Don't you just love the stench of 'ODS' in the morning?
At least my commute this morning was a breeze (pardon the pun).
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!
:: 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.
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
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!!
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.
I was hoping it would hit DC “district of criminals” to disrupt their spending.
“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.
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.