So just how big is Hurricane Irma? I found a story on the Washington Post with an interactive map that lets you superimpose Irma (as she was on Wednesday) on a map of your city or state. Fascinated as I am by Irma, I still didn’t fully appreciate her size until I put her over a map of Colorado. This is the result:
Here’s a wider view:
All I can say now is pray for Florida.
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Yeesh … and putting it over Arkansas covers three whole states, most of four others, and healthy chunks of at least two more … we tend to get rain from the Gulf storms, but that map makes me even happier I don’t live on the coast, especially since the Arkansas River’s only about a mile away. I hope those who can’t get out can find somewhere safe.
Given the population of southern Florida, I’m very worried that many, many people won’t get out or be able to get out. And CNN just said Irma is back up to Cat 5. I’ve never had any desire to live on any coast and I hated Florida the two times I was there. I’m quite happy right where I am.
I have family in the Tampa area. One had to assist with the evacuation of the senior housing facility where she works so didn’t get to evacuate and is hunkered down on high ground. This storm is scary.
Scary is an understatement. I hope Tampa is far enough north to be spared the worst of this.
Correction. Apparently the forecast for Tampa Bay got a lot worse overnight. Hope your family is safe on high ground now.
Heart in my mouth as I am watching this online and on TV. Praying for all in Irma’s path.
I’ve been tracking it too. Can’t get over the size of this thing. I hope everyone that was out crawling north on that highway, and everyone else, got to someplace safe.
God only knows how big these things will get if we ever have global warming, I dread to think
Horrifying thought. But fear not. Our far right experts assure us that global warming is a hoax.
Thank Christ for small mercies as my mother was want to say
We were watching this one closely until it was firmly on track over land. IT was moving slowly west for far too long – and it wouldn’t have been unheard of…
We have a picture of Irma on Saturday that looked like a giant pig’s head…the Razorbacks were playing …
Hmm. Mother Nature has a sense of humor?