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"Frankenstorm" on the way east coast!!!

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Pellet-King, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. Brokenwing

    Brokenwing Feeling the Heat

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    Hope everyone is hanging in there, were getting pounded in northern MD. High winds, and heavy rain. The power has gone out about 20 times for a few seconds and comes back on, so we are doing okay, thank you lord. I have never seen a storm like this before, does make you a little on the edge.

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  2. Hitch

    Hitch Member

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    Same here, except the rain seems to be cutting back. The winds are really ripping - holding in the 30 mph area and gusting to 55 mph. We have some very large trees which are too close to our house for this wind. I'm torn between just going to bed or staying up in case something happens.

    Hope everyone is doing OK.
  3. Countryboymo

    Countryboymo Feeling the Heat

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    Hang in there folks and best of luck!
  4. Shaw520

    Shaw520 Feeling the Heat

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    Been running on battery back up for 3 hrs now...only have cell service.
  5. Brokenwing

    Brokenwing Feeling the Heat

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    hitch im like you with the winds ripping I can not sleep, and i keep checking on things here at the house. stay safe
  6. The Ds

    The Ds Feeling the Heat

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    High wind warning in Pittsburgh PA area has been cancelled. Several inches in the rain gauge. Not over yet, but nice that things are calming down here (still waiting on the light of day to access). Hope all are safe and warm!
  7. The Ds

    The Ds Feeling the Heat

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    Burned any 'sets yet? ;)
  8. steam man

    steam man Minister of Fire

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    Actually went like the typical trip through the edge of a hurricane. Stuff gets thrown around-including me when i went flying out of my chair a couple of times. I've gone through the middle of a few big ones. The bad part was whatever happens on the way in is going to happen all over again on the way out. I do have a mess to clean up.
  9. Pellet-King

    Pellet-King Minister of Fire

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    Sis-inlaw has a cottage at Chalker Beach Old Saybrook, saw some were burning out of control, fire crews could not get in, her house is a few blocks away from the fire, she must be a wreck!
  10. boosted3g

    boosted3g Feeling the Heat

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    Im waiting for the sun to come up but from what i can see everything looks good around my house. I dont see any damage on my house or any of my neighbors. Rain is down to a drizzle now and the winds are nearly calm. Kept power the entire night without a flicker. Temp dropped to 39 this morning but the p61 kept me nice and toasty, nearly too toasty.
  11. MickyM

    MickyM New Member

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    Did you guys leave your stoves on through the storm?
    I was afraid to run it with sustained 35-40 mph and gusts to 70.
    Is there a problem with runniny the stove in high winds?
  12. smwilliamson

    smwilliamson Minister of Fire

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    Yeah..I was walking around last night at 11 and the moon was peaking out through all the clouds whipping past, a very calm tropical evening. Still no power. Genny running the whole house and my neighbors house, funny, everytime the coffee pot warms I can hear the genny dip outside.

    Wind just picked up something crazy, absolutely pouring right now, running all of the office computers and my internet ready TV through my tablet's 4G connection...love technology!
  13. dwizum

    dwizum New Member

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    People were posting links to outage maps earlier - this is my favorite since it rolls everything into one interface:

    http://google.org/crisismap/2012-sandy

    That's probably 45 minutes from me. I'd guess they're ok? It hasn't amounted to much here, rain on and off and moderately strong winds. It is supposed to come right through this area late tonight and tomorrow morning but they're saying it'll be pretty dead by then, winds only up into the 20's.
  14. aburress1223

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    It is 29 degrees this morning and about 8" of snow on the ground in Southwest Virginia this a.m. Never would have imagined weather like this before Halloween.
  15. vinny11950

    vinny11950 Minister of Fire

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    NYC is a mess and my parents house on Eastern Long Island does not have power so they can't run the pellet stove. Should have bought that Honda generator when I was thinking of buying it 5 weeks ago. Oh, and I should have installed the wood stove in the basement that i have been putting off for the past 18 months.

    Oy vey!

    The winds were pretty strong last night for about hours. It was powerful.
  16. newf lover

    newf lover Minister of Fire

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    Out here in Windham, CT, the power went off about 15 times for literally just 3-5 seconds each time. Just enough for the satellite TV to reset itself, which takes a full 5 minutes each time! We were extremely lucky, and thankful we came out unscathed. Good luck to everyone who weren't as lucky, hope things get back to normal quickly.
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  17. Mo Par

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    My power went off at 2:00 pm yesterday. There's some trees across the lines just down the road, surprised the internet's still working. Got the gen humming and the Fisher going. Once the fridge and freezers get cold again I'll shut the gen down to conserve gas. Funny how you take electricity for granted until you're without it for a day or two....maybe more.
  18. mralias

    mralias Minister of Fire

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    Well, you could live where my daughter is. They are at 13 inches and still counting. Fun Fun!!!

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  19. Jim H.

    Jim H. Feeling the Heat

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    Power was flickering for a few hours on and off but never went out for more then a few seconds. Winds seemed to be the big story around here.
    We had 2 trees (large pines) uproot. One on each side of the property. No damage to our house or neighbors from these. Chain saws will be coming out soon! Good luck to everyone!
  20. kenstogie

    kenstogie Feeling the Heat

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    It was a non event in Albany, NY. Though they did let us out of work early and I used the time to finish my Stove install. :)
  21. briansol

    briansol Minister of Fire

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    0 damage to report here. didn't lose a stick from a single tree. never lost power. Some thunderstorms this summer were more powerful.
  22. Seasoned Oak

    Seasoned Oak Minister of Fire

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    Same here, so far this is a non event.
  23. DonD

    DonD Member

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    All is good here in Wallingford CT. Power flickered during the peak of the storm but never went out. Lots of branches down but most were left over dead tree tops and branches from last year's Oct. snow storm. Glad to see them go.
  24. will711

    will711 Minister of Fire

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    Power back on here no damage to my home could have been much worse . Mother Nature is Undefeated.
  25. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Power was out here for about two hours (I was sleeping), the biggest issue was the Internet connection wasn't shall I say reliable, nor was my land line telephone for longer than the two hours the power was off.

    The good news is the leaves are almost all down so I can make more compost.
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