Back from Orlando.  Just a bit of rain days before, but none as storm passed. Five Cat 5's in 5 years.  What no climate change?  

My heart is also with those east of us.  If it had not stopped to destroy those folks and islands, it would have come to us.  They will take years to recover.  Maybe we can take some of that 92 Billion given to PR. and pass it to the Bahama's

flwino posted:

... 92 Billion given to PR....

Have you been hanging around with napacat?  $42.5B allocated, and $14B actually received. 

I don't argue that the Bamahas deserve our support, but don't repeat false news from trumpistan, please.  It does not help at all.

PH

purplehaze posted:
flwino posted:

... 92 Billion given to PR....

Have you been hanging around with napacat?  $42.5B allocated, and $14B actually received. 

I don't argue that the Bamahas deserve our support, but don't repeat false news from trumpistan, please.  It does not help at all.

PH

No!  I was parroting the orange haired idiots claim [Bold Face Lie].

irwin posted:

Bahamas  population is about 400,000 people. About 3.2 million live in Puerto Rico.  I would assume that it would cost more to rehabilitate a bigger place with more houses, roads, infrastructure, all other things being equal.  

And only a portion of the Bahamas was impacted.  About 70,000 people in the Grand Bahama and Abacos.  The death toll is at about 30 now, but expected to increase dramatically as recovery crews can get into the outlying areas that were flooded and destroyed by wind.

Lots of local efforts being made down here to assist our neighbors in the Bahamas.  I was at Costco yesterday and people were buying massive amounts of bottled water, generators, food, etc.   I have to assume that they are planning to donate them.  I have friends who have organized supply donations, air transport, etc. to get medical supplies and other goods over there.  I know some who are planning to go over by boat this weekend to deliver supplies.  The local cruise ship left last night with volunteers, including about 50 doctors, to go to Freeport to assist.

Still, one of the best ways to help is to donate to the Red Cross or other relief organizations who have the experience and logistics to properly assist the Bahamians.

flwino posted:
purplehaze posted:
flwino posted:

... 92 Billion given to PR....

Have you been hanging around with napacat?  $42.5B allocated, and $14B actually received. 

I don't argue that the Bamahas deserve our support, but don't repeat false news from trumpistan, please.  It does not help at all.

PH

No!  I was parroting the orange haired idiots claim [Bold Face Lie].

Sorry to have missed the sarcasm.  Cheers.

PH

jcocktosten posted:

Key West's sister city is Green Turtle Cay and there is a large effort to provide relief to there.  A lot of local families are from there originally

A neighbor of ours had a house on Green Turtle, up near the Bluff House, that was destroyed in the storm.  Unfortunately, it was self-insured, so I am not certain if they will be able to rebuild.  Ironically, the dock was still in perfect condition - they think because the storm surge was so high that the dock went completely underwater and therefore was not affected by the winds or waves.

flwino posted:

Surprised no tweets from the idiot re a Cat 5 and the Bahamas.  Maybe it didn't happen.  Must have hit Alabama or NapaCat

You are one bitter old woman. Too much hate in you! Hate now defines this once wonderful site. Reading here used to be a delight.

mikemann posted:
! Hate now defines this once wonderful site. Reading here used to be a delight.

I took a moment to read your "contributions' to the site for the past year.  One wine related post (September 23 of last year), and everything else either pro-trump idiocy or negative and definitely un-delightful crap pointed at other posters.  Seriously, why do you even come here?

PH

17% of the Bahamian population is homeless as a result of Dorian.  70,000 people.  Even if they get power and infrastructure back up, I think the northern islands will be more like they were 30 or 40 years ago - much lower population and density.

Anyone who can get out is going either to Nassau or to the U.S., and once they go there, they may not ever return to Grand Bahama or the Abacos.

We are getting involved down here in Florida with helping the refugees who have made it over to our area.  They need basic items:  clothes, toiletries, etc.  Some of them came with literally only the clothes they were wearing.

Rothko posted:

17% of the Bahamian population is homeless as a result of Dorian.  70,000 people.  Even if they get power and infrastructure back up, I think the northern islands will be more like they were 30 or 40 years ago - much lower population and density.

Anyone who can get out is going either to Nassau or to the U.S., and once they go there, they may not ever return to Grand Bahama or the Abacos.

We are getting involved down here in Florida with helping the refugees who have made it over to our area.  They need basic items:  clothes, toiletries, etc.  Some of them came with literally only the clothes they were wearing.

One of my friends flew relief supplies there this morning

Rothko posted:

 

We are getting involved down here in Florida with helping the refugees who have made it over to our area.  They need basic items:  clothes, toiletries, etc.  Some of them came with literally only the clothes they were wearing.

Are there any specific local organizations we should consider making monetary contributions?  I know American Red Cross and other large organizations may already be involved, but I am always wary that dollars don't always flow to the individual(s).

doubled posted:
Rothko posted:

 

We are getting involved down here in Florida with helping the refugees who have made it over to our area.  They need basic items:  clothes, toiletries, etc.  Some of them came with literally only the clothes they were wearing.

Are there any specific local organizations we should consider making monetary contributions?  I know American Red Cross and other large organizations may already be involved, but I am always wary that dollars don't always flow to the individual(s).

I am sure there are others, but this is our local relief effort Key West Cares.  If you look it up, there were a number of news articles on it.

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Keywestcares/

https://www.keywestcares.com/

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