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Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Reply #6225 on: September 02, 2019, 02:16:06 PM »
Starting to turn northward...latitude has been 26.6 for a while now and it's finally changing to 26.8 which means it's moving northerly. it's dragging along at one mile per hour...things might actually go back to normal as soon as tomorrow....

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« Reply #6226 on: September 02, 2019, 02:44:53 PM »
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Starting to turn northward...latitude has been 26.6 for a while now and it's finally changing to 26.8 which means it's moving northerly. it's dragging along at one mile per hour...things might actually go back to normal as soon as tomorrow....

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Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Reply #6227 on: September 03, 2019, 03:20:20 PM »
I just saw a CNN report showing the main airport at Freeport under several feet of water. Impressive.
 

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« Reply #6228 on: September 03, 2019, 08:05:40 PM »
 
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« Reply #6229 on: September 05, 2019, 10:34:52 AM »
And I thought it was bad in Tennessee when my basement flooded a couple of months ago....

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« Reply #6230 on: September 05, 2019, 01:46:39 PM »
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And I thought it was bad in Tennessee when my basement flooded a couple of months ago....

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« Reply #6231 on: September 05, 2019, 02:51:57 PM »
I'm considering going over to the Bahama's and helping. the video above could of been South Florida. it was a real eye opener for me.  this took a serious mental toll on me having crosshairs on my forehead for a week. other storms always worry you but they were nothing close to the power this storm packed. I remember inviting them in the past. it's hard to imagine such destruction happened so close to you. I think it's survivor's guilt setting in. I found myself several times going outside in the evening and looking eastward wondering how they were holding up. I don't even like looking at the video's anymore. many have just went back into normal life mode.

Yes, it does look like a nuclear bomb went off. I get Andrew and Wilma flashbacks often viewing these video's. Wilma was the worst for me personally. another reason I stopped watching them. I hope this is the end for the season. I don't even know the death toll at the moment...
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Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Reply #6232 on: September 05, 2019, 04:20:26 PM »
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I'm considering going over to the Bahama's and helping. the video above could of been South Florida. it was a real eye opener for me.  this took a serious mental toll on me having crosshairs on my forehead for a week. other storms always worry you but they were nothing close to the power this storm packed. I remember inviting them in the past. it's hard to imagine such destruction happened so close to you. I think it's survivor's guilt setting in. I found myself several times going outside in the evening and looking eastward wondering how they were holding up. I don't even like looking at the video's anymore. many have just went back into normal life mode.

Yes, it does look like a nuclear bomb went off. I get Andrew and Wilma flashbacks often viewing these video's. Wilma was the worst for me personally. another reason I stopped watching them. I hope this is the end for the season. I don't even know the death toll at the moment...

Shutter, your going to the Bahamas to help is a great idea and probably a good way to work off your survivor's guilt.  As you already know, there are plenty of national organization that could put your skills to extremely good use.  It probably take at least 10 years just to rebuild the place.

I can assure you that any place that has been exposed to 185 MPH winds for two days is going to have 99+ percent of its building destroyed.

Good luck.
 

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« Reply #6233 on: September 05, 2019, 04:57:13 PM »
Between community help and technology the area should be put back together in far less time than a decade. the population is just under 400 thousand. the islands below Freeport were spared most of the the storms force. the Bahama's are spread out some 500 miles from Freeport or "the Grand Bahama's" heading down southeasterly. the storm came in from the east and hit the last northern islands of the Bahama's. some of it will probably never be repaired. you can still find area's where Andrew hit in 1992. the outreach of many will surprise you that we still have people coming together for a cause vs what you read about in the news today.

The two islands suffered the most are The Grand Bahama's (where Freeport is) and the island east of it named Abaco. most of the hurricane force winds stalled over Freeport. actually it's the entire island that suffered the most. Abaco was hit first. since they are islands the impact with damage was far less than being hit on any mainland with more population and cities spread out square mile wise. anyway you look at it though, it was a lot of damage.

Below you can see the islands of the Bahama's and where the storm came in...islands are highlighted in red...
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Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Reply #6234 on: September 05, 2019, 08:43:41 PM »
Freeport has a population of just under 30,000. now if the storm had passed over nassau it would of been more destructive. the whole island is used where the Grand Bahama's uses about 10% of the island. the population of Nassau is over 250,000. it was about 120 miles away from the center of the storm and out of hurricane force winds. these islands protect the US shoreline and slow hurricanes down. most of the time. flying down to Antigua, Barbados etc. is an experience to be seen from the air. island after island can be seen on the way down. amazing blue water you will never forget. you also have to be a good driver as they are completely out of there minds and drive like a bat out of hell. a lot of the roads are dirt until you reach small cities. lots and lots of tin roofs. live stock among the people. smaller prop planes are used if you go further than Puerto Rico due to smaller runways.
 
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« Reply #6235 on: September 05, 2019, 09:59:11 PM »
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Freeport has a population of just under 30,000. now if the storm had passed over nassau it would of been more destructive. the whole island is used where the Grand Bahama's uses about 10% of the island. the population of Nassau is over 250,000. it was about 120 miles away from the center of the storm and out of hurricane force winds. these islands protect the US shoreline and slow hurricanes down. most of the time. flying down to Antigua, Barbados etc. is an experience to be seen from the air. island after island can be seen on the way down. amazing blue water you will never forget. you also have to be a good driver as they are completely out of there minds and drive like a bat out of hell. a lot of the roads are dirt until you reach small cities. lots and lots of tin roofs. live stock among the people. smaller prop planes are used if you go further than Puerto Rico due to smaller runways.

On the subject of crazy drivers, I thought I had seen them all until I took a ride in a taxi in Montreal with a French Canadian driver.  That driver would win the Crazy Driver Olympics if there was such a thing. 
 

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« Reply #6236 on: September 05, 2019, 11:02:07 PM »
I've been to Canada about 5 times but was around 7 to 10 years old. don't remember the driving habits. taxi drivers are known to be pretty bad drivers. they blend right in with the idiots down here. here they start to shift lanes then put the blinker on and finally look in the rear view mirror and quickly dart back when they realize they are not alone on the road. I have been hit in the back twice in the last 4 months. they need to just start making cars with huge cellphones mounted directly above the steering wheel. I average around 500 miles a week sometimes. I see it all. I drive in 3 major counties. West Palm, Broward and Dade county.
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« Reply #6237 on: September 05, 2019, 11:13:15 PM »
Tom Colbert emailed with these new links for everyone -

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« Reply #6238 on: September 05, 2019, 11:31:58 PM »
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Between community help and technology the area should be put back together in far less time than a decade. the population is just under 400 thousand. the islands below Freeport were spared most of the the storms force. the Bahama's are spread out some 500 miles from Freeport or "the Grand Bahama's" heading down southeasterly. the storm came in from the east and hit the last northern islands of the Bahama's. some of it will probably never be repaired. you can still find area's where Andrew hit in 1992. the outreach of many will surprise you that we still have people coming together for a cause vs what you read about in the news today.

The two islands suffered the most are The Grand Bahama's (where Freeport is) and the island east of it named Abaco. most of the hurricane force winds stalled over Freeport. actually it's the entire island that suffered the most. Abaco was hit first. since they are islands the impact with damage was far less than being hit on any mainland with more population and cities spread out square mile wise. anyway you look at it though, it was a lot of damage.

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« Reply #6239 on: September 06, 2019, 12:04:28 AM »
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Freeport has a population of just under 30,000. now if the storm had passed over nassau it would of been more destructive. the whole island is used where the Grand Bahama's uses about 10% of the island. the population of Nassau is over 250,000. it was about 120 miles away from the center of the storm and out of hurricane force winds. these islands protect the US shoreline and slow hurricanes down. most of the time. flying down to Antigua, Barbados etc. is an experience to be seen from the air. island after island can be seen on the way down. amazing blue water you will never forget. you also have to be a good driver as they are completely out of there minds and drive like a bat out of hell. a lot of the roads are dirt until you reach small cities. lots and lots of tin roofs. live stock among the people. smaller prop planes are used if you go further than Puerto Rico due to smaller runways.

On the subject of crazy drivers, I thought I had seen them all until I took a ride in a taxi in Montreal with a French Canadian driver.  That driver would win the Crazy Driver Olympics if there was such a thing.

Montreal gets my vote, too. Boston, 2nd Place.