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#29339 - 09/14/03 01:28 PM Hurricane Isabel is bearing down
walrus Offline
Registered: 07/25/02
Posts: 680
Loc: Bangor Me. USA
Living here on the coast of Maine, the hurricane watch has begun. The latest forecast track has it right over the outer banks in NC but who knows what will happen until its a day or so before landing. Scary stuff for anyone on the eastern seaboard. My house is right on Penobscot Bay, within peeing distance to the high tide mark. A southwest wind would kill me if it was at hurricane strength. I already have plywood for some of the front windows from previous scares. Will I need it again?? Who else is potentially in harms way??
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#29340 - 09/14/03 02:33 PM Re: Hurricane Isabel is bearing down
pauluk Offline
Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7520
Loc: Norfolk, England
Wow! I never realized that so far north was still in the hurricane zone.

I thought most of the hurricanes seldom got much further north than Virginia, or maybe Maryland.
#29341 - 09/14/03 03:18 PM Re: Hurricane Isabel is bearing down
OBX Offline
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Registered: 09/14/03
Posts: 2
Hello everyone! This is my first post to this forum, have been following for some time now. I really like it and have got alot of questions answered.

I live right here on the Outer Banks of NC. It does not look good at all. Everyone is getting plans together now to leave.

I still have a rough-in to finish up on Hatteras Island, need to get it done quick so I can get the money while the house is still there.

Anyways I'm sure I'll post more from now on.

Thanks Tim

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#29342 - 09/14/03 03:19 PM Re: Hurricane Isabel is bearing down
SvenNYC Offline
Registered: 08/19/02
Posts: 1691
Loc: New York City
A few years ago we had one almost roll through New York City.....

I think it just touched the outer edges of the city....I didn't feel anything.

Back in 1985 (or was it 86) we had Hurricane Gloria that was supposed to barrel through NYC. I think we only got the eye and then it died off...I was about 10 years old or so at the time.
#29343 - 09/14/03 04:09 PM Re: Hurricane Isabel is bearing down
Bill Addiss Offline
Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3875
Loc: NY, USA
Welcome Tim!

I used to vacation down your way in Nags Head, near Jockey Ridge State Park. I imagine there's going to be a Big Traffic Jam if people decide to leave at the same time.


I don't remember the year of that last Hurricane that went through our area but the eye went over central Long Island. I was living in Smithtown at the time and remember going outside and how eerily calm it was for awhile. Many people were without power for a week or more after that one because of all the downed trees.


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#29344 - 09/14/03 04:16 PM Re: Hurricane Isabel is bearing down
walrus Offline
Registered: 07/25/02
Posts: 680
Loc: Bangor Me. USA
No doubt Maine is pretty far north for a hurricane. The water outside my house is around 60 F. Not conducive for hurricanes for sure but Maine has over 1000 miles of ocean frontage if one goes into every jag along the coastline. Thousands of fisherman and thousands of boats moored all over the place. I doubt the hurricane would be a Cat 5 more likely a Cat 1 but even that can do big damage especially with a strong surge. All coastal living Mainers are keeping an eye on the weather channel

My sister in law lives in Nags Head, she waxes poetic about how beautiful it is(and it is) but she has never been there when a hurricane has come thru. Good luck to you guys, you're pretty close to what appears to be ground zero

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#29345 - 09/14/03 04:44 PM Re: Hurricane Isabel is bearing down
Bjarney Offline
Registered: 04/10/02
Posts: 2527
Loc: West-Southern Inner-Northeast ...
On the "Big Traffic Jam" exodus, apparently some regional emergency-evacuation planners are talking over temporary "both sides of the road same direction leaving town" as a means of easing the problem.
#29346 - 09/14/03 05:27 PM Re: Hurricane Isabel is bearing down
ThinkGood Offline
Registered: 08/07/02
Posts: 1081
Loc: Milwaukee, WI

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#29347 - 09/14/03 07:30 PM Re: Hurricane Isabel is bearing down
George Corron Offline
Registered: 05/16/01
Posts: 717
Loc: Lorton, Va USA
Hey diddle diddle, straight up the middle......of the Chesapeake Bay. Geeeez, I wuz an apprentice when Agnes came through in 72, I'M TOO OLD FOR THIS CRAP!!!!!!!!!

Oh well, get ready. It may burn out, may go another way, but if that 160 mph monster hits the bay, probably be awhile till ya hear from me, unless you're on the ham radio.

BTW, Good links ThinkGood, try
for the hurricane watch net. Course, it's from a ham's point of view. Hunker down boys, where ever it hits land ain't gonna have a good time.
#29348 - 09/14/03 07:49 PM Re: Hurricane Isabel is bearing down
HotLine1 Offline

Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6775
Loc: Brick, NJ USA
Well, I'm sitting in New Jersey, just heard the weather on CNN, looked at the track & the "odds" for the neighboring states.

I remember someone saying something about a "100 year storm", well the last Cat 5 in NJ was 99 years ago????

I have a home on a lagoon, about 1/4 mile in from Barnegat Bay. House is <5' above mean high high water level.

Guess I better tie things down, & add a few extra lines to the boat.

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