Irene: Fight or Flight?

With Hurricane Irene on the way – at what point do you leave town?

Hurricane Irene is shaping up to be almost a once-in-a-lifetime event for the Hoboken and the NYC tri-state area. Millions of people will be affected in one of the largest metropolitan areas on planet earth.

In yesterday’s Hoboken Hurricane Irene Poll – an astonishing 50% of the residents said they’re staying in town to “ride the storm out,” while only around 20% said they’re leaving for sure.

Leaving your home before a treacherous and potentially damaging storm is a tough decision to make.

Wherever you go – you might be stuck there a while!

One factor that makes the choice of leaving or staying difficult, is what happens *after* the storm is done.

Because you can only imagine what the aftermath will be like. No power, telecommunications, blocked and flooded roadways and more. So wherever you decide to go, you might very well be stuck there for several days before you can get out and about!

Conversely, if you stay in Hoboken, it’s possible you can become a prisoner inside your own home (or shelter).

What hurricane force winds are like

Down in the tropics, with buildings designed for storms like this, along with bendy palm tress – it seems almost natural. However, imagine constant wind gusts like this up here? Our area definitely not made for this kind of punishment.

I think Hoboken may lose it’s “Tree City USA” status by Monday…

(Watch this in Hi-def, full screen for full effect…)

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7 Comments on "Irene: Fight or Flight?"

Kingfox
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Looking at that map, I’m glad my in-laws live in Western Jersey.

escaped68
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There a lot of towns with reverse 911 systems and they are getting a workout this time around. The bay shore area of mon. cty, from keyport to highlands, between rt#36 and the bay those people are being strongly advised to leave the area. Holmdel high school is the 1st storm shelter open in the area more are expected soon.

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

escape we grew up with this chit..theres lots of water at riteaid and kings at the shipyard..there loving it..jerkey shims watch the media..Shore has to fear the storm. the nebees are chit scared.funny. :mrgreen: [quote comment=”210056″]There a lot of towns with reverse 911 systems and they are getting a workout this time around. The bay shore area of mon. cty, from keyport to highlands, between rt#36 and the bay those people are being strongly advised to leave the area. Holmdel high school is the 1st storm shelter open in the area more are expected soon.[/quote]

truth1
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truth1

Leave early, and you should have been on your way by now. If you stay, keep informed, prepare yourself according to all the expert advice, act smart and stay safe.

NorthKrissy
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NorthKrissy

Staying in town. To really get out of harms way, you have to travel quite a distance and there is no way for me do it. Sunday will be rough.

yourbrainondrugs
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yourbrainondrugs

Whichever happens first. When I lose power or when Hoboken runs out of Corona Light..

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

Corona light? Be a man and drink Corona reg with a twist.Stock up with 20 cases..instead of water..When the windows blow out and the surge of water hits you won’t feel a thing. all kidding aside ,the high bldgs will pervent some damage..carefull of objects blowing off rooftops etc..High tide will be a factor..What more can you want.in one year/snow storms an earthquake and now good night irene….Keep in mind the pd and fd will be out there protecting us..while you chit your pants..You can also boil water ..Even if you dont shower in a week use lots of cologne..Sand bags may help around your complex and the council people and the admisistration should be out there with air air raid helmets on..for 25 k per year..After the storm we can blaim it on the previous mayor..If we can’t make light out of a serious topic to ease the stress then chit your pants in fear..We are in Gods hands.. 😉 [quote comment=”210040″]Whichever happens first. When I lose power or when Hoboken runs out of Corona Light..[/quote]

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