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Re: Hurricane Sandy
« Reply #75 on: October 27, 2012, 09:54:33 PM »
Also...

Bring iin outdoor furniture and flower pots.  If you have a pool (filled), just toss the patio furniture into the water.

Fill bathtubs with water, or buy bottled drinking water.  Sometimes tap water isn't drinkable after a hurricane.  (At least, this was true in New Orleans.)

For those of us who didn't have supplies to board up windows, we used to criss-cross windows with masking tape.  If they broke, at least the glass wouldn't fly everywhere.  The tape residue was messy to clean up afterwards though.
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Re: Hurricane Sandy
« Reply #76 on: October 27, 2012, 11:07:51 PM »
To remove tape residue use something thats not water-based.  Start with furniture polish.  If that doesn't work try WD-40. 

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Re: Hurricane Sandy
« Reply #77 on: October 28, 2012, 07:06:25 AM »
To remove tape residue use something thats not water-based.  Start with furniture polish.  If that doesn't work try WD-40.

Or Goo Gone. Smells like oranges!
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Re: Hurricane Sandy
« Reply #78 on: October 28, 2012, 10:12:29 AM »
Hope everyone can stay safe.  We are expecting high winds and flooding where I live.  I'm hoping it blows all the remaining leaves on my trees and in my yard to the annoying neighbors down the street.  >:D




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Re: Hurricane Sandy
« Reply #79 on: October 28, 2012, 10:34:11 AM »
Hope everyone can stay safe.  We are expecting high winds and flooding where I live.  I'm hoping it blows all the remaining leaves on my trees and in my yard to the annoying neighbors down the street.  >:D

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Re: Hurricane Sandy
« Reply #80 on: October 28, 2012, 11:31:01 AM »
Well, the rain started but it's a pretty gentle kind of thing. No wind yet - we're not supposed to get the real stuff until Tuesday and Wednesday. Thanks to the poster who suggested getting cash! I would have never thought of that, and I never have cash on me. I went and filled up my car today and stopped by the ATM. I'm trying to do as many chores as I can that I won't be able to do if the power goes out - laundry, vacuuming, that kind of thing. Made sure to take all my trashes out, since they were getting full and the last thing I will want to do on Wednesday is hike my bags out to the shed in the downpour!

Hmm, what else? Got some non-perishable, non-refrigerated food, made sure the kitties have plenty of food, got plenty of bottled water for myself and the kitties, candles and a flashlight... when it gets closer to the actual event, I'll go around and make sure the windows are locked securely and my storm doors as well.

Any reports in from people who are already experiencing the effects in the US?

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Re: Hurricane Sandy
« Reply #81 on: October 28, 2012, 12:21:09 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.

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Re: Hurricane Sandy
« Reply #82 on: October 28, 2012, 12:30:24 PM »
Any reports in from people who are already experiencing the effects in the US?
My favorite source for forecast is Weather Underground.  Here's their Hurricane Sandy Tracking page.  http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/tracking/at201218.html

For news coverage of the storm check out The Weather Channel on cable tv or visit their site.
http://www.weather.com/weather/hurricanecentral/
Or google a tv station or newspaper in a city in the storm's path.

Someone on another board I visit says her friend on Long Island already has water in her yard. 

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Re: Hurricane Sandy
« Reply #83 on: October 28, 2012, 12:33:24 PM »
Im in the Dc Metro area. I'm not worried, but my step mother is convinced that I'm going to be blown away. She's been worried and calling all weekend.

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Re: Hurricane Sandy
« Reply #84 on: October 28, 2012, 01:02:16 PM »
A friend of mine visiting with her elderly mother in Connecticut just posted her evacuation notice on FB. She says the storm surge is expected to be 6-11 feet in her location.

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Re: Hurricane Sandy
« Reply #85 on: October 28, 2012, 01:07:44 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.

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Re: Hurricane Sandy
« Reply #86 on: October 28, 2012, 01:16:54 PM »
NYC checking in.

Our landlord put up signs to close all our windows (most keep one open with a screen because of overheating) and I took care of that last night.  Supermarket visit today for bathroom tissue, bread, frankfurters, canned soup, and snacks.  I have plenty tuna, sardines, and low-sugar preserves for myself and lots of Fancy Feast for the furbabies.  Who are now hiding and sleeping after being quite agitated this morning.

I have adequate flashlights and candles just in case, although most of our power lines are underground.  I have two Brita pitchers that are working overtime.

What I am most concerned about are dead leaves on the streets.  There are some blocks where they have not been swept up so I'm concerned about them blocking the storm drains.

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Re: Hurricane Sandy
« Reply #87 on: October 28, 2012, 01:37:45 PM »
Well, there's a pink flamingo in NH safe for the duration of the storm.  Brought in my yard ornaments:  the flamingo (named Elvis), my gazing ball, bottles off my bottle tree.  Got the wooden folding chairs down basement.  DH will get our resin ones, the metal table, chiminea, and barbecue grill stowed later on today.  We have water, non-perishable food, and batteries.  And plane tickets for Wednesday.

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Re: Hurricane Sandy
« Reply #88 on: October 28, 2012, 01:51:27 PM »
It's gently raining here, but the temperature has dropped steadily since 6 this morning, and is now at 49 F. I'm fully expecting snow flurries, if not actual snow, by tonight.
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Re: Hurricane Sandy
« Reply #89 on: October 28, 2012, 03:18:18 PM »
We had light rain this morning that stopped. It's really gloomy here, but not raining now. We have candles & matches, flashlights w/batteries, bottled water, and plenty of food that doesn't need to be cooked. We have a charcoal grill, but no camp stove. I'm going to make one last run to the grocery store because I really want some nacho cheese dip and tortilla chips!
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