Sunday, September 10, 2017

Key West


So, about 2 1/2 hrs ago, all three of the live streaming cams on Key West that I was following went to no signal, as the 130MPH winds of the eyewall was approaching them.

In one of them, a near-total power failure was visible in the area before the signal went as well.

Another at the southernmost pier, showed just before LOS that storm surge had risen some 3-5', and there was a foot of water on a formerly dry surfside sidewalk.

Anyone riding this out down there is now totally on their own. God help 'em.


JC said...

I'm in Ft. Lauderdale. And it's butt ugly here. Wind is blowing non-stop in the 50's gusting well into the hurricane zone. Trees down in the street. Power has been out for hours.

Key West has to be a total shitshow...

I'm not a praying man, but I'll make an exception for the people in Key West today....

Anonymous said...

Anyone who stayed in Key West must be severely retarded. On the staircase of idiocy, they've made it to the basement.
It's so hard to have sympathy. We went through a hurricane (Isabel) in Maryland; had water up to the kitchen countertops. I just can't imagine what would have happened to us if there had been any kind of wave action or even heavy rainfall. Just the 12' surge crept in and near destroyed half the town.
When I see the same pictures, of morons fighting over the last sheet of plywood and lining up for gas and emptying the grocery store shelves, that could be reprints from any of the major storms in history, it makes me question how we as a species made it to the top of the food chain.