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Hurricane Sandy

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Telynor
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Post by Telynor » Tue October 30th, 2012, 5:32 pm

We were very very lucky up here on the Hudson; we had a few power flickers, but nothing else. My heart aches for all those folks in the City and NJ, and Sandy isn't finished with us yet.

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Post by Susan » Tue October 30th, 2012, 5:33 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Oh my. Unfathomable is pretty much an understatement. NYC looks pretty hard hit as well.[/quote]

Train cars being pushed by the storm surge on to the New Jersey Turnpike is pretty bad. I go on that part of the turnpike to and from the school where I teach. I just cannot imagine it!
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Post by fljustice » Tue October 30th, 2012, 5:46 pm

All is well here in my corner of Brooklyn. Stayed up until past three; kept power and internet through the night. A few limbs down and my planters are devastated, but no real damage. Finally let my feral kitty out this morning. He asked a couple of times last night, but when I opened the door, he took a look and headed back for the fireplace! I'm getting a touch of cabin fever, but don't want to walk under the weakened trees. A couple in the neighborhood were killed by a falling tree last night while walking their dog. A jogger was felled by a tree limb (but survived) yesterday while running along Prospect Park. Horrible stories. I'm sure there will be more as the first responders get into rescue mode today.

Hubby is still in Manhattan. His hotel was evacuated because of a loose crane on a construction site close to the building. He couldn't even go back for his overnight bag. He thought he might have to sleep in his office, but they found him another room. He and some colleagues went to the second hotel's bar and the lights went out. The rest of the hotel was fine...just the bar lost power. He's beginning to feel like a Jonah.
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Post by Susan » Tue October 30th, 2012, 6:05 pm

[quote=""fljustice""]Hubby is still in Manhattan. His hotel was evacuated because of a loose crane on a construction site close to the building.[/quote]

That loose crane story is pretty scary. I don't think it has been resolved yet.
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Post by Telynor » Tue October 30th, 2012, 6:53 pm

[quote=""fljustice""]...His hotel was evacuated because of a loose crane on a construction site close to the building. ....[/quote]

I saw the footage on the news of that crane tipping over -- that was some scary thing to see! Glad to hear that you made it through alright; I can't imagine how bad it was for all of you down in the City.

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Post by Susan » Wed October 31st, 2012, 3:55 pm

This was a baseball dugout located where my kids went to middle school.

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Post by fljustice » Wed October 31st, 2012, 5:24 pm

Thanks for the good wishes, everyone. Still doing OK here. Trying to get in touch with friends on Long Island who look like they will have a long haul with no power. Hubby is trying to get home tonight and I'm looking forward to it. I've reverted to staying up very late and eating junk food like a teenager. :o
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Post by Vanessa » Thu November 1st, 2012, 10:02 am

The scenes they've been showing over here look terrible. Hope everyone is keeping safe.
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Post by Mythica » Thu November 1st, 2012, 11:18 am

No one I know had any damage, though most lost power. But a friend of mine posted a picture on FB of her neighbor's place which was less fortunate - the steps leading up to their house had been completely destroyed by the roots of a tree underneath them lifting up when the tree fell over. But at least their home was okay! Could be worse.

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Post by Telynor » Fri November 2nd, 2012, 9:16 pm

Word has just come down from Mayor Bloomberg's office that the Marathon on Sunday has been cancelled. I think it's a good thing -- the resources are needed right now to help the survivors, especially on Staten Island and Queens.

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