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#101 KrisNYG

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:11 AM

<------- Gets ready to curl up in the fetal position and hide in the basement.

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#102 capt_morgan

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:35 AM

looks like i picked the wrong week to stop sniffin glue

#103 capt_morgan

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:38 AM

aunty em!!! its a twister, its a twister!!

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#104 Tim the Beek

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 11:08 AM

:lol: :lol: :lol:

#105 In A Silent Way

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:34 PM

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#106 hoagie

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:37 PM

remember during Irene, when the New York Harbor was about even with the seawall at Battery Park? I think they will need to evacuate lower manhatten this go-around, because it will breach the seawall this time, maybe by feet...

looking worse all the time...and my girlfriend will not evacuate our place, tho it is only 4 blocks from the ocean. :nervous:

#107 SunshineDrummer

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:45 PM

4 blocks from the ocean? I'd make plans to get the hell out if necessary. I understand not wanting to leave your home, but if it gets really bad, it might be the best idea.

I have friends here on LI in close proximity to the water who had their homes all but destroyed during Irene last year due to massive flood damage.

#108 hoagie

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:49 PM

typo...it;s actually 3 blocks from the boardwalk.
SHe is convinced this is just MORE weather hype. During Irene she bailed out to my house inland, and nothing happen\ed here at the shore, while my town was flooded out by swollen rivers...

it will be hard to convince her this is a real threat until the water is flowing up the driveway....not good.

#109 Ginger Snap

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:52 PM

Is there some sort of prize? What are the categories?


I'm still waiting for an answer to this.

#110 SunshineDrummer

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:59 PM

typo...it;s actually 3 blocks from the boardwalk.
SHe is convinced this is just MORE weather hype. During Irene she bailed out to my house inland, and nothing happen\ed here at the shore, while my town was flooded out by swollen rivers...

it will be hard to convince her this is a real threat until the water is flowing up the driveway....not good.


I hear you... we heard all kinds of hype last year for Irene and we had no issues at all (we're on LI, but not near either shore). Just keep an eye on the weather reports as the storm gets closer & use your best judgment. Hopefully if it does start looking bad, she'll do the same.

#111 TheDHJ

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:08 PM

A plan is always important. I was 10 miles from the fires but had 3 evacuation plans.

#112 BHB

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:17 PM

here we go again!

i have the unique pleasure of being able to say when i look out my bedroom window over the ocean, there is not a single land mass between my apartment bldg and Cape Verde.

i was hoping for a true ground-zero experience with Irene but all we got was fizzy piss.

c'mon sandy!!

#113 Jambear

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:18 PM

I plan on heading closer to the coast on Sunday to see Jackie Greene........Getting really drunk and watching the mayhem unfold.

:panic: :drinkbeer:

#114 hoagie

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:49 PM

Supposed to see Bela Fleck's Banjo Summit in Princeton Monday night, but im thinking this will be cancelled/rescheduled...

boooo

#115 In A Silent Way

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:50 PM

Waiting for the roofer to call back. Hopefully he can tarp my roof before the storm.

#116 hoagie

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:24 PM

Im glad no one took me up on my $20 wager...

Phew

#117 In A Silent Way

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:33 PM

Roofer kang'd.

#118 insolent cur

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:34 PM

Roofer kang'd.


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#119 hoagie

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:35 PM

Roofer kang'd.


great news man.

#120 TheDHJ

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:36 PM

Mike Derucki :lol:

#121 KrisNYG

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:38 PM

http://www.npr.org/b...mpaign=20121026


:shocked:

#122 In A Silent Way

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:39 PM

Tarping this weekend, then getting the roof and gutters replaced after the storm.

#123 Jwheelz

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 07:56 PM

http://www.npr.org/b...mpaign=20121026

:shocked:


"A very prominent and respected National Weather Service meteorologist wrote on Facebook last night, 'I've never seen anything like this and I'm at a loss for expletives to describe what this storm could do.' "

:shocked:

#124 capt_morgan

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 08:11 PM

prepare to get whale raped

#125 SunshineDrummer

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 08:13 PM

http://www.npr.org/b...mpaign=20121026


:shocked:


The storm that Kocin and some other meteorologists are saying this could rival was a 1938 hurricane that hit Long Island and New England hard — more than 500 people were killed.


My father-in-law was a kid when the 1938 hurricane hit (he grew up in Westampton on Long Island). He told me stories of how awful it was, especially since at that time, they hardly had any warning at all. His father thought the barometer at their house was broken because he refused to believe the readings were accurate.

Really hope we're not in for anything like that. The eastern end of Long Island and a good chunk of New England took the brunt of it.

If you're not familiar with the '38 storm: http://en.wikipedia....gland_hurricane

#126 MeOmYo

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 08:14 PM

should be some nice sushi grade fish floating around the streets of NY & NJ this weekend

#127 concert andy

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 08:15 PM

prepare to get whale raped


Nice, this will be my first time. :blush:

#128 jme

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 08:18 PM

here we go again!

i have the unique pleasure of being able to say when i look out my bedroom window over the ocean, there is not a single land mass between my apartment bldg and Cape Verde.

i was hoping for a true ground-zero experience with Irene but all we got was fizzy piss.

c'mon sandy!!


I've been in one the big buildings on the water there for a storm that wasn't a hurricane. that was scary enough. I wouldn't be hanging around. :beer:

#129 concert andy

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 08:19 PM

Hopefully I can work from home Monday and Tuesday.

#130 hoagie

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 08:21 PM



#131 KrisNYG

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 08:21 PM

My father-in-law was a kid when the 1938 hurricane hit (he grew up in Westampton on Long Island). He told me stories of how awful it was, especially since at that time, they hardly had any warning at all. His father thought the barometer at their house was broken because he refused to believe the readings were accurate.

Really hope we're not in for anything like that. The eastern end of Long Island and a good chunk of New England took the brunt of it.

If you're not familiar with the '38 storm: http://en.wikipedia....gland_hurricane


Dammit! Why did I look at the stupid pictures?! Thanks Bro! NOT! :cry:

#132 williscat2000

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 08:25 PM

I just cleaned my gutters

#133 KrisNYG

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 08:26 PM

I really should rake the driveway.

#134 SunshineDrummer

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 08:34 PM

Dammit! Why did I look at the stupid pictures?! Thanks Bro! NOT! :cry:


Tell me about it.

This is a before & after shot of a house one town over from where my f-i-l lived.

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I'm not trying to fear-monger or anything. But whe I started seeing this storm's potential being compared to the 1938 storm, it made me think of the stories Chris's dad had told me about it and I sure hope it doesn't hit us that hard.

#135 jme

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 08:38 PM

I just cleaned my gutters


I'll be doing that in the morning. ladders and hangovers, WHOO HOO.

#136 BHB

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 08:46 PM

I've been in one the big buildings on the water there for a storm that wasn't a hurricane. that was scary enough. I wouldn't be hanging around. :beer:


ya shit gets hectic right on the water.

but honestly, everyone learned a lot from Irene. if they evacuate us again, my plan will be the same... go drink in mid-town and avoid the millions of people flooding the NYS Thruway :beer:

#137 hoagie

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:04 PM

i plan to stock up all the water in bottles today, and have candles, flashlights, and the propane stove set...but honestly, we will evacuate if it seems like its gonna start flooding out here, or if big storm surge is imminant.

#138 SunshineDrummer

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:09 PM

I think I'll do some grocery shopping later tonight instead of waiting until tomorrow. Hopefully I'll be able to avoid the masses that way. Nothing worse than being caught in the supermarket during the full-fledged pre-storm panic.

#139 hoagie

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:11 PM

Im also thinking....what if Seaside Park gets swept away?

#140 capt_morgan

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:27 PM

ya shit gets hectic right on the water.

but honestly, everyone learned a lot from Irene. if they evacuate us again, my plan will be the same... go drink in mid-town and avoid the millions of people flooding the NYS Thruway :beer:


come here :)

#141 In A Silent Way

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:27 PM

Cleaning gutters, clearing storm drains, setting up emergency supplies.

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#142 Jersey Thug

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 11:11 PM

better safe than sorry. we're battening down the hatches here tomorrow. our town floods in small storms, but our house though it is waterfront is on a rise in a good neighborhood, and never has. i'm really glad several of our neighbors shored up their bulkheads this summer. so mostly we're just securing loose things and preparing for the possibility of being cut off from civilization for a few days, possibly without power.

glad to see that MOST of my neighbors were pulling their boats out today. my dad lost a boat to Hurricane Gloria in '85 after being assured that it would be fine where it was docked. you just never know and it's not worth the risk.

Jason's parents should be home in about an hour from their vacation...they wisely cut it short by 4 days to get home and prepare rather than risk being stranded later. they live on an island 20 miles north of us.

so be safe everyone! if authorities tell you to evacuate, please do. thanks :)

#143 Jersey Thug

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 11:11 PM

Im also thinking....what if Seaside Park gets swept away?


well, that would be a problem.

#144 insolent cur

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 11:14 PM

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(yes...i know it's from 2010)

#145 Jersey Thug

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 11:15 PM

oh, THAT Seaside Park. that would be bad too.

#146 In A Silent Way

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 11:19 PM

I'm scared. What if Sandy pulls my pants down in front of the whole lunch room?

#147 Jersey Thug

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 11:55 PM

she's gonna pants you and steal your lunch money and there isn't a damn thing you can do to stop her.

#148 capt_morgan

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 12:03 AM

i hope shes hot

#149 Ravn

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 12:48 AM

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#150 Eco

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 03:32 AM

Looks like I'll have to stock up on booze if the power goes off like last time and I'm without the internets. Or....I can drive around with my camera and have fun....

As a kid I had a great time during a hurricane in Ocean City NJ (an island) driving around the city streets in a boat towing boats that washed away and getting paid for it. What a great hurricane except it killed my parents cars and lots of people.....glad I only kept the good memories.