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Old 09-03-2019, 09:30 PM
 
Location: White House, TN
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What happened in the northern Bahamas... there are no words. I'm not sure if that has ever happened where a Cat 5 hurricane hits a location and then parks itself there, leaving the inhabitants to deal with major hurricane conditions for TWO DAYS straight. I can only hope the death toll was minimal.

That being said, it could have been a lot worse. The areas that were hit were relatively sparsely populated. The hurricane weakened a lot just east of Florida, and it seems that Florida was spared the worst of the impact. The latest forecasts still have Dorian staying offshore. 70% of the population of the Bahamas lives in one location (Nassau) and it seems that Nassau was minimally impacted.
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Old 09-03-2019, 10:37 PM
 
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That being said, it could have been a lot worse


The more damage in a less developed country/area, the more difficult to return to normal—
Did you consider that?
Most of those people are living below poverty line
Infrastructure gone can be devastating for months vs days or weeks as in areas w/better resources
Just to GET to the Bahamas w/relief supplies will take time and effort that wouldn’t be required if it were driveable from the state next door...

I can’t imagine how terrible that noise and pressure must have been for people that were not someplace with very thick concrete walls—
PTSD can be an after effect of something like this for long time...
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Old 09-03-2019, 11:30 PM
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Location: ☀️ SFL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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Ms. loves2read, why must you always be so argumentative? I have repped you myself many times for your thoughtful posts, and yet you seem to not be able to "read" other peoples' compassionate posts. Sometimes I find your words hard to put into context. Why always on the defence? 99% of the people here agree with your kinder posts.

Post Script: I get your education and the "debate," but this is a thread about a hurricane, its path, and the tragedy that ensued. No place for debate here, imho.
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Old 09-03-2019, 11:32 PM
 
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Emergency measures are underway in the Abacos and to a lesser degree thus far, on Grand Bahama. Helicopters are being used, as both airports are out of commission, with water covering the runways. But some help is beginning to arrive. The American Coast Guard is assisting and Bahamian Marines are being ferried onto the islands. A British naval vessel is also standing by. Emergency supplies are being gathered in Miami and in Nassau, and will be delivered at the first opportunity. The Red Cross and similar charitable groups will be on the scene very shortly. The most seriously injured people on Great Abaco were airlifted to the hospital in Nassau, but two of them didn't make it, tragically.

So please, everyone, donate to which ever of the assisting groups you prefer. The need is vast and it will take a very long time before things are stabilized, far less approaching normal...

If every foreign tourist who'd ever visited the Bahamas would donate a few dollars - whatever they can afford - that would help. So if you've ever visited - think about it.
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Old 09-04-2019, 02:40 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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How did the Indians that originally lived on these islands survive hurricanes when they didn't have structures like people there do today?
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Old 09-04-2019, 03:34 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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What happened in the northern Bahamas... there are no words. I'm not sure if that has ever happened where a Cat 5 hurricane hits a location and then parks itself there, leaving the inhabitants to deal with major hurricane conditions for TWO DAYS straight. ..
Not a Cat 5 but there was a Cat 4. Check out 1838! Looks like it stalled too. We had ships, not Satellites or weather models back then. Could of been a Cat 5, who knows.

Cary is a Professor at the University of South Carolina, Dept. of Geography. Specializes in Climatology, Hurricanes, Historical Meteorology and Extreme Weather Events, U Oregon Graduate.

https://twitter.com/cary_mock/status...67486462709767
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Old 09-04-2019, 04:02 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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North Carolina:

For I-95 to coastal plain, 5-10 inches of rain, sustained tropical storm force winds, gusts to hurricane force.. And obviously immediate coastal sections 6-12 inches of rain. Possible sustained winds at hurricane force.

West of I-95: I think 1-4 inches of rain. Gusts to 40 mph possible
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Old 09-04-2019, 04:05 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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St Augustine Florida

https://twitter.com/CarmenSisson/sta...26672517554176
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Old 09-04-2019, 04:07 AM
 
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Heavy rain just 60 miles east of me and bone dry for my area as the air will sink and stay dry for days thanks to the cane.
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Old 09-04-2019, 04:43 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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6:40am Map with temps. Report from St Augustine Sustained winds at 44mph. Remains a Cat 2 until Friday then weakens to a Cat 1 approaching NC.

Those outer rain bands can produce some strong gusts and heavy tropical downpours but doesn't last as long as being closer to the core.


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