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Hurricane Irene Check In Thread

Discussion in 'Free Fire Zone' started by texson66, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. texson66

    texson66 Ace

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    This thread is meant for rogues and roguettes who live in the path of Hurricane Irene. Please share with us about your general location and weather when you post. More than likely, not all of us will maintain internet connectivity so please check in also AFTER the storm passes to let us know your status.I hope al of you aare getting prepare for this event. It's not every week that parts of the east coast has to endure and earthquake and a hurricane!!!I moved my patio furniture and plan to tape up windows tomorrow am. We plan on sleeping in the basement tomorrow night. We are in mid MD in Columbia. Lets hear from everyone pre and post storm.

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    ZCZC MIATWOAT ALL
    TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM

    TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
    NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
    800 PM EDT FRI AUG 26 2011

    FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO...

    THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER IS ISSUING ADVISORIES ON HURRICANE
    IRENE...LOCATED ABOUT 180 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF CAPE LOOKOUT
    NORTH CAROLINA...AND ON TROPICAL DEPRESSION TEN...LOCATED ABOUT 660
    MILES WEST OF THE SOUTHERNMOST CAPE VERDE ISLANDS.

    ELSEWHERE...TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE
    NEXT 48 HOURS.

    $$
    FORECASTER BERG"



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  2. luketdrifter

    luketdrifter Ace

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    I heard that it's a Cat 5 but due to the economy when it's the US it'll be downgraded.
     
  3. RabidAlien

    RabidAlien Ace

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    Cat5....downgraded to dial-up?

    Okay, that was bad. Sorry.

    Seriously, check in or let another member know how y'all're doin if you can't get to the 'Net yourself.
     
  4. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

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    Just heard 250.000 New-Yorkers would be moved as a precaution
     
  5. texson66

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    Mayor Bloomberg has also close all public transportation in NYC. First time ever. I guess it's better to br safe than sorry!
     
  6. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Some points to ponder:

    First, have a series of rally points for your family. If a tree renders your current situation untenable, where do you meet for a head count? Have one nearby, one a few blocks away, and one at an agreed-on shelter. Make sure the kids know this information. This is for fire, flood, holocaust or the Rapture.

    Two, masking tape does jack for keeping glass from flying. If you seriously want to protect your family, invest in some plexiglas to cover your windows, at least on the side most threatened. You can mount bolts in the window frames to make putting them up quick and easy. A few hundred dollars invested could save your whole home.

    Three, get some medical training. Just knowing how to stop bleeding could save someone's life, and in an emergency you can't count on the medics to come when you call them. They might be up to here in alligators already.

    Any more?
     
  7. Gebirgsjaeger

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    Good luck to them!
     
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    Praying for you all. Be safe.
     
  9. texson66

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    We are ok here in MD. Irene weakened during the night as well as moving to NYC around 9 am this morning. No real damage around the house...highest wind was aroud 2 am with 35 mph north wind. Thanks for the prayers Bigfun!
     
  10. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Agreed. My friends in Penn. and NYC were not impressed. (The NYC person is a brand new mother, she's one block from the highest point in New York, wherever that is. However her family lives in a basement apartment. She'd giving us hourly updates.)
     
  11. George Patton

    George Patton Canadian Refugee

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    This hit me as a Category 2 in the Turks and Caicos on Wednesday. High winds knocked some trees over at my house, ripped the screens off my sunroom and dumped a lot of sand on my beach, but there was no serious damage. Most of the roads were flooded for a few days.
     
  12. TD-Tommy776

    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    Sounds like Irene was a little short in the "ire" department. ;) I'm pleased to hear that the damage was much less than feared, at least based on the comments here. I haven't been following the news much, so hopefully these reports are indicative of the overall situation.
     
  13. Jumpmastereast

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    In my area of the woods, some people lost power and a little flooding. Hope everybody else in the path is good.
     
  14. A-58

    A-58 Cool Dude

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    The storm was pretty much a bust, much to the chagrin of the people at The Weather Channel and the other major network weather departments. They tried like hell to get all they could out of it. It was such a silly effort on their part to make something out of this storm. What they don't realize is that they can cry wolf only so many times on events like this before the "scare factor" subsides. I understand that hurricanes are rare in that part of the US, just as sneaux storms are here in the south, but the coverage was as close to yellow journalism as weather prognosticators can get.
     
  15. TD-Tommy776

    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    It's the "tragedy TV" effect. They have to gin up a crisis to boost their ratings. Apparently the new media aren't familiar with the "crying wolf" effect.
     

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