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Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: sxmmartini] #139625
09/05/2017 06:03 PM
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Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: Kamehameha] #139626
09/05/2017 06:22 PM
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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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Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: Kamehameha] #139627
09/05/2017 06:25 PM
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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

Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: Ritchard] #139628
09/05/2017 06:27 PM
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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.

Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: Kamehameha] #139629
09/05/2017 06:43 PM
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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! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" />

Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: sxmmartini] #139630
09/05/2017 06:59 PM
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Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: BeachKitten] #139631
09/05/2017 07:36 PM
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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.)

Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: badbenni] #139632
09/05/2017 07:42 PM
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Good timeline description. I imagine that would help someone to know how much longer of This, then that.

Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: badbenni] #139633
09/05/2017 07:44 PM
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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...

Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: badbenni] #139634
09/05/2017 07:45 PM
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Great info. I hope everyone on the island has this information! Thanks


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Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: badbenni] #139635
09/05/2017 07:46 PM
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Of what I remember. I could venture out but couldn't go any where. Debris on the car, debris on the roads, light poles on the roads.......

It will probably take a few more days to be semi mobile.

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Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: SXMWendell] #139636
09/05/2017 07:51 PM
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How right you are Wendell. Been there, done that.

Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: mmk] #139637
09/05/2017 08:08 PM
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Watching closely prayers to all of SXM and all other islands in the path of Irma.


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Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: Phiaman42] #139638
09/05/2017 08:16 PM
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Latest 8 PM track shifted just south of the island, lets hope this trend does not continue. Being on the north side of the track is where the max impact resides.

Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: PKwx] #139639
09/05/2017 08:36 PM
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Weather Channel said (at 8:00pm) that Irma was jogging to the north...and their projected path showed it passing above SXM with enough distance to make a difference. I backed up and watched it twice to make sure I saw and heard correctly. Did anyone else see this?

Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: Marcheall] #139640
09/05/2017 08:46 PM
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That sounds good

Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: Marcheall] #139641
09/05/2017 08:47 PM
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I saw this. It also said that max winds tomorrow am would be 120 mph. Normally I'd still say, "holy crap, batman", but it beats 185 mph.

Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: cruzer] #139642
09/05/2017 08:54 PM
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I didn't see it, but obviously 120 mph is way wrong, so I'm not sure about the rest of the report either, as that track doesn't appear to be correct.


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Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: Carol_Hill] #139643
09/05/2017 08:58 PM
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I'm just relaying what I saw on the Weather Channel. Why is 120 mph way wrong?

Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: Marcheall] #139644
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We have to hope that storm keeps Northeast side of storm away from SXM as it passes by. Weather channel says that is the highest wind speed part of storm for now.

Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: badbenni] #139645
09/05/2017 09:04 PM
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I am so praying everyone is safe. someone mentioned locals are checking into some of the bigger hotels. Are there facilities available for people? I'm thinking of some of the ladies who work the marigot market...I'm hearing a lot about people with villas but the island is so diverse. this is terrible.

Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: cruzer] #139646
09/05/2017 09:07 PM
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Expected mph for the next several hours.

12H 06/0600Z 17.6N 61.8W 155 KT 180 MPH
24H 06/1800Z 18.5N 64.6W 150 KT 175 MPH
36H 07/0600Z 19.5N 67.3W 145 KT 165 MPH

and the eye is expected to pass right over SXM, around 12 to 14 hours. I think the Weather Channel is wrong.


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Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: jerber160] #139647
09/05/2017 09:07 PM
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just because it misses SXM means it will just put other lives and property in harms way. Hopefully it will go out to sea BUT not much of a chance that will happen.

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Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: cruzer] #139648
09/05/2017 09:19 PM
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I didn't see the 120mph part....but I did take a photo of the TV when they showed the projected path above St. Martin.

Re: Hurricane WARNING for St. Martin/St. Maarten [Re: Carol_Hill] #139649
09/05/2017 09:19 PM
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Over 100 replies here, so will close this one and open another.

Prayers for the island and all those who live there and who love her..


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