Post # 77
I’m on the south shore of LI, in what is now a mandatory evacuation zone. I live with my Future In-Laws and they are laughing it off saying we don’t need to leave because they didn’t leave last year and they lost power but everything was fine. I’ve tried to say that it’s predicted to be completely different, but no one wants to listen to me. Fiance and I packed go bags for us and our pup in case we need to leave (and have a place to go if need be). I’m just praying it doesn’t come to that, and that our basement apartment doesn’t get any/too much damage :/
Stay safe everyone!
Post # 78
I am getting a little nervous. DH is not at all. We have no bottled water so I filled up our Brita and three other pitchers. We have a ton of chips, bread, and we just made brownies so hopefully we have enough there. We have one flashlight but more candles and matches then we’ll know what to do with. I have to work on Wednesday so I figure I can grab things then if we lose power.
Keeping you all in my thoughts, hopefully this isn’t as bad as they are predicting.
Post # 79
Well, my kids birthday party was a bust- we had enough food, pizza, snacks and birthday cake for 20+ but only 1 kid and parent plus two friends of mine showed up, soooo… we have plenty of chips, popcorn, birthday cake, leftover pizza, as well as a bunch of canned food (including spinach! YUM!) and a shit ton of juice boxes and water bottles. So hopefully we’re set for that.
I’m just worried about internet access and electricity for doing my homework 🙁
Post # 80
My family and I just got evacuated from NYC – my sister lives in a flood danger area and my parents and I happend to be visiting last week and this week. Thankfully we managed to catch one of the last trains out of Manhattan (despite public transport shut downs) and are now with a family friend about an hour upstate. Hoping for the best but not looking forward to tomorrow… Stay safe bees, I’m keeping my fingers crossed we’ll all be getting through this unharmed!
Post # 81
This Time Round just posted this on the other Sandy thread that I thought I’d share:
Has anyone been watching CNN tonight?
They were doing a Pre-Storm Special, and they have an EXCELLENT Weather Guy on there… Chad Meyers (sp?) who is not only explaining the weather (what can be expected WHERE) but also the science behind Hurricanes, and how they work.
He just said exactly what Rouquine: posted in Reply # 273 above, the pressure is dropping within this storm and it is getting “more organized” as it passes over the Gulf Stream (currently it is off of North Carolina). It may be slow moving, but it is gaining in strength, and has now quite an established “eye” (info gathered from the Storm Planes that are flying thru it). So that it indeed is building… it might not have the wind power to make it a Category 2… BUT it has other chacteristics that will make it act more like a Category 2 or 3 by the time it makes landfall. They are now projecting 25 Foot Waves and 8 Foot Storm Surge.
Winds will be anywhere from 40 mph up to 95 mph… the bands of this storm are long and wide, so many people will encounter this storm, and see a lot of rain… rain could be up to foot or more in some areas. In places inland where there are mountains (Blue Ridge, Poconnos etc) they are saying the snowfall could be DRAMATIC… snow measured in FEET not inches (they are estimating some areas may see up to 60 inches = 5 Feet in a 48 Hour Period)
One of their biggest fears now, is that the storm may stall in an area for awhile… come ashore, and then just sit… this is a particular concern for those in Pennsylvania. And depending on that cold front coming thru from the west, could mean either TONS of rain or TONS of snow for Pennsylvania residents.
Again, here’s the latest link (as of 11 PM) to the NOAA / NHC Interactive Map
Everyone…. stay safe !!
Post # 82
So sorry it was a bust!! 🙁
Post # 83
I’m annoyed…my parent’s are in a mandatory evacuation zone and are acting like they could care less….I’m in NYC but we’ll be fine…and just because it’s mildly appropriate given this is “weddingbee” I figured I’d take a photo of Kleinfeld’s all boarded up as I passed by today 🙂
Post # 84
My in laws are the same way. Feeling the same as you.
And yay Kleinfeld’s!
Post # 85
Stay safe, girl! Thinking of you!
Post # 86
I really hope the people who’re in evac zones get out. No one knows how bad it’ll be! Be safe people. Be safe!
“If you don’t evacuate you’re not just putting your own life in danger, you are also endangering lives of our first responders who would have to rescue you,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.
Post # 87
Christie was a lot more blunt (and funny). Haha.
“If you’re staying there, you’re just stupid,” Christie said. “It’s just plain stupid to stay. For any folks on barrier islands right now and you still have power, yes, I’m calling you stupid. It’s very difficult for us to order first responders to go in there and try to save folks.” – Christie