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Hurricane Irene May Strike The East Coast

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OK, so I'm watching the Weather Channel a lot tonight :D

They're talking about the increased risk of glass injuries because of the populated areas involved with this... might not hurt to dig out some safety goggles, and if you have bike helmets have them nearby :)

A good first aid kit is always useful.

Look at the damage done to the hospital in Joplin, MO....a LOT of damage and injuries from that tornado- granted the winds are stronger in an EF-5 tornado, but flying glass isn't going to make anybody have a good day :)

With all of the prep, maybe that old adage of "90% of what you worry about never happens".... Let's hope that is the case with this :)

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Well kids, I'll be nice and dry in Indiana! :cool: But prayers to everyone who lives on or near the coast! Be careful over there!

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I hope everyone stays safe.

Please also remember to pack up your common sense as during storms and such most people tend to lose it. :D

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i am only about 10 miles inland! in 2003 hurricane isabelle blew through here. we were without power for 2 weeks. ahh the joys of living on the coast!!!

nicenurse lpn

i experienced hurricane isabelle, it was so horrible and hot!! i lived in va than too. i'm actually from the southside of va (aka the 7 cities). i'm in md now, so i'm prepping for irene.

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My thoughts will be with you guys on the east coast. I remember how it is - I got to be in central FL in 2004. We had 3 in a row. The aftermath really sucked.... stay safe and don't forget to prepare the little furry ones too!

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Isabel's eye passed right over my house in '03...this one is tracking more or less the same way. Boooo.

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There is an outside chance that the storm could go up the Chesapeake. It could totally flood DC. It has happened before but not recently.

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So sorry for those getting ready to experience Irene. I am from New Orleans and remember Katrina was a 3 when it hit. Actually I would like to offer shelter to you or yours for this week or longer if needed. The rest of the country was so good to us after Katrina. I am an RN in New Orleans. I can offer a full upstairs for a family. Write a private note pls.

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Here in NYC a state of emergency has been declared. Not sure how much of this is Mr. Bloomberg's and the city's reaction to being accused of not being ready for last winter's Christmas blizzard, but ...

Staten Island Hospital, Coney Island Hospital and all other healthcare facilities in low lying NYC areas have been ordered to evacute all patients.

New York City Prepares For Arrival Of Hurricane Irene By Ordering Evacuation Of Some Hospitals « CBS New York

Both campuses of Staten Island University Hospital will either discharge patients, send them to Richmond University Hospital (former Saint Vincent's Hospital) or other nursing homes or hospitals owned by North Shore-Long Island Jewish system.

Current head of the NYC Department of Health held the same position in New Orleans when Katrina struck so guess he's learned a few things and is not playing this time.

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I've got to leave northern Maine Sunday (after working Sat. night) to drive DOWN 95 in order to catch the route to head west for my next contract. Hoping I can get out and head west away from the coast before whats left of Irene gets to New England.

Not looking forward to this drive!

Girl you might want to rethink those arrangements or at least your route! *LOL*

Looks like Saturday night through Sunday is when the stuff will be hitting the fan here.

Please take good care of yourself and drive carefully! Ok? !!!!

May God be with you as well!

DGTG

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Girl you might want to rethink those arrangements or at least your route! *LOL*

Looks like Saturday night through Sunday is when the stuff will be hitting the fan here.

Please take good care of yourself and drive carefully! Ok? !!!!

May God be with you as well!

DGTG

Yeah, I've got the atlas out and looking at alternate routes. Unfortunately from northern Maine there aren't too many. The ones I've found seem to be those little secondary roads that wind through all the little towns - not sure if those would be any better choice in heavy rain/wind!

Thanks for the thoughts!

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