(Closed) Hurricane Sandy is fierce.

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 32
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I heard an hour or so ago that they have a madatory evacuation for Ocean City MD 17th st and below. Of course my cousin is going to ride it out. Sigh.

They are flooding already and it hasn’t hit land. I hope they are okay through this one!

Were going to start getting ready for it here ourselves.

Post # 33
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Worker bee

Sending best wishes to everyone in the path of Sandy from the Gulf Coast!

Post # 35
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Rouquine:  Holy hell. How do things even function without power? I can’t imagine! Good luck!

Post # 36
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

So they have declared a state of emergency in my state (Maryland) and in the city of Baltimore… and yet they have not as yet cancelled schools.  A little bizarre.

Post # 39
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

 I’m in the NYC area, so I know it won’t be as bad as on the shore, but I’m still nervous. My office is putting some of us up in hotels since there won’t be any mass transit tomorrow and we’re still supposed to be at work. I’m worried for my friends in the evacuation zone, though, and I’m worried about my cats who will be at home while we’re at the hotel. Our apartment is on the fourth floor so they should be totally safe but it’s still scary. I hope all you ladies stay safe out there, and find good places to stay away from the storm if you need to!!

@Rouquine:  That’s scary that your ILs don’t want to evacuate, is there any way you can convince them? Staying put during a mandatory evacuation is dangerous for them, as well as any emergency personnel who might have to go rescue them :-/

Post # 41
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I found a great article yesterday-it has tips on how to prepare and freeze cocktails in advance. Very important 🙂 Coffee too. Didn’t even think of that. I hope it helps a little and good luck everyone:

http://eatocracy.cnn.com/emergency/

Post # 42
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@Rouquine:  I’m sorry, that sounds like a tough situation. I hope they stay safe and you as well!

Post # 43
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am in New Husband on the VT border and I haven’t really heard what to expect other than really high winds and unsure of how much rain we’re expecting. Our house sits next to a brook and Irene made it overflow and flood our yard (something that’s never happened in the 20+ years my Fiance has lived on this land) and tore away a lot of the river bed (brook bed?). So, while we won’t face the damage the coast will see, we are still a little nervous. Bought a new generator last night! I went to do my normal Sunday grocery shopping today and the stores are slammed with people and the water aisle is pretty empty. Good luck to everyone that is going to be in the middle of this! Hope you all stay safe!

Post # 44
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Bee Keeper

I know you can’t control your inlaws but I can never understand people who ignore evacuation orders. Do they actually believe ‘better sorry than safe’?

Some employers in the WTC told employees to return to their desks during 9/11, and people did. I would have shoved right by such an employer. If you don’t know how dangerous a situation is going to be, and death is an actual possibility, you’d better have a damn good reason why you’re taking the risk. I’ll save voluntarily risking death for a moment when I can try to rescue a child or something.

Post # 45
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m right outside of DC, and hoping to gov’t closes so I don’t have to go to work 🙂 It’s looking good- DC schools are closed, MARC trains are cancelled.

 

I bought two botles of red wine (no chilling needed if power goes out!), so I’m all set.

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