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317 10/28/12 12:36 A
I live in Ohio praying for everyone through this storm
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4,868 10/27/12 11:56 P
I live inland in the mid-Atlantic. We lost power in the Derecho earlier this summer and had to throw out almost everything in my freezer. I was able to save some of the contents in my fridge using an ice chest. They're predicting high winds, and the possibility for snow for us, which means that power outages are possible again. I'm going to put bags of water in the freezer to fill it completely, as suggested by the weather channel, in hopes that it will help save my food.
My thoughts are with those of you nearer to the coast and in the northeast. I have family in NJ. Let's hope for the best, and that everyone in the path will be smart and play it safe on this one.
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55 10/27/12 11:06 P
I live in southern pa and I'm not looking forward to it. Friend of mine is suppose to fly in on Tuesday for my birthday on Wednesday...yea he probably won't get in. Irene did enough damage to my house last year, not looking forward to more flooding. Also there was snow before my birthday last year, not exactly wanting that two years in a row.
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849 10/27/12 7:03 P
I live incentral PA and hope the weatherman is wrong. Remember God does nt give us more than we can handle.
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4,926 10/27/12 5:14 P
I have been preparing all day..the stores and gas stations have been crazy around here.since last night !!
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88,620 10/26/12 10:00 P
I live in central Virginia. Our son and his family live in North Carolina. I think it won't get us too bad, but you never know. Last year Irene put a tree on our house and another one demolished one of our cars. Hope Sandy is less destructive for us!
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3,799 10/26/12 9:26 P
Where I live, there will almost certainly be flooding. The question is, how much? If Sandy sits of the coast near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, all that water coming down the Bay won't be able to get out to sea.
They don't call the region "Tidewater Virginia" for nothing. We'll get water -- unless it takes a dramatic turn to the east.
My sister and her husband are scheduled to go on a cruise leaving out of Baltimore on Sunday. Yeah ... right.
The internet is calling it Frankenstorm!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I already cancelled appointments I had scheduled for Monday cause I have fibromyalgia and noway I see myself going out for most of next week with rain in the forecast for everyday, but Monday being the worst... We got the batteries for all the lanterns, grocery shopping and we'll be okay, I'm just thinking of the pain I'm gonna be in and really hope the weatherman is wrong as usual!!!!!!!!!!!!
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5,307 10/26/12 3:39 P
We have been through a couple of storms, one of which we were without power several days. Iced lots of food down. Had a tree come down within a couple of inches of our large Anderson sliding glass doors. Lost other trees. After that my husband bought a good generator that powers most of the things necessary. Good luck to all and let's hope and pray that any storm will be minimal or not even hit.
I'm in NJ, and the people predicting are saying it'll hit my area around Monday night into Tuesday. We learned since last year and bought a portable generator and stocked up on more fuzzy blankets!
Hopefully it won't be anything like the Halloween snowstorm of last year. We lost power for about 6 days, and it was so cold that the pet fish froze to death in the roomie's tank. We also didn't have the ability to go out and pick up Halloween candy for the kids that visited, and considered just giving them our frozen 'fishcicles' instead... haha.
I am getting prepared. I have ice in the freezer in the event of a power outage. I found with the Derecho that came through in June. If you put your milk on ice in an ice chest, it keeps for a couple days
Dieter27... I'm up near Albany and definitely am hoping the same thing. Hurricane Irene dropped a tree on my roof last year... and not to mention all the flooding and damage just over in Schoharie county! They are barely recovered! And there are parts of Vermont that are still suffering as well!!! Please let Sandy go out to sea and not bother us at all!
we have been tracking it here in Ny and hoping it is not as bad as they say. We are praying we are not without power for long this time. .
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302 10/26/12 1:49 P
People here in Maryland are starting the "hurricane shuffle". Everyone is bringing in items from outside, stocking up on basic food supplies and water, and gassing up the cars. No reason to panic, just prepare what you can and ride it out unless evacuation orders are given.
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11,709 10/26/12 1:46 P
we're getting a glancing blow right now in central FL but nothing like it looks like the Northern states will get. I feel for you.
Edited by: KKKAREN at: 10/26/2012 (13:46)
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849 10/26/12 1:17 P
It would be nice if the weathermen would be wrong this time.
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8,153 10/26/12 12:07 A
Penguin, my brother and his family are in CT and were without power that whole week last year too... actually I think they went 10 days before their power company ever came out to take care of their neighborhood! As much as I hate eating canned foods, that is definitely what I will stock up on... I have enough stuff in the freezer that if we do lose power we can work through it and not lose too much but won't go hungry either! Good luck where you are that you don't have any problems.
Last year we lost power for a week with the ice storm on this exact same week. I will have a breakdown if we lose power again. Why stock your fridge if you're going to lose everything in it? I have batteries and will have to get creative with meal planning.
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20,978 10/25/12 2:26 P
Two days ago, the storm was heading out to sea and nothing to worry about. Last night, I'm watching the news and now it may be barreling towards the east coast as a catagory 1 storm or maybe tropical storm. The computer models are all over the place.
We'll probably get hit with a lot of much needed rain. We're still in something of a minor drought since having that mild winter.
When storms head my way, I just make sure I have enough batteries. I'm in the city and the longest I've been without power is maybe a half a day. Locally, I've seen NSTAR trucks trimming tree branches. that's something.
Anyone else in the northeast following the weather predictors on the storm for next week - we have the potential for a combination Nor'easter and Hurricane! If these two weather patterns collide then we could be in for a BILLION dollar storm, power outages for over a week, snow, high winds, etc! And all we can do is hope and pray and get the hatches battened down. I'm going grocery shopping tonight anyways but I will be sure to stock up on those things that will help us get through a major weather disaster... and Saturday I will get my snowblower ready - JUST in CASE!
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