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    Although this site is a great source of information with many knowledgeable people, please do not try venturing out into this or any storm to capture photos or videos to share with others. Here in the RD, downed power lines cause more harm than the winds and water. Please be careful, and wait until everything passes, and is cleaned up. Even small electrical connections running from your homes should be attended to by an electrician. It is common knowledge that there are not many skilled electricians here in the DR as compared to other regions of the world, but most power company techs work on the side for a few pesos. They will even handle phone and internet connections for you, as they usually run next to each other. Those few pesos you spend may very well save your life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2dlight View Post
    It appears that people in Santo Domingo's Colonial Zone area taking the warnings seriously. Just came from La Sirena and it was a challenge to move to along the aisles; shelves with popular items were being emptied as they were being stocked. Thirty minutes plus to check out and people waiting for shopping carts and baskets to become available.
    I went last night to el Bravo Esperilla, first I couldn't find parking then I couldn't find a cart, when I saw the lines at check out I left and came back this morning at 8am, found parking, plenty of carts, fresh bread and short lines at checkout, tonight it will be mayhem... dominincans always think it will go away or disappear (like puff it's gone), then at the last minute make preparations... normal, always a "take it easy" attitude

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    not being there, I'm trying my remote control skills.

    in Cabrera , the banks are closing at 12pm...
    I sent my man to get money for emergencies...who knows when the banking system will start up again?

    removed some solar panels and took down my DISH parabola..

    I'm very uncomfortable not being myself to manage things...

    whoever is there - start huffing and puffing north to blow Irma further than 19.62 latitude (Cabrera)

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    Huffing and puffing like crazy.

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    I flew back to the states yesterday. I told myself id never fly spirit again but I did what I had to do. Hopefully things in the capital don't get to bad. I also hope all my things will remain safe in my apartment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    not being there, I'm trying my remote control skills.

    in Cabrera , the banks are closing at 12pm...
    I sent my man to get money for emergencies...who knows when the banking system will start up again?

    removed some solar panels and took down my DISH parabola..

    I'm very uncomfortable not being myself to manage things...

    whoever is there - start huffing and puffing north to blow Irma further than 19.62 latitude (Cabrera)
    I think you're smart taking your solar panels down. All mine that would take a direct wind/water load are down and any wires have been secured. I have 2 banks of 4 on another roof that face east and hoping that wind from the mainly north will just go over/under. I had roofing people do the install since to dangerous for my regular guys.

    Just about everything is done outside that needs or can be done. Now moving "stuff" from the north facing rooms to the south side rooms..... just in case the shutters and double glass have a problem.

    I designed and built to withstand a Cat. 2 direct hit but never know if or where the contractor that built the place may have skimped a little.

    Looks like we will get more Cat. 1 winds looking at the new models.

    Little left to do other then........... wait!

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    For those on the ground, what are the timelines for storm arrival on the NC?  Have they talked about peak arrival time for POP??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljmesg View Post
    Hurricane Jose right behind and on a similar path:

    With all eyes on Irma, named the strongest Atlantic Hurricane in NHC records, Tropical Storm José is formed much along the same path. The storm is expected to reach hurricane strength as early as Thursday, 7 September 2017. It will bring intense winds and rains to many of the same territories already battered by Irma.
    thats wrong.
    Tropical Storm Jose formed in a completely different area than Irma and is on a completely different way.
    Jose comes form the farest South and is moving Norhwestward, Irma came from the northern plains over there and went West and even for 2 days SW.
    a tracking outlook for Jose is too early and there are anyways no detailed datas about it, as all sources are focused on Irma and will stay on Irma til she finishes somewhere in FLorida or the Carolinas.
    Jose will most likely already be a Hurricane by the next 2PM update today. it is developing fairly well and run already this morning 70mphr max windspeeds, just a fe miles short of hurricane force.
    by typical Storm tracking behaviro Jose should be well attracted by the messed up Wake of Irma and head toward Irma's Path, but which direction it take's once closer to the NE'ern Island Belt, nobody knows.
    there is also the new Tropical Storm over the Bay of Campeche in the Gulf of Mexico.
    that could bring conditions saving the Gulf Coast from Irma wnadering into the Gulf of Mexico.
    due those conditions it is much more likely for Irma to Turn at or even well before southern Florida and Track North along or onto the SE Shores of the USA.
    Irma's forward speed is not slowing down, the opposite, the last 24hrs it is even slightly increasing, so once done with our Area it will be rightaway at the doorstep of the US Mainland.
    te Westernmost Band of Irma already passed PR and hit the Mona Passage,
    it is all right here in front of my place, straight to my East on a WNW Tracking.
    this will pass freaking close.
    wind here is already a constant strong breeze from the Nortehrn directions.
    time is almost up and the raindance will begin.

    Mike

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    Live feed from St. Croix, lots of boats in the water!





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