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#16 GottaSki

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:53 AM

Friend of mine in North Carolina posted this picture - Frisco Pier has taken some hefty beatings from past storms but looks like this was the last straw - Sandy looks to be living up to all the hype -- stay safe everyone!!!



Big enough? Frisco pier this am, supposed to get bigger later.

removed photo because it was too big
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 10:26 AM

Stay safe (and dry) all you coastal peeps!
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 10:30 AM

So I was listening to NPR, and they were discussing the coming storm. Made comments about candles and batteries being sold out in stores. Now, I could see needing batteries, because you use those, and maybe you're running low, but candles? People live in a storm zone with frequent chance of power outage and they don't have a box of candles in the closet or garage? I rarely lose power and I have at least one candle in every room, plus a small stash, well, a large stash, for emergencies. And I'm not a candle person, I just don't like walking around in the dark.

No candles in a storm zone? That just strikes me as.....excessively lame....
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 11:04 AM

What I find excessively lame is the poeple who don't have these necessities
who dealt with the two big storms CT got hit with last year. One half of the state
lost power for a week during Irene in August, and the other half of the state
got whacked with the big early snowstorm before Halloween. After that, how is
it that stores are selling out of flashlights, lanterns, batteries, candles? DID WE
LEARN NOTHING?!?!?! Come on, people.
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 11:11 AM

What I find excessively lame is the poeple who don't have these necessities
who dealt with the two big storms CT got hit with last year. One half of the state
lost power for a week during Irene in August, and the other half of the state
got whacked with the big early snowstorm before Halloween. After that, how is
it that stores are selling out of flashlights, lanterns, batteries, candles? DID WE
LEARN NOTHING?!?!?! Come on, people.


Maybe half the state just moved there and don't know any better (or at least the last part) :rolleyes:
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 11:56 AM

Friend of mine in North Carolina posted this picture - Frisco Pier has taken some hefty beatings from past storms but looks like this was the last straw - Sandy looks to be living up to all the hype -- stay safe everyone!!!


Yes, the Pier in Frisco is cut in half. South of the Oregon Inlet Bridge are cut off and highway 12 has been breaches in numerous places - with 24 hours to go. :( Winds here are not so bad but we're pretty wet. (Lots of pictures on FB)

Stay safe.
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 02:02 PM

I'm expecting to get a good amount of rain here in Trenton, NJ, and possible power outages. Thanks for reminding me about the bags of water in the freezer! Rounded up all of the candles and kerosene lamps, stocked up on everything (not a D battery to be found, though, by Saturday), pulled all of the yard miscellany inside, cleared the nearest storm drain, pulled the cars into the driveway NOT under the trees. I'm just glad it's not going to be snow. I hope. If nothing bad happens to you, it can be kind of fun to watch a storm like this - we watch to see whether the raging water in the gutters will get high enough to meet in the middle of the street, and after tropical storm Floyd lost some strength I sent the kids out to play in the rain. At 18 and 22, they probably won't be interested in that this time....
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 05:01 PM

A good investment is a hand-crank radio, cell phone, and laptop charger. A converter to plug cell phones in to the cigarette lighter of a car is good. Turn off blue tooth and wifi and location services in apps on an iPhone to save battery.

At this point just hang on and eat the refrigerated stuff first, then the frozen....

And Tabssco makes everything taste better.
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 05:14 PM

We are doing well and will be in the clear by morning. The Outer Banks, I am afraid did not fare well.

And don't forget propane for the grill. It may be your only source for cooking everything in your freezer. During Isabel, we had no power for two-three weeks. The neighbors took turns cooking meals out of our freezers for the neighborhood (on gas stoves). It's amazing how creative you can get.

Stay safe my northern friends.
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 06:26 PM

We are on the upper fringe of the expected impact area, and on relatively high ground. Flood danger is low, but power problems are another question. The propane BBQ has gas, and a full spare tank. A hiker's camp stove is in the garage, and I think we have at least a gallon of fuel. There is a fireplace in the living room, and we have some firewood available.

We have power converters that can produce household AC from our vehicle's 12VDC, and charge anything we have. We have a cooler that runs on 12VDC (we also have an AC adapter that we use when travelling). Lots of fuel in both vehicles. Wired-up telephones (2) do not need local power to operate.

Still, there is some angst.

You are all in my thoughts.

To all our friends closer to the ocean and on lower ground, take care, be prepared; and if you are told to evacuate inland, well, be safe.
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 06:47 PM

Does anyone know whats going on in the norfork area?
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 10:10 PM

I have a lot of family back home in nepa getting ready. My brother stocked up on beer. They won't be hit hard but they always lose power for a week or two in bad storms.
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 10:15 PM

!!!!!!

There is flooding in downtown Norfork VA :(
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 04:20 AM

!!!!!!

There is flooding in downtown Norfork VA :(


Yup, tunnels are closed and lots of street flooding.
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 04:27 AM

!

That is not good, if those are the tunnels i'm thinking of (right by the base). Part of my family lives not to far from there....
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