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Hurricane Irene by Loretto on 28 August 2011 2:57am
 
When we were in Ireland in May there were gale force winds of up to 171 kph. The weather channel is saying hurricane Irene will have winds up to 80 mph. So I was curious to see what the conversion would be:

Quick KPH to MPH Conversion

KPH MPH
30 19
50 31
60 37
80 50
100 62
120 75
 So the winds in Ireland were stronger!

We have to endure the hurricane conditions from midnight tonight (sat) through Sunday. Hope Patty and others on the east coast all stay safe.
 
Re: Hurricane Irene by kazzzz on 28 August 2011 1:36pm
 
Oh yes stay safe all xxx
 
Re: Hurricane Irene by Loretto on 28 August 2011 2:47pm
 
We got through the night fine. Some trees down and flooding but the winds today are pretty bad.
 
Re: Hurricane Irene by suzulu on 28 August 2011 5:17pm
 
A friend of mine lives in a basement apartment in Jersey City. His landlords built a water barricade and awning so his kitchen doesn't flood.
Can't see landlords over here doing that in the event of a potential hurricane!

He went out for a short while last night and the streets were practically deserted.

The place where I am from in Wales gets some really fierce gales sometimes. I remember one particularly bad one in my teens. My parents and sister had gone out to my aunts' farm leaving my brother and I at home (can't remember why, perhaps we were studying for exams). Suddenly there was a terrific noise which we thought was thunder but it was the start of a mini-hurricane! There was also one in London and the south east of England some years ago. Many trees were blown down.

How is it there now, Loretto?
 
Re: Hurricane Irene by Loretto on 28 August 2011 6:01pm
 
We lost power this morning at around 11 am. I was in the middle of doing Sunday's papers for my blog and talking to my sister in Rome when the power went out.

My tech savvy son says the 3G wireless on my iPhone can connect with the Bluetooth capabilities of my computer so he's configuring the whole thing right now. (He will be 13 on Oct 1st!)
 
Re: Hurricane Irene by suzulu on 28 August 2011 6:54pm
 
He's a clever boy!

Hope the power is not off too long.
 
Re: Hurricane Irene by Loretto on 29 August 2011 2:52am
 
He said my computer wasn't configured for blue tooth. So he couldn't connect my iPhone to it. We still have no power at 9:30 pm.

Today I saw a snow plow cleaning debris off the road, teenagers skim boarding in a tennis court and people walking along a road that was ankle deep of higher in water. An ambulance followed us down one road only to discover that a tree blocked their route ahead. They turned went back in the direction they came from, turned in the road again and headed back towards the downed tree! I hope the person waiting for them wasn't in a hurry!

56 per cent of the state of CT is without power tonight, last time it tool five days to get power back!


of CT is without power tonight.

I took some pictures and video as we drove around
 
Re: Hurricane Irene by Loretto on 29 August 2011 2:57am
 
Can't edit that last post for spelling etc. iPhones are great, but a heck of a pain to type on!
 
Re: Hurricane Irene by suzulu on 29 August 2011 2:28pm
 
You did well to type a long post on your phone. It takes me ages to type a message on my phone!



 
Re: Hurricane Irene by Loretto on 29 August 2011 2:31pm
 
My friend Nancy posted this on her Facebook wall;
The top five reasons hurricanes are like Christmas
1. Friends from out of state start calling you.
2. Grocery stores are crowded.
3. Days off from work.
4. Candles.
5. And at some point you know you are going to
have a tree in your house.
 
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