East Coasters: Ready for Hurricane Sandy??

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leethebard
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East Coasters: Ready for Hurricane Sandy?? - Sun, 10/28/12 8:16 PM
Hi Roadfooders...
    I guess this is the big one...and here in Ocean County NJ, we might be right at ground zero. Irene did nothing to us last year, but I have bad feelings here. Stay dry and safe. My prayers go out to all of you.
                                                                                                                                          Lee

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Re:East Coasters: Ready for Hurricane Sandy?? - Sun, 10/28/12 8:23 PM
Prayers for you and your family as well. Be safe.

As ready as we can be. Not many trees to fall...and a big one fell during Irene.

Evacuations on the Staten Island side of water...but not here.

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Re:East Coasters: Ready for Hurricane Sandy?? - Mon, 10/29/12 4:47 AM
Good luck to all of you. Do what you must to stay safe.

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Re:East Coasters: Ready for Hurricane Sandy?? - Mon, 10/29/12 7:41 AM
I am thinking of all of you on the east coast-prayers coming your way!

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Re:East Coasters: Ready for Hurricane Sandy?? - Mon, 10/29/12 7:42 AM
I have a friend who lives 2 blocks from the ocean in Spring Lake NJ.  I wishthat family and everyone else in the path of Sandy best wishes.

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Re:East Coasters: Ready for Hurricane Sandy?? - Mon, 10/29/12 7:51 AM
I picked the last of the peppers from the garden and dug up and potted my rosemary, thyme and parsley. Something I don't usually do this early but I was afraid nothing would be salvageable. Took the dog for a walk at 7:20 and had to use a flashlight! the wind is so scarey! I love all the beautiful huge old trees we have in this area but this morning I was afraid of them!

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Re:East Coasters: Ready for Hurricane Sandy?? - Mon, 10/29/12 8:02 AM
I agree agnesrob.....when it sounds like a freight train outside, the wind is definitely howling! I'm going to put off taking my dog out until she's crossing her legs...then I know it will be a quick trip!! Be safe, Roadfooders!

leethebard
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Re:East Coasters: Ready for Hurricane Sandy?? - Mon, 10/29/12 9:30 AM
It DOES look creepy, and yes, agnesrob,I too look at those trees and worry....and the worst is yet to come.....Stay safe everyone!!

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Re:East Coasters: Ready for Hurricane Sandy?? - Mon, 10/29/12 9:38 AM
Here in central Massachusetts ... most of the wind is coming from the weather people standing in front of a map, that almost misses our area entirely ... but still trying to excite us to go out and buy water, etc.  (If the storm misses us, they have to wait until next time so they can update their resume tapes.)

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Re:East Coasters: Ready for Hurricane Sandy?? - Mon, 10/29/12 10:28 AM
I'm pretty far inland, but I pulled out the generator at work and got everything ready just in case we lose power. I'm not worried about flooding or not being able to get around. Some people here are already freaking out (and we're smack dab in the center of NY, away from the worst of it), and it makes me wonder what they'd ever do if things got really bad.

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Re:East Coasters: Ready for Hurricane Sandy?? - Mon, 10/29/12 11:14 AM
11:15 Am, monday...wind starting to get strong here in Ocean County NJ

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Re:East Coasters: Ready for Hurricane Sandy?? - Mon, 10/29/12 12:42 PM
Lee,
 Our thoughts are with you...Stay Safe !
AL -
formerly of New Egypt,NJ
(A long time ago)

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Re:East Coasters: Ready for Hurricane Sandy?? - Mon, 10/29/12 1:06 PM
Hang in there everybody!  You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
 

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Re:East Coasters: Ready for Hurricane Sandy?? - Mon, 10/29/12 1:40 PM
Stay safe my friends!
 
Don't take any chances.

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Re:East Coasters: Ready for Hurricane Sandy?? - Mon, 10/29/12 2:16 PM
My Sister just lost power in Matawan already.. With Irene it was 5 days without power.

These warnings are warnings we've never experienced. As long as the big bunch of kids in my house understand that this is serious....and they are not going anywhere...it's ok.

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Re:East Coasters: Ready for Hurricane Sandy?? - Mon, 10/29/12 2:22 PM
My thoughts for your safety, and know full well what your experiencing, having been through Katrina and most recently Isaac.  At least here our hurricanes are in the warmer months.
 
 
 

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Re:East Coasters: Ready for Hurricane Sandy?? - Mon, 10/29/12 2:28 PM
About to get nasty here.

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Re:East Coasters: Ready for Hurricane Sandy?? - Mon, 10/29/12 2:42 PM
The pine trees in our back yard are bending about 45 degrees...and boy is that wind howling....thanks for all the prayers....I'm doing the same for all of you in Sandy's path. Stay well.

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Re:East Coasters: Ready for Hurricane Sandy?? - Tue, 10/30/12 12:59 AM
Last I looked, Pittsburgh was getting heavy rain. Hope all our Western PA folks are safe.

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Re:East Coasters: Ready for Hurricane Sandy?? - Tue, 10/30/12 1:48 AM
Very surprised to wake up and we still have power. The wind is really howling out there. Hang in there everyone!

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Re:East Coasters: Ready for Hurricane Sandy?? - Tue, 10/30/12 6:27 AM
We still have power here, which is almost always a surprise if there's any breeze. Winds here are out of the northwest at 29 mph, with 37 degrees and very light snow.

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Re:East Coasters: Ready for Hurricane Sandy?? - Tue, 10/30/12 7:26 AM
I feel for my friends in NOVA:  I even hope those tall trees overhanging the Arlington, VA house I "gave" my ex-wife stay in place.

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Re:East Coasters: Ready for Hurricane Sandy?? - Tue, 10/30/12 8:10 AM
We're happy. There's enough snow for me to have to use a broom and a scraper to get the car cleared off for my Waffle House visit this morning. Please let it snow again on Friday, the opening day of pheasant season.

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Re:East Coasters: Ready for Hurricane Sandy?? - Tue, 10/30/12 9:27 AM
While pretty safely tucked in Wisconsin, we do have winds today up to 50 miles an hour-one can here it even inside...please, again be safe!

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Re:East Coasters: Ready for Hurricane Sandy?? - Tue, 10/30/12 11:34 AM
Syracuse, NY has a light drizzle and little wind in my part of town, been the same since late last night. Looks like we dodged the worst of it.

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Re:East Coasters: Ready for Hurricane Sandy?? - Tue, 10/30/12 12:45 PM
I'm waiting to hear from billyboy.  Fairly sure he lives in an area of Manhattan that got flooded.

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Re:East Coasters: Ready for Hurricane Sandy?? - Tue, 10/30/12 2:05 PM
I think tony is canoeing. 

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Re:East Coasters: Ready for Hurricane Sandy?? - Tue, 10/30/12 10:09 PM
1bbqboy


I think tony is canoeing. 

 
Canoe blew away.
 
I do, however, now own an indoor pool...and if anyone needs firewood, I have a large new inventory.

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Re:East Coasters: Ready for Hurricane Sandy?? - Tue, 10/30/12 11:39 PM
LI waterfront BBQ? 
Tony's Bad To The Bone?

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Re:East Coasters: Ready for Hurricane Sandy?? - Wed, 10/31/12 10:01 AM
Here is a slideshow from my neighborhood in Rye.  No water damage.  Pumpkin picking season ended yesterday, and firewood picking season starts today.
 
https://picasaweb.google.com/107801993652107046138/HurricaneSandy?authkey=Gv1sRgCOHdp63Cq8LPSQ&noredirect=1#

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Re:East Coasters: Ready for Hurricane Sandy?? - Wed, 10/31/12 10:02 AM
This is my favorite picture from down the street
 


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Re:East Coasters: Ready for Hurricane Sandy?? - Wed, 10/31/12 10:32 AM
Incredible photos Stephen!  It really looks like your neighborhood took a beating.  Everything ok at your house? 

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Re:East Coasters: Ready for Hurricane Sandy?? - Wed, 10/31/12 11:18 AM
Thanks BB, incredibily, everything is fine at my house

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Re:East Coasters: Ready for Hurricane Sandy?? - Wed, 10/31/12 11:38 AM
Great news!  Considering the devestation around you, that is pretty amazing.  Can't imagine how strong those winds must of been to bring down a tree of that size. 

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Re:East Coasters: Ready for Hurricane Sandy?? - Wed, 10/31/12 2:53 PM
So glad you are okay.....pictures incredible, sorry for your neighbors loss. Great looking house, by the way, Stephen!

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Re:East Coasters: Ready for Hurricane Sandy?? - Wed, 10/31/12 7:31 PM
Four days... No power...cell phone sporatic at best...little gas, unless you wait in line half a day. Schools closed 'til Monday, at the earliest. Big tree limbs in our front yard just missed the house... But we're safe..and that's all that matters. Sending this by cell, while it's working.such devastation in our town. Still flooding and still gas fires burning.one house broke from its foundation and lan feed on a four lane bridge. Lots of pictures on brickpatch. Com
Lo

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Re:East Coasters: Ready for Hurricane Sandy?? - Thu, 11/1/12 12:03 PM
I stayed open during the whole shebang, I bought a bunch of dry ice to keep things cool, heated with propane gas units....did $54.00 in biz, total for both days, lol, but I was determined to keep my sanity by staying open, while everything near and far seemed to be falling apart, it worked for me!
The tragedy in New York and Jersey is apalling, worse than Katrina?? I don't know, but gotta be as bad. Godspeed to all of you who were damaged by Sandy!

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Re:East Coasters: Ready for Hurricane Sandy?? - Thu, 11/1/12 12:10 PM
Good on ya, Chewy.

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Re:East Coasters: Ready for Hurricane Sandy?? - Thu, 11/1/12 3:21 PM
Lee..I have to ask..........with all the devestation your way, how is it possible that you are posting? Your Cell may end up being your life-line!...Stay calm and stay safe!

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Re:East Coasters: Ready for Hurricane Sandy?? - Fri, 11/2/12 3:13 PM
We're trying to make the best of it. Our. Cell phones keep us in touch. We cannot only talk to all of you, but we confined where gas is available and ice. We're re also getting the names of friends less fortunate. Today we are helping two two of our friends who were flooded out of their homes.

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Re:East Coasters: Ready for Hurricane Sandy?? - Fri, 11/2/12 5:54 PM
If you got a Starbucks nearby you can charge your cellphone and laptop accordind to my brother in law on electricity less Long Island.
No gas, etc., getting very ugly according to him.

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Re:East Coasters: Ready for Hurricane Sandy?? - Wed, 11/21/12 10:56 PM
We made it through , lots of tree damages , trampoline did a Wizard of Oz on us but was able to secure it to a tree while it was airborne at the height of the storm , out of power for four days but many others along the coasts of NY and NJ still sufferering
Benzee