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    Is everyone here prepared? What have you done to prepare?

    I read this a few minutes ago....

    Sandy considered a hurricane again, winds clocked at 75 mph | Fox News

    Do not under-estimate this storm and think, "It won't be that bad" just because some forecasts never turn out to be what they say.

    This thing is no joke.

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    Thanks Darryl...but I realize this and I started this thread purposefully separate from the other one.

    That one has to do with the election. I want this one to purely about the approaching storm and how it affects each one of us.
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    #75 Jersey


    I thought that I heard a clip from Reverend Wright and he was blaming "God Damn America" for hurricane Sandy.

    I suppose anything is better than having to listen to Joe Biden mock the bravery of a dead American soldier.
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    I should have kept the politics out of this one and not responded. Sorry about that PR.

    There's no way to know exactly what direction this storm will head, but if it hits here I have some protection from the northeast. Also, my son came over yesterday to help me get some things off of the deck and I'll pull some of the lighter stuff in today. It's better to prepare for the storm and not have it hit than to take it lightly and get rocked.
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    #54 Jersey

    I'm fairly well prepared by default; years of living in a hurricane zone creates a few habits. I battened down the hatches, chopped down a couple potentially troublesome limbs, gassed and tuned up the winter Impreza (I live in a pretty high elevation and there is a potential for snow here), and made sure the generator was in working order and the panel connections were good.

    We have no leaves on the trees here, so while I don't expect the problems we had last year with heavy leaves causing power outages, it also means the wind will whip through a little easier.

    I'm betting the impact here in upstate CT won't be that bad, unless you live in the valley. In that case, the flooding could be particularly bad.
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    Upstate CT? I have a brother who lives high on a large hill in East Windsor CT. Is that close to you? He was without power for a week last year. Said he'd buy a generator after that storm but procrastinated until this weekend. I'll have to call him today to see if he was able to get one!

    Hope you make out ok...CT is supposedly in one of the highest danger zones....again!
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    #54 Jersey

    I'm about twenty miles west of there. Yeah, East Windsor and the rest of the CT river valley area got hit particularly hard last during Irene and the snowstorm. My father decided to try and get a new generator this week, but there's a three week backup.

    Hope you make it alright, but it looks like you guys up in MA might miss the worst of it.
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    All of southern New England is in a very dangerous zone starting tonight through Tuesday.....long duration storm for sure.

    I'm a part-time amature weather buff....have been since I was a child. So I enjoy the excitement of any major storm. My all-time favorite was the Blizzard of '78. Prolly before your time buddy.
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    Sure was. I grew up on the VA/NC line and we habitually got hurricanes. My earliest memory of a major meteorological event was Hurricane Gloria. Then again, I also seem to recall a huge snowstorm in 1983(?); something very unusual for Virginia Beach.
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    Just heard the latest forecast for my area....60-80mph winds Monday and Monday night with tropical downpours....

    However this thing works out....

    We get what we deserve....:D;)
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    Just listen to what they say, and prepare. Dont worry about bottled water. Use containers or plastic zip bags in your house and tap water by tonight.
    Make sure you know were all the big trees are in your yard and sleep in rooms that are safe or the basement if you can, and you can get propane if you have a grill to cook when electricity goes out. Charcoal and a pit works to.
    Make sure you have enough pet food to. You can also eat stuff like cereal.
    canned soups are already cooked so you dont need to heat them up.
    Get to the ATM and get cash.
    candles candles candles, batteries run out to fast.
    They sell trauma packs at CVS for large wounds.
    Do not let your pet out to poo, so be prepared to let them go inside.
    just be careful, and Ill prey for you. LOL, unfortunately in in Virginia.

    oh, and make sure you have skills in your learning skills que for EVE Online before the storm. You may not be on for days ;)
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    #87 Jersey

    According to the latest track Romney will take Pa.

    With Philly being crushed by the storm soft Obama support will be even softer with low turnout in eastern PA.
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    Wow!! NYC just announced the shut down of their entire transit system.
    Bus, subway and commuter rail.
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    Stay safe Mrs.
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    I'm off to get the usual supplies. Guitar strings, gunpowder, and hamhocks.

    [​IMG]
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    Makes me wish I lived anywhere but on the 15th floor with one entire wall made of glass.


    LOL Cracked me up.....sounds like we can plan on eating the pet food.

    Excellent suggestion - but watch the candles, please. The FD is already going to be overworked.

    When some sections of northern Va. lost power for a week earlier this year they also lost their 911 system, too. It's good to be prepared for medical emergencies....make sure any prescriptions are filled enough to last a week or more, just in case.

    Makes me realize how much we depend on electricity nowdays.....everything needs to be plugged in or charged to work. Even all of my reading material is tied up in a Kindle.
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    #24 Jersey

    Thank you....you, too!!

    Everyone, stay safe.

    I've already stocked up on the essentials......4 12-packs of pepsi, lots of BBQ potato chips, an industrial size bag of Smarties, 4 packages of sugar cookies, a birthday cake even though it's not anyone's birthday, Cheese Curls, peanut butter, both creamy and extra crunchy, tylenol and Maalox and an extra carton of cigarettes.

    :)

    We're ready!
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    Junk food and .....CIGARETTES??!!!!

    Well, at least you & I have the same taste in peanut butter! I got my Skippy Super Chunk too!

    And here I've always thought of you and the Mr as health-minded folk!

    I read your list and it just made me think.....YUK!!!:eek:

    I've got my Almond Milk, raw almond, some bananas, frozen berries and protein powder. Gave up soda 3 years ago, so I've got 3 12 packs of sparkling water.
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    I fill the car with gas - check the candles ...

    as for everything else I prefer to rough it - it's good for the soul.
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