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Old 10-27-2012, 05:01 PM   #1
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Frankenstorm!!!!!

A shout-out to my fellow East Coasters. Doing any prepping before the big storm?

I've read where, depending on how the storm tracks, the Appalachian Mountains of WV might get snow measured in the feet. Just got back from spending four days living in the van while camping and enjoying this, probably last for the year, stretch of warm weather. I took Hal back out again today and gassed it up. Guess if the power goes out I could live in the van a bit longer.
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:10 PM   #2
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Hola amigo, I'm not exactly on the east coast or north enough to see what you might, but we're curious what's going to happen around here (TN). A cold front is coming through and we are expecting possible snow Monday/Tuesday. It probably won't happen though given our history. It snows less here than in AZ I think.

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Old 10-27-2012, 08:34 PM   #3
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Re: Frankenstorm!!!!!

Philly, Pa, area checking in! Sounds like we're just going to just get rain, but it may make landfall off the NJ coast, so we'll see...

SMB-related: will it be OK to put my PH top up in the middle of the storm? Can it handle it? :-)
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:04 PM   #4
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Interesting write-up here: http://epawablogs.com/the-great-hallowe ... d-sandy-2/

It truly is an unusual occurrence – most hurricanes taking the path Sandy is currently on are whisked out to sea, with only rough surf and maybe some clouds along the majority of the east coast; but not this one – not Sandy
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:42 PM   #5
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I'll take the earthquakes.
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Old 10-27-2012, 10:00 PM   #6
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Re: Frankenstorm!!!!!

I've got the usual supplies: plenty of food, water, dog food, batteries, flashlights, radio, cash (for when the ATMs go down), candles, etc. Everything is charged up.

My van is parked well above sea level, although it is literally parked over the Hudson River. If the pier goes down, so goes Whitey Ford. In a real blackout/power situation, I'd go get it, park in front of the building, and use it as my portable generator/living space.

I'm a few blocks up from the Hudson, but low enough for the river to really just be an extension of the harbor. "Evacuation Zone 2," they call it. And since we are all relativists during a storm, my people feel bad for the people down the block in "Evacuation Zone 1."

I don't think it'll come to that, but who knows? The subways may get shut down. They'll figure that one out tomorrow. The biggest issue I can foresee will be getting the little desert dog to go walking in the torrential rain for the next few days.

I'm about 10 or 12 feet above sea level.

I'm going to go grind some coffee.

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Old 10-27-2012, 10:16 PM   #7
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May you all stay safe !

(gotta go, another damn quake, and me 2 miles from the nuke plant they built on a fault :)
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:57 AM   #8
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Re: Frankenstorm!!!!!

I thought Bill was kidding until I read the news this AM:

Earthquake: 3.9 quake strikes near Valle Vista

And this:
7.7 magnitude earthquake rocks coast of British Columbia

Hey Daveb, Are you psychic?
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:47 AM   #9
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The Weather Channel was just talking about "feet" of snow for people at any elevation in West Virginia and I thought of you.
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:03 PM   #10
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