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Hurricane Irene [Now at Cat 3]
NHC/NOAA ^ | 20 August 2011 | NHC/NOAA

Posted on 08/20/2011 4:22:03 PM PDT by NautiNurse

Tropical Storm Irene has developed from Invest 97 in the Western Atlantic Ocean, east of the Leeward Islands.

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To: NautiNurse
Thank you so much for your hard work on these hurricane threads, FRiend! You provide an invaluable service to so many of us here at FR, and I appreciate all of the vital information about these ever-changing storms.

We are "on guard" up here in the People's Republik of Connecticut... looks like we may be in Irene's crosshairs. Joe Bastardi (of whatever weather outfit he works for now) said last night on O'Reilly that Irene looks a lot like Hurricane Gloria of 1985, only worse. My sister and her husband live near Providence on Greenwich Bay (off Narragansett Bay). I'm worried about them...

Generators flying off the shelves here in Connecticut, per WTIC radio...

501 posted on 08/25/2011 9:16:09 AM PDT by nutmeg
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To: NautiNurse

Looking forward to hanging out with you over the weekend!


502 posted on 08/25/2011 9:17:46 AM PDT by abner (I have no tagline, therefore no identity.)
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To: NautiNurse

So, has the Navy relocated from Norfolk? I hear that’s a sure sign of possible weather-related problems.


503 posted on 08/25/2011 9:20:33 AM PDT by alarm rider (The left will always tell you who they fear the most. What are they telling you now?)
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To: NautiNurse

Wow, I hope she won’t mind possibly being without power or water for a week or two! Does she mind if she’s stuck there for a long while?


504 posted on 08/25/2011 9:20:51 AM PDT by Abigail Adams
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To: alarm rider

Yes, the fleet has been ordered out to see from Norfolk.


505 posted on 08/25/2011 9:27:35 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I see you live in NY. Depending where, you might need to get over here if Irene is headed your way.


506 posted on 08/25/2011 9:28:28 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: abner; NautiNurse

I think we are in for a loooooooooooooooooooooong weekend.


507 posted on 08/25/2011 9:28:43 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: dirtboy

Jeff Masters really spells it out in his analysis. Particularly disturbing info about the highest tides of the year occurring during the same time.


508 posted on 08/25/2011 9:28:45 AM PDT by NautiNurse (TSA Tit for Tat--Yukari Mihamae--thank you!)
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To: Abigail Adams
Wow, I hope she won’t mind possibly being without power or water for a week or two! Does she mind if she’s stuck there for a long while?

Trust me, the first time the winds kick up and rattle the windows, my mother will be screeching to get out of there. Those folks don't have a clue what they are in for with my mother hunkered down in the house with them during a hurricane.

509 posted on 08/25/2011 9:33:27 AM PDT by NautiNurse (TSA Tit for Tat--Yukari Mihamae--thank you!)
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To: lonestar

It seems to be headed our direction. Too bad we have no “hatches to batten down”. And we lost the barn Feb 4th. Only the house is left. :-)


510 posted on 08/25/2011 9:34:05 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: nutmeg; abner

Great to have you with us for the long weekend, my dearest FRiends! {{{hugs}}}


511 posted on 08/25/2011 9:36:21 AM PDT by NautiNurse (TSA Tit for Tat--Yukari Mihamae--thank you!)
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To: dirtboy
The Governor of New Jersey is scheduled to speak.Don't have a time but I called down the shore and everyone is in meetings over the Hurricane.NHC has this making a 2nd landing in New Jersey along the Coast.P.S.Fox news said Christie has called a state of emergency for New Jersey.
512 posted on 08/25/2011 9:37:22 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today:))
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To: alarm rider

Yes, the Navy is moving the Norfolk fleet out to sea.


513 posted on 08/25/2011 9:38:17 AM PDT by NautiNurse (TSA Tit for Tat--Yukari Mihamae--thank you!)
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To: NautiNurse
Yes, the Navy is moving the Norfolk fleet out to sea.

Will they pick up the Yankees for free?

514 posted on 08/25/2011 9:39:47 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: fatima
I think he is speaking right now.

Word is he has declared a state of emergency.

If this comes even close to the shore, lots of homes are going to be destroyed.

In 1962 there was a storm that took out most of Brigatine Island.

There weren't many houses on the island at that time. We get a repeat, it is going to be very ugly.

515 posted on 08/25/2011 9:42:35 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the Wes)
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To: NautiNurse; Nick Danger
Great to have you with us for the long weekend, my dearest FRiends! {{{hugs}}}

Happy to be here (as long as the power stays on!) No baseball this weekend, that's fer sure... ;-)

{{{hugs}}}

I am a bit worried, to be honest. It's raining again right now, and the ground is already saturated from all the rain we've had this spring and summer. We live in a forest of TALL trees... not a good mix with a hurricane approaching.

516 posted on 08/25/2011 9:42:58 AM PDT by nutmeg
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To: DJ MacWoW
No kidding! You need to get prepared! Lawn furniture, anything that can be blown by strong winds needs to be secured. Food & water like your northeasters...or whatever you call them.

You might be without water and electrcity for several days.

517 posted on 08/25/2011 9:43:16 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: NautiNurse

Afternoon! Was just looking out the window at the clouds building up. Nasty, nasty.


518 posted on 08/25/2011 9:43:31 AM PDT by dixie sass
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To: DollyCali
Mango anything is good! :) I lived in the Philippines as a kid, I don't recall having them before that. Lovely that you can get them all over the place now. OK here is the link:

http://eatitanyway.com/cook-it/mango-honey-sherbet/ Only thing is, because it is sweetened with honey it will harden pretty solid in the freezer, so either eat it right away (what we do) or zap it about 5 or so seconds in the microwave just enough to be able to scoop it out if you had leftovers. MMMMMM it's good. And not overly sweet (altho you can make it sweeter if you want to)

519 posted on 08/25/2011 9:43:41 AM PDT by brytlea (Wake me when it's over...)
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To: DollyCali

I mean to add, I only just started using coconut milk in stuff, great thing to keep on your shelf. Now THAT is probably good hurricane food! (to make this appropriate so NN doesn’t kick us out of here!)


520 posted on 08/25/2011 9:44:52 AM PDT by brytlea (Wake me when it's over...)
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To: NautiNurse

Isn’t there some legend about the Indian Rocks and no bad storms?


521 posted on 08/25/2011 9:45:55 AM PDT by dixie sass
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To: nutmeg

I’ve been a little worried about the potential of homes that might have some damage from the quake and now a hurricane.


522 posted on 08/25/2011 9:46:39 AM PDT by brytlea (Wake me when it's over...)
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To: dirtboy

OMGod.


523 posted on 08/25/2011 9:46:40 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today:))
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To: dixie sass

Dixie!!! OMG—this is definitely Old Home week! {{{hugs}}}


524 posted on 08/25/2011 9:47:07 AM PDT by NautiNurse (TSA Tit for Tat--Yukari Mihamae--thank you!)
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To: Moose4
NHC track map just came out for their 11:00 update...the centerline of their forecast shows a landfall between Morehead City and Ocracoke...

That's almost exactly where Isabel made landfall in 2003. Fortunately, it had weakened to a CAT 1/2 storm by that point, after peaking (3 times) as a CAT 5.

525 posted on 08/25/2011 9:47:57 AM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: dixie sass

Don’t know about the legend of Indian Rocks. We have a lot of Indian burial grounds around here. Locals say it helps.


526 posted on 08/25/2011 9:49:31 AM PDT by NautiNurse (TSA Tit for Tat--Yukari Mihamae--thank you!)
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To: lonestar

Hubby is buying a generator today and getting several cans of fuel. It won’t take much to move the garden furniture. My rose garden, unfortunately, is on it’s own.


527 posted on 08/25/2011 9:50:01 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: alarm rider

Fox showed them going out to sea.


528 posted on 08/25/2011 9:50:29 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today:))
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To: fatima
The storm forecast track, if it holds, is an absolute nightmare scenario for the Jersey Shore - running the entire length of the coast. And most of the state will encounter gusts over hurricane force, which means massive power outages and roads blocked by downed trees.

I work in PA very close to Trenton, and I am planning to not be able to work on Monday due to power outages - we have a generator for our servers but not for our desktops.

529 posted on 08/25/2011 9:51:10 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: fatima
The storm forecast track, if it holds, is an absolute nightmare scenario for the Jersey Shore - running the entire length of the coast. And most of the state will encounter gusts over hurricane force, which means massive power outages and roads blocked by downed trees.

I work in PA very close to Trenton, and I am planning to not be able to work on Monday due to power outages - we have a generator for our servers but not for our desktops.

530 posted on 08/25/2011 9:51:30 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: NautiNurse; DollyCali

Sorry, did not ping you to post 519, and now realize I posted the link badly. Having one of those days (these storms give me a headache.
http://eatitanyway.com/cook-it/mango-honey-sherbet/


531 posted on 08/25/2011 9:51:31 AM PDT by brytlea (Wake me when it's over...)
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To: NautiNurse; dixie sass; nutmeg; Gabz

Looks like we’ll have some fun though!


532 posted on 08/25/2011 9:51:38 AM PDT by abner (I have no tagline, therefore no identity.)
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To: Interesting Times

Cheer! Cheer! The gang’s all here! Are you in storm prep mode?


533 posted on 08/25/2011 9:51:59 AM PDT by NautiNurse (TSA Tit for Tat--Yukari Mihamae--thank you!)
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To: dixie sass

Howdy woman!!!!


534 posted on 08/25/2011 9:52:35 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: dfwgator
Will they pick up the Yankees for free?

They said that Queens could stay...

535 posted on 08/25/2011 9:52:52 AM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: nutmeg; abner; NautiNurse; Nick Danger; dixie sass

Welcome to the FRN Reunion Hurricane Party. I’ll go make some margaritas.


536 posted on 08/25/2011 9:55:26 AM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: dixie sass

Hi, Dixie!


537 posted on 08/25/2011 9:55:33 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Interesting Times

They blew the Bronx away.


538 posted on 08/25/2011 9:56:28 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: abner; NautiNurse; dixie sass; nutmeg

It has been awhile since this gang was assembled, hasnt it!!!


539 posted on 08/25/2011 9:57:52 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: dirtboy

Isn’t the east side of the storm the ‘windy’ side? If so, wouldn’t a track just inland up the coast present the most devastating scenario? East winds dragging the ocean onshore?


540 posted on 08/25/2011 9:58:15 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: brytlea
We are for it.

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541 posted on 08/25/2011 9:58:38 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the Wes)
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To: NautiNurse

Went ahead and moved this thread into Front Page as well as Extended. When you post your next thread, mash Abuse and we’ll lock this one - and go ahead and post that one into both Breaking and Frontpage. This is a historic storm and very bad.


542 posted on 08/25/2011 9:58:44 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator

Thank you!


543 posted on 08/25/2011 10:00:34 AM PDT by NautiNurse (TSA Tit for Tat--Yukari Mihamae--thank you!)
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To: who knows what evil?
For the Jersey Shore, the most devastating effect would be the surge. A track right on the shore means much of the circulation stays over water, which keeps up the strenght of the storm and also allows greater surge to develop - and a track right up the coast means every shore town gets surge.

And that also plows surge into NYC and Long Island.

544 posted on 08/25/2011 10:01:06 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: mware

We are 2 blocks from the beach in Ocean City N.J.Just called the Real Estate because we have a 2 week rental.He said the rentals were calling to say they are leaving Friday and coming back Monday.


545 posted on 08/25/2011 10:01:19 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today:))
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To: Interesting Times

Wonder how many Fox Ballcaps Shep will lose this time round?


546 posted on 08/25/2011 10:01:24 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the Wes)
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To: dfwgator
They blew the Bronx away.

... and sank Manhatten out at sea.

I used to play that one in a rock band, a looong time ago.

547 posted on 08/25/2011 10:03:13 AM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: dirtboy

I would REALLY hate to be on Long Island right now...


548 posted on 08/25/2011 10:03:42 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: fatima
My sister is one the bay side of OC,NJ.

I'm giving her a call in case they would want to ride out the storm at my house .(Atlantic County but inland)

549 posted on 08/25/2011 10:04:58 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the Wes)
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To: mware

That is NOT a pretty picture.


550 posted on 08/25/2011 10:05:37 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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