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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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1 posted on 08/26/2011 4:44:31 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

Hi from CT, in New England!

Have gotten early this morning my batteries and also clean a number of jugs to hold water.


2 posted on 08/26/2011 4:48:32 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: NYTexan
Dry as a bone but traffic is snarled in the baltimore metro. The wet is bad. This thing, with the saturated ground, could do immense damage.
3 posted on 08/26/2011 4:49:39 PM PDT by allmost
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To: NYTexan
Hurricane Irene Live Thread
4 posted on 08/26/2011 4:50:19 PM PDT by Publius
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To: NYTexan
Waiting for a photo of someone holding a shotgun next to a spraypainted plywood sign reading...

"THIS IS NOT LONDON...
LOOTERS WILL BE SHOT!"

5 posted on 08/26/2011 4:50:56 PM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: NYTexan

I am in Louisburg, NC. Generators are all fueled up, have had their oil changed, and I have a stockpile of gasoline. My cord for the water pump is out and ready to connect :)

I’ve got some pasta, rice, pasta sauce, turkey burgers, and cans of chili.

It’s already getting very windy here.


6 posted on 08/26/2011 4:51:09 PM PDT by Aqua225 (Realist)
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To: NYTexan
Hurricane Irene Live Thread
 
08/26/2011 9:40:24 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 426 replies
NHC NOAA ^ | 26 August 2011 | NHC/NOAA
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. Mash image to enlargeMash image to enlarge Radar Images & Loops (interactive maps short/long range) SoutheastNortheast (Cape Hatteras to NE)Satellite Images Still Images/Loops (both Flash & Java) Public Advisories NHC Discussions Local Wx Alerts Buoy Data:...

7 posted on 08/26/2011 4:52:46 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: NYTexan

Nice thread! High & dry here in WI, but I have east-coast friends & family, so Prayers Up for you all.


8 posted on 08/26/2011 4:53:56 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: All

If you’re all looking for a website w/great interactive graphics, try this one:

http://www.stormpulse.com


9 posted on 08/26/2011 4:54:58 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: NYTexan

Full tank of gas in the car. Car parked on side of house, away from trees.

Windows taped, sleeping accomodations in basement.

Canned food, powdered milk, some water, some mre’s in case effects of hurricane go for more than a week. (Public water will hopefully not give out.)

Fingers on both hands crossed, hoping that Ms. Irene’s hormones go back to normal.

(Am I missing something?)

Might be parking car in large parking lot in case local street is blocked by trees.


10 posted on 08/26/2011 4:55:02 PM PDT by ripley
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To: NYTexan

...got all the stuff off my balcony
stocked up on batteries,water,coffee...tomorrow get some gas in the car (fill it) I’m freezing ice packs to put in a cooler if things go dark tomorrow night...*smiles*...other than that.....hunker down


11 posted on 08/26/2011 4:57:26 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: NYTexan

rolling papers,beer......


12 posted on 08/26/2011 4:58:36 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: ripley

“(Am I missing something?)”

First aid kit - juist in case?

Provisions of a alcohol-related nature - Rebel Yell, Budweiser, Johnnie Walker Red?


13 posted on 08/26/2011 4:59:04 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: icwhatudo

14 posted on 08/26/2011 4:59:33 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: NYTexan

Metrowest Boston — went to the store and bought a bunch of stuff that didn’t need refrigeration or cooking (I have an electric stove). Now I find out that by the time it gets here, Irene will be a tropical storm. So I’m thinking that it’e less likely I’ll be without power for an extended period.

Problem now is what do I do with all that beef jerky I bought that I won’t be needing? I don’t even like beef jerkey.


15 posted on 08/26/2011 4:59:33 PM PDT by Maceman (Obama: As American as nasei goreng)
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To: Biggirl

CT on the coast — eye of the storm...ready to rock...MREs, water...batteries..


16 posted on 08/26/2011 5:01:25 PM PDT by y6162
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To: Maceman

You can rehydrate the beef jerky in some broth and use it as a soup base. :-)


17 posted on 08/26/2011 5:01:58 PM PDT by Madam Theophilus
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To: NYTexan; All
Official FR Hurricane Irene live thread
18 posted on 08/26/2011 5:02:26 PM PDT by tutstar
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To: NYTexan

In Richmond, VA, bought some extra mantles for the gas lanterns. Have lots of rice and canned stuff. Probably not more than a thousand rounds of ammo, unless you count .22’s. A couple 20 lb. jugs of propane so we can boil water and whatnot. Need to park the vehicles in the field next door in case a tree or two comes down.


19 posted on 08/26/2011 5:02:59 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: NYTexan
I'm heading out of town tomorrow. I'm taking my kid back to school in PA.

No other preparation for the over-hyped tropical storm.

20 posted on 08/26/2011 5:03:57 PM PDT by rllngrk33 (Things will continue getting worse until January 21, 2013.)
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To: NYTexan

I am so worried about all of you. My prayers are up for you all in the path of this monster. Please know we all care about you and are hoping for the best. God bless.


21 posted on 08/26/2011 5:04:07 PM PDT by mardi59
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To: NYTexan

I’m tossing my meager supply of frozen and refrigerated food into a bag, packing my laptop and some clothes, and heading to my cousin’s in the far NW suburbs of Philly. He has a generator and a pool. If he has juice, I’ll work remotely from his place Monday. If not, day off. I can guarantee power will be out for a stretch where I live with all the old trees in the neighborhood.


22 posted on 08/26/2011 5:05:28 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: NYTexan; Bender2

Stocked a weeks worth of water and non perishable food (well we keep much more food than that anyways so really didn’t do anything for food)
Filled three cars with fuel, one five gallon fuel take also.
Two full propane tanks for gas grill
Withdrew $1000 in cash from the bank
Checked the functionality of the 12.5KW back up generator
Procured a new LED flashlight
Filled oil lamps
Insured I have adequate adult beverages
Lined bottom front of garage door with bags of mulch
Prepared a ready bag with essentials (meds, tools, etc)
Stocked my elderly parents with the same

Sitting back waiting for the blow by


23 posted on 08/26/2011 5:05:49 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper
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To: NYTexan

I'm just waiting to hear of liberals in a 25th floor hirise in New York springing for a generator.

24 posted on 08/26/2011 5:06:03 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: ripley

Sounds like you are fixed.

The only thing wrong and it doesn’t hurt is that taping the windows does no good.

I was born and grew up in Florida. I remember one in the 70’s which blew down all the old oaks in my parents yard but did no damage to the house at all.


25 posted on 08/26/2011 5:06:20 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: ripley

You seem well prepared... Stay safe!!


26 posted on 08/26/2011 5:06:46 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

Hell yes, hunkered down in Hampstead, NC just north of Wilmington. Rain and wind, nothing to write a novel about yet.


27 posted on 08/26/2011 5:06:59 PM PDT by Recon Dad ("Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way..")
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To: Maceman

I’m On Cape Cod.

Headin’ down to my bomb shelter right now...oops..forgot my tinfoil hat..there...that’s better...

See y’all later!!!

And BTW, if you’re thinkin’ of tryin’ to get in-DON’T. Me and my friend, Mr. Mossberg-we’re ready fer ‘ya !!!!!!!


28 posted on 08/26/2011 5:07:13 PM PDT by Radagast the Fool ("Mexico-Beirut with tacos!"--Dr. Zoidberg)
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To: NYTexan

Hurricane Irene Live Thread
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2769204/posts


29 posted on 08/26/2011 5:08:04 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Biggirl

Fill up your bathtubs. You may have to use silicone caulk to seal the drain. You can save plenty of usable water for later if you need. Don’t forget if your plumbing goes you won’t be able to flush the toilets! Having extra water in the tubs will fill the tanks nicely and anything you don’t want sitting around too long will go bye-bye!

Also, turn the air conditioning down NOW. You should be able to get enough cool air into the house that if you lose electricity you’ll still retain the coolness. Hurricanes are usually cold but when they pass and the sun comes out it will be STEAMY and if you lose electricity for a/c it will get ugly very fast. Most only run fans and their refrigerator with a generator unless you are lucky enough to have a whole house generator backup.


30 posted on 08/26/2011 5:08:22 PM PDT by GatorGirl (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: t1b8zs

LOL...hope that works out for ya!


31 posted on 08/26/2011 5:08:55 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

All outside stuff secured or put in the garage.

Plenty of batteries and diesel. Cars gassed up.

Gutters cleaned. Ice stockpiled. Flashlights and candles all around. 55 gallon barrel full of water for the toilets.

2 months SHTF food already ratholed. 75 bottles of wine in the cellar. A weeks worth of cigars on site.

Am I missing anything?

Stay safe all.


32 posted on 08/26/2011 5:09:15 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik ("The trouble with internet quotations is that you don't know if they are true"-Abraham Lincoln.)
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To: Maceman
Problem now is what do I do with all that beef jerky I bought that I won’t be needing? I don’t even like beef jerkey.

Umm..you can always send it to me...

33 posted on 08/26/2011 5:10:46 PM PDT by NYTexan
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Is it within the realm of possibility that weather forecasters and weather networks are EXAGERATING the severity of Irene ? In otherwords, are they "bumping" UP Irene from a Category 1 to a Category 2 or Category 3 ?

Irene should be taken seriously but, I have personally witnessed Irene classified as a Category 4 earlier today by the WeatherNetork.com Irene was then DOWNGRADED to a Category 3 later on this afternoon.

I don't trust the LEFT. I don't trust Obama and his hacks in the MSM including those delivering the "news" about the weather.

34 posted on 08/26/2011 5:10:56 PM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: GatorGirl

Also get extra propane for gas grills or briquets for the bbq. If your power goes out you can grill what you have in the freezer and it will last longer.

Get the cars into the garage, loosen the lines on boats if you can’t take them out of the water. If you don’t have room to store your patio furniture indoors, throw it into the pool so it doesn’t get blown around.

Trim your trees if you have overhanging branches.

Prepare for a hurricane party!


35 posted on 08/26/2011 5:11:09 PM PDT by GatorGirl (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: NYTexan
Carteret, NJ

Right on the Arthur Kill separating NJ from Staten Island....Right in the path.

36 posted on 08/26/2011 5:11:48 PM PDT by fedupjohn ("They act like permanent residents of a unicorn ranch in fantasy land"....Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: MplsSteve
you are prepared booze and first aide go together
37 posted on 08/26/2011 5:12:47 PM PDT by sopwith (don't tread on me)
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To: NYTexan
I live in Southern NJ about 40 miles inland from Long Beach Island. We're expecting 5-10 inches of rain and sustained winds up to 60mph. The folks here are dangerously complacent as we haven't had such a storm in over 50 years. My wife and I just finished visiting all 55 houses in our development urging our neighbors to secure outdoor furniture, umbrellas, toys etc. No one here seems to realize the dangerous posed by these items if they become airborne.

The Southern NJ barrier Islands will be devastated if this storm tracks as predicted.

38 posted on 08/26/2011 5:13:08 PM PDT by 07Jack
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Good prep!


39 posted on 08/26/2011 5:13:49 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

I’m in Maryland and my husband has done most of it (Bless his heart). He fired up the generator to make sure that was working and purchased a new chain for his chain saw. I have plenty of food and extra water. Flashlights have brand new batteries, a few battery powered candles as well. Just for my own SANITY, I purchased a few items to keep the younger kids occupied in case the power goes out. For example, the girls have two little bird houses they can paint and a few other craft type items. (I fully understand that crafts aren’t for survival... Just Mom’s state of mind). Please keep safe FReepers... prayers for those near the shores. God bless!


40 posted on 08/26/2011 5:14:06 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: NYTexan

Camp Lejeune, NC here. Have batteries, flashlights, candles. Plenty of water and food. It has been raining for hours, and the wind is starting to pick up. We have everything packed in case, but hopefully we won’t need it. We live off base, but not far, so we shall see. There is a curfew in effect starting at midnight for Onslow County. I will try to keep posting updates as long as the wifi holds out. So far no loss of power or cable.


41 posted on 08/26/2011 5:14:35 PM PDT by USMCWife6869
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To: pyx
Interesting you mention that...there is a discussion going on at AccuWeather forums about the likelihood that they "exaggerating" the wind speed in order to "maintain public awareness and interest' in the storm.

Really?

42 posted on 08/26/2011 5:14:43 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: big'ol_freeper

Wow...You are ready!


43 posted on 08/26/2011 5:16:16 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: pyx

I live in NH and am doing nothing it will be a windy rain storm by the time it gets here.


44 posted on 08/26/2011 5:18:24 PM PDT by sopwith (don't tread on me)
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To: USMCWife6869

Please stay safe. Our prayers are with you all.


45 posted on 08/26/2011 5:19:02 PM PDT by mardi59
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To: Radagast the Fool

I’m on the Cape too - worried about a few old cedar trees out front ... otherwise we’re all set


46 posted on 08/26/2011 5:19:35 PM PDT by LadyBuzz
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To: NYTexan

Hi from Litchfield Cty - in NW CT - supposedly to be under the eye of the storm...we shall see. I bought a case of bottled water today and a couple of big candles - all the stores were out of C and D batteries. Planning to spend the night at the hospital where I work on Saturday night if things get really bad...


47 posted on 08/26/2011 5:20:17 PM PDT by madmominct
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To: fedupjohn

Had the marina on the Chesapeake pull the boat out today and put her on jackstands. Also had the canvas taken down so she would not become a kite. We gave the ok for a neighbor horse owner to bring 2 ponies to our barn for shelter. All outside furniture put away. Flags will be taken down when wind kicks up. My fingers are crossed.


48 posted on 08/26/2011 5:20:58 PM PDT by oldironsides
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To: 07Jack

Hope y’all get through it ok.


49 posted on 08/26/2011 5:21:07 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: 07Jack

I’m in northern New Jersey (Summit area), and my sense is that the dangers related to wind and high surf are probably a bit exaggerated (storm is more likely to track to the east, and will probably not even be a hurricane by the time it reaches here) . . . but the 5-10 inches of rain is a very serious concern all over this area. We’ve had a lot of rain in recent days, and inland river/stream flooding is the biggest threat here.


50 posted on 08/26/2011 5:21:26 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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