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Fri Sep 8, 2017, 10:48 AM

GIF of Irma compared to Andrew

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 10:51 AM

1. Irma has become another Katrina.

Another 1,000 year storm in 15 years, besides the other 500 year storms.

Praying for everyone affected.

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Response to DK504 (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 10:58 AM

2. Wonder what a 10,000 year storm would look like

 

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 11:15 AM

3. What was the path of Andrew? Did it ride up the coast or go thru the center?

Did it stall ot move quickly? I just want a legitimate comparison.

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Response to AJT (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 11:45 AM

4. Size IS legitimate. Here. Details easily found. And this was without mandatory evacuation.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Andrew

Andrew left four dead and $250 million in damage throughout the Bahamas. In parts of southern Florida, Andrew produced severe winds; a wind gust of 177 mph (282 km/h) was observed at a house in Perrine. The cities of Florida City, Homestead, and Cutler Ridge received the brunt of the storm. As many as 1.4 million people lost power at the height of the storm. In the Everglades, 70,000 acres (280 km2) of trees were downed, while invasive Burmese pythons began inhabiting the region after a nearby facility housing them was destroyed. Rainfall in Florida was substantial, peaking at 13.98 inches (355 mm) in western Dade County. In Florida, Andrew killed 44 and left a record $25 billion in damage.


What humans do matters -- easily as much before a hurricane as after. Some hurricanes, though, are impossible.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 12:53 PM

7. Andrew

 

Passing directly through the city of Homestead (southeast of Miami ) in Dade County, (now known as Miami-Dade County), it stripped many homes of all but their concrete foundations. In total, it destroyed more than 63,500 houses, damaged more than 124,000 others, caused $26.5 billion in damage,[nb 1] and left 65 people dead.





https://www.google.com/maps/place/Homestead,+FL/@25.4697614,-80.5228883,9z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88d9e5f76448d9db:0x2d7bcabf999e3d07!8m2!3d25.4687224!4d-80.4775569

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 12:45 PM

5. Did Florida rebuild with MORE STRICT building REGULATIONS ??

 


I'm going to guess....... doubtful.

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Response to vkkv (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 12:48 PM

6. Yes. But. Homes at the bottom of the state had to be built to withstand 140 mph; Irma is faster.

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 04:09 PM

8. More Intense; almost as if Global Warming was Real.

 

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