Mind Blown

If the weather forecasters didn’t worry those in the path of Irma, then the images from the islands over which it has already whipped will certainly do the trick. Wired’s Adam Rogers explains why this is a nearly impossible storm. Along with the massive damage, more than ten people have already lost their lives. Here’s the latest on Irma’s wrath and path.

+ The small islands most hammered by Irma now have a new visitor on the way: Jose.

+ WSJ: “After Hurricane Andrew pummeled Florida 25 years ago and leveled entire blocks of homes, local and state officials responded by creating some of the strictest building codes in the U.S., hailed by many as a model.” Irma is on a path to put those codes to the test.

+ NPR: Flamingos In The Men’s Room: How zoos and aquariums handle hurricanes.

+ Rush Limbaugh raised his own foul winds to the level of a Category Five Blowhard when he suggested that forecasters are overhyping Irma: “The reason that I am leery of forecasts this far out, folks is because I see how the system works.” If you take Rush’s word for it and decide to stay in the path of the storm, you might prove meteorologists and Darwin right at the same time.

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