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Author Topic: Big Hurricane coming our way (eastern USA)  (Read 9213 times)
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« on: August 25, 2011, 07:47:39 PM »


There's a big nasty hurricane (Irene) coming our way in the eastern USA:



If it stays a category 2, it will be the largest such hurricane to hit the NYC area in decades.
The potential for disaster here is quite big. I pray for all of us.
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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2011, 08:33:47 PM »

Damn....I don't believe in praying....but hope the best for all of you !!!

(And my beloved Funspot !)
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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2011, 10:59:34 PM »

hmm.. its Hurricane-Season .. like every year ..  so what do you expect ?

I hope that my ordered spare-parts will not be affected by this damn wind ..
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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2011, 11:26:59 PM »

Hmmm, I guess you don't realize that a category 2 Hurricane has not struck around here in over 25 years...
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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2011, 08:04:56 AM »

I wish you all the best.

Hurricanes always -1 !
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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2011, 08:10:27 AM »

What a sweet name for such a bitch! My first love carried it!
Maybe they should call it "Wreck it Ralph"!
Good luck!
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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2011, 09:01:16 AM »

Good luck, hang in there !
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« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2011, 10:03:05 AM »

I read category 3 now?  Shocked
Hope this gonna not be too bad  Undecided
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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2011, 01:39:47 PM »

Yup, category 3, may go up to a 4 or drop to a 1 no one knows yet.
(Love the Wreck it Ralph name!)
I must say it is quite scary preparing for this. I don't know how people in the Caribbean deal with this all the time.
Up here in NY it is quite rare to get this strong of a storm. Having to cover windows with plywood and tie down anything loose outside is weird. Knowing that some huge trees may fall on my house and that my family may get hurt is real scary!
As far as arcade stuff goes (since this is, after all, an arcade based forum!) I have all my machines in the garage. With 100mph winds it may blow the doors right off and carry those machines everywhere! (picture the poor Dragon's Lair II machine on the roof of someone else's house!)
I guess it is what it is. If I don't lose power I'll post up some pics and maybe video while the storm is raging.



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« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2011, 05:43:56 PM »

Whenever I'm in the US I'm surprised by the simple and not very sturdy way of building houses.
Even though we rarely have wind speeds like that, I'm sure my house would survive easily because its of concrete inside and brick as cladding. Maybe some roof tiles will fly off (actually that already happened some years ago....)
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« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2011, 07:25:30 PM »

you have to decide .. house of stone ... or a dedicated cab ... house of stone .... dedicated cab ...

Damn ...
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« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2011, 10:33:10 AM »

I'm sure my house would survive easily because its of concrete inside and brick as cladding.
Guess your house is a "tunnelkist"
Always wondered why this type is not more popular abroad. If you build 100 houses in similar shape at the same time (maybe that is the problem it's not popular abroad, but it should work for Katerina affected counties), the basic structure (labour on steel moulds+ factual building, excl. raw concrete) is just 1000 per house! I still wonder why be pay 200000 excluding land for a basic house here.
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« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2011, 10:38:27 AM »

It's called market and capitalism.
But also, the basic stuff is never expensive, finishing up is. That plus the very expensive ground here in the Randstad...

And indeed, I think most countries don't build large number of similar houses like we have here.

Yes my home is tunnel-build, indeed a smart process....I think I mentioned it in my gameroom construction thread on BYOAC forum.

However, I didn't pay the price _by far_ you mention for it about 14 years ago......it IS worth more than it now though Wink
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« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2011, 02:45:44 AM »

All trains and buses shut down around the NYC area. Evacuations for some areas started earlier today. Rain has just started but still no wind...
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« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2011, 12:44:59 PM »

Just saw that the expected traject is right over where my aunt & uncle live....I bet they will at least be out of power but they're used to that (happens once ever winter).Hope the best for all...
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