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Hurricane Irene

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Re: Hurricane Irene

looking at the way things are building out there I'd rather go with their scenario than yours Roll_eyes  Many hurricanes move out to sea or are scaled down so present no problem.  Others do not - remember Katrina?
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Looks like landfall will be North Carolina. Irene is moving at around 14 mph with winds up to 100 mph.
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This is the weather forecast for Philadelphia for today
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Details for Saturday, August 27
Showers this morning, becoming a steady rain during the afternoon hours. Humid. High 78F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall around a half an inch.
Evening: Tropical storm conditions likely. Very windy with rain, heavy at times. Low 71F. ENE winds at 20 to 30 mph, increasing to 35 to 50 mph. Rainfall expected to exceed 2 inches.

http://www.intellicast.com/Local/Weather.aspx?location=USPA1276
Doesn't seem like a big deal to me.
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Philadelphia current forecast is that they will not experience the strongest winds but if Irene deviate a few miles west then the winds will be much stronger. 
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The BBC report does not help by mentioning Philadelphia but it's not in a state that a state of emergency has been declared.  Shocked
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The eastern seaboard is the most densely populated corridor in the US, with more than 65 million people living in major cities along the coast from Washington to Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and Boston.
States of emergency have been declared in North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.
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A state of emergency has been declared in Pennsylvania.
http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/local&id=8329012
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Phillie is a long way from the hurricane at present.  last I saw it was travelling at 14 mph so some time to reach there.
The Carolinas are now being hit with 100 mph winds.  A lot of this area is at sea level so flooding is inevitable.
There's an interesting weather report video here:
Current situation
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8 people have been killed in the hurricane so far. Winds have dropped to around 80 mph as Irene moves north.
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Just had this sent to me - a bit of hurricane humour:


Apologies to Dexy's Midnight Runners
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@artmo:- very good Grin Grin
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Well said. Some people just don't get it Strat, do they Undecided 
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Irene has now been downgraded to a tropical storm although it is still expected to cause problems as it moves up the Eastern Seaboard.  It's caused a lot of damage and a big clear-up is now under way.
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Over reacting, politican arse covering, media panic stirring, high costing, inconvenience causing bollocks!
I wonder what stranded travellers think about the wasteful actions taken by the politicians as they count the cost of their delays?
I wonder what the cost has been  to business's  that were shut down for days?
The impact of the tropical storm..... few trees blown down, some power cuts and a bit of flooding, all of which happens on a regular basis and is normal for the eastern seaboard.
Americans are such chicken shit drama queens. I have told my American friends and colleagues exactly that.
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So 9 people killed means nothing to you?