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Skip to comments.Hurricane Irene [Now at Cat 3]
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.
Sea Surface Temps
My elderly parents live on the south shore of Long Island as well. I’ve been trying to get ahold of them to convince them to come up here to VT for the weekend at least (they’re still in decent shape at 78 and 74 and live in the home I grew up in). My bet is that they won’t go.
My sister talked to my dad yesterday and he said he’s “well prepped for the hurricane as he has a fresh stock of bourbon and pipe tobacco.”. Argh.
Know a homeowner in Marion, MA ... large estate on the water with little elevation. Worst case scenario high tide as hurricane hits pushing storm surge up Buzzards Bay (Marion MA is close by the western end of the Cape Cod canal). The surge will be amplified as water backs up ... the canal will provide a partial outlet but not enough to prevent abnormally high water along that portion of Buzzards Bay.
Can't imagine what it is like now.
When the Admin Monitor says that about a storm, we know it is potentially serious. I’m warning friends to make plans to get out now. Thankfully, I built up some good will with my network of friends by talking one family out of the path of Katrina - they had planned to ride her out. The house was rebuilt finally last year. Our discussions do help save lives. I could point them to the data to help convince them.
Will be here. We are in WV, just past the Potomac. Looks like we will get wind and rain. Standing by, best to all.
I imagine it is like an insane asylum. I have no need for anything from the store, with the exception of beer, which my husband should be picking up on his way home from work.
There will be idiots who will want to be riding their surf boards.
Too many folks don;t have respect for what nature can do.
Yep, "the band" is back together, I guess, LOL. Hi to y'all... it's been awhile!
Let's pray that Irene takes a weird track to the east and blows out to sea. (Hey, I can dream...)
I blame 0bama. Why not? It worked for the dems/media in 2005...
How are ya hon?
Don’t they get Nor’eastera there?
Did you send the car back north?
I like your dreams!!!!
yes, we’ll get some fallout from this thing but nothing like parts south. At 350 miles inland there’s not much storm surge up here :).
... My father was a Naval Officer, he did this a few times out of here and Mayport, FLA...
I saw a “Megadisasters” show on what might happen if a Cat 2 storm hit NYC. If Irene stays Cat 3....can you imagine what might happen?
In the show, they predicted flooding in the streets of Manhattan and most certainly the subway system. They also said Long Island would be a major target with more damage than people think.
The main emphasis in the show was that it’s been too long since a major hurricane hit that area. People have forgotten what CAN happen.
I have a feeling that this weekend, they’re about to be reminded
Hi nutmeg (((((Hugs))))))
Yes, although prayers might be better than dreams. ;-)
How are things in God's country, on the eastern shore of Virginia? That's one of my husband's and my "dream locations" for a future move. Someday we're going to escape from the People's Republik of Connecticut and head South. Somewhere between Virginia and Florida. No plans to move yet though...
I love the people and spirit of Texas, but not sure we can stand the heat.
I’m short cordwood and long sump pumps.
There is a real potential for 65 million people to be in the path of this monster storm. Perhaps if everyone simultaneously takes a deep breath and...never mind.
During the “season” I always check your thread first. You provide such a great service to those of us on the eastern seaboard. Since I don’t get out and about anymore, it’s doubly important to me.
My Uncle and Aunt use to live at Indian Rocks and there was a legend he use to tell us about no bad storms and I can’t remember it. They never had a hurricane or any severe weather the whole time they lived there.
Check Delaware, New Jersey Coastal Evacuation Routes
Updated: Thursday, 25 Aug 2011, 12:36 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 25 Aug 2011, 12:31 PM EDT
Here is a list of coastal evacuation routes for Delaware and New Jersey counties in the Fox 29 News coverage area.
Hey girl!! What’s up and yep, lol, you’ll have some fun!
Hey Gabz, you battened down and stocked up?
Doing the prayer thing as well!..
All is well here on the Shore - friends are all debating about whether to leave Chincoteague or not. We had plans for spending the weekend up in Delaware leaving tomorrow morning and coming back Sunday afternoon. As of now we’re still going, but coming back Saturday afternoon - that may change again. We shall see.
Of course if the Shore is ordered evacuated that’s where we would go any so. But I doubt there will be evac orders, except possibly for visitors on Chincoteague.
Oh yum IT, love the Margarita’s.
Things To Do Ahead Of Irene’s Arrival
Updated: Thursday, 25 Aug 2011, 1:27 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 25 Aug 2011, 1:27 PM EDT
Charlie McKenna, head of New Jersey’s Homeland Security Department, warns residents to prepare early for Hurricane Irene.
Here is a checklist of things to do before Irene’s suspected arrival late Saturday:
Top off gas tanks. If power is knocked out, gas pumps and ATMs
Have a working flashlight and batteries handy.
Have a battery-operated radio (to be able to listen to news
reports about the storm).
Fill drug prescriptions.
Have a first-aid kit at home.
Stock supplies of water and nonperishable food for 5 days. An
adequate water supply is 1 gallon of water per person per day.
Stock baby formula and diapers, if there are babies at home.
Heed evacuation orders from the Office of Emergency Management.
Oh my goodness...
Goodness, this is old home week, isn’t it?
Every idea is welcome.
Thanks NN! I’m a Louisiana gal, glad to be sitting this one out, but praying for all you east coast FReepers, may your families and property be safe.
yep, Gabz, it sure has, to long.
Governor of NJ said people should get out of Dodge (Shore towns) by Friday.
The front is bad, but the worst is the back side - the one that come in after the eye has passed.
Of course. But this witch is really messing up my weekend plans.
Right now I should be in the kitchen dealing with a bushel of tomatoes my neighbor delivered to be a little bit ago.........
I may have front-row seats for the eye when it passes me on Sunday night...
I’m not trying to alarm anyone.
If you possibly can it might be useful to get a few 5gal gas cans from a hardware store and fill them. Also, fill all your vehicles. If you’re just w/o power for a few days you won’t have to worry if your gas station has power to pump or not. If the storm goes to sea you can use it to fill your car(s) next week.
My main concern is this. All those refineries in Elizabeth, NJ and other places on/near the coastline up there are probably beginning shutdown procedures about right now. It takes a while for them to do that. It will take a while for them to be back online again. The pumping stations on the pipelines they feed will also need electrical power.
My experience with Katrina, 100+m from the MS gulf coast was this: There were a few gas stations that got power back quickly, within a day or two. Unfortunately due to the infrastructure damage in/around the pumping stations further south the gas pipelines from Houston, TX area and Baton Rouge weren’t working. Gas had to be trucked in via tanker truck from TX. It was reserved for law enforcement, fire and ambulance services and for the power company trucks. It was *very* iffy with availability to normal civilians for a couple of *weeks*. Even though by then most neighborhoods had power, gas was in very short supply. Everyone was ‘back at work’ but some people had trouble finding the gas to get there/back.
Just something to think about. Hopefully no one will inadvertently blow up their garage?
PING - just thought the information in these threads might be helpful. Stay safe!
Ocean City is asking people not to come on Saturday, in case they have to evacuate (all lanes westbound).
I remember Daddy going up to Rhode Island and other New England states in the fifties when the storms struck up there to adjust claims.
Based on the latest tracks, it looks like I’ll be on the NE side with the eye passing about 15 miles to the west.
Bought a new chainsaw this AM, the local lawn and power tool shop was (relatively) swamped.
Maybe I’m missing something here...I have heard about a number of ‘box stores’ that have run out of bottled water. I just fill some containers at home with water from the tap...sure saves a lot of money and gas. :-)
What were Hugo and Andrew, chopped liver?