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.
Just started raining here in PA. No winds or anything yet...expecting that tomorrow.
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??
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."
I think those around the path are in hiding right now...
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
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.
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 ?
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).
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.
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!!!
http://simeyc.hubpages.com/hub/Hurrican … onal-story
What is happening in New York? I know Irene has hit. You folks safe?
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.
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 week...how did everyone else make out?
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.
by Ethel Smith 4 weeks ago
Good luck to all those affected in the USA. Reports here in the UK claim that although winds are weakening a disaster is expected. Thoughts with you all
by Melanie Palen 21 months ago
What is a "major" hurricane?What is the difference between a major hurricane and other weather nasties like a tropical storm?? What makes a hurricane a "major" hurricane?
by Nspeel 7 years ago
What if hurricane Irene hits land?This hurricane is coming very quickly it just made Cat 3 by the time it gets to where I live it is suppose to be Cat 4 possibly Cat 5. Going to be dangerous!
by Stacie L 7 years ago
Hurricane Irene poses is threatening the south eastern coastal state and may run up the coast to new England by the weekend.those in the Caribbean are feeling her effects alreadycheck your travel plans...i hate hurricanes!
by flacoinohio 5 years ago
If you lived in the path of Hurricane Sandy coming ashore would you refuse to leave your home?I am watching the news about Hurricane Sandy and there are stories about people refusing to leave their homes. There are even people out walking around on the beaches and board walks taking pictures...
by Faith Reaper 5 years ago
I do not know if this is a proper way to address this, but I am making a plea for a call to prayer for all those affected in this most dangerous storm's path (many here on HP, our friends, i.e., Colin a.k.a. Epigramman, Joseph De Cross, a.k.a. Lord De Cross, Mary (tillsontitan) from NYC and many...
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