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Guest
Link to this postPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 2:39 pm    Post subject: Lightning Hurricane Earl

This looks likely to brush past the BVI's Monday night, early hours of Tuesday morning.
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walker
Link to this postPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 2:53 pm    

Looks like the wind will start getting here early in the morning, hopefully gone by Tuesday morning.
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Guest
Link to this postPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 3:49 pm    

Ok, will think of you, hope it isn't too bad.
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Guest
Link to this postPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 5:33 pm    

Earl strengthens to hurricane
By admin on Aug 29, 2010 in Uncategorized
At 11am, the center of Hurricane Earl was located near Latitude 17.2 North/Longitude 58.4 West or approximately 400 miles east of the Virgin Islands. Earl continues to move toward the west near 17 mph. On the forecast track the center of Earl will pass near or over the northern Leeward Islands tonight and Monday. Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 30 miles from the center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 160 miles.

plus this
http://stormcarib.com/reports/current/report.php?id=1283099881_11603

if this tracks close and you have storm surge, how vunerable will you be?
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Guest
Link to this postPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 5:39 pm    

more here
http://stormcarib.com/reports/current/bvi.shtml
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Guest
Link to this postPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:10 pm    

from http://www.bviddm.com/index.php?action=article&id=648

Anegada is expected to experience the strongest effects from the system with a possible hurricane force winds when Earl makes its closest approach. At that time Earl is expected to be a strong category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale with winds of 100-110 mph. Forecasters have indicated that Earl could strengthen to a category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds near 115 mph.



Outer rain bands of Earl are now approaching the islands of Antigua and Barbuda. Beginning late tonight and into Monday tropical storm force winds will spread across the British Virgin Islands. By Tuesday conditions will begin to improve.



Storm surge is expected to raise water levels as much as 1-3 feet above ground level near the coast line. The surge will be accompanied by large and dangerous battering waves. Earl is expected to produce rain fall accumulations of 3-5 inches over the northern Leeward Islands with isolated amounts that can cause flash flood and landslides.



The DDM strongly urges all vessels to seek safe harbor immediately. All preparations should have been completed by now.



The DDM remains on high alert, monitoring systems and providing weather releases throughout the weekend. Please visit the Department of Disaster Managementís website at www.bviddm.com for continuously updated information. In the event that persons wish to contact DDM officers, they can do so by calling the following numbers, which would be available throughout the weekend: 468-9121, 468-9416, 468-9854 and 468-9665.
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Guest
Link to this postPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:52 am    

Woo, touching the eye wall of a hurricane from your front porch must have been a pretty wild ride. Grt to hear via TTOL your OK.
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Guest
Link to this postPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:45 pm    Post subject: Note Earl

From link below....

"Another email update:
Just heard from folks at Hidden Treasure at Cow Wreck " Everyone ok. Winds dying down. Little damage. Time for rum!""

http://stormcarib.com/reports/current/report.php?id=1283220762_96735
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Guest
Link to this postPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:39 am    

Great news!!! Thanks for the update Brianandkaren
Thoughts are with you Walker and Nancy 
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HillsideView
Link to this postPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:07 pm    

Walker and Nancy are fine, Hidden Treasure held up fine, and Walker reports a lot of new beach in front. South side of the island got a whooping. Ferry leaving RoadTown at 2pm today for Anegada. Walker reports drinking rum like a real pirate....no ice!!
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Guest
Link to this postPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:21 pm    

via Facebook, lots of pics of outcomes on the southside
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=5307933&fbid=427617531555&id=510811555
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mikezima
Link to this postPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:54 am    Post subject: Note Facebook pictures of the southside?

Is it just me or why can't I see the pictures on Facebook?

Was anyone hurt? Thanks!
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mikezima
Link to this postPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:01 am    Post subject: Note Photo 37 in Hurricane Earl Batch

Looks like the Whaler '13 took a punch. Did the motor get dunked as well or did the "Unsinkable Legend" keep her (power) head above water?
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walker
Link to this postPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:08 am    

Not sure which whaler you are talking about. Mine is an 11 footer. I had it sitting in the lawn of the Anegada Reef Hotel, tied to a tree. It filled with water, but was otherwise undamaged. Last week, I pulled the drain plug, got some friends to help push it back to the sea, started it up right away and drove off.

This is mine:


Dean Soares's whaler did not come through as well. His was tied to the Neptune's Treasure dock during the storm, with a stern anchor holding it off. When the dock gave way, his whaler went on the rocks at Neptune's, and it was holed on the port side. His engine never went under, though. Dean will soon have his hull repaired.

This is Dean's:
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