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    Posted: 08 November 2012 at 6:06am
Originally posted by SSOK SSOK wrote:

I'm going to be getting hit directly in less than 24 hours or so. I'm not really concerned with anything, as my town really doesn't flood and I live on a hill anyway. Worst thing that could happen is a tree could hit my house/truck or another mineshaft could collapse.

As for "prepping", I filled up all of the cars and made sure to assemble all of the flashlights nice led lights and such. I can't find any D batteries for anything though. If the power goes out, I'll still have hot/cold water and gas for the stove. I have enough food for a few weeks or so. I have a small Harbor Freight generator that will power a few basic things.

Last halloween the northeast got hit with that blizzard which left me without power for a week or more. That was crap. I learned to fill up my truck this time.


Be safe. Hope nothing happens wrong


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Originally posted by SSOK SSOK wrote:

it's really hit or miss weather it will affect the election.


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Its two different worlds there and here.


You know, I've never understood why upstate has never divested itself of Manhattan and LI or vice versa. It really is two completely different worlds, two completely different sets of political methods, etc. You'd still have the suburbs pulling in tax money from the City, but by now let the 5 boroughs just form their own little state and keep their corruption out of your government?

Back in the mid 1800's my home state took advantage of the secession of VA from the union to split, but the real reason was that we were marginalized in VA political realms and infrastructure development. I'd think there were similar disparities between the city and anything north of LI or west of the Hudson.


I've oft wondered the same thing myself, and nobody's given me a satisfactory answer. One of the big reasons I can think of is that upstate NY hosts the water supply for NYC, and they actually own massive chunks of land up here. If NYC left, the 'upstate' state would be split up and divided along waterways, both main and tributaries all throughout the area. If there was to be a split, we would have to buy up that land, and rent it back to them later on, and that would never be allowed to happen. Not with the might of the city being what it is.


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Rofl_Mao, it's really hit or miss weather it will affect the election. I think less people are heading to the polls but overall things won't be swayed. Sad to say but most people are pretty polarized this election it seems.

People seem more angry with local Officials and the Red Cross and such. Using Staten Island as an Example, people effing hate bloomberg the mayor of nyc for really not doing anything. All of the support out there is private donors, and churches and the like. The community turnout there is amazing, it's the kind of people you dream about living by. Even prior to the mess they were some of the most welcoming and nicest people I've ever met, snooki guido accents and all.

It seems like most of North Jersey is okay. Power outages, gas lines, gas rationing, etcetera but overall most people's homes didn't get wrecked by trees or something. A lot of things are beginning to reopen, but a lot are still without power.

The coastal areas... Not so much. The island that 'jersey shore' was on is pretty much destroyed. The public isn't allowed on the island and it could be uninhabitable for a year. I wasn't able to get on it, but assume everything has to be rebuilt. As I said before, I was cleaning out my cousins house on Staten Island, where the Atlantic Ocean decided to move into her home. The area there is destroyed, with a lot of homes got flooded and had the sewer back up into them. I even saw a house that got ripped off of its foundation, and cars and random things get thrown around. Now it's mostly people there cleaning out their own homes and waiting for fema or insurance to rebuild. I'll describe it better when I get to a computer.
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Originally posted by Reb Cpl Reb Cpl wrote:

Its two different worlds there and here.


You know, I've never understood why upstate has never divested itself of Manhattan and LI or vice versa. It really is two completely different worlds, two completely different sets of political methods, etc. You'd still have the suburbs pulling in tax money from the City, but by now let the 5 boroughs just form their own little state and keep their corruption out of your government?

Back in the mid 1800's my home state took advantage of the secession of VA from the union to split, but the real reason was that we were marginalized in VA political realms and infrastructure development. I'd think there were similar disparities between the city and anything north of LI or west of the Hudson.
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On the eve of my brand new commute to work....they're pulling gasoline resources from my area and relocating them downstate. My in-laws are an hour north of the city cant get gasoline. I understand the need to get generators powered up, but it may grind things to a halt up here- especially considering its a 20 mile drive for groceries in this area.

I have friends  who are incensed that when upstate areas were destroyed by Irene last year, there was a major 'shrug' from down that way, minimized because "It didn't hit the city" and we were forced to make our own way through it with some nominal help.
You know what though? I'm not really bothered by it. Its two different worlds there and here. Losing power here and there have different implications, PLUS the time of year was different. We didn't have to worry about heating to stay alive, they do. Am I annoyed that I'll probably have to limp into a gas station an hour north of here to put gas in the car, probably at inflated costs? A bit, but not enough to complain about it.

I can't get down there with some of the county volunteer firefighters who are going to help, (babies, new job, etc...) so if I need to spend a few extra bucks this week to fuel up so some old lady can have generated power, fine.

You'd be amazed at how many people aren't thinking that way around here though. Its sort of sad. We're quick to take NYC money during the tourist season, but apparently giving a bit back is cause for consternation.


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Originally posted by Rofl_Mao Rofl_Mao wrote:




Stay safe.


Hope you all pull through with minimal impact. Sounds like Gaia was pissed at the USA when she thought this one up.

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Originally posted by SSOK SSOK wrote:

Originally posted by Rofl_Mao Rofl_Mao wrote:

So uh, looks like Jersey got a whooping.



Yeah... We did.

The coastal areas in NY and NJ got destroyed. In all honesty, there is nothing left in a lot of places and a lot of other places there are a lot of issues. Gas shortages, looting, etc. It's getting bad.

I live in North Jersey and I've been without power since Monday which isn't a huge deal. It is annoying and I'm going crazy but I'm fine. Around here there are major gas lines and in some places looting. There were a lot of things wrecked by falling trees and such.

I've personally seen the destruction in Staten Island and it's really some god awful stuff. It's genuinely the saddest stuff I've ever seen. I'll go into detail later.


Stay safe. Our company headquarters are based in New Jersey so we're hearing about a lot of stuff going on there. Crazy stuff.

Nothing political but, do you feel like this could affect the election in your area?
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Originally posted by Rofl_Mao Rofl_Mao wrote:

So uh, looks like Jersey got a whooping.



Yeah... We did.

The coastal areas in NY and NJ got destroyed. In all honesty, there is nothing left in a lot of places and a lot of other places there are a lot of issues. Gas shortages, looting, etc. It's getting bad.

I live in North Jersey and I've been without power since Monday which isn't a huge deal. It is annoying and I'm going crazy but I'm fine. Around here there are major gas lines and in some places looting. There were a lot of things wrecked by falling trees and such.

I've personally seen the destruction in Staten Island and it's really some god awful stuff. It's genuinely the saddest stuff I've ever seen. I'll go into detail later.
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So uh, looks like Jersey got a whooping.
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I was in coastal Virginia at a friend's wedding when the hurricane made landfall. I drove home through constant rain, and arrived to a snowstorm. So, it was an inconvenience, but I was never in the gunsights of any serious weather. I hope everyone else in our forum family is safe.
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Meanwhile in the eastern highlands of WV:
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Reb, my family is on Long Island and they said they're not getting rain yet, just tons of wind knocking over trees. Their block is one of the only ones that lost power, due to a downed tree hitting a powerline. A few miles from them though the streets are all flooded, up in Port Jeff just north of where they live there was like feet of water in the streets. The lower east side of NYC is getting killed, more areas with feet of water flowing down the road.

I hope everyone is alright up there. Kind of nervous for them.
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She's tracking south of me at the moment, a couple of brief power outages- but NYC is getting butt-slammed.
I did a shift at the firehouse a little while ago, and the weather was literally doing nothing. No rain, no wind. As soon as I get home, the wind gusts are pretty intense outside.
Wife set up camp in the living room in case the power goes out we can corral both the kids in there comfortably. I don't think we're going to get battered much worse than this, since we're just getting a kick from the tail, but I don't know what tomorrow's supposed to bring.




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Saw this on FB, not sure if it's real or not. Explosions at about 02:00 and 03:10.


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Saw this on the news at work today, nearly lost it.



Oh and speaking of work, it was so freaking busy because corporate is based out of Jersey so everyone was trying to work from home on the VPN. People.





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