(Closed) Hurricane Sandy is fierce.

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Post # 47
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@joya_aspera:  I can never understand people who ignore evacuation orders. Do they actually believe ‘better sorry than safe’?

I have lived on the coast of North Carolina my entire life and have been through more hurricanes than I can even count.  Most people do not evacuate here, especially for a low category storm.  Typically there will be mandatory evacuations for the beach towns (islands), and voluntary evacuations inland.  I live a few miles inland and have never, ever evacuated, though if I lived right on the beach I probably would (I’ve seen more than a few beach houses COMPLETELY washed away…but during category 3/4 storms).  We’ve been under a state of emergency since Friday I think and no one even bats an eyelash at that here…just because it’s pretty common I guess.

With all of that said, of course it’s always safest to evacuate especially if it is a mandatory evacuation.  To everyone up North: stay safe and use good judgement!!!

Post # 48
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I just saw a news report with a ton of people saying they won’t evacuate, despite the mandatory evacuation. They were all like, “Last year when Irene came I evacuated and then nothing happened, so THIS time I’m not listening to Bloomberg!” Right, because every storm is exactly the same and there’s no way this one could be bad when the last one turned out fine…Sheesh.

Post # 50
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@Rouquine:  Exactly! There’s a reason they’re calling this one “frankenstorm”…

Post # 51
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My sister is in Long Island Sound in CT… she is evacuating farther north to NY. I’m very nervous but hope she’ll be okay. I’ll just keep praying for everyone up there. 

Post # 53
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Honey Beekeeper

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@Rouquine:  You and your new husband please be safe, my dear! You will all be in my thoughts and prayers!

Post # 54
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Atrium at the Curtis Center

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@Rouquine:  Oh dear, I really hope your In-Laws evacuate!! I am so very nervous about this storm, and I know Mr. Ly and I are no where near prepared.  We had my brother’s wedding this weekend and no time to shop (I’m hoping his honeymoon flight gets out ok tonight!).. so today when we tried to get water/supplies, everything is gone! Luckily, we have a good supply of stuff from me just being a hoarder (ehm, extreme couponer) and hopefully enough water.  Schools in South Jersey are all closed tomorrow, and my guess is we will be closed through Weds. 

Please try to convince your In-Laws to evacuate, I will be thinking of you as we weather this storm! 

Post # 56
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I live with my Fiance in his parent’s house. His dad is cool as a cucumber. First, he thinks the storm isn’t coming until Tuesday. I tried explaining that the storm changed paths and is now coming right for us TOMORROW but he didn’t want to hear it. Also, I asked if we were going to move our cars to a different part of the neighborhood (away from water. . . higher ground and less trees) and he said no. I asked why and he said “if the water starts coming up the street we’ll move them”. So you’re telling me that when there’s 50-75 mph winds plus heavy rain, you’re going to go outside and move your car? Sorry, not happening. I’m moving mine when Fiance gets home from work. Don’t be ignorant. . . stay safe everyone! This storm is no joke!

Post # 57
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Looks like everything is shutting down around DC.  Just waiting on the government shut down notice…  Pro-active precaution is the way to go with this one!

Post # 59
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

The stores were nuts around here. Most stores ran out of bottled water yesterday afternoon.

Post # 60
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I live right outside Philly and work in the city. Septa is shutting down. I do not want to drive so I guess I’m taking a personal day or working from home!

 

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