Skip to comments.Hurricane Irene Live Thread
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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I've been expecting it to speed up and turn East (that is, track NE or even ENE), especially with the weakening - but maybe it's just so big that getting it locked into steering is taking longer than usual.
Some distant thunder in NH around 2145, with a very fine mist turning to light rain. Winds still calm.
2 million Virginians without power; surge prompts flooding concerns
This hurricane has managed to coincide with a very high tide and so there’s more chance for flooding.
I know they do .. rain or shine, snow, storm.
God bless them. They are truly most loyal, most
incredibly serious about this high honor. They
honor the great, must possess great virtue and
honor themselves, as well as utmost vigilence to
Tomb Guards Stand Sentinel Through Isabel’s Threatening Sweep
The Sentinel’s Creed
My dedication to this sacred duty
is total and whole-hearted.
In the responsibility bestowed on me
never will I falter.
And with dignity and perseverance
my standard will remain perfection.
Through the years of diligence and praise
and the discomfort of the elements,
I will walk my tour in humble reverence
to the best of my ability.
It is he who commands the respect I protect,
his bravery that made us so proud.
Surrounded by well meaning crowds by day,
alone in the thoughtful peace of night,
this soldier will in honored glory rest
under my eternal vigilance.
The Sentinels of the Tomb of the Unknowns
Over 80% of the soldiers who tryout for this duty do not make it. Each soldier must have strong military bearing, discipline, stamina and present an outstanding soldierly appearance. Each Sentinel must be able to flawlessly perform seven different types of walks, honors and ceremonies.
They must retain vast amounts of knowledge concerning the Tomb, Arlington National Cemetery, the United States Army and their unit.
He’ll be there, through the night, watching over
Is the Federal NOAA trying to grab all sensor and model data and shutdown all independent forecasting? Or intimidation that makes them play ball or else?
Like FEMA and HS are pushing down into all levels of local emergency management?
Precisely! I dont give a chit that Whorealdos five kids by HOW MANY WIVES? are in some hotel close to his “remote location” GEEZUZ! Then again..........FOX is still better than CNN or The Weather Channel...so I will hush, and sip my wine ;-)
“What was your duration of winds >50 kt?”
None. There were gusts to 45kts only. High water is the big issue in Deltaville. Right now it is 3 feet above normal. I know. Big deal! But our tide is about 1.6 feet rise and fall.
LOL ... that’s OK.
Do you see much water out in front of
you on the street?
A weather channel guy was mooned ?
City Island is one of my favorite places in NYC, and so few people know about it. Life is nice on the hidden jewels of Long Island Sound.. but tomorrow may be the exception. I’m considering sending my wife and kids over to her parents’ in Bayside. At least Gloria was considerate enough to hit at low tide. Good luck the next few days!
And don’t forget Sean Penn bailing water out of his sinking canoe with a paper cup..he had gone to help out in Katrina and forgot to put the plug in the bottom of his canoe!
> but something else about its characteristics is keeping the wind speeds from being more typical of a 950 mb storm ... normally a solid Cat 3.
Perhaps its the millions of prayers being lifted up.
Just lost power outside of Annapolis, MD. Generator running, keeping powered up the well (Yay! We have water!), the sump pump, the fridge, the freezer, and the room with all the computers, FIOS and e-mail server. We have enough juice left over for the coffee maker, the microwave, and the electric frying pan/griddle-thingy.
Next week, it’ll get installed to the first floor heat pump, and then we’ll have a/c in hot weather and heat in cold.
I totally, totally agree. Geez, at the very least these people could simply offer prayers for FReepers and their families in the affected areas.
I remember following some of these hurricane threads and also a live thread about horrible tornadoes in Oklahoma a few years ago. At the very least, I offered my prayers...
We’re all getting lots of rain. There have not been the wide spread power outages on the shore the way there has been in Virginia Beach and Norfolk.
The eye is about opposite Cape Charles now and the wind and rin is picking up.
Before the Wallops Flight Center rain guage quit reading properly there had been 11.5 inches of rain and that ws the last reading at 5:30 pm.
Eye is supposed to be in line with me sometime after 11pm. I’m going to stay on as long as I can, but I have been having issues with my connection, so who knows how long that will be.
No, not at all...just a steady rain but nothing dramatic. Friends are posting on FB and everyone is just waiting.
I have no problem with that whatsoever!