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    Just got the tree removed from the hot tub. The tub itself seems to be okay, though the lid needs to be replaced. And the tub is full of dirt and leaves and looks like a bog. Still have to replace the gutters the tree ripped of on the way down, and fix the skylight.

    And I have a nice, neat stack of firewood I will *really* enjoy burning this winter.

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    According to MSNBC , it's pretty bad.

    Simple question: Are there any relief agencies on the case, and where do we send those dollars?

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

    Speaking of the Red Cross, can you believe they have the nerve to ask for money on an NJ radio station? Because they do. Between insurance company ads letting everyone know how to go about contacting them about claims and temporary repairs, the usual radio folk letting us know where we can find an open gas station, and the benefit concert thing, we were hearing the good ol' American Red Cross asking the people most in need to donate their money to help people in need.

    Wouldn't be quite so annoying if I'd heard of them doing anything at all in the area.
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    Default Re: East Coasters, are you ready for FrankenStorm? (Hurricane Sandy)

    They can't exactly specify who in New Jersey hears that broadcast, and it's quite possible there are people there who didn't suffer as badly and would like to know where to give to help the other residents of their state.
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    Default Re: East Coasters, are you ready for FrankenStorm? (Hurricane Sandy)

    Got back to England today. That storm wiped out power and stuff from my lower Manhattan hotel... Made the holiday much harder than it ought to have been. Plus it ruined my plans to see family during my holiday.

    But I met Shyaporn which wouldn't have happened if my hotel hadn't been affected.
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    Default Re: East Coasters, are you ready for FrankenStorm? (Hurricane Sandy)

    Quote Originally Posted by Totally Guy View Post
    Got back to England today. That storm wiped out power and stuff from my lower Manhattan hotel... Made the holiday much harder than it ought to have been. Plus it ruined my plans to see family during my holiday.

    But I met Shyaporn which wouldn't have happened if my hotel hadn't been affected.
    It's good to have you back safe and sound. I thought your flight had been cancelled though?

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

    No. My flight was booked for yesterday. Enough time for JFK to reopen and catch up.
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    Default Re: East Coasters, are you ready for FrankenStorm? (Hurricane Sandy)

    Still no power at home. 1 of 65 out houses of the 400+ restored in the area. Estimated Date of Restoration from ConEd. November 9th. :(

    I have a few friends a few blocks away. Completely lost their basements and cars. Walked over there to comfort. So depressing. At no one got more a few cuts.

    Also the main warehouse at work is flooded. Several hundred thousands lost. At least they promised I'll get paid.

    There is a 30+ car line and 50+ person line for gas at the gas station on the next block. It wraps around the block.

    A cold storm is heading here this week too. I'm gonna freeze. Might stay at my uncle but I fear the looters.

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    On campus here everything seems mostly okay, but the surrounding area seems to be harder-hit. As I was biking to the supermarket Thursday, I passed loads of downed trees and electric cables, and the supermarket nearer to me still isn't carrying perishable goods, so I had to bike an extra three miles each way to get to the other one in the area.
    Back home they still don't have power, but I think they're expecting it within the next week.
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    Default Re: East Coasters, are you ready for FrankenStorm? (Hurricane Sandy)

    well, im still alive.
    a full week and we still dont have power, and i spent most of it chasing off thieves with a hatchet.

    im up on campus atm and they have things running smoothly here.
    sadly, i have to go back home to cold and dark

    btw, the dumpster diving isn't as bad as you think. food reglations demand that grocery stores cant keep things like meat if the freezer goes above x degrees. it's still frozen. the local food town was "throwing out" (read: leaving to stand by hte side of the building) whole palletes of chicken. still frozen all the way through.
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    Default Re: East Coasters, are you ready for FrankenStorm? (Hurricane Sandy)

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    well, im still alive.
    a full week and we still dont have power, and i spent most of it chasing off thieves with a hatchet.
    Glad to hear it. Also glad your roleplaying experience is coming in handy. I'd prefer dual daggers myself .


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

    Quote Originally Posted by thubby View Post
    btw, the dumpster diving isn't as bad as you think. food reglations demand that grocery stores cant keep things like meat if the freezer goes above x degrees. it's still frozen. the local food town was "throwing out" (read: leaving to stand by hte side of the building) whole palletes of chicken. still frozen all the way through.
    Sweet. It would be even better if your freezer were working.
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    Default Re: East Coasters, are you ready for FrankenStorm? (Hurricane Sandy)

    Quote Originally Posted by thubby View Post
    btw, the dumpster diving isn't as bad as you think. food reglations demand that grocery stores cant keep things like meat if the freezer goes above x degrees. it's still frozen. the local food town was "throwing out" (read: leaving to stand by hte side of the building) whole palletes of chicken. still frozen all the way through.
    Great, but how are you going to cook it ?
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    Sweet. It would be even better if your freezer were working.
    If its below zero outside (or even inside) then that should be fine for a while. Just don't leave it anywhere the foxes can get it
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    Great, but how are you going to cook it ?


    If its below zero outside (or even inside) then that should be fine for a while. Just don't leave it anywhere the foxes can get it
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    Hello all. My wife unfortunately has a funeral to go to on Long Island. Can anyone give us suggestions on the drive from South Jersey. I fear it may be too much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rredmond View Post
    Hello all. My wife unfortunately has a funeral to go to on Long Island. Can anyone give us suggestions on the drive from South Jersey. I fear it may be too much.
    public transport is spotty (the train bridge going north into perth amboy has a boat on it), but roads are largely clear.
    i would seriously recommend filling gas cans and bringing them with you. gas is rationed and even then the lines are HUGE up here.

    last i heard, the new york area was largely back up.

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    Great, but how are you going to cook it ?


    If its below zero outside (or even inside) then that should be fine for a while. Just don't leave it anywhere the foxes can get it
    we still have gas and safe running water around where i live. so the stove is good. I have charcoal, lighter fluid, and I've also been piling up fallen branches for firewood if it comes to that.

    and ya, its cold enough to keep refrigerated stuff good, but good luck freezing anything.

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    Glad to hear it. Also glad your roleplaying experience is coming in handy. I'd prefer dual daggers myself .


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    Day 7. Still no power in northern NJ.

    Temperature expected to drop to 24F tonight.

    Going to have to drain all the pipes and shut off the water to avoid frozen pipes.

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

    I don't know about directions to get to the Island from NJ, but if you bring empty gas tanks you can probably fill up out here, depending on how far you go. Parts of town around here are still out power, but the gas station I passed on the way to the supermarket on Thursday was open and running as normal.
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    Thanks!
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    Default Re: East Coasters, are you ready for FrankenStorm? (Hurricane Sandy)

    Quote Originally Posted by rredmond View Post
    Thanks!
    Our Kia has great mileage. We can make it to LI and back again on one tank. I was worried about lights being out or other road issues. It sounds like she can go and I don't have to worry.
    I'm further east, at Stony Brook, so I don't know what it's like over nearer the crossings from the mainland where the storm hit worse. Out here most (not all yet) of the trees and electric cables seem to be cleaned up, and the bigger roads seem to be running fine. Not that I've gone out much besides the one supermarket run.
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