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Hurricane Sandy (LIVE THREAD)
NOAA/NHC & Various ^ | 10/25/2012 | NOAA/NHC & Various

Posted on 10/25/2012 8:53:50 AM PDT by NautiNurse

Late season Hurricane Sandy churning poleward off the Eastern U.S. coast.


Sea Surface Temps

Public Advisories

NHC Tropical Discussions

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Buoy Data: Current Observations


TOPICS: Breaking News; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut; US: Delaware; US: Florida; US: New Jersey; US: New York; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: frankenstorm; hurricane; hurricanesandy; nautinurse; sandy; tropical
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To: NautiNurse

(hopefully this gos through)

Lead paragraph of most recent AP update in local fishwrapper......

“”Government forecasters say a big storm that they’re calling “Frankenstorm” is likely to blast most of the U.S. East Coast next week.”””


21 posted on 10/25/2012 10:21:04 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: PA Engineer

Oh no.

We had 12 inches of wet heavy snow this time last year in Connecticut. We still had lots of green leaves on the trees when the snow fell. Perhaps 20%-30% of all branches broke. It was incredible. I went outside in the middle of the storm and it sounded like a gun going off every 10 seconds.

We were without power for 8 days, and we live in the suburbs. Some were without power for three weeks. It was really miserable. Fortunately, we had hot water.

Be prepared. Here are some things I wish I was ready with:

1. Get a generator.
2. Learn how to use your generator to power your heating system.
3. Fill up your car with gas and store at least 15 gallons of gas...gas stations will be without power too.
4. Do all of your laundry before the storm hits.
5. Get spare chains and chain oil for your chainsaw. Hardware stores will be cleaned out for many weeks after.
6. Charge your cell phones.
7. Get unscented candles...scented candles used for light will make you sick after about two days.
8. Make sure your battery-powered radios work. Ours did, but we didn’t have any to lend to our neighbors.


22 posted on 10/25/2012 11:29:43 AM PDT by kidd
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To: wolfman23601

The big snowstorm that is going to hit west/central PA will have more of an effect than the hurricane. They’ll be without power for a week. And that’s the red part of the state.


23 posted on 10/25/2012 11:34:18 AM PDT by kidd
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To: panaxanax
Maybe Sandy is a ‘he’ rather than a “her”?

Sandy is the 2012 female Atlantic tropical cyclone name preceded by Rafael and succeeded by Tony, as gender designated names alternate through the alphabet.

24 posted on 10/25/2012 11:59:49 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Barack Obama--you are the weakest link. Goodbye!)
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To: NautiNurse
we've taken a few outward bands before daybreak earlier this morning ... still a humid breeze and overcast here in Key West

yesterday was the anniversary of Wilma ... no thank you never again ... and here in drunken mayberry on the sea, the fat and naked have begun converting Duval Street into a vomitorium as Fantasy Fest moves toward high gear

.

25 posted on 10/25/2012 12:09:51 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: NautiNurse

How is Fl looking for this one?...
Can I be off work in Jax, FL Monday???
PUH-LEEEZE!


26 posted on 10/25/2012 1:16:09 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: NautiNurse

Ungh, the forecast track has it right over my office on Tuesday.


27 posted on 10/25/2012 1:53:15 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: kidd
Thank you for the recommendations. The only item I have to work on is getting the chain saw restarted and mixing more fuel. I have been a bit of prepper for over 14 years.

There are so many problems with this much wet snow. People need to use their imagination, including what the weight loading means for roofs and outbuildings.

The local media is beginning to report on it, but without any urgency for an event that may occur in 72 to 96 hours.

You are right about this being Red Pennsylvania in the snow warning area. If I have to I'll load may generator up and take it to the polling location for the day.
28 posted on 10/25/2012 2:40:32 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: NautiNurse
Sandy is the 2012 female Atlantic tropical cyclone name preceded by Rafael and succeeded by Tony, as gender designated names alternate through the alphabet.

It is also being called a "Fluke" storm. ;-)
29 posted on 10/25/2012 2:44:02 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: NautiNurse; Joe Brower; ExTexasRedhead; Bob Ireland
SURF'S UP!

............................... FRegards

30 posted on 10/25/2012 3:24:54 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: NautiNurse

God only knows what kind of havoc this might do to systems across the region. I hope she goes out to sea. Their is a Trough coming in from the west but it needs to pick up speed.


31 posted on 10/25/2012 3:29:30 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: NautiNurse
I was on the east coast today and it was pretty breezy and raining. As I was heading north on the turnpike the winds were substantially stronger and blew my higher profile vehicle around pretty good.

Hoping it clears out of here. I've got a golf tournament this weekend.

32 posted on 10/25/2012 3:33:17 PM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: kidd

I’ll take snow over 100mph winds and miserable cold conditions any day.


33 posted on 10/25/2012 3:34:37 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: PA Engineer
Just d***:


34 posted on 10/25/2012 6:10:02 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy
Just d***:

Those models are converging and taking "Super Sandy" over central PA where I live.

35 posted on 10/25/2012 6:12:48 PM PDT by MD Expat in PA
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To: NautiNurse

Wow. This one looks like it could hit us direct. The only good thing is we will be flying East to Japan with the space shuttle balloon. I will have to make contingencies for power outages so we don’t come back to rotten food.


37 posted on 10/25/2012 6:25:05 PM PDT by abner (I have no tagline, therefore no identity.)
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To: NautiNurse; blam; All

This list was complied for major SHTF, but I believe it is a very comprehensive list and recommend that you FReepers that stand a good chance to be in Sandy’s path print it out and use it as a guide, an inventory list and a shopping list. As I said as a GUIDE and AS I said it was complied for MAJOR SHTF, but print out the list highlight items you have, highlight items you need and just cross out those items that are clear only for LONG term SHTF like goats and chickens that is unless you are really lonely and don’t wish to shelter through the storm alone.

100 Items to Disappear First

1. Generators (Good ones cost dearly. Gas storage, risky. Noisy...target of thieves; maintenance etc.)
2. Water Filters/Purifiers
3. Portable Toilets
4. Seasoned Firewood. Wood takes about 6 - 12 months to become dried, for home uses.
5. Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps (First Choice: Buy CLEAR oil. If scarce, stockpile ANY!)
6. Coleman Fuel. Impossible to stockpile too much.
7. Guns, Ammunition, Pepper Spray, Knives, Clubs, Bats & Slingshots.
8. Hand-can openers, & hand egg beaters, whisks.
9. Honey/Syrups/white, brown sugar
10. Rice - Beans - Wheat
11. Vegetable Oil (for cooking) Without it food burns/must be boiled etc.,)
12. Charcoal, Lighter Fluid (Will become scarce suddenly)
13. Water Containers (Urgent Item to obtain.) Any size. Small: HARD CLEAR PLASTIC ONLY - note - food grade if for drinking.
14. Mini Heater head (Propane) (Without this item, propane won’t heat a room.)
15. Grain Grinder (Non-electric)
16. Propane Cylinders (Urgent: Definite shortages will occur.
17. Survival Guide Book.
18. Mantles: Aladdin, Coleman, etc. (Without this item, longer-term lighting is difficult.)
19. Baby Supplies: Diapers/formula. ointments/aspirin, etc.
20. Washboards, Mop Bucket w/wringer (for Laundry)
21. Cookstoves (Propane, Coleman & Kerosene)
22. Vitamins
23. Propane Cylinder Handle-Holder (Urgent: Small canister use is dangerous without this item)
24. Feminine Hygiene/Haircare/Skin products.
25. Thermal underwear (Tops & Bottoms)
26. Bow saws, axes and hatchets, Wedges (also, honing oil)
27. Aluminum Foil Reg. & Heavy Duty (Great Cooking and Barter Item)
28. Gasoline Containers (Plastic & Metal)
29. Garbage Bags (Impossible To Have Too Many).
30. Toilet Paper, Kleenex, Paper Towels
31. Milk - Powdered & Condensed (Shake Liquid every 3 to 4 months)
32. Garden Seeds (Non-Hybrid) (A MUST)
33. Clothes pins/line/hangers (A MUST)
34. Coleman’s Pump Repair Kit
35. Tuna Fish (in oil)
36. Fire Extinguishers (or..large box of Baking Soda in every room)
37. First aid kits
38. Batteries (all sizes...buy furthest-out for Expiration Dates)
39. Garlic, spices & vinegar, baking supplies
40. Big Dogs (and plenty of dog food)
41. Flour, yeast & salt
42. Matches. {”Strike Anywhere” preferred.) Boxed, wooden matches will go first
43. Writing paper/pads/pencils, solar calculators
44. Insulated ice chests (good for keeping items from freezing in Wintertime.)
45. Workboots, belts, Levis & durable shirts
46. Flashlights/LIGHTSTICKS & torches, “No. 76 Dietz” Lanterns
47. Journals, Diaries & Scrapbooks (jot down ideas, feelings, experience; Historic Times)
48. Garbage cans Plastic (great for storage, water, transporting - if with wheels)
49. Men’s Hygiene: Shampoo, Toothbrush/paste, Mouthwash/floss, nail clippers, etc
50. Cast iron cookware (sturdy, efficient)
51. Fishing supplies/tools
52. Mosquito coils/repellent, sprays/creams
53. Duct Tape
54. Tarps/stakes/twine/nails/rope/spikes
55. Candles
56. Laundry Detergent (liquid)
57. Backpacks, Duffel Bags
58. Garden tools & supplies
59. Scissors, fabrics & sewing supplies
60. Canned Fruits, Veggies, Soups, stews, etc.
61. Bleach (plain, NOT scented: 4 to 6% sodium hypochlorite)
62. Canning supplies, (Jars/lids/wax)
63. Knives & Sharpening tools: files, stones, steel
64. Bicycles...Tires/tubes/pumps/chains, etc
65. Sleeping Bags & blankets/pillows/mats
66. Carbon Monoxide Alarm (battery powered)
67. Board Games, Cards, Dice
68. d-con Rat poison, MOUSE PRUFE II, Roach Killer
69. Mousetraps, Ant traps & cockroach magnets
70. Paper plates/cups/utensils (stock up, folks)
71. Baby wipes, oils, waterless & Antibacterial soap (saves a lot of water)
72. Rain gear, rubberized boots, etc.
73. Shaving supplies (razors & creams, talc, after shave)
74. Hand pumps & siphons (for water and for fuels)
75. Soysauce, vinegar, bullions/gravy/soupbase
76. Reading glasses
77. Chocolate/Cocoa/Tang/Punch (water enhancers)
78. “Survival-in-a-Can”
79. Woolen clothing, scarves/ear-muffs/mittens
80. Boy Scout Handbook, / also Leaders Catalog
81. Roll-on Window Insulation Kit (MANCO)
82. Graham crackers, saltines, pretzels, Trail mix/Jerky
83. Popcorn, Peanut Butter, Nuts
84. Socks, Underwear, T-shirts, etc. (extras)
85. Lumber (all types)
86. Wagons & carts (for transport to and from)
87. Cots & Inflatable mattress’s
88. Gloves: Work/warming/gardening, etc.
89. Lantern Hangers
90. Screen Patches, glue, nails, screws,, nuts & bolts
91. Teas
92. Coffee
93. Cigarettes
94. Wine/Liquors (for bribes, medicinal, etc,)
95. Paraffin wax
96. Glue, nails, nuts, bolts, screws, etc.
97. Chewing gum/candies
98. Atomizers (for cooling/bathing)
99. Hats & cotton neckerchiefs
100. Goats/chickens

Here’s another suggestion; If you don’t have any get yourself some space saver bags and vacuum seal changes of clothes, photo albums important papers and bedding. This way if you must bug out, because you house gets damaged, flooding, etc you will have dry stuff that’s protected from the weather on your move out.


38 posted on 10/25/2012 6:51:56 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: dirtboy

Yep. d***.


39 posted on 10/25/2012 6:54:57 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: NautiNurse; Kartographer
Severe Weather Forecast: 70% chance of Perfect Storm
40 posted on 10/25/2012 6:55:16 PM PDT by blam
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