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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Sun August 28th, 2011, 12:29 am

[quote=""Susan""]LOL, your spoiler! My daughter in Seattle feels left out that she missed the east coast earthquake and now a hurricane. She's hoping she doesn't get Mt. Rainier erupting instead! The rain and wind are increasing in intensity and we have a tornado watch (along with hurricane warning and flood warning). I have a feeling I won't sleep much tonight.[/quote]

Sorry about my sick sense of humor, but I couldn't resist ;)

You folks on the east coast have had it rough, and I feel particularly sorry for Tanzanite. Just moved there. First major heat wave, then an earthquake and now this.
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Post by Tanzanite » Sun August 28th, 2011, 1:10 am

Thanks Misfit - I'm hanging in there! My husband was surprised that I didn't find a way to get back to Charlotte after the earthquake and hearing there was a hurricane on the way. He says I'm being unusually calm about the whole thing...

So far, I still have power and we've just had a good rain all day (sometimes heavy) but they are saying the worst of it won't get here until around midnight. I'm hoping I sleep through it!

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Post by Madeleine » Sun August 28th, 2011, 11:30 am

Good luck everyone, stay safe (and dry).
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Post by Susan » Sun August 28th, 2011, 12:30 pm

Made it through the night although I was awake from 12:30-2:30 AM due to noisy rain and wind. Lots and lots of rain and it's still raining. We are in the area that got 10+ inches of rain. My backyard looks like it has several lakes and there are some tree limbs down. Flooding will be a major issue. When I was awake last night, I heard on TV that Route 1 in my county and my town was closed due to flooding. Route 1 is a major local road. It actually goes from New England all the way down to Key West, Florida and was the major north-south road on the east coast until the highway (Route 95) was built. There are several areas in New Jersey along rivers which usually flood, and I bet they are probably in dire conditions.
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Post by Susan » Sun August 28th, 2011, 12:49 pm

I just checked the website for my town to see if there is any information on what happened locally. It's difficult to tell from where I am. I have power, my road is open, and there are no trees down. Just posting some highlights.

7:30AM HURRICANE IRENE IMPACT REPORT - MAJOR IMPACT

THE HURRICANE HAS HAD A MAJOR IMPACT ON THE TOWNSHIP. CURRENTLY ABOUT A 1/4 OF THE TOWNSHIP IS WITHOUT POWER. NUMEROUS ROADS ARE CLOSED BECAUSE OF FLOODING AND DOWN TREES.

THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF TREES THAT HAVE FALLEN THROUGHOUT THE TOWNSHIP. NO ONE SHOULD BE TRAVELING ON THE ROADS AT THIS TIME.

New Brunswick hospitals are inaccessible at this time. (My note: I am assuming that the roads near the hospitals are underwater. New Brunswick is about 8 miles away.)
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Post by Brenna » Sun August 28th, 2011, 1:29 pm

Misfit you are hilarious!

My husband and I finally figured out that having two floors was one way to avoid killing each other so I went up to the bedroom to read. We survived the night and although we still have wind gusts, thing seem to be calming down.

I slept through the tornado warnings and the rainfall. Oh well. Hoping the Governor lifts the driving ban so we can go out this afternoon.

Hope everyone in NJ and north weather all of this ok!
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Post by fljustice » Sun August 28th, 2011, 3:47 pm

Misfit, thanks for the laugh!

We have power, a dry basement, canned food for a week and less alcohol. The trash our neighbor left in his driveway and on his porch roof is still there and all my feral cats were waiting for breakfast. The only casualty was we lost cable in the middle of Dr. Who. I slept through the worst of it. There is a downed tree on our block and several large limbs, but mostly leaf litter. Not bad at all.

Time to put all my plants back. Hope everyone else fared as well. Let us know!
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Post by princess garnet » Sun August 28th, 2011, 4:23 pm

It just rained here most of the night and some more this morning. Guess that was it for us!

On a lighter note, here's a cartoon from the "Washington Examiner" today.
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Post by LoveHistory » Sun August 28th, 2011, 4:29 pm

Glad that so many of our East Coast members are alright! I hope we hear from more of you soon.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun August 28th, 2011, 5:17 pm

Misfit: You are so naughty to taunt them like that! Just wait it'll be our turn for a bad thing to happen and they're going to taunt us! Tsk, tsk!

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