Hurricane News This AM – Updated

| September 4, 2019

The Navy has ordered all ships based at Hampton Roads, VA, except those undergoing maintenance and upgrades, out to sea, to ride out the pending approach and pass of Hurricane Dorian.

This is the CURRENT 2019 news about Navy ships ordered OUT TO SEA for H. Dorian:

From the article:  NORFOLK, Va. (AP/WAVY) — The U.S. Navy has ordered ships based at Naval Station Norfolk to head out to sea to avoid Hurricane Dorian.

Navy spokeswoman Elizabeth Baker told the Associated Press by phone Wednesday that vessels docked at the world’s largest Navy base in Norfolk and other nearby installations are getting under way.

Vice Admiral Andrew Lewis said in a statement Tuesday that the ships will remain at sea until the threat from the storm subsides. Navy aircraft will either be secured in hangars or fly to more inland airfields.

Ships that have to stay in port because of maintenance will take extra precautions — including the additional mooring and storm lines — to avoid potential damage. – article

Sorry about previous error, I’ve replaced the connection.  My bad!!! The Navy and USAF are at least consistent, in that last year, all ships not under maintenance were sent out to sea and the USAF departed for Rickenbacker AGNB for safety during the duration  while waiting for Florence to strike land.

Nice to see my tax dollars working. OK, OK, I know that photo up top is an F-35 that belongs to IDF, but it’s a jet.

In other news: a waterspout on Lake Michigan created such turbulence on its western shore near Waukegan, IL, that a man in Beach Park, IL got caught in it as it overturned his car.

He looks a bit bewildered in the video in that link.

The projected storm track has Dorian moving north along the East Coast up toward Massachusetts and its environs. Didn’t someone just buy an overpriced house up there?

Category: "Your Tax Dollars At Work", Air Force, Navy

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  1. ChipNASA says:

    This is from almost a year ago and it’s hurricane Florence.
    Are you trying to see which of us are paying attention this morning??



    • 5th/77th FA says:

      ??dahell?? Thought it was my linky thingie not doing a proper hand shake on a linky. Went back & to several times, scratched my watch and wound my a$$. Maybe she does like to catch us with our pants down? (dodges a thrown cast iron skillet)

      Much sympathy to the folks in the Bahamas. Scam donation sites springing up in

      Even if Dorian did make it to the MA coast, oblowme has enough hot air to push the himacane out to sea.

      • Comm Center Rat says:

        And don’t forget Massachusetts has Pocahontas who has enough hot air to blow Dorian back below the Mason Dixon Line. I don’t know, but I’ve been told Pocahontas is pressuring the National Weather Service to identify future hurricanes with Native American names.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Awww, crap!!!! I thought it was about H. Dorian!!!

      My Bad! There was something on the news this morning about the same thing this year. I’ll go find it. My bad. Three lashes with a wet parachute section for me.

  2. Bim says:

    My son is in the Marines and training at Chesapeake. They are watching the weather closely and he is not sure if they are relocated.

    Parris Island has also cancelled graduation for this week and moved recruits to Georgia to get out of the way of the storm. It sucks for the parents, as I think my wife would have had a coronary if she couldn’t go to see him for his graduation in May. From what I understand, the newly minted Marines were allowed to send video greetings to their loved ones but not much else.

  3. OWB says:

    Brings back fond memories of riding out one of those hurricane thingies. By the time they figured we should be evacuated it was too late to send us. So we took the cots out of our tents and found a cement block building to occupy for the duration. Yeah, the families were more than a tad concerned since they all knew exactly where we were in FL and they all had TV’s. Kinda funny, actually. One of the instructors at least had the good sense to suggest that our families be notified that we were OK. (This was back in the dark ages before we all carried personal communications devices.)