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Old 08-27-2011, 09:39 AM   #61
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my aunt lives in accomack county va and she has already evacuated, were in middlesex county nj. i wasnt worried untill i saw the conditions in north carolina. the winds were way worse than i had thought. stay safe.
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Old 08-27-2011, 10:03 AM   #62
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Uneasy calm here in North Jersey. Not the slightest breeze.
I just went for a bike ride to try and pass the time.
Irene isn't coming until dinner.
It's humid and feels like the tropics.
I actually saw a guy boarding up his house. This is so new to me.
So many damn trees here.

Best wishes to those getting hit now.
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Old 08-27-2011, 10:05 AM   #63
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Waiting here in NYC, too. We are not in an evacuation zone. We have 4 days of food, just in case, although my husband swears that the Korean bodega on the corner NEVER closes.
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Old 08-27-2011, 10:09 AM   #64
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Soft rains just started falling here in NYC. Things are quiet, at least for the moment. Not much of a breeze.

Went out this AM because I had to pick up our farm share. Roads are mostly empty by us. I'm using up our farm produce by making a western omlette.

Is this what they call the calm before the storm?
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Old 08-27-2011, 10:15 AM   #65
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Enjoying power while we still have it!!
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Old 08-27-2011, 10:22 AM   #66
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Gusty winds here (35 MPH) but that is about it here. Even the Greensboro, NC location of Wet'n Wild is opening today.
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Old 08-27-2011, 10:50 AM   #67
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Heavy rain and winds....we are in a tornado warning as well. So far, it's not too bad...but the worst is yet to come.

Prayers to everyone in Irene's path

Will check back in later.
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Old 08-27-2011, 10:53 AM   #68
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I'm hoping we don't lose power. We're in a high rise. However, we bought a few kerosene lanterns and charged up our Kindles just in case.

I hope everyone is safe, and has the good sense not to name their May 2012 babies Irene.
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I'm watching the Weather Channel and things look pretty bad in Virginia Beach. Yet these people are driving around in the background. What are these people thinking?
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I'm hoping we don't lose power. We're in a high rise. However, we bought a few kerosene lanterns and charged up our Kindles just in case.

I hope everyone is safe, and has the good sense not to name their May 2012 babies Irene.
Be very careful with the Kerosene lanterns inside an apartment.

I had a high school friend die from an accident.

Stay safe.
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Old 08-27-2011, 11:40 AM   #72
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Be very careful with the Kerosene lanterns inside an apartment.

I had a high school friend die from an accident.

Stay safe.
Thanks, will do. We also have a battery powered lantern and 6 D batteries, 2 flashlights and candles.
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Looks like the storm has shifted slightly west bringing it closer to us.
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Looks like the storm has shifted slightly west bringing it closer to us.
Great. Headed directly to me!

I've heard conflicting advice. Do we crack the windows open or not??
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I've heard conflicting advice. Do we crack the windows open or not??
NO- do NOT crack open the windows. Old wives tale that can actually do significant damage.
Here's Snopes answer and explanation- there are many more similar explanations out the on the "inter-webs"!

Did my final hurricane shopping this morning. Filled up 2 coolers with ice cubes, got fruit and veggies.

I also made the Tastefully Simple Beer Bread and Lemon Bars!! Yummmm...
Almost can't wait for the power to go off!

Stay safe everyone.
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