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mockingbird
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posted October 28, 2012 09:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mockingbird     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is anyone else prepping for the Frankenstorm?

The DC area probably won't get the worst if it, but we're being told to prepare for days without power.

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posted October 28, 2012 09:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for juniperb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Stay safe friends and neighbors!!

Here, we are supposed to get gales and snow, snow and more snow.

Keeping the East coasters in my prayers

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YoursTrulyAlways
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posted October 28, 2012 10:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for YoursTrulyAlways     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We are expecting a high tide 6 feet above normal and a surf of 10 to 12 feet, making the water 15 feet to 18 feet higher than normal. There's a state of emergency state-wide, meaning no trains and no highways. I live on high ground, but there's mandatory evacuation for half of the town I live in. I have a buddy whose house was washed away from Irene. He just completed rebuilding. Now this new house will probably be totally flooded through as well. Such is life on the beach, I guess.

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posted October 28, 2012 11:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mockingbird     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have some friends in NJ who're under mandatory evacuation orders as well.

Cheap(ish) coffee heads-up to east-coasters:
My husband picked up Starbucks for us this morning. The cashier said, "If you buy a pound of coffee, your drinks are free."
He did the math, and decided that what was in effect a $3.00 lb of coffee's a good deal.
When our drinks were rung, they came up as "Relief and Recovery" - possible since VA's technically in a state of emergency.

I wonder how much Sbx will be able to write off as a charitable contribution during a natural disaster

YTA: I'd imagine that you have a stationary generator tied-in to your electrical system.
Is it all set?

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posted October 28, 2012 11:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mockingbird     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you, juni

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posted October 28, 2012 12:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mockingbird     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How we're getting our updates (as cord-cutters):
http://bcove.me/k6eq2gnb

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posted October 28, 2012 01:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for YoursTrulyAlways     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was supposed to leave for London thus morning but decided against it. Can't leave my family here. And my silly cars.

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posted October 28, 2012 04:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mockingbird     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's a good thing you stayed. I'm sure they'll appreciate having you there.

Juni - You be careful, too. I hope you and yours make it through the snow ok.
We have our furry ones inside and have made sure that the biddies are warm and secure.

From The Weather Channel:

SANDY
- History is being written as an extreme weather event continues to unfold, one which will occupy a place in the annals of weather history as one of the most extraordinary to have affected the United States.
- REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE OFFICIAL DESIGNATION IS NOW OR AT/AFTER LANDFALL -- HURRICANE (INCLUDING IF "ONLY" A CATEGORY ONE), TROPICAL STORM, POST-TROPICAL, EXTRATROPICAL, WHATEVER -- OR WHAT TYPE OF WARNINGS ARE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER -- PEOPLE IN THE PATH OF THIS STORM NEED TO HEED THE THREAT IT POSES WITH UTMOST URGENCY.
- TAKE COASTAL FLOODING EVACUATION ORDERS SERIOUSLY; PREPARE FOR DOWNED TREES AND STRUCTURAL DAMAGE BY OBSERVING TORNADO SAFETY GUIDELINES, I.E. STAYING INSIDE AND GETTING INTO THE LOWEST, MOST-INTERIOR PORTION OF THE BUILDING OR ANOTHER DESIGNATED SAFE PLACE; BE KEENLY AWARE OF YOUR LOCATION'S SUSCEPTIBILITY TO FLASH FLOODING (URBAN AND SMALL STREAM) FROM RAINFALL AND RIVER RISES; KNOW THAT YOU COULD BE WITHOUT POWER FOR A LONG TIME BUT ALSO UNDERSTAND THE DANGERS OF CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING FROM IMPROPER USE OF GENERATORS.
- With Sandy having already brought severe impacts to the Caribbean Islands and a portion of the Bahamas, and severe erosion to some beaches on the east coast of Florida, it is now poised to strike the northeast United States with a combination of track, size, structure and strength that is unprecedented in the known historical record there.
- Already, there are ominous signs: trees down in eastern North Carolina, the first of countless that will be blown over or uprooted along the storm's path; and coastal flooding in Florida, North Carolina and Virginia, these impacts occurring despite the center of circulation being so far offshore, an indication of Sandy's exceptional size and potency.
- A meteorologically mind-boggling combination of ingredients is coming together: one of the largest expanses of tropical storm (gale) force winds on record with a tropical or subtropical cyclone in the Atlantic or for that matter anywhere else in the world; a track of the center making a sharp left turn in direction of movement toward New Jersey in a way that is unprecedented in the historical database, as it gets blocked from moving out to sea by a pattern that includes an exceptionally strong ridge of high pressure aloft near Greenland; a "warm-core" tropical cyclone embedded within a larger, nor'easter-like circulation; and eventually tropical moisture and arctic air combining to produce heavy snow in interior high elevations. This is an extraordinary situation, and I am not prone to hyperbole.
- That gigantic size is a crucially important aspect of this storm. The massive breadth of its strong winds will produce a much wider scope of impacts than if it were a tiny system, and some of them will extend very far inland. A cyclone with the same maximum sustained velocities (borderline tropical storm / hurricane) but with a very small diameter of tropical storm / gale force winds would not present nearly the same level of threat or expected effects. Unfortunately, that's not the case. This one's size, threat, and expected impacts are immense.
- Those continue to be: very powerful, gusty winds with widespread tree damage and an extreme amount and duration of power outages; major coastal flooding from storm surge along with large battering waves on top of that and severe beach erosion; flooding from heavy rainfall; and heavy snow accumulations in the central Appalachians.
- Sandy is so large that there is even a tropical storm warning in effect in Bermuda, and the Bermuda Weather Service is forecasting wave heights outside the reef as high as 30'.
- There is a serious danger to mariners from a humongous area of high seas which in some areas will include waves of colossal height. Wave forecast models are predicting significant wave heights up to 50+ feet, and that is the average of the top 1/3, meaning that there will be individual waves that are even higher. The Perfect Storm, originally known as the Halloween Storm because of the time of year when it occurred, peaking in 1991 on the same dates (October 28-30) as Sandy, became a part of popular culture because of the tragedy at sea. This one has some of the same meteorological characteristics and ingredients coming together, but in an even more extreme way, and slamming more directly onshore and then much farther inland and thus having a far greater scope and variety of impacts.

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posted October 28, 2012 05:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for juniperb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The expected cold front has moved in so it seems to be on track

Quiet as a church mouse here but the Great Lakes can change in the blink of an eye.We are rather fortunate as tomorrow is 35-45 mph winds rain/sleet and 50-60 mph winds Tues. with driving snow. We`re fairly sturdy souls here but can`t fathom what the Easterners are facing.

Prayers for all in her path!!

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posted October 28, 2012 10:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for teasel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I hope everyone will be okay!

We have a high wind warning in Ohio, and it's raining, but that's it.

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posted October 28, 2012 10:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for YoursTrulyAlways     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Over here, I can sense it's really coming. It'll be a big one. The wind has picked up and it's still dry. But I can sense the level of humidity in the air and the smell of heavy rain is in the air. 75 mph winds are expected by Monday morning and the surge is already 6 feet above normal. Our beach area is expected to have a water level 15 to 18 feet above normal. This is going to be a whopper. They're calling for 95 mph winds.

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posted October 29, 2012 01:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SunChild     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yikes!

Hope everyone is safe I just was reading about it.

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posted October 29, 2012 07:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for juniperb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
YTA, that`s whay my R.I. friend said.That the scent of the stillness had a massive magical power. jinn power. Primitive and raw.

teasel, no snow down there predicted?

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posted October 29, 2012 09:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for YoursTrulyAlways     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Monday morning at 10 am. Still no rain. Everything is dry. Weird eerily feeling. The winds have picked up significantly. I estimate 60 mph. The trees are creaking already. Leaves everywhere. I just completely cleared my yard on Saturday morning just to take my mind off my dad's passing.

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posted October 29, 2012 10:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Faith     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
^ Ian, did your father die?

If so, I'm very sorry to hear it.

Worried about the storm, my husband is down at our other house, and we didn't know it was going to be this bad. I just hope the roads don't get shut down.

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posted October 29, 2012 11:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for YoursTrulyAlways     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes. Thank you, Faith. My dad died on Friday night US time. I chose not to leave for Asia because I wouldn't arrive at the service on time and because I didn't want to leave my family in a hurricane on their own. And also I couldn't get a flight unless its impromptu first class ($10K one way).

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posted October 29, 2012 11:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for YoursTrulyAlways     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Monday at noon. Storm is 250 miles southeast of NYC. Landfall at about 8 pm at Atlantic City. Most destruction will occur after midnight.

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posted October 29, 2012 12:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Faith     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
^ Again, sorry to hear your father died, and that you couldn't make it to the funeral. Wish you and he had a better life.


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posted October 29, 2012 01:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for YoursTrulyAlways     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Modern technology made my attendance and that of relatives across five continents possible. There was an elaborate video conferencing set up in the church and we even brought the video cam all the way through to the cemetery. We all got to give eulogies. Europe, America, Middle East, Australia and Asia.

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posted October 29, 2012 02:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for juniperb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
YTA, that`s wonderful to be able to be all together like that via technology.

Thanks for the updates!!

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posted October 29, 2012 02:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Faith     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by YoursTrulyAlways:
Modern technology made my attendance and that of relatives across five continents possible. There was an elaborate video conferencing set up in the church and we even brought the video cam all the way through to the cemetery. We all got to give eulogies. Europe, America, Middle East, Australia and Asia.

Oh, that's good! Sorry I didn't see the other thread Ami made before this one.

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Stormy weather here and we are travelling to our other house in a little bit, I'm nervous about falling trees and such on the way, but our other house is sturdier and has a big generator so I should be able to check in here again.

Hope everyone is safe.


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posted October 29, 2012 02:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ami Anne     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by YoursTrulyAlways:
Modern technology made my attendance and that of relatives across five continents possible. There was an elaborate video conferencing set up in the church and we even brought the video cam all the way through to the cemetery. We all got to give eulogies. Europe, America, Middle East, Australia and Asia.

Wow
That is amazing. The Bible says that in the last days technology( i.e knowledge) will explode. It sure is!


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posted October 29, 2012 03:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sunshine9     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So sorry for your loss, YTA.. May your father's soul rest in peace.

We've had rain non-stop here in MD since yesterday. Keeping my fingers crossed we won't lose power, and keeping everyone in my prayers for safe passage through the stormy period.

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posted October 29, 2012 04:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for YoursTrulyAlways     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ami Anne:
Wow
That is amazing. The Bible says that in the last days technology( i.e knowledge) will explode. It sure is!


Glory Hallelujah for the Southern Baptist church. Hahahaha. You see the drum set, the electric guitar, the big screen TVs, the wireless mikes and the iPads at the pews, you know you are in God's House. The hungry people outside? well, they all just gotta get some jobs. LOL.

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posted October 29, 2012 04:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for juniperb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Remember the Red Cross and blood donations! They are doing emergency drives here for the East Coast.

I`m donating in the a.m.

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