Off topic to all of our friends in Frankenstorm's Path - Stay safe!

alice124
alice124 Member Posts: 896
John and I usually are the first to discount big news stories of weather predictions, but this one hosts lots of frightening elements. Take the recommended precautions and stay safe.

Take care of yourself and all your loved ones, including the four-legged variety! Prayers are with you all.
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  • I am alive
    I am alive Member Posts: 315
    Amen Alice! We've spent two
    Amen Alice! We've spent two days batting down the hatches - removing lawn furniture, flower pots, hoses & presidential election signs from outside the house so they won't become missles in the expected high winds. Bought non-perishable food and water for the very real possibility of being without electricity for several days (hope it's not longer), propane for the grill so we'll be able to cook, batteries for the flashlights and lanterns. Been doing all laundry so that will have been taken care of, cooking a few day's worth of meals that won't need to be refrigerated if the power goes. All done with the full knowledge that the hysterical weather reporters could be wrong in their predictions. So glad not to be thinking about cancer!
  • alice124
    alice124 Member Posts: 896

    Amen Alice! We've spent two
    Amen Alice! We've spent two days batting down the hatches - removing lawn furniture, flower pots, hoses & presidential election signs from outside the house so they won't become missles in the expected high winds. Bought non-perishable food and water for the very real possibility of being without electricity for several days (hope it's not longer), propane for the grill so we'll be able to cook, batteries for the flashlights and lanterns. Been doing all laundry so that will have been taken care of, cooking a few day's worth of meals that won't need to be refrigerated if the power goes. All done with the full knowledge that the hysterical weather reporters could be wrong in their predictions. So glad not to be thinking about cancer!

    Sandy - Frankenstorm
    Where are you located? Is it New York? I heard they've already closed the transportation system in New York. Are you on the water?

    I was just at Petsmart stocking up for my pets, and John and I went grocery shopping yesterday, though we needed little. Since the shelves were mostly bare, good thing. Schools have already been closed for tomorrow. I don't usually worry much about forecasts, but there seem to be a lot of negative forces coming together on this one. Really hope it's just hype.
  • I am alive
    I am alive Member Posts: 315
    alice124 said:

    Sandy - Frankenstorm
    Where are you located? Is it New York? I heard they've already closed the transportation system in New York. Are you on the water?

    I was just at Petsmart stocking up for my pets, and John and I went grocery shopping yesterday, though we needed little. Since the shelves were mostly bare, good thing. Schools have already been closed for tomorrow. I don't usually worry much about forecasts, but there seem to be a lot of negative forces coming together on this one. Really hope it's just hype.

    Big Sandy
    I'm in Pennsylvania, outside Philadelphia. Latest news has Sandy making landfall just north of Atlantic City, about an hour and a half from here. Just starting to drizzle now! Thank God I'm not near water. Those folks are going to have a hard time. But I do have 15 towering trees that are upwards of 100 years old that I would hate to lose (not to mention the damage they could do if felled). Their age makes them vulnerable I fear. Fingers crossed. Hype would be a good thing. Here's hoping for hype!
  • icemantoo
    icemantoo Member Posts: 3,359 Member

    Big Sandy
    I'm in Pennsylvania, outside Philadelphia. Latest news has Sandy making landfall just north of Atlantic City, about an hour and a half from here. Just starting to drizzle now! Thank God I'm not near water. Those folks are going to have a hard time. But I do have 15 towering trees that are upwards of 100 years old that I would hate to lose (not to mention the damage they could do if felled). Their age makes them vulnerable I fear. Fingers crossed. Hype would be a good thing. Here's hoping for hype!

    Thats all I hear
    My daughter and 3 granddaughters are in Owings Mills, NW of Baltimore. They are on high groung so the big worry is if power goes out. At one time they were thinking of driving to Michigan which is out of Sandys range.

    Icemantoo
  • alice124
    alice124 Member Posts: 896
    icemantoo said:

    Thats all I hear
    My daughter and 3 granddaughters are in Owings Mills, NW of Baltimore. They are on high groung so the big worry is if power goes out. At one time they were thinking of driving to Michigan which is out of Sandys range.

    Icemantoo

    Sandy definitely has our attention
    Keep hoping it sounds worse than it is going to be. I live a block off Baltimore's Inner Harbor so we'll be watching the flooding reports closely. Stay safe everyone!
  • I am alive
    I am alive Member Posts: 315
    alice124 said:

    Sandy definitely has our attention
    Keep hoping it sounds worse than it is going to be. I live a block off Baltimore's Inner Harbor so we'll be watching the flooding reports closely. Stay safe everyone!

    Sandy girl
    Alice, they're not asking you to evacuate?
  • foxhd
    foxhd Member Posts: 3,181

    Sandy girl
    Alice, they're not asking you to evacuate?

    storm
    They are expecting mostly high winds in Ct. I guess we are prepared. Those of you getting rain, be careful too. Kids here may be missing Holloween for 2 years in a row. How strange is that?
  • ourfriendjohn
    ourfriendjohn Member Posts: 72
    foxhd said:

    storm
    They are expecting mostly high winds in Ct. I guess we are prepared. Those of you getting rain, be careful too. Kids here may be missing Holloween for 2 years in a row. How strange is that?

    storm
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you further up the coast. We (Wilmington, NC) were spared this go around but I mailed my flood insurance premium today anyway. Ouch.
  • icemantoo
    icemantoo Member Posts: 3,359 Member

    storm
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you further up the coast. We (Wilmington, NC) were spared this go around but I mailed my flood insurance premium today anyway. Ouch.

    Sandy visits Michigan to welcome RCC survivors
    Right now in the Northern suburbs of Detroit the winds are 36 MPH with gusts ro 60 MPH on the West side of Sandy . In Owings Mills 15 miles from the Baltimore nner Harbor the winds are 28 mph gusting to 40 mph. Our basketball pole from the 80's came down and took a slice off the side of our car.So far no storm surge in Michigan, but we are going to lose a lot of power with these winds and leaves on most of the trees..


    Icemantoo
  • NanoSecond
    NanoSecond Member Posts: 653
    icemantoo said:

    Sandy visits Michigan to welcome RCC survivors
    Right now in the Northern suburbs of Detroit the winds are 36 MPH with gusts ro 60 MPH on the West side of Sandy . In Owings Mills 15 miles from the Baltimore nner Harbor the winds are 28 mph gusting to 40 mph. Our basketball pole from the 80's came down and took a slice off the side of our car.So far no storm surge in Michigan, but we are going to lose a lot of power with these winds and leaves on most of the trees..


    Icemantoo

    Power out
    We lost our power at 5:15pm. Now running on generator. I reside in Rockville, MD - two miles from the Human Genome Project and the heart of NIH...

    Not sure how much longer our Internet access will stay up. The storm has still not reached its peak here.
  • alice124
    alice124 Member Posts: 896
    icemantoo said:

    Sandy visits Michigan to welcome RCC survivors
    Right now in the Northern suburbs of Detroit the winds are 36 MPH with gusts ro 60 MPH on the West side of Sandy . In Owings Mills 15 miles from the Baltimore nner Harbor the winds are 28 mph gusting to 40 mph. Our basketball pole from the 80's came down and took a slice off the side of our car.So far no storm surge in Michigan, but we are going to lose a lot of power with these winds and leaves on most of the trees..


    Icemantoo

    Wow - Sandy is one angry woman
    Wow-she's got even longer arms than I realized. I just heard part of the Atlantic City boardwalk had disappeared as had the fishing pier in Ocean City, MD. We are in official "stay in place" status with only emergency vehicles allowed on Baltimore streets. I'm amazed I can still post here and hope we continue to keep our power; know how fortunate we are.

    Stay safe everyone. This is some scary weather.
  • Texas_wedge
    Texas_wedge Member Posts: 2,798
    alice124 said:

    Wow - Sandy is one angry woman
    Wow-she's got even longer arms than I realized. I just heard part of the Atlantic City boardwalk had disappeared as had the fishing pier in Ocean City, MD. We are in official "stay in place" status with only emergency vehicles allowed on Baltimore streets. I'm amazed I can still post here and hope we continue to keep our power; know how fortunate we are.

    Stay safe everyone. This is some scary weather.

    Stormy weather
    Have been watching reports on and off all night and still worried for you folks. I worry about power outages, dislocation of hospital schedules and infection risks during the clean-ups, in addition to the more obvious hazards.

    It will be cheering for everyone here(CSN) if those in the hurricane's path can post to assure us you're OK.
  • foxhd
    foxhd Member Posts: 3,181

    Stormy weather
    Have been watching reports on and off all night and still worried for you folks. I worry about power outages, dislocation of hospital schedules and infection risks during the clean-ups, in addition to the more obvious hazards.

    It will be cheering for everyone here(CSN) if those in the hurricane's path can post to assure us you're OK.

    storm
    Well, we made it through the storm without damage. No property destruction or loss of power. Very fortunate. If anyone needs leaves, I seem to have collected a few. I have the equivalent of "Snow drifts" of leaves that collect where a vortex of wind circles and dumps them. I hope y'all are OK. Just another test.
  • alice124
    alice124 Member Posts: 896
    alice124 said:

    Wow - Sandy is one angry woman
    Wow-she's got even longer arms than I realized. I just heard part of the Atlantic City boardwalk had disappeared as had the fishing pier in Ocean City, MD. We are in official "stay in place" status with only emergency vehicles allowed on Baltimore streets. I'm amazed I can still post here and hope we continue to keep our power; know how fortunate we are.

    Stay safe everyone. This is some scary weather.

    Sandy!
    Well, the worst of Sandy is behind us and I'm still able to post -- don't need to pull out the wet vac -- and John and I are safe and dry. John is supposed to receive Votrient today and SANDY may delay delivery but we can deal with that. Overall, it could have been so much worse and we're both thankful it wasn't. Just hope everyone else has persevered as well. We're still restricted on going out (driving) but hopefully tonight that will change.
  • NanoSecond
    NanoSecond Member Posts: 653
    alice124 said:

    Sandy!
    Well, the worst of Sandy is behind us and I'm still able to post -- don't need to pull out the wet vac -- and John and I are safe and dry. John is supposed to receive Votrient today and SANDY may delay delivery but we can deal with that. Overall, it could have been so much worse and we're both thankful it wasn't. Just hope everyone else has persevered as well. We're still restricted on going out (driving) but hopefully tonight that will change.

    Bye-bye Sandy
    Still without power here but no other real damage. Just a lot of yard work ahead of me. The power issue is frustrating - it is only out along my street (effecting about 50 homes). My neighbor across the street (on a different feeder) got his power restored within a few hours. My neighbors behind me (also on a different feeder) never lost power at all.

    Well, at least our generator and Internet access still works. Now we get to see how long it will take PEPCO (our much reviled local power company) to deal with our little problem...
  • Texas_wedge
    Texas_wedge Member Posts: 2,798

    Bye-bye Sandy
    Still without power here but no other real damage. Just a lot of yard work ahead of me. The power issue is frustrating - it is only out along my street (effecting about 50 homes). My neighbor across the street (on a different feeder) got his power restored within a few hours. My neighbors behind me (also on a different feeder) never lost power at all.

    Well, at least our generator and Internet access still works. Now we get to see how long it will take PEPCO (our much reviled local power company) to deal with our little problem...

    I am alive
    and hope you haven't pegged out - please confirm all ok (on all fronts!).
  • I am alive
    I am alive Member Posts: 315

    I am alive
    and hope you haven't pegged out - please confirm all ok (on all fronts!).

    I am survived!
    Thanks for wondering where the heck I was. All is well outside Philly with the one exception of having no power. Trees are still upright (I love my trees). No house damage. No flooded basement. Steve & I are sitting in a Starbucks busily communicating with family & friends 'cause our cell phones don't work - a tower must be out, or maybe gazillions of folks are all trying to call out & text at the same time, overwhelming the system. Feeling fortunate though. Our doggie child was a nervousness wreck last night and the drenched mess in the yard still kind of freaks him. Cardinals and bluejays were busy rebuilding their nests all morning,which was fascinating to watch. Yes, Sandy is officially old news.
  • nyc_girl
    nyc_girl Member Posts: 27

    I am survived!
    Thanks for wondering where the heck I was. All is well outside Philly with the one exception of having no power. Trees are still upright (I love my trees). No house damage. No flooded basement. Steve & I are sitting in a Starbucks busily communicating with family & friends 'cause our cell phones don't work - a tower must be out, or maybe gazillions of folks are all trying to call out & text at the same time, overwhelming the system. Feeling fortunate though. Our doggie child was a nervousness wreck last night and the drenched mess in the yard still kind of freaks him. Cardinals and bluejays were busy rebuilding their nests all morning,which was fascinating to watch. Yes, Sandy is officially old news.

    NYC
    Thank you all for your concern. Lower half of Manhattan is still completely without power, so it is a difficult and unusual situation. Hope you and your families are all safe and sound.
  • alice124
    alice124 Member Posts: 896
    nyc_girl said:

    NYC
    Thank you all for your concern. Lower half of Manhattan is still completely without power, so it is a difficult and unusual situation. Hope you and your families are all safe and sound.

    NYC
    Where are you located? Do you have power?

    Been watching the news and heart goes out to our New York and New Jersey neighbors. Looks like you're on stage once again to show the world that New York grit. Know we have your back. Have a sudden yearning to hear Alicia Keyes sing New York!
  • Max Power
    Max Power Member Posts: 60

    Bye-bye Sandy
    Still without power here but no other real damage. Just a lot of yard work ahead of me. The power issue is frustrating - it is only out along my street (effecting about 50 homes). My neighbor across the street (on a different feeder) got his power restored within a few hours. My neighbors behind me (also on a different feeder) never lost power at all.

    Well, at least our generator and Internet access still works. Now we get to see how long it will take PEPCO (our much reviled local power company) to deal with our little problem...

    sign of the times...
    One tree took out electricity, cable and gas for the neighborhood. How did it take out gas? The high-tension electricity found a ground wire to the gas pipe and punched a hole through it. They turned off the gas for a few days while doing the repair.

    Not until elec and gas companies were through could the cable company move in, so we were without cable for four days.

    As a sign of the times, the neighbors all agreed that of the lost utilities, the one we missed the most was cable. Not only was the TV not working but we couldn't even get news from the internet. All we heard about what was going on in NYC was by word of mouth!
    Radio news isn't satisfactory because they assume you are getting news from cable!