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    Members in the path of Sandy - how're you doing?

    check in and tell us, MD and NJ how the storm looks and how you are. May we lose no life this time around...

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    I hope everyone in the danger zone is battened down and has enough food, water, and emergency lighting. I have enough food for awhile, and if things go on too long, I can subsist on the trick-or-treat candy I've stocked up on for Wednesday. I'm sure by then the neighbor kids will be bouncing off the walls with cabin fever, and they'll be showing up in their witch costumes and Spidey masks with desperation in their eyes and chocolate already on their little fingertips.

    Until then, thoughts and prayers for everyone in the area. May you and your loved ones remain safe and dry and your homes remain undamaged.

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    I've bread, peanut butter and water. The freezer is loaded with containers of frozen water - to save the food longer if the power goes out. I have assorted batteries and a battery powered radio. Went out and bought a car adapter to charge my cellphone, although we still have our land lines and corded phones in the house. I've got a few handcrank radios too. In addition, I have a propane camping stove if we find that we want to try to cook stuff that has thawed from the freezer and a couple propane lanterns.

    As long as a tree doesn't fall on anything of value and no water comes in the house, I'm as ready as I'll ever be.

    If cable goes out, I have DVD's to watch. If the power goes out, my Kindle is lighted and fully charged, as are my iPad and laptop (although the wi-fi won't be on, I can play games and read books.)

    Office is officially closed tomorrow; so, no need to get up early to check.

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    Doing ok here so far. All the electronics are charged. The storm is going to be directly hitting us here in south jersey. Was on Long Island yesterday preparing my dads house. He lives on the Long Island sound and they are predicting a 12 foot storm surge! I have bread, peanut butter, jelly and cereal I can eat without milk! But I have milk. It's not going to be pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sillylionlove View Post
    Doing ok here so far. All the electronics are charged. The storm is going to be directly hitting us here in south jersey. Was on Long Island yesterday preparing my dads house. He lives on the Long Island sound and they are predicting a 12 foot storm surge! I have bread, peanut butter, jelly and cereal I can eat without milk! But I have milk. It's not going to be pretty!
    Please stay safe and if they tell you to evacuate, DO IT. Check in when you can safely do so! praying for everyone in Sandy's path.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    Please stay safe and if they tell you to evacuate, DO IT. Check in when you can safely do so! praying for everyone in Sandy's path.
    From the news, I know that some people ignored the evacuation orders in NYC because nothing happened the last time (Irene). Personally, I'd rather be safe and slightly inconvenienced vs sorry and desparate.

    Before I go to bed tonight, I"m going to clean the bathtub and fill it with water. I'm hoping we don't loose power at all or at least not til tomorrow night.

    Right now, not much is happening in Central NJ, but I'm not near the shore (It would take me an hour to drive to any of the beaches). My house is on a flood plain, but the reason for the flood plain is also why I haven't (knock on wood) ever had water in the house. HOpe it stays true.

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    We just got home from visiting friends in Oregon. More or less, we're battened down here in CT. We're near the beaches, so the worry is the storm surge. It isn't really supposed to affect us till tomorrow AM.

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    In Philly, we're just hoping that Sandy is outta here ASAP! Everyone, stay safe!

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    Now theyre saying that new york will have to deal with a rat infestation as all the rats in the subway headed above ground during the flooding.... Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

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    NJ is awful, and even the great lakes have high winds and 20 foot seas on a lake. The HMS Bounty of the movie and the first 'Pirate of Carib" movie went down in rough seas. The Captain is one of three missing. He is a seasoned veteran sailor who isjudged this storm like all who would not evacuate. The firefirgherrs enclave in a town in NewYork that lost 32 ffighters had 100 homes go up in flames last night. New York is on sea level on the edge of the ocean. Manhattan needs to undertand this will happen again as will Atlantic city. With global warming and its chaos it is not safe to live near the coast. As usual people are not getting what these storms mean for humanity on Earth.

    I think we have a several memebers fron NJ and New York without power. Please plray for those waiting to be rescued esp in NJ. They did not evacuate-human nature I guess.

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    Survived the storm. Very little damage and we never lost power. However the jersey shore and pretty much been destroyed. I have been off work the past two days and now I am off tomorrow too. New York City sustained some real damage as well from flood waters.

    My dad on Long Island has some water in his basement but there are so many trees down they don't know when they will get power back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sillylionlove View Post
    Survived the storm. Very little damage and we never lost power. However the jersey shore and pretty much been destroyed. I have been off work the past two days and now I am off tomorrow too. New York City sustained some real damage as well from flood waters.

    My dad on Long Island has some water in his basement but there are so many trees down they don't know when they will get power back.
    good to see you weathered the storm well!

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    CT still has 469,000 homes without power as of 8 pm Tuesday.

    We finally got back to our house today-there's quite a lot of clean up issues, and the furnace isn't working yet because the cellar flooded.

    However, we're all in one piece, more or less.

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    It's good to know you're safe and more or less well ( those we've heard from ). Best wishes for the aftermath.

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    We lost our internet service all day, and our electrical power @ 9 PM last night (when there was no wind or rain)! We lost a little bit of siding on our garage, and that was about it, so we were extremely lucky. Our neighbors across the street had a huge pine tree that toppled over and blocked the whole front of their house. They spent the day chopping it down. The stump will be removed professionally next week. The footage from the NJ beaches, especially on Long Beach Island, Seaside Heights & Point Pleasant are so disheartening. Ditto for NYC.

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