Hurricane Irma: Please pray for Florida

Business Insider reports today, Sept. 8, that after slamming into several Caribbean islands as a Category 5 storm on Wednesday and Thursday, killing at least 23 people, weather models show that Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes in recorded history, will arrive in South Florida this weekend as a Category 4 storm.

Category 4 means sustained winds of 130-156 mph, and damages to houses, trees and power lines which could make places unlivable for weeks or months after.

The Category 5 label means maximum sustained winds of above 157 mph near its core. In the case of Hurricane Irma, gusts have been recorded in excess of 215 mph. This makes Irma as powerful as a severe tornado, which can tear off roofs, level homes, toss cars, overturn trains, and uproot large trees.

Already, parts of Florida are under hurricane and storm-surge warnings as of 2 p.m. ET today. Governor Rick Scott has activated all 7,000 members of the state’s National Guard, and parts of South Florida and Georgia are under mandatory evacuation orders. To free up federal resources in anticipation of Irma’s damages, President Donald Trump already has declared a state of emergency for Florida.

Here is the extent of Florida’s hurricane warnings:

  • From Jupiter Inlet southward around the peninsula to Bonita Beach.
  • Florida Keys, Lake Okeechobee, and Florida Bay.
  • Storm-surge warnings are in effect from Sebastian Inlet around the peninsula to Venice.
  • Storm-surge and hurricane watches were initiated for the east coast of Florida north of Jupiter Inlet to the Flagler/Volusia County line and for the west coast of Florida north of Bonita Beach to Anclote River.

Irma formed off the coast of western Africa last week and almost immediately started barreling toward the Caribbean Sea. Irma officially became a named storm on August 30 and was classified as a hurricane the next day. Since then, it has gained and maintained strength from the moisture of unusually warm waters in the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.

On Wednesday, Sept. 6, a Category 5 Hurricane Irma devastated Barbuda, an island east of Puerto Rico. Gaston Browne, the prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, said Barbuda was “totally demolished,” with 90% of its buildings destroyed. Communication with the island was cut off because of the destruction. To make matters worse, another hurricane, Jose, is now approaching the island. So Barbuda officials are trying to evacuate the entire population of 1,800.

Irma also destroyed an estimated 95% of buildings in parts of St. Martin and devastated popular tourist destinations in St. Barts. It slammed the Virgin Islands before passing just north of Puerto Rico. Winds were still strong enough to cut off power to half of Puerto Rico’s residents, however, and reports suggest some may not regain electricity for months.

Although Irma is now a Category 4 storm, with sustained winds of 155 mph, officials caution that it should not be referred to as “downgraded” — it’s still a life-threatening, catastrophic storm with major population centers in its path, and it’s likely to fluctuate between categories 4 and 5 before making landfall in Florida.

Please pray for Florida. Please pray for FOTM readers, like Alma, who are in Florida.

~Eowyn

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28 responses to “Hurricane Irma: Please pray for Florida

  1. Praying now.

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  2. Godspeed.

    Do you know if Alma evacuated?

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  3. Libtards wishing destruction for Trump supporters during this hurricane. “LoveTrumpsHate,” or something. Sickos.

    https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2017/09/08/hope-irma-smokes-trump-supporters-check-out-the-love-from-lefties-on-irmahurricane2017/

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  4. Prayers for everyone in the destructive path of this monster.

    The projected path of Irma is right up the I-95 corridor, perhaps the most densely populated stretch in all of the U.S.

    I find the path of this storm and that of Harvey very suspicious – almost like they are/were geared for maximum damage to heavily populated areas.

    Since the end of WW2 America and other nations have aggressively sought the ability to manipulate/weaponize the weather.

    The basic principles are apparently not that complicated – using microwaves or intense RFID to disturb the upper ionosphere thereby creating an intense low pressure area around which a huge storm can form in conditions of warmth over huge bodies of water.

    The resulting storms can then be ‘steered’ using the same microwave /RFID tech.

    The Billionaire Communist Bankers and their Weather Derivative Hedge Funds have plenty of resources to control/commission/direct such tech.

    May God have mercy.

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  5. prayers for all in the path of this horrible hurricane

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  6. Prayers for Alma and all in the storm’s path.

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  7. Prayers for everyone’s safety in the path of this storm, because life is the only thing that’s irreplaceable. I can remember my cousins laughing about my grandmother’s frequent complaints that “Russians” were manipulating the weather. After reading about decades old weather manipulation programs, chem trails/cloud seeding and seeing the opening of the Northwest Passage, she was right all along

    I hope Florida implements a statewide “contra-flow” emergency measure on their 2 North/South highways for future emergency evacuations. Being stuck in miles of traffic with gasoline in short supply must be a nightmare – especially when you see the other side of the highway almost deserted.

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  8. This paper is informative:
    “Weather as a Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather in 2025.”
    A Research Paper Presented To Air Force 2025 by
    Col Tamzy J. House
    Lt Col James B. Near, Jr.
    LTC William B. Shields (USA)
    Maj Ronald J. Celentano
    Maj David M. Husband
    Maj Ann E. Mercer
    Maj James E. Pugh
    August 1996

    http://csat.au.af.mil/2025/volume3/vol3ch15.pdf

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    • Way back when, former Secretary of Defense William Cohen said that we had powers of weather management. Professor of Physics Michio Kaku mentioned that it was used in Vietnam but quickly agreed with the correction of a tv interviewer by inserting the word “alleged.” I recall the “good job” done by Brownie as he FEMA-herded the population of New Orleans to Houston.

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  9. Reblogged this on necltr and commented:

    Amen, amen, amen! Much prayer is needed, and not just about the wind and ocean. How many more sink holes could be created by the rain?

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  10. Prayers for Florida. And let us also remember that storms like Harvey and this one can create massive sanitary problems for months to come.

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  11. IRMAGEDDON: Who geoengineered Superstorm Irma and why?

    http://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=83275#more-83275

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  12. Father in Heaven, we pray for your grace and mercy for all in the path of this and the other storms. And Hurricane Irma, we command you in the name of the One who calmed the storm on the Sea of Galilee, Jesus, to die out and cause no great harm, to be a storm of no more importance. Lord Jesus, we who know your name speak it with confidence in your statement that the works you do, we will do also. Hallowed be Your NAME.

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  13. Thank you all who send prayers. My aged, frail mother, just out of the hosptial after 32 days….is in a shelter 27 mi. inland from Ft Myers. It’s about 4 PM there….the eye is over Marcos Island and will be shortly over Naples and on to Ft. Myers. Pretty sure her double-wide retirement community will be destroyed. We don’t know how we are going to get her out and brought across the continent to live with us. One step at a time I guess. Right now, I have to give this up to God until there is something I can humanly do.

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