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1245 pm EDT Sun Sep 01 2019 ...CATASTROPHIC CATEGORY 5 DORIAN MAKES LANDFALL ON ELBOW CAY IN THE ABACOS... Data from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft and satellite data indicate that Dorian has made landfall at 1240 pm EDT (1640 UTC) in Elbow Cay, Abacos. The winds have increased to 185 mph (295 km/h) with the minimum central pressure falling to 911 mb (26.90 inches).

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DocM    16,615

Video out of the Bahamas

 

 

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+fusi0n    2,072
11 minutes ago, DocM said:

Video out of the Bahamas

 

 

That's crazy dude!

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FloatingFatMan    18,830
12 hours ago, Unobscured Vision said:

Please be safe, folks. I have RL and 'net friends down there. I expect you all to come through this.

 

Don't need any more death in my life. Lost my father two weeks ago.

Much hugs dude, so sorry to hear about your dad. 😢 

 

And yes, everyone in the affected areas, please be safe.

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Jim K    13,750

Slow hurricane ... moving only about 1 mph so Bahama is getting pounded.  :(  

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At 800 AM EDT (1200 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Dorian was located by NOAA Doppler radar near latitude 26.7 North, longitude 78.2 West. Dorian is moving toward the west near 1 mph (2 km/h). A slow westward to west-northwestward motion is forecast during the next day or so, followed by a gradual turn toward the northwest and north. On this track, the core of extremely dangerous Hurricane Dorian will continue to pound Grand Bahama Island through much of today and tonight. The hurricane will move dangerously close to the Florida east coast tonight through Wednesday evening.

 

Maximum sustained winds are near 165 mph (270 km/h) with higher gusts. Dorian is a category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Although gradual weakening is forecast, Dorian is expected to remain a powerful hurricane during the next couple of days.

 

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km).

 

The estimated minimum central pressure is 916 mb (27.05 inches).

 

 

 

 
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Hurricane Dorian lashes Bahamas, menaces east coast

 

Titusville, Fla. (Reuters) - Hurricane Dorian battered the Bahamas early on Monday, peeling off roofs, toppling cars and snapping power lines as rising floodwater threatened to engulf houses.

 

The second-strongest Atlantic storm on record was forecast to pound the archipelago through the day, then move slowly toward the east U.S. coast, where authorities ordered more than a million people evacuated in Florida, South Carolina and Georgia.

 

There were no immediate estimates of casualties as the category five storm covered the northwestern islands of Great Abaco and Grand Bahama with twisted metal and splintered wood.

 

Winds gusting up to 200 mph (320 kph) destroyed or damaged more than 13,000 homes, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said.

 

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Reuters

 

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Jim K    13,750

Cat 4 now 

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At 1100 AM EDT (1500 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Dorian was located near latitude 26.8 North, longitude 78.3 West. Dorian is moving very slowly toward the west near 1 mph (2 km/h). A slow westward to west-northwestward motion is forecast during the next day or so, followed by a gradual turn toward the northwest and north. On this track, the core of extremely dangerous Hurricane Dorian will continue to pound Grand Bahama Island through much of today and tonight. The hurricane will then move dangerously close to the Florida east coast late tonight through Wednesday evening and then move dangerously close to the Georgia and South Carolina coasts on Wednesday night and Thursday.

 

Maximum sustained winds are near 155 mph (250 km/h) with higher gusts. Dorian is an extremely dangerous category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Although gradual weakening is forecast, Dorian is expected to remain a powerful hurricane during the next couple of days.

 

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km).

 

The estimated minimum central pressure is 922 mb (27.23 inches).

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCPAT5+shtml/021450.shtml

 

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Hurricane Dorian pummels Bahamas as monster Category 4 storm

 

 

  • As of 11 a.m. EDT Monday, the National Hurricane Center said Dorian was a Category 4 storm battering the Bahamas. It had been a Category 5 storm overnight.
  • Forecasters say Dorian may spare the U.S. a direct hit, but will move close to Florida's east coast late Monday.
  • Mandatory evacuations were underway in some parts of Florida and ordered for later Monday for the coastlines of South Carolina and Georgia.

"Devastating" Hurricane Dorian was battering parts of the Bahamas Monday morning with punishing 155 mph maximum sustained winds -- down from 185 mph earlier -- and inching along on its path of destruction, the National Hurricane Center said.

 

Storm surges in some places were raising water levels more than 20 feet above normal.

 

Dorian was ripping off roofs, overturning cars and tearing down power lines as people hunkered down in schools, churches and shelters.

 

Though the hurricane center was still forecasting that Dorian would stay just off the U.S. coast as it makes its way up the seaboard, evacuations were ordered for parts of Florida and, later on Monday, the Georgia and South Carolina coasts.

 

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Dorian unrelenting over Bahamas

 

Parts of Grand Bahama island were being lashed incessantly with destructive hurricane-force winds overnight as the Category 5 storm slowed to less than a crawl, moving west at a mere mile-per-hour, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

 

Sustained winds were down somewhat to 165 mph as of 4 a.m. EDT but gusts ranged as high as 200 mph. The storm surge was reaching 18- to 23-feet above normal tide levels, with higher destructive waves.

 

"This is a life-threatening situation. Residents on Grand Bahama Island should not leave their shelter when the eye passes over, as winds will rapidly increase on the other side of the eye. Residents in the Abacos should continue to stay in their shelter until conditions subside later today," the center warned.

 

"These hazards will continue over Grand Bahama Island during most of the day, causing extreme destruction on the island," the center added.

 

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CBS News

 

 

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Mindovermaster    2,515

A friend of mine lives down there. He has been helping everyone prepare for the hurricane. :)

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Mindovermaster    2,515

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/2019-09-04-hurricane-dorian-florida-georgia-carolinas-forecast-wednesday

 

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Hurricane Dorian has intensified into a Category 3 major hurricane once again and will track near the coasts of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and southeastern Virginia into Friday, delivering a siege of storm-surge flooding, high winds and flooding rain.

Dorian's maximum sustained winds have increased to the 115-mph threshold required to regain major-hurricane status (Category 3 or stronger). Regardless of its strength, Dorian will have significant, damaging impacts near and along the Southeast coast.

Major coastal flooding is expected in Charleston, South Carolina, early Thursday morning. Some coastal flooding is also ongoing along the Georgia coast. Significant coastal flooding occurred Wednesday on Florida's First Coast, including in St. Augustine.

This coastal-flood threat will only worsen and expand along a large portion of the Southeast and mid-Atlantic coasts through late-week.

 

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DocM    16,615

I hope New Jersey, NYC, Long Island etc. are getting ready - this one could easily spin up again then curl their way.

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+xrobwx    806
On 8/30/2019 at 3:33 PM, Mockingbird said:

One good news would if it slam right into Mar-a-Lago

I went through Hurricane Michael here in Panama City Beach, FL. Cat 5. There are still people living in tents and FEMA trailers 11 months later. You should not want this to hit anywhere, ever. People still have no roof and STILL haven't received insurance money. People still dead. What a foolish statement to make.

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+xrobwx    806
On 8/31/2019 at 3:05 AM, adrynalyne said:

Intelligent people evacuate. 

Some don't have the means to evacuate. literally. 

On 8/31/2019 at 1:46 AM, DocM said:

Thereby putting all the resort's employees and visitors at risk so you can make a political point outside of  Local Politics.

 

Nice 🙄

This is todays left. You shouldn't be surprised.

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adrynalyne    12,424
1 hour ago, xrobwx said:

Some don't have the means to evacuate. literally. 

This is todays left. You shouldn't be surprised.

People staying in resorts aren’t those people and employees typically don’t live there. Let’s use our heads here. 
 

Don’t pull this left vs right bull crap. You know it was a joke and not serious. 🙄

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DocM    16,615
4 hours ago, adrynalyne said:

People staying in resorts aren’t those people and employees typically don’t live there. Let’s use our heads here. 

🙄

 

Yeah, let's 🙄

 

https://www.jobmonkey.com/resorts/pay_and_experience/

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Free accommodation is another major benefit of resort work and is what attracts many employees to work at exotic destinations all around the world.

 

For seasonal resort workers, the wages they earn are used for further travel and to explore the areas surrounding the resort. For those interested in full time employment, the ability to quickly advance in your choice of career along with the added incentive of free meals and board, makes for a very attractive package, even though your initial salary is not that high.

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This is not unlike the days when some medical staff (docs, interns/residents, nurses, tech specialists, etc.) at large institutions were given free or reduced price apartments or studios on the grounds, making them quickly available if staffing issues arose.

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adrynalyne    12,424
12 minutes ago, DocM said:

 

Yeah, let's 🙄

 

https://www.jobmonkey.com/resorts/pay_and_experience/

 

This is not unlike the days when some medical staff (docs, interns/residents, nurses, tech specialists, etc.) at large institutions were given free or reduced price apartments or studios on the grounds, making them quickly available if staffing issues arose.

I threw out everything you said when you started comparing resort employees to medical staff. Grow up. If you live in hurricane land, you leave when the going gets tough or you die. Simple as that, we don’t control Mother Nature aside from making these storms worse. 

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+xrobwx    806
3 hours ago, adrynalyne said:

I threw out everything you said when you started comparing resort employees to medical staff. Grow up. If you live in hurricane land, you leave when the going gets tough or you die. Simple as that, we don’t control Mother Nature aside from making these storms worse. 

 

Do you live in a hurricane prone area?

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adrynalyne    12,424
14 minutes ago, xrobwx said:

 

Do you live in a hurricane prone area?

Nope. If I did, you can be damn sure I’d evacuate if need be. No home or belonging is worth your life. 

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DocM    16,615
3 hours ago, adrynalyne said:

I threw out everything you said when you started comparing resort employees to medical staff. Grow up. 

 

Both are facts, just different industries, one disproving your specific claim. You grow up.

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FloatingFatMan    18,830
2 hours ago, Mindovermaster said:

That's... Not going to help him if the entire house collapses.  Better to drive it and evacuate!

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adrynalyne    12,424
2 minutes ago, FloatingFatMan said:

That's... Not going to help him if the entire house collapses.  Better to drive it and evacuate!

But but, some people can’t evacuate! /s

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Mindovermaster    2,515
10 minutes ago, FloatingFatMan said:

That's... Not going to help him if the entire house collapses.  Better to drive it and evacuate!

Better than being outside...

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FloatingFatMan    18,830
Just now, Mindovermaster said:

Better than being outside...

Kinda hard to choose between being outside in a hurricane, or inside a collapsed house. Better to evacuate. After all, it's not like they only got 5 minutes warning, is it? They've had days to leave...  Even people on foot could have left the danger zone by now.

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Mindovermaster    2,515
37 minutes ago, FloatingFatMan said:

Kinda hard to choose between being outside in a hurricane, or inside a collapsed house. Better to evacuate. After all, it's not like they only got 5 minutes warning, is it? They've had days to leave...  Even people on foot could have left the danger zone by now.

Well as he said, it won't "blow away". There's less chance if it is brought inside than leaving it outside.

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adrynalyne    12,424
37 minutes ago, Mindovermaster said:

Well as he said, it won't "blow away". There's less chance if it is brought inside than leaving it outside.

Nope, his house will just collapse on it. 

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