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Old 10-30-2012, 12:00 PM   #226
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Lets put the bickering to rest and stay focused on the topic please.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:23 PM   #227
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Considering the amount of people staying in and drinking over the past couple of days, how many Sandy's do you think will be born in 9 months?
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:26 PM   #228
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Considering the amount of people staying in and drinking over the past couple of days, how many Sandy's do you think will be born in 9 months?


There's a joke going around Twitter that says: "I have two neighbors named Sandy and Irene. They're keeping a low profile."
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:54 PM   #229
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Things ended up not being too bad in State College. Hardly slept at all last night because of the winds from the storm, but no major damage and no lengthy power outages means I can take one night of not sleeping.

The shore town that my family has been vacationing in for decades is Sea Isle City, and that town has taken on massive damages. There's major flooding, tons of destroyed homes, and several roads leading to the bridges have been completely destroyed. It's hard to tell what will become of the town, as most of the streets are still totally flooded.
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:17 PM   #230
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This better not happen:

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The 8-million-strong human population of New York City is matched, if not exceeded, by the city's number of rodent dwellers. Fortunately, the two populations don't mingle all that often.
But that could change as storm waters from Hurricane Sandy flood rats out of their underground residences, according to Rick Ostfeld of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Milbrook, N.Y.
"Rats are incredibly good swimmers," said Ostfeld. "And they can climb."
In other words, Sandy is unlikely to knock off the resilient rodents, but rather displace them.
According to Ostfeld, this could result in increased risk of infectious diseases carried by urban rats, including leptospirosis, hantavirus, typhus, salmonella, and even the plague.
Hurricane Sandy Could Displace Rats, Spread Infectious Disease
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:25 PM   #231
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now why wasn't bruuuucezilla putting out those queens fires and installing industrial sump pumps on the floors of the stock exchange? what a slacker. i bet that bastard kept his speaking engagement at the university of bumfuck ohio (southwestern campus).
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:09 PM   #232
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yikes displaced rats...

good luck, pearl, sounds like from Con Ed a while ago about 4 days for Lower Manhattan

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glad your college area is mastly OK.
As to shore... lots of devasation in all the lower lying areas. But the shore people will mostly gather their strength and rebuild as they've befoere unless it's a breaking point for some.

Mrs S oh glad your never lost power! we're not seeing the sun yet.

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don't feel like going out in 40 mph winds .... so i'll see tomorrow if any trees down and any damage. Most likely other than some trees maybe ( i love trees ) won't be anything other the news might up here.

Our power is ok those at one point the lights did swift dimming and i was but someone earlier on the radio said to expect that-not necessarily a prelude to a power-outage.

Been through 2 major blackouts and one that hit my area exclusively-- luckily thobecause in all the neigborhoods i've lived in thus far powerlines are underground and lived in high ground so no flooding (thank goodness!) -- sso power gets restored in one or 2 days.

One of my friends lives in Lower Manhattan so she's without power. He cell phone message bok is full.

just called my cousins in NJ ... They are without power and i remember last yr parts of NJ took a whole while to get back electricity back Most importantly while some trees are down NONE hit their house! and they are generally on high ground so no flooding. Big Relief!

have to check 2 friends in Brooklyn but i think their areas are underground electric lines so probably ok.

Don't have my uncle & cousins in onneticut & cousins in central jersey (in land) see if my sib's found anything out.
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This is heartbreaking. No different from the homes that were washed away, but still devastating:

Breezy Point Fire: At least 80 Flooded Houses Destroyed By NYC Blaze
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how's your huose antiram?
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This is heartbreaking. No different from the homes that were washed away, but still devastating:

Breezy Point Fire: At least 80 Flooded Houses Destroyed By NYC Blaze

yeah i was just seeing the vids from last night sand TV repoters there now/reccently.
besides the anguish of the residents; those fire fighters not being able to get in earlier to help because of conditions impeding their acess!

And our poor Lower Manhattan!
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how's your huose antiram?
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how's your huose antiram?
Not too bad, the basement is unfinished so no major damage.

Up the street a giant tree fell over and crushed an SUV - I'll try to go take a pic before it's moved.
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It' s extremely scary. Two years in a row now to have to live through this anxiety. Not dealing well with it either. My mother hasn't taken trees down that I've been telling her for years to take down, so that's a major source of worry for me. Hopefully after this she will, if they don't come down and hit her house or wires or whatever first.

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Sounds like you made it through ok.

Those trees need to be addressed. At some point they will fall. I know it is a pain and expense. We had a city tree branch fall on a car and kill a woman.

I had three large trees taken out. I thought it would cost 4- $5000. I got several bids. I had it done for $1400.
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good to hear that, antiram.
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We're getting the wind and rain up here in northern New Brunswick now. Luckily we aren't supposed to get it really bad though.
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