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BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']

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Subject: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US
From: Bill D
Date: 26 Oct 12 - 12:04 PM

They are predicting Super Storm Sandy



THIS WILL INCLUDE Mudcat home....Max will see $#&&%%* weather

3 different weather systems coming together at NJ, NY, etc.... lasting for maybe 3 days.

We are in Wash DC area, and today, Friday, setting up for a craft show on the other side of the I-495 beltway. Packing and getting home Sunday nite should be 'interesting'.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US
From: Ebbie
Date: 26 Oct 12 - 12:34 PM

This may not be fun. You may want to pack up a bit earlier, OK? One of the scariest things about a storm is the stuff flying through the air.

Stay safe, ya hear?


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US
From: saulgoldie
Date: 26 Oct 12 - 12:42 PM

Well, at least we can count on PEPCO to not let us down, right Bill?

(By the way, there is a double shot of scotch with your name on it that I am buying some day when we can get together.)

Saul


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US
From: Bill D
Date: 26 Oct 12 - 01:03 PM

Yum!(leaving in 20 minutes)

Oh...PEPCO... sure... they'll be.... somewhere


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US
From: Midchuck
Date: 26 Oct 12 - 01:52 PM

Woulda been an even more interesting Getaway than usual, if it had been a month earlier and followed the present projected track.

P.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US
From: redhorse
Date: 26 Oct 12 - 02:10 PM

I'm flying to Seattle from uk tomorrow, via Atlanta. Hope it doesn't reach too far inland..........................


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US
From: gnu
Date: 26 Oct 12 - 02:52 PM

http://text.weatheroffice.gc.ca/hurricane/track_e.html

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

Yo, Max... shine up yer gummies eh.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US
From: Rapparee
Date: 26 Oct 12 - 03:05 PM

Yeah, my wife's in DC -- well, Silver Spring.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US
From: Charley Noble
Date: 26 Oct 12 - 05:02 PM

Preparation is a good idea. I was checking a few things down at my mother's farm, making sure there was back-up propane for the generator, that the barn doors were closed and locked, things like that. Need to remind her to recharge her cellular phone and give us a practice call.

Down at the village marina they were busily hauling in the boats and storing them in the big sheds.

We really don't have much to worry about here in Richmond, 20 miles inland up the Kennebec River, except for the campaign signs. Best pick them up on Monday, check!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US
From: gnu
Date: 26 Oct 12 - 06:06 PM

I expect a non-event. "Super-storm"? WTF?


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 26 Oct 12 - 06:15 PM

Current forecast has the eye of the storm heading pretty much straight for us - and then on to Max. What he'll have to deal with is the combination of the hurricane, or what's left of it, and the winter storm coming in from the west. The worst of the storm will be for those of us north of the eye.

This storm pretty much terrifies me - last year I spent all night during Irene with a flashlight in one hand and a mop in the other, trying to keep the water out of the finished part of the basement. With the exception of one small area, I succeeded too, but damn, it was a long night. Now we have larger gutters and a sump pump, but it's electric, so....

Should have gotten a generator!

Last year Hurricane Irene also put about an inch of water in my congregation's religious education wing, and the "remnants" of Lee put two feet. So we're all pretty nervous around here.

And of course, we remember what Irene did to Magpie and Kim and Reggie Harris's bridge - I sure hope they'll be okay.

The problem with weaker storms is that they're also slower storms, which means they dump a whole lot more rain. The storm everyone's comparing this to is Hurricane Agnes. Now, I was born during Hurricane Agnes - perhaps the very definition of a calamitous event.

Dan


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US
From: Janie
Date: 26 Oct 12 - 07:06 PM

Bill, looks like Will and Jill at Brazenhead had best either batten down the hatches or get prepared for an early ski season!


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Subject: BS: Hurricane Sandy...
From: Bobert
Date: 26 Oct 12 - 07:33 PM

Hey, ya'll....

There's a big ass hurricane coming up the east coast and is gonna fuck up a lot of stuff...

Hope everyone that is in its path takes the warning seriously and comes out safe...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US
From: Nancy King
Date: 26 Oct 12 - 09:25 PM

LOL, Dan!


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Subject: RE: BS: Hurricane Sandy...
From: Beer
Date: 26 Oct 12 - 10:07 PM

Good advice Bobert and I wish all the folks the best as well.
Adrien


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Subject: RE: BS: Hurricane Sandy...
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 26 Oct 12 - 10:14 PM

I hope so, too. Last year I was without power for about 24 hours but know others who were without it for almost a week. For those who use wells (which I did until about 12 years ago), that meant no water (water for this purpose stored by filling bathtubs was soon exhausted), and for those who have certain landline phones provided by cable TV companies, that meant no phone service. The local Y to which I belong let nonmembers come in for showers, use their own laptops, and recharge cellphones. My phone worked even when the power was out.

Sandy, head out to sea. Don't disrupt life here or elsewhere.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 26 Oct 12 - 10:24 PM

Sandy, head out to sea. Non of us will welcome you!


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US
From: Charley Noble
Date: 26 Oct 12 - 10:40 PM

Dan-

Good luck with this one.

Propane generators are far superior to the gasoline ones...

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US
From: GUEST,999
Date: 26 Oct 12 - 10:41 PM

ChanteyLass, that's a song. Not just a title, but a song. Melody line that's neutral and a harmony that uses high and low notes.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US
From: Beer
Date: 26 Oct 12 - 10:45 PM

Couldn't agree with you more.
Great line with so many possibilities.
Adrien


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US
From: John on the Sunset Coast
Date: 26 Oct 12 - 11:19 PM

I hope all you folks in the storm area take all the proper precautions and remain safe.
JotSC


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 27 Oct 12 - 12:00 AM

As a native Floridian and survivor of a number of hurricanes, I can offer you folks in Sandy's path a few bits of advice:

Don't waste your time and money buying lots of Spam and sardines. You'll never eat them. If you get hit that hard, FEMA and the National Guard will provide you with MREs. They are much better than Spam and sardines.

If you own a chainsaw and you decide to evacuate, take the saw with you. Otherwise, any tree that falls will seek out the toolshed where your chainsaw is stored and crush both the shed and the saw just for spite.

If you have an Aunt Clara who lives in Lexington, Kentucky, this would be a great time for a visit.

If you're going to ride the storm out, stock up on Tums.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hurricane Sandy...
From: EBarnacle
Date: 27 Oct 12 - 12:15 AM

Lady Hillary and I left Fort Lauderdale this AM after a business meeting and are on our way back to NJ. At present, we are halfway home and enjoying the night in an economy motel in South Carolina. Tomorrow should see us rolling into Lady Hillary's mom's about 9 PM, just before the storm hits. We had intermittent bands of wind and rain through Florida but from the Georgia border have seen clear sailing.

More to come.

Threads combined and thread title amended. - Mod


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US
From: gnu
Date: 27 Oct 12 - 07:58 AM

Oops. My post was messed up (by me, obviously). Essentially, I expect a non-event HERE but the media is generating fear unduly at this point in time, given the projections of both US and CAN weather services.

I hope Sandy doesn't cause too much damage but it's gonna be touch and go as far as NY and maybe even further if Sandy picks up moisture in the Great Lakes area.

Oh... yeah... here's a few more sites...

http://radar.weather.gov/Conus/index_loop.php

http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/radar/index_e.html

http://text.weatheroffice.gc.ca/satellite/animateweb_e.html?imagetype=satellite&imagename=goes_ecan_vvi_m_..................jpg&nbimages=1&clf=1


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US
From: maeve
Date: 27 Oct 12 - 10:10 AM

Thanks for the links, gnu.

Happy storm negotiation to us all.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Mrrzy
Date: 27 Oct 12 - 01:21 PM

Is there a name for the other front, moving SSE/ESE towards Sandy who is heading NNW/WNW?


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: gnu
Date: 27 Oct 12 - 01:28 PM

Yeah... SOB!

At least, that's what I assume 9, Beer, LH, Charmion... etc, MIGHT be calling it on Thursday.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Tinker
Date: 27 Oct 12 - 02:11 PM

Irene left 15 inches in our basement after the power went out. I am getting everything up and well off floor. Okay, significantly off the floor and plastic bins need to be two feet off the floor as well, I do not want to find them tipped, wet and floating this time.

The yard furniture is all stashed in the garage and there is food we like if the power goes out. I have the internet hot spot and antenna. Last time we had power but no internet or FIOS for 3 weeks.

I keep reminding myself that it is easier to clean when it is dry and organized than when it is soggy and floating..

I am not amused.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: GUEST,Chongo Chimp
Date: 27 Oct 12 - 02:25 PM

A tree house might be the best thing for this kinda weather, if it's strong enough....and if the tree don't blow over!

On second thought, a cave might be the best idea. A cave on high ground.

- Chongo


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: gnu
Date: 27 Oct 12 - 02:59 PM

Tree house. Ya knoooowwww, that begs the question. Since chimps make their beds in nests of leaves in trees, what do you do in winter, Chongo. I mean, wouldn't a Chongo wanna be in the Congo in February?


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: gnu
Date: 27 Oct 12 - 03:05 PM

Or, do you own a bunch of houses here and there like Twit Romney?


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Jeri
Date: 27 Oct 12 - 03:13 PM

I should have replaced the basement storm/screen door and the trim, but the inner door is solid and once the snow packs up around it, everything will be closed off until spring. I think the most likely thing that might happen would be my shed crashing. That needs to be replaced anyway.

  • As for the power going off, it does that quite a bit here. I don't have that much to lose in the fridge & freezer and it will keep cold for a few days as long as I don't open it.
  • It's too mild for pipes to freeze.
  • I have a fireplace and some wood.
  • I need to get potable water and a bucket or two full of water for flushing toilets because that's usually one of the most annoying things.
  • Full tank of gas in the car. To escape somewhere civilized, and drive to McD's for coffee...and food.
  • Charged phone, but I have an old-fashioned land line too.

I also need to go buy extra batteries and toilet paper, because that's what one does. Then, I can sit home with my fire, flashlights and probably candles or an oil lamp and my laptop, and post away... or more likely, just watch the the Weather Channel on TV.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: gnu
Date: 27 Oct 12 - 04:32 PM

I just went to the Chinese Tire website and see they have a new power box at many times the price I paid for the 5, yes, FIVE, I have. I can run a light in Mum's living room for days... I can run her TV for days... I can run my PC and connect to NP Power and find out the power outage status. I can charge a cell phone... I can...

BUT, they have a "new and improved" 800 power box... and it's priced well over what I paid for mine... the link is toooo long... google "MotoMaster Eliminator 800A Powerbox" to see what I am talkin bout. Excellent riggin to have.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 27 Oct 12 - 04:48 PM

Some change in predictions in a new report about 3 hours ago, but changes in what I've seen are worse instead of better. The whole report is too long to post here, but it, and others similar, need to be watched by people anywhere close to the danger areas.

Forecaster: Get ready for life-threatening Hurricane Sandy

'People in the high impact zone from Virginia to Southern New England have one day left to make preparations'

The prediction in this report is for as long as 5 or 6 days of bad weather, and suggests power outages that may take two weeks to be restored when the storm gets done, in some areas. The site linked has both video clips and text, so take your pick.

It does look as if this system is something you shouldn't ignore, so please do try to keep up with latest predictions and find safe places appropriately.

(Macho ain't healthy, with these kinds of risks.)

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: gnu
Date: 27 Oct 12 - 05:37 PM

Gosh! That's a lotta rain!


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Charley Noble
Date: 27 Oct 12 - 07:02 PM

Current maps now show the eye of Sandy coming ashore in central New Jersey 8 AM Tuesday.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 27 Oct 12 - 07:24 PM

Jeri lives up the road from us and I think has the same power company. We lose power if a butterfly slams into a pole, so we're used to it.

It's not going to be cold (this time), but we CAN use the woodstove (and we have plenty of firewood) and can also cook reasonably well on it. If we have no power, we lose the pump for the well, so we always have extra water on hand. (Back in the days when the pipes would freeze, we learned how much the cats hate seltzer.) We have a composting toilet so we don't have to worry about that. We keep chargable flashlights charged and have batteries for everything else. Car charger for the cell phone (which we can't use around the house or neighborhood cuz we're in a dead zone, but if we're going to McDonald's for coffee anyway...). Our landline is through Comcast so no power, no phone. I can afford a break from the computer...

If we don't have power on Wednesday, Jeri can still come to dinner which will be heated up on the woodstove and served by candlelight. Booze will be served and music will probably happen.

I'm a survivor of the 1978 storms on the southern Maine coast. A local inn washed out to sea. I lived temporarily on an island. And all the nail pounders in the state lived comfortably off the work for a year. Oh, and snow shut down everything inland for a couple days.

We were snowed in for about four days in April of 1982. Thanks to ice storms and wind storms and snowstorms and tornadoes, we've been without power for up to six days.

We try to always be prepared...but we're certainly not worried. But we're not going to do anything stupid either. Glad I no longer have to deal with bosses who want me to drive in unsafe weather.

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: gnu
Date: 27 Oct 12 - 07:33 PM

I got quite a few relatives there, Charley. I hope thet they and everyone else have their gummies on.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: gnu
Date: 27 Oct 12 - 07:51 PM

Missed yer post, BG... sounds like ye's have it cased. Good on yas an good luck.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Jeri
Date: 27 Oct 12 - 08:39 PM

Looks like not central NJ, but the dangly bit on the bottom, then ton to Delaware, between Wilmington and Dover.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: EBarnacle
Date: 27 Oct 12 - 11:41 PM

Waal, Lady Hillary and I got to her Mom's this evenin'. All is peaceful, some wind on the way up. Still no rain in owah path.

On the way up Lady Hillary was talking with a bunch of othah Hams [kc2hla if yer one, general license, usually working 2 meter band] and there was commentary about how many gensets were headed up fer people who shouldda got 'em long ago. The hatches are battened down and the hand grips are in place. No vehicles near trees or fragile structures.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 02:00 AM

Gnu, that power box sounds wonderful. I never knew such a thing existed. My ex was an electrician and very handy, and even he never got a generator for our house in a rural area where we could be without power for days, so I've never looked into a generator. But the power box sounds like something I could use--although it may be too late to charge it for this storm.

One thing I will do is turn the setting on my hot water heater to it's highest. If we lose power, I will have water but the water heater won't heat any new water as I use the water already in it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Jeri
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 10:59 AM

NOW it's aimed at central NJ. I'm not overly fond of this tendency to creep farther north, although the worst of what usually reach is me is the wet and the no-power results of storms.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: gnu
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 12:23 PM

"many times" the price... sorry... twice the last price (on sale) that I paid.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: maeve
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 02:30 PM

Ready For the Storm- Dougie MacLean

Hallelujah, The Great Storm Is Over- Bob Franke

Other favorites for stormy weather?


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 02:52 PM

Well there's a really good one about an Ice Storm on the Mudcat seasonal CD.

Dan


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Janie
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 03:04 PM

The Storms are on the Ocean

There's a Storm Out On the Ocean   (I'd like to hear these kids singing where they could be better heard. Not the greatest recording but I like their energy.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: bobad
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 03:08 PM

Some pics showing the massive size of Sandy: http://gizmodo.com/5955575/earth-photo-shows-sandys-massive-size?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_facebook&utm_source=gizmodo_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: bobad
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 03:27 PM

Some web cams monitoring the US coast as Sandy hits:http://qz.com/20753/nyse-and-nasdaq-plan-to-stay-open-as-hurricane-sandy-approaches/


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 03:38 PM

I absolutely loathe the sound of generators up and down the road when we're powerless. It's as if we're just not allowed silence in our world (or neighborhood). And why, exactly, do generators have to be even louder than power lawnmowers?

I'm wary of generators anyway -- People I've worked with at Sears and who SELL generators and have an electrical background don't have a generator themselves and warned me away from them because of various hazards. I just don't trust them.

I can get along without power for a few days if necessary.

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 03:46 PM

Go to a auto parts store (or Walmart) and buy an inverter. They come in various sizes, plug into your car's power outlet (formerly known as the light socket), and can provide AC power to run your fridge or freezer for a bit, then switch to charging you cell phone, etc. All off your car's engine (suggestion: go fill the tank with gas NOW).

Just don't run the car in a closed garage or similar place...carbon monoxide poisoning ain't fun at all, as I know.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: GUEST,Dharmabum
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 03:56 PM

Went to the store today.
There wasn't one single loaf of bread left on the shelves.
So,I bought the ingredients to make my own.
Homemade's better anyway.

Here's a song from the transatlantic sessions to fit the mood.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUGTiAOPAcA&feature=fvwrel


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: EBarnacle
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 04:03 PM

Get votive candles [for nightlights in the toilet] and boil eggs. Eat all the ice cream and frozen yogurt or it will mel and change texture when it refreezes. Precook durable foods then stick it in the fridge or freezer after it cools down.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: SINSULL
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 04:05 PM

Went to the store and came back without toilet paper - oh crap!
I can pick some up on my way to work tomorrow. Hope the basement stays dry. Everything on the floor is in plastic bins.

SINS


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: gnu
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 04:23 PM

Mary... is the forecast bad for you? Doesn't look bad for me and I ain't that far north of you. Of course, swipe is something that should be in stock. Storm or not!


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Jeri
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 04:35 PM

Everything in my basement that can be ruined has been. I just need to rent a dumpster for a while. The basement doesn't flood anyway, it seeps. Heavy rain doesn't usually get in, but days of constant rain and ground soakage does it.

I went to the store and got batteries for flashlights. When I was at the cash register, I remembered I hadn't grabbed any water, then I realized I have seltzer bottles in the recycling and tap water. Duh.

If my house isn't going to freeze, the worst thing about power outages is boredom. The thing is, it's not freezing, I have food, water, batteries, a full charge on my phone and computer, and a full tank of gas in my car. That means the power probably won't be off for that long. I'm not even gonna suggest it won't go out at all.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 05:32 PM

Sometimes it's lovely not to have power. I can read and not feel guilty about doing all the house cleaning type stuff that requires electricity.

As long as I've got enough batteries/charged flashlights to read by, I'm fine. Maybe even a guilt-free nap. If it's nice out, I can do some yard work until the noise of the generators drive me back inside.

I'm not even gonna suggest it won't go out at all. We're with the Co-op, Jeri. If you exhale too energetically the power will go out. (Or if a butterfly slams into a pole.)

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Charley Noble
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 05:33 PM

Rail and bus transportation are now shut down throughout New York State. It's uncertain when they will resume.

Therefore, Mike Kennedy from Rochester, NY, will have to hunker down here with us for a few more days. We should be able to get some more editing done on his recording tracks, as long as we still have power...

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: maeve
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 05:34 PM

Dan Schatz- ;) Thanks.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Janie
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 05:48 PM

Those inverters are great tools, Rap.

If burning votive candles for light, make sure they are parked in - not on - appropriate containers - preferably down in a tempered glass container with no flame above the top and something heat resistant underneath the container - to be completely safe. It's easy to forget to snuff the candle out when you leave the room. A foolish acquaintance recently had significant fire damage in a bathroom. The votive was on a non-heatproof plate, the countertop laminate melted and the particle board underneath ignited.

I much prefer kerosene lamps to candles. A bit safer. I understand that for long power outages battery power has to be conserved so candles or kerosene are useful - just please, be careful.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 06:11 PM

Ah, yes. Candles.

With the decline in smoking, make sure you have matches! Matches that work -- they can absorb water from the air over a long period sitting in a drawer and won't light.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Little Hawk
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 06:30 PM

Got 'em. And they work. Also got a generator. And I can burn wood if all else fails.

What worries me, though, is how this storm may affect Schenectady, New York. Given the fact that Schenectady is the cultural heart of the western world and is in the storm's path, I think it's a matter of grave concern. If Schenectady goes down, we all go down!


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 06:37 PM

I take it this would be an "October Surprise" that wasn't actually programmed.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Bill D
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 07:58 PM

I started this thread, then we went and did a 2 day craft show and made a few $$$. The show ended at 4PM... the drizzle started a 4:30. We drove all the way around the DC Beltway in light rain... but got home & unloaded.
Spent the next 2 hours stacking things UP where water 'might' get in. It has twice, but this is the first time I ever got ahead of the game. Rugs in the downstairs are my main concern, as it takes days to dry them IF we get sun. I think I got as far as easily possible.
Also cleared off an old gas stove in an awkward place in my workshop... but haven't lit the pilot yet.....at least we could cook (and make coffee & tea!)if we had several days without power.

My son works at a surplus store & says he MUST go to work tomorrow.....but they already sold everything possible for emergencies! I hope they call him and say "never mind".

So.... we shall see, hmmm? Highest rain & wind are predicted for 10AM to 2 PM tomorrow (Mon.).... but lasting off & on for 24 hrs or more.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: EBarnacle
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 08:06 PM

Drift warning:
On the way home, we went by way of the Washington to Baltimore parkway. Came around a curve and there was the Washington monument. Unless you are elevated, like on a highway or hill, you cannot really appreciate how much taller it is than everything around it. It is IMPRESSIVE in its size and simplicity.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 08:11 PM

Let's hope it doesn't blow down.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Bobert
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 08:20 PM

Spoke with my brother last night... He lives in a "beach box" in Kill Devil Hills, NC... Said the house was movin' a little... Beach boxes don't have 1st floors... They have 2nd and 3rd floors and have a series of posts upon which they are built... They are 'sposed to move a little in storms and they do... No, not like the posts move but the box above them sways in the wind...

Not sure I'd like that feeling but he's okay with it...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Jack Campin
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 08:32 PM

What worries me, though, is how this storm may affect Schenectady, New York. Given the fact that Schenectady is the cultural heart of the western world and is in the storm's path, I think it's a matter of grave concern.

From Michael Marra, who died a few days ago:

Schenectady calling Peerie Willie Johnson


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Little Hawk
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 08:40 PM

Very cool, Jack. Looks like Schenectady has, in fact, made quite a contribution to the world of broadcast music.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Janie
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 09:13 PM

Bobert, blizzard warning has now been issued from the Maryland border all along the Allegheny Highlands in West Virginia, down into extreme southwest Virginia to the Kentucky border.

I'm not sure I have ever seen a blizzard warning anywhere in West Virginia. The leaves are still on the trees. Heavy wet snow and high winds in that rough country - gonna be some folks stranded for a good long time.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Beer
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 09:23 PM

Now that does not sound good.
ad.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Bobert
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 09:30 PM

Janie,

We had a freak tunder & lightnin' snow back in Jefferson Co, Wes Ginny around '94 or so and the leaves were still on the trees... You could hear the tops of trees snappin' off... It killed electrical service to our mountain community for the next week... I was lucky enough to have a generator wired into my electrical panel which ran 24/7...

It was freaky... I am really concerned about folks in Wes Ginny and the western Va. mountains with those leaves on the trees...

This could be a real slobber knocker...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Janie
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 10:01 PM

When that front blew all across the midwest into the east this summer there were many places in West Virginia, even in the Kanawha Valley, that were without power (and with wells, that means no water) for over a month because the big power lines were accessible only by heliocoptor due to the dirt access roads being blocked by downed trees.

Mom's near Charleston, and out of harm's way from this. That is a relief. Annie is hunkered down on the Eastern Shore, mostly concerned about the possibility of trees coming down on the house once the soil is saturated.

I had to smile. She didn't like the way her chain saw was running, and rather than take a chance since there is no time to take it in for a tune-up, went out and bought a new one today. I had passed on BWL's advice yesterday, and asked her if she had it with her in the house. "No, but I did bring the big spud bar inside in case I have to pry a tree out of the way to get to the garage." Wacky girl.

Be as safe as you can, all you 'Catter's in harm's way. If or when you lose power we aren't going to be hearing from you. Those with smart phones and a means to keep them charged, check in occasionally if you reasonably can and have the time, and know that many of the rest of us are holding you close in our thoughts.

Tinker? Have you everything up off the basement floor?


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Bill D
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 10:30 PM

Tinker is GOOD at getting stuff off the floor! *grin*.... she got practice the night she stayed at my place one night while her car was repaired. The area I just pre-cleared is where the guest bed is.

With this much warning, they'll do ok I'd bet.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: MarkS
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 10:54 PM

Lets see - we live in southern New Jersey. Philadelphia is the bullseye for Monday and Tuesday.
So
Got lots of gas for generator
Got lots of candles
Got lots of batteries
Brought 12 bales of hay from farm to dam up the apron on the driveway since it overflowed with Irene and dumped all the water
into the basement.
Got spare sump pumps
What? Me Worry? :)!


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 11:26 PM

Brought in the few things I have on the deck of my condo unit. Then I got ready to go to my son's family's house for dinner. As soon as I stepped out of my front door I realized what I hadn't brought inside . . . the doormat! After dinner at my son's house (where I suggested he might want to bring in the wind chimes near the front door--which he did) I filled up my car's gas tank, then brought in the doormat. I took my shower and decided to postpone raising the water heater's temp until before I go to bed. Before I go to bed I will also drain my smart phone's battery, then plug it in to recharge. I do have the kind of landline that works when the power goes out, so I should be okay even if the power goes out for a few days. I don't rely on batteries. I have a wind-up flashlight and a wind-up radio.

And now I wait . . . and try not to hold my breath.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 11:42 PM

My wife's with her mother in a retirement community in Silver Spring. The community will bring in four truck-mounted generators tomorrow morning so those folks on oxygen or need electricity for other medical things will have it. My wife bought six days worth of food, some water, and is charging her US and European cell phones, just in case. She's not overly worried, they brought in the patio furniture as per the community instructions.

I hope she can stay in touch; I assume that the DC area would be a high priority for communications repair.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Ebbie
Date: 29 Oct 12 - 02:05 AM

In the West we may not be posting as much but be assured that we are keeping you in the East in our best thoughts. Stay safe...


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: open mike
Date: 29 Oct 12 - 05:22 AM

I saw a post warning folks that freezers are more efficient when filled, so put extra bottles of water in to retain the cold...also freeze some that you can put in the fridge to keep it cold. (incase of power outage) another message suggested to fill your clothes washer (and dishwasher as well) with ice to keep your beer cold! (not sure how well this works, as they may not drain out the melted ice so well if not able to use the electric pump to empty it) Also don't forget that cordless phones require power, so keep an old plug-in phone on hand to use if power goes out. good luck to all and stay safe!


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Charley Noble
Date: 29 Oct 12 - 10:23 AM

We're just expecting gale winds here in Maine tonight, with about 3 inches of rain. I've just made the round of hauling in all our campaign signs. We should be able to replant them Wednesday.

We did a test of my mother's emergency cell phone yesterday, asking her to give us a call, and evidently it's not working properly. She's got one of those Jitterbug phones that senior citizens are supposed to be able to operate. We discovered from the Jitterbug website that the company had changed the procedures for calling out, now requiring a "1" before the other ten numbers. So all the numbers we had implanted in her phone no longer worked; we were able to resubmit the numbers via the internet. But the damn phone is still not working. It is properly charged. I just talked to her on her land-line and the bugger is still not working. DRAT!!!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Jack Campin
Date: 29 Oct 12 - 10:52 AM

freezers are more efficient when filled, so put extra bottles of water in to retain the cold

Partly filled and with the tops off, please.

Exploded bottles in a freezer are a mess.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Tinker
Date: 29 Oct 12 - 11:00 AM

Okay I have one last round of pick up in the basement.the heavy work is done. We are 12 miles inland, and looking at 4-6 inches of rain over the next few days now. the real danger is on the shore and the wind.

The wind is gusting 40-50 miles an hour already and there is an amazing satellite image showing the storm circling from Raleigh to Nova Scotia.

Our big issue is the fact the furnace's automatic water feed started to malfunction last night and is overfilling the furnace so I had to turn it off. As fast as I drain it it refills. No sense in getting it fixed ,even if I could get someone, here until I know if the furnace is going to be flooded and destroyed. ( No, there doesn't seem to be an easy way to disconnect the auto feed)

Keep safe everyone.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Charley Noble
Date: 29 Oct 12 - 11:09 AM

Tinker-

Damn. That's just the time when a furnace malfunctions.

There should be a shut-off valve somewhere for that feed. Might still be useful to try to contact your usual furnace service professional.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Tinker
Date: 29 Oct 12 - 11:33 AM

All the shut offs have been clearly labeled and that box does not have it's own. In fact the furnace water cut off is separate and doesn't effect the box ... clearly an issue to be addressed at a later date. this furnace is six inches off the ground, but Irene put it almost a foot under water. It only needed a new starter after that, but a second submerge could kill it all together. The house temp is staying pretty stable, and we will probably loss power in the next 24 hours.

If the floor is dry and the power is on I will call tomorrow.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Elmore
Date: 29 Oct 12 - 11:44 AM

I know the media tends to hype these things, but some people need to be hit over the head before they pay attention. The Governor has declared a state of emergency here in New Hampshire. I'm concerned about a long term power outage.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: gnu
Date: 29 Oct 12 - 11:46 AM

Looks pretty nasty on the weather sites. 9PM tonight, about 100km offshore and wind at 150kph. 9AM tomorrow, Philly, 120kph.

Stay safe.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 29 Oct 12 - 11:50 AM

Charlie -- I know that Jitterbug phones don't work in New Hampshire at all -- they don't have a network here. There's a map in their ads in the AARP magazine that shows where they don't offer service. I'm not sure about Maine...

That may be the problem.

Tom's got a TracFone. We're in a dead space here at the house, so have to go to Rte 4 or Lee Circle to use it. (Actually can get a signal up at Demmon's stor.) Even with Tom's limited eyesight, he can use it.

Just googled their website (http://www.greatcall.com/CheckCoverage/) has white (no service) close to your location. At best it's on the cusp.

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: SINSULL
Date: 29 Oct 12 - 12:24 PM

Believe it or not the sun just came out in Portland. Go figure.
We're closing at 4PM today. Not sure about tomorrow.
SINS


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: katlaughing
Date: 29 Oct 12 - 12:41 PM

Reading along and wishing you all a safe outcome without too much damage/hard work cleanup.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Maryrrf
Date: 29 Oct 12 - 01:49 PM

Here in Richmond, VA the rain is pouring down but the wind doesn't seem too bad and the power is still on. The worst of it here is forecast to be tonight, when the winds will pick up. But we're not on the main path. Hope all of my friends on the east coast are okay - post here if you get a chance.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: GUEST,olddude
Date: 29 Oct 12 - 02:07 PM

raining here like crazy tomorrow it will hit the great lakes with high winds ... I am pretty far away from NYC but we were told power will go out, hope my trees hold up


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: gnu
Date: 29 Oct 12 - 02:42 PM

Linn.

There are other ways. You can buy an antenna ($70 or so???) that you can mount on the house or in the highest tree around... now, I ain't sure about the tree but I can't see why not. Then again, I just dunno.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Jeri
Date: 29 Oct 12 - 02:53 PM

Power's out here. Will probably save the computer's batteries.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 29 Oct 12 - 02:59 PM

Wind is starting to really kick up now -- we're about 25 miles from the coast (New Hampshire). Our only concern is downed trees or large branches. I think all the white pines up at the head of the driveway have gone in other storms and I really wish the dead branch of the oak would come down. The tree is at the head of our driveway but it's on our down-the-hill-neighbors' land. We've not had any real problem in 35 or so years, but we ARE in the middle of the woods. Just over the crest of a hill, much higher elevation than coastal NH.

The hill is why we don't have non-existant cell service, even from upstairs or at the head of the driveway or even up the hill -- and why before cable we only got 3 TV stations. (But we don't watch TV anyway.) Not a problem -- can usually get service if we drive up to Rte. 152. Heading the other way, we usually end up down at McDonald's at the Circle or the parking lot at Market Basket.

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Charley Noble
Date: 29 Oct 12 - 03:20 PM

Got a call from my mother down at Georgetown Island. She and a neighbor managed to get her Jitterbug cellphone working again. Maybe it works now because Judy added the crucial "1" to the phone numbers in its memory via the internet and they finally got downloaded.

Still, not a whole lot stirring around here in Midcoast Maine.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Abdul The Bul Bul
Date: 29 Oct 12 - 03:21 PM

Just watching it on the UK news. Good luck over the next few days you guys.
Al.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Rapparee
Date: 29 Oct 12 - 03:37 PM

Sun's out here in Idaho, with a light overcast.

Worrying about my wife and MIL in Silver Spring, MD.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Tinker
Date: 29 Oct 12 - 03:41 PM

Winds are definitely picking up.... sounds like a train wooshing down the driveway on the side of the house but this grand ol'house is standing firm. Okay perhaps shedding a few slates......


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Bill D
Date: 29 Oct 12 - 03:47 PM

Silver Spring is just moderately rainy... so far...I can't imagine we'll get off without SOME more issues, but Ma Nature is whimsical.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Jeri
Date: 29 Oct 12 - 04:28 PM

Raining and blowing like a sumnabich here. Bored already. I think I should go do some music, call Batty to see if she somehow didn't lose power, and leave the internet alone for a bit.
The rain and wind have worked together to the point where what LOOKS like fog is just blown-apart rain.

I could be in a scarier place, and those who ARE have my best wishes.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 29 Oct 12 - 04:30 PM

I'm fine so far, but many people in RI have already lost power.

Last night I went to bed thinking I was as prepared as I could be. This morning after listening to the news I decided that I probably should heed the advice to pack an emergency evacuation "go" bag, so I did. It's only the second time I've done that since I moved to this condo in late '99. The first time I did it was when sirens (or something) woke me in the middle of the night, I turned on the news, and heard that The Station Night Club a few blocks away was burning. I thought I might have to evacuate, but there was no wind so the fire didn't spread. That was the fire that killed 100 people.

So far I guess Mudcatters are okay--or unable to tell us if they are not. Stay okay, okay?


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Oct 12 - 05:25 PM

Just cold rain here on the Ohio/Pennsylvania border. They're forecasting 60 miles per hour winds between now and 4PM tomorrow. My thoughts go out to you all, the $#@!-reduction candle is started up, and if anybody can get here, we have plenty of crash space. (You Pittsburgh folks aren't that far away, and the weather maps look like it won't go well for you.) Be safe, all of you.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: BrendanB
Date: 29 Oct 12 - 05:30 PM

Watching the news in the UK - praying for you all who are having to cope with this. Take care and be safe.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Bobert
Date: 29 Oct 12 - 08:10 PM

Heard someone reporting from Long Beach Island, NJ and it instantly brought things into focus... My parents were close friends with a family who owned a house on Long Beach Island, NJ... Surf City to be accurate...

Well, I spent a good portion of two summer there after my junior and senior years in high school living "at the shore" in that house... I have fond memories of George's Pizza and the Miniature Gold course and clamming for cash in Barniket (sp) Bay every afternoon...

Oh, and the best part were the chicks... Every week a new batch would come to Long Beach Island... They'd come in on Sunday and be gone the following Saturday... All of us boys who were there for the entire summer were like these beach gods... Life wwas good for us...

Hearing and seeing the pics conjurers up a bunch of memories of much better times then tonight on Long Beach Island, NJ...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 29 Oct 12 - 09:22 PM

Oh, Bobert, you got me right in the heart! I've been thinking all day of my beloved LBI. So many good memories of that place. We'll have to trade pictures! My Surf City hat is one of my treasures.

'Barnegat', btw : )

Dani


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: maeve
Date: 29 Oct 12 - 09:31 PM

Winds have picked up a right smart. Loud out there now.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Bobert
Date: 29 Oct 12 - 09:32 PM

I can't believe it... Dani!!!... Maybe we made out on the beach...

(Down, Bobert, down...)

Remember Ron Jons Surf Shop at the cause-way??? I don't think I was into pictures back then... I was real skinny back then... No, like 6 foot and 120 pounds... Looked okay in a wet suit... We wore wet suits clamming... Sold clams to Kotrell for 1.6 cents a piece... On a good day you'd jump 600 clams up yer leg with clamming boots and make 25 bucks for 3 1/2 hours work...

We'd run the entire island at the way up to the lighthouse... It was real desolate back then... You could drive all the way from Surf City to the lighthouse and not see another car...

I'm rambling...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Janie
Date: 29 Oct 12 - 09:50 PM

sister Annie is doing ok in Salisbury MD. not quite 6 inches of rain so far. Winds have been averaging about 30 mph for awhile with gusts up to 55. NOAA predicted sustained winds of 44-45 with gusts to 70 and that hasn't happened so far where she is. She think it is now unlikely. A few more hours and the wind will begin to slowly ease, though not the rain. So far her property has not flooded and she hasn't heard anything really loud hit the house. One of her band mates an hour north in Delaware has lost power. Ocean City is flooded from storm surge. Apparently the coast has or will flood from Norfolk north, on up into lower New England. Deal and Tangier Islands are flooded in the Bay.

She shared a pretty neat website www.windalert.com. (She's a wind and kite surfer.) Click on the US East Coast, then start zooming in on your region of interest. The arrows are wind meters. Hover over for the location for name. Click for a detailed graph. Real time wind readings and detailed graphs as you figure out how to navigate the site.

But as the news and weather folks have been saying, it ain't the wind - it's the water.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Crowhugger
Date: 29 Oct 12 - 09:56 PM

Thinking of all who are worse off that we are and hope you all stay safe! Here it's a lot of wind and not too much rain yet. I heard someone was killed on a west Toronto street by flying debris, so indoors is my continuing plan.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Beer
Date: 29 Oct 12 - 09:59 PM

Winds and no rain as yet in the southern part of Quebec. This may seem in appropriate at this time, but i hope we get rain. Been a dry summery and all trees need the water before the frost sets in.
Blessings to all our Southern friends who are having way to much of what we need.
Adrien


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Bill D
Date: 29 Oct 12 - 10:24 PM

Some news station said there's 3 feet of water on the trading floor of the NY Stock Exchange.

I guess this storm will be in the news for a long time.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: maeve
Date: 29 Oct 12 - 10:29 PM

Some photos: Click on the picture of the Ground Zero site to see 50+ photographs.
http://news.yahoo.com/massive-storm-sandy-crashes-ashore-jersey-001837944--finance.html


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: bobad
Date: 29 Oct 12 - 10:42 PM

Dramatic video of an explosion at a ConEd power station at 14th. and Avenue D in Manhattan leaving a large part of the city in darkness.

http://johnherrman.tumblr.com/post/34609401243/a-massive-explosion-at-the-coned-power-station


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: katlaughing
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 03:28 AM

couldn't sleep thinking of everyone including my daughter and grandsons. they are in groton, ct, but are okay, so far. i saw some tragic photos of dowtown Mystic and Stonington Borough. no news on the seaport when i checked at www.stonington.patch.com

anyone heard anything about cape cod? Night Owl and her 102 yr old mom are there.


May all our friends and loved ones be safe.

luvyakat


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: freda underhill
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 03:57 AM

I woke up to a photo of the storm at6 the beach at Maryland on the front page of my local paper - where is Severn, has anyone heard from him?
Thinking of all of you in the path, + very impressed with BatG's story of previous experiences

freda


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: billybob
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 04:48 AM

watching on CNN most of the night here in the UK. Hoping my two sisters in laws beach houses are safe in Wildwood. My brother in law in Cinnamincin drove upstate yesterday to get a generator to pump out his daughters basement, he is 75! Was gone most of the day, when he came home his wife made him some soup and told him to rest up, when she came back from the kitchen he had snuck out again! Men!! Stay home Ronnie!
Keeping everyone in our prayers, hope this morning you are all safe.
Wendy xx


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: gnu
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 06:55 AM

I said 'nasty' earlier but that don't cut the grass now. Just watching CNN. The snow, the flooding, the wind... 32.5' waves on top of the surge in NY harbour. Frightening stuff.

Bobad... that video is definitely dramatic!


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Raptor
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 07:08 AM

Fox News just reported that God sent sandy because he is mad at Obama.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 07:42 AM

Wendy, I never heard of anyone else from Cinnaminson! Talked late last night with friends in Palmyra (next door) and they were waiting for the Delaware to crest.

Sending warm thoughts to all waking up, cold, to a very big mess : (

Dani


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Charley Noble
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 07:57 AM

Never even lost power in this part of Midcoast Maine. Just a typical gale from what we heard last night. About 80,000 homes lost power in the State, mostly in Southern Maine.

My brother's family in Brooklyn had a more eventful night.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: SINSULL
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 08:12 AM

All's well here. Never lost power. No downed trees anywhere. Amazing. It was a wild night.
SINS


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Elmore
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 09:21 AM

Lost power 4 to 9 p.m. here in New Hampshire. We are not on the coast. Then we watched tv to see what less fortunate people had to endure.


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Subject: Stormy times for Jez Lowe & the Bothy!
From: GUEST,Les B
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 09:22 AM

Hurricane Sandy has stranded Jez in N.Y. So he won't be able to do his gig at the Bothy Southport this Friday (2-11-12).
However the fabulous up & coming band Pilgrims Way have stepped into the breach at short notice.
Our thoughts are with Jez & all of the people suffering at the hands of mother nature.
Cheers
Les


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 09:58 AM

Only a couple of flickering of the lights here in Silver Spring, MD. It's VERY wet here, but we are all ok. There were many 'incidents' with trees down & flooding in spots, but the major parts of the storm sorta curled around us.

Feeling very sad for those who got it worse.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: maeve
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 10:08 AM

We're fine in Midcoast Maine. Truelove used a chainsaw to clear away one "widow-maker" balsam fir; thunderstorms moving through now. Cumberland County, Maine has trees down. A neighbor is stranded in Maryland.

As Bill said; thinking of those in harm's way.

Rap- Are your wife and her mother safe this morning??


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Beer
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 10:18 AM

Very little rain last night and the winds were nothing to speak of.
Today the sun is shining. Very lucky I guess.
Ad.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: maeve
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 10:36 AM

Apparent levee break in New Jersey: (advertisement alert, sorry)

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/superstorm-sandy-levee-breach-jersey-2012-hurricane-17596783


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 10:46 AM

Raps wife & her mother are only about 15 min. from me... I expect they are ok.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: maeve
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 11:24 AM

Thank you, Bill.

Very strong wind, rain, thunder, and expected hail in our region right now.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Stringsinger
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 12:15 PM

Now does anyone want to talk about global warming? Scientists have already predicted unprecedented storms but the deniers still want to call it a fraud. How many storms will it take?

Red Hook in Brooklyn is under water with reported oil slick in the streets.

When is the public going to call the oil and gas companies to account for ruining the planet?

If Romney gets in, we will see more ravages of nature.

Let's see if he can stop the seas from rising. Caring about "families" is a joke.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: JJ
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 12:55 PM

On Morningside Heights, just south of Columbia University in Manhattan, we didn't even lose power. But in some places in this area, it's about as bad as it gets.

Hope it's not that way for any of you, who may be getting much more rain than hit us. The sister of a friend in Charleston, WV, has two feet of snow.

The New Jersey shore has been wiped out as surely as if it had been carpet bombed. Storm surge obliterated Atlantic City and drove rail cars onto the NJ Turnpike near Newark.

Lower Manhattan was flooded by three feet of water at the Battery -- that's where the Staten Island and Statue of Liberty Ferries are -- extending northward at least through the uptown border of Battery Park and sending 11.5 feet of salt water into the entrance of the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, which looked like a waterslide.

Manhattan lost almost all power below 42nd St., river to river. Our friends who live a block from the Hudson could see it coming up 41st St. and expected to lose power imminently, but did not.

The Lincoln Tunnel remained open through it all, but the bridges were shut down, as were the Queens-Midtown and Holland Tunnels, after they began to flood. The bridges reopened at noon.

Buses will start running soon, free on limited routes, but no one knows when the subways will reopen. Five days, maybe? On a normal day, they pump out around 15 million gallons of water from the subway tunnels. But the pumps were never made for this. The subway tunnels under the East River have four feet of salt water in them, and that's corrosive.

For the City of New York, this is an unprecedented disaster. Deaths, thank heaven, are currently very low. But five million people use subways, buses and trains to come to work here every day, and almost none of these are running.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 12:55 PM

I suspect the Republicans are regretting the decision to bet the farm on denying that there was anything to worry about in talk about climate change.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 01:06 PM

Prayers and thoughts from me, hoping you all stay safe over there.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: maeve
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 01:48 PM

Stay alert, folks in the general storm region. We're getting more severe rain, wind, thunder and lightning than we had during the storm. Remember that tree roots can loosen within the waterlogged soil, damaged trees and limbs can shake loose, flooding continues...even in mildly affected areas like ours in Maine. Please use extra care when using chainsaws to clear away felled trees. Suddenly released trunks and branches can kill.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: billybob
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 01:56 PM

Hi Dani, Billy grew up in Pensauken,he has two sisters still there, no power but no damage as they have generaters to pump out the basement, his fourth sister lives in Berlin , we havent heard from her yet!
My brother in law in Cinnaminsin( Fork Landing) got up and went to the office this morning!! Did I say stay home Ronnie!!
Wendy
By the way their summer houses at Wildwood Crest are ok according to neighbours.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: maeve
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 02:02 PM

A current, broad satellite view of the storm system:
http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/data/satellite/goes_enam_1070_100.jpg


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: MMario
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 02:08 PM

katlaughing;

The "noname" storm ten years ago left Cape Cod in a lot worse shape then what people in my family have been reporting. My grandmother's house was completly surrounded by the tidal surge in that storm; this one didn't even flood the ground level room.

Some flooding on my parent's property, not as much as some "normal" moon tides have given. None of the three households in my immediate family on the Cape reported power outages...
so it looks like Cape cod got off pretty easy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Penny S.
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 03:12 PM

I see that someone has associated the storm with religion.

I was thinking idly earlier that the storms seem to afflict areas not approved of by the Biblically attached folk. And then I wondered why the people who live in areas likely to suffer from "Acts of God" tend to be more liberal than the lot mid continent. 'Cos those storms and quakes have been around much longer than the politics. Sort of reverse of no atheists in the trenches. Odd.

Or why does God send snows and tornadoes to the Bible belt.

Penny


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: gnu
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 03:34 PM

"Now does anyone want to talk about global warming?"

Where were you before The Saxby Gale?


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: EBarnacle
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 03:37 PM

Rap, we carry an inverter in each car. We don't even charge our phones directly off the lighter outlet. Ruins the batteries.

All is well here. The storm came through and power failed about 9:30 last night during a hot game of Mah Jong. The whole neighborhood got very quiet. Somehow, when we looked outside, it was still light out. Finally we realized that the moon was diffusing light through the crowds and giving us significant light.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: bobad
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 03:52 PM

Aerial footage of devastation on New Jersey shoreline:http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nbc-news/49612000#49612000


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: maeve
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 04:11 PM

Unintentional, yet lovely line from EBarnacle: "...the moon was diffusing light through the crowds ..."


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 04:14 PM

Has Romney dropped the ball?

After a previous faked photo-opp washing CLEAN plates that had already been washed, in a shelter, now he's after another photo-opp loading a lorry with charitable gifts in kind - despite the charities saying that gifts in kind use more resources than they create (IE they do not want gifts in kind) and they would rather have cash.

What a sleazeball.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Penny S.
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 05:38 PM

Whereas there is a sensible Republican involved.

New Jersey governor

Penny


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: GUEST,Lighter
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 05:41 PM

> despite the charities saying that gifts in kind use more resources than they create

But few voters know that.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: gnu
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 06:21 PM

"despite the charities saying that gifts in kind use more resources than they create"

This is not the time or thread for it, BUT... I only give cash to ONE kinda charity. If the rest don't want good second hand shit, it goes in a yard sale. I say that's a bit unfair to Mitt.

Don't get me wrong. I think Mitt is shit, big time, but volunteering like that is a good thing. Well, for Mitt. He get's his pic taken.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: gnu
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 06:23 PM

Oh my! I dunno how I did that.... MODERATOR!!! Smite that post... and, then, me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: billybob
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 07:08 PM

As someone in the UK ( Richard Bridge)can we just think about the folks with no home, Queens, and no power, how many people have lost family. homes and special memories?
God bless them and forget politics please?
Wendy


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Janie
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 07:29 PM

Glad to be hearing from folks and that you have fared well. Hope others keep chiming in as they are able.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: GUEST,GemmaHT
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 08:08 PM

Hi Richard I found your name against a search for the song No Bones In Mushrooms (it was the only result on a search) my mum is desperate for the lyrics and music for this. Can you help?

Thanks Gemma


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 08:20 PM

Not sure if this will work. Here's some footage of my beloved Beach Haven:

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/video/#!/on-air/as-seen-on/Beach-Haven-Flooding/176455961

Dani


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Bobert
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 08:49 PM

Sniff...

Long Beach Island was my summer stomping grounds as a teenager... And even younger... Though I only spent two entire summers there we were there every summer for ever...

Back then it was undeveloped between Surf City to Barngat lighthouse... Not much up there on the north part of the island... A marina and a lighthouse and 15 miles of nuthingness...

South of Surf City was different... Ship Bottom was hot... Beach Haven was hot... Everything in between was somewhat developed...

Long Beach Island is a national treasure and I hope that the Army Corps of Engineers can figure out how to save it...

Like Dani, I am bummed at the damage...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Charley Noble
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 09:13 PM

How are folks doing further west in New York State?

Our house guest Mike Kennedy is planning to venture home to the Rochester area via the train from Boston on Thursday, assuming they are really going to resume rail service. Mike's been with us an extra week. He's nice company but he's anxious to get back home.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble, with the rain pouring down in Maine


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Janie
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 09:35 PM

Tinker's daughter has posted at the thread above the line that Tinker and family are OK, but without power.

I wonder if it might be appropriate to combine the two threads - maybe a title change that reflects it is both about the storm and folks checking in? I don't mind checking both threads to keep an "eye" out for how our friends and their families have and are faring, it just makes life a little more simple to keep track of one thread instead of two.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: LadyJean
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 09:49 PM

Despite dire predictions, mostly what we had here in Pittsburgh was a lot of rain. The Loyalhanna and the Youghiogheny both flooded, but the big rivers behaved themselves.

We were warned of 60mph winds today, Tuesday. All we got was rain. My Tuesday lady's husband (I clean houses)was on his way to work. He'd been told not to come in. Then he was told to come in. I expect he was relieved. His wife likes to talk, and talk and talk and talk. Well, you get the idea. Now I'm wondering what I can do for people who weren't as lucky as we were here in western PA.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 31 Oct 12 - 06:09 AM

Slide show of After-Storm Pictures

Starts off with 53 pictures, but should pass you on to a separate group of approx 100 additional ones. Looks like they shot pics of about everything that was easy to get to when things calmed down. Mostly NY and NJ, but with a few up in the snow.

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: MikeL2
Date: 31 Oct 12 - 06:48 AM

hi

OMG we have been watching the devastation and damage caused by this disaster.

Our heartfelt feelings go out to all Americans who have been affected by this huge storm.

We feel a bit helpless here having to watch it all.

MikeL2


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Oct 12 - 10:58 AM

This'll be Bruce Springsteen's next CD album and benefit concert sorted then...


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Bobert
Date: 31 Oct 12 - 11:37 AM

Yeah, Bruce grew up in Asbury Park which is the northern most beach area...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 31 Oct 12 - 11:45 AM

Thanks for the link to the photos, John.

My husband works with engineers, and we often joke about them - their ordinariness, their dull conversation, their lack of imagination. Yet my husband also pointed out that in 85 mph winds, no skyscrapers collapsed, and except for the crane at 57th street, none of the many towers, tanks and other structures atop tall buildings endangered anyone. No bridges came down, either. You've got to give the engineers and contractors credit for doing things right.

Two other thoughts - it many not be as romantic, but build your house on high ground, not on the shore.

And trees may be beautiful, but they have to be watched. Let them get big, old and weak, and they can kill you.

The two strongest trees are the oak and the crabapple.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 31 Oct 12 - 12:06 PM

Gemma - I only heard it once, sung by a lady from Essex, I think, with a name like Monni. Sorry I can't be more help.

Meanwhile, back on the storm - what lunatic left that power station generating as the water flowed in?


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: gnu
Date: 31 Oct 12 - 12:08 PM

leeneia... engineers... thank you.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: GUEST,Lighter
Date: 31 Oct 12 - 12:58 PM

Spoof or real? It's harder to tell all the time:

"'Sources confirmed to us that Hurricane Sandy that is slamming the U.S. was set off by highly advanced technologies developed by the heroic Iranian regime that supports the resistance, with coordination of our resistive Syrian regime,' pro-government group News Network of the Syrian Armed Forces said in a Facebook posting."

http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/31/world/meast/syria-sandy-facebook-claim/?hpt=hp_t2


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: gnu
Date: 31 Oct 12 - 05:00 PM

Spoof, of course. But, it begs the question... by whom and for what reason? That is, does this "poster" aim it at uneducated, ignornant "Arabs" or "Westerners" or both? Either way, it is extremely offensive on soooo many levels.

But, it truely begs the question... are people in general THAT fucking stupid?

Oh... wait... I was out today... driving in the heavy rain, shopped at two grocery stores... yeah, dumb question.

My bad. Sorry.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: GUEST,999
Date: 31 Oct 12 - 05:51 PM

Jeri has been without power for over fifty hours now.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: GUEST,Tinker
Date: 31 Oct 12 - 06:00 PM

Well here at work in North Jersey I have power and heat and we are open as an electronics charging, wi-fi accessible free hot coffee and HEAT location.

Essex county was hit pretty hard and 80 of my town was out and is very slowly coming back on line.   Luckily several business districts were spared so there are places for people to go. We are estimated to get back electric November 5th. School has been closed for the rest of the week because tree clean up is so severe. I will get some photos tomorrow, but tonight we are offering a story teller, crafts, candy and heat in lue of the postponed Trick or Treating.

My house did fine, but the garage got kissed by a big ol tree from the neighbors yard.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 31 Oct 12 - 06:06 PM

Power restored about 4:20 PM (Wed), here -- we were without power for two days and 20 minutes.

Other than the annoyance of being without electricity, we got off fairly lightly with the storm. Mostly small branches in the driveway, though one pretty good sized one in the turnaround -- but I was still able to drag it out of the way. The OTHER annoyance is the almost dead branch of the oak that overhangs the driveway up by the road (where we park the car during a snowstorm) is still there. I keep hoping it will come down sometime when the car ISN'T parked in the general vicinity. It may be at the head of the driveway, but it's actually on our down-the-hill neighbors' land.

Yesterday alternated between rain and sun. Last night we had a thunderstorm, though, and from the news this morning, New Hampshire had some microbursts during that storm, but WEVO didn't say where.

Saw Jeri at McDonald's this morning when I was picking up coffee and breakfast for Tom and me. Cancelled our "avoid the trick or treaters" dinner tonight since we didn't know how long the power would be out so we'd have to go out for pizza or something. I was definitely getting cranky this morning even though I should be used to losing power for extended periods by now.

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: katlaughing
Date: 31 Oct 12 - 06:56 PM

i didn't see any recent posts from spaw. texted with karen. they are wet, but fine other than he has a sore throat but is getting better.

has olddude checked in?


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: maeve
Date: 31 Oct 12 - 07:53 PM

Dan sent me a PM and posted a few times on Monday, kat.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Jeri
Date: 31 Oct 12 - 08:02 PM

I didn't realize I was avoiding being murdered (or witness a murder) by agreeing to cancel!

Computer battery's almost gone. 54 hours now. AAAAARGH!


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: gnu
Date: 31 Oct 12 - 08:15 PM

kat.... Dan is probably mixing up some secret US armed services cure for Spaw's throat made from the roots of some obscure plant mixed with the tesicles of an ape.

The elixer might not REQUIRE ape testicles to be effective but I am sure Spaw will appreciate it. And Chongo will not.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: katlaughing
Date: 31 Oct 12 - 09:01 PM

thanks, maeve

gnu...thanks for helping me live up to my moniker:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: maeve
Date: 31 Oct 12 - 09:51 PM

I've been looking for information regarding those within the storm's path who are dealing with snow as well as cold and power outages. Here's one report excerpt:

"ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) — Wet snow and high winds spinning off the edge of superstorm Sandy spread blizzard conditions over parts of West Virginia and neighboring Appalachian states Tuesday, shutting one interstate as trucks and cars bogged down and knocking out power to many.

The National Weather Service said a foot and more of snow was reported in lower elevations of West Virginia, where most towns and roads are. High elevations in the mountains were getting more than two feet and a blizzard warning for more than a dozen counties was in effect until Wednesday afternoon.

At least 236,000 customers were without power in West Virginia early Tuesday. " http://hosted2.ap.org/OREUG/topstories/Article_2012-10-30-Superstorm-Snow/id-ed09e7011cd04bdcb1f73cceb56dd191


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: JJ
Date: 01 Nov 12 - 08:21 AM

It appears that the Con Ed substation at 14th St. was built to withstand a flood of 12'-6", a height which had never been approached in recorded history.

Sandy went to 14'...


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Bobert
Date: 01 Nov 12 - 10:29 AM

Just reviewed the pics of Seaside Heights, NJ... Sickening... Seaside Heights had one of the greatest amusement parks on the east coast... The roller coaster was amazing... It went out over the ocean and you'd feel like you were about to by catapulted a mile out into the Atlantic and then in split second it would snatch you back with a violently hard right turn pulling down some serious G's... I mean, I've never ridden anything like it... It's now just twisted scrap metal... So very sad...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Tinker
Date: 01 Nov 12 - 03:07 PM

A look around the yard

We were originally told Monday for restoration, but the online report has pushed it out to next Friday. The blankets are piled high.

We have the church open for wi-fi, charging, heat and hang out space. So I am working and home will wait til I get there.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 01 Nov 12 - 04:08 PM

Thanks for the pix, Tinker. I'm glad that tree fell on your garage, not your home.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 01 Nov 12 - 06:21 PM

Yikes! Hurricanes just suck.

Dani


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: bobad
Date: 01 Nov 12 - 06:30 PM

Slate shingles - very nice!


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: maeve
Date: 01 Nov 12 - 06:57 PM

Does anyone know how badly damaged the Cobble Hill neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY is following Sandy? I know a church was badly damaged.

Thanks,

Maeve


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Janie
Date: 01 Nov 12 - 07:05 PM

Dang, Tinker!


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Bobert
Date: 01 Nov 12 - 07:39 PM

Bummer, Tinker...

Glad it fell that way, however, than toward the house...

Yo, Dani...

You ever go up to Seaside Heights to the amusement park???

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Charley Noble
Date: 02 Nov 12 - 05:47 PM

Mike Kennedy finally made it back to Western New York from Maine, rail from Boston, by 1 AM this morning. He had to spend an extra 4 days in Maine but that was alright; we got more recording done and some editing of tracks.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Jeri
Date: 02 Nov 12 - 08:43 PM

There is a telethon on many US TV networks now.

Ways to donate:

Visit www.redcross.org
Call 1-800-HELP NOW ~ 1-800-435-7669
Go to iTunes.com/redcross
Text REDCROSS to 90999


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Bobert
Date: 02 Nov 12 - 08:47 PM

Thanks, Jeri...

I'm watchin' it now...

b~


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 13 Nov 12 - 12:47 AM

My mother in Hackettstown, NJ (northwest NJ) was without power in her apartment in a multilevel retirement community for a couple of days. They had a generator for the main building where the more intensive healthcare facilities are, as well as the dining room. They served free meals for the two days, and folks kind of had a good time gathering to play cards, music, etc.

Since they got their power back, lots of friends and relatives have been coming from harder hit areas to do laundry and take showers.

My brother is in a group home 20 minutes from her, and they were without power for over a week. After 4 days, they moved to the head counselor's house until the power was back.

My Dad cleverly passed away on the Sunday night before the storm really hit, and the mortuary service was able to pick up his body that night before the power went out!

I know there are some 'Catters who would be interested in this article in the NY Times today: [South Street] Seaport Museum Works to Dry Out. Some key passages:
Last January the museum reopened after being closed for almost a year for the expansion and updating of its galleries. The number of visitors has reached 100,000 since January.

But the clock is running. A $2 million grant from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation gave City Museum up to 18 months to see if it could make a go of the seaport museum. Counting a six-month extension, that interim period expires in April.

The storm would seem like a good excuse as any for the City Museum to wash its hands of the project, whose financial challenges include a decade of back rent and utilities payments owed to the city's Economic Development Corporation and the cost of maintaining a fleet of 11 antique vessels.

The ships, it turned out, did surprisingly well in the storm, officials said, as the museum prepared by lengthening mooring lines so that the vessels could rise and fall with the surge.

Still, the damage elsewhere is substantial. Ms. Jones said she couldn't yet estimate the total cost, except to say that replacing the electrical system will run in the millions of dollars. The system, which includes the museum's escalator, elevators, heating and air conditioning, must not only be replaced but also be relocated to a higher floor to avoid damage in another flood.


~ Becky in Tucson


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: Crowhugger
Date: 13 Nov 12 - 12:59 AM

My relatives in northern NJ got power back 2 days ago. They were equipped with a generator and so were able to cook & keep food etc. Still they are VERY glad to be done with the frequent drives toward PA each day to get fuel for it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 13 Nov 12 - 06:44 PM

I am sorry about your dad, Becky. I am glad that your mother and brother are okay.

The South Street Seaport is a place I have never been but would like to visit someday. I hope they can survive through these tough economic times.


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Subject: RE: BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy']
From: gnu
Date: 13 Nov 12 - 06:47 PM

DD... my condolences.


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