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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ROFLMSS!!!!! Good one.
Cheers back at ya! And keep the prayers coming for all.
But I guess if the subway system shuts itself down from corrosion in the control devices, there won't be anyone in the windowless skyscrapers to get hurt ?
Not minimizing it by any means, just hoping people aren't spending all their ammo money on 'epic storm' supplies.
Oh wait, NYers don't need ammo money, right ?
(relatively sure someone will fail to see the alleged humor in the above and flame the hell outta me ;-)
I think it’s more likely than not that JFK airport is essentially destroyed.
That’s non-trivial even if nothing else happens.
Good luck and stay safe.
5 NYC airports to be closed Saturday:
God bless you, tapatio, and everyone in Irene’s path... stay safe!
Good luck...stay safe. I’m sure your Dad is watching over you.
Wondering about the Freeper who had friends who were going to fly into NYC on Saturday . . . Are their plans canceled now if for nothing else but the airports closing?
Beverly Eaves "Bev" Perdue--interesting note--Perdue is her married name from her first marriage. She uses her current husband's surname as her middle name. Those silly Democrats do the wackiest things!
Please check back in with us when you can! Godspeed to you.
Stay safe, y’all. I’m visiting in Jacksonville - we got all of 1/4 inch of rain out of this as it passed to the north. Could be a real mess up in the NE.
That thing is STILL burning? Damn. Smoke from that floated up here earlier this month so bad that local authorities put out a media release about the fire and issued a health advisory for Code Red air pollution.
The latest hour’s Delaware River flood models show Moderate Level Flood, almost Major Flood. Got the automated call that says a bunch of my neighbors are under mandatory evac orders.
However looks to me like Irene is making a turn to a direct run for the Grand Banks and this may be it’s closest approach to the east coast except for eastern Newfoundland.
Prayers for safety.
Yes, it still burning and we’ve been having problems with the smoke as well.
They estimate that spots of it it are burning more than a foot deep in the peat.
TWC is covering this pretty good. They are looking at a 72hr event. Lots of local coverage and expert analysis.
This storm is big as the outer bands are pushing all the way to the Smokies.
yes, i guess there are people living in the things .. nevermind .. some attempts are better than others
Where is Jim Cantore?
Eye-opening precip map. Wowser! Thanks for posting it.
Last I heard, lower Manhattan.
Where I fear for Manhattan is the wind. If this storm stays together and pushes 100MPH gusts downtown, that will be funnel hell.
People live in tall buildings, too.
Bleach can evaporate from a closed container with no air in it?
QPF values are very high. 10-12. If the storm tracks west of the city, LI sound will have a major surge. If it tracks over the city the wind and debris will reek havoc on the skyscrapers and high-rises.
Nope. It's wobbling, and also pretty much all the guidance has it turning back to the left.
This has as much chance of not making landfall in the US as I do of becoming Director of the Institute for Creation Research.
Experts say, eh?
Remember that a QPF 14 was met in Nashville, May 2010, and TN has a propensity for rain.
Last I heard my friend is still going with her daughter. they were to fly out from Jax tomorrow—Sat- into NYC.
I didn’t call tonight cause I just couldn’t hear about it if they were still going. It would just make me angry.
I will call them in the morning and stay on the phone long enough to ask if they are going and then get off the phone before I say something to end our friendship..ha. the broadway shows are cancelled I heard, so maybe they will stay home.
I just think its not only risky and stupid, but more so, as one of the news people said...selfish.
LIVE streaming video of pier at Topsail Island (?) http://www.surfchex.com/index.php It is kind of dramatic in the darkness.
Landfall may be limited to the Outer Banks. There is a HP in the Mid-Atlantic arguing with the storm right now. Landfall should occur at LI.
* Tornado Warning for...
Onslow County in eastern North Carolina
* until 1115 PM EDT
* at 1035 PM EDT... National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a
tornado 9 miles south of Hammocks Beach... or 19 miles southeast of
Camp Lejeune main gate... moving northwest at 50 mph.
* Locations impacted include...
Duck Creek... Onslow Beach...
marines... Sneads Ferry...
Camp Lejeune main gate...
They may not make it in there - they’re going to close the aiports tommorrow.
“The wind came back with triple fury, and put out the light for the last time. They sat in company with the others in other shanties, their eyes straining against crude walls and their souls asking if He meant to measure their puny might against His. They seemed to be staring at the dark, but their eyes were watching God.”
Zora Neale Hurston
Oh WOW. Huge waves at Topsail breaking over the pier. Thanks for posting the link!
He said they were going to Broadway shows. Those are cancelled too.
Armani on Madison Ave. is closed for the storm...windows were being taped in a lot of stores in Midtown tonight. Tomorrow morning people are going to be running out to supermarkets and liquor stores...by noon all transit comes to a halt.
Great writing. Tough it is to see the last few moments in a spot one has gotten oneself into by chance or design.
All 5 airports are closing at noon. Outbounds only. That flight isn’t going to happen.
What happened with your daughter’s trip to NYC? Many of us are curious.
New model showing an early cut North. It may just be a wobble.
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