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Irma makes me nervous

I was on my desktop computer several hours last night, watching YouTube videos about that hurricane coming towards America. It has a name. It is called IRMA. Yes, they have to give them names.

That doesn't mean I can really say I want to be Irma's follower. I don't even like Irma. She is a category plus and I just wish that we could do something to push her back to sea before she hits the east coast. The projections don't look that good. There are several possible landfalls that could happen in a few days from today.

Just check out this link to see the latest information. If you have family in any of these areas, let them know in advance to be alert to the threat of incoming disaster and maybe clear the areas that will eventually be hardest hit by Irma. LOOK HERE FOR UPDATES

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MegL wrote on September 3, 2017, 10:21 AM

Sorry to hear there is another one coming before people have even had a chance to recover from Harvey!

lookatdesktop wrote on September 3, 2017, 10:39 AM

Yes and it is even potentially worse than Harvey was. If it hits the east coast anywhere it will do serious damage. I know it's on the way and there is nothing I can do to stop it. I only wish there were a way to divert it out to the north Atlantic or even find a technology that would make threats like these a thing of the past. It would be worth the efforts of a genius with knowledge about the weather and physics and perhaps some mechanical expertise. What we need right now is a STORM BUSTER 2000 which would if invented, stop a storm while it was just in it's early stages of development and quell it before it got out of control. But what would it take? An Electronic Magnetic force? A subatomic blast? A motorized wind blaster that would swirl wind in the opposite direction to reverse the direction or even slow it down to a snails pace? It would take the efforts of many scientific minded individuals and engineers to find ways to do away with or minimize the power of super storms like the ones coming in the near future, Category 4 is bad enough, but think about category 5 or greater and it is so bad it is catastrophic in nature. We also need to focus on building storm breakers and better levies and dams. It is no wonder that many cities near the ocean and beaches are building higher levies and higher bridges and trying to find ways to redirect floodwaters into areas not occupied by homes and businesses that are located in the flood zones at low elevations, at or below sea level.

Last Edited: September 3, 2017, 10:44 AM

MegL wrote on September 3, 2017, 10:41 AM

I take it that being in Dallas and away from the coast that you do not get affected by Hurricanes? If you do, do you have a hurricane plan in place?

lookatdesktop wrote on September 3, 2017, 10:49 AM

I hope Dallas never floods. I really do. We don't have flood insurance here. I am lucky my wife and I live at a high point in Dallas, higher in fact than the areas of Downtown and Grand Prairie and areas along the lakes and the Trinity River where Downtown is very low and could easily flood if we had long periods of extreme amounts of rain. They already raised and rebuilt most of the bridges that go over the Trinity River years ago in advance because the Army Corps of Engineers saw this coming. They knew that floods and super storms would come. It due to climate change and global warming and it will effect every corner of the globe. We all need to make changes and be prepared. No one location is perfect to avoid some type of major natural disaster. For now, Dallas is a place where many evacuees have gone to seek shelter and water and food and medical needs as their homes are literally washed away or flood filled and may never be habitable again and as new storms hit the same areas, continued vigilance and preparation will be the new normal for all of those hardest hit by this extreme weather.

cmoneyspinner wrote on September 5, 2017, 1:37 PM

This is a year for hurricanes I will not forget!

lookatdesktop wrote on September 5, 2017, 9:33 PM

I will not be able to ever forget. It's been very bad so far.