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Kamehameha
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Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: sxmmartini]
      #1742879 - 09/05/17 06:03 PM (69.254.21.241)



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Ritchard
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Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: Kamehameha]
      #1742882 - 09/05/17 06:22 PM (70.49.240.244)

I wish there was something I could do to help; it's hard to sit here an imagine what the next 36 hours are going to be like, and the devastation that may result.

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sxmmartini
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Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: Kamehameha]
      #1742884 - 09/05/17 06:25 PM (67.86.95.25)

Good day to the general public,

Thank you for your reports, queries and concerns regarding the water situation today September 5, 2017.

Seven Seas Water, the water production company has discontinued the production of water due to the ground seas.

During the passing of a hurricane, tanks should be filled to capacity to:
1. Ensure at least a 2 day storage of water to the community.
2. To prevent the tanks being damaged.

Yesterday NV GEBE ensured all tanks were filled to capacity, however, by this morning water technicians realised that the tanks were running low. NV GEBE was therefore compelled to discontinue the water supply.

This was an emergency decision to ensure water was sufficient for the community after the storm.

NV GEBE apologises for the inconvenience this has caused.

* *Update on electricity* *
NV GEBE hereby informs the general public that electricity will remain on as long as possible, however once the situation deteriorates and it becomes unsafe, electricity will be shut off until it is safe to restore the power.

We encourage the general public to exercise extreme caution, stay away from fallen lines, as wires may be live without your knowledge. Do not attempt to move lines even if they are insulated. Please call our emergency numbers at 1 844 432 3213 or 1 721 544 3100/ 546 11 89/ 546 11 60/ 546 1100 / 546 2283 or 546 11 93.

#NVGEBE


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beerme1
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Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: Ritchard]
      #1742885 - 09/05/17 06:27 PM (98.4.239.172)

My favorite place has been Key West and now it has been changing to SXM and I'm feeling sick that both of them could be hit by Irma. First and foremost thoughts and prayers to all who are there and I hope it moves on fast and maybe takes a turn that will help the island. God speed SXM. We love you.

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sxmmartini
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Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: Kamehameha]
      #1742892 - 09/05/17 06:43 PM (67.86.95.25)

Gebe turned off the water. If you do not have cistern water you can not flush toilets or wash. Electric will go out next. If you do not have a generator your cistern pump does not work. A/C does not work without electricity and on and on.
Do not go outside and do not open windows or doors. resorts have generators and will do fairly well. Be careful tomorrow after the storm passes. Stay where you are and stay calm. It is a fast moving storm unlike Luis. God Bless!


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BeachKitten
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Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: sxmmartini]
      #1742898 - 09/05/17 06:59 PM (96.231.206.165)

There's a guy on Twitter tweeting from Oyster Pond
@woolfallalex

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badbenni
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Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: BeachKitten]
      #1742906 - 09/05/17 07:36 PM (66.189.113.212)

I received this around 5 PM from a friend on SXM:
Good day, all... Hurricane Irma Update from St Maarten

Just to breakdown the timeline of events that are about to happen.

Currently at 14mph and taking into account using what NOAA says the direction will be and the Predicted Plots, we will start feeling the effects of Tropical Storm force winds in the next 12 hrs and 20 minutes.

This is approximately around 4am. From the onset of this wind forces will continue to rise for approximately 1 1/2 hours to Full 185mph Hurricane force winds, which will last approximately 45 minutes to an hour at its current speed of 14 miles per hour.

We will then experience the Full Eye clarity for approximately 45 minutes of dead Calm, before winds switch to the opposite direction as the other side of the eyewall approaches, for another 45 minutes to an hour of hurricane force winds.

The winds on the Southeastern Quadrant of Irma is no where as strong as the northern side so this should not be as bad as entering but will last the same amount of time.

After that exit Hurricane winds of 45 minutes to an hour, will be another 1 1/2 to 2 hours of mostly Rain and Tropical storm force winds .

Entire ordeal will last from beginning to end approx 7 hours max given the current forward speed.
PLEASE SHARE THIS POST!!!!! SO everyone has a good timing on the events.

By midday things should be ok to Venture outside (Again based on the current foward speed, if it slows down things will take longer, if it speeds up, things will go faster.)


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PelicanPirate
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Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: badbenni]
      #1742910 - 09/05/17 07:42 PM (98.29.235.208)

Good timeline description. I imagine that would help someone to know how much longer of This, then that.

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ghjr
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Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: badbenni]
      #1742912 - 09/05/17 07:44 PM (98.95.47.119)

The track has been steadily shifting south so be prepared for wind and water from the north side of the storm to the south side of the island just in case...

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SXMbeacher
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Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: badbenni]
      #1742913 - 09/05/17 07:45 PM (107.77.106.123)

Great info. I hope everyone on the island has this information! Thanks

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