Waiting for Irene

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Main Forum' started by wesayso, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. wesayso

    wesayso Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2011
    385
    35
    0
    Location:
    Hampton, VA
    Vehicle:
    2011 Prius
    Model:
    Two
    Battened down the hatched. Prepared for the worst, hoping for the best.
     
  2. spiderman

    spiderman wretched

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2009
    7,543
    1,551
    0
    Location:
    Alaska
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    II
    Hang in there! We are praying for you...
     
  3. Gurple42

    Gurple42 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2011
    354
    41
    3
    Location:
    Santa Monica, Ca.
    Vehicle:
    2011 Prius
    Model:
    Two
    Pump up your water wings, hopefully the anticipation will be worse than the reality, Good Luck!
     
  4. xpcman

    xpcman Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2009
    1,302
    292
    0
    Location:
    California - SF Bay area
    Vehicle:
    2008 Prius
    Keep that Prius "high and dry".

    First the Earth shakes and then the wind blows - Let us know when frogs start to fall fron the sky.
     
  5. unc69

    unc69 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2011
    9
    0
    0
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Vehicle:
    2011 Prius
    Model:
    Three
    I am also waiting - here in Wilmington, NC, very close to Wrightsville Beach. My patio home is about 1 1/3 mile from the Atlantic Ocean. It's 8:40PM and the wind and rain are going strong but not yet enough to do property damage. We are supposed to get the worst of what we will get in the wee hours of tomorrow morning. The topography of Wilmington is flat. You have to look hard to find a hill in this flat coastal town. When we have heavy rain in a short period of time a number of main streets flood and the water can be too deep for a Prius to naviagate through it. When this kind of weather hits my Prius sleeps soundly in the garage. The low ground clearance is one trade off - when you have flooded streets - but the MPG and other attributes make up for the few downfalls in its design.





     
  6. bisco

    bisco cookie crumbler

    Joined:
    May 11, 2005
    97,611
    44,285
    0
    Location:
    boston
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius Plug-in
    Model:
    Plug-in Base
    all the best to everyone in irene's path! we are preparing and praying.:)
     
  7. wick1ert

    wick1ert Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2009
    1,311
    183
    2
    Location:
    Delawhere
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    III
    I left Wilmington, NC when I was in 1st grade. Now I live just outside Wilmington, DE. Best of luck to you down there. I don't remember much, but I do recall going to the beach as a kid and my dad getting his glasses knocked off by a large wave.

    We've had a tornado and earthquake here so far this month. Now we have a hurricane coming up. I do not know what to think, but that's a heck of a 1-2-3 combo. I'm heading out of town (been planned for over a month) in the morning, so hoping I come back to a house that is still in the same shape and location as when I leave! They've done some evacuations here already, mostly the beach towns in slower lower. But they also evacuated SE Wilmington - not sure exactly which areas.

    And don't forget those whose French Toast Syndrome took over this week! Good luck finding much of anything at the grocery stores too.
     
  8. car compulsive

    car compulsive Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2011
    741
    273
    0
    Location:
    Michigan
    Vehicle:
    2011 Prius
    Model:
    Two
    Prayers for all in the path of Irene. These are the times when I'm especially thankful for our rather boring weather in south-central MI.
     
  9. ETC(SS)

    ETC(SS) The OTHER One Percenter.....

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2010
    7,366
    6,087
    0
    Location:
    Redneck Riviera (Gulf South)
    Vehicle:
    Other Non-Hybrid
    Model:
    N/A
    Prayers already sent.
    MRE's (three lies for the price of one!) ice and bottled water standing by.

    Good Luck to all in her path!
     
  10. mikewithaprius

    mikewithaprius New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2011
    656
    103
    6
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    Vehicle:
    2007 Prius
    Model:
    N/A
    I'm just hoping it'll be settled down enough by the time it gets to RI that no trees fall on the car. Last hurricane I remember from when I was a kid knocked down almost all the trees we had in our yard...

    *crossed fingers*
     
  11. txl146

    txl146 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2011
    301
    19
    0
    Location:
    NY
    Vehicle:
    2011 Prius
    Model:
    Two
    I cleaned out the garage today to create enough space to keep our new Prius safe.
     
  12. offroader

    offroader Junior Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2011
    44
    0
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    Vehicle:
    2011 Prius
    Model:
    Three
    Keep safe guys hope it's blows by with less power then anticipated! Best of Luck!
     
  13. stream

    stream Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    2,977
    451
    14
    Location:
    Long Island, NY
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    V
    Best wishes for safety to all in the path.
     
  14. Byron_

    Byron_ New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2011
    24
    0
    0
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    Vehicle:
    2011 Prius
    Model:
    Two
    Just drove mine to the UES and parked it in a nice garage far above sea level for the weekend. Fingers crossed. Stay safe everyone.
     
  15. civicdriver06

    civicdriver06 Active Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2009
    797
    324
    0
    Location:
    Germany
    Vehicle:
    Other Non-Hybrid
    Best wishes from Germany !
    Stay safe !
    Keeping my fingers crossed that it turns out to be less worse than predicted !
     
  16. wesayso

    wesayso Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2011
    385
    35
    0
    Location:
    Hampton, VA
    Vehicle:
    2011 Prius
    Model:
    Two
    We came through relatively unscathed. Never lost power (although over half the city has none), have lots of limbs, etc. to pick up in the yard. Hope you came through OK as well.
     
  17. jdcollins5

    jdcollins5 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2009
    5,131
    1,318
    0
    Location:
    Wilmington, NC
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    III
    We were very fortunate to come through it relatively unscathed also. A lot of power outages. We were without power from about 4:00 AM until about 8:00 PM last night.

    Lots of sticks, limbs, pine cones, etc. in the yard along with shredded leaves. Spent yesterday afternoon cleaning up the yard before the sun comes out today and the humidity goes through the roof.

    Prayers for our northeastern neighbors that they stay safe.
     
  18. bisco

    bisco cookie crumbler

    Joined:
    May 11, 2005
    97,611
    44,285
    0
    Location:
    boston
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius Plug-in
    Model:
    Plug-in Base
    so far, it doesn't look too bad in new york. downgrade to tropical. we're getting gusts in the 30's right now just west of boston and 4" of rain so far. a lot of smaller branches down, power still on. peaking around 2pm here.
     
  19. TheSpoils

    TheSpoils Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2009
    304
    49
    0
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Vehicle:
    2016 Prius
    Model:
    II
    It was not too bad around here, got to take these photos early this AM before the west wind picked up again.
     

    Attached Files:

    1 person likes this.
  20. Byron_

    Byron_ New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2011
    24
    0
    0
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    Vehicle:
    2011 Prius
    Model:
    Two
    Got my Prius out of the parking garage this afternoon and drove it home. Safe and sound. Phew. Since I just got it a few days before the storm, I figured Irene would be a fitting name. lol
     
Loading...