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Cat 2 hurricane Bill by Thurs/Fri

 
islandjoan
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The Weather Channel this am just forecast TD3 to be Bill, hitting the Northern Antilles (us) by Thurs/Fri....still to early to know if that will truly come to pass but this weekend is the time to make all storm preparations before the mad rush next week. We had our trial run with our Cat 2, Omar, last year, so this one should be similar, although approaching from the east this time. May we be spared again this time!

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Topic starter Posted : August 15, 2009 3:30 pm
eldove76
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I'm due to come in two weeks and I'm so upset! Didn't Omar have the power out for like a week? Ana is no longer a threat? I've been watching all day (as if something is going to change within one day).

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Posted : August 15, 2009 11:56 pm
Linda J
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The power was out for various amounts of time. We live west and were off for about 3 days. East was longer. No need to get upset, they will do what they do.

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Posted : August 16, 2009 12:04 am
bethburnett70
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We were powerless for almost a month and learned that we could probably survive as pioneer women, but wouldn't want to! 🙂

All you can do is watch and be prepared, no need to be upset *especially* if you aren't even here! 🙂

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Posted : August 16, 2009 2:02 am
SunshineCruzan
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Hey...a useful bit of info, at Peublo, they now have a "no-name" brand of battery (AA, AAA, etc.) under the name "Technocell". The 8-pack of AA's go for something like $2.99. They work just fine and save you lots of money.
Anyone out there have any other tips? Also, where can I go to get plain old kerosene (STX)? I'm almost out of my supply. Thanks!

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Posted : August 16, 2009 2:20 am
Linda from Michigan
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As it will change again, seems BIll has shifted slightly North of the last predicted path.

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Posted : August 16, 2009 3:52 am
Edward
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Anyone know what the boaters are doing? Are they hauling their boats out of the water?

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Posted : August 16, 2009 8:31 am
buck
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yes, East was out of electricity for 20 days! Baby+ no power=no fun!

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Posted : August 16, 2009 10:36 am
East Ender
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Only a limited number can be hauled. Many will go to a "hurricane hole." The change in the forecast this morning is causing a lot of reconsideration. But the STYC told members to clear the mooring field today- big fine if you don't!:-o

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Posted : August 16, 2009 11:19 am
terry
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Plaza extra, Sunny Isle, has cases of water 2 for $7, limit 4 per customer.

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Posted : August 16, 2009 11:50 am
Juanita
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Plaza extra, Sunny Isle, has cases of water 2 for $7, limit 4 per customer.

So does Pueblo.

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Posted : August 16, 2009 1:15 pm
poodle
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Cost_U_Less has 800 watt inverters for $65, only 4 left.

Kmart West has 400 watt inverters fo $72, 3 left.

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Posted : August 16, 2009 1:39 pm
Bombi
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WTNT33 KNHC 161441
TCPAT3
BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM BILL ADVISORY NUMBER 5
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL032009
1100 AM AST SUN AUG 16 2009

...BILL STRENGTHENING OVER THE CENTRAL TROPICAL ATLANTIC OCEAN...

AT 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM BILL WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 12.1 NORTH...LONGITUDE 38.4 WEST OR ABOUT 1555
MILES...2500 KM...EAST OF THE LESSER ANTILLES.

BILL IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 16 MPH...26 KM/HR...
AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT COUPLE
OF DAYS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 60 MPH...95 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS AND BILL
COULD BECOME A HURRICANE ON MONDAY.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 140 MILES...220 KM
FROM THE CENTER.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 997 MB...29.44 INCHES.

...SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST INFORMATION...
LOCATION...12.1N 38.4W
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...60 MPH
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WEST-NORTHWEST OR 285 DEGREES AT 16 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...997 MB

THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
500 PM AST.

$$
FORECASTER BLAKE

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Posted : August 16, 2009 4:03 pm
lc98
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The STT - STJ ferry will shut down tomorrow morning at 10 a.m., according to an e-mail from the governor's office.

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Posted : August 16, 2009 4:08 pm
freckley13
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What is bills path now?? We still going to be afftected by it??

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Posted : August 16, 2009 4:54 pm
rokipatel
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Bill is going to pass well north of us see the cone getting smaller ana is no longer a threat!!!!!!

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Posted : August 16, 2009 7:52 pm
stxem
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STX is still under tropical storm watch. These storms can shift at any time--everyone I know is still preparing and taking things very seriously.

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Posted : August 16, 2009 7:54 pm
lc98
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Yes, things look promising at the moment, but keep in mind that Omar veered far away enough from STJ/STT last year just a few short hours before we would have had a devastating direct hit. It can happen the other way, too...

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Posted : August 16, 2009 8:49 pm
East Ender
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roki: You're still here? 😉

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Posted : August 16, 2009 9:52 pm
dntw8up
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EE -- You crack me up! 😀

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Posted : August 16, 2009 9:55 pm
rokipatel
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In regards to ana they are saying it could even be downgraded to a tropical way if it goes below 30 mph bill still a threat but they are expecting it to go way north of us.

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Posted : August 16, 2009 11:06 pm
Linda J
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As of 2 am it looks like Ana will go right over top of us, but it's been way downgraded. Bill seems to be moving north and will not affect us much, if at all.

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Posted : August 17, 2009 8:30 am
HBIC
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The first big gust came through about 3:30.

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Posted : August 17, 2009 8:49 am
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