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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Florida will close state-supported Covid-19 testing sites on Thursday in anticipation of Tropical Storm Isaias, which could impact the state this weekend.

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From the reports I've seen it will be a bad storm but not likely of hurricane strength, I'm not very worried about it.

#1 | Posted by danni at 2020-07-30 10:13 AM | Reply

It's not the storm, danni.

It's the effects it might have on COVID monitoring and testing and, possibly, spread.

#2 | Posted by jpw at 2020-07-30 10:41 AM | Reply

Yet another problem that Republicans couldn't be bothered to think about - how to deal with Hurricane season during a raging pandemic. It's fire season too.

#3 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2020-07-30 04:55 PM | Reply

All this is happening because Gawd doesn't like homophobes...

just sayin'... you need to love you some gayz... and Gawd will stop with the plagues 'n $#!t.

#4 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-07-30 05:17 PM | Reply

Wouldn't it be ironic and funny if the governors of Alabama and Georgia decided this afternoon to close their borders with Florida? Talk about a laff riot on I-10, I-75 and I-95...

#5 | Posted by catdog at 2020-07-31 09:32 AM | Reply

Isn't a hurricane like a weather driven shut-down, which is what most of Florida needs anyway?

Not too much spreading of a virus if everyone is hunkered down in their homes.....

#6 | Posted by eberly at 2020-07-31 09:42 AM | Reply

@#6 ... Isn't a hurricane like a weather driven shut-down, which is what most of Florida needs anyway? ...

Keep in mind that during these storms, people leave the isolation of their houses (which may wind up flooded) and go to crowded storm shelters.

So the options seem to be --- ride out the storm at home, but wind up wading through your house. Or going to a crowded storm shelter and risk getting COVID-19.


#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-07-31 10:55 AM | Reply

"people leave the isolation of their houses (which may wind up flooded) and go to crowded storm shelters."

didn't think about that.....good point.

#8 | Posted by eberly at 2020-07-31 10:58 AM | Reply

Isn't a hurricane like a weather driven shut-down, which is what most of Florida needs anyway?
Not too much spreading of a virus if everyone is hunkered down in their homes.....

#6 | POSTED BY EBERLY

In some ways yes, it could be beneficial in that regard.

But impacts on testing and such isn't good.

Damage to over taxed medical infrastructure isn't good.

It's also been upgraded to a category 1 hurricane.

#9 | Posted by jpw at 2020-07-31 02:20 PM | Reply

So we CAN close things when a terrible storm is approaching!

I knew we could do it.

Now to make it interesting we should turn off the all the weather radars!

If you turn off the radar you won't have to know the storm is approaching and get all worried! Also it won't get worse.

No need to know where it will hit. We can just pretend it is a hoax at least a few more hours.

No worries. Trumpy has a sharpie.

#10 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-07-31 02:31 PM | Reply

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