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Old 10-29-2012, 06:46 AM   #15
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So far, so good

Calm before the storm. Trash man came, paper was delivered.
Wishing you all well.
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:59 AM   #16
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Being a Gulf Coast resident for over 31 years and dealing with my fair share of hurricanes, from Andrew to Isaac, I feel your pain there in the northeast.

If it's any consolation, Sandy will be more of a rainmaker than anything. However, it still boggles the mind that a hurricane is expected to bring snow to the Appalachains.

Check Crown Weather Services: Crown Weather Services - Your One-Stop Weather Information Source to get the latest info on the storm. Crown does a good job of compiling all the info available from multiple sources. Of particular interest to trailer owners is Crown's "wind swath forecast" map.
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:23 AM   #17
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One of the rationalizations of living at the Jersey shore has always been, "well, at least we don't get (insert type of natural disaster here) " Oh sure, high taxes, crooked politics, high cancer and insurance rates. But at least we don't get (again, insert natural disaster here). So imagine our joy at noticing that Sandy is scheduled to hit us DIRECTLY in about 24 hours. The camper is secured, the stablizers are down, we've got a genny, beer and food at the house. But seriously, when I look at the projected path it's like it's going to come down my street. Oh well, wish us luck. And when the food and beer run out, we'll live on Holloween candy and that 20 year old bottle of Amaretto that we never drank.
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:15 AM   #18
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But at least we don't get (again, insert natural disaster here). So imagine our joy at noticing that Sandy is scheduled to hit us DIRECTLY in about 24 hours.
You'd be surprised. The US Navy's "Hurricane Havens Handbook" identifes 88 tropical storms (including hurricanes) that passed within 180 miles of Sandy Hook in 113 years. On average, New Jersey/New York gets three tropical storms every four years.

By comparison, for the same 113-year period, New Orleans saw 138 tropical storms that passed within 180 miles, or about five every four years.
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:30 AM   #19
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Check Crown Weather Services: Crown Weather Services - Your One-Stop Weather Information Source to get the latest info on the storm. Crown does a good job of compiling all the info available from multiple sources. Of particular interest to trailer owners is Crown's "wind swath forecast" map.

Thanks for the tip on Crown Weather Services. It's all there. Better than keeping more than a dozen tabs open.
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:36 AM   #20
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If it actually comes down your street you will be better off than if it misses by a bit. The most damaging part of a hurricane is the right front side relative to its movement. If the eye passes over you, you will get a nice break in the middle of the storm. I was in the eye of a hurricane once. If it occurs during daylight, it is truly an amazing sight/experience.

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Old 10-29-2012, 11:52 AM   #21
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I'm glad I don't live on the Chesapeake Bay anymore. But wait, we just had a 7.7 earthquake a couple hundreds miles away!
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:04 PM   #22
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I'm glad I don't live on the Chesapeake Bay anymore. But wait, we just had a 7.7 earthquake a couple hundreds miles away!
More like 550 miles away.

(Assuming you are in Woodinville now and not northern BC or southern Alaska.)

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I lived in the Seattle area for 50 years. You will get earthquakes closer than that sooner or later.
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:20 PM   #23
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BUT it's off shore and running parallel to the shore right now. Turn west into the NJ Notch and it's going to be MISERABLE, plus the wind speed went up from 75mph to 90mph. This is a big storm and though the worst was supposed to be over at high tide (9:30 am) the wind direction is now changing so flooding zones will move, and trees that have torn up roots on their north sides will now have wind strain coming from the south and west. The wind will hang around for another 24 hours at least. I moved mine off the campground and put it on the parking lot behind out business. So far it's fine.

If you can move your Airstream WAY west I'd do it. Altoona or Pittsburgh would be good. The trees that are going to come down and flying debris could put some nasty scars on the Airstream, though flipping it is less likely than an SOB.

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel is closed to trailers, motorcycles, semis. Only passenger cars, SUV's and non-commercial trucks may cross.

Good luck and seriously consider hauling airstream!

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Old 10-29-2012, 02:09 PM   #24
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Winds are really howling and rain is heavy at this time. We still have power and cable but other areas are already without. Biggest problems is flooding in waterfront areas with two more high tides coming before storm lets up any. Bays will not be able to receed enough to prevent serious storm surge flooding. Long Beach Island roads are flooded from what we have heard. All waterfront areas in our town and those north and south of us all under mandatory evacuation. Access roads to those areas are flooded with the main wall of the storm still several hours away. We're praying for all in the storms path.
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:23 PM   #25
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I have been full-timing in my Airstream since this summer while working in the DC area. I think I am in the "Liquor Store" zone.
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Good luck to all of you in the storm path. It looks like a monster. We are feeling some of the effects here with high winds and flood warnings.
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Lots of high water. Lights flickering and the eye is about 1 hour away. Sal
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These are some pictures of the storm around my area. On is from my backyard, tow are at the ocean in Ocean City and the other is home in our neighborhood.
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