11 Surreal Scenes From Downtown Miami Last Night That Look Like A Real-Life Disaster Movie

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Authored by Aaron Nelson via TheAntiMedia.org,

Residents of South Florida woke up yesterday morning to Hurricane Irma making landfall at 9:10 a.m. in the Florida Keys as a monster Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph.

The monster storm made a second landfall later at 3:35 p.m. near Marco Island as it continued traveling north along Florida’s Gulf Coast. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) expects Irma to continue overnight into Monday before finally losing hurricane strength status.

 

By Sunday afternoon Irma had been downgraded to a Category 2 hurricane, but the NHC was still warning of an “imminent danger of life-threatening storm surge flooding along much of the Florida west coast.”

More than 6.3 million people were evacuated from their homes after the Florida governor ordered those in Irma’s projected path to seek safe shelter away from the storm. Curfews for 6:00 p.m. were declared by local officials in the cities of St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay.

As Florida residents begin the cleanup efforts this morning, here are 11 surreal scenes from Miami last night that reminded us of a real-life disaster movie:

 

Today is going to the be the long day, said Mark DeMaria, deputy acting director of Miami’s National Hurricane Center.

“A very dangerous day is unfolding in the Florida Keys and much of West Florida,” Michael Brennan, a senior hurricane specialist at the NHC said Sunday morning. “It certainly could inundate the entire island. That’s why everyone in the Keys was urged so strongly to evacuate.”

Irma is not your ordinary major hurricane. Consider these stats from CNN’s meteorology team:

  • Irma is the strongest Atlantic basin hurricane ever recorded outside the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.
  • It spent three days as a Category 5 hurricane, the longest Category 5 hurricane since satellite storm-tracking began.
  • No storm on record has maintained winds 185 mph or above for as long as Irma (total of 37 hours).
  • It prompted the largest evacuation in the history of the Bahamas — and potentially the largest in the US.

"It's week, not days" before any kind of normality is returned...

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FreeShitter's picture

Harvey > Irma damage wise.

Tallest Skil's picture

But but but, muh glubba schwarming!

Ghost of Porky's picture

Miami has been flooded with Cubans for decades.

Dormouse's picture

Don't forget fags and aging Joos.

wildbad's picture

i wouldn't pay to see that movie

Ignatius's picture

We do love our storms, don't we!  Real life "Survivor."

Remarkable, so little loss of life in this modern age.

Hat tip to modern man, his ingenuity and compassion, in spite of all our faults.

HowdyDoody's picture

In these troubled times, it is good to get some good news.

Everybody hates me: Hillary Clinton

"In her latest book (the paperback for which is due to be released tomorrow) titled “What Happened,” Clinton shares the belief that nearly every possible political force within Washington – from misogynist Republicans to supposed Kremlin interlopers to backstabbing socialist progressives – conspired against her becoming the 45th President of the United States."

Just because you are paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you.

 

TuPhat's picture

I would comment but ZH has been deleting my comments.  Wish they would tell me why.

Slack Jack's picture

Record-Setting Hurricanes; Record-Setting Wildfires; Record temperatures; ya think it might be global warming?

THE EVIDENCE OF GLOBAL WARMING IS QUITE OVERWHELMING.

So, why is the global rise in temperatures so worrisome?

For one thing, as temperatures rise good farmland will become desert (e.g., dust-bowl conditions will probably return to the American Midwest).

Another major problem is sea-level rise.

Have a look at http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/fs2-00/

The U.S. Geological Survey people claim that;

The Greenland ice sheet melting will raise sea-level 6.55 meters (21.5 feet),
the West Antarctica ice sheet melting will raise sea-level 8.06 meters (26.4 feet),
the East Antarctica ice sheet melting will raise sea-level 64.8 meters (212.6 feet),
and all other ice melting will raise sea-level 0.91 meters (3 feet).

For a grand total of about 80 meters (263 feet).

So, what does an 80 meter (263 feet) rise in sea-level mean. Have a look at the following map of the world after an 80 meter rise. It means that over one billion people will have to be resettled to higher ground and that much of the most productive agricultural land will be under water. Fortunately, at current rates, the Greenland ice sheet will take over a thousand years to melt and the Antarctica ice sheet, much longer. However, the greater the temperature rise the faster the ice sheets will melt, bringing the problem much closer. Remember, the huge ice sheet that recently covered much of North America, almost completely melted in only 15,000 years (today, only the Greenland ice sheet, and some other small patches of it, remain). Since then (15,000 years ago), sea-levels have risen about 125 meters (410 feet), only 80 meters to go.

The ice sheets have been continuously melting for thousands of years. What is left of them today, is still melting, and will continue to melt. Human caused global warning will cause this remnant to melt significantly faster. This is a big, big, problem.

For HUGE detailed maps of the "World after the Melt" go to:

http://preearth.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=23

Global temperatures are increasing. And by quite a lot each year.

2016 is the hottest year on record for global temperatures.

This is 0.0380 degrees centigrade hotter than the previous record year which was 2015.

0.0380 is a large increase in just one year.

2015 was the hottest year (at that time) for global temperatures.

This was 0.1601 degrees hotter than the previous record year which was 2014.

0.1601 is an absolutely huge increase in just one year (at this rate temperatures would increase by 16 degrees in a century).

2014 was the hottest year (at that time) for global temperatures.

This was 0.0402 degrees hotter than the previous record year which was 2010.

http://preearth.net/images/temp-anomalies-1880-2017.txt

The conspiracy to hide global warming data.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is given tax money to make global temperature records available to the public. However, certain people at NOAA continually sabotage this aspect of NOAA's mandate. For example, these people have (deliberately) sabotaged the web-page that delivers the temperature records.

Look for yourself:

Go to the page: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/monitoring-references/faq/anomalies.php scroll down to the The Global Anomalies and Index Data section and click the download button and see what happens. Well, you get the message:

"Not Found. The requested URL /monitoring-references/faq/anomalies-download was not found on this server."

I guess that the 2017 data must be truly horrible if they have to hide it away.

It turns out that this seems to be the case; NASA reports that:

July 2017 had the hottest average land temperatures on record.

The new July 2017 record was +1.20 degrees centigrade above the 20th century average (of the July data). The previous record average land temperature for July was just last year. It was +1.10 degrees above the 20th century average.

Did the media bother to tell you about this? No!

http://preearth.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=23

IH8OBAMA's picture

“The influence of mankind on climate is trivially true and numerically insignificant.”
~ Richard Lindzen, MIT Atmospheric Physicist

 

Bonaparte's picture

Global flatulance from the likes of Al Gore and Barack Insane Obama is reponsible for all the hot air. Man made global warming is manmade bull caca. How will a global carbon tax and restrictions on  who can get a waiver and who can't benefit anyone except the globalist vermin who sell the tax and grant waivers? You sir are an useful tool, please read what the founder of the Weather Channel, a true climate scientist not getting grant money, has to say on this issue.

Bonaparte's picture

Now the old smelly hag says she is done with politics.  Too bad she did not say this while corrupting politics in Arkansas way back when!

Antifaschistische's picture

reminder:  If you live in a house, and the lot next door puts up a 40 foot condo complex, just know that the wind speed being diverted around the building can easily DOUBLE the average windspeed.   Lots of fun in a storm when you may have gusts appropaching tornado speeds.

No Time for Fishing's picture

What about the irresponsibility of building on the ocean with no protection from even 6 feet of storm surge. How about a flood wall, levee, slightly raised buildings? In New Orleans a 6 foot storm surge brings the lake up to the top of the sea wall with 18 feet of levee still to go. 

tbone654's picture

My friends in Florida know they can build on beach, cuz the rest of us will always pay them to rebuild. We are the stupid ones

mkkby's picture

It's always the cat 5 storm of dindus that gets you 20 minutes after the power goes down. I'll take the wind and rain any time.

1033eruth's picture

No Time for Fishing - It is a well known architectural fact that the first floor is designed to be sacrificed when you place high rises on the coast with virtually no protection.  That means nothing important/expensive on the first floor.  

As far as the tenants are concerned, that's a whole different matter.  Tenants are on their own as far as risks are concerned for being located on the first floor.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

11 Surreal Scenes From Downtown Miami Last Night That Look Like A Real-Life Disaster Movie

Observation: These pictures justify beyond any reasonable doubt that Gov. Rick Scott of Florida made a GREAT DECISION in ORDERING the EVACUATIONS. It was a GUTSY and BOLD call that probably saved a lot of lives.

Next BIG DECISION: Where does one even begin to clean up this mess of EPIC PROPORTIONS?

One thing is for certain: The CITY OF MIAMI needs a SEA WALL!!!!!

wildbad's picture

don't scream so loud Gus you'll blow a tampon

MANvsMACHINE's picture

Trump will build the wall and Mexico will pay for it.  I promise.

No Time for Fishing's picture

No they don't. Irma had potential but once Irma decided to go west into the cool dry air over the Gulf she became a CAT1 hurricane. Look at the actual readings from wind gages in the Keys or Naples.

Naples right after the eye crossed over 55Knt wind highest gust 71Knt

https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/stationhome.html?id=8725110#obs

 

Vaca Key gust to 50Knt

https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/stationhome.html?id=8723970#obs

Uncertain T's picture

The author should explain just how, exactly, does one 'evacuate' the Bahamas? 

khnum's picture

Um I was watching Miami through traffic light cameras at the time of the storm er it was lightly raining there were 35-40mph winds and no flooding-all these cameras are now out...I am seriously perplexed

DPLETTENBERG's picture

We will be seeing these Miami underwater videos forever in future Climate Change propaganda.

DPLETTENBERG's picture

We will be seeing these Miami underwater videos forever in future Climate Change propaganda.

hooligan2009's picture

typical CNN reporting in the last paragraph.

not one stat about relative severity ONSHORE in the miami peninsula, anywhere.

hooligan2009's picture

haha...excellent ...is that guy really singing that? he needs to go pro!

there may very well be global warming, but it will probably be the result of increased solar activity or a shift in the storms on saturn...

still the (three?) chicekns pounded by trump will still be able to peck at grit in the yard.

cyberfossil's picture

Not sure about the chickens part--that lost me--but what about the tragedy of Cassini running  into Saturn September 15?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC4c4vinIW8

cyberfossil's picture

Not sure about the chickens part--that lost me--but what about the tragedy of Cassini running  into Saturn September 15?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC4c4vinIW8

Bay of Pigs's picture

ZH quoting CNN on weather now?

Good grief.

BustainMovealota's picture

It was just a little summer breeze and a rain drop or two.

No Time for Fishing's picture

No No No this was a disaster of EPIC proportions, climate change at it's worse, the misery the expense We will need billions upon billions of Federal Dollars send it now send it quick don't stop sending the money. Send billions for rebuilding, send billions for mitigation. Just send billions!

BustainMovealota's picture

No, more than that.  Think of all the suffering and the children.  The children were suffering.  The power is out and the children can't watch the animated indoctrination shows. 

NoDebt's picture

Kevin Costner on a JetSki being chased by Dennis Hopper.  Did you see it?

 

Hulk's picture

Shit, that chase has Been going on for 22 years, where they getting gas money???

khnum's picture

no but this storm had the same director

Juggernaut x2's picture

Praying for all of the white trash,  jews and Cubans in FL!

Stan522's picture

Stop blaming mankind for storms.....

Juggernaut x2's picture

I blame mankind for building massive cities in hurricane- and flood-prone wetlands and floodplains. 

dobermangang's picture

It's the politicians fault.  They want the construction jobs and the property taxes.  When disaster strikes, they'll plead for a taxpayer bailout.

Stan522's picture

Then we should vacate the earth because in the Midwest, there are tornadoes and in the west coast there are earth quakes and in the north there are massive polar vortexes with snow blizzards..

Where isn't there massive God created events?

Chaos_Theory's picture

According to the great scientist Jennifer Lawrence all of those weather events are caused by Trump. If only he had embraced the Paris Accords that Obama (blessed be his name) signed, temperatures would have stabilized across the globe to 75 degrees with 30% humidity forever.  There would never again be forest fires, earthquakes, floods, thunderstorms, blizzards, traffic jams, over-crowding, crime, and Kanye would break free of the Kardashian Succubus.  Plus, the carbon credit sca....err, program would have made everyone on the planet upper middle class with 2.5 Teslas, a bio-engineered hobbit house with unlimited free methane gas micro power plants, and teleportation tubes to immediately replace air travel.  

All gone because of one election.  Thanks for watching, this is CNN.

Stan522's picture

These Lib/prog's are "clearly" insane.....!

Toxicosis's picture

Can we at least blame ourselves for the pollution we spew into the atmosphere, lakes, rivers, soils and oceans.  Or should we not?

OCnStiggs's picture

CO2 is not pollution.

Sorry but I have to breathe, That is how I was made.

Pollygotacracker's picture

I don't like pollution. But, most CO2 is released by the earths crust under the ocean waters. We can't do a thing about it. Plant lots of trees. They consume CO2.