Those of us who are usually in hurricane country as thinking of you. Stay safe and dry, abd try not to listen to the weather/news for more than a few minutes an hour. You're more likely not to go crazy that way, trust me, been there
Post by HeavierThings on Oct 29, 2012 11:03:40 GMT -5
I'm in Western PA and we've really just got a light drizzle going on. Wind is getting gnarly though; lots of schools starting to close too. My campus is already shut down for the rest of the afternoon and tomorrow.
I just got a very comforting email from Alexandria that says:
"Hurricane Sandy is about to get worse. Think of the derecho storm with high winds in June that lasted 24 minutes. The winds we’re about to experience beginning this afternoon are like the derecho, but they will last for 24 hours. To paraphrase: Instead of 24 minutes of dangerous winds, it will be 24 hours of dangerous conditions."
I feel SOOO much better now. I get that they're trying to get folks off the road and prepared, but still...
the wind is really picking up here, and we're still about 2 1/2 hours out of the worst of it
EDIT- and the lights keep dimming
Hold on. Turn your heat up high so that if you lose power, maybe your place will stay warm for a bit longer. I plan to do this tonight- roast my house. I went without power for a week in FL after Ivan, but the temps were in the upper 80's. I don't like the thought of days without power in these temps.
Up here in Connecticut, all highways are closed. Bridges over major rivers are closed. Some towns have 50% of people or more without power. Down near the coast the tides ran really high and areas are flooded.
Fawn sent me a text about two hours ago, her and Quacker have no power where they are.
Y'all, Im a praying girl, so I'm gonna say that I've been praying for everyone in the storms way, especially my chosen Inforoo fam. You guys be alert - and don't be afraid to hide in your basement or closet! If it gets that bad, your pride isn't worth your life.
Post by FatKeystone on Oct 29, 2012 15:02:00 GMT -5
I'm in Northeast Jersey, about fifteen minutes from NYC. Wind's been getting pretty bad, lots of downed trees and debris blowing around. Rain hasn't been too bad yet, I hear we might miss a lot of the heavy stuff. Stay safe everybody.