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.
That’s a bit too close for comfort. Very widespread tornadic activity with the large system. Stay alert.
No sump pump. Just clean up with suck machine for rugs.
Power on again but internet is running really slow for whatever reason. It is sucky outside. Not a word really, but it fits the bill.
Ignore the sucky posts. Life is short. We love you here.
Well, we have two Baby Boomers and a teenager with a guitar, and we could all pile into our fallout shelter from the Cuban Missile Crisis. Does that work?
Reports of major #flooding around Norristown, Pa. Schuylkill River expected to reach major flood stage by Sunday evening.
You’re welcome. I think the images reveal that this is no walk in the park.
Any damage reports for Langhorne? Our alert for Ambler expired without undue excitement. Sometimes boredom is really good.
Thanks Gabz. I do have my tax bills to show I belong there (cable bill too lol). I do want to come down to assess whatever I can. Too old to start over there though.
SIL just got here.He said bottom street is a river and he came in the back way.He said a tree is down over the flooding at the bottom of the street.
Thanks. They are a tag team, occasionally running in a pack. Jackals.
Interesting stuff...I think the people on these LIVE threads(sometimes emergencies), get upset when the thread gets tied up with other topics.
Would definitely deserve it’s own thread, IMHO!
Other factors possibly influencing the number of evacutations:
= the amount of shoreline affected (consider all the waterfront between Eastern NC and Massachusetts).
= the population density in the areas affected (it doesn't get more dense than the Washington-NYC corridor).
= an increasing tendency for politicians and emergency agencies to order evacuations, compared with years ago (this ultra-careful age we live in).
Water just starting to come into the basement.
God can you please just leave.
Wow. A 400 amp service?
Oh I hate that. Hopefully you have a suck up machine.
I plan on doing that a lot tomorrow.
Oh no...do you have a pump?
Please begin a new thread on the NOAA aspect and leave this one for Freepers seeking breaking news on the storm.
I like the live threads because you really get a feel for what is happening.
But I do find your info intriguing.
Let’s all try to get along... shouldn’t this thread be big enough for all of us?
I spent about a week this summer digging a “seep-away” near one of my basement trouble spots. Dug a big hole about 5 feet from the house and a trench down towards it, loaded with gravel. This should be a good test to see if it was worth it. (Well, I did get a tan & some exercise, so it shouldn’t be a total loss).
Here in Long Island we now have rain and a few gusts of wind. I expect it to get worse tonight through tomorrow.
Seems like tomorrow is our “dooms day”. Hopefully I won’t lose power and can keep you updated,
Reports the George Washington Bridge in #NYC is now fully closed due to high winds.
And thank you for posting this thread . . it’s comforting to have it. Although I still cannot sleep with the tornado threats in addition to the flooding which is gonna come. I’ll check in later . . .
I don't know where St. Mary's Lake Dam is...