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> Isabel vs Irene
storm comparision
which was worse
Isabel [ 23 ] ** [58.97%]
Irene [ 13 ] ** [33.33%]
Not affected by both [ 3 ] ** [7.69%]
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BtownWxWatcher
post Aug 28 2011, 08:21 AM
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I voted for "not effected by both" before I remembered Irene effected my area. rolleyes.gif So count my vote as Isabel, cause it looks like that one effected New York more.



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post Aug 28 2011, 08:31 AM
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Isabel only because we lost power for 4 days. Irene 5 hours.
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Isabel is still queen.

Had more rain with Irene, but with Isabel the gusts were higher IMBY. Isabel was scary. Never seen huge trees bend like that. Irene didn't have quite as many Isabelish gusts. And I didn't lose power with Irene smile.gif
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post Aug 29 2011, 11:43 AM
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not even close. i wen through both. isabel was worse than irene by a long shot.
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Hurricane Isa-what? Considering that Isabel brought only moderate rain & winds and Irene caused flooding of epic proportions here...I think I can safely vote Irene.


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Isabel hands down for DC/Balt region
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Generally in the Mid Atlantic it was Isabel and Northeast was Irene


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QUOTE(telejunkie @ Aug 29 2011, 10:56 PM) *
Hurricane Isa-what? Considering that Isabel brought only moderate rain & winds and Irene caused flooding of epic proportions here...I think I can safely vote Irene.

Probally because you didnt even get affected by Isabel


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post Aug 30 2011, 11:31 AM
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Isabel hands down...I've never seen flooding like that on the Potomac River...
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Forgive me for asking when was Isabel?


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QUOTE(WhiteChristmas @ Aug 31 2011, 07:14 PM) *
Forgive me for asking when was Isabel?


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NorIda in 09 was worse than Irene in my area of Hampton Roads (Hampton). Had power the whole time through Irene (lost it for 10 days during Isabel), and the tidal flooding wasn't anywhere near Isabel and NorIda.

If you go through my neighborhood now, you would barely find evidence that anything happened this weekend.

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This is a double-edge for me... I lived just south of Annapolis, MD for Isabel, and I live in Greenville, NC now, obviousy for Irene. From what I have been told, Irene was more of a wind/rain event for MD with no real storm surge. Obviously Isabel's storm surge was the big deal in MD. Yeah it was windy and some trees came down, no power for a few days, but Isabel is everyone in MD's reference point due to the severity (for the area) of the effects. People in this part of NC don't even really talk about Isabel. Floyd is everyone's "bar" down here that all storms are compared to. Irene is a big deal down here right now, and the damage has been moderate. So I would say Irene>Isabel for NC, and Isabel>Irene for MD.


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Irene for shure, just got back my power after running on a generator since Sunday. sad.gif


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Isabel by far, she was a knockout laugh.gif ---- Irene was a 3 min shower and a partly sunny day that was excellent for flying kites here in the VA nountains !
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Isabel had much worse flooding but Irene had much worse wind damage.

The flooding only impacted those who built in low lying areas. Irene's wind damage was widespread.

So Irene gets my vote.


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QUOTE(BtownWxWatcher @ Aug 30 2011, 09:00 AM) *
Generally in the Mid Atlantic it was Isabel and Northeast was Irene

Agreed, as these 2 systems greatly effected folks differently depending on particular locations.
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QUOTE(hckyplayer8 @ Sep 4 2011, 11:59 PM) *
Isabel had much worse flooding but Irene had much worse wind damage.

The flooding only impacted those who built in low lying areas. Irene's wind damage was widespread.

Absolutely....as my area only saw minimal flooding with Irene but extensive wind damage, and visa versa with Isabel.

so my vote goes with:

Irene for wide spread "Wind Damage"
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Isabel for overall "Flooding"
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