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Mon Oct 29, 2012, 02:47 PM

To all under Sandy's threat

STAY SAFE!!!!! And please post when you can to let us know how you are. As a former Manhattan and central Jersey resident, this thing freaks me out even from a distance

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Reply To all under Sandy's threat (Original post)
Inuca Oct 2012 OP
politicasista Oct 2012 #1
YvonneCa Oct 2012 #2
Island Blue Oct 2012 #3
YvonneCa Oct 2012 #4
beachmom Oct 2012 #8
ladym55 Oct 2012 #5
MBS Oct 2012 #6
Inuca Oct 2012 #7
karynnj Nov 2012 #9
Mass Nov 2012 #10
JI7 Nov 2012 #11
Inuca Nov 2012 #12
karynnj Nov 2012 #13
YvonneCa Nov 2012 #14
beachmom Nov 2012 #15
JI7 Nov 2012 #16
karynnj Nov 2012 #17
ProSense Nov 2012 #18
JI7 Nov 2012 #19

Response to Inuca (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 03:14 PM

1. Yes do...

Be careful out there. Stay safe and dry.

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Response to Inuca (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 03:16 PM

2. Thanks for this thread...

...Inuca. I'm thinking of my east coast DUJK buddies, too. Hope you are all safe.

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Response to Inuca (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 03:45 PM

3. I live on the Outer Banks on NC

and we've been hammered by the storm for the past 48+ hours. Lots of flooding and widespread damage. It's still raining and now the wind has switched in the opposite direction of what it was yesterday, causing even more problems. Unfortunately, because of our relatively small population, we'll no doubt be totally ignored by the national media and response from the federal government will be slow. Such is life on a sandbar.

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Response to Island Blue (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 07:10 PM

4. I hope the next 48 hours...

...is better for you, IB.

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Response to Island Blue (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 12:12 PM

8. Actually, I did hear about the Outer Banks on TV

So you are not forgotten.

Stay safe and dry!

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Response to Inuca (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 09:26 PM

5. Take care, everyone

You are all in our thoughts.

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Response to Inuca (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 05:10 AM

6. Thanks, Inuca

It's been an interesting few days, no doubt about that!!
Eugene Robinson in this morning's Washington Post:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/eugene-robinson-romney-would-pass-the-buck-on-disasters/2012/10/29/c1dbbdca-21f2-11e2-ac85-e669876c6a24_story.html

I know it’s impossible to definitively blame any one storm on human-induced atmospheric warming. But I’m sorry, these off-the-charts phenomena are becoming awfully commonplace. By the time scientists definitively establish what’s happening, it will be too late.

As has been noted, the words “climate change” were not spoken during the presidential debates. Hurricane Sandy wants to know why.

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Response to MBS (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 08:04 AM

7. Are you still in DC?

I just read that things were not to bad in the Washingron area, relatively speaking. I am now looking at pictures from NYC where I lived for many years, and I can't belive my eyes http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57542285/sandy-leaves-nyc-dark-and-deluged/

PS: did you post at such an ungodly hour because of the storm or are you an even earlier riser than I am?

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Response to Inuca (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 07:06 PM

9. Just got internet back

This is the worst storm I have seen in my life.

We picked up our NYC daughter on Sunday. We were in the lucky 8% of people in my town who never lost power and there was no damage to our home. There still are roads closed and a couple in our town died when they were killed when a tree hit their car. Word of that spread quickly through the town - putting all of our minor problems in perspective.

With no cable and no internet, we learned of the NYC problems through messages sent to our daughter and WNYC. (It actually took us a few minutes to realize that we still had radio. As one who listened for hours a day to radio in the 1960s and 1970s it was kind of funny that it was not something I immediately thought to do.

I hope that everyone else here had as minor problems as we did. (Our only problem is that we need to get a GIANT tree removed from the woods behind our hour. Then again - it is very good it fell that way hitting nothing. )

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Response to karynnj (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 07:17 PM

10. Good to see you're fine and had only minor problems, karyn.

My friend in NJ got lucky too. He only lost power for a few hours and apparently, his summer house on Cape May only got very minor damages.

I feel for all these people on coastal areas who have lost everything or nearly everything.

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Response to karynnj (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 01:28 AM

11. glad you are ok

i hope others are fine also .

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Response to karynnj (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 08:08 AM

12. Great to see you posting

you live in the northern half, right? I used to live a few miles inland from Sandy Hook, lived there for some 8 years, then moved further inland in Ocean county. Befre that I lived for quite a few years in Manhattan a couple of blocks from Wahington Sqare. Though I've been in rural IL for some 8 years now, that part of the country still feels like a kind of home and I am horrified at what happened. Anyway... very glad to see that you went through it with only minor inconvenience, relatively speaking.

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Response to Inuca (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 12:25 PM

13. I live in Randolph. which is in the northern third and in the center as far as east west goes.

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Response to karynnj (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 01:31 PM

14. I'm so glad to hear you and your family...

...are okay. The pictures I have been seeing from NJ are horrendous. I can't even imagine how scary it must have been to experience such a storm.

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Response to karynnj (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 11:35 AM

15. Happy to see you came through the storm unscathed

I follow Jeff Jarvis on Twitter, and he is in Jersey as well. No power still.

https://twitter.com/jeffjarvis

I do sympathize with the gas lines/shortage. Back in '08, there were a number of hurricanes in the gulf that ultimately led to shortages, lines, and $4/gallon gas in Atlanta. It was not a well covered story at the time, but it goes to show how fragile our every day life is when something gets disrupted. I called my Republican Congressmen's office at the time, and they blew me off, saying it was a state issue.

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Response to beachmom (Reply #15)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 11:37 PM

16. people are asking about Prosense in GD , we haven't heard from her

but she is from jersey also so hopefully it's because her power is lost. hope she is safe otherwise.

has anyone here heard from her ?

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021722382#post30

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Response to JI7 (Reply #16)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 12:36 AM

17. Her town did have areas that lost power, but from

people I know from near there - things are getting back to normal.

I hope that all is well with her and her family and that we see her back here again.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:27 PM

18. I'm back.

We lost power for eight days, and Internet/cable access returned a day later.

A tree fell and ripped off one an eave, but we were fairly lucky compared to devastation in other parts of the states.

There was no gas. People were waiting in lines for hours, driving more than 30 miles to get gas. I stayed put.

After eight long cold days, I'm glad to be warm and catching up with the news.


Thanks for caring.


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Response to ProSense (Reply #18)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:31 PM

19. so glad to see you are ok

was really missing you during the election.

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