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fluffydelusions
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Host Samurai
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Who gets to name these hurricanes? Why Irma and not Ivanka or Ivan?
Culex
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(09-05-2017, 12:48 AM)

Originally Posted by KenzinFive

It's the 25th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew. Unfortunately, it's old enough that some of my students here in South Florida don't take hurricanes that seriously. Thankfully the older one who were around for Wilma are more serious about it.

Anyone who remembers Andrew knows just how utterly devastating hurricanes can be. The only positive of Andrew is that it woke up South Florida and got them to take hurricanes even more seriously. Knock on wood, South Florida should be able to handle this better than Andrew. But I'm only considering my area of South Florida; I don't know about the other parts...

As bad as hurricanes are, at least we're capable of seeing them coming days ahead of time. I'd hate to be in an area where massive earthquakes can occur at the drop of a hat
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I'll be safe for this storm (if it hits), but I'm worrying about coming back to a flooded home. I also have to worry about the plywood covering my windows breaking and the two trees in front of my house falling on top of it. Thank goodness that I live alone and that I can rely on family that live five minutes away in case the worst happens.

The one good thing about Andrew is it forced building code and material improvements, and not just for Florida.
Kusagari
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Originally Posted by fluffydelusions

Yep, this is the current projected track and it's terrifying.

Basically all of South Florida will get hit. Doesn't matter if you're in Miami-Dade, Broward or Palm Beach.
Orin GA
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(09-05-2017, 12:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by KenzinFive

It's the 25th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew. Unfortunately, it's old enough that some of my students here in South Florida don't take hurricanes that seriously. Thankfully the older one who were around for Wilma are more serious about it.

Anyone who remembers Andrew knows just how utterly devastating hurricanes can be. The only positive of Andrew is that it woke up South Florida and got them to take hurricanes even more seriously. Knock on wood, South Florida should be able to handle this better than Andrew. But I'm only considering my area of South Florida; I don't know about the other parts...

As bad as hurricanes are, at least we're capable of seeing them coming days ahead of time. I'd hate to be in an area where massive earthquakes can occur at the drop of a hat
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I'll be safe for this storm (if it hits), but I'm worrying about coming back to a flooded home. I also have to worry about the plywood covering my windows breaking and the two trees in front of my house falling on top of it. Thank goodness that I live alone and that I can rely on family that live five minutes away in case the worst happens.

Just got the roof fixed because it was leaking. Hope it holds up. Most my house has tile flooring except for a few rooms with wood flooring that do not mix well with water.
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Originally Posted by KenzinFive

It's the 25th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew. Unfortunately, it's old enough that some of my students here in South Florida don't take hurricanes that seriously. Thankfully the older one who were around for Wilma are more serious about it.

Anyone who remembers Andrew knows just how utterly devastating hurricanes can be. The only positive of Andrew is that it woke up South Florida and got them to take hurricanes even more seriously. Knock on wood, South Florida should be able to handle this better than Andrew. But I'm only considering my area of South Florida; I don't know about the other parts...

As bad as hurricanes are, at least we're capable of seeing them coming days ahead of time. I'd hate to be in an area where massive earthquakes can occur at the drop of a hat
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I'll be safe for this storm (if it hits), but I'm worrying about coming back to a flooded home. I also have to worry about the plywood covering my windows breaking and the two trees in front of my house falling on top of it. Thank goodness that I live alone and that I can rely on family that live five minutes away in case the worst happens.


Our building standards are way better than they were during Andrew, but that still doesn't do anything when a tree falls on your house, or the flooding roadblocks the entire city. Downtown Miami/Wynwood/SouthBeach is fucked if it brings a lot of rain.
MrNelson
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Originally Posted by Host Samurai

Who gets to name these hurricanes? Why Irma and not Ivanka or Ivan?

Ivan is retired.
superdeluxe
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(09-05-2017, 12:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Slayven

Is the closest back to back natural disasters in us history?

Florida had 4 hurricanes hit it in 2004.

2005 brought Katrina, Rita and Wilma. Those 2 years were bad
Pesmerga00
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(09-05-2017, 12:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by SchrodingerC

Ain't that the true.

Seriously!

Him and the poster on the first page, equating this storm to an act of God, can just Fuck right off.
superdeluxe
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(09-05-2017, 12:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by fluffydelusions


Where is Miami in relation to eye wall?
Andrew Korenchkin
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Hope it doesn't do any damage. Two potential huge hurricanes back to back? Fuck.
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Originally Posted by Kusagari

Yep, this is the current projected track and it's terrifying.

Basically all of South Florida will get hit. Doesn't matter if you're in Miami-Dade, Broward or Palm Beach.

Shit man. All my relatives live in Fort Lauderdale area.
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(09-05-2017, 12:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by Host Samurai

Who gets to name these hurricanes? Why Irma and not Ivanka or Ivan?

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutnames.shtml
GKSilKamina
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(09-05-2017, 12:53 AM)

Originally Posted by fluffydelusions

Oh yikes...

I hope all of my friends/relatives in the area already stocked up on supplies. I'm pretty sure most Publixes around here are already wiped out on water.

Stay safe, FloridaGAF.
DJ88
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(09-05-2017, 12:54 AM)
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Uhhh, kind of starting to worry here in Ft. Lauderdale.
boredofcanada
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Originally Posted by superdeluxe

Where is Miami in relation to eye wall?

Right in the middle of the eye. It's like Miami has a target on it.
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(09-05-2017, 12:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by Host Samurai

Who gets to name these hurricanes? Why Irma and not Ivanka or Ivan?

The World Metrological Organization developed 6 A-Z lists of hurricane names that alternate every year (one per year). The names typically alternate between male and female. To learn more: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutnames_history.shtml

Ivan was retired in 2004. Ivanka isn't on any list currently but could always be a replacement for one of the female I names if they get retired in the future
Orin GA
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(09-05-2017, 12:55 AM)
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What are the chances of it curving back around to open sea?
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Originally Posted by Slayven

Your governor isn't Rick Scott, you still winning

the only good news is that we literally can't reelect his criminal ass anymore...so long as we don't send dude to the senate id say that's a good thing

Originally Posted by fluffydelusions

well shit
witness
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(09-05-2017, 12:56 AM)
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Have completed two more supply trips, if it's a direct shot up the state as a Cat 4 then we are leaving Orlando on Friday and going to my dads in New Orleans. My office is right next door to a WalMart so I'm walking over there tomorrow during my lunch break for a final supply run if we stay. The home owner changed out the entire roof last year after Matthew (it was the original roof of 30+ years so it was time anyway) so I hope it can hold up to whatever we get here. I do not want to come back to a home with a tree in it even though we don't own it.
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Originally Posted by Host Samurai

Who gets to name these hurricanes? Why Irma and not Ivanka or Ivan?

The National Hurricane Center picks the names for North Atlantic tropical storms. They have six lists of names that go in alphabetical order, and they swap which list they use each year. The lists are thus made up years ahead of time.

Particularly devestating storms and hurricanes have their names removed from future lists. The name Ivan was retired from the lists after Hurricane Ivan, a category 5 hurricane, did terrible damage in 2004.
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Originally Posted by superdeluxe

Where is Miami in relation to eye wall?

The right front quadrant. The absolute worst case scenario. Not only would they get the highest winds, but they'd get an absolutely nightmarish storm surge.

However, new EURO will come out in due time tonight, as well as another GFS suite around 11 EST. Every successive model run is extremely important at this point. Within 48 hours we will likely know exactly how this is going to play out.

That doesn't mean people shouldn't already be planning to leave Florida. Just like with Harvey and Houston...if the storm dumps 50"+ of rain on Houston and you left, you are a genius. If it doesn't and you left, you had an inconvenience. For Florida, if it misses, just an inconvenience. But if it hits, especially Miami in exactly that way, you will have an absolute horror of horrors.
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Originally Posted by fluffydelusions

Oh no, the eye is going to pass directly over my parents' home...
djplaeskool
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Sheesh. So right now we're possibly looking at a direct hit on Miami?
Make preparations now people.
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Originally Posted by Host Samurai

Who gets to name these hurricanes? Why Irma and not Ivanka or Ivan?

Originally Posted by MrNelson

Ivan is retired.

Here's a list of all of the retired Atlantic hurricane names.

'I' names are tough enough to come up with a wide variety of options - doubly so when a number of the names are attached to memorable storms and can't be used any more.

The retired 'I' storms are... Irene (2011), Igor (2010), Ike (2008), Ivan (2004), Isabel (2003), Isidore (2002), Iris (2001), Inez (1966) and Ione (1955). Irma will undoubtedly join them barring a minor miracle.

Upcoming 'I' storms will be named Isaac (2018), Imelda (2019), Isaias (2020), Ida (2021) and Ian (2022).
Volgarth
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(09-05-2017, 12:58 AM)
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I have family in Orlando. They say water is flying off the store shelves already. People are taking no chances.
Orin GA
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(09-05-2017, 12:59 AM)
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Has North Miami Beach ever flooded before from a hurricane?
Kusagari
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Originally Posted by Orin GA

Has North Miami Beach ever flooded before from a hurricane?

Miami Beach floods from anything.
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(09-05-2017, 01:00 AM)
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last night my girl & i were feeding a stray kitten that i thought was stuck in the base of a tree, turned out it wasnt but it wouldn't let me get anywhere near it...really kinda worried for it, couldn't find it earlier today but im gonna check back...hope it's somewhere safe, can't imagine being out there in this next weekend

Originally Posted by Kusagari

Miami Beach floods from anything.

seriously, this
i lived there for a year and again, a hard rain will flood parts of the beach easily
Darryl M R
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(09-05-2017, 01:01 AM)
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Does anyone have a good link/website that goes over what items people should have on hand for natural disasters?

I'm starting to get stuff together for this winter and future harsh seasons.
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Originally Posted by Orin GA

Has North Miami Beach ever flooded before from a hurricane?

Miami Beach floods when it sprinkles. If it hits us, Miami Beach will be evacuated.
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Originally Posted by Host Samurai

Who gets to name these hurricanes? Why Irma and not Ivanka or Ivan?

There's six lists that get recycled yearly (for example, there was a Cindy in 2005 and one earlier this year), with noteworthy names retired from the rotation (there will never be another Katrina or Sandy again).

The names were originally the phonetic alphabet (Able, Baker, Charlie, etc..), then switched to women's names in 53 and made unisex in 79.

There actually was a Hurricane Ivan in 2004, but the name was retired. There's no Ivanka on the lists, just Irma this year, then Issac, Imelda, Isaias, Ida and Ian.

Edit: Shit, ya'll are on the ball in this thread, gonna just let you do all the work from here on out. =p
Tyrant Rave
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(09-05-2017, 01:03 AM)
My brother went to a gas station here in Broward and saw them scalping water there already, it's begun
B33
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Living in Florida sucks ass.

I live in Florida
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I have friends planning to visit Disney/Orlando on Monday. They should probably cancel right.
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Originally Posted by Darryl M R

Does anyone have a good link/website that goes over what items people should have on hand for natural disasters?

I'm starting to get stuff together for this winter and future harsh seasons.

http://www.publix.com/pages/publix-storm-basics
Orin GA
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(09-05-2017, 01:04 AM)
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Okay. So say we do get a flood warning for Miami. How far Inland Florida do you think would be a safe place.
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Originally Posted by Darryl M R

Does anyone have a good link/website that goes over what items people should have on hand for natural disasters?

I'm starting to get stuff together for this winter and future harsh seasons.

http://www.redcross.org/get-help/pre...eady/get-a-kit
2MF
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If you thought trying to evacuate Houston was a bad idea... how about trying to evacuate a huge portion of a state with a hurricane (maybe) about to go up the middle of it?

Nothing is certain yet, maybe the storm won't landfall in Florida... there are still many days for the forecasts to change, even small adjustments can have a huge impact 6-7 days out.
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Originally Posted by Orin GA

Okay. So say we do get a flood warning for Miami. How far Inland Florida do you think would be a safe place.

We won't know until it's a few hours out or so. The worst damage Andrew caused was all inland.
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Originally Posted by rocketskates

I have friends planning to visit Disney/Orlando on Monday. They should probably cancel right.

They should wait until they can get a better projection of the path. It may not hit Florida at all.
Zackat
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(09-05-2017, 01:07 AM)

Originally Posted by rocketskates

I have friends planning to visit Disney/Orlando on Monday. They should probably cancel right.

Hard to say right now, but Disney is pretty sturdy.
BitStyle
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(09-05-2017, 01:08 AM)

Originally Posted by fluffydelusions

It's that time again, huh?
Time to get some provisions just in case
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(09-05-2017, 01:09 AM)
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i could swear i read liberty city is actually the most inland place in miami

which is amazing, cause when we start to turn into atlantis i hope that neighborhood becomes the most baller one
boredofcanada
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Originally Posted by IrishNinja

i could swear i read liberty city is actually the most inland place in miami

which is amazing, cause when we start to turn into atlantis i hope that neighborhood becomes the most baller one

That's completely false. Liberty city is a few miles from Biscayne bay. The Everglades is probably the most inland part of Miami.
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Originally Posted by GKSilKamina

Oh yikes...

I hope all of my friends/relatives in the area already stocked up on supplies. I'm pretty sure most Publixes around here are already wiped out on water.

Stay safe, FloridaGAF.

Nah, I went a few hours ago. There were people leaving with like 10 packs of water (smh) but Publix was rolling out cases non stop. The money was flowing, let me tell you.
Khaos Kontrol
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(09-05-2017, 01:10 AM)
Damn. Stay safe Florida GAF
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(09-05-2017, 01:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Orin GA

What are the chances of it curving back around to open sea?

Getting lower now:

Computer model guidance on Irma’s future track made an important westward shift on Sunday night. Virtually all models—including our most reliable ones for hurricane track forecasts, the GFS, European, and UKMET—took Irma further west than prior model runs before an expected sharp turn to the north. This shift increases the chance that Irma will directly affect Hispaniola and especially Cuba, as discussed above. The shift also raises the odds for a U.S. landfall considerably, because Irma’s expected right turn toward the north would probably occur too late for Irma to miss the U.S. East Coast entirely. A strong upper-level trough will be moving well offshore by early next week, reducing the odds that Irma would be hauled out to sea.

That upper level trough that's about to hit the US Northeast is likely moving too fast to carry Irma out to sea like it was previously thought to

https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/th...ensifying-irma
GregLombardi
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Originally Posted by Orin GA

Okay. So say we do get a flood warning for Miami. How far Inland Florida do you think would be a safe place.

If the hurricane approaches Miami like that and at that strength, as a 20+ year weather enthusiast, I would recommend a 100% evacuation of Miami. I'm not even joking. Its the storm surge that would be beyond belief.
LumpOfCole
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Gas is already expensive in Florida right now but I’d highly recommend to FloridaGAF to gas up early this week instead of holding off.

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