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Hurricane Sandy

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

  1. Pallet Pete

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  2. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Batten down the hatches.
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  3. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Time to get the shovels out and the snow blade on!
  4. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    New York City has pretty much shut down. I just found out that the opera house is closed so I can be home to keep an eye on the place.
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  5. WellSeasoned

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    Maybe can go wind surfing like these idiots I'm seeing on the tv in jersey.:rolleyes:
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  6. jharkin

    jharkin Minister of Fire

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    Back from the cape. Wind was kicking up a bit and buffeting the car on the way back up 495... but not too bad yet. Maybe 10-20. We were passing through on and off rain bands. Down Cape way NStar was making house to house phone calls apparently reassuring residents. Both my Mom and sister got calls. If the wind gets over 65 they will close the bridges.


    Still just grey and drizzly here with a strong breeze. All the schools closed tomorrow. Work is not of course but I'm going to WFH.
  7. Pallet Pete

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    We used to see those wind surfers in California a lot then when I came back to Michigan I started seeing them here. It's fun to see them catch the wind and go 30 ft out of the water then land still on there board some how!

    Pete
  8. WellSeasoned

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    50F here at the moment, rain, and a steady breeze.
  9. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm glad to hear that. I think it would have been seriously irresponsible on the part of the decision-making body to keep the Met open during this hazardous time. Rick
  10. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Ha !! Bloomberg got his butt handed to him today.

    There's no way, with the surges coming in, that NYC should be open. Even Long Island Sound is going to surge, big time, that's a rarity unto itself.

    This is gonna be huge, huge.
  11. jharkin

    jharkin Minister of Fire

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    I'm welcoming Sandy to New England with a nice glass of red and our first fire of the season. Built top down as any self respecting hearth'er would do ;)

    Now to just sit back and wait for the call that the office is closed... and then for the call from my neighbor to help him figure out how to operate the HF generator he bought after the last storm.

    Stay safe all!!

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  12. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    Well i am now under a blizzard warning and things are looking to get nasty around here.

    Just found out the county next to me has 3 inches of snow on the ground.
  13. DAKSY

    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    I'd rather have a blizzard than the 60 - 70 mph wind gusts they're predicting from this Sandy phenomenon...That just happens to be the name of my ex-wife & it would be just like her to give me MORE grief...*sheesh*
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  14. jharkin

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    Wow... Amazing it can be snowing in Virginia while its in the 50s up here...
  15. Badfish740

    Badfish740 Minister of Fire

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    So this is where all the action is at! The Sandy thread in the Ash Can seemed to die yesterday... Things are picking up in Northwest Jersey-the trees are swaying and leaves are coming down and there's a spitting rain. We're prepared for the worst and hoping for the best-last year we dodged Irene (didn't even lose power) but got nailed by the October Nor'easter-the power was out for five days. Flooding (thank God) is not a problem for us-I'm just not looking forward to another extended outage. Nevertheless, the old Craftsman rattletrap 4800W is at the ready to keep the basement dry and the food cold. My plan is to break into the beer supply, watch and wait. Be safe all.
  16. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    Finished with preparations around here today, just in time to receive the call not to report to work tomorrow due to the weather.

    Looking like rain isn't going to be a problem for my location, but the winds are the major concern. In this rural area, the trees aren't often tested at 40 mile per hour sustained winds with gusts 60+. Time will tell how they hold up. I know for many places that is fairly common, but we haven't been tested like that w/out the ground being frozen before.

    Spent too much money lately on other necessary things around the house, and didn't have the cash to put in the whole house transfer switch for the genny. Even without that, we are all set except for running the well pump. We just save some water by using paper plates so there aren't many dishes to do. If we are down a while again, I do have a stream near by and the turkey fryer does work to heat up enough water for a bath.

    pen
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Verizon just sent me an email telling me if I lose my DSL I can check status and open a trouble ticket at verizon.com. That is as bad as the one I got earlier from my electric co-op telling me to report my outage on their website.
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  19. WellSeasoned

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    Good luck pen.... Good idea with the turkey fryer, just make sure its water;)
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  20. Mrs. Krabappel

    Mrs. Krabappel Minister of Fire

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    Very windy here and temps have dropped considerably. We won't get much worse than that here.
  21. Seasoned Oak

    Seasoned Oak Minister of Fire

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    My local report calls for only 40 MPH winds monday and only 25-30 Tuesday! But almost 4 inches of rain monday .Thats good news,its the wind that will knock the power out not the rain.
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    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    We are suppose to get 35-50 mph winds. Based on those estimates, it should be no different than many other storms. That's pretty much what we had for last years hurricane and the winter storm of 2010. Based on that we should be just fine.

    Last October when we had the snow/ice storm, that storm cause a lot of tree damage due to all the trees that still had leaves on them. The added weight of the ice and snow took down a lot of trees.
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    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    LOL
    Wasn't it the blond story (opposite but similar to that), that got an IT department tech fired.
    Goes something like this:

    Blond calls IT;
    "Computer no working",
    IT tech asks several questions over 30 minutes.
    " Is it plugged in". . . "Yes"
    "try the reset" .. . "still nothing"
    On & on
    Last question "is the little green power light on at the bottom right of the computer ?"
    Blond says "no. Power has been off here for 4 hours"
    IT guy say " go home, you are to stupid to operate a computer"
    IT guy was fired.

    My battery back up "gismo" works for about 15 minutes for the router & computer
    I have their Ph numbers. When I call them, they tell me my power is out. I say "really " LOL :)
    I have one phone in the garage, old style DTMF push button, hard wired in. Other phones are the wireless remotes that need power to work.
    Wife has a cell Ph.
  24. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Winds are picking up. Starting to drizzle a bit.

    Glad I'm in the middle of the Island.
  25. Jack Straw

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    Stay safe Dixie!

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