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Old 10-30-2012, 08:51 AM   #43
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Damage to your water plant? Looks like there will be a "boil order" in effect for your municipal water, once they restore communications well enough to get the word out. Aren't you glad you had the foresight to fill your freshwater tank in your Airstream before the storm? You did have the foresight, right?
A little issue with doing that is called "winter"! Be just my luck that we would get a freeze right after the storm.

We do have a couple of cases of water inside. It's all good
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:07 AM   #44
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A little issue with doing that is called "winter"! Be just my luck that we would get a freeze right after the storm.

We do have a couple of cases of water inside. It's all good
Hard to reconcile hurricanes with winter weather. Guess that would make Sandy a tropical blizzard?
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:33 AM   #45
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WHEW! We got off easy, or just lucky. I expected SuperSandy to hit us a bit harder. We still have power. although most other neighborhoods around us do not... No major tree damage, and no trailer damage.

The worst was finding two leaks in the house and two on the trailer! Both can be remedied when the weather dries out.

I wish everyone the best in the harder hit areas!!! Please be safe!
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:49 PM   #46
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Thumbs up Reporting in from ground zero.

We were blessed.

No damage to the Airstream! Glad we moved it to higher, treeless ground. Based on the number, and size, of the branches in our driveway, there would have been significant damage. Due to our proximity to our stream, about 50 feet, water was nearly two feet deep in our yard. All it did was rearrange the things in our yard a bit. It was strange seeing our spillway, which was at a mere trickle the day before the storm, under 3 feet of water last night when I checked it during the lull.

We lost electricity for only about an hour, well before landfall. Which was probably a good thing, because we maintained power throughout the storm while thousands around us lost power. The Honda EU2000i saved the day (or hour) again. Our power company repair crews were on the road during the entire storm. Amazing.

I believe we experienced Sandy's worst in the beginning, just before landfall. Then, it was eerily quiet for a period, while we were in the eye. Then, round two didn't seen quite as intense. It's still a bit windy, but the sun just broke through the clouds.

Good times!
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:29 PM   #47
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Just checking in, We are fine here in NH, scary winds and heavy rains but less damage than the October snowstorm last year. Probably because of all the tree work that was done after that one!

Expecting more heavy rain and thunderstorms tonite - it was 70 degrees today and I saw the sun . Freaky New England weather for sure.

Anyone hear from Frank at Franks Trailer Works?

My condolences to all of you that have damage from this storm....
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Old 10-31-2012, 04:25 AM   #48
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We were real lucky being 20 miles from Atlantic City and 11 from Ocean City where they say the eye hit. No damage to the stick house and the real house is dry as a bone. Power came on 11pm Tuesday after 30 hours. Monkeypants I believe is closer to the shore and I believe his area took more of a beating. Sal
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:08 AM   #49
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We are all lucky here. Power is out and may not be back for ten days. Little rain but the most intense, sustained winds we've seen. Trees down everywhere but all avoided buildings and the airstream.
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:55 AM   #50
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I think trees and flooding are the Airstream's worse enemy. Mine stayed put in a tornado. They handle wind pretty well but trees will ruin your day. I hope everyone weathered the storm without too much damage.

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Old 10-31-2012, 07:04 AM   #51
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Such terrible, terrible devastation out there. Defies description.

Feel so badly for all of you.


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My whole family is from the NYC area. A few years ago I was telling my Aunt ( lives in Charlotte, NC now) that NJ is not so bad. No earthquakes to speak of, No mudslides, forest fires, though severe, mostly confined in sparsely populated areas. We do get hurricanes but mostly they are tired out by the time there done beating up the south. Well, every now and then Mother Nature throws us a good one and this was one of those. We're doing well. No power and still on generator. Many neighbors with trees down. But other than a yard mess to clean up and a few roof shingles we did OK. Have to go to my Son's house and check the AS though. He says it's OK but still gotta go check.

MOTHER NATURE at work.
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My whole family is from the NYC area. A few years ago I was telling my Aunt ( lives in Charlotte, NC now) that NJ is not so bad. No earthquakes to speak of, No mudslides, forest fires, though severe, mostly confined in sparsely populated areas. We do get hurricanes but mostly they are tired out by the time there done beating up the south. Well, every now and then Mother Nature throws us a good one and this was one of those.

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Old 10-31-2012, 09:17 AM   #54
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A message from Colonial Airstream on Facebook this morning. Phew!! I think our Beatrice will be OK.

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Colonial Airstream is open today Oct 31st but still no phones, power, water and very limited Internet. Our structures and inventory are fine as well as customers units. We did not suffer any flooding in our immediate area but many of our staff, local customers and immediate family did. Please read and post on airforums.
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Well she came and went, left a mess. but I am gratefull my Airstream was not a victim of the storm. I only lost one storm window, many braches, and my eclectric power. John
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Well she came and went, left a mess. but I am gratefull my Airstream was not a victim of the storm. I only lost one storm window, many braches, and my eclectric power. John
Glad to here that. Sal
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