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islandjoan
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August 31, 2017 2:19 pm  

Now I am getting concerned about Irma!

Here is what Super Dave just posted on stormcarib.com after the 11am advisory came out.

He was a weatherman on STT and still lives there. He knows his weather!

Here is what he said:

Good morning,

Just a quick update.

TS Irma has undergone rapid intensification (RI) in the MDR and is now a mid Category 1 hurricane with winds approx. 85 mph and a noticeable eye. Approx location is 16.7N and 33.4W and has only slightly wobbled north from 16.4 so pretty much slightly just north of a due west track. Irma is still expected to take an unusual dip to the SW which, if she does and stays on a SW dip for a few days, will make a landfalling impact in the mid to northern Leeward Islands an almost certainty with a forecast intensity of a Cat 3 or 4.

There is little to slow down this intensification as waters are warmer closer to the islands, wind shear is low and so is the dry air/Saharan Dust levels. Computer models are not super accurate these many days out but when they cluster together, it's a fairly accurate position. Plus, if you have been through one of these like I have, you get a real uneasy feeling.

This is not meant to cry wolf. This is meant to inform and raise awareness. Hurricane Irma has the potential to be a devastating hurricane and all possibilities are still on the table as in the Caribbean, the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Puerto Rico with the GOM and the east coast thrown in for good measure. Basically, everyone needs to be vigilant here.

Behind Irma is another very healthy wave which has just splashed off the African coast much lower around 10N. This also will need to be watched but wind shear will be problematic for this one. Still....

Dave


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September 12, 2017 12:36 pm  

i hear trump is going to visit in a week or two

He is going to be here quicker than that, director of FEMA is coming down as well it was on CNN this morning and sounded like it was going to be within the next few days.

My wife and I made the decision for come over to STX for a bit until the recovery can kick in. It was a very hard decision to make but we couldn't do much there. The house that my wife and I were in made it through with no real damage, and trust me I can't put into words how blessed we feel because of that. Landlord lives on in the house as well so our stuff will be safe. I have been talking with a bunch of the " Crucian Navy " people over here as far as what can be done to help.

Just heard that bribes are being taken to get through the police roadblocks. Heard another story that one of the charterboats is charging over $500.00 a head to get people off STT to STX. There are a lot of reports of looting occuring but it sounds like as more military and guard get on the ground that will ease up. Passed 2 helo carriers on way over to STX on the boat.


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September 12, 2017 2:16 pm  

i know of other people who came over for a bit. i dont blame you in the least.

i hear there is a lot of national attention to the islands. glad to hear that but it wouldnt be so if it were not for social media and the internet.


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September 12, 2017 3:04 pm  

My wife and I made the decision for come over to STX for a bit until the recovery can kick in. It was a very hard decision to make but we couldn't do much there. The house that my wife and I were in made it through with no real damage, and trust me I can't put into words how blessed we feel because of that. Landlord lives on in the house as well so our stuff will be safe. I have been talking with a bunch of the " Crucian Navy " people over here as far as what can be done to help.

How did you get over? The ferry is not running regular service yet is it? STT airport not open yet?


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September 12, 2017 3:31 pm  

FERRYS ARE RUNNING, might not be for regular service but for moving people out of the devastation. people have been coming over since saturday


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September 12, 2017 3:32 pm  

Some people are coming over on returning supply boats.


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September 12, 2017 5:17 pm  

the ferrys have also been running. i face the ferry dock.


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sttanon
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September 12, 2017 5:21 pm  

How did you get over? The ferry is not running regular service yet is it? STT airport not open yet?

Very carefully.....


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September 13, 2017 1:05 am  

WAPA Lineman Killed in STT. All power restoration work halted on Wednesday.

RIP. Condolences to the Family.

http://viconsortium.com/featured/wapa-lineman-dies/


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September 13, 2017 11:17 am  

our ferry went out this morning, whether to deliver supplies or pick up people , not sure.


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September 13, 2017 11:21 am  

There is a posted ferry schedule from Red Hook to Christiansted. Twice a day.

the ferrys have also been running. i face the ferry dock.


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September 13, 2017 11:47 am  

i know of other people who came over for a bit. i dont blame you in the least.

i hear there is a lot of national attention to the islands. glad to hear that but it wouldnt be so if it were not for social media and the internet.

I agree 100%. Once the media in the states here turned to FL, the extreme damage the Caribbean done by a Cat 5 was off the radar. Here's a good article by NBC News today though. I made my donation to the Red Cross...
https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/hurricane-irma/hurricane-irma-survivors-caribbean-fear-they-will-be-forgotten-after-n800806


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September 13, 2017 12:03 pm  

WAPA Lineman Killed in STT. All power restoration work halted on Wednesday.

RIP. Condolences to the Family.

http://viconsortium.com/featured/wapa-lineman-dies/

What purpose does it serve to halt all restoration work?

Julio Rhymer was quoted as saying its so WAPA personnel can reflect on their fallen co-worker.

I don't get that...shouldn't they be out there restoring power, not reflecting?


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September 13, 2017 1:33 pm  

so they shouldnt be allowed to mourn their friend? and co worker?


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September 13, 2017 3:31 pm  

WAPA Lineman Killed in STT. All power restoration work halted on Wednesday.

RIP. Condolences to the Family.

http://viconsortium.com/featured/wapa-lineman-dies/

What purpose does it serve to halt all restoration work?

Julio Rhymer was quoted as saying its so WAPA personnel can reflect on their fallen co-worker.

I don't get that...shouldn't they be out there restoring power, not reflecting?

Don't know what the cause of death is but any work place death usually results in a shut down and investigation.

While everyone is impatient to get their power restored, IMO its not worth someone dying over.

These guys will be working a lot of hours and they need to have their "head in the game". The work they're doing is dangerous and if a day off to mourn and reflect on the work ahead may be warranted


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September 13, 2017 3:36 pm  

so they shouldnt be allowed to mourn their friend? and co worker?

A moment of silence would be appropriate.

A whole day during a crisis...I don't think so.


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watruw8ing4
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September 13, 2017 4:22 pm  

My son-in-law is a lineman (not here). When this has happened, work went on when there was NO crisis. Those from same office are allowed to take a few hours off, to regroup/reflect, but shifts are still covered. I can only surmise that this being a smaller work community, they are more personally affected. It's not a job to perform when your head isn't 100% on the task.


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speee1dy
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September 13, 2017 4:51 pm  

after talking with others maybe a few hours would have been more appropriate

so they shouldnt be allowed to mourn their friend? and co worker?

A moment of silence would be appropriate.

A whole day during a crisis...I don't think so.


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September 13, 2017 4:52 pm  

yeah, i know they are running

There is a posted ferry schedule from Red Hook to Christiansted. Twice a day.

the ferrys have also been running. i face the ferry dock.


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Gator's Mom
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September 13, 2017 5:35 pm  

The ferry usually goes to Charlotte Amalie. As far as I know it is going to Red Hook right now. If you are on STT waiting to leave, then you might go downtown rather than Red Hook.

Not to inform you, but to inform others of what could be a serious problem if you're on STT.

yeah, i know they are running

There is a posted ferry schedule from Red Hook to Christiansted. Twice a day.

the ferrys have also been running. i face the ferry dock.


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September 14, 2017 6:08 am  

The news about it is full of my screen.

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speee1dy
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September 14, 2017 10:57 am  

why are you quoting me, i didnt ask the question. maybe you should quote the person who asked. would make more sense

The ferry usually goes to Charlotte Amalie. As far as I know it is going to Red Hook right now. If you are on STT waiting to leave, then you might go downtown rather than Red Hook.

Not to inform you, but to inform others of what could be a serious problem if you're on STT.

yeah, i know they are running

There is a posted ferry schedule from Red Hook to Christiansted. Twice a day.

the ferrys have also been running. i face the ferry dock.


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Gator's Mom
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September 14, 2017 11:26 am  

You're kidding - right?

I was helping friends negotiate STT and almost directed them downtown to the ferry.

What's important is getting people to safety and respite.

why are you quoting me, i didnt ask the question. maybe you should quote the person who asked. would make more sense

The ferry usually goes to Charlotte Amalie. As far as I know it is going to Red Hook right now. If you are on STT waiting to leave, then you might go downtown rather than Red Hook.

Not to inform you, but to inform others of what could be a serious problem if you're on STT.

yeah, i know they are running

There is a posted ferry schedule from Red Hook to Christiansted. Twice a day.

the ferrys have also been running. i face the ferry dock.


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speee1dy
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September 14, 2017 11:36 am  

it just seems that instead of quoting me ( who knows there are ferrys running ) you should have quoted the people who were asking when you were replying. i mean, they are the ones that need to know. not me.

seems like you were answering me when i posed no question. i just found it odd, which is why i questioned why you didnt quote them. why are you getting a bit bent out of shape?

You're kidding - right?

I was helping friends negotiate STT and almost directed them downtown to the ferry.

What's important is getting people to safety and respite.

why are you quoting me, i didnt ask the question. maybe you should quote the person who asked. would make more sense

The ferry usually goes to Charlotte Amalie. As far as I know it is going to Red Hook right now. If you are on STT waiting to leave, then you might go downtown rather than Red Hook.

Not to inform you, but to inform others of what could be a serious problem if you're on STT.

yeah, i know they are running

There is a posted ferry schedule from Red Hook to Christiansted. Twice a day.

the ferrys have also been running. i face the ferry dock.


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