Lakewood Could Get Hit Hard By Hurricane Irene

hurrican ireneLakewood is gearing up for Hurricane Irene this weekend, which could bring heavy rain and strong winds through the town. Irene, the first hurricane to threaten the U.S. in three years, is on course to rip through North Carolina and continue up the East Coast by Sunday morning.

According to several weather stations, wind gusts in Lakewood could reach over 100 MPH at times, according to information updated at 4:25 PM Wednesday.

Winds are expected to be the strongest between 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM on Sunday.

Rain accumulation could be up to 6 inches.

Lakewood OEM, Chaveirim, LCSW, LFD, Lakewood EMS, Lakewood First Aid and Hatzolah are preparing for the storm which has the potential of causing much damage. TLS-DI.

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  1. A slight variance in the hurricane’s path towards the west (land-bound) or east (towards the ocean) can make a huge difference in the impact. If you recall in the last couple years, some very large hurricanes missed the coast by a small margin since the storms were slightly eastward (over the ocean). This is definitely yad Hashem and we should daven that we are spared again this time.

  2. Tie down your lawn furniture, take down your umbrellas, secure anything outdoors, bring in toys, bikes, anything that can be a projectile. Bring in your kids. They should not be out playing in this weather.

  3. Looks like it might be a repeat of Gloria (1985). That was some fun. Winds (by my estimate) 50 MPH gusting over 70. Trees down all over the place, most of the town had no power for the better part of a day. And it was a Friday, just a few days before Succos. We actually saw the eye!

  4. i remember gloria well. i was a kid about 6 years old and remember going to look for a lulav with my father and remember the wind just pushing me to the floor……a lot of succos was blown away, but thankfully we wait till the last minute for everything and ours wasn’t up yet.

  5. please update this story with warnings to start preparing for a pottential deadly hurrican! the latest update are in and its a more westely track which means it will hug the coast and have 115 mile hour winds with heavy rain starting sunday morning

    please get all the info on possable needing to evacuate and boarding up out windows!

    filling the tub with water battarys etc!

  6. My friends, don’t miss out. Go to the ocean. I went last time. The waves sre awesome. Its absolutely breathtaking. Amazing !!

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