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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old 09-01-2010, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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***Hurricane Earl***anyone?

This darn storm....Is heading right AT us at the moment, we live in Southern Virginia Beach (near the NC border and close enough to the Outer Banks we usually get the same weather) and ALLL week long the news man was telling us there was a 90% chance it would veer, and now......Governor has declared a state of emergency, people are panicking and fighting over dry goods because we will likely have the effects of a cat 3? Our roof can't handle a cat 3 and there isn't much time at all to get the darn house ready.

Hunkering down means bringing every little single thing outside that could become a projectile and hoping and praying your neighbors did it too, lol..and we have a ton of furniture and stuff outside wah.

Sorry for the mini-rant, is anyone else bracing for this storm???

I just sent my husband to the grocery store, 9pm at night thinking we'd beat the rush tomorrow and they are out of milk, out of batteries, out of alot of things. This town isn't ready for a hurricane. and I'm not either.

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Kara, I hope you don't get the full force of it. They're talking about it hitting here in a couple of days. Let us know how you are. It can be so frightening.

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We're here waiting with you Kara. Even though I am inland, they said we will ge the wind, which scares me because of all the trees around here. And our beaches have suffered so much from erosion already this year. The east end of LI (Hamptons, Fire Island, Montauk) are bracing for the brunt of it. And I'm leaving for the Cape on Sunday.


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You live in Tidewater area??? I live in Fayetteville in NC more inland. People panic and bye bread and milk every storm. Myself I always keep supplies on hand. People inc my DH wait until the last minute. Hope things go well and your not hit too hard. Just know I am hoping for the best. I am way more inland then you. If you need something please fill confident to PM me.

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Yes, I live near the Pungo area of Va beach and we aren't too terribly far from Sandbridge beach. *I* am usually pretty good about getting stuff, we had a huge grocery store haul last week but we needed some perishables, milk, bread, etc and those were sold out at Super Walmart, IDK..I may attempt a different store tomorrow if I am feeling brave (I hate panicked crowds)

Although, he did get 4 cases of bottled water and 4 12 packs of beer!!! LOL I mean, we have NOOOOO bread for Grilled cheese sandwiches, but plenty of beer?? Gotta love men. (I love my grilled cheese on rainy days )

Michele and Geri, these storms tend to have time to intensify and strike again up there, especially the ones that graze the coast, the water is SOOO very warm this year, I worry.

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It's coming up by me tomorrow I believe. I live close to the water but luckily I live on the second floor in an apartment. I am taking off work though so I don't get stuck and to make sure nothing happens at the apartment when I am gone.

Good luck Kara, hope it's not that bad for you
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Count me in on your Hurricane Party. Hurricane Earl -Category 4 now and I am working those 3 nights! Weatherman's words "It is going to be a scary night tonight!" I will be coming home tomorrow morning! I will be coming home tomorrow! I will be coming home tomorrow!



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Please be safe everyone. That has to be soo scary. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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Thanks, everyone

Linda, where do you work? Hurricane's really scare me, and a really bad tropical storm is just as frightening. 145 mph winds? egads. I've got to move all the patio furniture inside today so it doesn't fly through my windows and my DH is going to yick and bitch at me because I've been telling him to put off buying hurricane shutters for about a year now.

"nah...we can do it later"...he's gonna blame me if any windows break and I guess I can't blame him

They are saying the winds are reaching a 90 mile radius and the beach is eroding already!
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We went thru Hurricane Andrew in Miami (160mph), direct hit from Jeannie (12hrs of wind), and Francis. Lost part of our roof, some of our trees and most of the leaves off our bushes. Growing up in FL you would think I would be used to it. NOPE. Beginning July 30th I keep three blocks of ice in my down stair freezer. Little frozen food in the freezer till Oct. Yes, after 2004 we have hurricane shutters. Plywood was heavy and hard to install. During Wilma we had to all sit against the front doors to keep them from blowing in. DON"T take ANY chances. Take in all potted plants and anything else that can move. Down here I hate blue tarps (had one covering my roof for 8 months as that's how long it took to get a new roof...which we now have metal) and we don't say the "H" word very often. TAKE CARE. Those storms are just rolling off the coast of Africa now.

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