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    Our hatches are all battened as Hurricane Sandy looks like it will swing right up the Delaware bay/river and smack us good.

    The nitwit neighbors to my left have done nothing to prepare and have patio furniture, plants, and other potential projectiles all over the deck. I'm just hoping as I always do that our neighbor's huge tree on the right doesn't come crashing down. If it does, it will land on my house.

    Hubby packed a bag and went to work so it's just me and the dog. I think we're ready.

    Stay safe, everyone!

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    The GS is safe,right? Hope you all come through fine.Both our kids are in New Hampshire,one by the coast and one over by Vermont.Will be a tense few days.Good luck..Ed
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    Thanks, Ed. The GS's are safely tucked in to the garage, both with full tanks of gas just in case.

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    All the potential projectiles are stored. Even had to dedecorate for Halloween.

    With high winds and having their full load of leaves, I have a couple of trees that I'm worried about, but can't do anything about it now. Today, I watch Tivo'ed motoGP, tomorrow, I clean up.
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    good luck to all of you in the path. We will be watching and have you in our thoughts.
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    Good thoughts your way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newstar View Post
    Thanks, Ed. The GS's are safely tucked in to the garage, both with full tanks of gas just in case.
    East of I-81, Pennsylvania Emergency Management wants you to stay-off the highway on your GS or that empty 18-wheeler. Just in case you were considering any trips out in the weather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newstar View Post
    Our hatches are all battened as Hurricane Sandy looks like it will swing right up the Delaware bay/river and smack us good.

    The nitwit neighbors to my left have done nothing to prepare and have patio furniture, plants, and other potential projectiles all over the deck. I'm just hoping as I always do that our neighbor's huge tree on the right doesn't come crashing down. If it does, it will land on my house.

    Hubby packed a bag and went to work so it's just me and the dog. I think we're ready.

    Stay safe, everyone!
    Shame your neighbor seems to have no concern with what damage those things flying around , can do to others....some just do not care.

    At any rate stay safe, and hold on to your doggy! Prayers & best wishes to you & all others in the storms path!!!

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    Considering the path of the storm, I expected a lot worse than we got. Thankfully we didn't even lose power. Nothing more than a ton of rain and fallen leaves to clean up.

    Hope the rest of you are all warm and dry, safe and sound.

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    I'm sitting in dry, calm Texas observing. I'm pretty sure when it is all over that like Katrina in New Orleans, the vast majority of damage will be from flood events and not damage from high winds. That, and losses due to power being out for a week or two, or three.
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    Kind of a non-event here in Western NY, yes some rain, winds have subsided to a breeze. Last nights wind didn't even take all the remaining leaves off the trees, a couple gusts to the 50 mph range, but we get that a dozen times a year anyway.

    Couple more days of some rain and looks like it will be gone

    Here near Buffalo, no snow even in the forecast.
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    I'm in upstate NY. In Greene County we had 200 people without power, and Ulster county below Greene had 17,000 people without power. Below the Catskill Mountains they had 40-50 mph winds. Up in the valleys of the mountains they had 75 mph winds. On the mountain tops they got 100 mph winds, but they are higher in the jet stream. Everything here is closed. Schools should open tomorrow. The further south you go, the worse it gets. The shoreline around NY, NJ, MD, DE have lots of water damage as you might expect. Outside this region, there is wind damage.

    Last year I was 10 miles from ground zero for Hurricane Irene. We expected significant wind damage. But, we got little wind damage, and significant water levels. Mainly because of 15 inches of rain, and reservoirs failing. You just never know what you'll get with a hurricane. Especially if mountains are involved.

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    What I am finding annoying is the people with too much time to photoshop pictures. Last night, one of the reputable news sites posted a picture of the new Indian River Inlet Bridge failing. (Coastal Highway between Fenwick Island and Ocean City, MD). I've also seen sharks swimming through neighborhoods. And the less obvious worry of Godzilla marching up various beaches. Talented people, yes. But these really should be verified before being posted as breaking news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    I'm sitting in dry, calm Texas observing. I'm pretty sure when it is all over that like Katrina in New Orleans, the vast majority of damage will be from flood events and not damage from high winds. That, and losses due to power being out for a week or two, or three.
    Floods are really nasty--they don't call water the "universal solvent" for nothing.

    I spent most of a summer pumping out basements for the city after a flood. One time the lady was across the street when I arrived and didn't see me in time to catch me leaving. I'd looked into her basement and it looked dry to me so I left. When I came back, closer inspection revealed it looked dry because of all the wood wall paneling floating on top.
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    PG has it right- its always the flooding and falling trees. flying objects, etc- at least until you get much higher up the wind scale than Sandy- which was a non-event here in sounthern NC- we didn't even pull boats fom lifts and took no precaution beyond the usual pre hurricane season stuff of verifying the generator and its fuel supply, checking on boarding materials in storage, etc etc.

    I have to agree with pffog. I find some of the coverage out of NY to be breathless overhyped drivel- simply an easy way to make something for TV. The power and transporation issues will prove to be major inconveniences to tolerate and correct but there's a long way between that sort of thing and immediate danger. Apparently there has been at least one levee failure and a major fire- those and the loss of Bounty off the NC coast seem to be the biggest imediate loses but there will be a lot of folks looking for something beside the subway for a while.

    Watch out for those delayed floods as water rolls off the hills up there and collects downstream...

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