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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    Hurricane Irene -
    today's 5 day forecasted path is looking bad for Florida.
    BUT as always subject to change.
    The projected path as of 11 a.m. puts us just outside the cone of uncertainty (what a funny term...) but we'll still be picking up some extra bottled water and I'll be inventorying batteries today.

    If it shifts back our way, I'm sure we'll be stocking up on extra wine, too.

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    Latest forecast has Irene hitting the Myrtle Beach/Wilmington area as a major hurricane on Saturday evening. It's times like these that makes me glad I didn't end up getting a job down there. But I do have some friends in that general area and I know we have some Cyburbians in the NC area as well. Hope everyone battens down the hatches and gets out of harm's way.

    I know it's still 5 days out and a lot can change still, but it's probably going to make a big impact somewhere along the East Coast, so everyone should closely monitor this storm.
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    Looks my trip to the midwest to see family is well timed this weekend. Hoping she turns out to sea for my coastal friends on the eastern seaboard!
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    Hey Tide are you ready for Hurricane Irene ?
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


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    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
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    I just got a phone call from some NC coast friends. Seems they have decided to spend this weekend in the foothills for some reason. Looks like we're havin' company (and that's a good thing).
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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    The projected path as of 11 a.m. puts us just outside the cone of uncertainty (what a funny term...) but we'll still be picking up some extra bottled water and I'll be inventorying batteries today.

    If it shifts back our way, I'm sure we'll be stocking up on extra wine, too.
    Quote Originally posted by illinoisplanner View post
    Latest forecast has Irene hitting the Myrtle Beach/Wilmington area as a major hurricane on Saturday evening. It's times like these that makes me glad I didn't end up getting a job down there. But I do have some friends in that general area and I know we have some Cyburbians in the NC area as well. Hope everyone battens down the hatches and gets out of harm's way.

    I know it's still 5 days out and a lot can change still, but it's probably going to make a big impact somewhere along the East Coast, so everyone should closely monitor this storm.
    The scary part is that the two models that look primarily at the factors of the storms themselves, have Irene going further west than the more general storm models. Time to get the storm shutters up and batteries, bottled water, extra food, etc stockpiled in some parts of the coastal SE.

    One of the interesting preparedness tips on the Weather Channel yesterday was that you should get a battery powered cell-phone charger so you'll be able to charge your cell phone if the power goes out for an extended period of time.

    Something that I've found very useful in power outages is having a plug-in flashlight that charges/recharges on house current. Because it's plugged in, it's always charged when the power goes out.

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    Holy sh*t. We just had an earthquake in upstate NY!

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    I would say RJ and I are worried about any Cybs in Irene's path, but RJ really has no clue about hurricanes. The SE thunderstorms still freak him out. He's gonna come undone by his first big hurricane; well,who wouldn't? I would have the same reaction to an earthquake,which is his norm.

    Anyway, been thru dozens, glad to weigh in on preparedness issues since the fed and state people don't address a lot of the real issues.

    Duct tape, Rubbermaid storage containers, zip-lock bags, and a roll of plastic sheeting will be your best friends.

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    Duct tape, Rubbermaid storage containers, zip-lock bags, and a roll of plastic sheeting will be your best friends.
    Sounds like some kinky stuff going on there.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    Sounds like some kinky stuff going on there.
    Hey guy, come down here in a 140 mph wind and I'll show you how it works...

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    Hey guy, come down here in a 140 mph wind and I'll show you how it works...
    Anything I should bring? Oil? Handcuffs?
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    Anything I should bring? Oil? Handcuffs?
    Wow. Keep it G, folks.

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    On a more serious note, the latest forecast has Irene brushing the Outer Banks as a Cat 3 or Cat 4 hurricane on Saturday and hitting New England as a Cat 1 or Cat 2 hurricane on Sunday night. Looks like everyone on the East Coast needs to stay alert.
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    Quote Originally posted by illinoisplanner View post
    Wow. Keep it G, folks.
    What were you thinking? I meant oil for emergency lighting and handcuffs for restraining looters. Jeez, the things people read into innocent statements.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    What were you thinking? I meant oil for emergency lighting and handcuffs for restraining looters. Jeez, the things people read into innocent statements.
    ip hasn't been out of college that long ofos. I guess the younger set in chicagoland used those things differently.


    Here's a tracking map for Ms.Irene. http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...5&source=embed
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    Can't wait to be away for Hurricane Hysteria for a long weekend...I swear, hurricanes are mostly psychological, messing with people in it's 'cone of uncertainty'. After an rare earthquake and potential hurricane...I'm ready for an east coast escape.
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    Quote Originally posted by Planit View post
    ip hasn't been out of college that long ofos. I guess the younger set in chicagoland used those things differently.
    No, it's not the younger set you have to watch out for. It's those crazy Baby Boomers, what with their sexual revolution and all.
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    Quote Originally posted by illinoisplanner View post
    No, it's not the younger set you have to watch out for. It's those crazy Baby Boomers, what with their sexual revolution and all.
    Off-topic:
    Do your parents know you talk about them like that?


    I love the first hurricane of the season, it's like the first snow storm of the year in Dallas. 24/7 coverage, dire predictions, high probability that all the forecasts are wrong.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    What were you thinking? I meant oil for emergency lighting and handcuffs for restraining looters. Jeez, the things people read into innocent statements.
    I'm kind of hurt that you fibbed to the kids about the oil and the handcuffs. Shouldn't they know the truth?

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    Tide .... Out.

    Getting too close for comfort, heading south of Irene in the morning.
    Last edited by Tide; 24 Aug 2011 at 11:30 PM.

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    Quote Originally posted by Tide View post
    Tide .... Out.

    Getting too close for comfort, heading south of Irene in the morning.
    Be safe. Keep us updated.

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    We had some pretty strong storms last night... all I worry about is the kids waking up these days...
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    Quote Originally posted by Tide View post
    Tide .... Out.

    Getting too close for comfort, heading south of Irene in the morning.
    Hope things go well in the other Jacksonville. I still have a lot of friends in the area and I know many of them decided to take some extra time off and leave the region as well. I was down there for Hurricane Floyd (among others) and while the storm itself didn't do much damage to the area, all the rivers outside of town were completely flooded for quite a while cutting off access to the area for a few days longer than necessary. As somebody who had to work through the storm in a Operations Center on the base, I was particularly peeved since that meant it took longer for my relief to be able to return to their homes and come back to work! Oh well, a good supply of MRE's and a fridge full of beer in the office got us through!



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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    I'm kind of hurt that you fibbed to the kids about the oil and the handcuffs. Shouldn't they know the truth?
    Off-topic:
    They can't handle the truth.


    Hang in there east coasters, looks like the Carolinas to the NE might get hammered.
    Last edited by ofos; 25 Aug 2011 at 8:20 AM.
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    Quote Originally posted by Tide View post
    Tide .... Out.

    Getting too close for comfort, heading south of Irene in the morning.
    I'm out in a while too. This storm is scary... I'm heading back to earthquake country for a few days.
    Process and dismissal. Shelter and location. Everybody wants somewhere.

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    Quote Originally posted by kalimotxo View post
    I'm out in a while too. This storm is scary... I'm heading back to earthquake country for a few days.
    They're not making you stay for disaster recovery?

    Batten down the hatches. Drive west on I-40 if you need to. We'll leave the light on.
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    Stay safe everybody!

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