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Thread: We weathered Irene

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    Super Member May in Jersey's Avatar
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    On Saturday night weather reports were that when Irene hit our area the winds would be between 50-65 so I knew we would be OK as we've weathered many storms like that. Rain did come down heavy in sheets and the winds were blowing but mostly it was just a heavy rain storm for us.

    Township had residents in a low lying area evacuate and suggested that anyone who has had flooding in the past to evacuate also. We did lose power on and off around midnight on Sat. but Irene just left some small branches and lots of leaves on the ground in our area. We lost our cable TV, internet and phone for all of Sunday until about 3 am Monday morning. Boy did I miss my contact with the outside world. Just hope everyone else had as few problems as we did. May in Jersey

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    Glad to know you;re ok May in Jersey

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    Glad you and your family are safe

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    Glad your safe!

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    Thanks for letting us know. I'm glad it wasn't as bad as they first predicted. Glad your okay and hope everyone else is too.
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    I have been waiting to hear from all of you that weathered the storm! Glory be to God, so far everyone is ok!

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    Glad to hear you are all OK. Don't we get addicted to all our electronic gadgets? We have 2 laptops and don't leave home without them.

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    so happy you are okay, thanks for letting us know

    Quote Originally Posted by May in Jersey
    On Saturday night weather reports were that when Irene hit our area the winds would be between 50-65 so I knew we would be OK as we've weathered many storms like that. Rain did come down heavy in sheets and the winds were blowing but mostly it was just a heavy rain storm for us.

    Township had residents in a low lying area evacuate and suggested that anyone who has had flooding in the past to evacuate also. We did lose power on and off around midnight on Sat. but Irene just left some small branches and lots of leaves on the ground in our area. We lost our cable TV, internet and phone for all of Sunday until about 3 am Monday morning. Boy did I miss my contact with the outside world. Just hope everyone else had as few problems as we did. May in Jersey

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    Glad you made it ok. I'm still waiting to hear from relatives I have in Ocean City, Somerspoint area.

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    Glad to hear you are ok. I am north of you in new england. It was not too bad. I did not even lose power. But there were lots who did. No work today as no power there.

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    May I'm so happy that you all are safe.

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    It has to be such a relief that she's (Irene) is gone!

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    Glad you are safe.

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    We still have relatives in Jersey and it was good to hear that the storm was downgraded by the time it reached you. You lucked out. We, here in SW FL, are often on the receiving end of such storms so I know how hard it can be to go without power for days. Lucky yours came right back on.

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    Glad to know that all is well with you and yours. :)

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    Thanks for letting us know you're OK. I hope our other friends on here are also.

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    Glad you are all safe and sound. In CT river flooding has been problematic for many. The western shoreline did sustain damage as well. We lost power for about 20 hrs. Some folks may be out for a week! Yikes.

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    Very glad nothing major happened in your neck of the woods. Hope clean up isn't to bad.

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    Thanks everyone. Aftermath of Irene is doing lots of damage, not in my area but mostly upstate as rivers are cresting and overflowing. Hope we don't get any rain as they would make the problem worse. May in Jersey

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    Glad you came out of the storm without much damage. Let this be a warning to us all, prepare for emergencies BEFORE they happen. Make up a list (check with Flylady.com for a good one) and have it known to all family members.

    NOTE TO HOMEBUYERS....check to see how low or high that special house sits, near running water or low lying fields. I suspect that for some years it's going to be difficult to sell such houses that show signs of being flooded. It might pay to interview insurance agents about the availability of flood insurance for different addresses. Might be VERY interesting to find out such differences.

    Makes me wonder how we could find out the level of such houses.

    I know you can find out the height of near by air ports..our own is very low, but even in town I'll bet there's a difference in height every few blocks, even if it's only by inches.

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    glad you made it thru!

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    Am glad you're OK, May!

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    Glad to know you and yours are okay... and that your electricity is back on... you would be missed on the QB!

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    Glad you are safe.

    We just sent our youngest to college in NY. Then the earthquake in Virginia happen and now hurricane Irene. All that can make a parent nervous.

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    My sister is in CT and they are still without power. She loves to knit so she is staying busy. She makes all my socks!

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