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pat
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Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: CSHAVNFUN]
      #1742771 - 09/05/17 12:35 PM (75.133.113.202)

I address this to no one in particular, but if the shoe fits.......

We all express our fears and concerns in different ways. It is also NOT helpful to make those who have 'been there done that' feel as though their concerns are unimportant or unappreciated, as they all add something to the discussion and the ultimate awareness of what this She-Devil Storm can create..

We all love the island and we all care about it's people. It might be more helpful if we just stick to posting our concerns and our prayers along with any information that might prove helpful to others reading here.

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pat



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Carol_HillAdministrator
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Re: 5 am Tuesday Advisory [Re: CSHAVNFUN]
      #1742773 - 09/05/17 12:47 PM (47.192.5.2)

Back off, please. That person OWNS a house on the island!! They are freaking out. I would be freaking out too.

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dannan
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Re: 5 am Tuesday Advisory [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1742778 - 09/05/17 01:01 PM (50.197.20.154)

Amen to that Carol, freaking out here too!

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sasasal
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Re: 5 am Tuesday Advisory [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1742783 - 09/05/17 01:18 PM (24.102.161.71)

You go Carol... Yes, I think anyone that has an invested interest on Island would freak out, but I will try and not vent anymore... I said try...

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kdsdance
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Re: 5 am Tuesday Advisory [Re: sasasal]
      #1742785 - 09/05/17 01:24 PM (73.167.110.10)

Play nice kids. I arrived home Sunday after two perfect weeks on the island I love. I remember Luis well. My heart is in my throat as we all wait anxiously for this to be over. The only thing of any importance is that all of our friends, family and pets are uninjured from this huge storm.

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Charlie2001
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Re: 5 am Tuesday Advisory [Re: kdsdance]
      #1742787 - 09/05/17 01:32 PM (198.153.184.6)

The current 11:00am advisory predicts the eye location in 24 hours at:

24H 06/1200Z 18.1N 63.0W 150 KT 175 MPH

Which is about 1 mile due east of Orient Beach.


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Bob_Dot
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Re: 5 am Tuesday Advisory [Re: Charlie2001]
      #1742789 - 09/05/17 01:40 PM (72.192.9.241)

https://www.windguru.cz/51227

This looks like a terrible morning coming.


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luvitinsxm
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Re: 5 am Tuesday Advisory [Re: Bob_Dot]
      #1742793 - 09/05/17 02:00 PM (75.138.66.176)

Just upgraded to 185 mph. Does this thing ever stop increasing?

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charlieh
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Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: sasasal]
      #1742794 - 09/05/17 02:01 PM (76.2.34.31)

Quote:

sasasal said:
After luis in 1995, it took about two weeks before we were able to see damage of our home there. they were just letting in med help and residents of Island... When we finally did get down and off the plane, we cried like babys to see what that hurricane did.. huge boats in the water overturned, houses without roofs, most business closed, and a much needed Island cleanup. If I recall, it took almost 3 years to get some sort of life back on the Island, I said some sort... this is so bad, there are no words for this..




I experienced first-hand the worst recorded hurricane to ever hit NC (the only Cat 4) in 1954 - Hurricane Hazel. In 1996 I did my 50th birthday party on St. Barts, and my St. Jean beach was completely destroyed by Luis and never recovered from that hurricane.

I've seen tremendous beach damage in the Myrtle Beach area where we owned a condo.

They definitely can be a nightmare. I can only hope that SXM, SBH and other islands don't suffer "over-the-top", but suffer is definitely in the cards.


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GaryV
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Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: charlieh]
      #1742804 - 09/05/17 02:16 PM (97.70.73.236)

Latest from stormcarib.com web site:
"Just came up from Lay Bay, which is the rocky beach where Flamingo and La Vista resorts are located, and the breaking waves there are already huge by normal standards. And Irma is not even close to us yet. This beach is located on the middle of the south side of the island. Not sure how the north coast is faring at the moment. Winds here for most of the morning have been only a light to moderate breeze, with occasional periods of gusts estimated at 15-20kts, and which seem to be happening more frequently as the day progresses.

I also saw a lot of people putting final touches to preparations, boarding up, taking down signs and canvases, even strapping down the roofs of smaller huts and shops at the beach. It seems this time the majority of persons are taking the situation very seriously, as it should be, even the Caribbean die-hard optimists that usually go by "it will pass and nothing will happen" motto. Lets hope we will still have an island left by the end of this situation.

Alex at Pelican Key"

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