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#1980059 - 10/29/12 12:17 PM (O.T.) Hurricane Sandy
Emmery Online   content
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Registered: 04/02/08
Posts: 2437
Loc: Niagara Region, On. Canada
Any of you preparing for this monstrous hurricane bearing down on the east coast? Our emergency broadcasts here in Canada are telling us to prepare for 72 hours of power outage, 90 km/h winds and huge rainfall coming our way. Busy day today battening everything down, clearing drains and spouts, buying supplies, charging batteries and getting the generator prepped.
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#1980066 - 10/29/12 12:25 PM Re: (O.T.) Hurricane Sandy [Re: Emmery]
Silverwood Pianos Offline
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Registered: 03/10/08
Posts: 4215
Loc: Vancouver B. C. Canada


Yep you are going to get hit hard there. We never get the hurricanes out this way; all we ever get is some lousy 7.8 earthquake that I slept through.
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#1980067 - 10/29/12 12:28 PM Re: (O.T.) Hurricane Sandy [Re: Emmery]
tommytones Offline
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Registered: 07/13/09
Posts: 167
Loc: Northeast America
Originally Posted By: Emmery
Any of you preparing for this monstrous hurricane bearing down on the east coast? Our emergency broadcasts here in Canada are telling us to prepare for 72 hours of power outage, 90 km/h winds and huge rainfall coming our way. Busy day today battening everything down, clearing drains and spouts, buying supplies, charging batteries and getting the generator prepped.


They say we are going to have between 7-10 days of outages here in the tri-state area frown

Doing fine so far, but bracing for the storm...

Everyone out there on the East Coast, stay safe!
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#1980071 - 10/29/12 12:34 PM Re: (O.T.) Hurricane Sandy [Re: Emmery]
Loren D Offline
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Registered: 06/22/10
Posts: 2546
Loc: PA
Where I am in western PA, we're being warned of sustained high winds, power outages, and flooding. Pretty nasty here right now, but manageable so far.

Be safe, everyone!
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#1980107 - 10/29/12 01:42 PM Re: (O.T.) Hurricane Sandy [Re: Emmery]
UnrightTooner Offline
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Registered: 11/13/08
Posts: 4949
Loc: Bradford County, PA
Drove the truck to work today, in case of water on the road or having to take a detour. Will pick up a few things on the way home, like a 220v plug for a $100, 4000W generator that I picked up a few months ago. I am not worried in the slightest.
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#1980118 - 10/29/12 02:40 PM Re: (O.T.) Hurricane Sandy [Re: Emmery]
James Carney Offline
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Registered: 07/30/10
Posts: 440
Loc: new york city
I'm worried, and for good reason. I'm not in a flood zone but the wind gusts are scary already, they're closing all the tunnels and mass transit is shut down. The bridges may likely follow suit. The storm surges are going to be at record levels, and unfortunately very problematic for NYC...

But we prepared well, and could go for many days if need be.

PW is a nice diversion...
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#1980130 - 10/29/12 03:18 PM Re: (O.T.) Hurricane Sandy [Re: Emmery]
Bojan Babic Offline
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Registered: 12/15/09
Posts: 325
Loc: Vojvodina, Serbia
I am watching the news from the East Coast on our TV, and I am truly worried about the hurricane. I wish you all to pass it without damage and other troubles. Keep safe. Wish you all the best in the next hours.
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#1980139 - 10/29/12 03:37 PM Re: (O.T.) Hurricane Sandy [Re: Emmery]
OperaTenor Offline
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Registered: 04/13/06
Posts: 2381
Loc: Sandy Eggo, California
This is a 60ft crane collapsing 80 stories up, on 57th St in Manhattan. I sure hope the space is clear below when it lands.

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#1980176 - 10/29/12 04:58 PM Re: (O.T.) Hurricane Sandy [Re: Emmery]
wcctuner Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 114
Loc: Princeton, NJ
I'm in south jersey, 45 miles west of Atlantic City and this is something we never get. So far not real bad here, but the shore is getting pounded. Part of the boardwalk in Atlantic City is gone, and in many parts of the shore the ocean and bay have met, completely flooding towns. The worst will be tonight into Tuesday morning, 8-10 inches of rain, winds around 70 MPH. We're sure we will lose power before this is over.


Edited by wcctuner (10/29/12 05:00 PM)
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#1980194 - 10/29/12 05:38 PM Re: (O.T.) Hurricane Sandy [Re: Bojan Babic]
James Carney Offline
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Registered: 07/30/10
Posts: 440
Loc: new york city
Originally Posted By: Bojan Babic
I am watching the news from the East Coast on our TV, and I am truly worried about the hurricane. I wish you all to pass it without damage and other troubles. Keep safe. Wish you all the best in the next hours.


Thanks Bojan, I appreciate your concern.
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#1980196 - 10/29/12 05:42 PM Re: (O.T.) Hurricane Sandy [Re: OperaTenor]
James Carney Offline
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Registered: 07/30/10
Posts: 440
Loc: new york city
Originally Posted By: OperaTenor
This is a 60ft crane collapsing 80 stories up, on 57th St in Manhattan. I sure hope the space is clear below when it lands.



I walk by this construction site all the time - it is one block south of "piano row."

A huge 100 year-old tree approx. 50 ft. high just snapped low on its trunk directly across the street from us. I've certainly never experienced wind like this...Just hoping we'll have electricity throughout the event.
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#1980199 - 10/29/12 05:52 PM Re: (O.T.) Hurricane Sandy [Re: Emmery]
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Registered: 05/24/01
Posts: 5602
Loc: Parsonsfield, ME (orig. Nahant...
Stay safe everyone, and keep us posted when you can.

My sister lives near the water in Swampscott, MA -(just north of Boston), surf is pounding and the wind is increasing, but they still had power as of 5:00 p.m.
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#1980212 - 10/29/12 06:27 PM Re: (O.T.) Hurricane Sandy [Re: Emmery]
Ryan Hassell Offline
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Registered: 07/07/09
Posts: 480
Loc: Farmington, MO
While we don't expect to have any affects from the hurricane here in Missouri, please know that those of you in the path are in my thoughts and prayers.

We had an ice storm here in my part of the state a few years ago and was without power for over a week in sub freezing weather. Not fun! Especially when you live out in the country and have a well that requires electricity to pump water. I have an appreciation for electricity and will never take it for granted.

May God be with you all! Stay safe.
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#1980227 - 10/29/12 06:59 PM Re: (O.T.) Hurricane Sandy [Re: wcctuner]
wcctuner Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 114
Loc: Princeton, NJ
The governor of NJ told residents of the city to get off the island and onto the mainland. The mayor of AC said no, we'll open shelters in the city and people can stay. Now home and shelters on the island are flooding and people need to be rescued. Unbelievable!!
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#1980233 - 10/29/12 07:14 PM Re: (O.T.) Hurricane Sandy [Re: wcctuner]
Dan Casdorph Offline
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Registered: 04/20/09
Posts: 356
Loc: Morgantown, West Virginia
West Virginia is on the outer fringes but somehow the higher elevations are under a blizzard warning with 2 feet of wet heavy snow expected at the ski resorts. Glad I'm a lowlander- not much going on here, mild wind and rain.
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#1980439 - 10/30/12 08:36 AM Re: (O.T.) Hurricane Sandy [Re: Emmery]
James Carney Offline
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Registered: 07/30/10
Posts: 440
Loc: new york city
Happy to report our 108 year-old building in Brooklyn survived the hurricane - but we have two large trees down on our block, one of them blocking the street entirely, crushing a car in the process.

We are very lucky compared to our friends in Red Hook, Brooklyn, and many areas of lower Manhattan and the East Village. The subway tunnels under the East River have apparently taken on unprecedented amounts of water damage....

Luckily, our neighborhood still has electricity so I can fire up the hide glue pot today!
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#1980472 - 10/30/12 10:21 AM Re: (O.T.) Hurricane Sandy [Re: Emmery]
Dave B Offline
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Registered: 08/01/11
Posts: 1973
Loc: Philadelphia area
Philadelphia area has lots of trees and flooding. Electricity, roads, mass transit, etc. are expected to be back fully by this evening. Fortunately no reported injuries.

This is a huge storm that stalled after it came over land. For the last three days, I've been fighting a bad cold and watching the rain and sudden wind gusts. Thankful for the electricity that powers my keyboard.

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#1980551 - 10/30/12 02:01 PM Re: (O.T.) Hurricane Sandy [Re: Emmery]
Emmery Online   content
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Registered: 04/02/08
Posts: 2437
Loc: Niagara Region, On. Canada
The wind and rain howled all night here and its mellowed out right now. Must have lost a lot of its punch as it came inland but the meteoroligists can't predict that too accurately. Lost one tree in the neighborhood and fair amount of garbage strewn about...NY and some areas on the east coast didn't fair so good by what I'm seeing on the news.
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