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Bambi
09-02-2010, 09:33 AM
it looks like it's headed right to Nova Scotia. this is the current projected wind speeds:
http://vortex.accuweather.com/adc2004/pub/includes/columns/abrams/2010/590x448_09020357_earlwind.jpg

I live where it's projected to be 130 km/hr. Keep your fingers crossed that it will blow east a bit and go out to sea. :fingerscr

Marko
09-02-2010, 10:12 AM
My fingers are crossed for you bambi, I believe iggy is also in NS, I'll cross some toes as well.

Iguanasan
09-02-2010, 10:27 AM
I think this is out of date already... darn storm not being too predictable. In this chart I'm in the 100-130Km/h area but the latest track has it moving more to the west of the province so we might be just fine. Time will tell. Have to find a beach somewhere though as I'm sure there's going to be some surf!

casil403
09-02-2010, 10:31 AM
Here is the NOAA site with all the information you need on Earl. They do regular updates as well.

National Hurricane Center (http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/index.shtml)

Get yourself prepared now guys.... Stash 10 gallons of drinking water, non perishable food, batteries for flashlight etc. and do it now. Don't wait until the last minute. If you can get a hold of a generator then grab one but make sure to use it in well ventilated places so as not to have issues with CO2.
:grouphug: for luck.

Bambi
09-02-2010, 11:30 AM
still looks like it will pass over us but perhpaps more in NB. I figure that sunday will be a good day for surf and pictures. but for now I just want to ensure that all are safe.

raven4ns
09-02-2010, 11:52 AM
Yup, looks like it could get a little breezy and damp. We have been here before though.

QuietOne
09-03-2010, 03:07 AM
Fingers crossed for you. These storms are so erratic, so with some luck it'll miss you.

Mad Aussie
09-03-2010, 04:08 AM
Even on the latest path you are going to get some serious winds and rain Bambi!! We'll be thinking of you and Iggy ... and everyone in that area really ... Hurricanes are no fun! You might have some interesting photos to take after it passes though. Stay safe!

Bambi
09-03-2010, 08:11 AM
thanks MA. We will hunker tomorrow and then see what's what. My son comes home this weekend, fortunately his plane is tonight not tomorrow!

Iguanasan
09-03-2010, 08:42 AM
Even on the latest path you are going to get some serious winds and rain Bambi!! We'll be thinking of you and Iggy ... and everyone in that area really ... Hurricanes are no fun! You might have some interesting photos to take after it passes though. Stay safe!

Thanks for the good wishes, MA. Tomorrow night will be a good night to watch a movie if we don't lose power :)

Iguanasan
09-04-2010, 10:11 AM
Batten down the hatches, Bambi! It's heading straight towards you! Yikes!!

Bambi
09-04-2010, 10:32 AM
Batten down the hatches, Bambi! It's heading straight towards you! Yikes!!

I know I know. I'm watching the trees bend over and the wind blow sideways. Based on the latest radar it's making landfall right where I live. But everthing that can be battened is being battened. The fortunate part is that we are on the same power grid as the hospital so if we lose power we're usually back on within a few hours.

wish us luck, 'cause once it lands in our area it's heading straight for Halifax. :eek:

Iguanasan
09-04-2010, 12:00 PM
I know I know. I'm watching the trees bend over and the wind blow sideways. Based on the latest radar it's making landfall right where I live. But everthing that can be battened is being battened. The fortunate part is that we are on the same power grid as the hospital so if we lose power we're usually back on within a few hours.

wish us luck, 'cause once it lands in our area it's heading straight for Halifax. :eek:

All the luck in the world your way. It's been raining heavy for a couple of hours now. Had a tree in the backyard that was dead and the top of it has come off and landed in the yard. The wind is awesome around here right now. They say it should all be over in a couple of hours. I'm hoping to get out with the camera after it blows by. Surely there will be some shots to get!

raven4ns
09-04-2010, 02:10 PM
The worst is over now and it is starting to brighten up a bit. I'm in Dartmouth and while the power flickered a few times it never went off for more than a minute. Once things settle down a bit more I will go out to see what the coast looks like maybe down to the Passage.

Iguanasan
09-04-2010, 02:16 PM
Pretty tame on the other side of the harbour now as well. Sky is getting bright. I'd like to head out but not sure where to go.

How did you fare, Bambi? Hopefully nothing worse than a little power outage?

Bambi
09-04-2010, 03:23 PM
well it's done and very little damage done. I am hoping to get out later as well.

Mad Aussie
09-04-2010, 05:04 PM
Great to hear all is well!

Hillbillygirl
09-04-2010, 08:15 PM
Glad everyone on the forum is safe and well. Hope all is well for everyone else out there also.

MoinMoin
09-07-2010, 01:55 PM
Oh - I am so glad that our region seldom get's such storms. I am glad too, that nobody here got hit.