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The Perfect Storm- Sandy
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Picklefish
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Well, having gone through many a hurricane and having a complacency against any catagory less than 4, my thoughts and prayers are with all you carpet bagger yankees who dont have to deal with this regulary! Yall are getting a nor easter plus full moon high tide sort of triple threat and according to the news (which is always spot on) yall are running around freaking out. I hope all goes well with minimal damage.

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KindaScratchy
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Thanks, Rob. It's quite windy here in Massachusetts but as of this posting we still have power (obviously, or I wouldn't be posting this). The worst is yet to come, though, they say, so we've got our fingers crossed that the power stays on.

Many of my agency's offices in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast closed today. I worked at home.

We may not get as many hurricanes and tropical storms as you southerners, but we've gotten our share of bad ones over the years, including Irene last year. We are definitely accustomed to Nor'easters, though they often involve snow. Thank goodness this one isn't a snow storm like the Halloween weekend storm last year.

BTW, who are you callin' a carpet bagger? Speaking for myself, I'm a native New Englander! Technically, not a true Yankee, though.

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Stay safe Diane!

You feisty New Englanders,,,, always picking a fight, lmao!

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KindaScratchy
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October 29, 2012 - 6:41 pm
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Thanks, Fred. That's us...curmudgeons all!

Oh, and for the record, we (most people in Massachusetts) did not freak out. There was plenty of milk, bread and batteries in the stores over the weekend. Rhode Islanders, on the other hand, true to form, did freak out. I was down there yesterday visiting with family, and people were driving crazy, especially near supermarkets, and gas stations ran out of fuel.

Mr. Scratchy and I are originally Rhode Islanders, but we have overcome the "storm is coming, must buy milk and bread now!" instinct. It took years of therapy, but we did it.

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Well, Diane - at least if you lose power you and Mr. Scratchy can sit around by the lamp/candle light and serenade each other with the fiddle!

serenade<------ the Scratchy's Ridin' the storm out!

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Here is film of the Cat. 3 hurricane that hit the northeast coast in 1938.  I don't have much idea of how the current storm is supposed to compare to it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?f.....b21g-5YBLs

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Fiddlerman
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October 30, 2012 - 6:57 pm
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I hope everyone is doing OK through this storm. We were really lucky in Florida but I feel sorry for everyone on the Northeast coast being hit right now.

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but the one who needs the least."

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Amazing that a few weeks ago we were discussing drought conditions!. No lack of water now! Be safe...don't take any chances.thumbs-up

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I wanted to start a topic myself, but saw someone else did.  Regardless, my thoughts are with anyone affected by the storm or knows someone who is. I hope everyone is safe and recovery can begin soon.  These storms are always bad, but I can imagine things are worse or rougher when the cold hits :(

 

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Sending my thoughts, love and peace to all affected by this storm.
Love,
Toni

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My prayers to all the kids who were not able to Trick or Treat.  That may sound silly, but when kids have to miss out on being kids because Mother Nature is being a bully...that breaks my heart.  Power Outages and damages are horrible, but add on top of that, the Kids not getting to be Kids...it breaks my heart.  Lots of Prayers sent that way from this Daddy.

 

And to Sandy...Go AWAY!!!

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picklefish said
Well, having gone through many a hurricane and having a complacency against any catagory less than 4, my thoughts and prayers are with all you carpet bagger yankees who dont have to deal with this regulary! Yall are getting a nor easter plus full moon high tide sort of triple threat and according to the news (which is always spot on) yall are running around freaking out. I hope all goes well with minimal damage.

Despite the fact it was only a cat 1 storm it was pretty bad and it still did a lot of damage here in the New York City area. Plenty of folks along the coastal parts got ripped to shreds, homes flooded, destroyed,property and some lives lost etc.  The entire boardwalk along the Jersey Shore is pretty much just a memory.  I'm well to the north of the city and although I didn't get flooded we got pummeled with high wind gusts that snapped loads  of huge old trees and took out the overhead power system, snapping poles in half, taking down wires, transformers,  etc,  The issue here is not so much the storm itself but the vulnerability of the area.  The very high population density coupled with tons of stuff getting wrecked, the flooded  tunnels and transportation systems that had to be shut down , and the subsequent fuel shortages  really took its toll and brought the area to a standstill.  Many people couldn't get to work for days. I was without power, heat, or Internet for 5 days. I was lucky. Many are still out. Then, to top it off we got a snowstorm yesterday.   Couldn't get to orchestra rehearsal for 2 weeks in a row. It was cancelled yesterday due to the snow.  Been some crazy weather  these  last couple weeks.

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gkeese said 
Mother Nature is being a bully...that breaks my heart.

She neither hates you nor loves you, but she just is, and she does what she has to do, and in a way so much bigger than you or me.

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