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    Hurricanes Everywhere!

    As millions are literally picking up the pieces after Harvey and Irma, we have even more tropical storms on their way.

    Atlantic hosts three storms, with Maria on Irma's path - CNN

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    Hurricanes Everywhere!

    In the North Atlantic Ocean. The vast Pacific Ocean has been uncommonly quiet.

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    Maria is on track to pass right over Dominica. But at this point, even if it veers someone in the Lesser Antilles is going to get run over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveFoerster View Post
    Maria is on track to pass right over Dominica. But at this point, even if it veers someone in the Lesser Antilles is going to get run over.

    I saw that but it was still a TS as of 11:00 AM, EDT. PR and DR are slated to get creamed but you never know.

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    Even if it isn't a hurricane by the time it makes landfall, the rain can do more damage than the wind, especially if a storm takes its time in transit. A few years ago Tropical Storm Erika washed away two villages in Dominica and caused massive damage across the island; it was the worst storm there since Hurricane David in 1979.
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    Seasons with the highest Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE), 1851 - Present

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    1. 2005 250
    2. 1950 243
    3. 1893 231
    4. 1995 228
    5. 2004 227
    6. 1926 222
    7. 1933 213
    8. 1961 205
    9. 1955 199
    10. 1998 182

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveFoerster View Post
    Maria is on track to pass right over Dominica. But at this point, even if it veers someone in the Lesser Antilles is going to get run over.
    It looks like its eye is approaching Dominica. The US National Hurricane Center has upgraded it to category 4 (!) and say that it has sustained wind speeds of 130 mph near the eyewall.

    Hurricane Maria Public Advisory

    I've been looking for weather reports on conditions in Dominica, but the last one said 50 mph wind gusts. That's not bad, but it's probably old information and conditions are probably deteriorating.

    My thoughts are with the people of Dominica (and Martinique and Guadalupe).
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    The National Hurricane Center has upgraded Maria again, to category 5 (!!!). They call it "potentially catastrophic". 160 mph (260 km/h) sustained winds. The eye and the most intense winds are nearing Dominica. (I'm getting worried.)

    Hurricane Maria Public Advisory
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    I just saw a radar map of the storm with outlines of the islands superimposed, and the eye is currently right over SE Dominica. So Dominica is getting full force.

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    About an hour ago, Dominica Prime Minister Skerritt wrote on Facebook "Rough, Rough, Rough"

    About 30 minutes ago, he wrote "My roof is gone. I am at the complete mercy of the hurricane. House is flooding."

    Then a few minutes after that "I have been rescued". Whoever rescued him in the full force of a category 5 hurricane deserves a raise. There are stories of heroism happening on Dominica, Guadalupe and Martinique as we speak.

    Radio from Dominica is saying that the roofs have come off many buildings and damage is severe.

    CARICOM (the Caribbean Community) has a local FEMA-like disaster management agency that's preparing to deploy to Dominica when the storm moves off.
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    According to the Guardian which is doing live updating, radio station DBS in Dominica was reporting on roof damage to the Princess Margaret Hospital in Roseau, when the radio station went silent. Presumably they have lost power or their antenna.
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    The island is devastated. No contact with anyone there. My wife's cousin is a first responder with CDEMA, the agency Hierophant mentioned, so we hope to have an update from him in the next day or two. Will convey. Busy day organizing relief. Thanks for best wishes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveFoerster View Post
    The island is devastated. No contact with anyone there. My wife's cousin is a first responder with CDEMA, the agency Hierophant mentioned, so we hope to have an update from him in the next day or two. Will convey. Busy day organizing relief. Thanks for best wishes.

    People are saying the island hasn't yet recovered from TS Erika in 2015. Now it's back-to-back hits.

    Good luck.

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    Roseau? OMG, what will happen to the campus of New World University, not to mention all of the students there???*

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    * Injecting some levity, trying to be tasteless as always. New World U. is the school founded by our own Steve Foerster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveFoerster View Post
    The island is devastated. No contact with anyone there. My wife's cousin is a first responder with CDEMA, the agency Hierophant mentioned, so we hope to have an update from him in the next day or two. Will convey. Busy day organizing relief. Thanks for best wishes.

    Yep, they took a direct hit. Gracious...
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