Hurricane Irene: aiming for SC or NC coast

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    The latest path of Irene shows it aiming for the South Carolina, North Carolina border. Since hurricanes in this hemisphere are counter clock wise that means Charleston may be in for a sizable storm surge. This could be very damaging as Savannah is right on sea level.

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    Mom's house is in the path of Irene...if it hits nc.....just what i need....i will wait and see...they just never know where these things will hit.....
     
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    They are talking about possibility of Category 4.

    On top of that a big earthquake in Colorado and now one on the east coast! I can just hear the doomsayers now...
     
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    All that rain is missing TX...

    God must really hate texicans.
     
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    I'm hoping it takes a more eastern path and stays offshore just enough to give us some really clean swell to surf up here in NJ.
     
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    I live in Florida and have been watching OL'Irene since she came on site.

    They thought she was going to go right up the length of Florida. She is going to travel about 200 miles off the Florida shore. Right now looks like islands off NC will get hit. Topsail Island will disappear one more time.

    They better hope she heads out to sea and doesn't hit the NE coastline. Hell. NYC and the surrounding areas will flood big time.

    Heres hoping she heads out to sea.
     
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    Hurricane Irene: aiming for SC or NC coast...
    :eek:
    Strengthening Hurricane Irene Threatens U.S. Eastern Seaboard
    Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - The rapidly intensifying Irene that's already cut a destructive path through the Caribbean is the first hurricane to seriously threaten the U.S. in almost three years, a worry for some emergency management officials who hope people haven't become complacent about the dangers.
    See also:

    In U.S., First Evacuation Orders Go Out Ahead of Strengthening Hurricane Irene
    Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - Hurricane Irene is eyeing the U.S., and Wednesday's evacuation of a tiny barrier island off North Carolina will be the first test of whether people in the crosshairs of what could be the first monstrous storm in years along the East Coast will heed orders to get out of the way.
     
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    Here in Va. Beach we are ready.

    Full tank of gas, canned food, bottled water, batteries, chocolate...
     
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    I hope all who are in the path of this storm will stay safe. Am sending good thoughts and crossing fingers that there will be minimal damage over the next week, and no one hurt.

    Take care.
     
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    The average error in a 5 day forecast for landfall is about 250 miles. FWIW.
     

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