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molokinirum
10-27-2012, 01:15 AM
Big storm going to hit NJ and NY. Everybody PLEASE stay safe and prepare for the worst! Looking at 6+ inches of rain and very high winds!

mm stan
10-27-2012, 01:20 AM
Big storm going to hit NJ and NY. Everybody PLEASE stay safe and prepare for the worst! Looking at 6+ inches of rain and very high winds!


+1 Pray and hope it is not a bad one and all will be safe....

coolkayaker1
10-27-2012, 02:14 AM
+1 Pray and hope it is not a bad one and all will be safe....
Agreed. Agreed

garyg
10-27-2012, 03:06 AM
One of my meteorologist colleagues sent me a blog post by a colleague who is a hurricane expert. Sandy sounds pretty bad and the post lists a variety of precautions that you might want to consider. http://meteorologicalmusings.blogspot.com/2012/10/8am-friday-hurricane-sandy-update.html?spref=tw&m=1 Hang in there and keep your song books open for the long haul! Best wishes, g2

addicted2myuke
10-27-2012, 03:35 AM
Some folks think that it will blow over and there is nothing to worry about. Forewarned is forarmed. Does anyone remember the snow storm of 1978? No real serious warning, and 20 people died stuck on rt. 128 for days. This is a great time to stay in, stay safe and play your uke.

electrauke
10-27-2012, 12:14 PM
Forget your family, save your ukes. Just kidding, seriously though stay safe everyone.

uke4ia
10-27-2012, 04:38 PM
My wife wants to have plenty of food in the house that doesn't need to be refrigerated. Just in case there's no power for days. It was a great excuse to make a batch of pumpkin mochi bread, because one batch makes four loaves.

Skitzic
10-27-2012, 06:25 PM
One good thing about upcoming big storms:

I finally got the male to put away the last of the lawn furniture. Most of the time it will sit out all winter. ;)

NatalieS
10-27-2012, 06:58 PM
Stay safe, everyone. Hurricanes should always be taken seriously. Better safe than sorry!

itsme
10-27-2012, 06:59 PM
My wife wants to have plenty of food in the house that doesn't need to be refrigerated. Just in case there's no power for days.
Been there, done that.

Canned goods like soup, stew, chili, tuna and PBJ, crackers, bread, granola bars, pudding/fruit cups, there's a lot you can have on hand. :)

Oh, and I hope all of our east coasters stay safe thru this.

mds725
10-27-2012, 07:46 PM
Some folks think that it will blow over and there is nothing to worry about. Forewarned is forarmed. Does anyone remember the snow storm of 1978? No real serious warning, and 20 people died stuck on rt. 128 for days. This is a great time to stay in, stay safe and play your uke.

I was living in Boston when that storm hit. I had to shovel a five car driveway - twice! And yes, nobody predicted it. The real danger of Sandy is that it may collide with a massive cold front headed to the Northeast. If they do collide, all heck could break loose. Stay safe, everyone!

Coconut Willie
10-28-2012, 02:05 AM
Stay safe!! Looks like the storm will be a mix of three different fronts...hurricane a cold front and a high front. Ply it safe with yourself and your family!!!

Mim
10-28-2012, 03:16 AM
I am at the bottom end of it all. Bathtubs filled, gas cans filled, extra generator for the uke showroom bought, bring it!!!

kvehe
10-28-2012, 03:45 AM
Stay safe and warm, everybody.

haole
10-28-2012, 04:50 AM
I'm fine with a power outage and two days off from school. It'll motivate me to practice uke!

chiefnoda
10-28-2012, 04:59 AM
When I first moved to New Hampshire (from Northern California), I was told a big snow storm would be coming and be prepared - so I loaded up my freezer with TV Dinners and ice cream. Fortunately none materialized and I survived......

Cheers
Chief

000Kanaka000
10-28-2012, 07:24 AM
Even with just catching the edge of things was pretty windy here so
yes would say prepare and be safe.

connor013
10-28-2012, 12:21 PM
Bad news: storm's-a-comin'.

Good news: no school tomorrow!

glass
10-28-2012, 12:26 PM
One good thing about upcoming big storms:

I finally got the male to put away the last of the lawn furniture. Most of the time it will sit out all winter. ;)

can he come over and do mine?

glass
10-28-2012, 12:27 PM
Bad news: storm's-a-comin'.

Good news: no school tomorrow!

Same here Tuesday as well!

BigSkyUkuleleGirl
10-28-2012, 12:57 PM
Sittin' here waiting for the storm, we are all ready and hoping for the best here in the DC area. The derecho that came thru last June caused all kinds of damage and power was out for days - I hope it's not too bad but they are predicting massive power outages in the area.......

I hope everyone heeds the warnings and we all get thru this storm without too much loss/damage. Good opportunity to practice my uke - maybe some Jimmy Buffet "Tryin' to reason with Hurricane Season" ;)

Ukuleleblues
10-28-2012, 01:02 PM
If you are in the path and can leave please go. I lived here in ground zero during Hugo (89). I left and was safe, some of my friends that stayed didn't fare too well. I lost almost everything but stayed safe. If I stayed I am not sure what would have happened. Take care and don't underestimate the power of Mother Nature.

OldePhart
10-28-2012, 01:24 PM
I was stuck working this weekend until I got an email that they were shutting our datacenter down as a precaution about 1PM this afternoon (I work from home here in TX but our corporate HQ is in NY).

No network = no work so I got a little time off this weekend after all...

Still, prayers for the folks up there. The weather weenies are admitting they don't know what's going to happen (how often do you see them admit that) but they think it could be the worst in 30 years.

John

Raygf
10-28-2012, 02:58 PM
Maryland declared a state of emergency Saturday morning. They've shut down all public transport in the Baltimore, Washington area for tomorrow. School systems, government, courts, early voting, etc. all closed tomorrow. It's not supposed to make landfall until some time Monday night. I would imagine the closings could continue into Tuesday. This must be some kinda monster! Here's hoping things turn out to be less severe than they are predicting. I hate the waiting.

Nickie
10-28-2012, 05:23 PM
This all sounds like a good reason to batten down the hatches. Heed all warnings! Everybody please be careful.

buddhuu
10-28-2012, 10:17 PM
Scary weather. Good luck, all. :eek:

generr
10-29-2012, 09:50 AM
Our lights are flickering (probably will lose power soon), and some of the siding has been ripped off the house by the winds. The worst is still 4-5 hours away! Still in all we're fine, and praying that everyone comes out of this OK. We're about 12 miles inland of Long Beach Island, NJ.

Tootler
10-29-2012, 10:35 AM
Top item on our main TV news this evening. Looks real bad, so stay safe folks and I wish you the best.

localmana
10-29-2012, 10:39 AM
Warm thoughts and concern for you all. Praying for the best.

The Big Kahuna
10-29-2012, 10:41 AM
New York and area live webcams:

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/10/the-webcams-to-watch-as-sandy-hits-the-east-coast/264211/

000Kanaka000
10-29-2012, 11:58 AM
I have a cupboard stocked with things like tuna fish and potted mystery meat.
things one can use that don't require cooking that you can layer on crackers or
bread etc. Of course lots of jugs of water - Candles and battery operated lights.
Basics.

Gforeman
10-29-2012, 12:33 PM
I have two giant bags of Halloween Candy to survive on :D The wind is going nuts out there now. Took me all afternoon to backup my customers servers and power everything down.

hmgberg
10-29-2012, 01:30 PM
We're at the northern edge of the storm in the midcoast region of Maine. Experienced some strong gusts earlier. Lights are starting to flicker and the dog is alarmed. The wind is now consistently strong and is expected to get worse until morning; then, we will have rain forever, or at least until Friday. Stocked up on batteries, water, canned fish and chicken, etc. If I sneeze hard enough, even on a fair day, our power and internet go out - I'm getting my internet uke fix right now.

generr
10-29-2012, 03:22 PM
I was feeling sorry for myself that some sheets of house siding were left "blowin in the wind." But my sister called and said a tree fell on their house and tore a hole in their roof, and took out the kitchen door - no one was hurt, thank God.

Almost over, I hope.

Bill Mc
10-29-2012, 04:08 PM
The winds are really howling in Philly right now. I have a huge pin oak in my backyard that I had dead wooded and trimmed for $1500.00 just last month in anticipation of storms. Money well spent.

connor013
10-29-2012, 04:12 PM
Right?

The Governor was on an hour ago saying the storm was winding down. Just walked the dog and she was lifted off the ground -- imagine momentarily flying a furry, thirty pound, scared s#!tless kite. (Sorry to be gross, but the last part is true: after that she wouldn't/couldn't go at all.)

Definitely ready for it to be over.

Plainsong
10-29-2012, 06:12 PM
Oh, poor thing! During Hugo, our most disobedient cocker spaniel became the most obedient dog ever. "Come here." - I'm here. "Sit" - Good idea. "Stay" - not going near the windows, no.

Was she ever paper trained as a puppy? She might remember it and feel comfortable enough to go if there are some newspapers around. Of course she could be like our dog who put her front on the paper and her back off it, but sometimes doggies get a pass. Might be worth a shot if you're in the same situation a few hours from now?


Right?

The Governor was on an hour ago saying the storm was winding down. Just walked the dog and she was lifted off the ground -- imagine momentarily flying a furry, thirty pound, scared s#!tless kite. (Sorry to be gross, but the last part is true: after that she wouldn't/couldn't go at all.)

Definitely ready for it to be over.

D18picker
10-29-2012, 07:28 PM
Keep safe everyone. I just heard snow is falling in North Carolina??

greyghost
11-02-2012, 03:43 PM
I just got my power back on (it's been off since Monday!) here in CT, a fair distance inland. At least I got some quality candlelit ukulele time the last 4 nights.

connor013
11-02-2012, 04:44 PM
Oh, poor thing! During Hugo, our most disobedient cocker spaniel became the most obedient dog ever. "Come here." - I'm here. "Sit" - Good idea. "Stay" - not going near the windows, no.

Was she ever paper trained as a puppy? She might remember it and feel comfortable enough to go if there are some newspapers around. Of course she could be like our dog who put her front on the paper and her back off it, but sometimes doggies get a pass. Might be worth a shot if you're in the same situation a few hours from now?

Ha -- no newspaper necessary. For better or worse, she's a tough/dopey old dog. A soon as we got home she was itching to go back out again.

Congrats on getting the power back, GG. We didn't have it nearly that bad on the coast. A few lost boats, a few downed trees, but the lights only flickered once.