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A TSUNAMI warning has been issued after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Central America as a hurricane barrelled through the region.
The US Pacific Warning Center said hazardous tsunami waves are possible within 186miles of the quake epicentre in El Salvador.
The warning came just minutes after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck at 12.44pm local time (6.44pm GMT) at a depth of 20miles, about 96miles south-southwest of Puerto Triunfo in El Salvador, according to the US Geological Survey.
H/t reader squodgy:
“A bit too far North perhaps?”
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With no hurricanes making landfall in 11 years in the USA, that takes us back to a 1860 record of longest without a hurricane. Since the scary predictions of more and more powerful hurricanes didnt work out for the global warming crowd, now they want to re-define what hurricanes are to make it appear that they are more destructive to fit the narrative of CO2 causes more hurricanes. Also the same crew says that the new Mini Ice Age will have no effect on Earth. What if they are wrong??
Hurricane Matthew has remained offshore, for the most part, as it has advanced up the eastern coast of Florida preventing a “worst-case” scenario in terms of damage. While the storm surge has been significant, only 1 person has died in the U.S. so far while as many as 1 million have lost power, according to ABC.
The storm surge and loss of power has been significant:
— Grant Lynch (@grantlynch1234) October 7, 2016
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 7, 2016
As Governor Rick Scott pointed out this morning, Florida was spared a direct hit from Hurricane Matthew with “no reports of significant damage” but warned residents to remain cautious.
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Hurricane Matthew has regained strength and is once again classified as a powerful category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 140 mph. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has warned residents from Florida to North Carolina to expect up to 20 inches of rain and “life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.” Meanwhile President Obama has declared a state of emergency for Florida, freeing up federal money and personnel to protect lives and property.
1.5 million Floridians have been ordered to evacuate. Earlier this morning Florida Governor Rick Scott warned residents to “evacuate, evacuate, evacuate” saying that “this is going to kill people.” According a local Jacksonville station, the storm could knock out power for approximately 7 million people in the United States in a wide swath stretching from Miami to the Carolinas.
Northern Hemisphere hurricane-free for the first time since 1977.
“As if it weren’t enough to create earthquakes & manipulate storms like Katrina, Sandy & Nemo, all bets are now off even for countries that up till now just never experience any storms, let alone Hurricanes.Agenda 21/30 has just taken a worrying turn for the little man…..”
Understanding more about the science of hurricanes can help to forecast climate change and even save lives, but of course getting up close to one of these phenomenally powerful quirks of our weather system is fraught with danger.That’s why the University of Miami has spent some US$45 million on an indoor laboratory capable of producing hurricanes up to a category 5 level (the strongest there is, with wind speeds reaching more than 252 km/h (157 mph).
“Stunning, historic, mind-boggling, and catastrophic” is how Weather Underground’s Jeff Masters sums up Hurricane Patricia, which intensified to an incredible-strength Category 5 storm with 200 mph winds overnight as it approaches the Mexican coast. As The NY Times reports, The World Meteorological Organization warned that the hurricane’s strength was comparable to that of Typhoon Haiyan, which caused devastation in the Philippines in 2013, and so Mexico has declared a state of emergency for Puerto Vallarta (with officials warning that storm surges could cause waves of up to 39 feet) as she is forecast to hit the coast between 6 and 10pm ET.
At 2:46 am EDT October 23, 2015 an Air Force hurricane hunter aircraft measured a central pressure of 880 mb in Patricia, making it the most intense hurricane ever observed in the Western Hemisphere. The aircraft measured surface winds of 200 mph, which are the highest reliably-measured surface winds on record for a tropical cyclone, anywhere on the Earth. The previous strongest Eastern Pacific hurricane was Hurricane Linda of 1997, with a pressure of 902 mb (estimated from satellite imagery.)
– Hurricane Gonzalo hit Bermuda, leaves 29,000 without power (VIDEO) (RT, Oct 18, 2014):
Hurricane Gonzalo hit Bermuda as a Category 2 storm on Friday knocking out 80 percent of the island’s power and leaving thousands of people in the dark.
The storm struck Bermuda with maximum wind speeds of 115 mph (185 kph), reported Reuters. It knocked out power for the vast majority of people living on the island. In fact, 29,000 of the 36,000 metered customers do not have electricity.
From within the storm area, those behind the ‘We Are Bermuda’ Twitter account shared what they could see from their windows.
– “Hurricane” Arthur Looms – Evacuations Ordered; State Of Emergency Declared (ZeroHedge, July 3, 2014):
Not so happy 4th of July for residents and visitors of the Outer Banks. As Bloomberg reports, Arthur strengthened off the coast of North Carolina to become the first hurricane of the Atlantic season, packing maximum winds of 75 miles (120 kilometers) per hour. Officials have issued a mandatory evacuation order and a county-wide state of emergency has been declared.
– Seaside Heights Gives Victims 15 Day Notice on Demolitions; Threatens Fines (Tom River News, Nov 18, 2012):
Seaside Heights–This weekend, Vice President Joe Biden visited Seaside Heights, a Jersey Shore community hit hard, not only by Hurricane Sandy. After the storm hit, many borough residents found their cars missing and had to deal with price gouging from the the town’s only authorized towing service, APK Towing of Toms River.This weekend, Joe Biden visited this oceanfront community in Ocean County, but local residents, some who saw their homes for the first time, were also greeted by demolition notices.
Dated November 13th, one noticed by a resident who wishes to remain anonymous, stated “Your structure has possible structural of footing failures.”
It went on to say the structure would be demolished by November 30, 2012, just 17 days from the notice. The order allowed the residents to request a hearing, but also threatened by fines of up to $2,000 per week if they did not comply with the order and fix their homes before the 30th.
To date, homeowners have been allowed to hire contractors for damage assessments, quotes, winterizations and insurance inspections, but no plans have yet been made for any reconstruction, leaving homeowners in a difficult position with very little time to decide what to do before their homes are demolished by the township.
– Hurricane Sandy: The Long Recovery (The Atlantic, Nov 14, 2012)
From the article:
“There was no heat that night, and as temperatures dropped to freezing, people could start to see their breath. The gusts of wind blew snow and slush onto Sabol’s face as her cot was near the open tent flaps. She shivered. Her hands turned purple.”
“It has taken three days for the tents to get warm.”
– Sandy refugees say life in tent city feels like prison (Reuters, Nov 10, 2012):
It is hard to sleep at night inside the tent city at Oceanport, New Jersey. A few hundred Superstorm Sandy refugees have been living here since Wednesday – a muddy camp that is a sprawling anomaly amidst Mercedes Benz dealerships and country clubs in this town near the state’s devastated coastal region.
Inside the giant billowy white tents, the massive klieg lights glare down from the ceiling all night long. The air is loud with the buzz of generators pumping out power. The post-storm housing — a refugee camp on the grounds of the Monmouth Park racetrack – is in lockdown, with security guards at every door, including the showers.
– NYC Mayor Bloomberg says up to 40,000 may need relocation (CBS News, Nov 4, 2012):
NEW YORK – Shivering victims of Superstorm Sandy went to church Sunday to pray for deliverance as cold weather settling in across the New York metropolitan region — and another powerful storm forecast for the middle of the week — added to their misfortunes and deepened the gloom.
With overnight temperatures sinking into the 30s and hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses still without electricity six days after Sandy howled through, people piled on layers of clothes, and New York City officials handed out blankets and urged victims to go to overnight shelters or daytime warming centers.
At the same time, government leaders began to grapple with a daunting longer-term problem: where to find housing for the tens of thousands of people whose homes could be uninhabitable for weeks or months because of a combination of storm damage and cold weather.
Fairewinds Podcast, Nov. 4, 2012:
Nuclear Expert Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds Energy Education: The NRC is not really telling too, too much […]
There’s something called a PNO out, a preliminary notice of occurrence, and the NRC has said that the normal shutdown cooling and the fuel pool cooling were both lost at Oyster Creek and also that there was a loss of offsite power.
So what that means is the nuclear fuel pool started to heat up and Oyster Creek started to bring in some diesel fire pumps, apparently they got the situation rectified before turning the pumps. They were in a position where they were bringing in diesel fire pumps in order to keep the nuclear fuel pool cool because of all the problems they were having as a result of Sandy.