Hurricane Sandy - Good Luck Eastern Seaboard

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Hurricane Sandy - Good Luck Eastern Seaboard

Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:17 pm

Much of New York has shut down ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, which experts fear may become a super-storm when it makes landfall.

Nearly 400,000 people in New York have been ordered to leave their homes, and the city's transport system has been shut down in preparation for the storm.

Taxi driver Peter Franklin describes the atmosphere in the city.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20121072
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Re: Hurricane Sandy - Good Luck, New York

Postby phalarope » Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:33 pm

Sheltering in place here on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Winds already reaching 40mph, and we've got another 24 hours at least to get through. Highest winds will likely occur after dark tonight - oh joy.
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Re: Hurricane Sandy - Good Luck, New York

Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:35 pm

Oh, good luck phalarope. Here's hoping you survive intact, old sausage.

Assuming your internet still works afterwards, please let us know you are OK.
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Re: Hurricane Sandy - Good Luck, New York

Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:49 pm

Maryland gets a mention in this report, right at the end.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20119942

What an idiot, with his dog. :roll:
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Re: Hurricane Sandy - Good Luck, New York

Postby majomull » Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:11 pm

I get to leave work today at 1:00 p.m. due to the storm. Here in western Massachusetts they are forecasting heavy rain and 60 plus mph winds this afternoon and into tommorrow. I spent most of the weekend cleaning gutters, moving patio furniture and stocking up on emergency supplies. Last year at this time I lost power for 4 days due to the Nor-Easter. Hopefully not so much this time around.
To anyone else in the storms path : be safe.
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Re: Hurricane Sandy - Good Luck, New York

Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:16 pm

Indeed. Be safe majomull, and everyone in Sandy's path.
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Re: Hurricane Sandy - Good Luck Eastern Seaboard

Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:19 pm

Heading edited to reflect the many states affected by Hurricane Sandy.

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Re: Hurricane Sandy - Good Luck Eastern Seaboard

Postby Penfold » Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:20 pm

Good luck and stay safe to anybody caught in it's path.
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Re: Hurricane Sandy - Good Luck Eastern Seaboard

Postby spideyGirl » Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:51 pm

What Penners said
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Re: Hurricane Sandy - Good Luck Eastern Seaboard

Postby Tiffany » Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:00 pm

I have a friend in the hurricanes path, chatting to her last night on MSN she was very worried, but resigned & as ready as she could be for the worst the storm sends them. They live on the coast near Boston.
I hope all in Sandy's path stay safe.
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Re: Hurricane Sandy - Good Luck Eastern Seaboard

Postby phalarope » Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:04 pm

Had first power blip with the electric garage door up :o :shock: Went out to get the mail, neither rain nor snow nor glom of nit.... Won't do that again, will struggle over the mass of crap to get to side door if I have to go out. Winds now hitting 50mph :!:

Stay safe there in Massachussetts - Sandy's a big 'un!
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Re: Hurricane Sandy - Good Luck Eastern Seaboard

Postby Selkie » Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:15 pm

Good luck, phalarope and all you eastern US guys!
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Re: Hurricane Sandy - Good Luck Eastern Seaboard

Postby RSoak » Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:05 pm

Hunker down and stay safe folks!
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Re: Hurricane Sandy - Good Luck Eastern Seaboard

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:21 pm

All the best, Carol and anyone else under threat.
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Re: Hurricane Sandy - Good Luck Eastern Seaboard

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:32 pm

I can only repeat what the others have said, and I will put in an as above just for Chris. ;)
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