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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Northeast (Cape Hatteras to NE)
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Local News Coverage:
WWAY 3 Wilmington NC
WRAL Raleigh NC
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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
I do know that all of the major cities within 700mi of the track will be available, but that does not get you out of your drive or down your street. Folks are going to have to do some work.
Oops! Sorry for double post.
Thanks for the Live Thread on Hurricane Irene.
I am in Connecticut, looks like on the West side of the storm. We have been preparing all day, taking in deck furniture and anything on the lawn that could be a problem. The local news tonight spent most of the time talking to people on what they are going to do. No weatherman until the end of show.
Hyping this thing so they can get ratings bump.
We left vacation on Virginia Beach on Wednesday, thinking that the traffic would be bad and we are happy we did looking at the pictures today of the steady stream going across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnels.
We will not have electricity no matter what happens.
Prayers to all,
Thank you for all of your hard work. It is greatly appreciated.
Grrrr...I’m in ultra-low carb mode these days. Haven’t had rice, potatoes or bread in 3 months. Missing my jambalaya...
Isabelle, 7 days. DC fer chrissakes - well ok with all the help PEPCO gets from the local and federal government on how to be incompetent it isn't surprising I guess.
A Chainsaw with extra chains and at least a 5 gallon supply of mix ready to go. If you survive the storm, you want the ability to free yourself.
We are in SE Pa also. Tulip poplars a plenty. Fortunately, when we built the house we tried to clear most of them out to keep them from the house. My 1800 foot long driveway, that is a different story.
Absolutely. I’ve been wondering how far West I will be traveling to get more fuel for the generator. It is going to cost big bucks to keep minimal power going!
Did you know you could take one fried chalupa shell and pile it with 12oz of meat, cheese, sour cream, jalapenos and still only be doing 15 carbs?
Cool link. Thanks.
I saw someone mention upthread that they heard a report of seeing utility crews from many states in a large convoy on the Ohio Turnpike earlier today. Unless I am mistaken, I think there will be crews from all over the US that will be on the EC for weeks, months...
My hubby is pretty much the same as you, but I have to be on a soft foods diet, so I make the red beans & rice a couple times a year and he splurges.
Both Knoxville and Nashville are sending help.
Sounds yum. You have a recipe?
For that distance, I expect you have built at least a gas station and convenience store along the way.
SE PA as well with tulip poplars but they are only about 22 years old. We can’t move our freshman into her UD dorm tomorrow but that’s fine...concerned about many kids already at campuses in the area and in Philly.
The big pines and poplars will be a mess. Just tell them to stay center and away from the top.
Actually we have two or three (not all in use at the moment) plastic ones, food grade, and one stainless steel tank (previously a milk storage tank, well cleaned!). We use the s.s. one for drinking and cooking water, and generally use a Berkefeld water filter anyway, especially when we’re at the tail end of the water. The well water is good as is, but we don’t trust 250 plus feet of pipe, and we don’t like water stored in plastic either.
I really like Berkfelds, it takes forever for the filters to get used up - never have, actually, just had to replace one that I dropped.
I’d like to have a cement cistern but if wishes were horses, beggars would ride.
Here’s wishing everyone in Irene’s path a safe evening and safe tomorrow.
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