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)
Local Wx Alerts
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
NN put links on the first page.
Batten down yer hatches girl!
Stand by for more directions!
At the tippy top of this thread there are links to 13 different television station websites. At least one of them has streaming coverage. (hint: it’s the one that says, “w/Live Stream coverage link”)
search for your local stations they usually have something going live during severe weather.
p.s. It's been my experience with local disasters that the stations will stream live as needed to inform their listeners away from TV's. You will just have to check them out.
“how stong a wind the Wasgington Monument can take”
I don’t know much about the “crack” from the other day (I think it’s just near the top), but barring that, I’d think it can stand quite alot. It is after all of dense stones, and is a very thin needle that just doesn’t have much surface area to strike, so there is less force than say on a similarly tall, average business building of any contstruction. Further, I’m sure the area has been hit with major storms a few times (although that can add to fatigue), and it has not failed. The quake perhaps might mean the top falls off - but I doubt that if it’s not all the way through.
That’s what really sucks about this hurricane business, unlike with snow, there really isn’t any way to get off work, unless one’s employer is some small business totally reliant on grid power.
My employer isn’t reliant on it either; it’s a large plant with its own backup power source, so, no matter how much disaster has hit my house, by Monday it’s back to work for me too!
UGH, dang you Al Gore!!!!!!!!!
In SE PA that is what they are yammering about the most. No power, no power, no power.
Something good to know when you have a power outage since most of us have some back up way to boil water:
My mother used to make oatmeal this way when we went camping. She would fix it the night before and it would be all ready the next morning for breakfast. Just make sure to lay thermos on its side for the most even cooking.
I have two wide mouth ones that work really well for this, and use the regular mouth ones to hold hot coffee, hot water for tea, and hot cocoa for the kids. We get most of our power outages in my neck of the woods during the winter months when something warm tastes really good because there is no heat in the house!
RIP satellite dish. lol
Aw man! This used to be one of my faves until I just clicked on it to give to you......... http://www.channelsurfing.net/
haha, well I’m soooo glad ICE and the Department of Homeland Security are on top of things that REALLY matter!!!!!!! < /sarc > Forget about illegal immigration, we gotta cut down on that illegal use of TV streams!!!!!!!!
No, nor’easters can be rain. Believe me, when I had my condo at the Jersey Shore, we had dozens of nor’easters, where the rain poured sideways and the wind howled like a banshee. We lived on the north side of the building and it was something to experience!
Please take a moment to remember a lot of FReepers are potentially in the path of this storm. Use common sense when posting. Please take a moment to review the graphics and links provided at the top of this thread before posting graphics. For large graphics--post only the link.
Good thing is she does not live in Manhattan, but around Jersey City. She does work in Manhattan, however ...we’ll see if she can get in by Monday.
I’ll TRY not to worry, but it’s hard ...;0
I told her to prepare. She’s listening ...but whatever. I’ll have to let her live and learn.
I’m not clear about why you posted a very large and outdated satellite image of Hurricane Irene from yesterday. The storm is further north today, approaching NC landfall. For current satellite images and loops, you can follow the links at the top of the thread. No need to re-post the images in the thread.
Thanks. My daughter’s inlaws are in Melfa and are staying put. It is concerning.
Dude...I didn’t want the instruction manual..(g)
& would it be worth just taking it down yourself?
www.wgmd.com will be on air live around the clock beginning at 4pm tomorrow and through Sunday....it covers the Delmarva peninsula.
If you’d like to include it in your list.
thank you for keeping this thread alive. I refer to it often as I have in the past.
If your place of employment has shower facilities, you may look forward to a nice hot shower at work if you don't have any hot water at home for a few days :o)
Just heard from a friend who grew up on the LI beach; lived through many other hurricanes & NEasters. She & family are sitting out Ms. Irene, as she calls this thing, in Jersey City.
Am not worried about her.
After it goes through they should be able to walk to stores (which will wat to open) etc., so power outages are more of an inconvenience than a danger.
As for my other relatives on the Va.Beach & Jersey Shore, I hope they got out yesterday and today.
When Hurricane Katrine hit, there was looting in upper class stores and stories of severe vandalism.
Thanks for the link. Saw that site when pulling sources together in the wee hours, and it didn’t have much info at the time.
I notice on this thread there is not one person wishing destruction on the Northeast. Such a wonderful change from yesterday afternoon when a thread called a prayer service (!) included freepers who were enjoying the oncoming hurricane because of the pain it would bring to this bastion of evil. This one is filled with good will and good advice.
Hey don-o...Were you singing last night when FR crashed? I thought of you first.
Indian Beach proper has large stands of Live Oak and Yaupon trees, and is wider. I’d think the potential for geography-altering damage would be minimized by that.
Emerald Isle, the town, sits upon an immense high dune field covering that whole end of the island, it actually seems hilly driving around in it, which is very unusual for the typically very flat southeast coast, save a single dune line right at the beach itself. Much of those dunes are treed as well, and oceanfront houses are typically on a high, deep dune. This would minimize problems there as well.
Salter Path is the weak point. Atlantic Beach to the east is older, more built up, near the end of the island.
All of them save Atlantic Beach are gorgeous beaches, not very well known to out of staters but well known to natives. I’d hate to see any of them damaged. But, that’s the nature of the NC coast. Those barrier islands are just glorified sandbars. They’ve always moved, new inlets cut by storms, eroding on one end and filling in on the other. Part of the beauty and attraction of them is the fragility of them, in the face of frequent wild weather.
It is sucking dry air big time off, of all places, Florida. You can see the dry air feeding into it on the water vapor loop.
Praying for days now, and especially today. My son will be in the barracks, and I warned him to unplug everything and not to touch anything if it floods.
I was just thinking about how God could speak to his heart. Would it be like when he spoke to Elijah.
“He answered. “Lord, you know that I have been very zealous for You. I have done what I could to bring back to You, the children of Israel, who have broken Your laws. I have broken down the altars of Baal and killed with the sword all the false prophets. I have done all this single-handed. I am the only one left who worships and serves You, and now they seek my life to kill it. Lord, what is the use in my living any longer?
“Come here, Elijah,” said the Lord. “Go out and stand on the mountain. I am going to show you something. I will be there, but you will have to find Me.”
As Elijah stood waiting to hear further from God, a strong wind came up, tearing up rock and swirling dust into the air. Elijah listened...but God did not speak from the wind.
Just when things had quietened down again, Elijah felt the earth quake. He watched the mountain shake, witnessing the rocks cascading down the side, tumbling to the valley below. Surely God must be in the earthquake...but all was still. God’s voice did not come booming out of the earthquake.
Suddenly, Elijah turned, hearing a roaring, crackling sound. He felt the heat of a raging fire behind him. He stood watching the fire consume the brush and trees, expecting that God would speak to him from this spectacular fire...but all was silent.
He gave a sigh. Where was God, if not in these sudden bursts of nature—first the wind; then the earthquake; then the fire?
Then, he heard it, a quiet whisper...a still, small voice. Knowing the voice to be GOD’s, he wrapped his face in his mantle, and approached the mouth of the cave.
The whisper came again: “What are you doing here, Elijah?” the voice said. “
From Helen Dowd “Story 5 - Elijah Hears God’s Whisper”
Heck, lets blame Gore for everything!!!! Hahahaha.
I’m in suburban MD. Our neighborhood is upper middle. There is no shopping. So, I have little concern about that.
Anyway, German Shepherd and Saturday night special should keep any at bay.
That’s true, we’ve had them here on Long Island as well. But to us, a nor’easter only occurs in winter, with snow.
I don’t think you’ve read far enough.
My daughters inlaws are in Melfa and are staying put
Husband and I are on the coast of Delaware, about 14 miles from the ocean. It's been quite a week here in the swamps of Delaware, quite a week, God Bless.
I wrote an article about our experience because we have not only experienced an earthquake this past week, now the hurricane, Sussex County Delaware, the county that finally threw out Mike Castle in the last election, is being invaded by.....EXTREME MAKEOVER HOME EDITION!!!
Indeed three miles from my house this popular ABC series is building a new home and....go to the link to see the pics! Taken by me...citizen journalist, fighting the elements, the moving earth, the grocery store crowds, to take the pictures ON MY CELL PHONE FROM MY MOVING CAR!!!
You must smile.
For I write a reality TV show column at the link above, called "Facing Reality....(TV)" and what should come to town to cause me grimaces and pain? A TV REALITY SHOW!
Last week it was the earthquake, this weekend the hurricane. The ABC site is going on and on because they're fighting to finish the thing before the hurricane comes. Roads around here blocked and closed (see my pics at the link...did I say that?), fights over local school district hauling the workers to and from the site on taxpayer dime, recipient of stimulus funds in a bit of scandal being the main contractor of the site, hardware store site of locals trying to buy hurricane supplies packed and jammed with cute Extreme Makeover Home Edition dressed in cute white painter overhauls and white hats.
My hope is that this time next week I will be able to stand tall and proud with the wind at my back, and tell the world that in one week, ONE WEEK in this sleepy burg, we survived an earthquake, a cat 2 hurricane and EXTREME MAKEOVER HOME EDITION!
Can you see this show when it airs? Ty Pennington with his bullhorn, shouting to the viewers across the fruited plains that the Home Makeover crew survived an earthquake and hurricane to get that thing built? AND IT'S TRUE!
All documented by this humble citizen journalist. Heh. Praise me very much.
The only problem we’ve ever had with satellite during a hurricane was one exposed cable got a kink due to winds. The other satellite cable was fine. While we would routinely lose satellite reception during a regular old t-storm, never lost reception during a tropical storm. Hope this helps.
Thanks for pointing out the dry air entrapment. That should knock some of the stuffing out of the storm.
Last comments I read say that the eyewall is broken, but I did not see that. Hopefully, New Yorkers will have one more false alarm to complain about, but it is still going to be potent, in the storm surge and waves it has kicked up, and tornadoes will still be a large threat.
The Virginia Beach channels don’t cover much about the Eastern Shore and the Baltimore stations don’t either. Thos 2 stations tend to have more coverage for this part of the shore. I’m right up the road from your daughter’s inlaws, just south of the Maryland line.
The local YMCA announced this morning that they will open to the public on Monday for local folks who need showers.. That Y is located practically next door to the HS and MS at the southern end of Accomack County that are going to be openned as shelters.
A tropical storm watch has been issued from the mouth of the Merrimack River to Eastport ME.
Location ~265 miles SSW of Cape Hatteras NC
Max sustained winds 100 mph, 951mb
Moving N at 14 mph
That's a hard part of parenting sometimes, from my experience, but sometimes the only way they learn.
StormPulse just updated:
Track has shifted slightly to the west after passing Norfolk, within just a couple of miles of going directly over Atlantic City.
To the north, the track has shifted about 30 miles east, showing landfall DIRECTLY over JFK Airport and Jamaica Bay.
Just linked on to this. Maybe it will be helpful. I suppose JC could see some considerable effect, anyway.
City of Jersey City Hurricane Irene Preparedness Press
LOL! Good one!