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Irene....she has arrived ! Answered


Irene is now raining on our parade.....


Short clip....

UPDATE:

  Will the damage here and else where continue long after the storms have left us?




Further UPDATE:

http://www.wgal.com/slideshow/weather/29118681/detail.html

also see added pictures, this is what Lee is doing to us....

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KryptoniteGoodhart

Reply 7 years ago

Grr, that sort of nonsence really gets me angry.

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GoodhartKryptonite

Reply 7 years ago

I really think the GOP has lost it's collective mind....the BORG has gone mad !

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Kryptonite

7 years ago

Kite flying season! Stay safe, only do it indoors.

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GoodhartKryptonite

Reply 7 years ago

Thanks, So far, so good, wet wet WET but not much more (although I can hear the wind howling outside as I write....I don't see any broken limbs in the immediate vacinity)

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KryptoniteGoodhart

Reply 7 years ago

Phew, lucky!

At the beginning of this year I was stuck up in the flooding part of Australia for a week: shut off from every one and everything.

Card games suddenly got very popular.

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GoodhartKryptonite

Reply 7 years ago

...and I bet they can get kind of boring after a bit too (at least to me, unless some kind of skill can be incorporated into the game :-)

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KryptoniteGoodhart

Reply 7 years ago

A combination of skill and luck make for a good game.

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GoodhartKryptonite

Reply 7 years ago

I suppose. I am not very good at "luck" (....if it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all....), but with a bit of practice, I can haz skilz :-)


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KryptoniteGoodhart

Reply 7 years ago

Just Moonwalk: that's how I win card games.

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GoodhartKryptonite

Reply 7 years ago

Wet, wet and wetter....see updated update ....

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KryptoniteGoodhart

Reply 7 years ago

Similar to the sort of weather I was stuck in last Christmas!

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KryptoniteGoodhart

Reply 7 years ago

Luckily I happen to be in the Southern Hemisphere, so it wasn't too cold :D

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GoodhartKryptonite

Reply 7 years ago

Ah ok, yeah the combo of all that water and then having it freeze would NOT be fun at all :-)

Still, singing "Have a wet, wild flooded Christmas, it's the best time of the year..."  (to the tune of Have A Holly Jolly Christmas)  doesn't seem like much fun either.  

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GoodhartKryptonite

Reply 7 years ago

especially useful if you end up with the Dead Man's Hand (pair of black aces, pair of black eights, Queen of clubs. :-)

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Kiteman

7 years ago

Good luck, folks.

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NinzerbeanKiteman

Reply 7 years ago

Your links are better than anything I can find on my own - thanks!

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GoodhartNinzerbean

Reply 7 years ago

It should be pretty much out of your area by now, right? Hope you didn't get too much flooding....

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NinzerbeanGoodhart

Reply 7 years ago

I don't think anyone here would even bother to buy extra water for a cat 1.

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GoodhartNinzerbean

Reply 7 years ago

Did you hear? After it was downgraded and moved into the New England states, it killed 23 more people in Vermont, with the flooding.

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NinzerbeanGoodhart

Reply 7 years ago

I made a callous remark, I take it back, it's only because we go through so many hurricanes almost every other summer that a cat 1 is like a really bad rain storm to Floridians. We would take a cat 1 any day vs the the higher cats. It's a part of life here. I didn't mean to make light of a cat 1 for the rest of the country where such things are rare, scary, and a giant hassle and a loss of a lot of trees and beaches.

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GoodhartNinzerbean

Reply 7 years ago

Even though Irene is gone, we are still having rains from Lee.....

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GoodhartNinzerbean

Reply 7 years ago

It isn't that it is any scarier in Vermont, but it doesn't take much to flood them out up there in some regions.....I understand what you mean though, I could have "retorted" with, yeah, but we get a foot of snow in the country where I grew up and rejoiced, and you all get a dusing and close all the schools. ;-)
 It is all dependant on both what we are accustomed to and how it affects us. Those poor persons in Vermont never SAW that kind of flooding. When a mountain threatens to move your house for you, you get a little upset I suppose.  Here, I have seen worse flooding in my area from much "lesser" storms, so for me it was also a bit of a MEH, but then,  the NY campus (In Schenectidy  of the company I work with is STILL without power

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GoodhartNinzerbean

Reply 7 years ago

No, and it has pretty much moved on, though we are still feeling winds at a velocity we are not accustomed to for this area. :-)

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GoodhartKiteman

Reply 7 years ago

Yes, it puts the heart (and nearly the eye) right north of Philadelphia at the moment....which is only a few hours east of me.....more to come then? *sigh* I really hope I have a (dry) place to go to work on Monday....we are on the first floor for the first time in 25 years, and our mainframe rests ON the floor....

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caitlinsdad

7 years ago

We survived with minimal damage. If you live in a tall building the windows are more likely to get blown out and the power will be cut because the basement utility room will be flooded. If you live in a regular house, the roof might get ripped off or you will be flooded. They did evacuate the areas near the beaches and public transportation has been shut down. It was mostly heavy rain and winds throughout the night. Now we just have to watch out for all old trees breaking branches or toppling over from the saturated ground and sidewalks. It'll take a few days to get back to normal. At least the $13 toll was suspended at the Verrazano bridge to Staten Island.

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Goodhartcaitlinsdad

Reply 7 years ago

Gee, that was nice of them :-) I still haven't had any updates on whether my place of employment got any water "inside" or not (would reek havoc on the mainframe).

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Twinmum

7 years ago

Stay safe everyone!

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GoodhartTwinmum

Reply 7 years ago

Thanks, So far, so good, wet wet WET but not much more (although I can hear the wind howling outside as I write....I don't see any broken limbs in the immediate vacinity)