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    Getting gusts of wind, a bit of rain. Everyone is freaking out so much the governor has shut down the highways to all nonessential traffic an hour from now. Im just.... UGH! You would think I need to build an ark or something with how hardcore the state is acting on battening down the hatches here. I swear to god, if I dont see a HOUSE fly by my window before this storm is over, I will be very disappointed.
    You have to remember, these meteorologists and politicians are trying to protect lives. The worse they make things sound, the more likely it is that people will heed their warnings. Of course they're over-hyping it a bit. They have to, because the minute they start downplaying it in any way, that's when people get hurt. They don't heed the warnings and bad things happen.

    Last year, i don't remember what storm it was, it may have been the hurricane that hit the area last year, but i don't remember exactly. The local weather reporters were downplaying how much of an effect it would have locally. So, no one was really taking it seriously. Some guy was walking along a foot bridge over a small river/stream that was near flood stage. A sudden gust of wind hit and knocked his balance off and he fell in the water. He was lucky to not have drowned.

    Now that guy was probably doing something stupid, but the point is. It's important that it gets taken Too seriously than not seriously enough.
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    That's crazy. And that's before HIGH TIDE. So glad I'm not in jersey, though I'm a bit worried about where I am in the South East area of PA.
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    Getting gusts of wind, a bit of rain. Everyone is freaking out so much the governor has shut down the highways to all nonessential traffic an hour from now. Im just.... UGH! You would think I need to build an ark or something with how hardcore the state is acting on battening down the hatches here. I swear to god, if I dont see a HOUSE fly by my window before this storm is over, I will be very disappointed.
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    Apparently, Virginia is going to get a little more than we expected. As an added bonus, we've got a blizzard watch. Sounds really fun.
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    Half an oak tree just fell on the house I live in. It landed on the deck, crushing the railings and the lid to the hot tub. It also cracked the skylight over my bed, and destroyed some gutters. Not sure how the roof is, but from where I can see it it looks okay.

    Could be much worse. But the wind is still blowing. Keep fingers crossed for me, please.

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    Are you okay Monkey?! The crazy dwarf was right - the trees are attacking!
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    That's crazy. And that's before HIGH TIDE. So glad I'm not in jersey, though I'm a bit worried about where I am in the South East area of PA.
    I'm in South Jersey, about 10 minutes south of Philly on the east side of the Delaware, and it's pretty nasty wind and rain wise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyBusiness View Post
    Half an oak tree just fell on the house I live in. It landed on the deck, crushing the railings and the lid to the hot tub. It also cracked the skylight over my bed, and destroyed some gutters. Not sure how the roof is, but from where I can see it it looks okay.

    Could be much worse. But the wind is still blowing. Keep fingers crossed for me, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyBusiness View Post
    Half an oak tree just fell on the house I live in. It landed on the deck, crushing the railings and the lid to the hot tub. It also cracked the skylight over my bed, and destroyed some gutters. Not sure how the roof is, but from where I can see it it looks okay.

    Could be much worse. But the wind is still blowing. Keep fingers crossed for me, please.

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    It is now VERY windy here, still only light rain though. Just had to reattach the coverings over my grill and snowblower. Didnt even bother with a jacket. But that wind is gusting like mad. Thank god I had already sealed off all my windows with the shrink wrap plastic sealer. Keeps the draft down.
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    I'm in South Jersey, about 10 minutes south of Philly on the east side of the Delaware, and it's pretty nasty wind and rain wise.
    I'm right by Chester! We're practically across the river from one another. Keep safe.
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    I'm on Long Island and I just went biking around campus. It's really not as bad as all that. A couple dozen trees down, a bit of wind (I think it's like 40-60mph right now). Whatever. (Though to be fair the center of it is hitting just south of here in PA.) It was pretty cool having to pedal hard to get downhill against the wind.
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    Hooray for no power. Thank God for my generator tied to my propane tank. At least I can still access a few items, lights, water, and heat. Good luck to anyone without any of those things! Stay safe!

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    Half an oak tree just fell on the house I live in. It landed on the deck, crushing the railings and the lid to the hot tub. It also cracked the skylight over my bed, and destroyed some gutters. Not sure how the roof is, but from where I can see it it looks okay.

    Could be much worse. But the wind is still blowing. Keep fingers crossed for me, please.

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    Let's see.... here, half our power went out (bizarre, right?)...and the power company has already come out and fixed it. Yay living right next to their staging area!. The neighbors gutter blew off their roof and hit our front porch, but other than that, not too much but wind. We're packing and my crazy father keeps putting stuff out on the deck no matter how much I protest. So far nothing's blown away, but I'll be very mad when the baker's rack comes through a window.

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    Power flickered off twice in 5 minutes and right back on. Just long enough to reset our clocks and shut down the computers. /sigh Ive got a crock pot of beef stew on right now, that stuff stays hot for hours even when you TRY to cool it, so this way if we lose power, we still have a hot meal waiting for the rest of the day. Just made what I call a mega mug of hot tea, (7 cups baby) since the power seems kinda tenuous, wanted that done before it goes for good, if it does. The downpour has finally hit, and the wind is raging as it has been. Time to see how bad things get.
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    If you're the praying or thinking good thoughts type, spare one for the emergency crews. Just saw on the Virginia Power website that they're out in this mess risking their lives so we have power to our playstations.

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    Traab, that crockpot idea is simply brilliant. Wish I'd thought of it.

    Thanks for all the good wishes. So far, I'm doing okay. However the power flicks on and off, as does my cell phone connection. And the wind gusts seem to be increasing in strength.

    I've moved my pets away from the most vulnerable corner of the house. We will all sleep downstairs tonight, just to be safe. Meanwhile, I have been comforting myself with slices of cake.


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    Well, apparently Hancock has closed it's roads, no going in or out of it now, they've been closed since 3pm this afternoon. The Potomac has 9 foot waves, and is expected to breach it's banks shortly. My electricity has been blinking(but not gone off) for the last hour or so. Filled my tub up with water so we had water to flush our toilet with once it does go out. Temperature is steadily dropping, down to 38 up here on the mountain, I imagine come tonight we'll be getting snow or Ice. Beyond Hancock(which I'm 8 miles outside of), the next nearest town, Berkeley Springs, WV is under a flood watch/warning(not sure which, I think warning tho), and I've heard they are going to close their roads soon as well(since they'll be impassable anyways).

    Weather person on TV just said we will likely see steady rain all the way into Wednesday afternoon, possibly even into Wednesday night. School has already been cancelled for tomorrow, I have a feeling they'll be closed on Wednesday as well. Makes my daughter happy ^^
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    Lost internet for a second. Not much of an issue if i didn't have to go outside every hour to clean the leaves out the outdoor drain. Got hit in the face with a branch.

    Keep me in your thoughts as I keep you in mine.

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    Checking in from Leesburg, VA here. All safe and dry so far; just a minor amount of water seeping in from the sliding glass door, one towel strategically stuffed into the track has solved that. (Add another thing to their long list of uses). Loads of wind, quite a bit of rain, and a bunch of power outages in the rural areas. Looks to be mostly downed power lines so far, but the worst of the rain is supposed to happen in the next 24 hours.

    I think we're pretty fortunate that the trees had already lost a lot of leaves; less area for the wind to catch and propel.
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    Here in Central PA, the wind has picked up considerably in the last half hour or so. It's been pretty fine all day long. It rained quite a bit, but the wind itself wasn't that bad.


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    Philadelphia seems to be avoiding the worst of it, if central PA's already getting windy. It rained a lot, but no power loss or winds here I've noticed.
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    Keep losing power for a few seconds then regaining it. It went black, and now I have a White Russian when I did not before. There is a bartending ninja in my house.
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