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??
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 - 09/14/0307:16 PMRe: Hurricane Isabel is bearing down
Pauluk 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
OBX 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 - 09/14/0307:44 PMRe: Hurricane Isabel is bearing down
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 - 09/14/0308:27 PMRe: Hurricane Isabel is bearing down