Storm Watch: Hurricane Sandy

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  • Wed, Oct 31, 2012 - 12:42pm

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    Arthur Robey

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    Things are not always as they seem.

AO, don’t be so hard on the lady.

I think that she looked as though she had to read the script in front of her. I do not believe that those were her views at all, judging by when she was caught unawares by the camera.

She has children to feed, so she cannot stand on her principles. But that did not mean that she could not employ subterfuge. I wonder if she chose the interviewees knowing that they would blow the whole notion out of the water?

  • Wed, Oct 31, 2012 - 02:25pm

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    Jim H

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    Report from Northern Westchester County, NY

I am finally able to get to internet at the office thanks to my reverse commute farther North, away from the coast and NYC.  At my home we are out of power, internet, cable TV, and the land line was taken down by a tree. Spotty cell service remains, having lost it’s 3G designation, replaced with E (extended?).  Trees across roads, power and cable lines down EVERYWHERE, and schools closed probably for at least the remainder of the week.  I spent two hours yesterday with my new Stihl 20 inch chainsaw cutting through four large trees that had come down together across the driveway of a recently widowed neighbor – haven’t even touched any of the tree damage on my property since none of it is on the house.  All that being said, things are relatively normal for me… 4000W generator makes all the difference as we can run the furnace, fridge, and a few lights.  The lesson for me is that I need to move ahead with solar.     

 

  • Wed, Oct 31, 2012 - 02:36pm

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    Doug

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    Jim

Jim H wrote:

I am finally able to get to internet at the office thanks to my reverse commute farther North, away from the coast and NYC.  At my home we are out of power, internet, cable TV, and the land line was taken down by a tree. Spotty cell service remains, having lost it’s 3G designation, replaced with E (extended?).  Trees across roads, power and cable lines down EVERYWHERE, and schools closed probably for at least the remainder of the week.  I spent two hours yesterday with my new Stihl 20 inch chainsaw cutting through four large trees that had come down together across the driveway of a recently widowed neighbor – haven’t even touched any of the tree damage on my property since none of it is on the house.  All that being said, things are relatively normal for me… 4000W generator makes all the difference as we can run the furnace, fridge, and a few lights.  The lesson for me is that I need to move ahead with solar.     

Glad to hear you are OK and fairly resilient.  This is definitely a test of your preps.

Doug

  • Wed, Oct 31, 2012 - 03:57pm

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    Aaron M

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    Echo

Jim, 
Really glad to hear you’re ok.
Sounds like it was a good “audit” on what could be improved.

Stay safe,

Aaron

  • Wed, Oct 31, 2012 - 04:19pm

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    SailAway

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    Re: Report from Northern Westchester County, NY

Good to here from you Jim.

The E on your phone stands for “Edge” by the way, slower data rate than 3G. Edge can go up to 384kps.

 

  • Wed, Oct 31, 2012 - 04:24pm

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    treemagnet

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    How about now?

Seeing, reading, and hearing about the whole Sandy mess makes me think of previous posts claiming cities are where you need to be……So, looking at the totality of this at day 2, who could possibly still think major metros are equipped to deal with such realities?  As this thing grinds on and basic services are either not available or on such a limited basis as to be considered unavailable, how calm do you suppose that certain “element” of society that we all fear might remain?  And when do their ranks swell and how fast?  If its as bad as they’re saying, time will indeed tell.  Hope you folks in the path of this thing are doing as well as can be, good luck.

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