Hurricane Irma Update

As of 1:00 pm, Irma is south of Marco Island, category 4, with a well-defined eye. It is moving faster again – 13-14 mph – and will be over Marco Island within the next hour, and headed directly for Naples, following Hwy 41.

Once the eye passes, the wind direction will reverse, and storm surges will become a danger. During the past several hours ocean levels have dropped as the wind pushed the water away from land.

 

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23 Responses to Hurricane Irma Update

  1. stella says:

    Updated storm track as of 1:50 pm:

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  2. lovely says:

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    • Sharon says:

      A small switch of wind would be enough to take him off that balcony, I think.

      Small judgments can sometimes have big consequences. I remember a late afternoon in Minnesota when a powerful thunderstorm with much lightning was directly on us, with lightning strikes all around us. Our large tent was set up in the yard for the enjoyment of the grandchildren when they visited. Grant decided that he must save the tent, and he was about four steps off the back porch headed for the tent with everything crashing all around when I screamed/yelled at him, “That tent is not worth your life.” Thankfully he came back and let the tent fend for itself. It did survive.

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  3. lovely says:

    Rahm Emanul’s disciples never letting a crisis go to waste. Vile people.

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  4. Sharon says:

    Re Tampa Bay emptying – wow.

    Awesome power.

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  5. stella says:

    Now a category 3 storm, with wind speed of 120.

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  6. stella says:

    Storm Track 3:10 pm

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  7. stella says:

    I think they just said there were 142 mph winds in Naples.

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  8. Sharon says:

    I’ve been thinking about the panic/sometimes stupid/sometimes heroic decisions and actions that are manifested in the midst of really bad/hard stuff…. and about my own history of such things….

    I find it difficult beyond telling to be literally and completely helpless, regardless of the cause or context. It’s amazing how undeniable helplessness screams for action, for answers, etc.

    Literal helplessness is very hard to endure, whether for five minutes or five weeks.Very often, the experience requires that the individual “simply” endure it and it runs its course and on the other side, things settle.

    That is not easy, which is, of course, why many don’t do it but strike out or act out in one way or another.

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  9. Howie says:

    Hi folks….Things are not going to be as bad as they could have….Whew…..Irma iz a Landlubber now! Just another Tropical….Disturbance…:)

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