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Thread: East Coast Storm

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    East Coast Storm

    How are those of you out east being affected? Please let us know what's going on in your area. Hope you are all safe and with electricity, but it sounds as if power is out in many, many areas.

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    We are fine. We had high winds but barely any rain. What a relief. My prayers are going out for those that had it a lot worse than my area.
    When it seems like the world is falling to pieces remember that the pieces are falling into place. We are nearing closer to the End Times.

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    Not me, but my sister, just west of Boston (greater Boston area) lost power around 1PM yesterday afternoon. Fortunately, they have a fire place.
    "Only those who know enough is enough can ever have enough." Lao Tzu

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    Lots of wind damage to our roof, shingles blown all over the yard, down spouting ripped off, no power, but everyone is safe

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    Just alot of rain and some wind in Keene, NH.
    I've heard other parts of NH are without power.

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    While we live several hundred miles away from the center, we are feeling the effects here in the mountains of western North Carolina. We've had high winds and snow and it's supposed to last until tomorrow. I've lived in Fla. most of my life and been through many hurricanes, but never thought I'd see one that causes snow! Just got off the phone with DD in Cincinnati and she's experiencing similar conditions. But we can cope with the slight inconvenience of this- our hearts and prayers are with those in the northeast who are suffering so and will have such a hard road to recovery.

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    We did very well here. The high tide last night and this morning was actually lower than normal. Its chilly here; around 50 and breezy and it's not supposed to get above 60 all week but we are supposed to have sunshine. My sister lives in WV and I just got a text from her. they got lots of snow and she's without power. We never lost power and I only had a couple of small branches fall from my tree.
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    We lost power just after 11:00 last night. The automatic whole house generator took over and life is comfy. Lots and lots of rain and wind, but no real damages so I count us lucky as we are just 45 minutes out of Philadelphia.
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    I livecentral long island, not much damage, were about 12 feet above sealevel here.

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    We live 30 minutes north of Baltimore right on the Chesapeake Bay on Aberdeen Proving Ground (an Army base). We were very lucky despite the crazy winds and rain we experienced through the night. We never lost power and all the trees around our house stayed put. We are right on the water but on a hill so despite the water rising, it is still far away from the house. No damage to report except for a small leak in the family room ceiling. After seeing the pictures of NYC and New Jersey, I consider myself more than lucky!

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    German quilter...my sister lives on Kent Island and she did well too.

    The folks who have suffered the most probably don't have power or time to read this board right now!

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    Here in Central VA faired rather well. Lots of rain and some wind but didn't lose power. I was prepared for the worst and was happy that we were spared the rough stuff. My prayers go out to all those who lost their homes and the families of the ones who lost loved ones. God is good!!
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    We did just fine in Virginia Beach too. We are far enough from the coast that mostly it was street flooding I just stayed home. My step mom lives in Bayville NJ and lost power . I saw the pictures of Seaside NJ and just cried. My dad grew up there , worked the boardwalk growing up, lived 2 blocks from the beach . The family owned his childhood home there, until recently, after his death, my stepmom sold it. I can't even imagine what it is like to deal with the kind of destruction people have to deal with from these storms. My heart goes out to them

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    Friends in Philly area phoned saying no power, big trees blocking roads, everything torn up, but they are safe. Haven't heard yet from friends in Wash D.C. area. Praying for all.

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    A friend from CA went to DC on Sat. Rain, flooding, no public transportation (except taxis which were charging $15 premium for trips) gov't bldgs, museums closed Mon. They were able to get out yesterday & are visiting the Supreme Court today.

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    We are also on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. We had a lot of strong wind and rain. We did not lose power and that certainly made a difference. Lost a few tree limbs, but that is all. We were so fortunate. Thank you to all of you who
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    Glad to hear that so many are just having after effects. Even in WI we are having a lot of wind. Prayers for everyone who weren't so lucky.

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    I have been keeping up on the news and can't even picute how bad this is for millons of people. prayers go out to all of you.
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    In central Kentucky our temps dropped 30 degrees and the wind was very strong with rain. Eastern KY got snow in the mountain area.
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    I'm in a high rise facing the Hudson River and NYC skyline. It was the worst I've ever seen. My building kept power, elevators were turned off, a window blew in my apartment from the unbelievable rain and water poured in but fortunately our good neighbor helped me get it back in place. The town of Hoboken, five minutes away, was flooded out and is closed. The building next to me has power but others around us were dark last night and all the townhouses on the road "down the hill" plus the A&P mall had no power. Over 100 homes in Breezy Point NY were destroyed by fire and the town is virtually wiped out. You can't imagine how bad this storm was. I'm among the lucky ones. Sending good wishes to those that were hit much worse.

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    We are fine here. We didn't lose power although the lights blinked alot. There were trees down and power out in other areas of my city and in the state in general. No as bad as NY or NJ. They really got blasted and my heard goes out to all of them.
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    Praying for all those affected by this awful storm and who lost a family member, living in FL we have Hurricanes, but this was really bad, and with cold weather coming on will be worse.

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    Central NJ - power spotty; lots of downed trees/wires. Personally we had very little damage. No power since Mon. evening. Estimate for restoration is Mon. 11/5. We have wire damage in front of our house so I suspect we'll be one of the last on that very long list as we are just a small service area from that wire. Generator is doing it's job. Just making things a bit challenging for the time being. Other areas in the state/region in far, far worse shape. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

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    My stepmom was still without power last night in Bayville. Looking at the pictures of the damage left by this storm is heartbreaking.

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    Whoopee! Our power came on at 5am. First thing for me was a long, hot shower. Next, I'll finish sewing the pieced back of my current quilt. The power went out while I was sewing on Monday afternoon.

    We lost the roof on one of our outbuildings, and the roof on DH's workshop started to peel off. For some magical reason it didn't blow completely off.

    We didn't lose any trees this time - lost 2 last year in that Oct storm. We did lose a few smallish branches, and there are lots of small branches lying around. On a bright note, almost all the leaves blew away! DH is VERY happy about that!

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