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Thread: Hurricane Sandy

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    Battened down here in Brooklyn. The subway is shut down, so no work for a couple of days. More quilting time!

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    IF things stay the way they are then we should only get rain...but who knows the path it will take. Either way my family is prepared. God bless us all.
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    It does sound crazy. Take this seriously and find a safe place. This is a very serious storm. We have been through many in both SC and FL. Water and wind are a powerful combination.
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    Please , Please, take this storm seriously!! This is not going to be a two day event. This could be a week or more depending where you are. I'm listening to the weather channel too. They are giving you good information and when they say they have never seen this before they are giving you a very strong warning. When people on the weather channel start giving warnings like that you pay attention. If this storm was hitting Alabama, and I'm 250 miles from the coast, I would be preparing for power to be out for at least a week or more. My family who lives on the coast would be preparing for horrible conditions for at least a month. During some of the Big Storms, Katrina as an example, they were without "life as we know it " for over a month and they were 3 hours away from where the storm went ashore. They were on the Northeast side, sort of like New York is supposed to be. I would hate to add winter conditions on top of that. I'm concerned for people who live in high rise apartments. They higher up you are the worse the wind is. Think about moving to a lower level. I dont know which is harder. Being in it, or watching people who are in it not paying attention. We are getting those tv reports too!

    All of you please think safe and stay safe. Please follow advice you are getting. My prayers are for you and your families. I hope it is NOT as bad as they say it will be.

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    I live on Long Island's south shore (Mastic Beach) a block from the Great South Bay. I would be lying if I said I wasn't scared of this one!! We do have a french drain system in our finished basement - that's where my quilting room is. If we lose power, I have to fire up the Honda generator to keep the pumps going. I moved all my fabrics to higher shelves and all my sewing/serger machines are upstairs now on my main level. Just now we received a Voluntary Evacuation Order via recorded phone message.
    We moved our third car two miles north to a friend's house and I'm ready to run with my 6 cats in 6 carriers. My husband works for the power company so he MUST be gone during most of this (not happy about that). Please everyone affected by this storm be safe and take no chances. Your belongings are not worth putting yourself in danger.

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    I live on the coast of Virginia and we are as ready as you can be for something like this storm. I have lots of food in the pantry and bottled water and all that. When the power goes out for a week or more it is terrible and that is exactly what is apt to happen. We have a generater but it is such a pain. I pray it will turn out to sea and we will all be safe.

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    We're under a Blizzard WARNING here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misspriss View Post
    Perhaps at a better time you can look into a putting a pump in the basement. My folks had to do that.

    Keep your head in, don't be a "looky-lou!" Prayers of safety to you all.
    I have asked a contractor for the past two years to put one in....when it is hot and dry, he is busy with other stuff, when I bug him about it, I get another promise.....I did move all the stuff, rolled up the rugs, put bricks under what I can't move to elevate it above the water. I did groceries, have lots of water in containers in the freezer, if we lose power I can use the water to keep things cold as when it thaws for drinking or cooking. I have a hot tub that I can pull water from to flush the toilet - on a well ya know - lots of ready to eat food ( comfort as well as nutritious), oil for the lamps, batteries for the flashlights, the portable radio and dvd players. Plan for the worst, pray for the best.
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    Check with your fire departent. They come to your home to vac water out. Not sure how big an area they cover or if all do that. Worth a check . Stop in and talk with someone.

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    Ditto prayers to you all

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    I'm in Brooklyn, too! It's so rare that my husband's work closes for anything. But with no trains, it seems like the whole city shuts down. We've done all we can, so now we're just sitting here, waiting for something to happen. It started to rain overnight. We'll probably take turns staying awake through the night to make sure the outside drains stay unclogged. As long as the sump pump stays powered, we should be okay, God-willing.
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    Thoughts and prayers I know all about hurricanes, I lived thru Katrina we had NO power for 30 days, NO cable, of course you need electricy for that, NO telephones. I heard on the car radio that you had to call ATT and report the phone not working, crazy huh we just had a cat 5 huricane come visit. We did have water two days after, thank God we are on community water. And to top it all since it was Aug, it was 99 degrees here.

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    We are closing schools here today as well as tomorrow. Nice to have a day off but that surely means that I will be sucking water....pray the power stays on! Water in the basement is minor compared to those who have had to evacuate. Hugs and prayers to those in more danger than I am.
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    My granddaughter is only having half a school day today and my dh is home since noon from his job and my dd is on her way home from work also at noon. Some places are not closing down or having people leave early. We just expect rain and high winds. Thanks for everyone's prayers for all of us on the East Coast and beyond.
    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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    Been watching pictures of this storm from friends in NJ and NY and ones taken from space. This thing is a monster. I fear for all who are in the path and pray for safety. I hope those who should evacuate are doing so or have done so. All are welcome in my home in Alabama if you need a place to go.
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    I'm watching the weather updates and praying for all of you in the path of the storm. Here in Arkansas, we usually just deal with tornadoes that just pop up. Today we have sunshine but cold temperatures. I hope everyone in the path of this storm will heed the warnings. Praying also for all the utility workers who are traveling from here to help.

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    So far our worst enemy is the tide; when it comes in the tunnel closes and most of downtown Norfolk is flooded. My son lives in Ocean View about 4 or 5 blocks from the beach and he just walked to the store and the water was waist high on him; he's over 6ft. And right now its low tide. I tried to get him to stay at my house like my daughter did with her family but you know how kids are. Now with most of Ocean View closed down there is no way out. With Irene some people couldn't get out for weeks and that was after it hit. He was smart and moved thier car on top of a hill so it should be safe from the water. I dont live in the flood zone but it is all around me. I work in downtown Norfolk but so far have a safe route to get home. When I'm allowed to go. Since I'm here and on the schedule I have to stay until this mess clears. Even though I live pretty close you never know and the hospital has to make sure they are covered. It's all good. They made us a nice dinner last night and a really big breakfast this morning so they are showing appreciation by feeding us very well. Good luck to you all that may be affected. We probably won't know the fullest extent of our damage until sometime on Wednesday.
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    Prayers for all who are in the storm's path. Living in Florida we've been through several hurricanes and it's never any fun. We were without power for ten days last time and even though we have a generator, that only runs the bare necessities. It really shows you how dependent we've become on the grid. Just call me wimpy.

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    It was a long and scary day, but all is well. I never lost power. Actually, quilting helped a lot - when I was sewing I wasn't focussed on the scary noises and whipping winds. So quilting saved the day!

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