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#1 MrBruce1959

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 03:14 AM

Hello to those living on the east coast of the USA, I am starting an open topic to discuss the east coast's recent weather events.

In recent history, the north eastern USA has experienced tornadoes, specially in the Springfield Massachusetts area, Earth quakes from Virginia effecting most of the east coast USA.

Now a category 3 Hurricane named Irene in the Atlantic Ocean, located east of Florida, which is now headed on a collision course with the north eastern USA.

Being that present forecasts predict the storm is headed towards the New York, Connecticut area and I live here in Norwich Connecticut, a city 7 miles inland from Long Island Sound, there is a very good chance my area will experience either a direct or indirect hit with this monster storm.

I am opening this thread as a general public open discussion about past hurricane experiences and future concerns related to hurricanes and natural weather related phenomenons.

What are your concerns? Those discussions are most welcomed to this topic.

This topic can be used to discuss what you did during the height of the storm, regardless of what your location was when the hurricane affected your area.

How did these weather related experiences effected you and your loved ones can also be part of this discussion.

Looking forward to seeing some replies.

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 03:50 AM

Do you know when this storm is gonna hit? I've been studying about these hurricane/cyclone in school and hopefully it does not reach to catagory 5. Stay safe Bruce with your family and Oreo :hug:

Edited: Added the word "not" because of typo.

Edited by killerx525, 25 August 2011 - 04:02 AM.

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 04:01 AM

@ Killer525, they are predicting a landfall in my area sometime this coming Sunday, exact time depends on how fast it moves northward.

You can track this particular storm at http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/#IRENE

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 04:04 AM

Hopefully the hurricane slows down when moving inland to reduce the damage.

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 04:14 AM

In wind speed yes, but slowing down in forward speed would only subject affected areas longer with more wind and rain.

Last time Connecticut was hit with an actual Hurricane of this magnitude was in 1985 with Hurricane Gloria.

Other than that, we mostly experienced the left overs of storms that hit North Carolina before coming north, they were mostly rain events.

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 04:40 AM

Were you around the area at the time that hurricane happened?

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 05:30 AM

@ MrBruce1959

I hope that this is not considered off topic?

The most important thing is to stay calm, NEVER PANIC! Simply said, when your time is up, not a thing you can do about it.

I would like to share two experiences I actually had many years ago, in the same area, but years apart, due to severe Electrical and Wind Storms. They were not funny to go through, but there is some Humour in the end result.

First one happened in 1969, I was driving the car, at the time I was aged 23, my passengers were two work Mates, John, in his mid 40's, Athiest and a pronounced Hippy, then, Ian, similar age, but a devoted Christian. BTW Huey is slang for God.

When the Storm hit, I just concentrated on keeping the car on the road and diddn't say any thing, there was lightning bolts hitting the fences either side of the road, but I could hear my Mates, in the Backhground.

When a Bolt hit close to our left side John yelled out, "Hey Huey, send it down, You missed me, try again?" Ian said nothing. Next bolt hit a fence on the right side of the road. John said "Hey Huey, aim off today?" Ian freaked out and said "Please shut up, John, he may hear you"

When we got to our destination we had to help Ian from the car, he was as white as a Ghost. I will not go further.

Next one was in 1974, I had a totialy different Job, but needed to go into the same Town as then. I picked up a hitch hiker that wanted to go there too. During the trip he told me that he was a travelling Preacher.

When we got to the area, the same thing happened, but I knew how to handle it as from before, I looked him and his eyes were just rolling in his head. I just simply said "If Huey wanted you or I done, then tonight is the night". He calmed down.

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 06:52 AM

@ Drovers Dog, your post is not off topic and was most welcomed, thanks for sharing.

@ Killer525, Hurricane Gloria bypassed North Carolina and moved Northward, traveled over western part of Long Island New York and came inland into the Bridgeport Connecticut area moving north at 60 MPH with 105 MPH winds.

My city was in the North-Eastern quadrant of the eye, which in the Northern hemisphere is considered the area with the strongest winds.

Many trees were knocked down and electricity was out in some areas for as long as 5 days.

The whole storm took less then 5 hours to come and go, in fact the Sun was out within 5 hours after the storm made landfall. This storm named Irene is a slow mover, this will do more damage with both wind and rain.

Another link for monitoring the track of this current hurricane is this one below.

http://www.weather.com/

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 08:48 AM

I'm in Providence, Mr Bruce, and I'm sitting here holding a rabbit's foot in my crossed fingers while I knock my head on a wooden table. In my youth I found such events exhilarating, but now I'm old and am not looking forward to the inevitable clean up after this party.
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Posted 25 August 2011 - 08:57 AM

Just wondering, what are you gonna do to prepare for this hurricane when it hits?

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 12:26 PM

In NJ. It's expected at 6 pm EDT in Cape May. That is the southernmost point of the state. They are expected a serious event in that the state has urged evacuation of the barrier islands. Of course the coast is quite susceptible but it is a state wide event. The storm is 200 miles wide so you do not need to be near the eye to get pummeled by wind and rain. Catagory 2 or 3 is expected.
Better safe than sorry as this can be a 100 year event.

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I recommend you gas up your vehicle tommorrow and get some cash as if poer goes out pumps and AYMs are Fail.

Have a GO Bag

New York City Office of Emergency Management provides a good preparedness list here
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Posted 25 August 2011 - 12:42 PM

Just wondering, what are you gonna do to prepare for this hurricane when it hits?


Who, me? Nailing a Horseshoe to the door is next on the agenda. I'll go out early tomorrow and collect some 4 leaf clovers. Oh, and let some crickets loose in the basement.
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Posted 25 August 2011 - 02:02 PM

Were In The "low" catagory where I live, BUT I have been keepin a eye on this Monster
Storm, I have family and friends in the effected areas...
@ boobme,
That's a very helpful list! they are also saying that if you are able to ride out
the storm in your own home, to fill your bathtub with water as well, for whatever
you may have that need water outside of your drinkin water, and a bucket to be able
to flush your toliets..
A Little while ago I saw the press conference from Gov. Chris Christy(NJ),as well
as Gov. Michael Nutter ( Philidelphia)...It's lookin like a catory 3...This isn't good
at all....
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Posted 25 August 2011 - 05:49 PM

This is the latest that i could find.....
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Posted 25 August 2011 - 07:06 PM

As of the time of this post, it is perfectly clear now, that the state of North Carolina will certainly be the first U.S. landmass to be affected by the effects of Hurricane Irene.

I wish everyone in North Carolina to be safe and I hope your loses are minimal!

I am sure a lot of you will lose electricity at the height of the storm, which is expected to unleash its fury on you on Saturday, I hope to hear from those of you in NC in this forum and that you share your experiences with us.

Our day here in Connecticut will be sometime during Sunday, as it looks now, Eastern Connecticut and Rhode Island will be missed by the eye, which will travel inland near Nags Head North Carolina and track towards New York City, New York, however we will be in the eastern side where the wind will be a major factor.

The rain will be heaviest in Pennsylvania and New York State.

Now depending on how far inland into North Carolina it tracks, the winds in our area could drop down to below hurricane strength before it reaches New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

Again, anyone who experiences any effects from this storm named Irene is welcomed to share your experiences in this thread after the storm passes your area.

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Edited by MrBruce1959, 25 August 2011 - 07:11 PM.

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