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Old Aug 28th 2011, 1:02 pm
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Turned out to be a bit of a damp squid really in our part of NJ. We did get heavy rain...but I've seen worse and the wind didn't really amount to much. No branches down on our property...a few twigs on the ground that's all. Leccie went off a few times but came back after a couple of minutes.

The remnants of hurricane Floyd which hit NJ in Sept 1999 was much worse IMO.
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Old Aug 28th 2011, 1:20 pm
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Turned out to be a bit of a damp squid really

Squid do tend to come that way.
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Old Aug 28th 2011, 1:39 pm
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We are about 350 miles north of NYC .. No rain yet, just grey skies and blustery winds. We were going to Burlington, Vt today, staying overnight for a medical appointment tomorrow morning. We cancelled, I don't fancy crossing Lake Champlain in stormy conditions and don't really relish being in a hotel in the big city if there is a power outage tonight. Discretion is the better part of valor and all that..
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Old Aug 28th 2011, 1:45 pm
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We are about 350 miles north of NYC .. No rain yet, just grey skies and blustery winds. We were going to Burlington, Vt today, staying overnight for a medical appointment tomorrow morning. We cancelled, I don't fancy crossing Lake Champlain in stormy conditions and don't really relish being in a hotel in the big city if there is a power outage tonight. Discretion is the better part of valor and all that..
we are 12 miles south of Boston and the rains and gusts have appeared and are sustained although not strong enough to cause concern yet. We will be getting the worst of it in a couple of hours according to the news.
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My jaw hit the floor this morning upon hearing a national US weatherman saying that, "Hurricane Irene will thankfully vanish off into Canada later today." Yeah - take that foreign nobodies who don't matter at all.

This was quickly topped by the Good Morning America team for weirdly referring to New York City as, "the first real city - the Crossroad Of The World - to come under attack from this storm." I'm paraphrasing obviously but the two hosts pretty much expressed the sentiments of, "Screw you lowlifes that don't live in the only real city that matters. We've sent one of our correspondents to your quaint little backward loser-ville city so that we can project our fake liberal Care Bear attitude your way and then concentrate on the only thing that really matters - people in Manhattan."

Which was nice.

Which was then rapidly topped by another GMA correspondent stood on a beach just bewildered at the inexplicable fact that last night the water was "maybe 50 feet out" and yet somehow this morning it magically has moved closer. Cue amazed shaking of heads at the before undiscovered magic known as "tides."

This hurricane was nasty yes. But not as nasty as network news or parochial New York city egos.
Bloody hell, and people complain about Aus media.
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Old Aug 28th 2011, 2:04 pm
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Originally Posted by DavidLemon View Post
we are 12 miles south of Boston and the rains and gusts have appeared and are sustained although not strong enough to cause concern yet. We will be getting the worst of it in a couple of hours according to the news.
Hmm.. My daughter works for one of the towns on outer Cape Cod. She didn't have to go in to work this morning since they shut down the shellfish beds (lucky clams!) but she's going into work around noon and may be working late, trying to keep the roads open etc.. She spent a day last week sharpening all the town's chainsaws..
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Old Aug 28th 2011, 2:07 pm
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Bloody hell, and people complain about Aus media.
You can check out views of times square on earthcam and there were people walking around in t-shirts and flip flops, definitely sensationalised.

http://www.earthcam.com/usa/newyork/...?cam=lennon_hd
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Old Aug 28th 2011, 2:35 pm
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You can check out views of times square on earthcam and there were people walking around in t-shirts and flip flops, definitely sensationalised.

http://www.earthcam.com/usa/newyork/...?cam=lennon_hd
Here in the Philly suburbs we have some areas with no power, some trees down, some flooded basements, and lot of flooding still to come as the rivers and creeks continue to rise. Good day to stay home and get caught up on Torchwood (if you have power and cable -- which we do!) All in all though, didn't seem as bad as Floyd, but we were better prepared.
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Old Aug 28th 2011, 2:36 pm
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The CNN team coverage of NYC was entertaining this morning. Anderson Cooper was struggling to find dramatic, scary things to mention with the spooky storm theme musak running and footage of a few inches of water in Battery Park. He looked really non-plussed as there was a bit of a breeze, nothing more than that. Rainy day in Glasgow. Let's hope it stays that way for everyone.
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We have no power but thankfully no damage to our property other than a few branches in the garden. Apparently lots of downed trees, power lines and flooding elsewhere in our township.
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Old Aug 28th 2011, 2:44 pm
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The CNN team coverage of NYC was entertaining this morning. Anderson Cooper was struggling to find dramatic, scary things to mention with the spooky storm theme musak running and footage of a few inches of water in Battery Park. He looked really non-plussed as there was a bit of a breeze, nothing more than that. Rainy day in Glasgow. Let's hope it stays that way for everyone.
The weatherman on NBC was harnessed to a handrail while he was reporting this morning from NYC...giving the impression he would be blown away. In the background you could see 2 people walking by drinking coffee.

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Old Aug 28th 2011, 3:09 pm
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Yeah.....remember this?

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Old Aug 28th 2011, 3:18 pm
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I'm beginning to feel stood up; I think Irene has gone to unleash her wet and windy intentions on another unsuspecting punter, the big, fat slapper.
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Old Aug 28th 2011, 5:01 pm
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Irene's now roughly at her closest point to the west of us. Ground just shook as a 100ft tree toppled directly between two houses four houses down from us. Shit!
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A streaker in Virginia Beach got on live tv.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ox7XgNGlFeY
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