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    Default East Coasters, are you ready for FrankenStorm? (Hurricane Sandy)

    I swear, every time I turn on the TV, the predictions for this storm get direr and direr. First it was being called worse then the "perfect storm" of 90 something, now they are saying it's the Storm of the Century or worse. PA, MD, DC, and VA are all under states of emergency already(even though the storm isn't due to hit until Monday). They are calling for 60-100mph winds, rain, and possibly 2 feet of snow because of the cold front coming in from the west that's going to mix with the Hurricane(hence the term: FrankenStorm).

    A news lady earlier on a local news channel said "When they said prepare for your electricity to be out for several days, they really mean several weeks, especially for those outside of towns and cities". That freaks me out, I'm on top of a mountain in the middle of nowhere, if we lose power for a couple of weeks, imma cry >< LOL! Seriously though, that would be pretty crappy, considering no generator, we'll lose all of our food, nor have the ability to buy and cook any fresh stuff. I'm reaaaaaaaalllllyyyyyyy hoping that this storm somehow ends up being a dud, at least compared to what they are saying about it.
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    Default Re: East Coasters, are you ready for FrankenStorm?

    Thankfully, I"m a bit south of where it's supposed to hit, as well as far enough inland that no hurricane ever brings worse weather than a bad t-storm does. I would also say that since you live in the mountains too, your main problem is gonna be if the hurricane sends you snow. Does MD get blizzards or bad snow often? Your community might already be prepared to handle it if it does, which could make it much safer than if say, SC or GA got a massive snowstorm.
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    I'm on holiday in New York right now. My plans were to meet up with my dad on Monday and see the sights. His flights have all been cancelled and so that's one that's not happening. I don't know what to expect. Never seen actual bad, American bad, weather before.
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    Where in England do you live? Don't you get the north sea winter storms as well? I grew up near the German coast and the winter cyclones can get quite significant. Though I don't know how that compares to American significant weather.

    In Germany, we have snow in October. Usually it doesn't start until after christmas here and a week ago I went outside with sneakers and just a light jacket over my t-shirt.
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    I will be honest. I have seen this happen before. The more they overhype the storm on its way, the less likely it will actually hit us. Even if it does, big deal, this isnt the 1400s, we will be fine. So we might be without power for a week. Meh. Virtually everyone will have friends or family that has had power restored at some point, and the roads will be cleared within a day, so its not like we cant just bunk together. Seriously though, thats the only real big worry, "Omg, we will lose powa!" Meh, thats why god invented the wool sweater and blankets. Its october, not february, we wont die in -50 degree weather. Worst we will suffer from is boredom and an overindulgence in cereal.
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    His flights have all been cancelled and so that's one that's not happening.
    Really? That's strange. None of the 3 airports around us have cancelled any flights yet and we're supposed to get it before and probably worse than New York will. I'm very much hoping that they don't. My dad and Zeb were supposed to fly in on Tuesday, but because we didn't think they would make it in, they're trying to fly in today. At least Zeb is, I don't know if my dad will make it until tomorrow...then he'll really run into problems getting here.

    And while the power outage, if it happens, will be inconvenient, the real concern, at least here, is flooding. I can deal with a power outage...I've never even attempted to deal with a flood and would rather not, especially this week. We're attempting to move across the country Thurs/Fri. Blah.

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    I live in New York. To be honest, I have no idea whether this storm is even supposed to hit us hard or not, although my aunt's Monday flight was cancelled. Around here, this kind of hype happens about five times a winter, and then everybody around here acts like we've never had a storm before, and then 99% of the time absolutely nothing happens.

    Why yes, I do work at a grocery store, and yes, my weekend has been miserable, with swarms and swarms of angry customers. You live in Western New York, you should already be prepared for storms!
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    In Virginia, I know that more than a few counties have canceled school for Monday and Tuesday, plus it's already pretty windy.
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    My brother has school canceled and I really don't know what's going to happen upstate, where I go to college--Irene's flooding hit upstate New York hard last year. My campus is pretty self-sufficient and we're at the top of a hill (or several hills), so I guess I'll see how it goes the next couple of days.

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    Public transportaation and Alternate side parking has been suspended so no work tomorrow.

    Anyway. Gotta clean my sewer lines or my room will flood.
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    My biggest fear for myself here in central Pennsylvania is the wind. I live high enough up in the Appalachians that I'm not worried about the rain, but it's probably been a good year since our last bad windstorm and I know there's a lot of deadfall in the trees around here to cause concern. I went around yesterday and pulled whatever dead branches out of the trees nearby as i could, but I'm sure i didn't get it all.

    Needless to say, if i have to go out during this storm, i'll be wearing a helmet of some kind.
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    I'm in DC. The skies have been ominous all day and at this point I kind of want it to hurry up and start already. My family's been talking about it non-stop since Thursday.

    I've taken all the usual precautions, water, batteries, etc. I've seen meteorologists cry wolf too many times to actually be afraid but I am prepared.
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    Default Re: East Coasters, are you ready for FrankenStorm?

    It's cloudy and drizzly where I am, but then again it's pretty much always cloudy and drizzly so that doesn't say much. However, back home my parents are saying that my dog's getting a bit nervous, and she's one of the rare dogs that doesn't freak out during thunderstorms.

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    My mom's been worrying about it since Friday. We've got batteries and water and nonperishable food and stuff. Even if the storm doesn't kill tens of thousands of people and ruin everyone's lives, if the power goes out we won't have it for 5 days and that's going to suck real bad.
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    I'm in DC. Susan and I are working through the checklist .

    Realistically, it is unlikely we'll have much flooding, so the most likely inconvenience will be power loss for an extended period of time. I am telling work I will work from home tomorrow so, if something happens, I don't have to drive all the way back home in stormy conditions.

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    On the positive side, utilities and local governments and the public will have had several days warning this time versus several hours (if that) for the derecho. So, there’s a chance the impacts may not be quite as bad or last quite as long. But you should prepare for the worst and hope for the best.
    That's my gut feeling as well. I believe that as far as the human impact it will not be as severe as the derecho that hit us last time because 1) It is sustained and long-term, rather than sudden 2) We've had multiple days warning 3) Hopefully, all the trees that would knock out power were all knocked down last time :).

    At the very least, those trees that went over last time have zero potential to go over this time.

    I've heard people complain about that -- the reason so many people go out of power up here in northern virginia is because so many rich landowners won't allow their trees to be trimmed. So in any storm, soft ground + heavy crown = over it goes. And everyone's out of power for multiple days.

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    You can't predict whether there'll be flooding or whether fallen trees will knock down power lines. Who would have guessed that Irene would have devasted Vermont, for example?

    This could be very bad or this could be a few days of rain.

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    The power stays out for days at a time here. We're only about 30 houses on 1 switch in my neighborhood, so we're the last priority. If the power goes out, I'll probably be taking showers at work.

    Here it is, sitting there like a giant slug of moisture. Not doing much yet.
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    I will be honest. I have seen this happen before. The more they overhype the storm on its way, the less likely it will actually hit us. Even if it does, big deal, this isnt the 1400s, we will be fine. So we might be without power for a week. Meh. Virtually everyone will have friends or family that has had power restored at some point, and the roads will be cleared within a day, so its not like we cant just bunk together. Seriously though, thats the only real big worry, "Omg, we will lose powa!" Meh, thats why god invented the wool sweater and blankets. Its october, not february, we wont die in -50 degree weather. Worst we will suffer from is boredom and an overindulgence in cereal.
    Lol...Roads cleared in a day? Man it must be nice to live somewhere where that stuff happens quickly. If we even get half of the predicted 2 feet, it'll take them 2-3 days before they clear the roads where I live. If we get the full brunt of the storm, it could take 4 days before they manage to plow us out. Also, elec being out for a week = all your food going bad. That's not exactly a good thing. For me, it's more or less devastating, it'll take me a year or more to re-stockpile food again.
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    Lol...Roads cleared in a day? Man it must be nice to live somewhere where that stuff happens quickly. If we even get half of the predicted 2 feet, it'll take them 2-3 days before they clear the roads where I live. If we get the full brunt of the storm, it could take 4 days before they manage to plow us out. Also, elec being out for a week = all your food going bad. That's not exactly a good thing. For me, it's more or less devastating, it'll take me a year or more to re-stockpile food again.
    Its not like they wait for the snow to stop falling first. As soon as it starts the sand crews are out, as soon as it starts to stick, the plows come out, and they stay out till the snow stops. Main roads and highways rarely get more than an inch or three on them before the plow comes by again. Side roads might be rough, but they generally are at least driveable, if challenging. Really, road clearance is the least of my worries. Only potential downside is if a lot of trees somehow wind up in the roads. Which they shouldnt, as the road crews have been busting their butts cutting back the trees growing too close.
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    You mean the Snowicane? That's what my house is calling it, what with the Snow Storm hitting the Hurricane.
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    Yeah, it's raining here too. I've got some friends that live next to a creek - they'll probably be finding a hotel nearby if it gets too bad. I just hope the power doesn't go out and stay out, like it did the last time we had a storm...
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    I'm in Virginia right now. It's pretty windy and rainy, and I've got school cancelled tomorrow, but it doesn't seem to be doing anything really bad.

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    Yeah, it's raining here too. I've got some friends that live next to a creek - they'll probably be finding a hotel nearby if it gets too bad. I just hope the power doesn't go out and stay out, like it did the last time we had a storm...
    See now, thats a concern in ct, but considering the rather violent threats the power company is under after the fiasco last year, I think the power will come back on about as fast as is humanly possible. Seriously, I know it was our governor sounding tough for the voters, but if the company messes up this time, it will likely cost them big time in fines and sanctions. Of course, said costs will trickle right back down to us in the end.
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    I'm up here in Boston. I have school cancelled tomorrow; since Sandy is some kind of nor'easter/regular hurricane hybrid, and since we're supposed to get rain rather than snow (surprisingly), as far as I can tell we'll be getting worse than the normal hurricane remnants that pop up here but not as bad as last year's Halloween nor'easter. (Wow, big scary storms on Halloween two years in a row. What are the odds?)

    The rain's barely started at this point, though. Kind of further north than most of the rest of you.
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