Hurricane Sandy.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-24-2002
Hurricane Sandy.
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Sun, 10-28-2012 - 9:46pm

Looking at the Weather Network, it looks like Hurricane Sandy is going to hit on the west coast and will effect New York state.  The news on the radio is that the transit system in New York city is closed as of 7:00 p.m.   Hopefully, none of you are in its path and won't have anything to worry about.  Jane and I living in southern Ontario and along the great lakes may have to contend with lots of rain and high winds, even though we are both miles apart, but this storm is quite expansive.  We do live miles apart, but we are in the great lakes basin.  Thankfully, we are not in the direct "hit" zone, but we will feel the effects of this storm.  We may get wind gusts of over 60 mph, on Monday and going into Tuesday morning.  Then again, when this type of weather comes up, it is often hyped up.  So maybe we will just get a lot of rain. 

LOL....My Misha was getting ready for the heavy rain as she spent most of the afternoon cuddled up under my plastic table cloth.  She did come out from her rain cover to grab a snack earlier.  At the moment it's 9:40 p.m. and she's snuggled up on her blanket on the futon and Sammy is stretched out on my lap.

Its been a cold and damp day here, lots of rain and cold temps.  I have been wearing my comfy and warm heavy cotton lounging pants and a similar shirt all day.  They are warm and comfy and Sammy loves to be on my lap for the warmth.  Not to mention he keeps me warm and comfy too.   LOL....My macho boy doesn't  mind his nose and ears being scatched while he's on my lap. 

Having said all of that, we are buttoning down for what Sandy is bring us, but as we are a good distance away, I am hoping and praying for the folks in NYC.  Hopefully, none of you are in its path.

All the best,

 

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iVillage Member
Registered: 05-20-2003
Mon, 10-29-2012 - 5:45pm
CMEvelyn: Thanks so much for your thoughts and prayers. We are near Toronto Ontario and we can only wait to see if it will be really bad or just more media hype.

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Registered: 05-20-2003
Mon, 10-29-2012 - 5:43pm
That's sure necessary where you live with those cold temperatures in the winter and the storms.

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Community Leader
Registered: 12-01-2003
Mon, 10-29-2012 - 4:29pm
we have 2 generaters,bought them because of all the flooding we have had

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Registered: 05-29-2012
Mon, 10-29-2012 - 11:16am

I hope everyone in the path of the storm stays safe and has power! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Please check in if you can so we know you're safe, and let us know how the storm is affecting you.

Jessica posted an update on the Help Boards, and will keep adding updates as long as they have power.

Sending positive thoughts...

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Registered: 05-20-2003
Mon, 10-29-2012 - 10:10am

We don't often get warnings from the Red Cross so it is kind of worrisome.  I was watching some of the tv news this morning and all the idiot reporters are out standing in the rain on the beaches along the east US coast trying to make it look worse than it is.  Usually when the storm does get bad they are long gone.  LOL

We don't have a generator but the nights have been in the high 40's so not like winter time.  We still have my dh's wilderness big sleeping blanket we used in the ice storm.  I just hope we don't lose power.

We'll just have to wait and see I guess.

 

 

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Registered: 05-20-2003
Mon, 10-29-2012 - 10:02am
Thanks Mary. We are just kind of uneasy waiting to see what happens. Dh has to go to the new house this week so hoping this storm isn't too bad. I'll pass on your kisses to M&M. Kisses back to your sweet furpack.

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Community Leader
Registered: 03-24-2000
In reply to: lcni
Mon, 10-29-2012 - 9:55am

That's something that the Canadian government has a warning out to get your supplies together.  Let's hope they are wrong.  After being in that ice storm that one year you know what you need to do.  I hope you have a generator so you can have some kind of heat.  Keeping you in my prayers.

 

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Community Leader
Registered: 03-24-2000
Mon, 10-29-2012 - 9:54am

I hope hurricane Sandy won't be as bad as they are saying it will be.  We are safe on the other side of the country.  I hope you and Jane won't get hit too bad either.  I wouldn't like those high winds at all.

It sounds like Misha was ready for it napping under the vinyl table cloth. 

I'm praying for the people in NY too and where ever else Sandy hits.  And you too.

 

 

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Community Leader
Registered: 12-01-2003
Mon, 10-29-2012 - 9:42am
we sure could use rain from it

Community Leader
Registered: 12-01-2003
Mon, 10-29-2012 - 9:42am
I just asked jane about this! Thanks Patrick

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