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Florida bout 2 git rekt by Albert Greenbanks - Tue, 05 Sep 2017 12:59:59 EST ID:4VrTXMk/ No.161358 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Hurricane Irma has been upgraded to Category 5 and is the strongest Atlantic basin hurricane in recorded history. Models predict it will fuck up a bunch of islands nobody cares about, the 51st state, and Miami. They should probably leave Florida. But not because the hurricane. AHUEHEUHEUHEUEHUEHUEE
Ian Suddlefoot - Tue, 05 Sep 2017 16:03:02 EST ID:E5xYjU/D No.161363 Ignore Report Quick Reply
185 mph winds with gusts up to 220 mph. Somebody get some butterflies flapping their wings and blow this thing off course.
Cedric Greenham - Tue, 05 Sep 2017 16:26:17 EST ID:2fJQ/aQA No.161370 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I will LOL if it shoots the gap between Cuba and Florida, and then somehow meanders over to Texas in the Gulf....
Nicholas Dungerchare - Tue, 05 Sep 2017 17:40:58 EST ID:yPsT72Om No.161376 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i read that two hurricanes have not hit the continental us in one season since records began in 1851. but climate change is a chinese hoax right
Ernest Fobbleworth - Tue, 05 Sep 2017 20:22:46 EST ID:O7R8jdys No.161380 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I live in Tampa Bay. Hoping that much of the storm gets eaten up by the islands like it usually does. We haven't had a hurricane in over a hundred years. They tend to pass over Tampa but this Chinese illusion could do whatever.
Molly Sallerlut - Tue, 05 Sep 2017 22:04:50 EST ID:E5xYjU/D No.161382 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Yeah, man. I got a whole mess of green. I recommend the chartreuse though. Pear is nice.
Emma Blivingseck - Tue, 05 Sep 2017 23:13:17 EST ID:+rypye+p No.161383 Ignore Report Quick Reply
My dad lives just on the northern outskirts of that bubble by West Palm Beach, here's hoping Central Florida skirts by.
Ernest Fobbleworth - Tue, 05 Sep 2017 23:51:43 EST ID:O7R8jdys No.161385 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Here's hoping it turns to a tropical storm after it hits the mountains or turns into a fish storm
George Greenstone - Wed, 06 Sep 2017 03:55:41 EST ID:1jA1IOKY No.161386 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Best green.
Sidney Cunnerway - Thu, 07 Sep 2017 17:26:38 EST ID:kwQHbRfQ No.161424 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I don't wish any ill on any of you Floridians but with global warming you might want to reconsider which parts of your state can be considered habitable. If Miami takes this thing head on the question is really if it's worth rebuilding.
If you do; please build better. I'm honestly not trying to shit on American infrastructure standards; it honestly pains me when there is clearly more damage and suffering then there needs to be. Look at the Japs; they have disasters too! They plan/build for them (and thus, mostly do pretty well considering).
Archie Wiggleketch - Thu, 07 Sep 2017 17:32:27 EST ID:O7R8jdys No.161425 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm a Floridian that used to live in NYC. I had to leave the city. It didn't fit my personality.

It does pain me to know that people still build wooden homes or otherwise weak structures in a place known for natural disasters. I get why they do it; Building concrete houses is very expensive, and most people only think short term. Besides, it's the boy that cried wolf. There are parts of Florida that haven't been hit with a Hurricane for over a hundred years. But when it did, literally created new ground to build on. John's Pass in Tampa was made by a hurricane. Crazy to imagine.

However, in the long run, building with more expensive material saves money and avoids the hassles of rebuilding even if you are insured.

I luckily live in an apartment made with concrete. The roof is still susceptible and so is electricity. Trees can still fall on your head. It's dangerous no matter how you slice it, but it's better than having your entire home literally blown away.
Nathaniel Shittinghood - Thu, 07 Sep 2017 18:06:44 EST ID:2fJQ/aQA No.161426 Ignore Report Quick Reply

This. I feel like there needs to be a reckoning in places like Texas and Florida over what can be built where and how.
Developers will claim poverty, but they always lie about that. In fact, developers pay the lowest tax for any industry in the US. Maybe instead of subsidizing them building on former swamp lands, we have them do it for structures that will last at least 50 years and two hurricanes.

We need less short term thinking and more long term planning.
Sidney Cunnerway - Thu, 07 Sep 2017 18:07:47 EST ID:kwQHbRfQ No.161427 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It's not necessarily that they're wood it's what type of wood and how it's put together. I lived in Boston for a while when I was young. Good neighborhood; a congressman lived on our street in the same type of house. Boston gets colder than Stockholm or Gothenburg yet the standard is so much lower. I randomly found this a few weeks ago and it illustrates the point nicely (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZ0WlbT4flE). It's not that you can't it's because for whatever reason you don't.
>However, in the long run, building with more expensive material saves money and avoids the hassles of rebuilding even if you are insured.
Exactly! I thought so too! Why do you have plywood walls barely nailed into the foundation in hurricane country? You have the technology; you went to the fucking moon!
Nathaniel Shittinghood - Thu, 07 Sep 2017 18:28:36 EST ID:2fJQ/aQA No.161428 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Because of people like Donald Trump.

Short, but honest answer.
Alice Chollylud - Thu, 07 Sep 2017 19:37:48 EST ID:ztFfJisR No.161431 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Pretty interesting here that only a 1 degree hotter than average ocean temperature not only devastates the ecological system but also was linked to this hurricane's rapid intensification. Almost strange how thousands upon thousands of scientists who have dedicated their lives to studying this all said that from 2020-2040 there would be far more extreme weather due to global warming but this is totally all a hoax to take money from companies and kill business and free trade. Yeah....

I can't wait for some Redneck who's about to get flooded tell me that if it gets 1 degree hotter it don't matter. They can stand it being 1 degree hotter outside durr
Alice Cadgedale - Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:04:19 EST ID:2fJQ/aQA No.161437 Ignore Report Quick Reply
My fave response is, "IT SNOWED IN *insert northern place here* SO THERE IS NO GLOBAL WARMING!"
Cyril Bricklewell - Fri, 08 Sep 2017 01:06:16 EST ID:yPsT72Om No.161438 Ignore Report Quick Reply

for straight up giggle value you can't beat the chinese hoax angle
Alice Cadgedale - Fri, 08 Sep 2017 08:56:26 EST ID:2fJQ/aQA No.161441 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I know...like some Chinese guy managed to get a fake paper published or some shit and set the ball rolling on this massive delusion or something....

Not that this hasn't been warned about since the 1970s....
Nell Sozzlefotch - Fri, 08 Sep 2017 20:05:03 EST ID:3Q61uIOt No.161451 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Molly Cublingcocke - Sat, 09 Sep 2017 01:47:32 EST ID:ztFfJisR No.161454 Ignore Report Quick Reply
All these damn Floridians need to fuck off. Atlanta is literally unbearable now due to this shit. Fuck. No gas, 3 hour fucking commutes, grocery stores are being wiped out, crying ass retards begging for housing like some fuckin hobo. Jesus, You live on the fucking ocean, wtf did you think was going to happen sooner or later? Like this is just some completely unforeseen thing that has never happened before. Get real dudes.

Nobody from Florida can drive worth a fuck either. God forbid they encounter a town square. Their fucking head would explode.
Eugene Honeyworth - Sat, 09 Sep 2017 10:40:35 EST ID:kwQHbRfQ No.161465 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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So some guy plans to ride out Irma in his boat in Key West.
Ian Wizzlesetch - Sat, 09 Sep 2017 10:44:55 EST ID:qetGCKL9 No.161466 Report Quick Reply

Darwin award incoming
Eugene Honeyworth - Sat, 09 Sep 2017 11:24:27 EST ID:kwQHbRfQ No.161468 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Well, there is also his wife, dog and six others (unknown if this includes his wife). How common is this type of attitude likely to be?
David Cennermut - Sat, 09 Sep 2017 11:32:33 EST ID:O7R8jdys No.161469 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Irma hasn't hit part of Fl for over a hundred years, so it's only human nature to think that it would be unlikely. The problem isn't living in these areas. The problem is that they need to rebuild much of FL to be able to accommodate their weather.
David Cennermut - Sat, 09 Sep 2017 11:33:44 EST ID:O7R8jdys No.161470 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I mean a hurricane... and now it's been reduced to a Cat 3 still at Cuba. It could restrengthen or it can just get blasted by Cuba.
Eugene Honeyworth - Sat, 09 Sep 2017 12:50:28 EST ID:kwQHbRfQ No.161472 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I guess the crunch point will be here somewhere
David Cennermut - Sat, 09 Sep 2017 13:58:40 EST ID:O7R8jdys No.161473 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Luckily, Florida is a bit better off than Texas when it comes to flooding, and Florida reacted well to this hurricane. The response has been good. I just hope insurance doesn't drop them and be greedy shits
Hedda Fiblingman - Sat, 09 Sep 2017 19:16:33 EST ID:2fJQ/aQA No.161480 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It is Florida.
The insurance companies will drop people in the shit and the state will let them.

Except whomever insures Mar-a-Lago. They will be made to pay extra....
Samuel Sickleware - Sun, 10 Sep 2017 09:03:10 EST ID:kwQHbRfQ No.161488 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I was thinking more along the federal flood insurance thing. Ultimately it's the taxpayer subsidizing structures built where they really shouldn't be. With sea level rise this will become increasingly untenable. What would the premium be on a property likely to flood every high tide in the free market?
Barnaby Gusslehall - Sun, 10 Sep 2017 11:56:09 EST ID:2fJQ/aQA No.161495 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Ah, see that is why the people who own that land go and bribe government officials to build them nice sea walls and flood barriers...

At taxpayer expense of course...
Barnaby Gusslehall - Sun, 10 Sep 2017 12:23:54 EST ID:2fJQ/aQA No.161496 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Don't worry guys!
They are gonna put more caps in it than a hoodie wearing teenager with some Skittles!

That'll teach Mother Nature...

Nathaniel Subberwater - Sun, 10 Sep 2017 13:48:38 EST ID:AaqRkLOm No.161498 Ignore Report Quick Reply
More like any profit driven land developer (all of them).
Samuel Sickleware - Sun, 10 Sep 2017 16:46:58 EST ID:kwQHbRfQ No.161501 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>build them nice sea walls and flood barriers...
Doesn't work in Florida and won't stop rain.
Barnaby Gusslehall - Sun, 10 Sep 2017 19:36:37 EST ID:2fJQ/aQA No.161503 Ignore Report Quick Reply
And yet they will still demand them...
Walter Shittingdock - Sun, 10 Sep 2017 20:00:52 EST ID:CgCM1jv+ No.161504 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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It's not about stopping rain, it's about stopping storm surge and managing rain. Also erosion.
Doris Shittingwater - Sun, 10 Sep 2017 23:26:02 EST ID:2fJQ/aQA No.161510 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Any anons in the afflicted area able to report?
We need a 420 Jim Cantore....
Hannah Wazzlefetch - Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:19:25 EST ID:oq7knedJ No.161511 Ignore Report Quick Reply
In Tampa haven't gotten the worst of it yet. Still have power though this transformer is a beast. It seems like we're getting the western side of the storm not as bad I'm just glad it's a cat 2 rn. I'm going to bed and hoping for the best literally just bought my first house which is just outside of an evacuation zone I fucked off more inland more worried about the looting afterward tbh. Kinda hope I do really hope I don't have to use my gun.
Doris Shittingwater - Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:24:19 EST ID:2fJQ/aQA No.161512 Ignore Report Quick Reply
What is the word on the storm surge?
Simon Bardfield - Mon, 11 Sep 2017 09:59:34 EST ID:kwQHbRfQ No.161515 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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The problem is also that water needs somewhere to go. Really large amounts of it. Likely to increase as waters warm.
Floridian geology also makes seawalls mostly pointless as water bubbles up from underground.
Short of building a roof over Texas and a floor under Florida one will at some point have to conclude that certain areas just shouldn't be built on.
Martha Chengerhud - Tue, 12 Sep 2017 03:49:51 EST ID:CgCM1jv+ No.161532 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I know that boy is about to be chucked out the window, but what movie is that from?
Oliver Buzzwater - Tue, 12 Sep 2017 05:11:46 EST ID:kwQHbRfQ No.161533 Ignore Report Quick Reply
"search for the holy grail" on the importance of having proper foundations for construction.
Fanny Gecklenat - Wed, 13 Sep 2017 11:41:54 EST ID:STHh5vEQ No.161550 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Tallahassee got spared for the most part. A lot of people lost power, but almost everyone has it back after about 2 days.
I was getting pretty nervous though, since some forecast models just a day before landfall had it hugging the coast and almost directly hitting us as a cat. 3 or 4.
Hamilton Goodhall - Wed, 13 Sep 2017 20:54:19 EST ID:2fJQ/aQA No.161556 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Looks like something close to 25% of the homes in the Keys were destroyed by the storm. That is crazy!

So many homeless Jimmy Buffet fans!
Frederick Mundlespear - Sun, 17 Sep 2017 12:25:28 EST ID:O7R8jdys No.161623 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Just got power back on after a week of not having any electric. I really wish power companies stopped using power lines on the outside. Overall, no damage to my place. Could have been far worse.
Cornelius Bardhood - Sun, 17 Sep 2017 13:27:48 EST ID:STHh5vEQ No.161624 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Just in time for Maria!
Frederick Mundlespear - Sun, 17 Sep 2017 16:10:49 EST ID:O7R8jdys No.161625 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Shit, you scared me for a second. It's going to miss Florida all together, or at least the west coast at worse. Weak ass fish storm. I need my 420chan fix. Go away stormos
Hedda Murdwill - Sun, 17 Sep 2017 16:11:49 EST ID:2fJQ/aQA No.161626 Ignore Report Quick Reply
But that would require investment in infrastructure!
Nicholas Sundlefoot - Sun, 17 Sep 2017 16:47:08 EST ID:GzKCurNv No.161629 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Underground cables are expensive, difficult to service, and susceptible to flood damage. Maybe you should move somewhere that isn't a swamp.
Frederick Mundlespear - Sun, 17 Sep 2017 17:12:26 EST ID:O7R8jdys No.161630 Ignore Report Quick Reply
We have the technology to live pretty much anywhere, and every place has it's pros and cons. Might as well leave the USA because Yosemite might burst at any moment. That sort of warning can apply to any geographical location.

Same happened in NewYork and it's built on bedrock and it still uses external cables. Even though there are areas that were completely unaffected by Sandy because they did have underground cables. Truth is; if places like Houston invested in infrastructure, the aftermath would not have been as catastrophic. You can't have advancement cheaply and easily. Innovation requires pushing forward. But still, no one takes infrastructure seriously and people suffer as a result. Don't pile on the excuses.

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