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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I'm going to ask for a vacuum sealer for Christmas to use for next year because I'd like to freeze some berries too and of course tomatoes, and other veggies from the garden that I don't like the taste of then they get canned.
It's pulling in dry air from the SE US and also has a bit of shear on the SW quadrant.
My later father in law gaves one the last Christmas he was alive. We love the thing! I love to use it for marinating (speeds things up), and for green beens. Not bad for freezer packing meat.
stay safe and eat your peas
I’m at work...no speakers, what’s he saying?
Beer comes in its own ready made container!
The Navy released us all at the same time with Hugo, though there were some who took leave and left a day early. We had no compunction about pulling our kids out of school to evacuate, it just made sense. But most of us working there grew up with these fiesty storms and knew it was coming at us no matter what the weather channel said. You just have to follow your instincts and pray. These storms can be rough, sure, and cause a lot of damage but if you are prepared you can make it. Remember they are all sound and fury and you will be inside and to the interior of your house. Use common sense - DON’T let the media scare you and be prepared to be without air-conditioning for several weeks. It will be a good time to get to know your neighbors and share. Hugo did damage, but he also brought neighbors together.
Yp, that’s something people forget. Even though you aren’t in a coastal community, watch for tornados inland. Good point.
Is there a site that shows the potentially dangerous areas? Daughter works down @ Washington Square, just moved to apt on Upper West Side (don’t ask!).
We’re to talk tonight, but I really think if they haven’t gotten out by now they might as well sit tight Fortunately, her husband has a LOT more sense on these things than she. With public transit about to shut down, these kids (and you) won’t have much choice but to just sit it out.
I lived in NYC as a kid (decades and decades ago) with some of those big ‘canes that hit the E Coast and have no recollection of subways being shut down, ever.
I don’t board my windows. We are going to drop some of the storm windows tomorrow. I’ve got everything else, including a fresh tank of propane for the grill and plenty of food and drink.
I’m not considered to be in a low lying area and am far enough from both coasts that major flooding for us personally is not going to be an issue -— I hope.
Whind and rain are not hype as the groupd is already saturated and soggy from this month's record rains. Trees will be blown over easier than normal. Downed trees knock out power, communications and hinder emergency response. Based on what happens in PA and NJ when a line of thunderstorms comes through, Irene can cause some big trouble.
Dont like to post misc.on other threads but could not resist. We have 8 plants about 8 ft. tall 3 ft. wide and producing 50 every 3 days. Not bad for ole Shaky California. Give most to Neighbors,do put up some for winter.
On expected current track east of NYC, no extreme storm surge for the city, wind less than maximum. Expect heavy rain (low-lying areas flooded), trees blocking transportation corridors, widespread power outages (due to more downed trees from existing rain-soaked ground). Coastal areas and islands do need to be evacuated. Have survival supplies on hand for minimum of 72 hours.
(My take: If the storm does not turn as predicted by the models and forecasters, things could be bad - be prepared.)
Don't panic...here's a life-saving tip. Just turn on the tap and fill up whatever jugs/containers you have around the house. Chill and serve. Okay to drink warm if you lose power.
My sister who live in OC,NJ right on the bay,says she thinks they will be lucky to receive less that 1M in damages on their property.
It’s funny you say that. We went out to make last minute checks on the property, and our neighbors were all doing the same. We just came in from a long chat with all of them exchanging numbers, etc and making sure our elderly neighbor who is a shut in knows we are here. Really, we just tied everything down, boarded stuff up and are preparing. We live on the crest of our road, so we have never had flooding issues before, and we have only one large tree that poses any direct danger to the house. I won’t leave my animals, and we have so many friends with deployed spouses who are staying, so we have chosen to weather this all together.
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