Hurricane Irma

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Re: Hurricane Irma

Post by Tony.Williams » Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:58 pm

Croydon13013 wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:20 pm
If Necker Island is destroyed while neighbours survive unscathed then I'm prepared to believe that there is a benevolent god out there.
Sounds as if his house was blown down, but so was everything else (he took refuge in the wine cellar - I suppose there are worse places to await the end of the world...).

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Re: Hurricane Irma

Post by Tony.Williams » Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:59 pm

bindeweede wrote:
Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:50 pm
Irma: Gun owners in Florida plan to 'shoot down' hurricane
"Gun owners in Florida have vowed to respond to Hurricane Irma by “shooting at” the storm.

Tens of thousands of people have joined an event advertised on Facebook to tackle the hurricane currently bearing down on Florida, in an attempt to “show Irma that we shoot first”.

:roll:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 37546.html
Sounds about right... there's a fair chance that somebody will get hit by one of the bullets, but that's just a hazard of residency.

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Re: Hurricane Irma

Post by bindeweede » Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:54 pm

Appalling damage on B.V.I.

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Re: Hurricane Irma

Post by Tony.Williams » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:11 am

Croydon13013 wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:20 pm
If Necker Island is destroyed while neighbours survive unscathed then I'm prepared to believe that there is a benevolent god out there.
https://uk.yahoo.com/news/sir-richard-b ... 42072.html

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Re: Hurricane Irma

Post by Ketchup » Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:31 pm

Looks as though the aftermath of Hurricane Ophelia is the one that's going to directly affect the UK, over the next couple of days - along with some fierce winds, it seems some of us can expect to enjoy a mini heatwave in October: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41620071

A look at some of the damage done by Hurricane Maria:

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More: https://gogetfunding.com/dominica-hurricane-fund/

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Re: Hurricane Irma

Post by Tony.Williams » Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:55 pm

Utterly unbelievable that the rules on international aid prevent us from spending the money on disaster relief for British territories, because they are "too wealthy". :fp

Particularly when the International Development Dept is often scrabbling about to find things to spend their precious 0.7% on... :gh

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