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DianeL
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Post by DianeL » Sat August 27th, 2011, 1:13 am

SonjaMarie, in the last week alone we've had smoke and respiratory alerts from a long-burning fire in the Great Dismal Swamp (I've had headaches and congestion since at least last Sunday), sat on the epicenter of the quake, and are now bracing for flooding and gusting winds. It's a blast.

My hurricane preparedness kit: the sandwich board with the sign that says "WORLD ENDS TOMORROW" on it. Heh.

Today I went for groceries and got some cash. Tonight I fill the tub and probably the sinks too with water. Tomorrow I expect to just spend cleaning. If we have a power outage, I actually look forward to stripping down to some cool and minimalist duds, lighting my kerosene lamp, and digging into the TBR pile!!

Thanks to all for the well wishes, I'm sure us back-easters will check in as we can!
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Post by LoobyG » Sat August 27th, 2011, 2:23 pm

Hope everyone stays safe! Bad things never seem to come singularly, they always seem to bring their friends too :mad:

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Post by Brenna » Sat August 27th, 2011, 3:26 pm

The winds have started to pick up a bit but the storm is still in NC. Our sinks and tub can't be plugged (don't ask, we rent!) so buckets are being filled. Oy...
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Post by princess garnet » Sat August 27th, 2011, 4:18 pm

I live in central MD so we probably won't be as affected as other places. At the moment, it's just cloudy and gray outside. It was bad enough with the earthquake on Tues. Last night I thought I'd run into heavy traffic on the way home but it was running at speed when I hit the interstate after 7 pm.

DC declared a state of emergency last evening. On the 10 pm local news, it was reported sandbags were distributed and officials ran out. Today's another distribution round in the parking lot at RFK Stadium.

Finally, please stay safe and dry!

Update: It's been raining here since late afternoon. All of our local TV stations have been on the hurricane.
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not a bottle of water to be found in CT

Post by LGWalker » Sat August 27th, 2011, 7:55 pm

Stopped by the grocery store to pick up a few things and couldn't find a bottle of water ... or bread ..... or peanut butter (peanut butter?!) Good thing I'm already well-stocked and ready to go. My parents were hit pretty hard in New Bern, NC, but so far, CT only has a little rain.

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Post by Misfit » Sat August 27th, 2011, 7:58 pm

CNN is reporting nearly a million without power.
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Post by DianeL » Sat August 27th, 2011, 9:10 pm

LGWalker, I made sure to get peanut butter! It does make sense - it's not perishable, and making sandwiches will go a long way. :)

So far in central VA, sustained winds 30-40 MPH, gusts up to 60, and one regionally hit as high as 75, but I don't think that was nearby. So far, power isn't gone, though it's flickered a bunch. A large, but not healthy, maple across the street broke clean in two and didn't land on house or street. lots of small branches, leaves, and a few inches of rain. We look to be emerging in six to eight hours. I may have a very small hurricane party with friends, but most likely we'll all just hole up at home. So I'll probably stick around, read, and have a PB&J!
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Post by Brenna » Sat August 27th, 2011, 11:20 pm

Our Governor just announced that all non-essential personnel cannot be on the roads. Even Wawa is closed. We've had a bit of wind, but nothing major so far, only rain. My husband has been obsessive with checking the route, the wind speed, timing, etc. Close quarters are starting to grate the nerves. Hoping this thing just moves it's way on out of here!
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Post by Misfit » Sat August 27th, 2011, 11:40 pm

Close quarters are starting to grate the nerves
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Just for that I hope it blows over soon. Stay safe everyone.
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Post by Susan » Sun August 28th, 2011, 12:18 am

[quote=""Misfit""] :D Just for that I hope it blows over soon. Stay safe everyone.
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LOL, your spoiler! My daughter in Seattle feels left out that she missed the east coast earthquake and now a hurricane. She's hoping she doesn't get Mt. Rainier erupting instead! The rain and wind are increasing in intensity and we have a tornado watch (along with hurricane warning and flood warning). I have a feeling I won't sleep much tonight.
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