki bomb detonated."

He died in 2010, at age 93.

That... is wild. Never heard that one before.

"Bombs of unusual size? I don't believe in th--"BOOOOM


BOUS?
 
2017-09-06 05:21:44 PM  
dv-ous

Going further into hurricane territory during hurricane season? When you already know one's on the way?

Except they booked the vacation in June so yeah the territory is accurate.
 
2017-09-06 05:29:11 PM  

skiinstructor: Try socal. Kinda hot down by the beach. Smoke-free, clear, blue and absolutely miserable here in the mountains. Nope, you don't wanna come here...


Grey and overcast here in the mountains, bur there's rain off and on, so no smoke
 
2017-09-06 05:31:18 PM  

The_Sponge: Next time, I recommend taking a summer vacation in Washington (the state).

/We have no hurricanes...never have, never will.
//After dealing with two hurricanes in Florida back in 2004, my Grandmother moved up here less than a year later.


Isn't half the state on fire? And you've got Hanford...
 
2017-09-06 05:38:00 PM  
Way back in '08, the wife and I flew from Houston to North Carolina to spend a week at Wrightsville Beach with her family. I think we flew over Hurricane Gastov or had it turn after we passed over. Our trip to the beach was cut a couple days short as we were told to leave our rented condo because Hurricane Hanna was going to make landfall our time there. We returned to Houston and Ike hit just over a week later.

We were not prepared for Ike. Being residents of Texas for only two and a half years at that point, we didn't buy water, a generator or anything like that. We lost a lot of food and were without power for six and a half days. But, it brought our street together as we all ate what we could before our food went bad.
 
2017-09-06 05:38:28 PM  
When asked for comment, the women replied, "FML!"
 
2017-09-06 05:41:07 PM  

GaperKiller: The_Sponge: Next time, I recommend taking a summer vacation in Washington (the state).

/We have no hurricanes...never have, never will.
//After dealing with two hurricanes in Florida back in 2004, my Grandmother moved up here less than a year later.

Isn't half the state on fire? And you've got Hanford...



1) Yes it is.  So if you want to vacation up here, just stay away from Eastern Washington....and you'll be safe.  Although if you are in Seattle, you might cough a lot....here is a pic I took at last night's Mariners game:


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That's not fog from Elliott Bay or an overcast sky....100% smoke.


2) Meh....just make sure you don't get too close to Hanford.
 
2017-09-06 06:02:23 PM  

The_Sponge: Next time, I recommend taking a summer vacation in Washington (the state).

/We have no hurricanes...never have, never will.
//After dealing with two hurricanes in Florida back in 2004, my Grandmother moved up here less than a year later.


Bring your gas mask I feel you're heading east of the mountains.
 
2017-09-06 06:03:15 PM  

89 Stick-Up Kid: The_Sponge: Next time, I recommend taking a summer vacation in Washington (the state).

/We have no hurricanes...never have, never will.
//After dealing with two hurricanes in Florida back in 2004, my Grandmother moved up here less than a year later.

Bring your gas mask I feel you're heading east of the mountains.


*If

My iPhone is starting to shiat its pants.
 
2017-09-06 06:10:07 PM  

89 Stick-Up Kid: 89 Stick-Up Kid: The_Sponge: Next time, I recommend taking a summer vacation in Washington (the state).

/We have no hurricanes...never have, never will.
//After dealing with two hurricanes in Florida back in 2004, my Grandmother moved up here less than a year later.

Bring your gas mask I feel you're heading east of the mountains.

*If

My iPhone is starting to shiat its pants.


Mine's been doing the same. Keyboard is lagging like a mother farker and screwing up a lot of words.
 
2017-09-06 06:10:12 PM  

89 Stick-Up Kid: The_Sponge: Next time, I recommend taking a summer vacation in Washington (the state).

/We have no hurricanes...never have, never will.
//After dealing with two hurricanes in Florida back in 2004, my Grandmother moved up here less than a year later.

Bring your gas mask I feel you're heading east of the mountains.



I was at Lake Chelan last weekend, and it wasn't too bad....some smoke, but not as bad as that pic from the Mariners game...although I could see the smoke coming from the Uno Peak fire.

/Parents live there.
//Obviously, it became a lot worse after I left.
///They almost lost their house 2 years ago due to a forest fire.
 
2017-09-06 06:20:58 PM  
And there's another following and developing...

Don't make your plans yet, folks.
 
2017-09-06 06:23:55 PM  
Current smoke map:
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See the dot that says Medford? I'm near there.
Here is the graph of the smoke, PM2.5
img.fark.net

And I'm not bragging, I am crying.
img.fark.net
 
2017-09-06 06:28:50 PM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: Meh. This stud survived both nuclear bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

[img.fark.net image 425x255]

"TsutomuYamaguchi, age 29, and a resident of Nagasaki, was in Hiroshima on business when the city was bombed at 8:15 am, on August 6, 1945. He returned to Nagasaki the following day, and despite his wounds, he returned to work on August 9, the day of the second atomic bombing. That morning he was telling his supervisor how one bomb had destroyed Hiroshima, to which his supervisor told him that he was crazy, and at that moment the Nagasaki bomb detonated."

He died in 2010, at age 93.


What a great read.
img.fark.net
 
2017-09-06 06:33:00 PM  

Snarfangel: Current smoke map:
[img.fark.net image 525x400]
See the dot that says Medford? I'm near there.
Here is the graph of the smoke, PM2.5
[img.fark.net image 850x81]

And I'm not bragging, I am crying.
[img.fark.net image 256x256]


I'm in a black area, too.
Migraine => puke=> asthma attack...
Rinse and repeat, spend the day on Fark.
 
2017-09-06 06:40:03 PM  

Snarfangel: Current smoke map:
[img.fark.net image 525x400]
See the dot that says Medford? I'm near there.
Here is the graph of the smoke, PM2.5
[img.fark.net image 850x81]

And I'm not bragging, I am crying.
[img.fark.net image 256x256]


Montana says:
img.fark.net
 
2017-09-06 06:43:30 PM  
He hates these CANS!!!
 
2017-09-06 06:44:36 PM  

89 Stick-Up Kid: My iPhone is starting to shiat its pants.


Got a new model coming out, gotta kill the old ones to drive up demand.
 
2017-09-06 06:44:51 PM  

The_Sponge: 1) Yes it is.  So if you want to vacation up here, just stay away from Eastern Washington...

2) Meh....just make sure you don't get too close to Hanford.


Have big time Walla Walla ties (and land).
 
2017-09-06 06:48:10 PM  
I might have bought ironic if they'd gone to Arizona.  Fark needs a special voting option whenever there is an 'ironic' tag used that shows right on the tag how many people don't understand irony.
 
2017-09-06 06:52:47 PM  
Aug-Nov peak Hurricane breeding season.
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They mostly come out at night, mostly.
 
2017-09-06 06:53:44 PM  
That's gonna be a bad time. PR's infrastructure is 60% shoelaces and popsicle sticks.

Enjoy the boat ride back, maybe in a month or two.
 
2017-09-06 06:58:15 PM  

Bumblefark: That's gonna be a bad time. PR's infrastructure is 60% shoelaces and popsicle sticks.

Enjoy the boat ride back, maybe in a month or two.


A best friend ended a Carnival trip to Progresso and Cancun outa Galveston, 5 days planned, 10 days total while they waited for Harvey to shoot his wad. He got off in New Orleans and flew back.  His Z06 Vette is under water some where in a Galveston garage.  He's rich, and covered.
 
2017-09-06 07:44:48 PM  

dv-ous: Going further into hurricane territory during hurricane season? When you already know one's on the way?

[pbs.twimg.com image 400x400]

I know we're not "cool" but there are large swaths of the country where we have really nice weather for another month or so.

I'm just not so sure I want you hanging around here.


For the record:  The lakes in Arkansas aren't just right, the temperature isn't 60s to 80s, there are all these clouds in the sky, there isn't a nice breeze all day long.  There isn't any reason what-so-ever for any of y'all to come here right now.  Not one.

/I get days like that at random in the middle of winter
//cold, rain, cold, sleet, sleet, perfect, hot, sleet, ice, ice, hot, sunny, ice, rain, cold, hot, balmy
///seriously....that's an accurate December\January weather prediction
 
OOF
2017-09-06 07:57:54 PM  
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2017-09-06 07:59:51 PM  

hashtag.acronym: dv-ous: Going further into hurricane territory during hurricane season? When you already know one's on the way?

[pbs.twimg.com image 400x400]

I know we're not "cool" but there are large swaths of the country where we have really nice weather for another month or so.

I'm just not so sure I want you hanging around here.

For the record:  The lakes in Arkansas aren't just right, the temperature isn't 60s to 80s, there are all these clouds in the sky, there isn't a nice breeze all day long.  There isn't any reason what-so-ever for any of y'all to come here right now.  Not one.

/I get days like that at random in the middle of winter
//cold, rain, cold, sleet, sleet, perfect, hot, sleet, ice, ice, hot, sunny, ice, rain, cold, hot, balmy
///seriously....that's an accurate December\January weather prediction


Thanks for the heads-up, I'll be sure to avoid it. Just FYI, Minnesota has no lakes, lousy fishing, all tornados, all the time, we're cold in the summer and hot in the winter, and if you like winter sports like hockey, cross country skiing, more hockey, or cussing at people from Wisconsin, well, we don't truck with any of that nonsense. So definitely don't go up north in September to hit the MTB trails while the fall colors are out.
 
2017-09-06 10:10:04 PM  
Despacito.
 
2017-09-07 12:51:53 AM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: Meh. This stud survived both nuclear bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

[img.fark.net image 425x255]

"TsutomuYamaguchi, age 29, and a resident of Nagasaki, was in Hiroshima on business when the city was bombed at 8:15 am, on August 6, 1945. He returned to Nagasaki the following day, and despite his wounds, he returned to work on August 9, the day of the second atomic bombing. That morning he was telling his supervisor how one bomb had destroyed Hiroshima, to which his supervisor told him that he was crazy, and at that moment the Nagasaki bomb detonated."

He died in 2010, at age 93.


Looks pretty good for 29. Your math might be wrong.
 
2017-09-07 12:56:47 AM  

pacochu: Way back in '08, the wife and I flew from Houston to North Carolina to spend a week at Wrightsville Beach with her family. I think we flew over Hurricane Gastov or had it turn after we passed over. Our trip to the beach was cut a couple days short as we were told to leave our rented condo because Hurricane Hanna was going to make landfall our time there. We returned to Houston and Ike hit just over a week later.

We were not prepared for Ike. Being residents of Texas for only two and a half years at that point, we didn't buy water, a generator or anything like that. We lost a lot of food and were without power for six and a half days. But, it brought our street together as we all ate what we could before our food went bad.


I was in South Padre when Ile came ashore. We had a super high tide the first night. It was blissfully clam the rest of the week.
 
2017-09-07 02:54:36 AM  

Ishkur: The Pope of Manwich Village: Meh. This stud survived both nuclear bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

[img.fark.net image 425x255]

"TsutomuYamaguchi, age 29, and a resident of Nagasaki, was in Hiroshima on business when the city was bombed at 8:15 am, on August 6, 1945. He returned to Nagasaki the following day, and despite his wounds, he returned to work on August 9, the day of the second atomic bombing. That morning he was telling his supervisor how one bomb had destroyed Hiroshima, to which his supervisor told him that he was crazy, and at that moment the Nagasaki bomb detonated."

He died in 2010, at age 93.

He was the last one living, but it happened to a few hundred people. The niju hibakusha became a close-knit group after the war, and frequently got together at annual conferences and gatherings to share their experiences.


They once tried a group hug, but it blew the doors off the banqueting room when they went critical.
 
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