In before the ping!!!!
Just one minior correction...
Your tracking map (the 2nd one) is dated from August 22nd.
In regards to post #4, after hitting ENTER and going back to your thread, I saw the map has been corrected.
This is the best graphic I have found
I began my panic this afternoon with a trip to the supermarket. I loaded up with beans. That way if I need gas I won’t have to wait in any lines.
WBOC - Salsibury Maryland
WMDT - Salisbury, MD
These cover the entire DelMarVa Peninsula
We are directly in it’s path here in coastal Carolina. Please pray. I’m worried. The rain seems to have started now. I’ll try to post updates.
And just in time too. :)
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for... * north of Sandy Hook to the mouth of the
Merrimack River Massachusetts...including New York City...Long Island...Long
Island Sound...Block Island...Boston...Marthas Vineyard and Nantucket.
Max sustained winds 105 mph, 942mb
Moving N at 14 mph
Hurricane force winds extend 90 miles from the center
Tropical storm force winds extend 290 miles from the storm center
My neighbor has a son living on Chesapeake Bay---I think she said on an island?--Harris Island?-Bailey Island?.....he & his wife were told all cars had to be taken off the island...
..which they did, but HE went back to stay with the house!!!!.....not a good idea
I’ll be joining other hams in providing communications support to our emergency management office this weekend. As an FYI, if you have a single side band short wave radio, here is the net activation announcement:
The Hurricane Watch Net has activated as rapidly developing Hurricane Irene makes its way through the gulf. The net is active on 14.325 MHz USB, information isavailable at http://www.hwn.org
Hoping and praying that Irene fizzles (did I hear she has lost some strength?).
Praying for our FRiends in North Carolina especially right now...
Checking in. Have a few people I know in the path. Wishing you all well.
Thanks for putting up this thread as usual....
My daughter is at Surf City NC....direct hit...she has evacuated....
My Brother and Sister in law are in Rehobeth Beach DE, another direct hit......They are hunkered down, the bridges
Watching with concern....
Mandatory evacuations along the NJ coast began yesterday. Those on the barrier islands were to evacuate yesterday and those on the mainland are to evacuate starting today.
Orders are that no one is to go to the NJ coast.
The concern extends inland. I have first hand knowledge that senior citizens in Salem County, NJ (across the DE River from Wilmington, DE), are being called and urged to make ready as they may need to move further inland or report to a shelter.
Sussex County, DE has also received mandatory evacuation orders. Aircraft at Dover AFB will be relocated.
Thanks again for your hurricane survival tips and reminders... I’ve got a full tank of gas and the laundry is done! Will be sure to run dishwasher, etc. before the inevitable power outage, which “may last for awhile” according to our ‘RAT governor... :-(
Having driven through Katrina from Jackson to Beaumont, and sat in Houston through Rita after failing to get out of town due to gas shortages, please listen:
If you are in the likely path of this thing, GET OFF THE COMPUTER RIGHT NOW AND GO TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS!
Fill your gas tank, get some gallons of water, and if you have dependents get the hell out of town. The odds are you will be fine even if you sit it out, but the fact of the matter is that whole families were buried in the aftermath of Katrina. Entire households drowned.
Godspeed and go take care of storm business. Everything else is secondary right now.
Is it too late to name this one ‘Hurricane Krugman’ ?