Hurricane Irma category 5 , 185+ mph winds /Strongest Storm of the Century and i'm in the path of it

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Hey, good to hear from you man, glad you are alright! We all have been thinking a lot about you and the other involved in this. How's the situation there? Infrastructure okay? Housing not too much damage? Our Dutch colony at St Martin got hit extremely hard as the hurricane went straight over the island. Houses and infrastructure are predominantly gone. At least the airfield just got cleared by Dutch troops and the Marine cleared a path towards the harbor - so we can get help and support flown in. Crazy crazy stuff observe from the other side of the world.
     
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    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    Nice one Chispy, good to hear from you and you are safe.

    We're a bit late getting supplies out. Some of what we are sending are solar charged lights that allow phones to be charged and water filtration (they didnt mention much else).
    Supplies are still being loaded out of warehouses and trucked to HMS Ocean helicopter carrier.
    Other support will no doubt get there sooner.
    Barbuda and St Maarten are being completely evacuated to avoid further issues with the 2 upcoming tornadoes.

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    Just heard the above is intended for longer term support and will take a few weeks to arrive.
    There is concern over the slow response but choppers and other assistance is already there.

    Further issues are that it is still a category 4 with over 155mph winds and 20ft water walls and could strengthen to category 5 again in the warmer waters.
    It looks like it will directly impact the bottom of Florida and run up just off the coast.
     
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  3. boom12a1

    boom12a1 Active Member

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    Great to hear, this is the best news to start the day.

    Thank you Chipsy for letting us know, take care and still be safe.
    Praying for safety for all remaining in the path and prompt re-establishments of necessary utilities.
     
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    StewieTech Chuck Norris

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    Its good to hear you´re safe Chispy, thats what matters the most. :)
     
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    airbud7 Ancient Guru

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    Look out Florida....Here she comes!
     
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    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    Let's hope that the building code changes made after Andrew were adequate. Miami is about to get slammed. I'm worried about their downtown with all the new high-rises being built.
     
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    airbud7 Ancient Guru

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    that model shows it hitting you then me the next day/...Dam Bro!
     
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    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    Yep it's all good.

    Come what may.

    Everyone in the path stay safe and stay smart, and as always keep your beer cold.
     
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    Great to hear that you are ok chispy! :D

    Best wishes to everyone affected.
     
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    nz3777 Ancient Guru

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    We knew you would make it, No easy task to take-down a 3d-guru member haha.
     
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    Yep....double whammy for some folks....Dam!
     
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    scatman839 Ancient Guru

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    I can't imagine this sort of uprooting, the UK never has any sort of disasters like this, tiny hurricaines and 4.0 quakes at best in small isolated areas, and most of europe is the same.

    So many times I see this sort of thing and i'm like, i've spent most of my working years getting stuff I like to make my time out of work enjoyable. Then I read stories on whole houses being lost.

    A fellow guru had a really good post recently about recovering a flood damager PC (better than mines). Covered in mud and all, I thought it unsalvageable and said as much in the thread, perseverance and a lot of alcohol swab cleaning made it boot up!

    Oh and yes, sorry chispy, glad to see you check in! Really worrying post (very doomsday on the last one), but the real challenge I think now comes soon with the whole power outage, water and food situation. I hope the US steps up to provide aid.
     
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    Glad you made it through ok. I only checked this thread to see if you had made it back. Gonna be a wild few weeks for hurricanes. Hopefully everyone gets the help they need.
     
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    I remember that scatman!.....he cleaned mud off mobo and every thing and it worked,,,That old thread should be a sticky.....Help me find it/
     
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    I've read of people cleaning motherboards in the dishwasher lol.
    With cooking gfx cards in the oven, hard drives in the freezer, when is the microwave gonna find a use?
     
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