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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Tornado Storm Report
2011-08-27 00:05:00 EDT
Possible tornado near 1400 block of Highway 64. Structural damage to at least 6 houses with 2 destroyed. Minor injuries reported. (Mhx)
No, this is your thread and nobody better disagree with you or you will run crying like a little child to the mods. Get a life.
Keep alert for tornadoes. Hang in there!
Philadelphia/ Southern NJ/ Delmarva- Reports of Tropical Storm wind gusts across Southern New Jersey Wind gust to 55 MPH @ Lakehurst. Philadelphia Metro wind gust to near 40 MPH. Most of Delmarva seeing tropical storm wind gusts in heavier bands. Wind gust to 51 @Patuxent.
Saturday August 27, 2011 11:2
Oh I neglected to ping you to 1796 as well. I hope you’re able to get some sleep tonight!
Wavy is the one I was watching
Funniest pic today on WAVY - “For sale - slightly used swim-up bar. Inquire on Monday”
I saw your post and was thinking, “Wow what a small world” LOL Our oldest son just started his freshman year at GMHS.
Here in northern NJ, about 20 miles west of Manhattan . . .the rain started about an hour ago. Pretty steady, heavy now with lightning a few minutes ago. Going to be a long night.
Thanks very much for your pertinent and interesting posts! Much appreciated.
They been reporting this on WGMD all night...Sussex county, Delaware. Bout three miles down the road from me.
Stay safe. Of course it’s not a true tornado shelter unless you have a hippie with a guitar. Saw one in 1970 at a Topeka tornado shelter.
We’ll be able to get on before you I’m sure because we can go over with residents who evacuated and Charlie is planning on going with his buddy Breezy as soon as they open the causeway.
I’ll keep you posted as best I can. i can’t figure out how to friend you on FB so if you can figure out how to do it I’ll accept.
So sorry to hear about your water problems. It’s not as bad now as I expected it to be. Of course I can’t see the level of the creek in the dark. But it doesn’t seem to be as bad at the moment as it was supposedly going to be, so maybe you will be lucking out.
Thanks for your local update. Indeed, it will be a long night. Stay alert for tornadoes. They are popping up all over now.
Oh, Mag - would you like my address? :-)
Union Bastards will make millions with overtime.
Rain started in Maine around 11:30 Sat evening.
Just had a tornado touch down Langhorne.
No, even a 20KW generator just doesn't do much than keep on the essentials, and a few extras.
The house is all-electric. A big part of it is the heat pumps. They can take a lot of power. During the winter, if it gets really cold, the “electric furnace” comes on, and a single heat pump (we have two) will take something like 50 or 60 amps (I forget the exact numbers) at 240 volts.
As well, the clothes washer - electric - is a pig, so are the double-wall ovens and the cooktop, and I have a lot of computers, including my corporate server, that need to be up, etc. Even the well and the water conditioning system are not inconsiderable loads.
The average usage isn't very much, but the problem is that when certain things come on, they need a whole bunch of juice for the short period of time that they're on. We have 400 amp service into the house.
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