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#601 insolent cur

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:22 AM

how to help in nyc after hurricane sandy:

http://www.timeout.c...hurricane-sandy

#602 In A Silent Way

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 05:19 PM

If you're on Twitter, the hash tags #nygas and #njgas are being used to identify open gas stations.

#603 hoagie

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 05:30 PM

Gas seems plentiful here in Mercer county nj.

#604 In A Silent Way

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 05:43 PM

Same in Shoreline, CT. No price increase.

#605 Jwheelz

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 05:59 PM

I was down in Greenwich last night and saw a tanker truck unloading a gas delivery as we drove by, CL&P is all over the place, they were being put up in the hotel that a fundraiser I went to last night was held in. It looks like the power is almost restored down there, and they had cops keeping order and managing traffic around the gas stations in town. We passed at least three stations that either still had no power or no gas, but I think that supply shortage should be getting resolved pretty soon in the region.

#606 BHB

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 12:44 AM

Brooklyn is a mess. I drove up the BQE at 3am and it's just a sea of stranded cars. Hoping the gas comes soon and wondering what the rush will be like when it comes.

#607 BHB

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:42 PM

rumor has it our bldg might be getting the hot water tonight.

now ya see... the thing about hot water is that it's hot. mmmmm. hot water.

#608 Jersey Thug

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:04 PM

YAY for hot water!!! my first hot shower after we got power back was epic. i can't even imagine the happy noises that will emit from that shower tonight! :bouncey: :bouncey: :bouncey:

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:14 PM

it will be a vocal shower... oh yes.

i could stay with family members who have hot water... but after 8 nights of that i'll opt for my own space even if it's cold and dark.

me with my hot shower:

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#610 elder

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:15 PM

Yay for hot water happy noises !!

#611 BHB

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:18 PM

if there is no hot water I have a plan B..... it involves a baseball bat and relieving some frustration on the hundreds of dead cars they are towing and dumping at the lot across the street. Mostly full of Lexus's, Mercedes etc.... batter up!

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:33 PM

hit a homer BHB. found this pic of a below ground garage in downtown NYC during the storm:


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:35 PM

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:36 PM

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:38 PM

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:40 PM

could have been worse!

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#617 BHB

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:44 PM

ya man crazy pic!

but seriously.... all you had to do was move your car like 1 mile and you'd be off long beach and safe.

there's a totaled 68 corvette out there.... it was mint, I'd see it around town all the time. i mean cmon!

#618 Java Time

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:05 PM

could have been worse!

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:eek1: worse than sitting thru the Day after tomorrow?!? really?!?

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 12:50 AM

The thing that sucks about rumors is that they are sometimes not true.
no power. no heat or hot water. No hot water means... Anyone? Anyone?

NO HOT SHOWER!!!!! Hahahahaha!!!!

Instead of bashing those dead cars outside with a bat,I am packing some bags and driving about 300 miles away. There are rumors of hot water there that are believable. Gonna high 5 some national guards as I drive off. Bye!

#620 nancykind

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:12 AM

coming up this way? drive safely and feel free to give me a shout, if so. :heart:

#621 BHB

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:26 AM

Much appreciated miss kind!

Hunkering down for another night here and will leave in the AM. I'm actually going even further into flannel shirt territory than ur neck of the woods. After 12 days of urban decay I'm yearning for some proper redneck livin'.

And hot water :)

#622 Java Time

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:29 AM

hot water vibes....sorry you gotta trek for normalcy :heart:

#623 sarah b.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:18 PM

Yeah, hot water! The dude who gutted my grandma's basement got a new hot water heater for the house today. We has hot water! :jam:

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:52 PM

NICE!!! :clapping:

#625 hoagie

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 02:22 PM

could have been worse!

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#626 sarah b.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:27 PM

My eldest aunt just implied my mom's not being helpful. I replied my mom's a freakin' saint, and i'm the only one with a car (among the three of us), so I'm running the errands. Jiminy fucking cricket. Must. not. explode.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:02 PM

there is no doubt that situations like these bring out the best / worst in people. your mom is a freakin saint though!

day 15 - no power here.... Actually we have learned the bldg does have power but they are intentionally keeping all power / heat off to prevent residents from staying there. the bldg still hasn't been deemed safe and needs to pass inspection code....as with most other bldgs right by the water.

I'm like shit yo... it's still standing, good enough for me. :cheers:

#628 elder

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:21 PM

Thinking of you guys out there on the Island :heart:

Again though, your govt should not get off easy on this. There is now way you should be a week behind NJ in getting your power, your lives back.
Its like the storm hit you guys a week later, or that was just when your officials reacted.

I'm pissed for you.

But first lets get your juice back. Then riot.

#629 TEO

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:48 PM

Damn!

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:20 PM

DAMN THEM!

I hear ya.... but I feel more for the people north of us who live in big residential neighborhoods.... I can't see why they still have no power. Up in Oceanside is where Cuomo keeps visiting and people are throwing shitstorms.

It does suck, but think a lot of people in my area have the same attitude... if you're really gonna get upset at the recovery time from hurricanes, you prolly shouldn't live on a barrier island. :lol:

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:03 PM

and then there's the real victims.. sad link..

http://whitneyhess.c...urricane-sandy/

#632 Jersey Thug

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:57 PM

my inlaws were able to visit their home for the first time today. the town of Lavallette organized buses to bring residents to their homes for short scheduled visits. the downstairs is a total write off and mold's beginning to grow which puts the rest of their belongings at risk if we can't get contractors on it soon...but it definitely could be a lot worse and i'm so glad they finally at least know what they're facing.

i hope to go over with them tomorrow, if the city will allow it. we're still trying to find a licensed contractor and they can't handle this on their own.

we lost a friend to Sandy last Saturday. Mark 'the barber' Caramanna (Ortley Beach) was allowed to visit his shop in Lavallette over the weekend...businesses were given first access because things were getting really ripe in the business district by mid-week, from what i can gather.

upon entering and seeing the destruction of his business, Mark suffered a massive heart attack and died on the spot. he leaves behind a wife and two college aged children. RIP Mark :heart:

#633 MeOmYo

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:02 PM

and then there's the real victims.. sad link..

http://whitneyhess.c...urricane-sandy/


damn, some of these stories are crazy

#634 BHB

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:09 PM

sorry to hear about your friend thug :heart:

damn, some of these stories are crazy


ya it's crazy to look at their picture and imagine what those last minutes of their life were like. some of those stories are horrible.

#635 TEO

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:28 PM

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#636 Lemireacle

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:02 PM

Wow Jennie, that's really awful. Much love and good vibes to you and Jason and Mark the barber's family and friends.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:53 AM

wow this thread really took another turn for the worst :(

#638 Karen

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:07 AM

Hometown is still a mess....good news is, mom's apt has power so she went home for the first time in two weeks and she is SUPER happy about it.
Cancer + chemo + dementia + being away from her home + storm devastation = not so happy mommy. Today? Happy mommy. I am scheduled to arrived on 11/15 and staying for a few weeks to care for her in her home and volunteer in Rockaway. Cleanup is huge but my hometown folks are not giving up. :heart:

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:09 AM

my inlaws were able to visit their home for the first time today. the town of Lavallette organized buses to bring residents to their homes for short scheduled visits. the downstairs is a total write off and mold's beginning to grow which puts the rest of their belongings at risk if we can't get contractors on it soon...but it definitely could be a lot worse and i'm so glad they finally at least know what they're facing.

i hope to go over with them tomorrow, if the city will allow it. we're still trying to find a licensed contractor and they can't handle this on their own.

we lost a friend to Sandy last Saturday. Mark 'the barber' Caramanna (Ortley Beach) was allowed to visit his shop in Lavallette over the weekend...businesses were given first access because things were getting really ripe in the business district by mid-week, from what i can gather.

upon entering and seeing the destruction of his business, Mark suffered a massive heart attack and died on the spot. he leaves behind a wife and two college aged children. RIP Mark :heart:


Sending you all so much love. RIP Mark. :heart:

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:37 AM

Yeah, hot water! The dude who gutted my grandma's basement got a new hot water heater for the house today. We has hot water! :jam:


"hot water heater" why do you want to heat hot water?

indoor running hot water one of man's greatest accomplishments! now if we can just get the drains working better.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:40 PM

safe travels, Karen :heart: sending you strength and love and lots and lots of hugs.

tomorrow, Jason is going over to the island for the first time with his dad. they're pulling out carpeting and whatever else they can handle in the 4 hours they'll have there. boxing up stuff that is important to them that the mold could get to, and mayyyyybe a visit from the contractor to assess whether the house needs to be torn down and rebuilt from the ground up. seems like there may be a foundation issue, and the mold is a huge worry, especially with his parents' health concerns...we shall see.

i have an interview in a little while, but afterward i'm visiting the local relief center to see what's needed and what i can do to help. got calls and emails over the last couple of days from even more out of state friends wanting to do something to help, which is great, and makes me thankful to have the caring friends that i do.

thanks, friends :) :heart:

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:49 PM

Hometown is still a mess....good news is, mom's apt has power so she went home for the first time in two weeks and she is SUPER happy about it.
Cancer + chemo + dementia + being away from her home + storm devastation = not so happy mommy. Today? Happy mommy. I am scheduled to arrived on 11/15 and staying for a few weeks to care for her in her home and volunteer in Rockaway. Cleanup is huge but my hometown folks are not giving up. :heart:


I can get you in contact with relief efforts in Rockaway if you haven't already. :heart:

#643 MeOmYo

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:51 PM

this was just posted on Rockaway Relief 's FB too.

URGENT: We are in need of an experienced administrative professional to assist with organizing, charting, etc. relief efforts and documents in Rockaway alongside local leadership. Position to begin immediately, through end of year. Past admin experience required, hours flexible, compensated position. Email your resume to ksharp@jpublicrelations.com - no calls please.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:59 PM

all the best to the family Thug! and they probably know this, but they should wear masks if they're gonna be there awhile. I spent an hour in my bldg yesterday without one and felt sick after... mold, sewage fumes. narsty.

so, I've got my 'transitional' digs setup in Westchester county. One of my cousin's doesn't use the upstairs of their house... just spare bedrooms... so I'm settled in pretty good there. At least I'll be close to the next James BongBBQ.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 05:51 PM

hit a homer BHB. found this pic of a below ground garage in downtown NYC during the storm:


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SICK!

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:10 PM

tomorrow will be day 20. I'd be lying if I didn't say I miss being in my own place. It'd be nice for FEMA to respond to my application. oh well. tomorrow is Saturday, see ya.... o' land of destruction

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#647 elder

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:16 PM

Sorry for your displacement, and I admire your attitiude. I'm glad you're all as tough as you are.
Thinking of you guys :heart:

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:24 PM

Thanks elder.

The thing that's hard is like... I am not starving or have no place to stay... so I'm hesitant to really hound FEMA for help. There are undoubtedly people who need help more than me. Nevertheless, I've paid taxes every year since I was 16, and 3 weeks of 'mobile' living in order to get to work here every day costs a lot of extra money. Still no timeframe on when our bldg will be liveable or if they will let us out of our leases.... so ya feel stuck.

The reality is that the only thing FEMA can really offer people is money. They have said many times that there is no room to setup temporary shelters down here, there are no hotel vacancies within 100 miles and the apartment vacancy rate is under 3% in a lot of the affected areas. You're stuck until you can go back home.

Anyways I'm just venting. Life is good.

#649 sarah b.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:00 PM

You know you should visit your neighbor. Lol.

Nancy, I'm staying downstate to play fun time with moldy storage unit this weekend.

Karen, feel free to give me a holler. Anyone who has my # is welcome to pass it along, if she needs it.

Time to go pick up my mom's new ride. :jam:

#650 sarah b.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:01 PM

Big love to everyone dealing with this shit. It's so stupid.