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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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Public Advisories

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Florida
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WWAY 3 Wilmington NC
WRAL Raleigh NC
WETC Wilmington NC
WAVY Portsmouth VA w/Live Stream coverage link
WTVR Richmond VA
WUSA Washington DC
WBAL Baltimore MD
CBS Local Baltimore
WPVI Philadelphia
WTXF My Fox Philly
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TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: hurricane; hurricaneirene; irene; livethread; storm; tropical
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Please take a moment to remember a lot of FReepers are potentially in the path of this storm. Use common sense when posting. Please take a moment to review the graphics and links provided at the top of this thread before posting graphics. For large graphics--post only the link.
1 posted on 08/26/2011 9:40:25 AM PDT by NautiNurse
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To: NautiNurse

In before the ping!!!!


2 posted on 08/26/2011 9:42:14 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: NautiNurse

bttt


3 posted on 08/26/2011 9:42:29 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: NautiNurse

Just one minior correction...

Your tracking map (the 2nd one) is dated from August 22nd.


4 posted on 08/26/2011 9:43:01 AM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: NautiNurse

In regards to post #4, after hitting ENTER and going back to your thread, I saw the map has been corrected.

Never mind...


5 posted on 08/26/2011 9:44:27 AM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: NautiNurse; All

This is the best graphic I have found

http://www.stormpulse.com/hurricane-irene-2011


6 posted on 08/26/2011 9:45:32 AM PDT by edcoil (The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital. -- Joe Paterno)
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To: NautiNurse

I began my panic this afternoon with a trip to the supermarket. I loaded up with beans. That way if I need gas I won’t have to wait in any lines.


7 posted on 08/26/2011 9:45:59 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: NautiNurse
2 additions for TV

WBOC - Salsibury Maryland

WMDT - Salisbury, MD

These cover the entire DelMarVa Peninsula

8 posted on 08/26/2011 9:46:28 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: NautiNurse

We are directly in it’s path here in coastal Carolina. Please pray. I’m worried. The rain seems to have started now. I’ll try to post updates.


9 posted on 08/26/2011 9:49:14 AM PDT by USMCWife6869
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To: NautiNurse

You’re back!!!

And just in time too. :)


10 posted on 08/26/2011 9:49:30 AM PDT by SouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)
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To: abb; abbi_normal_2; aberaussie; abner; AbsoluteGrace; alancarp; Alas Babylon!; Alia; ...
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for... * Little River Inlet North Carolina
northward to Sandy Hook New Jersey...including the Pamlico...Albemarle...and
Currituck sounds...Delaware Bay...and Chesapeake Bay south of Drum Point.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for... * north of Edisto Beach South
Carolina to Little River Inlet * Chesapeake Bay from Drum Point northward and
the tidal Potomac

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for... * north of Sandy Hook to the mouth of the
Merrimack River Massachusetts...including New York City...Long Island...Long
Island Sound...Block Island...Boston...Marthas Vineyard and Nantucket.

Max sustained winds 105 mph, 942mb
Moving N at 14 mph

Hurricane force winds extend 90 miles from the center
Tropical storm force winds extend 290 miles from the storm center

NWS Local Statements


On/Off Hurricane List Mash Here-->

11 posted on 08/26/2011 9:50:13 AM PDT by NautiNurse (TSA Tit for Tat--Yukari Mihamae--thank you!)
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To: NautiNurse
Thank-you!

My neighbor has a son living on Chesapeake Bay---I think she said on an island?--Harris Island?-Bailey Island?.....he & his wife were told all cars had to be taken off the island...

..which they did, but HE went back to stay with the house!!!!.....not a good idea

12 posted on 08/26/2011 9:50:37 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: NautiNurse

I’ll be joining other hams in providing communications support to our emergency management office this weekend. As an FYI, if you have a single side band short wave radio, here is the net activation announcement:

The Hurricane Watch Net has activated as rapidly developing Hurricane Irene makes its way through the gulf. The net is active on 14.325 MHz USB, information isavailable at http://www.hwn.org


13 posted on 08/26/2011 9:51:19 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: SouthTexas

Trying to get my happy go lucky 25 year old daughter in NYC to take it seriously ... really getting on my nerves. I hope she survives it ok. She doesn’t think anything bad will EVER happen to her.


14 posted on 08/26/2011 9:51:52 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: edcoil

Putting you at the top of the list of folks who don’t read the thread that I spent literally hours pulling together. Stormpulse link is up there, and was there for the previous thread too. :o)


15 posted on 08/26/2011 9:52:30 AM PDT by NautiNurse (TSA Tit for Tat--Yukari Mihamae--thank you!)
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To: NautiNurse

http://www.jdnews.com/articles/base-94378-storm-lejeune.html


16 posted on 08/26/2011 9:52:48 AM PDT by USMCWife6869
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To: USMCWife6869

Please take care! I am here in coastal NJ (but on high ground) and am thinking about everyone in the path of this monster.


17 posted on 08/26/2011 9:54:36 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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To: NautiNurse
Thanks for the live Irene thread, FRiend! I'm busy running around today, but will check in later today.

Hoping and praying that Irene fizzles (did I hear she has lost some strength?).

Praying for our FRiends in North Carolina especially right now...

18 posted on 08/26/2011 9:54:36 AM PDT by nutmeg
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To: Guenevere

At least most tracts don’t show the hurricane going up the Chesapeake Bay where the relatively shallow water could create a pretty high wave as it did in RI hurricane in the 40s.


19 posted on 08/26/2011 9:54:45 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: USMCWife6869
"We are directly in it’s path here in coastal Carolina. Please pray. I’m worried. The rain seems to have started now. I’ll try to post updates."

I live in Florida and have been through several hurricanes. GET OUT NOW! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Hurricane Charlie got me good.

20 posted on 08/26/2011 9:54:51 AM PDT by DeaconRed (To the idiots that didn't believe us about ZERO: Hope you enjoy your less than a dollar in change.)
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To: USMCWife6869

Praying It misses you & comes ashore in Washington D.C. and gives that town an enema .


21 posted on 08/26/2011 9:55:05 AM PDT by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: USMCWife6869

Praying It misses you & comes ashore in Washington D.C. and gives that town an enema .


22 posted on 08/26/2011 9:56:03 AM PDT by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: MplsSteve

Wow—this beats the record for people rushing to criticize the info provided for this thread. No good deed goes unpunished.


23 posted on 08/26/2011 9:56:10 AM PDT by NautiNurse (TSA Tit for Tat--Yukari Mihamae--thank you!)
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To: NautiNurse

Checking in. Have a few people I know in the path. Wishing you all well.


24 posted on 08/26/2011 9:56:21 AM PDT by arkady_renko
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To: edcoil

I agree. Stormpulse.com looks quite good for graphics.

Thanks for mentioning the site.


25 posted on 08/26/2011 9:56:28 AM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: NautiNurse

Thanks for putting up this thread as usual....

My daughter is at Surf City NC....direct hit...she has evacuated....

My Brother and Sister in law are in Rehobeth Beach DE, another direct hit......They are hunkered down, the bridges

Watching with concern....


26 posted on 08/26/2011 9:56:32 AM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: NautiNurse

Mandatory evacuations along the NJ coast began yesterday. Those on the barrier islands were to evacuate yesterday and those on the mainland are to evacuate starting today.

Orders are that no one is to go to the NJ coast.

The concern extends inland. I have first hand knowledge that senior citizens in Salem County, NJ (across the DE River from Wilmington, DE), are being called and urged to make ready as they may need to move further inland or report to a shelter.

Sussex County, DE has also received mandatory evacuation orders. Aircraft at Dover AFB will be relocated.


27 posted on 08/26/2011 9:56:43 AM PDT by randita (Obama - chains you can bereave in.)
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Bump!


28 posted on 08/26/2011 9:56:43 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Guenevere

Smith Island or Tangier Island, both are in the Bay and both are being evacuated.


29 posted on 08/26/2011 9:57:12 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Black Agnes

Thanks again for your hurricane survival tips and reminders... I’ve got a full tank of gas and the laundry is done! Will be sure to run dishwasher, etc. before the inevitable power outage, which “may last for awhile” according to our ‘RAT governor... :-(


30 posted on 08/26/2011 9:57:34 AM PDT by nutmeg
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To: edcoil

Try this one as a bonus - http://spaghettimodels.com/

I especially like this one found inside - http://tropic.ssec.wisc.edu/real-time/mimic-tpw/natl/anim/latest72hrs.gif


31 posted on 08/26/2011 9:58:47 AM PDT by Dacula (In Georgia - all Republicans are reformed Democrats)
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To: NewHampshireDuo
I’ll be joining other hams in providing communications support to our emergency management office this weekend.

I happen to know a ham who will be doing the same from the south shore of Long Island. He is married to my mother.

32 posted on 08/26/2011 9:58:55 AM PDT by NautiNurse (TSA Tit for Tat--Yukari Mihamae--thank you!)
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To: edcoil

Bumpedy Bump


33 posted on 08/26/2011 9:59:10 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common)
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To: NautiNurse; edcoil

I saw it! Was disappointed when I saw the “best graphic” was a link I had just gone to, NN.


34 posted on 08/26/2011 9:59:40 AM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

LOL!!! That’s the spirit!


35 posted on 08/26/2011 10:00:32 AM PDT by girlscout
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To: Nebr FAL owner

and gives that town an enema...

Too bad the FIC isn’t there...[feces in charge]


36 posted on 08/26/2011 10:00:32 AM PDT by Adder (Say NO to the O in 2 oh 12)
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To: NautiNurse

Having driven through Katrina from Jackson to Beaumont, and sat in Houston through Rita after failing to get out of town due to gas shortages, please listen:

If you are in the likely path of this thing, GET OFF THE COMPUTER RIGHT NOW AND GO TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS!

Fill your gas tank, get some gallons of water, and if you have dependents get the hell out of town. The odds are you will be fine even if you sit it out, but the fact of the matter is that whole families were buried in the aftermath of Katrina. Entire households drowned.

Godspeed and go take care of storm business. Everything else is secondary right now.


37 posted on 08/26/2011 10:00:45 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: NautiNurse

Is it too late to name this one ‘Hurricane Krugman’ ?


38 posted on 08/26/2011 10:01:30 AM PDT by kidd (S&P gives Obama an 'AA+'...Obama's only published grade)
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To: NautiNurse

Well at least I am at the top of someones list 8-)


39 posted on 08/26/2011 10:01:40 AM PDT by edcoil (The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital. -- Joe Paterno)
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To: NautiNurse
No good deed goes unpunished.

LOL, think there's a bunch here that appreciate your efforts, especially those in the path.

40 posted on 08/26/2011 10:01:52 AM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

If you eat enough beans you may be able to push Irene back out to sea.

Fight back!


41 posted on 08/26/2011 10:03:21 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: NautiNurse

The good news about this storm is that it looks like most of the east coast will be getting hit with winds from the western side of the storm. With the current northward trajectory, this means that the actual wind speeds will be somewhat less that the circulating speeds (105 predicted - forward storm speed). Still a very dangerous storm and no one should take it lightly. Any storm surge predictions? That is one massive storm!


42 posted on 08/26/2011 10:04:02 AM PDT by Paradox (Obnoxious, Bumbling, Absurd, Maladroit, Assinine)
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To: randita

Pretty scary presser being held by Philly mayor Michael Nutter on TWC.


43 posted on 08/26/2011 10:05:27 AM PDT by txhurl (Did you want to talk or fish?)
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To: NautiNurse
This gives you a perspective of how big this hurricane is.

View from the International Space Station

One good reason to live in California.

44 posted on 08/26/2011 10:05:48 AM PDT by BigFinn (BigHat wisdom: Always drink upstream from the herd.)
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To: nutmeg

Pick up paper plates and plastic forks and spoons. You’ll thank me...


45 posted on 08/26/2011 10:07:15 AM PDT by NautiNurse (TSA Tit for Tat--Yukari Mihamae--thank you!)
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To: NautiNurse

I’d recommend a big jar of instant coffee. Add water, sugar, dried milk maybe, you have iced coffee with just a pour into your cold bottled water. And jumbo jars of peanut butter and chocolate graham cookies.


46 posted on 08/26/2011 10:11:58 AM PDT by txhurl (Did you want to talk or fish?)
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To: NautiNurse

Prayers for all the good Freepers.


47 posted on 08/26/2011 10:12:09 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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bttt


48 posted on 08/26/2011 10:13:03 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (Obamageddon, Barackalypse Now! Bam is "Debt Man Walking" in 2012 - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: edcoil

Thanks, that’s cool.

Hope it’s weakening as that site shows the eye going right over my house!!


49 posted on 08/26/2011 10:13:36 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: USMCWife6869; NautiNurse

Prayers sent .. stay alert and in a strong, safe location. Lord, protect those millions in harm’s way. It is not a small system.

http://www.goes.noaa.gov/GIFS/ECSTWV.JPG

http://i.flhurricane.com/images/2011/IreneAug26AM.jpg

http://www.goes.noaa.gov/HURRLOOPS/huvsloop.html

Thanks, NN, for your excellent and reliable resource, as always.


50 posted on 08/26/2011 10:14:23 AM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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