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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Yes, I know everyone is glad it is over.
On a lighter note. My family is from NYC and many are still there and on LI, but my dad now lives in Florida. When I spoke with him earlier today, after emailing him at 3am to tell him all was clear in this part of VA, he was telling me about an email from a cousin in Rockaway. Her email was along the lines of - gee thanks, you move to Florida and I get the hurricane!
That’s funny. I had a similar situation yrs ago. Tornadoes are a real rarity in upstate NY. We moved to St. Louis, then to Minneapolis, and every time there was a tornado watch or warning, we’d run outside to see if we could catch a glimpse. Never did. In the meantime, my brother calls me from upstate NY and says, “Hey! We had a tornado!” Go figure.
Glad you and family are okay. My nephew and his wife reported in earlier to my sister and they only had lights out.
Glad you are okay. No damage, I hope.
Go figure is right!
Everything’s just fine here Dixie! have to replace a sheet from the metal roof on the barn, but that was the extent of the problems. Oh and my husband no has been fully reminded why he needs to put gutters on the one side of the house - he got up this morning to a couple of ceiling tiles on top of the coffee pot.
Worst part of the whole thing for me was we were supposed to have gone away for the weekend. Good thing we stayed home, from the pictures I’ve been looking at all day from friends back in Dover, they got it even worse than we did with the flooding.
Very lucky with just minor damage... and to the area over the coffee pot, anywhere but there!!!
And here comes Jose, tagging along just like a kid brother.
No concerns with Jose. A fish, it will be history within hours.
All my family made it out of the storm safely. Still waiting to hear how my sis in OC, NJ made out as far as her house is concerned.
BTW Dr. Who is a BBC series (I think one of the longest running shows in the UK.
Dr Who is the last of a race of time travelers who journeys around the universe helping folks out.
There has been (I think 11 different Dr's since its inception. The Doctor can regenerate so there is a continuity from one doctor to another.
"So how did you do in your neck of the woods?"
Looking our the window, Hershey Park never closed and everything operated the entire week-end. A few downed trees from sporadic winds but no big deal here.
In the meantime, well done; rest well.
Many thanks for all of your help with the storm analysis. Your valuable contributions are much appreciated.
How did things turn out with the canal? Please check in when you get a chance.
The canal rose to within 15 inches of the wall at 5:00 am this morning. The marina manager said he was in contact with the canal authorities all night, and they assured him it would not go over the banks. The rain yesterday was steady all day but not intense, and there were only a couple of minor gusts of wind.
However, the trees and debris that floated past us did jam the canal a couple of miles down, and the water diverted to the Mohawk. It will be a few days before that is all cleared out.
We are still here for another day or so, as the New York State Thruway is closed in a couple of places between us and Massachusetts.
Good news. Best wishes for a safe trip. Thanks for the update.
the evidence is in...the media blew this event way way way out of proportion..I am reading now that the precautionary measures are costing cities and states exponentially more than the storm damage....
The media coverage was just like you get from the local stations when one is coming in anywhere. Problem is the local media was in Washington, Philly,NY, and Boston.
“Wow, Im starting to really freak out. I just looked outside and it is not just raining, but it is also windy.” It was not three seconds after posting this that the power to my house went out for the next thirty hours.
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