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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #90 on: September 07, 2017, 11:13:57 PM »
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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #91 on: September 07, 2017, 11:59:52 PM »
I just want to observe that while emailing with a banking client in Atlanta today, he offered to hook us up with their corporate rate at the Ritz Carlton in Buckhead for a colleague considering driving to Atlanta today. We didn't ask, nor were we expecting him to offer space in his own home. It was moot because the RC is sold out.

As this was happening, I heard about the Jewish community in Atlanta who have opened their own homes and shuls to host a thousand people (some of them, my neighbors) for a full weekend. The kindness and connectivity of the Jewish community is amazing. 

Awaiting takeoff now at MIA to MCI, nearly three hours late. The northbound air traffic, including general aviation, is just as jammed as the turnpike.
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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #92 on: September 08, 2017, 12:06:31 AM »
Contrast that with the Jewish community in Atlanta who have opened their own homes and shuls to host a thousand people (some of them, my neighbors) for a full weekend. The kindness and connectivity of the Jewish community is amazing. 
After watching what was going on in Houston I would say our country is amazing also.
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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #93 on: September 08, 2017, 12:09:54 AM »
After watching what was going on in Houston I would say our country is amazing also.
completely agree. There's been a lot of kindness in the last couple weeks.

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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #94 on: September 08, 2017, 12:22:29 AM »
completely agree. There's been a lot of kindness in the last couple weeks.
Sad to say but it seems tragedy is the only thing that brings the country together.
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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #95 on: September 08, 2017, 12:33:40 AM »
Sad to say but it seems tragedy is the only thing that brings the country together.
Common man, let's continue the positivity

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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #96 on: September 08, 2017, 12:38:25 AM »
Finally in the air and out of Miami. This will be a westbound red eye.

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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #97 on: September 08, 2017, 01:13:00 AM »
Still a lot of uncertainty whether it hits Florida at all.

Things have changed. The likelihood increased. Still not a certainty.

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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #98 on: September 08, 2017, 01:43:39 AM »
Wow!  This is amazing!

Unfortunately, not everyone in Atlanta is displaying such friendship towards the evacuees:  Braves play 'Rock You Like A Hurricane' between innings in game with Marlins
They have since apologized...

Talking about coming together...

Although I've seen bad things as well.

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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #99 on: September 08, 2017, 02:25:27 AM »
According to Google, traffic clears up a bit after that.

But did anyone think of closing the southbound side and allowing northbound cars to use it?
yeah was wondering why they haven't done that yet
They asked the governor he said to dangerous, and not as many people were evacuated then...

It's a 500 mile+ stretch.

Also... I heard Georgia is accepting sunpass

Known as contraflow https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contraflow_lane_reversal
They were saying that there were still trucks bringing in fuel etc so they needed to keep the other side open.
Also I believe Florida is waiving all tolls, don't know about Georgia



Interesting number - out of 12,000 parking spots at the airport lots, only 150 were available as of Thursday morning.

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Re: Hurricane Irma
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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #101 on: September 08, 2017, 07:40:43 AM »
Finally in the air and out of Miami. This will be a westbound red eye.
My folks have a flight out of pbi soon. Hope it's smooth for them

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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #102 on: September 08, 2017, 09:32:03 AM »
Sad to say but it seems tragedy is the only thing that brings the country together.
It's always like that.

I always notice that in 'war time' in Israel everyone is so much nicer to each other and all the different sects of Jews stop fighting and start helping each other out.

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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #103 on: September 08, 2017, 11:49:49 AM »
My BIL is getting confused here

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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #104 on: September 08, 2017, 11:57:44 AM »
Will you be able to listen to reports during Shabbos? I would think this qualifies as a life or death situation, no?
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