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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WUSA Washington DC
WBAL Baltimore MD
CBS Local Baltimore
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I got this email from a friend in Philadelphia about 11:20 last night:
“We are under an area wide tornado alert. What is very bad is that this is at night....They just announced to get to a “safe room”, listen for transformers blowing and then try to see if there is a tornado (at night???!!!!! Are they nuts???!!!!!!!!!!!)
The rain is coming down so hard it is blinding...........we are getting 2 inches per hour and the storm sewers are flooded and filling the streets here........... You can’t go down the basement because of the flooding, and you can’t stay upstairs if you have a tornado..........So now what do you do?????
The banks of the rivers here are overflowing and they are evacuating people in the low-lying areas of Philly near the rivers. This is really bad. The winds are beginning to kick up now and we are being told that we could lose power from 1 to 2 weeks. The eye of the storm is now hitting Delaware, it will probably hit here in about 2 hours.”
smart dog Abby... stay safe!
A very frightening description. I hope your friend made it through the night safely.
Irene should just be pulling just NE ACY about now, about 4 more hours until she gets to NY-LI. Rain fairly light but steady here, light wind, intermittent gusts here and there.
Stay safe all!!!
Thanks for checking in. Good news about the brief power outage. How much rain have you received in your area from Irene?
Tornado warnings in Nwe York this am:
Only if they track to the Left
woops! New York. (need more coffee before typing.)
Still up here in northern nj. . . been scared to sleep with the tornado warnings since 3am. Just vacumed out a few inches of basement water. . .too wide awake to sleep.
What’s the Hudson doing now?
Glad you are ok!
Hi nutmeg! Still online for now. Let us pray for each other.
I don’t know about the Hudson, but I do understand not sleeping during a hurricane. Too many tornadoes and constant beeping on the weather channel. We do not even have basements here in Fla. and must hide in a bathroom or hallway from tornadoes.
Note that i only posted weather links; Snopes entered in as a response in jest as to whether these could be trusted.
First Energy (PA & NJ) maps have a message, "Outage information not currently available. Please try later."
Times like this I've learned to be very grateful that we can make a hot pot of coffee.
I haven't seen the rain gauge since I'm awake, I would estimate about 4-4.5" at this point. Did a walk around after getting geney hooked up and saw 2-3" ponding on low lying grass areas, other areas I walked across were fairly squishy underfoot.
I think I'll try to catch a wink or two, before I'm needed again!
Thanks! So far, so good!
During Hurricane Charley my neighbors knocked on our door in the am with some hot coffee from their bbq. I did not refuse. LOL!
Here in Annapolis, it's still a little misty, not quite strong enough to be a drizzle. Still getting modest gusts of wind, but mostly just breezy.
My generator is still cranking, my sump pump is still pumping, my basement is still dry, and nearly half of Anne Arundel County, and about one-third of BGE’s Maryland customers are without electricity from the grid this morning.
I haven't looked around too closely, but a quick glance from the upper deck and from front windows reveals no obvious damage of any sort.
Thank You, God.
http://crisislanding.appspot.com/?crisis=2011_hurricane_irene_nyc (Evacuation Zones and Hurricane Evacuation Centers in New York City.)