Hi Sandy!

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Registered: 08-06-2009
Hi Sandy!
Mon, 10-29-2012 - 11:26am
My prayers are for everyone to stay safe! How many are concerned about their college students? I know a few POCS are in the path.Do you have your supplies Jean? Liz how is your DD doing hunkering down in Baltimore? The winds took out two of my lychee trees as sandy passed us over 200 miles out! I saw the wind impact is now expected to hit Chicago. How are you doing in WVA Pamela? Got snow? Hope everyone stays dry and all stay warm!Floridians think the world is coming to an end because Sandy's rotation is pushing down cold air and it's going to be in the 40s tonight.
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Registered: 11-28-1999
In reply to: elle-fl
Mon, 10-29-2012 - 12:57pm

Funny you should ask--just talked to DD & she is at home & doesn't have to work.  She was supposed to have a class tomorrow but it was canceled.  She was up in MA for homecoming weekend but went back yesterday.  I had to go to court today -- was hoping it would be canceled, but they were closing all courts at 12:00.  Since state offices were closed, my commute in was a breeze but then I decided to come home cause I know I'd just be nervous being at work and my son is home since there is no school.  I am wondering if they will have school tomorrow--the high school is being used as a Red Cross shelter so if people are there overnight, will they throw them out at 7:00 am for school?  So he'll probably be home another day.

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Registered: 11-24-1997
In reply to: elle-fl
Mon, 10-29-2012 - 1:51pm

It's almost 2:00 PM.  Just went outside the front door. It's breezy, not terribly windy - yet & a very light rain.  I live in a suburb just north of NYC.  Worst impact is this evening.  I'm shutting down my computer soon.  Just praying no trees fall on top of our cars & the electricity stays on.  If I don't post for a few days, you'll know we have no power.  Don't worry, we have plenty of flashlights, batteries & supplies.  Take care all


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Registered: 10-25-2006
In reply to: elle-fl
Tue, 10-30-2012 - 7:48am

40's in FL?  That's what we've got now in VA.  Didn't realize the cold front was dipping that low.

Somehow we did not lose power at all, but we're not out of the woods yet with the weakened system stalling right over us and some big gusts right now. We really lucked out because our neighborhood ALWAYS loses power with even the slightest stormy weather.  I think DS29 in DC still has power, too, but my sister 1/2 hr west of us lost power around 6:30 pm last night and it hasn't yet been restored.  If we keep our power, they'll head to our home soon. 

I left WI on Sunday, a day early, to prepare for the storm and DH headed to Atlanta.  He should get back home late tonight.  Except for some water seepage in one corner of our lower level, everything here has held up well so far.  When I made my last check on the placement of the sandbags outside that corner last night, I locked myself out, and because I have a lock on our gate, I had to climb over the fence and run around to the front to use the garage door keypad, praying that the power wouldn't go out before i entered the code.  My shoes & pants got full of mud, but at least it wasn't freezing outside and it was only lightly raining. (Big note to self:  I definitely need to get a key to my neighbor.)

P&PT to all those farther up the coast who were hit so badly.



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Registered: 06-16-1998
In reply to: elle-fl
Tue, 10-30-2012 - 11:41am

I got a text from dd a little while ago, she's in Manhattan Upper East Side. Some flooding in her street, the electricity and gas are off but her apt is dry and she's fine. I know that her school is closed today, that was planned before that area lost power last night. I hope that dd's power comes back before her cell phone dies!

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In reply to: cmlisab
Wed, 10-31-2012 - 4:52pm

I just learned that the iVillage servers have been kept alive by diesel fuel since Monday! Wow. 

After going through Hurricane Katrina, all these stories are htting really close to home for me :(  Continued thoughts and prayers for anyone affected by Sandy!