Hurricane Sandy

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

  1. btuser

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    Dude, leave your house right now. Come stay with me.

    I've got spare bedrooms, a keezer full of homebrew and we will live the Viva Loca.
    Bring the chicks. I've got hot water.
    That will keep em quiet.
     
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    Went over the neighbors for a little hurricane party-he's got a little alcove for his grill so we made hamburgers and hotdogs. This street still has power but the street over had a big tree come down and take out the lines-all dark over there. We've been getting flickers long enough to make microwave beep, but so far so good. The wind is pretty intense at this point. Work (40 miles south) is completely out-not sure when it will be back-apparently the whole town (West Windsor, Mercer County, NJ) is dark.
     
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    Snowing really hard now and windy power has been flickering.
     
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    What are you expecting the lake to do?
     
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    We got power back at seven thirty. Weird. Never been that fast and the wind and rain is blasting. I am staying up on the genny till bed time. It has to be going down again. Our coop has 18,000 out right now.
     
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    Thats is fast.

    Still snowing heavy here.
     
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    I wonder how Dix is doing, Long Island getting hit pretty hard.

    zap
     
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    She's out of power - I got a FB message from her.....
     
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    Thanks, if you can please tell her the Mrs. & Mr. Zap send a prayer.
     
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    60 year old sugar maple just uprooted completely in the backyard-luckily it fell AWAY from the house. Destroyed the neighbor's chain link fence-looks like my homeowner's insurance will be going up. On the bright side sugar maple is good wood!
     
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    I drove home to central PA from Cleveland OH yesterday. I followed a quarter mile long caravan of electric utility trucks heading east. A friend followed a similar size caravan of tree service trucks heading south from upstate New York on Saturday. I think the powers that be have really been taking this storm seriously.
     
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    They were talking about stuff like that on the news acording to them you are not responsable for a tree on your place, their homeowners will have to pay. guess you will find out huh?
     
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    Not worried about the lake as far as the doors are concerned, worried about the wind and possible little debris blowing into them.

    anemometer is reading 15-20 mph but that seems low.
     
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    We had a big tree come in the street in front.
    Town has 10 guys cutting it up right now.
    We're an emergency route.
    Juice has been out since 5.
    HF generator is awesome
     
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    I've been watching the wind map all day. Earlier it was like there was an offshore vacuum out there. But now you can clearly see the eye of the storm had come ashore and appears to be starting to move northward. http://hint.fm/wind/

    windmap.PNG windmap2.PNG
     
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    Power is still out here. Still about half the town. Now they are telling us the conditions are too bad to work and the line crews are hold up in motels till it calms down. Wind is blowing like crazy and in the last hour the rain started to pour. Its an absolute mess out there.

    We have been on the genny since 4pm. Figured I would just run it for dinner and to recharge/chill the fridge but it just sips gas so I haven't shut down. We watched some DVDs and only used a gallon of gas or less so far. Im impressed. Will shut down in a a little while and maybe read... save the gas for tomorrow.

    SOOOOOOOOO happy I put in that transfer switch now.
     
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    Just went to get snow off my tv dish still heavy snow and strong winds.
     
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    How much snow so far? Can you take a quick picture?
     
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    What was weird with this one is that they can't get in the buckets when the wind is over 25 miles an hour. It was 35 steady gusting to 55 and pouring rain during the whole time. I just figured it out. Their outage map showed a crew at work at a substation south of here. That was where they fixed it.

    On a calm 90 degree day in August it took five hours to get it back. And I thought that was just fine. I wouldn't climb in that bucket and go grab wires if you held a gun to my head.
     
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    Run it at least enough to keep stuff frozen in the refer/fridge. That is usually for at least a couple hours every 8 hrs. depending on the unit
     
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    The wind here is just phenomenal. This is a long way from over. Radio just said 53 mph gusts here.
     
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    Not much more on the dish then ground now at a place called high knob hour and half from me 6 inches on ground.

    Edit a gust got real strong when i was out side had to bend over and cover my face from the snow.
     
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    Just found out a high school buddy of mine lost his young son today as a tree fell on him right next to their home.

    :(
     
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    Man I could just sit here and watch that....
     
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    Sad to hear that. Tragic.
     
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