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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
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?
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