(Closed) Hurricane Sandy is fierce.

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Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Governor Cuomo just ordered the NYC MTA to shut down all public transit beginning at 7pm.  I’m getting nervous!!

Post # 18
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I am in VA and we are bracing ourselves as well. Hoping they cancel schools tomorrow so I have a reason to stay home with my children and do more wedding planning!!!

 

Stay safe everyone!

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m at the Jersey Shore, too. . . the lagoon is right across the street from me and the bay is at the end of the neighborhood. During bad storms our street floods, but never to the point where it reaches the house. I’m becoming increasingly worried, though, that this will be the storm to do just that. We’re going to be parking our cars in a different part of the neighborhood – higher ground and less trees. We’re not under mandatory evacuation, but I know my town is ceasing all traffic beginning at 11 pm tonight until the state of emergency is lifted. Watching the weather channel this morning, it appears the storm changed it’s course – it’s pretty much coming right for us now. I’m not looking forward to this. . . Stay safe!

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My parents are outside of Philly and I’m towards DC, so pretty much ground zero. If everyone hasn’t stocked up on water, do so. You can go without food but not without water. I saw a clip online with a very good idea: Fill ziploc bags full of water now and stick them in your fridge and freezer. That way you’ll have water and have extra weight in your fridge/freezer to keep it cold for longer in case the power does go out.

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Also! I went to Target yesterday. . . I chose to go at night to avoid the rush. I didn’t need things like water or toilet paper – have all those – but if you did need it, you were out of luck. Their shelves were BARE. Their food aisles were sparse, too. I went to Target for stupid stuff – toothbrush, face wash, etc. lol. . . and then my Fiance said to pick up snacks – healthy snacks, mind you, since he is on “wedding diet”. So, after Target I filled up my gas tank which Fiance told me to do on the way home from work in the afternoon, but I chose to ignore him because the gas station was crowded at that time. Wawa ONLY had premium gas. They were out of everything else. I understand being prepared. . . and I am. . .and apparently so is everyone else! 

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I am also in DC and I’m hoping it’s just being hyped up as Frankestorm and will just be heavy rains.  I lived in NYC last year when Hurricane Irene came through and got everyone all riled up. I lived in an area that had evacuation in Manhattan and we decided to stay and we were glad we did. Nothing happened! It was basically just windy and rainy. Hoping for the same this time. Stay safe everyone!

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Crossing fingers and waiting for the phone to ring.  In VB, power flickering on and off, and as of right now am still expected to work evening shift.  Who in their right mind is going to be out buying furniture in this mess, anyway…?! Frown

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@Rouquine:  I very well might; it’s not the first time they’ve done this.  The decisions come down from corporate (in another state) and our local managers get very little say.

Post # 29
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m in Northern Virginia and also getting nervous. I bought a giant bag of cat food, a gallon of water, a case of lemonade, few cans of chef boyardee (lol), loaf of bread, PB, beef jerkey, granola bars, popchips, charger my kindle, charged my phone AND my backup battery, new lighter for candles…got all our prescriptions refilled.

 

Feeling like I should try and find more water just in case. We don’t lose water if we lose power, but you never know when you’ll need water ‘cus of plants losing power. It’s just Fiance, me, and the 2 cats.

 

Fiance and I work at the same place, and our boss is adamant that it will not close… I’m scared about both of us driving in and home tomorrow. They’re saying it’s going to get worse all day long. So, it could be ok for us to drive in the AM but impossible for us to drive in the PM. And then what… we get stranded…

Post # 30
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Fiance and I are in Baltimore, and on the 22nd floor of an apt so not much we can do. We stocked up on crackers, peanuT butter, protein shakes like slimfast, water and wine. Filled up the bathtub with water so we can flush the toilet if the water goes out. make sure to water indoor plants before the storm hits! Charge all cell phone batteries, make sure you have lots of candles/batteries/matches and you know where your flashlight is. Oh and we also got a few boxed of wet wipes to wash with in case we can’t shower. I hope they close the schools!

Stay safe everyone!

Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@Rouquine:  I did go to Quaker Steak and Lube! I thought it was pretty good! I’m a big fan of Buffalo Wild Wings to begin with, so when I heard another wings place was coming to Brick I got excited, lol. I like their option for “healthy” wings – grilled chicken strips with your sauce of choosing and grilled pita slices – yummy! Also, we don’t plan on evacuating. . . even though we’re close to water. . . our area of town isn’t under mandatory evacuation. Kind of just hoping for the best =/

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