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  1. Titus Pullo

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    is looking more and more like a direct hit for Cape Cod. The Weather Channel won't shut up about it.

    It's Cat 4 and moving too fast and arcing too far west to effectively "turn" at this point. I've never wished harder for a midwest cold front to race to New England. Some weather guy on TWC called it the tackler and Earl the ball carrier. "really want this system to force Earl out of bounds." Yeah, me too.

    This is all shaping up to be quite an event for this Labor Day weekend. It's arguably the Cape's biggest tourist draw. Countless weddings are planned, community events, golf tournaments, hell, I'll say it: Fantasy football drafts! All in peril.

    Anyhow, I forget where I saw it, but state officials are recommending that Cape residents to "stay put" at this point. Odd. I wonder if that will be the case through today and tomorrow as it closes in. There ARE only two bridges off this island.

    Worse, imagine if it maintains Cat 3 or 4 strength and makes a direct hit on Long Island, where 6 million people reside (if you include Brooklyn and Queens)?

    Can anyone verify the rumor I heard that NYC and the Island locks down all bridges and tunnels if sustained winds get over 50 mph? If so? Wow. Chaos.
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    Good luck down there, my father was in Orleans during the 1938 hurricane, he spent 2 years in France during WWI and he said that hurricane scared him more than anything he went through during the war, again good luck.
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    I'm in Hyannis. The local broadcasters are getting pissed because of the Boston and national media stirring up a panic. As it stands, we're looking at gusts up to 75 mph and sustained winds around 45mph... essentially a nor'easter.
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    In the NYC metro area they are only worried about the eastern end of LI. I live ~ 45 mi inland they aren't even predicting showers for our area.
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    Hopefully this "Earl" isn't coming to destroy your property...

    Warning: Hip Hop skater kids - odd gross content - vulgar language

    "EARL" /// Music Video. on Vimeo

    Be safe everyone!...
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    Where are you seeing that forecast? That's not what the Weather Channel is saying.
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    yeah..

    it looks like landfall in Cape Cod will be a Category 2 ... sustained 100MPH gusts at probably 130MPH


    http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2010/hurricane.tracker/index.html?hpt=T2


    not good.


    The last "storm" ripped my parents roof off a few years ago. (80MPH gusts)
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    I am volunteering at the "Rhythm and Roots Festival" this weekend.. should prove interesting as the site is directly on a the inside of a barrier beach...

    With regard, were just talking about Hurricanes.. remember Carol in 1954.. scared the shyt out of me, as I was 7 years old.. the chimney got knocked over, the roof leaked like a seive.. it was an interesting night... and following week.

    I have a very healthy respect for Hurricanes...
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    Was that the winter storm? That was pretty nasty. There was a predicted "hurricane" last year too that turned into heavy rain and that was about it. This does seem much worse as time goes on.
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    yeah....category ANY number are no joke.

    and yeah, that was the storm.


    I want yall to take things seriously, thats all (Even you conservatives). Out where I live (San Fran) we don't get any warning about our natural disasters, they kust kick us in the face. So take your blessings here of an early warning, and do the smart thing...prepare.
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    Man, I thought you'd know better. I got a bunker fully prepared for when Obama opens the borders and lets the Red Chinese in!
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    like fill... the... tub!!!
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    #87 Jersey

    I'm glad we're getting the left side here in Rhode Island ... the wet side.

    It's been a dry summer ... the leaves have been falling for a month now.
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    It is already hard to find golf balls..
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    Luckily it's turning to the east a bit, now 30-60 sustained winds with slightly higher gusts. More than a few are now planning hurricane parties.
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    The local channels with still have 24/7 coverage, while the locals invade every supermarket in the NE area, to stock up on anything that remains on the shelves, as their cart is pushed by them. Afterall, it might be windy and rainy till, gulp, tomorrow morning. :bricks:
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