path of Sandy (Hurricane Sandy Discussion)

 

To all those in the path of Sandy... be safe: think ahead and think smart.

And be ready for power outages

Also make final preparations for power outages, etc. It's too late in many areas to buy bottled water, etc, but you can always fill pitchers ahead of time. Best of luck to all, and hopefully this storm isn't as bad as it looks like it might be!

Get ready

I would also add to fill on gas with all of your cars and purchase extra for your generator. Also take out extra cash to have on hand. These are some issues that I notieced in FL, expecially if the power is out. Gas pumps don't work and you can't use credit/debit cards with no power.

Be safe

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Jim F.

tomorrow off

They just announced the Federal Gov offices around DC are closed on Monday. Our offices follow their lead so I work from home assuming I have power

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Have always

Have always wanted to live on the ocean until I see this.

Everyone be safe...

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Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

on the water

Living on the water is nice but it has it's drawbacks. Love to elaborate, but I have things to do. Good luck to all...cz

If You Live On The Water In The Path of Sandy, Be Sure...

to shut off power on piers and low-lying boat/storage shacks near the waterline.

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RKF (Bethesda, MD) Garmin Nuvi 660, 360 & Street Pilot

Take Care!

My brother-in-law just move his truck to North Carolina to wait out Sandy. He was to pick up a load in VA, but its still on a ship stranded out at sea until Sandy passes.

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I plan to live forever. So far, so good.

Suggestion based on experience

After a hurricane, you may lose not just your power but your home water supply for an extended period of time. So fill every bathtub in the house to the overflow point. Consider filling a garbage can or two outside if it has no leaks. This is not for drinking water. This is to be able to flush toilets.

If you lose your water supply, you can get a bucket of water from the tub and pour it directly into the bowl to flush the toilet. Don't flush urine (waste of water). Save it for the nasty stuff once or twice a day if need be.

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JMoo On

Ready!?

jonny5 wrote:

Also make final preparations for power outages, etc. It's too late in many areas to buy bottled water, etc, but you can always fill pitchers ahead of time. Best of luck to all, and hopefully this storm isn't as bad as it looks like it might be!

Did the prep work the past 2 days. Fingers crossed, we're ready.

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Yes, stay safe!

Hope everyone's power stays on too.

Northern Va.

Clean the gutters, trim the tree limbs by the house, tarp down for added protection on front stoop..... and the rain is coming down at just the right angle to come down my chimney!!!! Where's a Sham Wow when you need one!!!

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USN Recon Heavy Attack Squadron 1, Smoking Tigers. --- Zumo 550 mounted on Harley handlebars.

Good Luck Everyone

Good Luck Everyone exclaim

Prepped for 2 Days

Prepped our house for two days. pray for us and everyone affected by the storm!

POI Factory Community

Our thoughts are with everyone in the storms path, particularly those who are part of the family here.

~Angela & Jonathan

Some Snow Predicted for TN Mountains

We are supposed to be snow in the higher elevations as a result of Sandy.

Let's Be Careful Out There.

Wishing the best to all in the way of this storm. Ironic that I moved to North Carolina, and it's the folks back home on Long Island getting hit with this.

Stay safe, folks!

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The Moose Is Loose! nuvi 760

I am hoping everyone in

I am hoping everyone in Sandy's way stays safe!

Socked in and waiting for Sandy here >>>

Everyone in the path stay safe!

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"You can't get there from here"

Stay Smart.....Stay Safe

Lived in Florida for a number of years.....We were always prepared with the RV loaded to leave.

The property destruction is a terrible thing.....But it can eventually be replaced.....What's really important are the lives of your loved ones....Stay Safe!!

PRAY FOR THE GUARDS

At the Tomb of the Unkown Soldier. They will not leave their post.

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3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT, 60LMTHD

Be safe

To all those in the path of Sandy...be safe.

We live in Morehead City,

We live in Morehead City, NC. Hurricane Sandy has essentially gone around us, similar to a large "U". We've been on the edge now for four days. Started raining on Friday, the rains seems to have stopped today, which is a Monday. Still very gloomy and 100% cloud cover. It is snowing in Western North Carolina. Those in Delaware, New jersey, and Pennsylvania are going to be hit hard.

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Garmin Nuvi650 - Morehead City, NC

Central Long Island, NY

Makinja wrote:

To all those in the path of Sandy... be safe: think ahead and think smart.

So far it has been pretty mild here in Central LI, just some rain and wind. Not too bad. Hopefully, the night will not be too bad either. I am hoping that the electricity does not go out.

I only hope that those in Sandy's direct path and in the shore areas stay safe.

Looking south over Lake

Looking south over Lake Ontario, sure is black over Rochester, wind starting to pick up a bit here.

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All the worlds indeed a stage and we are merely players. Rush

We are getting it here

d-moo70 wrote:

Looking south over Lake Ontario, sure is black over Rochester, wind starting to pick up a bit here.

Well its not sunny Rochester anymore (actually it never was), but the wind is starting to gust and the rain is starting to come down harder here.

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Nuvi 2460LMT.

...

Good thing I'm in NW.

Stay safe!

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Michael (Nuvi 2639LMT)

I should be on an airplane

I should be on an airplane to DC tonight. Flight canceled and I am not rescheduling anytime soon

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John B - Garmin 765T

Stay safe everyone

Our thoughts are with you and as an old saying goes:

Don't under estimate the enemy.

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Nüvi 255WT with nüMaps Lifetime North America born on 602117815 / Nüvi 3597LMTHD born on 805972514 / I love Friday’s except when I’m on holidays ~ canuk

Sandy

Use your GPS and Plot a Course to get the Hell Out of its Path, IF its NOT too Late..

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Don Duke aka Joe Casino

In the Path

Living on DelMarVa, we're just 20 miles or so south of the eye's route. There has been heavy rain (5.79 inches so far) and high winds, but so far only loss has been an 80ft tree in the back yard. We're at the storm's worst right now (10:00pm), but for us it's been manageable. We'll have some sawing up and picking up to do in the yard tomorrow. Roads all around are now closed due to flooding, but we're on higher ground. Feel real sorry for those who have been flooded out.

Hope everyone gets through this without too much pain and suffering.

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Tuckahoe Mike - Nuvi 3490LMT, Nuvi 260W, iPhone X, Mazda MX-5 Nav

Our Office In NJ Closed For The Duration

We have an office in Elmwood Park, NJ (just North of New York) and they decided to have everyone stay home. Work from home if you can. If you can't work from home, just be safe.

snow

Not many hurricanes dump snow. This one is dropping lots in PA, WV and MD.

Who sails in a

Who sails in a hurricane?

HMS Bounty Sinks

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"Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job." --Douglas Adams

Sandy

I have a condo on Long Island NY (on the water)
My street was under 6 ft of water.
My unit is on the second floor and the lobby had 3 ft of water, power is out and wont be back for about a week. All the docks are destroyed. Thank God for insurance. And we were luckier than a lot of people. God bless them. Needless to say my car is totaled.

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Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things!

Just saw on Fox...

panama wrote:

We are supposed to be snow in the higher elevations as a result of Sandy.

...that Gatlinburg has 17 inches of snow and it is still snowing. (Talk about a winter wonderland.)

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It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible. ----George Washington

Who Sails

Strephon_Alkhalikoi wrote:

Who sails in a hurricane?

HMS Bounty Sinks

The meteorologically challenged!
In the DC area many escaped power losses & not so much damage from 55 mph wind gusts. Along the shore & in VA there was far more difficulty, but none to match that which was experienced along the Jersey shore & NYC.

A retired meteorologist
Fred

Hurricane Sandy

What a storm, lots of wind close to 75 miles per hour and 15ft storm surges hit our shores with great impact to homes.

Plan for the Worst - Hope for the Best

A fundamental problem with any type of emergency preparedness is getting people to appreciate how BAD things can get. The east and south coast of the US have been hit by numerous hurricanes and storms that could have been devastating, but have passed through with comparatively minor damage.

These "non-events" build a false sense of security in many people and a belief that government agencies are overhyping the situation. Sadly, every now and again we experience a Katrina or a Sandy - and the impact is almost unimaginable.

My thoughts are with the first responders and the selfless people providing support to those people adversely affected by this disaster.

Blow Wind, Come Wrack

Blow, wind! Come, wrack! At least we’ll die with harness on our back. - Macbeth, Act 5 - Scene 5

Never lost power and no flooding. We were fairly well prepared but didn't ahve to use any of our resources.

DanielT hit the nail on the head - Plan for the Worst - Hope for the Best.

Thoughts and prayers to all those affected by Sandy.

Sandy

We were lucky. didn't loose power and no damage.

Sandy explanations

Here is a really good explanation of what made Sandy so unique, for those weather geeks out there, from the Weather Channel's Bryan Norcross:

https://www.facebook.com/TWCBryanNorcross/posts/456374007733...

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TomTom XXL 540 TM

Hurricane

Strephon_Alkhalikoi wrote:

Who sails in a hurricane?

HMS Bounty Sinks

I was wondering the same thing. What was the captain thinking.

North of Pittsburgh we've just had continuous rain since last friday when the cold front which drew the hurricane inland came through. The heaviest rain and winds came during during the night monday and it is still raining.

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If you read the reports....

bear007 wrote:
Strephon_Alkhalikoi wrote:

Who sails in a hurricane?

HMS Bounty Sinks

I was wondering the same thing. What was the captain thinking.

North of Pittsburgh we've just had continuous rain since last friday when the cold front which drew the hurricane inland came through. The heaviest rain and winds came during during the night monday and it is still raining.

the Captain felt they could weather the storm better at sea. They were good till the engines gave out. It sounded good to me after seeing all the damage to the ships and boats up on shore. There was even a tanker on shore.

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Nuvi 2460LMT.

Be safe too!

Be safe too!

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Garmin Drive Smart 61 NA LMT-S

Better to loose the ship

than the lives. At only 90 miles off shore it sounds like their track took them directly into the path of Sandy. They were taking on water with the generator and engines running but it appears they could not pump it out fast enough. They eventually lost the gen and engines and sadly, the ship and 2 lives.

Just my opinion, but there is nothing safe or logical about trying to weather a hurricane in the middle of it, out on the ocean. The sea has claimed too many lives with this thinking.

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