Hurricane Survival Thread 2012

ccesarano wrote:

It's been raining since yesterday here in South Jersey, just about 15 minutes from the Commodore Barry into PA (and another 10-15 to Philly after that). A state of emergency was declared in PA and all the schools are shut down. Last time there was heavy rain a lot of roads started to flood on my way to work, so I'm just going to remote in and not take any chances.

Nothing outside of a heavy rain, though. It's just your average storm for now.

Wind is noticeably starting to pick up here. Boston.com says worst of it is supposed to hit around 10 am.

Stay safe everyone!

EDIT:

ccesarano wrote:

You know what? I probably gotta help my old man move stuff inside from off the deck and everything. I didn't even think about that.

In general, the weather advisories put out by the NOAA usually have preparation recommendations for incliment weather. Moving anything that could be lifted by sustained 35+ mph winds is usually a Good Idea (tm).

In the middle of a weird lull.

I am certainly no stranger to hurricanes. Stay safe my NE friends!

Just some dancing trees and occasional showers so far in NJ. Awaiting the big stuff tonight. Know we'll lose power -- just hoping we keep it through most of the night, so the kids can sleep.

Lights just flickered, cat must have yawned.

Only a matter of time now.

garion333 wrote:

Lights just flickered, cat must have yawned.

Only a matter of time now.

I imagine Ego Alley will be flooded bigtime by this time tomorrow. If you aren't on high ground, get to it. Storm surge is no joke.

It was calming down for a few hours there, but the wind just picked up again.

Good thing I'm working from home. MAJOR TV SHOPPING NETWORK (TM) just closed the office to anyone but essential personnel (which is anyone running the TV airing). I was looking at a paid holiday where I'd have little to do and could play video games, but one of my co-workers has been having power go on/off. Now I gotta help cover for him.

Bah. Damn you hurricane, giving me more work to do!

Paleocon wrote:
garion333 wrote:

Lights just flickered, cat must have yawned.

Only a matter of time now.

I imagine Ego Alley will be flooded bigtime by this time tomorrow. If you aren't on high ground, get to it. Storm surge is no joke.

We're away from downtown and barely in the flood zone. All should be well in that regard, though we aren't planning on driving anywhere until Wednesday or so.

wife just called to say she is on her way home. Still mystified as to why they called her in.

Atlantic City's boardwalk got done f*cked up.

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Considering I hate Atlantic City for being one of the metaphorical STD's of New Jersey, I am briefly fist-pumping. Then I'm hoping no one is getting hurt over there.

The wife stocked the fridge with perishables last night. I think this may be the first time she has ever seen a real hurricane.

I hope all y'all on the east coast stay safe. Good luck!

Veloxi wrote:

I hope all y'all on the east coast stay safe. Good luck!

We're tucked in after one last chocolate and dayquil run. We were originally planning on coming home from Pencon today, but the weather was f*cked up enough that we bailed on our extra night and headed home yesterday. Looking outside already, I'd say that was a good decision.

I live in mass. Once the governor called a state of emergency yesterday all the schools closed. There is not much chance of us being affected (I live 50 miles inland), but after last year (Oct. snowstorm and Irene) they are all not ta king chances. Nothing to do here besides entertain the baby and watch the rain. Wife is pissed though she has to work.

Seeing nasty pictures of LBI on my twitter feed. Love that island, hope it comes out ok. They've spent so much time and money building those beaches back up recently, to boot.

ccesarano wrote:

Considering I hate Atlantic City for being one of the metaphorical STD's of New Jersey, I am briefly fist-pumping. Then I'm hoping no one is getting hurt over there.

I wouldn't feel bad if the cast of the Jersey Shore was swept out to sea. Watching "The Situation" and "JWow" flail at an angry sea would be far more entertaining than the show ever was.

From everything I'm seeing, the storm surge in the NYC is going to be devastating. Waves are cresting over the wall at Battery Park and the storm is still several hundred miles out and the tide is going out. The high tide and landfall are going to be almost simultaneous. I wouldn't be surprised at all by a 10ft storm surge.

Lets hope that doesn't happen but it doesn't look good.

Slumberland wrote:

Seeing nasty pictures of LBI on my twitter feed. Love that island, hope it comes out ok. They've spent so much time and money building those beaches back up recently, to boot.

It's gonna be a bad one for it.

Comparison between Sandy and Irene:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...

These guys are awesome!
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And from the never let you down world of Twitter:

HURRICANE SANDY ‏@XHurricaneSandy

IF UR HAVING WEATHER PROBLEMS I FEEL BAD FOR YOU SON I GOT 99MPH WINDS AND IMA GIVE YOU SOME. #nyc #Sandy

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wind is starting to pick up

Paleocon wrote:

wind is starting to pick up

Same here :\

Stay safe everyone.

Bear wrote:
ccesarano wrote:

Considering I hate Atlantic City for being one of the metaphorical STD's of New Jersey, I am briefly fist-pumping. Then I'm hoping no one is getting hurt over there.

I wouldn't feel bad if the cast of the Jersey Shore was swept out to sea. Watching "The Situation" and "JWow" flail at an angry sea would be far more entertaining than the show ever was.

From everything I'm seeing, the storm surge in the NYC is going to be devastating. Waves are cresting over the wall at Battery Park and the storm is still several hundred miles out and the tide is going out. The high tide and landfall are going to be almost simultaneous. I wouldn't be surprised at all by a 10ft storm surge.

Lets hope that doesn't happen but it doesn't look good.

The things in Jersey Shore are NOT from NJ.

My parents are in Longport. They're in a marina, water is above the bulkhead and in their yard right now. That's the report from the neighbors, my parents were wise enough to hightail it out.

We're way out of the way -- western MA -- and already have 35mph gusts and one town out of power. And we're HOURS away from this really starting. Crazy.

Some links for you:
Google crisis map: http://google.org/crisismap/sandy-2012
Webcams along the coast: http://www.theatlantic.com/technolog...
Instagram photos tagged #sandy : http://instacane.com/

Bear wrote:

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Is that flooded or just very wet?

rabbit wrote:

We're way out of the way -- western MA -- and already have 35mph gusts and one town out of power. And we're HOURS away from this really starting. Crazy.

We had 25 yesterday and 15 today here in Atlanta and we're nowhere near the thing. The wind field from it is huge.

Quintin_Stone wrote:
Bear wrote:

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Is that flooded or just very wet?

I don't see a curb.