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Thu Oct 25, 2012, 08:05 AM

 

Will Sandy affect the election? Hurricane/Tropical storm/Snow possiblity for entire east coast

on the anniversary of the freak snow storm in 2011, another oddball late storm is coming that could create havoc on the entire east coast, but further north, not in Florida or Georgia.

It is expected Monday/Tuesday in the NYC area (give or take a few)

last year snowstorm took out lights for 4 or 5 days.

running that forward, it might if very bad, affect some areas over election day.

I would suggest all Democrats go out and vote early, just in case in states that allow that.

Have no idea what the process would be if there were still blackouts election day.

(I remember on 9/11/2001, it was actually election day in NYC and the election was postponed, but a federal one would not legally allow that.
(imagine the conspiracy theorists nuts would have a field day).

Intersting thing is-big cities are safer during a hurricane, more prepared better built, than the rural areas.

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Response to graham4anything (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 08:15 AM

1. Who knows? But it's a scary thought n/t

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Response to graham4anything (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 08:17 AM

2. Conspiracy theorists will say the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program

directed it to the NE and they did that to stop the NE democratic voting block. Teabaggers will say they did it and take credit. And the fundies will say it was an act of their god to save the country from Obama.

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Response to graham4anything (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 08:21 AM

3. Looks it will hit Wed or Thur of next week, and be a tropical storm by then.

per Weather Underground. I'm not really worried.

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Response to graham4anything (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 08:32 AM

4. There is a week between the forecast arrival of the storm and the election

That is a long blackout. Possible but is it probable?

Good reason to vote early if you can!

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:38 AM

6. Last year in NJ we had a major snowstorm that cut power to area 4-8 days depending on where

 

our area was down for 4 nights
other areas 7 or 8 days
(some areas much less).

the oddpart of one other posters post about "act of God" is that the rural areas of NY/NJ/PA/VA/and further north would be repub/tea/libert so in essence it would probably stop their side more than ours.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:51 AM

9. Yes, remember it well - got the last generator from Sears

Power was out for about 4-5 days in parts of my area - Bergen County

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Response to Jersey Devil (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 10:04 AM

11. we are thinking of a natural gas generator but they are expensive

 

but come in handy

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Response to graham4anything (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:32 AM

5. Hope this doesn't turn out to be the "October Surprise"

That R/R needed.

PA has no early voting and is nowhere near a lock for O (even without this storm).

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Response to graham4anything (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:43 AM

7. either way it tracks seems pretty certain it's going to hit the east coast

 

Fill up your gas cans.
Looks like power is going to go down for a while in many areas.

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Response to graham4anything (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:49 AM

8. It might if it hits on election day; the party who captured the early vote may win.

Hello North Carolina!

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:52 AM

10. But as pointed out this is not very likely at all.....so it is a wash, so to speak.

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Response to graham4anything (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 10:05 AM

12. No.

Map and calendar. Take a look.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:29 AM

13. if there is a major blackout like in 2011, it can last a week

 

they are now saying Monday evening to Wednesday to hit
last year the blackout happened after the major part of the storm hit due to trees falling, etc.
So it can go right into election day, but worse, can stop people from early voting

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