Hurricane Irene a coming!!

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    Aug 26, 2011 2:14 AM GMT
    Most serious threat to NJ shore since the 1944 hurricane. Snooki - take cover!1
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    Aug 27, 2011 11:04 AM GMT
    I'm here in Cape May, NJ. It's pretty windy and miserable right now. Have been having minor power outages for a about the past hour.
    Have the generators hooked up and ready to go. Motorcycle and cars were taken way inland. Left the truck here. Had the yard people here yesterday getting things ready........had the workers surround the house with sand bags in strategic places......just had a new slate roof put on this Spring....so hopefully we will "weather" everything OK! icon_eek.gificon_cool.gificon_eek.gif

    Tristan

    -Honestly, this is sort of exciting/scary icon_confused.gif
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    Aug 27, 2011 11:18 AM GMT
    On the opposite side of the world in Australia but offering my support and hoping you get through it all with no dramas. Was only 6 months ago we had a category 5 cyclone yasi pass by us. Was a hectic time before during and the lull afterwards makes you feel weird. It was a massive adrenaline rush during the build up and riding it out. I understand your excitement. My only advice is if it intensifies and you get told to evacuate... Go.
    All the best, will be watching it unfold on tv here.
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    Aug 27, 2011 11:50 AM GMT
    lol at Governor Christie calling out the people who were working on their tans in Asbury Park yesterday.

    Media hype machine in full effect. Its going to be bad but it looks much better than it did a couple of days ago. Shore areas will get clobbered with flooding and beach erosion but the wind aspect of this storm may not be so bad for those inland in NJ

    did my grocery store runs Thursday and yesterday so Im set, the biggest thing Im worried about with no power is not having my coffee
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    Aug 27, 2011 11:53 AM GMT
    fnq_boy saidOn the opposite side of the world in Australia but offering my support and hoping you get through it all with no dramas. Was only 6 months ago we had a category 5 cyclone yasi pass by us. Was a hectic time before during and the lull afterwards makes you feel weird. It was a massive adrenaline rush during the build up and riding it out. I understand your excitement. My only advice is if it intensifies and you get told to evacuate... Go.
    All the best, will be watching it unfold on tv here.


    I was in QLD for Yasi, it was pretty horrible! I hope you guys stay safe! no amount of furniture or even houses are worth your life! wishing you the best!
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    Aug 27, 2011 1:12 PM GMT
    My home State of New Jersey rarely sees hurricanes. We had a few in my youth, or the remnants of them, the damage mostly due to flooding. Although one did nearly blow a large pine tree onto our house, and afterwards it had to be cut down. And I think it was Donna in 1960 that destroyed a whole new housing development near us that was under construction, the incomplete wood framing turned into piles of scrap wood.

    I certainly remember hearing the wind making the windows rattle & bang, lots of thunder, and being taken down into the basement by flashlight with the electricity out, where an aptly named kerosene hurricane lamp provided our only light.

    But with no electricity the sump pump couldn't work, and soon the basement would begin flooding to a foot deep, and we'd be forced back upstairs. Concerned the windows might break, as happened to some of our neighbors, we'd gather around the dining room table, on which the hurricane lamp was placed, in the room with the fewest windows. As a little kid it was all very scary, unable to sleep during most of the night (why did these storms always come at night?), and my younger sister would be crying through most of it.

    During one of those storms my Father looked out and saw the back yard flooding, along with the detached garage. The house was still safe on a slight rise, but the cars were already in several inches of rising water. He had to go outside and move them to another street on higher ground, despite the risk to them being outdoors, not to mention the risk to himself. The cars did OK, but we lost a power lawn mower and some other items out there. Also lost the outdoor stone BBQ on that occasion, some large tree branches coming down on it, my parents later deciding not to rebuild it.

    I do wonder why we never evacuated, at least to family homes further inland, but I guess my parents didn't think that way. And perhaps storm predictions were too unreliable in the 1950s, with no satellites or radar tracking.
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    Aug 27, 2011 1:17 PM GMT
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    How about we give the female hurricanes monthly 'flow'...it seems to keep women away!icon_cool.gif
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    Aug 27, 2011 2:18 PM GMT
    Looks like folks in the NE are gonna get blown by a female whether you like it or not. icon_razz.gif
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    Aug 27, 2011 5:07 PM GMT
    Still here in Cape May. Going to stick it out. Sent my dog inland with some good friends so I know she is safe.
    House is built like a tank, and it's on a bit of a rise so it looks down on most everyone. icon_cool.gif
    Have gotten the basement emptied. The pumps are set, the generators are gassed up, refrig and both pantries are stocked with food.

    POURING down rain and very windy still here. Lights have stayed on some how. Have too many important and valuable things here not to protect. Hopefully it won't be too bad. icon_wink.gif

    -Tristan
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    Aug 27, 2011 5:10 PM GMT
    Take cover all ... god with ya ...
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    Aug 27, 2011 5:37 PM GMT
    musclefetish1 saidStill here in Cape May. Going to stick it out. Sent my dog inland with some good friends so I know she is safe.
    House is built like a tank, and it's on a bit of a rise so it looks down on most everyone. icon_cool.gif
    Have gotten the basement emptied. The pumps are set, the generators are gassed up, refrig and both pantries are stocked with food.

    POURING down rain and very windy still here. Lights have stayed on some how. Have too many important and valuable things here not to protect. Hopefully it won't be too bad. icon_wink.gif

    -Tristan


    Best of luck and please continue to keep us posted.
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    Aug 27, 2011 5:50 PM GMT
    I wonder why Southbitch hasnt been in here yet! hmmmmm. She must be losing her eyesight. LMAO
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    Aug 27, 2011 5:55 PM GMT
    Worse than that, we have to hear that pansy-ass Nanny Bloomberg every five minutes.

    I'M THERIOUTH! THITH ITH A MANDATORY EVACUATION! IT'TH GOING TO BE DANGEROUTH! MATH TRANTHIT IS SHUT DOWN! DON'T FORGET YOUR HOUTH KEYTH! AND NO STHMOKING! AND NO TABLE THALT!
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    Aug 27, 2011 6:33 PM GMT
    JackNWNJ saidWorse than that, we have to hear that pansy-ass Nanny Bloomberg every five minutes.

    I'M THERIOUTH! THITH ITH A MANDATORY EVACUATION! IT'TH GOING TO BE DANGEROUTH! MATH TRANTHIT IS SHUT DOWN! DON'T FORGET YOUR HOUTH KEYTH! AND NO STHMOKING! AND NO TABLE THALT!



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    Aug 27, 2011 6:40 PM GMT
    musclefetish1 said

    -Honestly, this is sort of exciting/scary icon_confused.gif


    Thats how hurricanes always feel... hold on and try to enjoy the ride as well
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    Aug 27, 2011 6:42 PM GMT
    Stay safe and dry Y'all!!!!
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    Aug 27, 2011 6:43 PM GMT
    jerseywoof saidlol at Governor Christie calling out the people who were working on their tans in Asbury Park yesterday.

    Media hype machine in full effect. Its going to be bad but it looks much better than it did a couple of days ago. Shore areas will get clobbered with flooding and beach erosion but the wind aspect of this storm may not be so bad for those inland in NJ

    did my grocery store runs Thursday and yesterday so Im set, the biggest thing Im worried about with no power is not having my coffee


    Governor Christies comments were HILARIOUS!!!

    I hope your power returns quick so you can get your coffee... icon_cool.gif
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    Aug 27, 2011 6:44 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidMy home State of New Jersey rarely sees hurricanes. We had a few in my youth, or the remnants of them, the damage mostly due to flooding. Although one did nearly blow a large pine tree onto our house, and afterwards it had to be cut down. And I think it was Donna in 1960 that destroyed a whole new housing development near us that was under construction, the incomplete wood framing turned into piles of scrap wood.

    I certainly remember hearing the wind making the windows rattle & bang, lots of thunder, and being taken down into the basement by flashlight with the electricity out, where an aptly named kerosene hurricane lamp provided our only light.

    But with no electricity the sump pump couldn't work, and soon the basement would begin flooding to a foot deep, and we'd be forced back upstairs. Concerned the windows might break, as happened to some of our neighbors, we'd gather around the dining room table, on which the hurricane lamp was placed, in the room with the fewest windows. As a little kid it was all very scary, unable to sleep during most of the night (why did these storms always come at night?), and my younger sister would be crying through most of it.

    During one of those storms my Father looked out and saw the back yard flooding, along with the detached garage. The house was still safe on a slight rise, but the cars were already in several inches of rising water. He had to go outside and move them to another street on higher ground, despite the risk to them being outdoors, not to mention the risk to himself. The cars did OK, but we lost a power lawn mower and some other items out there. Also lost the outdoor stone BBQ on that occasion, some large tree branches coming down on it, my parents later deciding not to rebuild it.

    I do wonder why we never evacuated, at least to family homes further inland, but I guess my parents didn't think that way. And perhaps storm predictions were too unreliable in the 1950s, with no satellites or radar tracking.


    We lost an entire house, with a whole library, and most of my high school regalia, in Luis, almost lost my stepfather too....and we were certainly not alone in having, whole developed neighborhoods disappeared.. I already explained in another thread how the island looked like a warzone with all vegetation razed to the ground.... Since then, insurance companies have not given the same rates and benefits lol

    However, this was in a category 4 hurricane... Irene will certainly not be near as bad, but still damaging, especially considering how low the US coastal lands are and its cities built, compared to the islands, which are all hilly and protected from storm surge
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    Aug 27, 2011 6:51 PM GMT
    Well... hurricane Irene got me to thinking about what it is that we really should regard as scary. I mean, a hurricane is what it is. It does not think, it does not plot, and it has no “political motives”. Hurricane record keeping is relatively new. Records of hurricanes, their strength, and the damage they cause. Better to prepare for the worst and hope for the best! "Hope everybody is safe and nothing big comes out of this!"icon_neutral.gif
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    Aug 27, 2011 6:55 PM GMT
    Philip_ saidWell... hurricane Irene got me to thinking about what it is that we really should regard as scary. I mean, a hurricane is what it is. It does not think, it does not plot, and it has no “political motives”. Hurricane record keeping is relatively new. Records of hurricanes, their strength, and the damage they cause. Better to prepare for the worst and hope for the best! "Hope everybody is safe and nothing big comes out of this!"icon_neutral.gif


    Very well said, in spite of all the news to the contary, and its tiresome coverage of politics.. natural disasters are the only things I still consider scary.. I heard ten times more american citizens died in Haiti's earthquake than ever did in 9-11.. that said.... hurricanes rarely cause deaths, its mostly the physical damage that is the problem, and the lack of supplies directly after...
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    Aug 27, 2011 7:00 PM GMT
    Hold on to your nuts, this is no ordinary blow job!
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    Aug 27, 2011 7:56 PM GMT
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    jerseywoof saidlol at Governor Christie calling out the people who were working on their tans in Asbury Park yesterday.

    Media hype machine in full effect. Its going to be bad but it looks much better than it did a couple of days ago. Shore areas will get clobbered with flooding and beach erosion but the wind aspect of this storm may not be so bad for those inland in NJ

    did my grocery store runs Thursday and yesterday so Im set, the biggest thing Im worried about with no power is not having my coffee


    Governor Christies comments were HILARIOUS!!!

    I hope your power returns quick so you can get your coffee... icon_cool.gif


    power not out yet but if the eye moves a bit more west we get blasted with the high winds too and power outages are likely. Tonight is a night to make as much food as possible...some brownies and ziti and hope for the best
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    Aug 27, 2011 8:17 PM GMT
    Hopefully it'll stay category 1 and not pick up steam as it heads to New Jersey. I've been on the phone with family back home all day and everyone SEEMS prepared for it but I know otherwise since hurricanes don't hit Jersey too often they don't seem to be threatened by it. It wasn't as bad as everyone originally thought. The bulk of the storm grazed Raleigh...now round two, tornadoes.
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    Aug 27, 2011 8:23 PM GMT
    BlackCat90 saidHopefully it'll stay category 1 and not pick up steam as it heads to New Jersey.[...]


    While we're hoping-
    Hopefully it will head out to sea ASAP and die out.

    Still very quiet and overcast with drizzle since the morning in NYC. All's apparently still as scheduled. The last couple days have been relatively disconcerting with constant blah-blah-blah about the pending storm [perhaps 8 hours with 12" rain and winds.

    Irene means "peace". Kind of a funny name for such a storm.
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    Aug 27, 2011 8:26 PM GMT
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    jerseywoof saidlol at Governor Christie calling out the people who were working on their tans in Asbury Park yesterday.

    Media hype machine in full effect. Its going to be bad but it looks much better than it did a couple of days ago. Shore areas will get clobbered with flooding and beach erosion but the wind aspect of this storm may not be so bad for those inland in NJ

    did my grocery store runs Thursday and yesterday so Im set, the biggest thing Im worried about with no power is not having my coffee


    Governor Christies comments were HILARIOUS!!!

    I hope your power returns quick so you can get your coffee... icon_cool.gif


    power not out yet but if the eye moves a bit more west we get blasted with the high winds too and power outages are likely. Tonight is a night to make as much food as possible...some brownies and ziti and hope for the best


    Wait...wait...

    SPECIAL brownies????