Hurricane Irma

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  1. zeveroth
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    I just want to tell any fellow Floridians to be safe this weekend. That includes those of us in the panhandle too. She has been turning more westward. Again, be safe people. Wish you all luck.
     
  2. brickmii82

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    Irma looks like a gate to hell right now.
     
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  3. Beerus

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    you could say florida is geting a lil gusty jk hope u dudes are safe
     
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    Best of luck and stay safe to everyone in Florida from North GA. Looks like we're gonna get it too but nothing like what you guys are getting.
     
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    She is now at 125 mph. Cat 3. Continue using to move in a westward motion. Expected to be a 4 again once she passes Cuba. Our gulf waters are still warm. If you are one of the 5.6 million asked to evacuate, I hope you listened. Cat 4 isn't really any better than the 5. For me, it'll be another day before we are asked to leave if we even are asked.
     
  6. Abu_Senpai

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    Yes! please be safe and be careful these hurricanes are infernal behemoths!!
     
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    She is still a monster. Once passed the mountains in Cuba, she is expected to increase again. Fellow Floridians in Tampa, heed your warning. It's going to be bad. She still has bands reaching 200 miles on each side of her. Key West, is going to be rocked very soon. Be careful and keep safe friends.
     
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    What now?
     
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    People keep saying things about global warming exacerbating the hurricane season, but what the hell can people do to stop such a force as climate change and lower the water temperatures? I just don't see how 7.2 billion people can stop such a force >.>
     
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    I'm not a scientist but i think the issue is how to stop the damage from getting worse, not how to prevent it. If we keep pumping fossil fuels into the atmosphere and heating it up, this won't be the last Harvey or Irma we see.
     
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    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  12. ThisIsDaAccount

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    I myself live in South Florida, we'll be getting some of the worst of it. I made a blog post about it here. I'm currently bunkering in my house, working on a 3DS faceplate design to take my mind off of the storm. The absolute worst conditions will reach is between 4am and 9am tomorrow, and I'll blog about it if I'm safe afterwards.

    It's honestly been an emotional rollercoaster. I really hope we'll all be ok. Best of luck to you and your family.
     
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    Hope U will be okay and are okay right now
     
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    So what are we supposed to do? We can't just magically switch to alternative energy sources without serious repercussions, alternate energy sources aren't fail proof (solar energy only works well if you live where it's sunny most of the year), and then wind energy; this doesn't do a lot of good if you don't have wind. Biofuels, using other forms of fuel, I mean, there's nuclear, but waste is a problem, and reactors tend to have meltdowns, so yeah, damned if we do, damned if we don't.

    I live in the mountains of the west, our biggest potential issue are earthquakes, that fact scares the hell out of me.

    @Viri, that's not really a solution
     
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  15. ThisIsDaAccount

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    We're currently fine. The winds are starting to pick up but it's still fairly peaceful. I'm optimistic because the building codes were changed after Andrew to withstand the worst hurricanes. We have enough food/water to last a few weeks too.
     
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    That's good then, still hoping U will be ok tho
     
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    You pretty much hit the problem on the head, all we can do is keep innovating and gradually transition away to other sources. Wind energy and solar are slowly getting better and even more profitable than good old fossil fuels, we just have to keep pushing to improve them.
     
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    Thank you. I hope that it might shift some more to the westward quite enough. We might have a tropical storm but I prefer none at all. Anybody who is near Hurricane Irma path.. please be safe and dont be foolish. :)
     
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    Thank you my friend.
     
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    :)