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Topic: Ivan Is Here.
Username: JMISLANDMAN
Posted 2004-09-10 12:41:25 and read 1564 times.

It is now 5:30am local time and outside does not look pretty. Even though the wind is calm the rain is pouring with thunder and lightning. Will try to keep you updated as long as I have electricity.

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: UAXDXer
Posted 2004-09-10 12:48:27 and read 1525 times.

WOW! My best goes out to everyone in Jamaica..............

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: Boeing nut
Posted 2004-09-10 14:24:37 and read 1462 times.

Indeed. God speed JMISLANDMAN. Hope to see you again very soon.

Thoughtful regards.

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: A388
Posted 2004-09-10 16:56:31 and read 1343 times.

My best goes out to you and everybody in Jamaica. My parents called me two days ago when the hurricane passed my island (Curaçao) but luckily there was no real damage done to the island.

Where will Air Jamaica park its aircraft during the storm/hurricane? I assume they will send their aircraft elsewhere to neighbouring islands/ countries?

God speed JMISLANDMAN. Hope to see you again very soon.

A388

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: NIKV69
Posted 2004-09-10 17:00:21 and read 1336 times.

JMSLANDMAN,

What part are you in? I wish you the best. That is one bad storm. I hope you get through it with minimal damage. GOD BLESS.

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: Diamond
Posted 2004-09-10 17:02:31 and read 1329 times.

JMSLANDMAN,

Wishing you a safe time through the storm. Keep us updated as long as you are able.

Kevin

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: MIASkies
Posted 2004-09-10 17:09:54 and read 1314 times.

I know for a fact as it was a posted in a previous post, that Air Jamaica is flying in or already flew in one of their A340's and some A320 and A321's into FLL.

Best Regards to Everyone in Jamaica! Stay Safe!

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: Klaus
Posted 2004-09-10 17:43:58 and read 1292 times.

Good luck to everyone!

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: Flymia
Posted 2004-09-10 17:48:29 and read 1286 times.

Hope everything goes okay in Jamaica. Its going to be rough. Cuba is next after you guys. Than we here in Florida are going to keep are eye on this one again. The Keys are already evacuating.

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: Ryanb741
Posted 2004-09-10 18:07:09 and read 1279 times.

Good luck and keep us updated when you can to let us know you are safe

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: Trickijedi
Posted 2004-09-10 19:37:22 and read 1247 times.

Last time I checked this morning it was a Category 4. Hope the eye dies down soon and doesn't hit you too bad.

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: DLKAPA
Posted 2004-09-10 20:16:02 and read 1232 times.

If it hits Cuba, there's gonna be some real bad problems. It'll be like Hurricane Mitch in Honduras. Seriously its gonna be a humanitarian nightmare.

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: ScarletHarlot
Posted 2004-09-10 20:39:31 and read 1224 times.

Hang in there JMIslandMan. Hope you come through safely.

I am also hoping to hear from my friend on Grand Cayman. He was trying to get a flight off the island. He started medical school there three weeks ago. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for him, and for everyone else in Ivan the Terrible's path.

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: Fritzi
Posted 2004-09-10 20:44:09 and read 1219 times.

Stay safe and good luck!!!!

Dont go outside to take a walk.  Wink/being sarcastic

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: L410Turbolet
Posted 2004-09-11 23:14:34 and read 1128 times.

According to CNN, hurricane Ivan strenghtened to Category 5. Good luck to everyone in Jamaica and Grand Cayman!

http://edition.cnn.com/2004/WEATHER/09/11/hurricane.ivan/index.html

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: Sleekjet
Posted 2004-09-11 23:48:01 and read 1120 times.

Yep, Ivan is back up to 165 mph winds. Highest sustained winds ever measured in a hurricane was 185 in Hurricane Gilbert.

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: Mir
Posted 2004-09-12 03:54:24 and read 1102 times.

While listening to liveatc from JFK, the ground controller and a BWIA pilot were having a brief talk about it over the radio, and the pilot said that Grenada had been set back 20 years.  Sad

Hope everything is alright in the Caribbean.

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: ScarletHarlot
Posted 2004-09-12 21:11:05 and read 1073 times.

JMIslandMan? Are you okay?

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: FJWH
Posted 2004-09-12 21:23:13 and read 1067 times.

Small question...:

Why Ivan and not for example Tjap?

Tjap  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: QB737
Posted 2004-09-12 21:34:52 and read 1058 times.

Wow! This one is hige. Take a look at this



The picture is a courtesy of www.noaa.org


Benoît

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: FJWH
Posted 2004-09-12 21:42:43 and read 1055 times.

I just read some news about it on the net, a few deaths mentioned.

Good luck there!!

Tjap

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: Ren41
Posted 2004-09-12 23:13:52 and read 1041 times.

He's in Montego Bay, so he should be expecting the strongest part of the storm right outside of the eye.

Good luck! This one is nasty.

R41

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: Leviticus
Posted 2004-09-12 23:45:29 and read 1035 times.

Tjap (FJWH),

They might call one Tjap later on  Wink/being sarcastic
See, the hurricanes are named in an alphabetical order, different each year, check the link provided and click on the different years.

http://www.boatus.com/hurricanes/past_hurricanes/

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: Vaporlock
Posted 2004-09-13 05:18:09 and read 1005 times.

JMISLANDMAN, we haven't heard from you??? How are things?

I just watched the 11pm news and it looks as if CUBA is going to get hit big time!

Let us know how your doing?

Phyllis  Wink/being sarcastic

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: Ryanb741
Posted 2004-09-13 10:44:01 and read 981 times.

There are reports of near total destruction on the Cayman Islands, it's early days yet but apparently there are floating bodies everywhere  Sad Good luck to everybody and I wish those who have already been hit a quick recovery. It seems like Jamaica was 'lucky' in that Ivan deviated and the eye missed the Islands. It seems the Caymans weren't so lucky and neither will Cuba be. Plus the 'cane' is a category 5!

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: FJWH
Posted 2004-09-13 11:23:20 and read 976 times.

There is no power in Jamaica so that's why I guess JMISLANDMAN can't respond.
And Leviticus': nice info, thanks and I suggest that in the near future we call one 'Tjap'  Big thumbs up

Tjap  Smile

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: RobK
Posted 2004-09-13 11:23:24 and read 976 times.

Next hurricane will be called Jeanna for anyone interested  Smile

RK

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: FJWH
Posted 2004-09-13 11:28:41 and read 973 times.

Jeanna?????

AAhh NO!!  Sad

Tjap  Wink/being sarcastic

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: AGC525
Posted 2004-09-13 11:29:19 and read 973 times.

I believe it's "Jeanne"

But Jenna would be nice too!!!  Big grin

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: FJWH
Posted 2004-09-13 11:33:01 and read 970 times.

The ONLY Jenna I like is Jenna Jameson. I'm okay with the name Jenna Jameson or Tjap for the next storm. Any other names? NO!

Tjap  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: RobK
Posted 2004-09-13 11:36:34 and read 968 times.

Definitely got an 'a' at the end, not an 'e'.

Ones after that if they can squeeze them in before returning to the start of the alphabet next year will be Karl, Lisa, Mitch and Nicole  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

RK

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: TransIsland
Posted 2004-09-13 14:54:39 and read 949 times.

While Ivan was pounding Jamaica, my thoughts were with the people there, but we were still offline due to Frances. (It's only been yesterday that we got ALL our utilities back.)

Now my thoughts are with all those people on the Caymans, Cuba and probably Yucatan as well.

Ivan does sound like a ferocious one indeed. Hope you make it through safely!

Scientists did predict a bad hurricane season 2004, and I fear Frances and Ivan weren't the last of these buggers.

Be safe!

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: ScarletHarlot
Posted 2004-09-13 17:48:04 and read 930 times.

Cayman Net News has reports of devastation but no deaths. My friend who was at school there evacuated back to the States, thank goodness. No idea when he'll get to go back.

http://www.caymannetnews.com

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: Redngold
Posted 2004-09-13 23:37:58 and read 917 times.

Sorry, RobK, but you're wrong.

The next names on the list are: Jeanne, Karl, Lisa, Matthew, and Nicole.

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutnames.shtml
http://www.fema.gov/kids/hunames3.htm

Mitch was retired after the 1998 season, due to the devastation it caused in the Yucatan (especially Honduras.)

redngold

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: ScarletHarlot
Posted 2004-09-14 20:36:12 and read 889 times.

Any word from JMIslandMan yet?

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: Mir
Posted 2004-09-14 21:12:12 and read 883 times.

Not yet. It's probably just a lack of power.

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: BR715-A1-30
Posted 2004-09-15 01:15:07 and read 872 times.

JMIslandman, I just visited your lovely little country. I came in on the Carnival Conquest and docked at the Montego Bay port. Red Stripe is pretty good.

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: Redngold
Posted 2004-09-15 01:40:58 and read 863 times.

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: ScarletHarlot
Posted 2004-09-15 02:47:41 and read 856 times.

Nothing has happened to Florida yet with Ivan. In the meantime, Grenada, Jamaica, and Grand Cayman are devastated. Let's give some thought to them, please.

http://www.caymannetnews.com

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: JMISLANDMAN
Posted 2004-09-15 03:27:28 and read 847 times.

Well guys its good to be back. We lost power and water on Friday and it returned yesterday. My DSl has been down due to the damaged cables in Cayman. I survived this storm and I must say my heart goes out to those persons who were harshly affected. I did managed to feel what category 4 wind feels like and i also took some pictures which I am having problems uploading ( can anyone help).

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: Mir
Posted 2004-09-15 03:31:21 and read 845 times.

Great to see you back Jmislandman! Glad to see you're fine.  Smile

What's the problem with uploading?

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: EA CO AS
Posted 2004-09-15 03:33:52 and read 843 times.

Ivan's on its way to MSY...

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: Phxairfan
Posted 2004-09-15 03:40:30 and read 839 times.

And we all wonder why Louisianan's get such a bad rap. They'll be doing a lot of drinking when their city is under 20 feet of water. Regardless I wish everyone in NO the best of luck, hopefully you're on your way out of town.

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: MD-90
Posted 2004-09-15 04:42:32 and read 828 times.

Looking at Redngold's graphic, I'm ~in the D of day in the 8 PM Thursday label. Looks like we won't have band practice outside on Thursday.

I just wish that it wouldn't rain at the game on Saturday. It's alumni band weekend--250 alumni in their band plus 200 high school prospectives in their band plus us.

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: ScarletHarlot
Posted 2004-09-15 06:03:40 and read 820 times.

Glad to hear from you JMIslandMan! Looking forward to seeing your photos.

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: Vaporlock
Posted 2004-09-15 07:02:26 and read 812 times.

JMIslandMan, great to hear that your OK!  Big thumbs up

As far as posting pictures...you can join Photobucket.com and use that site to host your pics.

Phyllis  Wink/being sarcastic

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: JMISLANDMAN
Posted 2004-09-15 13:45:43 and read 793 times.

check out this picture!

Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: JMISLANDMAN
Posted 2004-09-15 14:37:28 and read 784 times.


















Topic: RE: Ivan Is Here.
Username: Redngold
Posted 2004-09-16 00:13:43 and read 762 times.

JM - glad to hear you're okay. I was praying for you the whole time. God bless.

redngold


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