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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:10 PM

If Sandy is a Cat1, I don't need at Cat 2

This island is going to be devastated - the storm is on land now -half of our neighbour's ackee tree just went.

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Reply If Sandy is a Cat1, I don't need at Cat 2 (Original post)
malaise Oct 2012 OP
Tommy_Carcetti Oct 2012 #1
LiberalLoner Oct 2012 #2
malaise Oct 2012 #8
BumRushDaShow Oct 2012 #15
malaise Oct 2012 #20
RainDog Oct 2012 #3
malaise Oct 2012 #9
aquart Oct 2012 #4
malaise Oct 2012 #18
Horse with no Name Oct 2012 #5
villager Oct 2012 #6
malaise Oct 2012 #12
BumRushDaShow Oct 2012 #7
Warpy Oct 2012 #10
malaise Oct 2012 #14
deutsey Oct 2012 #11
malaise Oct 2012 #16
deutsey Oct 2012 #17
CherokeeDem Oct 2012 #13
malaise Oct 2012 #19
DainBramaged Oct 2012 #33
malaise Oct 2012 #36
Lochloosa Oct 2012 #21
malaise Oct 2012 #42
Lugnut Oct 2012 #22
malaise Oct 2012 #43
titaniumsalute Oct 2012 #23
Skidmore Oct 2012 #24
malaise Oct 2012 #44
ProudProgressiveNow Oct 2012 #25
malaise Oct 2012 #45
countryjake Oct 2012 #26
malaise Oct 2012 #34
SoCalDem Oct 2012 #37
malaise Oct 2012 #46
HappyMe Oct 2012 #41
Kurovski Oct 2012 #61
highplainsdem Oct 2012 #27
malaise Oct 2012 #53
Blue_In_AK Oct 2012 #28
malaise Oct 2012 #54
revolution breeze Oct 2012 #29
malaise Oct 2012 #57
DainBramaged Oct 2012 #30
greytdemocrat Oct 2012 #31
Jamastiene Oct 2012 #32
malaise Oct 2012 #47
slackmaster Oct 2012 #35
malaise Oct 2012 #48
msanthrope Oct 2012 #38
malaise Oct 2012 #49
a la izquierda Oct 2012 #39
malaise Oct 2012 #50
a la izquierda Oct 2012 #58
suffragette Oct 2012 #40
malaise Oct 2012 #51
Ellipsis Oct 2012 #55
malaise Oct 2012 #59
RomneyLies Oct 2012 #56
malaise Oct 2012 #62
suffragette Oct 2012 #68
Barack_America Oct 2012 #52
malaise Oct 2012 #63
Kurovski Oct 2012 #60
malaise Oct 2012 #64
99Forever Oct 2012 #65
malaise Oct 2012 #66
99Forever Oct 2012 #67

Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:12 PM

1. Stay strong and safe! nt

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:12 PM

2. Big 2nd!

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:16 PM

8. Thanks all - this is our first direct hit since Gilbert in 1988

and it's coming from South to North - the south coast and parts of the North east coast are a mess already - sea durge everywhere and massive flooding and now the real wind has landed.

I'm dying to know the wind speed. We must be getting the 95mph gusts and we're far from the coast.

Ah well it will be over before night.

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Response to malaise (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:21 PM

15. Here's a 3:00 pm advisory with winds for different locales

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCMAT3+shtml/241458.shtml?

STIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE 973 MB
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS 70 KT WITH GUSTS TO 85 KT.
64 KT....... 20NE 20SE 0SW 0NW.
50 KT....... 50NE 60SE 30SW 30NW.
34 KT.......110NE 120SE 60SW 60NW.
12 FT SEAS..180NE 240SE 0SW 90NW.
WINDS AND SEAS VARY GREATLY IN EACH QUADRANT. RADII IN NAUTICAL
MILES ARE THE LARGEST RADII EXPECTED ANYWHERE IN THAT QUADRANT.

REPEAT...CENTER LOCATED NEAR 17.1N 76.7W AT 24/1500Z
AT 24/1200Z CENTER WAS LOCATED NEAR 16.6N 76.9W

FORECAST VALID 25/0000Z 19.1N 76.5W
MAX WIND 75 KT...GUSTS 90 KT.
64 KT... 20NE 20SE 10SW 15NW.
50 KT... 60NE 70SE 30SW 40NW.
34 KT...120NE 120SE 60SW 70NW.

FORECAST VALID 25/1200Z 21.9N 76.4W
MAX WIND 65 KT...GUSTS 80 KT.
64 KT... 20NE 20SE 15SW 15NW.
50 KT... 70NE 70SE 30SW 50NW.
34 KT...150NE 120SE 60SW 90NW.

FORECAST VALID 26/0000Z 24.4N 76.4W
MAX WIND 60 KT...GUSTS 75 KT.
50 KT... 80NE 70SE 30SW 70NW.
34 KT...190NE 130SE 80SW 180NW.

FORECAST VALID 26/1200Z 26.3N 76.7W
MAX WIND 60 KT...GUSTS 75 KT.
50 KT...100NE 80SE 50SW 90NW.
34 KT...230NE 130SE 90SW 220NW.

FORECAST VALID 27/1200Z 28.7N 76.0W
MAX WIND 60 KT...GUSTS 75 KT.
50 KT...100NE 80SE 60SW 90NW.
34 KT...300NE 270SE 120SW 300NW.

EXTENDED OUTLOOK. NOTE...ERRORS FOR TRACK HAVE AVERAGED NEAR 175 NM
ON DAY 4 AND 225 NM ON DAY 5...AND FOR INTENSITY NEAR 20 KT EACH DAY

OUTLOOK VALID 28/1200Z 32.0N 73.0W
MAX WIND 60 KT...GUSTS 75 KT.

OUTLOOK VALID 29/1200Z 35.5N 70.0W...POST-TROPICAL
MAX WIND 60 KT...GUSTS 75 KT.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:31 PM

20. In the real scheme of things we're really

lucky that this storm didn't develop earlier because the water is very hot

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:12 PM

3. hugs and best wishes to you and yours

and all others in the storm.

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Response to RainDog (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:18 PM

9. Thanks

Here's the eye over Kingston

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:13 PM

4. Good luck. Stay safe. Praying for all of you.

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Response to aquart (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:28 PM

18. We're the lucky ones

Many others won't be so lucky

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:14 PM

5. Stay safe Malaise! n/t

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:15 PM

6. Whole island? One particular side? Still have fond memories of time spent in Oracabessa....

... half a seeming lifetime ago (actually, right after 9/11, but both my grown/growing boys were little then, so that shaped the particular adventures I had with them).


Take care, and be well!

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Response to villager (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:20 PM

12. I think Westmoreland and St Elizabeth will suffer the least

but we have power and people in Hanover don't so I'm really not sure who's getting hit or why they lost power.

Lots of folks have lost power. Thankfully we live fairly close to a hospital and two embassies

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:16 PM

7. OMG stay safe!!

We're pulling for you. She is a Cat 1.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:19 PM

10. It's nasty weather, that's for sure

You know it's a hurricane when water is coming through the edges of windows in a fine spray, even when you've made sure they were sealed tight with caulk the week before.

Cat 1 storms are always hardest on trees. Bigger ones start to wreck buildings.

Stay safe, love, and even though Sandy is no lady, at least she won't hang around long.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:21 PM

14. True true - you also know when

you have to really pull the door to open it.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:19 PM

11. Positive thoughts to you and everyone in the path



I may be in its path eventually, too, depending on whether it hits the Northeast US.

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Response to deutsey (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:21 PM

16. A Noreaster will be way worse than this

Hope it becomes a fish storm

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Response to malaise (Reply #16)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:22 PM

17. Me, too...

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:20 PM

13. Stay Safe!

Will be thinking about you and your friends on that beautiful island....wishing you safe harbor.

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Response to CherokeeDem (Reply #13)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:29 PM

19. I remember hwo upset we were after Gilbert

All the trees were gone and this old man told me to relax because the trees would all be back in seven years. Seemed like forever then but he was right.

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Response to malaise (Reply #19)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:30 PM

33. I remember thinking that in 2001, Democracy would be back in seven years, I was right!!!

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Response to DainBramaged (Reply #33)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:54 AM

36. The moral of that story is that you can trust nature way more

Than reTHUGs
:evil grin:

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:41 PM

21. There's just nothing like a hundred mph gust of wind is there?

Stay dry.

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Response to Lochloosa (Reply #21)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:04 PM

42. It was no Gilbert

Power is back - 70% of the island lost power - it's 50% without power at 1.00pm Jamaica time.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:58 PM

22. I've been thinking about you all day.

Stay safe, malaise.

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Response to Lugnut (Reply #22)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:05 PM

43. No damage at all - our neighbors lost two trees and one fell on a station wagon

One of their doors shattered and we did have to clean up some glass - leaves and branches everywhere but we drove across the city this morning with very few problems - trees and light poles down.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:01 PM

23. Looks like it may miss us in Palm Beach County

Good luck...stay safe.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:03 PM

24. Grab the trunk and hang on.

Been thinking about you. I know it is charted to head to the Bahamas too. My inlaws all live there. Thinking of you and hoping you and yours stay safe.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #24)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:07 PM

44. The Bahamas will face Cat 2

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:10 PM

25. Prayers!

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Response to ProudProgressiveNow (Reply #25)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:08 PM

45. Thanks

Returned to see Colin Powell endorsing Obama - Bwaaaaaaaaaaah!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:55 PM

26. Kicking for Jamaica!

and our friend, malaise...I'm hoping that storm is almost gone from there by now and that all have weathered it well.

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Response to countryjake (Reply #26)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:45 AM

34. It's gone

We're fine just trees and some glass from a neighbor's door.
We have water but no power. Should be back later today.
Some parts of the coast have serious damage.
Thanks all

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Response to malaise (Reply #34)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:58 AM

37. Yay.. You made it through another one...

Whew..

Season's almost over ..

hang in there

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #37)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:08 PM

46. Watching the trees collapse next door was something else

but then we remembered Gilbert and calmed down
Minimum damage in most places but some people have lost everything.

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Response to malaise (Reply #34)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 10:14 AM

41. I'm glad you made it through.



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Response to malaise (Reply #34)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 05:34 PM

61. Good

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:59 PM

27. Stay safe, Malaise! Prayers for you and everyone else in the storm's path.

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Response to highplainsdem (Reply #27)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:17 PM

53. Thanks

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:21 PM

28. Careful, Malaise.

Hunker down.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #28)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:18 PM

54. We did take care

but at the end of the day the experts know best - the damage was Cat 1

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:27 PM

29. Stay safe!

Issac hit us as a Category 1, but damn, it did alot of damage!

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Response to revolution breeze (Reply #29)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:18 PM

57. Isaac was a serious storm

You had eve more water than we did because Sandy did pick up some speed which helped us big time

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:28 PM

30. Stay safe, we will be thinking of you, may your spirts keep you safe

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:28 PM

31. Man that eye formed quick.

I know they were concerned about rapid intensification
with the waters so warm.

As you say, it'll be over pretty quickly.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:30 PM

32. Never underestimate a hurricane.

Hurricanes of any Category are destructive and scary.

Stay safe.

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Response to Jamastiene (Reply #32)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:09 PM

47. Thanks

We're back in business - stores are open - power is back and hey it's still raining but off and on.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:49 AM

35. Automatic Rec for first-person account

 

Stay safe, malaise. I'm sure you have a very good idea of what to do and not do.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #35)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:10 PM

48. Yep the formula is simple - prepare and stay indoors until it's over

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 10:01 AM

38. Be safe, malaise!! Right fuggin' now!!! nt

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #38)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:11 PM

49. Bwaaaaaaah hahahaha

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 10:03 AM

39. Hope you are okay!

Hugs from Ohio.

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Response to a la izquierda (Reply #39)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:11 PM

50. Thanks - now vote for Obama and let's wrap this thing up

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Response to malaise (Reply #50)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:36 PM

58. Oh heck yeah!

My husband and I will likely vote on Election Day. We may go early though.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 10:08 AM

40. Hugs to you, sis.

Hope all is ok for everyone there.

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Response to suffragette (Reply #40)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:12 PM

51. Some peeps lost the little they have but most

got through with minor damage.
Lots of trees and light poles down but people are out clearling their debris

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Response to malaise (Reply #51)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:18 PM

55. Glad everythings okay...

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Response to Ellipsis (Reply #55)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:39 PM

59. Jamaica has loads of problems but when it comes to

preparing for storms or recovering after them, we are pretty efficient and it was a Cat 1 so most roads are OK so the electricity folks are moving around with ease

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Response to malaise (Reply #51)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:18 PM

56. Glad you're okay.

 

Stay safe.

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #56)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 05:36 PM

62. We did

Back to reality GObama!!

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Response to malaise (Reply #51)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:53 PM

68. Glad to hear most everyone got through ok

And especially glad you're here and well.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:13 PM

52. When I first read this I thought, "then don't get a second cat!"

Wow. I've clearly lost it.

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Response to Barack_America (Reply #52)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 05:37 PM

63. Bwaaaaaaaaaaaah!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 05:31 PM

60. OMGosh! Be safe, malaise!

i hafta read through the post...We are all with you.

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Response to Kurovski (Reply #60)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 05:37 PM

64. Thanks Comrade leader

We survived like true revolutionaries

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 05:55 PM

65. Hung in there malaise.

Lots of us thinking of you.

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Response to 99Forever (Reply #65)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 07:06 PM

66. We're back to normal

Thanks

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Response to malaise (Reply #66)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 08:10 PM

67. That's great news. n/t

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