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post #61 of 89
My prayers are with you all
post #62 of 89
If I had knew more about it's path I would have for sure locked up the plants & chairs etc etc so they wouldn't blow around. But today is the most beautiful fine day so looks like it's over for us, Phew!

post #63 of 89
WHAT!!!!!!!!!! You can feel Isabel from NZ???? OMG that is crazy!

Here, I am feeling some of it, the winds are getting strong, but I doubt it will get much worse, hopefully.

Stay safe everyone!
post #64 of 89
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Originally posted by SkyKitty
Our biggest worry however is the trees that we are surrounded by (40 Acres). Quite a few of them are very close the our house, I think that's about the only thing we can't prepare for and I'm not cutting them down!
I think this is the only time I would not want to be at the cottage! But my mom and stepdad are up there so I hope everyone stays safe!

Meanwhile we have no emergency supplies.....typical Torontonian!

post #65 of 89
Yogi was outside yesterday when it was all happening but he pranced in this morning, so he must have been okay!
post #66 of 89
Sam! I am glad you are safe though! That would be scary!

What I don't get are the people who stand on the shoreline watching the thing come in......"Come on honey, lets pack a picnic lunch and go down to the beach to watch the tsunami!" I mean, get a clue here people- get the heck out of Dodge or stay inside!

I thought it pretty ominous when they said on the news this morning that anyone staying in the area where Isobel will hit, needs to put their name and next of kin's phone number in permanent marker on their arm! "Just in case!" YIKES!
post #67 of 89
Thanks Maryanne!

Some people are really pathetic! If I ever experience a full-blow tornado I would be so scared!

Yeah I know it's crazy Kellye- Looks like Isabel is trying to hit everyone- It was actually quite a strong wind and not as feeble as the newsreaders had said it was going to be!
post #68 of 89
I have been at work, has Isabella made landfall yet? How are things going with the hurricane? I am praying for everyones safety, including all the fur babies.
post #69 of 89
Quote:
Originally posted by hissy
.........anyone staying in the area where Isobel will hit, needs to put their name and next of kin's phone number in permanent marker on their arm! "Just in case!" YIKES!
That is so sad and scary all at the same time!

post #70 of 89
OMG Maryanne- I just read the bit about the name of kin!, Now that is scary!

Prayers that everyone here is okay & stays safe!
post #71 of 89
Quote:
Originally posted by Russian Blue
I think this is the only time I would not want to be at the cottage! But my mom and stepdad are up there so I hope everyone stays safe!

Meanwhile we have no emergency supplies.....typical Torontonian!

Maybe you should give your Mom and Stepdad a call and tell them to prepare for the worst. Better to be safe than sorry!

I especially love the typical Torontonian!
post #72 of 89
Quote:
Originally posted by Kiwideus
WHAT!!!!!!!!!! You can feel Isabel from NZ???? OMG that is crazy!
Um how exactly is this possible?
post #73 of 89
Quote:
Originally posted by SkyKitty
Maybe you should give your Mom and Stepdad a call and tell them to prepare for the worst. Better to be safe than sorry!
Oh, they are well prepared!! I'm more worried about this typical Torontonian!!


Quote:
Originally posted by SkyKitty
I especially love the typical Torontonian!
That's me! When can I expect an invite for dinner?
post #74 of 89
Sicy- I can't explain how but believe me it did!!!!
post #75 of 89
Maybe Isabel is causing the climates to go out of whack?
post #76 of 89
Quote:
Originally posted by Russian Blue
That's me! When can I expect an invite for dinner?
How's tomorrow sound? You can even spend the weekend and we can have a Hurricane Isabel partay!

Or do you think you'll be to nervous?
post #77 of 89
Kellye- On the news they said it had swooped past the pacific or something, I can't remember exactly!!!
post #78 of 89
To show you how much strength Isabel has check out the latest Ontario forcast.

From CP24.com:

We knew it was coming. And now the warnings are here. Environment Canada has released its first Hurricane Isabel-related weather warning. The agency has issued a heavy rainfall advisory for parts of southern Ontario. Areas falling under the warning include Hamilton, London-Middlesex and Waterloo-Wellington.

The remains of Isabel are expected to begin crossing into southern Ontario after midnight. Heavy rain is expected to start near Lake Erie and spread northward towards the Bruce Peninsula by morning. At least 50 millimetres of rain is expected in those regions, and Toronto could see at least that much.

Forecasters expect the winds to clock in at around 80 kilometres an hour. But a lot still depends on what track the weakened hurricane takes as it proceeds up the coast and across the border.

And while emergency officials have been making plans for the past few days, most now think the danger of major flooding or damage isn't very great. Not that anyone's taking chances.

Catch basins throughout the city have been cleaned out to let water drain. Hydro officials have standby crews in case the lights go out. Experts are advising motorists to avoid areas on the roads that usually get swamped when these kinds of storms hit. Schools will let parents know about possible closures by 6am Friday.

Isabel should be on her way out Saturday morning, and we could actually see the sun by the afternoon. But getting there definitely won't be half the fun.

Oh boy Skykitty! You don't just get 50kph winds, we get 80kph! Don't expect me to be anywhere near your place! I have enough falling trees to worry about here! Take a look:



post #79 of 89
Kass- Our wind was 76 km.. I think.
post #80 of 89
Isabel is in the Atlantic on the eastern side of the US. It is not anywhere near the Pacific. You have something else going on in NZ, but it is not Isabel.
Here is the weather site: http://www.intellicast.com/Local/USN...=none&pid=none
Everyone take care
Clara
post #81 of 89
The last I saw on the hurricane for my part of the USA is that it's supposed to start the downpour sometime after midnight tonight, and throughout the day tomorrow (Friday). They said to be prepared for winds up to 100mph (161kph), even though it's 'only' a borderline category 2-3 hurricane. I'm hoping that by the time it reaches Northeastern PA, the winds and rain will have calmed down more than anticipated.

Hope everyone stays safe!
post #82 of 89
Satellite Radar Hurricane Isabel

I hope this will help everyone!
post #83 of 89
Why yes that helps a ton
post #84 of 89
I just merged all 5 of the Hurricane Isabel threads into this one.
post #85 of 89
This is starting to worry me now. I am in the Niagara peninsula, and we are under a heavy wind advistory and heavy rainfall warning. And Toronto is not. So that means we should be hit even harder than Toronto. And from what I can see on the news, they are all going nuts in Toronto getting ready. I know its not like you folks on the east coast, but we're not used to this. They are predicting well over 2 feet of rain by the end of Friday, beginning this evening.

Oh well, I just duct taped a cracked window, I can't think of anything else to do.
post #86 of 89
I just watched the local news and it looks like our wind gusts are only going to be up to 60mph (96.5kph) instead of 100mph. I'm happy about that. Now if they could just decrease a bit more and leave out the downpouring it would be fantastic.
post #87 of 89
Quote:
Originally posted by Russian Blue

I have enough falling trees to worry about here! Take a look:




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You're gonna think this advice odd, but it worked for me in an ice storm last year - our yard and trees looked a lot like yours and we lost about 1/3 of the tops of every tree and totally lost about 25 others.

We actually leaned a couple of long, fallen branches (about 30-40 feet long) against the house, so that as others fell, they would slide down the leaning branches. It actually worked, as we only had 2 crushed gutters and a small broken patch of siding.
post #88 of 89
Quote:
Originally posted by Russian Blue

I have enough falling trees to worry about here! Take a look:




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You're gonna think this advice odd, but it worked for me in an ice storm last year - our yard and trees looked a lot like yours and we lost about 1/3 of the tops of every tree and totally lost about 25 others.

We actually leaned a couple of long, fallen branches (about 30-40 feet long) against the house, so that as others fell, they would slide down the leaning branches. It actually worked, as we only had 2 crushed gutters and a small broken patch of siding.
post #89 of 89
Well, the storm went well east of us (we're in central North Carolina). We got rain and some winds, but really not worst than a big thunder storm (without the thunder and lightening.) Isabel is pretty much past us now.

George
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