Political Forums  

Go Back   Political Forums > Politicalchat.org discussion boards > Politics and the Environment

We appreciate your help

in keeping this site going.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-18-2017, 09:05 PM
bobabode's Avatar
bobabode bobabode is offline
Admin
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Behind the Orange Curtain in California
Posts: 33,208
Unhappy Hurricane Maria is a cat-5

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/18/americ...lee/index.html

"Maria is developing the dreaded pinhole eye," a very small, perfect inner core of a very intense hurricane, the center said." CNN

This will be hitting the island of Dominica tonight and is headed for Puerto Rico on Weds.
__________________
'I hear mariachi static on my radio and the tubes they glow in the dark' Zevon
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-18-2017, 09:23 PM
donquixote99's Avatar
donquixote99 donquixote99 is offline
Ready
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 14,180
When does this hurricane season become the worst ever?
__________________
If things don't go right, go left!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-18-2017, 11:03 PM
bobabode's Avatar
bobabode bobabode is offline
Admin
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Behind the Orange Curtain in California
Posts: 33,208
Quote:
Originally Posted by donquixote99 View Post
When does this hurricane season become the worst ever?
I can't imagine what the people on Dominica are going through tonight, I fear people are dying as we speak.
__________________
'I hear mariachi static on my radio and the tubes they glow in the dark' Zevon
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-19-2017, 01:56 AM
Chicks Chicks is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 3,649
And the conservative radio blowhards will be assuring their idiot listeners tomorrow that this has nothing to do with global warming...
__________________
"In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act." -
George Orwell
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-19-2017, 05:36 AM
Dondilion's Avatar
Dondilion Dondilion is offline
Jigsawed
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 8,663
Recently rode out the center of hurricane Irma in Central Florida while visiting relatives and noticed the public disruption it caused and the fear it generated...at times near panic.

There was a mad rush by some Floridians to head north, often undertaken without adequate plans. The availability of gas was a huge problem for them.

Florida has particular challenges. Its flatness, its large senior population and its love of wild animals, especially the gators. It seems every housing complex is designed with a pond nearby to accommodate the gators. In the case of flooding they become an issue.

There was no damage to my relatives' home. I guess the fact that by the time Irma reached Central Florida it had reduced punch helped.

Much farther up the road, however, a senior citizens home was completely flooded out...water level up to the window. It seems the home was built near a creek.

Post Irma brought more disasters. Lack of air conditioning caused the death of ten seniors and several people died from carbon monoxide poisoning coming from poorly placed generators.

Hurricanes are part of the Florida landscape. Floridians have to learn to deal with them with adequate planning and a sense of calm.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-20-2017, 08:04 PM
bobabode's Avatar
bobabode bobabode is offline
Admin
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Behind the Orange Curtain in California
Posts: 33,208
Direct hit on Puerto Rico today.
__________________
'I hear mariachi static on my radio and the tubes they glow in the dark' Zevon
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-20-2017, 08:58 PM
Rajoo's Avatar
Rajoo Rajoo is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: SF East Bay
Posts: 11,325
And without power throughout the island. Cannot imagine how the emergency services and hospitals can operate without power for too long.
__________________
“Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.”― George Carlin
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-21-2017, 12:13 AM
Dondilion's Avatar
Dondilion Dondilion is offline
Jigsawed
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 8,663
I feel it for my many Puerto Rican friends. The island has been experiencing some bad times. They have been struggling and this really should set them back.

The island have lost a lot of professionals especially to Central Florida...many nurses and doctors. Maria will unfortunately accelerate the brain drain. The Puerto Rican community in Central Florida is a growing vibrant one and is a welcome counter weight to the right wing Cubans in the south of Florida.

La Isla de Encanta is hurting. I spent some good times on the island.

Last edited by Dondilion; 09-23-2017 at 11:17 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-23-2017, 11:14 AM
Dondilion's Avatar
Dondilion Dondilion is offline
Jigsawed
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 8,663
Puerto Rico dam failure imminent.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41368478
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-23-2017, 11:56 AM
Chicks Chicks is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 3,649
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dondilion View Post
I feel it for my many Puerto Rican friends. The island has been experiencing some bad times.

La Isla de Encanta is hurting. I spent some good times on the island.
I was in San Juan briefly while serving in the Navy. Beautiful place. Damned shame, this hurricane, and only going to get worse while the current administration continues to ignore the hard science. Sad.
__________________
"In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act." -
George Orwell
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:11 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.