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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.

Mass transit cancellations, schedule changes and road/bridge closures are occurring throughout the storm warning areas. Please check with local news and Emergency Management Operations to determine the recommendations for your immediate area.


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TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: hurricane; hurricaneirene; irene; livethread; storm; tropical
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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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