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Hurricane Irma
      #1742948 - 09/05/17 09:21 PM (107.77.253.3)

Please continue here..

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1742951 - 09/05/17 09:31 PM (96.231.206.165)

This will be a long night. Anyone with information is appreciated.

Prayers are with those on SXM/

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1742952 - 09/05/17 09:32 PM (76.255.26.117)

There are so many posts and very little we can add. We are only occasional visitors but we love this island and it has been part of our lives for the past 15 years
We can only pray tonight for Saint Marteen.

We pray for everyone on the Island and their safety.
We Pray for all the injured and those who may be lost.
We pray for the relief workers and all who stand in harms way.
We pray for the caregivers and guidance for their hands to heal.

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1742968 - 09/05/17 10:20 PM (98.29.235.208)

A different presentation of the wind forecast for TNCM (Princess Juliana) from aviationweather.gov

All times local
  From 11pm winds from 010 degrees 25KTs gusting 35KT
  From 1am from 330 degrees 55 gusting 75 kts
  From 3am 300 degrees 140 gusting 160 kts
  From 7am 260 degrees 90 gusting 120 kts
  FM 1pm 200 degrees 55 gusting 75Kts

This TAF (terminal aerodrome forecast) will be updated at aviationweather.gov at 2am EST

Edited by PelicanPirate (09/05/17 10:22 PM)


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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: PelicanPirate]
      #1742975 - 09/05/17 10:43 PM (69.249.242.189)

As of now from the NHC
urricane Irma Discussion Number 28
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL112017
1100 PM AST Tue Sep 05 2017

The satellite view of Irma remains quite spectacular, with an
extremely well-defined eye and a large, symmetrical CDO. Reports
from NOAA and Air Force Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that the
central pressure had fallen at about 1 mb per hour since this
morning, although very recently the deepening trend has leveled
off. Based on SFMR-observed winds from the aircraft, the current
intensity remains at 160 kt. The Meteo-France radar imagery
suggests a concentric eyewall structure and observations from the
aircraft hinted at a secondary wind maximum. If an eyewall
replacement becomes more definitive, this would likely halt
additional strengthening, and could even lead to some weakening.

The official intensity forecast is near or above the model
consensus. Given the favorable atmospheric and oceanic environment,
Irma is likely to remain a Category 4 or 5 hurricane for the next
few days.

Latest center fixes from satellite imagery and the aircraft
indicate that Irma is now moving west-northwestward, or 285/13 kt.
A strong ridge extending southwestward from the central Atlantic is
expected to steer Irma west-northwestward during the next couple of
days. A large mid-latitude trough over the eastern United States is
forecast to lift northeastward, allowing the ridge to build westward
and keep Irma on a westward to west-northwestward heading through
Friday. In 4 to 5 days, a small trough diving southward over
the east-central U.S. is expected to weaken the western portion of
the ridge, causing Irma to turn poleward. Some of the dynamical
models have shifted northward a bit from the previous cycle, with
the normally reliable GFS looking like a northeast outlier. The
official track forecast leans toward the ECMWF solution. Users are
reminded to not focus on the exact forecast track, especially at the
longer ranges, since the average NHC track errors are about 175 and
225 statute miles at days 4 and 5, respectively.


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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: PelicanPirate]
      #1742976 - 09/05/17 10:45 PM (67.85.162.112)

According to the Weather Channel on U.S. TV.....
For SXM Wednesday morning:

Wind: 120+ m.p.h. Gusts
Rain: 12 to 18 inches
Storm Surge up to 11 feet

be safe everyone.

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: Rasputin]
      #1742978 - 09/05/17 10:51 PM (69.249.242.189)

Latest 11 PM NHC track shows a ever so slight shift north...center line is now over Oyster Bay....Like it really makes a difference in the big picture...one can hope.

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: PKwx]
      #1742980 - 09/05/17 11:11 PM (76.245.196.69)

From Island 92 radio just moments ago - NHC has advised that maximum winds near 140-145 mph projected at 4am SXM time. So this storm is coming sooner than expected. Same broadcast also mentioned the eye of the Irma storm projected to only be 4 miles north of St. Martin

Prayers for everyone on the island and for those with friends/family/pets and property there. Not sure we will be able to sleep tonight as we are so concerned about the Island and all that are there.

Strong prayers tonight for St. Martin.


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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: CSHAVNFUN]
      #1742981 - 09/05/17 11:20 PM (76.245.196.69)

There's a traveler in St. Martin posting updates via Twitter from the island.

follow @woolfallalex on Twitter


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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: CSHAVNFUN]
      #1742982 - 09/05/17 11:37 PM (98.29.235.208)

Laser101.fm actually talking about storm with locals.

Island92 playing music, nice music, but a bit like band on the ship analogy


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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: CSHAVNFUN]
      #1742984 - 09/05/17 11:38 PM (76.245.196.69)

ZCZC MIATCPAT1 ALL
TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM

BULLETIN
Hurricane Irma Advisory Number 28
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL112017
1100 PM AST Tue Sep 05 2017

...POTENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC CATEGORY 5 HURRICANE IRMA GETTING VERY
CLOSE TO THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS...


SUMMARY OF 1100 PM AST...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...17.4N 61.1W
ABOUT 50 MI...80 KM ENE OF ANTIGUA
ABOUT 50 MI...75 KM ESE OF BARBUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...185 MPH...295 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...916 MB...27.05 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

None.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...
* Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts, and Nevis
* Saba, St. Eustatius, and Sint Maarten
* Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy
* British Virgin Islands
* U.S. Virgin Islands
* Puerto Rico, Vieques, and Culebra
* Dominican Republic from Cabo Engano to the northern border with
Haiti
* Guadeloupe

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...
* Haiti from the northern border with the Dominican Republic to Le
Mole St. Nicholas
* Turks and Caicos Islands
* Southeastern Bahamas
* Cuba from Matanzas province eastward to Guantanamo province

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Dominica
* Dominican Republic from south of Cabo Engano westward to the
southern border with Haiti

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* Haiti from south of Le Mole St. Nicholas to Port-Au-Prince

A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected
somewhere within the warning area. Preparations to protect life and
property should be rushed to completion.

A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible
within the watch area. A watch is typically issued 48 hours
before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force
winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or
dangerous.

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area.

A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.

Interests elsewhere in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, as
well as Cuba, the central and northwestern Bahamas, and Florida
should monitor the progress of Irma.

For storm information specific to your area in the United
States, including possible inland watches and warnings, please
monitor products issued by your local National Weather Service
forecast office. For storm information specific to your area outside
the United States, please monitor products issued by your national
meteorological service.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 1100 PM AST (0300 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Irma was located
near latitude 17.4 North, longitude 61.1 West. Irma is moving
toward the west-northwest near 15 mph (24 km/h), and this motion is
expected to continue for the next couple of days. On the forecast
track, the extremely dangerous core of Irma will move over portions
of the northern Leeward Islands tonight and early Wednesday, move
near or over portions of the northern Virgin Islands Wednesday, and
pass near or just north of Puerto Rico late Wednesday and Wednesday
night.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 185 mph (295 km/h) with higher
gusts. Irma is a category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson
Hurricane Wind Scale. Some fluctuations in intensity are likely
during the next day or two, but Irma is forecast to remain a
powerful category 4 or 5 hurricane during the next couple of days.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 50 miles (85 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles
(280 km).

The minimum central pressure estimated from Air Force and NOAA
Hurricane Hunter aircraft observations is 916 mb (27.05 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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STORM SURGE: The combination of a life-threatening storm surge and
large breaking waves will raise water levels ABOVE NORMAL TIDE
LEVELS by the following amounts within the hurricane warning area
near and to the north of the center of Irma. Near the coast, the
surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves.

Northern Leeward Islands...7 to 11 ft
Turks and Caicos Islands...15 to 20 ft
Southeastern Bahamas...15 to 20 ft
Northern coast of the Dominican Republic...3 to 5 ft
Northern coast of Haiti and the Gulf of Gonave...1 to 3 ft

The combination of a life-threatening storm surge and the tide will
cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising
waters moving inland from the shoreline. The water is expected to
reach the following HEIGHTS ABOVE GROUND if the peak surge occurs at
the time of high tide...

British and U.S. Virgin Islands except St. Croix...7 to 11 ft
Northern coast of Puerto Rico...3 to 5 ft
Southern coast of Puerto Rico and St. Croix...1 to 2 ft

The deepest water will occur along the immediate coast in areas of
onshore winds, where the surge will be accompanied by large and
destructive waves. Surge-related flooding depends on the relative
timing of the surge and the tidal cycle, and can vary greatly over
short distances. For information specific to your area, please see
products issued by your local National Weather Service forecast
office.

WIND: Hurricane conditions are expected within the hurricane
warning area in the Leeward Islands tonight, with tropical storm
conditions beginning within a couple of hours. Hurricane
conditions are expected to begin within the hurricane warning area
in the British and U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Wednesday,
with tropical storm conditions beginning tonight. Hurricane
conditions are expected to begin within the hurricane warning area
in the Dominican Republic early Thursday, with tropical storm
conditions beginning Wednesday night.

Hurricane and tropical storm conditions are possible within the
watch area in Haiti, the Turks and Caicos Islands, and the
southeastern Bahamas by early Thursday.

RAINFALL: Irma is expected to produce the following rain
accumulations through Thursday:

Northern Leeward Islands...8 to 12 inches, isolated 20 inches
Northeast Puerto Rico and the British and U.S. Virgin Islands
except St. Croix...4 to 10 inches, isolated 15 inches
Southwest Puerto Rico, the southern Leeward Islands, and
St. Croix...2 to 4 inches

Irma is expected to produce the following rain accumulations
Wednesday through Saturday:

Southeast Bahamas and Turks and Caicos...8 to 12 inches, isolated 20
inches
Northern Dominican Republic and northern Haiti...4 to 10 inches,
isolated 15 inches
Southwest Haiti...1 to 4 inches

These rains could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.

SURF: Swells generated by Irma will affect the northern Leeward
Islands, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the southeastern Bahamas,
the Turks and Caicos Islands, and the northern coast of the
Dominican Republic during the next several days. These swells are
likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.
Please consult products from your local weather office.


NEXT ADVISORY
-------------
Next intermediate advisory at 200 AM AST.
Next complete advisory at 500 AM AST.

$$
Forecaster Pasch

NNNN


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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: PelicanPirate]
      #1742986 - 09/05/17 11:40 PM (76.245.196.69)

Good point PelicanPirate and true analogy. Thanks for positing about http://laser101.fm/ much more information on IRMA than Island92

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: PelicanPirate]
      #1742987 - 09/05/17 11:45 PM (98.29.235.208)

Center of the eye approx 126nm SE (heading 120) from Grand Case airport

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: PelicanPirate]
      #1742988 - 09/05/17 11:48 PM (142.165.85.163)

Yes, very good coverage on Laser 101! Right now warning people about not starting a generator in the house, don't peek out the window at the storm, don't be lulled into thinking it is over when it is only the eye with half yet to come, etc. etc. True public service announcements and taking calls from local residents about shelters, etc.

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: PrairieGirl]
      #1742995 - 09/06/17 12:54 AM (98.29.235.208)

. All the prep has been done and most are hunkered down.

Eye center about 94nm from grand case airport.

Hoping for more turn thru the night.


Edited by PelicanPirate (09/06/17 01:23 AM)


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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: PelicanPirate]
      #1742996 - 09/06/17 01:43 AM (98.29.235.208)

Radio report at 142am that island of anguilla went dark as viewed from SXM mountain top. Power out.

Also reporting Antigua and Barbuda experiencing extreme winds. They are red on the satellite at present.


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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: PelicanPirate]
      #1742999 - 09/06/17 04:06 AM (190.102.14.112)

Really rocking and rolling now! Can hear some branches coming down.

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: MotownTim]
      #1743000 - 09/06/17 04:14 AM (99.110.169.96)

I believe the eye went over poor Barbuda.

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: CSHAVNFUN]
      #1743001 - 09/06/17 04:15 AM (190.102.14.112)

Can't imagine what the folks in Cole Bay are going through right now.

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: MotownTim]
      #1743005 - 09/06/17 05:41 AM (24.209.195.61)

Surprisingly, the Maho Beach cam is still up.

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: ruralcarrier]
      #1743006 - 09/06/17 05:52 AM (100.38.184.167)

Good Morning J.D. - watching and waiting for news -

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: Bobcat]
      #1743007 - 09/06/17 05:54 AM (190.102.14.112)

Really really really strong now!!

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: MotownTim]
      #1743008 - 09/06/17 06:05 AM (100.38.184.167)

They finally mentioned Sint Maarten by name on 1010 wins news - due for direct hit shortly according to the report.

Be safe

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: Bobcat]
      #1743009 - 09/06/17 06:21 AM (71.235.6.94)

I'm following twitter feed. There is a guy that was suggested here ,, that is tweeting from a stairwell at the WESTIN. It appears they were evacuated to the stairwell about 5 a.m. Said you can hear the screaming of things being hurled at the building. In his words 'terrifying " Praying for this to be over quickly.

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: Nowhatched]
      #1743013 - 09/06/17 06:44 AM (67.86.95.25)

Quote:

Nowhatched said:
I'm following twitter feed. There is a guy that was suggested here ,, that is tweeting from a stairwell at the WESTIN. It appears they were evacuated to the stairwell about 5 a.m. Said you can hear the screaming of things being hurled at the building. In his words 'terrifying " Praying for this to be over quickly.






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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: Nowhatched]
      #1743014 - 09/06/17 06:45 AM (50.86.54.145)

Unfortunately they are just getting started. Track has shifted back to a direct hit and winds are still 185. Prayers for their safety and a quick relief response after.

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: ghjr]
      #1743015 - 09/06/17 06:48 AM (67.86.221.25)

According to TWC the eye is passing between Sint Maarten and Anguilla now.

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: RICKnGRACE_LI_NY]
      #1743018 - 09/06/17 06:59 AM (50.36.99.98)

Here is a video just posted by Anish Chugani who is on island.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0By5ZOlyqZNWEWnhBMEhaWGVOQnM

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We will back when the island is ready for us!!

This is going to be a long wait, but the reward at the end will be worth it.


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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: RICKnGRACE_LI_NY]
      #1743019 - 09/06/17 06:59 AM (67.86.95.25)



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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: RICKnGRACE_LI_NY]
      #1743020 - 09/06/17 07:02 AM (98.29.235.208)

The eye encompasses all of st barths to the grand case airport and princess juliana airport right now.

Tried 3 radio stations, none online.

oh my.


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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: PelicanPirate]
      #1743021 - 09/06/17 07:06 AM (50.36.99.98)

Here is another posted on Facebook Live from Meteoroligia Del Caribe

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0By5ZOlyqZNWEQWZUdWxNNThUWFk

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We will back when the island is ready for us!!

This is going to be a long wait, but the reward at the end will be worth it.


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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: mprevo]
      #1743023 - 09/06/17 07:17 AM (50.36.99.98)

Here is another video from Anish Chugani.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0By5ZOlyqZNWEUGFqTHlIdTR5dzQ

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We will back when the island is ready for us!!

This is going to be a long wait, but the reward at the end will be worth it.


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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: PelicanPirate]
      #1743025 - 09/06/17 07:20 AM (67.86.95.25)

OMG

videos...

https://fr-fr.facebook.com/RCIGUADELOUPE971/


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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: sxmmartini]
      #1743032 - 09/06/17 07:52 AM (98.29.235.208)

At 750 am, Eye wall is right over SXM, north to south. orient beach side is in the eye.

Other half of Irma to endure.

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: PelicanPirate]
      #1743034 - 09/06/17 07:57 AM (98.240.35.18)

This person is posting photos this morning. Some he is taking himself, some friends are sending him. He urges everyone to stop live streaming and go back inside for the "other side" of the storm.
https://www.facebook.com/marlon.beauperthuy?fref=ufi

Also, FWIW - i had luck picking up radio stations last night using the TuneIn app (free) even when I couldn't access them online from a desktop.

Edited by taraavo (09/06/17 07:59 AM)


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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: MotownTim]
      #1743035 - 09/06/17 08:02 AM (65.96.96.4)

Tim......Where are you staying?????

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: taraavo]
      #1743038 - 09/06/17 08:09 AM (98.29.235.208)

Downloaded the tunedin app, but it wants 9.99/month or 99.99/year for a free trial. They know ill forget to cancel.

Youll have to provide updates


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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: mprevo]
      #1743039 - 09/06/17 08:15 AM (96.231.206.165)

mprevo...things on Google Drive are getting "exceeds views" and no content :(

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: PelicanPirate]
      #1743041 - 09/06/17 08:18 AM (98.240.35.18)

That's bizarre; I got no such prompt and am just using their regular version free. I can't get a stream on anything right now (not surprisingly) but will continue to check.

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: taraavo]
      #1743042 - 09/06/17 08:26 AM (98.29.235.208)

Thx, his FB pictures show bad damage/flooding in Marigot and reports of damage at cost umless and atrium.

Simpson bay boats played with like toys it says. Still eye of storm.

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: taraavo]
      #1743043 - 09/06/17 08:27 AM (137.103.86.8)

Tavaaro, those pics on Marlon's FB page are incredible. I assume they were taken as the eye passed. Another half to go! So sad.

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: taraavo]
      #1743044 - 09/06/17 08:28 AM (67.86.221.25)

https://mobile.twitter.com/StormchaserUKEU

I don't know if this will work. It is from Twitter and has some very frightening videos.

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: RICKnGRACE_LI_NY]
      #1743045 - 09/06/17 08:30 AM (67.86.221.25)

It's not about property at this point, I think it's about people's lives

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: PelicanPirate]
      #1743047 - 09/06/17 08:36 AM (196.52.2.76)

I have been using TuneIn Radio for a long time. There are two versions. The free one has the radio stations with commercials (SXM stations presently offline). Pay version has live sports etc.

Available for Android (Play store) or laptop


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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: boucharda]
      #1743049 - 09/06/17 08:57 AM (196.52.2.76)

One of those Facebook videos show severe damage to the buildings at SBR (C buildings shown minus roof)...this will be a very long come back

....and Irma's little brother Jose is following right behind her


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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: RICKnGRACE_LI_NY]
      #1743051 - 09/06/17 09:00 AM (50.36.99.98)

Here are a couple of YouTube videos: So Sad....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9KMcug-VI8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dA5qYrboTUE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZONOE9Mu6A

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: mprevo]
      #1743053 - 09/06/17 09:04 AM (67.86.95.25)

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=...e=3&theater

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: sxmmartini]
      #1743055 - 09/06/17 09:13 AM (50.36.99.98)

Even Princess Juliana Airport is severely damaged...

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t...amp;oe=5A5D77EC

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t...amp;oe=5A4E07A7

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t...amp;oe=5A1C4F51

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t...amp;oe=5A190D3A

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t...amp;oe=5A1CB694

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t...amp;oe=5A12CC8B

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: sxmmartini]
      #1743056 - 09/06/17 09:20 AM (24.209.195.61)

Are you sure this is from St. Martin? There is already a comment indicating it may be from St. Barts.

Please, EVERYBODY, don't just slap up a link to something you see on social media until you are sure it is dealing with SXM. There are numerous posts and videos that are turning out NOT to be from SXM.

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: sxmmartini]
      #1743057 - 09/06/17 09:23 AM (204.156.180.124)

Anyone hear how the Oyster Bay Beach Resort is fairing?

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: Steve56]
      #1743059 - 09/06/17 09:39 AM (74.42.176.56)

http://cdn.mahobeachcam.com/images/mbc_hdtv.png

CRAZY. No cam no more.

Weather channel just showed damage from Guadeloupe and said it was stx.

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: sunnybuns]
      #1743060 - 09/06/17 09:46 AM (67.86.95.25)

https://www.facebook.com/stmartinnewsnet...e=3&theater

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: Jim_Laraine]
      #1743065 - 09/06/17 10:09 AM (24.172.245.18)

Quote:

Jim_Laraine said:
Tavaaro, those pics on Marlon's FB page are incredible. I assume they were taken as the eye passed. Another half to go! So sad.




Does anyone know if this is correct? The back end is opposite direction and thing are bad enough as is. I hope the entire storm has passed.


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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: PelicanPirate]
      #1743066 - 09/06/17 10:12 AM (174.233.6.3)

Appears eye now past island, still more to endure

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: PelicanPirate]
      #1743070 - 09/06/17 10:31 AM (66.189.113.212)

If anyone has any pictures or information about Beacon Hill in SXM; I would greatly appreciate it if you post. I want to give thanks to Marlon whose photos and clips on Facebook show some of the damage on Island.

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: badbenni]
      #1743072 - 09/06/17 10:33 AM (47.192.5.2)

benni--I was hoping you knew something. You haven't heard from your condo? If you hear anything about Beachside, please let me know. Thanks.

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1743074 - 09/06/17 10:39 AM (66.189.113.212)

Nothing from Beacon Hill but I have heard that the airport was heavily damaged.

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: badbenni]
      #1743075 - 09/06/17 10:43 AM (47.192.5.2)

Yes, I have seen pictures of the airport. It looks very bad at the airport.

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: PelicanPirate]
      #1743079 - 09/06/17 10:55 AM (174.233.6.3)

Storm has lost its symmetrical circular shape. Unfortunately, the thicker red part of the ring still has to cross SXM.

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1743082 - 09/06/17 10:57 AM (98.240.35.18)

FYI: Laser 101 storm team said they will be trying to stream through Tropixx 105.5, which is also down at the moment. Just offering the knowledge up to anyone else trying to tune in to radio over the next few days. Obviously not expecting to be able to hear anything anytime soon.

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: PelicanPirate]
      #1743084 - 09/06/17 11:04 AM (99.254.160.177)

The images and video all over the place are just gut-wrenching. I truly hope the casualty count is low or zero.

I feel like getting on a plane with a shovel, a rake and a wheelbarrow.

Oh, and with all the concerned TTOL'ers checking in, this forum has never been so slow!

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: PelicanPirate]
      #1743085 - 09/06/17 11:05 AM (24.102.161.71)

Hearing there is major destruction. Of cource we have not spoken to anyone as yet... Having a house there, and looking forward to major issues is certainly stressful. everyone tells us, be happy were not there, but we will have to face the music at some point... If the roof is gone, the inside is destroyed. If the house collapsed, we can only walk away... Too old for this... Now that's pessimistic for sure, but reality is reality. Hope there were not deaths... Can only imagine the resorts near ocean... This is so so sad... stress is not the word... For those that have invested interest? Good luck...

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: sasasal]
      #1743096 - 09/06/17 11:35 AM (148.177.96.118)

Quote:

sasasal said:
Hearing there is major destruction. Of cource we have not spoken to anyone as yet... Having a house there, and looking forward to major issues is certainly stressful. everyone tells us, be happy were not there, but we will have to face the music at some point... If the roof is gone, the inside is destroyed. If the house collapsed, we can only walk away... Too old for this... Now that's pessimistic for sure, but reality is reality. Hope there were not deaths... Can only imagine the resorts near ocean... This is so so sad... stress is not the word... For those that have invested interest? Good luck...




At this moment we are thinking more about the people who right now are trying to survive this terrible tragedy. $$$ will be a secondary topic...


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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: sasasal]
      #1743097 - 09/06/17 11:40 AM (208.199.25.138)

So sad for those who lost their property. I saw the damage to the Simpson Bay Resort does anyone know of any damage to Divi Little Bay resort?

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: kabs996]
      #1743101 - 09/06/17 12:09 PM (24.22.151.53)

Another thread has a message from DIVI

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: SXMScubaman]
      #1743103 - 09/06/17 12:15 PM (208.89.178.140)

French weather station is posting some stills and video on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MeteoExpress

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: SXMScubaman]
      #1743111 - 09/06/17 12:46 PM (208.199.25.138)

Thank you Scuba.....they posted right after my comment. Glad all seems to be holding up there for the guests, staff and property.

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: kabs996]
      #1743122 - 09/06/17 01:01 PM (24.165.213.119)

Mole SXM SXM has incredible Simpson Bay footage...so so so sad.

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: PelicanPirate]
      #1743125 - 09/06/17 01:08 PM (76.21.207.46)

Quote:

PelicanPirate said:
Downloaded the tunedin app, but it wants 9.99/month or 99.99/year for a free

The app she was mentioning is not "tunedin"... What you need to get is the app called "tunein radio pro" It is about $9.99 paid only once when you download it from the app store...and no monthly fees.

They do have "premium" in-app purchases available with monthly fees, but all you need is the basic "tunein radio Pro" app.

I run a low power fm station in Maryland (wmjs-lp) and we stream all our music around the world using "tunein radio pro"...

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: sasasal]
      #1743127 - 09/06/17 01:19 PM (67.86.95.25)

http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/s...287#Post1689558

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1743130 - 09/06/17 01:41 PM (129.2.127.177)

The medical school is being used as a shelter. All students who sheltered in the building are safe.

http://aucmed.edu/about/weather-alert.aspx

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: sxmmartini]
      #1743161 - 09/06/17 03:00 PM (24.209.195.61)

Quote:

sxmmartini said:
http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/s...287#Post1689558




Since the thread is 10 years old, there is a good chance many of the links no longer work.

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: ruralcarrier]
      #1743186 - 09/06/17 04:44 PM (71.176.5.140)

Having postponed a trip to SXM in June, we rescheduled and we're due to leave this Sunday. I am so sad for everyone there and just praying that everyone there is okay.

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Re: Hurricane Irma / Divi [Re: kabs996]
      #1743205 - 09/06/17 05:37 PM (97.115.11.239)

Quote:

kabs996 said:
does anyone know of any damage to Divi Little Bay resort?




The Divi Timeshare Owners Facebook page has four photos of damage posted. One is of the Infinity Pool, which appears largely cosmetic. Another is of a walkway between buildings that appears to have a part of the roof on the ground. The others are of an overturned car in the parking lot. They were taken by a guest who opted to stay in his room instead of going to the main building, which was built to withstand hurricanes.

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Re: Hurricane Irma / Divi [Re: jazzgal]
      #1743209 - 09/06/17 05:41 PM (208.199.25.138)

Quote:

jazzgal said:
Quote:

kabs996 said:
does anyone know of any damage to Divi Little Bay resort?



Can you post a link to that page?
The Divi Timeshare Owners Facebook page has four photos of damage posted. One is of the Infinity Pool, which appears largely cosmetic. Another is of a walkway between buildings that appears to have a part of the roof on the ground. The others are of an overturned car in the parking lot. They were taken by a guest who opted to stay in his room instead of going to the main building, which was built to withstand hurricanes.




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Re: Hurricane Irma / Divi [Re: kabs996]
      #1743224 - 09/06/17 06:56 PM (174.116.30.119)

Update by Dutch Military Minister... update deputy representative en Rita Rhaman on the scene.
Ships are on their way.
Infrastructure very badly affected. Situation on the ground sxm is very serious.
Port very badly damaged.
Dock Coast guard
Airport
Telecommunications
Electricity and utilities
Briefly. We have to prepare for the serious
Appearances were insufficient
No info on victims yet
This afternoon 16.00 is being watched from the air by helicopter.
[2:26 pm, 9/6/2017]: update from the crisis team where rst is part of: Sxm is completely unreachable. Dod is leading and is going to fly a helicopter tonight at 20 to determine where to land. At present the cruiseterminal / Piers is completely destroyed and the airport is unreachable because the runway is still severely damaged.
[2:26 pm, 9/6/2017]: the control tower of the French airport has fallen above the runway and is expected to take weeks before the French have their own job. Defence has indicated that it is not possible for civil aviation to be available for the time being, and an airlift will be launched between Curacao and st. Maarten as soon as defence is free
[2:26 pm, 9/6/2017] there will be additional pilots from NL to continue to fly this airlift.
[2:26 pm, 9/6/2017]: there are currently 10 shelters, of which 5 are in operation. One of the first priorities is also to extend the number of operational shelter with a view to the new hurricane Jose, which Saturday / Sunday at sxm.. #Sxmstaysafe


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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1743226 - 09/06/17 06:57 PM (24.47.40.165)

The pictures are alarming. Take a look at La Vista's Facebook page. They recorded two FB live shots that are devastating

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: PelicanPirate]
      #1743234 - 09/06/17 07:19 PM (67.83.70.69)

Special prayers for all the people of St. Martin and our friends that we have made over the years. May their inner strength prevail to see them through this difficult time.

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: Joecool]
      #1743236 - 09/06/17 07:30 PM (97.86.200.99)

cnn article

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: SXMWendell]
      #1744492 - 09/09/17 05:47 PM (199.47.250.131)

To all of my fellow Floridian St Martin/St Maarten lovers, may Irma not be the b---h to us she was to the island. She's already taken away our 39th anniversary celebration that was supposed to start today but I'll be darned I'm gunna let her get me at home. Im in Sarasota, which looks like going to be a direct hit. I have my shutters up, Force 12 hurricane screens, portable generator and couple of cases of bottled water. I will hope for the best to ALL of our Florida members.

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Re: Hurricane Irma [Re: deputydog1157]
      #1744537 - 09/09/17 07:12 PM (75.90.194.127)

My son and uncle are in Port Charlotte. Good luck to you all.

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