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  • While Hillary hobbles around with a broken toe, Bill is out taking selfies in Dublin...

    10/16/2017 7:51:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 16, 2017 | Abigail Miller
    Bill Clinton was pictured in Dublin's city center during Hurricane Ophelia Excited locals took selfies with the former US president while he was sightseeing The 71-year-old seemed to be ignoring the government's advice to stay indoors While he was enjoying his day as a tourist, Hillary was giving interviews with a broken toe in the the United Kingdom....
  • Hurricane Ophelia's Remnants Batter UK, Ireland; 1 Killed

    10/16/2017 10:29:42 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10-16-2017 | Padraig O Donoghue
    The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia battered Ireland on Monday, killing at least one person and causing widespread power outages as the storm headed for Britain. The first known victim was a woman who was driving near the Irish village of Aglish when a tree fell on her car, authorities said. Gusts of up to 80 mph were reported 30 years to the day after a weather event dubbed the "Great Storm of 1987" battered southern England and killed 18 people. Authorities in Ireland had ordered schools, courts and government buildings to remain closed before the storm's arrival. Bridges were shut...
  • News Magazine of the Screen, The (Vol. 7, Issue 3)

    Typhoon hits Kyushu, Japan; wrecked houses / flood damage / fires rage at night / school children in classroom, widespread destruction from typhoon, in BG, outside school window, 0:38:34 - VS Hurricane hits Louisiana on gulf coast; flood waters, rescue workers, wrecked homes / two mailboxes, just above flood water
  • FBI Investigates Claims Puerto Rico Officials are Withholding FEMA Supplies

    10/13/2017 9:36:35 AM PDT · by blueyon · 60 replies ^ | 10/13/17 | OAN Newsroom
    The FBI is investigating multiple allegations of Puerto Rican government officials withholding FEMA supplies meant for hurricane victims. The bureau received several complaints that local officials are distributing supplies to their friends and political supporters instead of people in need. So far, the FBI is aware of six areas in Puerto Rico where supplies are being misappropriated. This comes as President Trump hints he will pull first responders from the island.
  • Hurricane Ophelia Has Intensified As It Heads Toward Europe

    10/12/2017 10:41:21 AM PDT · by blam · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10-12-2017 | Kevin Loria
    Hurricane Ophelia is the latest weather system to whip up winds and rain in the Atlantic. But the storm is heading east toward the northwest coast of Spain and then up to Ireland instead of crossing the Atlantic toward the hurricane-ravaged Caribbean. Ophelia officially gained hurricane status on Wednesday evening, according to the National Hurricane Center. As of Thursday morning, Ophelia was moving northeast at about 3 mph and was expected to continue on that path for the next day or so. The storm has picked up strength, with sustained winds of 90 mph and higher gusts. Some of...
  • Our vacation turned into a nightmare. But the people of Puerto Rico protected us.

    10/11/2017 5:55:24 AM PDT · by cll · 22 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/10/2017 | Joseph Ragsdale
    Vacations are not supposed to go like this. Never did I imagine that instead of swimming in the Caribbean, we would be trudging through sewage-contaminated water in a desperate attempt to reach the airport. The airport, like everything else in Puerto Rico, was crippled. No electricity, no flights. This was the reality that my wife and I, along with six of our closest friends, were facing days after Maria paid visit to Puerto Rico. It was at the airport hotel that our fate would change. A member of our group, desperately searching for answers, located someone from FEMA. We were...
  • Florida lost more than $45 million after tolls suspended during Hurricane Irma.

    10/10/2017 12:32:42 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Orlando Weekly ^ | September 23, 2017 | Jim Turner, the News Service of Florida
    More than $45 million in revenue is believed to have been lost when the state suspended highway toll collections to help speed evacuations and relief efforts for Hurricane Irma, Florida's Turnpike system estimates. However, the estimated $3 million-a-day impact is not expected to hinder operations of the system or ongoing work programs, “as impacts such as toll suspensions due to a hurricane are taken into consideration during the annual budgeting process,” turnpike spokesman Chad Huff said in an email Friday. Funding 404 full-time positions, the turnpike system is budgeted at $1.57 billion for the current fiscal year, which began July...
  • FEMA Administrator Rips San Juan Mayor’s Criticisms: ‘We Don’t Have Time for the Political Noise’

    10/08/2017 12:16:40 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 21 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 10/08/2017 | David Rutz
    FEMA Administrator Brock Long ripped San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz for her attacks on the agency Sunday, saying "we filtered out the mayor a long time ago" and he didn't have time for "political noise." President Donald Trump visited the Hurricane Maria devastation in Puerto Rico on Tuesday and praised relief efforts there, but Cruz criticized him for his "abominable" behavior when Trump threw paper towel rolls to storm survivors and said his visit was a publicity stunt. It was the latest in the war of words between the two after Trump said last weekend she had exhibited poor...
  • NATE / CATEGORY 2 LANDFALL / 100 mph Wind / This is NOT a typical hurricane

    10/07/2017 9:37:01 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 30 replies ^ | 10/7/2017 | MrMBB333 video blogger on Youtube
    2 minute and 45 second video at link.
  • Tropical Storm Nate aims at New Orleans amid worries about drainage system

    10/06/2017 8:33:46 PM PDT · by topher · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune/AP ^ | 6-Oct-2017 | Stacey Plaisance and Kevin McGill
    When Tropical Storm Nate formed and forecasts put New Orleans in its projected path for this weekend, one big question loomed for residents and business owners: Will the pumps work? "That's now a thought in everybody who lives in New Orleans," said Devin Shearman, a manager at Katie's restaurant and lounge, which flooded during an unexpected rainstorm Aug. 5. It was one of two flash floods this past summer that led to revelations about personnel and equipment problems at the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board, the agency that runs the pumping system that drains the city. Some pumps weren't...
  • NATE appears to have rapidly intensified - Rare feature appears above storm!

    10/07/2017 12:24:10 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 25 replies ^ | October 6, 2017 | MrMBB333 video blogger on Youtube
    Full Title: UPDATE: NATE appears to have rapidly intensified - Rare feature appears above storm! Video at link. Vlogger says that Nate has strengthened beyond projections as it enters the gulf of Mexico.
  • Hurricane Nate

    10/05/2017 8:49:41 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 328 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 10/5/2017 | NHC/NOAA
    Tropical Storm Nate is emerging from Honduras into the Western Caribbean. Forecast models are in agreement that Nate will continue into the Gulf of Mexico. Oil companies have begun evacuations of offshore platforms. Nate is forecast to reach the northern Gulf Coast this weekend as a hurricane, and the threat of direct impacts from wind, storm surge, and heavy rainfall is increasing from Louisiana through the western Florida Panhandle. Hurricane and tropical storm watches, as well as a storm surge watch, have been issued for a portion of the northern Gulf Coast, and residents in these areas should monitor the...
  • Category 5 hurricanes hammered Florida 12,000 years ago, study reveals

    10/06/2017 7:14:26 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 47 replies ^ | 5 October 2017 | Cecile Borkhataria
    While Hurricane Irma hit Florida as a ferocious category 4 storm last month, the sunshine state has withstood much stronger storms in the past. According to new research, category 5 hurricanes may have slammed Florida repeatedly 12,000 years ago, during a climatic shift called The Younger Dryas. While there were hurricane-suppressing cooler sea surface temperatures at the time, these conditions were outweighed by slowed ocean circulation - which plays a powerful role when it comes to generating hurricanes. The study, published in the journal Geology, involved analyzing turbidites: a type of undersea landslide deposit that can provide a record for...
  • Hurricane Response Belies Critics' Hit Job on Trump

    10/06/2017 12:00:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 5, 2017 | Steve Cortes
    Although Donald J. Trump lacked political experience when he became president, the gods of politics have not given him a soft transition into the job. The most active American hurricane season in 12 years, rocket-launching North Korea, horrific acts of terror from London to Las Vegas – the latter being the worst mass shooting in American history -- have tested the mettle of our nation’s first neophyte commander-in-chief. Recently Puerto Rico was ravaged by two consecutive hurricanes, Irma and Maria. The very practice of naming hurricanes seems strange to me and, in this case, they have ironically wonderful sounding Latina...
  • Tropical Storm Nate Forms in the Caribbean Sea and Is Forecast to Hit Gulf Coast as Hurricane This W

    Tropical Storm Nate has formed in the western Caribbean Sea and is increasingly likely to pose a threat to parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast as a strong tropical storm or a low-end hurricane this weekend, after tracking over Nicaragua and Honduras today. It is now likely that Nate will make landfall along the northern Gulf Coast, somewhere between Louisiana and Florida, Sunday. It remains too soon to tell where exactly this landfall will occur. The uncertainty in Nate's forecast track is higher than normal. Most guidance also suggests this landfall will most likely be as a low-end hurricane. However,...
  • Hurricane NATE UPDATE! CAT 4-5 Potential Time to Prepare!(Gulf->US)

    10/04/2017 3:35:17 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 55 replies ^ | Oct 4, 2017 | vlogger In2ThinAir
    Video at link. Concise map and projected time frame starts at the 5:39 mark. The vlogger was good with our previous hurricanes re projections.
  • DIY do-gooders direct Caribbean disaster relief efforts

    10/04/2017 3:24:05 PM PDT · by Jagermonster · 1 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 4, 2017 | Peter Ford
    NEW THINKING NEW THINKING   Want to help Puerto Rico recover? Amateur analysts of satellite imagery around the world are pointing relief workers to where they are needed most. Anyone can do it! PARIS—As President Trump paid his visit to hurricane-wracked Puerto Rico on Tuesday a small army of individuals, sitting at their desks far from the spotlight and scattered around the globe, were doing their anonymous bit to put the ravaged island back together again. They are a new breed of “digital humanitarians.” Crowdsourcing the raw data of hurricane Maria’s trail of destruction, they are helping artificial intelligence experts...
  • Puerto Rico: Trump paper towel-throwing 'abominable' (Barf alert)

    10/04/2017 3:12:43 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 36 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4th October 2017 | bbc news
    The mayor of Puerto Rico's capital, San Juan, has described Donald Trump's visit to the hurricane-hit island as "insulting" and called him a "miscommunicator-in-chief". Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz described his televised meeting with officials as a "PR, 17-minute meeting". The sight of him throwing paper towels to people in the crowd was "terrible and abominable", she added. Mr Trump tweeted it had been a "great day" in Puerto Rico. But he also took another swipe at the reporting of his trip. Tuesday's five-hour presidential trip to San Juan came two weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, and followed...
  • Trump administration asks Congress for $29 billion in hurricane relief

    10/04/2017 3:02:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 4, 2017 | Staff
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Wednesday asked U.S. lawmakers to approve $29 billion in disaster relief funds to assist victims of recent hurricanes that hit Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. The aid request includes $12.8 billion in new funds to help storm victims and $16 billion to defray debt in the federal government’s flood insurance program.....
  • Tropical Storm Nate Likely To Form From System In Caribbean (Florida Panhandle?)

    10/04/2017 11:27:37 AM PDT · by blam · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-4-2017 | Travis Fedschun
    After a brief pause in tropical activity, another system formed Wednesday in the Caribbean and will likely become Tropical Storm Nate, according to the National Hurricane Center. Tropical Depression 16 is located about 210 miles south-southeast of Cabo Gracias a Dios on the border of Nicaragua and Honduras, the weather service said in its 11 a.m. ET advisory. The system has sustained winds of about 35 mph, moving northwest at 7 mph, and "is expected to become a tropical storm later today or tonight." Meteorologist Adam Klotz has more Video NOAA predicts most active hurricane season since 2010 "On the...