Post # 47
@joya_aspera: I can never understand people who ignore evacuation orders. Do they actually believe ‘better sorry than
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
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 # 49
Unfortuantely, ignorance is bliss. Irene and Sandy are not even comparable.
Post # 50
Exactly! There’s a reason they’re calling this one “frankenstorm”…
Post # 51
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 # 52
I agree. People believe it’s being hyped up though to scare people. I do admit I never take things seriously right away, but seeing as nothing has changed since Thursday except confirmation – I’m a bit nervous.
This was posted by someone at the NWS in Mount Holly:
“• If you are being asked to e
vacuate a coastal location by state and local officials, please do so.
• If you are reluctant to evacuate, and you know someone who rode out the ‘62 storm on the barrier islands, ask them if they would do it again.
• If you are still reluctant, think about your loved ones, think about the emergency responders who will be unable to reach you when you make the panicked phone call to be rescued, think about the rescue/recovery teams who will rescue you if you are injured or recover your remains if you do not survive.
• Sandy is an extremely dangerous storm. There will be major property damage, injuries are probably unavoidable, but the goal is zero fatalities.
• If you think the storm is over-hyped and exaggerated, please err on the side of caution. You can call me up on Friday (contact information is at the end of this briefing) and yell at me all you want.
• I will listen to your concerns and comments, but I will tell you in advance, I will be very happy that you are alive & well, no matter how much you yell at me.
• Thanks for listening.
• Gary Szatkowski – National Weather Service Mount Holly”
Post # 53
You and your new husband please be safe, my dear! You will all be in my thoughts and prayers!
Post # 54
- Wedding: January 2013 - Atrium at the Curtis Center
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 # 55
Thank you. xo
Stay safe, girl! Fill up pitchers or anything you may have with water just incase.
Post # 56
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
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 # 58
Do what you have to for yourself, girl! I remember being in that situation last year.
Post # 59
The stores were nuts around here. Most stores ran out of bottled water yesterday afternoon.
Post # 60
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!
Post # 61
Most of our stores ran out Thursday/Friday, but restocked and quickly ran out again.
Stay safe either way!