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Hurricane Irene Live Thread
NHC NOAA ^ | 26 August 2011 | NHC/NOAA

Posted on 08/26/2011 9:40:24 AM PDT by NautiNurse

Approximately 65 million people are likely to be directly impacted by Hurricane Irene as the storm takes aim at the densely populated Eastern Seaboard. Evacuations are underway for high flood risk areas.

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KEYWORDS: hurricane; hurricaneirene; irene; livethread; storm; tropical
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To: ClearBlueSky

Excellent advice! Use the phones that don’t plug in though, because the ones that have the caller id and other such features don’t work. Get a plain old fashioned phone and use it.


1,051 posted on 08/27/2011 12:00:07 PM PDT by dixie sass
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To: Nick Danger; Interesting Times

Nick, I can just see IT doing that. I hope he remembers the Margarits’s though.


1,052 posted on 08/27/2011 12:03:53 PM PDT by dixie sass
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To: Raycpa

There will always be folks like that on threads, but there are actually scientists wondering if this one is being ‘hyped’ by our own forecasters at this point. The jury is still out obviously, but with this crowd in charge right now..all bets are off. I don’t trust any of them and neither should you.

https://www.gplus.com/Hurricanes/Insight/The-storm-cannot-master-its-own-strength

http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2011/08/27/noaas-phony-hurricane-coming-on-shore-with-33-mph-winds/

All of these hurricanes are dangerous and unfortunately people die everytime one comes ashore. The models are now changing btw.


1,053 posted on 08/27/2011 12:04:20 PM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: steve86
I have one of these on top of the chimney, about 20' high.
Wondering how it might work as a SW and/or general purpose radio antennae . . .

I read a few of the reviews for that Degen unit .. lotta satisfied owners and the price is pretty good too.
Will prolly order one to replace this Grundig before SHTF season next year .. thanks again for the info !

1,054 posted on 08/27/2011 12:04:38 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

I was just checking where you are - and it says you’re banned? But you just posted!


1,055 posted on 08/27/2011 12:06:26 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: GRRRRR

Battened down, Sir!! Standing by! Hey Grrrrr, What’s up? You a father in law yet?


1,056 posted on 08/27/2011 12:06:30 PM PDT by dixie sass
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Agree. The only thing I would be worried about at this point is the storm surge,spin-off tornados and flooding from the rain. You have to admit though that the press is obviously hoping that they can turn this storm into something to ‘help’ Obama.


1,057 posted on 08/27/2011 12:07:40 PM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: penelopesire

It also is not in a total bowl like the gulf.

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And it was just a bit more difficult for FEMA to judge where to preposition supplies when the storm was coming AT any particular chosen area. When storm comes up the Atlantic coast, anywhere west of a certain longitude can be a safe bet for prepositioning depots.


1,058 posted on 08/27/2011 12:07:56 PM PDT by maica ( Multiculturalism is the smiley face of totalitarianism.)
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To: NewHampshireDuo
So I was told .. lol !

It's on my SHTF list for Santa  

1,059 posted on 08/27/2011 12:08:00 PM PDT by tomkat (has been a very good boy this year !)
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To: maica

Good point.


1,060 posted on 08/27/2011 12:08:14 PM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: tomkat

I also have a couple extra shortwave portables. No problem, keep the best one at home, the others in truck, shed, etc.


1,061 posted on 08/27/2011 12:12:25 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: maica

We were actually driving back to Texas from Ms. during the Katrina evacuation and saw all of the trucks headed that way. I was in tears because living in Ms. through hurricanes all of my life, I knew that Katrina was going to be a bad one. There were fema trucks and electrical trucks all up and down Hwy.49 that day and throngs of folks headed north like us.


1,062 posted on 08/27/2011 12:12:50 PM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: tomkat

Hey you, I’m finally home! Me and the kitties are bunkered in. Have my ac blasting and cell charging.


1,063 posted on 08/27/2011 12:15:15 PM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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To: NautiNurse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fid7sBNcPTg&feature=related


1,064 posted on 08/27/2011 12:17:42 PM PDT by joyce11111
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To: NautiNurse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fid7sBNcPTg&feature=related


1,065 posted on 08/27/2011 12:17:48 PM PDT by joyce11111
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To: Raycpa

A dose of reality for those who subestimate a minimal hurricane.

Irene turned into a hurricane as it was passing through the San Juan Metro area, so it was a minimal hurricane when it went over.

Bear in mind, in Puerto Rico most people’s homes are built like concrete bunkers and we have a lot of experience with hurricanes.

Damage that I saw first hand - again - as a minimal hurricane:

1. Glass windows in condos unhinged or simply blown off by the pressure differential.

2. Large tree branches (more than 5’ thick) snapped like twigs, many trees down.

3. Horrific sounding wind blowing all kinds of debris around, especially along the high rises of midtown San Juan.

4. An overturned car.

5. Downed lampposts.

6. Severe urban flooding (just from the rain - no storm surge in San Juan).

7. A pipe-and-canvas car shelter blown away, which landed half a block away on top of a house.

8. An air conditioner unit that shifted position along the roof because it was pushed by the wind.

9. Although most people got their electricity back within 24 hours, many are still without power nearly a week later.

10. Scarce ice for four days.

11. I lost over $100.00 worth of groceries in just two days.

12. One and a half days of lost productivity at work.

Just to keep things under perspective.


1,066 posted on 08/27/2011 12:17:48 PM PDT by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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To: Explorer89

WJZ - Baltimore,MD reports that Cecil County, Harford County may experience 40-60 mph over night with 75 mph gusts. 3 - 5 inches of rain. Oh boy.


1,067 posted on 08/27/2011 12:18:59 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: tcrlaf

LOL!!! I love the guy that was just on tv standing on the beach in NY awaiting this devastating dying storm and not a hair on his head was moving. I guess they forgot about the Nor’easters they have up there with stronger winds than this storm. I guess rain is scarier than snow. Media is off the charts crazy with this one. I’ve never seen them like this before, not even with Katrina.


1,068 posted on 08/27/2011 12:19:55 PM PDT by mojitojoe (WH says potus didn’t feel the earthquake. No worries. Another is scheduled for November 2012)
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To: penelopesire

BINGO!!!If there’s no major damage..then there’s no palcd for Obama to visit for a photo op..


1,069 posted on 08/27/2011 12:20:14 PM PDT by ken5050 (Should Christie RUN in 2012? NO!!! But he should WALK three miles every day!)
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To: RedMDer

Thank you!


1,070 posted on 08/27/2011 12:21:43 PM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: GRRRRR

Where are they getting this information? Pulling it out of their arses? I’m checking all the cities on WU and the weather stations in those areas, the wind is next to nothing. We have gusts as big as that in a bad thunderstorm or when a cold front passes in the winters. Sheesh.


1,071 posted on 08/27/2011 12:21:52 PM PDT by mojitojoe (WH says potus didn’t feel the earthquake. No worries. Another is scheduled for November 2012)
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To: Interesting Times

Well, then don’t check WU, you can check weather stations owned by people in those towns that are updating every 5 seconds to WU. Just enter the city name, click on weather stations and check them. If 10 people have weather stations in that city and all of them say peak gust was 45 MPH I think you can safely assume that is correct. I have a weather station and so does my neighbor. It uploads to WU every few seconds.


1,072 posted on 08/27/2011 12:26:50 PM PDT by mojitojoe (WH says potus didn’t feel the earthquake. No worries. Another is scheduled for November 2012)
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To: Explorer89

You’re very welcome.


1,073 posted on 08/27/2011 12:28:09 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: mojitojoe

Personally, I think some of these guys are just nuts...

1,074 posted on 08/27/2011 12:29:25 PM PDT by mikrofon (Or just love it.)
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To: penelopesire

A little different imho. Katrina was a Cat 5 storm churning in the gulf for days and nowhere for the water to go but into the gulf. This storm hasn’t been above a Cat 2 since it came on the radar in the US. It also is not in a total bowl like the gulf. We also have an incompetent POTUS trying to make it all about himself now.
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BINGO!!!! He came home from vacation early hoping to increase his dreadful poll numbers, because the SS could not do their job if the storm intensified and hit there and also because now it will give him an excuse to take another vacation because Irene ruined the end of this one. Oh and how long before big MO will look at the camera again? Stop hiding wookie, we all know you had more plastic surgery when you were MIA for 3 weeks in July and August.


1,075 posted on 08/27/2011 12:30:17 PM PDT by mojitojoe (WH says potus didn’t feel the earthquake. No worries. Another is scheduled for November 2012)
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To: mojitojoe; NautiNurse

NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility

3 p.m. Update from Wallops EOC: 8.6 inches of rain on main base with sustained winds from 40-50 mph with gusts as high as 64 mph. Hang in there, folks.


1,076 posted on 08/27/2011 12:32:25 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: NoGrayZone
Good news !
Enjoy the gentle pitter-patter of the hurricane on the roof  
It's nap time here at the ranch before the wind/rain start in earnest tonight.
Stay safe, and check your email sometime . . .
1,077 posted on 08/27/2011 12:32:30 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: mikrofon

Where’s OSHA when you really need them?


1,078 posted on 08/27/2011 12:34:52 PM PDT by ken5050 (Should Christie RUN in 2012? NO!!! But he should WALK three miles every day!)
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To: americanophile

What? No, it is not. The media is off the charts loony on this one, sorry, but that’s the facts.


1,079 posted on 08/27/2011 12:35:49 PM PDT by mojitojoe (WH says potus didn’t feel the earthquake. No worries. Another is scheduled for November 2012)
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To: Gabz

Are you in VA, Gabz? Be safe!


1,080 posted on 08/27/2011 12:37:26 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: mojitojoe

Bloomberg hamming it up for the cameras now. One thing is certain..the truth will rise to the surface by tomorrow. I am praying that it has been mostly ‘hyped’ for the sake of the people in the way of this storm.


1,081 posted on 08/27/2011 12:37:34 PM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: dixie sass

It’s ALL good...livin’ in Colorado now.

Bite Your TONGUE!!


1,082 posted on 08/27/2011 12:38:26 PM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

I will never poopoo sustained 60 MPH. It can do damage, catastrophic damage, no, unless your house isn’t built to code. It will destroy your landscaping, etc. BUT 60 MPH when you live on the water is FAR worse than 60 MPH inland. 60 sustained mostly makes a lot of noise, breaks weakened trees and limbs, uproots shallow rooted trees, and sounds scary as hell.


1,083 posted on 08/27/2011 12:38:39 PM PDT by mojitojoe (WH says potus didn’t feel the earthquake. No worries. Another is scheduled for November 2012)
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To: Miss Didi

Yes, Miss Didi. I’m about 10 miles from the Wallops flight facility where I’m getting my info from.


1,084 posted on 08/27/2011 12:38:58 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Gabz

Hunker down and keep us posted. :)


1,085 posted on 08/27/2011 12:40:08 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: cll

Thanks for posting your local post-storm summary. Much appreciated.


1,086 posted on 08/27/2011 12:41:07 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Drink good coffee. You can sleep when you are dead.)
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To: Principle Over Politics

Much better from the bottle. We always had our beer in glasses until a long time ago one of our cats sneaked a sip one day,decided he liked it,and then couldn’t be trusted around an unattended glass. I guess it seems uncouth when someone,especially a woman,drinks right out of the bottle,but it’s a habit now and DH and I like it better this way.


1,087 posted on 08/27/2011 12:42:20 PM PDT by FreeDeerHawk
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To: mojitojoe

Exactly, I think Sheppie Smith on Fox is on his third case of depends by now...shreaking that NYC is going to be inundated by a 30 foot storm surge with 1900mile an hour winds...run for your lives.

I’ve been through several hurricanes when I lived in NC. We actually WENT to the coast for Frank and stayed in the Ramada or Sheraton(?) right on Salter Path Road in Atlantic Beach. This was in ‘80 I think and there were massive waves and winds and nobody went crying and whining around back in those days.


1,088 posted on 08/27/2011 12:43:05 PM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: Gabz
ok--couldn't resist. Wallops is getting a wallop.

Stay dry, FRiend!

1,089 posted on 08/27/2011 12:44:25 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Drink good coffee. You can sleep when you are dead.)
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To: All

Lastest radar loop:

http://radar.weather.gov/ridge/radar.php?rid=MHX&product=N0R&overlay=11101111&loop=yes

Can someone knowledgeable about these things tell us why the bulk of the weather is on the left of the storm now? I thought most hurricanes carried the most intense stuff on the right of the center? The rain and intense stuff seemed to change sides once it hit land hours ago. Just curious.


1,090 posted on 08/27/2011 12:44:55 PM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: Dog
Good afternoon. I hope you can read this.

I know you were prepared, but wanted to say take care of yourself.

5.56mm

1,091 posted on 08/27/2011 12:46:00 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Gabz
Not much happening here (inland Atlantic County NJ)

Getting the occassional band of wind, I would say under 10 mph) and a steady rain.

Got a pot of coffee on and made some hot roast beef with provolone cheese sandwiches.

1,092 posted on 08/27/2011 12:46:00 PM 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
Oh, and watching Lord of the Rings.

Us hobbits got to stick together ya know.

1,093 posted on 08/27/2011 12:49:17 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the Wesr)
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To: mojitojoe
The media is off the charts loony on this one, sorry, but that’s the facts.

When it comes to the national/network media, I totally agree with you. I mean really, why in heaven's name would the Governor of Virginia care about what is forecast for NYC when this storm is bearing down on his state? Yes, Piers Morgan of CNN asked Gov. McDonell that earlier today.

However I prefer to watch/listen to the local folks as tey actually have a vested interest in what they are talking about. they and their families live and work in these communities.

I don't need, nor want, some blow dried dude or dudette from NY or DC or Atlanta telling me what is going on in my area, I want the guys and gals that know the area and actually know what they are talking about.

1,094 posted on 08/27/2011 12:49:25 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: mojitojoe

Not as bad as the the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1821_Norfolk_and_Long_Island_hurricane


1,095 posted on 08/27/2011 12:53:37 PM PDT by daniel1212 ( "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out," Acts 3:19)
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To: NautiNurse

Kitty Hawk, NC, winds right now 23 MPH.


1,096 posted on 08/27/2011 12:53:52 PM PDT by mojitojoe (WH says potus didn’t feel the earthquake. No worries. Another is scheduled for November 2012)
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To: Miss Didi

I’ll be here as long as the cell towers stay on line. We’re on a “high” spot and have a wonderful wind break in the form of timber stands to the east and north of the property.


1,097 posted on 08/27/2011 12:56:10 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: penelopesire
Chesapeake Beach, MD winds 6 MPH, getting scary now, this is one bad a$$ hurricanetropical depression.
1,098 posted on 08/27/2011 12:56:20 PM PDT by mojitojoe (WH says potus didn’t feel the earthquake. No worries. Another is scheduled for November 2012)
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To: Miss Didi

I’ll be here as long as the cell towers stay on line. We’re on a “high” spot and have a wonderful wind break in the form of timber stands to the east and north of the property.


1,099 posted on 08/27/2011 12:56:31 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: All

Just watched Bloomie on NY1 and NYers who need mass transit for work can count on staying home on Monday. Shep—it’s coming, this storm is real.


1,100 posted on 08/27/2011 12:58:26 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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