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Old 10-30-2012, 06:16 PM   #241
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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.
I'm sure she's worried about the expense, but the alternative is so much worse. She's stubborn, and reactive instead of proactive. She just had to replace a fridge that was probably 25 years old. At least 20, who knows. So old that no one does. That's her mindset, keep it until it breaks down. Partly her age, partly her upbringing and the times she grew up in. Trust me, I told her about the woman who had to leave her house yesterday due to a fire. Tree went into wires from her house. And she gets mad at me for that. It's very frustrating.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:25 PM   #242
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Death toll is around 40 they're saying now. Mostly falling trees.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:36 PM   #243
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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.
Any idea what caused the flooding? It didn't seem to be raining much around here. Wind like crazy, but I didn't find the rain to be particularly bad. Surely a thunderstorm or two from this past summer produced more rainfall
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:58 PM   #244
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Any idea what caused the flooding? It didn't seem to be raining much around here. Wind like crazy, but I didn't find the rain to be particularly bad. Surely a thunderstorm or two from this past summer produced more rainfall
I think a leaky window in front of which water had gathered on the driveway.

If you live anywhere near Palmerston/Ulster, really worth coming to see the tree that's down. And the SUV that's been flattened to a pancake on one side. Just unreal.
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:05 PM   #245
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looking at google maps, the whole district is loaded with huge trees
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So I live a quarter mile from the ocean, wind was gusting around 70 and power stays on through the whole storm, I get to work today and my office has no power. Still no power at day's end (somehow I stayed and got some work done), I get home and at 4:40 PM the day after Sandy leaves my power goes out. Luckily only for a little less than an hour.
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:30 PM   #247
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I think a leaky window in front of which water had gathered on the driveway.

If you live anywhere near Palmerston/Ulster, really worth coming to see the tree that's down. And the SUV that's been flattened to a pancake on one side. Just unreal.
My girlfriend lives on Palmerston at Bloor! She sent me a picture. Crazy. Completely uprooted
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:21 AM   #248
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Lost power again at 9pm and it came back this morning. I'm anticipating for it to go off again tonight.

I'm also anticipating going back to work tomorrow. Transit is picking up again, although slowly. But where I work, it is severely flooded and there may not be any power. It would just be nice to get back to normalcy. And I must admit, and I feel kind of guilty for saying this, I am getting cabin fever. Staying indoors all day with no where to go is driving me up the wall.
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The subways will be out the entire week, and probably longer.

Many busses are "running," but not going anywhere too quickly. Traffic out there is absolutely brutal.
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Just got back from Target to get whatever necessities I needed. It was dimly lit with only a few registers working. Most of the shelves were getting bare and I had to get whatever I could get. It should be enough to last me a few days.

I also learned that my cousin lost his house completely. He lived in Rockaway Beach, Queens and had no insurance. So everything is gone.

On Facebook, a former co-worker reported seeing a man attempting suicide by jumping of the Queensboro bridge. Passer-bys pulled over and stopped him. It might related to the storm and its devastation.

On a light note, someone I went to school with said she's going to take her daughter to the disaster areas for Halloween - but instead of asking for candy, she'll give candy to those who don't have anything. That's a sweet gesture, but I think toilet paper, blankets, flashlights and batteries are more important.
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I also learned that my cousin lost his house completely. He lived in Rockaway Beach, Queens and had no insurance. So everything is gone.
That's horrible, so sorry to hear that.

I just keep thinking about how, up until the day before, they were still saying that MA could take a direct hit. That could be us now. It's important to remember that. And it's also a guilty feeling. Almost like a survivors guilt type of thing.
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Well, campus is closed for the rest of the week due to damage, flooding and power outage. The national guard have been there since at least yesterday.

I shudder to think about what it's going to resemble when we do finally return. Our new anatomy lab was in a basement, as was all of our adjusting lab rooms. I'm sure all that equipment is destroyed...our old buildings were due for renovations.

I never thought there would be a downside to having a campus right beside the sound.

Anyway, I know this sounds trivial, considering my dwelling is intact and I'm still alive.
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Heartbreak as policeman Artur Kasprzak rescues seven, then drowns
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yeah, i heard about the policeman lasdt night

Pearl good luck if you go in to work tomorrow. Saw the ship run aground%2
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The policeman story is so sad.

Did anyone see the people pushing and shoving to get on the bus in NYC? Of course it's only one bus and the media seizes on that. I'm sure people have been helping each other, and politely. But it was a creepy , almost end times sort of image.
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