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Date: 08/26/11 11:42 AM

52 Responses to NASA`s Sky View Of Hurricane Irene… OH CRAP!

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    August 26, 2011 at 11:43 am
    Link: NASA`s Sky View Of Hurricane Irene... OH CRAP! - Hang in there, East Coast. Let the rest of I-A-B know how you`re doing...
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    koolmole Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 11:53 am
    Irene ain`t got $h!t on Jupiter`s Red Spot
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 11:53 am
    ah drat...
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    jteachey1 Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 11:56 am
    In New England, it`ll probably be too weak to do anything by the time it reaches here.
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 12:00 pm
    Partly sunny, 79 degrees Farenheit, 60% humidity. All is well south west PA.
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    pompousass7 Male 40-49
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    August 26, 2011 at 12:02 pm
    mother nature is amazing
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    cryingrose Female 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 12:05 pm
    86 degrees, 50% humidity, mostly sunny, it ok here ^_^
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    tvremote Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 12:20 pm
    Weeeeeeeee mandatory evacuations
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    antagonizer Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 12:22 pm
    ufo alert at 4:55. Either that or they`re losing stuff off the station and should be pretty scared by now. lol
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    anarchsoul Male 30-39
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    August 26, 2011 at 12:23 pm
    I`m on the coastline right at the Va/Nc border. Have tree`s hanging over my house that worry me, they give me hell every storm. This is likely going to suck :/
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 12:27 pm
    That`s awesome. We are just starting get overcast from the storm, it should be here by morning. Luckily I`m just far enough inland, we have been told to expect 1-2 inches of rain and 40-50 mph winds.
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    Revolutioniz Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 12:34 pm
    So massive, yet so insignificant compared to the size of our universe.
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    BTDM Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 12:46 pm
    @anarchsoul
    Good luck man.
    My aunt has a house on the NC beach. It`s survived many hurricanes before this one, but this one is really huge. lol
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    the_windy Female 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 12:47 pm
    We got hit here on Wednesday by a part of it. Was pretty bad in some parts of the city, but my area was fine. Cable, phone line and internet went out though.
    I got to watch the show over the lake while walking to the subway station after the baseball game. Worst part of it was while I was inside the Skydome. Hooray retractable roof! Could hear the thunder as the lightning hitting the CN Tower though.
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    ForSquirel Male 30-39
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    August 26, 2011 at 12:58 pm
    The `projected eye landfall` is literally a few miles from my house. We decided to take this one a lot more serious and we`re gonna weather it out with family inland here. I just hope my house survives, but if it doesn`t at least I won`t be there.
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    sunday_scour Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 1:01 pm
    @antagonizer There is something on the inside of the wind. The camera, when it moves with the smudge so close to it and what we`re looking at so far away, makes it seem like it`s moving fast.
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    bumperkar Female 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 1:20 pm
    That is scary. Hopefully everyone will be ok and its only monetary damage.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    August 26, 2011 at 2:20 pm
    WOw... thats scary. Good luck to any IABers who are in the path
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    toastertown6 Male 13-17
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    August 26, 2011 at 2:27 pm
    I`ll have to work during it...outside.
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    antagonizer Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 2:29 pm
    @sunday_scour I thought so too but the camera keeps in frame the entire time, and the object`s movements don`t match the camera. The ship is breaking up captain!
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    sunday_scour Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 2:42 pm
    @antagonizer Maybe. It could also appear to move if the camera`s angle is altered. Also, in space not only are distance and size hard to judge, but who`s moving relative to whom is hard to judge ae well. I hope we get invaded by aliens soon! I`m board. (Though this site helps a bit.) I just don`t think it`s gonna` happen.
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
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    August 26, 2011 at 2:51 pm
    It`s only a cat 2, that`s not that exciting, I dunno what the fuss is about, it`s like Timberlake`s wardrobe malfunction all over again, one of those American things the rest of the world doesn`t get.
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 3:13 pm
    I am supposed to be heading to Cape Cod tomorrow. I know thats probably not wise at this point but everything I keep seeing shows the storm to the west of Brewster. Doesn`t that mean it will "miss" me?
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
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    August 26, 2011 at 3:27 pm
    Halfpint, seriously, bullpoo aside, that`s stupid, skipit.
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    terracottus Male 30-39
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    August 26, 2011 at 3:28 pm
    The reason it appears to be so fast is that the ISS IS really fast, it goes aroudn the earth in 91 minutes. That and you have no frame of reference as you can`t se the ground properly, so you don`t know if the station is moving fast or the storm.
    Also I think the camera lense is bent, so it curves the horizon more, giving the image that you see moer of the earth and that the storm is bigger and moving faster.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    August 26, 2011 at 4:05 pm
    Crossing fingers for you guys, stay safe.
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 4:13 pm
    lol Fwoggie. I know...
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    thehitcher Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 4:15 pm
    my uncle is just about to move out of florida. heres to it not hitting florida cheers
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    Subushie Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 4:18 pm
    It`s really not that bad. It is only a category 2 with winds right now at 100mph; that will only go lower because it`s making landfall. I`ve been through worse; the most that is gonna happen is some downed trees and power outages that will last less then a week.
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    Cruddup Male 30-39
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    August 26, 2011 at 4:22 pm
    We`re Americans! It`s nothing we haven`t weathered before! Of course, I`m out west and the biggest storm I`ve seen dropped hail about 1/2 inch in diameter. It hurt, at least.
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    chris1337 Male 13-17
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    August 26, 2011 at 4:25 pm
    ...damn.
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    britt566 Female 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 4:45 pm
    FML
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    GasMaskKid Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 5:17 pm
    "It`s nothing we haven`t weathered before!"

    Well done, sir. Well done.
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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 5:43 pm
    wow... that`s a really big cloud...
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    IshiiDaFishy Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 6:19 pm
    I`m wonderimg what will happen when the entire east coast becomes the ext new orleans..SPLOOOSH.
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    IshiiDaFishy Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 6:20 pm
    Or will this be the hurricane equivalent of that earthquake?

    just outta curiosities sake,i`m hoping for the first one.
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    penguinazul Female 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 7:32 pm
    the_windy, where are you? It says you live in Canada, and unless you were vacationing somewhere down south, there`s no possible way you could have already been hit by this particular hurricane.
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    El_Chinche Male 18-29
    546 posts
    August 26, 2011 at 8:21 pm
    Having lived in Florida all of my life ( i know..fml) I find the over reactions to this hurricane amusing. My family used to live in Homestead when hurricane Andrew hit (the worst/costliest hurricane in US history before Katrina) granted I was only five at the time, but I still remember that horrible howling sound during the storm and the ensuing anarchy that followed it. Then we moved to the treasure coast only to have to go through the 2004/2005 hurricane seasons. Katrina hit us first before it made it`s way to Louisiana. I can`t even remember all of the names of the minor hurricanes that have hit us. We rode all of them out. Unless it at least a cat 3 hurricane, no one here will even consider panicking like you guys up north. Irene hardly seems like threat to most people around here. You guys up north will be fine. Just don`t do anything stupid and secure all your valuables.
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    Subushie Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 8:37 pm
    Yup El_chinche; It`s the east. If anything happened to New York or D.C. that was even 1/4 of the damage we have seen in our time in the south. It would have (probably will) 24hour coverage, about how devastating it is to be without power for 4 days, or how no one could get around because of the four or five days a tree was in the road.

    Hunker down; suck down a Bloody Mary, and chill the drat out East Coast. You will be fine.
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    penguinazul Female 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 10:01 pm
    Subushie and El Chinche, I should`ve dedicated my Facebook note to y`all, lol. Me, living in the midlands of South Carolina, I never really had to experience a hurricane. However, I do know that my state`s coastline (along with Florida and North Carolina) spent a good portion of the 90s getting hit by hurricanes. It`s nothing new. It`s just a big storm; you spend some time in your basement and enjoy your family and be thankful you`re alive. So what if your house gets blown over? Houses can be rebuilt, possessions can be replaced, but you and your loved ones cannot.

    The worst thing that`s probably gonna happen is Jersey Shore is gonna get washed away and we won`t get to watch Snooki be an idiot for a little while. Oh WAH!
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    shiftyplus1 Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 10:39 pm
    yawn......
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    Parkway Male 13-17
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    August 26, 2011 at 11:16 pm
    Reporting in from Jersey here, had to evacuate LBI and just basically grabbed as much as possible out of the basement as possible. As for the houses in LBI, all anyone can do is wait and hope for the best.
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    danky Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 11:23 pm
    lol at the people who were talking sh*t on the west coast about weather.
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    jcarb10 Male 18-29
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    August 27, 2011 at 12:24 am
    its a cat 2 guys... chill out
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
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    August 27, 2011 at 12:30 am
    It`s really not much bigger than a satellite.
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    Vimto Male 40-49
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    August 27, 2011 at 4:02 am
    Has anyone else seen `The Day After Tomorrow"?
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
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    August 27, 2011 at 4:14 am
    The government wants you to be scared and to buy plastic sheeting and duct tape because they own stock in it.
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    terracottus Male 30-39
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    August 27, 2011 at 7:16 am
    On that note: It must be possible to build houses that can withstand strong winds a flooding. Just build low concrete bunkers, sealing them off the water should be easy. Or is it cheaper in the long run to just built cheap houses, let them be destroyed and build them again? I`ve heard some things about american houses...
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
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    August 27, 2011 at 11:18 am
    terrac, generally modern construction quality is shoddy. People in the us are only concerned with square footage(lots of it). We are so used to buying cheap consumer crap for everything that some of us accept that in our houses. Also we ignore history and build in inappropriate places.
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    radoinc Male 18-29
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    August 27, 2011 at 1:54 pm
    Well, this is scary. I hope you`ll be all right.
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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
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    August 28, 2011 at 6:44 am
    @terracottus

    "On that note: It must be possible to build houses that can withstand strong winds a flooding."

    I live in a 160 year old house built with stone walls a foot and a half thick.

    I`m struggling to think how we can build homes that are storm-proof. :P
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    flyducks Male 13-17
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    August 28, 2011 at 11:48 am
    space is incredible

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