Skip to comments.Hurricane Irene Live Thread
Posted on 08/26/2011 9:40:24 AM PDT by NautiNurse
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Wow. A 400 amp service?
Oh I hate that. Hopefully you have a suck up machine.
I plan on doing that a lot tomorrow.
Oh no...do you have a pump?
Please begin a new thread on the NOAA aspect and leave this one for Freepers seeking breaking news on the storm.
I like the live threads because you really get a feel for what is happening.
But I do find your info intriguing.
Let’s all try to get along... shouldn’t this thread be big enough for all of us?
I spent about a week this summer digging a “seep-away” near one of my basement trouble spots. Dug a big hole about 5 feet from the house and a trench down towards it, loaded with gravel. This should be a good test to see if it was worth it. (Well, I did get a tan & some exercise, so it shouldn’t be a total loss).
Here in Long Island we now have rain and a few gusts of wind. I expect it to get worse tonight through tomorrow.
Seems like tomorrow is our “dooms day”. Hopefully I won’t lose power and can keep you updated,
Reports the George Washington Bridge in #NYC is now fully closed due to high winds.
And thank you for posting this thread . . it’s comforting to have it. Although I still cannot sleep with the tornado threats in addition to the flooding which is gonna come. I’ll check in later . . .
I don't know where St. Mary's Lake Dam is...
Not surprised. The bottom of Norristown near the river is very low ground and prone to flooding. We're on a creek that drains into Wissahickon Creek, which in turns dumps into the Schuylkill River. The Schuylkill is quick to flood, as it is shallow and drains many local creeks. There are creeks all over this area, and back in colonial times it was known for its many mills, which were powered by those very creeks. Fortunately we also tend to drain quickly once the rains stop. The same can't be said for the Delaware River. With all the rain north of us, flooding on the Delaware could be pretty serious over several days.
Hundreds of thousands of people have evacuated their homes these past two days. Nine people have lost their lives (so far). Power is out to millions of homes. Flooding is destroying many businesses and homes. Trees are falling, and crushing anything in their way.
Nautinurse spent hours putting this thread together for those in harm’s way, before Hurricane Irene even hit land.
Thank you, NautiNurse, and all who have contributed in a logical, factual manner, sharing their personal experiences.
Please show respect, for those worried souls right now, and for the Hostess who has gone way above board, to put this thread together for us....
..............mojitojoe enjoy your evening, and..... have a good life.
Action news says Ocean City N.J. will have 20 foot waves plus storm surge.Dear God.
Thank you. Tired of the bickering.
So, is it a total blowout like Gloria was??
or is it a real hurricane for CT?
Are Shep Smith and Geraldo, of themselves a type of breaking news on the storm? Is that what you are saying?
Whatever the weather where they are, it still really sucks here and I'm glad you are in another hurricane free portion of it right now to give everyone else including me the best info out there.
Lots of people ruin their generators after a storm by trying to power up too much, especially the smaller 5 and 7.5KW units or they ruin the engines by not changing oil every 24 hours (engines without oil filters).
Dammit I want to go to bed but I dunno if the worst has passed us yet. Kids are already in bed for the night ::sigh:: Last update from NAS Patuxent River has winds from the NNW at 37mph gusting to 59mph.
Comic relief Twitter post
The supermarket stimulus #irene created will be followed by gym stimulus to burn off 5 pounds I put on while storm snacking.
5 minutes ago
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