Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 41
Like Tree22Likes

Thread: Who is preparing for Hurricane Sandy, aka "Frankenstorm"?

  1. #16
    Registered User nukediver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Metuchen, NJ
    Posts
    426
    And here's a recent picture of Atlantic City. You can see where a large portion of the boardwalk was ripped off its pilings. And the full force of the storm is just hitting.

    Nancy

    Name:  AC boardwalk.jpg
Views: 901
Size:  70.9 KB

  2. #17
    Registered User TavaPeak's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Colorado Springs
    Posts
    410
    Thinking of you, Nancy. It's a good sign if you can post, because it means you still have power. We're watching the news coverage closely. Stay safe, and if possible, dry.

  3. #18
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Southern Virginia
    Posts
    87
    Prayers for all in NJ, NY, and New England. Williamsburg was hit hard by Irene last year, but we seem to have been lucky with Sandy (so far, anyhow).

  4. #19
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    549
    I am hoping all will stay where they are and Hunker Down if still in the area.
    I am on Standby to be sent to the area if communications help is needed.
    Mommy I hope not this time!(but I will).

    Stay Safe
    Ed

  5. #20
    Registered User nukediver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Metuchen, NJ
    Posts
    426
    Thanks all. We're still powered up here in central NJ (I'm about 15 miles inland, and about 100 miles north of Atlantic City), but the wind just keeps getting stronger and stronger. And it's dark now, which makes it nerve-wracking, sitting here listening to it howl. I'm thinking sleep will not come easy tonight! Aaaand the power just dipped again, for about the fifth time. To pass the time, while there's still power, I'm entertaining myself by watching our governor spat with the mayor of Atlantic City over evacuation decisions. Never a dull moment in NJ politics :-)

  6. #21
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Glassboro, NJ
    Posts
    33
    We live in South Jersey but I work in Philly. I have been staying in a hotel since Sunday afternoon to keep things going in my building and so far we have power and only a little roof leakage in a high rise building in downtown Philly. I'm supposed to go home on Tues. and be on vacation for the rest of the week. We have reservations for Thurs. - Sat. in AC but they may be too soggy for us unless conditions in the casinos are better than I think they are. I packed in my wife's MLC bag and have concluded that I want an Aeronaut asap!
    S25 (French Blue), Brain Cell (size 5), Super Ego (Black/Black/Steel), Synapse (Black/Steel), Dyneema Organizer Pouch (Steel), Travel Tray (Steel), 2011 Mystery Gift (Cork), 2012 Mystery Gift (Navy/Nordic), Organizer Wallet (Navy), Kit (Steel), 3D Clear Organizer Cube (Steel), Mesh Ballistic Organizer Pouch (Med.), 2013 Mystery Gift (Parapack Grey)

  7. #22
    Registered User nukediver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Metuchen, NJ
    Posts
    426
    Quote Originally Posted by kjm3579 View Post
    We live in South Jersey but I work in Philly. I have been staying in a hotel since Sunday afternoon to keep things going in my building and so far we have power and only a little roof leakage in a high rise building in downtown Philly. I'm supposed to go home on Tues. and be on vacation for the rest of the week. We have reservations for Thurs. - Sat. in AC but they may be too soggy for us unless conditions in the casinos are better than I think they are. I packed in my wife's MLC bag and have concluded that I want an Aeronaut asap!
    The rest of my family is down in Cumberland County, and they're still getting pounded by the wind. I work for the State (DEP) and some of my work responsibilities involve emergency response for NJ's nuke plants. I've been in contact with some co-workers at the state OEM and can tell you you're probably going to have to make other vacation plans, because AC is in really bad shape :-(

  8. #23
    Registered User nukediver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Metuchen, NJ
    Posts
    426
    I have apparently spoken too soon, as we are now completely in the dark. It seems like a HUGE portion of NJ will have gone dark before Sandy goes away.

  9. #24
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Posts
    90
    Reporting from my neck of the woods: power flickered on and off all day. I still have power at home, though,cehich is good, as we are very lucky. Half the state has lost it. We are wet and being pounded by the wind. Stay safe, all of you, in the direct path of the storm.

  10. #25
    Registered User nukediver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Metuchen, NJ
    Posts
    426
    New Uork City is getting pummeled and a large part of lower Manhattan is underwater. A lot of he city is also without power right now. This is absolutely mind boggling to watch. I cannot begging to comprehend how long this storm recovery will take.

  11. #26
    Registered User TavaPeak's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Colorado Springs
    Posts
    410
    Nancy - Hope your expertise will NOT be needed in the aftermath of this. It is an unbelievable amount of damage and devastation.

  12. #27
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    68
    Nancy - I've been thinking about you today -- hope you and your family/friends made it through the storm okay. Just getting home now and seeing the photos from today. Truly devastating. We were very fortunate in Central VA. Nothing like Irene or Isabel which were bad here (Isabel especially).

    sue

  13. #28
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    2,844
    Stay safe! Hunker down if you are within the storm or run if you are in front of it.

  14. #29
    TOM BIHN Crew (we work here) Darcy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    The far west
    Posts
    4,517
    Quote Originally Posted by photocat View Post
    Nancy - I've been thinking about you today -- hope you and your family/friends made it through the storm okay.
    Ditto. Hope you are safe, Nancy.
    Current Carry: Skookum Dog Citizen Canine prototype, Founder's Briefcase (every day carry), Small Cafe Bag (every day carry), Shop Bags (groceries, extra random stuff), Aeronaut 45 (travel), Synapse 19 (day hikes), Smart Alec (longer day hikes), Skookum Dog Road Duffel (Medium) (travel), Clear Organizer Wallet, Travel Stuff Sacks, Organizer Cubes

  15. #30
    Registered User nukediver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Metuchen, NJ
    Posts
    426
    Hi all, thanks so much for your concern. We're fine, although still in the dark. We're being told that power won't come back on until November 5th. I at least have gas and water, which allows me to eat and bathe. The only thing I have lost is the contents of my refrigerator. I am thankful.

    Currently, I am hanging out with friends who got their power back, and am sitting here watching TV, stunned. All the places along the Jersey coast that have washed away were places I spent time in my youth (and adulthood!). I cannot fathom the depth of loss of property, and loss of life, that has happened. The pictures and videos from all up and down the coast are tearing my heart out. The same goes for Staten Island (5 miles away from me, across the water), and Long Island. Lower Manhattan underwater - I never thought I'd see that. No subway service. No trains. It will take a long time to process all of this.

    I am not surprised by the dedication and hard work of all the emergency responders, some of whom I work with day to day, or the utility crews busting their butts working to get our power back. That being said, we will need help to rebuild our costal communities - the homes, the businesses. People's lives and livelihoods. It's is going to take a long time, but we NJ folk are resilient.

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0