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'Catters on East Coast USA-report in about storm

GUEST,SPB Cooperator (on a different pc) 30 Oct 12 - 05:23 AM
Betsy 30 Oct 12 - 05:43 AM
Janie 30 Oct 12 - 06:06 AM
RoyH (Burl) 30 Oct 12 - 07:07 AM
fat B****rd 30 Oct 12 - 07:20 AM
Charley Noble 30 Oct 12 - 07:54 AM
Sandra in Sydney 30 Oct 12 - 08:42 AM
GUEST 30 Oct 12 - 09:07 AM
Rapparee 30 Oct 12 - 09:34 AM
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maeve 30 Oct 12 - 09:41 AM
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Rapparee 30 Oct 12 - 09:47 AM
Charley Noble 30 Oct 12 - 09:48 AM
Bill D 30 Oct 12 - 09:49 AM
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Maryrrf 30 Oct 12 - 10:06 AM
Jeri 30 Oct 12 - 10:07 AM
DebC 30 Oct 12 - 12:06 PM
katlaughing 30 Oct 12 - 12:53 PM
SINSULL 30 Oct 12 - 01:15 PM
maeve 30 Oct 12 - 01:36 PM
GUEST,Chongo Chimp 30 Oct 12 - 01:38 PM
Rapparee 30 Oct 12 - 01:39 PM
MMario 30 Oct 12 - 02:02 PM
Dan Schatz 30 Oct 12 - 03:49 PM
Joe_F 30 Oct 12 - 08:12 PM
SINSULL 30 Oct 12 - 08:16 PM
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Marmdad 30 Oct 12 - 08:46 PM
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Leadfingers 30 Oct 12 - 09:26 PM
Janie 30 Oct 12 - 09:29 PM
Amos 30 Oct 12 - 09:34 PM
Janie 30 Oct 12 - 09:39 PM
Midchuck 30 Oct 12 - 09:41 PM
ChanteyLass 30 Oct 12 - 09:45 PM
Susan of DT 30 Oct 12 - 09:47 PM
MarkS 31 Oct 12 - 10:10 AM
katlaughing 31 Oct 12 - 10:26 AM
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Bill D 31 Oct 12 - 11:23 AM
Amos 31 Oct 12 - 11:29 AM
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maeve 31 Oct 12 - 12:58 PM
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Bat Goddess 31 Oct 12 - 07:58 PM
Amos 31 Oct 12 - 08:11 PM
Sandra in Sydney 31 Oct 12 - 08:39 PM
Joe_F 31 Oct 12 - 08:49 PM
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ChanteyLass 01 Nov 12 - 07:46 PM
Leadfingers 02 Nov 12 - 06:24 AM
Sandra in Sydney 02 Nov 12 - 08:14 AM
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Subject: 'Catters on East Coast USA
From: GUEST,SPB Cooperator (on a different pc)
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 05:23 AM

Along with other Catters who are safe and sound in other parts of the world, I have friends living in East Coast USA.

If you are in the area affected by the hurricane, maybe it would be a good idea to leave a short post to reasure everyone you are OK.


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA
From: Betsy
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 05:43 AM

From over the pond - I for one, and I'm sure all UK Mudcatters, send their best wishes for you, your families and friends safety.
let's hope it passes quickly and you can all get back to some sort of normal life specially before Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Be safe and get "back on your feet" as soon as possible.
Betsy


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA
From: Janie
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 06:06 AM

Might want to also keep an eye on the thread below the line, where folks have been checking in as the storm approached.

Storm Warnings East Coast USA Sandy


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 07:07 AM

Elaine and I want all our American folk friends under threat from the hurricane to know that our thoughts and prayers are with them.Take Care. ROY.


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA
From: fat B****rd
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 07:20 AM

Just what Roy and Betsy said.
Be safe everybody.
Best thoughts from Charlie.


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Subject: BS: Mudcat Survives Sandy!!!
From: Charley Noble
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 07:54 AM

How did this happen? I was expected the website to become overwhelmed by the storm, picked up by the storm surge and redeposited in bitts and pieces along the Jersey shore, with planks from the old Atlantic City Boardwalk.

Brilliant work, Max!

Max....... Max are you still there???

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 08:42 AM

& from me

sandra


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 09:07 AM

Just to say we're OK in Maryland (takoma Park) and the worst of the storm is over for us I think. Other areas seemed to have suffered worse so I think we're staying put for the time being but hoping to get to the eisteddfod on friday


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Survives Sandy!!!
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 09:34 AM

The Mudcomputers are now located deep underground, in a man-made tunnel in a secret location in the hills somewhere are State College, PA. They have their own nuclear power source (courtesy of a folkie high the Navy hierarchy) and buried fiber-optic lines connect to a variety of nodes. A satellite in geosynchronous orbit over The Cafe (as it's called) can also accept and beam down Mudcat.

This underground bunker contains living quarters for six, with water and other necessities for six years stored behind blast-proof doors. A slight overpressure is maintained to prevent the influx of chemicals, radiation or biological agents. The entire thing is mounted on giant springs to absorb the effect of both earthquake or a nuclear bombing.

These are the public facts; the rest is Mudclassified.


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 09:34 AM

All is quiet in Upstate NY.

Storm passed last night, wasn't as bad as I thought, but of course we are quite a distance from the coast. Looks like another beautiful fall morning here.

Peace.


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA
From: maeve
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 09:41 AM

Check your Mudcat cookies, friends. If you're not signed in and you don't sign your post, most of us won't know who is ok and who has not checked in.

Ok in Midcoast Maine...most of the system passed south of us.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Survives Sandy!!!
From: maeve
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 09:43 AM

It's certainly muddied. You forgot the dedicated musical instrument bunker.

Thanks, Max.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Survives Sandy!!!
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 09:47 AM

I didn't mention the extensive music library, either. Or the recording studio.

That stuff is CLASSIFIED!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Survives Sandy!!!
From: Charley Noble
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 09:48 AM

"These are the public facts; the rest is Mudclassified"

LOL

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 09:49 AM

Fine in Silver Spring, MD... there was some wind damage near us, but we never lost power in my area.


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA
From: maeve
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 09:54 AM

Anyone heard from Severn?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Survives Sandy!!!
From: maeve
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 09:55 AM

High Classified, of course.


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA
From: Maryrrf
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 10:06 AM

OK in Richmond, Virginia. Didn't lose power - there was rain and wind but not too bad and it looks fairly calm out there now. Sounds like NYC got the worst of it.


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA
From: Jeri
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 10:07 AM

My power went out about 2:15 yesterday, and is still out. I called Bat Goddess shortly after I lost it (power) and they were all settled in.

I'm at McD's, recharging my batteries and sucking down coffee. I see clouds with patches of blue sky and the odd seagull. (I know, they're ALL odd.)

I've got crap all over my yard, although my neighbor does too, and I think it may be MY crap.

They're saying it might take a week in some places to get the power on. Hopefully it's not the case where I live.


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA
From: DebC
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 12:06 PM

We're fine here in Central Massachusetts. No power outages and the wind gusts didn't even begin to approach the speeds that were predicted. Our thoughts though are with all the folks in NY, NJ, CT and in other places where the flooding and winds were pretty treacherous.

Deb Cowan


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Subject: BS: East Coast 'catters pls check in if able
From: katlaughing
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 12:53 PM

Thought it would be good to have a central thread so folks in Sandy's path could let us know how they fared. I didn't sleep at all partly due to a stomach bug, but mostly thinking about you all and my kids who are in CT. (They are fine, even have power.)

Anyone heard from Severn, Donuel, Don Meixner?

Thanks. I'm going back to bed.:-)

kat


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Subject: RE: BS: East Coast 'catters pls check in if able
From: SINSULL
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 01:15 PM

Mainiacs are OK tho I haven't heard from Tami. She may be off cutting wood.
SINS


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Subject: RE: BS: East Coast 'catters pls check in if able
From: maeve
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 01:36 PM

Thanks, kat.

Mudcatters have been checking in upstairs here
'Catters on East Coast USA and downstairs here BS: Storm warnings-east coast US ['Sandy'] so far. I'm assuming many folks in the more direct path of the storm will be unable /too busy managing to check in for now.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Survives Sandy!!!
From: GUEST,Chongo Chimp
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 01:38 PM

Just like my sex life. You can ask all you want, but I ain't tellin'.

- Chongo


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Survives Sandy!!!
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 01:39 PM

Ya can't tell about what doesn't exist, Chonga.


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA
From: MMario
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 02:02 PM

Finger Lakes were hurt much more I think by our late spring snowstorm about 6 months ago; There is a tree down across a house a block or so from my house, but no visible storm damage on our property.

I did get today off work...


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 03:49 PM

We were very fortunate in West Chester, PA - never lost power and the basement stayed dry. Many others were not so lucky.

Dan


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Survives Sandy!!!
From: Joe_F
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 08:12 PM

A geosynchronous orbit over Pennsylvania!


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA
From: SINSULL
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 08:16 PM

I'm fine. I checked in with my family in NY. All survived the night. My niece and nephew in NYC never lost power. But my family on LI didn't fare so well. Two brothers have downed trees on their homes. My other niece, who was sheltering her in-laws, got a huge tree through the roof and it took out the chimney. The inlaws in the meantime have lost everything - their street was flooded and their home is under water in Freeport.
Another sad bit - I grew up on 98th street in Howard Beach, the old section. Two blocks up a woman drowned trying to get to her attic. Unreal to think of that street under water. This is a tiny neighborhood of single family homes. Very sad.
BUT - all mine survived the night unharmed. Great Aunt Mary read the little ones (now teenagers) the riot act re: investigating odd things on the street.
Stay safe all.


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA
From: kendall
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 08:37 PM

No damage at Chez Morse, but my neighbor's new garage got under weigh and fetched up against the trees on the west end of our diggings.It
's one of those canvas and hollow pipe things. Total loss.


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA
From: Marmdad
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 08:46 PM

Ripped us a new arse on Nantucket! The island is now smaller, beach erosion has taken its toll.
Richard


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Subject: RE: BS: East Coast 'catters pls check in if able
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 08:51 PM

I'm fine in RI, as is my son's family. The south coast of RI was hardest hit. I'm glad your family in CT weathered the storm, too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Survives Sandy!!!
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 09:10 PM

Hooray for Mudcat! It's one of the things that kept me going as I listened to the howling winds.


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA
From: GUEST,Tinker's Daugther
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 09:14 PM

Tinker and her family in NJ are ok, they are just without power. She will post tomorrow from work.


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA
From: Leadfingers
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 09:26 PM

Lets just hope None Of Ours has had anything serious ! And pray for the ones that HAVE !
Worst I know of personally , is Moira Craig who looks like missing out on two house Concerts , but hopefully WILL be at the Eiseddfod


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA
From: Janie
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 09:29 PM

Kind of you to let us know Tinker and family are OK. Many thanks.

Hope that heater gets fixed also!


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA
From: Amos
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 09:34 PM

I am concerned for cousins in Rhode Island--any one hear what the hit was like?


A


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Subject: RE: BS: East Coast 'catters pls check in if able
From: Janie
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 09:39 PM

There is a thread above the line where some folks are checking in, and this now makes two below the line where people are checking in. Not trying to tidy up the 'Cat, but that is a lot of threads to follow for word of how our friends and their families are faring. Wondering if they all could be combined?

Three threads combined into one, and moved below the line. --mudelf


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA
From: Midchuck
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 09:41 PM

In Pittsford, VT, storm was substantially less powerful than we anticipated. Gusty wind and a lot of rain, but mostly just twigs and loose items on porches, etc., blown around. We never lost power. Our neighbor has one tree down, but it's an old swamp popple several hundred feet from anything that might have been damaged.


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 09:45 PM

Amos, I hope by now that you have heard from your cousins in RI. I'm fine here in West Warwick, my son's family lost power for about 24 hours in Middletown, his mother-in-law in Newport lost power for about the same amount of time. (Newport and Middletown, as well as Portsmouth, are on the same island in Narragansett Bay. Most of the flooding and higher winds were along the southern coast. Where in RI are your cousins? You can post here or PM me.


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA
From: Susan of DT
Date: 30 Oct 12 - 09:47 PM

Most of our fun was trying to get home to NJ from New Orleans - American Folklore Society convention on Sunday. They changed our flight destination three times and we went to Harrisburg where Dick's son picked us up. He drove us home Monday mid day, but my car is still at Newark Airport. Last night the wind howled, but the house stayed together. There was only a two minute blackout. We are fine. Glad we do not live on the shore.

Moira did not do here house concert here tonight and will not get to Boston for the other one, but will go to the Eisteddfod Friday.


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA
From: MarkS
Date: 31 Oct 12 - 10:10 AM

Everything AOK in Salem County New Jersey (Southwest corner). Some basement water and power out for 18 hours - now back on.
Worried about the shore areas though. Sandy took out a lot of the dunes which are a barrier between the communities and the ocean, just in time for the Noreaster season which starts about now.
Wonder what a Noreaster would to the shore communities without the sand barriers which normally protect them.

Only downside is that it will be a while before grandma gets to play her favorite slot machines at the Atlantic City casinos though.


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA
From: katlaughing
Date: 31 Oct 12 - 10:26 AM

anyone heard more re' Mystic and the Seaport?


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA
From: saulgoldie
Date: 31 Oct 12 - 10:32 AM

Report from just up the road from BillD, in Germantown MD. Other than a free day off from work, nothing doing up here. However, brother in NY lost power, not likely to have it back for 5 days or more. He works in NYC. And given the transportation horror there, he may not get back to work for a week or two. So sad for so many.

Saul


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA
From: Bill D
Date: 31 Oct 12 - 11:23 AM

Looking at first dabs of Sun in 6 days.... predicions of 'some' more clouds & showers for next 2 days, but worst is over.


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA
From: Amos
Date: 31 Oct 12 - 11:29 AM

Chantey Lass: They are in Wood River Junction, southwest of Providence between I95 and the coast. From your reports it sounds like they are suffering a blackout at worst.

Their phone was busy last night so I assume it indicates they are busy communicating. Thanks!


A


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA
From: Bettynh
Date: 31 Oct 12 - 12:14 PM

Good news from Mystic Seaport


Southern NH came through fine. A few trees took out power from whole neighborhoods, but now that the wind has died down the electric company is moving fast to reconnect.


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA
From: maeve
Date: 31 Oct 12 - 12:58 PM

kat: "Mystic Seaport is open today, Wednesday, October 31, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with free admission for all visitors. We will resume our normal operating schedule on November 1. Food service, the Museum Stores, and the Maritime Art Gallery may not be open depending on the power situation in Mystic."mysticseaport.org

"Mystic, CT - Mystic Seaport emerged from Hurricane Sandy with no damage to its collections and negligible damage to its buildings and grounds.

The Museum's historic watercraft sustained no damage. Many were hauled out of the water in advance of the storm. Those that were left in were carefully secured and rode out the high winds and storm surge with no difficulty.

The 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan, currently out of the water in the Museum's shipyard for a multi-year restoration, received no damage from Sandy.

The storm surge on the Mystic River briefly rose above the waterfront's bulkhead and flooded the village green and some of the adjacent roads, but it did not reach into the historic buildings. There were some wet foundations and basements that will need drying out and the grounds will need to be cleared of debris.

The Museum's Collections Research Center was untouched. The Center houses the institution's more than two million historic artifacts and documents.

"We are very pleased with the way the Museum emerged from Hurricane Sandy," said Mystic Seaport President Steve White. "Once again our staff executed our emergency plan flawlessly, and as a result we essentially suffered no damage from the storm."

The Museum is currently closed, but anticipates reopening for public visitors as early as noon as Wednesday once the grounds are cleaned up and reconfigured for visitation. People should monitor the Museum's website, Facebook and Twitter feeds for updates on opening hours and scheduled programs. "
http://www.norwalkplus.com/nwk/information/nwsnwk/publish/storms/Mystic-Seaport-weathers-Hurricane-Sandy-with-minimal-damage_np_


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA
From: maeve
Date: 31 Oct 12 - 01:08 PM

Neither Bettynh's nor my link to the Mystic Newsletter is functional. The important section is quoted in my post.


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 31 Oct 12 - 07:36 PM

Amos, I hope you are right about your family being on the phone contacting others. They are not very close to the coast, but they are closer than I am. (I used to drive through Wood River Junction taking my son to and from Boy Scout Camp Yawgoog.) If they did lose power, it might be a while before it could be restored because it has a small population, no nearby hospital, and not many businesses so it might not be designated as a priority area. At the peak, 116,000 homes/businesses in RI were without power. This has already been reduced by more than half, but we've been told that some people may not get power until Friday.

Mystic Seaport reopened today from 1-4 PM and with free admission and the advice that some things would be closed, including food service, until power was restored to all buildings, as Maeve indicated. It will be open from 10-4 (normal hours at this time of year) starting tomorrow, Nov. 1. They posted photos of the aftermath on Facebook. I don't know if you have to be a FB member to see them. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151234958149288.488736.27795854287&type=1


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 31 Oct 12 - 07:58 PM

Got power back today at 4:20 PM -- out of computer juice (and lights, etc.) for two days and twenty minutes.

We had a few branches down in the driveway that I could drive over to get out to McDonald's for coffee and breakfast and a bigger branch in the turnaround that I hauled out of the way on Tuesday.

Not really up there as far as storms go, around here, at least.

We were well prepared (including mentally) but I was getting cranky without electricity anyway by this morning.

Linn


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA
From: Amos
Date: 31 Oct 12 - 08:11 PM

The RI contingent is safe, but have been out of power for a bit. Thanks!


A


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA-report in about storm
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 31 Oct 12 - 08:39 PM

is Steve Suffet's part of New York affected?


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA-report in about storm
From: Joe_F
Date: 31 Oct 12 - 08:49 PM

It was just a windy day for me (north of Boston). I didn't lose power or Internet access. I worried about my best buddy in Rutherford, NJ, but he also was in a lucky area. The news from the coastal parts of New York City, Long Island, & NJ is horrible.


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA-report in about storm
From: katlaughing
Date: 31 Oct 12 - 08:59 PM

thanks, mave and betty. i am glad it is okay!!

thought i posted about spaw and karen. they are wet, but fine, though Pat has a sore throat which is getting better.


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA-report in about storm
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 01 Nov 12 - 07:46 PM

That is good news, Amos!I was beginning to wonder if I should ask you for their address and go knocking on their door. The only problem with that would be that they might not be home to answer and I wouldn't be able to tell you anything!

Linn, I'm glad you got your power back.


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA-report in about storm
From: Leadfingers
Date: 02 Nov 12 - 06:24 AM

Sandra - Steve Suffet is OK - I had a chat with him on FB t'other evening . He's also posted on FB recently.


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA-report in about storm
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 02 Nov 12 - 08:14 AM

thanks, leadfingers

New York is a big place as is Sydney. I've had 'Catters & other friends worry about me when something happened miles away!

sandra


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA-report in about storm
From: LilyFestre
Date: 02 Nov 12 - 08:39 AM

North Central PA had high winds and quite a bit of rain....no real damage where I am...a few tree limbs are down but that's about it. We were lucky and did not lose power. Shelves at the grocery store were empty in terms of water, frozen pizza and precooked canned food like ravioli, stew, tuna, spam, etc.

Michelle


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA-report in about storm
From: GUEST,Tinker
Date: 02 Nov 12 - 10:16 AM

Day four of no power and the town tree crews and the electric companies are having a hard time coordinating to get wires turned off so that roads can be safely cleared.

The lines for gas are over 5 blocks long and I confess to a bit of envy when I drive by neighbors whose power is restored. 50% of the town is still out, but it is a strange patchwork quilt at night of lights and dark patches.

They electric company website estimates we will have power a week from today! The temps are predicted to go down to 29 F tomorrow night. BRRRRRR


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA-report in about storm
From: maeve
Date: 02 Nov 12 - 11:17 AM

Tinker- Is there anything mailable that would help? Warm things, funny things, comforting things? Can they even deliver your mail?

Maeve...who has reason to understand the depth and breadth of discomfort and weariness.


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA-report in about storm
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 02 Nov 12 - 11:38 PM

Oh, Tinker! How depressing! Where are you? (I should probably know by now.) I don't know if I can do anything in a material way to help you, and my usual prayers and virtual hugs seem hollow. I have a friend in RI who has been without power for 4 days and may still have no power, but the temps have not dropped that low.


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA-report in about storm
From: Janie
Date: 03 Nov 12 - 12:15 AM

Now would be a good time to come visit us in the sweet sunny south, Kathy. Probably not practical for you, but if it is, I got beds and pallets a'plenty.


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA-report in about storm
From: GUEST,EBarnacle
Date: 03 Nov 12 - 09:53 AM

According to our township, about 75% of our area is still sans power. We are at out folks and rescued the freezer contents.


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA-report in about storm
From: Tinker
Date: 03 Nov 12 - 01:15 PM

YEAH !!! from Northern New Jersey !!!!

In an amazing surprise our power was restored early this morning!!!

I am waiting on the furnace repair guy, but we were able to get the furnace started so for the time being we are warm and connected to the world once again.

It is not clear if our polling place will be restored by Monday, but we have been assured that Federal trucks will appear with paper ballots at all locations without power on Tuesday.

We are still hosting about a dozen folks at church whose power is still out. Folks whose individual house wires are down and folks whose downed trees are going to be tricky to clear in tight corners around multiple houses have been told they will be waiting longer.

But we are so blessed. Thanks for the offers, we were beginning to debate heading to my folks, but luckily we are settled and can start cleaning up the yard


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA-report in about storm
From: maeve
Date: 03 Nov 12 - 03:49 PM

Wonderful news, Tinker!

Any other post-storm 'Catters without power who could use a box of encouragement?


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA-report in about storm
From: Charley Noble
Date: 03 Nov 12 - 04:29 PM

Tinker-

Wonderful news, indeed!

We were 5 days without power in our December Ice storm here in Maine a few years ago. With temperatures sinking below 50 F we were ready to vacate. Our cats were most puzzled. They both took to snuggling under the blankets with us at night, even though they barely tolerate one another. Some of the folks in the rural parts of town were out of power for 10 days or more.

Vote early and often!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA-report in about storm
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 03 Nov 12 - 09:10 PM

I agree, Tinker, that is great news.

EBarnacle, I'm curious. What state do you live in? I am glad you have found refuge with your relatives.


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA-report in about storm
From: GUEST,EBarnacle
Date: 04 Nov 12 - 09:33 AM

We're in Basking Ridge, NJ. Currently residing in Fort Lee, NJ. We are heading out shortly to help with the Get out the Vote effort in our home area and will either stay at home with our fireplace or will stay in a local shelter tonight.
We are scheduled to be at an environmental expo on Tue, Wed and Thur in Somerset this week. The following week may be interesting, though, as we are scheduled to be at the NJ League of Municipalities in Atlantic City from Monday through Thursday.

Don't forget to vote. Christie has just announced on line voting for those who are unable to access their usual polling places.


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA-report in about storm
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 04 Nov 12 - 02:58 PM

EBarnacle, environmental expo? How appropriate! Wherever you spend the night, stay safe and warm.


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA-report in about storm
From: GUEST,Dharmabum
Date: 05 Nov 12 - 05:41 AM

Hunterdon county NJ.
I drove down last week from my home in Potter Co. Pa.to help my 92 year old Mom.
Power's been off since Mon. 3pm.not restored yet.
We've got heat lights & water via generator.
We shut it down during daylight hours to conserve fuel.

Phone/internet's been sporadic.
Alot of downed wires & trees in the area.
Lines for gas have been long but we've managed ok.

JCP&L's been working their butts off to get folks up & running again.
My hats off to them.

Heading back home Tues./Wed.

DB.


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA-report in about storm
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 05 Nov 12 - 05:41 PM

Dharmabum, stay safe, well, and warm--your mom, too.


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA-report in about storm
From: Janie
Date: 05 Nov 12 - 09:17 PM

Folks in the mountains of WV are still digging out of the snow. Many in the mountains still without power, but that is to be expected and hopefully, from long experience, many of them have wood stoves or gas space heaters not dependent on electricity. Water is probably a bigger issue as wells depend on power to pump.


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA-report in about storm
From: EBarnacle
Date: 06 Nov 12 - 12:58 AM

Well, we got home after working for the Democratic campaign today and much to our surprise, the power was back on. We are warm and dry in Basking Ridge. Last night, we came home with no power so we set up the hideabed and lit the fireplace and just snuggled up. I guess our virtue was rewarded.


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA-report in about storm
From: JJ
Date: 06 Nov 12 - 08:22 AM

We're supposed to be hit by a nor'easter Wednesday into Thursday. The coasts are already compromised, as are many trees that didn't fall during Sandy.

This may prove to be a major setback, not only for power restoration but for those poor souls whose homes were in the flooded zones.

(Up here on Morningside Heights, south of Columbia University in Manhattan, it's as if nothing ever happened. Bizarre!)


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA-report in about storm
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 06 Nov 12 - 08:37 PM

I'm glad to hear your good news, EBarnacle. I wish the same was true for everyone, but I guess it is one power line at a time.


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA-report in about storm
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 07 Nov 12 - 12:01 AM

The latest report from Staten Island, one of the worst hit places in the Sandy Storm, is that they have received sufficient shirts, pants, skirts, and such, but are now requesting:

      "PLEASE SEND US SOME SKIVIES!!!!"

(The mayor actually called them "undergarments.")

I've looked through my supply, but I guess for elders like me we'd need a waiver on "railroad tracks," but for any of our friends for whom the plea is applicable other arrangements might be made.

Click for the story: Underwear, not shirts or pants, needed on Staten Island

John


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Subject: RE: 'Catters on East Coast USA-report in about storm
From: EBarnacle
Date: 11 Nov 12 - 07:15 PM

We were down on the Jersey Shore today, just off Barnegat Bay to help a friend whose home had been hit by Sandy. On his street the damage ranged from wet floors and wires in the crawlspace [his home] to a totally burned down house and all levels of damage in between. His home has a tall foundation so it was one of the least damaged places in the area. Others were flooded several feet high.

The public works guys were there dumpstering trashed furniture and parts of houses that were irreparable. As we watched they took down part of the burned house to make the site less hazardous.

Our friend had a shed in the side yard which was damaged so we spent the day tearing it down and carrying it out to the curb. Removed a lot of timber that had floated in on the storm surge. A neighbor is staying in his house as they have nowhere else to stay. Cooking is by bottled gas and barbecue. Water seems to be OK. Electricity needs to be checked out fully before it can be used again.


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