Hurricane Sandy is rapidly approaching the East Coast.
I hope those of us, who are in her path, stay safe and that we all get through the next few days without too many problems or inconveniences. I know I'm going to lose power very soon (it always happens).
10-29-2012 05:49 AM
Stay safe... This one is shaping up to be a real pain in the behind...
So is everybody safe who is in the path of Sandy? I was just listening to the news and OMG, I was so terrified, Over 60 million people affected out of which many rendered homeless and 12 states affected. That made me really apprehensive. The eastern coast is so badly affected by the storm. I was just wondering how many times, in the past few years, USA has been hit by storms.
The storm got quite bad. They showed on the news that many who had not bothered to evacuate where sitting there in disbelief.. No one really thought it was going to be as bad as it was it seems
Lots of people without power, lots of people with flood damage, ice damage.. I have NEVER heard of a "hurricane" that lasted long enough to throw ICE around
Hopefully everyone is ok....
Yeah, the storm turned really bad. Especially the states of NY and NJ were affected very badly. I do hope that it gets better very soon. I was just listening to the news a few hours ago and they told that so many people are still facing power breakdown. OMG, its been like 3 days till now and power breakdowns are so worst.
Some weather changes within the last few years have been very terrifying.
It was amazing that my power stayed on, but the lights keep flickering, which means it may still pop off at any second.
Everyone who was in Sandy's path is being warned that trees and branches are still falling down on cars, houses, wires, and people. No one can let their guard down after a hurricane blows through.
I grew up at the Jersey Shore. I am sickened to see the photos of the damage that was done everywhere, especially to the Seaside Heights and Ocean City Boardwalks. I feel even worse seeing the damage to the homes in the New Jersey Shore communities.
However, I couldn't care less what happens to the Casino/hotels in Atlantic City. I think they should turn them into shelters instead of worrying about the $5 million dollars they're losing every day that they're closed. Geez.....!
Yesterday, I received a phone call from a friend who said that his power has been out since Monday afternoon. He said he is using a generator, and he was getting ready to unhook his refrigerator for a few minutes so he could hook up his coffee maker to make coffee. It's the simple pleasures that get people through the hard times!
I'm with ya on the casino front... However, gotta have the cash flow, those investors won't be happy after all *rolls eyes*. They should turn them into shelters, however you'd have to completely gut them. But they already have a sufficient supply of food and drink to last quite a while I imagine...
Originally Posted by PinkRose
Unplugging the fridge to make coffee, I just thought of a new product, not sure how it would work though... You know those rations that heat themselves when you open the package? Well, maybe something could be devised for that for coffee...
Here's hoping that everything gets cleaned up and back to normal soon, although I know it could still take a week minimum
Originally Posted by PinkRose
OMG, this is the worst thing that could happen with any storm or hurricane, that is, power breakdowns. It makes the things even more frightening especially at night. These are certainly the worst times in anybody's life.
How is the situation there now? Have things gone normal now? Are the schools open now or still not?
Things at the Jersey Shore are still very bad. It's getting very cold at night, and there are thousands of people with no power, no heat, no water, no food, and no gasoline for generators. It's a real mess. In many places the schools have been closed all week. A lot of shelters have been set up in the schools, but they need to relocate them so the kids can get back to school when the power goes back on.
Halloween was posponed in the entire state of New Jersey to Monday night. The National Guard is patrolling many of the streets in the shore communities because of looting. And...another storm is expected on Thursday!
Things won't be back to normal for a long, long time.
OMG, Another storm is expected on Thursday? Really? That is just terrible, isn't it?
Is it expected to be of the same intensity as Sandy?
I really, really do hope that its not.
And still people are without food, water, electricity means that they are in the worst condition. Living in shelters temporarily is the worst thing. OMG, what about the little kids, the babies, the pregnant women, the aged people?
On top of that, looting as you mentioned is another phenomenon happening there.
I hope that all gets better and normal again.
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