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Special Weather Statement issued August 07 at 3:46PM AST by NWS San Juan

Alana33
August 07, 2017 04:42PM

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A STRONG THUNDERSTORM IS AFFECTING SAINT JOHN...At 344 PM AST, a strong thunderstorm was located over St John. thestorm is slowly drifting to the north. Winds in excess of 30 mph arepossible with this storm. Sudden waterspout are possible with thisactivity.Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may causelocalized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through floodedroadways.Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safeshelter inside a building or vehicle.

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Re: Special Weather Statement issued August 07 at 3:46PM AST by NWS San Juan

East Ender
August 07, 2017 07:22PM

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LOL! Our Florida weatherperson!

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islandjoan
August 07, 2017 09:56PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 1,435

Based on the radar STT has been getting hammered for quite some time. Jane Higgins on stormcarib posted that it is 69 degrees on the north side! STX has been getting a lot on and off very heavy rain. We even had a power outage (well of course!)

Re: Special Weather Statement issued August 07 at 3:46PM AST by NWS San Juan

Alana33
August 07, 2017 09:58PM

Registered: 6 years ago
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I'm having thunder and lightning storms, myself!
Gotta keep up with island weather and goings on as still have a home with tenants in it!

Tortola got pounded from what I've heard.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/07/2017 10:00PM by Alana33.

Re: Special Weather Statement issued August 07 at 3:46PM AST by NWS San Juan

dougtamjj
August 07, 2017 10:05PM

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Crazy lightening and thunder in Cotton Valley!

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Scubadoo
August 07, 2017 10:13PM

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Power out in La Grande Princesse

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Alana33
August 07, 2017 10:34PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 11,678

Apparently there's a 44 ft. Catamaran sinking in Christiansted Harbor with
one hull 3/4s submerged. Have called USCG.

Re: Special Weather Statement issued August 07 at 3:46PM AST by NWS San Juan

pilatesgal318
August 07, 2017 11:06PM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 406

Power out in Mt. Welcome, too. Has been for about an hour. Hope the USCG gets there soon (or has arrived at this point)...

Re: Special Weather Statement issued August 07 at 3:46PM AST by NWS San Juan

Alana33
August 08, 2017 12:59AM

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speee1dy
August 08, 2017 08:02AM

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2 boats sunk in gallows bay. one looks like a 36ish foot power boat. the other cant tell what it is because there is only a little bit sticking up. i hope no one was on them.

lost power for only about 1/2 hour. other than that it was a great storm and still raining now.

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speee1dy
August 08, 2017 08:08AM

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also some power lines out down by divi

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rosesisland
August 08, 2017 08:18AM

Registered: 6 years ago
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Little la Grange, STX, power went out around 8pm. Still out!
Most chairs outside are not in their normal place. My table on deck blew about 4 ft across my balcony.
When I went outside to start generator at first light, I saw that my banana tree was now flat to the ground. BBQ was overturned.

Even though, I'm assuming, this was not named, it had more wind and rain than did Erica two years ago.

Re: Special Weather Statement issued August 07 at 3:46PM AST by NWS San Juan

islandjoan
August 08, 2017 09:10AM

Registered: 11 years ago
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It was a crazy night! Biggest bolts of lightning and loudest thunder I've heard in awhile.

That sucks that two boats sunk!

I wonder how much rain STJ and the BVIs got. I think they got it the worst.

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STTsailor
August 08, 2017 10:22AM

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Got plenty of rain and lightening. . Never lost power. About 40 miles wind gusts. Nonevent.

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fdr
August 08, 2017 01:27PM

Registered: 9 years ago
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4.5 - 7 inches on St John, worse on the east end. Thankfully, few serious problems, and power stayed on for most.

Anegada must be underwater by now!

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islandjoan
August 08, 2017 01:41PM

Registered: 11 years ago
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Did anyone see the video and photos of Tortola flooding? They're circulating on Facebook, assume they are true. If so, the flooding was unreal! Not sure in what area of Tortola they were taken.

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speee1dy
August 08, 2017 02:00PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,382

is there a link you can post

Quote
islandjoan
Did anyone see the video and photos of Tortola flooding? They're circulating on Facebook, assume they are true. If so, the flooding was unreal! Not sure in what area of Tortola they were taken.

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islandjoan
August 08, 2017 03:19PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 1,435

I tried to post the Facebook link but the vimoving center server rejected it and I got the message:

Possible hack attempt detected. The posted form data was rejected.

Send me a PM and give me your email address and I'll try to email it to you

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islandjoan
August 08, 2017 04:18PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 1,435

Here's a link to another one that I found on youtube:
you tube tortola flooding

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East Ender
August 08, 2017 04:29PM

Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 4,881

The pictures are on the FB page "What's Going on St. Thomas", which is always an interesting read.

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speee1dy
August 09, 2017 07:57AM

Registered: 9 years ago
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thank you both

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Alana33
August 09, 2017 12:32PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 11,678

Residents Count Losses After Devastating Flood - BVIDailyNews.com

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Re: Special Weather Statement issued August 07 at 3:46PM AST by NWS San Juan

speee1dy
August 09, 2017 02:43PM

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Re: Special Weather Statement issued August 07 at 3:46PM AST by NWS San Juan

Alana33
August 12, 2017 07:42AM

Registered: 6 years ago
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BVI Cleaning Up After 17-Plus Inches of Rain
August 11, 2017

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