Hurricane Irene Forum for those in it's path

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  1. BakerRambles profile image71
    BakerRamblesposted 11 years ago

    For those stuck in or around the path of Hurricane Irene, I am posting this for everyone to keep in contact up and down the east coast.  Please use this to help your fellow hubbers get through this unexpected hurricane and offer positive support, thank you.

    1. LearnFromMe profile image86
      LearnFromMeposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Just started raining here in PA. No winds or anything yet...expecting that tomorrow.

      1. kmackey32 profile image62
        kmackey32posted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Im in PA, but way inland...

    2. galleryofgrace profile image74
      galleryofgraceposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Blue skies and sunshine in VA today. Now that the storm is gone I can hear the rumble from the earthquake again. Well we've heard from earth and wind- where's the fire??

  2. Quilligrapher profile image76
    Quilligrapherposted 11 years ago

    I just went through a list of tips for surviving hurricane Irene. I was feeling really confident about being prepared until I got to the end. The last suggestion was "yell for help."

    1. kmackey32 profile image62
      kmackey32posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I think those around the path are in hiding right

      1. BakerRambles profile image71
        BakerRamblesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        I'm in Clinton, md now, and it's starting to get really bad, I'm going to use the weather channel to help those in future danger of the hurricane

  3. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 11 years ago

    I've survived at least 2 hurricanes in my lifetime, both of them un-forecasted. Basically it just got very windy, and then a bit more, and it got noisy as things were blown about and you heard some terrific crashing noises as chimneys came down etc.

    The first hurricane was in 1968, and it was a full moon. I looked out my bedroom window and thought the sea seemed awfully close.

    I was right, it was.

    We got a few days off school because it had breached the road in several places.

    Always a silver lining smile

    1. kmackey32 profile image62
      kmackey32posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I lived in NC when hurricane floyd hit the Outer Banks. It wasnt the hurricane itself that did the damage. It was the flooding afterwords. We lost everything so I moved back home.

      1. IzzyM profile image88
        IzzyMposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        I am so sorry to hear that sad

        1. BakerRambles profile image71
          BakerRamblesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          The area around Washington dc, Baltimore, Easton over to ocean city are almost ready to a hit, a couple hours away.  Be prepared people, there is already quite a bit of flooding and high winds.

  4. recommend1 profile image61
    recommend1posted 11 years ago

    Just asking  -  don't yhou guys get hurricanes once or twice every year ?  what is special about this one that the shelters and way of building does not account for ?

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Mainland US hasn't been hit since, I think, 2008 according to my local paper.  Plus there is always the hope that we can do better in helping people out with shelters and such.  Many buildings were constructed 100+ years ago, but modern building codes also continue to evolve and provide more protection (we hope).

    2. SimeyC profile image91
      SimeyCposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      In NJ we get Hurricanes about once every 40 years. The problem we have is that with the amount of rain we've had over the last few weeks and the rain we're getting now, the ground is very saturated. This means that there is a high chance that many trees will fall during the storm! This will not only be dangerous if they hit homes or apartments, but will cause power outages and leave 'live' wires dangling....with the constant winds of 50+ mph over a long time there is also a danger of broken windows - houses are relatively safe - but there are bound to be some tragedies in NJ and in other states.

  5. SimeyC profile image91
    SimeyCposted 11 years ago

    It's just about arriving in my town - very very windy and a lot of rain.

    I'm actually writing a Hub about my experience and have been updating for several hours now - I will continue to update as I can - hopefully we'll have power for a while yet!!! … onal-story

  6. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 11 years ago

    What is happening in New York? I know Irene has hit. You folks safe?

  7. Quilligrapher profile image76
    Quilligrapherposted 11 years ago

    I extend my sincere gratitude to the State, county officials, local emergency responders, and to the weather and news media for all of their efforts preparing and protecting the public before, during, and after this event.

    1. BakerRambles profile image71
      BakerRamblesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I have to be honest, I live on Kent island, in the Chesapeake bay, and it messed up the powerlines, high winds and flooding, but the emergency reams were rapid, and power was back on within 6 hour after onset

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    giundaposted 11 years ago

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  9. BWD316 profile image82
    BWD316posted 11 years ago

    I live in coastal south western CT, just west of New Haven, we got some gusty winds today and some heavy rain)tropical storm conditions) but not as bad as we thought, although storm surge was a huge issue for homes on the beach.  I also dont know how but even though my state had record power outages my area of my town didn't lose power! which is how i got to load a bunch of photos of the storm to hubpages.  Some places up here wont have power for a few days to a week and a half! So its great that i have power and the internet, especially since my graduate classes start this did everyone else make out?

  10. Lisa HW profile image63
    Lisa HWposted 11 years ago

    I'm in northern MA.  It's gone now.  Our power's back on (again), but we still have to get through the night hoping the leftover gusting winds don't know out the power again (because there are people who won't have power for a week, and I don't want to be among them).  It wasn't as bad where I am as in other areas in the state (although I don't have a clue about any "routine" damage (as opposed to "dramatic" damage) beyond my own yard.  General consensus from local news broadcasts:  It wasn't great, lots of damage, but it could have been a whole lot worse.  Of course, the power coming and going, I could only see snippets of news a couple of times.


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