Hurricane Irma

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This is TVD and I'm afraid that Key West, Miami, & Orlando are screwed!
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After blasting the northern Caribbean, deadly Hurricane Irma will turn toward the United States, unleashing destructive winds, flooding rain and dangerous seas across Florida starting on Saturday.

"Unfortunately, there is no way the United States is going to avoid another catastrophic weather event," Dr. Joel N. Myers, founder, president and chairman of AccuWeather said.

"There will be massive damage in Florida. [It will be] the worst single hurricane to hit Florida since Hurricane Andrew in 1992," Myers said.

The current track of Irma will bring the most severe impacts to the eastern side of the state, including Miami, West Palm Beach, Melbourne, Daytona Beach and Jacksonville. Tropical-storm-force conditions could be felt as far west as Tampa and Key West.


https://www.accuweather.com/en/weat...ia-to-carolinas-on-alert-for-impacts/70002657
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I do not wish bad will on anyone. But I would NOT want to see that storm in the Gulf Of Mexico at all.
 





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Here’s a look at the states with the highest average annual homeowners insurance premiums based on the most current data available. And a few reasons why it costs so much to protect the roofs over these homeowners' heads.

1. Florida – $2084

Eight of the top 12 costliest hurricanes in U.S. history have struck Florida, says Loretta Worters, vice president, Insurance Information Institute. “And, given that Florida also has the second highest total value of insured coastal property in the U.S., anticipated losses from a major natural disaster are high among the reasons Florida is ranked number one in terms of homeowners average premium.” The high number of lightning strikes and sinkholes also drives up Florida’s home insurance rates.

A sinkhole claimed an entire house in a Tampa suburb in March 2013. And even though such large and drastic sinkholes are rare, thousands of smaller sinkholes occur in the U.S. each year. The U.S. Geological Survey says the most damaging sinkholes occur in Florida, Texas, Alabama, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee and Pennsylvania. Although most homeowners insurance policies exclude coverage for sinkhole damage, Florida and Tennessee require home insurance companies to offer the coverage. According to the III, catastrophic ground cover collapse is mandatory in Florida while comprehensive sinkhole coverage is optional.

2. Louisiana – $1,742

Catastrophic losses stemming from hurricanes and related extreme weather events blew the home of the Big Easy high up on the list of most expensive home insurance rates. It’s just one of three Gulf states in the top five most expensive states for home insurance due to the dollar amount of major catastrophic losses.

“Lawsuits have an impact on rates, as well,” says Worters. When insurers pay out on fraudulent claims, rates can surge to cover the resulting losses. And Louisiana was on the 2012/2013 watch list for being among the most litigious for home insurance-related claims.

3. Texas – $1,661

Everything really is bigger in Texas. And that goes for home insurance rates! In addition to hurricanes, Worters says hail damage is one reason the Lone Star State is high on the list of most costly home insurance premiums. Texas is also almost always one of the top five states for highest amount of catastrophic losses in the U.S. every year, according to the III.

4. Oklahoma – $1,501

In 2013 Oklahoma led the U.S. with catastrophic losses that topped nearly $2 billion, the most in the country, according to the III. Saddled with the eighth highest U.S. natural hazard risk by state ranked by the CoreLogic Hazard Risk Score – comprised of nine natural disasters including wildfire, flood, hurricane, tornado, storm surge and earthquakes – residents are forced to pay above-average home insurance rates.

5. Mississippi – $1,314

Like its neighbors Texas and Louisiana, Mississippi has seen its share of violent and damaging weather resulting in catastrophic home losses. And over time, those losses result in everyone in the region paying high prices for home insurance policies.

6. Alabama – $1,248

7. Rhode Island – $1,233

8. Kansas – $1,213

9. Connecticut – $1,160

10. New York – $1,158

The Bottom Line
Weather is one of the driving forces of home insurance rates. But the amount you’ll pay to protect your home is also based on such factors as your deductible and your fire protection class, including the location of your fire department and the distance to the nearest fire hydrant.
 





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Today's weather, as well as the other day, felt more October than September. Anyway, I hope this hurricane isn't as bad as Hurricane Katrina. I've been watching Pitbulls and Parolees and there was an episode where the main woman made a comment that Louisiana is still dealing with the effects of it or something.
 





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SC here. Matthew caused a lot of problems here last year. Trees down, no power/cable/internet for 10 days. Some people were out for weeks. Everybody had to throw their food away and then the clean up took weeks. Hopefully, all the trees that need felling all fell last year. Everybody's already bum rushed the stores. Still, we are only 70 miles from the coast so it could get interesting and not in any good ways fersure...
 





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I'm not familiar with Disney World - is it only epcot, magic kingdom, and disney springs? At the link it says other parts of disney are closing today (8th) and at different times - not just 9 PM. In which case it's not much of a conspiracy. ;)
Disney is huge... Epcot, magic kingdom, MGM (not sure what it's called now), Disney springs, a bunch of water parks..
 





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I just watch the updated forecast [9/9/2017]. Irma has tilted a little more to the left. Tampa is now going to be a perfect [?!?] direct target for the storm's eye. Since the right side of every hurricane is the worst, Key West, Miami, & Orlando will still be a total mess.
 





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I'm not familiar with Disney World - is it only epcot, magic kingdom, and disney springs? At the link it says other parts of disney are closing today (8th) and at different times - not just 9 PM. In which case it's not much of a conspiracy. ;)
Time will tell the whole story. Soon enough, we will all see how strong Magic Kingdom really is.
 





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And BTW, do any of your believe in climate change yet? Do you blame this on HARPP?
Considering how many storms have passed since the 90's I'd say YES! This is a global geoengeneering war bwtween many countries. (Aaand since one isn't allowed to talk religion I'll hold that last sentence in. *Zips mouth*) Do you think it's a coincidence we have so many conflicts at this same time? Somebody is pissed at somebody and sending the country a storm or an earthquake. The people pay with their lives and material damage, just like a regular war but with less lives lost and with a bit less panic than you'd feel by seeing the headlines "WAR IS HERE!" It's more of a subtle war that people don't know is a war. Gosh it should be accuired to read Nick Begichs "Angels don't play this HAARP" It's really a fascinating machine!