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Okay East Coast Freepers, start getting it together now as Hurricane Irene is coming.
Vanity | 22 August 2011 | trueblackman

Posted on 08/22/2011 2:41:56 PM PDT by Trueblackman

Looks like from all the models that most of the East Coast will be under the gun in a few days from Hurricane Irene, so now is the time to start stocking up on water, ammo, canned food, toilet paper, gas and even an emergency generator. I live outside of Washington D.C. and remember the last time that T.S. Isabel hit, it took over 2 weeks to get the power back on and the panic that that caused. I also went down to New Orleans after Katrina and saw that first hand, so don't wait start stocking up now.


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I rather be safe that sorry any day.
1 posted on 08/22/2011 2:42:00 PM PDT by Trueblackman
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To: Trueblackman

just another day in NYC, bud.


2 posted on 08/22/2011 2:43:47 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Trueblackman

I’ll take a hurricane over a tornado anyday.


3 posted on 08/22/2011 2:44:20 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Trueblackman

I wish we could get the rain you all don’t need.... Texas is parched! Stay safe!


4 posted on 08/22/2011 2:45:12 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Maxine Waters tells Tea Party to "go to hell" - no thanks, I have no desire to move to your district)
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To: Trueblackman

I thought the latest prediction was that it may hit the Carolinas Fri into Sat.? Haven’t heard anything about further north of that.


5 posted on 08/22/2011 2:45:52 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Trueblackman

Could be a lot of overtime coming for me at the end of the week. Stocked up on gas, food, and water today.


6 posted on 08/22/2011 2:46:20 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (The solution to fix Congress: Nuke em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure!)
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To: nuconvert

The latest models have it holding together as far as Philly coming right up I-95 up to New York and God forbid it comes over the Chesapeake Bay as the water is very warm right now.


7 posted on 08/22/2011 2:49:14 PM PDT by Trueblackman (Posting on FR since 1998 and 100% teleprompter free post as well.)
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To: nuconvert

Im in Miami right now and it is great. Feels like the low to mid 80s and nice gust from the Southeast. We will probably see rain Tuesday but nothing big until Thursday.

It seems to traveling slowly and that could be a concern.

Enjoy.


8 posted on 08/22/2011 2:49:36 PM PDT by vg0va3 (I don't plan to quit the fight until it is finally over. Although, I am getting tired...)
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To: nuconvert

Im in Miami right now and it is great. Feels like the low to mid 80s and nice gust from the Southeast. We will probably see rain Tuesday but nothing big until Thursday.

It seems to traveling slowly and that could be a concern.

Enjoy.


9 posted on 08/22/2011 2:49:46 PM PDT by vg0va3 (I don't plan to quit the fight until it is finally over. Although, I am getting tired...)
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To: Trueblackman

We haven’t been shopping in more than two weeks. Oy.


10 posted on 08/22/2011 2:49:57 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Trueblackman

Thanks for the heads up. I’m in S.E. GA. I keep the TV off and rely on the Net for news. Your advice is very timely .


11 posted on 08/22/2011 2:50:40 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: nuconvert

Sat morning north of Charleston and tracking up I-95 was the last I heard. She’s supposed to be at my house in NC Sat afternoon or evening. I’m going to the store tonight to get a few things just in case.


12 posted on 08/22/2011 2:51:26 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I have been praying that you guys get a strong T.S. or weak Hurricane down there. I am predicting that you will by September as the heat dome over Texas should start to retreat, just hold on the rain is a coming.


13 posted on 08/22/2011 2:51:39 PM PDT by Trueblackman (Posting on FR since 1998 and 100% teleprompter free post as well.)
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To: Trueblackman

Oh, I hadn’t heard that. Thanks.


14 posted on 08/22/2011 2:51:51 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert
"I thought the latest prediction was that it may hit the Carolinas Fri into Sat.? Haven’t heard anything about further north of that."

I think the comparison is with the land storm track of Isabel. Isabel came ashore in the Outer Banks,,but then proceeded northward across North Carolina and Virginia west of the DC area. There was massive destruction and flooding and quite a few fatalities in Virginia.

15 posted on 08/22/2011 2:53:27 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Trueblackman
Now would be a good time to go over to Lowes or Home Depot to pick up that backup generator you've thought about buying, but never got around to.............Talking about the experience of my neighbors who didn't.

Don't forget to get at very least 4 five gallon cans for gasoline.
They are impossible to find after a hurricane.

16 posted on 08/22/2011 2:55:40 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: vg0va3

Slowing makes this thing even stronger and I have seen the power of these things when I was in the NAVY, Hurricanes are living storms and seek out warm water to stay alive. I am predicting it could reach Cat 4 status if it makes landfall at NC/SC border as that would have kept in the Gulf Steam for more than 3 days.


17 posted on 08/22/2011 2:56:37 PM PDT by Trueblackman (Posting on FR since 1998 and 100% teleprompter free post as well.)
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To: tsowellfan

True that and been through one, lets just say I am glad I had clean underwear afterwards.


18 posted on 08/22/2011 2:58:04 PM PDT by Trueblackman (Posting on FR since 1998 and 100% teleprompter free post as well.)
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To: Trueblackman
I have been praying that you guys get a strong T.S. or weak Hurricane down there.

With SST's in the 90's for most of the gulf, I am afraid that may not happen.

19 posted on 08/22/2011 2:58:33 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: Trueblackman; hiredhand

Hope yer right ..... Assigned to Indianhead NAS at EOD school off an on during my career an loved that area an the steamed blue crab out on highway 210 .....

Hope your lawns an gardens are wet down properly an mother nature is easy on ya.

Good Luck Sir....stay safe.


20 posted on 08/22/2011 2:59:07 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Trueblackman
Surfs up Ping!
21 posted on 08/22/2011 2:59:26 PM PDT by Shqipo (I am the unofficial originator of the Mega-Bump! Only use judiciously.)
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To: Trueblackman

Wonder how many hotel reservations along Carolina beaches are being cancelled right now? They don’t need this just as summer is winding down...


22 posted on 08/22/2011 2:59:46 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Trueblackman

From the Eaastern Shore of Virginia.....................................We’re all going to die! LOL just kinding


23 posted on 08/22/2011 3:00:23 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: The Cajun

Buying a Heavy duty generator for my home right now as I am a dialysis patient, who does treatment at home. Yes gas and water are impossible to find after these thing pass. I tell my friends to head to the dollar stores as you can find great deals on some foods and bottle water.


24 posted on 08/22/2011 3:01:47 PM PDT by Trueblackman (Posting on FR since 1998 and 100% teleprompter free post as well.)
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To: blueyon

LOL, just don’t depend on Obama to come in with a plan following anything on the East Coast, surfs up on the Bay.


25 posted on 08/22/2011 3:04:54 PM PDT by Trueblackman (Posting on FR since 1998 and 100% teleprompter free post as well.)
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Hey, True, did we meet up at GOE I ? Or perhaps I saw you interviewed on TV for GOE or Tea Party stuff.


26 posted on 08/22/2011 3:06:48 PM PDT by firebasecody (Orthodoxy, proclaiming the Truth since AD 33)
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To: who knows what evil?

Like you I go to the beaches after Labor Day, but not next weekend and the models have the outbanks under the gun right now and then coming up the Chesapeake.


27 posted on 08/22/2011 3:06:57 PM PDT by Trueblackman (Posting on FR since 1998 and 100% teleprompter free post as well.)
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To: Trueblackman

Yeah. The speed is what concerns me now. “

If she sits out there gaining strength it could be a beast.

“Irene is moving toward the west-northwest near 13 mph, and this motion, with a small decrease in forward speed is expected tonight and Tuesday.”

http://www.cfnews13.com/article/news/2011/august/298698/Hurricane-Irene-aims-for-the-Bahamas,-gathering-strength


28 posted on 08/22/2011 3:07:12 PM PDT by vg0va3 (I don't plan to quit the fight until it is finally over. Although, I am getting tired...)
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To: firebasecody

Yep and still out there talking about the important issues.


29 posted on 08/22/2011 3:07:52 PM PDT by Trueblackman (Posting on FR since 1998 and 100% teleprompter free post as well.)
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To: Trueblackman

According to NOAA, there shouldn’t be a problem “just outside of DC” except for rain and the inevitable flash flooding in low lying areas.

Still, I hate to stop a good old fashioned DC weather panic!!!


30 posted on 08/22/2011 3:08:38 PM PDT by perez24 (Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap.)
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To: Trueblackman

You gonna shoot the hurricane?


31 posted on 08/22/2011 3:10:29 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles

Nah, just the looters I know that would follow as the D.C. Area is so Progressive and my generator would be gone by the second night!


32 posted on 08/22/2011 3:13:26 PM PDT by Trueblackman (Posting on FR since 1998 and 100% teleprompter free post as well.)
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To: Trueblackman

C’mon down to Texas... its only 103 degrees at my house!


33 posted on 08/22/2011 3:14:19 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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Thanks, we can use all the prayers we can get! I have never seen Houston this dry, ever. You kind of expect it in West Texas, but not here.


34 posted on 08/22/2011 3:14:44 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Maxine Waters tells Tea Party to "go to hell" - no thanks, I have no desire to move to your district)
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To: perez24

Hey look at it this way, it would be two more days that D.C. could not spend our money. D.C. Weather Panics are a good thing.


35 posted on 08/22/2011 3:15:01 PM PDT by Trueblackman (Posting on FR since 1998 and 100% teleprompter free post as well.)
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To: Trueblackman
Buying a Heavy duty generator for my home right now...

Good deal.
I look at a generator as something I hope I will never need again, but I've had to use it 3 times since purchase 7 years ago.
Most of my neighbors have one now.

Take care of yourself.

36 posted on 08/22/2011 3:18:41 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: vg0va3

Weather has always been a hobby of mine and it seem all the factors are in place for a direct strike in the Outerbanks. There are are strong Highes over Texas and East of Bermuda, with the jet stream over Canada and weak Lows that just can’t push this thing out to sea. It is like a car coming down an alley right now.


37 posted on 08/22/2011 3:20:29 PM PDT by Trueblackman (Posting on FR since 1998 and 100% teleprompter free post as well.)
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To: CPT Clay

No way, I love Texas, but I will take my D.C. Weather of just 80 today.


38 posted on 08/22/2011 3:22:34 PM PDT by Trueblackman (Posting on FR since 1998 and 100% teleprompter free post as well.)
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To: Trueblackman

:(Say it ain’t so.


39 posted on 08/22/2011 3:23:33 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today:))
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To: Squantos

An EOD Brother on Free Republic, My six months months at the Head were some of the best, those nights at the Powder Keg still give me a head-ache


40 posted on 08/22/2011 3:23:46 PM PDT by Arkansas Tider (Army EOD)
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To: Trueblackman
Hey Kevin, good to 'see' ya again !

Thanks for the heads up .. sure wish we could steer some of it toward our FRiends in TX !

Stay dry and safe and don't let the looter bugs bite    

41 posted on 08/22/2011 3:24:35 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Trueblackman
hope this image works, might not:
42 posted on 08/22/2011 3:25:09 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: Trueblackman

I live aboard a small sailboat near Jax and I’m staying put and battening down, keeping my fingers crossed :(


43 posted on 08/22/2011 3:25:57 PM PDT by tarotsailor
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To: Arkansas Tider

Granted I was at Pax, I loved when they sent me up to the Head for something. Some of the best firecrackers in the World and the joke on the flight deck was, “If you see A.O.’s heading one way and EOD the other follow the A.O.’s.....LMAO!


44 posted on 08/22/2011 3:30:29 PM PDT by Trueblackman (Posting on FR since 1998 and 100% teleprompter free post as well.)
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To: Trueblackman
My hobby is weather as well, been following this guy for years:

@BigJoeBastardi Joe Bastardi
TPC continues to shift to my track, intensity. Will have to shift more to ne as this is a major hit NC then nne to New England
6 hours ago via web

@BigJoeBastardi Joe Bastardi
Storm should be 3 or 4 on NC coast, 1 or 2 for New England. Heavy rains on saturated ground may be as big a story as wind there
6 hours ago via web

@BigJoeBastardi Joe Bastardi
Euro right on the track I have for Irene.. How about that 54 analog??? drought/heat Texas- hurricanes running east coast
4 hours ago via web

Do you follow the “Big Dog” Trueblackman?

45 posted on 08/22/2011 3:31:27 PM PDT by zzeeman ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: tarotsailor

Get some extra mooring lines and hope you can ride it out.


46 posted on 08/22/2011 3:31:39 PM PDT by Trueblackman (Posting on FR since 1998 and 100% teleprompter free post as well.)
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To: perez24

“.. I hate to stop a good old fashioned DC weather panic”

Tell me you are kidding! When we get the news that three or four inches of snow may arrive, people start abandoning their cars. There isn’t a roll of toilet paper in a store, any store and even the ice cream is all gone. Seriously... last Winter, I saw an elderly woman hit a young man in his HEAD because he reached for the last quart of milk. (to anyone wondering... she got the last quart of milk)


47 posted on 08/22/2011 3:32:10 PM PDT by momtothree
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“as I am a dialysis patient, who does treatment at home. “

Well we need to pray for your well being. How often do you need to do this?

48 posted on 08/22/2011 3:38:17 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Six Days a week and I have a nice stock of supplies for that and getting my hands on a heavy duty generator tonight with at least a week of gas. My NAVY experience has prepared me well and if I have to move then the truck is gassed up and emergency funds are on hand and in the bank.


49 posted on 08/22/2011 3:45:00 PM PDT by Trueblackman (Posting on FR since 1998 and 100% teleprompter free post as well.)
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To: Trueblackman

Thanks Kevin. Hope all is well with you.


50 posted on 08/22/2011 3:49:46 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Tagline on vacation, day 3)
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