Hurricane Irene

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  1. bimetaldude

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    My thoughts are with those in the line of fire if she touches down as a major hurricane. a guy i am seeing lives in the miami area and i have friends and family throughout the southern florida region. i am hoping it does not get as bad as they say it could....:grouphug:
     
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    It wasn't too bad when it hit Puerto Rico, but they say it is getting stronger. Those of us in SoFla are not likely to be directly hit, but it is still within the realm of possibility. Your focus is better spent hoping for the best for our friends further north in the Carolinas. They currently have the greatest chance of living where Irene makes her next landfall.

    And for fuck's sake, my neighbors, if you live on the ground level east of I95, and have family encouraging you to stay with them for a few days on the second floor west of I95, pack your shit and go there Wednesday afternoon before the mandatory evacuations clog the streets. Don't be a complacent idiot like my otherwise brilliant sister in-law. Google the phrase "storm surge".
     
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    It makes me wish it was further south or in the Gulf, could have a lot of fun with the ensuing ground swells.
     
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    having loved ones in Florida, I hope they will be safe if this hurricane gets stronger and heads their way.
     
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    Here in south Florida and we are hoping and praying that Irene heads out to sea - far NE of US coastline.
     
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    My parents are currently on the north coast of the Dominican Republic and being hit by it. They said that the wind was pretty bad, but it hasn't rained much. Hopefully, it won't cause much damage.

    I'm in Fort Lauderdale and just did the check on batteries, candles, water and canned goods. Charging the spare batteries for my phone and pulling in the plants just in case. I feel bad hoping it doesn't hit us since I know that means someone else will have to bear the winds and rain.
     
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    I have a "plan A" which involves a couple (partners) who live on the barrier island stay with me if and when we get a major event. As I live in Wilton Manors in a concrete building, we'll be fine.

    They have a generator which, in the aftermath, will be essential. Since these are genuinely close pals, it'll be a case of one hand washing the other. Bonus points: they have a pool, so there'll be no need for cold showers once the water's turned back on. UBb takes care of himself :cool:
     
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    My Plan A is to stay here, with my backpack packed. My Plan B is to stay with a relative in central Florida. She lives a little bit north of where my husband's job requires us to relocate in case of mandatory evacuation.
     
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    My plan A is jetBlue on Wednesday to San Francisco. Well, that's been plan A since before Hurricane Irene formed. :smile:
     
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    I used to live in the Caribbean for a short time and survived Hurricane Hugo; it was one of the most frightening experiences of my life. Every time there is a warning I cross my fingers and say a little prayer for everyone in the line of fire.
     
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    The re re re re re revised forecast is that it will skirt SoFla and the coast and slam NC and move up the Tidewater and Delmarva and along the eastern seaboard. Based on my experience with NE seaboard hurricanes...DC/Baltimore/Philly/NYC/New England will be a mess...even if it stays just off the coast. Best to all in the area...get ready to loose your power for a while. This weekend is gonna be fugly :/
     
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    Looks like it's gonna miss south Florida, which is great because I am in the first evacuation zone. The second zone is anything east of Rt 1, Federal Hwy which is a little less than a mile from the ocean where I am. Luckily I had a friend offer me a place to stay in case of the storm hitting us, other than that the local High School is used as a shelter, but it is only a few blocks north of the second evacuation zone.
     
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    Mother Nature apparently doesn't like the East Coast this week. Is anyone else following the path of Hurricane Irene? Forecasters say it could be very serious for those living along the coast from N.C. up through the New England area.
     
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    My relative is a Floridian and lives near Miami. We just got off the phone and she said people are totally lax...calling up and asking if they should board their windows or get supplies! DUH!! Except your a day late in getting anything done!

    They have hurricanes in one form or another every year. Only people fairly new to So. Florida call in to ask a stupid ass question like that. Anyone moving to Florida really should at least read about hurricane Andrew...I think that was the name of it. Totally levelled large sections of Miami Dade.

    She's really wants to say "There's a f-ing category FOUR hurricane whose mass is five times the size of our state, 100s of miles strong and techincally only three hours away! The projected course can be up to 200 miles off! WTF do YOU think you should do now since you've obvioulsy done nothing to protect yourself? She's pretty frustrated, as you can tell.

    Seriously now. I'm thinking our Northern brothers and sisters are woefully unprepared for most things related to the wrath of Mother Nature. Just watching the people during the newscast who panicked during the earthquake yesterday as they all got that clueless look and began running for the door all at the same time had my head shaking. It reminded me of the Great White fire disaster. Seems the outcome of that has been totally forgotten about.

    Ya'll are kinda soft and naieve about natural disasters that don't include snowfall.
     
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    Not for nothing, but there's a thread with the identical title on the second page.

    Thread merge, mods?
     
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    The Weather Channel has it making a beeline for NYC and Boston. Eek! Send it over to Texas, they are having a drought, and I'm sure Horrible wouldn't mind the H2O...
     
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    Hell, if I lived in NYC or New England, my windows would be boarded up. I'd make a beeline for BevMo to stock up on booze. Then Id get drunk. Maybe have sex with the bf all day too :biggrin1:
     
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    i am going to miami in december and january cruising grand cayman islands and then miami again and the bahamas in november on another cruise
     
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    Bring it on.

    It's getting ridiculous around here.
     
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    Yeah i think its been a long time coming. Hope it isn't as bad as they say, pretty sure a lot will have no idea how to handle it. Seeing as how its been so long since we've encountered one. Hope there's like some plans for the elderly.
     
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