Hurricane Irene

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  1. Winman

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    Well, it's 3 A.M. in the morning and I am waiting for Hurricane Irene. The weather maps show it will pass directly over my town early this morning. So far we are just getting lots of rain.

    I am not too concerned, I grew in Florida and lived less than a mile from the ocean, I've been in a few hurricanes before, when I was a kid I remember a storm that was centered less than 10 miles from our home, and we got winds up to 110 MPH. It did get very intense for awhile.

    But Florida can handle storms, the soil is sandy and quickly absorbs water, the trees are mostly palm and pine and flex with the wind. It is much different here, we have all sorts of trees full of leaves. They are saying we could get winds from 45-65 MPH. There will be lots of downed trees and I am sure many folks will lose electric service.

    Our church has already called service tomorrow, as they are expecting as much as 15 inches rain. Now they are saying only 8.5 inches, still that is a lot of rain for Connecticut.

    Anyway, anybody else waiting out the storm?
     
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    According to its current track we are going to get her leftovers Thursday or Friday, just moderate to heavy rains and high winds, but not to the extent you all are getting.

    We normally get a bit of a buffeting from US East Coast storms.
     
  3. Winman

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    Wow, that's fascinating. I didn't realize that hurricanes travel over to Europe from us. We see them head off Nova Scotia and just forget about it.

    Have you ever been hit by a full fledged hurricane? Winds at least 65 MPH?
     
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    I have found the fact the NY state and others abutting them are copping a hideing....I did not think that area got hurricanes.
     
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    Back in 1995 one hit that had been upgraded back to a Cat 1 and even in Dublin still had winds at close to 100mph. Thomas was very close last November.

    Our we can have normal windstorms at 60 mph.
     
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    Still early, the storms about 100 south of us in Ocean City Md. but we've got plenty of rain - even an inch or two in my basement - - - not too bad.

    It's a bit windy but power's holding so not many trees down.

    I'll be setting up for service in a bit and assess things at church.

    We sent an email out yesterday saying to stay home if you want,
    It will be simple church - no power or activities - just worship

    Rob
     
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    So far so good on Long Island. The crickets are still annoyingly loud so it's not bad for them! :laugh: I guess since I can hear them, the wind isn't too bad either.
     
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    We need to remember that no matter what area you live in or how many or how bad a natural disaster you have experienced, the person who has a tree or other debris wipe-out or damage their home, is experiencing one of the most stressful and trying time of their lives. This would include those who suffer damage from freak wind storms that occur almost daily somewhere in the country.

    I pray for all those who will suffer due to this storm, and I pray for God's people who are in the area so that they may show others how Christians give glory to God in all things through their actions.
     
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    Allot of rain in NJ but the wind isnt so bad so power is maintained. Manhattan subways always flood & this rain thats guaranteed & in high tide the Battery will go under. Dont call it Water St for nothing.
     
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    Store shelves were emptied yesterday in preparation for the storm.
    My basement a bit wet but not getting worse.

    We're in the midst of the "hurricane" now in the Philly area and the winds are lashing the yard at 2 to 5 mph.

    A steady rain is drizzling down.

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    We survived an economic collapse
    an earthquake last week
    and the hurricane and floods today :laugh:

    All media hype!

    Rob
     
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    Well, the wind is starting to blow now, probably 20 MPH steady, but regular gusts over 30, the streets are covered with leaves, I've heard a few limbs snap. We get heavy rain off and on.

    The storm is still a couple hours away, but headed right for us, I think we are going to get much stronger winds soon.
     
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    praying for you all. The only good hurricane is the one that doesn't hit land!
     
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    So far so good!! I think we'll lose power soon but otherwise, we're doing fine. Just a few twigs down (not even branches) and the wind is not terrible. :)
     
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    We ended up getting less than 5 inches of rain locally.
    Took an hour and a half to get to church this morning - Neshaminy Creek was at flood stage and I couldn't find a way across.
    Lots of local flooding and a few trees down.
    We ended up canceling services.

    My basement's cleaned out though.

    Sun is out, it's warm and a bit blustery.

    Rob
     
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    Still raining here, but we have been real lucky. Highest winds we got were maybe 35-40 MPH in gusts. We do have one small tree that snapped in half in the neigborhood.

    Just to the east of us in Farmington they are having real flooding, they say the Farmington River has risen 10 feet since last night and they are evacuating parts of town. We are in the Northwest Corner, the Eastern half of the state got the high winds and suffered damage.

    But it is OK where I live and people are starting to go out.
     
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    It seems like it just hit land in NYC and just fizzled out. I woke up to heavy rain, but by the time I left for work around 9, it had all died down. I had thought this was the eye, and that the other side of the storm would bring more winds and rain when it passed over, but that never came.
     
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    Good night Irene.....& good riddance:tongue3:
     
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    We've actually had a pick up of the wind again in the last few hours and I understand more people are without power but we're fine! I'm shocked!
     
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    Irene...the hurricane that isn't.


    000
    WTNT64 KNHC 281302
    TCUAT4
    TROPICAL STORM IRENE TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATE
    NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL092011

    900 AM EDT SUN AUG 28 2011
    ...CENTER OF IRENE MOVES OVER NEW YORK CITY...
    REPORTS FROM AN AIR FORCE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT AND NATIONAL

    WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATE THAT THE CENTER OF IRENE
    MOVED OVER NEW YORK CITY AROUND 900 AM EDT...1300 UTC. IRENE HAS

    WEAKENED TO A TROPICAL STORM AND THE ESTIMATED INTENSITY AT
    LANDFALL WAS 65 MPH...100 KM/H.



    The Obama administration has set a precedent in Texas of not declaring areas hit by tropical storms as disaster areas.

    Any guesses what Obama will do in New York?
     
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    Unless he's bringing a shovel or broom I suggest he stay in Washington.

    In our part of Central NY many, many small streams are bank full or have overrun. Flash flooding was the word for yesterday. Little Moyer Creek in my backyard usually isn't deep enough to get your ankles wet. It went over its banks in the afternoon and closed the road about three miles to the south.
     

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