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    Has anyone taken a good look at Isabelle. If these computer tracks are correct (big IF at this time), the Atlantic Coast is in for a wild weekend next weekend.

    http://maps.wunderground.com/data/im...0313_model.gif
    PROUD, HONORED AND HUMBLED RECIPIENT OF THE PURPLE HYDRANT AWARD - 10/2007.

  • #2
    So far, all but one of the models is predicting it to hit northeast PA pretty hard. Should be interesting, we don't deal with a hurricaine much here. What are your plans George? Staying or going?

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    • #3
      I'm 35+ miles inland and on relatively high ground. Definitely staying. hwoods may be feeling differently, though.
      PROUD, HONORED AND HUMBLED RECIPIENT OF THE PURPLE HYDRANT AWARD - 10/2007.

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      • #4
        Awww. Crap.
        Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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        • #5
          In the immortal words of Bill Cosby:



          How long can you tread water?
          ullrichk
          a.k.a.
          perfesser

          a ship in a harbor is safe. . . but that's not what ships are for

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          • #6
            Feel Differently? Damn Right!

            A senior NOAA (Weather bureau) executive lives in our area, I asked him to change the storm track and send it to New Mexico. Seriously, our annual open house is Noon/1600 on Sat, 9-20., probably a postponement on that. Otherwise, starting tomorrow, if the forcast holds, crews will be going over every item of equipment to insure that EVERYTHING is there and working properly. Fuel for the station Aux. generator (Diesel, 200,000 Watts/240v) was delivered Friday after the service tech did the annual maintenence procedures. All Apparatus will be topped off with fuel and then fueled after EVERY run. That seems extreme, but our fuel is provided at the county roads garage and they do not have a dependable auxilary power supply. Being an OLD timer, I remember some bad girls named Hazel, Agnes, Diane, Etc. and we could lose power for several days. Tomorrow morning, I intend to ask the roads supervisor to get a electrician to install a isolation switch and aux. plug so we can plug our apparatus generators into the elec panel for the fuel pumps. Beyond that, there are a bunch of other things to do..... Stay Safe....
            Never use Force! Get a Bigger Hammer.
            In memory of
            Chief Earle W. Woods, 1912 - 1997
            Asst. Chief John R. Woods Sr. 1937 - 2006

            IACOJ Budget Analyst

            I Refuse to be a Spectator. If I come to the Game, I'm Playing.

            www.gdvfd18.com

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            • #7
              Just another reason why I don't like living on Long Island, fortunately the house I am in is on a hill, so I know we won't get flooded. The down town and fire house (built over land where a natural spring flows underground) will take a beating, esp. when high tide comes around.....THere are some trees in my neighborhood that aren't too stable....
              "When I was young, my ambition was to be one of the people who made a difference in this world. My hope is to leave the world a little better for my having been there."
              -- Jim Henson (1936 - 1990)

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              • #8
                Checking batteries, flashlights...etc., etc.

                HURRICANE ISABEL DISCUSSION NUMBER 34
                NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
                11 AM EDT SUN SEP 14 2003

                ....THE MODELS ARE NOW IN EXCELLENT AGREEMENT WITH ISABEL MAKING LANDFALL ALONG THE CENTRAL U.S. EAST COAST IN ABOUT 4 DAYS. THERE IS STILL UNCERTAINTY ON WHERE THE EXACT LANDFALL COULD OCCUR SINCE THE DEVELOPING CENTRAL U.S. TROUGH COULD DEEPEN AND DIG SOUTHWARD MORE THAN IS FORECAST BY THE GLOBAL MODELS...WHICH COULD LEAD A MORE NORTHWARD MOTION AND LANDFALL FARTHER UP THE EAST COAST THAN WHAT IS CURRENTLY FORECAST.
                UNFORTUNATELY...ALL OF THE MODEL GUIDANCE AGREE ON A LARGE AND
                STRONG NORTH-SOUTH ORIENTED RIDGE REMAINING EAST OF ISABEL...WHICH
                SHOULD PREVENT THE POWERFUL HURRICANE FROM RECURVING OUT TO SEA.
                LANDFALL ALONG THE U.S MID-ATLANTIC COAST SOMEWHERE BETWEEN NORTH
                CAROLINA AND NEW JERSEY BETWEEN 4 OR 5 DAYS IS APPEARING MORE AND
                MORE LIKELY.
                Proudly serving as the IACOJ Minister of Information & Propoganda!
                Be Safe! Lookouts-Awareness-Communications-Escape Routes-Safety Zones

                *Gathering Crust Since 1968*
                On the web at www.section2wildfire.com

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                • #9
                  Darn it...figures!

                  I *should* be getting my new toy delivered next weekend.

                  Izzy hits, I probably won't get it just when I could use it the most!

                  (New toy btw is a 1955 Ferguson TO-35 37hp tractor w/Front End loader Needs restoration, but she'll work fine to move snow this winter! )
                  IACOJ Canine Officer
                  20/50

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                  • #10
                    damn, i had a feeling about this. New Jersey may get slammed!!!

                    last Hurricane/Tropical storm to really hit NJ was Floyd a few years back, had many calls then. I could just imagine what a cat 2+ cane could bring.
                    Firefighter, Volunteering since Oct 2001

                    CCFA 05-04, best overall class for 2005
                    "GOOD GAME!"

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                    • #11
                      No cat 2

                      Then ya ought to love this one,Cat 5.By the time it gets up my way it's just going to be a minor bump in the road.I'll still load and charge everything just in case.T.C.

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                      • #12
                        [email protected]&N IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                        We have an inspection trip to SW PA Thurs./Fri and my FD's Clam Bake is Saturday. It won't be a "hurricane", but is still crappy weather. 3 good days, shot to h&[email protected]
                        Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.

                        Anything found in my posts is soley my opinion and not representative of any other individual or entity.

                        You know that thing inside your helmet? Use it wisely and you'll be just fine.

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                        • #13
                          Projected path as of Monday morning ...

                          It can't be worse than Agnes ... can it?

                          ... hwoods, it sounds like you've done this before!!!

                          STAY SAFE!!!
                          Attached Files

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                          • #14
                            Well, let's see...distance from fire station to Atlantic Ocean...about 1100 feet. Last bad flooding I remember was back in 1992, sat at building for a minute watching State Police launching one of their 24' boats from a trailer a block away. Hurricane preparedness...much like Chief Woods, check everything, fill everything, get the cots out, extra clothes, food, fuel, etc.

                            One thing to remember, make sure your own family is safe and accounted for before going to station for standby. Knowing they are safe helps keep your mind on what you are doing.
                            "This thread is being closed as it is off-topic and not related to the fire industry." - Isn't that what the Off Duty forum was for?

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                            • #15
                              One thing to remember, make sure your own family is safe and accounted for before going to station for standby
                              Amen Bones.

                              I'm 120 miles from the beach and Opal still had 90 MPH sustained winds when it came through here. We were without power for 6 days. That's my first and hopefully last experience with a hurricane.

                              Hunker down and stay safe up there folks!

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