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Hurricane Sandy is heading our way and is considered to be a historic Storm.  Please let fellow Qers know if you expect to be impacted by this Storm and what you have done in preparation of possibly being without power for 3 to possibly 10 days. ...
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25%a. I'm in this current path.
58%b. I'm not currently in this path.
8%c. Is Beans safe?
4%d. Where's the booze?
4%e. Stupid Weather!!!!

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#4 | 639 days ago

(Edited by richard_cranium)
Jeff_P wrote:
EVERYBODY JUST PRAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...................yes
Yeah don't do anything smart like, buy water, food, make sure that you have flashlights with working batteries, candles, a way to provide yourself heat, board up your windows, possibly evacuate if that is an option. Just pray that you are safe!
I'm not currently in this path.  
  
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#1 | 639 days ago

EVERYBODY JUST PRAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...................yes
#2 | 639 days ago

I live in Maryland in a rural wooded area and have well water and septic. Currently they are calling for our alerts of Hurricane winds and extremely heavy rain to be from 8am Monday till 8pm Tuesday. I will be filling a lot of pots , buckets ,whatever I can think of with water tonight, I have a cooler and a bag of ice for the beer and I have a gas grill to cook on. When we lose power we lose everything including the ability to even flush the toilet without dumping a bucket of water in it. It sucks big time. And needless to say, no power means no internet so do not be concerned if I'm not here for days on end.

Please let me know if it affects you and how you expect it to impact you.
I'm in this current path.  
#3 | 639 days ago

DallasFan55 wrote:
I live in Maryland in a rural wooded area and have well water and septic. Currently they are calling for our alerts of Hurricane winds and extremely heavy rain to be from 8am Monday till 8pm Tuesday. I will be filling a lot of pots , buckets ,whatever I can think of with water tonight, I have a cooler and a bag of ice for the beer and I have a gas grill to cook on. When we lose power we lose everything including the ability to even flush the toilet without dumping a bucket of water in it. It sucks big time. And needless to say, no power means no internet so do not be concerned if I'm not here for days on end.

Please let me know if it affects you and how you expect it to impact you.
be safe, gorgeous.
I'm not currently in this path.  
#4 | 639 days ago

(Edited by richard_cranium)
Jeff_P wrote:
EVERYBODY JUST PRAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...................yes
Yeah don't do anything smart like, buy water, food, make sure that you have flashlights with working batteries, candles, a way to provide yourself heat, board up your windows, possibly evacuate if that is an option. Just pray that you are safe!
I'm not currently in this path.  
#5 | 639 days ago

My apartment complex has a generator, and I've never had a power outage in over 4 years here, even when everyone around the place has lost power. It even dealt with the derecho fine, although this will be sustained for quite some time. I do expect to not have cable and internet for a few days, if not longer.

Just in case though, I have bottles of water ready to go, and will going to get food that doesn't need to be cooked shortly (assuming there's anything left). I also have lots of reading material for when I don't have cable and internet in order to prevent boredom. Just have to wait and see what happens (and no, I will not be praying).
#6 | 639 days ago
Sharp Square (sid) profile photo



Hopefully everyone in the area where the storm hits stays ok and the storm dies down quickly once it makes landfall. 
I'm not currently in this path.  
#7 | 639 days ago

Everyone in the storms path should already have bought water, and food, batteries, ...have blankets, boarded

up windows, etc.  I guess what I am getting at is you live in an area that is prone to this type of weather, so when

alerts go out, you get ready.  This storm has been all over the news for days now,,, not trying to be tacky, just saying..

I live in a tornado/hurricane prone weather related area, so I am used to getting ready for emergencies.  Not fun, nor a

day to day affair, but something you have to prepare for when you live where you live.  Prayer also helps.
I'm not currently in this path.  
#8 | 639 days ago

texas_tornado4261 wrote:
Everyone in the storms path should already have bought water, and food, batteries, ...have blankets, boarded

up windows, etc.  I guess what I am getting at is you live in an area that is prone to this type of weather, so when

alerts go out, you get ready.  This storm has been all over the news for days now,,, not trying to be tacky, just saying..

I live in a tornado/hurricane prone weather related area, so I am used to getting ready for emergencies.  Not fun, nor a

day to day affair, but something you have to prepare for when you live where you live.  Prayer also helps.
Nice condescension there, but this area is not prone to this type of weather. That's why it's being treated like such a big deal. I've done what I can to prepare, which on the 7th floor of the high rise is going to be different than if I had a house (primarily how the hell am I going to board up windows). I was out of town until today, and thus couldn't head out until then. It was fine. At this point, we're all just waiting, and then let the chips fall where they may.
#9 | 639 days ago

There's brand new batteries in 2 large flashlights and I'm ready for this thing.  Thank God I'm still on vacation until next Saturday.  They've already posted a high wind warning and a flash flood watch from early tomorrow morning until about 8 PM Tuesday night for Southwestern PA.  We've had remnants of hurricanes before, and have been flooded, but never before has Pittsburgh (that I know of) been in the direct path of the storm when it makes landfall.  Sandy is freakin' huge, and I'm hoping everyone here is safe.
I'm in this current path.  
#10 | 639 days ago

texas_tornado4261 wrote:
Everyone in the storms path should already have bought water, and food, batteries, ...have blankets, boarded

up windows, etc.  I guess what I am getting at is you live in an area that is prone to this type of weather, so when

alerts go out, you get ready.  This storm has been all over the news for days now,,, not trying to be tacky, just saying..

I live in a tornado/hurricane prone weather related area, so I am used to getting ready for emergencies.  Not fun, nor a

day to day affair, but something you have to prepare for when you live where you live.  Prayer also helps.
Eric is right.  I'm in the same boat, tell me the last time the entire state of PA was in the direct path of a hurricane, and I don't mean leftover rains.
I'm in this current path.  
#11 | 639 days ago

Eric_ wrote:
Nice condescension there, but this area is not prone to this type of weather. That's why it's being treated like such a big deal. I've done what I can to prepare, which on the 7th floor of the high rise is going to be different than if I had a house (primarily how the hell am I going to board up windows). I was out of town until today, and thus couldn't head out until then. It was fine. At this point, we're all just waiting, and then let the chips fall where they may.
I'm sorry, guess mine was a generalization.  Also, the storms on your side of the world hit differently.  I would of been torn as to going home if I was out of town so close til now, but I know I would of....no there is no way for you to get ready.  I guess the old stand by of going to the most central area without windows, hopefully one exists...in my case..no.  You can get blankets and stuff together, flashlights.  I would think by now water and non-perishable food is probably gone, but try.  I am truly hoping the best for you and anyone else in your shoes.  Storms aren't to be taken lightly.  You said you wouldn't be praying...but I will be praying for you ...it can't hurt ..:).  Please accept my apoligies, I did not mean to sound harsh before, I was ...speaking without knowing...
I'm not currently in this path.  
#12 | 639 days ago

kramer wrote:
Eric is right.  I'm in the same boat, tell me the last time the entire state of PA was in the direct path of a hurricane, and I don't mean leftover rains.
My response to Eric goes to you too.  Also, stay safe and don't take any chances.  If you lose power, stay dry and warm til the storm passes and everything gets re-connected.  Prayers to everyone affected.
I'm not currently in this path.  
#13 | 639 days ago

Try freezing some of your water containers.  You can use them in place of bags of ice and then use the water as it melts.
Charge your cell phones and extra batteries.  

Good luck. 

We are still having higher tides than normal and road flooding. 
I'm not currently in this path.  
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#15 | 639 days ago

Eric_ wrote:
No, water and food wasn't gone. We know what we're doing. Stop pretending otherwise.
excuse me all the way to h*** and back...wasn't pretending....!!
I'm not currently in this path.  
#16 | 639 days ago

Stay safe, warm, and dry, everyone! Sounds like everyone is as prepared as you can be for something like this...just don't be silly and try to be taking videos of the storm or something :/
I'm not currently in this path.  
#17 | 639 days ago

I'm in the direct path of this f*&^er....NJ went from 1824 until last year with Irene without being in a direct hit....and now?  Two in a little over a year.  I live about 3 miles from the ocean, and we have not been evacuated....voluntary yes, but mandatory no.  Most everything is closed tomorrow, and I think that I'm going to cancel appts.  It is expected to hit at around 1-2am Tuesday...it's just the anticipation of it.  They are talking about possible power outages for 7-10 days.  I'll try to keep ya'll (did I say that right, Ash and Sid?) informed....
I'm in this current path.  
#18 | 639 days ago

i'm not in the path and quite frankly i have had enough of tornadoes and hurricane like weather. stay safe all you q'rs and check in when you can
I'm not currently in this path.  
#19 | 639 days ago

The ocean and the Seaside Heights boardwalk are now one...where is Snookie and her ilk when ya need them?
I'm in this current path.  
#20 | 638 days ago
Sharp Square (sid) profile photo

texas_tornado4261 wrote:
excuse me all the way to h*** and back...wasn't pretending....!!


It's ok least you made an effort !   Trying to be nice and somewhat helpful is meaningless to some people and they prefer arrogance nothing you can do about it , next time ya'll know who is worth wasting your efforts on and who isn't. 
I'm not currently in this path.  
#21 | 638 days ago

Sharp Square wrote:


It's ok least you made an effort !   Trying to be nice and somewhat helpful is meaningless to some people and they prefer arrogance nothing you can do about it , next time ya'll know who is worth wasting your efforts on and who isn't. 
stress.
I'm not currently in this path.  
#22 | 638 days ago

6:55 AM....a little more rain and wind.  Al Roker is on the local beach, reporting for the weather channel (Why can't we get someone cool like Jim Cantore???).  I'm gonna cancel office hours-banks, many stores are closed.  It feels like a winter storm with all the closings and cancellations.  As long as power holds out, will keep ya'll informed!
I'm in this current path.  
#23 | 638 days ago

texas_tornado4261 wrote:
excuse me all the way to h*** and back...wasn't pretending....!!
If I'm ever in the path of a hurricane, I'll be glad to take your advice without getting my panties in a wad.

Stay safe, everyone.
#24 | 638 days ago

AlwaysSunshine wrote:
If I'm ever in the path of a hurricane, I'll be glad to take your advice without getting my panties in a wad.

Stay safe, everyone.
I care and worry about people and I will continue to pray.
Please be safe to all ....
I'm not currently in this path.  
#25 | 638 days ago

icfeet wrote:
6:55 AM....a little more rain and wind.  Al Roker is on the local beach, reporting for the weather channel (Why can't we get someone cool like Jim Cantore???).  I'm gonna cancel office hours-banks, many stores are closed.  It feels like a winter storm with all the closings and cancellations.  As long as power holds out, will keep ya'll informed!
You Don't want to see Jim.  Trust me.
I'm not currently in this path.  
#26 | 638 days ago

(Edited by DeeRigga)
Kev...You Stoooooooooooopppid!!  Fell out the chair laughing!!

Here is the first "ARE YOU S******' ME?" story of this FrankenStorm -


Already dismayed and bitterly pissed about our loss today (and if ya don't know who by now, I thoroughly ask that you remove yourself from any thread you may be connected with in here...geeessshhh!)...anyhooo,

Its raining here, not bad but annoyingly, in Manassas, and I stop by Walmart to pick up last bits to be prepared, when some dude stops his car in the crosswalk as I'm going back to my car (You Should Know that I am wearing my Cowboys 81 jersey, looking good but feeling like kibble..."dayum...who won? he asked...
"...Wasn't us",  the  quick remark by moi...

"...Man I know!  Let me tell you what I see about how they loss..."  All this, while sitting dry up in his car...

Real Quick stupid look...then ..."Man, f*** that loss, I ain't standing in the rain talking football wit yo ass!  There's a storm coming; move this s***!!!" 

Fan...not a Fanatidiot!!
I'm in this current path.  
#27 | 638 days ago

Photos courtesty of Sandy,

   Yesterday.


This a.m.

The eye went by on Saturday.   With the full moon, the tides are crazy.
I'm not currently in this path.  
#28 | 638 days ago

ohwell_ wrote:
Photos courtesty of Sandy,

   Yesterday.


This a.m.

The eye went by on Saturday.   With the full moon, the tides are crazy.
I am not diminishing the danger there, but them are some awesome photos....
(i did it anyway didn't i?)
I'm not currently in this path.  
#29 | 638 days ago

texas_tornado4261 wrote:
excuse me all the way to h*** and back...wasn't pretending....!!
Faye you tried to be helpful, some people know everything and next time dont worry about them.
#30 | 638 days ago

It's almost noon here near Annapolis, Md. latest reports say that our current sustained winds of 30mph will be increasing to 50mph by late afternoon with the worse of the storm being during the overnight hours. I plan to sleep "or try to" in the hallway tonight because it's under the highest peak of the roof. There's so damn many very tall trees around here. When I win mega millions I'm getting them all cut down... I am well prepared otherwise tho. wink
I'm in this current path.  
#31 | 638 days ago

DallasFan55 wrote:
It's almost noon here near Annapolis, Md. latest reports say that our current sustained winds of 30mph will be increasing to 50mph by late afternoon with the worse of the storm being during the overnight hours. I plan to sleep "or try to" in the hallway tonight because it's under the highest peak of the roof. There's so damn many very tall trees around here. When I win mega millions I'm getting them all cut down... I am well prepared otherwise tho. wink
hope you will be safe and sound.......PRAYERS FOR ALL..........
#32 | 638 days ago



11 am update.
I'm in this current path.  
#33 | 638 days ago

I am safe, but my eldest daughter is in Boston. Doesn't look like she'll get het directly, but Sandy is so huge, I'm sure she'll be affected dramatically.
Is Beans safe?   
#34 | 638 days ago

I can't stop watching the weather sad I'm praying for all of you on the East Coast, and I'm really sorry our crappy winter storm heading your way is making things worse, because according to our weather channel up here, the cold and snow we've been experiencing is partially responsible for Sandy making that sharp left turn....

Stupid Weather!!!!  
#35 | 638 days ago

 While we are all going to be or have been "Hunkering Down" <-----My #1 most hated expression

I'm not currently in this path.  
#36 | 638 days ago

I  live on  Central  Long  Island.  Right  now  most  of  the South  Shore  is  flooded.  All schools are closed.  I don't have  trees  anymore  but  the guy  in  back  of  me  does,  and  whenever  it's  windy,  the  branches  fall  all over  the  place.  It's  hanging  over  my  yard and  my  fence  and  shed,  and  I've  taken  new  dated  pictures  of  it  since  it's  bound  to  do  some  kind  of damage.  He's  already  had  to  fix  the  fence once.  The  wind  today  is  amazing!   Blowing  and  blowing, like it's  shaking  the  house.  I live  on  a  corner  house  so  if  one  of  the  neighbor's trees  goes  over  on  the  power  lines,  our  power  may  go.  It  happened  the  last  time.  My  sis  called  a little  while  ago  from  the  other  side  of  town that the  transformer  blew  out  on  her block  and no one  had  power,  so  if  it  didn't come  back  soon,  she and  her  husband  would be  bringing  their 5 chihuahuas  to  hang  out  with  us.  Then  we'd  be  7 dogs altogether  in  a storm, with  my bijon and yorkie.  I  cleaned  all  the  drains  the  other  day, because  last  year  with  Irene  there  had  been  a  clog  and  so  much  water  came  down,  it  got  into  my  house.  I tied  down  anything  that has  to  stay  outside  and  brought  in  anything  else,   I  did fill  and  freeze  some  empty  water  bottles last  night   just  to  be  able  to  keep  food  cold  for  awhile  in  case  power  goes  out.  Since  they  said  it'll  be  worse  than  last  year,  better  safe  than  sorry.  I restocked  my  flashlight  batteries,  and  did  the  grocery  store  last  week  for  the  necessities,  before  the  rush.  Worse  comes  to  worse,  my  son's old  Jr.  High  is  a  designated  shelter.  Hopefully we won't have  flood  damage,  knock  wood,  due  to  higher  ground  but  high  wind,  power  outages will probably be a given.  Lights  have  already  flickered  a few  times.  That's  my  cue.  Stay  safe  everyone!!               
I'm in this current path.  
#37 | 638 days ago

2 pm...we lost power a few times, but only for no more than 5 minutes. We DID lose phone, cable, internet...thank GOD for 4G phones! If we lose power, I'll have to charge phone in car. Damn Comcast triple play...in the old days, I could at least "dial up" on the net...screw it if there are any typos My daughter works at Walgreens, and the township forced all stores in town to close by 3. Walgreens corporate was PI$$ED! They were all over the store mgr... Latest word is that Sandy will hit Cape May this eveningbetween 6 and 8 pm...I'll try to keep "yous" informed (Jersey vernacular)
I'm in this current path.  
#38 | 638 days ago
Nick__ (+)





Be safe everyone!  Please take the advice that is given to you by the media in your area!
Is Beans safe?   
#39 | 638 days ago

CNN has a reporter in Battery Park and there are people jogging by her.  They aren't having any problem jogging, yet the reporter is bundled in rain slickers and barely able to stay on her feet.  You'd think they would put someone there with some strength????
Stupid Weather!!!!  
#40 | 638 days ago

The rain is starting to get a lot heavier here in the Burgh.  We're expecting the worst between about 8:00 tonight and 9:00 or 10:00 tomorrow morning.
I'm in this current path.  
#41 | 638 days ago

No TV (it finally died) so following twitter.....

"They should rename the hurricane ARod/Dallas Cowboys/etc. etc. then it won't hit anything!

Picture from Atlantic City:
Stupid Weather!!!!  
#42 | 638 days ago

icfeet wrote:
I'm in the direct path of this f*&^er....NJ went from 1824 until last year with Irene without being in a direct hit....and now?  Two in a little over a year.  I live about 3 miles from the ocean, and we have not been evacuated....voluntary yes, but mandatory no.  Most everything is closed tomorrow, and I think that I'm going to cancel appts.  It is expected to hit at around 1-2am Tuesday...it's just the anticipation of it.  They are talking about possible power outages for 7-10 days.  I'll try to keep ya'll (did I say that right, Ash and Sid?) informed....
someone want to ask The idiot republicants if Global Warming is just a figment of Al Gore's imagination now?
I'm not currently in this path.  
#43 | 638 days ago

icfeet wrote:
The ocean and the Seaside Heights boardwalk are now one...where is Snookie and her ilk when ya need them?
hopefully drinking their marguaritas out at sea, washed away like the dead wood they are
I'm not currently in this path.  
#44 | 638 days ago

ohwell_ wrote:
You Don't want to see Jim.  Trust me.
she is absolutely right. Seeing Jim Cantore is like playing NHL Playoffs and Steve Levy from ESPN walks in the arena--you just know you are going minimum 2 OT's that night.
I'm not currently in this path.  
#45 | 638 days ago
Sharp Square (sid) profile photo



Local electrical crews from Louisiana 3 from my area are already at various east coast locations  to help with post storm work to get power back as soon as possible. Even though i am not in that business one of my family members is and he is out there also. It's a honor for us as a state to be able to lend a hand and pay back states who have sent us help in the past when we have been hit by these same kinds of storms.

Good Luck guys i see the storm is now making its way inland.  We know you guys will handle it !
I'm not currently in this path.  
#46 | 638 days ago

ohwell_ wrote:
 While we are all going to be or have been "Hunkering Down" <-----My #1 most hated expression

This poor soldier stands guard in the torrential downpour unless it gets really dangerous. Salute to him and all who stand guard of the TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER.
I'm not currently in this path.  
#47 | 638 days ago

rbnred wrote:
I  live on  Central  Long  Island.  Right  now  most  of  the South  Shore  is  flooded.  All schools are closed.  I don't have  trees  anymore  but  the guy  in  back  of  me  does,  and  whenever  it's  windy,  the  branches  fall  all over  the  place.  It's  hanging  over  my  yard and  my  fence  and  shed,  and  I've  taken  new  dated  pictures  of  it  since  it's  bound  to  do  some  kind  of damage.  He's  already  had  to  fix  the  fence once.  The  wind  today  is  amazing!   Blowing  and  blowing, like it's  shaking  the  house.  I live  on  a  corner  house  so  if  one  of  the  neighbor's trees  goes  over  on  the  power  lines,  our  power  may  go.  It  happened  the  last  time.  My  sis  called  a little  while  ago  from  the  other  side  of  town that the  transformer  blew  out  on  her block  and no one  had  power,  so  if  it  didn't come  back  soon,  she and  her  husband  would be  bringing  their 5 chihuahuas  to  hang  out  with  us.  Then  we'd  be  7 dogs altogether  in  a storm, with  my bijon and yorkie.  I  cleaned  all  the  drains  the  other  day, because  last  year  with  Irene  there  had  been  a  clog  and  so  much  water  came  down,  it  got  into  my  house.  I tied  down  anything  that has  to  stay  outside  and  brought  in  anything  else,   I  did fill  and  freeze  some  empty  water  bottles last  night   just  to  be  able  to  keep  food  cold  for  awhile  in  case  power  goes  out.  Since  they  said  it'll  be  worse  than  last  year,  better  safe  than  sorry.  I restocked  my  flashlight  batteries,  and  did  the  grocery  store  last  week  for  the  necessities,  before  the  rush.  Worse  comes  to  worse,  my  son's old  Jr.  High  is  a  designated  shelter.  Hopefully we won't have  flood  damage,  knock  wood,  due  to  higher  ground  but  high  wind,  power  outages will probably be a given.  Lights  have  already  flickered  a few  times.  That's  my  cue.  Stay  safe  everyone!!               
hey, you be safe. Need all the Rangers fans in here that I can talk to, lol. Seriously, if it gets too bad, go into the city where it will be safer.
I'm not currently in this path.  
#48 | 638 days ago

Debi_L wrote:
No TV (it finally died) so following twitter.....

"They should rename the hurricane ARod/Dallas Cowboys/etc. etc. then it won't hit anything!

Picture from Atlantic City:
almost passed out from laughing so hard, that was too damned funny.
I'm not currently in this path.  
#49 | 638 days ago

Sharp Square wrote:


Local electrical crews from Louisiana 3 from my area are already at various east coast locations  to help with post storm work to get power back as soon as possible. Even though i am not in that business one of my family members is and he is out there also. It's a honor for us as a state to be able to lend a hand and pay back states who have sent us help in the past when we have been hit by these same kinds of storms.

Good Luck guys i see the storm is now making its way inland.  We know you guys will handle it !
As someone who is very very cynical that this country will ever "come together" again, the response from the power companies calls from help has been awesome to the point I may have to reconsider that belief just a tad. Thank you to all from elsewhere who have come to help.
#50 | 638 days ago

Just got TV...of a sort....and Jim Cantore is what I see when I turn it on.

Good Grief

The guy who was jetskiing at Battery Park isn't there any longer.

They are saying the storm is no longer a Hurricane, but is a "post tropical storm" combined with a "Nor'easter"
Stupid Weather!!!!  
#51 | 638 days ago

Lower East Manhatten

Stupid Weather!!!!  
#52 | 638 days ago

The reports from New York and New Jersey are beyond awful, especially the reports of a hospital in NYC whose backup generators failed, and even worse, a Coney Island hospital on fire and not reachable (that one is not as confirmed). I can't imagine that evacuation. I feel very very fortunate that it hasn't been anywhere close to that bad in the DC area.
#53 | 637 days ago

1 am...transformers blowing up all around...wind has finally died down...we aren't getting electricity back for awhile....I'm really surprised that the rain wasn't that bad...
I'm in this current path.  
#54 | 637 days ago

I  AM JUST  PRAYING FOR THE  PPL IN THE  N.E  WHEN  YOU  LIVE IN  ARKANSAS,LIKE  I DO. YOU CAN  YOUR BLESS,BUT THEN  AGAIN I LIVE  IN TORNADO  ALLY TOO.
I'm not currently in this path.  
#55 | 637 days ago

it's really weird seeing hurricane footage with no palm trees
#56 | 637 days ago

Hope this finds all you Q'ers safe and sound.... Hope the worst is over for you.
Is Beans safe?   
#57 | 637 days ago

I live in the west and am prepared..you never know she might take a turn for the worst and head west. We just finished surrounding the apartment building with large round bales of hay figuring it will absorb the water like shredded wheat does with milk. In case of gas shortages I took my tobaggon outta the storage room and I`m re-webbing my snowshoes!
#58 | 637 days ago

My family and I survived Sandy without any power failures or destruction of our homes. We are very blessed. smiley.Thank you Jesus.
I'm in this current path.  
#59 | 637 days ago

DallasFan55 wrote:
My family and I survived Sandy without any power failures or destruction of our homes. We are very blessed. smiley.Thank you Jesus.
so glad to hear that linda........it was a terrible storm..........ill keep praying for all.......
#60 | 637 days ago



(why-yi-yi-yi-yi....)
#61 | 637 days ago

Debi_L wrote:
Lower East Manhatten

Holy crap, batman. One way to get the hookers off the streets, I guess.
I'm not currently in this path.  
#62 | 637 days ago

ms_hippie_queen wrote:
it's really weird seeing hurricane footage with no palm trees
totally weird. and the footage includes the Statue of Liberty.
I'm not currently in this path.  
#63 | 637 days ago

DallasFan55 wrote:
My family and I survived Sandy without any power failures or destruction of our homes. We are very blessed. smiley.Thank you Jesus.
Amen to that. Makes our squabble in Giants/Cowboys bar seem trivial now, right?
I'm not currently in this path.  
#64 | 637 days ago

ms_hippie_queen wrote:


(why-yi-yi-yi-yi....)
why did I know you would do this? LOL
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#65 | 637 days ago

anthonyrichardlouisnaught wrote:
Amen to that. Makes our squabble in Giants/Cowboys bar seem trivial now, right?
Ummmm...thinking..indecision..That's a tough one Anthony... laugh
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#66 | 637 days ago

Still waiting to hear from a few friends, but for the most part it seems everyone has survived.  I'm glad to see that in the midst of this tragedy there are some positives - new babies being born, trees falling all around a house, but yet missing it completely.  People leaving for safety moments before their street was flooded, so surviving even as their house collapsed.   

My prayers continue to be with everyone affected.
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#67 | 636 days ago

Internet on phone has been sporadic. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. We were lucky, in that we only got a few inches of rain. There was no damage to our home. My sister in law, though, was not so lucky. She called us frantically at midnight Monday and said her whole yard was flooded. We took her in here. She wasn't able to get back to her house until 3 pm, only to find she had 2 feet of water in her home. Thank God nobody was hurt, but our home of 4 is now a home of 9. I'm going to TRY to go to work today...
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#68 | 635 days ago

Not  a  lot  of  rain  by  me,  but  wind  was  so  bad  that  cable/phone/internet was  knocked  out  till  last  night.  We  had a few flickers of lights,  and  our  doorbell  plays  the  beginning  of  8  different  songs  when  the  power  goes  off,  because  it  resets  itself, going  to  auto.  Since  there  are  now  dogs  in  the  house,  each  time  there  was  a  flicker,  it  was  like  "scales"  all  over  again, except in dog language,  and  there's  no  way  to  disconnect  it.  My  sister's  house  still  has  no  power,  and  the  power  company  around  here  is  working  on  the  hospitals  and  the  infrastructure/transformers,  before  they  even  begin  to  look  into  homes.  There  are  so  many  trees  down  and  the  North  and  South  Shore  of  Long  Island  was  completely  flooded  by  the  storm  surges.  My  neighbor's tree fell,  but  in  his  own yard.   I  was  looking  out  the  window  after  we  lost  tv,  and  this  huge  pine  tree  came  flying  down  across  the  entire  street  on  the  next  block,  blocking  the  entire  street.  The  next  day,  the  guy  across  the  street,  who's  the  fire  chief,  called  a  truck  and  had  the  guys  cut  it  up.  He  had  no  power  from  his  house  down  to  the  corner,  and  neither  did  the  other  two  corners.  I don't  know  how  we  still  had  power,  someone  watching  over  us.  The  lady  on  the  block  in  back  of  us  lost  her  garage  and  her  car  from  a  tree  falling  on  it.  The  most  damage  that  I  had  is  that  it  blew  off  two  fence post caps, shattered  my  son's  fiberglass  basketball  backboard,  and  blew  off  a   piece  of  my  aluminum  siding.   Some  guy  showed  up  the   next  day  and  offered  $100  to  hammer  it  back,  believe that???  but  I  politely  declined.        
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#69 | 635 days ago

anthonyrichardlouisnaught wrote:
hey, you be safe. Need all the Rangers fans in here that I can talk to, lol. Seriously, if it gets too bad, go into the city where it will be safer.
It's  next  to  impossible  to  get  into  the  city  the  way  things  are  right  now  with  the  limited  trains  and  flodded  subways/tunnels.  If  you're  driving,  you  need  3  in  a  car  to  cross  into  NYC  or  they'll  turn  you  away.   If  you  take  the  train,  you  have  to  wait  on  a  long  line  for  a  packed shuttle  bus  to  get  into  the  city  because  certain  subways  aren't  running  due  to  flooding.  The  NYC  Mayor  is  sitting  in  his  Mansion  insisting  that  the  Marathon  will  go  on.   He  seems  totally  untouched  by  the  fact  that  there  are  20  dead  in  Staten  Island,  where  it  starts,  they  have  nothing  left.  No  water  supply  and  limited  food.  The  rest  of  the  5  boroughs  were  also  damaged  or  devastated  in  some  way.  If  it  weren't  for  the  Governor,  I  don't  think  the  people  would  be  getting  any  help.  Thank  heavens  for  all  the  workers  from  other  states  who  have  pitched  in  to  come  up  to  NY  and  NJ  to  help  with  cleanup  and  trees  and  power.  Angels  on  earth.  Hopefully  FEMA  will start  kicking  in  for  some  people  and  helping  them  rebuild.  Normal  seems  a  long  way  away  for  people.   Glad  everyone  here  seems  to  be  ok.    
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#70 | 635 days ago

rbnred wrote:
It's  next  to  impossible  to  get  into  the  city  the  way  things  are  right  now  with  the  limited  trains  and  flodded  subways/tunnels.  If  you're  driving,  you  need  3  in  a  car  to  cross  into  NYC  or  they'll  turn  you  away.   If  you  take  the  train,  you  have  to  wait  on  a  long  line  for  a  packed shuttle  bus  to  get  into  the  city  because  certain  subways  aren't  running  due  to  flooding.  The  NYC  Mayor  is  sitting  in  his  Mansion  insisting  that  the  Marathon  will  go  on.   He  seems  totally  untouched  by  the  fact  that  there  are  20  dead  in  Staten  Island,  where  it  starts,  they  have  nothing  left.  No  water  supply  and  limited  food.  The  rest  of  the  5  boroughs  were  also  damaged  or  devastated  in  some  way.  If  it  weren't  for  the  Governor,  I  don't  think  the  people  would  be  getting  any  help.  Thank  heavens  for  all  the  workers  from  other  states  who  have  pitched  in  to  come  up  to  NY  and  NJ  to  help  with  cleanup  and  trees  and  power.  Angels  on  earth.  Hopefully  FEMA  will start  kicking  in  for  some  people  and  helping  them  rebuild.  Normal  seems  a  long  way  away  for  people.   Glad  everyone  here  seems  to  be  ok.    
I watched Rock Center tonight and saw some of the devastation, the difficulties people are having getting around, and the areas of Manhattan with and without power.  People are begging for help from the Red Cross and FEMA and we saw officials announcing that they would be distributing bottles of water and some pre-packaged meals tomorrow.  

While I can appreciate that, it seems so little when the problems there seem almost insurmountable.  I feel for you and everyone else affected.  Please keep updating us all, so we know you are okay.
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#71 | 634 days ago

Power came back on Thursday at 430 pm, but still no internet, phone or cable. No power at main office, but power at satellite office. I've been driving around and can't believe the damage. Trees, cars, homes...they're not letting us on to the barrier island (Point Pleasant Beach, Bay Head, Mantoloking, Seaside), where most of the damage was done. Mantoloking, home of manmillion dollar homes, was on fire due to broken galines which were inaccessible. With no tv, I haven't really watched the news, nor do I think I want to. We'll keep pushing forward.
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#72 | 634 days ago

icfeet wrote:
Power came back on Thursday at 430 pm, but still no internet, phone or cable. No power at main office, but power at satellite office. I've been driving around and can't believe the damage. Trees, cars, homes...they're not letting us on to the barrier island (Point Pleasant Beach, Bay Head, Mantoloking, Seaside), where most of the damage was done. Mantoloking, home of manmillion dollar homes, was on fire due to broken galines which were inaccessible. With no tv, I haven't really watched the news, nor do I think I want to. We'll keep pushing forward.
Rock Center showed some of the pictures of before and after.  No, Kurt, you probably don't want to watch.  Thoughts and prayers are with you my friend.
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#73 | 634 days ago

rbnred wrote:
It's  next  to  impossible  to  get  into  the  city  the  way  things  are  right  now  with  the  limited  trains  and  flodded  subways/tunnels.  If  you're  driving,  you  need  3  in  a  car  to  cross  into  NYC  or  they'll  turn  you  away.   If  you  take  the  train,  you  have  to  wait  on  a  long  line  for  a  packed shuttle  bus  to  get  into  the  city  because  certain  subways  aren't  running  due  to  flooding.  The  NYC  Mayor  is  sitting  in  his  Mansion  insisting  that  the  Marathon  will  go  on.   He  seems  totally  untouched  by  the  fact  that  there  are  20  dead  in  Staten  Island,  where  it  starts,  they  have  nothing  left.  No  water  supply  and  limited  food.  The  rest  of  the  5  boroughs  were  also  damaged  or  devastated  in  some  way.  If  it  weren't  for  the  Governor,  I  don't  think  the  people  would  be  getting  any  help.  Thank  heavens  for  all  the  workers  from  other  states  who  have  pitched  in  to  come  up  to  NY  and  NJ  to  help  with  cleanup  and  trees  and  power.  Angels  on  earth.  Hopefully  FEMA  will start  kicking  in  for  some  people  and  helping  them  rebuild.  Normal  seems  a  long  way  away  for  people.   Glad  everyone  here  seems  to  be  ok.    
I'm glad your ok Robin. About your doorbell thing. You should check your electrical box to see if there is a switch that you could turn off in those events. When I had an auto doorbell , I had a switch in my electric panel box that I could control it's operation. smiley
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#74 | 634 days ago

Debi_L wrote:
I watched Rock Center tonight and saw some of the devastation, the difficulties people are having getting around, and the areas of Manhattan with and without power.  People are begging for help from the Red Cross and FEMA and we saw officials announcing that they would be distributing bottles of water and some pre-packaged meals tomorrow.  

While I can appreciate that, it seems so little when the problems there seem almost insurmountable.  I feel for you and everyone else affected.  Please keep updating us all, so we know you are okay.
FEMA is finally physically present now down by Coney Island beach areas in Brooklyn, and in Staten Island setting up tents to bring food, blankets, water, and apply for help. Nobody could get through on the phone. Some of their houses are just piles of sticks, while others are so flooded out, the mold would be awful. They're still saying that Red Cross hasn't been around. People who do still have houses and can go back, are asking for cleaning supplies and garbage bags, since a lot is lost. The Staten Island Ferry just started running again today. People are standing on one side of the gas station with gas cans in a line, and on the other side there's a line of cars as far as you can see. Some have been there for hours because a lot of stations are closed due to power issues or no gas. Some gas stations have a cop car outside of them in case they run out and an all out riot starts. Hopefully it'll get better today because they just opened up the harbor and sent a tanker through. Some of the refineries on LI are still closed, though. (We're surrounded by water). You have to stick around close to home or find a place that's open and operational. None around here. All I've heard this morning is chainsaws going, and a National Grid truck went by, which is a positive. None of the traffic lights around here are working yet, so you're on your own, like a
4-way stop. Kind of like the Wild, Wild, West, since the main street is a drag strip on a normal day. The Governor of NY just pledged $100M in State funds to rebuild and start over. The NYC Mayor is still going ahead with that Marathon, which I don't agree with, when so many people in those areas are still so devastated. His reasoning is that "Rudy had the Marathon after 9/11 and he was a great Mayor if you remember". He's telling people they have to boil their water because it's unsafe to drink and the sewage came up in Brooklyn, but he's going to have people running through there. He told people that the city parks are open, "but you'd better be careful of trees falling on you. Last year someone was killed by a falling tree in Central Park." He just seems to have a disconnect about him. He keeps referencing "Rudy", but he couldn't hold a candle to him. He's rich and detatched, but Rudy rolled up his sleeves in the neighborhoods like regular people, to help clean up and try to get people their basic necessities. I just can't see the comparisons this NYC Mayor makes. You can't compare the time span between 9/11 and the Marathon on 11/4 and Sandy 10/29 and the Marathon on 11/4. It's unbelievable. No time to clean up yet. Kids haven't even gone back to school. Thanks for thinking of us . There are still parts of Queens that FEMA hasn't been to. People weren't told to evacuate because it wasn't considered a flood zone, and their cars were flooded so they can't travel to where FEMA is. They've showed pictures of Long Beach, L.I., and the car tires are buried in sand, as is the inside of all the homes. The National Guard is down there taking care of the people. They say things are coming along. It seems that anytime a News agency shows up, a Govt agency is soon to follow. Maybe that's a good thing.
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#75 | 634 days ago

icfeet wrote:
Power came back on Thursday at 430 pm, but still no internet, phone or cable. No power at main office, but power at satellite office. I've been driving around and can't believe the damage. Trees, cars, homes...they're not letting us on to the barrier island (Point Pleasant Beach, Bay Head, Mantoloking, Seaside), where most of the damage was done. Mantoloking, home of manmillion dollar homes, was on fire due to broken galines which were inaccessible. With no tv, I haven't really watched the news, nor do I think I want to. We'll keep pushing forward.
When we had no Cable/Internet/Phone, they were simulcasting through radio stations.  All they kept saying is, "Here's a Facebook picture we just received from".  We couldn't get data, either.  Eventually, they'd realize people weren't getting them and would say, "We know a lot of you don't have power, but if you can see this picture of...", since some people were listening on battery operated radios.     
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#76 | 634 days ago

DallasFan55 wrote:
Ummmm...thinking..indecision..That's a tough one Anthony... laugh
not that tough. This was life or death. anything else is really trivial at best.
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#78 | 634 days ago

DallasFan55 wrote:
I'm glad your ok Robin. About your doorbell thing. You should check your electrical box to see if there is a switch that you could turn off in those events. When I had an auto doorbell , I had a switch in my electric panel box that I could control it's operation. smiley
Thanks, you too, Linda.  I'll have to do that.  Are you talking about the fuse box?  I never thought of that.  I guess I'm used to catching whoever gets there before it rings and my dogs bark.   
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#79 | 634 days ago

rbnred wrote:
Thanks, you too, Linda.  I'll have to do that.  Are you talking about the fuse box?  I never thought of that.  I guess I'm used to catching whoever gets there before it rings and my dogs bark.   
Yes the box that has your Emergency breaker in it. Different switches for different things.. Mine had one solely for the doorbell.
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#80 | 634 days ago

DallasFan55 wrote:
Yes the box that has your Emergency breaker in it. Different switches for different things.. Mine had one solely for the doorbell.
You're right, it did! Soooo smart!! And my "houseguests" were just able to go home because LIPA restored power to their house. But thanks to you, I'll know for next Halloween for my Own!
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#81 | 634 days ago

anthonyrichardlouisnaught wrote:
Another reason to vote Democrat. Bloomberg is a billionaire who could care less about those who aren't as wealthy as he is. Cuomo, however, is busting his ass to get help for everyone.

And to all the RETARDICANS here: notice how quickly Obama declared NYC and NJ a disaster area and then signed the Presidential Order to allow emergency assistance and money to get to those areas? THAT IS HOW A PRESIDENT  HANDLES A CRISIS, AND HE'S DOING IT DURING A NASTY RE-ELECTION BID WHILE GEORGE DUMBASS BUSH BASICALLY TOLD THE POOR BLACK PEOPLE IN NEW ORLEANS TO JUST DROP DEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And with NJ Republican Governor Christie basically praising the way Obama handled this so far, count NY and NJ for Obama.
I could have written these exact words.  If you remember, Bush flew over the Katrina disaster in his plane, and never got out to be with the people, like he wouldn't give them the time of day.  Even after FEMA finally got into the area, it took forever for the claims to get through.  Cuomo has always risen to the occasion, even with Nor'Easters, but for this one they had the President's OK,  before it even happened, like you said.  Christie originally was very vocal about supporting Romney, but it'll be interesting to see which way he leans, since Obama was standing right next to him in NJ when he called, and he was singing his praises.  He also wanted to come to NY, but he mistakenly asked the Mayor (Bloomberg) who didn't want to diss him, but told him he didn't have to stop by.  I guess the Ivory Tower is fine.  He "bought" his current term because he was only supposed to have 2, but extended term limits for himself.  Hopefully he won't run for President one day.           
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#82 | 633 days ago

We had power for 23 hours, then lost it for 3...then had it for an hour..then lost it for another hour...probably the power companies shutting it down to get it up for other people My brother in law, who's staying with us, was in 7-11 this mornning when he heard a guy in line say "I'm getting tired of not having power"...to which my brother in law responded "I'm tired of not having a house"...shut the guy right up.
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#83 | 633 days ago

rbnred wrote:
You're right, it did! Soooo smart!! And my "houseguests" were just able to go home because LIPA restored power to their house. But thanks to you, I'll know for next Halloween for my Own!
YAY!!!! I finally gave good advise ..lol
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#84 | 632 days ago

rbnred wrote:
I could have written these exact words.  If you remember, Bush flew over the Katrina disaster in his plane, and never got out to be with the people, like he wouldn't give them the time of day.  Even after FEMA finally got into the area, it took forever for the claims to get through.  Cuomo has always risen to the occasion, even with Nor'Easters, but for this one they had the President's OK,  before it even happened, like you said.  Christie originally was very vocal about supporting Romney, but it'll be interesting to see which way he leans, since Obama was standing right next to him in NJ when he called, and he was singing his praises.  He also wanted to come to NY, but he mistakenly asked the Mayor (Bloomberg) who didn't want to diss him, but told him he didn't have to stop by.  I guess the Ivory Tower is fine.  He "bought" his current term because he was only supposed to have 2, but extended term limits for himself.  Hopefully he won't run for President one day.           
If he does, I know the Empire State Building has a great vantage point for a sniper shot at Gracie Mansion.  
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#85 | 632 days ago

anthonyrichardlouisnaught wrote:
Another reason to vote Democrat. Bloomberg is a billionaire who could care less about those who aren't as wealthy as he is. Cuomo, however, is busting his ass to get help for everyone.

And to all the RETARDICANS here: notice how quickly Obama declared NYC and NJ a disaster area and then signed the Presidential Order to allow emergency assistance and money to get to those areas? THAT IS HOW A PRESIDENT  HANDLES A CRISIS, AND HE'S DOING IT DURING A NASTY RE-ELECTION BID WHILE GEORGE DUMBASS BUSH BASICALLY TOLD THE POOR BLACK PEOPLE IN NEW ORLEANS TO JUST DROP DEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And with NJ Republican Governor Christie basically praising the way Obama handled this so far, count NY and NJ for Obama.
all those of you who PQ'ed this comment, you know I'm right. Sucks to be a Republican't give a damn about people, doesn't it?
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#86 | 632 days ago

I'm glad there seems to be some progress for those affected by Sandy.  Sorry I haven't been around, we had freezing rain and it knocked out our internet - totally minor, I know, compared to your troubles, just wanted you all to know you aren't forgotten, and I hope you keep updating us on the progress of your recovery.

As I've said before, I am not American, so I can't comment on the politics issues that seem to have made their way into this thread.  I'm just grateful that the people here I care about are still around, and seem to be getting some assistance.
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#87 | 632 days ago

anthonyrichardlouisnaught wrote:
all those of you who PQ'ed this comment, you know I'm right. Sucks to be a Republican't give a damn about people, doesn't it?
I PQed you because I made this poll as a means of keeping up to date on the people on Q that have become friends. I knew the possibility of losing power / contact with us here on Q could happen and I wanted some idea of who we should concern ourselves with should they not return to Q.. IMO there was no need to bring politics into this poll.
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#89 | 632 days ago

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It's  next  to  impossible  to  get  into  the  city  the  way  things  are  right  now  with  the  limited  trains  and  flodded  subways/tunnels.  If  you're  driving,  you  need  3  in  a  car  to  cross  into  NYC  or  they'll  turn  you  away.   If  you  take  the  train,  you  have  to  wait  on  a  long  line  for  a  packed shuttle  bus  to  get  into  the  city  because  certain  subways  aren't  running  due  to  flooding.  The  NYC  Mayor  is  sitting  in  his  Mansion  insisting  that  the  Marathon  will  go  on.   He  seems  totally  untouched  by  the  fact  that  there  are  20  dead  in  Staten  Island,  where  it  starts,  they  have  nothing  left.  No  water  supply  and  limited  food.  The  rest  of  the  5  boroughs  were  also  damaged  or  devastated  in  some  way.  If  it  weren't  for  the  Governor,  I  don't  think  the  people  would  be  getting  any  help.  Thank  heavens  for  all  the  workers  from  other  states  who  have  pitched  in  to  come  up  to  NY  and  NJ  to  help  with  cleanup  and  trees  and  power.  Angels  on  earth.  Hopefully  FEMA  will start  kicking  in  for  some  people  and  helping  them  rebuild.  Normal  seems  a  long  way  away  for  people.   Glad  everyone  here  seems  to  be  ok.    
yeah, so much for the city being safer. Glad you are ok though. And as for the idiot looking for $100 to hammer the siding back for you, you should have told him you can manage it yourself.
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#90 | 632 days ago

anthonyrichardlouisnaught wrote:
that's bs because Obama showed what a president is SUPPOSED to do during a time of crisis for his people, and he did it during a Presidential election race. Bush had the security of already being in office AND DID NOTHING for the people of New Orleans.
Once again!!!.....IT'S NOT ABOUT POLITICS IN MY POLL!!!.... angry
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#91 | 632 days ago

anthonyrichardlouisnaught wrote:
that's bs because Obama showed what a president is SUPPOSED to do during a time of crisis for his people, and he did it during a Presidential election race. Bush had the security of already being in office AND DID NOTHING for the people of New Orleans.
 Linda made this is poll for people to keep in touch, not to toss blame.  She is requesting that you keep politics out of the poll, it would be nice if you could honor her request.
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#92 | 632 days ago

Debi_L wrote:
 Linda made this is poll for people to keep in touch, not to toss blame.  She is requesting that you keep politics out of the poll, it would be nice if you could honor her request.
Talk to the wall, people have requested nicely that he not threadbomb, and we all know how well that worked
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#93 | 632 days ago

richard_cranium wrote:
Talk to the wall, people have requested nicely that he not threadbomb, and we all know how well that worked
Yes I know and it pisses me off that he gets away with doing it.. I wish we had the ability to delete comments on our polls that we don't want there, because he does this to me in all my polls and to others too and I'm really fed up about it. Can we Petition?
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#94 | 631 days ago

anthonyrichardlouisnaught wrote:
yeah, so much for the city being safer. Glad you are ok though. And as for the idiot looking for $100 to hammer the siding back for you, you should have told him you can manage it yourself.
My  neighbor's  a  contractor,  so  I  asked  him  if  he  could  fix it  for  me  between jobs, before  Wednesday's  Nor'Easter.   I have great neighbors. 
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#95 | 631 days ago

anthonyrichardlouisnaught wrote:
that's bs because Obama showed what a president is SUPPOSED to do during a time of crisis for his people, and he did it during a Presidential election race. Bush had the security of already being in office AND DID NOTHING for the people of New Orleans.
Take it to the "Calling all Libtards" poll, that's the place for politics.  This poll isn't, and wasn't until you made it about politics.  We're all asking you to be respectful and abide by her wishes, and it's clear you are refusing to do that.
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#96 | 631 days ago

rbnred wrote:
My  neighbor's  a  contractor,  so  I  asked  him  if  he  could  fix it  for  me  between jobs, before  Wednesday's  Nor'Easter.   I have great neighbors. 
awesome you. See the Marines landed in Queens and Brooklyn too. Is that what we need to get NYC right? Send in the Marines? WHere do I sign up to go back home?
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#97 | 630 days ago

rbnred wrote:
My  neighbor's  a  contractor,  so  I  asked  him  if  he  could  fix it  for  me  between jobs, before  Wednesday's  Nor'Easter.   I have great neighbors. 
In the morning you hear helicopters going overhead, probably bringing supplies to where they have to go. Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, more than likely, or one of the other Armories. The Red Cross and extra volunteers from all over, everywhere have been really great, but there's still so much to do. Power is still out for a lot of people, so it's cold. Their homes are gone. Lots of gas stations have no gas or hours' long wait, if you're lucky enough to get gas. Schools are still closed around here. My aunt and uncle in Breezy Point lost their house, but had gotten out before the storm, thank goodness. They lived in a boat bungalow. They also lost their car. Another aunt and uncle in Staten Island lost their car and have flooding in their house in Staten Island. They lost quite a bit, and still aren't back in, because it isn't safe yet. We were down by the hockey rink having a fund raiser this weekend to send things down to the local Community Center for "Hurricane Relief". They want to evacuate Brick, NJ tonight, which probably is saturated from last time. If not, is one of the few places in NJ that isn't. I have cousins there, too. You sound like my son when you talk about the Marines. He'd twist my arm to have me sign him up early if I'd let him, but he has to wait to graduation, 2014. Bless all for their service.
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#98 | 630 days ago

rbnred wrote:
In the morning you hear helicopters going overhead, probably bringing supplies to where they have to go. Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, more than likely, or one of the other Armories. The Red Cross and extra volunteers from all over, everywhere have been really great, but there's still so much to do. Power is still out for a lot of people, so it's cold. Their homes are gone. Lots of gas stations have no gas or hours' long wait, if you're lucky enough to get gas. Schools are still closed around here. My aunt and uncle in Breezy Point lost their house, but had gotten out before the storm, thank goodness. They lived in a boat bungalow. They also lost their car. Another aunt and uncle in Staten Island lost their car and have flooding in their house in Staten Island. They lost quite a bit, and still aren't back in, because it isn't safe yet. We were down by the hockey rink having a fund raiser this weekend to send things down to the local Community Center for "Hurricane Relief". They want to evacuate Brick, NJ tonight, which probably is saturated from last time. If not, is one of the few places in NJ that isn't. I have cousins there, too. You sound like my son when you talk about the Marines. He'd twist my arm to have me sign him up early if I'd let him, but he has to wait to graduation, 2014. Bless all for their service.
Thank you, Robin, for keeping us informed.  All too often we forget that just because the storm is over, the damage didn't just magically disappear.   I hope you and your family get the assistance you so obviously need.  I am honestly anxious to read your updates, and wish I could do more from my little corner of Canada to make things better for you.
Stupid Weather!!!!  
#99 | 629 days ago

Debi_L wrote:
Thank you, Robin, for keeping us informed.  All too often we forget that just because the storm is over, the damage didn't just magically disappear.   I hope you and your family get the assistance you so obviously need.  I am honestly anxious to read your updates, and wish I could do more from my little corner of Canada to make things better for you.
Thanks, Debi.  Believe  it or not, Canada's electrical workers have been working with LIPA here on Long Island to try to restore power to  the Island.  That's a big help, so we all thank you for that.  Schools went back today, but it's a rain/snow mix right now, and very windy.  It's not going to be nearly as bad as last week, hopefully, but for the people who haven't gotten back to some semblance of normal, it's like a step backward, since they're being asked to evacuate again as the aid workers are set up till the last minute, still volunteering and helping them get back on their feet.  They're angels on Earth.  I saw a Cable truck around the corner today, so I may not have Internet or phone long.  But, my cellphone is charged.  One day they'll do something about these overhead wires.  Till then I'll cross my fingers and hope it's not my block this time.      
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#100 | 629 days ago

rbnred wrote:
Thanks, Debi.  Believe  it or not, Canada's electrical workers have been working with LIPA here on Long Island to try to restore power to  the Island.  That's a big help, so we all thank you for that.  Schools went back today, but it's a rain/snow mix right now, and very windy.  It's not going to be nearly as bad as last week, hopefully, but for the people who haven't gotten back to some semblance of normal, it's like a step backward, since they're being asked to evacuate again as the aid workers are set up till the last minute, still volunteering and helping them get back on their feet.  They're angels on Earth.  I saw a Cable truck around the corner today, so I may not have Internet or phone long.  But, my cellphone is charged.  One day they'll do something about these overhead wires.  Till then I'll cross my fingers and hope it's not my block this time.      
Oh I hope you are able to stay around!!!  We have power outages all too often here, so (as I said in the F/E) I have an internet modem/router, computer, cell phones, etc. all that use batteries and can charge in my truck (multiple ports) and I am rarely out of reach.  Occasionally, as happened earlier in the week, the actual provider has problems and we have no service.  I had heard that some of the Canadian power trucks and workers were heading down south to help out where they could, and I'm glad to see that.  We are all NORTH AMERICANS and we must stick together!!
Stupid Weather!!!!  
#101 | 629 days ago

rbnred wrote:
In the morning you hear helicopters going overhead, probably bringing supplies to where they have to go. Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, more than likely, or one of the other Armories. The Red Cross and extra volunteers from all over, everywhere have been really great, but there's still so much to do. Power is still out for a lot of people, so it's cold. Their homes are gone. Lots of gas stations have no gas or hours' long wait, if you're lucky enough to get gas. Schools are still closed around here. My aunt and uncle in Breezy Point lost their house, but had gotten out before the storm, thank goodness. They lived in a boat bungalow. They also lost their car. Another aunt and uncle in Staten Island lost their car and have flooding in their house in Staten Island. They lost quite a bit, and still aren't back in, because it isn't safe yet. We were down by the hockey rink having a fund raiser this weekend to send things down to the local Community Center for "Hurricane Relief". They want to evacuate Brick, NJ tonight, which probably is saturated from last time. If not, is one of the few places in NJ that isn't. I have cousins there, too. You sound like my son when you talk about the Marines. He'd twist my arm to have me sign him up early if I'd let him, but he has to wait to graduation, 2014. Bless all for their service.
sweetie, once a Marine, always a Marine. a true brotherhood that cant' be matched anywhere else
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#102 | 629 days ago

(Edited by icfeet)
rbnred wrote:
In the morning you hear helicopters going overhead, probably bringing supplies to where they have to go. Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, more than likely, or one of the other Armories. The Red Cross and extra volunteers from all over, everywhere have been really great, but there's still so much to do. Power is still out for a lot of people, so it's cold. Their homes are gone. Lots of gas stations have no gas or hours' long wait, if you're lucky enough to get gas. Schools are still closed around here. My aunt and uncle in Breezy Point lost their house, but had gotten out before the storm, thank goodness. They lived in a boat bungalow. They also lost their car. Another aunt and uncle in Staten Island lost their car and have flooding in their house in Staten Island. They lost quite a bit, and still aren't back in, because it isn't safe yet. We were down by the hockey rink having a fund raiser this weekend to send things down to the local Community Center for "Hurricane Relief". They want to evacuate Brick, NJ tonight, which probably is saturated from last time. If not, is one of the few places in NJ that isn't. I have cousins there, too. You sound like my son when you talk about the Marines. He'd twist my arm to have me sign him up early if I'd let him, but he has to wait to graduation, 2014. Bless all for their service.
Low lying areas of Brick (my hometown-I grew up there, practice there, but live next town over in Pt. Pleasant) were under mandatory evacuation as of 6 pm yesterday (election day).  My receptionist was evacuated, but chose to stay.  We got about 3 inches of snow today.  No full moon at this time.  Winds aren't too bad now.  I'm tired of all this!

On my way to work this morning, I passed trucks on the highway that were fixing the power lines...they were from Oklahoma.  I beeped, waved and gave them a thumbs up out the window  My dad worked for the phone company and I remember him going to Miami in early 1981 for two months after some disaster, so I appreciate what those guys are going through. 

Thanks for all the well wishes and prayers from all the Q'ers.  We are now considered to be "Jersey Strong".
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#103 | 629 days ago

(Edited by Debi_L)
Hey Kurt!!! You ARE Jersey Strong!!! Love ya!!
Stupid Weather!!!!  
#104 | 628 days ago

Debi_L wrote:
Oh I hope you are able to stay around!!!  We have power outages all too often here, so (as I said in the F/E) I have an internet modem/router, computer, cell phones, etc. all that use batteries and can charge in my truck (multiple ports) and I am rarely out of reach.  Occasionally, as happened earlier in the week, the actual provider has problems and we have no service.  I had heard that some of the Canadian power trucks and workers were heading down south to help out where they could, and I'm glad to see that.  We are all NORTH AMERICANS and we must stick together!!
It was very windy last night, but luckily  we never lost power, except for a few flickers of the lights.  The tv went to a white screen for a minute or two, then Cable came back.  Last time they went out they put an ad in the paper explaining their outage and apologizing for it, telling us all we were going to get credit on our bills.  We had about 5 inches of wet snow here.  Very heavy, since it was mixed with rain when it started,  It is sunny now, so hopefully that's the end.  They're talking about signing some kind of Order for the future in NY to have a manual gas pump or two at gas stations to be able to get gas out, which would help the ones  that don't have power but have gas in the ground.  There are additional power outages as of yesterday, so more people have to set up generators to try to keep warm.  I haven't seen gas lines like these since I sat in them with my dad in the '70's as a little kid and they did odd/even rationing.  Speaking of, the NYC Mayor just signed an order rationing gas in the city to odd/even days.  He said he thinks Nassau/Suffolk County are doing the same thing. Only 25% of the gas stations are open here not only because of the power, but because of the delivery of gas from the barges.  It's  great to have our wonderful "Neighbors to the North" helping us to power up.  What a big job ahead, but when the lights go back on for someone in their house, the power company is like their best friend.  Especially if they're in a house and they're freezing with no hot water and a baby, or in the summer in the sweltering heat, and they have an elevator and can't walk down steps and are really old.  All kinds of people need when they lose power and are being helped by the power companies, so thank you.  LIPA  does go out in the blink of an eye, though.        
   
   
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#105 | 628 days ago

icfeet wrote:
Low lying areas of Brick (my hometown-I grew up there, practice there, but live next town over in Pt. Pleasant) were under mandatory evacuation as of 6 pm yesterday (election day).  My receptionist was evacuated, but chose to stay.  We got about 3 inches of snow today.  No full moon at this time.  Winds aren't too bad now.  I'm tired of all this!

On my way to work this morning, I passed trucks on the highway that were fixing the power lines...they were from Oklahoma.  I beeped, waved and gave them a thumbs up out the window  My dad worked for the phone company and I remember him going to Miami in early 1981 for two months after some disaster, so I appreciate what those guys are going through. 

Thanks for all the well wishes and prayers from all the Q'ers.  We are now considered to be "Jersey Strong".
Glad you're OK, Kurt. 
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#106 | 628 days ago

rbnred wrote:
It was very windy last night, but luckily  we never lost power, except for a few flickers of the lights.  The tv went to a white screen for a minute or two, then Cable came back.  Last time they went out they put an ad in the paper explaining their outage and apologizing for it, telling us all we were going to get credit on our bills.  We had about 5 inches of wet snow here.  Very heavy, since it was mixed with rain when it started,  It is sunny now, so hopefully that's the end.  They're talking about signing some kind of Order for the future in NY to have a manual gas pump or two at gas stations to be able to get gas out, which would help the ones  that don't have power but have gas in the ground.  There are additional power outages as of yesterday, so more people have to set up generators to try to keep warm.  I haven't seen gas lines like these since I sat in them with my dad in the '70's as a little kid and they did odd/even rationing.  Speaking of, the NYC Mayor just signed an order rationing gas in the city to odd/even days.  He said he thinks Nassau/Suffolk County are doing the same thing. Only 25% of the gas stations are open here not only because of the power, but because of the delivery of gas from the barges.  It's  great to have our wonderful "Neighbors to the North" helping us to power up.  What a big job ahead, but when the lights go back on for someone in their house, the power company is like their best friend.  Especially if they're in a house and they're freezing with no hot water and a baby, or in the summer in the sweltering heat, and they have an elevator and can't walk down steps and are really old.  All kinds of people need when they lose power and are being helped by the power companies, so thank you.  LIPA  does go out in the blink of an eye, though.        
   
   
After Hurricane season of 04 maybe, all gas stations and grocery stores were required to install generators.
We've never had food waste or gas lines since.
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#107 | 628 days ago

It sounds like someone had the  right idea.  I'm thinking the grocery stores have generators since the power companies around here are notorious for going down in summer and winter storms.  All the groceries were all open after Sandy, but a lot of people didn't have refrigeration for food, so they could only buy necessities.  Hopefully people in charge won't soon forget this and will bring some kind of change for gas stations like you said.  People won't soon forget this storm since it changed their lives so much, that maybe they'll demand to see a difference.   Time will tell.
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#108 | 628 days ago

I'm very glad we have never seen the kind of catastrophe you have all seen.  We have power outages so often, preparation for them in advance has become the norm.  We have a supply of water so we can flush (we haul our water to our cistern - it holds 2200 gallons, but with no power the water pump doesn't work) water for drinking and several coolers we can put frozen food in, should the need arise.  Our trailer also has an onboard generator, and we can move food into that fridge/freezer if necessary.  We have a gas stove that can be lit manually if needed.  We have a radiant heater that heats the whole house, and we have all the aforementioned electronics.  When we do lose power it is often in the middle of winter, with temps in the -40 range.  Keeping food cold isn't the problem then, but keeping the water lines from freezing is.  

Our plans aren't perfect, and we have frozen our water lines and even our hot water tank, but so far we have never had damage from those outages.

I can only pray for you all.  I truly hope you get everything you need, and changes are made so that the results from a major storm such as Sandy are not made worse by a lack of preparation by the States.  People can only make so many preparations of their own, some of the help has to come from the City, State or Country.
Stupid Weather!!!!  
#109 | 627 days ago

rbnred wrote:
Glad you're OK, Kurt. 
Thanks, Robin
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#110 | 627 days ago

icfeet wrote:
Low lying areas of Brick (my hometown-I grew up there, practice there, but live next town over in Pt. Pleasant) were under mandatory evacuation as of 6 pm yesterday (election day).  My receptionist was evacuated, but chose to stay.  We got about 3 inches of snow today.  No full moon at this time.  Winds aren't too bad now.  I'm tired of all this!

On my way to work this morning, I passed trucks on the highway that were fixing the power lines...they were from Oklahoma.  I beeped, waved and gave them a thumbs up out the window  My dad worked for the phone company and I remember him going to Miami in early 1981 for two months after some disaster, so I appreciate what those guys are going through. 

Thanks for all the well wishes and prayers from all the Q'ers.  We are now considered to be "Jersey Strong".
Nothing like being Jersey Strong. And I have a new-found respect for Christie, the Governor. Doesn't play partisan politics and says what he means, which is amazingly refreshing for a politician. If he runs for President in 2016, he'll have my vote.
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#111 | 627 days ago

Just found this video yesterday on youtube.  If yo've got 8 minutes or so, it is worth the view.  Many of these homes are million dollar homes from Mantoloking to Normandy Beach on the barrier island.  It really is amazing what mother nature can do....

http://youtu.be/hbbKxIeofuQ

These places you see on this video are places where I had fun growing up, and right near where I live now....
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#112 | 626 days ago

ohwell_ wrote:
After Hurricane season of 04 maybe, all gas stations and grocery stores were required to install generators.
We've never had food waste or gas lines since.
That's the year we got it too, and a lot of work has been done around here to clean up creeks, build better retaining walls, and the mentality of "it can't happen to us" is thankfully gone.  We got 2 of those hurricanes within a week of each other, and about 10 inches of rain combined.  I know Ivan was what destroyed us though, about 7 inches of rain in one day.  Every town near a creek or river was underwater.
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#113 | 626 days ago

icfeet wrote:
Just found this video yesterday on youtube.  If yo've got 8 minutes or so, it is worth the view.  Many of these homes are million dollar homes from Mantoloking to Normandy Beach on the barrier island.  It really is amazing what mother nature can do....

http://youtu.be/hbbKxIeofuQ

These places you see on this video are places where I had fun growing up, and right near where I live now....
incredible how some houses are still standing, looking completely intact until you look at the ground around them, yet a scarce 20 feet away another home is nothing but sticks.  I tried to watch some of the aerial footage videos as well, but the quality wasn't so hot.
Stupid Weather!!!!  
#114 | 626 days ago

This is great news if you lost your home in the storm or are homeless.  Only can apply until mid January.
As with any Government money, first come, first served.

http://www.endhomelessness.org/library/entry/news-alert-hud-announces-availability-of-funds-under-the-coc-program
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#115 | 626 days ago

icfeet wrote:
Just found this video yesterday on youtube.  If yo've got 8 minutes or so, it is worth the view.  Many of these homes are million dollar homes from Mantoloking to Normandy Beach on the barrier island.  It really is amazing what mother nature can do....

http://youtu.be/hbbKxIeofuQ

These places you see on this video are places where I had fun growing up, and right near where I live now....
Seeing something like that makes you wonder how you got so lucky to be spared.  It also showed us that nature takes no prisoners.  Eventually people will rebuild and it will come back, but differently.   It's a testament to the resilience of people. 
 
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#116 | 598 days ago

Updates:

The stories people are telling are truly unelievable.  One patient had her boat in drydock....they found it on someone's lawn a mile or two away from their home.  She needs a crane to pick up the boat.  Had a patient who lived on the second floor of his house for 3 days eating peanut butter.  A colleague who lived in Ortley Beach has three sets of clothes....THAT's IT. 

The National Guard is still not letting people into Bay Head, unless you are a resident.  My wife brought them some coffee, because they're out there 24/7.

The other stories I heard are disturbing...some homes were looted by people who came up in BOATS to do their looting.  I just can't believe some of these idiots!
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#117 | 598 days ago

(Edited by Debi_L)
Thank you for the update Kurt. Just yesterday I was at work and was talking to a customer about our "spare change" donation jars. He was asking if we has one for the survivors of Superstorm Sandy. I admitted we did not as our charity jars are for our home town. He told me he will not donate thru the Red Cross as only a small percentage actually gets to the survivors. I hope all of you there get the help you need.

and I love peanut butter but OMG!!
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