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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.

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

To be honest, I’ve done more listening than watching - it’s been on in the other room all day and I would look occasionally.


1,901 posted on 08/27/2011 9:34:00 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: randita

Holey guacamoley!!!!!!!!!


1,902 posted on 08/27/2011 9:35:17 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: STARWISE

My daughter is spending the night back home after HOBO evacuation of ground level apts. . . Wallace is close to her and she said it’s in a lower lying area.


1,903 posted on 08/27/2011 9:35:28 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: jersey117

I heard that.


1,904 posted on 08/27/2011 9:35:45 PM PDT by stanne
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To: fatima

Hopefully it was a small tornado. I saw one form at treetop level above me one year, and I think the same one (or cousin) took out a single family house in Ewing NJ a few minutes later. Three people were in the house, fortunately — Divine Providence — iirc, they were all going upstairs to bed and the central stairwell and chimney was all that survived. The house walls and roof literally blew outwards, and they were left unhurt on the stairs under the stars.


1,905 posted on 08/27/2011 9:36:29 PM PDT by bvw
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To: Think free or die

We were in Jackson, Tennessee in the spring of 2010, the weekend when Nashville was flooded.

We refer to that as the weekend Jackson was flooded lol


1,906 posted on 08/27/2011 9:37:18 PM PDT by Figment ("A communist is someone who reads Marx.An anti-communist is someone who understands Marx" R Reagan)
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To: Think free or die

Seems to be ok so far. Funny you should mention it, my other trouble spot is the Bilco door. Seems to be coming in through the side wall. Another project for another time ( As Cubs fans say, there’s always next year).


1,907 posted on 08/27/2011 9:37:34 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: bvw

Fox News reports a tornado watch for NYC. Also now 2 million people without power.


1,908 posted on 08/27/2011 9:38:19 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Those who trade land for peace will end up with neither one.)
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To: NautiNurse

When we lived in MN for a couple of years, we used to go outside briefly if we heard a tornado siren. Being from NYS we’d never seen one. But when the storm warnings came at night, I cowered like a blithering idiot; simply scared to death of what I could not see.


1,909 posted on 08/27/2011 9:38:51 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade, There are only two sides. Pick one.)
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To: fatima; NautiNurse; nutmeg; All

Irene prompts mandatory evacuations in Connecticut
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Last Updated: 12:07 AM, August 28, 2011

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*snip*

Thousands of residents were directed to leave their homes by officials in Bridgeport, New Haven, Fairfield, Milford, Stonington and other municipalities.

*snip*

The storm was projected to make landfall in the Stamford area near midday Sunday, and bring storm surges of 4 to 7 feet along Long Island Sound .....

Read more: http://tinyurl.com/4xu7sl9


1,910 posted on 08/27/2011 9:39:56 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: maica

I still think JR should publish the Katrina threads as a book.


1,911 posted on 08/27/2011 9:40:55 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade, There are only two sides. Pick one.)
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To: All
Stu Ostro: The water level is rising at The Battery at the southern tip of Lower Manhattan.

The green line indicates it’s rising toward 3’ above normal astronomical levels.

Astronomical low tide is approaching, and then that’ll be rising as daylight approaches, and at the same time that onshore winds will be increasing as the center of Irene approaches.

This will be something to monitor closely.


1,912 posted on 08/27/2011 9:43:07 PM PDT by randita (Obama - chains you can bereave in.)
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To: adc

Good .. I’m sure you’re relieved she’s out of there.
God bless and protect you all .. this is going to
be a long, miserable night for millions of suffering,
worried souls.


1,913 posted on 08/27/2011 9:43:33 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: sageb1

What a fantastic idea! They definitely should be preserved and shared.


1,914 posted on 08/27/2011 9:43:52 PM PDT by maica ( Multiculturalism is the smiley face of totalitarianism.)
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To: Fishtalk
Oh, you're quite welcome.

I was being "polite".

People who post about things they know little to nothing whatsoever about deserve far worse than what I wrote to you. Uncorrected, others, who might not know Bloomie's political history, just might believe that bumptious twaddle you posted, had I not corrected you and posted the facts.

As far as "nasty"...........just about everyone on this thread is on edge, as we have been/are/are waiting to be whacked by Irene. Some posters have "interjected" ( your word for what you did ! ) themselves and their off the wall assumptions and/or theories; none helpful in the least.

1,915 posted on 08/27/2011 9:45:26 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: sageb1

the true story must be recorded.


1,916 posted on 08/27/2011 9:45:26 PM PDT by stanne
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To: patton

Night.


1,917 posted on 08/27/2011 9:45:26 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today:))
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

I just chatted with my niece in Manassas power is on there.


1,918 posted on 08/27/2011 9:47:03 PM PDT by ThomasThomas ( Congressmen should wear uniforms like NASCAR drivers, so we can identify their corporate sponsors.)
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To: All

Time to knock off for the evening. If someone wants to monitor and post interesting updates, here are links:

http://www.weather.com/weather/hurricanecentral/article/tropics-watch-the-weather-channel_2011-05-31

http://www.weather.com/weather/hurricanecentral/article/tropics-watch-the-weather-channel_2011-05-31

I am presently located in a spot where I will only get a little wind and rain from the outermost bands (fortunately).

For all those in the path of the storm, may you be “lifted up on eagle’s wings”.


1,919 posted on 08/27/2011 9:49:19 PM PDT by randita (Obama - chains you can bereave in.)
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To: stanne; maica

“the true story must be recorded.”

And it definitely was on those Katrina threads. It would also be a fantastic way to raise money for FR.


1,920 posted on 08/27/2011 9:49:57 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade, There are only two sides. Pick one.)
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To: stanne; maica

“the true story must be recorded.”

And it definitely was on those Katrina threads. It would also be a fantastic way to raise money for FR.


1,921 posted on 08/27/2011 9:49:57 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade, There are only two sides. Pick one.)
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To: bvw

Bands of heavy rain are now into central PA.

Dang, try to live right, eat the right foods with plenty of fiber and I still wind up with a hemorrhoid on my ass.Either that or it’s a dingleberry, either way it’s still a pain in the buttocks.


1,922 posted on 08/27/2011 9:50:35 PM PDT by sleddogs
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To: All

Oops. I posted the same website twice. Here is the other one:

http://www.accuweather.com/community-facebook-twitter.asp


1,923 posted on 08/27/2011 9:51:01 PM PDT by randita (Obama - chains you can bereave in.)
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To: NautiNurse; fatima; clyde260; SquarePants; All

Areal Flood Warning Statement as of 12:05 AM EDT on August 28, 2011

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The National Weather Service in Upton NY has issued a

* Flood Warning for urban areas and small streams in...
Bronx County in southeast New York...

New York (Manhattan) County in southeast New York...

Kings (Brooklyn) County in southeast New York...

Richmond (staten island) County in southeast New York...

Queens County in southeast New York...

Nassau County in southeast New York...

* until noon EDT

* at 1202 am EDT... bands of heavy rain continue to circulate across the warning area. So far up to one inch of rainfall has fallen across the warning area... and up to 8 inches of rainfall is expected through Sunday afternoon.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause ponding of water in urban areas... highways... streets and underpasses as well as other poor drainage areas and low lying spots.

Rest
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NY/072.html#FLO

Prayers of protection for our NY FRiends.


1,924 posted on 08/27/2011 9:55:31 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: lainie

Lainieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee....good to see you. Sure do miss your Drudge threads.


1,925 posted on 08/27/2011 9:56:14 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: Figment
"We refer to that as the weekend Jackson was flooded lol"

We do too, but it didn't get as much media coverage as Nashville. It all came as such a surprise. We knew rain was expected, but not massive floods.

1,926 posted on 08/27/2011 9:56:31 PM PDT by Think free or die
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To: sleddogs

Kudos!


1,927 posted on 08/27/2011 9:56:47 PM PDT by bvw
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To: Interesting Times
Irene is now, for all intents and purposes, a very, very large Nor'easter.

Yes, I see the familiar motion. Thanks for that graphic.

Rain and wind starting to intensify here in NW Connecticut. It's only a matter of time 'til we lose power.

Godspeed to you, IT, and to all of us in Irene's path...

1,928 posted on 08/27/2011 9:57:16 PM PDT by nutmeg
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To: Abby4116

I hadn’t thought of that. And you know we’ll go with you and help out anyway we can. Probably won’t be able to get in my your place tomorrow, but will keep you posted about when it will be accessible and will make a foray in with the 4wheel drive for you


1,929 posted on 08/27/2011 9:57:16 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: randita

That picture looks like Obama’s economic plan.


1,930 posted on 08/27/2011 9:58:44 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: Gabz
Gabz, you're still here! You didn't lose power? If you have a generator, please let me know what kind! :-)

I'll be signing off soon. Rain and wind starting to intensify here in NW Connecticut. Take care and stay safe...

1,931 posted on 08/27/2011 9:59:08 PM PDT by nutmeg
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To: sageb1

“I still think JR should publish the Katrina threads as a book.”

Just a note. FR threads tend to disappear in a few years. I guess the database gets to big and old threads are dumped. You should make copies of any threads you wish to keep.


1,932 posted on 08/27/2011 9:59:45 PM PDT by Revel
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To: STARWISE
Thanks STARWISE,Mary is sitting next to me stressed out.We tried to watch a movie but things got crazy.We are all awake.The Irish crew is in the dark at home and he is headed home to darkness.he just got home safe.
1,933 posted on 08/27/2011 9:59:59 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today:))
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To: sageb1; maica; Jim Robinson

I agree wholeheartedly:

The story of Katrina, as told by those who DIDN’T think President Bush was anything like what kanye west’s disgusting slur painted him.

Dubya may not have been perfect, but he was FAR better than anything the Pubbies OR ‘rats had nominated in 4 elections!


1,934 posted on 08/27/2011 10:00:25 PM PDT by Don W (You can forget what you do for a living when your knees are in the breeze.)
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To: keeper53

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?
:)


Boy you’d think so....


1,935 posted on 08/27/2011 10:01:27 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: nutmeg; fatima; NautiNurse; All

Stay safe and dry, nutmeg. God bless you and yours thru
the night.

**Live cam - New York City (scroll down a bit - no audio)

http://www.mediaite.com/online/watch-live-streaming-local-news-coverage-of-hurricane-irene/


1,936 posted on 08/27/2011 10:02:16 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: NautiNurse; abner

My dog slow net service is just because of my location. I have a Virgin Mobile air card and it relies on cell tower service.

I’m just thankful it didn’t go down altogether, just giving me a seriously slow connection at times. Which is a lot better than my cell phone, haven’t been able to get a signal on that all day. Of course I often have to go outside to get one anyway, and that was not going to happen today!


1,937 posted on 08/27/2011 10:02:31 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: nutmeg
Thunder storms,lots of rain, and some wind in SW Ct. and I'm logging out now.

Prayers for one and all................

1,938 posted on 08/27/2011 10:02:47 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

Hi buckeys!! How ya been?


1,939 posted on 08/27/2011 10:04:07 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: Betis70; Biggirl; RaceBannon
“Irene is behaving exactly like Gloria” Brad Field, NBC CT. Great, we were w/o power for 7 days after Gloria.

I got ya beat... we were out for a week and a half after Gloria. I lived in East Hartford (on the Glastonbury line) back then. We were the LAST neighborhood to get power in the Hartford area, I believe. Maybe even the entire state.

I just switched back to NBC CT from Channel 3. I like Bruce DePrest, but he's got that Drama Queen Scott Whateverhisnameis flitting around the studio talking about himself and how his stupid poncho was blowing in the wind a few hours ago. Unbelievable. Poor Bruce looked uncomfortable. I switched back to NBC CT, Channel 30 to get some actual news about Hurricane Irene.

1,940 posted on 08/27/2011 10:04:55 PM PDT by nutmeg
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To: nopardons

An overly-narrow and brittle mind finds many things unhelpful that others find valuable uses for.

The Delaware River south of Frenchtown is raising faster then the last model run, and that model run predicted major or close to major flood of the Delaware. The model predicted flooding as serious as the fifth largest recorded flood, the flood of 1936.


1,941 posted on 08/27/2011 10:04:55 PM PDT by bvw
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To: nopardons
Prayers to you in SW CT, nopardons. Stay safe...

Rain and wind really picking up here in NW CT. Logging out in a few minutes also...

1,942 posted on 08/27/2011 10:06:16 PM PDT by nutmeg
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To: nutmeg; fatima; NautiNurse; All

Almost 8,000 customers without power in NYC: ConEd
By David Sheppard | Reuters – 19 mins ago....

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Almost 8,000 customers in New York are without power as the first rains of Hurricane Irene start to lash the United States largest city, a Consolidated Edison spokeswoman said.

More than 3,000 customers in Staten Island, almost 2,000 in Queens and over 1,000 in both Brooklyn and the Bronx

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Rest
http://news.yahoo.com/almost-8-000-customers-without-power-nyc-coned-044258813.html


1,943 posted on 08/27/2011 10:06:35 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: bvw

Action news is saying that they touch down and go back up.They are doing street by street coverage on this.Things have settled down with that part.Tornado watch until 5 AM in a large area including us.


1,944 posted on 08/27/2011 10:07:00 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today:))
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To: Gabz
Thank you. I was thinking middle of the week - it'll take a while for the water to go down.

I walked outside in the rain a few minutes ago and couldn't believe my eyes - we have a river in my side yard here. Only leaking is the bilco doors and that is probably just the way it is blowing. At least we can't have the sewer backup like the last time I remember the side yard looking this way (that anti-backflow is finally showing me it was worth the expense).

"Officially" we had 5" of rain so far, but from past eperience it is close to double that. No, the media did NOT hype this storm too much.

1,945 posted on 08/27/2011 10:08:07 PM PDT by Abby4116
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To: maica

“A lie will go around the world while the truth is pulling its boots on.”

Amen!!!


1,946 posted on 08/27/2011 10:08:35 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: STARWISE

Thank you!


1,947 posted on 08/27/2011 10:08:51 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade, There are only two sides. Pick one.)
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To: RaceBannon
So, is it a total blowout like Gloria was?? or is it a real hurricane for CT?

We'll find out soon. Rain and wind finally starting to pick up here. I heard it's worse in SW CT right now with thunder and lightning to boot.

Sounds like you're still in SC? Good for you, if so... CT is going to hell in a handbasket! It's 100 times worse than when you left.

Logging off in a few minutes... I really need some sleep. Good night for now...

1,948 posted on 08/27/2011 10:09:19 PM PDT by nutmeg
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To: randita

Night.


1,949 posted on 08/27/2011 10:09:57 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today:))
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To: fatima

Awwww .. that’s a darn shame. Poor Mary and you. Too
stressed to sleep. Tell her she’s got a bambino to be calm for .. that’s her Rx .. ;) Time for Mama to get inventive .. rub her back or her feet?


1,950 posted on 08/27/2011 10:11:07 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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