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Post by Volkonski » Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:46 pm

ABC News

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Group of ranchers work to corral bison on a beach in Hanalei, Hawaii, after heavy rain caused flooding in the area, sweeping a herd of bison off their farm.
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11:41 AM - Apr 19, 2018


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Post by Lani » Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:42 pm

Well, it's been 10 days since the North Shore was severely flooded and part of it cut off from the rest of the island and several other areas were also flooded. Volunteers are going door to door in the southern section of the island where flooding wiped out homes in little Koloa Town, parts of Kapaa, and Keapana which is a small farming community that apparently has lost all crops and many homes. Anahola, which is primarily Hawaiian Homelands, doesn't seem to have as much structural damage, but farms were destroyed. On Sunday several hundred people showed up to help clear the land.

Those areas are receiving much needed assistance from across Hawaii, but aren't mentioned much if at all in the national press. Just the North Shore and Hanalei in particular.
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We still don't have a firm number on how many homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed. ONE person from FEMA has recently shown up to do an assessment. One.

No presidential proclamation yet. :waiting:

I fill in on a disaster phone line when needed and have spoken to a number of West Coast politicians who called to express condolences and then start asking questions about FEMA's response. "Are you asking if we are the next Puerto Rico", I politely inquire. Brief silence. "Yes."


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Post by Volkonski » Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:18 pm

That's is terrible. Hawaii's senators should raise an unholy ruckus in DC.


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Post by RVInit » Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:25 pm

Volkonski wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:18 pm
That's is terrible. Hawaii's senators should raise an unholy ruckus in DC.
:yeah: It is not OK to just ignore people who are victims of these natural disasters.


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Post by RTH10260 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:29 pm

RVInit wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:25 pm
Volkonski wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:18 pm
That's is terrible. Hawaii's senators should raise an unholy ruckus in DC.
:yeah: It is not OK to just ignore people who are victims of these natural disasters.
HI ?

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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 75011.html



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Post by Lani » Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:06 pm

We're Number One!!!!

Press Release:
According to the National Weather Service, preliminary data indicates that the rainfall
during the flash flood event from April 14 to 15 broke the national record of the most rainfall
during a 24-hour period. Kaua‘i’s rain gauge located in Waipa recorded 49.69 inches of rain, and if
verified, it would break the current record of 43 inches of rain reported at Alvin, Texas, in 1979.
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Post by Foggy » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:18 am

Now we're getting there!
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... and how does that make you feel?
What is it you are trying to say?
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Post by Lani » Fri May 04, 2018 4:08 am

So the disaster proclamation is withheld until FEMA can certify that damages reach a threshold number. That would be THE ONE FEMA guy assigned to two islands. The numbers are in, although not every home has been viewed. Estimate is about 600 residences are severely damaged and the damage exceeds $10 million. Really? The damage to the roads on just one island exceeds $30 million.

I was asked today about when FEMA assistance would arrive, and I said we had met the threshold for assistance. One person responded: "When will the president throw paper towels at us?"
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Post by Volkonski » Fri May 11, 2018 12:03 pm


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Evacuations ordered as Western Montana's Clark Fork River reaches major flood stage.

The river is expected to crest Saturday at 14 feet, a level that hasn't been reached in 100 years, National Weather Service says. https://abcn.ws/2KUiGhu

9:28 AM - May 11, 2018
They have my profound sympathy. :( FEMA's flood insurance program is going to go broke. :?


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Post by AndyinPA » Fri May 11, 2018 12:59 pm

http://www.ibtimes.com/nearly-80-foot-t ... re-2680055
Scientists have documented what is believed to be the largest wave in the southern hemisphere off New Zealand coast Tuesday. The wave was 23.8 metres (78 foot), which is approximately the height of an eight-floor building. It wiped out the previous record of 22.3 meter set in south Tasmania in 2012.

The record was set during a powerful storm near Campbell Island in Southern Ocean, some 700 kilometers (430 miles) south of New Zealand. The wave was generated by a deep low-pressure system and wind speed exceeding 65 knots.

Senior oceanographer Tom Durrant said Southern Ocean is known for generating swell waves that move across the planet.
Surfing is going to be good in California in a week or so! :-D



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Another dust bowl event in the making? Let's take a look at the whole country.

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:? Looks bad.


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Post by AndyinPA » Fri May 11, 2018 7:31 pm

Another bad fire season for a lot of people.



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Post by Volkonski » Sat May 12, 2018 12:55 pm

Elsewhere flooding continues. :(

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Widespread snow melt of the Okanogan River and others in Northeastern Washington triggered flooding that damaged homes and prompted evacuations in the region.

Drone footage reveals the extensive flooding in Oroville, on Lake Osoyoos. https://abcn.ws/2KZgYLs

11:37 AM - May 12, 2018


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Post by Volkonski » Sat May 12, 2018 3:24 pm

AndyinPA wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 7:31 pm
Another bad fire season for a lot of people.

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Mandatory evacuations were put into effect as a huge Texas wildfire has been growing since Wednesday. The fire is has burned 34,000 acres, and is 15% contained, according to Texas A&M Forest Service. https://abcn.ws/2KVcBRK

1:28 PM - May 12, 20
Fire location is the panhandle near Amarillo.


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Post by Volkonski » Tue May 15, 2018 1:16 pm

Expect nearly record-high temperatures in Houston on Wednesday, Thursday

https://www.chron.com/news/houston-weat ... 915681.php
If you don't think it's been hot in Houston this year, you might change your mind this week.

Temperatures are expected to near or set record highs in Houston through Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

Wednesday and Thursday have temperatures forecast in the mid-90s, which are high numbers for this early in the year, meteorologists said.

The National Weather Service has urged people to be careful of heat illness and take precautions when going outside. Houston residents should take frequent breaks if working outdoors, wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing and drink a lot of water.
No rain in the forecast until a 20% chance on Monday.


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Post by TollandRCR » Tue May 15, 2018 1:31 pm

It is certainly a good thing that climate change has nothing to do with this. Just normal cycles.


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Post by Volkonski » Tue May 15, 2018 4:11 pm

:o

Dangerous Storms Approaching Long Island: What You Need To Know
BREAKING: A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for Long Island. Lime-size hail and an isolated tornado are possible.


https://patch.com/new-york/northfork/s/ ... aign=alert
"Get ready for a rough ride between 4pm to 8pm from west to east. Wind gusts of 60 mph or more heavy rains and hail are possible," Joe Cioffi, a meteorologist for WPIX-TV and FiOS1 News, wrote on his website. "The slow moving cold front will pass offshore tonight."


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Post by Volkonski » Tue May 15, 2018 6:09 pm


Lauren Scala

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Whoa! That is water being blown out of a pool right now on top of a high rise in Midtown! #nbc4ny

4:11 PM - May 15, 2018


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Severe storms moving into Stony Brook, Long Island, NY this evening
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Post by Volkonski » Tue May 15, 2018 6:13 pm

Penny-size hail and 60 mph wind gusts are possible, the National Weather Service says. Expect damage to trees and power lines.

"This is an EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SITUATION," the NWS says. "These storms are producing widespread wind damage. SEEK SHELTER NOW inside a sturdy structure and stay away from windows."

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.

As of 5:55 p.m., there were nearly 3,000 power outages reported on the island.
https://patch.com/new-york/northfork/s/ ... aign=alert


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Post by JohnPCapitalist » Tue May 15, 2018 6:35 pm

Volkonski wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 6:13 pm
Penny-size hail and 60 mph wind gusts are possible, the National Weather Service says. Expect damage to trees and power lines.

"This is an EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SITUATION," the NWS says. "These storms are producing widespread wind damage. SEEK SHELTER NOW inside a sturdy structure and stay away from windows."

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.

As of 5:55 p.m., there were nearly 3,000 power outages reported on the island.
https://patch.com/new-york/northfork/s/ ... aign=alert
Connecticut is getting hammered. There are several towns in west central CT that are completely without power. About 120,000 houses in the state, around 10% of the total, are without power. I am at work and haven't been outside, but heard from others who have reported back about their commutes home to those of us staying here to ride it out that there are trees down absolutely everywhere. One colleague said a tree across the street from her house came over and trapped a lady in her car just before she arrived at home.



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Post by Volkonski » Tue May 15, 2018 6:37 pm

https://abcnews.go.com/US/northeast-bra ... d=55170362
As of 5:40 p.m. ET, shortly after the storm began, 408,158 customers in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut had lost electricity.

:snippity:

The National Weather Service had received more than 100 severe storm reports shortly after 6 p.m., including reports of baseball-size hail and wind gusts up to 80 mph.

:snippity:

All of the Metro North lines have been suspended due to downed trees, leading to a frenzy at Grand Central Station in New York City during rush hour on Tuesday. Thousands of people were stranded at the station, ABC New York station WABC reported.
Metro North has an average weekday ridership of about 300,000.

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Post by TollandRCR » Wed May 16, 2018 1:20 am

To understand what is happening in the Northeast, it is helpful to recognize that there is no place known as Grand Central Station. There is a Grand Central Terminal, and that makes all the difference.


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