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#353620 - 08/25/11 05:20 PM Come On Irene....
Argon Offline
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Registered: 07/24/04
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Sung to the tune by Dexys Midnight Runners....
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#353647 - 08/26/11 03:28 PM Re: Come On Irene.... [Re: Argon]
Argon Offline
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I predict a big fizzle in the Northeast.
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#353651 - 08/26/11 06:02 PM Re: Come On Irene.... [Re: Argon]
BobKay Offline
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Registered: 03/23/10
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Loc: Massachusetts Badlands
I hope you're right, Rob. I hope you're right.
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#353652 - 08/26/11 06:50 PM Re: Come On Irene.... [Re: BobKay]
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Loc: Oak Ridge, NC
We have rented a beachfront house down at Oak Island next weekend. Oak Island is just below Southport where the coast juts back in. Sun runs parallel to the beach rather than perpendicular. Storm is tracking to the east of the beach - so maybe our mini getaway won't be for naught.
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#353656 - 08/26/11 10:46 PM Re: Come On Irene.... [Re: Argon]
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Wish you all the best out east. Looks like this one could beat some records going back to the 1930's.
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#353663 - 08/27/11 09:02 AM Re: Come On Irene.... [Re: SirQuack]
Argon Offline
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Registered: 07/24/04
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Loc: Oak Ridge, NC
Down to a Cat 1. Weather Channel is struggling to find footage. One of their guys is standing in a crouch on the beach at Nags Head talking with the "command center". They did get a few shots of shingles and siding blowing off. There was also footage of tornado damage. Here in central NC, I would say "It is a blustery day".
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#353733 - 08/29/11 07:39 AM Re: Come On Irene.... [Re: Argon]
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Registered: 10/05/06
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Loc: PEI, Canada
Looked like NY had some nasty flooding but it was pretty weak by the time it got up north here.

My sympathies to the families of the 23 or so people who died since it began but I was glad to see it is pretty much a non event here in the Maritime's. We are last on it's trajectory and and looks like just some strong gusts left in it. Enough to knock a few trees down maybe since they are still full of leaves but not nearly as bad as say a good Nor'Easter winter storm that we are already used to.
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#353764 - 08/29/11 03:28 PM Re: Come On Irene.... [Re: Murph]
Argon Offline
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Governor Perdue has proclaimed that the Outer Banks will be open for Labor Day Weekend. That is great and a testament to the fact that Irene was relatively week when she made landfall. Problem is with Hatteras Island itself. Hwy 12 is impassable in places even though the bridge withstood the forces. So this was a case of prepare for the worst and hope for the best.
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#353785 - 08/30/11 08:25 AM Re: Come On Irene.... [Re: Argon]
medic8r Offline
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Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 6471
Loc: Fredericksburg, Virginia
We were fortunate here as well. We have an extensive basement waterproofing system, so I wasn't too worried about the rain, but the two things I did fear were getting a tree on the house and being without electricity for any extended period of time.

Luckily, neither happened. Never lost power, and there were no trees down at all. In contrast, with Isabel in 2003 there were dozens of trees knocked over in our neighborhood.
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#353788 - 08/30/11 09:45 AM Re: Come On Irene.... [Re: medic8r]
CatBrat Offline
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Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 6015
Loc: Milky Way Galaxy
You're looking a little green around the gills.

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