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Funko
29-10-2012, 10:00:16
Good day for staying inside.

MDA
29-10-2012, 11:01:39
I'm all out of beer! When can I start looting the neighbors'?

zmama
29-10-2012, 12:24:35
When the electricity goes out

Venom
29-10-2012, 13:59:11
Looting can start whenever. Don't need a storm for some good ol' fashioned looting. Or robbery as they call it.

Funko
29-10-2012, 16:38:12
This is not a detail you want to pull:

From the First Army Division East on Facebook:

Soldiers of the 3rd Inf Reg. continue to stand guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, despite the worsening weather conditions surrounding Hurricane Sandy. The tomb has been guarded continuously since 1948.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/blog/2012/oct/29/hurricane-sandy-hits-us-east-coast-live

Funko
29-10-2012, 16:43:02
http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2012/10/29/1351528373954/-460.jpeg

MDA
29-10-2012, 17:14:26
they really should be tied down and provided snorkels

my dad was in the 3rd infantry, he told me two things: never volunteer, and guard duty sucks

zmama
29-10-2012, 17:25:59
Looks like MDA will get a direct hit! We will just get hurricane force winds and 2 feet of snow in the mountains.

Lots of buried moonshine

MDA
29-10-2012, 19:09:25
good moonshine won't freeze, though!

wind is already getting semi-serious, supposed to get worse tonight

zmama
29-10-2012, 19:16:52
We have twelve bottles of wine, a case of Yuengling and many cans of soup. All ready!

MDA
29-10-2012, 19:23:02
I still have no beer, no way I'm going out for it now.

I was one of the lucky government employees scheduled to telework, so I have to try to get something productive done while nearly everyone I might need to communicate with has the day off.

As it turns out, you can get a lot done and done fast when no one is "communicating" with you, but I don't know how much more I can do without actually communicating for legitimate reasons.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
29-10-2012, 21:11:21
And you have no beer.

MDA
30-10-2012, 11:30:09
It's just getting light out. It's raining, still a little bit of wind, but nothing to worry about.

Not too much damage. We have one and a half trees now, might have to remove the half. The bit that came down may or may not have hit the fence.

I'll walk out into the street later and check to see if the shingles are still on the roof.

Places west of here (West Virginia) got snow instead of rain, and nearly as much wind.

edit: roof OK; currently cold, light rain, light breeze; never more than a flicker of power interruption, buried power lines rock

edit2: wife now cold and unhappy, the hot water disappeared mid-shower, pilot light must have blown out

Dyl Ulenspiegel
30-10-2012, 12:08:31
Be careful.

And get beer.

zmama
30-10-2012, 15:46:48
Yeah we got snow, down here in Morgantown not as much as in the mountains...a few inches not feet. Wind was "brisk" but not too many trees down. We escaped the badness.


YAY!

Funko
30-10-2012, 15:50:37
they really should be tied down and provided snorkels

my dad was in the 3rd infantry, he told me two things: never volunteer, and guard duty sucks

Apparently that pic is a real pic, but not of the current conditions.

Lurker
30-10-2012, 16:47:16
What a mess. What a complete mess.

zmama
30-10-2012, 17:20:13
MDA, I just read that you have a flood warning. Everything ok?

MDA
30-10-2012, 17:28:42
We have a large collection of aggressively maintained storm water retention ponds behind the house, and they're nowhere close to full right now. There are some road closures elsewhere in the county, and about a third of us are without power. We've been lucky.

Light rain and gentle breeze at the moment.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
31-10-2012, 02:23:53
The implication of the subject is that the rest of us can go die in a fire, I suppose. Or an earthquake, since we've had 2 in two weeks. Where's our Romney disaster relief bus?

Funko
31-10-2012, 09:42:11
Or that your troubles aren't being covered by UK news. :(

MDA
31-10-2012, 11:04:55
The implication of the subject is that the rest of us can go die in a fire, I suppose. Or an earthquake, since we've had 2 in two weeks. Where's our Romney disaster relief bus?

Pfft. Earthquakes. Only your wildfires and Hollywood freaks are worthy of press coverage.

Walked the dog last night, lots of tree and fence damage around the neighborhood, the place is a mess, but not enough damage to really complain about when you look at what happened east of here.

mr_B
31-10-2012, 13:35:18
MDA you can come over to the flat land, we have plenty of beer over here.
last evening i went with an italian junior architect to the pub to celebrate a deadline.
The guy is all green now (like good ól Drekkus in Germany) telling each 5 minutes, I'm really sick now and i wont drink Bokbier anymore.
it's a good thing today it's "talk loud day"

Funko
31-10-2012, 14:29:43
:lol:

MDA
31-10-2012, 15:39:58
too bad it's nonhotdogday

The Mad Monk
01-11-2012, 18:27:14
This is Rockaway.

http://www.bestplaces.net/images/city/Rockaway_NJ.gif

This is Rockaway Townsquare Mall.

http://www.djegarian.com/projects/prj2/00.jpg

My brother reports that the line for one of the only working gas stations in the region wraps all the way around the mall. Five hour minimum.

zmama
01-11-2012, 18:38:47
Ouch, glad that your brother is alive though!

Lurker
01-11-2012, 18:54:06
Ditto what zmama said.

Several people I know haven't even been able to leave their homes b/c the streets are not cleared of trees and fallen wires. No need to worry about gas for them. Many (most?) have no heat and it's going to get cold over the next few days.

MDA
01-11-2012, 20:10:14
I heard one of those Abrams boys is without power and running low on fuel as well. :(

The Mad Monk
02-11-2012, 14:23:13
Yes, but a neighbor is embarking on a relief expedition to fabled Connecticut, in hopes of returning with gas for all.

Venom
02-11-2012, 14:27:28
WHAT?!?! People being self reliant and working together as a community to solve their problems? The government won't stand for this!!!!!!

mr_B
02-11-2012, 15:56:27
MDA!!!
Are you still out of beer?
man man man the huge manatee

http://www.jerrygodsey.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Huge-manatee.jpeg

MDA
02-11-2012, 16:07:31
:lol: I got my beer Thursday night. Sam's Winter Brew and some Goose Island Pale Ale.

Lots of trees and fences damaged, and someone's SUV got squashed pretty good. All in all, nothing you could complain about without feeling incredibly selfish.

Funko
02-11-2012, 16:26:04
It's not like someone made Han shoot second.

zmama
03-11-2012, 19:37:48
Here ya go MoSe, I found a chart!

http://icons.wunderground.com/metgraphics/angela/hurricaneSandy.jpg