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In Memoriam

September 11th, 2001

NYC, VA, PA

In the intervening 17 years we have spent hundreds of billions of dollars, trampled on peoples rights, created huge new government bureaucracies, and can’t respond as well as the third world to a natural disaster.

It seems like we are constantly being told that every new group that appears anywhere is capable of another 9/11 attack, so what is the point if we are no safer?

Richard Clarke: “Your government failed you. Those entrusted with protecting you failed you. And I failed you. We tried hard. But that doesn’t matter, because we failed. And for that failure, I would ask, once all the facts are out, for your understanding and for your forgiveness.

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Tropical Storm Isaac – Day 5

Tropical Storm IsaacPosition: 14.5N 52.3W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [270°] near 16 mph [26 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 65 mph [100 kph].
Wind Gusts: 80 mph [130 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 105 miles [165 km].
Minimum central pressure: 999 mb ↑.

Currently about 580 miles [ 935 km] East of Martinique.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Guadeloupe, Martinique, and Dominica.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Antigua, Montserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, and Saba & 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 Helene – Day 5

Hurricane HelenePosition: 18.0N 35.4W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [325°] near 10 mph [17 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 100 mph [155 kph].
Wind Gusts: 115 mph [185 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 160 miles [260 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 45 miles [ 75 km].
Minimum central pressure: 973 mb ↑.

Currently about 765 miles [1230 km] West-Northwest of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands.

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 Florence – Day 13

Hurricane FlorencePosition: 28.4N 68.7W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [300°] near 17 mph [28 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 140 mph [220 kph].
Wind Gusts: 155 mph [250 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 175 miles [280 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 60 miles [ 95 km].
Minimum central pressure: 946 mb ↑.

Currently about 670 miles [1075 km] East-Southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for South Santee River, South Carolina to Duck, North Carolina; Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds.

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for South Santee River, South Carolina to Duck, North Carolina; Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds, including the Neuse and Pamlico Rivers.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect from Edisto Beach, South Carolina northward to South Santee River, South Carolina; North of Duck, North Carolina to the North Carolina/Virginia border.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for North of the North Carolina/Virginia border to Cape Charles Light, Virginia; Chesapeake Bay south of New Point Comfort.

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect from Edisto Beach, South Carolina northward to South Santee River, South Carolina; North of Duck, North Carolina to the North Carolina/Virginia border.

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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