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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.

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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KEYWORDS: hurricane; hurricaneirene; irene; livethread; storm; tropical
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To: tapatio
Best wishes.
501 posted on 08/26/2011 6:54:27 PM PDT by McGruff (a Sarah Palin supporter and proud of it.)
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To: tapatio

Stay safe!


502 posted on 08/26/2011 6:54:54 PM PDT by MissyMa
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To: tapatio

Be safe!


503 posted on 08/26/2011 6:56:09 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: grey_whiskers
If you eat off of paper plates, don't forget to buy erasers so you can re-use them ;-)

ROFLMSS!!!!! Good one.

Cheers back at ya! And keep the prayers coming for all.

504 posted on 08/26/2011 7:00:20 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Strategerist
I did read something re the failure risk to all the subway controls if the tunnels get flooded w/salt water.

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 ;-)

505 posted on 08/26/2011 7:01:29 PM PDT by tomkat (1775)
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To: tomkat

I think it’s more likely than not that JFK airport is essentially destroyed.

That’s non-trivial even if nothing else happens.


506 posted on 08/26/2011 7:03:30 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: tapatio

Good luck and stay safe.


507 posted on 08/26/2011 7:04:32 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Strategerist

5 NYC airports to be closed Saturday:

http://www.startribune.com/nation/128509193.html


508 posted on 08/26/2011 7:05:10 PM PDT by Abigail Adams
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To: tapatio

God bless you, tapatio, and everyone in Irene’s path... stay safe!


509 posted on 08/26/2011 7:06:48 PM PDT by nutmeg
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To: tapatio

Good luck...stay safe. I’m sure your Dad is watching over you.


510 posted on 08/26/2011 7:06:59 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah: Are you gonna fish or cut bait?)
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To: All

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?


511 posted on 08/26/2011 7:07:41 PM PDT by Abigail Adams
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To: DollyCali
Hmmm...Looks like scar tissue. Perhaps distant reconstructive surgery. Maybe from an old injury or deformity. I wonder whether she was ever in a serious auto accident. Where is that FReeper that went to school with her or something?

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!

512 posted on 08/26/2011 7:09:07 PM PDT by NautiNurse (TSA Tit for Tat--Yukari Mihamae--thank you!)
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To: tapatio

Stay safe!


513 posted on 08/26/2011 7:09:25 PM PDT by Sammie42 (Will Rogers never met Obama)
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To: tapatio

Please check back in with us when you can! Godspeed to you.


514 posted on 08/26/2011 7:10:04 PM PDT by NautiNurse (TSA Tit for Tat--Yukari Mihamae--thank you!)
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To: NautiNurse

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.


515 posted on 08/26/2011 7:13:20 PM PDT by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: tomkat
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 ?

Failing to see your humor...and what does this even mean?
516 posted on 08/26/2011 7:15:10 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Gabz
I realize how rain soaked y’all have been up there this month. But here in eastern VA and north east NC there has been very little rain all summer. There’s a huge swamp wildfire burning on the VA/NC border that they estimate will take a minimum of 6 inches of rain to get under control, let alone put it out.

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.

517 posted on 08/26/2011 7:15:22 PM PDT by Severa (I can't take this stress anymore...quick, get me a marker to sniff....)
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To: Strategerist; All
Regardless of what the surface wind speeds turn out to be along this track, all of this rain is a very big problem.

DAY 1-2 QPF

Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts

518 posted on 08/26/2011 7:16:41 PM PDT by zzeeman ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: meyer

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.


519 posted on 08/26/2011 7:17:14 PM PDT by bvw
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To: tapatio

Prayers for safety.


520 posted on 08/26/2011 7:22:01 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Severa

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.


521 posted on 08/26/2011 7:22:17 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: bvw

TWC is covering this pretty good. They are looking at a 72hr event. Lots of local coverage and expert analysis.


522 posted on 08/26/2011 7:22:58 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: zzeeman

This storm is big as the outer bands are pushing all the way to the Smokies.


523 posted on 08/26/2011 7:25:05 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Miss Didi
.. mass transit shuts down = no one gets to work = skyscrapers are empty = wind damage to high floors causes no casualties . . .

yes, i guess there are people living in the things .. nevermind .. some attempts are better than others

stay safe

524 posted on 08/26/2011 7:26:24 PM PDT by tomkat (1775)
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To: eyedigress

Where is Jim Cantore?


525 posted on 08/26/2011 7:27:48 PM PDT by Ingtar (Together we go broke (from a Pookie18 post))
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To: zzeeman

Eye-opening precip map. Wowser! Thanks for posting it.


526 posted on 08/26/2011 7:28:32 PM PDT by NautiNurse (TSA Tit for Tat--Yukari Mihamae--thank you!)
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To: Ingtar

Battery Park


527 posted on 08/26/2011 7:28:39 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Ingtar
Where is Jim Cantore?

Last I heard, lower Manhattan.

528 posted on 08/26/2011 7:29:13 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: tomkat

Where I fear for Manhattan is the wind. If this storm stays together and pushes 100MPH gusts downtown, that will be funnel hell.


529 posted on 08/26/2011 7:31:15 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: eyedigress
Yes, it is massive. The real story is much more about the water than the wind. A storm of this heft is going to drive a strong surge along its path and will drop double digit QPF along a large swatch of the EC (on to some very saturated ground). Won't take much in the way of sustained winds (even if reduced to TS levels) to topple many timbers. Folks need to understand that the TS level winds are going to be impacting many areas along the path for up to 20+ hours!
530 posted on 08/26/2011 7:32:53 PM PDT by zzeeman ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: tomkat

People live in tall buildings, too.


531 posted on 08/26/2011 7:33:00 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: little jeremiah

Bleach can evaporate from a closed container with no air in it?


532 posted on 08/26/2011 7:36:09 PM PDT by Principle Over Politics (Even the hapless Joe Biden would harm the country less than 0bozo. Impeach NOW)
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mea culpa, mea maxima culpa !


sheeeez...

533 posted on 08/26/2011 7:36:12 PM PDT by tomkat (1775)
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To: zzeeman

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.


534 posted on 08/26/2011 7:37:56 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: bvw
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.

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.

535 posted on 08/26/2011 7:39:30 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Strategerist

Experts say, eh?


536 posted on 08/26/2011 7:40:43 PM PDT by bvw
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To: zzeeman

Remember that a QPF 14 was met in Nashville, May 2010, and TN has a propensity for rain.


537 posted on 08/26/2011 7:41:17 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Abigail Adams

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.


538 posted on 08/26/2011 7:41:43 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (where is the Great Santini when we need him??)
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To: NautiNurse

LIVE streaming video of pier at Topsail Island (?) http://www.surfchex.com/index.php It is kind of dramatic in the darkness.


539 posted on 08/26/2011 7:43:07 PM PDT by PghBaldy (War Powers Res: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/warpower.asp)
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To: Strategerist

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.


540 posted on 08/26/2011 7:45:10 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: PghBaldy

* 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...
Verona... Dixon...
Haws Run...


541 posted on 08/26/2011 7:45:46 PM PDT by NautiNurse (TSA Tit for Tat--Yukari Mihamae--thank you!)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

They may not make it in there - they’re going to close the aiports tommorrow.


542 posted on 08/26/2011 7:47:00 PM PDT by LizardQueen (The world is not out to get you, except in the sense that the world is out to get everyone.)
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“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


543 posted on 08/26/2011 7:48:44 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: PghBaldy

Oh WOW. Huge waves at Topsail breaking over the pier. Thanks for posting the link!


544 posted on 08/26/2011 7:48:53 PM PDT by NautiNurse (TSA Tit for Tat--Yukari Mihamae--thank you!)
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To: Abigail Adams

He said they were going to Broadway shows. Those are cancelled too.


545 posted on 08/26/2011 7:50:32 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade, There are only two sides. Pick one.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

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.


546 posted on 08/26/2011 7:51:06 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: combat_boots

Great writing. Tough it is to see the last few moments in a spot one has gotten oneself into by chance or design.


547 posted on 08/26/2011 7:51:50 PM PDT by bvw
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

All 5 airports are closing at noon. Outbounds only. That flight isn’t going to happen.


548 posted on 08/26/2011 7:52:04 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: sageb1; Abigail Adams; Recovering Ex-hippie

What happened with your daughter’s trip to NYC? Many of us are curious.


549 posted on 08/26/2011 7:55:01 PM PDT by Ingtar (Together we go broke (from a Pookie18 post))
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New model showing an early cut North. It may just be a wobble.


550 posted on 08/26/2011 7:55:31 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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