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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.

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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KEYWORDS: hurricane; hurricaneirene; irene; livethread; storm; tropical
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To: MplsSteve

Tornado Storm Report

2011-08-27 00:05:00 EDT

Lat/Lon: 35.92,-76.25

Location: Tyrrell

Possible tornado near 1400 block of Highway 64. Structural damage to at least 6 houses with 2 destroyed. Minor injuries reported. (Mhx)


1,801 posted on 08/27/2011 8:34:23 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Drink good coffee. You can sleep when you are dead.)
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To: NautiNurse

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.


1,802 posted on 08/27/2011 8:34:26 PM PDT by mojitojoe (WH says potus didn’t feel the earthquake. No worries. Another is scheduled for November 2012)
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To: sitetest

Keep alert for tornadoes. Hang in there!


1,803 posted on 08/27/2011 8:36:12 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Drink good coffee. You can sleep when you are dead.)
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To: All

Richard Lewelling-Meteorologist:
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


1,804 posted on 08/27/2011 8:36:22 PM PDT by randita (Obama - chains you can bereave in.)
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To: Severa

Oh I neglected to ping you to 1796 as well. I hope you’re able to get some sleep tonight!


1,805 posted on 08/27/2011 8:36:34 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: Gabz

Wavy is the one I was watching

Funniest pic today on WAVY - “For sale - slightly used swim-up bar. Inquire on Monday”


1,806 posted on 08/27/2011 8:38:07 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: NautiNurse
Washington, NC


1,807 posted on 08/27/2011 8:38:24 PM PDT by randita (Obama - chains you can bereave in.)
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To: lainie

I saw your post and was thinking, “Wow what a small world” LOL Our oldest son just started his freshman year at GMHS.


1,808 posted on 08/27/2011 8:38:27 PM PDT by Severa (I can't take this stress anymore...quick, get me a marker to sniff....)
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To: NautiNurse

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.


1,809 posted on 08/27/2011 8:38:45 PM PDT by adc (Rush '12All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently oppos)
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To: randita
More from NC:


1,810 posted on 08/27/2011 8:39:31 PM PDT by randita (Obama - chains you can bereave in.)
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To: randita

Thanks very much for your pertinent and interesting posts! Much appreciated.


1,811 posted on 08/27/2011 8:39:38 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Drink good coffee. You can sleep when you are dead.)
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To: NautiNurse

They been reporting this on WGMD all night...Sussex county, Delaware. Bout three miles down the road from me.


1,812 posted on 08/27/2011 8:39:51 PM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/201102/freerepublic-ping-list-compilation.html-Freep Ping Blog post)
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To: Think free or die

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.


1,813 posted on 08/27/2011 8:41:14 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Those who trade land for peace will end up with neither one.)
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To: Abby4116

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.


1,814 posted on 08/27/2011 8:41:38 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: adc

Thanks for your local update. Indeed, it will be a long night. Stay alert for tornadoes. They are popping up all over now.


1,815 posted on 08/27/2011 8:41:48 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Drink good coffee. You can sleep when you are dead.)
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To: MagUSNRET
"Just today, I made a huge batch of Chokecherry Brandy, to give out as gifts...."

Oh, Mag - would you like my address? :-)

1,816 posted on 08/27/2011 8:41:50 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: randita
Shhhhh, Why do I hope NY City gets blasted?
I want no one hurt. ] \

Union Bastards will make millions with overtime.

1,817 posted on 08/27/2011 8:42:25 PM PDT by AGreatPer
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To: NautiNurse; All

Rain started in Maine around 11:30 Sat evening.


1,818 posted on 08/27/2011 8:43:09 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: fatima

Just had a tornado touch down Langhorne.


1,819 posted on 08/27/2011 8:43:34 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today:))
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To: patton
Dear patton,

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.


sitetest

1,820 posted on 08/27/2011 8:43:46 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: Fishtalk

That’s a bit too close for comfort. Very widespread tornadic activity with the large system. Stay alert.


1,821 posted on 08/27/2011 8:44:43 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Drink good coffee. You can sleep when you are dead.)
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To: Betis70

No sump pump. Just clean up with suck machine for rugs.


1,822 posted on 08/27/2011 8:45:03 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: NautiNurse

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.


1,823 posted on 08/27/2011 8:45:03 PM PDT by abner (I have no tagline, therefore no identity.)
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To: lainie

Thanks.


1,824 posted on 08/27/2011 8:45:24 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: fatima; Miss Didi
Aloha Ladies,

Geraldo prays for (or is that preys on it) bad news.

Talked to my brother in Upstate NY this morning and got the local skinny that there was a low pressure storm system from the west, which has been raining on him for a couple days. He'd already prepared for it. NYC is another matter altogether. It seems to take the MSM weather news reporting power outages up the SE coast, Bloomberg shutting down the transit systems while advising evacuations and Geraldo standing in the rain for the message that the storm is coming.

You're in for stormy weather tonight and I wish you all the best. Stay safe. I fear the worst of this will come after it's over.
1,825 posted on 08/27/2011 8:45:41 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
"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."

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?

1,826 posted on 08/27/2011 8:46:56 PM PDT by Think free or die
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To: aposiopetic
Crazy here,son in law #2 on his way sub pump stop working and backup only lasts 3 hours.SIL knows how to fix this.Pregnant daughter stressed.Help.
1,827 posted on 08/27/2011 8:47:55 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today:))
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To: fatima

Reports of major #flooding around Norristown, Pa. Schuylkill River expected to reach major flood stage by Sunday evening.


1,828 posted on 08/27/2011 8:47:55 PM PDT by randita (Obama - chains you can bereave in.)
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To: NautiNurse

You’re welcome. I think the images reveal that this is no walk in the park.


1,830 posted on 08/27/2011 8:49:30 PM PDT by randita (Obama - chains you can bereave in.)
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To: fatima

Any damage?


1,831 posted on 08/27/2011 8:49:34 PM PDT by bvw
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To: fatima

Any damage reports for Langhorne? Our alert for Ambler expired without undue excitement. Sometimes boredom is really good.


1,832 posted on 08/27/2011 8:49:55 PM PDT by Think free or die
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To: Gabz

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.


1,833 posted on 08/27/2011 8:50:57 PM PDT by Abby4116
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To: aposiopetic

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.


1,834 posted on 08/27/2011 8:52:25 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today:))
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To: abner
Gabz was complaining of dog slow net service too. I hope you have a weather alert radio. Too many tornadoes tonight.

Thanks. They are a tag team, occasionally running in a pack. Jackals.

1,836 posted on 08/27/2011 8:53:03 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Drink good coffee. You can sleep when you are dead.)
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To: bvw

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!

take care!


1,837 posted on 08/27/2011 8:53:34 PM PDT by keeper53
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To: Interesting Times
a record number of people have been evacuated, and this isn't going to be a top-10 storm for overall damage.

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).

1,838 posted on 08/27/2011 8:54:11 PM PDT by Tea Party Hobbit (The RINOs lack all conviction, and the Dems are full of passionate intensity)
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To: abner

Water just starting to come into the basement.


1,839 posted on 08/27/2011 8:54:40 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG... 4 miles above the mason dixon line)
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To: bvw

God can you please just leave.


1,840 posted on 08/27/2011 8:55:05 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today:))
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To: sitetest

Wow. A 400 amp service?

Just wow.


1,841 posted on 08/27/2011 8:55:13 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: Domestic Church

Oh I hate that. Hopefully you have a suck up machine.
I plan on doing that a lot tomorrow.


1,842 posted on 08/27/2011 8:56:57 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: Domestic Church

Oh no...do you have a pump?


1,843 posted on 08/27/2011 8:57:44 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Drink good coffee. You can sleep when you are dead.)
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To: mojitojoe; bvw

Please begin a new thread on the NOAA aspect and leave this one for Freepers seeking breaking news on the storm.


1,844 posted on 08/27/2011 8:57:56 PM PDT by Religion Moderator
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To: mojitojoe

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?
:)


1,845 posted on 08/27/2011 8:58:41 PM PDT by keeper53
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To: Domestic Church

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).


1,846 posted on 08/27/2011 8:58:45 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: NautiNurse

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,


1,847 posted on 08/27/2011 8:59:21 PM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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To: All

Reports the George Washington Bridge in #NYC is now fully closed due to high winds.


1,848 posted on 08/27/2011 8:59:34 PM PDT by randita (Obama - chains you can bereave in.)
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To: NautiNurse

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 . . .


1,849 posted on 08/27/2011 8:59:45 PM PDT by adc (Rush '12All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently oppos)
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To: sitetest; ZinGirl; Severa
Dam Failure Threat in St. Mary's County

I don't know where St. Mary's Lake Dam is...

1,850 posted on 08/27/2011 9:00:16 PM PDT by lainie (The US congress is full to the brim of absolutely disgusting thieves who deserve humiliating ouster.)
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