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Old 08-24-2011, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Out West
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Really don't think it will be all that bad. If Maine is used to preparing for cold winters, Maine should be fine dealing with a Cat 1 or a tropical storm.

(Interlude: I'm sorry, I just moved from Miami. I cannot believe I'm having this conversation in Maine. I don't think, "hurricanes" when I think of Maine.)

The good news is, it's not as boiling, horridly hot here as it is down there so if the power does go out, you don't roast like a turkey on Thanksgiving. Shouldn't see a whole lot of destruction, and it will lose strength more and more as it goes through cold waters. Hurricanes need warm water to gain and retain their strength.

The rain is manageable, the wind...depends on how well Maine is prepared for harsh weather.

If I were to give advice: Prepare like you're preparing for winter. (With exception of snow tires and the like.) You'll be fine, we'll all be fine.

And the size of the storm means that it covers quite a huge area. You just don't want to be on the back side of that storm...THAT is when things get wicked.
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Midcoast Maine
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earthquakes, hurricanes, a republican governor in maine-the mayan calendar for 2012 is drawing near!!
lol!!
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Bar Harbor, ME
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The end is near... Clearly. I think I saw the hoof prints of the 7 horsepeople of the Ap.......
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Old 08-25-2011, 06:08 AM
 
Location: 3.5 sq mile island ant nest next to Canada
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Earthquakes, hurricanes, a republican governor in maine-the mayan calendar for 2012 is drawing near!!

Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:17 AM
 
Location: in my living room
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I agree with 3wolves. I lived in Fl. for many years. Been there, done that. News just showed it being tropical storm conditions when and if it comes thru Maine and path was showing straight thru Portland. Of course you never know. They can always change.
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Way South of the Volvo Line
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Although infrequent, Maine and northern New England are no strangers to hurricanes.

Hurricanes in Maine
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Old 08-25-2011, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Dade City, Fl.
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I think it just gives the news people something to talk about....but just in case I have the bach up gen-set ready to go......
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Old 08-25-2011, 04:51 PM
 
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everyone knows it's-windy

I want to ride ride like the wind to be free again

all we are is dust in the winddddd

we were young and strong, we were runnin against the wind

you are..... like a hurricane...

here i am...rock you like a hurricane


good hurricane tunes
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Old 08-25-2011, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Union, ME
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Here's a link to video footage of Irene from the International Space Station. Pretty cool. Irene from space
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Corinth, ME
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I'm with Three Wolves... not terribly concerned. We will go pick up the loose "stuff" in the yard and make sure there are tie-downs on the chicken tractors (don't need a repeat of the July 4 fiasco, when the brisk winds flew the coop over the fence into the neighbor's horse corral!) but then we do that fairly often, when we know wind more than our usual constant airflow here is expected.

I also picked up flashlight batteries today, but they had been put on my "get on payday" list a week ago and today was payday...

And I am digging out my hurricane Ophelia t-shirt to wear this weekend to Farmers Market. She was my first decent hurricane, when I was living in Beaufort, NC. Shirt was silk screened for the museum, also on the coast, where I volunteered.
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