Hurricane Maria

Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by Nylock, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. Nylock

    Nylock I hate 'these days'...

  2. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    This was just posted on the Guardian live feed - the eye directly on top of Dominica. :(

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  3. Archimage

    Archimage Kat Knapper

    It's been upgraded to a cat 5!
     
  4. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic King Cnut the Great.

    Caribbean faces fresh devastation as category 5 Hurricane Maria hits islands

    Hurricane warnings remain in effect for:
    • Dominica
    • Guadeloupe
    • Montserrat
    • St Kitts & Nevis
    • US Virgin Islands
    • British Virgin Islands
    • Puerto Rico, Culebra and Vieques

    Hurricane Maria hits Dominica with Category 5 punch - CNN
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2017
  5. ferrelhadley

    ferrelhadley These violent delights have violent ends.

    Terrifying storm, the speed it spun up was incredible, especially over waters that Irma had churned up. Anything going near Haiti is always a major worry as they are so badly prepared. 2017 is on track to finish very high in the ACE (accumulated cyclone energy) scores for the region. Thought there are big caveats about anything before 1966 when satellite tracking started.

    Dominica got absolutely smashed by the eye wall. I think some would have watched what an eye wall looked like coming during Irma, its not just wind, its like the air is nearly liquid. At 160mph the winds of Maria are something like 2.7 times more powerfull than the 115mph winds of Irma at Naples Florida.
     
  6. Bahnhof Strasse

    Bahnhof Strasse Free the Sepsis Six!

    Guadeloupe is where many who were made homeless on St Martin have gone :(
     
  7. ferrelhadley

    ferrelhadley These violent delights have violent ends.

    The pressure is being reported and 916mb and dropping. Dominica made the eyewall more ragged but its likely to reorganise (correction is really has). Excellent conditions for further strengthening seem likely unless there is a lot of wind sheer in the next 24 hours.
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2017
  8. ferrelhadley

    ferrelhadley These violent delights have violent ends.

  9. spring-peeper

    spring-peeper Well-Known Member

  10. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    Sounds like Dominica's prime minister - and everybody else on the island - had a very rough night.

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    According to his Facebook page, some flights bringing Dominicans home from islands affected by Hurricane Irma landed just 2 days ago.

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  11. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

    CBS news just said 165 mph winds from Maria
    here in NYC we're getting rain from Juan
     
  12. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw acknowledging ur soup leg

    Smart of Florida to move close to the Yellowstone super-volcano...
     
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  13. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw acknowledging ur soup leg

  14. 8ball

    8ball Up to something

    Still no Sound Of Music puns.

    Keep it classy, people.
     
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  15. CRI

    CRI Registered Chooser

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  16. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

    While Trump worries over the NFL, Puerto Rico is still in deep shit.

    What every American needs to know about Puerto Rico’s hurricane disaster

    They're having trouble reestablishing services for several reasons. There's a law that prohibits anything other than American shipping companies to bring goods in, which Trump could waive, but hasn't. It should be noted that he did this for Miami a week before their hurricane hit. Another problem is PR's debt load. They are so overburdened with debt that no one will lend them money to get basic services running. Trump could also fix that with the stroke of a pen, but he hasn't.
     
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  17. 2hats

    2hats

    PR also missing their NWS doppler weather radar facility which went quickly as soon as Maria hit:

    Which should look like this inside the (missing) radome ‘golfball’:
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    Off line indefinitely.
     
  18. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

    They also lost an airtraffic control tower that was essential to getting planes into the area. You can't get aid in effectively unless you can land planes quickly. So they have that difficulty in addition to the legal restrictions on bringing ships in.
     
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  19. ferrelhadley

    ferrelhadley These violent delights have violent ends.

    The response is an utter disgrace. They kept Berlin going for a year, bigger population massively less capable planes, no helicopters. They flew the coal for its power stations in by air.
     
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  20. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

    Pretty much. It took them more than a week to get a carrier in to use for a base to even start running the federal response. Trump finally suspended the Jones Act, which was hampering shipping only yesterday. He did it a week in advance for Miami and Houston. Someone somewhere is using this to make money. They're either jacking up shipping prices or their going to make things so bad that they'll try to justify privatize all of the public services later.
     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2017
  21. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw acknowledging ur soup leg

    Yeah, one thing the US military is extremely capable of is logistics. They have a vast capacity compared to anyone else, and to be fair it seems to be swinging into action now. There's obvious constraints immediately after an event - no working ports, airfields fucked, the storm is still hanging around, but it very much looks like the response was delayed at the political level here.

     
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  22. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered



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  23. Nylock

    Nylock I hate 'these days'...

    Put link to bbc news story in the trump thread as this definitely constitutes stupid shit what trump did today
     
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  24. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw acknowledging ur soup leg

    The Mayor of San Juan

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  25. CRI

    CRI Registered Chooser

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  26. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered

    Fucking scumbag vultures

     
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  27. spring-peeper

    spring-peeper Well-Known Member

    Finally a good news story, but it has nothing to do with FEMA or the US government.

    Daddy Yankee literally saved Puerto Rico's food bank - CNN
     
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  28. CRI

    CRI Registered Chooser

    Christ, does the Trump Administration think people are this stupid?

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  29. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic King Cnut the Great.

    On my wishlist is - meeting Trump.

    Just above that, on my wishlist, is having a loaded gun.
     
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