Hurricane Sandy

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

  1. WellSeasoned

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  2. Gasifier

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    Hope all you guys right on the coast keep a close eye on this and wish you the best. Hoepfully you will get lucky and things will be further out off the coast.
     
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    It looks like NYC might get a direct hit! Lots of the city is not very high above sea level. Most transit is below.
     
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    you got that right and then only 2 tunnels in out of the city
     
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    Well, actually 4 tunnels and a bunch of bridges. But it will still be a mess. My commutes should be interesting next week. I'll have to rig a snorkel on my car. :)
     
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    I spy a WFH day in your future. When I lived in NJ no way would I have taken the tunnel into Penn on NJ Transit in a hurricane. Just sayin'.. ;)
     
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    WFH is not an option. The show must go on. (or they have to give the people their money back)
     
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    The TVCN model has it going right over our house! :eek:
     

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    CMC goes over mine.
     
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    If it follows the ecmwf model we will be on the eastside of the storm, not good.

    zap
     

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    Stopped & picked up batteries, another oil lamp & lamp oil.

    Making ice. I've got 5 garbage cans for water (no gennie).

    Battle stations !!
     
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    Oooh what do you do? My husband is a lighting designer...so I'm fairly familiar with how the shows go on...
     
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    Not too worried but not excited about this either. We're up to our eyeballs in to do lists that involve outside stuff and moving the last of our stuff out of the Old House even though we're not completely done with the Cottage yet. Cuss. We are SO not ready for winter this year...at least our wood stacks are.
     
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    Stagehand, Electric Dept. Met Opera.
     
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    The local media said this could be a frankenstorm
     

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    They are calling it that down here too!
     
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    It could be worse, yes the dreaded "snookiestorm"
     

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    Panic Center . . . Panic Center . . . quick . . . buy up the 3 Bs -- beer, batteries and bleach . . . hide the women and children.

    Sorry folks . . . I don't get too worked up this far out . . . and even if this does come in I'm not taking any special precautions . . . probably because the ordinary way I live my life has pretty much made me relatively self sufficient with easy access to water, plenty of dry and canned good foods, full propane tank for cooking, enough dry wood to outlast the zombie apocalpyse and enough flashlights to provide emergency lighting for the nearby airport. Guess my emergency plan is the same as always -- no real plan.
     
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    The only "emergency" action I'm gonna take is to fill my gas cans and move some wood in out of the rain. We have tons of food, flashlights, booze, and city water. Propane stove in the kitchen, propane grill outside, and propane camp stove too.
     
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    This thing is gonna hit - I feel it in my bones......

    That said, we'll be fine here inland...and in RI our place is about 100+ feet above the water on solid rock-buttressed ground.
     
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    Every store in my area is sold out of generators. One store has 3 b&s 5500's left. Went to get the ok from the wife, she said No! :( I guess it doesn't help that she hardly knows whats coming being in an office all day. Me, I've been keeping an eye on this storm, and I think we should get one. I guess we can just live pioneer style for a couple of weeks. :)
     
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    Sounds familiar. A few years on this site has me at the point where we have all the usual "emergency supplies" just on hand all the time. wood, generator and gas, candles, lanterns, camp stove, enough food staples like pasta etc for a couple weeks, water, first aid kit etc.

    If its anything like the usual bad storm people will freak and we will loose power for an hour or two and life will go on.


    But its fun to get worked up sometimes......
     
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    Latest model run has landfall in NJ and pretty much downtown Philly then right up Craig's tailpipe.
     
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