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Hurricane Matthew

  1. IslandBites profile image85
    IslandBitesposted 8 weeks ago

    It seems it's still going to be a major hurricane when it reaches FL. I hope you're prepared and stay calm.
    Be safe!

  2. IslandBites profile image85
    IslandBitesposted 8 weeks ago

    It's been getting stronger (again) in the last hours. sad

    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/AT14/refresh/AL1416W5_NL+gif/154742W5_NL_sm.gif

    1. PrettyPanther profile image85
      PrettyPantherposted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

      I've been following it on TV. Scary! It seems most people are taking it quite seriously.

      1. IslandBites profile image85
        IslandBitesposted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

        They should. We (in PR) were lucky this time. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case for Haiti and Cuba. And it certainly doesn't appear is going to be the case for FL , GA and SC. sad

  3. Live to Learn profile image81
    Live to Learnposted 8 weeks ago

    Saw this image on Bing news. It is a scary looking storm.

    http://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/13224866.jpg

    1. PrettyPanther profile image85
      PrettyPantherposted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

      Yes, so creepy!

  4. IslandBites profile image85
    IslandBitesposted 8 weeks ago

    According to the United Nations, the disaster has affected 350,000 Haitians and left the country facing its worst humanitarian crisis since the devastating earthquake six years ago. The storm killed at least 108 people there. As the death toll rises and crucial infrastructure crumbles, thousands have been displaced.
    sad

  5. AshtonFirefly profile image83
    AshtonFireflyposted 8 weeks ago

    My family lives right in its path sad Worried sick

  6. ahorseback profile image52
    ahorsebackposted 8 weeks ago

    Hillary Clinton PULLING HER ADDS  from the "Weather Channel " after begging for more votes , taking advantage of the hurricane !          This candidate knows no shame whatsoever ! She's now resting  so she can go to Florida to shake hands and acquire votes first and then  donations for her campaign !

  7. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 8 weeks ago

    I hope everyone is staying safe and out of the path of the storm. I feel sorry for the people of Haiti who have already been through so many disasters.

    1. Credence2 profile image87
      Credence2posted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

      I live in Brevard County, Florida, about 30 miles from the coast. The warning about the storms effects to this area has been greatest exaggerated. We have had 50-60 mph winds, none of the prongs from the palm trees have broken. The electricity remains and even the Internet still works. What a hassle putting up all of the hurricane plating.The only rip in the 'FLORIDA room' screens, was the one place there by the cat that 'freaked out'. When I think how much everbody was rushing the stores and fuel outlets in the past two days, it has almost been a letdown that the 'big show' had turned out to be a flop.

      1. Live to Learn profile image81
        Live to Learnposted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

        I used to live in Florida. That's the way it goes but the one time you let your guard down is the time you'll wish you hadn't.

        1. Credence2 profile image87
          Credence2posted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

          This is true, can't afford to be complacent. The one time I do is when I get into trouble.

        2. IslandBites profile image85
          IslandBitesposted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

          True.

      2. colorfulone profile image89
        colorfuloneposted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

        That's what I'm hearing from others on the ground, that the hurricane isn't anywhere near as big and bad as the Weather Chanel, MSM has reported.   I think the Globalists is lying to push their climate change agenda, they all sounds like they are drunk, and they want people stuck in the Matrix.

        The great deception!

        Black Lives Matter supporters will be greatly disappointed as they were ready for a hell storm so they could loot.   True!

        http://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/13226331.jpg
        * http://www.infowars.com/black-lives-mat … thew-hits/

        1. Credence2 profile image87
          Credence2posted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

          I don't know how much of weather prediction is a science as opposed to an art? I would not want to take a broad brush to the issue of the relevance of this storm when looking at 'climate change' that you speak of coming from the left.

          As for the rest of this post, Colorfulone, it is just racist BS from the kingof bigotry, Alex Jones, himself.
          Why couldn't you just be content to quit while you are ahead?

          1. colorfulone profile image89
            colorfuloneposted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

            Racist BS? Bigotry? lol   BLM supporters were tweeting on Twitter that they were planning to loot in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.  It just got reported on Infowars.  LOOK!  Open your mind and see for yourself. 

            Real people like yourself are reporting something much different then the government run media is reporting. Trust your eyes.

            First it was Global Cooling
            Then, it was Global Warning
            Then its Climate Change.
            Pushing same agenda!

            1. colorfulone profile image89
              colorfuloneposted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

              I know for a fact that Alex Jones has reporters that work for him in Austin who are black. 

              This racist and bigot line of attack is the oldest trick in the Democrat playbook.

              1. Credence2 profile image87
                Credence2posted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

                We have plenty of Uncle Toms and the otherwise demented within our numbers. You may trust this fellow Jones, I don't, no more than I did a Jim Jones to lead his flock to the 'promised land'.

                When it comes to the GOP, that 'playbook'has proven accurate on more than a single occasion.

                1. colorfulone profile image89
                  colorfuloneposted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

                  That's your standard, they are Uncle Toms.  c'mom 

                  The old GOP is dead...Trump took over!

                  Herschel Walker,  "I have personally known @realDonaldTrump for over 30 years and can confirm he is not a racist!!"  1 Mar 2016

                  ….all of the people, of all colors who know him say the same thing.

                  1. Credence2 profile image87
                    Credence2posted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

                    As for the old GOP being dead, there are many that are part of the establishment that take issue with that and that fact could take a lot of the wind from Trump's sails in this campaign.

                    Richard Nixon and SammyDavis Jr. were well acquainted. That did not mean that Nixon policies were always in the best of interests of justice and equality in America. Ronald Reagan was worse in this regard and Trump falls from the scale.

            2. colorfulone profile image89
              colorfuloneposted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

              NBC's Ron Allen thinks climate deal is 'designed to stop' storms like Hurricane Matthew
              http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/cur … top-storms

              Ron Allen is not an idiot, he knows better than that, he's paid to report fake news to help push the climate change agenda of the Globalists.

              Once more proving how brain dead the mainstream media is and how stupid they think the public is, a reporter claimed paying carbon taxes would stop hurricanes.  That's the agenda!

              What a troll...oh, is he an Uncle Tom too.

              1. PrettyPanther profile image85
                PrettyPantherposted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

                You'll politicize anything, won't you? Have you no shame?

                http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-37582009

                Death toll exceeds 400 in Haiti.

                1. colorfulone profile image89
                  colorfuloneposted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

                  Have you listened to Hillary Clinton politicizing Hurricane Matthew?

                  Lying Hillary Clinton wants you to believe that destructive hurricanes are entirely caused by human activity and wouldn't exist if she became president. This is about the same level of unintelligible hysteria as when she can't stop spewing her ultra-paranoid conspiracy theories about the "alt-right" and Russia.

                  "Last week’s hurricane was another reminder of the devastation that extreme weather can cause and I send my thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by Hermine. But, this is not the last one that’s going to hit Florida given what’s happening in the climate." - Hillary Clinton

                  "If it affects people who lose their homes or their businesses that took a lifetime to build, it doesn’t matter to him. When it comes to protecting our country against natural disasters and the threat of climate change, once again, Donald Trump is totally unfit and unqualified to be our President." - Hillary Clinton

                  Politicians shouldn't be allowed to pretend they know anything about science. Everyone already knows that politicians lie about almost everything and don't actually care about the people they're seeking to rule over, so it's disastrous whenever they claim science is on their side. They decrease the public trust in science when they spew nonsense like this. There's no sure way to make the public distrust science more than for hypocritical warmongering anti-human politicians to invoke science as justification for what they want to do to everyone.

                  http://hubpages.com/forum/post/2844316

                  No, I do not have any shame.  Do you?

                  Haiti's death toll hits 842 and is expected to rise into the thousands once communication is reestablished with southwestern tip of island
                  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article … sland.html

                  1. PrettyPanther profile image85
                    PrettyPantherposted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

                    Thank you for confirming that you are shameless, though I did not need confirmation for such an obvious fact.

      3. IslandBites profile image85
        IslandBitesposted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

        You're lucky. You should be glad. (But I get what you mean)

        1. Credence2 profile image87
          Credence2posted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

          Yes, I am lucky and glad. From the initial report, this was to be the worse storm here in decades. I wonder how much the experts really know about predicting these storms? The retail outlets around here made a killing on impending disaster sales.

          1. IslandBites profile image85
            IslandBitesposted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

            Well, I guess the almost 500 dead in Haiti proved them right. It's imposible to predict 100%. You were lucky that the stronger part of the system is in the other side. But winds are only one of the dangers of a hurricane, usually not the deadliest, water is. That damage would depend on how long the system affects the area.

      4. Gina Welds-Hulse profile image86
        Gina Welds-Hulseposted 7 weeks ago in reply to this

        It was a little different the further north you got in Brevard County.  I had pieces of my neighbor's roof in my yard.  There were lots of trees down.  We lost power for  almost 4 days.  Power lines were down in my neighbor's yard.  You're right, it was not as bad as expected, but I am so glad that it wasn't.  Having been through many hurricanes, being from the Cayman Islands, I can tell you this was a monster storm.  We were lucky.  It still went on to devastate other areas.  Keep praying for Haiti, Cuba and the Bahamas and others recovering.  It could have been a whole lot worse for us living in Brevard County.

        1. Credence2 profile image87
          Credence2posted 7 weeks ago in reply to this

          Greetings, Gina

          Wow, what a coincidence, my spouse hails from the Caymans.

          Looking at the death toll from so many of our neighbors in the Caribbean, you think that there would be infrastructure in place there to provide more protection, as these sort of storms are so frequent.

          Yes, I did hear that the rest of the county sustained somewhat more damage than we did. I can only hope that you and yours are bearing up well in the storms' aftermath.

          But, when faced with the option of returning to the Rocky Mountains and the almost certain snow storms for the upcoming season, I will take my chances and stay here.....

          1. Gina Welds-Hulse profile image86
            Gina Welds-Hulseposted 7 weeks ago in reply to this

            Well, yes, the infrastructure is in place, at least in the Cayman Islands.  That is not what I meant.  The last major storm that hit was a category 5 Hurricane Ivan.  I think only one person died due to accidentally coming into contact with a live wire.  Other than that, only damage to building were sustained.  Hurricane Matthew had nothing over Ivan.  My great-grandmother's house which was built in the late 1800s still stands after Hurricane Ivan passed through.  That should tell you something.  Hurricane Ivan also sat over Grand Cayman for about 8 hours and pounded the islands with winds in excess of 200 miles per hour.
            I just thank God that Hurricane Matthew changed course, because neither Jamaica nor the Cayman Islands needed another hurricane of this magnitude.

            Haiti is such a poor nation that no matter what kind of preparation takes place, there will always be significant loss.  Much of the lives lost were because no one knew the storm was even coming. Couple that with the flooding and mudslides that took place and you have a recipe for disaster.  The Cayman Islands are in a much better situation financially to deal with these kinds of storms.

            We did fine.  I lost a lot of banana trees and other plants, but no damage to the the buildings.  There was a live wire exposed in the backyard but otherwise good.  We had a lot of clean-up, but the neighborhood came together and helped each other.
            I'm curious who your husband is.  I wonder if he knows me.  It's such a small place....everybody knows everybody :-)

            1. Credence2 profile image87
              Credence2posted 7 weeks ago in reply to this

              I am the hubby and my wife of almost 10 years was adopted from infancy by Americans and she indicates that her point of origin was the Caymans. She was employed as a social worker in Georgetown, living in Westbay during the early 1990s. There were residency and citizenship issues that precluded her from being able to stay. She has lived in Jamaica and the USVI during that period. She is a child of the Caribbean. She had to endure hurricane Hugo in St. Croix back in 1989. Your name does not ring a bell with her. You are not far from our location, drop us a line and maybe we can do lunch sometime. There is more in our profile if you are interested...

              As the poorest nation in the hemisphere, Haiti is particularely vunerable. It just seems that while we always have casulties in the single digit for most national catastrophes, thousands die in the developing world, must it always be so? Seems that the world could pitch in to provide some infrastructure to reduce the ghastly number of casulties. Look at the earthquake there a few years ago.

              We really had nothing to pick up, just taking down the hurricane screens. But, again, Rockledge was closer to ground zero....

              1. Gina Welds-Hulse profile image86
                Gina Welds-Hulseposted 7 weeks ago in reply to this

                Please forgive my error. I am so sorry about all the citizenship and residency issues that your wife faced. I will certainly send you an email so we may connect.  Thanks for that suggestion.

  8. IslandBites profile image85
    IslandBitesposted 8 weeks ago

    You two, sick fanatics are a disgrace.

    1. PrettyPanther profile image85
      PrettyPantherposted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

      They have no concept of their inappropriate comments in this thread. Typical of Jones/Tump acolytes. I agree--the stupidity can be saved for another thread.

  9. colorfulone profile image89
    colorfuloneposted 8 weeks ago

    You are suppose to be dead Cred.  I'm glad you are not!

    Urgent message from The Weather Channel for Those in the Path of Hurricane Matthew
    * https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JC18NUOLah0

    Hurricane Matthew Will Kill EVERYONE In Its Path "Your Kids Will Die Too"
    * https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GTpYurrVpQ

    1. Credence2 profile image87
      Credence2posted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

      Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated. Rick Scott, GOP Govenor of this state, warned us that this storm could kill you...

      1. colorfulone profile image89
        colorfuloneposted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

        He is either in on the great deception or he is ignorant and got trolled too.

        The Globalists are megalomaniacs with a Marxist type of an agenda.
        I'm not a Democrat or a Republican and neither are they..

        1. IslandBites profile image85
          IslandBitesposted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

          Just stop your stupidity. At least in this thread cant you stop the BS? Not enough threads already? Geez.

          Have some respect.

          1. colorfulone profile image89
            colorfuloneposted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

            http://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/13226482.jpg

            Respect?  I don't disrespect members of HubPages and make personal attacks, that's not how I fly.  I follow the rules and expect others to do the same.

  10. hussainmanzoor profile image61
    hussainmanzoorposted 8 weeks ago

    Good work

  11. colorfulone profile image89
    colorfuloneposted 8 weeks ago

    That's funny!  I like that lol

  12. FatFreddysCat profile image92
    FatFreddysCatposted 8 weeks ago

    Good grief... now we can't even discuss the weather around here without it turning into a political pissing contest? (rolls eyes)

    1. colorfulone profile image89
      colorfuloneposted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

      How about bashing Christians?  roll
      In a "Politics and Social Issues" forum.

  13. ahorseback profile image52
    ahorsebackposted 8 weeks ago

    Forum posters in Hub Forums don't need an issue of contention , they can spout out hatred all without even a cause .

    1. PrettyPanther profile image85
      PrettyPantherposted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

      Says the guy who brought the political BS into this forum thread, promptly backed up by the one who has no shame.

    2. IslandBites profile image85
      IslandBitesposted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

      Like I said, you two are a disgrace.

  14. AshtonFirefly profile image83
    AshtonFireflyposted 8 weeks ago

    You know what would be great? If HubPages posters would show some respect and not politicize a natural event which has killed a significant number of people in Haiti and which would have potentially caused harm to family members such as my own, and which thankfully, for whatever reason, did not. Show some respect.

    1. IslandBites profile image85
      IslandBitesposted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

      Thank you!

 
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