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Old 10-27-2012, 03:23 PM   #1
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Best of luck to everyone on the East Coast. This one is doesn't seem to be all hype. I'm sending my wife and kids to high ground at the In-Laws' in Jersey and the dog is coming to work with me along with some extra food in my trunk and bottled water.

We're being told that a hit on the Jersey Shore would push a massive surge into NY Harbor, possibly flooding a lot of Manhattan, Staten Island and Brooklyn. If this happens, I'm planning on being stuck in Manhattan for a few days at work.

Anyone else getting ready?

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Old 10-27-2012, 03:24 PM   #2
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Good luck to you and everyone over there! Good planning on your part, mate!

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Old 10-27-2012, 07:16 PM   #3
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I'm in that area that might get a direct hit, right on the coast of Connecticut. I know pretty much everyone is expecting it to hit Jersey, but I'm not taking any chances. It wouldn't be the first time a hurricane changed course at the last minute. We've got enough water and food for about a week plus two full propane tanks for heating. Being in the military, I have to stay in the area and I'm not sending SWMBO to stay with the in laws because paradoxically, even though the in-laws' place is inland, the topology of the land makes it more prone to flooding. I'm not worried about a surge since any surge would have a decent climb to get to my house. But once it hits it's going to slow down and just dump rain all over the place. Either way we're going to get some of it so we're just going to hunker down and ride it out. Good luck to all the other east coasters.

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Old 10-27-2012, 07:44 PM   #4
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I'm getting ready to move all my brewing equipment out of the basement.. last year we were in the area got hit with massive flooding from the Susquehanna in northeast pa. Hoping for the best. Got our two dogs on the other side of the river on safer grounds. I'll be weathering the storm from home, hear they might be evacuating by the end of the weekend

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I've got a bag ready for possible callouts at work. 10 gallons of fuel, generator, foods, and extension cords at home.

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Wow man, hope everything goes well. Keep posting.

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Towsontiger, out of towson, MD? My sister lives there and is expecting a baby any day now! She's freaking out a bit. Good thing she works at John Hopkins, it'd be a blessing if she got 'stuck' at work!

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Towsontiger, out of towson, MD? My sister lives there and is expecting a baby and day now! She's freaking out a bit. Good thing she works at John Hopkins, it'd be a blessing if she got 'stuck' at work!
Yup. Went to Towson University, but live a little more clockwise around the beltway now. From the Eastern Shore, and wish I could go back.
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Just read that all models have converged and they're expecting a central jersey landfall. I have a lot of family right on the water in Jersey so I'm really hoping for a weakened storm. My mother just bought a beach house that we may never get to use! We're waiting to hear what my 87 year old grandmother plans to do, but my mother thinks she's going to refuse to leave. I just got the call to come in early on Monday, as expected.

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Best of luck, east-coasters. Be smart and safe.

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