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1. He didn’t think this through:

In a tweet on Wednesday, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd warned that “sworn LEOs will be at every shelter, checking IDs.” Judd said that in addition to weeding out sex offenders, officers would be apprehending anyone with an outstanding warrant.

It’s been a long time between hurricanes, so I guess he forgot. Yo, Sheriff, exactly what makes you believe you are going to have a jail after getting hit by a category 5 hurricane?

For out-of-staters, in Florida registered sex offenders are required to live under Interstate bridges away from population centers and that do not have school buses drive over them. Be advised that the particular definition of “sex offender” used by the registry may or may not include what most people consider a “sex offense”, and Florida still doesn’t have a bestiality law. 😈

2. Last night’s low was in the 60s and at 10:30AM it was 72° – in Florida – in the first week of September. Don’t try to tell me there is no climate change.

3. Florida emergency operations really got serious after the problems in the response to Hurricane Andrew, so the state, despite the governor and legislature, is in good shape to respond to Irma. This is fortunate, because FEMA is almost broke and has most of its resources tied up in the Harvey response. The shortages of water and fuel are a result of Harvey as much as panic buying.

Update: Oh, yes – Rushbo should just sit on his ass in Palm Beach and ignore the liberal conspiracy of hurricane warnings. It will warm my heart knowing that he is sitting and sweating in the dark with nothing to to relieve his thirst, no way to leave, and not enough cash to buy anything to eat. He probably doesn’t remember that credit/debit cards don’t work without power. Even with screens, the mosquitoes will get in. 👿

September 7, 2017   6 Comments

Hurricane Irma – Day 9

Hurricane IrmaPosition: 21.3N 72.4W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [290°] near 16 mph [26 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 165 mph [270 kph].
Wind Gusts: 200 mph [320 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 185 miles [295 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 75 miles [120 km].
Minimum central pressure: 920 mb ↑.

Currently about 55 miles [ 85 km] East-Southeast of Great Inagua Island.

Irma is probably having an eyewall replacement at 10PM CDT.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the Jupiter Inlet southward around the Florida peninsula to Bonita Beach, Florida Keys, Lake Okeechobee, Florida Bay, Haiti from the northern border with the Dominican Republic to Le Mole St. Nicholas, Southeastern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Cuban provinces of Camaguey, Ciego de Avila, Sancti Spiritus, and Villa Clara, Central Bahamas, and Northwestern Bahamas.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Haiti from south of Le Mole St. Nicholas to Port-Au-Prince, and the Cuban provinces of Guantanamo, Holguin, and Las Tunas.

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for Jupiter Inlet southward around the Florida peninsula to Bonita Beach and the Florida Keys.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for North of Jupiter Inlet to Sebastian Inlet, North of Bonita Beach to Anna Maria Island, and the Cuban provinces of Guantanamo, Holguin, Las Tunas and Matanzas.

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for North of Jupiter Inlet to Sebastian Inlet and North of Bonita Beach to Venice.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

September 7, 2017   2 Comments

Hurricane Jose – Day 3

Tropical Storm JosePosition: 15.6N 53.9W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [280°] near 18 mph [30 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 120 mph [195 kph].
Wind Gusts: 145 mph [230 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 115 miles [185 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 35 miles [ 55 km].
Minimum central pressure: 966 mb.

Currently about 635 miles [1020 km] East-Southeast of the Northern Leeward Island.

These islands definitely do not need to see this after what Irma did.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Antigua, Barbuda, and Anguilla.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, St. Martin, and Sint Maarten.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Montserrat, St Kitts, Nevis, Saba and St. Eustatius.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

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Hurricane Katia – Day 3

Hurricane KatiaPosition: 21.5N 95.1W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [265°] near 3 mph [ 6 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 85 mph [140 kph].
Wind Gusts:100 mph [160 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 60 miles [ 95 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 10 miles [ 20 km].
Minimum central pressure: 982 mb ↑.

Currently about 185 miles [ 300 km] East-Southeast of Tampico, Mexico.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the coast of the Mexican state of Veracruz from Cabo Rojo to Laguna Verde.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for North of Cabo Rojo to Rio Panuco and South of Laguna Verde to Puerto Veracruz.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

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