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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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TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: hurricane; hurricaneirene; irene; livethread; storm; tropical
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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 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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To: randita
"Reports of major #flooding around Norristown, Pa. Schuylkill River expected to reach major flood stage by Sunday evening."

Not surprised. The bottom of Norristown near the river is very low ground and prone to flooding. We're on a creek that drains into Wissahickon Creek, which in turns dumps into the Schuylkill River. The Schuylkill is quick to flood, as it is shallow and drains many local creeks. There are creeks all over this area, and back in colonial times it was known for its many mills, which were powered by those very creeks. Fortunately we also tend to drain quickly once the rains stop. The same can't be said for the Delaware River. With all the rain north of us, flooding on the Delaware could be pretty serious over several days.

1,851 posted on 08/27/2011 9:00:44 PM PDT by Think free or die
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To: mojitojoe; NautiNurse; fatima; STARWISE; oldteen; tiapam

Hundreds of thousands of people have evacuated their homes these past two days. Nine people have lost their lives (so far). Power is out to millions of homes. Flooding is destroying many businesses and homes. Trees are falling, and crushing anything in their way.

Nautinurse spent hours putting this thread together for those in harm’s way, before Hurricane Irene even hit land.

Thank you, NautiNurse, and all who have contributed in a logical, factual manner, sharing their personal experiences.

Please show respect, for those worried souls right now, and for the Hostess who has gone way above board, to put this thread together for us....

..............mojitojoe enjoy your evening, and..... have a good life.

1,852 posted on 08/27/2011 9:00:47 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: sitetest

Action news says Ocean City N.J. will have 20 foot waves plus storm surge.Dear God.

1,853 posted on 08/27/2011 9:01:17 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today:))
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To: Religion Moderator

Thank you. Tired of the bickering.

1,854 posted on 08/27/2011 9:02:22 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade, There are only two sides. Pick one.)
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To: nutmeg

So, is it a total blowout like Gloria was??

or is it a real hurricane for CT?

1,855 posted on 08/27/2011 9:02:29 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Ron Paul is to the Constitution what Fred Phelps is to the Bible.)
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To: Religion Moderator

Are Shep Smith and Geraldo, of themselves a type of breaking news on the storm? Is that what you are saying?

1,856 posted on 08/27/2011 9:02:29 PM PDT by bvw
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To: NautiNurse
I just looked out the door. Nasty out there. Internet is getting slower... They are a tag team, occasionally running in a pack. Jackals.

Whatever the weather where they are, it still really sucks here and I'm glad you are in another hurricane free portion of it right now to give everyone else including me the best info out there.

1,857 posted on 08/27/2011 9:02:38 PM PDT by abner (I have no tagline, therefore no identity.)
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To: sitetest; patton
I've got a 15KW turned by a 30HP diesel tractor and I can't carry the whole house. Certain things kick on at the same time and you have a problem. Central air has a big start up surge current by itself, you can hear the diesel load up just with it kicking on.

Lots of people ruin their generators after a storm by trying to power up too much, especially the smaller 5 and 7.5KW units or they ruin the engines by not changing oil every 24 hours (engines without oil filters).

1,858 posted on 08/27/2011 9:02:52 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: NautiNurse

Dammit I want to go to bed but I dunno if the worst has passed us yet. Kids are already in bed for the night ::sigh:: Last update from NAS Patuxent River has winds from the NNW at 37mph gusting to 59mph.

1,859 posted on 08/27/2011 9:03:11 PM PDT by Severa (I can't take this stress anymore...quick, get me a marker to sniff....)
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To: mojo114; NautiNurse; All

Comic relief Twitter post

The supermarket stimulus #irene created will be followed by gym stimulus to burn off 5 pounds I put on while storm snacking.

5 minutes ago

1,860 posted on 08/27/2011 9:04:12 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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