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Hurricane Sandy

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Stay safe. If you're in an evac zone, GTFO. Otherwise, keep dry and pets inside.

We'll be here when you get your power back on.

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    Jennifer Moderator

    Just got a short power surge here in Central NY (and the cable outage like I said earlier - which also meant no land line phone for me since my cable provider is my phone provider). We got 60MPH winds and lots of rain. We didn't get hit as hard here as some in my area (like July's tornado, which was really weird since I was at my sister's right where the tornado hit and there was damage and power outages on every street around her house, but very little happened on her street). There are still people without power, condemned houses from trees falling, and some flooding in areas close to the river. No deaths here though, thank goodness (none from the tornado either, we've been really lucky in that regard). It's crazy that the hurricane caused so much damage so far inland.

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    divisionten Moderator

    My parents have power, but most of my hometown doesn't. They're offering their place for people to charge cell phones, do laundry or crash. It's funny, the people without power this time had power during Irene and vice versa.

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    divisionten Moderator

    Double posting, but... OH HI CRANFORD NEW JERSEY. NICE TO SEE YOU.

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    The person who owns that boat lives down the street from where I grew up, and it's one of the iconic images floating around the news now. My hometown used to be famous for being the filming site of Pete and Pete, but this... not so good.

    My aunt's boat also got washed ashore. Hull destroyed. At least it wasn't her house.

  • http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/121030/michael-brown-ex-fema-head-criticizes-obama

    Well. As one of my friends said (sarcastically), "I'm so proud that America has someone to stand up for the correct side on the controversial issue of whether or not to help hurricane victims quickly."

  • So far our power in my house and in Uncle Dave's house is still going strong, though most of East Hartford is without power, and it will be a few days before power will be fixed. I still hope Halloween survives in spite of it all.

  • @Alcoremortis said: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/121030/michael-brown-ex-fema-head-criticizes-obama

    Well. As one of my friends said (sarcastically), "I'm so proud that America has someone to stand up for the correct side on the controversial issue of whether or not to help hurricane victims quickly."



    This from the same man who had to resign in the wake of the botched Hurricane Katrina reaction.

  • @DAISHI said: This from the same man who had to resign in the wake of the botched Hurricane Katrina reaction.



    Exactly.

    I think he's just upset that Obama's making him look even worse.

  • I'm shocked by the scale mob the thing. I was suspecting it to be a bit of a wash-out, if you'll pardon the pun. I thought the media were just going to over sensationalise it, especially when the word hurricane was replaced with "Super storm", Which just sounds more sensational. It wasn't really until I saw the image of Sandy imposed over europe that i could comprehend the scale of it (Basically it covered all of the major european nations, except for half of Italy, I think.

    My thoughts are with those who have lost family members, homes and pets.

    What's it like to live through a hurricane?

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    Jennifer Moderator

    @Friar said: I'm shocked by the scale mob the thing. I was suspecting it to be a bit of a wash-out, if you'll pardon the pun. I thought the media were just going to over sensationalise it, especially when the word hurricane was replaced with "Super storm", Which just sounds more sensational. It wasn't really until I saw the image of Sandy imposed over europe that i could comprehend the scale of it (Basically it covered all of the major european nations, except for half of Italy, I think.


    The term "super storm" is rarely used, only when a storm encompasses such a huge amount of area, like the 1993 Storm of the Century.

    @Friar said: What's it like to live through a hurricane?
    Any natural disaster is definitely an eye-opener when you look all around you and see damage and to wonder how you got out of it relatively unscathed. All we got from July's tornado and Sandy was some minor roof damage. That's no problem at all, considering the alternatives.

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