Post-Sandy Nor’easter thread

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  • Thu, Nov 08, 2012 - 01:08am

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    Adam Taggart

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    Post-Sandy Nor’easter thread

Geez, can't a coastline catch a break?

Barely a week after Hurricane Sandy's whomping, the U.S.'s East Coast is suffering a cold, snowy nor'easter.

Our thoughts are again with our East Coast readers. We hope you're somewhere warm, dry, and safe where you can ride the storm out.

As with Sandy, please use this thread to share stories and support.

And keep an eye on any holes in your preparedness that this storm uncovers, for you personally or your community. You can use those insights to focus your priorities in the aftermath of the storm.

stay safe,

Adam

  • Thu, Nov 08, 2012 - 03:27am

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    Adam Taggart

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    Live picture feed of storm’s impact

Twitpic offers a live feed of user-generated photos of the storm: http://twitpic.com/tag/noreaster/realtime

Reports are that snow is falling at 1″ per hour. New Jersey may get 1 foot; NY 8 inches.

 

  • Thu, Nov 08, 2012 - 03:40am

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    RJE

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    YUK!

YUK!

  • Thu, Nov 08, 2012 - 11:39am

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    Arthur Robey

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I’ve said it before. Beware carbon monoxide poisoning. If your electricity goes and you use a free standing kerosine heater, keep a window open.

Or you will be pink and rosy and dead.

  • Thu, Nov 08, 2012 - 02:58pm

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    Chris?

Being in the impact zone, have you suffered any consequences?

Doug

  • Thu, Nov 08, 2012 - 03:27pm

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    Chris Martenson

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    No Nor’easter here…

Doug wrote:

Being in the impact zone, have you suffered any consequences?

Doug

Nope, a complete dud…a few flakes of snow, but nothing that stuck on the ground.  If you hadn’t told me this was a major storm I would not have noted anything unusual…just gray and windy.

We’ve been remarkably lucky here in Montague MA with Irene, Sandy, and this storm all missing us pretty much entirely.  

I’m okay with that.

Still going to ink a deal on a 5kw solar PV system later this week with an early 2013 install date.  I hope that’s fast enough.

  • Thu, Nov 08, 2012 - 04:47pm

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    Jim H

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    I got six inches….

of snow that is… what a mess.  Had to shovel the entire 200 ft driveway so that the morning parade could go on… normally on a morning like this, school would have been cancelled where I live.. but the pressure is great to not use anymore of the “snow” day budget as we lost all of last week to the power outage and state-of-emergency on the local roads due to trees down.  At least I did not lose power again… although I am sure this will further delay the repairs still needed to my cable/internet and the land line phone that is down.  

I am working on a piece that I will post later as a separate thread… called, “The generator analogy”.       

  • Thu, Nov 08, 2012 - 05:48pm

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    Doug

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    shovelled??

Among the very first and last things I will hoard gas for is my snow blower.  My driveway isn’t near 200′ long, but we live in a snowbelt and I have had to shovel multiple feet deep on occasion.  God bless labor saving devices.

Looking forward to your article.

Doug

  • Thu, Nov 08, 2012 - 05:56pm

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    snow blower

I do in fact have a big, bad Toro blower.. just didn’t seem worth dragging it out of storage yet .. and I needed the exercise  : )

  • Thu, Nov 08, 2012 - 06:02pm

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    Re: Post-Sandy Nor’easter

 

Isn’t it remarkable to get a tropical storm and a snow storm within not even two weeks interval? Man you get hit both way on the east coast!

Good luck to all and be safe!

 

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