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Hurricane Irene (Are you in the path?)
Vanity | August 26, 2011

Posted on 08/26/2011 4:44:29 PM PDT by NYTexan

If you are affected by the storm approaching, please tell us what you have done to prepare for it.

And keep us updated as it comes your way.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey; US: New York; US: North Carolina; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: chat; eastcoastfreepers; hurricane; irene; vanity
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To: NoKoolAidforMe

I know, I use my Stihl all the time.


151 posted on 08/26/2011 7:09:37 PM PDT by TBall
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To: Maceman

“Problem now is what do I do with all that beef jerky I bought...”

Chop up some really small pieces and sprinkle it in some warm macaroni & cheese. Yum.


152 posted on 08/26/2011 7:23:57 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: IMR 4350

Good one!


153 posted on 08/26/2011 7:23:57 PM PDT by FreeDeerHawk
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To: NYTexan

From Connecticut and we are right in the Bulls-Eye with Irene.Have done what I can to prepare but if the storm is category 2 or more we will be toast.

Not looking foreward to the Aftermath.Only time will tell how bad things are.


154 posted on 08/26/2011 7:25:13 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: puppypusher

Hope it is just rain for you by the time it arrives


155 posted on 08/26/2011 7:32:02 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

Hope it is just rain for you by the time it arrives

So Do I.


156 posted on 08/26/2011 7:38:21 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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157 posted on 08/26/2011 7:39:51 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: Betis70
i'm with ya on that...
158 posted on 08/26/2011 7:49:38 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: NYTexan

I’m in Manhattan, although not in an area that is prone to flooding. Yesterday, I took a trip to Target and bought some canned goods, bottled water, a flashlight, and a battery-operated radio. Also, I stopped at the liquor store and bought some Bacardi :) . I really don’t think it will be too bad, especially for us in the city.


159 posted on 08/26/2011 7:57:31 PM PDT by Sky Slug
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To: NYTexan

We live in TriBeCa, right on the edge (but inside) of Flood Zone A. There’s a chance the storm surge plus the high tide might flood my neighborhood.

To my wife’s objections, we bugged out last night to our home in Dutchess County, which is less than 90 miles north of NYC.

I’ve slowly built a post 9/11 compound with food, water and supplies. The few people I have told about my planning think I’m a fringe character. Let’s see if they’re right.


160 posted on 08/26/2011 7:57:40 PM PDT by Manhattanite
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To: Huck
Yeah, but you're about as far away from the Atlantic Ocean as you can get in New Jersey, aren't you? LOL.

My only advice is to keep an eye on what the rainfall might bring in these inland New Jersey counties.

161 posted on 08/26/2011 8:04:17 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Sky Slug

Let’s hope not! Please check in on Sunday...


162 posted on 08/26/2011 8:06:36 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: Maceman

‘I don’t even like beef jerky.’

Send the beef jerky to the troops.
A little, a lot - doesn’t matter.
You’ve got lots of time before the jerky ‘expires.’
You’re welcome - - -


163 posted on 08/26/2011 8:09:18 PM PDT by USARightSide (Next month - ten years since 9-11. What have you learned?)
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To: Manhattanite

There is nothing wrong with being prepared for the worst!


164 posted on 08/26/2011 8:09:43 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: CharlesWayneCT

‘____she bought us ice cream.’

L O L !

Hope it wasn’t that Leftist stuff - you know ‘Jen and Berry’s’ - - -


165 posted on 08/26/2011 8:17:38 PM PDT by USARightSide (Next month - ten years since 9-11. What have you learned?)
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To: Manhattanite

Would you like to have guests this weekend? ;)


166 posted on 08/26/2011 8:18:28 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: big'ol_freeper; silent_jonny

check...check...and check...

How’s our friend silent_jonny? He’s down there in NC, no?

We are expecting gorgeous weather here in Northern PA for the Little league World Series this weekend.

I will be thinking of all our east coast FReepers!

Stay safe and stay calm.


167 posted on 08/26/2011 8:18:56 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah: Are you gonna fish or cut bait?)
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To: NYTexan

All need a sign that says..
“Theres nothing worth stealing here... thats worth your life”..


168 posted on 08/26/2011 8:29:55 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: George from New England

______north of Tampa. (In your tag line).

Anywhere near the Spring Hill area?


169 posted on 08/26/2011 8:35:28 PM PDT by USARightSide (Next month - ten years since 9-11. What have you learned?)
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To: Manhattanite

“I’ve slowly built a post 9/11 compound with food, water and supplies. The few people I have told about my planning think I’m a fringe character.”

I wish I had the extra space or property to do what you’ve been doing. What you’re doing is simply common sense - all the more so that you live in an urban area.


170 posted on 08/26/2011 8:42:18 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: fedupjohn

We are too, we are just a few blocks off the Raritan Bay on the “wet side” of Rte 36.

We are leaving in the AM with our cat (sheesh!) and heading out to Lancaster PA where hopefully our reserved, pet friendly room will be waiting for us.

Secured everything outside today.

I think the biggest danger is flooding, more than winds.

I’m actually very anxiety ridden about the whole thing, I really hope my house does not get destroyed.

I’ve put all the sentimental stuff that I can fit up on the closet shelves.

We’re under mandatory evacuation, so we really didn’t have a choice in the end, luckily we didn’t wait until it got to that point.

The weather people might be hyping things, but they’ve closed the Atlantic City Casinos and they are going to shut down the NYC subways and I don’t think anybody is doing that stuff for hype.

As I said to hubby I hope we come back and say “we could have stayed” not “I’m glad we left”, but either beats saying “we should have left”.

Just praying and worrying, that’s all that’s left to do.


171 posted on 08/26/2011 8:42:25 PM PDT by jocon307
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172 posted on 08/26/2011 8:56:00 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: Betis70

‘She doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence standing next to DM.’

I bet not - think Dean Martin has been gone for a while now - - -

(PS Lt Gov of where ? - - - Thanks)


173 posted on 08/26/2011 9:04:25 PM PDT by USARightSide (Next month will be 10 years since 9-11. What have you learned?)
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To: gidget7

Fried chicken is a great idea! Altho I’ll bake mine. We don’t have a grill so if the electricity goes out...
We’re in lower Bucks County PA, fortunately on a hill,- so the water will run off.

Great ideas here tonight. I’m old enough to remember the ‘38 hurricaine and it appears Irene is following the same track. Amazing to see all the northbound traffic on the Garden State Parkway on the news tonight so the shore folks are taking the warnings seriously.

Stay safe, everyone.


174 posted on 08/26/2011 9:16:05 PM PDT by GoldwaterChick
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To: NYTexan

Fill up your bathtubs for ‘flush’ water ;o)


175 posted on 08/26/2011 9:32:44 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (ALWAYS WATCH THE OTHER HAND)
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To: NYTexan
Is it me, or is the media stoking this Hurricane Irene (the end of the world as we know it) for everything its worth?

Or, is this driven by the TV news cycle?

There is nothing wrong with being prepared, and there will be damage without a doubt. I just don't see Armageddon stemming from Hurricane Irene as we're being conditioned to accept.

176 posted on 08/27/2011 12:00:18 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: Fzob

Friend of mine just called to say he is heading east into New Jersey. He has to deliver something. What kind of nut would do that. Can I ask, how bad is it there right now and when is it supposed to hit where you are?


177 posted on 08/27/2011 12:14:50 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: FreeDeerHawk

A lesson I learned the hard way.


178 posted on 08/27/2011 5:43:50 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Palladin; silent_jonny

Me and lil were supposed to go up to our camp in Tioga County PA this weekend for our annual association meeting...but decided to stay here with family around to keep an eye on things.


179 posted on 08/27/2011 5:54:12 AM PDT by big'ol_freeper
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To: Alberta's Child

It’ll flood in all the usual places.


180 posted on 08/27/2011 5:56:48 AM PDT by Huck (I don't believe there is just one God--humanity seems like the work of a committee to me.)
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To: MasterGunner01

The stores are making out like bandits...bottled water...give me a break.


181 posted on 08/27/2011 6:13:50 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: jocon307
I have friends, Kenny and Mary Ellen, that live in Union Beach where their road floods on every high tide. I can't even imagine how bad that is going to be...Good Luck
182 posted on 08/27/2011 6:15:42 AM PDT by fedupjohn ("They act like permanent residents of a unicorn ranch in fantasy land"....Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: fedupjohn

Thanks! We’re packing up now, hubby took some pix of the house (wouldn’t let me make the bed before he shot the bedroom,so I’m really hoping I never have to produce that picture), my entire focus (aside from here - lol) is to not let my cat abscond before (or after) departure.

The trucks came around saying “get out”, but honestly they were bad, if you didn’t know what they were saying you’d never have understood them.

Good luck to you too!


183 posted on 08/27/2011 6:49:48 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: Huck

New media axiom: the actual threat posed by the storm is in inverse proportion to the number of times Weather Channel staff describe it as ‘dangerous.’


184 posted on 08/27/2011 7:04:48 AM PDT by relictele (Pax Quaeritur Bello)
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To: big'ol_freeper; Palladin
Everything's fine here. I'm around 200 miles from the coast so we're only getting the outer edge of Irene. Some gusty winds, but that's about it. Just a few drops of rain.

Hope all is well with you.

185 posted on 08/27/2011 7:11:33 AM PDT by silent_jonny ("Israel is what is RIGHT about the Middle East." -- Bibi)
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To: USARightSide

Lt Gov of CT, next to the governor, Dannel Malloy. Since the person I was responding to is also from CT, I figured it would be obvious. Sorry ‘bout that.

I’m too young to think of someone with initials DM as Dean Martin.


186 posted on 08/27/2011 7:28:56 AM PDT by Betis70 (Bruins!)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Right now it is a typical muggy Saturday NJ morning.

Slight breeze. The storm is supposed to hit Early Sunday morning. I don’t expect it to be much worse in my area then a typically Nor’easter.


187 posted on 08/27/2011 7:44:00 AM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: jocon307

Good luck too all of you also, Freep me when you return to know your ok.


188 posted on 08/27/2011 7:56:39 AM PDT by fedupjohn ("They act like permanent residents of a unicorn ranch in fantasy land"....Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Fzob
I'm also in South Jersey.
I don't know what to expect....hoping for the best but prepared for the worst.
I will say the most significant difference between this scenario and our typical Noreasters is that there is way more water associated with this along with the very real threat of tornadoes. Here's to hoping the hype stays hype and won't come to fruition!
Good Luck and stay dry my friend!
189 posted on 08/27/2011 8:49:32 AM PDT by 07Jack
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To: A_perfect_lady

Yes, I remember that song.


190 posted on 08/27/2011 9:00:02 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: NYTexan; Biggirl; Betis70; Exit148; NautiNurse
We're in NW / north-central Connecticut. Gray and gloomy here as of 12:55pm ET, and raining steadily. Per radar, this rain is from the outer-outer bands of Irene.

We're busy securing lawn furniture, getting laundry done, etc. We're well stocked up with food, batteries and we have full tanks of gas. No generator though (except for this small thing that can keep one lamp going). We'll see how it goes.

Watching game 1 of today's double header at Fenway - Oakland A's @ Boston Red Sox. Game 2 (which should have been Sunday's game) starts at 5pm.

I'm very worried about my sister and brother-in-law on the coast near Providence, Rhode Island. When Irene hits up here unfortunately it will be high tide...

191 posted on 08/27/2011 10:00:20 AM PDT by nutmeg
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To: Bigg Red
Hey, girlFRiend... how are you doing? It's been awhile!

How's everything in Maryland? Hope all is OK... I pray that Irene weakens...

192 posted on 08/27/2011 10:03:07 AM PDT by nutmeg
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To: silent_jonny

Good! Didn’t know you were that far inland.

We are, too. Just expecting a little extra rain.


193 posted on 08/27/2011 10:06:32 AM PDT by Palladin (Sarah: Are you gonna fish or cut bait?)
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To: relictele

Those Weather Channel divas are getting on my last nerve!

Would love to see Roker take off like a helium balloon!


194 posted on 08/27/2011 10:10:03 AM PDT by Palladin (Sarah: Are you gonna fish or cut bait?)
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To: Betis70; RaceBannon; scoopscandal; 2Trievers; LoneGOPinCT; Rodney King; sorrisi; MrSparkys; ...
Did you see any of the gov’s news conferences? Our Lt Gov looks like a scared puppy dog. She doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence standing next to DM.

Ugh, I was thinking the exact same thing, Betis70, when I saw the recent Hurricane Irene news conferences with "Dannel 88" and the sour-faced scared puppy dog Nancy Wyman.

We're stuck with a weird and rotten bunch of 'RATs here in Connecticut, huh? >:-(

195 posted on 08/27/2011 10:10:49 AM PDT by nutmeg
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To: nutmeg

And sadly our GOP is pretty weak as well.

Thanks again Bridgeport!


196 posted on 08/27/2011 10:13:20 AM PDT by Betis70 (Bruins!)
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To: nutmeg

Malloy looks like a greasy used car salesman.

Wyman butt ugly.


197 posted on 08/27/2011 10:13:26 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Betis70
And sadly our GOP is pretty weak as well.

Thanks again Bridgeport!

I know, it's all so disgusting here, politically. Was the "bag o'votes" found in Bridgeport, or was it New Haven? I forget...

Ugh, why didn't that weakling Foley fight harder? Look at the mess CT is in now... :-(

198 posted on 08/27/2011 10:17:20 AM PDT by nutmeg
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To: Palladin

Weather Channel is unwatchable.


199 posted on 08/27/2011 10:17:22 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Col Frank Slade; Betis70; PALIN SMITH; Biggirl
Malloy looks like a greasy used car salesman.

"Dannel 88" looks and SOUNDS like a greasy used car salesman. I know she's a RINO, but I would take "Grandma Rell" any day over this slimy union thug POS.

Wyman butt ugly.

Hubby and I attended one of Malloy's and Wyman's town halls (this one was in Middletown) a few months ago. She had that same sourpuss, scared puppy dog face on her then. Her expression apparently never changes.

200 posted on 08/27/2011 10:21:35 AM PDT by nutmeg
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