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Hurricane Sandy

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by thewoodlands, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. WellSeasoned

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    We left the house and went to wifes grandmothers house, until tomorrow morning. The worst isn't starting until around 8 pm. Large limbs were starting to fall, and being in the woods with tons of trees, not risking it anymore.

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  2. Flatbedford

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  3. thewoodlands

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    Just a bit close for me.

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  4. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Amazing for that crane to fall in the city and nobody hurt.
  5. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Hasn't hit the ground yet. Just hanging.
  6. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Some Homies standing on the ground with hacksaws saying "Come on sucka. Fall!"
  7. begreen

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    OK, this is starting to look very serious on the coast. It's stirring up all sorts of stuff ;ex

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  8. eclecticcottage

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    Our marine forceast has been revised down to 45 knot winds, from 60 (still calling for waves from 17-22' high though). DH says the waves are running up on the beach but not overrunning it yet so they're just hitting the bottom of the cliff. Our anemometer is a good 250 feet or so back from the shoreline so it's not reading wind speed in the open, he said it hasn't topped 20 yet in it's spot (on top of one of the wood racks). He said it's definately windier down at the shore though, said the wind makes it hard to breathe when you get down there.

    Just breezy here where I work, maybe 5-10 mph at the most. No hard rain yet either.
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  9. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Power outages & high gasoline prices will be a big part of the storms aftermath.

    Storm is a good break for the news media, not all about the election.
    Watching what the news channels put on TV, snow, waves & wind at the coast line,
    crane hanging from a bilding.
    How they sensationalize it sometimes gets to be a bit overboard.

    Pictures posted online by individuals are more interesting & tell the true story better than the media,
    Big media select what they think is important & miss what is news,

    A guy standing on the beach showing waves over & over & over, & pictuer after picture of a broken crane,
    well that to me is old news

    The reports from some folks here, tell me more about what's happening there.

    Hang in down there, keep the reports coming.
    be safe
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  10. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    29 to 30 mph steady just arrived with 45 gusts. Just as predicted. Bummer because the same guy is forecasting 70 mph gusts in a few hours. Hate that anyway but why does it always happen in the middle of the night. :mad:
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    Snowing more here and wind gust are coming and going.
  12. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    With five refineries here on the East Coast shut down for the storm it does not bode well for heating oil prices this year since they are in distillate maximization mode this time of year.
  13. eclecticcottage

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    I was thinking the same thing...but I hate it when it happens during the day too because I'm at work and can't see it anyway. I hate not being able to watch everything, not that I could DO anything if something happened (at least not right away if it was mid-storm), but still.....
  14. bogydave

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    Hang in there BB.
    I'm guessing yo are one of the better prepared & experienced people in your neighborhood.
  15. thewoodlands

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    The winds just starting to get going in our area, nothing big yet.

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  16. corey21

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    They are saying for me tonight is when it is going to get rough.
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    Can't upload pics in the can, so here goes. This was my experience through 2 large hurricanes in south Florida (including Katrina). People standing in line for food and water the next day.

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  18. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I tell ya, I am looking out the window at hundred footers looking like they are rocking back and forth on their heels during just the gusts right now. Maybe the sun being up isn't such a good deal after all.

    This is the longest our power has ever stayed on with it blowing like this. It can't be long now. Our lines just run through too many miles of trees. I feel for the folks on the other side of the wind field. That is where it is strongest.
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  19. bogydave

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    Hope those 100 footers are 200 feet from you ;)
  20. ScotO

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    Be careful down there, BB. The winds are just now starting to get REALLY wicked, sustained around the mid 30's and much higher gusts just the last half hour or so.....

    I'm watchin those HUGE red and white oaks in my neighbors back yard......I'd hate to see them fall, but if they gotta fall, would love to see them split and stacked in my backyard.....
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    Well in the time that i last posted things are going down hill rapidly.
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  22. BrotherBart

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    I am POed that FEMA didn't deliver my trailer Thursday. >>
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    Wind getting much stronger now. Some siding has blown off my house already.
  24. Flatbedford

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    Lights just flickered!
  25. ScotO

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    Yeah, our's did too. Wife just texted me from work and said that two towns just north of us are down and out for power........just a matter of time now...

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