Here Comes Maria

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  1. Martin Alonzo

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    The next major hurricane on its way. 205956_5day_cone_no_line_and_wind.png
     
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    I was just looking at that, and it looks like this one will also go right over top of you, @Martin Alonzo . Has DR recovered enough from Irma to handle another storm this fast ?
    My daughter had a friend who was in Puerto Rica when Irma went through, and he said it was pretty bad there, and now they are getting hit again.
    There is another one (Lee) that is following behind Maria, and it looks like Jose is still turning in circles off the shore of the east coast, so that storm could still cause problems, too.
     
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    It looks like lee is heading north no problem the forecast for Maria looks now like it will hit the Puerto Rico and the east coast of the DR and then head north missing the US. Well that is there forecast for now but like all weather forecasts they all change
     
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    The models are fairly consistent out through 120hours, but then go haywire..
    Examples: American gfsmaria.gif


    European: EuroMaria.gif

    The American is a bit north of the European. Stay safe!
     
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    Looks like a dead hit on Puerto Rico the country is financially bankrupt and now this
     
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    Nothing is forecast to hit Florida, thank God. Don't need anymore!
     
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    Maybe Hillary will send some of the profits from her new book to help those poor people in Puerto Rico. :D
     
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    Shirley were you dreaming again
     
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    Hurricane party at my house on Thursday everyone is welcome we had a good time for Irma.
     
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    The hurricane is now at Cat 5, with winds of 160mph. Are you feeling anyof the storm system yet, @Martin Alonzo ?
    It looks like thisone will go right up our east coast, too, so you might get another taste of hurricane after all, @Cody Fousnaugh . Time to stock up just in case !
     
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    The closes point for the storm [Maria] will be 78 miles from where I live in will be here 3 days and 6 hours. That is if it stays on its course. Lots of time to make party planes
     
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    And you're on the left side! Plus, while Maria is Category 5, hurricane force winds extend outward only 25 miles. Some margin for error.
     
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    @Martin Alonzo do you have an emergency evacuation site for your area? I too have played through a few hurricanes, but there was also a couple that called for evacuation. I was very grateful to have a safe place to go to. I've been so involved with my own recovery after hurricane Harvey, that I didn't remember that you are in such a vulnerable position. Let us know how you fair through all this weather, but most of all, stay safe. :)
     
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    I guess the party is going to be canceled because the main attraction did not want to come. The Dominican Republic scares these Hurricanes they are planned to attend and than run away. Feel sorry for the people in Puerto Rico as they met Maria head on see some photos from friends and it is not pretty
     
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  15. Shirley Martin

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    I'm not sure that this is the right place to put it but there was a man in Florida a few years ago that built a hurricane proof house. It was dome shaped and built out of something that lapped upward so the wind would skim over it and not tear it apart. I wonder if it has been through a hurricane? Has anybody heard about it? If it worked, it would be ideal for building in places that often have hurricanes.
     
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    Not sure if this is what you were talking about, but http://www.deltechomes.com/learn-more/hurricane-resistance/
    Interestingly enough that website puts its facebook page up as testimonials, where I found this... https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155852917133939&set=p.10155852917133939&type=3&theater

    Although in fairness to Deltec... Cat 5 starts at 157mph and Irma had gusts up to 220mph, which is twice the lateral force of a 157mph wind. Also flying debris can magnify lateral force. There is no doubt a structure could be built to withstand those forces, including debris... but at what cost? Then there is the matter of flooding, storm surge, loss of power, loss of utilities, isolation, etc.
     
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    We are sitting on the edge of the hurricane over night we had rain bands go through right now overcast and light winds. The weather reports say the wind will increase to 60 miles an hour but seeing is believing. There was damage in Punta Cana on the est end of the island. Everything is good here
     
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    @Martin Alonzo , my daughter and a group of friends are going for a week to Puerta Plata in January, have you heard anything about that place?
     
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    There being hit right now but probably little damage and they will have it all cleared up by then. If you would like I will PM my phone number to you and you can give it to them if they have any questions or need help.
     
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    Thanks, don't want to bother you...January is a ways off. The people that own the resort will probably be notified if there's a lot of damage. It belongs to my daughter's aunt in law.

    They waited til after Irma to buy their airline tickets and they did buy them last week.
     
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    Hope they enjoy their holiday. Puerto Plata is about 35 miles from me
     
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    They should. They're all staying in a house on the beach that has a full staff with butler and cook etc.

    I will be watching my 13 yr old grandson that week while his mom and dad have some R &R. :)
     
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    We have had heavy rains off and on the rivers all over their banks and a lot of flooding.Wind damage here is at a minimum, We hear that there has been loss of life because of the rain and flooding. We are still having heavy rain as I am typing this. I think we are looking rain for a few days
     
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