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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: redgolum
Funny because I'm making the tomato sauce for pizza on Saturday to have for food Sunday in case the electricity goes out Sunday and then it will be cold pizza for dinner.

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.

201 posted on 08/26/2011 12:29:51 PM PDT by MissyMa
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To: alancarp
I have no idea why it would be weakening at all.

It's pulling in dry air from the SE US and also has a bit of shear on the SW quadrant.

202 posted on 08/26/2011 12:32:34 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: SouthTexas

...YEAAAAAA BUOY!!!


203 posted on 08/26/2011 12:33:00 PM PDT by gargoyle (...This looks like a good fight, deal me in...)
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To: MissyMa

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.


204 posted on 08/26/2011 12:33:40 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: NoGrayZone
From AccuWeather:

Irene Too Hyped from DC to Philly to NYC?

205 posted on 08/26/2011 12:33:46 PM PDT by CedarDave (Hurricane Irene -- cleanup will give the economy the stimulus Obama wants (US taxpayers pay))
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To: the OlLine Rebel

stay safe and eat your peas


206 posted on 08/26/2011 12:34:37 PM PDT by advertising guy (if a politician from either party was to say hello to me, it should be law I can shoot em)
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To: CedarDave

I’m at work...no speakers, what’s he saying?


207 posted on 08/26/2011 12:36:23 PM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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This doesn't look promising.




208 posted on 08/26/2011 12:36:23 PM PDT by NeverEVERKerry (I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: NautiNurse; Guenevere
Styro cups are appropriate for coffee. Beer requires plastic Solo cups.

Beer comes in its own ready made container!

209 posted on 08/26/2011 12:38:15 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: USMCWife6869

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.


210 posted on 08/26/2011 12:39:44 PM PDT by dixie sass
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To: txhurl

Yp, that’s something people forget. Even though you aren’t in a coastal community, watch for tornados inland. Good point.


211 posted on 08/26/2011 12:40:08 PM PDT by alarm rider (The left will always tell you who they fear the most. What are they telling you now?)
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To: miss marmelstein

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.


212 posted on 08/26/2011 12:42:47 PM PDT by EDINVA ( Jimmy McMillan '12: because RENT'S TOO DAMN HIGH)
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To: dixie sass

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.


213 posted on 08/26/2011 12:43:55 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: NoGrayZone
He said storm surge is hype as it is losing power.

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.

214 posted on 08/26/2011 12:44:45 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (0 - 537 They ALL must go.)
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To: redgolum

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.


215 posted on 08/26/2011 12:45:53 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: advertising guy

rotflmao


216 posted on 08/26/2011 12:46:00 PM PDT by dixie sass
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To: NoGrayZone

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.)


217 posted on 08/26/2011 12:46:00 PM PDT by CedarDave (Hurricane Irene -- cleanup will give the economy the stimulus Obama wants (US taxpayers pay))
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To: EDINVA
'Surfing' around at the various weather forums; I note that nearly every store on the East Coast is OUT OF BOTTLED WATER!!!

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.

218 posted on 08/26/2011 12:46:10 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: NautiNurse
Just checked out my area of Atlantic County, the winds are predicted to be 50mph for about 4 hours, if everything stays on the present tract.

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.

219 posted on 08/26/2011 12:47:30 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the Wes)
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To: dixie sass

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.


220 posted on 08/26/2011 12:47:46 PM PDT by USMCWife6869
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To: who knows what evil?

Fill up the bathtub, too.


221 posted on 08/26/2011 12:47:51 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: NewHampshireDuo
The net is active on 14.325 MHz USB, information isavailable at http://www.hwn.org

Thanks. I have a scanner at home that I'll be tuning into that frequency.

222 posted on 08/26/2011 12:48:50 PM PDT by ELS (Vivat Benedictus XVI!)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Make sure you scrub it first, unless you’re not too picky. :-)


223 posted on 08/26/2011 12:49:20 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: rockabyebaby
...DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODOO,,,

...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...

224 posted on 08/26/2011 12:49:33 PM PDT by gargoyle (...This looks like a good fight, deal me in...)
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To: dixie sass

lol....nice home page


225 posted on 08/26/2011 12:50:52 PM PDT by advertising guy (if a politician from either party was to say hello to me, it should be law I can shoot em)
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To: MissyMa
...cold pizza for dinner.

Mmmm...now that's a great idea! Here at Casa WKWE; we have loaded up on chips and tons of home-made salsa.

226 posted on 08/26/2011 12:51:38 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: USMCWife6869

lots forget the hot water heater is 50 to 75 gallons of preserved water.....just an add to the list


227 posted on 08/26/2011 12:52:28 PM PDT by advertising guy (if a politician from either party was to say hello to me, it should be law I can shoot em)
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To: Drill Thrawl

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.


228 posted on 08/26/2011 12:52:57 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the Wes)
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To: mware
People have NO idea the hit that NJ is gonna take...that's because the storm is just offshore..parallelling the coast for about 100 miles...it's flat...at best a few feet above sea level...lots of little beach towns....the BIG waves will be coming ashore for hours...the beaches, dunes, and most everything within 1/4 mile of the coast line will be toast...the question is will they allow them to rebuild after..that's gonna be interesting....

Question: Anyone ever seen any engineering studies to determine how stong a wind the Wasgington Monument can take?

229 posted on 08/26/2011 12:54:28 PM PDT by ken5050 (Should Christie RUN in 2012? NO!!! But he should WALK three miles every day!)
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To: who knows what evil?

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.


230 posted on 08/26/2011 12:56:18 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: NautiNurse

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!


231 posted on 08/26/2011 12:56:35 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: ken5050

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.


232 posted on 08/26/2011 12:57:08 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: redgolum

3 drops...not 3 splash drops will preserve a 5 gallon container of water....keep it sunlite free too


233 posted on 08/26/2011 12:57:47 PM PDT by advertising guy (if a politician from either party was to say hello to me, it should be law I can shoot em)
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To: ken5050

After the earthquake, and the cracks, those studies are not valid now.

Hadn’t thought about that.


234 posted on 08/26/2011 12:57:59 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: ClearBlueSky

Very good advice from the voice of experience! Thank you.


235 posted on 08/26/2011 12:58:50 PM PDT by NautiNurse (TSA Tit for Tat--Yukari Mihamae--thank you!)
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To: redgolum

Excellent point!


236 posted on 08/26/2011 12:59:30 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: CedarDave

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.


237 posted on 08/26/2011 1:01:11 PM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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To: NautiNurse

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


238 posted on 08/26/2011 1:02:28 PM PDT by advertising guy (if a politician from either party was to say hello to me, it should be law I can shoot em)
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To: NautiNurse

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.


239 posted on 08/26/2011 1:02:57 PM PDT by matt04
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To: NoGrayZone; All

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.


240 posted on 08/26/2011 1:05:37 PM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: NautiNurse
NYC FReepers:

Evacuation Zone Finder
241 posted on 08/26/2011 1:05:53 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: All

Oh, and there’s plenty of bottled water in the stores around here. I’m not too worried about the water though; last time we had a hurricane we didn’t loose water service.


242 posted on 08/26/2011 1:06:53 PM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: EDINVA

They are shutting down the subways because of the litigous attitudes of modern NYers. When we were kids, if people got in trouble, they blamed themselves, not the subway or the local government.

If she’s on the Upper West Side, I predict that she will be FINE. If she was living in Brighton Beach, I’d worry. Just tell her to stay away from the windows.

I’ve sat out several hurricanes and blizzards in NYC. The worst, actually, was the 1992 nor’easter that really shook Manhattan. But we all survived. Your daughter will, too!

Good luck; don’t worry; keep in touch, please?


243 posted on 08/26/2011 1:08:53 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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To: dixie sass; Interesting Times

My guess is that IT is going over his yard very carefully, securing every branch on every tree with multiple steel cables. The last time one of these hurricane things blew through town, one of the trees came into his house to get out of the rain.


244 posted on 08/26/2011 1:09:25 PM PDT by Nick Danger (Pin the fail on the donkey)
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To: dfwgator

Nor’easters are like little hurricanes, but snow instead of rain.


245 posted on 08/26/2011 1:09:48 PM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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To: matt04

Mrs. Thrawl just waited 30 minutes in line to get gas at Wawa in SE PA. Walmart in Kennett Sq. was almost out of D cell batteries on Wednesday. Supermarket was packed last night. Bread was scarce.


246 posted on 08/26/2011 1:11:27 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (0 - 537 They ALL must go.)
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To: FourtySeven

My boss has generators at his home and here in the office...so there will be no off day for me!

Actually, I am off on Monday. Guess I’ll have to go out, fill up my gas tank, get water, ice and stock up on wine.


247 posted on 08/26/2011 1:14:49 PM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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To: NautiNurse

I do not have regular TV. Does anyone have any live links to watch live on the computer?


248 posted on 08/26/2011 1:14:58 PM PDT by Dacula (In Georgia - all Republicans are reformed Democrats)
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To: NautiNurse; All

Watches for CT:

Hurricane (all coastline counties):
Fairfield County, CT
Middlesex County, CT
New Haven County, CT
New London County, CT

Tropical Storm (all inland counties):
Hartford County, CT
Litchfield County, CT
Tolland County, CT
Windham County, CT

Flood (all of ct):
Fairfield County, CT
Hartford County, CT
Litchfield County, CT
Middlesex County, CT
New Haven County, CT
New London County, CT
Tolland County, CT
Windham County, CT


249 posted on 08/26/2011 1:15:10 PM PDT by matt04
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To: EDINVA

The idea that I am getting is: if the eye hits Manhattan, as predicted, it will be different from previous storms that have gone through (Carol, Donna, and the 1938 storm, included)


250 posted on 08/26/2011 1:16:40 PM PDT by stanne
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