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A Dark & Stormy Night

Stay safe Atlantic coasters!
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DrBob, Oct 30 2012

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       Just the usual drizzle here... oh, right, the *other* Atlantic coast.   

       Good luck, America!
calum, Oct 30 2012
  

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8th of 7, Oct 30 2012
  

       Expected this under the Deliberately Leaky Bucket :)   

       About 30 miles from the eye here, scary at times, a couple of trees fell, but all good, running a generator now. After Irene I had no power for 5 days, hope this doesn't beat the record.   

       The city is practically shut down, incredible
theircompetitor, Oct 30 2012
  

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       The post or the coast?
ytk, Oct 30 2012
  

       trees down, lawn-furniture on walkabout; after the power went with less than a minute to go in the suspense program I was watching, went to a part of the city that still had power and bought 100 tea-candles, since I couldn't find the ones I'm sure I have, somewhere, in the dark.   

       I had to eat an earlier smug comment, having forgotten that the n.g. furnace has a mains' fan. Spent awhile in penance distributing pots and pans full of hot water from the n.g. heater which kept on chugging away in blissful ignorance of the maelstrom outside. Reminder to self to poke a hole in the wall for the generator and look into a UPS for the telly.   

       We only caught the fringe: city's a bit trashed; the power's out for another couple days some areas; quite a few traffic lights are out but non-rush-hour traffic isn't affected much despite the odd banged-up car on the side of the road; the public school board closed 15 schools, the other, to their staff and students' ephemeral dismay, couldn't be bothered; awaiting a few days of flooding as Sandy continues to sideswipe the area, and I now have 97 tea candles in a bag to move from shelf to shelf until I toss them out or repurpose them.   

       Levity aside, condolences to those whose lives were, or will be, irreparably damaged from the storm's passing.
FlyingToaster, Oct 30 2012
  

       Why is everyone so afraid of a little weather?   

       <...he writes as a 40' pine tree cart-wheels across his dooryard>
Alterother, Oct 30 2012
  

       I fared well, but NYC is under water! Thanks for the well-wishes, but not wishing for a well!
xandram, Oct 30 2012
  

       Boston here, but off the coast. I came through okay. My folks (DC area) have a tree down but it just missed the house.   

       Best wishes for everyone in between.
MechE, Oct 30 2012
  

       I hear Boardwalk, Park Place, heck, the whole Monopoly board's going cheap these days.
RayfordSteele, Oct 30 2012
  

       keep safe everyone - take no chances... [hug]
po, Oct 30 2012
  

       One of our bridges just washed out... Two to go. Fortunately, we Mainers are hardy folk who own lanterns and chainsaws and are able to go without power for hours at a stretch. Our thoughts and heathen prayers go out to those harder hit and not as well-equipped.   

       Keep your feet dry, East Coast 'Bakers.
Alterother, Oct 30 2012
  

       [21] What you need is a fishbone umbrella.
Or an [8th-o-7] repelling device.
sqeaketh the wheel, Oct 30 2012
  

       G'Luck y'all and don't forget that the Borg control the weather round these parts......
gnomethang, Oct 30 2012
  

       Be safe all, and make sure to stock up on candy for all the die-hard trick-or-treaters.   

       Big convoy of construction equipment just rolled up the Valley. I'm guessing the north bridge is out now, too; just like last year, only we still have power.   

       Some friends in NJ are having what they're calling a 'second-story party'. I'm guessing it's not what it sounds like.
Alterother, Oct 31 2012
  

       Nobody ever believes the first story.
RayfordSteele, Oct 31 2012
  

       Time for a distributed infrastructure. Need generators that you can plug into a car, or a gas appliance. Given that the weather patterns are likely here to stay, I think I'm getting a natural gas generator before the next hurricane season
theircompetitor, Oct 31 2012
  

       // generators that you can plug into a car, or a gas appliance. //   

       Very Baked.
8th of 7, Oct 31 2012
  
      
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