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ys
Sep 14th, 2003, 06:33 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2003/WEATHER/09/14/hurricane.isabel/index.html

Th center of the hit is predicted to be between NC and NJ.

Mase
Sep 14th, 2003, 07:04 PM
Ok so Im in Va and hadnt heard a DAMN thing about this, hahahaha!

You know your online too much WHEN......

CRAZY!

decemberlove
Sep 14th, 2003, 07:09 PM
yeah the ocean is already up and kicking.

ys
Sep 14th, 2003, 07:14 PM
yeah the ocean is already up and kicking.

When it will be, what happened four years ago with Floyd will be a minor accident. This is category 5 hurricane with catastrophic destruction potential.

As they say, it is already certain that someon between NJ and NC is going to ge hit badly. It's question of whom. At the moment the most likely hit point seems to be between Richmond,Va and Washington, DC. Will happen around Friday.
I would not mind it being NJ - Floyd was so much fun and something to remember.

Mase
Sep 14th, 2003, 07:15 PM
When it will be, what happened four years ago with Floyd will be a minor accident. This is category 5 hurricane with catastrophic destruction potential.

As they say, it is already certain that someon between NJ and NC is going to ge hit badly. It's question of whom. At the moment the most likely hit point seems to be between Richmond,Va and Washington, DC. Will happen around Friday.
I would not mind it being NJ - Floyd was so much fun and something to remember.

Right around where I live..... good times :lol:

ys
Sep 14th, 2003, 07:27 PM
Right around where I live..... good times :lol:

It won't be that funny if it hits there. If it hits a major metropolitan area, consider us having another September,11 in terms of damage.

This is not joke. Go to home page of any US news agency - CNN, CBS, anything. This is the breaking news of the day, not anything else, not even Williams shooting.

decemberlove
Sep 14th, 2003, 07:39 PM
When it will be, what happened four years ago with Floyd will be a minor accident. This is category 5 hurricane with catastrophic destruction potential.

As they say, it is already certain that someon between NJ and NC is going to ge hit badly. It's question of whom. At the moment the most likely hit point seems to be between Richmond,Va and Washington, DC. Will happen around Friday.
I would not mind it being NJ - Floyd was so much fun and something to remember.

i love hurricanes, but its very true NJ rarely gets hit with anything. itd be pretty devastating for the jersey shore to get the worst of the storm.

i would definitely mind it being jersey since i live right on the shore and most of us just arent used to ANY kind of natural disaster besides the occasional weak nor'eastern. were going to have some flooding either way it looks, fromthe size and the intensity of the storm, regardless of where it hits.

floyd was lots of fun when it happened... the ocean was just AMAZING.

Mase
Sep 14th, 2003, 07:42 PM
It won't be that funny if it hits there. If it hits a major metropolitan area, consider us having another September,11 in terms of damage.

This is not joke. Go to home page of any US news agency - CNN, CBS, anything. This is the breaking news of the day, not anything else, not even Williams shooting.

I was bring sarcastic with the :lol: Im not looking forward to it/ nor want the storm to hit by any means......

apoet29
Sep 14th, 2003, 07:55 PM
It won't be that funny if it hits there. If it hits a major metropolitan area, consider us having another September,11 in terms of damage.

This is not joke. Go to home page of any US news agency - CNN, CBS, anything. This is the breaking news of the day, not anything else, not even Williams shooting.

I think Mase was being sarcastic. I lived in southern Florida for years and have survived many hurricanes enough to know that they are not a joke. I'm sure that many other hurricane survivors feel the same way. In addition, I have friends and family who live in these areas, so I am worried about their safety.

BTW, Hurricane Irene just got replaced by a story on Secretary of State Powell stating that Iraq is still a major terrorist threat. In today's climate, no story ever stays in the public's conscience for too long.

ys
Sep 14th, 2003, 08:00 PM
BTW, Hurricane Irene just got replaced by a story on Secretary of State Powell stating that Iraq is still a major terrorist threat. In today's climate, no story ever stays in the public's conscience for too long.

On CNN.com it is still a top story.

Meesh
Sep 14th, 2003, 08:02 PM
yeah the ocean is already up and kicking.

I just went to the beach on Friday and I couldn't believe how big the waves were. I live in Central Florida so I usually don't get affected but a few years ago we actually had to board up sliding glass doors and windows of my apartment and my employer let us all go home.

apoet29
Sep 14th, 2003, 08:06 PM
On CNN.com it is still a top story.

It's not on MSNBC, Fox News or Yahoo. You're right. A hurricane of this magnitude should be taken very seriously. Fortunately, Isabel has experienced a dip from her category 5 standing and may continue to weaken as it heads for shore. As of 11:00 a.m. this morning, Isabel was still 370 miles from the coast, so there is a chance that she may substantially weaken before reaching landfall.

decemberlove
Sep 14th, 2003, 08:07 PM
I think Mase was being sarcastic. I lived in southern Florida for years and have survived many hurricanes enough to know that they are not a joke. I'm sure that many other hurricane survivors feel the same way. In addition, I have friends and family who live in these areas, so I am worried about their safety.

BTW, Hurricane Irene just got replaced by a story on Secretary of State Powell stating that Iraq is still a major terrorist threat. In today's climate, no story ever stays in the public's conscience for too long.


cnn.com has the satellite pic of the hurricane, front page

when it comes closer, its all people will be talking about

apoet29
Sep 14th, 2003, 08:10 PM
cnn.com has the satellite pic of the hurricane, front page

when it comes closer, its all people will be talking about

I saw that. I'm hoping that Isabel will weaken before making landfall. Since she was 370 miles off the coast this morning, there is a good chance of that happening.

decemberlove
Sep 14th, 2003, 08:13 PM
i hope so too, but i have very lil faith in forecasters

ys
Sep 14th, 2003, 08:16 PM
It's not on MSNBC, Fox News or Yahoo. You're right. A hurricane of this magnitude should be taken very seriously. Fortunately, Isabel has experienced a dip from her category 5 standing and may continue to weaken as it heads for shore. As of 11:00 a.m. this morning, Isabel was still 370 miles from the coast, so there is a chance that she may substantially weaken before reaching landfall.

Category 5 would be like a major earth quake. Category 5 has never hit US mainland, and Isabel was only flirting with level 5 ( 155 mph ), going above that level a couple of times. But 1968 Andrew of level 4 is still the most expensive natural disaster is US history. And level 4 goes down to 72 mph. If it stays level 4 by the time it hits the coast, it is unimaginable in how much trouble some people will be.

Floyd was a mild Tropical Storm ( level 3 or maybe even 2), and still got whole areas in our county completely under the water. Flooded the towns, covered bridges, paralised water supplies, energy supplies and canalisation. My advice to everyone in this area, go make some reserves of drinking water. If it hits here, water will be all aruond you, but there will be nothing to drink.

Mase
Sep 14th, 2003, 08:18 PM
Ok wow, guess I should buy some just in case huh?

decemberlove
Sep 14th, 2003, 08:19 PM
our county even gets hit hard by bad thunderstorms. the buildings, homes, roads, bridges, just arent built with natural disaster in mind around here. its rare we can any kind of extreme weather... we usually get the tail end of everything.

we are going out today to buy lots of water and other necessities in case something is to happen.

decemberlove
Sep 14th, 2003, 08:20 PM
Ok wow, guess I should buy some just in case huh?


better to be safe than sorry :)

Mase
Sep 14th, 2003, 08:21 PM
Dlove, we could get rocked big time where we are.......

decemberlove
Sep 14th, 2003, 08:30 PM
mase, you live right on the shore too? stay safe honey and make sure you are ready.

the star is where i live, which is just lovely come storm time :rolleyes:
http://maps.yahoo.com/maps.py?&addr=&csz=Ortley+Beach,NJ

apoet29
Sep 14th, 2003, 08:31 PM
Category 5 would be like a major earth quake. Category 5 has never hit US mainland, and Isabel was only flirting with level 5 ( 155 mph ), going above that level a couple of times. But 1968 Andrew of level 4 is still the most expensive natural disaster is US history. And level 4 goes down to 72 mph. If it stays level 4 by the time it hits the coast, it is unimaginable in how much trouble some people will be.

Floyd was a mild Tropical Storm ( level 3 or maybe even 2), and still got whole areas in our county completely under the water. Flooded the towns, covered bridges, paralised water supplies, energy supplies and canalisation. My advice to everyone in this area, go make some reserves of drinking water. If it hits here, water will be all aruond you, but there will be nothing to drink.

Actually, two category five hurricanes have hit the US mainland since recordkeeping on these disasters began. The first category five hurricane was the "Florida Keys Labor Day Storm" which struck in 1935 and Hurricane Camille which struck in 1969.

Hurricane Andrew struck in 1992. It started as a category 4 hurricane, but gradually weakened to a category 3 by the time it hit southern Florida.

Here is an interesting USA Today article on both storms.

http://www.usatoday.com/weather/wcamille.htm

decemberlove
Sep 14th, 2003, 08:33 PM
what was andrew, a four?

either way, this part of the eastern seaboard has never had a bad hurricane... people wont know what to do.

starr
Sep 14th, 2003, 08:35 PM
Thank you YS.

I was about out of my chair when I read "I love Hurricaines" and "Floyd was fun"

Hurricaine Andrew was anything but fun, and it was only category 4. If a category 5 storm center hits a densely populated area, it will be dreadful. I am praying that the storm will lessen in violence before landfall. It will be hitting cooler water the further north it travels and that will help.

ys
Sep 14th, 2003, 08:38 PM
Actually, two category five hurricanes have hit the US mainland since recordkeeping on these disasters began. The first category five hurricane was the "Florida Keys Labor Day Storm" which struck in 1935 and Hurricane Camille which struck in 1969.
http://www.usatoday.com/weather/wcamille.htm

Then that makes only one. Florida Keys are not considered US mainland.

starr
Sep 14th, 2003, 08:39 PM
Actually, two category five hurricanes have hit the US mainland since recordkeeping on these disasters began. The first category five hurricane was the "Florida Keys Labor Day Storm" which struck in 1935 and Hurricane Camille which struck in 1969.

Here is an interesting USA Today article on both storms.

http://www.usatoday.com/weather/wcamille.htm

Nice link.

ys
Sep 14th, 2003, 08:44 PM
Thank you YS.

I was about out of my chair when I read "I love Hurricaines" and "Floyd was fun"


No need to misiniterpret. Things like volcano eruptions, earthquakes, tsunami, hurricanes are dreadful to experience but being magnificient natural phenomena, real treat to watch. People climb mountains, fly to space, with much smaller survival rate than those experiencing hurricanes. And they like it. Because , no matter where it ends, it is something to remember for a lifetime.

And Floyd was really fun. A lot of property damage, but fun.

apoet29
Sep 14th, 2003, 08:47 PM
Then that makes only one. Florida Keys are not considered US mainland.

That's funny. When I lived there, the Keys were considered part of the US mainland due to our highway connections to Homestead, Florida. In addition, the national hurricane center does have the Florida Keys hurricane on-record as being the first category five hurricane to hit the US.

ys
Sep 14th, 2003, 08:49 PM
From your link:What became known as the Labor Day hurricane of 1935 cleared every tree and every building off Matecumbe Key, and destroyed the railroad that connected the Florida Keys to the mainland.

If something is said to be connected to a mainland, it means that that somehing is not technically a mainland. Is my logics right?

starr
Sep 14th, 2003, 08:49 PM
No need to misiniterpret. Things like volcano eruptions, earthquakes, tsunami, hurricanes are dreadful to experience but being magnificient natural phenomena, real treat to watch. People climb mountains, fly to space, with much smaller survival rate than those experiencing hurricanes. And they like it. Because , no matter where it ends, it is something to remember for a lifetime.

And Floyd was really fun. A lot of property damage, but fun.

Well, you have changed my mind completly. Hurricaines are fun!

(Except for those who have property damage, get killed, go without water and utilities, etc. etc. )

decemberlove
Sep 14th, 2003, 08:52 PM
Well, you have changed my mind completly. Hurricaines are fun!

(Except for those who have property damage, get killed, go without water and utilities, etc. etc. )

really, youre taking it out of context.
i dunno about ys, but i was speaking about hurricanes that come near the nj/nyc area, which are usually considerably weaker and less intense than those by florida. thats what i meant. the ocean is a sight to be seen then.

starr
Sep 14th, 2003, 08:58 PM
Read the link that was posted, and then maybe you'll understand why I don't think hurricanes are fun.

Have you sat in your home without any electricity for hours and hours with the wind roaring outside and the trees swaying as if they will become uprooted at any moment, and then gone for a week afterward with no electricity? I've had that sort of fun, and was lucky enough to have only light property damage. I'm sure that by the time the storm got to me it wasn't even close to a category 4 storm. If Isabel hits at category 5 strength, I hope to heck that anyone who might have a view of the ocean has evacuated.

decemberlove
Sep 14th, 2003, 09:00 PM
i compeltely understand why many dont think hurricanes are fun.

did you even read my post? i said i was talking about hurricanes in the nj/nyc area, how many times do i need to say it?

apoet29
Sep 14th, 2003, 09:06 PM
From your link:What became known as the Labor Day hurricane of 1935 cleared every tree and every building off Matecumbe Key, and destroyed the railroad that connected the Florida Keys to the mainland.

If something is said to be connected to a mainland, it means that that somehing is not technically a mainland. Is my logics right?

It took me a while to remember (old age you know! ;) ), but I remember that Key Largo was connected to the mainland Florida by a narrow stretch of land (2 miles) and thus the Keys were considered to be part of mainland Florida. Directly from Key Largo, you could crossover, using route one, into Florida City, then onto Homestead.

BTW, since I'm in this thread, I have a question to ask. I am joining the language buffet at Marshall U, where I teach and I am undecided about what language I would like to study. How difficult is Russian to learn?

ys
Sep 14th, 2003, 09:16 PM
BTW, since I'm in this thread, I have a question to ask. I am joining the language buffet at Marshall U, where I teach and I am undecided about what language I would like to study. How difficult is Russian to learn?

Back in Russia, I had a good American friend ( girl, naturally ) who was working there as an English teacher for one year. And she was learning Russian. Before that she worked for two years in Japan as English teacher. And I asked her whether Japanese is difficult to learn, and she said - "Yes, extremely difficult ". "As difficult as Russian?" I asked. "No", she said, "comparing to Russian Japanese is a piece of cake".

JennyS
Sep 14th, 2003, 09:20 PM
I live in Northern, VA. I wonder if they will recommend evacuation (I'd probably go west if they did).

apoet29
Sep 14th, 2003, 09:26 PM
Back in Russia, I had a good American friend ( girl, naturally ) who was working there as an English teacher for one year. And she was learning Russian. Before that she worked for two years in Japan as English teacher. And I asked her whether Japanese is difficult to learn, and she said - "Yes, extremely difficult ". "As difficult as Russian?" I asked. "No", she said, "comparing to Russian Japanese is a piece of cake".

Hmm, I tried learning Chinese, but I could not understand the different characters and tones needed to speak the language. I want to learn Russian, but fear that the cyrillic lettering may be too difficult for me, especially since my work schedule does not allow me a lot of time to study.

So your friend is a girl, eh? I always heard that Russian men were very standoffish until I was fortunate enough to meet a few of them. Several young Russians have come to school here at Marshall and I was delighted to see how open and flirtatious they were with women. I went to dinner with one who has become my friend and I thought he was going to have a heart attack when I tried to pay the bill. I think I offended his sense of masculine gallantry or something. It was two days before he would speak to me again! :lol:

ys
Sep 14th, 2003, 09:27 PM
really, youre taking it out of context.
i dunno about ys, but i was speaking about hurricanes that come near the nj/nyc area, which are usually considerably weaker and less intense than those by florida. thats what i meant. the ocean is a sight to be seen then.

And I am just an adrenalin junkie, love experiencing natural extremes and watching them too. As they put it in the "Dante's Peak" movie, "You wouldn't wanna miss God's big show".

Mase
Sep 14th, 2003, 09:30 PM
I live in Northern, VA. I wonder if they will recommend evacuation (I'd probably go west if they did).

Im in Va as well, central area and I dont know where I would go! West I suppose as well...........

ys
Sep 14th, 2003, 09:35 PM
Hmm, I tried learning Chinese, but I could not understand the different characters and tones needed to speak the language. I want to learn Russian, but fear that the cyrillic lettering may be too difficult for me, especially since my work schedule does not allow me a lot of time to study.

Cyrillic lettering is not the biggest problem. The grammar is extremely complicated and most of things are just to remember. In English, all you have to really remember is irregualr verbs. In Russia, nouns can be of three sexes - masculine, feminine and neutral, and all of them are different rules, and you have to remember that all for every word. Similar thing with verbs.

So your friend is a girl, eh? I always heard that Russian men were very standoffish until I was fortunate enough to meet a few of them. Several young Russians have come to school here at Marshall and I was delighted to see how open and flirtatious they were with women. I went to dinner with one who has become my friend and I thought he was going to have a heart attack when I tried to pay the bill. I think I offended his sense of masculine gallantry or something. It was two days before he would speak to me again! :lol:

No, it is not an offence. It is rather a cultural difference. As it was, women don't pay bills. Women should not swear. Men should not swear in presence of women. A lot of stuff. But other than that dating in Russia has always felt as more romantic experience than it is here.

apoet29
Sep 14th, 2003, 09:46 PM
Cyrillic lettering is not the biggest problem. The grammar is extremely complicated and most of things are just to remember. In English, all you have to really remember is irregualr verbs. In Russia, nouns can be of three sexes - masculine, feminine and neutral, and all of them are different rules, and you have to remember that all for every word. Similar thing with verbs.

No, it is not an offence. It is rather a cultural difference. As it was, women don't pay bills. Women should not swear. Men should not swear in presence of women. A lot of stuff. But other than that dating in Russia has always felt as more romantic experience than it is here.

Без муки нет науки. Or so the proverb goes, but if I am going to tackle a language, I want to do a proper job and from what you are telling me, learning how to read, write and speak Russian would require a lot of time and effort that I don't have to give to the project. I wanted to learn a new language for the candidate exam that I am required to take for my doctoral program, and I love the Russian culture, but at this time, it may be better for me to stick with French since I have some basis in that language.

Women don't pay bills, really? I heard that had changed in Russian since perestroika. I don't see anything wrong with a woman at least offering to pay the bill once in a while. My father is Indian and comes from a traditional culture similar to Russia, but he always taught his girls that they would have to contribute equally to any relationship. I guess that is not the case in Russia.

So what are some other cultural differences between men and women in the US and men and women in Russia? Do Russian men really prefer to have Russian brides? Has a market economy really changed anything in Russia? Is the situation as hopeless as the media makes out? Has Putin changed anything since becoming president?

Mase
Sep 14th, 2003, 09:51 PM
all of you on the eastern seaboard...please be safe. hope all goes well while you're awaiting this and yes, ys...this one's no joke.

btw, mase, on a totally sarcastic note. there's nothing like a tragedy when your toes are looking good. ;)

Hahaha..Atleast I'll look good :kiss:
Actually no, this is deifnitley not sounding like a joke, so we'll all have to keep on our toes here on the East Coast. Im definitley going to check the house to make sure we have adequate food, h2o, and whatnot, you just never know. And sure, there's going to be some praying too ;)

apoet29
Sep 14th, 2003, 09:53 PM
Hahaha..Atleast I'll look good :kiss:
Actually no, this is deifnitley not sounding like a joke, so we'll all have to keep on our toes here on the East Coast. Im definitley going to check the house to make sure we have adequate food, h2o, and whatnot, you just never know. And sure, there's going to be some praying too ;)

Mase and DLove,

You have a standing invitation to stay at my place in WV. Of course, Huntington is a small university town and is a very boring place to live, but the high mountainous range should offer you guys some measure of protection. :p

Mase
Sep 14th, 2003, 09:58 PM
Mase and DLove,

You have a standing invitation to stay at my place in WV. Of course, Huntington is a small university town and is a very boring place to live, but the high mountainous range should offer you guys some measure of protection. :p

Thats awesome of you thanks, me may just have to run to the mountains. It will definitley be kept in consideration, no joke. When Mase and Dlove show up at your house, dont be :eek: 'ed.

LOL. Thanks again! :kiss:

apoet29
Sep 14th, 2003, 10:00 PM
Thats awesome of you thanks, me may just have to run to the mountains. It will definitley be kept in consideration, no joke. When Mase and Dlove show up at your house, dont be :eek: 'ed.

LOL. Thanks again! :kiss:

I may be a little freaked out, but it's all good. :lol:

apoet29
Sep 14th, 2003, 10:06 PM
lol...when mase and dlove show up at your house, trust me, apoet. you'll be way more than :eek: 'd. make sure you have a pedicurist on hand and the stay should go just fine. :)

Actually, I'll need to buy some valium for my sister, who will freak out. LOL!

Monique
Sep 14th, 2003, 10:25 PM
apoet, I studied Russian in Brussels for almost two years and can attest to the difficulty and beauty of this language... The different alphabet is not the problem, you get used to it after a while, but the grammar is extremely complicated, especially the different cases, dative, objective and so on, which cause the termination of the subject, be it a noun or a verb, to change accordingly... German also has them, but the conjugation of the verbs is somewhat simpler... to be honest with you, English grammar might be one of the easiest ones, that's one of the main reasons why the language is so wide spread and accepted throughout, it's very practical, economical and uncomplicated...

apoet29
Sep 14th, 2003, 10:32 PM
apoet, I studied Russian in Brussels for almost two years and can attest to the difficulty and beauty of this language... The different alphabet is not the problem, you get used to it after a while, but the grammar is extremely complicated, especially the different cases, dative, objective and so on, which cause the termination of the subject, be it a noun or a verb, to change accordingly... German also has them, but the conjugation of the verbs is somewhat simpler... to be honest with you, English grammar might be one of the easiest ones, that's one of the main reasons why the language is so wide spread and accepted throughout, it's very practical, economical and uncomplicated...

Beautifully put.

decemberlove
Sep 15th, 2003, 12:28 AM
awww, you are TOO sweet :)

Actually, I'll need to buy some valium for my sister, who will freak out. LOL!

i promise, im not that wild, i dunno about mase thou ;)

Sam L
Sep 15th, 2003, 12:39 AM
Stay safe, Mase and everyone else. :sad:

Mase
Sep 15th, 2003, 12:41 AM
Awwwww thanks Sam, we'll take care! If not we're off you Apoet's house, hahahaha!

Mase
Sep 15th, 2003, 12:42 AM
awww, you are TOO sweet :)



i promise, im not that wild, i dunno about mase thou ;)

I could behave, I guess.......... :p

King Satan
Sep 15th, 2003, 12:44 AM
Sucks to be you guys.

Take care and be safe.

ys
Sep 17th, 2003, 05:21 PM
bump..

you were warned three days ago.. Now it is time to run.. Shops ran out of fresh water and Spam.. Panic, panic..

Mase
Sep 17th, 2003, 06:27 PM
Not boarded up here hon, but we'll be ok.. They're now saying it'll be 50-75mph winds with gusts higher as well as get this shit, 5-10inches of rain. Ok so I'll kayak my ass outta there, hahahaha!! Im going to keep Seles up to date if my power goes out hon, so you can check the Richie thread if you want to know whats up! :kiss: :kiss: Miss ya!

Rocketta
Sep 17th, 2003, 06:49 PM
Thanks Deuce Diva! :hearts:

Starr I concurr. There is nothing worse than sitting in a dark house hearing every kreek and crack. Fearful that its a tree getting ready to fall on your house. Only to get up the next moring and go out and and see that a tree broke off and smashed your car in and that a tree fell on your fenced in dog pen luckily missing your dog house. Which the doggie wasn't in of course. Not fun in the slightest. Ohh and the no electricity for days and days isn't fun either.

Rocketta
Sep 17th, 2003, 06:52 PM
Ohh Duece Diva, about the trailers on the beach...:lol:....that's pretty much the only way people can afford to live there. There are lots and lots of trailers. You wouldn't want to know what they paid for those ragedy trailers. :sad:

Rocketta
Sep 17th, 2003, 07:18 PM
rocketta, i know this is not the time, but maybe after this hurricane passes...if you seriously don't like the no electricity thing, look into a small generator. they have small generators that can power your home (yes, and even your computer :) ) until the power returns. its a worthy investment, especially if we have elderly relatives or children in a home.

Yeah a lot of people have them. I like to live in the same grid as a hospital. Up until last year there was a nursing home on my block, the next block. So we knew our lights would be back on in a few hours. However, when Diana it we were way out in the country and we didn't have lights for a week. The extreme bad part was that we didn't have city water we used well water and guess what the well pump ran on? You got it.....ELECTRICITY...after 2 or 3 flushes there was no more toilet. :sad:

ys
Sep 17th, 2003, 11:39 PM
http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/blogs/static/crimson1/isabel.jpg

Stunning...

decemberlove
Sep 18th, 2003, 12:08 AM
wow thats beautiful

Mase
Sep 18th, 2003, 12:21 AM
Im so enjoying the interent will I can, lol. No generator here....... We'll see how it all unfolds, I wish the best to everyone affected ;)

ys
Sep 18th, 2003, 04:36 AM
http://www.gsfc.nasa.gov/gsfc/earth/pictures/2003/Isabel_modis_091603.jpg

Another picture , thanks to NASA. The girl is getting closer, you can already see East Coast and Cape Hatteras here...

Crazy Canuck
Sep 18th, 2003, 04:52 AM
Even I'm a little worried, and it will be nothing but a bit of rain when it gets to me. Take care everybody!

CC
Sep 18th, 2003, 02:08 PM
Even if it doesn't hit Central Jersey too badly, I'm still not going to school tonight. Well, that's mainly because I didn't do my homework, but still ... you never know what could happen ... I have to cross over that bridge and all ...

Mase
Sep 18th, 2003, 02:15 PM
Its not to bad right now in VA where I am, just a little gusty thats all... but its getting worse later so Im rolling outta work at noon, to be on the safe side..... Be safe everyone!

Bacardi
Sep 18th, 2003, 02:20 PM
Stay safe Mase :kiss:

It's still sunny here on the western front of VA.

Mase
Sep 18th, 2003, 02:21 PM
Stay safe Mase :kiss:

It's still sunny here on the western front of VA.

Thanks babe :kiss: :kiss:

You stay safe if it gets out there!!!!!!!!!!!!

decemberlove
Sep 18th, 2003, 02:57 PM
its cloudy here and we have 28 mph winds gusting to 40 mph.

i doubt ill be going to my class later tonight, which doesnt get out until 9. dont feel like dealing with the rain and winds in my car.

Bacardi
Sep 18th, 2003, 03:03 PM
I'll stay as safe as I can here... Be careful out there Mase! :hug:

decemberlove, girl keep outta harms way. I'll write you an excuse for missing class tonight. All that stuff should be cancelled anyhow. :hug:

decemberlove
Sep 18th, 2003, 03:09 PM
:wavey: You didn't leave the shore :confused: Be safe- stay out of that water surfing, i don't want to lose my only girl to Isabel :p

nope. still here at the shore. hafta cross a bridge tonight too... but i just might be staying at a friends 10 miles inland. went to go surfing yesterday and it was real choppy... not good surfing waves at all. today ill have tons of classes so i wont be able to make it there anyway :kiss:

bacardi, i dunno why they arent closed. i have friends in philly not going to school today and youd think my school being a mile away from the ocean that theyd close. but no, they rarely close that school unless theres lots of snow on the ground
:kiss:

King Satan
Sep 18th, 2003, 03:37 PM
all of you stay safe. make sure y'all do whatever you can to stay safe, k?

I'm praying that all of you will be safe.

love you guys!

Mase
Sep 18th, 2003, 03:55 PM
Its getting WINDY these ways...... powers stillon some Im happy.......lol

AjdeNate!
Sep 18th, 2003, 04:03 PM
Be careful guys and gals!!

decemberlove
Sep 18th, 2003, 07:32 PM
oh yeah

classes after 4pm cancelled tonight :)

Rocketta
Sep 18th, 2003, 10:17 PM
I'm finally out of the wind now just rain and a flooded back yard. :)

It was bad here between 1 and 4 so the worst hasn't moved too far north yet.

CC
Sep 18th, 2003, 10:21 PM
I just saw the news and the wreckage on the beach in N. Carolina. Are you just flooded? I hope not too much damage.

decemberlove
Sep 18th, 2003, 10:42 PM
glad to hear youre alright rockie :)

cc, they cancelled your classes today, right?

Mase
Sep 18th, 2003, 10:58 PM
Still hanging tough in VA! Like 1million plus without power, Im very lucky........

Hope all is well w/everyone else!

Sam L
Sep 18th, 2003, 11:28 PM
I hope everyone in NC and all surrounding areas there are okay! :sad:

Rocketta
Sep 18th, 2003, 11:44 PM
Ohh I was way south very close to the NC/SC border coast so we received the least of it. However, there was minor flooding and branches and stuff hitting the house. The doggie outside got scared and we brought her on the porch. So that has been a big adventure for her. She's still getting the special treatment. A couple of days ago the stray cat brought her 6 kittens up to the house so when the rain started she could then move them under the house. Animals are so intuitive about that kind of stuff.

So I slept my day away. I didn't wake up til 12 noon right when the wind started to pick up.

So what did yawl do today?

Hopefully, our two posters near the outer banks are alright.

ys
Sep 19th, 2003, 01:57 AM
I knew The Girl would not hurt as much as those men ( Andrew, Hugo, Floyd ) used to.

I was sitting at home, and knwoing that The Girl would not visit our area at all somewhat upset me ( I am sure, local insurance companies are praying thanking God for that ). So I decided to have a quick drive to the ocean to see it at its amazing fury. First I thought going to the closest place - to Sandy Hook, but then I thought, why would I go to see something at ourskirts of The Girl, while I can drive south close to her more intimate parts. And driving south by Garden State Parkway, each time I saw an exit leading to the ocean - Point Pleasant, Seaside Heaght, Long Beach - I was opting to go more to south. It was an eerie drive, driving on Garden State Parkway being so empty, it was like my car was the only one. And driving my little car felt almost like windsurfing, when powerful wind gusts from aside would push her for few feet. Lots of adrenanlin. I ended up driving all 100 miles to Atlantic City.

And the ocean was all white, all foam, waves everywhere, furious, roaring. And The Girl is such a warm being. The wind, while very strong, was so warm. I loved it. Feeling the storm, breathing the storm.

CC
Sep 19th, 2003, 03:07 PM
glad to hear youre alright rockie :)

cc, they cancelled your classes today, right?

No they didn't, but I still stayed home. :tape:

Crazy Canuck
Sep 20th, 2003, 11:25 AM
I think that Burley is still in the dark :(

Hurley
Sep 20th, 2003, 07:26 PM
I think that Burley is still in the dark :(

Indeed :(

At least the university is up and running again...I'm at the library now.

But I was just back in my apartment and nothing. I've been staying with my friends in Arlington. At least I'm having fun. :D

Crazy Canuck
Sep 20th, 2003, 10:43 PM
Indeed :(

At least the university is up and running again...I'm at the library now.

But I was just back in my apartment and nothing. I've been staying with my friends in Arlington. At least I'm having fun. :D
Oh boo! Hopefully you get lights again soon! I was worried that you got impaled again!

Mase
Sep 21st, 2003, 06:55 PM
Back and our power and water is back so we're lucky.... there are still close to a million in VA without power so... And for all of us the water is not safe, but we can use to to shower so to me thats all that matters to me. hahaha...... still cant drink it or whatever... Hope eveyrone else is doing well, that was a hell of a storm!!!!!!!!!!

Rocketta
Sep 21st, 2003, 10:52 PM
yes the last death count for this storm that I saw was 27....:sad:

oh sorry I forgot this was a boring weak storm. It didn't hardly do any damage, blah blah blah :rolleyes:

ys
Sep 21st, 2003, 10:56 PM
Back and our power and water is back so we're lucky.... there are still close to a million in VA without power so... And for all of us the water is not safe, but we can use to to shower so to me thats all that matters to me. hahaha...... still cant drink it or whatever... Hope eveyrone else is doing well, that was a hell of a storm!!!!!!!!!!

That's OK. By next storm people will have a gas stove and water filter for that occasion. If you are unprepared, you pay.

catkey94
Sep 21st, 2003, 11:04 PM
I live in the MD suburbs, and I just got my power back this afternoon. I was without power since Thurs. night. There are still a lot of people in DC, MD and VA (especially VA) that still don't have power.

decemberlove
Sep 21st, 2003, 11:06 PM
baltimore got hit up BADLY

nj was untouched ONCE AGAIN.

GBFH
Sep 21st, 2003, 11:08 PM
baltimore got hit up BADLY

nj was untouched ONCE AGAIN.

and that's a good thing, holiday.

afterall, you have more than one woman to please ;)

ys
Sep 21st, 2003, 11:10 PM
I think it is OK. If mother nature would not challenge us from time to time, there would be no progress.. As to casualties.. The path of hurricane was pre-calculated with amazing precision days in advance. Everyone had 100% chance to make sure they are safe. If someone crazy, like me, has decided to take his chances and got killed, I guess, that's normal. There was an easy way not to get killed that night.

GBFH
Sep 21st, 2003, 11:12 PM
I think it is OK. If mother nature would not challenge us from time to time, there would be no progress.. As to casualties.. The path of hurricane was pre-calculated with amazing precision days in advance. Everyone had 100% chance to make sure they are safe. If someone crazy, like me, has decided to take his chances and got killed, I guess, that's normal. There was an easy way not to get killed that night.

in other words: you croak? tough shit.

gotcha.

tell me, ys, are all russians this fatalistic, or is it just you?

decemberlove
Sep 21st, 2003, 11:13 PM
and that's a good thing, holiday.

afterall, you have more than one woman to please ;)

lol true
i have places to see, girls to do, dont have time to let a lil hurricane get in my way ;)

i went to the beach that night, up a lil north to Manasquan Inlet, the sand was wicked. we had to walk up the sand they had plowed so the ocean wouldnt come up, and i got whipped with sand so bad. i had sand in my ears and was scratching sand out of my scalp for hours.
then we ate dinner at a restaurant overlooking the inlet/ocean and drank a few beers. was a good time :)

Rocketta
Sep 21st, 2003, 11:15 PM
most deaths due to hurricanes happen afterwards....ie, flooding, electrocutions, etc..

GBFH
Sep 21st, 2003, 11:17 PM
lol true
i have places to see, girls to do, dont have time to let a lil hurricane get in my way ;)

i went to the beach that night, up a lil north to Manasquan Inlet, the sand was wicked. we had to walk up the sand they had plowed so the ocean wouldnt come up, and i got whipped with sand so bad. i had sand in my ears and was scratching sand out of my scalp for hours.
then we ate dinner at a restaurant overlooking the inlet/ocean and drank a few beers. was a good time :)

sounds like it.
i'm pretty much with you...storm's coming = great time to be outside. i'm far too cynical to think i'll die so easily.

ys
Sep 21st, 2003, 11:22 PM
in other words: you croak? tough shit.

gotcha.

tell me, ys, are all russians this fatalistic, or is it just you?

I am not fatalistic. I just like extremes. Because otherwise your life is turned into a vegetable cycle - eating, breathing, shitting, procreating. I am an adrenalin junkie and I love experiencing things. If I would have learnt that some plane, for instance, going to be hijacked, or it is to going to have an emergency landing on some deserted island, and if there was nothing I could do to prevent it from happening, I would run out of my ass to get on that plane. There are so few things that are really happening in our life, so little that truly exposes our human inside, that anything extraordinary that happens should be considered a bonus.

GBFH
Sep 21st, 2003, 11:27 PM
I am not fatalistic. I just like extremes. Because otherwise your life is turned into a vegetable cycle - eating, breathing, shitting, procreating. I am an adrenalin junkie and I love experiencing things. If I would have learnt that some plane, for instance, going to be hijacked, or it is to going to have an emergency landing on some deserted island, and if there was nothing I could do to prevent it from happening, I would run out of my ass to get on that plane. There are so few things that are really happening in our life, so little that truly exposes our human inside, that anything extraordinary that happens should be considered a bonus.

and you also enjoying drinking and driving, yes? maybe it's just a russian thing, and you can't survive without a certain amount of alcohol in your blood, but that's fucked up, dude.

i can understand liking danger....but you've got a death-wish. so if i find out you're on the same flight as me, i'm getting the fuck off.

ys
Sep 21st, 2003, 11:27 PM
i went to the beach that night, up a lil north to Manasquan Inlet, the sand was wicked.

Yep, on the shore with all that wind and sand it felt like sand is all around. and strangely wind was blowing along the shoreline, so there was not much of waves. Just foam all over the ocean surface. Very pretty.

ys
Sep 21st, 2003, 11:28 PM
and you also enjoying drinking and driving, yes? maybe it's just a russian thing, and you can't survive without a certain amount of alcohol in your blood, but that's fucked up, dude.

No, I don't enjoy, I just have to do it sometimes. Truly, I take no pleasure in doing that.

i can understand liking danger....but you've got a death-wish. so if i find out you're on the same flight as me, i'm getting the fuck off.

Death-wish? Where does it come from?

GBFH
Sep 21st, 2003, 11:33 PM
No, I don't enjoy, I just have to do it sometimes. Truly, I take no pleasure in doing that.



Death-wish? Where does it come from?

no, i don't think there are any circumstances under which you have to drive intoxicated. you can choose not to drink as much, or call a cab.

where does your death-wish come from? well, by drinking and driving, for one. although, you're more likely to kill someone else in that state. and you WANT to be aboard a hijacked airplane?

know what? you're right, ys....i have no idea where i got the idea you have a death-wish.

GBFH
Sep 21st, 2003, 11:43 PM
bah, forget it. you're allowed to do and say what you want.

just for my posturing, i'll be busted for drunk-driving this christmas.

have a nice day.

ys
Sep 21st, 2003, 11:54 PM
no, i don't think there are any circumstances under which you have to drive intoxicated. you can choose not to drink as much, or call a cab.

Why should I choose not to drink if I'd like too? Why should I call the cab , if I can drive by myself and I don't want to waste money?

Do you drive over speed-limit? Everyone does. But how is it different from driving after having a drink? It breakes the rules the same very way, with no diffference wahtsoever.


where does your death-wish come from? well, by drinking and driving, for one. although, you're more likely to kill someone else in that state.


I would never kill anyone.


and you WANT to be aboard a hijacked airplane?


Someone has to be on it, right?

GBFH
Sep 21st, 2003, 11:57 PM
Why should I choose not to drink if I'd like too? Why should I call the cab , if I can drive by myself and I don't want to waste money?

Do you drive over speed-limit? Everyone does. But how is it different from driving after having a drink? It breakes the rules the same very way, with no diffference wahtsoever.



I would never kill anyone.



Someone has to be on it, right?

*shakes head* you totally miss the point. but that's okay. i've already made my feelings clear. i'll remember not to be on the same plane as you, and it'll all be good.