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Re: Hurricane Sandy
« Reply #90 on: October 28, 2012, 04:20:10 PM »
I've heard that most of the coast of NJ is under evacuation and that some roads are already flooded.  It is drizzly here but not much else. Our Tick or Treat has been cancelled for Wednesday (bummed!) but no word on if the schools will close.

Yeah, you know its bad when they close AND evacuate the AC Casinos.  They don't normally close for ANYTHING.

That is a sign of an apocolypse.  I worked there for years.  Before major storms they would send us home to pack a suitcase so they wouldn't have to kick customers out.

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Re: Hurricane Sandy
« Reply #91 on: October 28, 2012, 04:30:03 PM »
I've heard that most of the coast of NJ is under evacuation and that some roads are already flooded.  It is drizzly here but not much else. Our Tick or Treat has been cancelled for Wednesday (bummed!) but no word on if the schools will close.

Yeah, you know its bad when they close AND evacuate the AC Casinos.  They don't normally close for ANYTHING.

That is a sign of an apocolypse.  I worked there for years.  Before major storms they would send us home to pack a suitcase so they wouldn't have to kick customers out.

Haha - where's the "like" button when you need it?  I agree; I'm sure there were still some SS's who complained their gambling was interrupted!

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Re: Hurricane Sandy
« Reply #92 on: October 28, 2012, 04:35:28 PM »
I've heard that most of the coast of NJ is under evacuation and that some roads are already flooded.  It is drizzly here but not much else. Our Tick or Treat has been cancelled for Wednesday (bummed!) but no word on if the schools will close.

Yeah, you know its bad when they close AND evacuate the AC Casinos.  They don't normally close for ANYTHING.

That is a sign of an apocolypse.  I worked there for years.  Before major storms they would send us home to pack a suitcase so they wouldn't have to kick customers out.

Haha - where's the "like" button when you need it?  I agree; I'm sure there were still some SS's who complained their gambling was interrupted!

Spot on!

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Re: Hurricane Sandy
« Reply #93 on: October 28, 2012, 05:01:43 PM »
Just watched (on TV) the Philadelphia Eagles lose in a driving rain. 

I would add, get all your important papers together in a waterproof box, and keep it where you can find it quickly.



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Re: Hurricane Sandy
« Reply #94 on: October 28, 2012, 05:55:44 PM »
A winter storm warning has been issued for Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia until Tuesday evening. The mountain elevations are supposed to get anywhere from 4 inches to a foot of snow. My thoughts are with my friends and former classmates at my old school, who are stuck at school, up on the side of a mountain.
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Re: Hurricane Sandy
« Reply #95 on: October 28, 2012, 06:03:05 PM »
Most schools in the area are now closed on Monday.

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Re: Hurricane Sandy
« Reply #96 on: October 28, 2012, 06:09:24 PM »
Most schools in the area are now closed on Monday.

Here, too.  (Richmond)

We've had wind all day but no rain. They say it will start late tonight and continue through Tuesday morning at least. I've been watching a webcam of Virginia Beach and the water is really high. Apparently coastal towns are already flooding.

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Re: Hurricane Sandy
« Reply #97 on: October 28, 2012, 06:15:24 PM »
No rain here yet but the school was closed for Monday.

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Re: Hurricane Sandy
« Reply #98 on: October 28, 2012, 06:16:11 PM »
I spoke too soon about being too far inland...  They are calling for the potential of 100 mm (about 4") Monday night into Tuesday, which could certainly cause significant flooding.

My house will be fine - I'm up on a hill.  If my house floods, we've got bigger problems than a hurricane.  But there is the potential for power outages.  All the drinking water has back-up power; if it gets bad, we might have to boil it but we should still have it available.  I've still got 35 gallons in a rain barrel, if needed, and I could set a barrel back up under the downspout.

I've got to run out to the grocery store to grab some kidney beans to go in the pot of chilli I'm making so I'll make sure to get some milk and bread.  I hope it isn't too crazy in the stores.

I've got lots of cheese and eggs and lots of homemade dinners in the freezer.  And I've got a camp stove and lots of propane.  My biggest issue will be heat if we lose power - I don't have any alternate source.  But I've got sleeping bags and lots of blankets and two cats who don't normally get to sleep with me.  I might have to make an exception.   :)
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Re: Hurricane Sandy
« Reply #99 on: October 28, 2012, 06:47:36 PM »
Schools are closed, Federal Govt is closed, stores are picked over, gas lines are long...   ::)   I'm going to work tomorrow while DH works from home and keeps an eye on DD.  We'll see what happens, if anything, on Tuesday.  We've had so many Apocalypse warnings over the years it's hard to get spun up.  We have enough food for a few days, a whole-house generator, the cars are gassed up, and movies are on the DVR.  I'll stop at the ATM in the morning on my way in and get some cash.

We're situated in a 100-year flood plain with plenty of low-lying land behind our property.

I expect a windy day of bad rain and not much more.

Yawn.  :-\   Just another Manic Monday...  I've a report to deliver tomorrow and that's my big concern.


Oh, DH just suggested I add that we have 5K rounds of ammo in case the Zombie Apocalypse is part of all this.  I told him he can defend the house until I get home from work.  ;D
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Re: Hurricane Sandy
« Reply #100 on: October 28, 2012, 07:02:50 PM »
Here in New Hampshire, it looks like we will be on the fringes of the storm. Heavy rain and strong winds, over 40 mph. But Irene last year was a tropical storm when she hit Vermont, and she did an incredible amount of damage none the less. The coast may get a significant storm surge; fortunately, we only have 17 miles of coastline.

Trick or treating has been moved to Saturday, because they don't want little kids running around if power lines are down and repair crews are at work. It seems that downed power lines and localized flooding are the chief threats right now. Of course, if Sandy doesn't veer off to the west, we could be in for it.

Currently, schools and offices are open as usual on Monday. They expect the worst of the storm to come through Monday afternoon to Tuesday morning, so it will be interesting to see if places close early. I'm only 5 miles from work, so I'm not too terribly worried. And there's a big gym in our complex where we can all sleep if it comes to that--I really don't think it will come to that, though.

My thoughts are with those who will be getting the brunt of the storm. Stay safe!
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Re: Hurricane Sandy
« Reply #101 on: October 28, 2012, 07:35:07 PM »
I'm in the Seacoast region of NH. We had trick or treating today, and they've already started canceling the local schools for tomorrow. I think most of us are ready for the storm.

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Re: Hurricane Sandy
« Reply #102 on: October 28, 2012, 07:47:51 PM »
So far, schools are still open tomorrow here, although my university is going to reassess that tomorrow at noon, and I've already cancelled my Tuesday office hours.

What amuses me is that Wunderground has Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday all labelled as days when Sandy is going to be in effect... but only a 50% chance of rain for each day! More concerning, Wednesday has switched to show possible snow, which I didn't think was going to hit my area. Well, I guess we will see.

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Re: Hurricane Sandy
« Reply #103 on: October 28, 2012, 07:54:17 PM »
Everything is pretty much closed here tomorrow.  Metro, Feds, state, county.....they cancelled early voting for Maryland tomorrow, may cancel it for Tuesday.  My office has already called for liberal leave, I'll call tomorrow to see if we're closed.  If not, I'm sort of figuring a half day - my department has one weather policy.  "If you're not comfortable, either go home or stay home, and just tell us."  I'm wondering if our back parking lot is going to flood at work...we back to a marshy area of the Chesapeake Bay.

ETA: Just looked at the current track.  My aunt is now in the NE "worst" quadrant as of Tuesday, and she lives in a flood plain.  Please say a prayer for her and her dog, good thoughts, whatever.  She has very good friends to help her, but she lives alone, and I know she's worried.  Thanks.
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Re: Hurricane Sandy
« Reply #104 on: October 28, 2012, 07:56:36 PM »
....   I'm going to work tomorrow.....   
Anyone in the storm area who is planning to be away from home tomorrow needs to be prepared to be stranded there for a couple of days.  Throw bedding, clothing, medicine, and food, and personal hygiene products in the trunk of your car.  Better safe than sorry. 

I'm way west in Omaha.  But corporate headquarters is in northern New Jersey.  I haven't heard anything official, but I'd be surprised if they weren't close.