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Old 30-08-2011, 09:21   #16
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Re: Life After Irene

It was all just hype - NOT.
Irene killed 41 people in the US and caused billions of dollars worth of damage.

Hurricane Irene death toll rises to 41 - Weather - msnbc.com

Irene's death toll jumps as U.S. towns battle floods, millions wait for power - The Globe and Mail
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Old 31-08-2011, 19:11   #17
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Old 31-08-2011, 19:20   #18
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Re: Life After Irene

Not hype. Here in New London, CT, we had one schooner break lose from it's mooring and is presently on the beach. Another one from the yacht club just south of us is on the rocks directly across from our gas dock. I hauled.....LL
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Old 31-08-2011, 20:09   #19
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Dang, sorry Steve. We're in Pamlico County too, we got hit hard but no damage. How did Blue Ayes end up there -- was it chafe or anchor drag? Was it a NE wind that got the boat? I can't tell which side of the creek you are on. The water came way up and it blew hard for a long time but I was in western NC. How will they float her again? Thats not deep water by the creek bank I presume. Hope it all works out.

My farmer friends in Vermont took a huge hit, as I'm sure some of you did. No doubt this was not an epic storm meteorologically, but it was a life changer for a lot of people like Steve and the owner of this boat:



My boat is in the background here. The Taylor Made chafe protection burned clean through and started in on the line. The alberg here was unscathed but the adjacent dock got munched.

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Dang, sorry Steve. We're in Pamlico County too, we got hit hard but no damage. How did Blue Ayes end up there -- was it chafe or anchor drag? Was it a NE wind that got the boat? I can't tell which side of the creek you are on. The water came way up and it blew hard for a long time but I was in western NC. How will they float her again? Thats not deep water by the creek bank I presume. Hope it all works out.

My farmer friends in Vermont took a huge hit, as I'm sure some of you did. No doubt this was not an epic storm meteorologically, but it was a life changer for a lot of people like Steve and the owner of this boat:



My boat is in the background here. The Taylor Made chafe protection burned clean through and started in on the line. The alberg here was unscathed but the adjacent dock got munched.
I believe it may have been chafe since we had 2 anchors with chain out and the rode appears to have broken about the same area. It is amazing that she drifted about 1/2 mile missing other boats, docks, and the piled rock shore line to land in the swampy area near shore. Damage undetermined untill they get her out probably today.
Yesterday Tow Boat called and they were working the area and had 19 jobs. A friend had their boat sink at the dock and another friend's boat fell off jack stands in the yard and another had their boat float off the stands. Guess there are pros and cons to the way to secure a boat.
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Re: Life After Irene

tell the folks who have yet to check in due to being flooded away or otherwise impaired that it was just hype. i am still waiting to hear from cousins in fishkill, ny--- havent heard anything since before the hurrycame and they are in a heavy flooding area. hype my toenails.
i just hope katia doesnt make landfall. and i hope those not yet heard from are safe.
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Looks like they could be without power through the weekend. Here's an article

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/a...sieJournal.com
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i am certain they are sans power, but i do hope they are with home intact-- my cousins live on a stream in a log cabin made by my cousin.....he is old now....
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I went for a row in the dink just after Irene. Up here it blew hard maybe 40 knots for a long time and then we had gusts at 55 and sustained winds for short periods in the 50s. Several boats dragged their moorings. One went up with the mooring onto a spit, life after while rowing around. Some folk had very short scope to the mooring ball. What amazed me more were boats that had pendants riding against the anchor. I took piictures of these and was going to post them. That's been done and I don t want to embarass my neighbors. The boat in front of me actually had his anchor fall off the roller. As Katia comes in I hope people think about what their boat is doing while it's sailing around on it's mooring pitching up and down. Forward looking I have asked the marina here to secure several boats and their sails less my hero person x gets on their boat and sticks his lines on them to keep them from raising hell.
I am about to post a request for information about the ownesr of 2 boats here. Giving the yard another day to get things right. Anchor dropped off the bow of one on a mooring iit s a major chafe issue. If Katia gets going i think I'll get out of here it's a good hole but too many neglected risks floating and no response from the yard.
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