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A ferocious Hurricane Irma left at least 10 dead and thousands homeless on islands across the northern Caribbean as it cut a devastating path that could lead to a catastrophic strike on Florida.
Irma weakened only slightly Thursday morning from its peak, record-setting winds of 185 mph (300 kph) and remained a powerful Category 5 storm with winds of 180 mph (285 kph).
Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine had the following to say to people who refused to listen to the mandatory evacuation of the beach: “We have talked to people in your city who say, ‘We ain’t going.’”
“I hate to hear that. I’ll do anything in my power to convince them this is a very serious storm. This is a nuclear hurricane. They should leave the beach, they must leave the beach,” he said.
Miami Beach is a barrier island that runs seven miles long and one mile wide. The tourist mecca averages three feet above sea level. Irma surge exceeds 16 feet.
WHAT’S AHEAD FOR IRMA?
Irma appears increasingly likely to rip into heavily populated South Florida early Sunday. Gov. Rick Scott has declared an emergency and mandatory evacuation orders are in place for parts of the Miami metro area and the Florida Keys. Parts of South Florida were placed under a hurricane watch Thursday.
Forecasters said Irma could rake the entire Atlantic coast of Florida and rage on into Georgia and South Carolina.
WHAT HAS IRMA DONE SO FAR?
The storm lashed Puerto Rico with heavy rain and powerful winds late Wednesday, leaving nearly 900,000 people without power. Meanwhile, authorities struggled to get aid to small Caribbean islands already devastated by the historic storm.
Nearly every building on the island of Barbuda was damaged when the eye of the storm passed early Wednesday. That left about 60 percent of the island’s roughly 1,400 people homeless, Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne told The Associated Press.
RUSH LIMBAUGH’S REMARK
Rush Limbaugh created a storm of his own by suggesting that the “panic” caused by Hurricane Irma benefits retailers, the media and politicians seeking action on climate change.
The conservative radio personality’s swerve into meteorology had Al Roker, the “Today” show weatherman, saying Wednesday that Limbaugh was putting people’s lives at risk.
Limbaugh’s lengthy soliloquy on his radio show the day before was apparently set off by seeing a rush on supplies of bottled water in South Florida, where he lives.
Comment by Shlomo Moshe Scheinman: It get’s me annoyed when it is so blatant that these Hurricanes are part of the punishment for some of the 4 sins mentioned by the Gemara which G-d sees fit to punish with strict justice after a solar eclipse, yet the secularists are trying to cut G-d out of the picture and blame this entirely on climate change.
See my post at http://vilnagaon.org/solar-eclipse-usa-august-2017-5777-homo-sin/ 6 and 5 days before the eclipse for more details.
In this way the Global Warming Mongers are guilty of the same sin of those trying to build Migdal Bavel, where they tried to give naturalistic reasons for the flood at the time of Noah to rob the flood of its spiritual message to mankind.
Rashi to Breishit/Genesis 11:1 as translated by http://www.chabad.org/library/bible_cdo/aid/8175#showrashi=true
They came with one scheme and said, “He had no right to select for Himself the upper regions. Let us ascend to the sky and wage war with Him.” Another explanation: [they spoke] against the Sole One of the world. Another explanation of דְבָרִים אֲחָדִים (other editions read: דְבָרִים חַדִּים, sharp words): They said, “Once every 1,656 years, the sky totters, as it did in the time of the Flood. Come and let us make supports for it.” – [from Gen. Rabbah 28:6, Tan. Buber Noach 24]