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Hurricane Maria now a Cat. 5

Postby Teresa_Rae » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:12 pm

Pray, pray, pray, folks...

I just cannot believe that this is happening again.
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Re: Hurricane Maria now a Cat. 5

Postby chicagoans » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:21 pm

I'm very scared and sad for everyone there. I know some people evacuated to St. Croix after Irma, and it now looks like Maria will hit St. Croix hard.

I've been thinking a lot about some folks I met who run a sail charter and live aboard their boat. They may have lost their home and their business all at once.

Yes, praying hard.
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Re: Hurricane Maria now a Cat. 5

Postby RicksFormula » Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:19 pm

from where it is now, if it stays on the WNW course thru the evening hours, it would be set up to pass around 60 miles south of St John over night. The hurricane force winds currently extend about 40 miles out in all directions from the center (80-85 mile swath) so with some luck, St John will be in the tropical storm winds. Hoping it wobbles more to the west at this point to save St. Croix from a near direct hit. Puerto Rico is just too big to miss at this point without a miracle.
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Re: Hurricane Maria now a Cat. 5

Postby GidgetPicklebrain » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:19 pm

Meanwhile, all non-essential personnel have been evacuated to either St.Croix or Puerto Rico - out of the frying pan, into the fire.
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Re: Hurricane Maria now a Cat. 5

Postby Teresa_Rae » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:39 pm

The fact that Maria will hit STJ when it's dark makes it even scarier :|
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Re: Hurricane Maria now a Cat. 5

Postby Teresa_Rae » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:39 pm

The fact that Maria will hit STJ when it's dark makes it even scarier :|
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Re: Hurricane Maria now a Cat. 5

Postby Anthony » Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:22 pm

If there is any good news tonight it is that the eye or Maria seems to be staying just south of St. Croix so far. Still not looking good for Vieques though and of course Puerto Rico. Looks like the St. Croix webcams went down a couple of hours ago.
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Re: Hurricane Maria now a Cat. 5

Postby Teresa_Rae » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:12 pm

There are pictures of the Mister B partially submerged and the Roanoke run aground :( :( :(
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