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2 hours ago, Reza said:

Seems like it's weakening. 

Unfortunately, no.

0630EDT 10Sept17

Irma strengthened to a CAT-4 overnight --and the Sun ain't up yet-- and moving at 8mph in a NNW direction.

lrma is <40miles from Key West where the current Storm Surge is 2feet (citing USAToday the record is 20feet)

Tornado Warnings several places south of Naples.

Irma "has shifted West" so the predicted Eye-landfall is now St. Petersburg which is West of Tampa.

In Deerfield Beach, FL, police are "arresting" the homeless to get them off the streets.

Except for FOX, the other Nutworks are running specials and making dramatic reports on stuff they can't even see --it is dark outside, still.

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0700EDT

lrma's Eye is 22 miles in diameter.

The diameter of lram out to Tropical Force Winds is 420 miles.

lrma's Eye is 15miles from Key West.

ADDITION: 0725hrs. Eye Wall has reached Key West.

Edited by hasanhh

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0900EDT  Here is some Good News.

lf you have seen the North part of the Irma Hurricane peeling off and going out over the Atlantic towards Greenland, it is not because of the High Pressure Cell over the Great Lakes, but the Jetstream looping down below Cuba and then turning North.

For a map of the Jetstream:  http://www.intellicast.com/National/Wind/JetStream.aspx 

Added: For a still picture of this from 09Sept, yesterday: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2017/irma-atlantic-ocean 

Edited by hasanhh

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According to NPR Breaking News (one hour ago): The hurricane, which smashed through the Florida Keys earlier Sunday, is hitting the state's southwestern coast. As the eye passes Naples, the storm has weakened to a Category 2 with winds at 110 mph.

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This morning Hurricane Irma was downgraded to Category 1. Now it's a tropical storm. The news is about the wind damage and flooding associated with a hurricane. Any town in any part of the world can have a flash flood if the rain exceeds 3 inches in a short period of time. Hurricane force winds make it all the worse. Tropical storm winds are not as strong but still deadly. 

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After the Storm

  • Listen to local officials for updates and instructions. 
  • Check-in with family and friends by texting or using social media. 
  • Return home only when authorities indicate it is safe. 
  • Watch out for debris and downed power lines. 
  • Avoid walking or driving through flood waters. Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down, and one foot of fast-moving water can sweep your vehicle away. 
  • Avoid flood water as it may be electrically charged from underground or downed power lines and may hide dangerous debris or places where the ground is washed away. 
  • Do not touch downed power lines or objects in contact with downed lines. Report electrical hazards to the police and the utility company. 
  • Be especially careful during a loss of electrical power, as the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and fire increases at that time.  
  • Never use a generator inside a home, basement, shed or garage even if doors and windows are open. 
  • If using candles, please use caution. If possible, use flashlights instead. If you must use candles, do not burn them on or near anything that can catch fire. 
  • Never taste food or rely on appearance or odor to determine its safety. Some foods may look and smell fine, but if they have been at room temperature too long, bacteria causing food-borne illnesses can start growing quickly. Some types of bacteria produce toxins that cannot be destroyed by cooking. 
  • Photograph the damage to your property in order to assist in filing an insurance claim. 
  • Do what you can to prevent further damage to your property, (e.g., putting a tarp on a damaged roof), as insurance may not cover additional damage that occurs after the storm. 

For more information: https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

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7 hours ago, E.L King said:

As expected, panic was caused and nothing happened. Who win? Well the corporations who profited from this.

Thankfully, it didn't turn out as badly as it could have. As soon as meteorologists saw that it was diverting toward the west coast of Florida rather than the east, they started feeling a little relief.

It was horrific in the islands of the Atlantic where it made landfall. It wiped out entire communities. I wouldn't call that "nothing happened". I'm surprised to see an intelligent Muslim young man speaking as if the United States is the whole world. 

Even in the US, the hurricane/tropical storm has caused extensive damage and so far has caused 11 (documented so far) lost lives. Not nearly as bad as it first was expected to be, but not "nothing". 

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@E.L King According to The Weather Channel, Hurricane Irma killed 11 people in the US and at least 34 people were killed in the Caribbean islands including 10 in Cuba. 

Edited by Hameedeh
To add tag.

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1 hour ago, shiaman14 said:

Trump makes US leave the Climate Accord and we get hit by 2 hurricanes and wildfires. Coincidence? I think not!!!

lf you are going to do innuendo, as a Clintonian Democrat, you should proclaim "the Russians did it".

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