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Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

Scubadoo
September 04, 2017 10:02PM

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Mapp Declares State Of Emergency Effective 12:01 A.M. Tuesday

More than 5,000 visitors are scheduled to remain in the territory over the next few days, Mr. Mapp said.



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Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

Gumbo
September 04, 2017 10:05PM

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At least you won't have internet for awhile excited

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

Spartygrad95
September 04, 2017 10:06PM

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Gumbo
At least you won't have internet for awhile excited

Godspeed..hope for the best for you and family.

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

Gumbo
September 04, 2017 10:12PM

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Spartygrad95
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Gumbo
At least you won't have internet for awhile excited

Godspeed..hope for the best for you and family.

As I do you, we will be ok. It will be a great story for your grandchildren. I'm a veteran of some bad ones. Lets hope the center is 42 miles out like they are saying at the moment. None of us need it or want it.

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

Alana33
September 04, 2017 10:18PM

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dougtamjj
Building codes and environmental standards get stronger after major disasters and hurricanes strike.

Only if legislation gets passed to do so instead of lessening them.
Houston and other places ha water tested and found to have incredibly high amounts of fecal matter, chemicals and toxins in the waters.
8000 parts plus. EPA regulations used to be zero.

Stay off of our beaches until waters have time to clear themselves out.
We, too, will have totally unclean, toxins and fecal matter in our waters, after any storm or major rain event due to run off.

Beware of scam contractors thru any rebuilding process.

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

dougtamjj
September 04, 2017 10:46PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 2,571

Never mind Alana. Too tired to explain or argue the point. Have a good night.

Tammy

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

dougtamjj
September 04, 2017 10:50PM

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We have Hurricane warning now. Scared the crap out of me when my phone sounded the alert. Jumped out of my seat! LOL!

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

Scubadoo
September 04, 2017 11:08PM

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Hopefully in the morning we'll start to see that northward turn in the current forecast.

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

singlefin
September 04, 2017 11:09PM

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Posts: 669

After Hugo all residential building codes in the USVI were beefed up to match Fort Lauderdale/ Miami.
These are the most stringent codes in the country in regards to building to withstand windstorm events.

Rule of thumb for new home buyers, look for homes constructed after Hugo-1989.

Or consider something built of stone back when it was the Danish West Indies ;-)

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

pilatesgal318
September 04, 2017 11:10PM

Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 406

Dougtamjj - just saw/heard that, too. Just have to hang on, at this point, I suppose...

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

dougtamjj
September 04, 2017 11:19PM

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Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

Scubadoo
September 04, 2017 11:19PM

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And after Andrew the Florida codes were strengthened again. The Florida Building Code was established in 1998 and put into effect by 2002.

My STX condo was completed a couple weeks prior to Hugo and fared OK being built of concrete and steel. I think there might have been some roof damage though.

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

sttanon
September 05, 2017 02:16AM

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yum9035
Has there ever been a direct hit or a near miss from a cat 4? Hugo was a strong 3 and Marylin was only a 2!

Yum no offence but if you had seen what THAT @#$%& Marilyn did , it was no where near a Cat 2. I had a friend that found his car about a mile away after she passed. Windspeed debate about Marilyn has been a sore spot for years. Here is a picture of STT after Marilyn, all the sporty blue roofs ? those were FEMA tarps because the houses had no roofs. I have seen pictures of Hugo damage at Hovensa where a steel I-Beam was twisted like a pretzel.

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

yum9035
September 05, 2017 02:29AM

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sttanon
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yum9035
Has there ever been a direct hit or a near miss from a cat 4? Hugo was a strong 3 and Marylin was only a 2!

Yum no offence but if you had seen what THAT @#$%& Marilyn did , it was no where near a Cat 2. I had a friend that found his car about a mile away after she passed. Windspeed debate about Marilyn has been a sore spot for years. Here is a picture of STT after Marilyn, all the sporty blue roofs ? those were FEMA tarps because the houses had no roofs. I have seen pictures of Hugo damage at Hovensa where a steel I-Beam was twisted like a pretzel.

People can claim whatever they want, but the fact is all the scientific data collected shows Marylin was a high cat 2 / low cat 3 at it's most intense.

There obviously could've been some freak wind bursts and/or tornados that caused some of the more severe damage, but that doesn't change the overall classification.

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

Spartygrad95
September 05, 2017 05:17AM

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5 am update is grim. 150 mph winds and center passing 35 miles north of STT.

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

Pammerjo
September 05, 2017 05:52AM

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Spartygrad95
5 am update is grim. 150 mph winds and center passing 35 miles north of STT.

My jaw dropped when I saw it.surprised

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

Gator's Mom
September 05, 2017 06:47AM

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Posts: 831

Winds will be from NNW to SSW as the storm passes.

Worst winds are projected for business hours Wednesday.

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

speee1dy
September 05, 2017 07:42AM

Registered: 10 years ago
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i was going to say.

after andrew, the miami dade building codes got a whole lot stronger. those are the building codes we go by here in the VI.


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dougtamjj
Building codes and environmental standards get stronger after major disasters and hurricanes strike.

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

cre
September 05, 2017 07:42AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 67

Irma is the real deal guys. Be careful and be prepared

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

speee1dy
September 05, 2017 07:44AM

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Posts: 8,518

i do hope everyone stays safe. good luck.

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

cre
September 05, 2017 07:49AM

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Posts: 67

175MPH holy

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

Pammerjo
September 05, 2017 07:53AM

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Dayyyyyuuummmmm

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

Scubadoo
September 05, 2017 08:51AM

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Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

AandA2VI
September 05, 2017 08:59AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 2,212

Now cat 5. I'm not religious at all but even I'm praying to whatever's out there to spare the lives of all my fellow Islanders this is going to be terrible .

I droned all of Frederiksted and the ball park yesterday

Re: Hurricane Irma - 11am update

islandjoan
September 05, 2017 09:11AM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 1,553

YES we had a bad feeling didn't we? I WISH our feeling had been WRONG.

All I am thinking is HOLY F*CKING SH!T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes I hope everyone is spared. We must all pray.

Ivan veered away from Jamaica at the last minute.



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AandA2VI
Now cat 5. I'm not religious at all but even I'm praying to whatever's out there to spare the lives of all my fellow Islanders this is going to be terrible .

I droned all of Frederiksted and the ball park yesterday

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