How Are You Making Out In This Storm (Hurricane Sandy)?

MAYS
By MAYS Latest Reply 2012-11-11 12:14:09 -0600
Started 2012-10-29 16:57:59 -0500

How are you, (and your area) making out thus far in this storm?

Hurricane Sandy has not hit us as of yet, NJ, but it will soon (in a couple of hours).
Winds, rain, high surf, power outages, food shortages as well as human daredevils braving the elements of nature are common!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt94dxkxO8U

Would you believe that we have some people here in NJ, who are actually combing the beaches for clams in this very weather, right now?

Wow!

Be safe!


26 replies

mystikfairy61
mystikfairy61 2012-11-11 12:14:09 -0600 Report

I live in the mountains of NC and although we didn't lose power, we got 15+ inches of snow from Sandy. We're all back to normal now, just wanted to let you guys know.

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2012-11-02 14:42:37 -0500 Report

Hey MAYS,

Now, this is a timely discussion. I live in lower Manhattan, so I lost my power on Monday evening. I still don't have it back. They are saying that we may have it by Saturday. We'll see.

I have been able to work during the day in the offices of a non-profit that I volunteer for, so at least I am connected. And they found a way for me to take a shower in the morning. I sleep in my apartment, which is pretting interesting, since almost everyone in the building has gone somewhere else to stay for the time being. I wanted to stick it out so that I am there when the power comes back on. But I have had to cancel all of my clients this week, though I am in touch with most of them.

So many, many people are much worse off than I am. They have lost homes, sources of income, even lost family members.

I have certainly learned how to be resourceful, and thankful, and patient. What a blessing it will be to wake up and make hot coffee, I will even appreciate my clock radio when it goes off.

I hope that you and my other friends on DC are all doing well!

Gary

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-11-03 19:05:15 -0500 Report

I am so very glad you are safe. However, Help is on the way. Baltimore has sent Paramedics to New Jersey, State Troopers are on the way and our Power company should be on the road to both New York and New Jersey. The guys that were here helping us get our power back were from Kentucky, New Mexico and I think Texas, they left yesterday for New York and New Jersey.

I don't have much but I appreciate what I have. Believe me I would send you a hot cup of coffee or bring it to you if I could. I have been following what is happening in New York and New Jersey. People lost a lot and over time they will be able to rebuild and replace possessions. What saddens me are those in line fighting to get gas, people pushing to get on buses and I have yet to hear anyone say I am glad to be alive. What happened to life? People lived for years without electricity and though it is a pain not to have it, they can still survive? If my house was gone, I would first be glad to be alive. Material items can be replaced.

The one thing I am glad we have never done was have our water heater and stove converted to electric. After being without power due to storms through the years we know that doing this would make it worse.

Good to hear from you and please stay safe.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-11-02 18:28:17 -0500 Report

Glad you are safe. Urban camping will make the luxuries we take for granted so very nice to delight in. Whenever our power is off I still flip the light switch on or off every time I enter or exit a room. Is that persistant hope or a pavlovian response?

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-11-03 19:08:40 -0500 Report

Graylin Urban Camping is the only camping I do. Yes it is a Pavlovian response. I do that also. I even find myself turning on the tv…LOL

I remember when we had a bad storm during the summer. Mom got out the oil lamps and my sister and I had flashlights. We stayed outside in the evenings till it was late then climbed into beds hot enough to fry an egg. We played cards and board games by the light of the oil lamps. We still have her lamps today and used them a few years ago after another storm.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-11-02 15:57:34 -0500 Report

Dr Gary! Glad to hear from you! Had been wondering how you were faring in the storm. Good to learn you seem to have weathered it pretty well.

James

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-10-30 14:24:23 -0500 Report

I made it through the storm with a lot of praying that the lights would not go out. Got up this morning and my aunt called and she and her husband were fine. Checked on my neighbors who are Senor Citizens they were fine and helped a neighbor who had to file a police report because his tree fell on a neighbors back car window and broke it.

Nana_anna
Nana_anna 2012-10-30 10:05:25 -0500 Report

We had the outter rain bands for three days. We are used to it though. It was a close call. I wish it would have taken a northern turn, out it the Atlantic. We need the rain. Just not all at once! Hope everyone on here is okay.

shortysmalls
shortysmalls 2012-10-30 00:00:32 -0500 Report

Wow!! wouldnt believe that but then again, being orginally from NJ anything is possible. Me, wouldnt catch me out on beach…safer at home. Actually born in Pa, grew up in Cherry hill, NJ athen moved back to Pa…AND THEN…move to Oregon…LOL. here in Oregon, weird weather, lots of rain and warmer temps…but get cooler at night. Everybody be safe…

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-10-29 18:35:44 -0500 Report

Be safe during Sandy.
We had some high sudden winds a few weeks ago here in Denver, Co. Blew in a window at work that I had to tape into place until help came and fixed it. So glad it blew in and not out as the resident put it back in place before I was called and was holding it in place. He could have ended up 7 floors down in the courtyard. Also lost part of the elevator cover on the roof, totally ruined another window, and blew outdoor furniture all over the area. Trees down onto a few cars in the neighborhood, as well.. That was just from a 70 to 90 MPH 3 hour spell of wind. Glad I am not hunkering down for Sandy at work tonight.

JSJB
JSJB 2012-10-29 17:12:17 -0500 Report

It is 6 pm now and nothing but wind gusts and rain. About 4 more hours to go until it starts to calm down. Just have to wait it out and hope nothing happens

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