"Greatest Evacuation In History" - 650,000 Ordered To Leave Florida

In what spokesman Michael Hernandez describes as "the biggest evacuation in history," Miami-Dade has expanded its mandatory evacuations orders to Zone C, forcing over 650,000 to leave Florida in a "traffic nightmare" as Cat-5 Hurricane Irma bears down.

An earlier order included just Miami Beach, other low-lying and barrier island areas and all mobile-home residents, but as the storm grew in intensity and the cone of uncertainty narrowed, County Mayor Carlos Gimenez issued the order this afternoon expanded to Zone C.

The expansion now covers Zone B, which encompasses Brickell, Miami’s downtown area and South-Dade, including parts of Cutler Bay, Florida City and Homestead. Evacuation orders also touch Zone C, which includes parts of Coral Gables, South Miami, Miami Shores and North Miami Beach.

More than 650,000 residents are reportedly subject to the mandatory evacuation order – that’s up from the 200,000 who were asked to leave to areas outside of evacuation Zones A and B, Wednesday.

Downtown Miami is described as "a ghost town"...

As the mass exodus begins...

Lines at gas stations were evident everywhere...

As AP reports on resident exclaiming:

"There was no gas and it's gridlock. People are stranded on the sides of the highway," she said.

 

"It's 92 degrees out and little kids are out on the grass on the side of the road. No one can help them."

Irma's eventual path and Florida's fate depends on when and how sharp the powerful hurricane takes a right turn, National Weather Service Director Louis Uccellini said.

"It has become more likely that Irma will make landfall in southern Florida as a dangerous major hurricane," the Hurricane Center said in a forecast discussion Thursday afternoon.

The last Category 5 storm to hit Florida was Andrew in 1992. Its winds topped 165 mph (265 kph), killing 65 people and inflicting $26 billion in damage. It was at the time the most expensive natural disaster in U.S. history.

U.S. Air Force Reserve weather officer Maj. Jeremy DeHart flew through the eye of Irma at 10,000 feet Wednesday and through Hurricane Harvey just before it hit Texas last month.

He said Irma's intensity set it apart from other storms.

"Spectacular is the word that keeps coming to mind. Pictures don't do it justice. Satellite images can't do it justice," DeHart said.

Still unsure...Miami-Dade made it simple...

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Manthong Luc X. Ifer Fri, 09/08/2017 - 00:38 Permalink

 
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Well you know what’s important when you note that the dude in the lowest left corner of pic number 5 has his golf cart on his trailer.

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Manthong FixItAgainTony Fri, 09/08/2017 - 00:45 Permalink

 
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"It's 92 degrees out and little kids are out on the grass on the side of the road. No one can help them."  I guess General Honere has his hundreds of helicopters locked up and he is just “stuck on stupid”. Oh, wait a minute there… this is not red-neck Texas to criticize.

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Slack Jack Manthong Fri, 09/08/2017 - 02:26 Permalink

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

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Manthong Slack Jack Fri, 09/08/2017 - 02:57 Permalink

  Oh, M F me.. you are such a waste of bits, bytes and page space. 
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..just wait another few months and we will be back to global cooling… I cannot remember such a comfortably cool summer in the Midwest here in the last 30 years or so,  

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webmatex Manthong Fri, 09/08/2017 - 04:09 Permalink

Rather chilly here in SW France for the time of year, very quick cool down after moderate August, Snow in the Alps, loads of cloud and moisture for a couple of months.At the moment the windows are open but i am wearing a jacket over a tee shirt.The Maunder minimum is upon us i fear.I probably wont make the cold peak in 2025 but sure would like to head over the Pyranees to Spain asp.I have no experience of hurricanes but think i would have split on Tuesday when it reached 130 mph - get gas and GTFO on a quiet road, it is after all the biggest MF ive ever seen. = to how many Kim Bombs? 

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Manthong Ajas Fri, 09/08/2017 - 02:48 Permalink

 
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I am on my way down to Florida right now. I will be out on South Beach and will expose the spider web tattoo that is all over my the upper part of my left tit and dare that goddam storm to hurt me… Actually I don’t have that tattoo and I will not be there but I bet somebody is gearing up for the YouTube video now.   

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Aerows Ajas Fri, 09/08/2017 - 06:15 Permalink

I have gallons of water right this minute, and I'm nearly all the way to Louisiana.  We all learned valuable lessons from Katrina, and will not be caught unaware without gas, food and water.Go right ahead and say ugly things about preppers.  We'll still be here when you aren't, or we will be saving your ass!

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TuPhat Aurum Vulgi Fri, 09/08/2017 - 13:21 Permalink

You are correct Aurum, More people died in the evacuation than died in the storm.  A bus caught fire and killed a dozen or more.  Some had heat exhaustion from sitting in a car on the road with no water.  It was trajic.  Politicians can be counted on to make the wrong call.  Staying in Houston was the safest bet for Rita and probably Harvey as well.  My county had a mandatory evacuation for Harvey due to expected flooding but there was no flood.  I know of four people who died of heart attacks because they were so worried about being able to get out in all the traffic due to scaremongering of politicians.  Be prepared and then take care of yourself and family.  Don't listen to warnings or threats from others.  Watch the weather and make your own decisions.

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Aerows 38BWD22 Fri, 09/08/2017 - 06:21 Permalink

A man was caught in a flood.  A boat came by but he said, "The Lord will save us!"  He took his family up to the attic and the flood waters still rose.  A second boat came by, but he said, "The Lord will save us!"  His family took to the roof, and a helicopter came by, dropping down a rope.  The man's wife and children took it.  He said, "The Lord will save me!". He arrived at the pearly gates and said to Peter, "Why did my wife and children survive, but I died?  I had faith that the Lord would save us all!" Peter said, "He sent you two boats and a helicopter, what else did you want Him to do?"

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