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Discussion in 'The OT' started by Drucifer, Oct 25, 2012.
Absolutely right - I'm in Chester County, PA, and we have crews in from Entergy - mostly LA, TX, AR, MS - Everybody honks and gives them a big thumbs-up as they drive by. We LOVE those guys!
What was that idiot of a mayor thinking when he said that ?!?!?!?!!?!?
Two of my three cars were full and I had 5 gallons in my shed. My son brought our SUV home on fumes before the storm in the hope that my wife would fill up the car and he wouldn't have to spend the money. My patience is running really thin with him.
They're driving across the GWB to get gas in the City, too.
To make life even more interesting around here, another Nor'easter is in the works for Wednesday. While not as windy as Sandy, it expected to be a hell of a lot wetter. And if it is cold -- Snow.
I think I'm back to being happier if this was snow.
No. Not this time of year. Snows at night when it's cold outside and melts as the day goes on and that causes more power problems. Downed trees and wires. Remember last year around this time? That storm cost me over 5 grand. I like snow, nice white fluffy dry snow. Wet snow causes too many problems.
Finally had enough of the cold and dark and moved down to Virginia to my daughters place. They (City officials) are telling me "hopefully" by the end of this coming week because we have a tree, pole & wires down. If no pole/wires wrapped around a tree was involved we would have had service back by (they claim) Tues or Wed. Almost everyone around us is back except for 2/3rds of our street on just our side and a couple homes behind us. Other side of the street is fine. Crazy.
^^ Better hope the new storm Wednesday doesn't tear it all up again.
Finally back online. Power came back at 10pm last night (Saturday), making it just under 6 full days without power.
We went out Monday at 11am and stayed that way. Our township still looks like a war zone. Some sections of town may not have power for weeks.
... and we're the lucky ones. It's so, so much worse down the shore.
Hope everyone here at DBSTalk is safe and sound. It's way too cold.
Please PM me if anyone in NJ needs anything - happy to help and open my home to those who need it.
Thanks and stay safe,
Good to see there are still good people in this world.
I also saw that Anhauser-Busch has switched a plant in Georgia over to canning water. I didn't realize that they've been doing this in disasters since 1906.
We only got a dusting down here. You guys got slammed. My parents were digging for a week. I bought a snowblower for no good reason
Another reason not to like wet snow: Snow blowers don't work well with it. Snow throwers seem to do better.
I've been studying pictures of the Shore. Have you ever seen so much sand blown up on the shore and far inland?
Answer me this: Why would sane people build houses on man-made islands so far off shore? Did you see those pictures? Those houses had to be expensive.
I find it hard to believe that they'll get the Shore fixed up before next season. That will be another disaster.
The only good news is there's still going to be lots of power utility crews in the area this week for the nor'easter.
I love the beach, we have lots of nice ones in NC and SC and mostly a 10 month season instead of 3 or 4 months.
But I also have pictures of waves lapping under the first floor of a high-rise Condo (20 stories), a 1/4 mile of beachfront sandbagged with HUGE sandbags - the kind you move with a bobcat and greens of a golf course gone because the ocean wanted to move the sand.
And this was just normal weather / tides.
As much as I'd love to have a beach house or move my boat to the coast, I couldn't sleep at night.
More companies should look at what Con Edison is doing on Twitter. Probably really helping. And there are a lot more DMs that we don't see.
Technically I believe I have a thrower.
It was a lot of sand. More sand in Breezy Point and the Rockaways, though. We have a family home that's been there since the 40s or 50s and it's never been this bad. We'll see what happens but I don't think Seaside will be ready for next summer.
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My love and compassion goes out to everyone who has been affected by this storm
I grew up on the Jersey Shore in a little town that is just about on sea level. You could hit water in our yard by digging down with your hands. That town really got hit by Sandy. Could have been a lot worse. If the eye of a hurricane ever enters Raritan Bay (just west of NY harbor) all the towns on the Bay will be wiped out. Obviously, the eye of a hurricane has never entered the Bay in recorded history.
I'm with you, Dennis, the thought of a beach house is wonderful to consider, but unless you're really loaded, it's too much of a chance to take. That's why I rent homes or condos for vacations. I almost bought a condo on the beach this year, but quickly came to my senses.