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    I just want to let anyone who may be in harms way, due to hurricane Irene, my prayers will be with you.
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    We're ready for Irene up here in Maine. The generator is primed, and I'm stocked up on beer and toilet paper...

    Folks down south stand to bear the brunt of this one. I hope this storm for them simply peters out, or passes them by with the minimum of damage.

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    Beer and toilet paper....absolute essentials for disaster preparedness (rofl)
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    Rob,
    Sounds like you're well prepared! LOL Found out, from the neighbors, our basement will probably flood, hopefully not above the plastic pallets!
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    Beer and toilet paper....absolute essentials for disaster preparedness (rofl)
    LOL That was funny!
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    I'm praying and thinking good thoughts. My family lives on the Jersey shore. They say they can't go inland be ause the rivers are flooding from previous storms. So they've battened down the hatches and go to my cousins house five mile inland. Praying for all.
    Hugs to you Red

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    My daughter lives in Greenwich Village, in Manhattan. She is well prepared. She lives in an apartment on the 23rd floor, and her husband is traveling. Their apartment faces south, toward the financial district, and the entire south wall is windows.
    However, she is cat-sitting on the 15th floor, in an apartment that faces onto a sheltered courtyard and she is apartment sitting in another one that is on the 4th floor and faces the street.
    She has four friends spending the weekend with her that have been evacuated from Rockaway Beach. They have decided to hang out with the cat on the 15th floor, with plenty of cheese, wine and good rum.
    She has storm-readied all three apartments - taped windows, garbage-bagged electronics, filled tubs, turned freezers as low as possible, and stocked all three fridges with extra ice and water. They are well-stocked.
    She has a great last resort, too. She is in charge of her Neurobiology lab at NYU, since her boss is traveling. They just received an extra shipment of water and food for lab animals, so they have a month's worth of plenty of water. The lab building also has it's own generators, since it is filled with labs with sensitive equipment. Because of that, she moved a lot of her perishable food to the fridge in the lab.
    They are going to hunker down and have quite a hurricane party tonight. Since one of the friends who is staying with her is a three-star chef at the Plaza, I have the feeling that they will have a very nice party, even if it is by candle light.
    I'll still be glad to hear from her once it is all over!
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    Quote Originally Posted by magistramarla View Post
    My daughter lives in Greenwich Village, in Manhattan. She is well prepared. She lives in an apartment on the 23rd floor, and her husband is traveling. Their apartment faces south, toward the financial district, and the entire south wall is windows.
    However, she is cat-sitting on the 15th floor, in an apartment that faces onto a sheltered courtyard and she is apartment sitting in another one that is on the 4th floor and faces the street.
    She has four friends spending the weekend with her that have been evacuated from Rockaway Beach. They have decided to hang out with the cat on the 15th floor, with plenty of cheese, wine and good rum.
    She has storm-readied all three apartments - taped windows, garbage-bagged electronics, filled tubs, turned freezers as low as possible, and stocked all three fridges with extra ice and water. They are well-stocked.
    She has a great last resort, too. She is in charge of her Neurobiology lab at NYU, since her boss is traveling. They just received an extra shipment of water and food for lab animals, so they have a month's worth of plenty of water. The lab building also has it's own generators, since it is filled with labs with sensitive equipment. Because of that, she moved a lot of her perishable food to the fridge in the lab.
    They are going to hunker down and have quite a hurricane party tonight. Since one of the friends who is staying with her is a three-star chef at the Plaza, I have the feeling that they will have a very nice party, even if it is by candle light.
    I'll still be glad to hear from her once it is all over!
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    That's a good plan. Sounds like she has all the bases covered and then some.

    Weather has been nice here all day, but now it's getting really cloudy and humid suddenly, and I can feel the barometric pressure changing. The storm track shows the eye of the storm passing about 35 miles to my West in the late afternoon tomorrow. Everything here is pretty much closed up, and the marina is almost empty except for a Penobscot County Sheriff's boat, and a Coast Guard cutter. This weekend is the annual Bangor Folk Music Festival, which always runs Friday through Sunday, but the town is packing it all up tonight after an extended schedule for today, making up somewhat for all of tomorrow's activities being cancelled.

    I'm all battened down and ready, so now it's just wait and see.

    Rob
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    Rob,
    The weather guy on CNN just said that the storm will cross into Canada Monday evening, but will encounter air that is cool enough to make it fizzle out.
    You are close to Canada, right. Hopefully, it will just be a bad thunderstorm by the time you see it.
    Enjoy your beer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by magistramarla View Post
    Rob,
    The weather guy on CNN just said that the storm will cross into Canada Monday evening, but will encounter air that is cool enough to make it fizzle out.
    You are close to Canada, right. Hopefully, it will just be a bad thunderstorm by the time you see it.
    Enjoy your beer!
    Hugs,
    Marla
    Yes, the province of New Brunswick is just to the north, and Nova Scotia is to the east just across the bay. I spoke to a couple of people "in the know" earlier, and both of them predicted (off the record) that we'll most likely have sustained winds of 40-50 knots, and 2-3 inches of rain. So basically, it will probably be like you said, just a bad thunderstorm. Storms and severe weather are a pretty common thing up here. Although we're well prepared, we're not terribly worried about this storm.

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