September 20, 2017

Direct Hit at Cat 5

The U.S. is certainly making up in sheer destruction for our last several years of luck regards hurricanes.

155 mph winds, and it looks as if the eyewall is going to pass over the whole island of Puerto Rico.

It must be especially harrowing in Puerto Rico and the U.S.V.I.

In most of the U.S. if a hurricane is incoming, you can just drive to Montana if you want to, but on the states and territories that are islands there's nowhere to run. 

Even more frightening is that we're not the worst off. In addition to the other Caribbean islands that were flattened by this series of storms, the U.S.M. has been getting nailed from above and below, with multiple high magnitude earthquakes  and a tsunami adding to their recent hurricane woes. 

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 06:15 AM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 I saw a report this morning that said that the entire island of Puerto Rico was without power.  That seems statistically unlikely, of course.  
However, the Puerto Rico branch of the company I work for is closed until further notice.  That was a notification I've never seen before... usually they'll say something like "the Houston office will be closed on Wednesday due to inclement weather."  So saying "until further notice" makes me think things were pretty bad.

Posted by: Wonderduck at Wed Sep 20 19:09:22 2017 (1zQhi)

2 Add in a damn that's about to burst above a town of 70,000, and Puerto Rico is really screwed.

Posted by: Mauser at Fri Sep 22 22:43:52 2017 (TYvUn)

3 Dam. Dammit.

Posted by: Mauser at Fri Sep 22 22:44:07 2017 (TYvUn)

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