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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.
Reboot Amazon Alexa
"Questions from the community, and this might be a little bit of a quick one, but it's a great great a reminder for all of us. On the facebook community page, there was a question asked by Irma. Door Nick and. She had a great question. She said for some reason. LEXI has lost control the volume it used to be consistent and now basically somethings are loud, or some things are more soft. And what are your thoughts on that so p, too often will help to answer. These questions jumped in, said, try rebooting it and your router but there there can be variations in sound from different sources, and that is exactly right. Sometimes depending on how the music source has been recorded, there can be some variations in the music, so it might or the sound whatever that is flash briefings, even and so you may find that there is some variability in that. Case. There's not a whole lot. You can do about that because that's the way it was recorded. However, the reminder here is that. Yes, if Lexi's doing something really weird, you can't figure it out. Sometimes, it is a good idea to unplug it for a few seconds, and then plug it back in. Let her reboot and make sure that everything is running smoothly. It's the same thing kind of on your computer kind of. Weird and you WanNa shut down your computer and rebooted to just basically refresh everything and clear the memory same kind of deal so. Yes sounds are sometimes up and
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
"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.
More Lysol, No More Pens In Rooms. Hotels Adapt To Win Back Guests
"In Normal Times hotels tried to attract customers with star chefs or high end design. But these are not normal times seven out of ten hotel rooms in the. Us are empty now and to survive hotels adapting. Here's NPR's Berliner. The news from Hilton lately isn't about craft cocktails or a spot. It's a partnership with Lysol. That's right Hilton. Is Teaming up with the parent company of Lysol? It's all about the hand. Cleanliness Phil Cordell was Hilton's global head of brand development. We know that through this pandemic the that expectation of cleanliness is probably been elevated to the point now where it's cleanliness almost with a double exclamation point after it at Hilton and other hotels guests can expect disinfectant being applied liberally and visibly leap for the sake of cleanliness and for reassurance says. Jim coyle who consults with hotels on customer experiences. When you get a guest key you will see the staff members. They will conspicuously white. The guess key in front of you before the Hannity when he arrived at desk. You're going to see hotel staff wiping the desk. A clean in front of even though there's nothing and when you get to your room efforts reassurance Marriott International has identified twelve. Touch points for extra disinfectant. Ray Bennett is the company's head of Global Operations DOORKNOBS IRMA. Stats door handles Drawer handles things of that. Nature Has Hilton Rolls Out. It's clean stay campaign. Cordell says guess will notice some familiar objects missing. They will soon that some of the items in the room. That could likely be fingerprinted by previous guests. Magazines notepads pens those items have been removed from the room. And there's likely to be more. Here's industry consultant. Jim coyle again. The phone will probably be something that's seeing. Its last days because of pelvic in that most divisive object in the hotel room I think the the death of the mini bars. Probably finally here. All of these steps have one purpose to assure travelers. That are safe. Released a safe as they possibly can be. While Corona virus is still with us. An early test will be convincing business. Travelers like Liz Oppenheim. Who LIVES OUTSIDE OF BOSTON? She's itching to get back on the road. The longer I go without traveling the more I just don't feel like a person. I literally have dreams almost every night about traveling. Oppenheim works with drug companies on clinical trials and only spends three or four nights a week and hotels. She enjoys it for one thing. She rex up a lot of loyalty points. All the status says for now travel is on pause and his Oppenheim. Imagine staying in hotels again. There's one word. She uses a lot anxious. So there's something about slipping between the sheets of the clean white Christiana hotel that's just incredibly relaxing especially worked at a really hard. You Know Tense Day work and it's just so wonderful but I think I will be anxious. I think I'll be anxious. To as hotels spray. Disinfect and purge their rooms of pens magazines and note pads they may eliminate germs but will they eliminate anxiety
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.
Physical distancing 'impossible' for the deafblind amid COVID
"Imagine being unable to see or hear throughout all of this the one sense you truly rely on that sense of touch it's also been taken away from you a lot of ways there are thousands of Americans brought home the last month and a half has seriously challenged their ability to thrive A. B. C.'s Devin Dwyer reports on deaf blind Americans grappling with isolation and social distancing during the pandemic most of the sights and sounds of the inescapable the number of cases of coronavirus spiking here in the U. S. this is a terrible experience but for some Americans the scope of this outbreak has been uniquely difficult to face my name is Philip was murder I am deaf blind Philip Wismer student a gala that university Washington DC is one of an estimated forty thousand Americans facing cope with nineteen while unable to clearly see or hear I have not gone off campus since March eighteenth I only come out of my dorm to get food get the mail and that's about it it sounds lonely yeah it is sometimes I I do feel wrongly my other friends that are completely blind feeling very very isolated deaf blind Americans survive by touch hand over hand to communicate fingers on braille signs for mobility hugs and handshakes to feel connected experts say deaf blindness is a spectrum not everyone experiences complete darkness and total silence but touch is critical now comes with significant health risks in many guides are fearful of being touched and touching back twenty eight year old Tyler Samuel of Nashville Tennessee says she's fighting that loneliness relying on our partner for help with daily tasks the genetic condition since birth is degraded her hearing and sight line you're just really worried that I wouldn't wouldn't find an independent and when you do find it you don't want to lose it and so for it to be kind of chipped away is it kind of lowers your self esteem Samuel still walks to work every day by herself this is mine now can empty walk home pediatric surgery coordinator at Vanderbilt University hospital she's a freelance opera singer with dreams of going big the pandemic has prompted some soul searching I lost a friend I go to pick her up and she was very young and thirty early thirties and it prompted me to go head to get my mastectomy will together that's something that I want it like my wishes to me now a trip to the hospital is what many deaf blind Americans told ABC news they fear most there's an assumption in a lot of medical community is that it's better to speak Jack then disable Hoppin girl is a leading advocate for the community I would be terrified I would not get communication a sense that I would not get the care I need to get the virus and go to the hospital she says it's a fight for equality the daughter of an Eritrean refugee Irma is the first deaf blind woman to graduate from Harvard law school in twenty fifteen president Obama recognized her as a champion of change when I'm asking questions today hop and you're actually feeling my questions with your fingers please ask me questions I with her special braille keyboard guide dog Milo by your side Girma an informal network of deaf blind advocates are determined not to be forgotten it's certainly not and Saxena hobby disability and should deal with death Linus I think makes people very you know uncomfortable generally Rebecca Alexander of New York City wants the world to know that deaf blind professionals can pitch in to she's volunteering her services as a counselor to hospital workers on the front lines just knowing that even someone like me who the community I think at large if they knew how limited my vision and my hearing was they might not consider via someone they would reach out to for help and it does feel good to be able to provide that Ashley Benton who coordinates services for the deaf blind in North Carolina says police in rural areas are checking on residents who don't have technology to communicate they contacted us which was beautiful so we were able to work with the officers who have the appropriate PP to go in and check on the step one consumer to make sure they were safe it's so important because we're always together near Seattle deaf blind sisters Nancy and Debbie summer sticking together through it all but we can't all thank goodness we have computers we can talk with each other yeah I think the persistence to stay connected and to contribute to the recovery the deaf blind community raising its voice in its own way what do you like a missing these days I love queen I like the end all of what you mean rap city and like so many dreaming of that big escape after cove it what I would like to do after this is all over with it's taking
U.S. businesses cut 27,000 jobs in March, before virus hit
"A private survey shows job losses in March before the corona virus hit payroll processor ADP says twenty seven thousand jobs were lost last month but that mostly reflected the economy at the time leading up to the full impact of the corona virus pandemic a condom is forecast much larger job losses probably in the millions in the coming months most of the job losses in March were in small businesses medium and large sized companies we're still adding workers just one month ago eighty P. reported one hundred seventy nine thousand jobs were added this is the first monthly job loss since hurricanes Harvey and Irma hit the southeast in twenty seventeen at Donahue Washington
Mainframes: The GE 225 and the Birth of BASIC
"Mr Adams finds his new checking account very useful instead of collecting the money. Direct wreck from the Ellendale National Bank. The company does it through its own bank like many other banks it sends its checks to the Federal Reserve Bank for Collection Action. The Federal Reserve Bank is set up to handle thousands of checks from hundreds of banks in a single day in nineteen gene. forty-seven a check winds. Its Way through a bank to get the positive and legions of bank workers are clocking in countless hours to deal with all those checks. The Post War economy was booming but that meant banks were now drowning and paperwork. They were forced to close at two PM just to leave time time for filling out ledgers by hand and they were still falling behind a fast powerful machine was urgently needed to keep up with the pace of business over Bank of America. They had millions of checks to handle each day. Here's William Casio professor at the Kellogg School of Management Cement and northwestern university. Can you imagine the world banking without computers. I mean this is heavy paperwork intensive in the street and particularly the case of Bank of America with all the multiple branches. So there's all this information that they want quickly and To be able to communicate and also due process it So that was really important for for such a large company and I couldn't. They understood that computers was the way of future. So in nineteen fifty fifty be of a contracted Stanford Research Institute to figure out how to automate the handling of all those checks it took Sri five years ears to build a prototype which they called the electronic recording machine accounting or IRMA. The machine had over a million feet of wiring Eight thousand vacuum tubes and weighed about twenty five tons it has the potential to handle fifty thousand transactions a day Bank of America with keen to start producing the IRMA. Right away so they sent out a request for proposal to electrons manufacturers to bid on on the job of course everyone figured the winner would be the Juggernaut of business machines. Miss Snow White herself. Ibm Doc Baker was the VP of electrons division over at GE and he knew his boss quarter didn't want to move into IBM's territory. He new computers were out of bounds when he got wind of Bank of America. RFP Will Baker saw an opening he didn't want to miss he approached Barney. Oldfield the manager of GE's Microwave Laboratory in Palo Alto which was the nearest facility to Sri and he made oldfield a proposition. Here's John Joseph and associate professor of strategy at the University of California Irvine. You know I think here was was somebody who was a very successful aggressive entrepreneur type at GE and was a savvy manager and businessman and saw this as a huge opportunity to grow the division Baker along with Oldfield was able to convince as their boss coordinator that this would be a special purpose process control system not a general purpose computer not something that would upset IBM. Ge was certainly not going into the computer business. The reason I think Coordin- eventually capitulated was that that he put a condition on them going after it and said just this contract. We don't want to enter the business machine market or generally we we want enter specifically this particular bid and you can go after it and so he said go coroner let them go ahead with the RFP feeling confident that they wouldn't win the contract anyway. Let him blow off some creative steam and then old fueled hand-delivered their proposal Rosal to the Bank San Francisco office and waited then much to everyone's surprise IBM pulled Out of the race and even more unexpectedly. GE's proposal rose to the top Bank of America. Awarded them the contract not any of the other technology manufacturers the underdogs got it the underdogs. Ge one the multi million dollar their contract on April Ninth Nineteen fifty-six be of as board of directors accepted GE's proposal Baker signed and a thirty one million dollar contract without running it by his boss Corner. This impossible project was becoming Lille. All Oldfield Oldfield needed now was a place to build the armies and Oh yeah an actual computer
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
"irma" Discussed on WDRC
"Now for my friend Irma situation comedy series set in Manhattan came the radio in nineteen forty seven now there was movies about these characters on TV series Marie Wilson starred as farm up Peterson a dim witted felines did not refer and Kathy Lewis was her roommate Jane Stacy now she was very smart of course at the smart girl and then the not so smart girl I can how that worked out was a friend was al played by John Brown out al was a deadbeat jeans boyfriend was the millionaire banker Richard Rhinelander played by Leif Eriksson was created by sight Howard and outside Howard also created life with Luigi time now for a my friend Irma broadcast from December eighth nineteen forty seven it's called the eyes have it it stars Marie Wilson here is part one of mine brand maaf the brothers company makers of swine the soap that gives you a wonderful new kind of suds presents me and one with my friend Irma he will when you live in a teeming metropolis like New York for any length of time you tend to become blase and you develop the feeling that nothing can confuse a bewildering then you run into someone like my friend Irma and you're a Babe in the woods again don't get me wrong because I love the girl it's just that well for instance the other night I noticed German putting X. ray pictures and our hope chest so I said my why are you putting those X. ray pictures of al in your home Amazon because I read that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach and I want to see how I'm doing 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
"irma" Discussed on HIT Like a Girl
"We have absolutely and they were talking about health literacy recently and thinking thinking about you know forced learning a lot of times people. Don't go and find the information they need on until either they get sick or somebody in their their their family or loved one. Get Sick but being on the other side how how do you make it easy for people to understand all of the either technology or information that is out there. That is irrelevant Yeah so that's actually a very interesting question because as an engineer ear was two masters degrees and having done a lot of program management and Working Cross functionally always just needed to do a lot of Research and dive into areas might not be so familiar with and bring myself up to speed very quickly and then as a patient advocate. I mean I've I dove into all kinds of areas. You Know Cancer Research in clinical trials and understanding. You know minute details of different tests etc catch catching preventing if you medical errors. That could have occurred if I wasn't diligent and they're so so so I I know how to do it. I don't stop until I get an answer but when I learned I had cancer myself it was almost like I couldn't Yucel missile same muscles. Because you know my own like I kind of you know. I didn't completely fall apart or anything because I kind of knew like okay. Well now I have to to deal with it and and I have the resources that I need and I have the capability to maybe look for the answers but you have a different kind of almost easier easier to go to bed for somebody else. That is self sometimes so it was just an interesting to observe that even the most educated educated and the most resourceful person would also need a patient advocate themselves if they end up being in the in so you know in the critical situation. Yeah but then there's also The help of community that you know I kinda had a lot of support support and I was able to come turn that around and like okay. I'll be my own advocate. I know how to do it and then you know I. Just keep advocating for myself although that's hard sometimes so we sometimes share there's other patient advocates that it's could be frustrating system you know we'll bumping up against assistant. That is not always optimal the. There's there's some barriers to getting out patient formation whether that's cover shirk or the whole idea of challenges and of course when somebody stealing was a physical challenge it just makes it so much more difficult to deal with hoping other aspects of healthcare that show shortly related to just getting just getting help me that just getting treatment. I'm sorry. What was your question about education right so I think which was it's getting too is if you're obviously very well poised to have been editor mother's side to be that advocate and I think you did a beautiful job articulating? You know how how that doesn't always translate when you're package yourself. What about for just lay people in the marketplace or people that may be lacking that same level of attune tournament to the healthcare system or just knowledge resources barriers? You know how do you translate or even with some of the customers you work with now. How do you to make sure that that technical or these very sophisticated systems are these ideas? Come across in ways that everyone can understand So then maybe that is a job of Somebody like myself or the function that we as marketers. Now take on ourselves is how do we communicate that message message who is the Quote Unquote target audience that we want to reach and what is the what are the right breath channels and what are the right ways and the right language to use to To communicate that to reach people and I think that is you know comes back to storytelling in an relating and an empathy and getting besides somebody Who needs help and getting arm around them? What didn't you found to be some of the more effective ways of storytelling storytelling? Has it been through. A certain medium has been through video or certain educational channels or is it literally just as you're saying being side by side with somebody and along with them as they're going through their journey well absolutely so the face to face connection is always the strongest. We knew it in business. And obviously within you know come to Interacting with patients or patients trying to make impact them and in any kind of idea. You're trying to communicate. So that's that's the best if you don't have that capability ability to be somewhere you're physically present with somebody than video so we're talking about the rise of health telehealth so that's ability ready to bring people together who are not physically In the same space so there is some challenges to adoption of telehealth and spend a lot of talk about wise. It's not and why is it not picking up quicker and maybe especially in those areas that perhaps need those solutions most they might be just not equipped quipped or afraid of the technology or they might not even have Little Internet access that would be necessary for it to work so there the various like that certainly but you asked what channels what ways work best well known that for a while like live live video connecting with somebody over videos one thing but posting continent video form. People are still drawn to that but also audio podcasts. As you know you're talking you're you're very successful podcast right now. So that is an amazing medium that continues to grow and you know we. I know that people are different. Learners some vision you know visual learners an auditor Laura. Some people are drawn to video and some people actually processing permission veteran audio. I love boasts but I really liked the audio format myself. I find that video could be a little bit distracting instructing for somebody like myself was ad so even when I'm talking to clients or unless it has to video actually prefer to talk on the phone. Yes I can just focus on the voice and message result destructions technology was video. Could actually be sometimes very distracting. Because you know it's just a the connection challenges and this and that and people shuffling papers or you know that anyway. So so I find it actually destruct and then I think even with text you know social obviously can use video you can use a images That's important but I think words matter and the way you Use the language which to bring idea forward I think is is important and we used to have one hundred forty characters on twitter announce to eighty. But it's still a very succinct message and I find I find it is a different kind of challenge and you know writing long form content But I think there's an opportunity to grab somebody's attention then if you're talking about somebody something that's of interest to them and then there is opportunity to learn more you know. Get people resources or you were talking about making Accessible information accessible so that could be opportunity to kind of break it down into small chunks and then give people additional additional resources if if if they're interested so the companies you work with now that you consult with that you're helping do some help them get their message out and their big ideas ideas you said that you know the Beacon Street. The tax is a great platform to do it. Have you run into anyone. That has a solution or something out there. Air That maybe they've brought you an idea and it just seems like a solution for the sake of a solution. Maybe it's not solving a problem in health care or maybe they have have a great idea. Maybe you have another example. Give you another opportunity that maybe it's not just a solution that you might not see a lot of value for but and it's just out there not really solving a problem. They're searching for problem right or have you met somebody that just. The radio is so complex. They're not able to break it down or even in articulating rickie leading it to you. You have trouble translating. What's going on because we've made some people and it really like you have to sit there and dig under all these layers to be able to connect the the dots and I think someone like you with your level knowledge education and understanding in the space? You know these people do have trouble letting them know what's going on on so do you have any examples of people work with where again they had a solution chasing a problem or maybe they were just. They didn't job simplifying what they were trying to deliver to the marketplace. For sure I can talk to this from a number of different perspectives so I have a particular client example because we tend to not work. We wouldn't take people like that on if it feels like. It's just the solution looking for problem. That's not a real world issue that the to solve but ahead ahead come across this in my coaching clients often for like a storytelling coaching for enterpreneurs. And I can. I can relate to some parts of because I'm an engineer. have to advance engineering degrees in. I think like an engineer so when people get excited about the technology has some really cool thing they could actually put together a do but they don't have an understanding of You know real your world applications of it or they need out there that I've seen it a lot where as you said. There is a solution looking for a problem. And and there's been some successes where actually things matched up and it ended up. You know maybe that technology just nobody thought of what problems could solve so it is sometimes situations like that but I see a lot of engineers and I can recognize that. oftentimes maybe maybe people want to just focus on what they know and focus on technology and do you know cool Develop cool things. And they don't have the expertise themselves but which is fine but what I see sometimes in startups they don't reach out to get that expertise or they just all we need. We need to have a product I want you to have min valuable viable product. And then we'll start you know showing around to people etc so so you know. Bring the patient experience. There's a lot of conversation on social my friend. Grace Court of Hana talks about it all the time and also the Gen and others the savvy. Coop they talk about it all the time and bring patients in early on asked patients. What is the problem and not? Just patients providers doctors physicians like US paint points everywhere. Yeah it's mind blowing that we would ask the people that it might actually be four or that have to put their hands on the stuff and I mean it's it's I can see how could be scary to talk to people. How how'd you find the right? You know how do you tap into the right population so the companies that figure out how to do that..
Rise in Caribbean children displaced by storms shows climate crisis is a child rights issue: UNICEF
"A new report by the U. N. children's agency finds that extreme weather events and climate change pose a particular risk for children in the carribean and peers gray a gallon reports UNICEF says there's been a six fold increase in the number of people displaced there by storms two thousand fourteen to two thousand eighteen was the hottest five year period on record they coincide with some of the most catastrophic storms ever seen in the Caribbean well it's not possible to conclude the climate changes leading to stronger hurricanes unisex port points to a study showing an increase in the proportion of hurricanes that reach category four and five strength other studies the climate change to rapid intensification of hurricanes and increased rain and flooding from the storms during the last five years hurricanes including Irma and Maria in two thousand seventeen forced more than three point four million people from their homes in the Caribbean including three quarters of a million children UNICEF is calling on governments to put children at the heart of climate change
"irma" Discussed on KTRH
"To see this before you leave for this news back we got in our discussion yesterday got a picture of cousin Eddy from the movie Christmas vacation this is Irma Hey were they you know use much as he possibly can but that was for fun I was looking through some of the stuff that people that work with us we're able to post really good information about getting the mulch volcanoes don't tell him he starts to get me started on that one the proven three step flea elimination program poison ivy control all these posts that we got to post on Facebook and the reason I bring all the steps if you're not follow us on Facebook you really should because we've got a lot of good information comes out every week every week in more than just a great radio show like Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays and Thursdays their stuff being posted on the garden line Facebook page and we're gonna tie you into our nurseries friends like I was just talking about Warren sending guards here's another great one mas nurturing their got brought up a couple times in the conversations that people live on the far southeastern side near the water Texas city league city Seabrook kima bay cliff Clear Lake Pasadena laporte this is your go to garden center it's at fifty five eleven Todd mill road in Seabrook and if you wanna landscape near the water you need the experts understand landscaping near the water and that's mas nursery plus they have everything I talk about and then some plus the decorative accessories the kind of cool your garden just things around the you can hang on the walls with the roof extension the patio is that if.
"irma" Discussed on Cafecito Break
"Bendy Janas this is real science bettas of Gafa seat the break and I am here as so haven with two of my favorite lady He's Judith Grasshopper and Irma Star Spirit to they were going to be talking about what is this Shit Manic so without further ado to introduce Miss Judith Grasshopper who's win to welcome US hey soul haven in the house thank you everyone my name is judith grass offer and I want to the audience and of course Rolls Angel Little Wolf Peres it's wonderful to share this time again once with Star Spirit woman and this beautiful healing space that we have here located at fifty six West Forty Fifth Street Room seven gene old to hear evenings added as in Sunday's offering many classes with many beautiful teachers many learnings gotta love and compassion laughter you know as my thing I love to laugh I love to live in a and I need to move my body that's why I got little advancing here with chair yoga last month down and hang out with us this is the space that we have located since last Caprio we've been holding it down trying to to reach our beautiful community to come and shared their energy with us and you say you know my laughter shared your laughter with my laughter and Mike My Heart grow even wider wiser wider and wiser my heart opens to laughter I get wiser and then the sun shines down on me and I get to sing sing sing you gotTa Roll Roll Roll that Boat Rolling Roll Roll Back Roll Roll Roll Die Volk down to forty fifth street come on down role that bold drink that wine row that broke drink some cheese throw that bode but being sing sing it with me well how do you drink cheese you mix it in your mouth with some water and so so welcome that's my little and introduction thank you I'd like to introduce the audience to Irma's Star Spirit High Armand and the heavy one thank you saying Tofa agonise again welcoming both of us gross at burn me I go by the name of Turtle Women for many years now and I just want to open up with a little indication for the community Ah to remember that the hearts the hearts of the sky open and blacks US keep us well keep a strong keep is protected keep us aligned in medicine and I'll walk in talk may the spirit of the light beings the holy beings the ancestors always be with us Scott higher the earth be with us me this earth be blessed be protected be watched over be kept from harm's way from the natural earth disasters map people be there for each other may we remember all our relations from the four legged to to Lincoln the six legged the eight legged creepy crawlers to the fish to the whales dolphins two turtles and heart of ourselves hard of who you are hard of knowing who you are hard of knowing right you have a blood lineage whether you know of who you come from you hold that blood that bloodline strong keep it saying exploiter depths explorer your life explore your passions toy no you're interconnected to the three world upper world lower in the middle world within the next two directions to accompany US also the elemental for the Miami the east the fire the West the earth the moon the north the aw in style water these are my in directions we have all types of actions the medicine wheel is a wheel of life no way you are where you're centered at where you're walking and where you also need to move to don't get too comfortable because the shifts are about movement in about moving so today's agenda or what we're GonNa talk about little is about me movement and the movement beyond this world so welcome everybody sh about two with the shot up to Alex a to everyone that always takes time to listen thank you I noticed that whenever we open with the directions with an invocation with a prayer that does shift it feels like before we started this interview those etc Geico like a chaos like there was a lot of unsettling rate in his to sell people stuff right why is why is so important because this is I think that I see in classes where people are in a circle and they're inviting what's important the space that transitioned prayer why even have it is an unnecessary does really do anything isn't it signed wherever wants to respond well like you said the transition we're coming from a location from from school from shopping from hospitals visiting would've oh person going through trauma going through traffic we're all rushing huffing and puffing worried about the time arrival hoping to arrive on time hoping to not miss anything coming into the space and this is not only for our location but at any classes I've taken many classes I've actually Russian there and I'm sweating and my body's shaking and I need some water and I need to really lacks yes we take off our shoes we put our bags down we look for space to govern sit we say hello to our neighbors to the left to the right of us we have alone good teachers but we're still not really centered where like our hearts are racing and all of sudden it's time to just breathe in the teacher comes and say as beautiful words like Irma's just star spirit woman said Jokester I'll let her say a prayers and yes when it's time for me to step in I won't take on that role but when it's that moment a shift in the energy will occur because our bodies now coming into center to focus paying attention to all surroundings our two now being shared with the higher rooms to spirit guide to Jesus to Ray Buddha to Anna more kingdom to our walks we pray with the waters wash US invade us to the feathers animals that surrendered to us and we now hold a sacred object so once we're in this space energy medically comes in the mind becomes more focused with the fullest attention connecting once again it's always connecting to the heart the heartbe well the heart received well the heart undestands well the heart shares I love with others within the space that's the rush the doors now close in different environments all that is appeared and spoken with in this space when other classes once again in any space that you go to it's to be kept in sacredness within the race and as you finish the class okay were to spokane everyone speaks up shares and hugs and laughter interiors come out because our hearts become one in this space there is no discrimination there is no discretion there is no anxiety there on the worries out is a listening listening through is aw we're hearing through our heart is at sea so within the space and within the space of many in in this room all that attend we say to each other we're here for each other L. is they speak I am here I am here to hold the space with you you are here to hold this space with me and everything shifts everything just the energy automatically shifts sometimes people sell them I saw warm in here just you know you feel the heat I think it's because allergy has not come in and some we carry spirit archangels here no I love talking walking with my Buddha so as I come into my sacred space I'm calling migraine Buddha and some other guide so it's the F- The room when it's only like fifteen people it's really a multiple of thirty or forty five shoveling and we feeling share it we feel it but it's all over and as you come in you're hustling again bustling and trying to fit you settle in and Olsen everything changes shifts it's like your shoulders go back and sitting in a higher share you're sitting in a nice comfortable chair and the whole entire mind everything changes your persona changes you're here to learn and you're here to share and as we said rope or McColl's the thread world connected as the door opens were all exiting going down the elevator understanding of compassion everything has been connected and no worries no worries no worries or worries had left I love that you mentioned the keyword one of the key words to the focus topic of today's discussion worship which is manic journey now outs side of the space people may not know what that means can you share with us a little bit of what it means to have a shamanic journey what is that shamanic journey a demonic journey is like we said before finding a place we're you can find that tranquillity tranquillity can be as long as you can breathe in breathe in bring it down to the throat bring it down to the heart down to the stomach the solar plex feeling the energy travel straight down to the feet they had come down to the root k but you really go down try to pass the routing just go down to the feet that's where earth earth stories and just grounding that and you can actually breed that relaxing the mind breathing it and you can actually relax breathe in the subway station yeah and go on Chamonix journey a journey is going to a location at brings peace tranquility a place where you can actually relax and also a place of intention what is the intention behind Chalon journey what is the intention behind journey why do you wish to journey they said that you misplace something you want to connect to up to one you want to journey into the future you want to journey some where in the past you want to journey into of location of place location time and place in the near future to actually see your well being gene something good come out of the journey to release anything that does not surround you in harmony so you can go onto a nice journey see yourself in amounted you're leaving Eric City you're going up towards ban mountains you can see the travel calls you can see the birds you consider raccoons squirrels chump and harp as you're walking up to this beautiful sacred mountain has been there for hundreds of years before Al creation you could see the trees as you walk you can see a beauty full land nice grassland shines gleams down from the sun and this asked land is beaming the Sun Right on introducing inviting you.
Dorian Slams into Bahamas and Menaces Florida
"We begin with the breaking news. This hour hurricane dorian the massive deadly storm is now lashing the florida coast powerful winds whipping onshore conditions are getting worse with each passing hour and it is going to be hours upon hours and hours. This is from moments ago from melbourne beach. Florida mandatory evacuations are underway there. Let's show you the storm from the international space station a stunning picture three hundred miles wide right now winds up to one hundred and forty five miles an our the picture of the storms. I just tweeted by u._s. Astronaut onboard the space station so that is the i of dorian seen from space as that storm is essentially sleet stationary moving so slowly ravaging the bahamas which it has been doing us since it came ashore there as a category five storm thirty hours ago it it is the most powerful storm in known history to hit the bahamas decimating the islands. Thousands of homes and businesses are now gone. An entire island is without power tonight. It is way too early to have any sense of the death toll and to give you an idea of just how high the storm surge was what the united states could be looking. Eh you can see waves nearly reaching the second story of home. <hes> rescue crews are just starting the grim task of searching for signs of life among the piles of debris and it the scenes like this that has officials in florida pleading with people in evacuation zones. Were still there to get out of a team of reporters standing by from florida to the bahamas tonight. I want to begin with miguel marquez who is out front in vero beach florida gal. What are people eating the evacuation warnings yes and no there's most the people along. The coast here have evacuated along the way but this storm has been so slow. It's creeping so slowly towards us. We've had this same wind for most of the day to day that is south here at vero beach. We're on the barrier islands here. The sea has been quite rough about the same. We've gotten on some bands of wins but as you look north you can see it's sort of broken up is not quite as much wind and clouds on that end of it so you do. You have some people who are staying sort of coming here to watch see what's happening. Some people coming here to secure their homes before they get out. Most people say they they are. They are going to get out there waiting to see what's happening here. They're watching very closely. What's happening to the bahamas right now and they're all wondering when will make that right word. Turn will head north and if it doesn't if it wobbles toward shore people are concerned about that authorities saying look if you don't get out tonight by a two a._m. Tonight it will really start to come in <hes> in a very big strength here. If you don't get out before those winds hit forty five hours those those bridges to the mainland we'll be closed and you will have to ride it out here on the barrier islands aaron all right miguel marquez. Thank you very much. I wanna go as as miguel pointing. They're indicating getting down south. Just south of miguel stuart florida where brian todd is at this hour so <hes> brian <hes> you know as we understand it. You know it's sort of sitting there as it moves so slowly. What is happening conditions where you are conditions here. Erin are getting worse like they are. Mcgill is look at the storm surge here at this park in stuart stuart florida. The waves have been smacking up against the seawall here all day long. It has been getting worse and if you can see out here looks like a rain band another one of those outer rain bands is about to come in here. You're at seward. It's been like this all day. You'll get an really hasn't let up as far as the wind. The rain has come and gone with the wind has not let up and we are told that the wind is going to get much worse in the next say twelve hours or so here in stewart what also is a concern as you've got the confluence of three large bodies of water that have all been you know had the storm surge been bolstering them <hes> since i guess sunday <hes> where was in the bahamas that storm surge i has been affecting the atlantic ocean over here the indian river lagoon here and the saint louis river right over here. This is a confluence of those three bodies of water all of which have seen the storm surge really get stronger and that makes the flooding here the flooding danger here much worse in addition. We can tell you that right behind us. Here are barrier islands hutchinson island in jupiter island about thirty thousand. The people combined live on those islands. Some of them have gotten out there under mandatory evacuation orders but as you know even under mandatory evacuation they people cannot be forced from their homes. They are concerned though that the people who did not get off these islands are not going to be able to get help once the storm starts. They believe that they're not going to be able to get first responders to them. The bridges are going to be closed. Ridge is going to be too dangerous for first responders to pass over them and they're worried that people here in these barrier islands are going to get cut off for at least a couple of days erin all right brian todd. Thank you very much and let's get the latest now on doors path. Tom sater meteorologist is tracking the storm. So <hes> tom you know is <hes>. You know. You hear people saying well. Let's let's wait. Is it gonna wobble. Is it gonna turn. What is the forecast right now well. We're still hopeful that it's going to start to make that job to the north now and stay offshore but the the door is not closed on that yet the sun is setting and you can see it here in the visual imagery another harrowing night for those in the bahamas about seventy thousand of this northern islands three hundred hundred sixty thousand overall but they're without power communications probably without roofs we've heard of total decimation of homes and the inundation of heavy water and they're going to have a long night tonight it. It is stationary. It's not even moving one mile per hour now. We cover a lot of hurricanes and the c._n._n. Weather center typhoons and super typhoons of the pacific cyclones in the in the indian ocean. I've never seen one put on the brakes like this. Keep its power after traveling aaron. Seventeen hundred miles form barbados through is wobbling a little bit overnight last night. It went through what we call an eye wall replacement cycle. It can't sustain this energy so the eye wall opens up another band and then it contracts syndicates energy back but every time it does that those strong winds extend outward so the storm actually gets broader in its strength you you can see already some rain in the carolinas into florida. We've had some waterspouts. I wouldn't be surprised to see a tornado watch tonight or tomorrow for the eastern half of florida but but even when you get in freeport i mean this is only thirty two miles to the northeast of them. They have been getting a beating but they struck the strongest winds near the i. Maybe just away from them. I'm sure this has changed the coastline in the shape of it right now but what we're watching now of course the warnings have been extended north. Just south of jacksonville now watches her into the carolinas but coming up the second part of this show. I want to talk about the steering currents and what this means every ten fifteen twenty miles is critical. We we need to get that. Turn to the north and i think we may have something that's going to help us out and share it with you in just a little bit all right. Thank you very much. Tom is going to be back with us as we watch this and tom in a few minutes i wanna talk about four pierce one of the city's about to feel the impact a door and when you talk about these wide bands tom linda hudson you see her there the mayor of fort pierce here's joins me now. Live maher. I appreciate your time <hes> obviously the storm dangerously close to florida and so enormous that you have these impacts but so slow that you have some people saying well. I just wanna get a better sense of things. What is your biggest concern right now. Mayor i am concerned that people will not take it seriously we still even though it looks better for us. It's still going to be a serious effect on this area. The winds are going to be high and the storm surge is going to be high and we're concerned about flooding so and we're also wanting people to stay in their homes and not leave their homes until all the all clear so you know obviously you're going to have hurricane-force winds as you as you talk about the storm surge itself could be it could be incredibly deadly <hes>. Are you prepared right right now. Yes we are prepared and i will tell you that we've had lots of time to prepare. How many days have we had to prepare pair. So we feel really good about what we done and <hes> we're experienced at this and i know you can't prepare for every eventuality -ality but <hes> we have a great team that has had experience with matthew and experience with irma and we coordinate well within this county and and we've done the best we can with what we have and we're we're prepared so when darrow people you know who have not evacuated and we are you you know across florida where they're gonna be. Bridges are going to be closing down right. People are going to be stock and they could be stuck for days and if the storm <hes> you know you have a stationary storm like what's happening the bahamas it could be incredibly incredibly deadly <hes> for a loss of life. What is your message to people who have not yet heeded evacuation warnings so they shelter in place ace. They've made that choice and most of them should know the dangers. The dangerous are <hes> when the winds get above forty five miles per hour first responders cannot come and rescue them and so that message is always clear and <hes> we have seven hundred people in shelters right now who heated that message and in a vacuum but couldn't leave but a lot of people left a lot of people left friday saturday and sunday so <hes> the ones that are sheltering in place they know the risk a- and <hes> we're we're all in this together all right. Thank you very much more
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
Dorian becomes a Category 4 monster powering toward Florida
"Encourage <hes> families <hes> individuals to take preparation concertedly. The clock is ticking acting fema director peter gainer warning residents in florida and georgia about dorian slow moving storm could hit the u._s. mainland as a strong category category four hurricane early next week more than seventeen million people in its path worried residents are lining up across the entire state of florida snapping up supplies. It's getting the stronger by the minute florida's governor telling residents the time to prepare is now you should have seven days of food and medicine and water with more more than seventeen million people nearly the entire state of florida in the cone of uncertainty mass evacuations are likely hurricane hunters flying inside dorian trying to track doc the storms every movement florida power and light bracing for outages some fifteen thousand transformers on hand five thousand crew members standing by we are ready were prepared and we will address all the outages as they happen dorian now potentially the strongest hurricane to strike florida's east coast since andrew through a category five in nineteen ninety two the last category for irma in two thousand seventeen i making landfall in the florida keys packing winds of a hundred thirty miles per hour a._b._c.'s gio benitez miami florida's declared a state of emergency and president trump confirms. Fema is on the job. We're ready. We have the best people in the world ready and they're gonna help you shipping food worshiping water the president posting on twitter this week it hit the virgin islands but not as bad as it could have but it really began to form and form big and now it's looking like it could be an absolute monster mr trump canceling a weekend trip to poland to monitor the the storm with something of a personal stake in the path dory and takes jones four properties along the eastern coast of florida in the path of this storm including mar-a-lago his resort which has become kind of the southern white house if you will and the durrell trump golf club that's the club he's offered to host the g. seven summit next year and so this has been a a major opportunity for the president to demonstrate political leadership and attract his own interests a._b._c. news senior national correspondent terry moran at the white
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
"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.
"irma" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"To buy a used car and keep it forever. I mean, economically, we all know, that's the right way to do it and a lot of the stone. And frankly as an American citizen, I'm glad that you're buying used cars because that's keeping the economy chugging along just fine and generating jobs in the automotive industry. So thank you very much. But from a personal finance perspective by used car, keep it forever. But here's the problem Harvey and Irma those the problems, you know, who I'm talking about talking about the hurricanes of Harvey and Irma. According to Carfax, there were one hundred and fifty thousand cars flooded during the hurricane and those cars are now up for sale at used car dealers across the country. No, they're not supposed to be those cars should have been totaled. But let's face it. You're the owner of the car and your car was just underwater. What are you going to do about it? You're gonna get rid of that cars fast as you can you'll trade it into a dealer. Right. What's that dealer going to do with it? They're going to ship. It a thousand miles away to a place that didn't have any floods put it on some other used car lot and an unsuspecting buyer comes along. So if you're in the market for a used car, you've got to look for telltale signs of flooding. See if there's a musty odor in the interior of the car and one way to be on the lookout is there, a strong air freshener and the car car shouldn't need to have an air freshener. And maybe they're trying to hide some other smells look for upholstery or carpeting that's loose new stained or. Doesn't match that suggests that it's been replaced look for damp carpets. Yeah. I mean, most people don't bother touching the carpet when they get in the car because that's where your feet are touch. It. See if it stamp look for rust around the doors under the dashboard on the pedals inside the hood and inside the trunk latches look for mud in the glove compartment or under the seats. See if there are any wires under the dashboard that are brittle look for five or moisture inside the interior lights, the X terrier likes or in the instrument panel. You wanna make sure that your car? You're buying isn't one that had been flooded. Another thing you can do turn on the ignition. And check to see if all the instrument panel lights eliminate test the interior lights play with the turn signals and the heat or do all of this repeatedly and see if they work flawlessly. And have the car checked out thoroughly by an independent mechanic, someone who doesn't work for the outfit that selling you, the vehicle all of this can help you an awful lot avoiding a lemon. And if you see a car that's being offered for sale, and it's a good deal. Maybe there's a reason for it. I wanna ask you this question. How much money do you make does anybody other than you know, the answer to that question? Does your spouse? No how much money you make do your friends. You have a boyfriend or girlfriend. Do they know how much money you make? How about any of your co workers any of them how much money you make? How about your brother? Your sister. Your parents cousins children the any of them know how much money have you told anybody? I'm willing to bet that the answer at all the above is. No, you haven't told anyone except maybe your spouse granted. Okay. Your spouse may well, no. But nobody else you haven't told friends you haven't told co workers, no one else in your family knows. And you know, why I'm saying that you haven't told anyone because I'm willing to bet. That you're a baby boomer, why am I willing to bet that because I know who my audience is? And we know, unfortunately, that there aren't a whole lot of millennials listening to the program. There aren't a whole lot of twenty year olds listening. Although I wish they would I wish you'd get your kids tuning in more because the number one thing people in their fifties. And sixties say to me is that they wish they had started in their twenties. Well, look, you blow it, but there's a chance now for you to get your kids and grandkids to not blow it so I really wish we would have people in their teens and twenties listening with the program. But I'm on to bet you're not one of them. I'm willing.
"irma" Discussed on Pet Life Radio
"You know, if it's an emergency domestic violence last year had a highly impactful year of natural disasters across the country. We're in Florida we were impacted by it all cross the country was impacted by all of these natural disasters. Can you tell us about your red Rover responders program? Sure. Yes, we had a very active the year last year between the hurricanes Harvey and Irma and Maria. We were in all of those and what we typically do is we respond at the request of the community. So depending on what their needs are. We work with the national on national organization that the coalition of all the different animal welfare groups that you can disaster. So we also work with them on to make sure we coordinate our. Efforts. And then our volunteers go to that area. And they're all different. So for example, in the case of hurricane Harvey. They had the human accusations shelter set up, and we were able to set up the the animal shelter right next to the human evacuation centers. So that people could come visit and the animals that we helped in that particular shelter were all owned animals. So we we knew who their owners were and they were nearby which was nice, and it provided an incredible, you know, service to them to not have to worry about their pets when they were dealing with such a horrific situation. So that's kind of classic case of what we do in a natural disaster. But every everyone is different sometimes we work with an animal shelter that might be rescuing the animals, but we don't necessarily, you know, we don't do the rescuing like off the street. We just provide that that sheltering once they come into a place. No, you mentioned volunteers. How can someone become a volunteer for the program that I would say? Red Rover dot org. There's a page about the red rubber responders program. And it has lots of details about what to expect as a regular, responders volunteer. And I'm finding up to get Email alerts to find out when there's a training in your area is a great way to you know, to find how we can also set up of a responders volunteer training workshop in a local community if there's enough interest. So that's another way to do it. But those are in person training. So that is something people have to kind of sign up and find out when there's going to be one close to them. Well, we're going we're just getting ready to enter hurricane season so down here. So it's I hope that people do volunteer for the program for the listeners who may wanna make donations. I mean, you do so much. You are doing a lot across the board for for animals, and humans.
"irma" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"Just it just brings up a painful time in American history that a lot of us lived through. But then now when you add it to also being our anniversary from hurricane Irma. Now, it just what a horrible date vis as I would like to move that we strike September eleventh from the calendar, you know, how after an athlete has a tremendous performance. They retire the jersey I think we should retire. The date retire September eleventh, and we just go from September tenth to September. Twelfth. And we skip September eleventh. It just brings up too many painful memories for those of us here in Florida. That we're also alive during the nine eleven attacks. Who's with me? Can I get a second on this motion is second you Joe? Okay. All hang out. I gotta remember. My Robert's rule of order. It's been a while. No order say. Well, wait, we have to have a discussion. I or did we just have the discussion. I think we had the discussion because it was just me if you call am I allowed to have a discussion of one Ed what do you think are we allowed to have a discussion of one here? What you're the expert on Robert's rule of orders if I'm not mistaken. Yeah. Yeah. Definitely you can. Okay. So can I just say all in favor, and that includes everybody in their cars this morning if you're in favor of striking September. Eleventh retiring the date from our calendar. All in favor, say Aye, Aye opposed nay. Really who was that? Marcia? Yeah. I think it's a disservice to get rid of the you'd have to come rain on my parade. Wouldn't you very we can maybe compromise? We can still have September eleventh. But we all get to stay home and not have to go to work and cry is what I wanna do. Can. I am I allowed to do that. Sure. I'm just gonna take a PTO day every September eleventh cry. All right. My mama, mama. Big Sissy that day any different than other days. Really? We just had this discussion were you not here. I just saying with your crime. Oh, yeah. Right. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Actually. Yeah. That's a good point. Right. I see every day. Okay. Well-made? Marsha thanks a lot five eleven now on Orlando's morning news. Let's move on. Can we are five day forecast this morning? It's brought to you by the law. Offices of hail hail and Jacobson. Good morning. Joe, obviously, a lot going on close to home, and and the tropics will contain a monitor very closely major hurricane Florence still expected to slowly approached the coast of the Carolinas as we head through Thursday into Friday, widespread impacts that story will be something. We'll be watching for days not weeks. So watching Isaac as well weaken last night to tropical storm, and hopefully we'll maintain a weaker and far subtly track and avoid big problems for the northern islands of the Caribbean. Right now,.
"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..
"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,.
"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..
"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..
"irma" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"With with, you, guys it's Whether it's replacing all the windows and all the doors in the house or whether there's just a problem area that people have you. Guys will come out and look and, replace You know whole house, or just a few windows right absolutely yeah there's. Usually people have areas of concern maybe it's the the living room bedrooms maybe a little road noise and, summarily and. Water leaks and you want to really button up an area there's a lot of people that are aren't comfortable doing the whole house at once because let's be real its construction it's a lot of work and it's a big undertaking yet Seeing? The benefits in certain areas makes, people feel, a lot more comfortable in the long, run? So. What. Are some signs you know for our. Listeners out there what are some signs, that it may be time to replace those windows or, those doors maybe they they're listening to us and. They have a house but they haven't really considered the windows are the doors what are some signs that, they may. Need to have them replaced definitely any drafts or any leaking Condensation between the, Glasser even, a single pane glass if, you're getting a lot of moisture built up on the glass and runs down and it? Actually gets, into the paint the drywall it's amazing with the, fluctuations of of weather in the hot. And cold and. And even Irma you know what it is there's this all sorts? Of different things to look at You know would windows you. Know a lot of times if you're seeing just coloring or bubbling blistering around the, corners a lot of times that's due, to the, fact that your windows actually rotting from the inside out so the second it gets to the interior you know you got. A little bit of a problem yeah there's times where You know I've gone to take a look, at a house and and they have would windows and actually from the, outside it looked it looked fine like there wasn't any, sort of problems and, then you remove like the outer trim piece and there's all kinds of wood-rot actually behind yeah. The way I like to look at it as a soda can outside a nice warm day and. You see that condensation on the inside of. Those aluminum clad windows you're getting that same condensation if. There's, wood metal contact It's gonna rot from the inside out, you'll never know until it gets to the inside.
"irma" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"The impacts of hurricanes maria and irma comes to puerto rico and the us virgin islands and new report finds the agency underestimated the amount of resources needed to respond to not just one but several storms in a row the biggest takeaway from this report from fema is that they didn't have enough personnel let alone trained personnel they didn't have enough food and water and key locations as three large hurricanes came through the atlantic into dozen seventeen females also blaming puerto rico's government and its financial crisis for all the problems in the days weeks and months after the storm they say seventy two hours after the storm they didn't have key information about the island's infrastructure and hospitals hurricane maria alone left behind more than ninety billion dollars worth of damage across puerto rico power has still not been restored fully on that island and it's been nearly two hundred ninety six days after the storm hit and still dot com alaska saying bye bye to blockbuster yes blockbuster that story coming up after we check our top stories here on wbz so a couple of years ago i mentioned to a friend that we were buying a home for my mother bill and i were up to our ears and work at the time and we had questions about the mortgage it was just all getting so complicated call first republic my friend said i love that bank well love is a pretty strong word never heard it used regarding a bank so called first republic well they arranged the whole thing in a couple of days and my personal bank or even came to my office so i could sign the papers well i was so impressed that i eventually moved all are making first republic and now i'm the one singing the praises the first republican friends acquaintances hairstylists i mean it's like letting someone in on a really great book or hot.
"irma" Discussed on Weather Geeks
"And as fragile as it is and it's wiped out you don't turn that back home right in a matter of day sure sure it takes a lot of work to put that forth no talk about sort of the maria versus harvey harvey was a significant challenge in its own right and it's here in texas what were the challenges there from fema perspective or from our emergency management first of all harvey irma in maria where three drastically different event at is correct and and intermingled in there were two of the world's that the insurance company would say the globes worst urban level wildfires taking place in california and right that coupled with the fact that we're also working disasters in thirty other states or thirty states total you know a lot about what went on two thousand seventeen worked really well considering how stressed the system was sure harvey was a flood irma was an inland wind event that exposed the need for more building codes and land you know and you know harvey was the flood that that that exposed that any house can flood regardless if you're shown in a special flood hazard area or not need to sit down with your private insurance agent and make sure that you calculate your risk correctly and get properly insured any house can flood and then maria was a wind event but it was a wind event where you're facing government liquidity issues and and in a in a very fragile infrastructure every bit of it was broken so each one of these was a different hand of cards that we were dealt that we were having to deal with you know push it forward and and i gotta tell you for what this agency went through them incredibly proud of you know my agency and and what the you know my staff i mean these guys sacrifice a lot of their personal lives to serve others and are still doing so we thousands in the field absolutely and i wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of the the civil servants and contractors or anybody else that's working with fema i've got a good friend and former classmate dr should triple it works at fema and she's really good friend of mine and i know she was committed on the ground so really a.
"irma" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Let's get a stripper all right naked lady look like something with hurricanes yeah the hurricane names like irma and maria i think like the really devastating means right nate's in their harvey's in there and i guess they they they can do this and they've done it before miss well retired that name is people don't wanna hear that again a lot of parents probably not naming their kids adolf anymore right right was on mike wasn't from cigarette you take that at sears six corners before leak low yeah sure ooh that's an old.