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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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.
Rain and wind really picking up here in NW CT. Logging out in a few minutes also...
Almost 8,000 customers without power in NYC: ConEd
By David Sheppard | Reuters 19 mins ago....
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
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.
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.
“A lie will go around the world while the truth is pulling its boots on.”
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...
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?
FYI - St. Mary’s (MD) Fire & EMT scanner went silent as they went to secure channels. People talking on FB say they are calling in the National Guard.
CBS is reporting chest deep floodwaters in Norfolk:
Hmmmmmmmmmm............so just who, is the one with "an overly-narrow and brittle mind" ? Surely, it isn't me.
Tornado watches for the tri-state area has been called now.
The same thing on a less well remembered scale happened with the Bush era response to the Indian Ocean Tsunami. We responded fast and large, and yet the slanderous and groupthinky vile liberal media claimed we were late and did less than others. They looked at promises of help, most of which failed to ever materialize. We actually rushed in to help immediately yet made few promises. Our carrier group was the first major relief on the scene.
I'm signing off for now... rain and wind really picking up now, and I really need some sleep.
If you don't hear from me in over 10 hours or so, you'll know we lost power... I'll be shocked if we have power when the sun comes up.
Good night for now, FRiend...
I'm logging out now.........the wind is really picking up down here.
Essex Cty, NJ.12 miles from NYC.
Power just went out and not just a few houses. Thank goodness for my B’Berry’
It is going to be a long night, what with the threat of tornados, and the wind really picking up.
I was hoping that this was going to be a daytime thing. But not to be.Glad my B’Berry is all charged. We will put the generator on in the morning.
where in Long Island? I live in Island Park, near Long BEach, but I’m in CT right now. Worried about flooding in Island Park
Wind and rain picking up here in NW Connecticut. I doubt we'll have power tomorrow morning.
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