Hurricane Hurricane Maria

Sandy

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It's been posted in the Hurricane Irma thread, but this deserves a thread of it's own.

In Irma's wake, Hurricane Marie intensified from a Cat 1 to Cat 5 in 18 hours (!!!), destroyed Dominica, subsequently intensified further and will now destroy Puerto Rico.

Could be even more powerful than Irma.

Currently Cat 5
- Sustained winds up to 280kph.
- Gusts up to 340kph
:eek:
It was initially expected to hit Cat 2 or 3 by the time it got to Pueto Rico. Direct hit looming at Cat 5.
 
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Undies

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Wow.

Aren't storms of this magnitude only supposed to hit a couple of times a decade? And now that region is copping 4 or 5 in a year? Scary stuff.
 
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dawooduck

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Irma blew the boats to one side of the lagoon and Maria is going to blow them back to the other side.
 
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Reports coming in from Puerto Rico suggest they'll be without power for months. Looks like a massive rebuilding effort will be required.
 
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