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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: mojo114

Hearing thunder here in SE CT, heavier rain than earlier. Wind picking up, but not scary (yet).

Gonna fill my tubs before heading to bed. Local TV saying we’ll have some tornadoes possible.

Storm surge predicted to be 3-6 feet just south of me on the shoreline.


1,751 posted on 08/27/2011 8:06:29 PM PDT by Betis70 (Bruins!)
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To: patton

I’m so sorry you’re dealing with that kind of worry
and stress. Have you not been able to reach them by
phone or text?

News blurb

“VIRGINIA BEACH —
After a daylong pummeling by Hurricane Irene’s battering winds, drenching rains and a possible spinoff tornado, the Hampton Roads region braced for a possibly historic storm surge as high tide approached Saturday night.

Officials warned Saturday afternoon that residents would experience the worst of the storm by nightfall and should stay put until conditions let up.”

http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2011/aug/27/2/tdmain010-virginia-beach-battered-by-irenes-winds-ar-1268915/

Prayers that your family are safe and in God’s protection.


1,752 posted on 08/27/2011 8:06:44 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: fatima

Now here is something ironic - I would not know twitter from a rock.

Knowing you, and knowing me - well, you win the technology race.

I will banish myself to the desert for 40 days, to play with my toys.

{{hugs}}


1,753 posted on 08/27/2011 8:10:19 PM PDT by patton (I am sure that I have done dumber things in my life, but at the moment, I am unable to recall them.)
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To: BIGLOOK
I think Geraldo is an idiot.

I came to that conclusion when he dug up the foundation of that building looking for Al Capone's vault.

1,754 posted on 08/27/2011 8:10:37 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: BIGLOOK

Geraldo is always an idiot.I am watching local news.Amazing that they can show you what streets the tornado’s are passing over.


1,755 posted on 08/27/2011 8:11:23 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today:))
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To: All

Tornado Warning
2011-08-27 23:11:51 EDT until
2011-08-27 23:30:00 EDT

1108 PM EDT Sat Aug 27 2011

...A Tornado Warning remains in effect until 1130 PM EDT for
northwestern ocean...southwestern Monmouth and southeastern Mercer
counties...

At 1107 PM EDT...National Weather Service Doppler radar continued to
indicate a tornado. This tornado was located near Clarksburg...or 16
miles east of Trenton...moving west at 30 mph.

The tornado will be near...
Allentown and 6 miles south of Hightstown by 1120 PM EDT...
Windsor and Crosswicks by 1125 PM EDT...
Yardville-Groveville and Edinburg by 1130 PM EDT...


1,756 posted on 08/27/2011 8:13:46 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Drink good coffee. You can sleep when you are dead.)
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To: rdl6989

He wasn’t that bad here;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdw1ZK585RU


1,757 posted on 08/27/2011 8:14:31 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Those who trade land for peace will end up with neither one.)
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To: sitetest; SilvieWaldorfMD

Sitetest, I’m listening to St. Mary’s scanner right now. The situation there sounds really crazy.


1,758 posted on 08/27/2011 8:15:26 PM PDT by lainie (The US congress is full to the brim of absolutely disgusting thieves who deserve humiliating ouster.)
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To: fatima

We would just as soon they not visit yours. Prayers from here for your household.


1,759 posted on 08/27/2011 8:15:46 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: AUsome Joy

t things are pretty reasonable at the moment.

Last report I got from the Melfa area is that everything is pretty good - wet and windy, but not much different than from what I’ve had all day.


1,760 posted on 08/27/2011 8:15:51 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Betis70

We think we are ready, probably not,
Stay safe and sound.


1,761 posted on 08/27/2011 8:15:55 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

LOL!


1,762 posted on 08/27/2011 8:16:23 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: All
SE Pennsylvania reporting in. The tornado warnings have been popping up all around us. Not our community yet, but south of us and north of us. Been raining now for over 8 hours, some quite heavy. We heard a big noise a about 30 minutes ago and thought it was a falling tree. My husband did a walk-around in the rain and didn't find a fallen tree. The limb on the roof didn't look large enough for the noise, but maybe so. While we were outside checking the roof, we heard big cracking noises which sounded like trees breaking in the wooded area across road. We haven't had much wind yet. It's going to be a long night.

We drove around about an hour and half ago when our son needed a ride home. The streets are very wet, but pooling isn't too bad, and some notorious low spots are still basically draining. Our creek is high, but not yet over its banks. Power flickers from time to time, but no disruptions so far.

1,763 posted on 08/27/2011 8:16:40 PM PDT by Think free or die
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To: lainie
What kind of craziness going on in St Mary's?
1,764 posted on 08/27/2011 8:16:52 PM PDT by ZinGirl
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To: Miss Didi

“and everyone is just waiting.”

Yep, pretty much. We’re an hour north of Albany, NY. We did some prep, but not a lot. Have a son & his fiancee on Long Island (Westbury). She helped evacuate Good Samaritan hosital earlier today. They’re in a 3rd floor apartment. More worried about a killer tree behind one of twin daughters’ houses in Albany area.


1,765 posted on 08/27/2011 8:16:52 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade, There are only two sides. Pick one.)
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To: lainie

St Mary’s MD scanner? *is there now* Um...what’s going on?


1,766 posted on 08/27/2011 8:17:45 PM PDT by Severa (I can't take this stress anymore...quick, get me a marker to sniff....)
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To: sitetest

Good job staying on top of the generator installation. Not a moment too soon!


1,767 posted on 08/27/2011 8:17:54 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Drink good coffee. You can sleep when you are dead.)
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To: patton

Twitter-sign up,type in Va.hurricane WooLa.


1,768 posted on 08/27/2011 8:19:03 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today:))
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To: mojo114

Yup, as prep’ed as I can think of without having plywood over every window and all trees within sight cut down :) Do wish I had a high capacity sump pump and a generator for the basement, but oh well.

Stay safe as well.


1,769 posted on 08/27/2011 8:19:05 PM PDT by Betis70 (Bruins!)
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To: AGreatPer

Trying to catch up on the thread here before the power goes again. We had a short blip early in the evening then it came back on. Now we are having little hiccups. I will tell Barry hi before he goes to bed. I’m in the wrong house. I wanted to be in the one without trees all around for this. Guess that isn’t happening now.

Dang.. The power went out, came on again, and my response is still here! Technology, ain’t it grand?


1,770 posted on 08/27/2011 8:19:13 PM PDT by abner (I have no tagline, therefore no identity.)
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To: NautiNurse
Again this is a political forum. By the way, not an entertainment forum.

There is a concern with the politics of weather forecasting and storm disaster management directly related to this thread -- as as demonstrated the concerns of mojitojoe with the pressure reading numbers, and the concerns of others with wind speeds, and with the hyping of severity of this storm since it's inception. Who do you trust, and how and why do you trust them?

I haven't discussed Geraldo or Shep Smith or any of the other entertainment personalities often posted about, and joined by yourself on this thread. I do not consider such posts on-topic. Do you?

And while you are an esteemed fellow Freeper, no one "owns" a thread. Threads do meander around a topic and often veer into worthwhile off-topic discussions. This is the very nature of open discussion.

1,771 posted on 08/27/2011 8:19:47 PM PDT by bvw
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To: STARWISE

Only one kid - not mine, one of his roomates - is there this weekend. Yes, I worry. No comms.


1,772 posted on 08/27/2011 8:22:11 PM PDT by patton (I am sure that I have done dumber things in my life, but at the moment, I am unable to recall them.)
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To: RedMDer

Sty safe and check in when you can.


1,773 posted on 08/27/2011 8:22:16 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: RedMDer

Just lost the satellite feed to the TV here, some around the area have lost power, wind and rain kicking into high hurricane gear now.


1,774 posted on 08/27/2011 8:22:43 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG... 4 miles above the mason dixon line)
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To: AGreatPer

BTW- the rain and wind are heavier or seem to be more than has been forecasted. We weren’t expecting this kind of wind or rain until about 8:00 AM Sunday. I was going to put this in the other reply but I got distracted when the power left us. We are in Chester County, Pa.


1,775 posted on 08/27/2011 8:23:04 PM PDT by abner (I have no tagline, therefore no identity.)
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To: All

Local weather folks are saying over 5 inches of rain already in Philadelphia (and Abington). That seems consistent with what we’ve been seeing. It started raining at 3, and hasn’t stopped.


1,776 posted on 08/27/2011 8:23:27 PM PDT by Think free or die
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To: Figment

Wow .. sounds like the glass was vaporized.
Stunning ..


1,777 posted on 08/27/2011 8:23:52 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: Severa; ZinGirl

Lots of engines trying to open closed roads. 235 and 245 were/are blocked (I can’t tell) and there was a rescue call that had guys trying desperately to open a roadway near the fairground area, but they had to send out the call to abort. The storm is intensifying and all units were ordered back to their stations. Sad :(


1,778 posted on 08/27/2011 8:24:46 PM PDT by lainie (The US congress is full to the brim of absolutely disgusting thieves who deserve humiliating ouster.)
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To: nutmeg

“Irene is behaving exactly like Gloria” Brad Field, NBC CT. Great, we were w/o power for 7 days after Gloria.


1,779 posted on 08/27/2011 8:25:26 PM PDT by Betis70 (Bruins!)
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To: bvw
as as demonstrated the concerns of mojitojoe with the pressure reading numbers

To: mojitojoe

Take your conspiracy stuff elsewhere, this is a news thread.

1,472 posted on 08/27/2011 5:31:20 PM PDT by Admin Moderator

1,780 posted on 08/27/2011 8:26:34 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Drink good coffee. You can sleep when you are dead.)
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To: zot; NautiNurse
Power out here at 11:20. Signing off to save backup power.

Best luck to all.

1,781 posted on 08/27/2011 8:26:34 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: P.O.E.

Excellent, also. I have a small fridge with a tiny
freezer on top, so that option wouldn’t work for me.
But, if you have room, fill ‘er up.


1,782 posted on 08/27/2011 8:26:41 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: All

Tornado warning for our fair community now - we’ve been in the basement for about half and hour already.


1,783 posted on 08/27/2011 8:26:43 PM PDT by Think free or die
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To: lainie
OK. thanks. :(

we have some friends already at St Mary's College. knew their power was out a while ago.

1,784 posted on 08/27/2011 8:27:13 PM PDT by ZinGirl
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To: Interesting Times

Check back in when you can! Take care!


1,785 posted on 08/27/2011 8:27:20 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Drink good coffee. You can sleep when you are dead.)
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To: patton

www.wavy.com

They have some of the most complete coverage and are also streaming live. Stay away from the networks.

WVEC is another norfolk area station with a website and probably streaming.

I understand your frustration - I’m so thankful I don’t have cable and don’t have to pay attention to the network attention whores who have no freaking clue what they are talking about.


1,786 posted on 08/27/2011 8:27:20 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Miss Didi

Get your rest .. you’ll be glad tomorrow.
God bless ..


1,787 posted on 08/27/2011 8:27:47 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: lainie; NautiNurse
Dear lainie,

The situation here has worsened in the last few minutes. Winds are definitely picking up, with much higher gusts.

My understanding is that the storm is still well-below Ocean City. OC is south of us, so I guess until the storm is about at the same latitude as us, it may continue to worsen.

Not pleasant.

I'd go to bed if I thought I could sleep just yet.


sitetest

1,788 posted on 08/27/2011 8:27:53 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: Miss Didi

Hi I am only an hour away from you in CT. I’ll open my home to you if you need it.Let me know FRmail.
Remember the pressure is changing so fast that your cold syptomes could be related,


1,789 posted on 08/27/2011 8:28:09 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: bvw

“And while you are an esteemed fellow Freeper, no one “owns” a thread.”

Excellent thought. Well put. Unfortuntely, a comment like yours will fall on very deaf ears.


1,790 posted on 08/27/2011 8:28:13 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: Mmogamer

Thank you. As I said, I didn’t mean to come across as snarky.


1,791 posted on 08/27/2011 8:30:51 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: lainie

We haven’t had occasion to leave the house at all this weekend, so we’ve been staying in and watching TV/surfing the Net. Just getting ready to put kids to bed now. Last update from NAS Patuxent River at 10:52 had wind from the north at 35mph gusting to 51mph. I’m supposed to work Mon (I substitute teach at local middle school) but I’m starting to doubt we’re going to have school at this rate...


1,792 posted on 08/27/2011 8:31:00 PM PDT by Severa (I can't take this stress anymore...quick, get me a marker to sniff....)
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To: sitetest

20 KW is a HUGE (Hugh?) generator for one house. You could go completely off-grid, with that. And so could two of your neighbors.

With load averaging, we used to allow 5KW per house, including A/C. Double that for today’s wired world, I guess - but that has to be overkill. A/C burns more than everything else in your house, unless you have electric strip heat.


1,793 posted on 08/27/2011 8:31:18 PM PDT by patton (I am sure that I have done dumber things in my life, but at the moment, I am unable to recall them.)
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To: Betis70

The super high tide would have occurred, with or without the help of Irene. It’s just on schedule.


1,794 posted on 08/27/2011 8:31:46 PM PDT by Eva
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To: randita

Wow. I have been to Wildwood and the beach is about a mile wide. You have to be Lawrence of Arabia just to make it to the water.


1,795 posted on 08/27/2011 8:32:32 PM PDT by Captain Jack Aubrey (There's not a moment to lose.)
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To: sitetest; ZinGirl

I’m very sorry you guys. Do take care!! And stay indoors. Sounds like the trees are falling all over that county.

http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?ctid=1206

Fire & EMS dispatch is live, still, but it’s much slower now that the operation was aborted. The state police/sheriff link isn’t active, unfortunately.

I graduated from Great Mills & my dad did several tours at Pax, and I was there when Gloria went over. So I know what it’s like. God bless!


1,796 posted on 08/27/2011 8:32:51 PM PDT by lainie (The US congress is full to the brim of absolutely disgusting thieves who deserve humiliating ouster.)
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To: MissyMa

More and more radio stations are now almost totally automated and have little or no capability of giving local information because they have such minimal staff, most of which has no idea how to do live radio.

It is a seriously frustrating thing to people like me who used to do live radio.


1,797 posted on 08/27/2011 8:32:58 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: fatima

Prayers for you and yours, dear Fatima.
Is your SIL out on many emergency calls
tonight?

God be with you and your family.

Hugs!


1,798 posted on 08/27/2011 8:33:17 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: MplsSteve

Tornado Storm Report

2011-08-27 18:35:00 EDT

Lat/Lon: 38.76,-75.18

Location: Sussex

Around 15 homes damaged in the Nassau station and tradewinds subdivisions SW of Lewes. One home demolished. (Phi)


1,799 posted on 08/27/2011 8:33:17 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Drink good coffee. You can sleep when you are dead.)
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To: All

PECO reporting 139,000 without power (Philadelphia Electric)


1,800 posted on 08/27/2011 8:33:44 PM PDT by Think free or die
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