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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Radar Images & Loops (interactive maps short/long range)
Northeast (Cape Hatteras to NE)
Satellite Images Still Images/Loops (both Flash & Java)
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Local News Coverage:
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
WTXF My Fox Philly
WTNH New Haven CT
We think we are ready, probably not,
Stay safe and sound.
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.
“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.
St Mary’s MD scanner? *is there now* Um...what’s going on?
Good job staying on top of the generator installation. Not a moment too soon!
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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.
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?
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.
Only one kid - not mine, one of his roomates - is there this weekend. Yes, I worry. No comms.
Sty safe and check in when you can.
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.
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.
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.
Wow .. sounds like the glass was vaporized.
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 :(
“Irene is behaving exactly like Gloria” Brad Field, NBC CT. Great, we were w/o power for 7 days after Gloria.
Take your conspiracy stuff elsewhere, this is a news thread.