Marching On Together

Marching On Together I have had a romance with a lady since my childhood just like thousands of other people around the world who are also in love with her. I have remained in love with her through the many bad times and the few good times, my love for her has never faltered and never will. My lady's name is Leeds United and she is just five games away from returning to the English Football Premiership, after sixteen years in the football wilderness. In the sixties, seventies and early nineties my lady was known as "Super Leeds," however in 2003, my love was relegated from the English Football Premiership due to financial miss-handling by her owners. "Super Leeds," dropped down to the third tier of English football. If Leeds United can grab ten points from their last five games my lady will be back where she belongs in the higher echelons of English football and I can once more embrace my love with happiness.

Leeds 5 v 0 Stoke, 7 points needed from 4 games...

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Category 4 Hurricane Irma hits South Florida with the biggest strike in 57 years: 6.5 million people told to evacuate with a further million without power

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  • Category 4 Hurricane Irma Makes Landfall in the Florida Keys; Strongest Keys Strike in 57 Years when Hurricane Donna struck in 1960. 
  • A weather sensor on Big Pine Key east of Key West clocked a 120 mph wind gust.
  • Three people are confirmed dead and more than a MILLION left without power
  • The storm has already claimed at least 25 lives across the Caribbean since it took hold earlier in the week 
After long days of anxious preparations and waiting, Hurricane Irma has arrived in South Florida on Sunday morning, still a dangerous Category 4 storm even though Miami-Dade and Broward counties will be spared the worst.
The Florida Keys, however, will not be so lucky: Irma’s eye made landfall on Cudjoe Key at 9:10 a.m. and the storm is expected to move northwest up Florida’s Gulf Coast.
More than a million people are already without power in South Florida, and dangerous flooding and tornadoes are possible.
Irma has restrengthened to a Category 4 hurricane, with maximum wind speeds of 130 mph, according to The Miami Herald.
After blasting the northern Caribbean, deadly Hurricane Irma is now moving into Florida spreading destructive winds, flooding rain and inundating seas.
"Unfortunately, there is no way the United States is going to avoid another catastrophic weather event," Dr. Joel N. Myers, founder, president and chairman of AccuWeather said.
"There will be massive damage in Florida. [It will be] the worst single hurricane to hit Florida in 57 years" Myers said.
Irma is currently bringing severe and life-threatening impacts to all of the Florida Keys and South Florida and will spread those impacts farther north across the Florida Peninsula.
Cities at risk include Tampa, Fort Myers, Naples, Sarasota and Miami.
The NWS office in Key West warned of "swaths of tornado-like damage" possible in the eyewall that is currently hammering the Lower Keys.
Storm surge in Key West has already topped 2.5 feet and should rise as water continues to pile into the Keys around the eyewall of Irma.
A weather sensor on Big Pine Key east of Key West clocked a 120 mph wind gust around 9:38 a.m. Sunday.

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