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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: zzeeman

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.


601 posted on 08/26/2011 8:36:41 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: sageb1

Oops! Sorry for double post.


602 posted on 08/26/2011 8:37:01 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade, There are only two sides. Pick one.)
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To: NautiNurse

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,


603 posted on 08/26/2011 8:39:44 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: NautiNurse

Thank you for all of your hard work. It is greatly appreciated.


604 posted on 08/26/2011 8:39:44 PM PDT by abner (I have no tagline, therefore no identity.)
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To: sageb1

Grrrr...I’m in ultra-low carb mode these days. Haven’t had rice, potatoes or bread in 3 months. Missing my jambalaya...


605 posted on 08/26/2011 8:40:17 PM PDT by NautiNurse (TSA Tit for Tat--Yukari Mihamae--thank you!)
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To: zzeeman
widespread power outages that may take much longer than many expect to be restored

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.

606 posted on 08/26/2011 8:41:23 PM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: Think free or die

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.


607 posted on 08/26/2011 8:43:03 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Think free or die

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.


608 posted on 08/26/2011 8:43:27 PM PDT by abner (I have no tagline, therefore no identity.)
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To: eyedigress

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!


609 posted on 08/26/2011 8:45:36 PM PDT by zzeeman ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: NautiNurse

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?


610 posted on 08/26/2011 8:47:20 PM PDT by txhurl (Did you want to talk or fish?)
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To: PghBaldy

Cool link. Thanks.


611 posted on 08/26/2011 8:48:07 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah: Are you gonna fish or cut bait?)
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To: AndyJackson

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...


612 posted on 08/26/2011 8:48:30 PM PDT by zzeeman ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: NautiNurse

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.


613 posted on 08/26/2011 8:49:32 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade, There are only two sides. Pick one.)
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To: zzeeman

Both Knoxville and Nashville are sending help.


614 posted on 08/26/2011 8:50:09 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: txhurl

Sounds yum. You have a recipe?


615 posted on 08/26/2011 8:51:06 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade, There are only two sides. Pick one.)
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To: abner
My 1800 foot long driveway

For that distance, I expect you have built at least a gas station and convenience store along the way.

616 posted on 08/26/2011 8:51:35 PM PDT by NautiNurse (TSA Tit for Tat--Yukari Mihamae--thank you!)
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To: abner

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.


617 posted on 08/26/2011 8:51:35 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG...)
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To: Domestic Church

The big pines and poplars will be a mess. Just tell them to stay center and away from the top.


618 posted on 08/26/2011 8:55:27 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Principle Over Politics

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.


619 posted on 08/26/2011 8:55:40 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: NautiNurse; All

Here’s wishing everyone in Irene’s path a safe evening and safe tomorrow.


620 posted on 08/26/2011 8:55:40 PM PDT by South40 (Perry: There is a path to citizenship for ILLEGAL ALIENS who have served THEIR country)
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To: txhurl

LOL— Egads! That’s a lot of chalupa. Might as well drizzle some Maalox on top of it.


621 posted on 08/26/2011 8:57:22 PM PDT by NautiNurse (TSA Tit for Tat--Yukari Mihamae--thank you!)
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To: Principle Over Politics
How long do you store this water before use?

Oops - just saw this question. We constantly use water so pump containers pretty often; the s.s. drinking one much less often.

622 posted on 08/26/2011 8:59:57 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Principle Over Politics
Bleach can evaporate from a closed container with no air in it?

That I don't know, where would it go? I read about using the evaporation method years ago and wherever it was from, it said to leave the lid off, but I liked a clean thin towel to keep stuff out.

623 posted on 08/26/2011 9:00:02 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: NautiNurse

Sounds like a long overdue idea! Actually, with all of the rain in the last 2 weeks, we have had more washout of stones in our drive way than we have had in 14 years of living here. Shoot. After we clear the trees that come down, we may have a hard time just going down the drive.


624 posted on 08/26/2011 9:01:18 PM PDT by abner (I have no tagline, therefore no identity.)
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To: Domestic Church

Most our forest of Tulip Poplars is about 50 years old I think. Very tall and probably brittle. I am on the top of a hill so hopefully most of the saturation has gone down the hill.


625 posted on 08/26/2011 9:03:37 PM PDT by abner (I have no tagline, therefore no identity.)
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To: Principle Over Politics
Thanks I'll try it.

Cheers!

626 posted on 08/26/2011 9:04:08 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: abner

Steamroller, baby. Pave it and they will come...


627 posted on 08/26/2011 9:07:05 PM PDT by NautiNurse (TSA Tit for Tat--Yukari Mihamae--thank you!)
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To: abner; NautiNurse

Just did a local update, and the rain is now into Virginia. About 100 miles south of me.

Tomorrow’s gonna be a long night, I’m going to catch a nap and will catch y’all in a few.


628 posted on 08/26/2011 9:07:18 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: NautiNurse

Mostly for NYC residents but for any who live in cities where those wooden water tanks grace the skyline: They can be destroyed in storms. I’m sure there will be some other way to get water, but it can’t hurt to stock up on the bottled kind. People are buying it by the case here.


629 posted on 08/26/2011 9:08:32 PM PDT by firebrand (Why didn't they impeach him? He's now totally out of control.)
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To: Gabz

Nighters, Gabz! Sleep well. We’ll be here for you tomorrow.


630 posted on 08/26/2011 9:08:57 PM PDT by NautiNurse (TSA Tit for Tat--Yukari Mihamae--thank you!)
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To: NautiNurse

Uhhhnn... nope. Maalox has sugar in it :)

People don’t realize the hidden freedoms in low-carbing. Spoon out enough flour and bread crumbs to make 15-30 carbs, depending on what level you’re at, then fry up a pound of shrimp, chicken, or chicken fried steak, clams, what have you. Still 15 carbs or whatever you used.


631 posted on 08/26/2011 9:12:22 PM PDT by txhurl (Did you want to talk or fish?)
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To: All
Going to catch some ZZZs; busy day tomorrow with last minute batten downs.

Useful link: Power Outage Maps by State

632 posted on 08/26/2011 9:16:22 PM PDT by zzeeman ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: abner

Came across this today...found it interesting...

http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/lawn_garden/home_gardening/trees_shrubs/make+wise+tree+removal+decisions+before+a+hurricane.htm


633 posted on 08/26/2011 9:17:02 PM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: firebrand
Good info, firebrand. After taking a nice hot relaxing bath--it's a good idea to fill a sparkling clean bathtub with water before the storm. Can always use cooking pots with lids to store water too.

For coffee drinkers--hopefully you have a nice thermos. Make coffee just as the weather starts to deteriorate. A good thermos carafe will keep coffee hot for many hours. A lot of misery can be lessened with a nice hot cup of coffee.

634 posted on 08/26/2011 9:17:33 PM PDT by NautiNurse (TSA Tit for Tat--Yukari Mihamae--thank you!)
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To: Strategerist
Repeating my estimate at 518.

"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."

635 posted on 08/26/2011 9:18:26 PM PDT by bvw
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To: zzeeman
Sorry about that, corrected link: Power Outage Maps by State
636 posted on 08/26/2011 9:18:46 PM PDT by zzeeman ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: zzeeman

Link doesn’t work?


637 posted on 08/26/2011 9:19:17 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade, There are only two sides. Pick one.)
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To: zzeeman

Thanks!


638 posted on 08/26/2011 9:19:57 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade, There are only two sides. Pick one.)
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To: abner

We’re 1/3 the way down on a rolling hillside that used to be pasture about a mile from the Octorora. The road is up near the top. There are some old oaks across the street and I hope they hold through the storm. I’ve got norway spruce wind breaks on the north, east and partially on the west - they have worked well in the past. I’m praying that the power doesn’t go out but I know that would be a minor miracle.


639 posted on 08/26/2011 9:22:29 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG...)
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To: eyedigress
"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."

Yep. We'll split up the cars. Perhaps we'll leave one in the nearby church parking lot where it will be away from trees and within walking distance of home. When Bertha dropped a tree over one end of our driveway, we were unable to get a car out. Now we know to separate them during heavy storms.

640 posted on 08/26/2011 9:22:47 PM PDT by Think free or die
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To: abner
"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."

Over the years, we've thinned them out some, and storms have taken out others. Even if we removed every tree on the property, however, we'd be threatened by those on neighboring lots. They really tower over us. I expect we'll see some drop, but hopefully they'll drop away from the house. The softest ground is in the woods behind us.

641 posted on 08/26/2011 9:26:03 PM PDT by Think free or die
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To: little jeremiah

Whatever works for you is what matters. We have a generator that will pump water and run the rest of our household essentials for quite a long time if used sparingly.

Our well water is bad, even the dogs will not drink it, and thus we rely on the artesian spring. We can also get water from our lake to flush the toilet if all our back-up options fail.

People in the areas that expect to lose electrical power might want to check to see if there are any safe artesian wells in there area. They are not always well publicized. Those who sell water do not usually like a free water source widely known to the public.


642 posted on 08/26/2011 9:26:13 PM PDT by Principle Over Politics (Even the hapless Joe Biden would harm the country less than 0bozo. Impeach NOW)
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To: Domestic Church
"We can’t move our freshman into her UD dorm tomorrow"

We moved our son to Penn State last weekend. He should be just fine - probably having hurricane parties. Hope he also studies his calculus and chemistry.

643 posted on 08/26/2011 9:28:23 PM PDT by Think free or die
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To: txhurl

Had fresh steamed clams for dinner tonight. Yummy!


644 posted on 08/26/2011 9:29:13 PM PDT by NautiNurse (TSA Tit for Tat--Yukari Mihamae--thank you!)
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To: Think free or die

Now you are thinking. I would do the same. Keep one at the residence, and one in a private lot free from trees. Keep in mind that a street sign might be sticking out of the back window, but at least it will fire up! :^)


645 posted on 08/26/2011 9:29:21 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: bvw
Sure looks like more than just a jog to the right on the satellite loop, time will tell.
646 posted on 08/26/2011 9:31:05 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: NautiNurse

Look for an orgy of looting once the lights go out. With an unarmed citezenry, who’s going to stop them?


647 posted on 08/26/2011 9:49:09 PM PDT by balch3
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To: Think free or die

Sounds like they have the same classes,lol.


648 posted on 08/26/2011 9:50:42 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG...)
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To: balch3

NYPD?


649 posted on 08/26/2011 9:53:30 PM PDT by stanne
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To: ex-Texan

You can bet the manipulators are going to use any major flooding and wind damage to their full extent, plus gas prices will be jacked up as well.


650 posted on 08/26/2011 9:54:27 PM PDT by M. Espinola (Freedom is never 'free'.)
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