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2012-10-28 9:49 PM
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GreenMtnLabbit - 2012-10-26 9:35 PM Why do people buy water? It comes out of the tap for freak sake. Fill some jugs at home!! lolz. If the store's outta bottled water, just buy some large container. Then fill it. With tap water.

If a storm and/or flooding compromises the water lines, water gets shut off by the counties/municipalities/whomever controls your water. We were out of water for about 4 days after Isaac in August due to water line breaks & contamination. Glad we had gallons of water. Being without power for a week is hard enough, being without running water makes it exponentially worse.

we're filling containers ahead of time, because we have well water, which means no electricity, no water.  Deep well pump motor. 


I really need to get a generator. 



2012-10-28 10:13 PM
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tcj103 - 2012-10-28 10:49 PM
Comet - 2012-10-28 10:24 PM

GreenMtnLabbit - 2012-10-26 9:35 PM Why do people buy water? It comes out of the tap for freak sake. Fill some jugs at home!! lolz. If the store's outta bottled water, just buy some large container. Then fill it. With tap water.

If a storm and/or flooding compromises the water lines, water gets shut off by the counties/municipalities/whomever controls your water. We were out of water for about 4 days after Isaac in August due to water line breaks & contamination. Glad we had gallons of water. Being without power for a week is hard enough, being without running water makes it exponentially worse.

we're filling containers ahead of time, because we have well water, which means no electricity, no water.  Deep well pump motor. 


I really need to get a generator. 

To clarify, I did mean, fill your jugs/containers of water now, while you have juice. A lot of people out here are on well water, so preparation is a must! My friend just filled up her tub and extra sinks. Now if only her cats would stop swimming in it, they'd have clean drinking water.
2012-10-28 10:22 PM
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GreenMtnLabbit - 2012-10-28 11:13 PM
tcj103 - 2012-10-28 10:49 PM
Comet - 2012-10-28 10:24 PM

GreenMtnLabbit - 2012-10-26 9:35 PM Why do people buy water? It comes out of the tap for freak sake. Fill some jugs at home!! lolz. If the store's outta bottled water, just buy some large container. Then fill it. With tap water.

If a storm and/or flooding compromises the water lines, water gets shut off by the counties/municipalities/whomever controls your water. We were out of water for about 4 days after Isaac in August due to water line breaks & contamination. Glad we had gallons of water. Being without power for a week is hard enough, being without running water makes it exponentially worse.

we're filling containers ahead of time, because we have well water, which means no electricity, no water.  Deep well pump motor. 


I really need to get a generator. 

To clarify, I did mean, fill your jugs/containers of water now, while you have juice. A lot of people out here are on well water, so preparation is a must! My friend just filled up her tub and extra sinks. Now if only her cats would stop swimming in it, they'd have clean drinking water.

Ahhh, yes. I see. Very good. We did the same thing, filled all jars/bottles/pitchers we could as well and had extra gallons bought. 
The only other thing I can think of is many people in NYC don't have room for these types of things to have in their every day lives?But yes, it's cheaper to go buy many pitchers & bottles, then fill them, than buy bottled water. 

2012-10-28 10:23 PM
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tcj103 - 2012-10-28 10:49 PM
Comet - 2012-10-28 10:24 PM

GreenMtnLabbit - 2012-10-26 9:35 PM Why do people buy water? It comes out of the tap for freak sake. Fill some jugs at home!! lolz. If the store's outta bottled water, just buy some large container. Then fill it. With tap water.

If a storm and/or flooding compromises the water lines, water gets shut off by the counties/municipalities/whomever controls your water. We were out of water for about 4 days after Isaac in August due to water line breaks & contamination. Glad we had gallons of water. Being without power for a week is hard enough, being without running water makes it exponentially worse.

 


I really need to get a generator. 

We didn't have a whole-house generator, but the small one we had ran a fan and our fridge intermittently, so we didn't lose all our hunting meat & seafood. THAT would be tragic.

2012-10-29 4:39 AM
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Didn't plan on being up at 5am but here I am. The windows in my old brownstone are rattling and the cats are panicking. Looks like a pretty good storm after all! Be safe, all.
2012-10-29 5:36 AM
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That old house has seen worse. You'll be fine Brian.

I was in a 2-man eureka tent during a Tropical Storm. When I got out of the tent after the storm, I had slid 6 feet along the ground.

It could always be worse right?

We're prayin for you down here in FL.


2012-10-29 6:41 AM
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Water bladders purchased yesterday (I think they were $8.50 at REI, 5 Gal each), filled all of our miscellaneous water bottles (see! keeping those crappy ones from races comes in handy...). We also, as a hazard of working where I do, have a camp stove, three fuel containers (? how'd I get three?) water purifying drops, and a water purifying straw, and a solar shower (again, when, where, how and why did I acquire this?). Western PA is scheduled for flooding/power outages, so nothing "major" for us.

But I'm seriously praying that everything isn't as bad as it is being predicted. I'm really hoping my NYC friends get to run the marathon on Sunday...I can't imagine trying to reschedule a race of that size.

After spending three hours on hold with United trying to coax them into re-directing me for my flight, they said that there's nothing they can do for me because I'm flying on the 1st, not the 31st, which is their cutoff for penalty-free transfers. Strange, this is one of those few situations in life where I could literally buy myself out of trouble. If I had unlimited funds, I'd just rebook myself on Aer Lingus right now (at 4x my original ticket price...) and leave out of Chicago. Nothing left to do but pray and hope, and see if, in worst case scenario, I present via Skype/Facetime/Google Hangout.


Further: lots of notices from the museum conservators emergency response team. These folks are awesome. They're a group of specially trained volunteers that help museums/cultural institutions clean up and protect their collections before/during/after disasters. They're prepping the team for deployment right now. Everyone's anticipating lots of water damage, either from rain/flood, or from sprinkler systems being accidentally activated and then a combo of heat+water=mold. First priority is always human life, but these folks do a fantastic job of keeping the things that make life beautiful safe.

Rain coats on, everybody!
2012-10-29 7:09 AM
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BrianRunsPhilly - 2012-10-29 5:39 AM Didn't plan on being up at 5am but here I am. The windows in my old brownstone are rattling and the cats are panicking. Looks like a pretty good storm after all! Be safe, all.

I know! And we still have about 16 hours to go before it makes landfall. This one is serious.

2012-10-29 7:34 AM
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be safe Lauren!  how far away are you from the shore?
2012-10-29 7:42 AM
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Thanks, Amy! You, too. I am far enough inland that coastal flooding is not a concern. However, they are expecting a lot of inland flooding, so who knows. I think my neighborhood should be OK in regards to flooding (although surrounding areas may not be).



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2012-10-29 8:00 AM
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Be safe everyone.  Hopefully it will just be a lot of rain.


2012-10-29 8:12 AM
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GomesBolt - 2012-10-29 6:36 AM That old house has seen worse. You'll be fine Brian.

I was in a 2-man eureka tent during a Tropical Storm. When I got out of the tent after the storm, I had slid 6 feet along the ground.

It could always be worse right?

We're prayin for you down here in FL.

This house has been here for over 150 years, it will outlast me, too. But according to the weather report we are dead center in the path of the storm.

I have my camping lanterns, flashlights, candles, etc, centrally located. Just went down and got the portable water jugs, too. Wasn't going to fill them, but I have since changed my mind. It's pitch black outside and the worst isn't until later today.

Camping stuff is coming in handy! And it's just like every time we've gone camping - it's raining!

eta: Just went outside and checked gutters, etc. Came in to make coffee and realized that if power goes out I can't grind beans. No coffee would be a state of emergency. Grinding extra now



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2012-10-29 8:21 AM
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LaurenSU02 - 2012-10-29 7:42 AM

Thanks, Amy! You, too. I am far enough inland that coastal flooding is not a concern. However, they are expecting a lot of inland flooding, so who knows. I think my neighborhood should be OK in regards to flooding (although surrounding areas may not be).

We will be losing power shortly...I"m currently doing everything I'd want to do and have everything on in the house!  I even cooked a pizza for breakfast.   We have so many old trees here that I'm a little scared.  May be smarter to go to my parents...I'm next to Rock Creek park where they have to close the main road b/c it floods so severely.  And yet people will still drive around the gates!  Crazy...

2012-10-29 8:23 AM
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Comet - 2012-10-28 11:23 PM
tcj103 - 2012-10-28 10:49 PM
Comet - 2012-10-28 10:24 PM

GreenMtnLabbit - 2012-10-26 9:35 PM Why do people buy water? It comes out of the tap for freak sake. Fill some jugs at home!! lolz. If the store's outta bottled water, just buy some large container. Then fill it. With tap water.

If a storm and/or flooding compromises the water lines, water gets shut off by the counties/municipalities/whomever controls your water. We were out of water for about 4 days after Isaac in August due to water line breaks & contamination. Glad we had gallons of water. Being without power for a week is hard enough, being without running water makes it exponentially worse.

 


I really need to get a generator. 

We didn't have a whole-house generator, but the small one we had ran a fan and our fridge intermittently, so we didn't lose all our hunting meat & seafood. THAT would be tragic.

Yes, it would! My friend had 800 lbs of hunting meat that she was going to lose when Irene knocked out power for days and days. She was scrambling to find people with power to store her meat. Meanwhile, I was all, "let's have the best BBQ EVAR!!!"

Thinking of all of you during the storm as it is beginning to sprinkle here. Stay safe everyone!

2012-10-29 8:39 AM
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turtlegirl - 2012-10-29 9:21 AM
LaurenSU02 - 2012-10-29 7:42 AM

Thanks, Amy! You, too. I am far enough inland that coastal flooding is not a concern. However, they are expecting a lot of inland flooding, so who knows. I think my neighborhood should be OK in regards to flooding (although surrounding areas may not be).

We will be losing power shortly...I"m currently doing everything I'd want to do and have everything on in the house!  I even cooked a pizza for breakfast.   We have so many old trees here that I'm a little scared.  May be smarter to go to my parents...I'm next to Rock Creek park where they have to close the main road b/c it floods so severely.  And yet people will still drive around the gates!  Crazy...

Be safe! Yes, the trees are my biggest concern, too. My lights have flickered a few times already. I didn't lose power during Irene, but I suspect I won't be as lucky this time. Wow -- I can't believe people go around the gates when the road is closed to flooding. That is so dangerous. I plan on not leaving my house until it passes.

2012-10-29 3:24 PM
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How's everyone doing out there?

From the weather station about four blocks from here in downtown Baltimore:

2.82" rain

current 26 mph

gust 48 mph

Ocean City MD is a mess and the Jersey coast is getting hammered.  They've closed the I-95 bridge over the Susquehanna river for the first time ever and the Bay Bridge is closed.

But <knock on wood>, still have power and internet here.  Stay safe!!



2012-10-29 3:45 PM
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Wow! Great catch Brian. Grind away.

I can say that most people who've been through a bad storm agree that the storm is scary, but the toughest part is the after storm. No electricity, scared of looters (and now zombies). I really hope people keep their heads about them after this goes through.

In our neighborhood after the big storms in 2005, the neighbors who had generators allowed the non generator crowds to use the showers, store some food, etc. they were out of power for several days.

I know our crews are on their way to help you guys out already. FP&L learned the hard way that you mess up recovery even a little bit, you pay for it in rate cases for years.

I'm praying hard for you guys. Stay safe. No riding in the storm.
2012-10-29 5:07 PM
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BrianRunsPhilly - 2012-10-29 7:12 AM

GomesBolt - 2012-10-29 6:36 AM That old house has seen worse. You'll be fine Brian.

I was in a 2-man eureka tent during a Tropical Storm. When I got out of the tent after the storm, I had slid 6 feet along the ground.

It could always be worse right?

We're prayin for you down here in FL.

This house has been here for over 150 years, it will outlast me, too. But according to the weather report we are dead center in the path of the storm.

I have my camping lanterns, flashlights, candles, etc, centrally located. Just went down and got the portable water jugs, too. Wasn't going to fill them, but I have since changed my mind. It's pitch black outside and the worst isn't until later today.

Camping stuff is coming in handy! And it's just like every time we've gone camping - it's raining!

eta: Just went outside and checked gutters, etc. Came in to make coffee and realized that if power goes out I can't grind beans. No coffee would be a state of emergency. Grinding extra now

Phfft... rookie. You were born with a built in grinder. I always take beans with me to chew when I can't make coffee. Great for snowboarding, mountain biking, or camping.

Stay safe everyone.

2012-10-30 9:15 AM
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My parents (an hour outside NYC) lost power about 8pm last night.  But they have their generator going.  They said not a lot of rain but very high winds.  Several houses lost trim.

My 96 year old grandmother lives within viewing distance of NYC and thankfully on a hill, because apparently two towns at the bottom of the hill are underwater right now (rivers that feed the hudson in the valley at the base of the hill).  I'm going to guess she doesn't have power either, which will probably just confuse her.  My parents tried to get her to come to their house but she refused.  So, hopefully her neighbors are keeping an eye on her.

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