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Old 10-30-2012, 02:20 PM   #1
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Nasty storm

Hope all you folks in the east are safe after that awful storm. Wishing everyone well.
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:46 PM   #2
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We were real lucky, never lost power, only a few branches blown off the trees, not much rain, and cable TV was only out for a few minutes. Daughter in CT is still without power. feeling for all those who are worse off.
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:17 PM   #3
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Damage much less than pre-storm estimates on the DelMarva particularly with reference to rainfall totals, inland flooding, and power outages. Coastal damage bad enuf Jersey and Delaware shores but looks like NYC took the big hit for a second time. Eye passed directly over us and only one large silver maple leader down on the neighbor's electric service lines. Delmarva Power called this morning; no action yet. We had no power outage except for two hours Sun. nite while Sandy was still at sea.

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Old 10-30-2012, 05:20 PM   #4
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Anyone heard from Honda (Norm and Ginny)?
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:57 PM   #5
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Haven't heard from new Hampshire yet, hope they are o.k. N.Y. City is a big mess and our daughter lives in new London conn, she has no power and alot of damage around her but she is safe
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:09 PM   #6
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Non event

Thanks for the concern.

The storm was a non-event in NH. Other then higher than normal surf and a lot of sand on the beach road, it was not dis-similar from our typical winter storm and not nearly as potent as the 90's Perfect Storm, at least here.

The media generally overhypes all storms, partially because for the last 7 years they have been few and far between.

We received very little rain on the seacoast and did not lose power.

Of course there were some power outages in the state but in general rather mild.

Ginny always gets concerned and we now have 3 cans of Spam and 3 dozen eggs on hand.....

Best wishes to those less fortunate, particularly in costal communites where flooding was significant further south...

We ended up sitting our grand nieces for a couple of days, always fun and doing a few little trailer improvements.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:47 PM   #7
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You're VERY fortunate Norm and Ginny. It sounds like, not that far from you, folks lives have been changed forever due to this storm.

Be safe everyone.
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:11 PM   #8
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Ginny always gets concerned and we now have 3 cans of Spam and 3 dozen eggs on hand.....
That is too funny! Yep, you are prepped for sure!
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:23 PM   #9
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Donna,

Certainly sorry for all negatively effected by the storm. Glad we were not. Just a lot of Spam to eat here.
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Old 10-31-2012, 11:28 AM   #10
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[QUOTE=honda03842;342616]The media generally overhypes all storms,/QUOTE]

Your fortunate Norm, Mother nature isnt predictable. Had her path changed a few degrees you may be singing a different story. There are more than a few folks who have lost it all who would say the government and media didn't hype it enough.

Anyone heard from Alf? Ontario and Quebec got hit hard yesterday. Areas around Quebec City are still under fire and expecting more flooding.
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daughter in conn still without power, she's in new london, conn. a lot of damage for sure
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Hopefully our resident New Yorker and photographer Jon Vermilye will check in soon.
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:20 PM   #13
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Carol and Donna,

As you know we live at the ocean, close enough to hear it continuously so I do pay attention.

There's definitely a lack of historical perspective with respect to weather.

Mother nature is comparitively infinitely powerful and worthy of our respect; unfortunately government, their agencies and the media do not fall into the same respect category in my estimation.

As I stated earlier I do recognize that some do have their lives altered by weather events, for that I am sorry but powerless.
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No purpose is served in painting governmental authority and relief agencies generally as either incompetent or unresponsive. If your local authority has proved to be either or both, then political involvement to correct the situation is in order. As for the television medium, it marches behind the circus horses in my parade. Dissemination of governmental directives is done very well by television news but the clown reporters and their crews wading about in the surf is idiotic and plays to the voyeur in each of us. Once the power for light, heat, TV, and water pump is gone, the thrill is no longer vicarious.

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