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Offline WillyWump

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Hurricane Irene
« on: August 25, 2011, 05:13:16 PM »
I think Irene deserves her own thread now, rather than being buried in "Hottest Summer on Record".

They are saying it's possible it could end up going up the Hudson as a cat1, Yikes! Jody and the rest of you East Coasters keep alert!

Hopefully our resident meteorologist MissP will be along shortly to post some colorful maps and stuff.

-Will
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Offline hope_for_a_cure

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2011, 05:24:21 PM »
Thanks Willy,

This one will miss us here in SC but does NOT look good for the Outer Banks of NC, Chesapeake area, and points north.  Phil & Moon should be getting rain from it now as she makes her way northward up the coast.  The Davids may get some Irene related stuff too but hopefully not enough to tear up those live oaks. 

This will most likely go down as a northeastern hurricane when history is written.  Not a good week to head to Cape Cod. 


Offline Rev. Moon

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2011, 07:05:58 PM »


Hopefully our resident meteorologist MissP will be along shortly to post some colorful maps and stuff.


That slut must be all klonied out, haven't seen her round much today.

Here are a couple of maps for you:





Hope this won't be as bad as they're predicting.  Sweet Jeebus, I hate hurricanes.  



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Offline Rev. Moon

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2011, 07:09:51 PM »
Phil & Moon should be getting rain from it now as she makes her way northward up the coast.  



Oddly enough, there hasn't been one drop of rain in mah part of town.  Normally we have a few thunderstorms around 2 or 3, but nothing today.

On the other hand, North Miami was supposedly getting a good amount of water.




"I have tried hard--but life is difficult, and I am a very useless person. I can hardly be said to have an independent existence. I was just a screw or a cog in the great machine I called life, and when I dropped out of it I found I was of no use anywhere else."

Offline WillyWump

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2011, 07:35:51 PM »
« Last Edit: August 25, 2011, 07:43:09 PM by WillyWump »
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Offline buginme2

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2011, 07:42:29 PM »
Oh the drama of it all.  I'd gladly trade places with anyone in Ft Lauderdale or Miami, you can live in dreay cold Seattle and Ill take residence on the beach and cope with the occasional hurricane hubbub.

Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2011, 07:50:38 PM »
Some rain in downtown Miami when I was at work and on my way to the hospital for the LP.

When I got home to North Miami it looked like it had rained pretty hard - but just cloudy now.  I like the breeze - it has cooled it off a bit --- only around 83 right now - which is better than the 90s we usually have - although this Saturday and Sunday it is supposed to be around 96.

Sending safe thoughts to all on the north east coast --- stay safe.

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Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
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Offline Rev. Moon

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2011, 07:54:15 PM »
Oh the drama of it all.  I'd gladly trade places with anyone in Ft Lauderdale or Miami, you can live in dreay cold Seattle and Ill take residence on the beach and cope with the occasional hurricane hubbub.

Gurl, please.  You've got nothing to complain about. I can guarantee you that Andrew and Katrina were absolutely no fun (and there have been other crappy ones throughout the years).  I moved to Miami from NYC two weeks before Andrew --try living under a totally damaged roof, no electricity for three or four weeks, no public transportation, a totally damaged car, and a gazillion roadblocks.  

Based on what I've read from you, you're rather prissy  ::).  I can not picture you being without AC in this muggy and sticky weather for more than a couple of hours.
"I have tried hard--but life is difficult, and I am a very useless person. I can hardly be said to have an independent existence. I was just a screw or a cog in the great machine I called life, and when I dropped out of it I found I was of no use anywhere else."

Offline buginme2

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2011, 07:58:19 PM »
Gurl, please.

Based on what I've read from you, you're rather prissy  ::).  I can not picture you being without AC in this muggy and sticky weather for more than a couple of hours.


Um, no air conditioning? Ya no thanks. Good luck! Gods speed! Ill light a candle for y'all tonight.

Offline WillyWump

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2011, 08:03:01 PM »
Oh the drama of it all.
the occasional hurricane hubbub.

oh yeah, the hubbub of a hurricane that will affect 55 million Americans AND the largest city in the US. I wouldnt call it "hubub drama", I would call it deadly serious stuff.
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Offline buginme2

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2011, 08:15:32 PM »
Oh Potato Potato.  I have to admit I know very little about what is actually going on.  I'll watch the news tonight.  I had no idea things were so grave.

Offline bocker3

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2011, 08:30:20 PM »
Oh Potato Potato.  I have to admit I know very little about what is actually going on.  I'll watch the news tonight.  I had no idea things were so grave.

Then maybe, just maybe, you shouldn't make light of things that you, admittedly, know jack-shit about.....  Just a thought.

Edited to add:  BTW -- I just left Seattle the other day -- 5 days of sunny weather in the 80's - not too dreary really.
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2011, 09:04:40 PM »
Some rain in downtown Miami when I was at work and on my way to the hospital for the LP.




Nothing going on over here on Florida's west coast. It's been on again off again cloudy, no rain.

Must be the outermost bands of the storm:

http://www.baynews9.com/article/news/2011/august/300549/Irenes-outer-bands-striking-Fla.,-warnings-issued-in-Carolinas


I sure am glad we didn't do our vacation one week later, otherwise, there would have been be a good chance we'd get caught up in that mess, which is about to happen !


Ray
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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2011, 11:17:27 PM »
Everyone go safe down in the Carolina's - I know the Davids, and especially Bonnie are near the water, I hope they and their property will be OK.  For those along the way, like South Jersey folks and all of us here in the New York area we can only hope we don't get hit head on but we may. 

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Offline Snowangel

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2011, 11:45:26 PM »


I wish everyone the best.  We just had a tornado here and after it misses your street by about a mile, I'm still freaked out. The winds only reached 70 and houses and trees are gone, what's 115 gonna do?
I'm getting my basement ready and gonna tie everything down.
I feel like I need to find life vests for everyone.
I wonder if Ceasar Milan wants another pit and his sidekick?

Everyone be good :)
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Offline Basquo

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2011, 11:52:19 PM »
Everyone go safe down in the Carolina's - I know the Davids, and especially Bonnie are near the water, I hope they and their property will be OK.  For those along the way, like South Jersey folks and all of us here in the New York area we can only hope we don't get hit head on but we may. 

Jody

The Davids said on FB that the generator has been tested and they won't be without the necessities...now if Bonniw bunkers down with them I know they'll have all the necessities! (friendship + pets + power)

Offline wolfter

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2011, 12:02:45 AM »
Bill and I had misfortune of being in Florida during Andrew and I'll admit I was terrified.  We were 50 miles inland and it hit us with as much force as it did the coast.  I've been anxiously watching as I have lots of family and friends along the entire coast. 

At least in tornado alley, we only deal with the winds for a few minutes but those endless hours of hell are extreme.  I hope everybody made the needed preparations.  After Andrew, it was 3 days before the main roads were even passable.

Absolutely will ruin lots of peoples' lives and I'm wishing them the best.
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Offline thunter34

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2011, 02:32:00 PM »
I rode out / high tailed it away from many a hurricane when I lived in Wilmington.  The worst I recalled was Floyd.  Homes WAY inland were completely underwater.  The skipped out on that one, thank goodness.  I rode out hurricanes like Bertha.  And Rev is right:  sometimes it isn't so much making it through the actual storm as it is the misery that follows...sometimes for weeks.

Oh...and Andrew SUCKED.  That storm scared me all the way up in Georgia.  It was mean and just felt evil, almost like it had a consciousness or something. 

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Offline hope_for_a_cure

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2011, 03:24:58 PM »
Its pouring here....palms and pines are swaying a little but nothing like the ones at the beach are I am sure.  Its coming down hard as I type this. 

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2011, 04:38:33 PM »
Oh, the drama. Just announced that NYC subway, bus and train systems are shut down as of noon Saturday until da storm passes.

Hope everyone stays safe and dry. Stay tuned!
Andy Velez

Offline WillyWump

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2011, 04:55:35 PM »
Good chance the eye will pass over NYC, which actually would be better than it passing to the west of NYC. But nevertheless it wont be pretty.

The last time an eye of a storm passed over New York City itself was in 1893. A speck of land off Long Island, called Hog Island, was completely washed away by a Category 1 storm.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/08/26/long-island-braces-for-impact-as-hurricane-irene-moves-up-the-coast/

Also, there is nothing worse than a bunch of pissed off, wet New Yorkers.

Also, Pic from Hilton Head, SC. about an hour ago...



borrowed from http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2011/08/updates-hurricane-irene-approaches-land/41763/
« Last Edit: August 26, 2011, 05:15:50 PM by WillyWump »
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Offline Jody

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #21 on: August 26, 2011, 05:21:21 PM »
Thanks Will and others for your concern for us easterners.  I do get a feeling that New York will get a bad hit, it feels as if something is coming, Tim H's post of a consciousness to a large beast of a weather system has some merit, it does have that kind of feeling.  The old saying of there being more to heaven and earth than that which meets the eye, or something like that is probably true.  But I've been wrong before, more wrong than right so hopefully the worst of the damned thing will pass to less populated areas.  The weatherman on TV as I type just said it could go more to the northeast.

Anyway, from Carolina to Maine...Go safe and sound!

Jody
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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #22 on: August 26, 2011, 05:39:29 PM »

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #23 on: August 26, 2011, 05:41:55 PM »
Anyway, from Carolina to Maine...Go safe and sound!

We need Phil and his flatulence up this way NOW...  He saved South Florida you know. 

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #24 on: August 26, 2011, 05:49:35 PM »
Stay safe everyone, love theyer.
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Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #25 on: August 26, 2011, 05:52:16 PM »
We need Phil and his flatulence up this way NOW...  He saved South Florida you know. 
I would be there in a minute if I could - unfortunately, I don't know if I could keep this one away ---

Hoping everyone has their supplies and stays inside and safe -

(BTW, if I tried the flatulence and it backfired, that could be very very bad for me  :o  ) -- nothing worse than reverse flatulence.
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Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
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Offline hope_for_a_cure

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #26 on: August 26, 2011, 06:07:57 PM »
nothing worse than reverse flatulence.

I know thats right... no racing stripes if that were to happen. 

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #27 on: August 26, 2011, 07:20:12 PM »
NY Report: The line at Citarella, an upscale (pretentious and overpriced is closer to the mark) food shop was 4x longer than it is at Thanksgiving, which is usually the longest line of the year.

People were chatty and friendly, so NY in a way. Whatever happens we'll get through is how I seez it.

I went in to buy lettuce and a good salad cheese. As the line progressed I added plums, yellow raisins, arugela, limes (for vodka) and ruggelahs. All essentials to have in the house when a storm is approaching.

Now about to go out to dinner date. Also good on a pre-storm evening.

Will keep ya posted as long as the computer is working.

Andy Velez

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #28 on: August 26, 2011, 07:42:07 PM »
Yes indeed Andy, trying to survive a hurricane without ruggelahs is unheard of already!

But when I shopped today I thought of the necessities- Water, orange juice, bread, cans of tuna, a few pears and plums and a partridge in a pear tree and then I thought what else do I really need- and of course I ran for the ice cream aisle!

Be well all and check in on those who require it and remember as Andy says our computers and phones may go out Saturday or Sunday.

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Offline WillyWump

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #29 on: August 26, 2011, 08:11:09 PM »



I went in to buy lettuce and a good salad cheese. As the line progressed I added plums, yellow raisins, arugela, limes (for vodka) and ruggelahs. All essentials to have in the house when a storm is approaching.


LOL @ this ^

That is SO New York....when we prepare for a storm down here we stock up on Cheese Doodles, Fritos, Bean Dip and Miller Lite.
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Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #30 on: August 26, 2011, 08:23:32 PM »
LOL @ this ^

That is SO New York....when we prepare for a storm down here we stock up on Cheese Doodles, Fritos, Bean Dip and Miller Lite.
Here in Miami, we put on our best designer clothes, fill ourselves up with ton of "image," and go down to South Beach in hopes of being on the evening news hanging out at all of the hot spots. That's how we roll pre-hurricane in Miami. 8)
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Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #31 on: August 26, 2011, 08:27:08 PM »

The first things that disappear from the shelves down here are beer, wine, potato chips and pretzels.

So,  Is Andy holding the hurricane party at his house ?   :)


EDITED:  The ice goes quickly too. Got to keep those kegs cold !  :)

Stay safe everyone....


Ray
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Offline WillyWump

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #32 on: August 26, 2011, 08:33:16 PM »
LOL! Ohhhhh no.

New Yorkers Are Preparing For The Hurricane By Buying Designer Rain Boots

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/26/evacuistas-hurricane-rain-boots_n_938318.html

-W
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Offline David_CA

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #33 on: August 26, 2011, 11:17:50 PM »
We're all doing well here.  Sometimes, being close to the coast without being on the beach is good; it seems like the storms pass through quicker... unlike those that hit inland areas like Raleigh or Charlotte.  Living in a well-built 70 year old house helps, as does living 60+ feet above sea level.  We don't have floods, the roof is good, we have natural gas for water heating and cooking, city water, generally reliable power, a generator... and internet.  We'll do just fine!   ;)
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06-01-06 CD4 462 @24.3% VL > 100,000
08-15-06 CD4 388 @22.8% VL >  "
10-21-06 CD4 285 @21.9% VL >  "
  Atripla started 12-01-2006
01-08-07 CD4 429 @26.8% VL 1872!
05-08-07 CD4 478 @28.1% VL 740
08-03-07 CD4 509 @31.8% VL 370
11-06-07 CD4 570 @30.0% VL 140
02-21-08 CD4 648 @32.4% VL 600
05-19-08 CD4 695 @33.1% VL < 48 undetectable!
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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #34 on: August 26, 2011, 11:37:35 PM »
We're all doing well here.  Sometimes, being close to the coast without being on the beach is good; it seems like the storms pass through quicker... unlike those that hit inland areas like Raleigh or Charlotte.  Living in a well-built 70 year old house helps, as does living 60+ feet above sea level.  We don't have floods, the roof is good, we have natural gas for water heating and cooking, city water, generally reliable power, a generator... and internet.  We'll do just fine!   ;)

Glad you are doing well.  I just saw the radar and it looked you guys were getting hammered with rain (and, I assume, wind).  We won't get it until tomorrow -- and we are well enough inland that my only real worry would be so much rain that trees start uprooting.....  have two giant pin oaks in the front yard.  I'm sure that I'll be running out in the rain to backwash out some water from the pool -- don't want it overflowing and damaging the concrete apron around it.

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #35 on: August 27, 2011, 01:06:23 AM »
I bought mushroom & gorgonzola quiche, Icelandic pomegranate & passion fruit skyr strained non-fat yogurt, Saint Marcellin cheese, ham & cheese croissants and macadamia nuts.

Oh, and (one only) slice of blueberry pie.

... and sedatives
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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #36 on: August 27, 2011, 01:08:36 AM »
LOL! Ohhhhh no.

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #37 on: August 27, 2011, 01:28:07 AM »
@Miss Philicia- only one slice of blueberry pie?  Isn't that like eating only one potatoe chip?

Since the new guy in my life  isn't around this weekend my dad took pity on me and asked me if I wanted to go for a day ride with him and my uncle on the bikes  (as long as it doesn't start raining saturday afternoon).  Love day trips on the gold wing it's so great to sleep on.  The bike run he was going on on sunday is cancelled and figured he won't be able to get out. 

I think we will cruise to Miss Philicia's, much better food there then at my place. ;D

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #38 on: August 27, 2011, 01:38:57 AM »
@Miss Philicia- only one slice of blueberry pie?  Isn't that like eating only one potatoe chip?

Honey, Miss P watches her figure -- plus the place I shop sells cake and pie by the slice :) In fact, sometime I make one slice last two servings.
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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #39 on: August 27, 2011, 06:35:40 AM »
areas like Raleigh or Charlotte.
sssh. It's Gay Pride Fest in Charlotte today and it's going to be partly cloudy, 92, and windy.
Don't jinx it.  ;)

I'm glad y'all are doing ok. Stay dry and inside till it's all over.
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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #40 on: August 27, 2011, 09:13:10 AM »
It looks like we got lucky here.  It's scooting along the coast until it gets up Yankee-way.  I imagine it may do a bit more damage there.  At any rate, our power's been off for maybe 10 minutes total (in very small increments), we have no flooding, and no large branches are down; I think we are OK.  I sure hope others are as well.
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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #41 on: August 27, 2011, 11:22:56 AM »
Looks like MissP gonna get 10 inches

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #42 on: August 27, 2011, 04:28:25 PM »
Miss Philicia-   I'm having a hard time gaining my weight back.  I gain some and then I lose it pretty quick,  I've even quit walking as much. 
Stay dry and try not to blow away.
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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #43 on: August 27, 2011, 05:34:21 PM »
Miss Philicia-   I'm having a hard time gaining my weight back.  I gain some and then I lose it pretty quick,  I've even quit walking as much. 
Stay dry and try not to blow away.
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Get some bodybuilding protein shakes at GMC that have 40 grams of protein per serving -- don't waste your time with supermarket stuff like Ensure.  Also, if you have any depression problems discuss taking Remeron with your doctor as it has the side effect of making you gain weight.

I had bad weight loss issues about 7-10 years ago but gained it all back -- takes a lot of work to get it back.  Also taking digestive enzymes helps -- Pancreaze or Creon are available with a prescription, and they help you absorb the food you eat.
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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #44 on: August 27, 2011, 05:39:23 PM »
Also, it's REALLY raining hard here right now with 25 mph winds. Cape May, NJ is twice as bad and Tom's River, NJ will get up to 70 mph winds overnight. Some places are due to get 20" of rain out of this, but I don't think Philly will because we're 60 miles from the ocean -- we'll probably get 12" though we've already gotten 15" so far this month which is our all-time record. There will be massive amounts of flooding in the Northeast.
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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #45 on: August 27, 2011, 05:50:39 PM »
Also, it's REALLY raining hard here right now with 25 mph winds.

No doubt your building can withstand all of this but those windows sure must be shaking in the wind... not to mention that aftershock from the earthquake that took place just a short while ago. 

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #46 on: August 27, 2011, 05:51:08 PM »
Also, it's REALLY raining hard here right now with 25 mph winds. Cape May, NJ is twice as bad and Tom's River, NJ will get up to 70 mph winds overnight. Some places are due to get 20" of rain out of this, but I don't think Philly will because we're 60 miles from the ocean -- we'll probably get 12" though we've already gotten 14" so far this month which is our all-time record. There will be massive amounts of flooding in the Northeast.

if it starts flooding, take a pic out your window. Especially if that hot Italian is walking by again.

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #47 on: August 27, 2011, 06:10:47 PM »
if it starts flooding, take a pic out your window. Especially if that hot Italian is walking by again.

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #48 on: August 27, 2011, 06:11:42 PM »
No doubt your building can withstand all of this but those windows sure must be shaking in the wind... not to mention that aftershock from the earthquake that took place just a short while ago. 

I have my west facing windows all open right now and the A/C off -- the rain is blowing from the east so it's not getting wet inside.
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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #49 on: August 27, 2011, 06:14:33 PM »
I have my west facing windows all open right now and the A/C off -- the rain is blowing from the east so it's not getting wet inside.

*Sigh*
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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #50 on: August 27, 2011, 06:19:17 PM »
Irene will soon be a memory and we can only hope that a similar experience for those up in the northeast will be a LONG time coming.  All is calm down this way now... we do have clouds still but nothing noteworthy to speak of weatherwise this evening.

Heading out to have a bit of fun... you folks stay 'high n dry'!!


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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #51 on: August 27, 2011, 06:24:26 PM »
*Sigh*

*sigh* what, bitch?

Oh right -- it's 106℉ in that hell hole you call home, and will be 109℉ tomorrow!  PLUS ZERO RAIN.

THIS MAKES ME LAUGH.

Why don't you move up here with Miss P? I can take you out for soft tacos at Taqueria El Jarocho that I had for lunch, with Jarritos Tamarind soda -- I'm going to have to start stocking up on that tasty drink -- and it's made with sugar cane, not high fructose corn syrup.

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #52 on: August 27, 2011, 06:42:10 PM »
*sigh* what, bitch?

 I had for lunch, with Jarritos Tamarind soda -- I'm going to have to start stocking up on that tasty drink -- and it's made with sugar cane, not high fructose corn syrup.



Try the Jarritos Guava, its delish. Also the cola is pretty yummy.Btw, we have Mexican Coca Cola and Mexican Pepsi here, made with Cane sugar and served in those old thick glass bottles. So whatever.

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #53 on: August 27, 2011, 07:13:03 PM »
I am so ready to be rid of this bitch Irene..........  wind is blowing at it's worst yet right now.  I've just come in from my 3rd trip out to backwash water out of the pool and empty the skimmer basket.  A gust hit that almost blew me on my ass -- and anyone who's met me knows I am of a sturdy stock.

I hear it's supposed to be sunny and 91 tomorrow afternoon -- it will allow me to go try and fix the giant jasmine bushes that were growing up the trellis that is now flat on the ground. 

Hope everyone north of me makes it through unscathed.

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #54 on: August 27, 2011, 07:24:40 PM »
Wow, Ms. P. is really getting a huge, uh, amount of rain.

Observation.

Here is Ms. P.'s original post (note red highlight I added):

Also, it's REALLY raining hard here right now with 25 mph winds. Cape May, NJ is twice as bad and Tom's River, NJ will get up to 70 mph winds overnight. Some places are due to get 20" of rain out of this, but I don't think Philly will because we're 60 miles from the ocean -- we'll probably get 12" though we've already gotten 15" so far this month which is our all-time record. There will be massive amounts of flooding in the Northeast.

Here is Willy's post quoting Ms. P. (note red highlight I added):

Quote from: Miss Philicia on Today at 05:39:23 PM
Also, it's REALLY raining hard here right now with 25 mph winds. Cape May, NJ is twice as bad and Tom's River, NJ will get up to 70 mph winds overnight. Some places are due to get 20" of rain out of this, but I don't think Philly will because we're 60 miles from the ocean -- we'll probably get 12" though we've already gotten 14" so far this month which is our all-time record. There will be massive amounts of flooding in the Northeast.

if it starts flooding, take a pic out your window. Especially if that hot Italian is walking by again.

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Do the units of measure shift as the Hurricane winds whip across the mainland?

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #55 on: August 27, 2011, 07:53:57 PM »
Mayor Nutter has just declared the first state of emergency here since 1986.

My neighborhood doesn't really flood, even though it's sandwiched directly between two rivers, but they're both 20 blocks east and maybe the other is 30 blocks west. If anything floods it will be the Schuylkill River up in Manayunk.

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/20110827_Worst_river_flooding_expected_after_storm_passes.html
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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #56 on: August 27, 2011, 08:19:14 PM »
Damn if those pork tacos didn't give me the worst gas in the world :(
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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #57 on: August 27, 2011, 09:24:26 PM »
Damn if those pork tacos didn't give me the worst gas in the world :(

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #58 on: August 27, 2011, 09:29:56 PM »
Everyone - Please keep Tim Horn in your thoughts. He lives on the Jersey shore and it looks like they're really in for it tonight/tomorrow morning. I hope he and his husband stay safe and their home remains undamaged. I've been worried about him all evening.
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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #59 on: August 27, 2011, 09:43:14 PM »
Yes, Tim and all you others up there. Stay safe. Looks like its gonna be a long night. Keeping all you in my thoughts (even you P)

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #60 on: August 27, 2011, 09:55:05 PM »
Everyone - Please keep Tim Horn in your thoughts. He lives on the Jersey shore and it looks like they're really in for it tonight/tomorrow morning. I hope he and his husband stay safe and their home remains undamaged. I've been worried about him all evening.

weather.com shows that where Tim lives will go up to 57mph winds at 8 AM EST -- I'm 60 miles from the coast and I have 31 mph gusting to 38 right now, and it's really howling -- that 57 mph is just sustained winds and I'm sure they'll gust to 80 mph easily. I hope if he's right on the beach he boarded up all of his windows.

You can watch the progress here for him: http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=40.21925706672191&lon=-74.0097427368164&site=phi&unit=0&lg=en&FcstType=text

It's really bad outside right now.
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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #61 on: August 27, 2011, 10:13:48 PM »
Thanks for the reminder Ann, I will certainly keep Tim and his hubby in my thoughts, we can't have anything happen to our wonderful Tim...Knowing New Jersey a bit, I anticipate Tim probably left his community unless you know he is remaining behind.  I hope also that his home will come out of this OK...Go safe Timmeister!

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #62 on: August 27, 2011, 10:21:56 PM »
I've been following #njirene and #philly on twitter. Some in Philly are saying the rain is horizontal. We get that kind of wind and rain several times here each winter, but we don't seem to get the damage - particularly power outages - that is going on over there. Most of our electric cables are underground, so I suppose that helps because trees can't fall on them.

I hope all our east coast members are staying safe inside, and I hope none of you lose power.

Thanks for the reminder Ann, I will certainly keep Tim and his hubby in my thoughts, we can't have anything happen to our wonderful Tim...Knowing New Jersey a bit, I anticipate Tim probably left his community unless you know he is remaining behind.  I hope also that his home will come out of this OK...Go safe Timmeister!

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I'm not sure if he stayed or not. He was battening down the hatches yesterday with no mention of evacuation, but I don't know if their plans changed as the forecasts progressed. He is rather close to the shore, so I hope he's safe!
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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #63 on: August 27, 2011, 10:31:09 PM »
Great -- now the TV just put up an Emergency Alert for tornadoes in Philadelphia until 10:53 PM

http://www.accuweather.com/us/radar/sir/pa_/radar.asp?play=true

edit: now effective until 11:06 PM

In addition to heavy rain, high winds and flooding, Hurricane Irene's frontal assaults also include tornadoes - and warnings all over, including in Philadelphia.
Two twisters were spotted touching down, one near Vineland, another near Lewes, Del.

Tornado warnings were popping up all evening. For east-central Chester County, northeastern Delaware County, southeastern Montgomery County, and the central part of Philadelphia till 11 p.m. For southern Burlington County and central Ocean County till 10:45 p.m. For New Castle County, Del., till 10:15. For Gloucester County till 10. For southeastern Atlantic County till 9:15.
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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #64 on: August 27, 2011, 10:35:49 PM »
Great -- now the TV just put up an Emergency Alert for tornadoes in Philadelphia until 10:53 PM

http://www.accuweather.com/us/radar/sir/pa_/radar.asp?play=true

yeah, yall are getting spanked according to radar
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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #65 on: August 27, 2011, 10:50:56 PM »
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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #66 on: August 27, 2011, 10:58:07 PM »
I think its going to hit NYC around 2 am Sunday Morning! NYC mass transit got shutdown and total city looks like a ghost town. Hope,Tim, and everyone else under Hurricane watch stay safe!!
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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #67 on: August 27, 2011, 11:51:31 PM »
The worst of the hurricane is going to be here around 7AM Sunday morning and wouldn't you know that coincides with high tides and there is a new moon as well already!  The track is expected to go west of the city now so that will setup 5 to 10 foot walls of water rolling in on Battery Park in lower Manhattan.  I live on some of the highest ground in Queens, NY, for that I am lucky.

A perfect storm.

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #68 on: August 28, 2011, 12:41:52 AM »
PICTARS (from when the hurricane first started around 8 PM or so)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/legendarybehavior/

current stats:  Wind Speed: NE 20 Gusts 30 MPH with light rain
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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #69 on: August 28, 2011, 01:35:08 AM »
Hope everyone is safe ,take care everyone
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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #70 on: August 28, 2011, 06:27:08 AM »
Thus far Philadelphia has gotten 5.5 inches (and it's still raining and predicted not to finish until around noon), and the Schuylkill River hasn't been this high in over 100 years. (According to the Weather Channel) For those unfamiliar with this river, it's the one that runs by the large museum that Rocky used for run up and down the steps. If it floods I'll have to go over and take some pictars.

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Oh, and our August total for rain in Philadelphia is 19.22" -- an all time record and the most in the Northeast.
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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #71 on: August 28, 2011, 06:40:04 AM »
I saw on the news that Montgomery County PA is having issues too.  All of that rain that is falling northwest of Phila is going to have to drain into the Delaware Bay and my hunch is that the Schuylkill and other smaller rivers will overflow their banks in the days to come.  Would West River Drive be affected by this? 

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #72 on: August 28, 2011, 09:17:06 AM »
A facebook update from Tim (from about an hour ago)..... Everyone's fine (but without power going on eight hours now) and this looks to be the worst of it.

So that's a relief!

Storm currently hitting NYC and aside from power outages and flooding, there doesn't seem to be any extensive property damage. Hope it stays that way. Sad to hear about any and all of the Irene-associated deaths and I hope the toll does not rise.

I hope all our east coast members weather the storm relatively (ideally, completely) unscathed. Stay safe and check in with us now and again, electricity availability permitting of course. Thinking of you all....


 
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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #73 on: August 28, 2011, 10:43:05 AM »
Sid and I made it through relatively unscathed.  Our jasmine covered arbor came down, so we have to go figure out how best to salvage it -- the plants were absolutely gorgeous this past spring, so hopefully we can save some of them.  The wind blew open our gate and it, apparently, kept banging into the bumper of my car -- oh well, bumpers are supposed to have dents and scrapes, right?  Front yard is littered with tree branches, but the trees stayed upright (despite 70+ mph gusts in Richmond).

So..........  off to start the clean up. 

Hope everyone else makes it through safely too.

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #74 on: August 28, 2011, 11:05:54 AM »
Glad to hear you're both ok, Mike. If your jasmine is anything like mine, it should bounce back no problem.
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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #75 on: August 28, 2011, 11:13:02 AM »
Certainly grateful that it hasn't been worse.  I've been fortunate enough to receive sms updates from friends and family. 
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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #76 on: August 28, 2011, 12:33:27 PM »
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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #77 on: August 28, 2011, 12:39:17 PM »
Everything seems better than expected by me here in Queens, NYC.  Thanks for asking and hope all of our other Easterners are doing well.

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #78 on: August 28, 2011, 01:26:17 PM »
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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #79 on: August 28, 2011, 06:59:12 PM »
I hope Miss Philly is fine, I saw on the World News the Schuylkill River (had to Google for spelling) was right up in the streets, lots of water issues in the City of Brotherly Love, here I'm thinking it has something to do with those nasty sports fans ;).

Anyway go safely Philly and others.

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #80 on: August 28, 2011, 09:51:41 PM »
Hi Gang...

Thanks for the words of concern. We're still without power and continue to take in a lot of water, mostly from the swollen lakes flanking Asbury Park to the north and south, compounded by the effects of the rising tides on ground water levels. 

Other than that, we're fine -- animals included -- and I'm glad to know everyone else on the East Coast made it through a-okay. 

Have some great photos and video to post -- will do so when I'm back on a computer. Hope to be back at work and online Tuesday.

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #81 on: August 28, 2011, 09:56:33 PM »
Great to hear from ya Tim, glad you and family are ok. Cant wait to see those pics.

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Re: Hurricane Irene
« Reply #82 on: August 29, 2011, 09:00:22 AM »
I also can't wait to see your photos, Tim. You really take some fantastic photos, so I bet you've got some stunning shots. Take care and stay dry!
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