Hurricane Sandy

Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by RB, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. worldwide

    worldwide Original Member

    Hunker down an keep dry.....!!!
     
  2. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Con Ed is cutting power to Manhattan as I post, hospitals got a warning notice to switch over to generators.
     
  3. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Nope, Chuck Testa. :D
     
  4. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    Good luck to everyone in the path!
     
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  5. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Hang in there Doober, storm is moving pretty fast.
     
  6. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Texas-4 DMAT has been taken off standby and put on alert. It's not a go but we have been told to be getting our gear Finalized. Once activated we will have a min of 6hrs to get to the our departure point.

    God speed everyone on the east coast, and be safe.
     
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  7. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    I saw where they were measuring wind gusts in NYC up to 94 mph. That is pretty tough with the wind tunnels and pathways the city has. I wish all in the path the best, we are rooting for you.
     
  8. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    OMG!! This is bad. Those of you who can watch on TV probably know more than we do. I lost most of my evergreen trees & of course no power - for a long long time.
     
  9. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    Just focus on you guys staying safe, you can replant evergreens.
     
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  10. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    Hang in there folks. This cr@p hits the South every other year. It's perfectly survivable. Don't try to leave home until the sun comes out again. Just check on your neighbors, then hunker down and ride it out.

    It's going to be fine. These storms tend to bring out the best in families and communities.

    PS: Sounds like you need a chain saw. I recommend the electric ones. They're better for households that use them infrequently. Look on the bright side; you've got a heap of free firewood. Just cut it, stack it and let it cure a while. It should be fit to use come spring. Evergreen isn't the best, because the pitch fouls a chimney. You may prefer to use it for a Spring bonfire.

    PPS: Post-storm is an awesome time to score free firewood. I hope a few trees have fallen in my area. We can always use free firewood.
     
  11. RB

    RB Founding Member

    For heavy duty cutting an electric chainsaw just doesn't get the job done. Not to mention having to wait for power lines to be repaired. Gas chain saws are better, just empty the fuel out and run dry after each use. I am a strong believer in products like Stabil for use in small engines.
     
  12. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Never fear, Doober, TSA is coming to save the day! You'll soon have an extra 200 Smurfchen on hand to deal with boobs, balls and anything else that might be amiss or need to go a-missing after Hurricane Sandy.

    KSDK: Local TSA workers headed to East Coast

    More St. Louisans are headed into the destruction zone to help with the recovery efforts in the northeast, including some local federal employees.

    TSA workers are leaving Thursday to help Sandy survivors. They'll not only be helping the traveling public, but their fellow TSA screeners who are dealing with the aftermath of a storm in their personal lives.

    Around 20 to 25 TSA workers from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport are leaving on two flights starting first thing Thursday morning. They are headed to the New York City area, along with more than 200 other TSA agents from around the country.
     
  13. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Update - no power for 2 weeks ; gasoline & food in short. _supply. Lots of wood for woodstove so we are warm.??
     
  14. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    I was wondering when they would be riding in on their white horses.


    uote="Mike, post: 45024, member: 1"]Never fear, Doober, TSA is coming to save the day! You'll soon have an extra 200 Smurfchen on hand to deal with boobs, balls and anything else that might be amiss or need to go a-missing after Hurricane Sandy.

    KSDK: Local TSA workers headed to East Coast

    More St. Louisans are headed into the destruction zone to help with the recovery efforts in the northeast, including some local federal employees.

    TSA workers are leaving Thursday to help Sandy survivors. They'll not only be helping the traveling public, but their fellow TSA screeners who are dealing with the aftermath of a storm in their personal lives.

    Around 20 to 25 TSA workers from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport are leaving on two flights starting first thing Thursday morning. They are headed to the New York City area, along with more than 200 other TSA agents from around the country.
    [/quote]
     
  15. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Hang in there Doober. Electric linesmen from all over the country are converging on your area. Don't know if you have seen coverage of the scope of damage but it is one big mess. Fallen trees must be removed before electric can be restored. Hunker down, ration the chow, and stay warm.
     
  16. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    TSA could help with that when they're no longer needed in the sea wall, just have to hold the wires together until the real linemen can make permanent repairs.
     
  17. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Sooner where are you located roughly? We don't have much access to news/tv beyond what's being fed to me via text or can dig on a search. What I'm seeing is shocking and the way it's looking will be a longterm deal.
     
  18. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    NW NJ - damage is almost too much to comprehend - some places look as if they were hit by bombs - have not seen pics from down the shore yet.
     
  19. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Looks like it may take longer than needed to get power restored in New Jersey. Democrates looking out for ya.


    http://www.waff.com/story/19981857/some-nonunion-ala-crews-turned-away-from-sandy-recovery


     
  20. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    On top of that, NYC is insisting that the marathon go on Sunday. Lots of people in Manhattan still without power, yet there are two giant power trailers in Central Park powering the tents for the event. People are not happy. If Bloomerg thinks he's gonna run for president, he'd better pack it in right now.
     

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