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    Default Isabelle

    Has anyone taken a good look at Isabelle. If these computer tracks are correct (big IF at this time), the Atlantic Coast is in for a wild weekend next weekend.

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    So far, all but one of the models is predicting it to hit northeast PA pretty hard. Should be interesting, we don't deal with a hurricaine much here. What are your plans George? Staying or going?

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    I'm 35+ miles inland and on relatively high ground. Definitely staying. hwoods may be feeling differently, though.

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    Awww. Crap.
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    Talking Feel Differently? Damn Right!

    A senior NOAA (Weather bureau) executive lives in our area, I asked him to change the storm track and send it to New Mexico. Seriously, our annual open house is Noon/1600 on Sat, 9-20., probably a postponement on that. Otherwise, starting tomorrow, if the forcast holds, crews will be going over every item of equipment to insure that EVERYTHING is there and working properly. Fuel for the station Aux. generator (Diesel, 200,000 Watts/240v) was delivered Friday after the service tech did the annual maintenence procedures. All Apparatus will be topped off with fuel and then fueled after EVERY run. That seems extreme, but our fuel is provided at the county roads garage and they do not have a dependable auxilary power supply. Being an OLD timer, I remember some bad girls named Hazel, Agnes, Diane, Etc. and we could lose power for several days. Tomorrow morning, I intend to ask the roads supervisor to get a electrician to install a isolation switch and aux. plug so we can plug our apparatus generators into the elec panel for the fuel pumps. Beyond that, there are a bunch of other things to do..... Stay Safe....
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    Just another reason why I don't like living on Long Island, fortunately the house I am in is on a hill, so I know we won't get flooded. The down town and fire house (built over land where a natural spring flows underground) will take a beating, esp. when high tide comes around.....THere are some trees in my neighborhood that aren't too stable....

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    HURRICANE ISABEL DISCUSSION NUMBER 34
    NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
    11 AM EDT SUN SEP 14 2003

    ....THE MODELS ARE NOW IN EXCELLENT AGREEMENT WITH ISABEL MAKING LANDFALL ALONG THE CENTRAL U.S. EAST COAST IN ABOUT 4 DAYS. THERE IS STILL UNCERTAINTY ON WHERE THE EXACT LANDFALL COULD OCCUR SINCE THE DEVELOPING CENTRAL U.S. TROUGH COULD DEEPEN AND DIG SOUTHWARD MORE THAN IS FORECAST BY THE GLOBAL MODELS...WHICH COULD LEAD A MORE NORTHWARD MOTION AND LANDFALL FARTHER UP THE EAST COAST THAN WHAT IS CURRENTLY FORECAST.
    UNFORTUNATELY...ALL OF THE MODEL GUIDANCE AGREE ON A LARGE AND
    STRONG NORTH-SOUTH ORIENTED RIDGE REMAINING EAST OF ISABEL...WHICH
    SHOULD PREVENT THE POWERFUL HURRICANE FROM RECURVING OUT TO SEA.
    LANDFALL ALONG THE U.S MID-ATLANTIC COAST SOMEWHERE BETWEEN NORTH
    CAROLINA AND NEW JERSEY BETWEEN 4 OR 5 DAYS IS APPEARING MORE AND
    MORE LIKELY.
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    Darn it...figures!

    I *should* be getting my new toy delivered next weekend.

    Izzy hits, I probably won't get it just when I could use it the most!

    (New toy btw is a 1955 Ferguson TO-35 37hp tractor w/Front End loader Needs restoration, but she'll work fine to move snow this winter! )

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    damn, i had a feeling about this. New Jersey may get slammed!!!

    last Hurricane/Tropical storm to really hit NJ was Floyd a few years back, had many calls then. I could just imagine what a cat 2+ cane could bring.
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    Lightbulb No cat 2

    Then ya ought to love this one,Cat 5.By the time it gets up my way it's just going to be a minor bump in the road.I'll still load and charge everything just in case.T.C.

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    Default D@&N IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    We have an inspection trip to SW PA Thurs./Fri and my FD's Clam Bake is Saturday. It won't be a "hurricane", but is still crappy weather. 3 good days, shot to h&$@.
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    Projected path as of Monday morning ...

    It can't be worse than Agnes ... can it?

    ... hwoods, it sounds like you've done this before!!!

    STAY SAFE!!!
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    Well, let's see...distance from fire station to Atlantic Ocean...about 1100 feet. Last bad flooding I remember was back in 1992, sat at building for a minute watching State Police launching one of their 24' boats from a trailer a block away. Hurricane preparedness...much like Chief Woods, check everything, fill everything, get the cots out, extra clothes, food, fuel, etc.

    One thing to remember, make sure your own family is safe and accounted for before going to station for standby. Knowing they are safe helps keep your mind on what you are doing.

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    One thing to remember, make sure your own family is safe and accounted for before going to station for standby
    Amen Bones.

    I'm 120 miles from the beach and Opal still had 90 MPH sustained winds when it came through here. We were without power for 6 days. That's my first and hopefully last experience with a hurricane.

    Hunker down and stay safe up there folks!

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    This link provides the best track of the storm ... and is continuously updated.

    Stay Safe

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    Cool Hurricane preparedness

    From the small town in eastern NC a little town called tarboro we are getting ready for izzy. As everyone may remember we were wiped out by the floods of floyd. The real question is have we learned anything from previous emergencies. Our fire station had 3 feet of water in it. Let's hope it doesn't get that bad again. In fact we now are swift water certified and have better equip. to handle it. Give us a shout for updates. Stay safe Brothers..........

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    Judging by several of the storm tracks it looks like Isabel may take a swing through my area sometime friday. I would guess by the time it makes it to Buffalo it will be some heavy rain but not much more. In any event we only begin to worry when the rain becomes snow! It will put a damper on the weekend though.

    Everyone stay safe out there. Pass along updates when you can. It might help the rest of us prepare.

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    It looks like my vacation spot is going to take a beating. The poor Outter Banks is going to get wacked. I stopped by my station today and the captain had the guys pulling all of the pumps and generators out. I am due back into work Friday. Looks like I will be there just in time.
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    Better break out my Nor'Easter hat. I'm only about 10 miles from the coast, and we got whacked pretty hard when Floyd came around, and both the firehouse and the first aid squad buildings are in a flood zone, so we'll have to see what happens if we get a lot of rain.

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    To all my friends in the Virginia & Maryland...God Bless you....Batten down the hatches..

    I am sure that hwoods remembers Hurrican Agnes in the early 70's. That bad little lady went right up the mouth of the Chesapeak Bay and then up the Potomac River... Quite the storm.
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    Just watched the news, said the eye was over 100 miles across with wind speeds over 200 mph...AHHHHHHHHH
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    YO Stan....that map file is WAY too big.

    Nothing we can do now, except prepare.

    Pumps, generators, batteries, flashlights, portable lights, bottled water, non-perishable food, tarps, duct tape, fuel. Is your family prepared? Before you head out....protect your own interests.

    Does your fuel facility have backup power...if the grid goes down?
    Do you know which residents are on life support equipment?
    Are your saws in good working order? Fuel mixture prepared?
    Does the boat have more than one oar?

    You should be going over a checklist NOW...and checking it twice.

    Most important thing to consider...how are you gonna access Firehouse.com, if the power is out, or the cables are down?
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    Oops!...Sorry about that huge map.... Deleted it!
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    I'll make sure to watch the American news over the next few days.

    Been through a few wicked storms working on the cruise ships, the biggest was David.

    ALL OF YOU IN IZZY'S PATH STAY SAFE!!

    Wow, sure glad I saw that map before you deleted it Stan, it was the best one yet even if it was gigantic
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