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#384807 - 10/29/12 07:37 AM Re: Hurricane Sandy [Re: BlueJays1]
Murph Offline

Registered: 10/05/06
Posts: 6955
Loc: PEI, Canada
Be safe people!
With great power comes Awesome irresponsibility.

#384814 - 10/29/12 10:29 AM Re: Hurricane Sandy [Re: a401classic]
BlueJays1 Offline

Registered: 09/19/08
Posts: 4116
Loc: Porch,enjoying Bombay Sapphire
Originally Posted By: a401classic
Don't forget flashlights and batteries, You never know when you'll need to find the generator - our luck has usually been in the 2AM range.

A supply of candles is a good idea, too. In addition to light, they have a calming effect, we've found.

I always have different types of batteries on hand from Costco. Also a Cyclops all charged up ready to go (up to 15 million candlepower) and a bunch of small flashlights. Also checked the LED on the whole-house surge protector on the panel to make sure that is functioning. That will protect everything plugged in the house from destructive surges that will try to enter from downed power lines when we are on main power. Sump pump has come on a few times from all the rain we currently have.

The radar is showing we are right on the edge of the hurricane. Our cold front is going to meet with the Sandy. The weather we are going to get is hard to predict because of this. My weather station is currently showing our temperature at 5°C. I just hope it doesn't drop and hover around 0°C. Rain, snow or even an ice storm is possible.
I’m armed and I’m drinking. You don’t want to listen to advice from me, amigo.

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#384815 - 10/29/12 12:11 PM Re: Hurricane Sandy [Re: a401classic]
dakkon Offline

Registered: 02/08/04
Posts: 1863
[quote=a401classicThat's almost redneck! You'd do well living down here wink [/quote]

Hey, if it means a 30+min job is turned into a 5 min job.. Well, i'm ok with that. Using this setup is pretty amazing at cleaning out the gutters...

Hope everyone that is in the path of the storm doesn't have any significant issues.

#384819 - 10/29/12 06:34 PM Re: Hurricane Sandy [Re: BlueJays1]
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Loc: Iowa
Hope everyone in path of Sandy is safe, thinking about all of you...
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#384822 - 10/29/12 06:58 PM Re: Hurricane Sandy [Re: SirQuack]
solarrdadd Offline

Registered: 05/04/10
Posts: 310
Loc: Alexandria, VA
thanks, it's really just getting going here in northern VA where i am. i expect to lose power at some point too. hoping it won't be out for more than a couple of days when and if it does go out.

we moved all of the important stuff out of the basement just in case it's even worse than the forecast think. by tomorow late morning going into the afternoon we should be through the worst of it.

the winds are getting really powerfull with 35mph sustained and 50-60mph gusts and it's gonna get worse by 9pm then we should really start getting the worse of the storm.

i too hope that everyone who is or will be affected by this system makes it out physically unharmed and with as little property damage as possible.
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#384824 - 10/29/12 07:15 PM Re: Hurricane Sandy [Re: BlueJays1]
tomtuttle Offline

Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8488
Loc: Tacoma
Like Ron White says, "it's not THAT the wind is blowin'; it's WHAT the wind is blowin'"

All y'all be safe.
bibere usque ad hilaritatem

#384828 - 10/29/12 08:49 PM Re: Hurricane Sandy [Re: tomtuttle]
Amie Offline


Registered: 02/06/02
Posts: 1625
A home theater safety message from your friends in Dwight:

(and yes, we unplugged ours!)
Amie Colquhoun
Axiom Audio

#384829 - 10/29/12 08:58 PM Re: Hurricane Sandy [Re: BlueJays1]
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Registered: 05/03/03
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Loc: NoVA
I am the Doctor, and THIS... is my SPOON!

#384836 - 10/29/12 10:39 PM Re: Hurricane Sandy [Re: Ken.C]
Ajax Offline

Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 6331
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
Lost power 15 minutes ago. Not good. frown Computing on battery power.

"People generally quarrel because they cannot argue." - G. K. Chesterton

#384837 - 10/29/12 10:42 PM Re: Hurricane Sandy [Re: BlueJays1]
sonicfox Offline

Registered: 05/01/02
Posts: 914
Loc: Davenport, Iowa, USA
Stay safe everyone. I thinking of you guys!
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