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Irma Brings Floods, Tornado Risks As Tropical Storm Leaves Florida For Georgia
Updated at 2 p.m. ET, September 11, 2017

In Florida, Hurricane Irma has brought dangerous floodwaters, knocked out power to millions and turned human possessions into debris in the past 24 hours. After making landfall on Sunday, the huge storm remained a Category 1 hurricane as it moved over the state's northwest early Monday, before finally being downgraded to a tropical storm.

Irma has maximum sustained winds of 60 mph, with stronger gusts. At 2 p.m. ET, Irma's center was about 50 miles south-southeast of Albany, Ga., and 55 miles east of Tallahassee.

Flash flood warnings have been issued in Jacksonville — a victim, like other eastern Florida areas, of the heaviest rains that are commonly found in hurricanes' northeast quarter. Flood and tornado warnings have been issued for parts of coastal Georgia and South Carolina.

More than 6 million electricity accounts in Florida are currently without power, state officials say. While the full extent of Irma's damage isn't yet known, the storm has weakened at a faster rate than expected.

As the sun rose Monday, many Floridians anxiously began to assess the damage wrought by the hurricane, either inspecting their houses and neighborhoods for themselves or contacting those who stayed behind.

For those caught in Irma's path — and wondering what to do after it passes — member station WLRN in Miami has assembled a guide to help.

Irma was a hurricane for part of 12 days, having been dubbed a hurricane on Aug. 31, when it was far from land in the Atlantic Ocean. For days, it was a Category 5 storm, wreaking havoc in the Caribbean, where recovery efforts are still underway.

On Monday morning, the storm brought storm surge risks as high as 4 to 6 feet above normal water levels in parts of Florida. Irma was also extending tropical-storm-force winds outward up 415 miles, the National Hurricane Center says.

The perilous storm and the massive evacuation it sparked were reflected in an unusual scene in Florida early Monday, when the state's skies were empty of airliners. A screenshot taken by journalist Sam Sweeney shows, as he wrote, "not a single airplane over the state of Florida."

Irma is moving north-northwest at nearly 17 mph — a motion that's expected to continue through Tuesday. The storm's center is forecast to move near the Florida Peninsula's northwestern coast and cross the eastern Florida Panhandle into southern Georgia Monday afternoon. It will then move through southwestern Georgia and eastern Alabama through the night and into Tuesday.

Hurricane Jose, which had shadowed part of Irma's route toward the Leeward Islands, has veered off north, as expected — but forecasters say the storm will follow an odd curlicue path over the next several days, putting it south of its current position and possibly threatening parts of the Bahamas this weekend.

When it arrived in Florida, Irma was more than 400 miles wide; the storm remains huge. Consider that when it made landfall at the bottom of Florida's peninsula on Sunday, Irma's thick bands of rain were already drenching parts of northern Florida and southern Georgia.

Hurricane Irma made landfall twice in Florida on Sunday, smacking into the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm before moving over water and hitting Marco Island as a Category 3 on Florida's southwest coast.

Here are some of the stories we're seeing in Florida:


The city has already seen bad flooding, as the St. Johns River overflowed its banks — and it's going to get worse around 2 p.m., when high tide will come, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says.

The sheriff's office writes Monday morning: "Historic flood levels already. Levels will continue to rise. Expect 4-6 feet above normal high tide levels. You need to be concerned."

Officials had been calling for people to leave areas along the St. Johns River, and to contact emergency numbers for help leaving. To those who didn't leave, the sheriff's office says, "If you can't get out, you need to get to a house with a second story."

Key West

The far-flung island lost power and phone connections, but some news began to emerge from Key West late Sunday night. Photographer Rob O'Neal relayed an account of damage, highlighted by flooding, and downed trees and utility poles. Some buildings had also lost their rooftops.

"Counted 10-20 utility lines & 20 trees down in Oldtown. Downed trees & tree limbs scattered throughout KW. Counted at least 100 ppl walking around outside after eye wall passed," O'Neal said.

"Heaviest damage from Marathon to Lower Keys," O'Neal said.

Thousands of people are believed to have resisted mandatory evacuation orders to stay in the Keys. Sunday night, Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay ordered a dusk-to-dawn curfew for the Keys.


People in the hurricane's path are using a Facebook group to check in and mark themselves as safe, with nearly 400,000 people in the group as of Monday morning, offering peace of mind to loved ones and giving a hint at this storm's reach.

Members of the group also used it to commiserate, share tips and vent their feelings about Irma.

As the sun rose Monday, they also shared some of what they're seeing. A sample, from Davenport, in central Florida, where Benjamin McKinney wrote:

"Walked around to check out my yard. The neighbor's screen patio was torn off and is laying in the street. The stop sign on the corner is missing. The neighbor behind us fence is down. We're missing some pieces from our roof overhang. Our boughanvilla bush was uprooted and pulled our fence out. Nothing too crazy."


As the storm approached, it sucked water out of Tampa Bay and other areas, prompting curious residents to head out onto the muddy ground — and, in at least one case, to rescue stranded manatees.

The hurricane center warned on Sunday, "Don't be fooled by low water conditions on the FL W coast ahead of Irma, water will rapidly surge back when the winds change direction."

Around midday on Monday, the National Weather Service office in Tampa extended flood warnings for at least 10 rivers, saying they're close to flood levels — and will rise further.

"Significant river flooding will continue over the next several days as heavy rainfall from Hurricane Irma drains into West Central Florida rivers," the agency says.


From member station WMFE:

"Florida Highway Patrol said they're seeing too many people out 'sightseeing' and not obeying the curfew. FHP reports trees are down and there's standing water from the exit ramps at 528 to 520. Those ramps have been closed in both directions...
"FHP says traffic's starting to build up on 95 and the Turnpike southbound. They expect traffic to pick up as the day goes on and people want to go home and check out their property. Officials say people can't enter the Keys, so evacuees need to stay put."


The city is focusing on clearing roads of debris trees, and sand — in some areas, parts of the beach have been pushed over roadways. Mayor Tomás Regalado said 72 percent of the city of Miami is currently without power, NPR's Hansi Lo Wang reports. Police report at least 26 looting incidents, with 13 arrests made.

"At one time, Miami was dead in the center of the track, and could have been hit very hard," NPR's Jon Hamilton says on Morning Edition. But today, Jon says, much of the city looks "surprisingly normal" — at least out toward the airport.

"I have seen a whole lot of power trucks going by on the freeway out here," Jon adds. "There's still water on the ground in places, they're picking up lots of palm fronds, but the city looks like it's getting back in business."

Miami International Airport saw wind gusts near 100 mph and "sustained significant water damage throughout," the airport director, Emilio Gonzalez, said via Twitter. The facility is closed to passenger flights at least through

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We had the first snow of the season in November
for the first time in fifty four years !


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超人の面白写真 ニューヨークからの最新フォト

昨日届いたNew York最新フォト。このところの異常な寒波は海の向うでも同じらしい。下記はニョーヨークの公園雪景色。

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追記 寒波襲来でスーパーボールの2月2日ニューヨークメットライフスタジアムの初開催が危ぶまれたが、どうやら天気も和らぎ開催できそうだ。さて、シアトルシーホークス対デンバーブロンコスの優勝争い、勝者はどちら?


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久し振りに「8 sidor」の電子版を覗いたら、スウェーデンも6月としては記録的な雨降りの多い月、1956年以来らしい。ストックホルムの人々が傘を差しレインコートを着るのは極めて稀だと報じていた。今は晴れている日が続いているが、本格的な夏のシーズンに雨降りの日が戻って来ると予報。昨夜遅くのテレビ番組ではライブでニューヨークの街角を映し出していた。30℃を超えて蒸し暑いらしい。今は世界各地の気象情報など瞬時に得られるから便利だ。情報の”洪水“には充分気をつけなければならないが。

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超人の面白、街の話題 2 ゲリラ豪雨去って本格的な夏到来



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超人のジャーナリスト・アイ 119 アイスランド火山噴火報道

下記はレイキャヴィークの英字紙「ICELAND REVIEW」の火山爆発報道。

17/04/2010 | 16:52

Iceland Review Reporters: This is Like Ragnar k, the End of the World
“We tried driving into the darkness and it was like we had stepped into another dimension. We felt it was the end of the world as described in V lusp , the old Icelandic Poem the tells the story of the end of the world called Ragnar k or G tterd mmerung in the famous opera by Wagner.

“We saw nothing. The windshield filled with ash and we did not dare leave the car. It was like the sun had gone out in the middle of the day,” said Iceland Review editor Bjarni Brynj lfsson and photographer P ll Stef nsson. “It is not only fine ash but rough small grains. We did not dare go further. After three kilometers we felt we had gone too far. So we returned to Sk gar. The ash is so thick that it was like driving through snow.”

Sk gar was beaming with life when the Fimmv rduh ls eruption was still going on, but now it is deserted. Only a farmer was there. The shop and hotels are closed. Now our reporters have to decide whether to go east or try so see if there is a chance of going again through the thick ash towards the west.

Sk gar on Saturday April 17 at 16.05. Photo: P ll Stef nsson/Iceland Review
V lusp  says:

The sun turns dark,
earth sinks in the sea,
the fair, bright stars
disappear from the heavens.
Sizzling blaze
around the tree of life
colossal heat plays with
the heavens.


Photo by P ll Stef nsson/Iceland Review
But let us not forget that the sun came out again and the world rose, more beautiful than before.

17/04/2010 | 16:12

Iceland Eruption: How Frigthening to Pronounce Eyjafjallaj kull
One of the difficulties on reporting on the Iceland eruption is the difficulty in pronouncing the name of the glacier now turned volcano. The reporter at Fox said: “Too many letters to pronounce.” Others have dared to try, but often not with much luck.

By looking at the video you might learn how to say the word and how not to.

追記。2010年8月1日NHK BS放送で世界のドキュメンタリー「世界を止めたアイスランドの火山」と題したイギリスBBC制作の番組があった。火山噴火後5日目に現地に入った地質学者の現場からのレポートなどアイスランドの火山噴火の模様をリアルに伝えていた。番組は最後に1918年に噴火したカトラ火山が再爆発する可能性が近づいていると警告していた。ヨーロッパの国々は、事前に備えないと4月に起きた火山噴火より被害が大きくなる恐れさえあるという。(2010年8月2日 記)

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超人のジャーナリスト・アイ 118 アイスランドの火山噴火


 かつて作家の山室静氏はその著書『アイスランド』(1963年刊 紀伊國屋新書))のはしがきで次のように書いた。

 その神話と伝説の島、氷と火の島アイスランドで今度は南部のエイヤフィヤトラヨーテルEyjafjallajökull氷河の火山噴火が起きた。その火山灰によりヨーロッパでは空港封鎖が相次ぎ17000便が欠航、その規模は戦後最大規模だとメディアが報じている。英国、ベルギー、デンマーク、エストニア、ノルウェー、スウェーデン、フィンランド、アイルランド、オランダ、フランス、ドイツ、ポーランド、ルーマニア、ハンガリーなどの空港が影響を受けているようだ。各地の空港では相次ぐ欠航便に成す術がない旅行者、諦めて列車での移動に切り替えた利用者もいる。大半は空港周辺で様子見といった状態。その中で仕方なくオスロからブリュッセルまでタクシーで移動した人もいたという(英国のコメディアン。タクシー運賃は日本円で約50万円 ! )。アイスランド火山、憎しとテレビのインタビューに応えていた旅行者もいたりと今しばらくはこの混乱は続く模様。
 翻ってこの日本国は、4月下旬にもかかわらず東京や神奈川ではこの時期としては41年ぶりの雪、冬に逆戻りの異常気象である。中国のチベット族自治州では大地震があったばかり。地球は警鐘を鳴らしている。【写真左から 今回の噴煙 3月の噴火 普段のエイヤフィヤトラヨーテル氷河 地図での位置 いずれもネットから】

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