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  • Brace for a truly terrible hurricane season

    08/04/2017 10:02:50 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 102 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4 August 2017 | Hana R. Alberts
    Batten down the hatches. Thanks in part to warmer waters in the southern Atlantic Ocean, experts are predicting a worse-than-usual hurricane season.
  • Hurricane that crash-landed on Dunkirk beach during WW2 takes to the skies again 77 years on (tr)

    06/23/2017 6:39:27 AM PDT · by DFG · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 06/23/2017 | Amie Gordon
    An iconic Second World War fighter aircraft which crash landed as it tried to rescue Allied troops has taken to the skies for the first time in nearly 80 years. The Mk 1 Hawker Hurricane thundered through the skies after taking off at Elmsett in Suffolk following a £2 million restoration project and some 25,000 hours of highly-skilled labour. In May 1940, the Hurricane of 245 Squadron took off from Kent with Pilot Officer Kenneth McGlashan at the controls, before being shot down on a Dunkirk beach. But now the distinctive sound of the P2902 with its Merlin engine is...
  • Tropical Storm Cindy Forms in Gulf of Mexico

    06/20/2017 1:29:17 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 42 replies
    www.nhc.noaa.gov ^ | 06-20-2017 | Staff
  • This is the spouse of Americanbychoice3, to bring you up to date from my side of our experience.

    06/11/2017 2:06:27 PM PDT · by americanbychoice3 · 16 replies
    myself | 4/11/2017 | Americanbychoice3 (Spouse)
    Hello to all of you who have been so supportive to my husband. I have never visited Free Republic before, Just listened to him talk about how great this site is. I am not sure if he is going to make it through the rest of the year. It is so hard to watch a strong “take charge” type of person lose 60 Lbs. and diminish into a shell of his former self before my eyes. He trips and falls a lot. Fred has been the love of my life for over 35 years. Thank you so much for your...
  • Say what? Owner of tower rides out storm in middle of ocean

    10/10/2016 6:19:18 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 25 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | October 8, 2016 9:34 pm | AP
    ON THE ATLANTIC OCEAN, N.C. (AP) — Talk about braving the storm. A North Carolina man and his fiancee rode out Hurricane Matthew on top of an old Coast Guard light station more than 30 miles off the Atlantic coast. Richard Neal is the owner of Frying Pan Tower , a platform that is about 100 or so feet above the ocean, only reachable by helicopter or boat. While the 360-degree views of sunsets and sunrises are amazing, there’s no land in sight.
  • You Knew It Was Coming; Hurricane Matthew Amnesty

    10/18/2016 11:55:24 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 18, 2016
    Never missing an opportunity to offer illegal immigrants reprieve, the Obama administration has repeatedly used inclement weather, a virus, natural disasters and tainted water in a U.S. city to extend the perk in the last few years. This month the administration announced yet another special amnesty for victims of Hurricane Matthew. The powerful storm slammed the southeastern United States a few weeks ago, killing dozens and causing severe flooding. News reports have confirmed deaths in North Carolina, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia and Virginia. Entire communities from central Florida to Virginia suffered power outages, major flooding and a lot of homes...
  • For Disaster Recovery, the Best Knowledge Is Local Knowledge

    10/13/2016 12:06:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2016 | Veronique de Rugy
    As residents all along the Southeastern coast start to put their lives back together after a devastating visit by Hurricane Matthew, these communities will face unique challenges. Not surprisingly, the calls for billions of dollars in federal government aid are already coming out loud and clear. In states affected by storms, government is often thought of as the only answer to reconstruction. However, research on the aftermath of natural disasters reveals that more often than not, local residents are better-suited to efficiently address these challenges than government on the local, state and federal levels. Even if the federal government...
  • Governor: Matthew blamed for 10 deaths in NC, active rescues in Lumberton

    10/10/2016 6:46:32 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 15 replies
    WTVD-11 News - ABC11.com ^ | October 10, 2016 | Assorted Reporters
    RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Governor Pat McCrory said Monday there have been 10 deaths in North Carolina from Hurricane Matthew. Five people are still missing. Officials say most of the dead died when rushing flood waters swept their cars off roads. During a news conference, the governor also said a levee has breached near Lumberton and some 1,500 people are stranded. There are active rescues using helicopters and boats.
  • SHEPARD SMITH IS NOW AN ANCHORMAN JOKE

    10/10/2016 3:53:54 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 55 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | October 10, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    There are any number of people qualified to warn you about the dangers of hurricanes. A college dropout with two hundred dollar hair sitting in a studio in New York City is not one of them. But here's Shepard Smith embarrassing himself even by the already low standards of his miserable profession by squeezing one more ounce of drama from a natural disaster while treating people under threat from it with contempt. Shepard Smith went full Anchorman. That was a terrible idea. But then again Shepard Smith is a terrible idea. But at least his terrible on air persona has...
  • 'Hell is about to burst forth onto our earth': People panic after dozens of Waffle Houses shut [tr]

    10/08/2016 2:36:24 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 27 replies
    Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 7 October 2016 | Anneta Konstantinides
    Hurricane Matthew has been called a 'once-in-a-lifetime' storm in which evacuation is a matter of 'life or death'. But it was only when Waffle House announced it was closing 25 locations that many Americans decided the storm must be really bad. The beloved 24-hour restaurant chain is famous for staying open during natural disasters, so much so that even a 'Waffle House Index' was created. FEMA unofficially uses the index, color-coded much like country's terrorism threat advisory scale, to gauge how severely a place was hit by a natural disaster.
  • Fox News: 20 Trapped Inside St Augustine Hotel, Mayor Says No One Will Save Them

    10/07/2016 1:30:24 PM PDT · by drewh · 116 replies
    Fox News ^ | Harris Faulkner
    Harris Faulkner just interviewed the mayor and had live tape of the water rising at the Casablanca Inn, all 20 folks stayed in defiance of the government order.The flooding will crest next hour supposedly
  • NASA Spaceport Weathers Hurricane Matthew as Satellite Reveals Double Eyewall

    10/07/2016 2:16:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    Space.com ^ | October 7, 2016 01:24pm ET | Mike Wall
    "At this time, there is observed to be limited roof damage to KSC facilities, water and electrical utilities services have been disrupted and there is scattered debris," NASA officials wrote. "Storm surge has been observed to be relatively minimal, limited to localized portions of the space center." [Hurricane Matthew: NASA Satellite Reveals Layers Of Storm In 3D (Video)] As of 9:45 a.m. EDT (1345 GMT) today, winds at KSC were declining but still had not dropped consistently below 58 mph (93 km/h) — meaning it was still too dangerous to send crews outside to perform a thorough damage assessment, the...
  • Hurricane Matthew Lashes Florida With 100 MPH Winds, 2 Dead as Over 1 Million Lose Power

    10/07/2016 12:52:15 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 79 replies
    ABC News ^ | Oct 7, 2016, 3:38 PM ET
    Hurricane Matthew battered the Florida coast today with powerful winds, potentially devastating storm surges and torrential rain, leaving over 1 million people without power as officials made last-minute appeals for any remaining holdouts to get out of harm's way. Matthew also claimed its first U.S. victims after officials in St. Lucie County, Florida, said two people died overnight when emergency officials could not get to them because of the storm's strong winds. One victim, a woman in her late 50s, died from cardiac arrest, according to St. Lucie fire department officials. Crews could not safely respond to her location and...
  • Fears for a huge flock of migrating birds which has been caught INSIDE the eye (Shortened)

    10/07/2016 9:41:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 54 replies
    DailyMail.co.uk ^ | October 7, 2016 | Chris Summers
    Fears are growing for a huge flock of birds which are believed to be trapped inside the eye of Hurricane Matthew. Pointing to a small green dot on a radar picture of the hurricane, Glenn Burns, a weather forecaster with Atlanta-based WSB-TV, said: 'We are actually seeing something very unusual.
  • Fox News anchor Shep Smith says of Hurricane Matthew: 'Your kids will die'

    10/07/2016 8:36:12 AM PDT · by yoe · 58 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | October 7, 2016 | Helena Horton
    Video Fox News anchor made startling predictions about the destruction Hurricane Matthew may cause as it continues along the east coast of America. Popular presenter Shep Smith used strong words to implore Florida residents to evacuate before disaster strikes. He said: "This moves 20 miles to the west, and you and everyone you know are dead — all of you — because you can't survive it.
  • Disney World closes down for only the FOURTH time in its 45-year history as Hurricane Matthew [tr]

    10/07/2016 9:27:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 7, 2016 | Kalhan Rosenblatt
    Walt Disney World has shuttered up for the fourth time in its history as Hurricane Matthew bears down on the Sunshine State. As the storm approached Florida on Thursday night, the park and several of its entities in Orlando also shut their doors. Since the park opened in 1971 it has only closed three other times - all for hurricanes.
  • 'Hurricane Matthew panic' sparks supermarket brawl as two women scrap over last case of water

    10/07/2016 7:03:41 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 86 replies
    Mirror.UK ^ | 7 OCT 2016 | GEMMA MULLIN
    Two women became embroiled in a brutal scrap over the last case of water in a supermarket ahead of Hurricane Matthew , its reported. The can be seen repeatedly battering and pulling each others hair in the middle of a Walmart store, apparently after one of them put the store's last water bottles in her trolley. The taller of the two women then grabs a trolley and starts ramming it into the other woman, forcing her into a display unit where she crashes into several boxes. She then turns and starts throwing the packages at the woman behind the trolley,...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    10/07/2016 5:45:06 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 41 replies
    And now, for some random silliness... *****Headline Fail *****SMOD 2016 WH PRESS SECRETARY ā€¸@weknowwhatsbestFEMA is flying Tim Kaine to Florida where Hurricane Matthew will make landfall to see if he can interrupt it.***************It's good to be prepared ***** Hold my beer.... ***** Anyone up for a swim? **********Ā Ā 
  • ‘And your kids die, too’: Fox News anchor to those in Hurricane Matthew’s path

    10/06/2016 6:07:55 PM PDT · by Donglalinger · 41 replies
    Q 13 Fox News ^ | 10/6/2016 | Tribune Media Wire
    FLORIDA – Fox News anchor Shepard Smith has a clear message for Floridians thinking about ignoring Hurricane Matthew evacuations – death is imminent. “This moves 20 miles to the west, you and everyone you know are dead. All of you…and your kids die, too.”
  • Signers - A sign that we are really screwed up

    10/06/2016 3:22:04 PM PDT · by ml/nj · 42 replies
    Oct 6, 2016 | ML/NJ
    So I'm watching the Weather Channel. (I'm allowed. My 93 year old Mom lives on the Intracoastal in West Palm Beach.) And there's some government guy, in the Carolinas I think, talking about doom and destruction in a little window on the screen. In another window, three times the size, there's some fat oaf flailing away, almost assuredly at taxpayer expense, with his hands and arms. I assume he was "signing" the words of the government guy. So I looked. Our deaf or nearly deaf population is about a million. (And they must be illiterate or blind too, because it...