TS Lee and TS Maria

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Post by HilltownGrrl » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:08 pm

Does anyone know of any funds, charities, whatever that would specifically be working with Dominica &/or Barbuda to rebuild? I'd like to donate to help the smaller independent countries because I suspect they won't be getting all that much help. Between 45 as president & disasters everywhere, I'm worried they'll get overlooked. I would also be interested in aid specifically to Puerto Rico. I've looked around a bit but haven't found any (I've been having migraines all week so my computer time & patience has been/is limited).

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Post by Volkonski » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:54 pm

Things are very bad in Puerto Rico. :(

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/20/us/h ... .html?_r=0
Electricity was knocked out on the whole island, a spokeswoman for the Puerto Rico State Agency for Emergency and Disaster Management said. The authorities warned weary residents not to let down their guard, because flash flooding and mudslides could be more deadly than the initial winds.

The storm, now a category 3 system, brought new challenges to an island that has been groaning under the weight of a debt crisis that has crippled the public health and infrastructure systems and sent professionals fleeing to the mainland.

More than 500 shelters had been opened, according to the governor, Ricardo Rosselló, though he said he could not vouch for the storm-worthiness of all of those structures.

About 600 people took refuge in one of the biggest, the Robert Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, which was near the center of the storm. Witnesses said the stadium’s roof had come off and the shelter lacked electricity and hot water.
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Post by Volkonski » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:31 am

Puerto Rico governor: Power could be out for months

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/20/americas/ ... index.html
Puerto Rico's energy grid took such a severe blow from deadly Hurricane Maria that restoring power to everyone may take months, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló told CNN on Wednesday night.

Rosselló said officials think some power stations are not badly damaged, but the distribution system is ruined. If transmission lines are in better shape than thought, power outages might be fixed sooner, the governor said.
Rosselló told CNN that at least one person died in the storm when a board was ripped from the house it had been nailed to by the wind and hit a man. The governor said the number of casualties in some areas is unknown because it is hard to communicate.
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Post by Volkonski » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:36 am

Hurricane Maria Live Updates: Catastrophic Flooding in Puerto Rico

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/21/us/h ... .html?_r=0
Hurricane Maria regained “major hurricane status” early Thursday as it marched toward the Dominican Republic, bringing heavy rainfall there even as Puerto Rico was battling extensive floodwaters.

The eye of the storm moved off Puerto Rico’s coast Wednesday afternoon, but Maria was still causing catastrophic flooding on the island early Thursday, the National Weather Service said. By 1 a.m., flash flood warnings were expanded to cover the entire island.

“If possible, move to higher ground NOW!” the National Weather Service office in San Juan said.

:snippity:

Forecasters say Puerto Rico will see about two feet of rain by Friday. Storm surges are expected to raise water levels by as much as six feet in the Dominican Republic.
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Post by RVInit » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:16 am

:cry: It is clear that infrastructure is a problem everywhere, including mainland US.
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But hey, leave it to our fearful Republican leaders in Congress to spend even moar time and effort trying to repeal laws that benefit US citizens. No need to address and solve actual, real problems when you just work on the made up problems - that's far easier "work".
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Post by Orlylicious » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:42 am

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Post by Volkonski » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:56 am

Hurricane Maria: US mainland is not out of the woods yet

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/21/us/hurric ... index.html
But tracking models are good for three to five days, and anything beyond that is hard to forecast, according to CNN meteorologist Michael Guy.

A five-day span shows Maria meandering off the US East Coast, but it's unclear what happens afterward, he said.

Whether the eye of the storm will hit the East Coast is a waiting game, he said. And even if it does not make landfall, the East Coast will be affected in some way.

"Most likely it will bring a chance of rain to the Mid-Atlantic up through Massachusetts depending on how close it gets to the coast," Guy said.
Might be a repeat of Jose.
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Post by Whatever4 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:39 pm

Volkonski wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:56 am

Might be a repeat of Jose.
Well, Jose was nothing here in Boston. Cape and the Islands, however, lotsa wind.
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Post by Volkonski » Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:57 am

11 AM today-
1. Maria's forecast track has shifted closer to the U.S. east coast,
and it is becoming increasingly likely that some direct impacts will
occur along portions of the coast next week
. Interests along the
coast of the Carolinas and the Mid-Atlantic should monitor the
progress of Maria, as tropical storm or hurricane watches may be
needed for part of this area on Sunday.

2. Swells from Maria are increasing along the coast of the
southeastern United States and are expected to reach the
Mid-Atlantic coast tonight and on Sunday. These swells will likely
cause dangerous surf and rip currents at the beach through much of
next week. For more information, please monitor information from
your local National Weather Service office at www.weather.gov.
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