OT: PeterN, Tony and others along the East Coast

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Savageduck, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. Savageduck

    Savageduck Guest

    I just thought I would check on how those of you in the path of "Irene"
    are faring with regard to your hurricane preparations.
    I figure Tony is South of the storm track, but out on Long Island,
    Peter and a few others seem to be right in the path.

    I remember in September 1985 I was down in Norwalk Conn. when "Gloria"
    came through. At that time I decided that the prudent move was to head
    inland and North. So we headed up to Danbury in pouring rain and wind,
    and then West across to my old family stomping grounds in upstate NY.

    In June 1972 I was driving from Binghamton to Syracuse and got swatted
    by the tail end of "Irene". I found myself driving in a solid wall of
    water and wind on US 8. I spun out missed other cars and ended up
    facing South in the North bound lane, that was a close call.
     
    Savageduck, Aug 27, 2011
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    Savageduck Guest

    ....er that should have been US 81.
     
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    Robert Coe Guest

    On 2011-08-26 18:11:57 -0700, Savageduck <[email protected]{REMOVESPAM}me.com> said:
    :
    : > I just thought I would check on how those of you in the path of "Irene"
    : > are faring with regard to your hurricane preparations.
    : > I figure Tony is South of the storm track, but out on Long Island,
    : > Peter and a few others seem to be right in the path.
    : >
    : > I remember in September 1985 I was down in Norwalk Conn. when "Gloria"
    : > came through. At that time I decided that the prudent move was to head
    : > inland and North. So we headed up to Danbury in pouring rain and wind,
    : > and then West across to my old family stomping grounds in upstate NY.
    : >
    : > In June 1972 I was driving from Binghamton to Syracuse and got swatted
    : > by the tail end of "Irene". I found myself driving in a solid wall of
    : > water and wind on US 8. I spun out missed other cars and ended up
    : > facing South in the North bound lane, that was a close call.
    :
    : ...er that should have been US 81.

    .... er it should have been I-81. US 81 would be out west somewhere. ;^)

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Aug 27, 2011
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    tony cooper Guest

    I can't stand television weatherpeople, so I haven't followed the news
    very closely. I do know that Central Florida is not expected to have
    much more than some storms, wind, and rain.

    However, I was in Home Depot twice this week and people are buying
    plywood sheets, blue tarps, and hurricane supplies. It's not a rush
    like we've had in the past where batteries were not available in any
    store, but plywood is going out the door.

    I'm thinking of buying some tarps. I've got some older trees with
    limbs hanging over my house and there's always the chance of one
    blowing down on the roof. That's happened once this year in a regular
    rain storm, but it didn't do serious damage.
     
    tony cooper, Aug 27, 2011
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  5. Savageduck

    Savageduck Guest

    I have been out West for some time now, so.....
     
    Savageduck, Aug 27, 2011
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  6. Savageduck

    Robert Coe Guest

    : On Fri, 26 Aug 2011 18:14:00 -0700, Savageduck
    : : On 2011-08-26 18:11:57 -0700, Savageduck <[email protected]{REMOVESPAM}me.com> said:
    : :
    : : > I just thought I would check on how those of you in the path of "Irene"
    : : > are faring with regard to your hurricane preparations.
    : : > I figure Tony is South of the storm track, but out on Long Island,
    : : > Peter and a few others seem to be right in the path.
    : : >
    : : > I remember in September 1985 I was down in Norwalk Conn. when "Gloria"
    : : > came through. At that time I decided that the prudent move was to head
    : : > inland and North. So we headed up to Danbury in pouring rain and wind,
    : : > and then West across to my old family stomping grounds in upstate NY.
    : : >
    : : > In June 1972 I was driving from Binghamton to Syracuse and got swatted
    : : > by the tail end of "Irene". I found myself driving in a solid wall of
    : : > water and wind on US 8. I spun out missed other cars and ended up
    : : > facing South in the North bound lane, that was a close call.
    : :
    : : ...er that should have been US 81.
    :
    : ... er it should have been I-81. US 81 would be out west somewhere. ;^)

    You could use it to go from Wichita, Kansas, to Grand Forks, North Dakota.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Aug 27, 2011
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    Allen Guest

    Actually southwest--texas, that is.
    Allen
     
    Allen, Aug 27, 2011
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  8. Savageduck

    Robert Coe Guest

    I just thought I would check on how those of you in the path of "Irene"
    : are faring with regard to your hurricane preparations.
    : I figure Tony is South of the storm track, but out on Long Island,
    : Peter and a few others seem to be right in the path.
    :
    : I remember in September 1985 I was down in Norwalk Conn. when "Gloria"
    : came through. At that time I decided that the prudent move was to head
    : inland and North. So we headed up to Danbury in pouring rain and wind,
    : and then West across to my old family stomping grounds in upstate NY.
    :
    : In June 1972 I was driving from Binghamton to Syracuse and got swatted
    : by the tail end of "Irene". I found myself driving in a solid wall of
    : water and wind on US 8. I spun out missed other cars and ended up
    : facing South in the North bound lane, that was a close call.

    The current U.S. policy of exaggeration and overreaction ("Now more than ever,
    we must ...") makes it very hard to tell. Most forecasters now seem to think
    that we (distant suburbs west of Boston) are pretty much in the crosshairs,
    but there's a fair amount of uncertainty about how bad the storm will still be
    when it hits us. At twenty miles inland, we're out of the storm surge zone,
    but they say we could still get highly damaging winds and enough rain to bring
    on floods. I hope nothing happens worth photographing; but if something does,
    I'll see what I can do to capture it.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Aug 27, 2011
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  9. Savageduck

    Robert Coe Guest

    : On Fri, 26 Aug 2011 18:11:57 -0700, Savageduck
    :
    : >I just thought I would check on how those of you in the path of "Irene"
    : >are faring with regard to your hurricane preparations.
    : >I figure Tony is South of the storm track, but out on Long Island,
    : >Peter and a few others seem to be right in the path.
    : >
    : I can't stand television weatherpeople, so I haven't followed the news
    : very closely. I do know that Central Florida is not expected to have
    : much more than some storms, wind, and rain.
    :
    : However, I was in Home Depot twice this week and people are buying
    : plywood sheets, blue tarps, and hurricane supplies. It's not a rush
    : like we've had in the past where batteries were not available in any
    : store, but plywood is going out the door.
    :
    : I'm thinking of buying some tarps. I've got some older trees with
    : limbs hanging over my house and there's always the chance of one
    : blowing down on the roof. That's happened once this year in a regular
    : rain storm, but it didn't do serious damage.

    The 'cane is past you now anyway, isn't it?

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Aug 27, 2011
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    tony cooper Guest

    I'm not worried about being *in* the hurricane, but bad weather -
    including high winds - sometimes follow one.
     
    tony cooper, Aug 27, 2011
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    Michael Guest

    I was in Rochester NY that year. The Genesee River swelled up to three
    times its usual width and stayed that way for months.
     
    Michael, Aug 27, 2011
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  12. Savageduck

    Savageduck Guest

    Genesee, there is a name from the past. In 72, & '73, I used to have an
    apartment in a house on E. Genesee Street in Syracuse, just down the
    hill from the campus.
     
    Savageduck, Aug 27, 2011
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    PeterN Guest

    Thanks,
    We have extra water and canned goods. Our electricity is underground and
    taps off an industrial park owned by some major political people. We
    live in an elevated area so home flooding should not be an issue. IOW
    our hatches are ready to be battened down. Interesting factoid mandatory
    evacuations of over 300,000 people has been ordered. There is no place
    for them to go.

    I had planned to go to a surfing area to shoot the inevitable idiot
    surfers early this morning, but the wave report was not for high waves
    this morning so I went back to sleep. Now, the police are blocking aces.
     
    PeterN, Aug 27, 2011
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  14. Savageduck

    PeterN Guest

    As Bob said, I81.
    Doing a 180 is a scary thing. It happened to me once, in a blizzard.
     
    PeterN, Aug 27, 2011
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    PeterN Guest

    PeterN, Aug 27, 2011
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  16. Savageduck

    Savageduck Guest

    Well they better hurry up and get there then. ;-)
    For one second there I thought you were going to say you were going surfing.
     
    Savageduck, Aug 27, 2011
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    Michael Guest

    Genesee: arguably the worst beer made. Not too bad a cream ale, though.
     
    Michael, Aug 27, 2011
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  18. Savageduck

    Savageduck Guest


    My I-81 error wasn't the only one I made. It was hurricane "Agnes" in
    1971, not the current "Irene". I guess I was thinking of the current
    situation, and it was 40 years ago.

    I had been visiting some friends at Unadilla, a small town between
    Binghamton and Oneonta, and had to get back to Syracuse.

    When I got to I-81 I thought I was home free. No such luck. The weather
    got worse, and on one long downhill stretch I was blinded by the rain.
    The water on the highway was flowing like a river and I totally lost
    control of my car.
    What made it very scary was I couldn't see a thing and there was so
    much water on the road the car wouldn't respond to any steering
    correction. I had a steep drop off to the right and there were other
    vehicles, including 18 wheelers all having similar problems to mine.
    Fortunately we all missed each other.
     
    Savageduck, Aug 27, 2011
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    Savageduck Guest

    ....and then there is the other local brew, Utica Club.
     
    Savageduck, Aug 27, 2011
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    tony cooper Guest

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