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Thread started 09/05/17 5:32pm

benni

Hurricane Irma....

I work for a state government agency in SC and we were informed today that we are to institute emergency protocols related to Hurricane Irma. My job is working with elderly and disabled individuals that are receiving services at home, rather than going into a facility. Emergency protocols means calling every one on our program (which numbers in the thousands) and reminding them of what their emergency disaster plan is and helping them and their families implement that plan. And those without families, we are having to contact Red Cross and other disaster relief agencies. They aren't sure yet whether it will hit SC, but they do expect that we will get some of the fallout from the situation.

Texas is still recuperating from Harvey...Florida will be hit by Irma (which is now rated as a Category 5).... things are not looking good for recovery for the south because I don't know if our country can afford two disasters so close to each other. And this does not even take into account the fact that this would be the perfect time for North Korea to make a move against the US if they are going to.

I think life is about to get very challenging, very quickly.

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Reply #1 posted 09/05/17 6:44pm

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Got the water, ramen, and chocolate. Everything is in order. I'm about as prepped as I can be.
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Reply #2 posted 09/05/17 7:01pm

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Horsefeathers said:

Got the water, ramen, and chocolate. Everything is in order. I'm about as prepped as I can be.


Are you in Florida? Please stay safe.

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Reply #3 posted 09/05/17 7:13pm

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benni said:



Horsefeathers said:


Got the water, ramen, and chocolate. Everything is in order. I'm about as prepped as I can be.


Are you in Florida? Please stay safe.



I am near Tallahassee. We are watching closely.
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Reply #4 posted 09/05/17 7:50pm

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benni said:


Are you in Florida? Please stay safe.

I am near Tallahassee. We are watching closely.


I have family about a half an hour from Orlando. We're still recovering from Harvey, we have the wild fires out west, now Irma. It's getting to be a bumpy ride here in the states. Be safe Horsefeathers, you and your family.

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Reply #5 posted 09/05/17 8:14pm

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Thanks! And best wishes to your family. Hotels are filling up fast around here, so people probably need to be making that move if they're planning to.
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Reply #6 posted 09/06/17 7:16am

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Got the water, ramen, and chocolate. Everything is in order. I'm about as prepped as I can be.

chocolate haha, and that rouge can of water chestnuts purchased for a hurricane years ago even though you never eat water chestnuts?

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Reply #7 posted 09/06/17 8:57am

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well, what you can do, nature has her own plans)

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Reply #8 posted 09/06/17 9:03am

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Just saw pics of the damage done to St. Martin. Completely a mess from the storm.
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Reply #9 posted 09/06/17 9:38am

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I feel so bad for the folks across the Caribbean. They don't have the infrastructure or the money to rebuild quickly. They will be in a mess for a long time.

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Reply #10 posted 09/06/17 10:32am

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I feel so bad for the folks across the Caribbean. They don't have the infrastructure or the money to rebuild quickly. They will be in a mess for a long time.


^^^Nope, unfortunately they don't.
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Reply #11 posted 09/06/17 11:47am

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We should hope it strifes Cuba, it would weaken storm. This storm is not about rain, more about wind this time.

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Reply #12 posted 09/06/17 12:43pm

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2freaky4church1 said:

We should hope it strifes Cuba, it would weaken storm. This storm is not about rain, more about wind this time.


Just heard the U.S. Virgin Islands and BVI took a direct hit, and there will be catastrophic damage.
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Reply #13 posted 09/06/17 1:00pm

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2elijah said:

2freaky4church1 said:

We should hope it strifes Cuba, it would weaken storm. This storm is not about rain, more about wind this time.

Just heard the U.S. Virgin Islands and BVI took a direct hit, and there will be catastrophic damage.

My peeps are hurting. Me too. sad

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Reply #14 posted 09/06/17 1:09pm

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St John, St Thomas - too soon to tell. St Croix predicted not as bad. Puerto Rico is not getting the eye so that's good, but the damage could still be severe.

So many people don't realize, the USVI & PR R US! All heart

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Reply #15 posted 09/06/17 2:11pm

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poppys said:

St John, St Thomas - too soon to tell. St Croix predicted not as bad. Puerto Rico is not getting the eye so that's good, but the damage could still be severe.

So many people don't realize, the USVI & PR R US! All heart


Exactly. Territories of the U.S. USVI got hit bad. Hopefully no relatives got hurt and surviving it.

Look at the power of this Hurricane Irma in St. Thomas, VI earlier today. Found this on YouTube. Scary as heck. I could just imagine the damage it caused. It's coming to Florida. Hopefully all in Florida evacuate
before it gets there.


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Reply #16 posted 09/06/17 2:18pm

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What do you mean by Peeps?

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Reply #17 posted 09/06/17 2:27pm

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poppys said:



2elijah said:


2freaky4church1 said:

We should hope it strifes Cuba, it would weaken storm. This storm is not about rain, more about wind this time.



Just heard the U.S. Virgin Islands and BVI took a direct hit, and there will be catastrophic damage.

My peeps are hurting. Me too. sad


Prayers that they are ok. Irma is no joke. Seems 2017 will be remembered as the year of the floods and hurricanes.
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Reply #18 posted 09/06/17 2:27pm

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2elijah said:

poppys said:



2elijah said:


2freaky4church1 said:

We should hope it strifes Cuba, it would weaken storm. This storm is not about rain, more about wind this time.



Just heard the U.S. Virgin Islands and BVI took a direct hit, and there will be catastrophic damage.

My peeps are hurting. Me too. sad


Prayers that they are ok. Irma is no joke.

Poppy used to live in the USVI.
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Reply #19 posted 09/06/17 2:36pm

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It's now going more north. Those in Broward betta move. May miss Puerto Rico. But, bad news, another hurricane behind that: Jose.

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Reply #20 posted 09/06/17 2:39pm

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2freaky4church1 said:

It's now going more north. Those in Broward betta move. May miss Puerto Rico. But, bad news, another hurricane behind that: Jose.


Actually, just heard that 'Katia' may become a hurricane before 'Jose.'
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Reply #21 posted 09/07/17 4:13am

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benni said:

I work for a state government agency in SC and we were informed today that we are to institute emergency protocols related to Hurricane Irma. My job is working with elderly and disabled individuals that are receiving services at home, rather than going into a facility. Emergency protocols means calling every one on our program (which numbers in the thousands) and reminding them of what their emergency disaster plan is and helping them and their families implement that plan. And those without families, we are having to contact Red Cross and other disaster relief agencies. They aren't sure yet whether it will hit SC, but they do expect that we will get some of the fallout from the situation.

Texas is still recuperating from Harvey...Florida will be hit by Irma (which is now rated as a Category 5).... things are not looking good for recovery for the south because I don't know if our country can afford two disasters so close to each other. And this does not even take into account the fact that this would be the perfect time for North Korea to make a move against the US if they are going to.

I think life is about to get very challenging, very quickly.



I'm also in South Carolina and the only thing we can do is prepare and use Common sense like we did when our State got Flooded almost 2yrs ago...We've had hurricanes, Ice Storms, Snow Storms, Nasty Tropical Storms....This ain't new...

Maybe it will turn into a Tropical storm by the time it hits...OR....Maybe it won't hit....

My Lawd, you are worrying about a Hurricane, a disaster recovery and Kim Jong-un's hairstyle all at one time...Calm down and enjoy the rest of your Thursday cuz tomorrow ain't promised to Nobody...

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benni said:

I work for a state government agency in SC and we were informed today that we are to institute emergency protocols related to Hurricane Irma. My job is working with elderly and disabled individuals that are receiving services at home, rather than going into a facility. Emergency protocols means calling every one on our program (which numbers in the thousands) and reminding them of what their emergency disaster plan is and helping them and their families implement that plan. And those without families, we are having to contact Red Cross and other disaster relief agencies. They aren't sure yet whether it will hit SC, but they do expect that we will get some of the fallout from the situation.

Texas is still recuperating from Harvey...Florida will be hit by Irma (which is now rated as a Category 5).... things are not looking good for recovery for the south because I don't know if our country can afford two disasters so close to each other. And this does not even take into account the fact that this would be the perfect time for North Korea to make a move against the US if they are going to.

I think life is about to get very challenging, very quickly.




Not to mention funding needed for the U.S. territories (Puerto Rico and U.S.V.I.) that just experienced hurricane Irma.
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Reply #23 posted 09/07/17 6:34am

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Chancellor said:

benni said:

I work for a state government agency in SC and we were informed today that we are to institute emergency protocols related to Hurricane Irma. My job is working with elderly and disabled individuals that are receiving services at home, rather than going into a facility. Emergency protocols means calling every one on our program (which numbers in the thousands) and reminding them of what their emergency disaster plan is and helping them and their families implement that plan. And those without families, we are having to contact Red Cross and other disaster relief agencies. They aren't sure yet whether it will hit SC, but they do expect that we will get some of the fallout from the situation.

Texas is still recuperating from Harvey...Florida will be hit by Irma (which is now rated as a Category 5).... things are not looking good for recovery for the south because I don't know if our country can afford two disasters so close to each other. And this does not even take into account the fact that this would be the perfect time for North Korea to make a move against the US if they are going to.

I think life is about to get very challenging, very quickly.



I'm also in South Carolina and the only thing we can do is prepare and use Common sense like we did when our State got Flooded almost 2yrs ago...We've had hurricanes, Ice Storms, Snow Storms, Nasty Tropical Storms....This ain't new...

Maybe it will turn into a Tropical storm by the time it hits...OR....Maybe it won't hit....

My Lawd, you are worrying about a Hurricane, a disaster recovery and Kim Jong-un's hairstyle all at one time...Calm down and enjoy the rest of your Thursday cuz tomorrow ain't promised to Nobody...


lol I'm not worrying, at all, it's just a lot of work I've gotta get done in a few days. I was merely making an observation related to the fact that all of these natural disasters (and I neglected to mention the wild fires out west) will be very difficult for this country (and the people effected) to overcome. I was thinking that the United States is very vulnerable right now, because a lot of resources will need to be diverted to these areas that have experienced (or may experience) devastation - and that vulnerability would be the perfect time for North Korea to strike if they are going to, in order to cause the greatest amount of pain/destruction.

And yes, all we can do is use common sense and prepare (and that preparation for some of the most vulnerable in our state, is what made me start thinking about all this). So.... :-p

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Reply #24 posted 09/07/17 6:35am

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2elijah said:

benni said:

I work for a state government agency in SC and we were informed today that we are to institute emergency protocols related to Hurricane Irma. My job is working with elderly and disabled individuals that are receiving services at home, rather than going into a facility. Emergency protocols means calling every one on our program (which numbers in the thousands) and reminding them of what their emergency disaster plan is and helping them and their families implement that plan. And those without families, we are having to contact Red Cross and other disaster relief agencies. They aren't sure yet whether it will hit SC, but they do expect that we will get some of the fallout from the situation.

Texas is still recuperating from Harvey...Florida will be hit by Irma (which is now rated as a Category 5).... things are not looking good for recovery for the south because I don't know if our country can afford two disasters so close to each other. And this does not even take into account the fact that this would be the perfect time for North Korea to make a move against the US if they are going to.

I think life is about to get very challenging, very quickly.

Not to mention funding needed for the U.S. territories (Puerto Rico and U.S.V.I.) that just experienced hurricane Irma.


And funding needed for those areas devastated by the wild fires out west. A lot of our resources are going to need to be diverted to a lot of areas.

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benni said:



2elijah said:


benni said:

I work for a state government agency in SC and we were informed today that we are to institute emergency protocols related to Hurricane Irma. My job is working with elderly and disabled individuals that are receiving services at home, rather than going into a facility. Emergency protocols means calling every one on our program (which numbers in the thousands) and reminding them of what their emergency disaster plan is and helping them and their families implement that plan. And those without families, we are having to contact Red Cross and other disaster relief agencies. They aren't sure yet whether it will hit SC, but they do expect that we will get some of the fallout from the situation.

Texas is still recuperating from Harvey...Florida will be hit by Irma (which is now rated as a Category 5).... things are not looking good for recovery for the south because I don't know if our country can afford two disasters so close to each other. And this does not even take into account the fact that this would be the perfect time for North Korea to make a move against the US if they are going to.

I think life is about to get very challenging, very quickly.



Not to mention funding needed for the U.S. territories (Puerto Rico and U.S.V.I.) that just experienced hurricane Irma.


And funding needed for those areas devastated by the wild fires out west. A lot of our resources are going to need to be diverted to a lot of areas.


Yes, of course, and hopefully they all get some help.
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Reply #26 posted 09/07/17 7:54am

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Who here is in Florida?

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Reply #27 posted 09/07/17 8:19am

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Prayers that they are ok. Irma is no joke.
Poppy used to live in the USVI.

Yes. St Croix is the biggest of the USVI with the least people. Buck Island clocked 131 mph gusts but no eye, thank goodness. The good thing there is you can get to higher ground but your roof could go, no problem. My brother volunteered to rebuild roofs after Hugo in 1989 when 98% of them blew off. I am worried about Fla, damn. shake

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2elijah said:


2elijah said:
Prayers that they are ok. Irma is no joke.

Poppy used to live in the USVI.

Yes. St Croix is the biggest of the USVI with the least people. Buck Island clocked 131 mph gusts but no eye, thank goodness. The good thing there is you can get to higher ground but your roof could go, no problem. My brother volunteered to rebuild roofs after Hugo in 1989 when 98% of them blew off. I am worried about Fla, damn. shake


Yes, St.Thomas got 175 mph wind yesterday No telephone communication available from 11 am yesterday. Waiting to hear if some family members are ok. I remember Hugo back in 89 though.
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Reply #29 posted 09/07/17 1:18pm

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Yes. St Croix is the biggest of the USVI with the least people. Buck Island clocked 131 mph gusts but no eye, thank goodness. The good thing there is you can get to higher ground but your roof could go, no problem. My brother volunteered to rebuild roofs after Hugo in 1989 when 98% of them blew off. I am worried about Fla, damn. shake

Yes, St.Thonas got 175 mph wind yesterday No telephone communication available from 11 am yesterday. Waiting to hear if some family members are ok. I remember Hugo back in 89 though.

I remember that. You knew about when it would hit when NPR went off on the island in front of you. They shut power down there ahead of time, too.

Hoping the best for your family! heart

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