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Irene's fury
« on: August 25, 2011, 09:28:26 AM »
Hurricane Irene that is...It's about time to batten down the hatches here on the Mid-Atlantic coast. She's heading our way and I'm currently dead center in the direct path (current)  of fury.

I hope she veers right.  :-X

http://www.weather.com/weather/hurricanecentral/article/tropical-depression-nine-storm-hurricane-irene_2011-08-20

http://www.weather.com/maps/news/atlstorm9/spec_floater3_large_animated.html
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Re: Irene's fury
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2011, 09:57:27 AM »
PUT ON A HELMET!!     


Seriously, dude, be smart, and be safe. Keep us posted.
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Re: Irene's fury
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2011, 10:04:26 AM »
PUT ON A HELMET!!     


Seriously, dude, be smart, and be safe. Keep us posted.

Thanks  :)

Should be interesting to say the least.  :(
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Re: Irene's fury
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2011, 10:12:33 AM »
And remember, if you lose power, plug the kegerator into the generator first.

Seriously though, I hope it goes back out over the ocean. Good luck.
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Re: Irene's fury
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2011, 10:57:04 AM »
How close to the coast are you Ron?  Any plans to evacuate inland?  i grew up at the beach in NJ and we stayed through a couple of hurricanes.  It was fun :)  But I wouldn't hesitate to pack up the kids and leave now that I'm old and cautious. ;)
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Re: Irene's fury
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2011, 11:06:09 AM »
I'm a few miles from the coastline of The Delaware Bay. I'm not making plans to evacuate at the present time. As the storm tracks closere, I'll make a call on that. Right now the NWS is predicting an extreme threat for our area including 100mph winds, widespread power outages and downed trees.  :o

I'm going to play it by ear for now.
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Re: Irene's fury
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2011, 11:09:58 AM »
Keerful now. Plywood over the windows. Stay inside. Best of luck.
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Re: Irene's fury
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2011, 11:19:31 AM »
Only 100 mph? :o

We lose enough trees here when we gets gusts of 70 mph.  Have you covered the windows like euge suggests?  Got batteries and candles?  it doesn't hurt to fill a bathtub for water, or any spare kegs you have lying around.
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Re: Irene's fury
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2011, 11:36:49 AM »
Only 100 mph? :o

We lose enough trees here when we gets gusts of 70 mph.  Have you covered the windows like euge suggests?  Got batteries and candles?  it doesn't hurt to fill a bathtub for water, or any spare kegs you have lying around.

Good advice on having plenty of drinking water handy, in case of a long power outage.

As homebrewers, we can boil water to make it safe.  Having fresh water to boil may be the problem for some.  Fill up, if nothing else you will have some peace of mind about drinking water.
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Re: Irene's fury
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2011, 11:42:29 AM »
Remember, you have to drain the keggerator when the power fails lest the beer get warm!  Well, I have no choice because no power = no well pump so no water.   Anyway, gotta love home appliances that continue to function when the power goes out!  

On a more serious note, keep your head down and stay safe Ron, and anyone else in her path!  I have a feeling she'll be a bit tamer by the time she hits us here in CT on Sunday.
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Re: Irene's fury
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2011, 11:57:54 AM »
Good luck and stay safe. Maybe pack the kegerator with ice to keep things cold just in case.

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Re: Irene's fury
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2011, 01:14:42 PM »
And do remember to fill your car and gas cans up before the storm. 
Gas pumps run on electricity. 
No electricity to run the pumps means no gas.

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Re: Irene's fury
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2011, 01:18:06 PM »
And do remember to fill your car and gas cans up before the storm. 
Gas pumps run on electricity. 
No electricity to run the pumps means no gas.


Nice tip!
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Re: Irene's fury
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2011, 01:24:00 PM »
I've been watching that closely.  I still have lots of family and friends in Florida.  (My friends in Florida are waxing up their surf boards).

I do not miss that at all.  The threat of hurricanes was like the constant dull pain of a toothache.  Plus, working for the power company really messed with things when storms were near.

In the summer of 2004 we had 4 hurricanes in 6 weeks in Orlando.  We suffered a lot of damage. They changed everything.   

January of 2005 I moved to Hawaii for good.   We get them here every decade or two.  The Pacific out here is much cooler than the Gulf and the Atlantic.  They tend to fizzle out before they get here.  The last one was Iniki that hit Kauai on 9/11/92.




Get some cash too.  ATMs and debit cards don't work without power.
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Re: Irene's fury
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2011, 01:50:55 PM »
we'll check in with you when the volcano's about to blow,and see if you feel the same way :-)


In the summer of 2004 we had 4 hurricanes in 6 weeks in Orlando.  We suffered a lot of damage. They changed everything.  


I learned a lot that year - I got hit by 3 of those 4, though with less severity than you guys did (esp Punta Gorda).  In the new pad, I'll be sporting impact windows, a 20kW generator - its expensive, but only takes one storm to be worth it, IMO - lesson learned.

BTW - waves are sick today - 12-14ft sets at the pier down the street from my office.
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