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« Reply #60 on: September 11, 2017, 12:49:35 AM »

6:20 p.m.

The National Hurricane Center reports water levels are rising rapidly in Naples from Hurricane Irma's storm surge. A federal tide gauge in Naples reported a 7 foot rise of water in just 90 minutes.

A wind gust of 142 mph (229 kph) was recorded at the Naples Municipal Airport as the storm kept its top sustained wind speed of 110 mph (175 kph).

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Tampa Bay at midnight.  IMO, they'll be lucky if they get only a 7 ft surge.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/tampa-bay-may-escape-the-worst-of-its-nightmare-scenario/2017/09/10/f3be3754-95cf-11e7-8754-d478688d23b4_story.html
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« Reply #61 on: September 11, 2017, 12:53:23 AM »

>> Bleak, cold, apocalyptic vistas. hhh

The outside temp when we came in from the car was 90 F.
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« Reply #62 on: September 11, 2017, 01:07:04 AM »

Oh yeah, I forgot about the western heat wave.  Been unseasonably cool and extra wet here since late July.
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« Reply #63 on: September 11, 2017, 08:22:44 AM »

A phew! Looked at your post count and worried! Happy to hear you are OK.

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« Reply #64 on: September 11, 2017, 11:36:21 AM »

At least 32 looters are arrested across Florida during Irma crime spree: Thieves prompt SWAT standoff after robbing a store for GUNS while others are caught on camera breaking into a sports shop

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4870676/Eight-looters-broke-Fort-Lauderdale-clothing-retailer.html#ixzz4sMwY7sE3

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« Reply #65 on: September 11, 2017, 02:56:03 PM »

Power Out For More Than 60 Percent Of Florida Homes And Businesses
http://www.npr.org/2017/09/11/550101223/power-out-for-more-than-60-percent-of-florida-homes-and-businesses
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« Reply #66 on: September 11, 2017, 06:01:35 PM »

We lost power around midnight. Probably 15 inches of rain in the last couple days. 11 inches yesterday. About 3 AM was our strongest winds. Guessing 50-60 mph with some 80 mph gusts.

There are quite a few trees down around town and the river is flooding. High tide is right now and they were expecting another couple of feet of flooding. Downtown the river was about a foot higher than the previous high.

Hopefully we get power restored soon but I am not hopeful. Winds have died down enough for crews to start working but there are a lot of people without power.

I did find a couple neighborhood's with power and at the Waffle House there were about 20 people lined up waiting to get in.
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« Reply #67 on: September 11, 2017, 06:07:51 PM »

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On Sunday, the utility’s VP of communications, Rob Gould, told ABC that residents on the east coast could expect a standard post-storm restoration timeline, but that the west coast’s electrical grid would need a “wholesale rebuild.”

“This is going to be a very, very lengthy restoration, arguably the longest and most complex in U.S. history,” Gould said.

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/09/floridas-largest-utility-west-floridas-electrical-grid-will-need-a-wholesale-rebuild/539328/
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« Reply #68 on: September 12, 2017, 09:23:01 AM »

Hurricane Irma Meteorological Records/Notable Facts Recap pdf

https://webcms.colostate.edu/tropical/media/sites/111/2017/09/Hurricane-Irma-Records.pdf

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FWIW, here's the wind speed log:

Aug 30/11am -  50 MPH
Aug 30/ 5pm -  60 MPH
Aug 31/11pm -  65 MPH
Aug 31/ 5am -  70 MPH
Aug 31/11am - 100 MPH Cat2
Aug 31/ 5pm - 115 MPH Cat3
Sep 01/11pm - 115 MPH Cat3
Sep 01/ 5am - 115 MPH Cat3
Sep 01/11am - 110 MPH Cat2
Sep 01/ 5pm - 120 MPH Cat3
Sep 02/11pm - 115 MPH Cat3
Sep 02/ 5am - 110 MPH Cat2
Sep 02/11am - 110 MPH Cat2
Sep 02/ 5pm - 110 MPH Cat2
Sep 03/11pm - 110 MPH Cat2
Sep 03/ 5am - 115 MPH Cat3
Sep 03/11am - 115 MPH Cat3
Sep 03/ 5pm - 115 MPH Cat3
Sep 04/11pm - 115 MPH Cat3
Sep 04/ 5am - 115 MPH Cat3
Sep 04/11am - 120 MPH Cat3
Sep 04/ 5pm - 130 MPH Cat4
Sep 05/11pm - 140 MPH Cat4
Sep 05/ 5am - 150 MPH Cat4
Sep 05/ 8am - 175 MPH Cat5
Sep 05/11am - 180 MPH Cat5
Sep 05/ 5pm - 185 MPH Cat5
Sep 06/11pm - 185 MPH Cat5
Sep 06/ 5am - 185 MPH Cat5
Sep 06/11am - 185 MPH Cat5
Sep 06/ 5pm - 185 MPH Cat5
Sep 07/11pm - 185 MPH Cat5
Sep 07/ 5am - 180 MPH Cat5
Sep 07/11am - 175 MPH Cat5
Sep 07/ 5pm - 175 MPH Cat5
Sep 08/11pm - 165 MPH Cat5
Sep 08/ 5am - 155 MPH Cat4
Sep 08/11am - 150 MPH Cat4
Sep 08/ 5pm - 155 MPH Cat4
Sep 09/11pm - 160 MPH Cat5
Sep 09/ 5am - 155 MPH Cat4
Sep 09/11am - 125 MPH Cat3
Sep 09/ 5pm - 125 MPH Cat3
Sep 10/11pm - 120 MPH Cat3
Sep 10/ 5am - 130 MPH Cat4
Sep 10/11am - 130 MPH Cat4
Sep 10/ 5pm - 110 MPH Cat2
Sep 11/11pm - 100 MPH Cat2
Sep 11/ 5am -  75 MPH Cat1
Sep 11/11am -  65 MPH
Sep 11/ 5pm -  50 MPH

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« Reply #69 on: September 13, 2017, 12:29:08 AM »

We totally lucked out.  I don't know what Fort Lauderdale recorded but we lost a lot of trees. No damage to the inside of my place or the building itself.  Couple thousand in landscaping and we are good to go. 

Feeling bad for the others that weren't so lucky. 
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« Reply #70 on: September 13, 2017, 12:41:33 AM »

Good to hear from you, DB!

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In a state built on air conditioning, millions of Florida residents now want to know one thing: When will the power be back on?

http://nypost.com/2017/09/12/florida-is-disgusting-sweaty-mess-with-little-hope-in-sight/
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« Reply #71 on: September 13, 2017, 02:43:32 AM »

Still no power here. Supposedly they started today with 260,000 in the city without power and now that number is down to 120,000. So hopefully tomorrow.

A friend who got power let us borrow their generator. We have the fridge plugged in, some fans running, and internet and TV. And it is nice to be able to charge up the phones. But no AC sucks. The heat isn't too bad but everything in the house is moist. Very humid the lasts couple days.

If I am still here in Florida next year I think I will invest in a generator of my own. That will pretty much guarantee I will never lose power again.
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« Reply #72 on: September 13, 2017, 12:11:09 PM »

Dumbasses running generators inside their homes are going to kill more people in FL than the hurricane did.  From my reader headlines, I count 4 deaths and 7 hospitalized in just 2 days.

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« Reply #73 on: September 13, 2017, 03:03:06 PM »

>>kill more people in FL than the hurricane did

I heard only 11 people died in the hurricane. My guess is there will be more deaths and injuries from people trying to clean up downed trees. I saw some Darwin award winners up on a roof yesterday with axes trying to chop through a big tree with people standing right below where the tree would roll down.

And there are a LOT of intersections with no lights that should be treated as 4 way stops but every time I go out I see someone barreling through them without even slowing down. And a friend of mine got rear ended when she stopped at one of these lights.
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« Reply #74 on: September 13, 2017, 03:13:28 PM »

>4

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at least five people died and more than a dozen were treated for breathing carbon monoxide fumes from generators in the Orlando, Miami and Daytona Beach areas.


I saw some of the first fatalities in the reader.  IMO, they were stretching it in order to blame the hurricane. In the first one, the guy skidded his pickup truck into a tree. There were no known wind or limbs that caused it. The only thing that tied it into Irma was he was traveling to buy a generator. And 5 have died in a nursing home, apparently because of lack of air conditioning.
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Aside from the nursing home deaths, at least 13 people in Florida were killed in Irma-related circumstances, many of them well after the storm had passed. A Tampa man died after the chain saw he was using to remove branches kicked back and cut his carotid artery.
https://apnews.com/b01d27a86b644196ba7081f72eed88d8

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I saw where the FL Emer Mgmt people said they need to instruct people on 4-way stops when a light is out. Good luck with that.
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