Update: As of Saturday morning, I decided to move this post forward, leave it up front for anyone who needs EI’s info or who wants to post photos. Email me at eos friday at optonline dot net if you want to put photos of the storm where you are.
Update 2 is at bottom of post, a video clip from MSNBC taken in the Keys Saturday evening.
Update 3: Sunday 11:47am Link here to many live webcams up and down both coasts. The one on Islamorada I couldn’t get to play – says I need Flash Player. All others worked. The Live Feed from Key West is pretty incredible.
NOTE: As of Sunday morning, comments are coming in from EarthImage, and others out there. Stay here for good information.
The literal translation of the play Irma la Douce is Sweetie, or Sweet but Hurricane Irma is anything but sweet. ALL my east coast Florida friends have left, email last night late from one old friend in Vero that he and his wife took as much as they could from the house and drove to a daughter who lives in Asheville NC. He said the trip was painfully long on I-95 and I-26, so many others taking the same route to exit. Glad he’s out.
Peter, I presume you are safe and sound in Atlanta? And you west coasters, Earth Image and Riverside Dog Walker, take care. The Weather Channel says you guys are not exempt.
Richard Branson hunkered down in a cement wine cellar on his Necker Island and is alive to tell the tale but said most of Necker’s buildings are destroyed. What will Barack and Michelle do next winter? Oh my.
Photos from St. Marteen are unbelievable – the famous airport over the beach and the hotels next to it, pretty much gone.
I watched the Weather Channel this morning early and heard old timers saying they expect Irma to be as bad if not worse than Andrew, 25 years ago. Even Lake Okeechobee is being watched from overflowing and flooding. I suspect Disney will shut down, if they haven’t already. Colleges are closed. What a mess.
That’s it so far on this gorgeous RI Friday, bright sunshine finally. Be safe out there if you are in Florida.
UPDATE 2. Saturday 7:40pm. Video from MSNBC on Islamorada. Says worst due from 8p tonight through noon tomorrow. Sorry audio is lousy.