Irene tracking, US Open in jeopardy

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  1. aprilfool

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    A great tracking site:

    http://www.stormpulse.com/atlantic


    This could be the worse storm New York has experienced in decades, maybe longer. New York has not had a direct hit since the 1890s.

    There could be massive flooding and extended power outages...


    Be careful east coasters.
     
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  2. Ledigs

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    It will be gone by Monday.
     
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  3. aprilfool

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    huh

    Of course it will be gone the next day. It's a hurricane. Power outages and floods and damage? Not so simple.
     
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  4. Ledigs

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    I think the US Open will be a big priority for NYC.
     
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    I survived Charley in '04 Orlando but unfortunately many of the court fences at clubs here didn't withstand the same MPH winds NYC might get hit with. What do you think it'll take to get up and running afterwards...a couple of squeegees?
     
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    Its why it should be in Cincinnati
     
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  7. aprilfool

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    Charlie was a walk in the park. Wilma took out power for millions for WEEKS, with only hospitals having emergency generators.
    And that was just a Cat 1. This system could be much larger. If it doesn't make landfall in NC watch out, especially if you are near the Sound or south shore.


    http://secondpagemedia.com/blog/201...-for-1-in-100-year-storm-surge-from-de-to-ma/
     
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    Charlie was luckily a small hurricane but it did extensive damage here in Orlando including many of my friends and co-workers out of power for sometimes weeks in August and September. Took a lot of roofs off too, it looked like a sea of blue tarps flying into and out of Orlando for a few years afterwards.
     
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    I'm evacuating from CT to Philly tommorow night, should be fun
     
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    The hurricane is a hoax to keep mega loads of tourist tards away from Ashe.
     
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    That is just when it is to hit Philly. The transit lines will be down as of midnight Sat.
    The 45 & 50 Grass court Nationals starts here on Monday, so it should be an interesting few days.
     
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    I think the USO will be fine by Monday. But still stay safe people.
     
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    So NYC has the power to stop/avert a hurricane?
     
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    No but it will be a big priority for ConEd etc. to get the US Open up and running. $$
     
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    It's Obama's fault! (LMAO) :lol: :lol: No, seriously, I hope the weather isn't too bad.
     
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    They just announced full blown evacuation for Nassau County.

    Please pray for J011y

    ;(

    I'm in a red zone downtown. I didn't get my rental car - they gave it to some guido.

    Pray for my 88s

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  17. FedererBestTennis

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    Ridiculously overhyped hurricane.

    Just the media's strategy to keep focus off of America's real problems.

    Very little damage if any will occur.

    My tournament got cancelled due to "safety concerns". :roll:
     
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  18. boredone3456

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    Right now, from what I have heard on the Boston news, Irene is supposed to be done with my neck of the woods in Massachusetts by Sunday night. Based on what they seem to think, I think she is supposed to be out of New York by Saturday, at least the very worst of her. If Power is knocked out, and they want to get the US Open going, power would hopefully be able to be back on by Monday. However, depending on how much rain the area gets, drying all the courts by Monday as well as factoring in any wind damage might pose a problem. In all honesty though, they are still not 100% sure which way the storm is going. It seems like every time they send out alerts or break into TV for us Bostonians the track has changed.

    The systems they use to track these things are not perfect, this storm could still change directions or do something that will downgrade the amount of damage extensively. Earl was supposed to hit up here and right up until the day before they were telling us to expect the worst and all this stuff and then what happened, his track changed and we got almost nothing close to what they told us. In all honesty, I just use the same logic I use with the snowstorms we get up here all the time: You have no clue just whats going to happen till it actually does. Hurricanes when they get up this area aren't usually extremely destructive, although historically there have been exceptions. Whatever happens, happens. Based on the fact that what is going to happen seems to change every half hour we just have to grin and bear it.
     
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    WORRIED ABOUT HURRICANE IRENE, US OPEN CANCELS SATURDAY EVENT...no kid's day



    Full article on tsn.ca/tennis
     
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    A liberal hoax .Let the market fix it !
     
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    Watched the last qualifying matches today. Saw Cilic practicing on the back court then as I turned there stood Maria K walking towards me. wOW my jaw dropped. She's on her way out, must have heard about the storm and decided to take off earlier.

    My flight cancelled for tomorrow due to the storm. Cannot find a flight out, so decided to head to visit my brother.

    I'm driving eastward tomorrow to Pittsburgh before the storm hits NYC. Booked my flight out from there.

    Federer and company will have to ride this one out.... Hope everyone make it safe through the storm.
     
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  22. tennisplayer3275

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    According to the USTA...the US Open will run as scheduled on Monday with matches starting at 11am, gates opening at 10am. Not sure anyone will be able to get there...but the gates will be open according to the USTA.
     
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  23. bluetrain4

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    I'd worry more about every day people and businesses than the USO. If it starts on Monday or starts on Wednesday, if it suffers rain delays once it starts, the fact is, the USO will start and will finish. Yeah, as a viewer delays suck, but it's a fact of life. Let's just hope everyone is safe and damage is minimal.
     
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    This is why Ashe should hava roof. Even if there is no direct damage there will be water and trash everywhere. Hopefully it doesn't cause more than a days delay. Maybe they should even consider relocating the event.
     
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    I'm evacuating to Pennsylvania as well. Our house is probably gonna get flooded. :(
     
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    Did you manage to get a photo with her not every day you get to see this tennis beauty in person.
     
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    Whereabouts is the current cone of uncertainty? :p
     
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    Don't you mean westward to Pittsburgh?
     
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    Hey T, are you carpooling with voronique? :)
     
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    Bud will rate this hurricane a 2.5 San Diego NTRP.
     
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    I keep thinking about the people that flew in from all over the world. I've met fans of Roger's who came in from Zurich and fans of Rafa's who came in from Palma. I can't imagine what they must all be thinking; I hope everyone is okay.
     
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    Do you even think b4 posting? Charley devastated a large swath of very populated areas from SW Florida all the way through Cen. Florida to the Atlantic Coast north of Daytona Beach. Punta Gorda was totally levelled. The only fortunate event was the fact it made a sudden turn to the east prior to landfall, thereby avoiding higher levels of damage to the Tampa Bay area. The damage in the Orlando that Mikeler refers to in his post was largely due to mini-tornadic events on the backside of the fast-moving storm. I still cringe when I see blue tarps because there were whole neighborhoods without roofing for months.

    You can talk about your own devestation and I will commiserate. But to say months of suffering by countless hundreds of thousands people was "a walk in the park" is total ignorance.
     
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    I live in Wildwood NJ and they evacuated my entire county.

    I hope flushing is not in a low laying area.
     
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    Regardless of the forecast, USTA is enforcing play. Maybe in the 100 mph winds and rain, Federer will not shank, the WTA will have a better serve percentage and Nadal can have a factual excuse for poor play.
     
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    New York will not have 100mph wind, it's already a TC and by tonight a major rain event. I bet by Monday it will be sunny - after our last 2 Hurricanes (Ike - Rita) here in Houston it was sunny within hours
     
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    This sounds really awful. I hope you guys keep safe and there are no casualties in all this.
     
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    The east coast ? :shock: Or wait, you mean the storm ?
     
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    Hope everything turns all right for you guys and your houseolds don't get permamently damaged.
     
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    (Federer's game is best indoors. Nadal's game is best outdoors. The fastest winds we've ever seen in a tennis tournament was during an Indian Wells Final between Nadal and Murray. Nadal won 6-1 6-2)
     
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    Excellent analysis ...

    However, you neglected to elucidate on the consequences on The King's allergies.
     
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    Looks ok guys. Category 1 only as the Storm makes landfall. it will pass NY city sunday and be fine by Monday as the weather reports.
     
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    I hope everything is fine :|

    Thise whole thing sounds so weird to me. No such things around here.
     
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  43. aprilfool

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    "What do you think it'll take to get up and running afterwards...a couple of squeegees?"
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    (Nothing and nobody can stop Nadal here in New York City)
     
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    Its the surge of water pushed forward by the storm that's the problem, not the storm itself by the time it hits NY.
     
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    I guess I hit a nerve with u, AprilFOOL. Don't lift one part of my post to take the whole comment out of context. Someone else was being blindfully optimistic about a Monday start with no hitches, when Irene was being projected as a direct (& up to strong cat 1 hit on NYC). If that were the case, the squeegees would be only the last thing the USTA would employ...first would be cartage of debris, up to and including ruined fencing. Ever seen what even 50MPH winds can do to a tennis court fence? I have.

    I wish everyone in NYC well and safe passage through the next 48 hours of mess Mother Nature is foisting on them. Even with the dropped intensity, a Monday start without hitches (especially on outer, non-show courts) is still gonna be a logistical nightmare. I'm thinking there will be an army of workers ( if they can get to Flushing) working overnight Sunday/Monday to repair damage and reset wind curtains to regulation standards. Someone directing operations at USTA BJK Center has a very full plate. Good Luck!
     
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    Whatever is going to happen with this storm is going to happen. The track, projections, everything still keep changing and will keep changing. She could still do very minimal damage compared to the worst that could happen or the worst could happen. The way we track these things are not perfect, at the end of the day these storms always seem to have a mind of their own and can change at the drop of a hat. Hopefully the storm weakens some more and that when it does hit New York the damage will be minimal.

    As for my previous post, yes I was being optimistic about a Monday start, in things like this, optimism is key. Hope for the best but still prepare for the worst. Sadly, given that Hurricanes very rarely get up this far north with much intensity, I really have no clue how truly prepared the US Open organizers actually are to deal with the aftermath of whatever Irene is going to do. But seeing as it is NYC and they have a giant amount of resources as a city..I think that they will pull out of this perfectly fine. Will it take time, of course. But you can't really do anything until after the storm hits because even with all the computer models working no one ones just exactly what this thing is going to bring to the table. As long as everyone is safe, whatever physical damage done to structures can be fixed and replaced.

    A monday start now will require a lot of work. With the Metro system shut down as of noon today till who knows when depending on the storms strength and duration over the city, getting people to Flushing will be tough. Roads will be a challenge, if the trains don't start up before Monday it will just add to the trouble of getting the staff there. Whatever happens they are going to try as hard as possible to get the tournament going and done in as close to the time frame alloted as they can or the whole tour for the rest of year could suffer. It will just become a matter of how much damage is done and if the resources are available to deal with it. In fact, it may be a good thing the tournament is in NYC...if any city has the resources to pull it off...Its New york.
     
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    Except just about everybody is his draw. Lol.
     
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    Come on Irene
     
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