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Old 08-25-2011, 09:22 PM   #16
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To quote the Talking Heads, This ain't no party, this ain't no disco, this ain't no foolin' around. Irene is now as big as any observed tropical cyclone ever observed in the Atlantic, with tropical storm-force winds extending 290 miles in each direction from the center.

From the NY Post: Before Hurricane Irene hits, New York planning to shut down transportation system, evacuate areas

Yes, that is the ENTIRE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM of New York City. The point is, if you're getting supplies, get them NOW. If you're going to get out of town, don't wait around. Quite frankly, I'm surprised that Bloomberg hasn't ordered a mandatory evacuation of low-lying areas.

And in case you need any more convincing, run an image search of "bolivar peninsula hurricane ike."
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:24 PM   #17
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Holy crap.
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:13 PM   #18
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Wow, that's crazy! Stay safe, everyone.
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:20 PM   #19
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Please stay safe, everyone. Hurricane Irene passed through here almost a week ago, and by pure luck, the eye of the storm did not go through the west side of the island (where I reside). Extremely rare to see a hurricane heading towards a place like New York City.
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Old 08-26-2011, 12:06 AM   #20
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Good luck to those in the path of this storm. As a Floridian, I've been through my share. They are not fun. Be prepared...
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Old 08-26-2011, 12:30 AM   #21
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That's crazy. When is it supposed to hit?
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Old 08-26-2011, 05:20 AM   #22
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Wow, that sure sounds terrible

It seems surreal that NY might actually get hit.

Everyone that is affected by this hurricane: Please take care, stay safe. Our thoughts are with you.
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Old 08-26-2011, 05:50 AM   #23
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This scares me. Hope all you east coasters are safe.
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:37 AM   #24
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on a serious, non Dennis Quaid note, i really do hope everyone is overreacting and that these are just safety precautions.
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:56 AM   #25
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on a serious, non Dennis Quaid note, i really do hope everyone is overreacting and that these are just safety precautions.

This is not an over reaction. Image search Hurricane Ike Bolivar Peninsula. That kind of storm surge is coming to Gotham.
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:03 AM   #26
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This is not an over reaction. Image search Hurricane Ike Bolivar Peninsula. That kind of storm surge is coming to Gotham.
I checked the images and despite being amazed by what I saw, I don't think NYC is going to be leveled this weeekend. I do expect a lot of flooding since about a foot of rain is expected. That will be hell to deal with.
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:51 AM   #27
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Brisbane got fucked up by a cyclone earlier this year, so I hope for the best in NYC. Scary stuff.
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Old 08-26-2011, 03:02 PM   #28
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I'm not ashamed to admit it, I'm scared out of my freaking mind
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Old 08-26-2011, 03:22 PM   #29
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I'm concerned that it may be worse than predicted.

The evacuations have begun in the low-lying areas, Zone A, and its mandatory by Mayor Bloomberg. I live near a Zone A area so I'm wondering if I'll have to start packing once I get home from work.
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Old 08-26-2011, 03:46 PM   #30
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On a lighter note, bring on the Kanye West jokes:

"Yo Irene imma let u finish but Katrina was the best hurricane ever!"

(found that on Twitter)
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