Hurricane Irma?

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  1. Lilly0704

    Lilly0704 Earning My Ears

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    I know there is already a thread about this subject, but I'm having a hard time deciphering the info I'm looking for. We will be in Disney from September 6 to 11. Flying out on the 11th. I see what case scenarios have Irma hitting Orlando on the 10th? If that's correct, what exactly does that mean? I'm not concerned with rain so much, we can deal with rain. My concern is will it be dangerous if that is when it hits? Will we be able to fly out safely? I know it's early for any real answers. But I've never dealt with a hurricane before so I have no idea what to expect.
     
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  2. Maggie'sMom

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    You're right. It's too early for real answers. It all depends on the storm track, strength, and timing. If the hurricane hits the Orlando area on the day you are to fly out, your flight will be cancelled. If it hits while you are at WDW, parks will be closed and you will be confined to your room for a period of time. But right now, no one really knows where this storm will go. It could move back out to the Atlantic as it moves north. It could take a track up towards the Carolinas. It could go more into the Gulf. Or it could hit Florida dead on. Just keep an eye on it.

    Oh, and we're supposed to fly down on the 8th and be there through the 17th. I'm really hoping it tracks back out into the Atlantic.
     
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  4. Gorechick

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    Here's a repost of my response from a 2015 Hurricane watch thread-
    We arrived the day Hurricane Charley hit in 2004. We were on one of the last flights in before they closed MCO. Parks were closed that evening and the next morning. We had stayed at a Best Western DTD the evening of the hurricane as our package at POFQ started the next day. WDW was the best place to be as they have their own power grid. Surrounding areas were in bad shape but WDW was already in cleanup mode and getting parks up and running. Many people were stranded on property and they opened excess rooms for their employees IIRC. Here is a link to an article from Allears.net -http://www.allears.net/news/hurricane.htm
     
  5. Tonyz

    Tonyz How do ya do? Pretty good, sure as you're born!

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    The very, very good news is (at least right now - it can change at the next update) there is very little chance that Irma hits Florida at all. The two most reliable models that people use to track these things both have it missing Florida completely. In fact, of all the eight models used to track storms, only one has it hitting Florida (and I guess it's not a very reliable model).

    So right now there is zero reason to worry. If you're getting here on the 10th or the 11th maybe a little more rain on those day. But we're looking really good right now.
     
  6. Lilly0704

    Lilly0704 Earning My Ears

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    What are some reliable models? How do I find them?

    This really helped ease my mind. Seems like it wouldn't be as aweful as I made it out to be in my mind.
     
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    Tonyz How do ya do? Pretty good, sure as you're born!

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    unlikely it'll even hit Florida (knock on wood), and if it does it'll be minimal in Orlando being it's in the middle of the state. But way too early to know or worry about.

    And if a hurricane does it, you'd rather be at Disney
     
  10. disneycountrygirl

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    Thanks for this thread! We are coming Sept 8-16th so I was wondering about Irma. Sounds like Disney (in our 2 bedroom villa!!!!!) is a decent place to be during a hurricane, but relieved to hear it likely won't be an issue!
     
  11. Tonyz

    Tonyz How do ya do? Pretty good, sure as you're born!

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    Again it could change tomorrow but we're looking pretty good right now. (One of the models just updated and again has it missing Florida!)
     
  12. monorailrabbit

    monorailrabbit Rabbits Rabbits Everywhere!

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    Crossing my fingers for you! Our first trip was during a hurricane. I can't remember the year or the name anymore, but we were one of the last flights that made it !I remember anxiously tracking a storm and it was not a good time! I don't think MCO closed, but I remember SW cancelling a bunch of flights for some reason. Ours was first thing in the morning out of Omaha, and the ticket desk told us we would be the only flight that day! The parks didn't close, but man was it rainy! :)
     
  13. hiroMYhero

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    Because there are now two weather threads running, here is info @yulilin3 posted in the original weather/Irma thread:
    https://www.disboards.com/threads/watching-the-tropics-again.3630142/

    Also, for specific Transportation needs, please post on the Transportation Board. :)
    https://www.disboards.com/forums/transportation.16/
     
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  14. Maggie'sMom

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    In 2008, we had a trip planned for mid-September and I was obsessively watching Hurricane Ike. I was so worried it veer northward and hit Florida. Well, it veered west and hit Texas instead. We live in Central Ohio and flew out on a Sunday morning. It was sunny and beautiful that morning. Later that day, we received a phone call from a friend, telling us that the remnants of Ike had blown through Ohio. There were tons of trees down and significant other damage. There were widespread power outages. Some unfortunate people were without power for a week. Meanwhile, we were enjoying beautiful weather in Orlando. I think it rained once that entire week and it was a quick downpour one afternoon. After that, I decided not to worry so much about hurricanes. I'm keeping an eye on it, but not fretting.
     
  15. AngiTN

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    Irma doesn't even know what Irma is going to do right now.
     
  16. Tonyz

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    An updated model (if anyone cares) shows the most outer rings juuuuust barely scraping Florida at the tip next Sunday, so no effect on Orlando.

    From Sunday to Monday it continues to scrap the eastern side. Right now this would be when it affects Orlando the most, but it's in more of the outer rings, so more rain and higher winds in the forecast. Nothing crazy. I've also been told the storm's weaker if it's east of you.

    So from now until next Sunday we're in the clear. Sunday night to Monday might get a little messy but nothing horrible. And this is only one model, the other one still has it not hitting Florida at all.

    Again things can and almost certainly will change next forecast.
     
  17. TinkerBelle_325

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    I have to admit, I'm feeling better as the models all appears to be more cohesive today. I'm still a bit nervous as I'm flying into Orlando on Monday the 11th...but even if the outer rings scrape the coast there is still a chance that flights will get in, or just be delayed.
     
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  18. Tonyz

    Tonyz How do ya do? Pretty good, sure as you're born!

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    Yeah absolutely no need to worry right now. Monday is the least accurate day, too.
     
  19. jackmosby

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    Too early to tell anything (we should know better by Monday) but the more plausible path for Irma, by now, seems that it will pass by the coast of Florida like Matthew did. Hopefully it stay this way (we are coming from 09/10 to 09/18). But i wouldn't be surprised if, either way, the MNSSHP of 09/10 is cancelled. I suggest everyone to follow this twitter account in order to stay updated. And know that the ECMWF model is the most accurate of all. Crossing fingers and hoping the pixie dust will chase this nasty girl away.
     
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    Oh No, we have tickets for 9/10 to MNSSHP and are so looking forward to it. Will Disney refund us if that happens and let us go another night?
     
  21. hiroMYhero

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    Disney doesn't Cancel hard ticket parties if rain is forecast. No one representing Disney is posting in this thread.
     
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