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    See? This is why I told folks to come hang out in Canada.
    One Park Ridge, NJ resident did so, and now she's staying in my garage, nice and safe from the storms.

    To those of you stuck down there, good luck, and stay warm.

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    My favorite tweet of this entire event:
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    Amazingly still have electricity, though it's been dimming and blinking for the last hour repeatedly. Wind has picked up tremendously and the rain has as well. Roof in bathroom has sprung a leak, and about a 4 foot section is extremely damp, guess it'll have to be repaired after Sandy leaves.

    Experts are now saying the Potomac will crest higher then it has at any time since 1996.
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    I know what you mean, Starwulf. It's weird: I have half a tree sitting on my hottub, and the gutter has been bent into a question mark. But I still have power, and am watching a movie on television. The movie?

    Inherit the Wind


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Glyphstone View Post
    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.
    It's just getting gradually more windy here. The wind picks up and blows for awhile then slows down. Then half an hour - hour later it picks up again, blowing harder before slowing down, but not as slow as before. We are getting sustained winds here probably between 15-20 mph with gusts up to probably 30 or 40.
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    I can only imagine everyone in New Orleans watching the news and thinking.
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    News from Fairfax, Va

    Flooding

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    True it is a slightly sunken room so it is only one room at the moment

    Edit: we are near the top of a hill so this is from water flowing down the hill and from our gutters
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    Oh no Isaac! Good luck!
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    Hah, I'm so glad I'm not home right now. I'm always last to get power back on the outage maps (blasted Pepco).

    For some reason, classes were cancelled today (I'm in Upstate NY currently) and it was barely overcast. It's just a moderate rain right now. Lucky me I suppose.

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    I'm staying in a hotel in PA. No problems here so far. Power's on, internet's up, lots of food, the cats aren't whining.

    Probably not going anywhere till Wednesday, so I don't think I'll need to worry about rain or wind or gloom of night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IsaacTheHungry View Post
    News from Fairfax, Va

    Flooding

    IN THE HOUSE


    True it is a slightly sunken room so it is only one room at the moment

    Edit: we are near the top of a hill so this is from water flowing down the hill and from our gutters
    Noted. Prayers. I'm glad to be on top of Munson hill where flooding is very uncommon.

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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.
    Nice! I want a bartending ninja! Everything's still good at our house.

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    So far, so good, a few more flickers is all, my computer didnt even fully shut down this time. Every year this kind of thing happens, I give my thanks that I live on the top portion of a hill. Flooding just doesnt really happen on 90% of my street. Its the wind damage we have to worry about. But even then, I wouldnt be surprised to know that we got the vast majority of our dead wood or easily broken tree branches last year.
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    News from Fairfax, Va

    Flooding

    IN THE HOUSE


    True it is a slightly sunken room so it is only one room at the moment

    Edit: we are near the top of a hill so this is from water flowing down the hill and from our gutters
    Terribly sorry to hear that man :-(. Will keep you in my thoughts!
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    Good luck little buddies... I think I am going to stay in Idaho for a little while.

    And please be mindful of flying reporters

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    Not losing power or anything, but even in central Ohio we're getting pretty stormy conditions.

    Up North near Lake Erie on the other hand...

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    Hmm, power just went out for about 3 minutes then came back on. Is this a prelude?! Stay tuned as we find out shortly here in the life of Starwulf!
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    Phone service in some affected areas is now down. There may be posters unable to do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orzel View Post
    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.

    EDIT: Just lost power. Mooching internet off neighbor's wifi with phone. TTFN.
    My thoughts, you're in them, you stay safe or I'll be sore with you and bring out a switch

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtlanteanTroll View Post
    Not losing power or anything, but even in central Ohio we're getting pretty stormy conditions.

    Up North near Lake Erie on the other hand...

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    No power.
    Street light fell near house.
    Minor sewer backup.

    I hate hurricanes.

    EDIT.

    Someone had a car accident dodge above downed street light. Called police.

    And there goes my fence!
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    Oooo, are we doing haiku based on hurricanes now? Haikucanes? Ahem...

    Strong wind and cold rain
    Power supply keeps cutting off
    I hate hurricanes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orzel View Post
    No power.
    Street light fell near house.
    Minor sewer backup.

    I hate hurricanes.

    EDIT.

    Someone had a car accident dodge above downed street light. Called police.

    And there goes my fence!
    Prayers continue. Here in DC the worst seems to be over. I look outside and instead of wind whipping around the outside appears calm and rain appears minimal. You guys must still be in the path of it.

    Oooo, are we doing haiku based on hurricanes now? Haikucanes? Ahem...

    Strong wind and cold rain
    Power supply keeps cutting off
    I hate hurricanes
    Hmm....

    As the leaves fall down
    A mighty wind stirs them up
    Rain covers the land

    I'm told a haiku needs to include a seasonal word.

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    My I.T. support guy is insisting that the entirety of New York City has been evacuated. Can anyone confirm/deny this, because that sounds insane and I refuse to believe him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kobold-Bard View Post
    My I.T. support guy is insisting that the entirety of New York City has been evacuated. Can anyone confirm/deny this, because that sounds insane and I refuse to believe him.
    Untrue claims.
    I am still in New York City.
    Only Zone A is evacuated. The "Beachfront" and small islands.

    I can't leave my house as a live fallen street light in in the intersection.
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    I can deny it. Parts of NYC close to the ocean had mandatory evacuations, but the entire city was certainly not evacuated.

    Here's a handy map: http://project.wnyc.org/news-maps/hu...ane-zones.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kobold-Bard View Post
    My I.T. support guy is insisting that the entirety of New York City has been evacuated. Can anyone confirm/deny this, because that sounds insane and I refuse to believe him.
    Umm, where would 10 million people go? He probably just means Manhatten, but even that can't be evacuated, tunnels and bridges are closed, last I heard. NY Times has nothing about 100% evacuation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattie_p View Post
    Umm, where would 10 million people go? He probably just means Manhatten, but even that can't be evacuated, tunnels and bridges are closed, last I heard. NY Times has nothing about 100% evacuation.
    Especially since most of the evacuation areas were inside the city.
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    Kobold bard, I hope your IT guy is better at IT that at current events and, evidently, common sense.

    Pendell, you are right. However, in the second example, "leaves" would be the word. But perhaps you knew that. Crickets and crysanthemums are typical "fall words" in traditional haiku. Maybe you knew that too.

    Ahem:

    First, down swirled the leaves.
    Then, a branch: tree shattered.
    ****. There go my mums.


    Well. It's a work in progress. Like the branch on my hot tub.

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    Excuse me, hot tub,
    While I remove this damn branch.
    Boy, do I wish you had legs.


    If only the hot tub were ambulatory. I would have invited it inside.
    Or at least had fun watching it run around the yard, sloshing, and dodging the falling branches.

    *reads what just wrote*

    Hm. You know, a night spent on the sofa did my brain no good at all.

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    Oh, Monkey, I'm just glad you're okay! I'm sorry about your hottub. I had a friend who had a tree fall on their house in similar fashion, and another who's car got crushed 15 minutes before they were getting into it.
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