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Sandy poised to make a direct hit on New Jersey
AP via New York Post ^ | October 29, 2012

Posted on 10/29/2012 6:12:54 AM PDT by Kartographer

Christie, who famously urged New Jersey residents last year to "get the hell off the beach" as Hurricane Irene approached, urged residents of the state's narrow barrier islands to move to higher ground. He predicted the storm would come ashore at Atlantic City around 2 a.m. Tuesday.

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And yet even with Christie's words there are a good potion of FReepers who believe that Sandy is just a figment of imagination, or that 'Bama’ either conjurered up the storm, or maybe the 'dims' are using a secret weather control machine and the whole thing is some Machiavellian plot out of a bad suspense novel to ruin the election.

Don't you just love the stench of 'ODS' in the morning?

1 posted on 10/29/2012 6:13:01 AM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer
I'm thinking that God conjured this storm up, and it's his way of early voting. It dawned on me this morning after looking at a tracking map to compare that to the likely electoral win map.. Interesting correlation. First the storm stomps inland and lands nearly on top of DC, then heads straight up through the northeast.

Storm Track

Projected win map

2 posted on 10/29/2012 6:19:33 AM PDT by Dubya-M-Dees (Little HOPE... No CHANGE)
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To: Kartographer
Nobody is denying that there is a storm churning out there but the media hype is literally out of control. I am sitting here up in New England and everything is shut down. There is no reason for this. All we have so far in this part of Massachusetts is some drizzle and a slight breeze yet all the schools are closed statewide and the supermarkets were cleaned out yesterday of milk and bread. (Why milk and bread but not canned goods?)

At least my commute this morning was a breeze (pardon the pun).

3 posted on 10/29/2012 6:20:15 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Kartographer
I hear they are giving away official Obama merchandise at the beach.
4 posted on 10/29/2012 6:22:19 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Kartographer

Look, that storm passed us in Florida 200 miles out to sea, 200 MILES!!! And we still got pounded with some nasty nasty tropical storms. If it’s that bad from 200 miles away...

Not to mention 51 are dead in Haiti alone!


5 posted on 10/29/2012 6:22:30 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: SamAdams76

I’m in Newport News, VA stuck at home because my son’s school is closed. It isn’t even windy out and we had more rain many days throughout the summer. Only damage will be tidal flooding in areas that flood whenever a Noreaster or storm comes through. I wouldn’t want to be in Jersey, but the hype was major overkill here.


6 posted on 10/29/2012 6:24:01 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Kartographer

:: there are a good potion of FReepers who believe that Sandy is just a figment of imagination ::

For reltativity’s sake, I watched FR through the wee hours yesterday morning to track reporting of the 7-to-10-foot tall tsunami in Hawaii. Turned out to be a 2.5-foot surf “surge”. Predictions can turn out to be “less than expected” (drink!).

That said, from what I’ve seen, Sandy does appear to be a dangerous storm.


7 posted on 10/29/2012 6:24:22 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Kartographer
We are in the direct path. Please pray for us.

BTW - I love this guy's comment on the NY Post article.

"Obama to help with federal aid but not until they get some real intel on the storm. He doesn't want to risk anything. After a full investigation his administration will make a decision and try to find where the storm came from. It could be backlash from the movie twister or the game." Joseph Palagye


8 posted on 10/29/2012 6:24:22 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Kartographer

Yeah..it might be a little hyped but at least my neighbors actually moved their stuff to higher ground instead of waiting until the water was rising. It’s easy to talk of hype, especially if you’re not in the crosshairs!
Good luck to all my freeper friends in NJ, NY and PA! I don’t think it’s going to be a fun ride! I am not so worried about flooding as I am all that WIND!!


9 posted on 10/29/2012 6:26:20 AM PDT by Cricket24 (Telling the truth is not attacking someone!)
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To: Kartographer

Living 20 miles inland from Atlantic City.I’m taking it very seriously. Right now we have been getting regular gusts of wind, and a steady rain. I heard things are going to hell in a handbasket around 8 tonight.


10 posted on 10/29/2012 6:27:20 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: Kartographer

I was hoping it would hit DC “district of criminals” to disrupt their spending.


11 posted on 10/29/2012 6:27:58 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: SamAdams76
"Nobody is denying that there is a storm churning"

Clearly you haven't been paying attention to the many threads on Sandy. I suggest you might try reading some of them before. Consider this there are 50 Million people in the path of Sandy. Consider: http://egsc.usgs.gov/isb/pubs/booklets/elvadist/elvadist.html New York 410’H to Sea Level Philadelphia 421’H to Sea Level Baltimore 489’H to Sea Level Washington DC 410’H to Sea Level Consider everyone of the major cities in Sandy's path have rivers prefect for channeling storm surges inland. Glad you had a nice commute. I hope those in Sandy's way have just such a 'breeze' day, but I doubt it.
12 posted on 10/29/2012 6:30:14 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: SkyPilot
The Obama Administration indicates that current intelligence from NOAA points to a revived showing of this 1991 cinematic effort along the Eastern Seaboard.


13 posted on 10/29/2012 6:30:38 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: JoeProBono

Ping for your skills...do ya think you could “watermark” the Goracle’s face into the wave or the clouds?


14 posted on 10/29/2012 6:32:08 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Kartographer

“Don’t you just love the stench of ‘ODS’ in the morning?”

I coined the term “chicken little network” to describe the weather channel. But every now and then the chicken littles get it right.

I’m in tidewater VA. We’ve never been within 300 miles of the center of Sandy and we’ve been hit with rain and wind since Saturday afternoon. I just emptied out my overflowing rain gauge. It’s still raining. And then there is the storm surge. It’s flooding here; not badly, but flooding. For a storm that’s center has never even come close.


15 posted on 10/29/2012 6:36:34 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Leftists are the small hive beetles of the American hive)
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To: SamAdams76
Why milk and bread but not canned goods

Because you can't make French toast with a can of beans?

16 posted on 10/29/2012 6:36:40 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Kartographer

what exit?


17 posted on 10/29/2012 6:37:02 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Why not eliminate the middle man and have whoever feeds Obama his lines debate Romney directly?")
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To: Kartographer

No I don’t think Sandy is a figment of my imagination. I live 2-3 miles from the Barnegat Bay, South of Toms River. Now I understand that many Freepers are not familiar with the area. Everything East of RT9 has been under mandatory evacuation, at least where I live. Even some area’s West of RT 9 depending on where they lie. I am as prepared as I can be.
One of the problems is that the flood zone maps for my area were created in the 1950’s. Long before most of the homes in my area were built. My house is approximately 10-12 feet above sea level. I am not that concerned about storm surge or flooding. The ultra sandy soil drains extremely fast. I am worried about losing sewer and water utilities. Also I have some large trees around my home. All solid healthy oaks but if they fall I am screwed.
Time to tough it out. I really don’t think based on what I see its going to be that bad however anything can happen.
Of course it all depends on where you live. Inland New Jersey got hammered with flooding after Irene. I truly think those people are going to bear the brunt.


18 posted on 10/29/2012 6:38:56 AM PDT by Fire137
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To: SamAdams76

Try reading many of the post on this thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2951733/posts?page=1


19 posted on 10/29/2012 6:43:13 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Cricket24
I am not so worried about flooding as I am all that WIND!!

The wind will be a huge issue in the canyons of the cities, but the most unusual thing most weather people seem to be repeating is the amount of WATER she's carrying.

Uber low barometric pressure meets cold air front while making landfall....she's gonna dump water fast.

Not that I'm an expert or anything. LOL!

20 posted on 10/29/2012 6:45:18 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as Created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: RKBA Democrat

I don’t know what part of Tidewater you are in, but it has been a 3 day drizzle event in Newport News.


21 posted on 10/29/2012 6:45:35 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

22 posted on 10/29/2012 6:49:33 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

"In 2012, the Obama relection team thought it was an easy path to victory - until they encountered the wall known as America's distaste for Socialism. Come see this chilling retelling of the destruction of a major political party as the SS Obama encounters..."


23 posted on 10/29/2012 6:54:28 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: JoeProBono

spasibo, comrade.


24 posted on 10/29/2012 6:55:50 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Ne za chto


25 posted on 10/29/2012 7:08:26 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Dubya-M-Dees

Atlantic City this morning:

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/c0.0.403.403/p403x403/178993_438100976227320_1725065505_n.jpg


26 posted on 10/29/2012 7:10:25 AM PDT by Uncle Lonny
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To: Fire137

You must be by me - I’m in Lacey, also about 2 miles west of Barnegat Bay. It gets eerily quiet and even stopped raining a few minutes ago, then the wind whipped up unbelievable.

Good luck- I figure tonight we lose the power - plenty of candles and even oil lamps on hand and lot’s of junk food, bread, and pb & j. Trees worry me also although last spring i cut down three bad ones.

For freepers who don’t know, Ocean County is a “liberated”
free red county in the socialist republic of New Jersey!


27 posted on 10/29/2012 7:24:07 AM PDT by pineybill
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To: pineybill

Lived in Lacey for years. Great town, if not a little crowded. Good luck.


28 posted on 10/29/2012 7:30:37 AM PDT by paul544
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To: SamAdams76

As certain as the sun sets in the west, Geraldo will be standing on a rainless beach on Fox tonight, hair blowing in the wind, yelling above the non roar in the background about the severity of Franken-Fake.


29 posted on 10/29/2012 7:32:27 AM PDT by Mountain Mary (Pray for our Republic...)
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To: P.O.E.; SamAdams76
Because you can't make French toast with a can of beans?


             

30 posted on 10/29/2012 7:34:35 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: pineybill; Fire137
You must be by me - I’m in Lacey, also about 2 miles west of Barnegat Bay. It gets eerily quiet and even stopped raining a few minutes ago, then the wind whipped up unbelievable.

Good luck- I figure tonight we lose the power - plenty of candles and even oil lamps on hand and lot’s of junk food, bread, and pb & j. Trees worry me also although last spring i cut down three bad ones.

For freepers who don’t know, Ocean County is a “liberated” free red county in the socialist republic of New Jersey!

I lived in Jackson Township for 22 years, just north of where you guys are. Please stay safe!

I'm in New Castle County, Delaware now, also expected to take a direct hit from the storm.

31 posted on 10/29/2012 7:39:08 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Kartographer

Thank you for a clear head.

People who are not likely to be affected - or - those who are just out of the storm’s path and all of whom are watching the News Channels or the Weather Channel 24/7 should just CHANGE CHANNELS OR TURN THE DAMN TV OFF!!!!!

That should stop the ‘HYPE’.


32 posted on 10/29/2012 7:54:07 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers.)
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To: Uncle Lonny

Causeways into AC are very low to the ground (swampland). Not sure if they’re open or not (conflicting stories out there). Same with Wildwood.

About 40 feet of boardwalk floating free in AC.

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/features/storm/some-hardy-cape-may-residents-staying-put-as-hurricane-sandy/article_76d3cc9e-2159-11e2-841c-001a4bcf887a.html


33 posted on 10/29/2012 8:10:58 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Uncle Lonny

Causeways into AC are very low to the ground (swampland). Not sure if they’re open or not (conflicting stories out there). Same with Wildwood.

About 80 feet of boardwalk floating free in AC.

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/features/storm/some-hardy-cape-may-residents-staying-put-as-hurricane-sandy/article_76d3cc9e-2159-11e2-841c-001a4bcf887a.html


34 posted on 10/29/2012 8:12:15 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Mountain Mary

35 posted on 10/29/2012 8:13:31 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: SkyPilot

Sickening... Smarmy, contrived, arrogant douche


36 posted on 10/29/2012 8:24:58 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Fire137

Thanks for the report.

Am quite familiar w your area. My cousins moved my aunt and uncle out of there two days ago and a second crew went in for prep. THey took a look at the surf with the few remaining able bodied young lads of the community.

They live a few blocks from the beach. Family’s been there for about a century. They and folks lke you, don’t need TWC to tell you something is on its way.


37 posted on 10/29/2012 8:27:12 AM PDT by stanne
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To: SamAdams76

I live in north central CT. At one point most schools were going to do a half day. They they all closed Monday/Tues. As of noon is we have a light drizzle and some wind.

I can’t watch local news anymore. They are literally treating the storm moving say, 10 miles (as predicted) since the last broadcast as breaking news.


38 posted on 10/29/2012 8:55:24 AM PDT by matt04
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To: wolfman23601
I’m in Newport News, VA stuck at home because my son’s school is closed. It isn’t even windy out and we had more rain many days throughout the summer.
Only damage will be tidal flooding in areas that flood whenever a Noreaster or storm comes through.
I wouldn’t want to be in Jersey, but the hype was major overkill here.

The press did exactly what it set out to do.

They got Benghazi off the front page before the election!


39 posted on 10/29/2012 8:56:30 AM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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