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Baba Booey
08-26-2011, 10:57 PM
In case any of you guys care, ****'s about to get real on the East Coast!

http://i.imwx.com/images/maps/pt_BR/tropical/strm9_strike_440x297.jpg

http://s.imwx.com/img/images/news/august2011/noaa-hurricane-440x297.jpg

A state of emergency has been declared here in Jersey, and a full-scale evacuation has begun along the coast. As many as 720,000 people have been evacuated from Cape May county alone.

The Garden State Parkway, one of the state's largest highways, will be closed effective 8 PM tomorrow night.

My personal thoughts on the hurricane, coming from a kid whose family was raised in Kissimmee and all went to the U:

http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/226812/highsmithmossbrown_medium.gif

TailgateNut
08-26-2011, 11:03 PM
Hope everyone stays safe and heeds the warnings, especially those in low lying coastal areas. I've been through a couple of close calls, and rode them out.

theAPAOps5
08-26-2011, 11:09 PM
Glad it isn't forecasted to be a category 3 anymore. Still a big and powerful storm. Stay safe right coasters

Los Broncos
08-26-2011, 11:16 PM
I seen a video on YT that shows a UFO fly over the strom, not sure if it's real.

That One Guy
08-27-2011, 12:06 AM
This happened in my town and we were ~100+ miles from the center.

http://www.grindtv.com/surf/blog/29825/hurricane+irene+delivers+epic+swell+for+surfers+in +florida/

I can only imagine what force those things must pack when they hit you head on. Be safe.

RhymesayersDU
08-27-2011, 12:10 AM
HAM!

broncocalijohn
08-27-2011, 12:53 AM
I seen a video on YT that shows a UFO fly over the strom, not sure if it's real.

Well, nice to know MacGruder has morphed into Ramblin' Backpack.

Los Broncos
08-27-2011, 01:00 AM
Well, nice to know MacGruder has morphed into Ramblin' Backpack.

Where did he go? Banned?

myMind
08-27-2011, 01:31 AM
I seen a video on YT that shows a UFO fly over the strom, not sure if it's real.

<iframe width="420" height="345" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/QMy10Xn2wos" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

cutthemdown
08-27-2011, 02:10 AM
Huge snow storms, a heat wave, earthquakes, and now a Hurricane. Move west! Move west! California may get fewer Earthquakes along the San Andreus. New studies seem to suggest that the tail end of the fault, by the Salton Sea, may have been a trigger for the whole fault. Since it doesn't flood anymore it doesn't stress the fault as much. Also it's like 80 in the summer, and 80 in the winter, lol. Well not that good but close!

Los Broncos
08-27-2011, 02:19 AM
<iframe width="420" height="345" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/QMy10Xn2wos" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

How would they even know it was a UFO?

NUB
08-27-2011, 03:33 AM
I'm in downtown Manhattan. Should be interesting. I'm tempted to go to the waterfront and watch it come in, but not so sure I want to be the unidentified body washing down Broadway either.

ChampBailey24
08-27-2011, 04:12 AM
How would they even know it was a UFO?

U.F.O. Is an unidentified flying object. Which is exactly what it was.

Gort
08-27-2011, 08:06 AM
Well, nice to know MacGruder has morphed into Ramblin' Backpack.

from now until the end of time, when anyone posts something mind-numbingly stupid on the OM, the response should always be "welcome back MacGruder!"

:)

examples,

"Pod people came during the night and ate the tomatoes out of my garden."
"welcome back, MacGruder!"

"NASA is working on weather control technology to so that it will always be cold and snowy in Miami and sunny in Seattle."
"welcome back, MacGruder!"

"KC will win the superbowl this year."
"welcome back, MacGruder!"

Beantown Bronco
08-27-2011, 08:20 AM
Irene? She's got nothing.

I'm taking the boat out tomorrow, just like during Hurricane Bob. Here's some footage of me during that wussy storm.

<iframe width="560" height="345" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/_03zn8Vq6iw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

tsiguy96
08-27-2011, 08:28 AM
just saw this posted:
http://www.whosay.com/darrenrovell/photos/60839

companies respond by quadrupling price of batteries

That One Guy
08-27-2011, 08:31 AM
just saw this posted:
http://www.whosay.com/darrenrovell/photos/60839

companies respond by quadrupling price of batteries

If people don't remember that after the storm, they deserve it.

Los Broncos
08-27-2011, 08:32 AM
U.F.O. Is an unidentified flying object. Which is exactly what it was.

Well I know that, but it was way to fast.

I was thinking it had something to do with camera or whatever.

Rock Chalk
08-27-2011, 09:08 AM
How would they even know it was a UFO?

Its a UFO.

Since a UFO is an Unidentified Flying Object, it most certainly is a UFO since they dont know what the hell it was.

Duh.

Los Broncos
08-27-2011, 09:11 AM
Its a UFO.

Since a UFO is an Unidentified Flying Object, it most certainly is a UFO since they dont know what the hell it was.

Duh.

I say it had something to do with the camera.

That One Guy
08-27-2011, 09:13 AM
I say it had something to do with the camera.

Unidentified Fuzzy Object then.

ColoradoDarin
08-27-2011, 09:35 AM
Looks like a frozen cosmonaut still in orbit

elsid13
08-27-2011, 09:45 AM
Hopefully we don't lose power. Rain and the wind is kicking up now.

Broncoman13
08-27-2011, 09:50 AM
Glad it isn't forecasted to be a category 3 anymore. Still a big and powerful storm. Stay safe right coasters

Not sure that is going to make much of a difference for the North East. Helps the Carolinas, but the concern for New Jersey (and North) is the rain. Eitherway it was going to end up being a tropical storm by time it hit them... We got 30" of rain in two days in Houston when Allison came through and then returned to the Gulf a day and a half later. Rain killed us!

That One Guy
08-27-2011, 09:52 AM
Not sure that is going to make much of a difference for the North East. Helps the Carolinas, but the concern for New Jersey (and North) is the rain. Eitherway it was going to end up being a tropical storm by time it hit them... We got 30" of rain in two days in Houston when Allison came through and then returned to the Gulf a day and a half later. Rain killed us!

30" is amazing.

We got 6" in one day a while back and it felt like no more water could physically fall without us drowning. I can't imagine 2 1/2 times that much per day.

Rock Chalk
08-27-2011, 09:54 AM
30" is amazing.

We got 6" in one day a while back and it felt like no more water could physically fall without us drowning. I can't imagine 2 1/2 times that much per day.

Alex isnt even exaggerating on it. THe streets became rivers in about 8 hours especially down in the parts me and him lived in. It was insane and the storm itself wasnt bad as far as wind or anything, just rain, rain and more rain.

That One Guy
08-27-2011, 09:56 AM
Alex isnt even exaggerating on it. THe streets became rivers in about 8 hours especially down in the parts me and him lived in. It was insane and the storm itself wasnt bad as far as wind or anything, just rain, rain and more rain.

If only Texas could get that now.

Broncoman13
08-27-2011, 09:58 AM
just saw this posted:
http://www.whosay.com/darrenrovell/photos/60839

companies respond by quadrupling price of batteries

Those looked like rechargeable batteries so I'm not sure if that price is quadrupled. If they are marking prices up I hope the community lets them have it when the storm is done and they don't shop there anymore!

Rock Chalk
08-27-2011, 09:58 AM
If only Texas could get that now.

Well we did get a good rain a couple of nights ago. Not sure how much but we are still way way way behind on rainfall.

And I dont want 30 inches at once again. But I'll take 2 inches every other day for the next 3 months and be happy about it.

Broncoman13
08-27-2011, 10:01 AM
Alex isnt even exaggerating on it. THe streets became rivers in about 8 hours especially down in the parts me and him lived in. It was insane and the storm itself wasnt bad as far as wind or anything, just rain, rain and more rain.

I swam to my mom's house. Standing in the street the water was up to the top of my head. On the sidewalk it was about neck level. Fire ants were horrible and swimming in that nastiness absolutely sucked.

You knew it was going to be bad when you saw on the news that there were Semi-Trucks completely under water.

elsid13
08-27-2011, 10:04 AM
Alex isnt even exaggerating on it. THe streets became rivers in about 8 hours especially down in the parts me and him lived in. It was insane and the storm itself wasnt bad as far as wind or anything, just rain, rain and more rain.

Far more people die from the flash floods following the storms then during them. Especial dumbasses in SUV that think they ford water on the roads.

Rock Chalk
08-27-2011, 10:10 AM
I swam to my mom's house. Standing in the street the water was up to the top of my head. On the sidewalk it was about neck level. Fire ants were horrible and swimming in that nastiness absolutely sucked.

You knew it was going to be bad when you saw on the news that there were Semi-Trucks completely under water.

effing fire ants.

Broncoman13
08-27-2011, 10:10 AM
Some parts of Texas got as much as 40" of rain from Allison. That was over the course of almost three days. The storm passed through, made it almost to Dallas and then came back to the gulf. W/16" the first day the city couldn't handle any additional rain and we got another 16".

Dont' fear the wind, fear the rain!!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropical_Storm_Allison

broncocalijohn
08-27-2011, 10:16 AM
just saw this posted:
http://www.whosay.com/darrenrovell/photos/60839

companies respond by quadrupling price of batteries

That is considered illegal and whoever is responsible for that can be prosecuted. You cannot do that in a time of emergency.

Punisher
08-27-2011, 11:31 AM
Yea i live in philly and yesterday 76 was bumper to bumper from everyone leaving new jersey. They said the storm might change A.C and the Jersey Shore, I sure hope they call captain planet to help us.

Miss I.
08-27-2011, 11:41 AM
I swam to my mom's house. Standing in the street the water was up to the top of my head. On the sidewalk it was about neck level. Fire ants were horrible and swimming in that nastiness absolutely sucked.

You knew it was going to be bad when you saw on the news that there were Semi-Trucks completely under water.

you know, this will make a classic story to your kids someday..."Tough? You think you got it tough? While, I'll have you know, I had to swim to your grandma's house in water up to the top of my head while fire ants ate me alive. It was so bad, I saw semi trucks under water." Also be sure to add comments involving swimming uphill both ways, while it snowed and rained while carrying a pack of boy scouts on your shoulders.

;D

Broncoman13
08-27-2011, 11:57 AM
you know, this will make a classic story to your kids someday..."Tough? You think you got it tough? While, I'll have you know, I had to swim to your grandma's house in water up to the top of my head while fire ants ate me alive. It was so bad, I saw semi trucks under water." Also be sure to add comments involving swimming uphill both ways, while it snowed and rained while carrying a pack of boy scouts on your shoulders.

;D

Actually, I think the worst part was the snakes. I never saw one that day but the cottonmouths were all over the Bayou City... Just knowing they were there and you couldn't see them.

Rock Chalk
08-27-2011, 12:05 PM
Actually, I think the worst part was the snakes. I never saw one that day but the cottonmouths were all over the Bayou City... Just knowing they were there and you couldn't see them.

I lived closer to the Bay and the Galveston county bayou's than you did and we didn't see any cottonmouths but water mock's (no pun intended) were everywhere.

Broncoman13
08-27-2011, 12:09 PM
I lived closer to the Bay and the Galveston county bayou's than you did and we didn't see any cottonmouths but water mock's (no pun intended) were everywhere.

Water Mocks are Cottonmouths!!!

OrangeCrush2724
08-27-2011, 12:36 PM
Hurricane Andrew got us good in '92. That puppy was category 5 at one point
Knocked out trees with trunk diameters of 5 feet like toothpicks. Ofcourse being without power for 2 months wasn't fun either.

OrangeCrush2724
08-27-2011, 12:38 PM
That is considered illegal and whoever is responsible for that can be prosecuted. You cannot do that in a time of emergency.

Yeah it's called the gouche (sp?) law.

myMind
08-27-2011, 01:07 PM
Water Mocks are Cottonmouths!!!

^This

I only lived in Houston for a year in the 90's and I still remember that.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agkistrodon_piscivorus

myMind
08-27-2011, 01:13 PM
Hurricane Andrew got us good in '92. That puppy was category 5 at one point
Knocked out trees with trunk diameters of 5 feet like toothpicks. Ofcourse being without power for 2 months wasn't fun either.

Third strongest hurricane to hit the U.S in recorded history.
Driving down to the Keys one time I found this memorial tourist spot that the eye passed directly over. It had a ton of crazy pictures and detritus from the storm. Must have been intense.

Chris
08-27-2011, 01:14 PM
I remember my Cuban grandparents house being trashed by Andrew in 92.

The NYFD is going around shutting down any open businesses. Line for the red box was 20 mins. I've taped up the windows just to keep my gf happy.

Come on Irene
Oh I swear you're not mean
These New Yorkers
think you're everything

ZONA
08-27-2011, 04:10 PM
I'm going to guess what you saw on that Youtube video was another satellite.


The most up-to-date data comes from CelesTrak which is funded by the Center for Space Standards and Innovation, located in Colorado Springs. As of writing there are over 13,000 satellites in orbit and over 20,500 satellites have decayed since 1957. Looking carefully at the data it appears that there are just under 3,500 satellites that are both functioning and in their correct orbit compared to nearly 10,000 that are classed as debris but haven't yet decayed. So 75% of the satellites orbiting the Earth are junk!

TonyR
08-27-2011, 08:52 PM
This is brutal. Heavy rain, high winds, tornado warnings... I can't imagine what those closer to the coast must be going through.

Garcia Bronco
08-27-2011, 09:04 PM
There are only 4 types poison snakes in north america.

WaterMock
CopperHead
Rattle Snake
Coral Snake.

TDmvp
08-27-2011, 09:04 PM
Great now I got that crappy Come on Irene song stuck in my head.

TonyR
08-27-2011, 09:18 PM
Great now I got that crappy Come on Irene song stuck in my head.

That was Ilene...

Rock Chalk
08-27-2011, 09:52 PM
Water Mocks are Cottonmouths!!!

Did not know that. I never heard them referred to as cottonmouths when Ive seen them, only water moccassins. Always thought a cottonmouth was another type of pit viper.

epicSocialism4tw
08-27-2011, 10:42 PM
Did not know that. I never heard them referred to as cottonmouths when Ive seen them, only water moccassins. Always thought a cottonmouth was another type of pit viper.

Its just different regional monikers for the same snake.

Their bites are really nasty. I have a friend whos cousin was killed when she stepped onto a shoreline with a bunch of young cottonmouths who had recently hatched and had been hanging out around the mouth of their den. Neurotoxic I believe.

Garcia Bronco
08-27-2011, 11:01 PM
You know this thing could stop over manhattan and wreak havoc on the island.

Broncoman13
08-27-2011, 11:12 PM
You know this thing could stop over manhattan and wreak havoc on the island.

That would be the worst case scenario. If this storm stalls anywhere it will just sit and spin and drop rain at a rate of 3-5" per hour. With the size of the storm a stall would cause most areas to get 10-15", it would be devestating as if it wasn't bad enough right now.

Broncoman13
08-27-2011, 11:18 PM
Its just different regional monikers for the same snake.

Their bites are really nasty. I have a friend whos cousin was killed when she stepped onto a shoreline with a bunch of young cottonmouths who had recently hatched and had been hanging out around the mouth of their den. Neurotoxic I believe.

When I was 15 or 16 we found a little watering hole in Houston we used to go to. It had a sweet little cliff that was about 20 feet high, perfect for practicing our gainers (sp?). One day we're walking in the field toward our spot and a guy is walking around with his dogs. He walks up to us and asks if we're the ones that are jumping off the cliff into the water. Of course we denied it. He then said, "Oh okay, I was just gonna ask if you're friend was okay. The kids that were out here yesterday landed in a pit of cottonmouths and one of them got bit." No idea if he was BSing us or if it actually happened, but I damned sure wasn't the first one in that day! ;D

epicSocialism4tw
08-27-2011, 11:40 PM
When I was 15 or 16 we found a little watering hole in Houston we used to go to. It had a sweet little cliff that was about 20 feet high, perfect for practicing our gainers (sp?). One day we're walking in the field toward our spot and a guy is walking around with his dogs. He walks up to us and asks if we're the ones that are jumping off the cliff into the water. Of course we denied it. He then said, "Oh okay, I was just gonna ask if you're friend was okay. The kids that were out here yesterday landed in a pit of cottonmouths and one of them got bit." No idea if he was BSing us or if it actually happened, but I damned sure wasn't the first one in that day! ;D

Dude, those things are everywhere in Texas. Any backwoods watering hole has cottonmouths all around it.

I'm sure you know how aggressive they are too. They'll come after you even if you aren't presenting as a threat to them. They bite rapid fire too.

Chris
08-28-2011, 12:06 AM
Drains are all flooded on my street. **** is about to get real.

epicSocialism4tw
08-28-2011, 12:07 AM
Drains are all flooded on my street. **** is about to get real.

Make sure the rats have clean sheets to sleep on and the cockroaches have enough to eat (they might eat you).

Chris
08-28-2011, 12:29 AM
I have my rat army on standby.

http://www.catling-art.com/images/PiedPiper_rats.jpg

epicSocialism4tw
08-28-2011, 12:37 AM
I have my rat army on standby.

Ooh, I just had an idear!

Someone should make a Kafka-esque horror story about the rising flood and the rise of the sewer dwellers into the skyscrapers of Manhattan. A slow, methodical descent into madness with the rising of the water. ;D

Anyone want to steal a book idea?

TomServo
08-28-2011, 01:24 AM
When I was 15 or 16 we found a little watering hole in Houston we used to go to. It had a sweet little cliff that was about 20 feet high, perfect for practicing our gainers (sp?). One day we're walking in the field toward our spot and a guy is walking around with his dogs. He walks up to us and asks if we're the ones that are jumping off the cliff into the water. Of course we denied it. He then said, "Oh okay, I was just gonna ask if you're friend was okay. The kids that were out here yesterday landed in a pit of cottonmouths and one of them got bit." No idea if he was BSing us or if it actually happened, but I damned sure wasn't the first one in that day! ;D

i spent a few summers in abilene tx, and we went to a few "swimming holes" i have to say, the thought of a snapping turtle grabbing my junk was much more terrifying than a cottonmouth-watermoccasin.

epicSocialism4tw
08-28-2011, 01:26 AM
i spent a few summers in abilene tx, and we went to a few "swimming holes" i have to say, the thought of a snapping turtle grabbing my junk was much more terrifying than a cottonmouth-watermoccasin.

Ha!

I spent a couple of years in Abilene. I didn't know that there was any water out there except for the water in some species of cacti. ;D

Of course there's the resevoir by the industrial plant, but I can't imagine that anyone would swim in that. Yikes!

TomServo
08-28-2011, 01:39 AM
yes! that warm water runoff from some botteling plant. 7 up or something. that swimming hole was real. way off some highway

epicSocialism4tw
08-28-2011, 01:42 AM
yes! that warm water runoff from some botteling plant. 7 up or something. that swimming hole was real. way off some highway

Did you see the Anson lights or go to the Paramount theater to see the Changeling on Halloween?

TomServo
08-28-2011, 01:45 AM
after climbing over a barb wire fence and treking a few miles we found the swimming hole "gods creation". it was disgusting and the first thing we saw was a snapping turtle on the surface..

TomServo
08-28-2011, 01:48 AM
Also epic. late 1970's we also got shot at while partying, accidentley (i spose) at Fort Phantom res.

epicSocialism4tw
08-28-2011, 01:48 AM
after climbing over a barb wire fence and treking a few miles we found the swimming hole "gods creation". it was disgusting and the first thing we saw was a snapping turtle on the surface..

Snapping turtles get huge in Texas and can be extremely dangerous.

Did you ever go see the Anson lights?

epicSocialism4tw
08-28-2011, 01:49 AM
Also epic. late 1970's we also got shot at while partying, accidentley (i spose) at Fort Phantom res.

Ha!

Sounds like Abilene.

That place is pretty wild. Its almost like an old cowboy town.

Its very strange and interesting. The culture is quite unique.

TomServo
08-28-2011, 01:50 AM
nopes never saw been to anson lights

TomServo
08-28-2011, 01:52 AM
but,as i said i know what it is liike to have bullets whistle inchse over my head.

epicSocialism4tw
08-28-2011, 02:00 AM
Greatest News Report of All Time:
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/sea-foam-dc-tv-reporter-does-hurricane-live-shot-covered-in-raw-sewage/

TomServo
08-28-2011, 02:09 AM
my last summer in TX . air show Dyes AFB. i saw 'brand new" F14s and F15s. i got up close to a b52 bomber.
but the highlight, one of them -of my life- an SR71 did a touch and go. i was the only one that i saw that covered my ears- to do that. it was crazy

Raidersbane
08-28-2011, 02:53 AM
So far things have been rather easy here near Annapolis. Just lots o rain and a few trees blown over. Winds are starting to diminish. My girl in
Queens N.Y. however reports that folks there are already starting to resort to cannibalism.

TomServo
08-28-2011, 03:40 AM
Queens N.Y. however reports that folks there are already starting to resort to cannibalism.

but gov christy said No Cannabalism. hahaha

TomServo
08-28-2011, 03:41 AM
o yeah thats NJ. NY is another jurisdiction

Rock Chalk
08-28-2011, 06:50 AM
So far things have been rather easy here near Annapolis. Just lots o rain and a few trees blown over. Winds are starting to diminish. My girl in
Queens N.Y. however reports that folks there are already starting to resort to cannibalism.

I assume this is a joke because I immediately laughed.

If not, wtf is wrong with yankees?

Gort
08-28-2011, 11:41 AM
Actually, I think the worst part was the snakes. I never saw one that day but the cottonmouths were all over the Bayou City... Just knowing they were there and you couldn't see them.

earlier this year in Australia, they had to worry about crocs in their flooded streets!

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/flood-victims-warned-of-risk-from-snakes-and-crocodiles-2176119.html

apparently, this is a real worry every time they have floods there.

http://feww.wordpress.com/2009/02/05/australian-floods-crocodiles-swam-in-the-streets/

epicSocialism4tw
08-28-2011, 11:58 AM
earlier this year in Australia, they had to worry about crocs in their flooded streets!

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/flood-victims-warned-of-risk-from-snakes-and-crocodiles-2176119.html

apparently, this is a real worry every time they have floods there.

http://feww.wordpress.com/2009/02/05/australian-floods-crocodiles-swam-in-the-streets/

It happens in the Louisiana bayous too.

That One Guy
08-28-2011, 12:12 PM
It happens in the Louisiana bayous too.

Too bad the gators didn't get some of that New Orleans trash before it escaped.