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September 5, 2017 1:02 am  

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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September 5, 2017 1:05 am  

At least you won't have internet for awhile :@)


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September 5, 2017 1:06 am  

At least you won't have internet for awhile :@)

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


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September 5, 2017 1:12 am  

At least you won't have internet for awhile :@)

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.


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September 5, 2017 1:18 am  

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.


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September 5, 2017 1:46 am  

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

Tammy


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September 5, 2017 1:50 am  

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


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September 5, 2017 2:08 am  

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


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September 5, 2017 2:09 am  

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 😉


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September 5, 2017 2:10 am  

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


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September 5, 2017 2:19 am  

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September 5, 2017 2:19 am  

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.


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September 5, 2017 5:16 am  

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 BITCH 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.


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September 5, 2017 5:29 am  

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 BITCH 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.


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September 5, 2017 8:17 am  

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


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September 5, 2017 8:52 am  

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

My jaw dropped when I saw it.:-o


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September 5, 2017 9:47 am  

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

Worst winds are projected for business hours Wednesday.


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September 5, 2017 10:42 am  

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.

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


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September 5, 2017 10:42 am  

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


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September 5, 2017 10:44 am  

i do hope everyone stays safe. good luck.


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September 5, 2017 10:49 am  

175MPH holy


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Pammerjo
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September 5, 2017 10:53 am  

Dayyyyyuuummmmm


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Scubadoo
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September 5, 2017 11:51 am  

AT&T USVI Says It’s Prepared For Hurricane Irma

Let's see how this pans out.


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September 5, 2017 11:59 am  

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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September 5, 2017 12:11 pm  

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.

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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