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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
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The eye is completely visible in that radar image. Creepy!
oh my! We were fortunate. I have 60-80 foot trees near the home and I lost one large branch beyond the scatter. The circumference was about 2 feet on that branch but it landed harmlessly in the yard thank Heavens. The attic damage was substantial but not near what you went through.
Just watched the latest track and it on tract to go straight up Cape May peninsula into the center of Atlantic County.
hard to do...they are adults. I gave them the latest alerts, but you know....well, when people have their mind made up...I just talked to her again and she said “Its just going to be a bad storm, and we’ve had that here in Fl.”
She's really worried....natch....as he hopes to stay with the house.
Mornin, NN. Hv had some PC issues, namely bad guys in network and phone, then bad guys in my jeep, and back out with my laptop in 2 minutes 20 seconds, sterile now, but limping along on only 4 machines. Will be in and out as sit develops.
I’m thinking that if FR is down, Irene doesn’t exist...
I can understand her being worried. I don’t know about other areas, but my county has ordered evacuations along the Bay, particularly folks in mobile homes....
I will... LOL!
Don't we wish.
Checking in from southern MD, where we’re currently under a hurricane warning and flash flood watch. Stocked up on groceries and ready for whatever comes our way. Husband experienced two hurricanes during his Naval service (Isabel and Ivan) but this is new to me and the kiddos (ages 11 and 14) Between the earthquake on Tues, the tornado warning yesterday, and this upcoming hurricane, I’ve had enough drama this month to last a lifetime!
Heading to North Carolina in just a few minutes. I appreciate this thread for keeping me informed.
Stay safe, lots of evacuations going on around here. We’re staying put.
They are evacuating hospitals in NYC (already). They should stay in FL. NYC is probably the worst city in the country to be in during a disaster. They are expecting to close highways here in CT at midnight Sat.
Sorry, but it shows a dearth of common sense to fly into a major city when a hurricane is bearing down on it. Is your friend a liberal by chance?
I’ll have to remember that one. Reminds me of a song
(Think Hee Haw for the tune)
You took out your false eye,
Your peg leg, your false teeth.
Wiped all the features right off of your face.
I wanted to hold you,
To love you, to kiss you,
But you-u-u were scattered all over the place.
Where oh where, are you tonight?
Why did you leave me here all alone?
I searched the world over and thought I found true love.
You met another and “pffffft” you were gone.
Hello there. Good to be back.
Time for my morning look at the track... albeit a little later than I’d planned. First off, here are the last several reported eye positions:
1700 THR 27.0N 77.3W
2000 THR 27.7N 77.4W
2300 THR 28.3N 77.3W
0200 FRI 28.7N 77.3W
0500 FRI 29.3N 77.2W
0800 FRI 30.0N 77.3W
1100 FRI 30.7N 77.3W
Okay, I think we can be pretty well assured that the beast is moving NORTH. A couple of days ago (post #416), I opined that if there was any chance of missing the Carolinas, it had better be moving a little right (east) of due north by the time it passed Daytona Beach (29.2°).
Well, technically it was (77.2W then)... but as we see since, that was just a ‘wobble’, and Irene has steamed straight north since then and is now parallel to Brunswick, GA on that same straight north tack... well over 100 miles further north.
My guesses from this:
1. It’s still not turning as I type this, though probably will start to do so soon.
2. It’s going a little west of the official track - currently Cape Lookout.
3. I’m thinking Atlanta Beach, NC is in trouble.
4. Irene is about 250 miles to Morehead City... landfall at current speed is roughly 17 hours away - before dawn Saturday morning.
Beyond the NC landfall, I have no ideas — the interaction with that much land might be a Godsend for the NE Corridor due to substantial weakening.
Be sure you have water. We have a hand-pump, reverse osmosis filter that can purify some pretty nasty water. Use coffee filters to get out the big stuff and maybe consider boiling it, but it will give you a continuous supply of drinking water. You can get them at the sporting goods or camping stores.
No evacuation calls here so far, we’re also planning on staying put. Thankfully we’re in a fairly new townhome complex building, no big trees close by to worry about. Stay safe!
Glad I went shopping yesterday,it is a mad house at our local supermarket.
on The Chesapeake side the evacuation zone end 1/10 of a mile from the edge of my property!