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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Radar Images & Loops (interactive maps short/long range)
Northeast (Cape Hatteras to NE)
Satellite Images Still Images/Loops (both Flash & Java)
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Local News Coverage:
WWAY 3 Wilmington NC
WRAL Raleigh NC
WETC Wilmington NC
WAVY Portsmouth VA w/Live Stream coverage link
WTVR Richmond VA
WUSA Washington DC
WBAL Baltimore MD
CBS Local Baltimore
WTXF My Fox Philly
WTNH New Haven CT
Fill up the bathtub, too.
Thanks. I have a scanner at home that I'll be tuning into that frequency.
Make sure you scrub it first, unless you’re not too picky. :-)
...Guess that means us.(-;) I'm riding it out here in Narfook, be my fifth. Truth is, for the first time, I'm concerned, especially if the eye comes in over or to the west. Stay safe up there in Gaysa abyebaby. See ya later...
lol....nice home page
Mmmm...now that's a great idea! Here at Casa WKWE; we have loaded up on chips and tons of home-made salsa.
lots forget the hot water heater is 50 to 75 gallons of preserved water.....just an add to the list
Atlantic City Electric,the provider for most electricity in our area, sent out a telephone message to all their customers this morning, warning them that they should prepare to be without electricity for several days.
Question: Anyone ever seen any engineering studies to determine how stong a wind the Wasgington Monument can take?
Just remember that you need to use a little bleach (not much, a few drops a gallon but double check that!) to keep the water from going stale. Not a big deal for adults, but you need to be careful.
Bit of advice from SE LA-and someone whose been through too many major hurricanes and evacuations to remember-
CELL TOWERS go down first. You will have no cell phones. If you have a land line, plug in a regular phone. People are so dependent on cells, and have come to consider land line phones so ‘old fashioned’ that they will be helpless without their cells.
No power-no cell phones. Charge everything to the max-phones and laptops. Buy batteries. Hot and dark is real misery after a storm-and it could take a long time to restore power.
All electric homes also mean no way to cook. Cook now, freeze it. Lots of ice! Take care of pets! Stay safe!
I have a question....is this significantly different than the Nor’easters they get in winter in terms of wind? I’m not familiar enough with the weather up there, but I would think they would also generate some pretty significant waves as well.
3 drops...not 3 splash drops will preserve a 5 gallon container of water....keep it sunlite free too
After the earthquake, and the cracks, those studies are not valid now.
Hadn’t thought about that.
Very good advice from the voice of experience! Thank you.
The only thing I’m worried about is losing power. I can’t go without FReeping for too long.
They’ve been pretty good at removing branches away from the powerlines in my area.
But my landlords backyard is ALL woods.
another storm necessity
put the fridge food in sealed plastic bags , freezer too cause if the power off spoils em the odor / stench will not ruin the refrigerator
Lines at gas stations were not too bad in the Springfield Ma/Enfied CT area.
Supermarket and hardware store parking lots were more crowed than normal. The supermarket chain Big Y has announced that they will open at 6:30 AM on 8/27.
I hate losing power too. There is no way to really “prevent” it either, unless one is some type of survivalist, with 10 generators or solar panels, or a lifestyle that doesn’t need electricity, it’s a rather helpless feeling.
The last time we had a hurricane in the Baltimore area, I lost power for 7 days! In that time, I almost burned my house down with candles. ugh
I hate extreme weather. I’m blaming Al Gore for all of this until someone tells me different.