Hurricane Dorian - August/September 2019 #2

Discussion in 'Weather' started by imstilla.grandma, Aug 27, 2019.

  1. imstilla.grandma

    imstilla.grandma ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ Believer of Miracles

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    Samaritan's Purse has airlifted our Emergency Field Hospital and a medical team to the Bahamas, at the request of the World Health Organization and the Bahamas government. The 40-bed mobile facility can receive up to 100 patients daily and features an operating room with capacity for 10 surgeries per day, as well as an obstetrics ward with delivery room.
    Hurricane Dorian Relief
     
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  2. MimosaMornings

    MimosaMornings Well- Known Member

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    Hang in there @pugmom
    Thinking of you and your loved ones
     
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    MimosaMornings Well- Known Member

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    Will be thinking of your mom @Vern
     
  4. Steph8angels

    Steph8angels Eye in the Sky

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    @imstilla.grandma
    Amen
    That is beautiful and uplifting.
    I believe in miracles too.
    Thank you so much.
     
  5. CharlestonGal

    CharlestonGal Well-Known Member

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    Winds still inching up on Confederation Bridge:

    CURRENT WIND SPEED

    Date/Time
    Temp Speed Gusts Dir
    09/07/2019 11:11:00 pm 11°C 120 km/h 145 km/h NNE
    09/07/2019 11:05:00 pm 11°C 126 km/h 146 km/h NNE
    09/07/2019 10:59:00 pm 11°C 124 km/h 146 km/h NNE
    09/07/2019 10:53:00 pm 11°C 118 km/h 144 km/h NNE
    Notice: Wind speeds are updated every 6 minutes. Restrictions to high sided vehicles are dependent not only on wind speed and direction but also considering various other factors such as visibility.
     
  6. mickey2942

    mickey2942 Well-Known Member

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    It is beyond tasteless. And completely oblivious to the problems. Next, when people are starving, I expect an announcement like, "Why are they crying for bread? Why can't they eat cake?".
     
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  7. CharlestonGal

    CharlestonGal Well-Known Member

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    I'm rarely speechless, but this has left me with no words. It's deeply disgusting.
     
  9. MaryG12

    MaryG12 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe someone here knows the answer to my question:

    Is it common for hurricanes to travel the distance the way Dorian has? I mean, all the way from the Bahamas to Canada?

    Because to me, that seems like a long distance to remain so active, and such a potentially destructive force.

    Hoping everyone on Canada's east coast stays safe.
     
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  10. Handsome Sailor

    Handsome Sailor Seize the day!

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    yes, it is common for hurricanes to travel that far, and even \further.
    they swirl and go over land actually much further
     
  11. Handsome Sailor

    Handsome Sailor Seize the day!

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    the Bahamians just want tourism to continue because it is their economic lifeblood . so please be kind to the Bahamian ministers and understand where they are coming from
     
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  12. CharlestonGal

    CharlestonGal Well-Known Member

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  13. CharlestonGal

    CharlestonGal Well-Known Member

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    Maybe, but now is not the time. I can't imagine anyone going down there right now to have a good time. Lord knows I couldn't.
     
  14. Anance

    Anance Well-Known Member

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    No. Nor is it common to have devastating storm every year or every other year. A hurricane essentially feeds off heat, specifically hot ocean waters. Higher ocean temperatures create an environment where more hurricanes can develop and where they can grow stronger.

    It's not common for hurricane to get to Canada because the ocean water is too cold to sustain it. It has happened, but in the past, rarely.
     
  15. CharlestonGal

    CharlestonGal Well-Known Member

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    And yes, I know their focus is on tourism $$$. Perhaps they should have put aside a sum for disaster preparedness. Instead, the rest of the world is taking care of that, it seems. I have yet to see a plan from the Bahamian government.
     
  16. sallye818

    sallye818 Well-Known Member

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    I saw the Minister of Tourism and Aviation Joy Jibrilu interviewed several times, and I felt strongly her compassion for the victims & Abaco Island. I think we need to keep a clear perspective --
    From
    https://www.nationsonline.org › oneworld › bahamas
    The Bahamas extends 760 miles from the coast of Florida on the north-west almost to Haiti on the south-east. The group consists of 700 islands, of which 30 are inhabited, and about 2,400 cays (coral reefs).

    I have been to the beautiful islands of the Bahamas, and noted that there are numerous islands, all of which survive by tourism. While I agree that there probably is government corruption, we also have to remember the people who will suffer on the other islands if they have no income via tourism. Absolutely, the island(s) must be cleared of bodies, and the task is monumental and overwhelming ... I pray that the Bahamian gov't will do its part. Yet, I just wanted to point out that there are still many other populated islands and those people need their jobs and livelihoods too. I hope that somehow the people CAN be evacuated to these other islands--I think they would appreciate the familiarity of climate & culture, and I have heard the Bahamian citizens say they work together to help one another. One of the best things they could do now on the other islands is to take in their own citizens, help them find jobs and shelter, and assist them with life in whatever ways they can. Meanwhile, other countries can assist in the gargantuan job of helping clear Abaco, for which it is absolutely true that they can not do this by themselves.

    Prayers for all that are involved, and I encourage people to donate to transparent organizations that have a proven track record of helping without corruption. (Also, praying for you folks in Canada, as you weather this seemingly never-ending storm!)
     
  17. CharlestonGal

    CharlestonGal Well-Known Member

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    "Pallab Mozumder, an environmental economist at the Florida International University, says rebuilding homes, businesses and networks of utilities in the northern Bahamas will cost between $15 billion and $25 billion. He expects it will take five years or longer to recover from the catastrophe. Hurricane Dorian's Category 5 strength and extremely low speed — which exacerbated flooding — made the devastation worse, he said."

    Tourist-dependent Bahamas says it's still open for business

    That's two or three times the GNP for the Bahamas. Who is going to give them a $25 billion dollar loan?I wouldn't, given they were satisfied with their own fund of $200 million. Reckless, reckless government.
     
  18. Simply Southern

    Simply Southern Well-Known Member

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    I hope this goes to Grand Bahamas where there is emergent need!!!!
     
  19. CharlestonGal

    CharlestonGal Well-Known Member

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    Looks like winds are finally dropping on the bridge:

    CURRENT WIND SPEED

    Date/Time
    Temp Speed Gusts Dir
    09/08/2019 12:23:00 am 11°C 105 km/h 138 km/h NNW
    09/08/2019 12:17:00 am 11°C 105 km/h 131 km/h NNW
    09/08/2019 12:11:00 am 11°C 94 km/h 131 km/h NNW
    09/08/2019 12:05:00 am 11°C 86 km/h 123 km/h N
     

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