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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WWAY 3 Wilmington NC
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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.
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?
“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.”
Prayers that your family are safe and in God’s protection.
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.
I came to that conclusion when he dug up the foundation of that building looking for Al Capone's vault.
Geraldo is always an idiot.I am watching local news.Amazing that they can show you what streets the tornado’s are passing over.
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
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...
He wasn’t that bad here;
Sitetest, I’m listening to St. Mary’s scanner right now. The situation there sounds really crazy.
We would just as soon they not visit yours. Prayers from here for your household.
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.
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!
Twitter-sign up,type in Va.hurricane WooLa.
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.
Best luck to all.
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.
Tornado warning for our fair community now - we’ve been in the basement for about half and hour already.
we have some friends already at St Mary's College. knew their power was out a while ago.
Check back in when you can! Take care!
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.
Get your rest .. you’ll be glad tomorrow.
God bless ..
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.
I'd go to bed if I thought I could sleep just yet.
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,
“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.
Thank you. As I said, I didn’t mean to come across as snarky.
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...
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.
The super high tide would have occurred, with or without the help of Irene. It’s just on schedule.
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.
I’m very sorry you guys. Do take care!! And stay indoors. Sounds like the trees are falling all over that county.
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!
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.
Prayers for you and yours, dear Fatima.
Is your SIL out on many emergency calls
God be with you and your family.
Tornado Storm Report
2011-08-27 18:35:00 EDT
Around 15 homes damaged in the Nassau station and tradewinds subdivisions SW of Lewes. One home demolished. (Phi)
PECO reporting 139,000 without power (Philadelphia Electric)