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Jump to new posts Re: A View from Naples (Hurricane Irma) by Dagny @ 09/18/17 05:53 PM

Originally Posted By: hikermorQuestion about accidents and fatalities suffered during the evacuation. I haven't seen any figures and my impression is that things went better than the infamous Houston evac. This is certainly good news, if true...Did
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Jump to new posts Re: A View from Naples (Hurricane Irma) by Dagny @ 09/18/17 03:31 PM

Images from the Post article above.
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Jump to new posts Re: A View from Naples (Hurricane Irma) by Dagny @ 09/18/17 03:27 PM

The Washington Post's "Capital Weather Gang" are a fantastic source of information in any major weather event. I was regularly sending their Irma forecasts to my brother. Here's a link to their summary page on Irma, replete with her en
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Jump to new posts Drones, Social Media & Disasters by Dagny @ 09/18/17 03:04 PM

Technological advances since Hurricane Andrew (1992) and Katrina (2005) are being lauded for their performance before, during and after Harvey and Irma this month. Hurricane Harvey is being hailed as a seminal event in the utilization of unmanned ae
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Jump to new posts Re: 1950s Canadian Paranurses by Treeseeker @ 09/18/17 03:02 PM

Sounds like she was a tough, smart, independent, and amazing person. She reminds me of someone-my mother who was a Navy WAVE and pilot in WWII. She didn't do SAR, but did do the Berlin Air Lift. She had lots of great stories.
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Jump to new posts Re: A View from Naples (Hurricane Irma) by Dagny @ 09/18/17 02:36 PM

Originally Posted By: hikermorQuestion about accidents and fatalities suffered during the evacuation. I haven't seen any figures and my impression is that things went better than the infamous Houston evac. This is certainly good news, if true...Did
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Jump to new posts Re: And then there was Maria... by Pete @ 09/18/17 02:29 PM

Jeanette - I agree with Russ. It's possible that Florida will be spared a direct hit. But too early to tell. So you might be OK. Someone will get some rain, but maybe states north of Florida. Maria will be a major hurricane starting today - Monday
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Jump to new posts Re: And then there was Maria... by Russ @ 09/18/17 12:10 PM

Maria looks to be taking a slight turn north. PR will take a big hit on this path, but Florida may not take a second hit. We'll see.
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Jump to new posts Re: 1950s Canadian Paranurses by Tjin @ 09/18/17 06:21 AM

at first glance it looke like she was taking a picture with a phone...
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Jump to new posts 1950s Canadian Paranurses by rafowell @ 09/18/17 06:01 AM

I was unaware of the existence of Canadian Paranurses in SAR in the 1950s until this evening. I found two articles online tonight - this one from March 2017: An Air Force pioneer: Grace MacEachern, para-belle And this other one (about 85% of t
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Jump to new posts Re: Irma After-Action Report (Sarasota, FL) by chaosmagnet @ 09/18/17 02:00 AM

Very nice. Thank you for writing this up for us.
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Jump to new posts Re: A View from Naples (Hurricane Irma) by Phaedrus @ 09/18/17 01:45 AM

Wow! Sounds scary but I'm glad they came through it alright.
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Jump to new posts Re: A View from Naples (Hurricane Irma) by hikermor @ 09/18/17 12:32 AM

Question about accidents and fatalities suffered during the evacuation. I haven't seen any figures and my impression is that things went better than the infamous Houston evac. This is certainly good news, if true...Did we learn any lessons about co
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Jump to new posts Re: A View from Naples (Hurricane Irma) by Dagny @ 09/17/17 09:54 PM

Originally Posted By: PeteDagny - thanks for posting. I'm sure your list will help folks in FLA - esp. first-timers. They have all had a one-time go-around with Irma. Sorry about the damage to your brother's house. Yes ... more hurricanes on the w
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Jump to new posts Re: And then there was Maria... by Jeanette_Isabelle @ 09/17/17 09:51 PM

Originally Posted By: bacpacjac What would you change next time, Jeanette Isabelle? Would you bug-out or make changes to your Bug-in plan? Given that Mom would bug in to batten down the hatches, I would bug in. I don't know what I would do differen
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Jump to new posts Re: A View from Naples (Hurricane Irma) by Pete @ 09/17/17 09:24 PM

Dagny - thanks for posting. I'm sure your list will help folks in FLA - esp. first-timers. They have all had a one-time go-around with Irma. Sorry about the damage to your brother's house. Yes ... more hurricanes on the way. We don't know where t
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Jump to new posts Re: Irma After-Action Report (Sarasota, FL) by Dagny @ 09/17/17 09:12 PM

Nice write-up! So interesting to read the perspectives of others and the decision-processes on how to prepare, whether to evacuate, etc. There may be other ETS-ers still without power or internet and the ability to post here. I hope none suffe
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Jump to new posts Re: And then there was Maria... by Pete @ 09/17/17 09:05 PM

well ... NO SURPRISE ... 6 pm Eastern on Sunday and Maria is already a genuine hurricane. They were saying - Maria will not but a hurricane until Monday morning. But here we go. Have to say - Boy these storms gather force fast ... these days. I
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Jump to new posts Re: Irma After-Action Report (Sarasota, FL) by Pete @ 09/17/17 09:02 PM

great write-up. very well done. thanks for sharing this - very interesting info, with some good practical tips. best wishes for next Hurricane - but I think you will be just fine where you are.
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Jump to new posts Irma After-Action Report (Sarasota, FL) by airballrad @ 09/17/17 08:18 PM

In light of Dagny's excellent report on her brother's experience with Irma in Naples, FL I figured I'd share my brief write-up on my experience with Irma a bit further up the coast. Sarasota is about 110 miles North on I-75 from Naples and fared muc
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Jump to new posts Re: A View from Naples (Hurricane Irma) by Dagny @ 09/17/17 07:01 PM

My brother is focusing most of his efforts at this time on fixing his roof (acquired some materials today) but we've also been discussing an after-action report with lessons learned and things-to-do. Based on our talks I've taken a first cut at it.
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Jump to new posts Re: A View from Naples (Hurricane Irma) by Dagny @ 09/17/17 06:51 PM

Originally Posted By: hikermorThank you Dagny for this gripping report and the excellent information. Glad all are well. Not being concerned with hurricanes where I live, I am translating the experiences into strategies that will apply when I might
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Jump to new posts Re: A View from Naples (Hurricane Irma) by hikermor @ 09/17/17 05:59 PM

Thank you Dagny for this gripping report and the excellent information. Glad all are well. Not being concerned with hurricanes where I live, I am translating the experiences into strategies that will apply when I might face my local hazard - earthq
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Jump to new posts Re: A View from Naples (Hurricane Irma) by Dagny @ 09/17/17 05:20 PM

Originally Posted By: chaosmagnetThank you for this, Dagny. My pleasure -- especially since they fared so well. I'll be following up in this thread with more information and my brother's continued response -- not least of all, preparing for th
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Jump to new posts Re: A View from Naples (Hurricane Irma) by chaosmagnet @ 09/17/17 05:14 PM

Thank you for this, Dagny.
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