Isabel

Bertha Venation

New Member
taping windows--next question, for anyone

Originally posted by Ken King
Use the X, it serves two purposes. First it will keep the glass from splintering and second, it marks the spot.
:lol:

I live near 301 @ Billingsley in Waldorf/St Charles, not far from White Plains. Do I need to tape my windows?

I won't say this is a stupid question, because honestly, how would I know, not being acquainted w/ the land or w/ hurricanes?

And, is that blue no-residue masking tape sufficient?
 

Ken King

A little rusty but not crusty
PREMO Member
Re: taping windows--next question, for anyone

Originally posted by Bertha Venation
:lol:

I live near 301 @ Billingsley in Waldorf/St Charles, not far from White Plains. Do I need to tape my windows?

I won't say this is a stupid question, because honestly, how would I know, not being acquainted w/ the land or w/ hurricanes?

And, is that blue no-residue masking tape sufficient?
Tape won't stop glass breakage, all it does is keep some of the glass from flying after it is broken. As the hurricane force winds are extending to 145 miles from the center and tropical storm force winds well over 200 miles from center you might want to do it. But if a tree limb or some other debris comes through the window it won't make much of a difference.
 

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Originally posted by Bertha Venation
:lol:

I live near 301 @ Billingsley in Waldorf/St Charles, not far from White Plains. Do I need to tape my windows?

I won't say this is a stupid question, because honestly, how would I know, not being acquainted w/ the land or w/ hurricanes?

And, is that blue no-residue masking tape sufficient?
Depends on how much potential debris you have laying around. If you and your neighbors leave out flower pots, grills, pink flamingos, firewood, mirrored balls, bigwheels and pool chairs, or you're facing big trees, then yes, I would.

If your windows face the open fields and rolling hills where the antelope play, then probably not.

Better safe than sorry though. On one side of my house right under a birch tree, I'm taping with just plain ole trash bags (I know, I know,... trailer) with REAL duck tape. On the other sides of my house, I'm leaving alone.
 

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Re: Re: taping windows--next question, for anyone

Originally posted by Ken King
Tape won't stop glass breakage, all it does is keep some of the glass from flying after it is broken. As the hurricane force winds are extending to 145 miles from the center and tropical storm force winds well over 200 miles from center you might want to do it. But if a tree limb or some other debris comes through the window it won't make much of a difference.
Exactly. The idea is that you are banking on that you are lucky enough that only one piece of debris manages to break your window and bounce off. Then the trash bag holds the glass out and small stuff that comes later.

However if you are unlucky that one comes through, and then a second, third or more large pieces, your just shceet out of luck.

The only way to prepare for that is to board up in front, and that's another story.
 

otter

Nothing to see here
just ran across this in FR

Tom Brokaw has now ruled a Chesapeake Bay strike "Too Close to Call". We won't know for sure for another 36 days, pending a ruling from the Florida Supreme Court and subsequent appeal to the USSC.

Liberals will complain that residents of Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey are being disenfranchised, deprived of their constitutional right to be drowned by a Category 3 hurricane.

Jesse Jackson will complain that Jeb Bush prevented black weathermen from obtaining weather information before the last official hurricane update. He will then rent a mob to pour duct tape, plywood, toilet paper, milk, and bread into the Chesapeake in protest.

The lingering perception of DelMarVa residents will be that North Carolingians 'stole' the hurricane. "Selected, not deflected" will be their rallying cry.
 

RoseRed

American Beauty
PREMO Member
Re: just ran across this in FR

Originally posted by otter
Tom Brokaw has now ruled a Chesapeake Bay strike "Too Close to Call". We won't know for sure for another 36 days, pending a ruling from the Florida Supreme Court and subsequent appeal to the USSC.

Liberals will complain that residents of Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey are being disenfranchised, deprived of their constitutional right to be drowned by a Category 3 hurricane.

Jesse Jackson will complain that Jeb Bush prevented black weathermen from obtaining weather information before the last official hurricane update. He will then rent a mob to pour duct tape, plywood, toilet paper, milk, and bread into the Chesapeake in protest.

The lingering perception of DelMarVa residents will be that North Carolingians 'stole' the hurricane. "Selected, not deflected" will be their rallying cry.
:killingme :killingme :killingme
 

migtig

aka Mrs. Giant
000
WTNT33 KNHC 171441
TCPAT3
BULLETIN
HURRICANE ISABEL ADVISORY NUMBER 46
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2003

...ISABEL CONTINUES NORTH-NORTHWESTWARD...COASTAL WARNINGS
UPDATED...

A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM CAPE FEAR NORTH CAROLINA
TO CHINCOTEAGUE VIRGINA...INCLUDING PAMLICO AND ALBEMARLE
SOUNDS...AND THE CHESAPEAKE BAY SOUTH OF SMITH POINT. A HURRICANE
WARNING MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE
WARNING AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 24 HOURS.

ALL PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY SHOULD BE RUSHED TO
COMPLETION IN THE HURRICANE WARNING AREA.

AT 11 AM...A TROPICAL STORM WARNING HAS REPLACED THE HURRICANE WATCH
SOUTH OF CAPE FEAR TO SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SOUTH CAROLINA...AND NORTH
OF CHINCOTEAGUE TO SANDY HOOK NEW JERSEY...INCLUDING DELAWARE BAY.
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING HAS ALSO REPLACED THE HURRICANE WATCH FOR
THE CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SMITH POINT NORTHWARD...AND FOR THE TIDAL
POTOMAC.

AT 11 AM EDT...1500Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE ISABEL WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 30.0 NORTH... LONGITUDE 72.6 WEST OR ABOUT 400 MILES
SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA.

ISABEL IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 9 MPH. SOME
INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS. ON
THE FORECAST TRACK...THE CENTER OF ISABEL IS EXPECTED TO MAKE
LANDFALL IN EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA DURING THE DAY THURSDAY.
HOWEVER...THE PRECISE TIMING AND LOCATION OF LANDFALL IS
UNCERTAIN...AND CONDITIONS WILL DETERIORATE OVER A LARGE AREA WELL
BEFORE THE CENTER REACHES THE COAST. TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED TO REACH THE COASTLINE LATE TONIGHT.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 110 MPH...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. LITTLE
CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST PRIOR TO LANDFALL.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 115 MILES FROM THE
CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 315
MILES.

THE MOST RECENT MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY RECONNAISSANCE
AIRCRAFT WAS 957 MB...28.26 INCHES.

STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 7 TO 11 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS...
ALONG WITH LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING WAVES...IS EXPECTED NEAR
AND TO THE NORTH OF WHERE THE CENTER CROSSES THE COAST. STORM
SURGE FLOODING OF 4 TO 7 FT ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS IS EXPECTED IN
SOUTHERN CHESAPEAKE BAY AND THE TIDAL PORTIONS OF ADJACENT RIVERS.

STORM TOTAL RAINFALLS OF 6 TO 10 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
AMOUNTS...ARE LIKELY IN ASSOCIATION WITH ISABEL.

REPEATING THE 11 AM EDT POSITION...30.0 N... 72.6 W. MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 9 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS...110 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 957 MB.

FOR STORM-RELATED INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE...AND STATEMENTS FROM
LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS.

AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 2 PM EDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT
COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 5 PM EDT.

FORECASTER FRANKLIN
 

migtig

aka Mrs. Giant
000
WTNT33 KNHC 171735
TCPAT3
BULLETIN
HURRICANE ISABEL INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 46A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
2 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2003

...LARGE HURRICANE ISABEL CONTINUES ON TRACK TOWARD THE COAST...

A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM CAPE FEAR NORTH CAROLINA
TO CHINCOTEAGUE VIRGINA...INCLUDING PAMLICO AND ALBEMARLE
SOUNDS...AND THE CHESAPEAKE BAY SOUTH OF SMITH POINT. A HURRICANE
WARNING MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE
WARNING AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 24 HOURS.

ALL PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY SHOULD BE RUSHED TO
COMPLETION IN THE HURRICANE WARNING AREA.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT SOUTH OF CAPE FEAR TO SOUTH
SANTEE RIVER SOUTH CAROLINA...AND NORTH OF CHINCOTEAGUE TO SANDY
HOOK NEW JERSEY...INCLUDING DELAWARE BAY. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING
IS ALSO IN EFFECT FOR THE CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SMITH POINT
NORTHWARD...AND FOR THE TIDAL POTOMAC.

AT 2 PM EDT...1800Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE ISABEL WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 30.6 NORTH... LONGITUDE 73.0 WEST OR ABOUT 350 MILES
SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA.

ISABEL IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 11 MPH. SOME
INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS. ON
THE FORECAST TRACK...THE CENTER OF ISABEL IS EXPECTED TO MAKE
LANDFALL IN EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA DURING THE DAY THURSDAY.
HOWEVER...THE PRECISE TIMING AND LOCATION OF LANDFALL IS
UNCERTAIN...AND CONDITIONS WILL DETERIORATE OVER A LARGE AREA WELL
BEFORE THE CENTER REACHES THE COAST. TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED TO REACH THE COASTLINE LATE TONIGHT.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 105 MPH...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. ISABEL
IS A CATEGORY TWO HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE SCALE.
LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST PRIOR TO LANDFALL.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 115 MILES FROM THE
CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 315
MILES.

THE MOST RECENT MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY RECONNAISSANCE
AIRCRAFT WAS 956 MB...28.23 INCHES.

STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 7 TO 11 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS...
ALONG WITH LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING WAVES...IS EXPECTED NEAR
AND TO THE NORTH OF WHERE THE CENTER CROSSES THE COAST. STORM
SURGE FLOODING OF 4 TO 7 FT ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS IS EXPECTED IN
SOUTHERN CHESAPEAKE BAY AND THE TIDAL PORTIONS OF ADJACENT RIVERS.

STORM TOTAL RAINFALLS OF 6 TO 10 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
AMOUNTS...ARE LIKELY IN ASSOCIATION WITH ISABEL.

THERE IS THE THREAT OF ISOLATED TORNADOES TONIGHT OVER EASTERN NORTH
CAROLINA.

REPEATING THE 2 PM EDT POSITION...30.6 N... 73.0 W. MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 11 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS...105 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 956 MB.

FOR STORM-RELATED INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE...AND STATEMENTS FROM
LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS.

THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 5 PM EDT.

FORECASTER FRANKLIN
 

Sharon

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Staff member
PREMO Member
7-11 and the bingo place in Solomons are boarded up. 7-11 is open though. And the liquor store is too. :cheers:
 

DoWhat

Go Trump!!!!!
PREMO Member
Originally posted by migtig
Good. I am on my way to the liquor store before they run out of everything.
I have plenty at my house, so come on over and bring the ghey dawg.
 

otter

Nothing to see here
...Large Hurricane Isabel closing in on the coast...5pm(picking up speed is about all I see)


A Hurricane Warning remains in effect from Cape Fear North Carolina to Chincoteague Virginia...including Pamlico and Albemarle sounds...and the Chesapeake Bay south of Smith Point. A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected within the warning area...generally within 24 hours.

All preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to
completion in the Hurricane Warning area.

A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect south of Cape Fear to
South Santee River South Carolina...and north of Chincoteague to
Sandy Hook New Jersey...including Delaware Bay. A Tropical Storm
Warning also remains in effect for the Chesapeake Bay from Smith
Point northward...and for the tidal Potomac.

At 5 PM EDT...2100z...the center of Hurricane Isabel was located
near latitude 31.1 north... longitude 73.3 west or about 315 miles
south-southeast of Cape Hatteras North Carolina.

Isabel is moving toward the north-northwest near 14 mph. A turn to the northwest with an increase in forward speed is expected prior to landfall. On the forecast track...the center of Isabel is
expected to make landfall in eastern North Carolina during the day Thursday. However...the precise timing and location of landfall is uncertain...and conditions will deteriorate over a large area well before the center reaches the coast. Tropical storm conditions are expected to reach the coastline tonight.

Maximum sustained winds are near 105 mph...with higher gusts.
Isabel is a category two hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane
scale. A slight increase in strength is possible prior to landfall.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 115 miles from the
center...and tropical storm force winds extend outward up
to 315 miles.

The most recent minimum central pressure measured by an Air Force reserve unit reconnaissance aircraft was 955 mb...28.20 inches.

Storm surge flooding of 7 to 11 feet above normal tide levels...
along with extremely large and dangerous battering waves...is
expected near and to the north of where the center crosses the
coast. Storm surge flooding of 4 to 8 ft above normal tide levels
is expected in Chesapeake Bay and the tidal portions of adjacent
rivers.

Storm total rainfalls of 6 to 10 inches...with locally higher
amounts...are likely in association with Isabel.

There is the threat of isolated tornadoes over eastern North
Carolina tonight and Thursday.

Repeating the 5 PM EDT position...31.1 N... 73.3 W. Movement
toward...north-northwest near 14 mph. Maximum sustained
winds...105 mph. Minimum central pressure... 955 mb.

For storm-related information specific to your area...please monitor products issued by your local weather office...and statements from local emergency management officials.

An intermediate advisory will be issued by the National Hurricane
Center at 8 PM EDT followed by the next complete advisory at 11 PM EDT.

Forecaster Franklin
 

sleuth

Livin' Like Thanksgivin'
OK...

I'm just about as ready as I'm going to be.

I got the gutters cleaned, and the materials to repair the downspouts first thing Thursday morning.

I bought a flashlight and new batteries.

I bought a battery-powered radio.

I taped X's on my windows.

I bought 4 gallons of water, and I'm going to fill the bathtubs and sinks with water tomorrow for flushing/cleaning purposes.

I've put all valuable items in the most structurally sound area of the house.

I've unplugged almost all the appliances, and will have all of them unplugged tomorrow.

I've secured all items inside and outside of my house that I can think of.

I got a full tank of gas.

I did my laundry.

Tomorrow morning, I'm going to get everything off the floor of the basement just in case of water coming in.

And that's about it.

Couldn't do anything about those dead trees, so I guess I just hope for the best.
 
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