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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: NYTexan

Irene will track about fifty miles to my west late Sunday. Still time to hit the liquor store tomorrow...with New Hampshire’s Clusterf*ck Electric on the job, I will need the booze to keep me calm.


51 posted on 08/26/2011 5:22:15 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: NYTexan

Located in South Jersey.

Prep to date. Moved patio furniture to barn.

Planned prep. Run around in circles and scream like a girl if the news shows don’t stop warning me I may die.


52 posted on 08/26/2011 5:23:22 PM 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: momtothree

LOL...keep’n the kids busy is a real good idea!


53 posted on 08/26/2011 5:23:28 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

Southern New England here. Went to the grocery store today,it was mobbed.

Bought raw fruit,raw veggies,crackers to go with peanut butter on hand,junk food goodies,water,cat food and litter. Was hard to find batteries,but got some at an auto supply store for battery operated lantern and lighters for candles. Also some beer and wine at the package store.

Had other stuff like canned tuna, sardines, smoked oysters,peanuts,almonds,raisins,canned goods,cereal bars,bread already.

God bless us all and keep us safe.


54 posted on 08/26/2011 5:24:15 PM PDT by FreeDeerHawk
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To: NYTexan
http://www.jdnews.com/news/continue-94422-irene-carteret.html

coastal NC counties under tornado watch now

55 posted on 08/26/2011 5:25:29 PM PDT by USMCWife6869
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To: NYTexan

I’m in Essex County, NJ — about 12 miles from NYC, the way the birds fly.

Have just about all the things that have been mentioned, plus extra kerosene for our lamps. We have 5 of them. Also, even tho we have a generator, I don’t like using it for long as it is so noisy. I’m making ice packs to put in the refrig so that we don’t have to have the generator on for long periods.

Also I have 2 extra recharged batteries for my B’ Berry. If the computer is down, I’ll still be able to get here. Also have battery operated radios and a short wave.

There is a white oak above the house but it is not as tall as the other trees in the area. Hope it wants to live.

Don’t forget pet food and litter!

We are going to put coolers of water in the bathtubs so as to have flushing water handy. Hopefully the plumbing will be OK.

We are going to lower the pool water about a foot, so as not to have to lower it if it overfills from the 4 to 8 inches of rain expected. We are in a wooded area and there is no way I’ll let DH go out to lower it.

Because of all the “what if” threads on preparation, we have plenty of food and batteries. No guns, tho as in NJ it is difficult to get them. But I do have NRA stickers on many windows and doors.LOLOL!


56 posted on 08/26/2011 5:26:05 PM PDT by Exit148
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To: Biggirl
I been thru quite a few so get the following :

1. Ice - fill up everything in-case the power goes out the food spoils
2. Fill up the butane on the grill
3. Batteries for radio and flash light
4. Candles
5. Need an old phone that does not require power
6. Buy baby wipe in case the boil water notice is posted and you need to bathe
7. Fill up the car just in-case and any other
gas tank you have . The new gas pumps are all electric and do not work without power.
8 canned food tuna etc..
9 remove all the clutter in the yard and safe guard the grill.
10 Don't drink to heavily .
11 fill the tubs and sinks in-case you need to use the JOHN.

good luck

57 posted on 08/26/2011 5:26:38 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: madmominct

Hope it’s only just a big rainshower by the time it gets to you.


58 posted on 08/26/2011 5:27:39 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

In a few days, the “Sou-Easter” will hit us here in Rhode Island.


59 posted on 08/26/2011 5:29:08 PM PDT by fso301
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To: Fzob

LMAO!


60 posted on 08/26/2011 5:29:57 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: oldironsides

“... gave the ok for a neighbor horse owner to bring 2 ponies to our barn...”

You are a kind person, oldironsides!


61 posted on 08/26/2011 5:31:01 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: y6162; Biggirl

Inland CT, just east of the CT river and Dodd-ville, well at least that is where I am riding out the storm, at my parent’s house. My mom is in her late 70s and not as mobile as she was, so she’ll need all the help she can get. Thank God she doesn’t need oxygen anymore.

Finally got a decent chainsaw, extra chain, protective chaps, water, food, they have 2 cords of wood, multiple long guns. All the patio stuff is put away, and I took a few pictures of the garden to remember it by ...

:) Stay safe. Wish this thing would run east out to sea. When Gloria hit, we were without power for a week, and it took my dad and I 3 days to clear the driveway to get out. Even with a tropical storm and all that rain, we could have a lot of downed trees.


62 posted on 08/26/2011 5:32:25 PM PDT by Betis70 (Bruins!)
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To: MplsSteve

Great web site


63 posted on 08/26/2011 5:33:38 PM 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: NYTexan

I sent my wife out for provisions — she bought us ice cream.


64 posted on 08/26/2011 5:34:20 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: USMCWife6869

Yark...that compounds the situation!


65 posted on 08/26/2011 5:34:26 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: Betis70

I live inland also and the biggest concern I have is the wind.


66 posted on 08/26/2011 5:34:50 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Alberta's Child

Yup. One of the small cities near where I live often has flooding with 3-4 inches of rain. The head of the road crew was quoted as saying “If we get 10-12” of rain, it would be the worst flood since 1955”.

The Yantic river in Norwich, if anyone knows the area.


67 posted on 08/26/2011 5:36:04 PM PDT by Betis70 (Bruins!)
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To: NYTexan
We're down in the southeast corner of Georgia.

We got a shower this afternoon but get worse thunderstorms. We were actually hoping for more rain to finish putting out the Honey Prairie fire burning in the Okefenokee swamp.

It looks like we got away from Long Island and the Jersey shore just in time.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

68 posted on 08/26/2011 5:38:17 PM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

“.. sent my wife out for provisions — she bought us ice cream”

Ice cream... I thought that was just for snow storms. Oh well, add that to tomorrow’s grocery list. LOL!!


69 posted on 08/26/2011 5:38:46 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: Biggirl

The soggy ground + all that rain + the wind. Toppled trees.

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.


70 posted on 08/26/2011 5:39:14 PM PDT by Betis70 (Bruins!)
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To: Exit148

Well done...stay safe!


71 posted on 08/26/2011 5:40:36 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: Betis70

Trees are going to be a BIG Problem. It will be a mess for quite a time.


72 posted on 08/26/2011 5:41:11 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: NYTexan

Removed from the yard anything that might become airborne in high winds, tested generator, filled, gas cans for it, as well as the truck, got propane for the grill to cook, bought an all metal pan to boil water on the grill for coffee, picked up ice for the fridge to help keep things cold in between generator plug ins, and got non parishables we may need as well as water from the store. Also got some fried chicken and made potato salad so I won’t need to cook for a couple days, we can eat that cold.


73 posted on 08/26/2011 5:42:26 PM PDT by gidget7 ("When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: ripley

Taping the windows does nothing except make sure the flying shards which kill you are a little bigger. Be sure to take the tape off before the sun bakes it onto the glass.

I’m in Florida and have been through quite a few.


74 posted on 08/26/2011 5:42:39 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
LOL...is she a Blondie?
75 posted on 08/26/2011 5:42:48 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan
My Plans During Hurricane Irene

I'm in Richmond, VA
Tomorrow morn I will spread grass seed, move some outdoor furnishings inside, take down my four flags (USA, France, Ireland, Vatican). Some of the smaller flower pots will be moved indoors. My statues, Jeanne d'Arc, Mary, Queen of Heaven, and Angels should be fine as these are protected.
I will then go to the gym for a morning workout, back home for a shower, and then go online at RickPerry.org to get all the exciting news and updates about our next president, the current governor of Texas, Rick Perry.

76 posted on 08/26/2011 5:43:45 PM PDT by jla
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To: LonePalm

I wish we could take some of that rain off yer hands.

Been pretty dry here with most days over 100 degrees!


77 posted on 08/26/2011 5:44:56 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: jla
Spreading grass seed before a thunderstorm is not recommended. I've never heard about spreading it before a Hurricane!
78 posted on 08/26/2011 5:46:36 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: ncalburt

Don’t forget the topload washing machine. They can hold a
‘few’ gallons for nonpotable water!

And your water heater is a valuable source as well. Every one has a garden hose threaded spigot at the bottom of the tank.

Mi dos centavos.


79 posted on 08/26/2011 5:46:53 PM PDT by waterhill (Little 'r' republican: taker of the Founder's 'Red Pill'...www.mikechurch.com)
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To: NYTexan; Kartographer

Just north of NYC. I’ve got my generator, a pantry full of food (with a hat tip to Kartographer), a full wine rack, fuel, portable radio, water, flashlights, candles....

Yeah, I’m ready.


80 posted on 08/26/2011 5:47:04 PM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (I'm clinging to my God and my guns. You can keep the change.)
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To: gidget7

Good job! Stay safe and dry.


81 posted on 08/26/2011 5:47:04 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan
We'd be happy to send you some.

The SIL lives just north of Austin and says that everything is dead or dying. She is even worried about losing her trees. The grass is a goner.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

82 posted on 08/26/2011 5:48:33 PM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: y6162

We are in MA, had all sorts of batteries already, had some mre’s, but doubt we will use them, and we already have a flashlight in every room. lol


83 posted on 08/26/2011 5:49:25 PM PDT by gidget7 ("When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: waterhill

>>Don’t forget the topload washing machine. They can hold a
‘few’ gallons for nonpotable water!

Wow, what a great suggestion. I’ve never heard that one before, will have to try it. Good for flushing...


84 posted on 08/26/2011 5:52:16 PM PDT by Betis70 (Bruins!)
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To: Fzob
I really hope that's all you need!

Check back with us on Sunday morning, OK?
If you have power.

I know you Yankee's don't get many Cat 1s and 2s up there over land, and millions of people are praying real hard that you don't endure one tomorrow night...
It'd not just the measured sustained winds and rain danger, it's the damnable sporadic tornadoes that strike, if Irene doesn't shift east.
At least fill your bathtubs with water...we won't tell anyone!

85 posted on 08/26/2011 5:54:17 PM PDT by sarasmom ( A Fine is a Tax for doing wrong. A Tax is a Fine for doing well.)
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To: NYTexan
I'm pretty much prepared for the storm. I always keeps a good supply of water ...and other stuff if things really get bad. It is the economic storm I am not prepared for. I am 64 and have never own a gun.
Seems like there are too many reasons not to own gun.
86 posted on 08/26/2011 5:54:21 PM PDT by JimmyMc
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To: JimmyMc

Guns can be addictive. Fun, but addictive.


87 posted on 08/26/2011 5:57:21 PM PDT by TBall
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To: NYTexan

In Union County, New Jersey (Scotch Plains area). Have 7 gallons of gas in gas tanks, canned goods, generator, first aid kits, ice, .357 S&W and ammo. Am I missing something?


88 posted on 08/26/2011 5:58:05 PM PDT by angelrod
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To: NYTexan

“Come on Irene, oh, I swear on my knees, at this moment, you mean everything!”


89 posted on 08/26/2011 5:58:27 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: Betis70

Doh! I forgot to add:

Most washers have a safety catch to where it will only operate with the lid down. Newer models won’t even start the water if the lid is up.

Give it your best McGyver.


90 posted on 08/26/2011 6:00:05 PM PDT by waterhill (Little 'r' republican: taker of the Founder's 'Red Pill'...www.mikechurch.com)
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To: sarasmom

We appreciate the prayers! We don’t get many hurricanes, that’s for sure, but most of us rural folk are generally pretty well conditioned for being prep’ed from ice storms and blizzards and such.

It’s the city denizens that worry me. They are generally not prepared to walk across the street, without government assistance.


91 posted on 08/26/2011 6:00:28 PM PDT by Betis70 (Bruins!)
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To: NoKoolAidforMe; All

Regardind Generator use:

If yours is capable of providing 208/220 volts of power:

When a big Ice storm hit back in western NY many years back and power was out, I cut the power line to the furnace and installed an electrical plug to it so it could run off the generator.

This can be done for your central A/C unit also. Check the outlets on your generator and head to the hardware store for a compatable extension cord(s) and a plug to attach to your A/C unit.


92 posted on 08/26/2011 6:00:42 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: madmominct

Hi to my old stomping ground, was born and raised there, many many family members still live there. In MA now, and hubby will be at the hospital where he works too, from Sunday morning till bout midnight when his relief comes in. I feel for ya!


93 posted on 08/26/2011 6:00:42 PM PDT by gidget7 ("When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: eyedigress

Today on the NC/VA border I passed a caravan of cherry pickers and electric company trucks heading for the coast.


94 posted on 08/26/2011 6:02:47 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: waterhill

Our has the safety catch, but will fill up even with the lid up. I did laundry last night (storm prep’ing) and was down there cleaning up my wood shop (in case we get water in the basement) and forgot to put the lid back down. Heard the machine stop and thought, wth? Doh, forgot the lid! :D

Thanks again, that is a good tip.


95 posted on 08/26/2011 6:04:10 PM PDT by Betis70 (Bruins!)
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To: angelrod

NJ? more ammo!


96 posted on 08/26/2011 6:04:56 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

I stocked up on Sam Adams Oktoberfest. I may have to go without the main power for a few days and have to rely on a little generator, but it keeps the beer in the fridge cold. That’ll help when the warm weather returns and the cleanup begins.


97 posted on 08/26/2011 6:05:45 PM PDT by 41Thunder (The SUPPLY of Government is GREATER than the DEMAND of the people)
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To: NYTexan

No, we just really like ice cream.


98 posted on 08/26/2011 6:06:30 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: ladyjane

Alot of the interior areas and utilities from major cities not affected are ready to go. Pines that are 40+ years will be dropping like flies.


99 posted on 08/26/2011 6:07:18 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: NYTexan
I can't stand it. Bloomberg is acting as if there never was a hurricane in NYC before. The hysteria is unbelievable.

As for myself, I'm hoping they won't cancel racing in Saratoga on Sunday.

ML/NJ

100 posted on 08/26/2011 6:09:16 PM PDT by ml/nj
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