(Closed) Hurricane Sandy is fierce.

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Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m on the East Coast too, albeit very much inland and not in low lying areas. But the wind can do just as much damage as any flooding, so no one’s safe. Nature has a way of reminding us where our priorities should lie and not to sweat the small stuff. Stay safe!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

Keeping my fellow East coast bees in my prayers. Let’s hope we can all come out safe on the other side of this Frankenstorm. And hopefully the power outages won’t last as long as last year’s Halloween blizzard. This Halloween storm thing is getting annoying… =P

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yeah, I’m right outside Phila and not looking forward to this.  We took on water during Irene and needless to say it wasn’t fun.  My parents however are Godsends!  They managed to find us a generator yesterday (after we called about 25 places!).  Not sure how they did it but I am definitely grateful.  All we really care about is keeping our sump running and keeping water OUT.

To all those out there who are going to be affected, be safe!

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m in DC – and the rumor is the government may shut down for at least part of Monday/Tuesday.  Ooof.  My knee is already hurting (I’m like an old lady who can tell the weather with my joints, haha), so I can tell it’s going to hit us pretty badly.  We’re in the 5-10 inches of rain territory.

How are you all preparing??

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Stay safe out there! Get lots of water and non pershable food, stock up on dog food, batteries, candles, matches, and get some cash just in case. 

As a native South Floridian I’ve been desensitized to hurricanes and never evacuate, mandatory or not, but Sandy is another beast its going to be very interesting/scary to see what happens when those storms collide.

Since this is most likely going to be a bad one I would also suggest filling your washing machine with water and then stopping it before the load starts so its full of clean water, just incase the water is unsafe to use you’ll have a lot of clean water already.  For hurricane andrew we filled up the bath tub in one of the bathrooms as well and it came in handy if the water gets turned off you can flush the toilet still by using that water. 

I would also suggest buying a battery operated portable tv as you cant really tell where the storm is by listing on the radio, but can see it on the news radar.  

That’s all I can think of for now…

Oh! and most importantly hit up the liquor store!!! lol

 

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Rouquine:  If you lose power, just make sure you don’t open the fridge.  Food should stay good for 24ish hours.. after that, eek, I don’t know.  Try to start eating all the perishable food?  haha.  We took in all our patio furniture and made sure we had food/water/batteries.  Other than that, my building has a generator so I’m at least in good shape there, and we have a full gas tank with car chargers so we can charge phones if necessary.

(Also, I’m 25, so I really feel you on the achy joints thing!)

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Rouquine:  Youre welcome I added somemore to my post, I’m a hurricane professional unfortunately lol

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m located right outside of Phila., and need to be on the West Coast by Wednesday. I changed my flight to leave tonight, given the coming storm. But I don’t particularly want to be away from my husband or house when Sandy hits. 

It looks like this one really might be as bad as they are predicting, usually I’m so skeptical. Be safe, everyone!

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