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Old 08-30-2011, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Wallis and Futuna
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Cambuium I agree with ya. I've noticed many dangerous situations since Irene struck, notified power co. and have YET to see them come out and do a THING!
This is strange! It's like the storm didn't hit us at all, the way the power co is acting!
That's sad about Milford homes, our friend's brother used to live out that way.. nice town... poor things...
They didn't give us much warning at all either, on the local TV channels. Not everyone's got Weather Channel you know, even those with basic cable may not!
Yeah, the workers for the public utilities co shudn't be STANDING around BSing, after a major hurricane! People are without power, running out of food, have no lights at nite.. etc...
This is going to end up in a disaster for many folks who didn't even have a tree hit their house!
CL&P get on the stick! Get' er done! People need your help!
Not much warning? Really? It was a weather headline in every daily newspaper, when it was still forming around the islands. If you passed a newspaper box, then you had access to the information, for free. No cable necessary.
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Old 08-30-2011, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Central Connecticut
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There another tropical storm and it's going to be a hurricane. Hope that one dont come here
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Old 08-30-2011, 08:02 PM
 
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Default Not all waves have a high interval of time twix them mkiv

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You could never surf the water we had. Too much churn, rip tides, rapid succesion, etc. You wouldn't come out alive, no matter how good of a swimmer you are. Surfers surf big waves, but they are big, gradual waves that have a high interval of time in-between them. The water for this was violent.
we know this for a fact since we lived right next to the ocean for years. But I saw some of the waves coming in up north, and they did look spooky.
Where was it a surfer lost his life? In Virginia this weekend? Did they say why? Rip currents or something?
Nope, just FYI lots of surfers do go out in the ocean before a big storm hits. They get the big waves that way, and that's what they live for!

So , how do the beaches look down at the coast now mkiv? Are they ready for ppl to come down and hang out on the beach and go swimming?
Or are the public beaches CLOSED, cuz stuff is so messed up from Irene??
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Old 08-30-2011, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Earth
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There another tropical storm and it's going to be a hurricane. Hope that one dont come here
Thanks for bringing this up. I think that everyone on this forum needs to scroll down to the WEATHER thread and check out "Katia."

In fact, I think that, from now on, the entire east coast needs to keep an eye on the tropics during hurricane season, not just Florida, the Carolinas and the Gulf states.

I really can't imagine if Katia were to go up there as well....
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Old 09-01-2011, 11:06 PM
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I still don't have power and probably will not have it for most of the week. I was listening to 1400 am in Stamford; apparently, over 1,000 power lines are down in the city alone. Some people don't even have running water! A few traffic lights through out town are still off, though they quickly fixed the one close to my house, wish they would had connected us to grid while they were in the area. Oh well... I drove around town after the storm and from what I saw, the worst area was Shippan Point, mostly large tree branches fallen all over the place. A car was stuck on a flooded patch on the avenue that skirts a small delta, near Cove Park and the Darien town line. By the look and smell of things, I think the sound flooded all that area. The antenna atop the Landmark Square highrise in Downtown, apparently was blown away.

Despite all of this, I'm not complaining. I went to Barnes and Noble and bought a nice book to red in the following days, since without electricity there isn't much to do at home. A few days without power is alright, most of our ancestors lived without power during their entire life and the fact we're here is a sign they did at least ok. A few days is no big deal.

However, thank God for cellphones and car chargers! LOL
Yes, I was correct about Long Island Sound flooding Weed Ave! These guys video taped it:

Ungodly1's Channel - YouTube
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Old 09-02-2011, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Yes, I was correct about Long Island Sound flooding Weed Ave! These guys video taped it:

Ungodly1's Channel - YouTube
Cute little waves.
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:01 AM
 
Location: USA East Coast
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Finally got power back here!

We had no electricity/water for five days. They set up several places down here at the coast for public showers and to get free water. I had a lot of tree damage, and some roofing shingles blow off, but other than that not much damage. My peak wind gust was 57 mph, little rain fell however. Right on he beach however, the wind seemed much stronger, maybe gusts to 75 - mph.

Here are some pics I snapped of tropical storm Irene’s passage. I thought I would be able to get more, but it's hard to get down many coastal roads at this point. The day before the storm I was in Westerly, the waves were close to normal. The day after I went along the coast, but could only get a few pics, as many areas were closed off. My area around East Lyme/Saybrook was not hit too hard; mostly overwash on the coastal roads.


The day before was a nice beach day, good south swell and the water was warm (74 F):








Houses boarded up near Groton:






Storm surge near my house. Water came to within about 20 feet of my house, tide was about 6 feet above normal. These people lost most of their stuff on the first floor:






A good sized (50 footer) sailboat parked on someone’s porch/deck on the coast of Branford:






The tree damage was really bad in sections (middle Beach area of Madison/Westbrook/Old Lyme/East Haven). Here a tree crashed through the roof of a nursing home in Westbrook:






The storm surge was by far the worst part of Irene. I didn’t get any pics from East Haven (cops/National Guard everywhere), but I got a few sections of the coast near Westbrook:










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Old 09-02-2011, 07:16 PM
 
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I was just talking to a girl from Groton and she said that none of the beaches are open right now.. they got so much damage in the coastal towns! : (
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Milford:

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Old 09-02-2011, 08:55 PM
 
Location: CT - close to coast
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Milford:
Sick...Sick picture. Thank you guys for sharing the pics.

I'm still amazed the swell was that great from a weak Tropical storm.

Best way to visualize what a Hurricane does over the water is to think of a Plunger. It basically pulls up and pushes down on the water creating those large waves in the open water and pushing the water against the shore.

There's a stat I gotta find out... Whats the max wave height reported in the open seas from irene... I think I heard 1 buoy reporting 25' waves.
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