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Hurricane Dorian

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    Hurricane Dorian has now a category 3 hurricane expected to reach a Category 4 status (140 mph sustained winds) before it reaches landfall in the southern half of Florida by Monday or Tuesday. Donald Trump has cancelled his trip to Poland to tend to Mar-a-Lago in case it takes a direct hit. Maybe he's stocking up on rolls of paper towels.

    Anyway, for those in the path of the storm this is no laughing matter.

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    Monday mid day is the expected arrival. A dozen variations of where it will go.

    Could be ugly or it could just be wind and a lot of rain.

    Best wishes to all. Enjoy the holiday weekend provided all is in order.

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    I guess it will be following the east coast line; so of the "models" are right then in Ft. Myers we'll have only lots of wind. Anyway the "gas" is all out and the "water" shelves are empty.

    Getting back to Trump; people are forgetting he's sending Pence now to Poland and he's going later. Which means another few millions out of the window. He wants to go as well to the Ukraine; I bet he will be on the phone with Putin for sure, so no one will notice that. What does he wants anyway in the Ukraine? Lately he has only been travelling like crazy; his travel cost since being in the W.H. has cost is well over 750 million. Thank you "asshole" the deficit is increased again as we speak.

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    Category 5 now with 180 mph sustained winds...gusts of over 200 mph. It will not directly hit Florida (as of now, but could change). However, the storm surge and rain will be felt along the eastern shore and inland no matter where it goes. The Bahamas are getting a direct hit.
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    Schmidt Wrote: Category 5 now with 180 mph sustained winds...gusts of over 200 mph. It will not directly hit Florida (as of now, but could change). However, the storm surge and rain will be felt along the eastern shore and inland no matter where it goes. The Bahamas are getting a direct hit.
    Friends of ours live in Freeport and will get hit for sure; we've got them on the phone all morning already. I hope they survive this.
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    It's stalling out...a slow crawl towards the western part of the Grand Bahama island and Freeport with 185 mph winds (220 mph gusts). But the path looks like it will take it somewhat north of Freeport so Freeport won't get a direct hit with the eye of the storm...well maybe.
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    Wow, Freeport is being hammered right now (Monday at 12:00 MDT), and the storm is only moving west at one mph. The damage will be devastating, not to mention possible loss of life.
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    Schmidt Wrote: Wow, Freeport is being hammered right now (Monday at 12:00 MDT), and the storm is only moving west at one mph. The damage will be devastating, not to mention possible loss of life.
    The communication with our friends is cut off; as well there are very few pictures yet on the news. I fear the worst since the center is stalled about 25 miles from them; since I've been through 3 of them I know what it feels like.
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    I saw some clips of a video by a Freeport resident taken form their second floor of their house looking down the flooded stairway. Other video clips showed the waves blasting their upper floor deck. They said they watched some roofs float by and were prepared to go on their roof if the water got higher. They also had life jackets on hand and were prepared to go into the water if need be tying each other together with a rope. The situation looked dire, but they were optimistic that the center of the storm would pass them by soon. They didn't seem to know that the storm had essentially stalled over them and that they have another day of high winds, rain and storm surges.
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    The storm has dropped to a Category 3 now although it is still largely stalled just north of the Grand Bahama main island ready to move northwest. The reason for the drop as explained by the weatherman is that the storm is churning up surface waters on the ocean and the warmer surface waters that provide the energy to the storm are being displaced by cooler deeper waters. So the longer it stays in one place, it loses its energy as the surface waters cool. Once it starts moving again towards the USA, the surface waters will be warmer and it could intensify again.

    A bit of knowledge that I share for those so interested.

    No consolation, however, for the folks on Grand Bahama, especially the northern shore.

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    Well it looks like most of Florida, and particularly Alabama, Astonished have been spared the brunt of the storm. However, I heard from good sources that "the chosen one" had a conversation with God as the hurricane approached the Grand Bahama. The "chosen one" asked God to halt the storm in its tracks until he could figure out "what the hell is going on" with this unpredictable storm. Now reassured that Mar-a-Lago would indeed be spared (as well as Alabama), he has once again given the go ahead to let the storm move northwestwards from the Grand Bahama on a path towards offshore Georgia.

    That's the power of the "chosen one"...believe me.

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    Schmidt Wrote: It's stalling out...a slow crawl towards the western part of the Grand Bahama island and Freeport with 185 mph winds (220 mph gusts). But the path looks like it will take it somewhat north of Freeport so Freeport won't get a direct hit with the eye of the storm...well maybe.
    According to MSM meteorologists this morning, this hurricane has the strongest-highest winds ever recorded in the Atlantic. And it is not moving very fast, in fact, you're correct, it's just about stalled. Floridians are fearing it's come ashore.
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    A true savior for dogs, a calming person in the face of the storm, very heartwarming.

    youtube.com/watch?v=QLi-fkvMJOo

    But there are people who are stranded because help cannot get to them because of widespread flooding, it's a humanitarian crisis now, and a logistics nightmare of unprecedented proportions. I wished there was something authorities could do for them.

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    According to the Washington Post, Trump's insistence that his incorrect Alabama was correct tips into the Orwellian.

    In the book, 1984, the government said that the truth is whatever the government says it is.

    George Orwell would be horrified by Trump.

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    It's actually worse than you think.

    In addition to his lie about the Alabama hurricane, Trump's misdeeds are so numerous that it's almost impossible to list them all. However, the list in the story posted below will give you a good start:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/09/05/trump-isnt-even-good-lying-any-more/