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There's a very real possibility we could get hit pretty hard by Irene some time around Saturday night/ Sunday morning...

 

Irene has the potential to be a serious and multi-hazard threat for the major metropolitan areas of the Northeast along and east of the I-95 corridor. This includes New York City. This hurricane has the potential to produce flooding rains, high winds, downed trees (on houses, cars, power lines) and widespread power outages. Significant impacts along the immediate coast include high waves, surge and beach erosion. The severity of the impacts will be determined by Irene's exact path and intensity, which remain uncertain at this time.

 

http://www.weather.com/weather/hurricanecentral/article/tropical-depression-nine-storm-hurricane-irene_2011-08-20

 

You know the drill...lights, candles, water, food, sump pumps, generators, tie the kids down, don't park under any trees, get rid of anything outside that could fly around and renew your contact with God...:)

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Will be cranking up the generator this afternoon, just for a test run.

 

My daughter has been without electricity since Sunday afternoon, I told her island life is nice, but when you lose power you are at a standstill. My poor grandson though, hes without playstation.

 

Just hope Ms Irene, stays out of the area we are looking to move into, it is along the east coast of Florida.

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Update!

 

•Forecast shifts Irene track farther west, putting large cities closer to center of forecast "cone."

•Bahamas sees some damage; downed trees, power outages in capital.

•Tens of thousands evacuate four North Carolina counties, Outer Banks.

•NYC to decide tomorrow on whether to order evacuations.

...After hitting the North Carolina coast, Irene is likely to weaken to a Category 2 as it moves Sunday into the Delaware, Maryland and Virginia coastal region and then on to New York. A Category 2 storm carries winds of 96 to 110 mph.

 

"Any further deviation left could bring direct impacts as far inland as the Washington-Baltimore area," National Hurricane Center Director Bill Read said.

 

 

Maryland. Visitors and residents in Ocean City were told Thursday to evacuate due to the high chance of flooding from rain that could reach 10 inches.

 

Washington, D.C. The dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial was still on for Sunday but that could change, officials said Thursday. The nation's capital could see 3-6 inches of rain, significant flooding and winds up to 60 mph.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44270712/ns/weather/?GT1=43001{quote]

 

FLEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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It gets WORSE!

 

Irene's impact looking worse

 

Hurricane Irene continues to strengthen, and forecast storm tracks are trending closer to the mid-Atlantic beaches. All signs for this storm appear to be looking worse Thursday afternoon, instead of better.

 

Add to that the saturating rains we've been getting Thursday from an unrelated line of thunderstorms, and we're being set up for serious flooding once the real rain gets here with Irene this weekend.

 

Ocean City has already issued orders to evacuate the island.

 

AccuWeather.com forecasters say Irene has the potential to topple a great many trees and power lines, damage roofs, siding and windows. High bridges may be closed due to high winds. Air travel and high-profile vehicles will be affected. Flooding, too, will close roads. The greatest cause of loss of life in hurricanes is inland flooding.

 

The weather service says there is a 5 to 10 percent chance of a storm surge in excess of 7 feet at Annapolis, and from Edgewood to Middle River.

 

BGE storm officials are planning responses to at least 100,000 power outages, with options to expand the effort to deal with several hundred thousand. Some 500 repair workers from the Midwest are already in town ready to go to work to help BGE crews put the system back together.

 

AccuWeather.com is saying "there is potential for the worst hurricane impacts in 50 years along the northern part of the Atlantic seaboard as Irene plows northward." The company's forecasters are predicting winds of 30 to 40 mph for Baltimore, with gusts of 50 to 70 mph, with 4 to 8 inches of rain. "Conditions will be much worse on the Eastern Shore, where full hurricane effects can occur."

 

At least one forecast model is bringing the storm up the western side of the Chesapeake Bay, the worst scenario for Baltimore and other communities along the Western Shore becuse it would mean a damaging storm surge up the bay. Think Tropical Storm Isabel in 2003.

http://weblogs.marylandweather.com/2011/08/irenes_impact_looking_worse.html

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Know where all your kids are...chec...uh...I'm missing one! :scared:

 

Well crav...look on the bright side.

If it blows your house down you can just grab a log and float away. :bleh:

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My power is out. Transformer blew, power line snapped. Sounded like the 4th of July. Love my "Incredible" Droid phone from Verizon because I can use the internet. Something like 587 apps....

Mother Nature can' t stop me...I'm a World Man! :

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I got lucky with the power, it went out once but came back on 10 seconds later. It blinked throughout the night but never stayed off.

 

I lost a few shingles so I will need to have that fixed but some houses lost siding so all in all I feel lucky.

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Best that BGE could tell me is that we'd have power by 11:30 pm Friday night.

You read that right.

Shoot me now.

 

 

You need a generator, let me know, our power is back on..

 

Tough one there KS, seems like you guys get it pretty rough down there, my Aunt is off Carroll Island Rd, BG&E also told her it would be Friday for power.

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good news max,

 

Im in Glen Burnie, Was out since sat night, called at 7pm yesterday BGE said they would have it back by Friday. As soon as we hung up the power kicked on. So in all likelyhood BGE is telling everyone friday and really dont have a clue where u are or what your exact situation is. Hang in there. Too make matters funnier I had just made the hour trek to get my dads generator, had just lugged all 400 lbs out of my truck myself, drug it up a steep hill in my yard, Filled it up and plugged in the first extension cord approximately 30 seconds before the power came back on. SOB.

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good news max,

 

Im in Glen Burnie, Was out since sat night, called at 7pm yesterday BGE said they would have it back by Friday. As soon as we hung up the power kicked on. So in all likelyhood BGE is telling everyone friday and really dont have a clue where u are or what your exact situation is. Hang in there. Too make matters funnier I had just made the hour trek to get my dads generator, had just lugged all 400 lbs out of my truck myself, drug it up a steep hill in my yard, Filled it up and plugged in the first extension cord approximately 30 seconds before the power came back on. SOB.

 

 

Its just bot BG&E, my company PECO told us the same exact thing, this Fri for restored power, but Sunday night around 9:30 it came back on..

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You need a generator, let me know, our power is back on..

 

Tough one there KS, seems like you guys get it pretty rough down there, my Aunt is off Carroll Island Rd, BG&E also told her it would be Friday for power.

This was my house in Linthicum. My parents' house in Essex, on the water no less, was surprisingly just fine.

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