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Hurricane Sandy

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Tanzanite
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Post by Tanzanite » Sun October 28th, 2012, 10:44 pm

[quote=""Misfit""] :D :) :o ;) :eek:

Yep. Tanzanite will too IIRC.

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You bet I would!! :D

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Post by Telynor » Sun October 28th, 2012, 11:13 pm

We're supplied -- food, water, batteries, gasoline for the generator. I'm not worried about flooding -- if it was to flood here, things are not well for anyone! -- but wind damage, trees downs, and power cuts are what worries me. I do hope all of you out there in the NE stay safe and dry.

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Post by Divia » Mon October 29th, 2012, 12:25 am

I'm not too worried here in Syracuse. We may lose power, but in the country we often lose power. We'll see what happens.
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Good Luck to you all on the US East Coast

Post by Antoine Vanner » Mon October 29th, 2012, 9:19 am

Best wishes for all your safety in the coming days from this South-East Corner of the UK. When living in the US I was very impressed by the resilience, resourcefulness and good-fellowship which characterized Americans' ability to cope with events of this nature. These qualities will pull you through again, I hope without serious loss:

"When the Going gets Tough, the Tough get Going!"

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Post by Madeleine » Mon October 29th, 2012, 9:46 am

You all sound well-prepared, hope you all come through without any damage or problems.
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Post by Susan » Mon October 29th, 2012, 4:25 pm

Right now the storm seems like a regular rain storm, but it will get worse. I am in inland New Jersey, so I will not be affected by the storm surge from the ocean, but I will get lots of rain and hurricane force winds. The winds have increased as the storm travels over the Gulf Stream.

What I am hearing on local news is that the flooding is already at Irene's level and the hurricane force winds will not be in this area until tonight. The flooding will be getting much more severe. The local National Weather Service office issued a statement to encourage people on barrier islands and near the shore to evacuate. This is part of the statement: "If you are reluctant, think about your loved ones. Think about the emergency responders who will be unable to reach you when you make the panicked phone call to be rescued. Think about the rescue/recovery teams who will rescue you if you are injured or recover your remains if you do not survive."
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Post by princess garnet » Mon October 29th, 2012, 4:36 pm

It's been raining non-stop here since last night. Many local school districts and governments in the metro Baltimore/DC area are closed today, some until tomorrow. There's a blizzard warning posted for West Virginia. All ground and air transit have been halted too.
I'm home today--the library is closed. Think I'll finish a novel I'm reading.

Finally: Stay close to your local news outlets for updates!
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Post by Misfit » Mon October 29th, 2012, 4:41 pm

I've just been on CNN's blog. Some interesting photos coming in to them via Twitter, etc.
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Post by Brenna » Mon October 29th, 2012, 5:06 pm

Hubby and I are in AZ for our anniversary but poor Padfoot is home in Delaware. Thankfully the person that has been dog sitting for us came well prepared. Now we are just crossing our fingers the flooding isn't too bad. Work closed today and tomorrow but I imagine we will be closed the whole week. Doesn't impact us as we already put in for the vacation time. Be safe everyone!!
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Post by Mythica » Mon October 29th, 2012, 6:49 pm

Phew, my dad got the generator working so they should be all good now!

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