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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Prayers for all who are in harms way. Thanks for the pings, NN.
When he got home a few hours later, he told us that he was about the only one to show up - including the sheriff's deputies.
Good luck. I was in NE CT for Hurricane Bob in 1991. This is going to be a lot worse, I’m afraid.
Don’t give in to the panicmongers.
Good luck with the tomatos! We had a great crop this year, and we are in the tail end of the season.
I heard two things about this storm...dry air and westerlies...they didn’t think it’d have a big effect...but obviously those 2 things are effecting this storm.
Now there was a storm.
I was only 3. Vague images of my family hunkered down in our (high) house, dad and brother bailing out the basement (sump pump stupid design). And later, a photograph memory of a broken record (33) in the middle of the creek (Tiber River) in Ellicott City by the RR station (which RR, BTW, had almost all the 2nd line taken out by this storm - forever).
That “little” storm probably did more permanent damage (change) than any.
Please, enough, NN has been doing this for us for several years and she puts in a lot of hard work and her own time to do it. So quit nitpicking and grow-up.
Thanks! I harvested 25 of them last weekend for sauce and have about another 25 for this weekend. I’m just hoping my green ones last so I can do some canning for the winter. Hope your tomatoes do well too!
Cool. I’m certainly okay with that!
Just 25? How many plants do you have?
I planted 12. A mix of Roma’s, beefsteak, and some Best boys.
Lots of sauce in the basement for the winter!
That’s’ what I get for trying to type and eat at the same time. LOL
You must have been at the WPNSTA. I was working there when Hugo hit. Immovable barge that took a trip up river. Boats every where, and the Ben Sawyer Bridge, oh, that gets me everytime I see the picture of it - all twisted and broken, but they fixed it. The alligator that drowned on the IOP.
A few thoughts:
Yesterday--when the media excitement was kicking into high gear--the forecast indicated Irene would still be a Category 2 hurricane off the coast of New Jersey. Irene was expected to emerge from the NC Outer Banks intact as a Category 3 storm.
Second, The areas in the forecast track are experiencing the highest tides of the year right now. If the storm surge occurs at high tide, it adds several more feet of water to storm surge totals.
Third, the Northern Seaboard has been inundated with significant floods and rain already in the past several days. The ground is already saturated before the first rain band from Irene arrives. Many trees will be uprooted when the winds kick up from Irene.
Finally, there is a big difference between a wind gust and sustained hurricane winds. For a storm of this size, sustained winds will last for substantially longer than 24 hours (tropical storm force winds extend 290 miles from the center, presume 20 mph forward speed).
If any looters get brave to the point of suicidal, I am quite sure that there will be several upscale shops robbed of their priceless items.
Someone always trying to read stuff into things.
Enough with all the glib dismissals. You all are bordering on arrogant and cruel.
Funny you bring up Katrina and then the next statement is “East Coast bias”. BS. We weren’t innundated with Katrina stuff for ages? How about your earthquakes? You don’t think there’s much coverage? Phooey on you. What a bunch of nonsense.
You really think rain and 60 mph wind is nothing?
Look up Agnes. You can’t get much worse than that “wimpy” storm.
paper plates,styro cups, plastic utensils, paper bowls
....charcoal grill, charcoal...matches...flashlights
..peanut butter, snacks, bottles of water, sodas.....energy bars
...good books to read....lots of batteries....rain slickers....and extra medications if you need them.