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  • Double trouble for Washington Monument (new cracks after Irene)

    09/01/2011 6:10:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    UPI ^ | Sept. 1, 2011
    Hurricane Irene revealed new cracks in the Washington Monument, which was already closed following the Virginia earthquake, the National Parks Service said. Spokeswoman Carol Johnson told CNN Wednesday Parks Service employees found standing water in the monument when they inspected it Monday. She said engineers tried to find holes following last week's 5.8 magnitude earthquake and in advance of the hurricane. "There were some leaks that we were not able to identify or able to plug," Johnson said. "What happened was a lot of mortar popped out, so much so that you can see sunlight above 450 feet in the...
  • Beck responds on-air to Washington Post’s Irene/Mormon smear of him

    08/30/2011 2:37:58 PM PDT · by Adam Taxin · 193 replies
    New York Jewish Culture Examiner ^ | August 29, 2011 | Adam Taxin
    Monday, August 29, 2011. 6:24 PM Toward the beginning of his radio show today, Glenn Beck responded to an effort this past Friday by the Washington Post to smear him and his Mormon faith by means of a skewed article with an even more misleading headline (“Mormon Glenn Beck: Hurricane Irene and East Coast earthquake a ‘blessing’ from God,”) As discussed in an earlier article in the Philadelphia Jewish Culture Examiner space, the Post was successful if its goal was to spread the impression that Beck really believed that last week’s natural East Coast hurricane and earthquake were themselves a...
  • Obama: Recovery from Irene 'to take time'

    08/29/2011 9:53:03 AM PDT · by maggief · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 29, 2011 | Sam Youngman
    President Obama warned Monday that the effects of Hurricane Irene will continue to be felt for some time. Obama, speaking in the Rose Garden, noted that much of New England continues to battle flooding caused by the hurricane, which left destruction from North Carolina to Maine. Much of the country is trying to “deal with the impact and aftermath” of the storm, the president said before introducing Alan Krueger, his nominee as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. “It's going to take time to recover from a storm of this magnitude,” Obama said.
  • Washington Post twists Beck message about preparedness into that Irene, earthquake are "blessing"

    08/30/2011 7:32:01 AM PDT · by Adam Taxin · 19 replies
    Philadelphia Jewish Culture Examiner ^ | August 29, 2011 | Adam Taxin
    A quote often (mis)attributed to German National Socialist propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels is “If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it.” That thought process certainly appears to have been absorbed by the Washington Post. Friday’s Post blared a headline “Mormon Glenn Beck: Hurricane Irene and East Coast earthquake a ‘blessing’ from God,” connected to an article by Elizabeth Tenety in its “On Faith: A Conversation on Religion and Politics” section. Tenety’s first paragraph reads: "Not willing to be outdone by Pat Robertson, Glenn Beck recently weighed in on God’s communication by way of natural disasters, telling his...
  • Washington Post twists Beck message about preparedness into that Irene, earthquake are "blessing"

    08/30/2011 7:31:54 AM PDT · by Adam Taxin · 3 replies
    Philadelphia Jewish Culture Examiner ^ | August 29, 2011 | Adam Taxin
    A quote often (mis)attributed to German National Socialist propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels is “If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it.” That thought process certainly appears to have been absorbed by the Washington Post. Friday’s Post blared a headline “Mormon Glenn Beck: Hurricane Irene and East Coast earthquake a ‘blessing’ from God,” connected to an article by Elizabeth Tenety in its “On Faith: A Conversation on Religion and Politics” section. Tenety’s first paragraph reads: "Not willing to be outdone by Pat Robertson, Glenn Beck recently weighed in on God’s communication by way of natural disasters, telling his...
  • A Hurricane, Evolution and Rick Perry

    08/30/2011 3:23:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 30, 2011 | Mona Charen
    The Hurricane Irene story ought to, but won't, shed light on our prejudices regarding science. The favored liberal Democratic narrative -- we've seen it trotted out against Rick Perry in the past two weeks -- goes like this: Democrats are the party of the enlightenment. They believe in science and facts. They know that Darwin was correct about the origin of species, and that human beings are responsible for potentially catastrophic global warming through production of carbon dioxide. Republicans, on the other hand, are the pre-modern party of superstition, religious explanations for natural phenomena and global warming denial. Gov. Perry...
  • Irene brings worst flooding in century to Vermont

    08/29/2011 6:14:04 PM PDT · by Palter · 90 replies
    AP ^ | 29 Aug 2011 | Dave Gram
    Almost a dozen New England towns were rendered virtual islands Monday as floodwaters from the remnants of Hurricane Irene reshaped parts of Vermont and upstate New York, turning placid rivers into raging torrents and some streets into treacherous mud bogs. Hundreds of roads remained closed, dozens of bridges were gone and entire towns were cut off from assistance in the worst flooding some areas have seen in a century. A day earlier, Irene dumped up to 11 inches on parts of Vermont and more than 13 inches on some areas of New York — a deluge that quickly overwhelmed waterways,...
  • Irene floods White House basement

    08/29/2011 6:03:23 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 62 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 08/29/11 | JULIE MASON
    "I walked into the booth this morning and noticed the smell first. It was not fresh," said SRN White House correspondent Greg Clugston on Monday. "Then I realized the floor was wet." The entire White House press workspace was gutted and renovated in 2007, but the basement's tendency to flood was kept mostly intact. Subterranean-dwelling reporters after big storms often confront power strips and equipment sitting in damp puddles on the floor. It's no one's fault, really -- it's just an old building, and the GSA was prompt in addressing the latest problem. Still, the power-drying equipment set up in...
  • For people that think Hurricane Irene was no biggie/ complete media hype

    08/29/2011 3:32:47 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 77 replies
    Yes the media does hype stories and weather.Everyone is sick of watching Cantore pick the wrong worst place to report in Hurricanes. I just got off of a generator with minimal things powered since Friday.I am in NC and I am just now catching up to NC/local news.People came back today to no homes whatsoever.The tobacco farmers lost they're crops to a tune of 16 milliom in losses in one county so far. The JOKER Purdue has not toured completely to asseses. There are people right now without water,electric and the temps have returned to very hot and humid.I just...
  • Limbaugh on hurricane hype: a ‘media desire for chaos’

    08/29/2011 10:47:02 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies
    Limbaugh on hurricane hype: a ‘media desire for chaos’ Jeff Poor - The Daily Caller 42 mins ago Although it has claimed 29 lives to date and flooded countless square miles of the northeastern United States, Hurricane Irene didn’t quite live up to some breathless predictions. Was this a case of “better safe than sorry,” or media opportunism? On his Monday radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh accused the news media of building up Irene out of their “desire for chaos.” “It was a rainstorm and there was a lot of flooding and there were deaths associated with it,” Limbaugh...
  • Limbaugh: Cost Of Irene "Pales In Comparison" To Hurricane Obama (Video)

    08/29/2011 11:13:08 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 8 replies
    "Well, I want to tell you something: Hurricane Obama -- this irene. Whatever this Irene is going to cost us, it pales in comparison that has been the Hurricane that is the Obama administration. "The Obama administration, the Hurricane has cost us far more. And Byron York, while I was gone, great story, fabulous story on the source of all this deficit spending under Obama. The $4 trillion that they're spending. Everybody's focused on entitlements and he correctly points out it's not entitlements that have busted the budget here. Entitlements are known, the spending in entitlements. "What's been added to...
  • Insurers jump after Irene losses less than thought

    08/29/2011 10:17:00 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 6 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 8.29.11 | Corrie Driebusch
    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Shares of property and casualty insurers rose Monday after the damage from Hurricane Irene appeared to be less than the market had predicted. Complete clarity on loss estimates will not be known for some time, but research firms say based on weaker-than-forecast wind speeds, particularly for the New York metropolitan area, the total loss for the sector is likely less than the initially expected range, which some had been pegging as tens of billions of dollars.
  • FEMA sends Joplin money to East Coast after Irene (FEMA another political arm of the Democrat Party)

    08/29/2011 9:16:01 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 49 replies
    google ^ | 8/29/2011 | ap
    Some federal money pledged to tornado-ravaged Joplin and other disaster sites is being diverted to help victims of Hurricane Irene. Bob Josephson of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Monday that FEMA's Disaster Relief Fund is running low. He says individual aid to victims of the May 22 tornado that destroyed about one-third of Joplin will continue, but money for long-term public repair and rebuilding projects will be used for immediate disaster relief on the East Coast.
  • CBS' O'Donnell: Obama Displayed Engagement To Irene Relief by returning from vacation (video)

    08/28/2011 8:53:52 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 44 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 28, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    CBS White House correspondent Norah O'Donnell said President Obama displayed his engagement to the federal government's response to Hurricane Irene by returning a day early from vacation and meeting with the head of FEMA. O'Donnell says the administration wanted to make sure no comparison to the government's handling of Katrina was made. "I think it's important to note too that the Obama administration was really determined to avoid any comparisons to the failed federal government response to Hurricane Katrina. So, President Obama made a very public display of his engagement on this issue. He returned from his vacation a day...
  • Damage from Irene appears to be less than feared (Still over inflated damage estimates)

    08/28/2011 12:24:48 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 32 replies
    google ^ | 8/28/2011 | ap
    Damage from Irene appears to be less than feared, a bit of reassuring news for a fragile economy. Insured damage from Irene will range between $2 billion and $3 billion, and the total losses will likely be about $7 billion, according to preliminary estimates by Kinetic Analysis Corp. a consulting firm. Both figures are less than had been feared and will likely have little impact on the nation's $14 trillion economy. "Irene left several places with black eyes, but it doesn't seem to have delivered an economic knockout," said Ryan Sweet, an economist at Moody's Analytics. The estimates from Kinetic...
  • Obama Engaged in FEMA Response to Irene (A big dud but Obama wants to hand out taxpayer's money)

    08/28/2011 12:51:48 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 23 replies
    abc ^ | 8/28/2011 | Tahman Bradley
    President Obama has received regular briefings about Hurricane Irene's impact. During the wet and windy weekend in Washington, senior advisors and cabinet officials have updated the president on the response and recovery effort taking place along the East Coast of the United States and in U.S. territories. Sunday morning, Obama convened a video teleconference in the White House Situation Room and plans to reconvene with his team managing the federal government's response Sunday night.
  • President Obama will make a statement on Tropical Storm Irene at 5 p.m. (Headline barf)

    08/28/2011 1:06:02 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 182 replies
    cnn.com ^ | August 28, 2011
    Headline only.
  • Texas denied federal aid for Tropical Storm Hermine recovery (Blast to the past. 10/11/2010)

    08/28/2011 1:48:16 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 29 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/11/2010 | ap
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is considering his options after the federal government denied his request for emergency aid to help the state clean up from Tropical Storm Hermine, his spokeswoman said. President Barack Obama's administration rejected Perry's Sept. 20 request for a major disaster declaration and about $6.8 million in aid for 13 counties. Last month's storm killed eight people, including seven in Texas, and destroyed nearly 200 homes statewide, according to the governor's request letter. In his letter to Obama, Perry asked for about $2.9 million in federal funds to repair public property and infrastructure in Bell, Blanco, Cameron,...
  • (Vanity) Wow..that had to be Obama's shortest speech ever...Hurricane Irene Update

    08/28/2011 2:13:03 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 15 replies
    That had to have been the most succinct speech Obama ever gave. He looked like he is plenty relaxed.....I guess Janet's deep baritone is soothing to the Wuss in Chief! Guess they had to hurry to make sure they could catch the second half of the Pre-Season Pittsurgh/Atlanta football game.
  • Federal government to reimburse states for Irene damage

    08/28/2011 2:12:51 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 28, 2011 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - Hurricane Irene could cost U.S. state and local governments billions of dollars in damages, but funds from the federal government might ultimately cover much of this expense. It is too early to estimate the cost of the storm, but New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said New Jersey alone may have suffered tens of billions of dollars in damage.The timing is terrible for municipalities as they dig their way out of their bleakest economic period in decades after the financial crisis and recession sank budgets and forced widespread cuts in expense and increased taxes.But Maryland said the federal government...
  • Obama on Irene: 'This is not over'

    08/28/2011 2:14:58 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 83 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 28, 2011 | JULIE PACE
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says that while Tropical Storm Irene is weakening, it is still a threat to those communities in its path. Speaking from the Rose Garden, Obama says the public is still at risk of flooding and power outages.
  • Mid-Hudson Valley gripped by Tropical Storm Irene's deluge; flooding, high winds throughout region

    08/28/2011 3:34:35 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 41 replies
    Tropical Storm Irene is hitting the Hudson Valley region hard, with flooding, downed trees and road closures reported across the region. The storm, which was downgraded from a Category 1 hurricane as it reached Long Island, brought winds of 30-40 mph to the region. Those winds have knocked over trees and power lines, while heavy rains have flooded many of the region's major thoroughfares. The most important of these thoroughfares, the New York Thruway was closed at around 11 a.m. at the Route 17 exchange. At noon, Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered the closing of the Tappan Zee Bridge, though as...
  • Overhyped Irene makes Washington the inevitable butt of snickers

    08/28/2011 5:37:09 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 85 replies · 1+ views
    washington post ^ | 8/28/2011 | By Petula Dvorak
    Have your fun, Gulf Coasters. Go ahead, LOL at us. And Californians, please join in. It is a national pastime, apparently, to whip out our rulers and measure our natural disasters against one another in an endless, cross-country, chest-thumping smackdown. Yes, you’re totally right, America, about Washington’s wimpiness. We nearly crashed Twitter last week when the 5.8-magnitude earthquake knocked the political biographies off our bookshelves and tipped over our patio chairs. The horror! As Hurricane Irene churned toward the Mid-Atlantic, we bought enough dry goods to stock a humanitarian aid airlift for an entire continent and seriously discussed who could...
  • I dont know if anyone posted this but: WHY WAS THE STORM HYPED SO MUCH? VANITY

    08/28/2011 6:01:33 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 113 replies
    self | 08/28/2011 | RaceBannon
    Okay, we all know Hurricane Irene was hyped to the gills. WHY? Was it slow news? Was it media infatuation with Obama at the helm of FEMA?
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Hurricane Irene Forms

    08/28/2011 4:48:50 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies · 1+ views
    NASA ^ | August 27, 2011 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: How does a hurricane form? Although a complete picture is still being researched, insight into this process might be gleaned by watching the above time lapse movie of the formation of Hurricane Irene, a large storm system currently threatening the eastern seaboard of the USA. Starting as a slight pressure difference visible as nondescript clouds on the lower right, Hurricane Irene is shown growing into large spiraling storm system of low pressure off the coast of South Carolina. A hurricane is powered by evaporating ocean water, and so typically gains strength over warm water and loses strength over land....
  • Caption our Great leeeeeeader taking charge of the FEMA command center.

    08/28/2011 12:42:40 PM PDT · by foundedonpurpose · 75 replies
    the gateway pundit ^ | 8-28-11 | foundedonpurpose
    http://thegatewaypundit.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/obama-irene.jpg
  • A Reason Behind All The Media Hype About Irene? (VANITY)

    08/28/2011 8:54:05 AM PDT · by RetSignman · 84 replies
    My thoughts | August 28, 2011 | RetSignman
    All of us have been watching all the hype by the media concerning this rainstorm Irene and wondering why are the media making such fools of themselves. They have been desperate to find drama shots and massive destruction to breathlessly report on but all they can find is a stormy day. We laugh at their idiocy BUT, I believe, it won't be long before the real reason is revealed. It is no secret that obama has been looking for a reason for another round of 'quantitative easing' that will pass Congress, well this is it. He will insert hundreds of...
  • Fail. Yahoo Readers Not Very Impressed With Obama’s Command Center Photo-Op

    08/28/2011 9:49:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 79 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/28/11 | Jim Hoft
    President Downgrade cut his vacation short to make an appearance at the Hurricane Command Center for a few pictures yesterday. Apparently, not everyone was impressed with this obvious publicity stunt. Here is a sampling of the comments from the Yahoo report:
  • FEMA moving money around to pay for Hurricane Irene

    08/28/2011 6:54:39 AM PDT · by John W · 36 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 28, 2011 | Ed O'Keefe
    With less than $1 billion currently available for federal disaster assistance, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Sunday it will temporarily suspend payments to rebuild roads, schools and other structures destroyed during spring tornadoes in Joplin, Mo. and southern states in order to pay for damage caused by Hurricane Irene.
  • Reporter Gives Update Covered In Sea Foam

    08/27/2011 9:18:21 PM PDT · by 444Flyer · 50 replies
    MYFOXNY.COM ^ | 8-27-11 | MYFOXNY.COM
    MYFOXNY.COM - A local news reporter from Washington, D.C. ended up getting covered in what is probably the remnants of raw sewage as he delivered live hurricane reports from Ocean City, Md. WTTG-TV reporter Tucker Barnes was providing live updates for stations around the country as a wall of what he described as sea foam poured over him. Barnes was on the boardwalk as Hurricane Irene hit the coast of Maryland He noted that he had immersed himself in organic material. That "organic material" was most likely the effects of raw sewage pouring into the water during the storm. "It...
  • New York high-rise residents warned of extra-strong winds

    08/27/2011 9:36:42 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | August 27, 2011
    The National Hurricane Center warned that wind hitting upper floors will be stronger than those in most storms during Irene. New York (CNN) -- The National Hurricane Center on Saturday warned residents of tall structures in the path of Hurricane Irene that the wind hitting upper floors will be stronger than those in most storms. "As Irene moves through areas with high-rise structures, these structures will experience winds significantly stronger than indicated by the advisory intensity," forecasters said. "Winds at the 30-story level will likely be 20% higher than at the surface. And winds 80-100 stories up could be about...
  • Duty, Honor, Country – 3rd Infantry guards Tomb of the Unknown Soldier through Hurricane Irene

    08/27/2011 8:58:08 PM PDT · by Todd Kinsey · 12 replies
    One thing most Democrats will never understand is the dedication that our men and women in uniform have for their country. They make fun of people who want to live their lives by a certain code with snide remarks in movies like A Few Good Men. But the fact is, it takes people who are willing to live by the code: Duty, Honor, Country in order to keep our nation free. The brave men of the 3rd Infantry Regiment’s “Old Guard” know a thing or two about this. These disciplined, brave men have stood watch over the Tomb of the...
  • Tips for Communicating in an Emergency

    08/27/2011 4:10:42 PM PDT · by bd476 · 44 replies
    The FCC ^ | 27 August 2011 | by: Jamie Barnett, Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau
    Tips for Communicating in an Emergency by: Jamie Barnett, Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau August 27th, 2011 I want to share some important emergency information to you for during the storm so that you and your family stay safe.Recommended Practices for All Users It is important for consumers to keep in mind that during an emergency, many more people are trying to use their wireless and wireline telephones at the same time when compared to normal calling activity. When more people try to call at the same time, the increased calling volume may create network congestion. Limit...
  • Hurricane Spinning: Maryland Gov Says Obama Speech Motivated People To Evacuate

    08/27/2011 3:10:40 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 60 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I know many people who would be prompted to flee at the prospect of an Obama speech. But were words from the World's Greatest Orator really responsible for Maryland residents threatened by Hurricane Irene to follow evacuation orders? Yes, according to Dem Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley. Clearly in full federal suck-up mode, O'Malley also spoke of the "new professionalism" at FEMA and even claimed that the economy was improving. View the video here.
  • Hurricane Irene: Coast Guard set port condition Zulu for Port of Philadelphia

    08/27/2011 2:37:06 PM PDT · by bd476 · 10 replies
    Coast Guard News ^ | 27 August 2011 | United States Coast Guard
    Coast Guard set port condition Zulu for Port of Philadelphia PHILADELPHIA — The Captain of the Port for Philadelphia set port condition Zulu for all commercial waterways effective 4 p.m. Saturday in preparation for Hurricane Irene. Gale force winds are expected within 12 hours. 1. All cargo and bunker handling operations must cease at this time.2. A safety zone has been established, prohibiting vessel movement and activities unless specifically authorized by the COTP.3. All commercial vessel and barge operators who have received permission from the Captain of the Port to remain in port must be at their mooring site...
  • Obama takes charge at hurricane command center

    08/27/2011 1:19:01 PM PDT · by PROCON · 317 replies
    AFP ^ | Aug. 27, 2011
    WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama on Saturday personally led his government’s response to Hurricane Irene, marshalling top officials and visiting a disaster command center as the storm roared ashore. Obama greeted officials at the National Response Coordination Center (NRCC) set up at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) headquarters in Washington, and then held a video conference with federal and state officials.
  • Despite hysterical headlines of an “historic” storm: Irene is a Category 1 Hurricane

    08/27/2011 9:09:40 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 95 replies
    fire dog lake ^ | Aug 27, 2011 | Liz Berry
    Despite hysterical headlines of an “historic” storm: Irene is a Category 1 Hurricane By: Liz Berry Saturday August 27, 2011 7:44 am cross post from IfLizWereQueen The Truth of Irene’s Strength? –not nearly that of her related headlines for the past two days from the US media. Here is the latest report from the National Hurricane Center as of 6:03 AM Central Time and the hurricane still has not made landfall on the US shores. *Note: A Category 1 is the lowest category on the Saffir-Simpson scale before a storm is classified as a tropical storm. I guess they’ll have...
  • Back in Washington: Obama heeds his own advice and cuts Martha's Vineyard vacation short

    08/27/2011 7:36:44 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 38 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Aug. 27, 2011
    Taking his own advice not to linger at the beach, President Barack Obama cut short his family's vacation on Martha's Vineyard and headed back to Washington late on Friday to await the landfall of a Hurricane Irene, which he warned could be an 'historic' storm. Joined by his wife, Michelle, and daughters Malia and Sasha, Mr Obama boarded his Marine One helicopter at the island's airport and took off for Cape Cod, where Air Force One then took them back to Washington. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the president felt it prudent to be back in Washington when Irene...
  • White House Releases Another Absurd Photo To Prove Obama Is “Working” In Martha’s Vineyard…

    08/26/2011 12:50:56 PM PDT · by maggief · 83 replies
    Weazel Zippers ^ | August 26, 2011
    President Barack Obama holds conference call on Hurricane Irene with FEMA Director Craig Fugate, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Chief of Staff Bill Daley, and John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security, in Chilmark, Mass., Aug. 26, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
  • NJ governor: 'Get the hell off the beach'

    08/26/2011 3:15:08 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 26, 2011
    EWING, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is not amused to see TV reports showing people squeezing in a little more beach time before evacuating because of Hurricane Irene. He had strong words for them at a news conference on Friday, saying: "Get the hell off the beach in Asbury Park."
  • What's in your "go-bag"? (Political celebs told The Daily Caller what's in theirs.)

    08/26/2011 7:57:50 PM PDT · by martosko · 65 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/26/2011 | Amanda Carey
    FEMA urges those living in hurricane-prone communities to prepare emergency supply kits, or “go bags.” So as a service to all our readers on the Eastern Seaboard, The Daily Caller found out what some notable hacks, flacks, consultants, politicos, operatives, and public figures are packing in theirs. We spoke with Rick Wilson, Bettina Inclan, Paul Begala, Kevin Curran, Scott Rasmussen, Jerri Ann Henry, Brad Woodhouse, Joe Pounder, Courtney Cohen, Wesley Donehue and Roger Stone.
  • Do you still have to attend Mass during a hurricane?

    08/26/2011 4:44:26 PM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies
    Deacon's Bench ^ | August 26, 2011 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    A friend from my parish called, wondering if there was any policy about Mass and bad weather, or if any of the three dioceses in our region had issued a statement on Hurricane Irene.Here’s what I found. All three have statements on their websites from their respective bishops.From Nicholas DiMarzio in Brooklyn: “In light of the serious threat posed by Hurricane Irene, which is due to hit our area over the weekend, I urge the faithful of the Diocese of Brooklyn to use caution and prepare for this dangerous storm.It goes without saying that for those areas of the...
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    08/26/2011 2:39:27 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 160 replies
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  • Anyone see Chris Christie speaking about the impending disaster?

    08/26/2011 1:25:52 PM PDT · by Winstons Julia · 44 replies · 1+ views
    vanity | 08/26/11 | Winston's julia
    He's actually talking about evacuations, but telling people NOT to use the shelters as their only option. He's encouraging people to seek friends/family/colleagues that will be willing to shelter them. Bravo.
  • Hurricane Irene winds diminish, but a sloppy Category 2 still expected

    08/26/2011 1:53:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 08/26/2011 | By Patrik Jonsson
    Beaufort, N.C. Against predictions, hurricane Irene lost strength Friday afternoon, now registering as a weakening Category 2 hurricane with little chance of revival before it hits North Carolina on Saturday. While Irene's wind speeds dropped to about 100 miles per hour, the risks for inland flooding remained high, with the storm expected to drop as many as 8 inches of rain on water-logged parts of the mid-Atlantic and New England. “With its eyewall collapsed and just 24 more hours over water before landfall, it is unlikely Irene will have time to build a new eyewall and intensify,” writes meteorologist Jeff...
  • Hurricane Irene Live Thread

    08/26/2011 9:40:24 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 2,407 replies · 2+ views
    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:...
  • Hurricane Irene [Now at Cat 3]

    08/20/2011 4:22:03 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 770 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 20 August 2011 | NHC/NOAA
    Tropical Storm Irene has developed from Invest 97 in the Western Atlantic Ocean, east of the Leeward Islands. Satellite Images Public Advisories NHC Discussions Sea Surface Temps Buoy Data: Caribbean SeaFloridaStormpulse
  • DUmmie FUnnies 08-26-11 (Hurricane Nadin hits DUmmieland!)

    08/26/2011 9:46:19 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 39 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | August 26, 2011 | DUmmie nadinbrzezinski, DUmmies, and Charles Henrickson
    Yesterday it was earthquakes, today it's hurricanes. Is there ANYTHING Know-it-all Nadin is not an expert on? You would THINK a woman sitting in her fallout shelter in San Diego would not know much about hurricanes in the Atlantic. But that is where you would be wrong. For nadinbrzezinski, the World's Foremost Authority, has timely, possibly life-saving, advice for all those East Coasters who would not know how to handle a hurricane otherwise. Nadin is kinda like Superman, you know. Be it a tsunami in Japan, contaminated cow's milk in California, an earthquake in Virginia, or a hurricane in...
  • Joe Bastardi Forecasts Irene To Be A Top Mid Atlantic Hurricane (More Westerly Track?)

    08/25/2011 6:40:54 AM PDT · by Rational Thought · 62 replies
    Weather Bell ^ | August 25, 2011 | WeatherBell Admin
    WeatherBELL Analytics Meteorologist Joe Bastardi predicts Irene to be a cross between Hazel and the Mid Atlantic Hurricane of 1821. This will make Irene a top three hurricane since 1800.
  • Hurricane Irene could become Category 4 by Thursday

    08/24/2011 9:10:38 PM PDT · by AngieGal · 30 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 8/25/2010 | MSNBC Staff
    Forecasters say Hurricane Irene that is taking aim at the East Coast could become a Category 4 monster by Thursday. The National Hurricane Center late Wednesday said Irene is approaching the northwestern Bahamas as a Category 3 storm with winds at 120 mph. But forecasters say that could increase quickly over the next day. Hurricane and tropical storm watches will likely be required for parts of the coast of the Carolinas by early Thursday. Winds in Category 4 storms are more than 131 mph.