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malaise

(266,838 posts)
Fri Nov 17, 2023, 05:20 PM Nov 2023

I have a feeling that rain records are being broken here in Jamaica in the past

24 fours. I have never seen more sustained rain falling for this long or this heavy. Looks like it will come to an end in a few hours but this will be a major economic and societal disaster.
I expect massive destruction of vulnerable homes, massive land slides and homes sliding into gullies. There will be loss of life.

I cannot imagine what this is doing to Haiti as I type because we have way better infra structure.
I cannot imagine what would have happened if this had hurricane speed winds with all this rain.
Bravo to the folks who saw this coming a week ago.
Climate change is effin real.

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I have a feeling that rain records are being broken here in Jamaica in the past (Original Post) malaise Nov 2023 OP
Our local weather reports on this Deuxcents Nov 2023 #1
I'm safe malaise Nov 2023 #3
ABC malaise Nov 2023 #4
Sometimes Mother Nature is scary. gab13by13 Nov 2023 #2
Blessing to you and Jamaica, malaise mcar Nov 2023 #5
Haiti can't handle another crisis malaise Nov 2023 #6
SO and I have a small charity that gets donated medical supplies to mcar Nov 2023 #7
But, but, but Republicans... Bundbuster Nov 2023 #8
Just seeing the devastation in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia malaise Nov 2023 #14
I saw the weather report for area yesterday dixiegrrrrl Nov 2023 #9
Great to see you posting sis malaise Nov 2023 #10
Glad you're ok mountain grammy Nov 2023 #11
Going to check on one of the feral cats malaise Nov 2023 #15
k&r n/t area51 Nov 2023 #12
K&R spanone Nov 2023 #13
It is very unusual here Conjuay Nov 2023 #16
We normally get rain in October/November but never what malaise Nov 2023 #17

malaise

(266,838 posts)
3. I'm safe
Fri Nov 17, 2023, 05:28 PM
Nov 2023

But that ‘s not true for many folks here and in Haiti.

They had to rescue folks with helicopters last night.

mcar

(42,102 posts)
7. SO and I have a small charity that gets donated medical supplies to
Fri Nov 17, 2023, 05:50 PM
Nov 2023

countries in need. Over the years, we've developed some solid contacts and gotten a lot of stuff into Haiti. Last year or so, nothing. We can get things into Venezuela easier. And there is next to nothing in the news about it.

Bundbuster

(2,800 posts)
8. But, but, but Republicans...
Fri Nov 17, 2023, 05:59 PM
Nov 2023
climate change
global warming
ice shelf melting
ocean acidification
choral bleaching
storm intensification
permafrost melting
methane release
sea level rise
glacial retreat

malaise

(266,838 posts)
14. Just seeing the devastation in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia
Sat Nov 18, 2023, 06:34 AM
Nov 2023

South Florida is also cleaning up after serious flooding. This is a global mess.
This system leaving the Caribbean will do some serious damage across the pond.

dixiegrrrrl

(60,010 posts)
9. I saw the weather report for area yesterday
Fri Nov 17, 2023, 06:13 PM
Nov 2023

Watched that system as we Gulf state peeps do.
Very relieved to hear you are ok,

malaise

(266,838 posts)
10. Great to see you posting sis
Fri Nov 17, 2023, 06:48 PM
Nov 2023

I paid attention and picked up stuff before 10.00am yesterday. Not moving before noon tomorrow.
What a lot of rain - PHEW,
Will watch the reports for the real damage tomorrow.

Conjuay

(1,217 posts)
16. It is very unusual here
Sat Nov 18, 2023, 06:58 AM
Nov 2023

in Central Florida to experience this long of a rain event.
Typically we would be a month Into our dry season, receiving brief showers as cold fronts advance.

malaise

(266,838 posts)
17. We normally get rain in October/November but never what
Sat Nov 18, 2023, 07:50 AM
Nov 2023

I experienced in the last 36 hours.
The sun is peeping out this morning but there is still some more to come. Should be over later today.
Britain and Europe are in for some serious flooding as this crosses the pond.

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