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Annael
Half-elven


Oct 27 2012, 5:09pm

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Cliff Mass (meteorologist) says it has the potential to be bigger than the famous "Perfect Storm."

Here's some helpful advice for those who live in the storm track.

My niece lives in NYC. She's going as "Frankenstorm" to a Halloween party tonight. Then buying extra candles & food.

The way we imagine our lives is the way we are going to go on living our lives.

- James Hillman, Healing Fiction

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Lily Fairbairn
Half-elven


Oct 27 2012, 6:05pm

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We're nowhere near the storm [In reply to] Can't Post

But we were planning to visit Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, beginning this Tuesday---the day the storm's supposed to hit just up the coast from there. If nothing else (and there's a lot else) the airlines will be in chaos. When the Gaffer called the hotel last night to cancel, the woman on the phone said, "Another one bites the dust."

Ah well. At least it's supposed to be a pretty week here in Texas.

I hope everyone in the path of the storm stays safe and dry!




Malveth
Rivendell

Oct 27 2012, 7:03pm

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Battening hatches... [In reply to] Can't Post

The tropical storm from summer 2011 left me without power for almost 5 days. I'm not really any more prepared than I was then, there's not much I can do, I live in top of a mountain in the middle of nowhere :P

Hope everyone weathers this one safely!


DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 27 2012, 7:34pm

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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Oct 28 2012, 12:42am

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My Baltimore family [In reply to] Can't Post

has already girded themselves in anticipation of this storm. They were without power for nearly 4 days when the last big storm came through, so they are better prepared this time... they hope ;)

This is going to be a scary one.



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dernwyn
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Oct 28 2012, 3:25am

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Got plenty of books and batteries [In reply to] Can't Post

so I'm all set, although your advice is perfect! Laugh

Seriously, though, we've got a supply of no-need-to-cook food, and hopefully Geeky Son can get a cannister or two of fuel for our camp stove tomorrow, along with a block of ice for the cooler. We'll fill up the water jugs and bathtub (as our well requires electricity for pumping), charge anything that requires charging, fill up the cars' gas tanks...

We were out for a week with Hurricane Irene. Fortunately the town's middle school, which is a short distance from us, has a generator, and becomes the emergency shelter - and offers hot showers.

My main concern is those living in the town's beach areas, the flooding may get nasty! Unsure


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xMb
The Shire

Oct 28 2012, 4:09am

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I wish I was that lucky.. I didn't have power for almost 2 weeks Unsure


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Oct 28 2012, 4:22am

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Hey welcome to TORn xMb [In reply to] Can't Post

if you disappear for awhile, at least we'll know why. Here's hoping this one blows right on by.


Noel Q. von Schneiffel
Rivendell


Oct 28 2012, 12:16pm

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Note to self: Troll boards next week, while mods are without power. Evil



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Eowyn of Penns Woods
Valinor


Oct 28 2012, 3:52pm

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We're well-stocked, just need sleep to be ready to sandbag the driveway [In reply to] Can't Post

if the flash-flooding (stupid road grading!) is too much for our little storm grate to handle all at once. We also have secondary run-off channels, but they need temporary barriers for guidance or regular maintenance checks. I don't have high hopes for the footbridge staying in place, but it needs to come out for repairs anyway.

Now, if all the trees will kindly stay upright, and not drop any unfriendly limbs on anyone or anything... ;) And the wind doesn't blow the doors in... :/


Judging by the stores around here, people are taking the storm warnings very seriously this time.

Everybody hang on tight, be smart, and hope!

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Annael
Half-elven


Oct 28 2012, 5:10pm

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'fraid that won't work [In reply to] Can't Post

considering there are mods in New Zealand, California, Norway, Colorado . . . in fact, I'm not sure ANY of them are in the storm path.

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Greenwood Hobbit
Gondor


Oct 28 2012, 7:19pm

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Good luck, to people [In reply to] Can't Post

who may be in the storm's path, or suffer from disruption as a result of power cuts etc in surrounding areas. Stay safe! It does indeed sound scary.


Kelly of Water's Edge
Lorien

Oct 28 2012, 8:47pm

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It's been announced [In reply to] Can't Post

that NYC public transportation is being shut down, and that anyone who's dependent on it should be where they have to be by 7:00 PM, which is when the process will begin. The PATH trains between New York and New Jersey are also shutting down. This sounds like it may be big enough that it's possible we might not get mass transit back again until Tuesday or even Wednesday. I've already been notified that my workplace is officially closed tomorrow.

This could be really bad, and the water is already going over the seawall here on Eastchester Bay.


Starling
Half-elven


Oct 28 2012, 8:54pm

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Eeek! It is all sounding very scary. [In reply to] Can't Post

Take care everyone. x


Eowyn of Penns Woods
Valinor


Oct 28 2012, 11:11pm

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So far, all we've got is all schools in the region closed Mon. & Tues. [In reply to] Can't Post

It's the greater NYC area that I've been most worried about for several reasons.

May the Valar turn her aside!

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dernwyn
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Oct 28 2012, 11:31pm

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Our schools are closed those two days also [In reply to] Can't Post

And there's already flooding in low-lying areas - even though we've had no rain yet! Unsure It's the water churning into Long Island Sound.

Mandatory evacuation if you're within 4 blocks of the coastline (I'm in the north end of town, 3 miles from there). Non-essential personnel are to stay home tomorrow. I think we've all learned from Hurricane Irene last August - and this is supposed to be far worse.


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imin
Valinor


Oct 29 2012, 12:02am

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Tweezers of Thu
Rivendell


Oct 29 2012, 1:15am

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Here in Boston... [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm thinking we need an army of Ents to help reinforce our many large, mature trees, most still hanging onto their leaves.

I have been bargaining with the very tall oak (including my neighbor's massive old oak), maples, and pines in my yard and otherwise cajoling them to just shed leaves, small twigs, and branches when the winds are in full force tomorrow.

Batteries at the ready...



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Kelvarhin
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Oct 29 2012, 3:49am

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Starling
Half-elven


Oct 29 2012, 4:02am

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I think there is enough Heart coming out of that little kitty to cover the entire storm area. Smile


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Oct 29 2012, 4:34am

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Well... [In reply to] Can't Post

my kitties do like to spread the love WinkLaugh

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HappyHobbitess
Rohan


Oct 29 2012, 12:22pm

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wondering how bad it will be... [In reply to] Can't Post

I feel like I did everything I could to prepare, and I was extra vigilant because Mr. H.H. is away. If anything goes wrong (can't get garage open, any problems with the natural gas), I'll be responsible for it myself, but I think the storm will be much worse elsewhere.

All of you stay safe!

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Eowyn of Penns Woods
Valinor


Oct 29 2012, 1:18pm

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I'm not sure who to believe. [In reply to] Can't Post

The area weathermen went from "bull's eye!" to a north o' here hurricane eye model, but the network went from the north o' here model to what I'll call the "Aiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!" model. I really don't like that one! And I fear that much that was, will be lost in the historic districts. Better that than lives, though!

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dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Oct 29 2012, 2:06pm

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Looks like it's "turned the corner" [In reply to] Can't Post

and the eye is heading straight for you now...Unsure

At 10:00 we have sustained winds of 30, gusts to 45, and flooding along the beach roads, but this is just the appetizer. Folks are wisely getting to the town shelters.

What's your current status?


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sherlock
Gondor


Oct 29 2012, 4:38pm

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in Annapolis MD. I've got the tubs full, ice in the freezer, matches, flashlights at the ready & wood drying behind the wood stove. I don't usually lose power but better safe than sorry!

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