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The Perfect storm

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Seems Sandy might be one big nuisance starting this weekend.
It's the wet snow that I'm worrying about with wind and all the leaves still on the trees. If not snow then a lot of rain. If the power goes out I've got wood stacked up for the wood stove and also propane. The wood stove has a large flat area that can be used as a cooking stove. Plus a propane stove in the living room which will run with no electric if need be, just no forced air.
Everyone along it's path need to stock up just in case your one of the ones with no power, and it seems inevitable that millions will be without power.
You guys along the coast take care.
 


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I heard the meteorologists are saying that this cold front moving through here and the rain that was ahead of it could meet up with sandy and give you guys quite the weather out there. Good luck with it, the cold front that went through here barely put us into normal October temperatures, but if it hits all that moisture, you guys could be seeing quite a bit of snow.

Either way, like the man said. Watch those trees, get your generators or emergency heaters ready in case your power goes out. Get out the coats and blankets.
 




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Yea after this job at the DC Convention center I get to man the house in the Chesapeake Bay during the storm.. I really hope we don't get hammered.. I don't wanna rebuilt the dock again.
 




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This is not going to be good. Better batten down the hatches!!!

From the Weather Channel:

A year after being walloped by Hurricane Irene, residents rushed to put away boats, harvest crops and sandbag boardwalks as the Eastern Seaboard braced for a rare megastorm that experts said would cause much greater havoc.

Hurricane Sandy, moving north from the Caribbean, remained a Category 1 hurricane Saturday evening, and was expected to make landfall Monday night near the Delaware coast.

"Do not focus on the intensity of the storm, it is a minimal Category 1 hurricane right now, but certainly nothing like any category1 that we have seen," said Hurricane Specialist Carl Parker on The Weather Channel. "It is a very large storm, a hybrid storm, the area of strong winds is going to be absolutely enormous by the time it come into the northeast, and that’s why it is going to be a high-impact system."

Sandy is expected to interact with a pair of winter weather systems as it moves inland, becoming a monster storm bringing nearly a foot of rain, high winds and up to two feet of snow. Experts said the storm would be wider and stronger than last year's Irene, which caused more than $15 billion in damage, and could rival the worst East Coast storm on record.
 




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Dang just getting over the Derecho wind storm of July with all the limbs down in my back yard including roof damage to the garage, including downed power line in my driveway. There's still some limbs that are just hanging down from that storm.
Here's the thread with pics on that wind storm. I did change insurance co. after they jacked my insurance up after I made claim. Well hope I don't have another claim lol.
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=360966

Now add heavy wet snow with high winds. Just hope I'm far enough east of the predicted 2 foot, which is mainly in the higher elevations.
Just can't imagine how bad it could be in the 3000+foot elevations.
Well might just get a chance to see how my rear ARB locker does in the snow.
 




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Hang tight everybody out there!

Secure your belongings so they don't get blown into your homes, causing damage.

Stock up on survival supplies for at least a week.

Stay calm if your cut off from the rest of the world. Make sure you inform plenty of people your going to ride out the storm at home, and if they don't hear from you in a few days, to send help. Stay put, and wait it out til help arrives.

After the storm clears, and it's time to look at your damages, be careful of downed power lines, dangling tree limbs, and damaged buildings. Let the pro's evaluate the damages, before you attempt to clean up.

Least but not last, once your all found safe, and in a safe place, Message me if you need any type of rebuilding done to your property :D


Be smart, be safe, be here after the storm!
 




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My dad sent me these pictures today.

There's normally 15-20' of sand before the seawall.
 

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Add to this a 7.7 magnitude earthquake off the coast of British Columbia Canada and neither coast seems to be safe right now,, they issued a tsunami warning for the West Side now,,
 








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News this early AM said the City of New York may shut down transportation services, which would really suck if you were away from home when that happened. I guess the message they are sending is to stay home.

I hope you guys don't have to experience what they are forecasting-be sure to check in when it's all over.

Propane and camping gear could be a lifesaver--might not be a bad idea to get it out of storage.
 




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I'm right in the projected path. I'm not worried.. I'm prepared. I drained a foot of water out of the pond. Cleaned up all the kids toys in the yard. Cut down a few branches. I've got food, water, propane for the grille, batteries, flashlights, etc.


I just ran out to get a new battery for my quad, There are people ordering generators. Its a little late people, We knew this was coming a few days ago.
 




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This is really a strange beast with the cold front, Cat one hurricane and the high pressure for a nor eastern all meeting together. The winds will be 800 miles in diameter with gusts of 70+ anywhere along the 800 mile dia.
Now their even saying the Great Lakes can have 25' waves. It's just not going to die down much once it hits land like a typical cat 1 hurricane, but might even speed up in places.
 




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I'm about 1 1/4 hour NW of DC and were already getting the constant rain with temps in the 40s. At first thing there was no air moving and now the wind is 25 mph and were still long long way from Sandy. Since this is on the left hand side of the projected path were supposed to get some tremendous rain.
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Yesterday there were no small bottles of propane to be had anywhere, so what I did was to get an adapter hose so I could use my 25 gal. propane for the outdoor grill and use it for the small stove.

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Also brought is some dry firewood for the downstairs stove. This will heat the whole house plus can even cook on it if had to.

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Took zip lock bags, filled with water and placed in the freezer on top of the fridge and also placed bags in the up-right freezer. This will keep the food colder for a longer period if power does go out, plus drinking water.
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Plenty of flashlights and batteries.

May never need any of this but the way this storm may even get bigger once inland is something no one has ever has gone through.

Check the size of Sandy compared to Irene in the link below. And it's updated.

http://gizmodo.com/5955575/hurricane-sandy-satellite-photos-and-videos-updating-live
 




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You look well prepared. Stay safe.
 




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Looks like your just about ready...

Just to carify, that is a 5 gallon propane tank, not 25 gallon :)

Another way to keep lots of ice is to freeze a few more bags like you did, throw them in a cooler and put some dry ice on top of them. Now you can keep rotating bags from the freezer/fridge into the cooler and as long as there is dry ice in the cooler it will refreeze those bags of water pretty fast and for quite a while too.

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Oops, your right, meant to say 20 pound tank.

This storm just amazes me. Here I'm this far from the coast in the Shenandoah Valley of West Virgina and feeling the effects of Sandy which is still out to sea, incredible.

http://s1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee362/rookieshooter1/?action=view&current=M4H04060.mp4

Click on the above link

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Starting to get chilly out. Thought I'd get the Ole wood stove going, just in case.

By tomorrow morning the Weather Channel said we'll have hurricane force winds here. With the zillions of trees, it ought to be interesting.
 




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Should be a wild ride. I have some extra food and the firewood is neatly stacked by the back door. BRING IT ON! As long as the river stays put near my house.
 




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checking in.
Very wet and windy in Millersville Maryland.

Family is safe, warm and dry.
 




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The storm started to pick up speed a few hours ago. Tree branches started breaking off my tree in the backyard. I have 2 holes with a branch going through my roof, and have a garbage can underneath to catch the rain water. :fire: The backyard is full of branches, and the neighbors have branches in the front of their houses from their trees.
 


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That sucks BB. Stay safe.

2 trees down, cable and internet down, power is on and off, kid is restless, but everyones OK.
 




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