35 Burst results for "Hurricane Irma"
The Slow Regrowth of Vulnerable Coral Reefs is Solvable
"Minds. Sarah, Hamlin I'm a scientist Mike Marine Lab in Florida and myself is growing car rates forty to fifty times a spade that Karl grows in the wild. Now there's a number of reasons while Koru is really important I mean who doesn't love going out snorkeling and seeing colorful reefs teeming with beautiful fish but they also provide us with goods and services whether that be tourism or employment the food table. And Florida align every system he is estimated to be worth about eight billion dollars not only that but these race protect I landed property from things like storm surge. So really good example of this is Hurricane Irma which was in two thousand seventeen had twenty five foot waves heating the Florida race track down in Lewke where I am and we had a storm surge at building, which is in Summerlin K. of only five foot. So we didn't have a rift system they're healthy ray system there you can imagine that that storm surge those waves would really decimate the land. So I I can hear your Australian accent Australia of course, famous for the Great Barrier Reef what's going on with climate change and coral reefs around the world? Well, wide was seeing a great reduction in live Carl Kaba So this is across the well whether it be Australia United States or any Pacific Ocean island nations. You might have heard of coral reefs as the rainforest say and that that's saying is because even the car reefs tyke out less than one percent of the seafloor. twenty-five percent of nine marine species actually rely on car roofs. At some stage of their life we're seeing Wolmar, she anik temperatures. We're seeing a lot more pollution going into the oceans, and this is resulting in las of live Carl tissue almost as much. If any consequences of climate change, I can think of the people who are really in contact with this are shocked and appalled and upset at a level that those of us who don't come into coral on a into contact with Karl on a daily basis. I don't really get I mean I have your you're in the Florida keys I have a nephew who's into a skin diving and spearfishing in Miami and he's a young guy, and just in the years he's been doing this the coral around Miami I mean he's like shocked and upset when he sees it and says, he can't really fish anymore just because of the change in the last decade, we have lost around ninety percent of that Caro cover in the last forty or fifty years and some of the race in the. Case now or the Florida Reef tractor as low as between four and six percent starting Caro cover, which is quite loy. So we're talking on zoom you have a fantastic backdrop of coral and I don't know enough to know what kind it is but we hear these terms like staghorn coral and I heard of Elk Horn coral what are the main forms of coral that you're working with and what do they look like? We have branching corals and we have massive Carl's so branching Caro's the Stag owns the call and you. Can picture what the antlers of a staghorn or alcorn look like they look exactly like that. So skinny branch is really perfect three dimensional habitat for fish and shrimp and all the Little Rafe critters out there, and then we've got a massive Carl's and these might be brain corals essentially look like the folds and grooves of a brain stock Carl's have They polyps alike little cop. So little stars and their every feeling Carl's they the Carl's that are creating the race and really growing that lodge Rafe structure that remained stable off the storms
Hurricane evacuees from Miami-Dade and surrounding counties, would spread COVID-19 cases by the thousands, new study finds
"Expect a spike in covert 19 cases if South Florida residents are forced to flee from a hurricane this season. A study by the Union of Concerned Scientists looked at how the spread of Corona virus would be affected by millions of people fleeing Monroe, Miami Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Scientists, Christie Doll says the size of the increased depends on the virus transmission rates in the county's people go to the other factor that's really important is the ability of those counties are receiving evacuees to keep those transmission rates low, even when they were The fake influx of people. A simulation using the evacuation around order during Hurricane Irma showed it would result in 61,000 New Cove in 19 cases. When did Grossman Miami,
Hurricane evacuees from Miami Dade, Palm Beach, Monroe and Broward counties would spread COVID-19 cases: Study
"And covert 19 cases. South Florida residents are forced to evacuate because of a hurricane. A study by the Union of Concerned Scientists looked at how the spread of Corona virus would be affected by millions of people fleeing Monroe, Miami Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Scientists, Christie Doll says the size of the increased depends on the virus transmission rates in the county's people go to the other factor that's really important is the ability of those counties are receiving evacuees to keep the transmission rates low, even when they receive a big influx of people a simulation Using the evacuation route order during Hurricane Irma showed it would result in 61,000 New Cove in 19 cases. One day
Tropical Storm Isaias Arrives To Florida
"Storm Yes has already begun bringing heavy rain to parts of Florida correspondent Randi Kaye and Palm Beach County says the state is preparing for the worst. The governor says that we are prepared. Still recommending people have 3 to 7 days worth of water and food on DH medication just in case and, of course, the key thing Is those generators at the nursing homes and the assistant living facilities here, especially after what happened back in 2017 after Hurricane Irma knocked out the air conditioning at a nursing home here in South Florida, and 14 residents parish so That is certainly concerned, but the good news is no word of that so far this year is weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm. Yesterday,
Science News Briefs from Around the Planet
"Hi. I'm scientific. American Assistant News. Editor Sarah Lou in Frazier and here's a short piece from July twenty twenty issue of the magazine in the section called advances dispatches from the frontiers of science, technology and medicine. The article is titled Quick Hits In it's a rundown of some non corona virus stories from around the globe. From, Turks and Caicos Islands analysis of Ano- lizards collected before and after hurricanes, Irma and Maria in twenty seventeen and eighteen months later revealed that the surviving lizards and their descendants had larger and therefore grippier Topaz. The team examined Lizard photographs from natural history collections and seventy years of hurricane data to confirm the trend. From Italy sediment samples drawn from the tree and see revealed hotspots with up to one point nine million micro plastic particles per square meter, the highest concentration ever recorded on the sea floor. Most of pollution comes from wastewater and sewage systems. Researchers say. From Antarctica, paleontologists found a fossilized forty million year old frog on Seymour. Near the tip of the peninsula, The FROG is related to modern ones living in temperate humid conditions in the Chilean Andes. From Iraq researchers probing the Turkish State Archives found the earliest known record of a meteorite causing a death. The object struck a hilltop in neighboring Iraq in eighteen, eighty, eight, killing one man and paralyzing another. From Japan results gathered from the KAMIOKA. Observatory which includes an underground detector tank filled with fifty five thousand tons of water, suggested intriguing discrepancy in how neutrinos, an anti neutrinos oscillate potentially violating symmetry between matter and antimatter. From Kenya scientists identified a malaria blocking microbe in mosquitoes on the shores of Lake Victoria. Every mosquito catalog with this apparently benign fungus was free of the disease, carrying parasite and experiments showed the fungus prevented its transmission. That was quick hits. I'm Sarah Lou Frazier.
Florida emergency officials prepare for hurricane season during pandemic
"Scientists expect this hurricane season to be worse than normal with three to six major hurricanes emergency officials in Florida are trying to prepare but the corona virus pandemic is complicating nearly every aspect of disaster planning CBS is manual Noriega's reports on how emergency officials in Miami are trying to get ready when hurricane Irma slash South Florida in two thousand seventeen emergency managers did what they always do evacuated thousands on buses housing them in large and sometimes crowded shelters this year will be different we will screen people when they come take their temperature absolute standard questions if they have any symptoms symptoms and and we'll we'll ask ask them them if if they they have have been been co co habitation habitation with with somebody somebody that that has has covert covert nineteen nineteen Frank Frank Wallace Wallace in in Miami Miami Dade Dade county's county's director director of of emergency emergency management management says cobit cases will need to be isolated and the county may use hotels government buildings even empty classrooms but he worries that the current social distancing messaging fights the evacuation messaging we've been telling them for so long now that you're safer at home don't congregate stay away from each other but now you're going going to to be be safer safer with with us us for for hurricane hurricane so so you're you're concerned concerned people people would would be be afraid afraid to to go go to to a a shelter shelter because because of of the the virus virus and and in in danger danger of of themselves themselves to to the the storm right that's a that's a concern that we have meanwhile Florida power and light is doing its usual storm prep normally when the power goes out an army of power workers from dozens of states rights to the rescue but traveling health restrictions are already creating issues says Michael Dorrough and F. P. L. vice president we noticed actually early on this year several utilities have been challenged trying to get additional resources in order for them to restore service it will be harder for you to restore power absolutely we anticipate there to be extended restoration times if we were challenged with the right hurricane this year amid a global pandemic Florida's governor has urged the states more than twenty million residents to stock up now if you need flashlights if you need batteries if you need generators that's a tall order for the unemployed more than two million Floridians have filed unemployment claims since mid March like Janet Simon the punch in the gut because I have no money to prepare I have nothing I'm basically trying to survive and buying a little bit here with three kids in an unemployed husband Simon is finally getting some hours at her restaurant job so when it comes to hurricane season do you feel even more vulnerable this year absolutely these storms are getting stronger and stronger from what they're saying that we can expect we're definitely not prepared at all a recent survey by triple a mirror some of the concerns officials have about hurricanes during the pandemic nearly a third of people who responded said they are more concerned about this hurricane season over the last but forty two percent said fear of the virus would make them less likely to evacuate ahead of a major storm that's Manuel Bojorquez reporting for CBS news
Hurricane Season Collides With Coronavirus, As Communities Plan For Dual Emergencies
"Hurricane Orlando. season starts today June first. You are allowed to take a moment after hearing that. I depend then waves of protests now. Hurricane season forecasters expect above average activity in part because climate change is making the Atlantic Ocean warmer. Amy Green of Wfan. Orlando has been asking. How do you plan for hurricanes during a pandemic Robin? Roku Bauer doesn't like to chance it when there's a hurricane. She almost always. Always evacuates roku bow our lives in Cocoa Beach Florida on a barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and Indian River Lagoon. Her mother is ninety three. She's gotTa have flushing toilets. She's gotTa have fresh water. She's just got some physical needs that require that, but this year Roco Bauer is thinking hard about her hurricane plan. She sixty five like her mother considered at higher risk to the corona virus. Virus if I have to go any further, or if I have to go somewhere, then you're going to be exposed to more people in different environments, and you don't know where those people have been he in Florida, a record, six and a half. Million people evacuated for Hurricane Irma in two thousand seventeen this year. That will be a harder decision. Craig fugate used to head the federal emergency management. Management Agency and it's Florida counterpart. He fears some people won't evacuate because they'll fear exposing themselves to the virus that may result and more people saying behind in increasing the risk of loss of life, but there's another risk sheltering evacuees together in school, gymnasiums and other enclosed spaces as Florida. Governor Rhonda Santa's points out pile people into a place under normal circumstances. That may be fine, but that would. Allow the virus to really spread if somebody is in fact infected. That's why his administration is considering. Stay at home. Orders in were houses are newer and Sturdier or sheltering evacuees and hotels and motels. The economic collapse has left vacant. Most at risk are nursing home patients. Many low-lying facilities have evacuation agreements with facilities on higher ground, but kristen nap of the Florida healthcare. Association says this year. Nursing homes will have to reexamine these. These arrangements if you are a facility that event, an evacuation zone and you have positive cases in your building, you may not be able to go to the typical facility that you would evacuate to if they don't have positive cases in their building, Florida leaders also are socking away protective ear, four shelter and utility workers, and they're making sure stores have plenty of food and water, so people can stock up before a storm. Storm in central Florida before Irma hit utility crews converged from across the country to help restore electricity this year. Linda, Veroni of the Orlando Utilities Commission anticipates longer outages than usual. That's because cove in nineteen makes it harder to house and feed these workers while preventing the viruses spread, it will take longer to check them all in. It will take a little longer to get the mall to the point that they can be out. Out in the field working, robin broke our of Coco Beach considered not evacuating, but feels she would have to because of her mother already. She's checking with hotel, so she can be ready for a hurricane. I hope we don't have any I. Mean we've been through a lot this year. Meteorologists are predicting up to ten hurricanes and up to six major ones between now and December
"hurricane irma" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"Hurricane Irma in my own community we lost the fronts on all over we are at royal palms and they look like cigars yeah the storm but they came back eventually no problem we'll talk more about that later yeah a royal Palm I would be concerned about parking a car under Neath it in okay that's very good advice you know a foxtail palm probably less so you know in some of the problems are self cleaning and others are not sable palm fronds really pretty small pretty insignificant rebelling he's the same all right well folks should keep that in mind if you have some royal palm's that is Mike says some of the Franz and the individual fron could weigh thirty pounds I'd never consider that before and maybe some of you for listening had not consider that as well William yeah exactly and fortunately raw palm sometimes they plant them in places where we do have vehicles and along roadways on so they're not always in the best locations so you know cleaning off sometimes the Daimler's or the heavy seed pods there yet or they're called a fluorescent cleaning them off for the palm prior to a storm it is recommended very interesting now the hardwood you asked about yeah that's a different story right because there you've got the potential for an a weighty lambs the come down and that's where we get back into this whole conversation about will you know what makes a strong tree and the research done university of Florida by Dr Gilman and others around the country has consistently shown that largement medium to large maturing trees so we're talking mahogany is oaks gumbo limbo is and what not are the strongest form was when you have a single dominant trunk he not for trunks three trunks and I see this all over we call those co dominant leaders and basically somebody's got to be the boss and what happens when you have let's say two trunks next to each other they get here they they they kind of begin right bump into each other they develop it like I've been inside the crotch a pressure point we call that inclusion and then when the it winds blow the canopy intercepts that energy of the wind in these two trunks kind of grind against each other and that's when we get the splitting the colossal splitting up the trees in half or right I'm sorry a third of the Little Falls so that's the beauty of doing the structure pruning which is something we teach in the classes that you are five this extension and we have a lot of resources on the web and you know and print that talk about how you do you structurally prone entry to improve its when tolerance we really highly recommend a particular for trees that are in areas where there are targets in parking lots playgrounds bus stops you know a tree in your yard that could be split apart would definitely benefit from structured printing all right very good well Mike Michael orphan eighties with university of Florida institute of food and agricultural sciences you can email Mike at Broward at I. F. A. S. U. F. L. dot EDU you can call Mike at nine five four.
NFL Schedule Released
"The NFL is prepared to be flexible. Based upon the Pandemic Commissioner Roger Goodell released a statement which read in part in preparing to play the season as scheduled. We will continue to make our decisions based on the latest medical and public health advice in compliance with government regulations and with appropriate safety protocols to protect the health of our fans players club and league personnel and our communities. We will be prepared to make adjustments as necessary. One is just nice for everyone to have something to look forward to but Dan tell us about the contingency is the just in case things in the schedule your Susan the NFL releases a schedule. That indicates that they hope and plan to start on time and play the full sixteen game schedule as usual and that remains their hope. They're optimistic that it'll be the case but as you mentioned and has Roger Goodell mentioned there is obviously a chance and circumstances dictate otherwise so look for early things in the schedule that would allow for adjustments season being delayed season being truncated in week to everyone who plays each other and to the same bye week later in the year as their opponents. So if if that were to get eradicated you'll be able to make it up during the appropriate by weeks. There are no division games in week three or week four so if you had to miss those two weeks you could. You could have a season where everybody plays their usual number of division games the Super Bowl can be slid back a couple of weeks every city that gets awarded a super bowl has to have a contingency planning case. The game has to be delayed and Tampa obviously has one of those so those are the kinds of things that are in there that allow the NFL. A little bit of flexibility. If as they hope does not happen they have to make adjustments to the schedule. What's interesting we always talking about contingencies in the abstract? What if what? If a couple of years ago we actually lived in Miami Hurricane Irma came in. It was a very unusual situation. Tampa Bay was supposed to come to us in Miami to play the opener. That game was postponed. We immediately went into a bi week. Situation both US in Tampa and since we had matching by week's game shifted to later on the season so it was very surreal situation where we went training camp by week. We were all their players. Were allowed to be dispersed all through the country and then we reconvened in Oxnard California and the rams and the cowboys were tremendously helpful. We went back into a training. Camp Mood St Ross. The owner of the dolphins was tremendous. He put up a whole organization support. Staff families and our opener was actually on the road. Week two in the chargers against the chargers and we played sixteen games straight. So I know we're saying these things happen more in the abstract but who teams just three years ago actually live this very scenario. You have to be prepared for the what if and we all know putting the schedule together is so complicated anyway without contingency plans but it really looks like Howard. Cats and his team did a solid job of trying to prepare for everything.
Hurricane Irma May Have Destroyed Barbuda's Generations-Old Land System
"On the Caribbean island of barbecued a land cannot be bought or sold. The whole island is shared communally. And it's been that way since the eighteen hundreds but planet money any Sara Gonzalez went there and found that capitalism is creeping in. Antigua and Barbuda are two islands. That make up one country. Antigua is mountainous and touristy see with about ninety eight thousand residents. That's where the government is Barbuda's flat flat like a penny with just fifteen hundred residents. It's the kind of island where wild donkeys. Angie's just walk into your home call and where no one wants lobster anymore. We love breakfast. We did for lunch for dinner. We'd love to three times a day. That's Atkinson Beezer beautiful. Bob Yuda when this is Natalia. John Calls her. Hey go take out new. And they both got land for their homes. The way everyone else in Barbuda's gets it people just go cut what they want. Clear it and stop bill. Just take a piece of land and be like okay. There's my this is my land. That's so that's so. We usually do perfect. No money no money not even taxes not even taxes then even like a permit fee nothing like really zero zero dollars zero zero dollars free free. No paperwork no lease no title Bob. Yuda has the greatest land deal on earth. This is Albert Patty Simon. They're calling me the grill. It simply mean a verbal historian. Back in Sixteen eighty-five Colonization Times Simon. The grio says this English Guy Christopher conjuring ten least the whole island of Bermuda from the king. Oh Yeah Cadran. On on was a slave master. He had his slaves over there. The entire island was made up of five hundred. Enslaved people at its peak and one white manager and his family and when slavery was abolished and the white manager finally left. There were no white people on the island. Just formerly enslaved people so they stayed so the people are left alone left. They're they're sorta live happy. Held the whole island in common. That's what it's called and no one ever came in and said but wait wait. You need property. Titles at some point Barbadians do start leasing. Land there are a few beachfront hotels and resorts but barbadians never sold the land and it stayed this way until twenty seventeen when hurricane. Irma had a lot of win. And then you you just just say a window Saturday. Birthday Bash. You know this. Is Natalia John Again. Almost all the buildings Bermuda were damaged know roofs. No doors Barbieri. We're totally exposed. And they heard another hurricane was coming in three days. The prime minister who lives in Antigua orders a mandatory evacuation and barbarians are like wait everyone the entire island. Everybody Alpha Bob. Yuda really the Prime Minister Gaston Brown. Says the government doesn't have the money to rebuild. Any focuses focuses on the island's most obvious acid. The land says he thinks his whole communal land thing is a big misunderstanding. Which is the Bob? wtdn have always carried this myth. Perhaps maybe a couple of hundred years that they own the land. You say that Barbuda's I have been thinking that they own the land. It is a myth that they own the land but there is a law that parliament the Antiguan. Barbian government passed. That says I just want to read. The the first sentence says enact to confirm that all land in Barbuda's is owned in common by the people of Barbuda right so so it was a dangling piece of legislation he repeals. The law tells Barbadians that you have been living on for free all these years new plan. We're going to sell it to you for one dollar eastern Caribbean. About thirty seven cents. US and now you'll have a title and you can take title to a bank to get a loan. Mm to rebuild your home that type of property rights system is quintessential to the advancement of e country. But the rest of the island lind which is most of the island that would now be open to development. Foreign investment was a trick. That is what I
Sheriff’s Office Reunites Cat With Owner 2 Years After Hurricane Irma
"A cat named evil went missing two years ago in Florida during hurricane Irma and has now been reunited with its owner the Hillsborough County sheriff's office tweeted late last week that the cat showed up at one of its offices in the Tampa area in deputies were hoping to find the owner the sheriff's office provided an update on Friday saying that the owner had been traced through microchip after deputies took the cat to a local that the sheriff's office didn't identify eva's owner but it tweeted that evil is now living in luxury now that is a great
Updates: Hurricane Dorian on path to hit Florida
"Warning this is a life threatening storm hurricane americaine dorian getting strong more powerful now a major category three hurricane as it turns towards florida. This is the view from the international space station. Asian is a model some two hundred and thirty mile- miles wide and this is dorrie and from the inside hurricane hunters flying into the eye of the storm today packing winds of up to one hundred fifteen miles per hour the national hurricane center warning dorian could bring a life threatening storm surge and devastating winds this florida's east coast according to the white house. The president has also been briefed on the storm. It's path and preparations. He spoke to reporters just a short time ago before heading to camp. David hurricane is aurora. Get it could be a big one. We're hoping that it may be makes a right and goes up north but that's about a five percent chance not looking good and it's one of the biggest hurricanes. We've seen it a long time long time so it could be very devastating. The threat of hurricane doreen is forcing airlines to start canceling flights store shelves becoming empty across the state of florida residents also also facing major fuel shortages that they try to stock up on gas ahead of dorian arrival and with winds predicted to be as strong as one hundred and thirty miles per hour when when it makes landfall dorian would be the strongest hurricane to hit florida's east coast hurricane andrew which cost the state more than twenty five billion dollars in damage and left left four people dead allison chinchar is out front live at the weather center tonight. Alison what's the latest path and other been lots of updates but it's it shows a fairly consistent insistent one right towards the heart of florida right so the latest update is really when you look at what the storm looks like we're talking about the eye of the storm because it has really really become symmetrical and large over just the last hour or so that is concerning because when we see something like that this usually means it's beginning the process of undergoing rapid good intensification that means. It's trying to strengthen even more right now. The windsor sustained one hundred fifteen miles per hour. Movement is west northwest at just about nine miles per <music> our but again there are a hurricane hunters that are on their way out to the storm right now. They will take a look at not only the but some of the surrounding bands take new measurements z. has this storm really undergone rapid intensification and if so what are the current measurements that are there we will likely get some new data in the next hour when the next update takes place place but as of now we are still thinking pretty similar along the lines of the track. We still anticipate it to get up to a category four so further intensification is still likely likely it's likely to be a category for is it crosses over the bahamas and then remain four as it approaches florida. We do have discrepancies a little bit in some of the models here. The blue dot is the european. The red dot is the american model the red dot the american model still hasn't making an actual landfall over portions ends of the east coast of florida the european model now however basically just has it sliding along the east coast bringing still heavy rain and gusty winds but not technically making a landfall as it skirts off the east coast in the coming days that concern here is it now. We're going to be starting to impact other states other than just this florida places like georgia south carolina and north carolina. Here's why you've got this high pressure system here in this upper low steering towards florida but as this high begins to breakdown and other factors atmospherically become into play this system is going to start to make that turn to the north but it could also slow down the concern there is not just it's the winds but also storm surge rainfall all of these things become factors here the forecast wind gusts even if it does just make landfall along the edge jim him you have the key. Keep an eye even places like lakeland orlando which are still pretty far inland will still likely end up getting hurricane force wind gusts in those areas even even though they are not along the coast. We'll keep you up to date as we get new information about that path. Thanks very much allison chinchar. Let's go to the beach florida that is right in in the current path of dorian also where our martin savage is tonight martin how seriously are folks. They're taking this and how are they preparing for it. Well you can measure that jim just by looking at the lumber here. This is plywood. You know it's amazing. In today's modern world the personal front line of defense for most folks in a hurricane is still plywood. It is preferred and it has been going on at the doors of this place. It's a home depot here and going out like crazy. They've gone through. We several truckloads. They're down to a few pallets left now and once that's gone. They hope there are more trucks coming then on top of that. They're already out of generators and the other the other thing. That's really going out of here sandbags. I'm talking about the place and the comes already bag because they can't find sandbags so they're using that because that is going to be the common common defense here plywood is used to battle the wins and the sandbags are being used to battle the water and that's the big fear for many people even as they are far away. Perhaps finland. They worry about the waterways that in this area are already over saturated in many cases. The water is right up to the top of the bank. So you consider the tremendous amount of rainfall. That's being predicted with a cat. Four storm flooding is a huge concern for many many people here time has been a good thing there is at least a lot of time and people have been making the most of it impact. Maybe making too much of it. We already know that there have been fuel shortages in a number of key places around estate. Miami has one of them. They've had fuel off and on the governor has said he's even sending police escorts now but some of the fuel trucks to make sure it gets delivered and then there's just the issue of food. Many people rushed out right away when they heard cab four and began buying it all up so the shelves in many places have been emptied. They are tried hi to replenish but they're trying to do it at a time. Frame that beats the storm coming in and now people have to leave and that's going to be another headache jim no question when those evacuation orders if they do come that'll be a big change martin savage thanks very much. Let's go now to todd were drastic. He's the mayor of jupiter florida also also in the a possible path of this storm so we're looking at the latest storm track. You're still in the path of the storm. Tell us what your biggest concerns now. We've heard of so many it's it's a triple threat right right because you got the surge. You got the rain and you got the win yeah we are. We're watching this very closely. <hes> you know when when you live in this part of florida a hurricanes or part of the deal but we're we're watching it very closely because we're trying to figure out where you who to evacuate went to evacuate evacuate and where might they go. <hes> it's also tough there. Were probably expecting what's called. A king tied this weekend and were a coastal community so we're probably expecting ding higher tides than normal so then when you couple that with the storm surge <hes> it's kind of a a nerve wracking time because we haven't we haven't been told exactly where the storm is going to be going <hes> now. It's slowed down a little bit so it gives us a little bit of time to figure out what's going on but it is an anxious time <hes> eh i've covered these storms that the surge come so quickly at times. You can barely keep track. The governor is not not yet ordering people to begin evacuating but at what point will you begin urging people to start packing up and heading out because you want to allow them time right of course to get to get safety yeah. We'll so what's so so tricky is where would you go. You were watching the storm track and you know we have some lessons learned from hurricane irma a couple of years ago <hes> some people evacuated waited and they wound up evacuating to where the hurricane wind up hitting and so that was really tough and that's pretty fresh fresh in people's minds and you look at this track in this track basically has it going somewhere near the coast of florida where we are and then shooting up north which is where most people obviously would go <hes> and so so that's the that's the tough part right here is we can watch it on the news with you all but then we're not quite sure where to go because once you once you get on the road food there's risk associated because if you if you leave and you wind up going somewhere how long has a tank of gas gonna gonna get hugh and when you get to that point where you're going to be able to fill up and so that that's a that's a tricky proposition for folks when they're dealing with their families and these these storms sometimes make unpredictable changes. They're already. We've been some changes to the storm track. You've lived in jupiter. Most your life and i know as you said this is part of the life of living in the state of florida but this is a particularly serious storm. I'm curious. What could a storm like this due to a city like yours yeah well. We're we're watching it just like everybody else and when when we see that <hes> that churning circle went out circle forms churning red dot comes up yeah we witness what happened to the keys through irma a few years ago so we we just pray that <hes> you know the elderly folks that need the help in the in the an crisis situation that we're able to kind of get to them or get get them where they need to be to be safe because you know they're still devastation out there that could that could really put us in a fix for a couple of weeks
Hurricane Dorian approaches Kennedy Space Center in Florida
"More than seventeen. Eighteen million people in florida are bracing dorian to arrive and it's not just homes and businesses that are being battened down airports construction sites. Even the kennedy space center is on high alert tonight a._b._c.'s gio benitez in miami again for us tonight residents along florida's east coast boarding up the clock ticking being on final preparations as more than seventeen million residents. Wait for word on evacuation. If you're in an evacuation zone and your order to evacuate please do so many cities including miami handing out free sandbags hurricane. Irma is fresh on gabriel last quizzes mind. When emma came the whole apartment complex that i will prevent that this year meeting center the hunt for fuel is on in southwest miami-dade long lines at two a._m. And they're not letting up by midday pumps running dry at more than half of the gas stations in the miami fort lauderdale area. I'm looking for gas myself but at the stations shins with no lines well that's because the pumps are covered up. They've run out of gas. The florida highway patrol now escorting tankers bringing in more fuel in fort lauderdale a parade of boats heading to safer water at the kennedy space center nasa moving net four hundred foot mobile launcher from the launch pad to inside the vehicle michael
More arrests likely in probe of Florida nursing home deaths
"Florida police are expecting to make more arrests in connection with the heat related deaths at a nursing home during hurricane Irma Hollywood police chief Chris o'brien announced today that for employees from the rehabilitation center of Hollywood have been arrested in the case criminal investigations major Stephen Bolger said fifty five computers were seized up from the nursing home for technological forensic review as well as thousands of
Florida nursing home employees charged in patient deaths
"Several employees of a Florida nursing home have surrendered to face charges in connection with the power outage at a Florida nursing home that led to the deaths of twelve patients the outages happen during an extreme heat wave during hurricane Irma twenty seventeen attorneys for former administrator at rehabilitation center at Hollywood Hills as well as a nurse charged in the case say that the administrator and two nurses have surrendered to police it's not clear if a third nurses turned herself in lawyers claim the care givers are taking the punishment that belongs with state officials including former governor Rick Scott and the power company following the dead's laws were passed in Florida setting a maximum temperature to hold residents in a nursing home during a power outage and requiring generators in nursing
Florida nursing home employees charged in patient deaths
"Several employees of a Hollywood nursing home now face charges after doesn't patients died during hurricane Irma Pete combs with more from Hollywood Hills rehab a second man cardiac correct it happened just after hurricane Irma slammed into South Florida the rehabilitation center at Hollywood Hills was without power and without a generator all may would you be if somebody did take your your mom and they said they would twelve patients died in heat that relative say felt like more than a hundred ten degrees now defense attorneys say they expect charges against three nurses and an administrator among them they say probably
3 people turn themselves in to face charges in nursing home deaths
"Well several people who work at a nursing home in Florida have surrendered to face charges in connection with the power outage two years ago that led to the deaths of twelve patients happen after hurricane Irma the C. E. O. and three others are expected to face charges including manslaughter investigators say the center did not evacuate patients as temperatures inside began rising even the hospital was right across the street the homes license was suspended days after or not it was later
3 people turn themselves in to face charges in nursing home deaths
"Six several people who work at a nursing home in Florida have surrendered to face charges in connection with the power outage two years ago that led to the deaths of twelve patients it happened after hurricane Irma the C. E. O. N. three nurses are expected to face charges including manslaughter investigators say the center did not evacuate patients as temperatures inside began rising even though hospital was right across the street the homes license was suspended days after Irma it was later
Administrator, Attorney And Florida discussed on Orlando's Morning News
"Computer always hurricane season ramps up arrests are expected soon in the case of a Florida nursing home were twelve patients died after hurricane Irma three nurses in an administrator are expected to turn themselves in this morning although no details about the charges have been released all twelve deaths were ruled as homicides after a transformer link in the main air conditioner to the power grid of blue at the rehab center in Hollywood one attorney said the for our scape goats and that the state is looking to place blame all the evidence shows no crime was committed I'm trying to figure this is a developing story be sure to stick with news ninety six point five W. D. B. O. on air online and in our app for
"hurricane irma" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"First time we've talked about this here in the new year. But it's important that we keep those people are fellow Floridians up in the panhandle in mind as they continue to recover from that massive storm joining us on the hotline right now, we have spectrum thirteen news reporter Aaron Murray who you can follow on Twitter at e Murray one she's co hosting hurricane Michael Florida impact alive townhall airing tomorrow at seven PM on spectrum bay news nine Aaron how are you? I'm doing well. Ryan, thank you so much and to be talking with you tonight. I really appreciate you taking the time to spend a few minutes with us. So you're in in Mexico beach right now, you're gonna be doing the town hall live from Mexico beach tomorrow night. What are you seeing there? How is the recovery progressing? What has stood out to you? So far, I'm looking at your Twitter feed. And I've seen some of the pictures, and you know, it's hard to believe that this is current day, panhandle and current day, Mexico beach. It looks like something it looks like the hurricane just hit. And it does look that is exactly the feeling when you come back here we were here days before the storm. We were here during the storm, and then after you know for a week, and then we left, and then we came back photographer night about a week and a half ago. And then he had that exact same feeling he and I had that moment several times in each city. We came to each other and said, it looks if you can see progress don't get me wrong. I'm not saying nothing being done. But. Really feels when you come to the really hard hit areas here in Mexico beach. If you just showed up today, you would think or hurricane hit yesterday. I really encourage everybody. If you get a chance check out e Murray one on Twitter because you could see the pictures there really striking the recovery up there and the progression since the storm hits. What are the residents up there saying about it are they frustrated did they realize afterwards? This was going to be a long process, and they're they're okay with how things have progressed up to this point. What's the general feeling among people you've talked to? I mean, the thing about it is that there's so many things to process with a hurricane. This is when it comes to an answer the first part of your question. You know, are they kinda grasping it or they okay with it. I think this hurricane and we've I know we've all talked about this. It started out not a huge, hurricane cat, one cat two. And then within twenty four to forty eight hours all of a sudden became that, huge cat four. And so I think no I don't think that they were ready for a hurricane the size. So does in the recovery. It is very frustrating because it decimated this area in such a huge way because the infrastructure here. Really couldn't handle it. Plain and simple, the homes that were built fifty sixty seventy s or just gone and that's frustrating. And and soon when you come into hurricane like, this are just are slow because you know, insurance and FEMA and while they're all working, there's just so many. There's not one person it hasn't made a call to their insurance. There's not one person isn't in need FEMA. And so when you have that amount of people calling in it, it just is. So so in three months later, people are still not in their homes are not going to be in their homes for several more months. Some people might not even come back to their home. I mean for almost a year, it's really that bad up here. Seeing these images are there a lot of people out and about I mean, do you see a lot of people in Mexico beach because it looks like it's almost inhabitable still Mexico beach is really a. It's on a different level, obviously than if we talked about Panama City are Lynn haven or some of those others next because if you do see people, but no not necessarily I huge number of people living here. There are a lot of people here during the daylight hours working. I mean, that's predominantly what you see are people clearing debris out of the way, and that's not so much rebuilding but just clearing out and then trying to get things ready for that rebuild. And then you're seeing some workers and things backing there's only three restaurants here. You know that are functioning and one is out of a food truck in a tense. I mean, not people aren't all back in their homes. I mean, there's a few who did speak to one gentleman who literally had a house that was on the beachside literally get picked up by the surge pushed into his home. I mean, he just helped him all that last week. And so he's been staying in a camper behind his home it. So you see a lot of that people are avian campers or they're staying rental. You know, fifteen miles away and then coming in for the day trying to do the work. So there's people here during the daylight hours. Once it gets dark it is. I mean, they're they're all police around her the sheriff's offices around and things like that ghost town say, but right, it isn't that wants to get started. Here. We're talking to spectrum thirteen news reporter Aaron Murray. She's coasting. Hurricane Michael Florida impact. A live town hall airing tomorrow at seven PM on spectrum bay news nine so what are the big issues? Those in the panhandle are currently facing. The big thing is coming obviously coming back from this going trying to get that insurance trying to get any kind of money to rebuild because it's not just a few thousand dollars. You know, or there is everything that you own might all be gone. And then it's also, you know, rebuilding these things to in hopes that if something else were to happen like this again that it could withstand that and then Finally, I guess just looking out especially from Arthur selective looking at it from a state wide perspective in that. If this hit somewhere else are we ready for it? And honestly, my answer to that after going through this is I think you'd be hard pressed to find almost anywhere. They could take the hurricane the size of coaching Michael and be okay after it right in different areas lead to different challenges. I mean here in the Tampa Bay area if we got hit by something like hurricane Michael have some some serious problems. There have been studies done on how catastrophic something like that would be. There were articles written before hurricane Irma about how catastrophic that would be. So so, you know, there there is more preparation. That I think we can do across the state including here in central Florida. But there's only so much. You can do if you're facing something like what the panhandle faced what are some of the lessons learned, especially among our political leaders from hurricane Michael that you've been hearing. I think the big thing is also. Yeah. Trying to get people out. There's always that fight. I know nobody ever wants to stay. But that is such so many resources have to be post towards the rescue and recovery after. So I think that's one of the things we talked to with some of the local leaders here. Maybe doing a more efficient job of trying to get everybody to go and understand when you have a hurricane that size. Your presence isn't going to change anything, you know, it's better to just go. So that they don't have to worry about. Is there a body in there? And and things like that. You know, the other thing too is I think the rebuild. It's just hoping that when contractors, you know, they're really cracking down on unlicensed and all the things that make sure Wendy things are we dealt their rebuilt in a way that could withstand something even if it hits sixty years from now that will still be able to take you know, wins that strong because that was the problem with this hurricane while the flooding in the surgeons a huge problem the wind you just did so much damage here. And not those are things that they're really looking at. Now, we're talking to spectrum thirteen news reporter Aaron Murray here on PM Tampa Bay can follow her on Twitter at e Murray. One what is the sense like among people, you talk to you in the panhandle in terms of rebuilding and making a place like Mexico beach. Once again, what it once was. Oh, certainly heard the stories of people that aren't coming back. But the ones that are here right now. I mean, they're not leaving. They still view the sunset here is it's still beautiful beautiful place. And so they don't want to lose here. They this is their home. Some people have been through their whole lives only, maybe, you know, come down in their later years. But either way to the people that are here right now, they're they're here to stay. So they do plan on rebuilding. So there is that you know, when we were here during the hurricane it was that sense of like shocking on now, it's like pure determination. I mean people I think still come maybe knows weird times. But they are purely right now on the war passage tried to get get everything knocked down get everything cleared out and and built the right way. So they're very determined. I know, you know, I want to touch on one thing because you asked about city leaders and come back that one big thing too. When we were talking, for example, like lemonade and the cities are struggling with their budgets. Because some of the. Example, debris just the cost of getting debris out of here is going to be more than the entire budget of the city of Lynn haven. Exactly. And so that's just a brain. That's not paying their workers doing anything else. And so it also testing team is that you have to pay the money before you get refunded the money. So when you already have bills that are more than your yearly budget coming because of hurricane Michael, those are the problems that they're trying to solve right now and find ways to work out and talk to you know, leaders to find new avenues and things. But that that's another big struggle that I know the city leaders here are dealing with that is just pain, very painful for them to go through. And it says are you hearing any kind of a timeline or timeframe as to win the majority of the debris will be picked up. And and a lot of the rebuild will really be underway. I think in areas like, Panama City, Lynn haven. I think he could probably see a lot of it. You know, another three months, and I think a lot of the debris maybe a little bit longer than that might might be while handle here in Mexico beach. I couldn't even begin to get out. Bad here. Yeah. Finally, we're talking to Aaron Murray. Spectrum thirteen news reporter, she's gonna be coasting. Hurricane Michael Florida impact alive townhall airing tomorrow at seven PM on spectrum bay news nine how can people around the state including here in the Tampa Bay area? Help are there still resources out there that are needed in the panhandle that people who aren't living there can assist with? What is that is my favorite question? And I'm so glad you asked it because that is probably the most important thing here because it's so forget, even when we left to go back to our day to day lives. But yes, there are ways to help. And while I do think, you know, big organizations like red crossings are great. I would highly recommend going local cities, Mexico beach Lynn haven, Panama City, you can go right to their city website. And there are we'll leave that those pounds has set up for the money goes directly to the people in their city, for example, maybe even taking over a hundred thousand. Dopplers that was last week. They've given out then one hundred one thousand dollar grants to people in their city, and it's not a complicated application to you know, two pages. So they're easy for people here to fill out and get access to this money, and it goes directly to them. So I mean three websites you can go to right away. Just Google Mexico Beach, Florida, Panama City, com, afford, Lynn, even com. Afforded pull up there any websites, and they're all right there. Spectrum thirteen news reporter Aaron Murray can follow her on Twitter at e Murray one and again, she's coasting. Hurricane Michael Florida impact alive townhall airing tomorrow at seven PM on spectrum Bain news,.
"hurricane irma" Discussed on Pet Life Radio
"Called. I like that time is now four Victoria, still wells, positively. She's a world renowned Dr training. She's the host of it's me or the dog. Coming to train you along with co host Holly firfer, you don't play around with that name. Do you? I am a fan of Schmidt. She's Victoria Stillwell sheets. She's a loving way to start the day. Tremor whiskers see some a little bit better. Now. Stupid during the podcast. Now, let's the studio and get this. Starting. And surprise Likud is it's Victorian Holly and the Victorian Holly fun our here. Backing. It is fun. It's always the best Howard come here. We get a hang out. We just took up. I know the funny thing is we should record our conversations before we record our conversations because we're like did it did it did it. In this. And that Nissen that and that it's like Hello. Probably would not be. I mean, it would be good. That's true. We cannot tell exactly I'm kidding. How are you? Good. I'm good. You've been traveling is have you? Yes. You seem to every major event that happens two states. You seem to be that front wrote a history. Sometimes. Yeah. And it is fast. I mean, you have a fascinating job. I love it. And you get to travel told these incredible places, and you get to cover very important stories, and it's amazing. Yeah. Hurricanes hurricanes earthquakes, floods you name it. But hurricane Irma was the bane of my existence. But we we have learned something about me since hurricane Irma. If you don't want to hurricane to come to you send me because just in short order. We didn't really know where this hurricane was going. And everyone kept saying, oh, it's getting to Florida, and they sent all these CNN troops down to southern Florida Miami and Fort Lauderdale that whole area, and then they said all right Holly, though, we're not sure we're going to need to keep someone back to be the chase team. So even if it does hit Miami, it may skirt the coast, and then make landfall kinda like Matthew did last year and make landfall somewhere, you know, from northern Florida to the Carolinas to Georgia, you know, somewhere in that area. Okay. No problem. So on Friday there like, okay? It looks like Jacksonville beach is going to be where it's gonna make landfall. So we're like, okay. So we get we get Jacksonville beach. And you know, you kind of wait. And I'm like, oh, this is so nice hotel on the beach or the water. I have a high school friend who came to see next morning wake up there like it's ticking. West go to Orlando. We're like, okay, we pack up the car, we drive to Orlando, and we're like here, and everybody's in Orlando and people are coming arlando and. We're in a hotel with all the evacuees who thought the lobby with her living room, but that's another story. And they let dogs I met a lot of really cool dogs. There's me, you know, I'm like, you know, I'm the crazy later. I'm like, oh, I like your baby what kind of dog is that. So we are in Orlando. And then we go to sleep thinking. Okay. The hurricanes. Come the next day we wake up and they're like, oh my God. It's going west to Tampa Tampa's ground zero. So we get the car we go to Tampa. And we got there and everybody else is there, and you know, like, they're sending crews there. And then we're about to go to sleep because we have an early early colleague. I get up one AM to sir reporting when it's supposed to come in. And it's about like nine o'clock, and they're like, oh, no what's going east is going back to Orlando. And I'm like, I am not getting in a car with ninety mile an hour winds and driving to Orlando. So I ended up in Tampa. And thankfully, it wasn't really bad there. But then I woke up the next day. And they were like, it's okay. And they're like, oh my God. Jacksonville's flooding Jacksonville. So we get in the car we drive to Jacksonville by the time. We get there. Like there's a little bit of flooding left. So I called it the. Can swear the refrigerator magnet tour of Florida every place you can get a crappy refrigerator magnet. I was there. Yeah. That's a great. I'd have a hurricane or anything. None pretend pending disaster coming into this landmass if they send you it's like I'm the opposite of Shelley winters like if Shelley winters comes on my plane, I'm getting off Shelley winters crews. I'm getting off. But if I come on you're like, nothing's going to happen. Just keep me close. Anyway. So that was yes. But. Yeah. That sounds so much more exciting. That's what I was doing it. Here's the problem though. I will tell you. There is a small problem for me. Because when you're sitting around waiting for hurricane like, and especially for Chris you load up on snacks. Right. So the first thing you you when you get in time when your TV crews, you get toilet paper, and you get snacks. And of course, me I have to get the little Starbucks and a can right because I can't because if you don't have hot water if you don't have water, right? And so you get snacks. So we have like I kid you not a Yukon full of snacks are like a suburban. Right. And we have so many snags. And then we miss the hurricanes. All I did all weekend was resist eating the hurricane snacks. Like seriously, like Swedish, fish and cheese. It's because you never get stuff like that. And I know and you're like what can we get that's easy to make whatever and I don't eat meat. So everyone's getting jerky. And I'm like, you know, you can only have so many almonds, right or peanuts. So I'm like how about Swedish fish like honest to goodness. It was like that's all we did where eight or through Florida was like, so if you ask me, I'm like, oh, Jacksonville was really good. It was triscuits. And then like Orlando is great Swedish fish and then. Tampa. I gotta love Tampa Pringles. So that's how I associate because I'm a food person. Anyway. So you know, what I think anytime you film, anywhere because they have snacks with the whole thing is that you have. The crap table. He could eat all day fact, when you're filming you can put on so much weight and thoughts of people do. And it's the only time anyone ever cooks for gets food for. So you're like, oh my gosh. I'm going to have as much of this is I said they knew. Yeah. You come back weighing a lot more than you. Did you first started filming? But anyway, we'll sounds. I mean, that's just amazing you when you filmed, I got fat. When you when I met you right doing the show. It's me or the dog. You profiled are monstrous Matz, and you kept the Kraft food table service, whatever they had snacks in our garage because that was your, and so I swear to God not as much as Sean. But in the middle of the night, we like, I think they had dinged honks. And we're like if we just moved around, they won't know, if we take a ding dongs and a Snickers we'd like out in the garage, and it was such torture. Snacks. Oh, yeah. I know. So it'd be like, wow, there's a peach and the frigerator like me, we should have that tonight. Why is it that the good food really doesn't taste? I mean, you know, if I go into my fridge. Do I go towards the apple or banana bread that I made the right chocolate cookie and shopping so emotional because I go to the grocery store. I'm like, I'm healthy. And I'm getting kale reasons and all this good stuff. And then I put in a refrigerant so proud of myself and then two days later. I'm like, what am I thinking? And then you do and I'm like I have kale that end up throwing out because sits there for four days, but every time, and it all it does is increase my electric fell. Because every other twenty minutes, I'm opening it up to see something magically appear that would be better in my refrigerator, then the kale and the reason so all I do is paying more for that. This podcast that dope. Talking about food and hurricanes and all kinds of things they cancelled should hurricane hurricane. We say hearkens. No, okay. So hurricanes, but it is important because we did talk about hurricanes and rescue last podcast with Heather, right? Yeah. So people I think learn from that. And it's a big issue and hurricane season is never going away. I mean, it doesn't always going to be there. So I think I think people can understand all aspects of hurricanes. Yeah. As that stretch. Yes. You did. That beautiful segue. See you radio DJ. You didn't do? But. Okay. A lot of dogs a lot of dogs needed. Rescuing a lot of docs. In fact, a lot of the shelters here in Atlanta took dogs before the hurricane hit him out from Houston, and from all of the other areas tactics shelters to shelters, they said that they would be spaces for the dogs down there to go to and so and then you know, there's a whole load itself. In fact, I know Gwinnett county animal shelter. They took in a whole Ed Dokes staff from savannah from from that pot just in case. And a lot of these were adopted, which is great great. But they did they opened their doors, and which which is fantastic. I think in in times like these people come together, we know that that we, but just it was interesting because I I've done a lot of wet with lifeline animal project lifeline animal project is a on organization that has taken over. I might has its own shelter. It's taken over to municipal shelters wanted to cap county wonderful county, and they really tend to shelters around the tiny shelters around that initially had a massive kill rate. And they've they've taken it to a no kill status. But what's happening? Unfortunately, is there still so many dogs coming in. So they do do a lot of work outreach work in the community, and they are trying to educate people, and they are trying to offer their cost span. You turn all of that kind of good stuff. Which is great. We love lifeline. But I loved the video they just did. And if you go hashtag dismissed the myth, you'll be able to see it or if you get a life lifeline animal dot org, you'll be able to see it. And what it is. It's about you know, I mean. That people will go I don't wanna go to a shelter because all of these talks have emotional baggage. All of those dogs have behavioral issues all of those dogs are too old or well as in the case of Atlanta here. Yes, they're also pretty breeds. But I'm not going to shelter because it's all bully breeds. Well, stop for a second. In fact, what they found is that in two thousand seventeen the study was done for just since for the for the last this last year, the number one reason that Amazon to shelters because of housing issues people moving or people renting it moving to rent a combination, and they can't take animals or the nano says you can't have an animal anymore. That's one reason. Why shelters not a behavioral problems not because they're old and nobody wants them. And so that's why we don't want people not to go to shelters. We don't we. I don't mind a really good breeders. I have nothing. It's really reaches and. I absolutely support them. But I do have something against pet stores and selling puppies. And we'll we'll know that in fact next week or next pocus, we're going to talk about the whole, right? But so so if you go to dismiss the mess, and you'll see a great video that basically tells you and shows what amazing pets rescue animals make and please get to your shelter. Police adult down shop that's urging you to do because he's animals desperately need you. And if you can't adopt. Why don't you.
"hurricane irma" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"News river Newburn is at the end of the new river, and they had a water rise of ten point two feet. And and we had the we had Lieutenant I'm dropping his name. But the Lieutenant of the police department there the following day talking about the Friday night rescues which were over three hundred fifty boat rescues that night. Well, it again, I this this should go without saying. But, but certainly we want to repeat it as often as possible the people that are in the path of this storm need to heed all of the directors and warnings given by local officials do not hesitate. This is this is going to be a life threatening storm. It is already a life threatening storm. And it is right now, you have time to get out of the way the storm Tom in terms of the the rainfall, you mentioned, that's we're going to see in some places, maybe eight to twelve inches of rain, the flooding potential, though won't necessarily be like it was because of Warren's because the storm is moving faster is that correct? Yeah. To some degree. That's correct. But still I expect many areas to pick up anywhere from eight to twelve inches as we move inland through Tallahassee and then from there when we move across the border into Georgia. We're still going to be looking at five inches of rain or more in many areas. So I can pull up some maps and break that out next time. We talk. The fact of the matter is that it only takes, you know, it doesn't take a lot of water if the ground is saturated for run off to start flash, flooding, right? And we all know, the usual places where flash flooding takes place. Well, the difference here is that this storm like the Carolinas along the coast are going to cause flooding in the places that are not the usual places. Yeah. All right. And when when do you expect it onshore, I expect onshore between three and four o'clock. Okay. This afternoon. All right. All right meteorologist, Tom HALE. You're gonna be with us throughout the morning. Thank you, Tom. Tom outstanding coverage force as he mentioned with hurricane Florence and also last year with hurricane Irma in in Florida. So we are we just wanna make sure that everyone knows we're going to be on this for you this morning tomorrow morning. Thank you, John. We greatly. Appreciate it. We'll talk you just a bit look forward to it. Thank you. We will again also be checking in with our meteorologist John trout next hour, I get an update from from him. And as we go through the morning any updates also from the fficials in Florida or at the national weather service will bring those and we do have. Another fifteen minutes. We will have the National Hurricane center's latest report that basically the the cone. Yeah. And you look look at what Tom was saying. And he's expecting that. This could be they could upgrade the storm to a category. Four hurricane with this. Next report that's coming out here in just a bit. And we will go over that with Tom the next time we talked to them, and we'll be doing that later in the program as well. And again meteorologist John trout on board as well to give us his latest perspective. And update in the next hour. We'll talk to him eight six six ninety redeye. Back.
"hurricane irma" Discussed on The Bone 102.5
"Make. Hold on a second. Anything goes. Hello. Yes, here we go. And tell you you're wrong about the regain and REBA REBA. Hold on hold on, please. Let's it's it's almost the weekend. Please you got to concede on this white. I I'm telling you, you're a hundred percent wrong. Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico and devastated it hurricane Irma. No, see, you know, you're wrong, right? No. I know I'm wrong about I mean, Puerto Rico was horrific I've been there and in their couple of times. So you know, it was hurricane Irma. Then there was the reason you were without power last year. Absolutely. No, absolutely. Not not my neighbor. You're in Saint Petersburg, right? Yeah. Like, let me give you a pinpoint more pinpoint with. Okay. Well, let's try. Celestial heights. Okay. So you were without power because of Duke power losing power because of hurricane Irma last year Erma. No, no. No. No. No. Yes. Yes. There's no your yard. You're arguing facts with me in the media. I wouldn't lie to you. I'm right on this one. I swear I am dear. I swear I wouldn't I would normally have fun with the joke with you. But I promise you, I'm absolutely right on this one. I just hope it doesn't repeat for his. All right. Okay. Actually, the only reason I was calling back is if you're reader their last name, the others Hudson HUD SO when my father named him after character in that book. Thank you. Thank you. Got some more info on the roller derby down in Ellington. It's the Brayden Taki bombers that are going to be performing this Saturday at the ice ice park. Thank you. Thank you. Hey, can I make a request of you guys? Do you think, you know, the the chorus from its Fizi well enough.
"hurricane irma" Discussed on Newsradio 830 WCCO
"I should be good. There'll be no lack of energy. I'm guessing. Out what that guy eats, man? He's got energy just to burn housing. Sometimes I got a high energy level, and you do to Dr Bruno man, he's up. He's while he's taking sugar by by the court down his throat. He's just he's maybe he'll come in on the show us all about it. Yeah. That'd be great. It is eight thirty six A W C C O and here in the twin cities are weather looks really good. But mikey. What's the latest? You see down there in the Carolinas. It's a mess storm surges as tall as houses and tropical storm Windsor and start affecting the Carolina coast probably as early as late tomorrow. And then the actual storm moves in late Thursday into Friday. And by that we're talking wins over one hundred fifty miles an hour probably be category. Five rainfalls up to thirty inches storm searches like I said up the houses up to the size of houses. And plenty like crazy. A year ago? There was a CNN report from the Florida Keys, Mikey on hurricane Irma. And that was interrupted by a kite surfer riding the hurricane tossed waves. Remember that yes, he decided to ignore the mandatory evacuation order. I was reading USA today. And they're saying that over a million people will probably do the same thing. Oh, without a doubt. I mean, they'll they'll I take that back. I mean over a million people are going to be asked to evacuate. But there are going to probably be some they figure that just won't go. Oh, yeah. We'll see the reporter holding onto the lamp pole and the whole thing. All right. Well, buddy, leave except me. Yeah. It's a little hypocritical. Two dollars seventy five cents is what we're paying on average for gas here in the twin cities. Susan cars in the WC show traffic.
"hurricane irma" Discussed on Pet Life Radio
"You. Yes you, seem to every major event. That happens inside two states you seem to be there ever wrote a history sometimes and it's fast I mean you have a fascinating. Job, I. Love, it and. You get to, travel to all these incredible places and you get to cover very important stories. And it's, amazing yeah hurricanes hurricanes earthquakes floods you. Name it. But hurricane Irma was. The bane. Of my existence But we have learned something about. Me since hurricane Irma if you don't want, to hurricane to come to you send me because just in short order we didn't really know where this, hurricane was, going and everyone kept saying oh it's, going to, hit Florida and they. Said. All these. CNN troops down to southern, Florida, Miami and part Lauderdale that whole area and then they said all right. Holly though we're, not, sure we're going, to need to keep, someone back to, be the chase team so even if, it, does. Hit Miami in may skirt the coast and then. Make landfall kind of like Matthew did last year and make landfall somewhere you know from northern Florida, to, the Carolinas Georgia. You know, somewhere, in that area okay no. Problem so on Friday, there like okay looks like Jacksonville beach is, going to be where it's gonna make. Landfall so. We're like okay so we get? We. Get Jacksonville beach and you know you kind of wait and. I'm like oh this so nice hotel on the beach on the water. I have, a high school friend who. Came to see next morning wake up there like it's ticking west go to Orlando we're like okay we pack up the car we. Drive, to. Orlando and. We're like here and. Everybody's in Orlando and people are coming Orlando and We're gonna hotel with all the evacuees who thought the lobby with their living. Room but that's another story, and they let dogs I met a lot of really cool dogs there's me you know I'm like you know I'm the crazy later I'm like oh, I like your baby what kind of dog is, that we were in, Orlando, and then we go to. Sleep thinking okay, the hurricanes come the next day we wake, up and they're like oh my God. It's going west to, Tampa Tampa, ground zero so we get the car we go to Tampa and we got there and everybody else. Is they're they're sending crews there and then, we're about to go to sleep because we have an early early colleague I get up at one AM, two AM, to start reporting when it's supposed to, come in, and it's about like. Nine..
"hurricane irma" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"Hurricane season all of the new advice seems to indicate that this hurricane season is not going to be as bad. As was last hurricane season last hurricane season was the the worst. Season in a few years that's for sure because of hurricane Irma. Call mossy oak fence today when you call ask about using steel posts for added hurricane, protection and these steel post they're not just regular steel. Bars or anything like that if you're thinking what I, don't want to steal. Fans I wanna wood fence the good news is that these steel posts for would fences are are. Kind of hidden inside defense so you You have the beauty of a of an all wood fence. You have the strength of steel posts in the ground you're gonna love this from mossy, oak fence call them up today ask about their workmanship. Warranty a lifetime workmanship warranty the best in the industry, call mossyoakfence right now. Eight eight eight forty four mossy eight eight eight forty four mossy or go to mossy oak fence. Dot com Now Now the three big things you need three check this out new this. Morning Michael Cohen says he'll never accept a pardon from President. Trump, well that's the, claim at least from Cohen's. Attorney Lanny Davis Davis who calls President Trump a criminal says that under no circumstances would Cohen except a presidential pardon and check this. Out Lanny Davis has started a go fund me account called the Michael. Cohen truth fund where they hope to raise five hundred thousand dollars so far they've raised twelve thousand two hundred thirteen for the Michael. Cohen truth fund to an angry mob is going to be out of the Seminole county tax collectors office today calling on governor Scott to remove Joe Glick Greenberg from office after Greenberg asked a question on Facebook about Muslim contributions to. Society one illegal immigrant makes his first court appearance before a judge in Iowa today facing first, degree murder charges about the illegal alien coming in very sadly from. Mexico this comes Just a day after the weeks long search for Molly Tibbets came to a grisly end Tuesday. When a man guided investigators to a body in a cornfield election for the mid-term primary is.
"hurricane irma" Discussed on Pet Life Radio
"To. Every, major. Event, that happens. In the United. States you seem to be there ever thought. Wrote a, history sometimes you and it is fast. I mean you have a. Fascinating job I love. It and you get to travel to all these incredible places and you get to cover very, important stories and it's, amazing yeah hurricanes hurricanes earthquakes floods you name it hurricane Irma was. The bane of my existence But we have learned something about me, since hurricane, Irma if you don't wanna hurricane to, come to, you send me. Because. In short. Order we didn't really know, where, this hurricane was going and everyone kept saying oh it's going to hit Florida, and they, said, all these CNN. Troops down to southern, Florida Miami and, that hope Fort Lauderdale that whole area, and, then they said. All right Holly though we're, not sure we're going to need to keep someone back to be the chased team so even if it, does hit Miami. It may, skirt, the coast and then make. Landfall kind of like Matthew did last year and make landfall somewhere, you know from northern Florida to the Carolinas Georgia you know. Summer than, area okay no problem so on Friday. There like. Okay it. Looks like. Jacksonville beach is? Going, to be. Where it's gonna make landfalls we're? Like. Okay so we can we get Jacksonville beach and you know you. Kind of wait and I'm like oh this so nice. If hotel to the water I. Have a, high school friend who came. To see next morning wake up there like it's ticking west go to Orlando we're like okay we pack up the car we drive. To, Orlando. And, we're like. Here and everybody's. Didn't Orlando and people are come Landau and We're, in, a. Hotel with. All the evacuees who thought, the lobby with their living room but that's another story and they let dogs they met a lot of, really cool dogs. There's me, you, know I'm like you know. I'm the crazy later on like oh I like your baby what, kind of dog is that right So we are in Orlando and then we go to sleep thinking okay the hurricanes to come the next day we wake up and they're like oh my God it's going west to Tampa Tampa ground zero. So we get the car we go to Tampa, and, we, got there and everybody else is there and. You know like, they're sitting cruise there and then we're about to go to sleep because we have an early. Early colleague I get up at, one am two AM to start reporting. When it's supposed to come in and it's about like nine o'clock and they're like oh no, what's,.
"hurricane irma" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio
"Maybe it's under the trees in a big leafy park your sanctuary, you know somewhere that feels like a sanctuary to you. Okay. So now imagine what would happen if that sanctuary was devastated by natural disaster. That became a reality for Kenny Chesney just last year, his sanctuary on the island of Saint John. One of the Virgin Islands was hit hard by hurricane Irma and it left many of his friends and his neighbors and shock. So right away as he was fearing for their lives and couldn't reach them. Kenny Chesney started writing songs about the family that he's formed down there. And those songs are on his album songs for the saints comes out tomorrow proceeds going to the love for love city foundation to help rebuilding efforts. The Virgin Islands. And just before that out drugs Kenney took some time to look back on that whole experience. He joined us from a studio in Nashville, and he started by painting a picture of what this sanctuary looks like for the hurting. You know, it's a very quaint place. It's it's a very, what's the word as a spiritual beautiful place that has been a mountain us. It's it's reminds me a lot of my home in east Tennessee, but it surrounded by some of the most beautiful water in the world. And it's a very have, like you said, I listened to what you said. It's been a very creative place for me for a long time and tell us more about what your life is like at Saint John's. And I'm speaking, of course before before the hurricane, what's it like for one of the most recognizable country artists there? Yeah. Well, used to be a really great place of peace for me before the iphone was invented. So it's not you're not an honest there anymore. Oh, no, not at all. No, but that's okay. But look at my life. There is great. It's it's. I think that that this year there was some. There was some friends that came out to the show that that they don't know the stage Kenny. They just know island Kinney and they came out to the show and they were really confused. Keti late. Well, I'll in Kinney's more laid back. What I'm mean is they don't know the persona up there on stage playing in front of fifty thousand people right now. They, they've never seen that guy just seemed me off tour and just being a local on an island, you know. And so that was a lot of that was really confusing for them, you know, but but my life there is still really great. You know, honestly, I, I love my Tom on the water. I still feel very creative when I'm there. I had some of my best friends in the world or there, and there's a, there's a circle of friends that have become family if you will, and that's that's, that's beautiful. You know, and and all the people, there have changed my life and in the Virgin Islands, so much so that you know it was really important for me the to make this kind of record and to to help because they're, they are an island and a lot of the islands, rounding the US Virgin, Islands and Puerto Rico. That that were just devastated that never really got a lot of tension. You know, when when when the new cycle was relevant last year, so you know it's it was a difficult time, but it was a very inspiring time for me because I wanted to help so much. Yeah. So this is late summer of twenty seventeen when hurricane Irma ripping through timber. Six last year? Yeah. Okay. Yeah. And this, of course, was followed closely by hurricane Maria, which hit Puerto Rico. So take us back to where you were when you heard about what was happening to the Virgin Islands. Well, I mean, you know, with all the technology today, you know, with with all the the networks and the Weather Channel and everything that we have. You know, we, we knew that there was a system out there. And I took some friends down to my home on island after we finished our show in Boston last year, and it was the week before the storm, and it was absolutely beautiful and had a great time. And we knew there was a system because at that time of year, there's always systems around and and the Virgin Islands. They've been dodging hurricanes for years. You know. And then I left..
"hurricane irma" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio
"Maybe it's under the trees in a big leafy park your sanctuary somewhere that feels like. Actuary to you. Okay. So now imagine what would happen if that sanctuary was devastated by natural disaster. That became a reality for Kenny Chesney just last year, his sanctuary on the island of Saint John. One of the Virgin Islands was hit hard by hurricane Irma and it left many of his friends and his neighbors in shock. So right away as he was fearing for their lives and couldn't reach them. Kenny Chesney started writing songs about the family that he's formed down there. And those songs are on his album songs for the saints comes out. Tomorrow proceeds are going to the love for love city foundation to help rebuilding efforts across the Virgin Islands. And just before that album drugs Kenney took some time to look back on that whole experience. He joined us from a studio in Nashville, and he started by painting a picture of what the sanctuary looks like for the hurting. You know, it's a very quaint place. It's it's a very, what's the word as a spiritual beautiful place that has been a mountainous, it's it's reminds me a lot of my home in east Tennessee, but it surrounded by some of the most beautiful water in the world. And it's a very, like you said, I listened to what you said. It's been a very creative place for me for a long time and tell us more about what your life is like at Saint John's. And I'm speaking, of course before before the hurricane, what's it like for one of the most recognizable country artists there? Yeah. Well, it used to be a really great place of peace for me before the iphone was invented. So it's not you're not an honest there anymore. Oh, no, not at all. No, but that's okay. But look at my life. There is great. It's it's. I think that that this year there was some. There was some friends that came out to the show that that they don't know the stage Kenny. They just know island Kinney and they came out to the show and they were really confused different Keti lake. Well, I'll in Kinney's more laid back what means they don't know the persona up there on stage playing in front of fifty thousand people, right? Yeah, they, they've never seen that guy just seemed me off tour and just being a local on an island, you know. And so that was a lot of that was really confusing for them, you know, but but my life there is still really great. You know, honestly, I love my Tom on the water. I still feel very creative when I'm there. I had some of my best friends in the world or there, and there's a, there's a circle of friends that have become family if you will, and that's that's, that's beautiful. You know, and and all the people, there have changed my life and in the Virgin Islands. So much so that you know it was really important for me the to make this kind of record and to to help because they're, they are an island and a lot of the islands around the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico that that were just devastated that never really got a lot of attention. You know when when when the new cycle was relevant last year, so you know it's it was a difficult time, but it was a very inspiring time for me because I wanted to help so much. Yeah. So this is late summer of twenty seventeen when hurricane Irma. Ripping through six last year. Yeah. Okay. Yeah. And this, of course, was followed closely by hurricane Maria, which hit Puerto Rico. So take us back to where you were when you heard about what was happening to the Virgin Islands. Well, I mean, you know, with all the technology today with with all the, the networks and the Weather Channel and everything that we have, you know, we, we knew that there was a system out there. And I took some friends down to my home on island after we finished our show in Boston last year, and it was the week before the storm, and it was absolutely beautiful and had a great time. And we knew there was a system because at that time of year, there's always systems around and and the Virgin Islands. They've been dodging hurricanes for years. You know. And then I left..
"hurricane irma" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"I'm beth peril allen harris's with me he's the emergency manager of seminole county emergency management and we are going to talk about hurricane season you were just saying alan you can't believe when we've already rolled around to this again i can't believe it it's already that time again we're still recovering from hurricane irma and hurricane maria certainly helping the evacuees that came over from puerto rico from hurricane maria and here we are preparing for the next one but it's an important this time of year to prepare for the storm that could come hopefully one won't this year but we need to prepare for it you and i had this annual conversation about preparation that is a big factor that we need to consider we're still dealing with the residual effects from last season and so how do we manage picking up from last season and looking forward to the next one so i wanna actually start you out with that if you don't mind on flooding the rivers are just already the water is so high that if we had that big hurricane it would just really be devastating it really could be and we have a very high rivers very high creeks right now we've received a lot of rain over the last few months and the water is is certainly swelling in those areas so we need to be careful of those types of things and this is a good time of year you know we we've over the years we've always said the saint takes get a plan get a kit stay informed this year will really pushing getting financially ready for the disaster what we learned last year was people rely on fema to come in with big checks to pay for damages and that does not happen anymore he used.
"hurricane irma" Discussed on Pet Life Radio
"The important stories yeah and it's amazing yeah hurricanes hurricanes earthquakes floods you name it but hurricane irma was the bane of my existence but we we have learned something about me since hurricane irma if you don't want to hurricane to come to you send me because just in short order we didn't really know where this hurricane was going and everyone kept saying oh it's going to hit florida and they said all these cnn troops down to southern florida miami and you know that hope fort lauderdale that whole area and then they said all right holly though we're not sure we're gonna need to keep someone back to be the chase team so even if it does hit miami it may skirt the coast and then make landfall kinda like matthew did last year and make landfall somewhere you know from northern florida to the carolinas georgia you know somewhere in that area okay no problem so on friday there like okay it looks like jacksonville beach is going to be where it's gonna make landfall so we're like okay so we get we get jacksonville beach you know you kind of wait and i'm like oh this is so nice hotel on the beach to the water i have a high school friend who came to see next morning wake up there like it's ticking west go to orlando we're like okay we pack up the car we drive to orlando and we're like here and everybody's didn't orlando and people are coming orlando and we're in a hotel with all the evacuees thought the lobby whether they're living room but that's another story and they let dogs they met a lot of really cool dogs there's me you know i'm like you the crazy later i'm like oh i like your baby what kind of dog is that right so we were in orlando and then we go to sleep thinking okay the hurricanes come the next day we wake up and they're like oh my god it's going west to tampa tampa ground zero so we get the car we go to tampa and we got there and everybody else is there and you know like they're sitting cruise there and then we're about to go to sleep because we have an early early call i get up at one am two am reporting when it's supposed to come in and it's about like nine o'clock and they're like oh no what's going east is going back to orlando and i'm like i am not getting in a car with ninety mile an hour winds and driving to orlando so i ended up in tampa and thankfully it wasn't really bad there but then i woke up the next day and they were like yeah it's okay and they're like oh my god jacksonville's flooding jacksonville so we get in the car we drive to jacksonville by the time we get there were like there's a little bit of flooding left so i called it the i can swear right the refrigerator magnet tour florida every place you can get a crappy refrigerator magnet i was there yes it's usually that's that's a great thing so when the hurricane or anything none pretend pending disaster coming into this landmass if they send you it's like i'm the opposite of shelley winters like if shelley winters comes on my plane i'm getting off shelley winters on my i'm getting off but if i come on you're like nothing's going to happen just keep me close anyway so that was a yes but yeah that sounds so much more exciting what i was doing which here's the problem though i will tell you there is a small problem for me because when you're sitting around waiting for hurricane like and.
"hurricane irma" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"This is retrospect i'm beth peril alan harasses with me he's the emergency manager of seminole county emergency management and we're going to talk about hurricane season you were just saying alan you can't believe what we've already rolled around to this again i can't believe it it's already that time again we're still recovering from hurricane irma and hurricane maria certainly helping the evacuees that came over from puerto rico from hurricane maria and here we are preparing for the next one but it's important this time of year to to prepare for the storm that could come hopefully one won't this year but we need to prepare for it you and i had this annual conversation about preparation that is a big factor that we need to consider we're still dealing with the residual effects from last season and so how do we manage picking up from last season and looking forward to the next one so i want to actually start you out with that if you don't mind on flooding already the rivers are just already the water is so high that if we had that big hurricane it would just really be devastating it really could be and we have a very high rivers very high creeks right now we've received a lot of rain over the last few months and the water is is certainly swelling in those areas so we need to be careful of those types of things and this is a good time of year you know we we've over the years we've always said the same thing get a plan get a kit and stay informed this year will really pushing getting financially ready for the disaster what we learned last year was people rely on fema to come in with big checks to pay for damages and that does not happen anymore it used to happen.
"hurricane irma" Discussed on POLITICO's Nerdcast
"View talked to fema officials they will say that any sort of discrepancy in statistics is a result of the geography it was a result of the infrastructure issues that were already existing on the island was result of the fact that hurricane maria was the third of three major hair canes to strike the united states just within a month we forget hurricane irma was between maria and harvey struck but the us virgin islands puerto rico and then hit florida's well and it's a female stretched very very thin what they will tell you is that any sort of discrepancy is a result of that you know those inherent differences between the locations but outside of fema people people on the ground puerto rican personnel they still say that the prepositioning of assets the use of federal resources just wasn't enough and that there wasn't underestimation of the storm and just wasn't enough planning ahead for hurricane maria let's zoom out a little bit and talk about the white house response to and nancy it feel free to jump in if you have thoughts here danny you wrote that president trump's twitter feed funk almost as a proxy for his attention on a daily basis and that gave us some insight into how the federal government was responding to these two storms so talk about what you meant when you wrote that it's a funny metric it's something we've never had before in a previous presidency but in many ways trump's twitter account is some sort of a window into what he's focusing on what's capturing his attention and in this case when we looked after harvey there was twenty four tweets within a week about the storm praising first responders saying we're going to get helped down there applauding the response within a week after hurricane maria there were only eight tweets and some of them were actually very critical of the island of the island's infrastructure is financial situation you might remember he got into a fight with the san juan mayor just a few days after the storm is well that captured news and you know that kind of one of the number one rules of emergency management which is you don't attack the victims and you know we use this to kinda show how the response from the highest reaches of the white house and it was more focused and more prioritizing hurricane harvey than maria.
"hurricane irma" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"However hopes of an apparent breakthrough was soon dashed when the saudis said they were suspending any further dialogue they will apparently angry at the way the qataris had reported the phone conversation amid least analyst alan johnston explains well as you know this route between saudi and cattle goes back more than three months when the saudis and other gulf states cut off all relations with ketone after accusing the qataris of supporting jihadi groups in the middle east and being too close to iran or through this crisis tensions have seemed to deepen but then in the deaths of last night suddenly a breakthrough the two key figures in this row the qatari emir sheikh to me meant saudi's crown prince muhammad bin salman getting together on the phone having a conversation and it seemed to go well they both expressed an interest in diallo but within an hour there was an angry reaction from saudi arabia suggesting that they were suspending all further diallo they didn't like the way the qataris had reported the phone conversation they fell to the qataris should have made clear that the qatari side had initiated the conversation this pride at stake here powerful saudi arabia once it to seem at least at the qataris a reaching out the saudi announcement was angrilyworded said that the qatari reporting of the conversation was a distortion that it bore no relevance to the truth but i think that those hoping to see an end to this dispute will still take heart for the events of last night it was important there was this first contact between the two leaders and when the history of the crisis has written we might look back and say that that kohl really was a turning point.
"hurricane irma" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"The university of california has decided to take the trump administration to court uc president janet napolitano says the decision to rescind daca was made without proper were reviewer public comments he action tramples on the due process rights of university students and those right cannot be taken away by executive fiat napolitano says the uc system is an ideal platform for the fight to keep daca we exceptional contributions that young dreamers make every day napolitano says there are eight hundred thousand young people in the us under the darker program and many are among the uc student body kris ankarlo kfi news the national hurricane center is extremely dangerous and lifethreatening fort lauderdale mayor jaques seiler says the storm surge is his biggest worry right now the former alone you're going to have an a three practices that are going to push water onshore creates a problem for low lying community like fort lauderdale seiler says he feels confident that his city has prepared for this storm and officials have been an on alert for days the storm is taking direct aim at florida and is expected to reach the florida keys by early tomorrow morning hurricane irma is currently a categoryfour storm key west mayor craig cates says the lives of first responders will not be risked for those who like him chose to ignore evacuation warnings no we've been warning them bonner will not go and rick fehr live in the hurricane then as soon as the weather gets better we will kate says he's stained to show the community there government officials should stay during natural disasters to tend to the city traffic in your helpful socal honda traffic center double trouble an rupa valley on the sixty this is on the sixty kg.