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Hello,
I live on Long Island N.Y. and it getting pretty bad over here,
all the gas stations are out of gas and the stores are out of all of the essentials that you may need.
  • Profile picture of the author I.M.Retired
    Keep us posted and stay safe!
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Lou, just how bad is it? My daughter lives in Brooklyn and I live inland NJ away
      from the water thank goodness.

      Right now, things here are calm. A little wind and very little rain. But that's what
      scares me. I know the worst is coming.

      Anyway, stay safe and I'll say a prayer for you and all the folks out there.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kay King
        That thing is a hurricane wrapped in a nor'easter - bad news.

        If you are anywhere near the water (like within a couple miles) or near canals or inlets - make sure you've got an attic or something high. The storm surge could be horrendous and that's the most dangerous part in hurricanes.

        Hold on tight - and good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author doitright316
    Stay safe everyone!
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  • Profile picture of the author HKSEO Jonbones
    If you think it's bad now, wait until the dirty side hits.

    Category 1 hurricane and the entire NE seaboard shuts down :facepalm:

    Granted people lose their minds here in Houston when it snows at all, we're expected to work through anything less than a category 3. Guess it's just what you're used to that makes all the difference.
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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      My heart and prayers go out to you all on the east coast.

      Heck, I live in Michigan and we're getting 45 mile an hour winds with a couple of power blips. They're predicting snow for the next three days (not more than an inch accumulation) I can't imagine what you all are having to endure.

      Terra
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  • Profile picture of the author betterwtveter
    Hopefully you got at least a good stock of supplies. Food storage is the way to go for emergencies. Stay safe
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  • I think it is time to advocate a renaming of the Hurricane System...

    Any suggestions?
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  • Profile picture of the author Lou Diamond
    Hello,
    Last year for Hurricane Irene it was expected to hit the lower part of New York,
    instead upstate New York got hit the worst.
    I think New Jersey is going to get it really bad and some parts of Long Island will be sunk.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    I hope you can get out of there, Lou. I was under the impression that the island had been evaced. Hoping for the best and safety for all.
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  • The difference in size between Hurricane Irene and Hurricane Sandy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    I hope that everyone is safe and OK!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Big Rob
    As a veteran of hurricanes that have hit the East coast of Florida, heed my advice.
    It is too late to evacuate now, and even though it sounds corny, "HUNKER DOWN".
    Find the highest elevation you can. Fresh batteries in the flashlight and radio.
    Water, snacks and board games help pass the time, stay vigilant and be safe.
    God Bless you all, praying for your families safety!
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    Have a look at this site HERE that shows a comparison to irene.

    I have friends and family in its path. Please if there are any warrior in its path, be safe.


    Thoughts and prayers people...thoughts and prayers.
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  • Profile picture of the author doitright316
    It does look really bad, but the same thing happens every year. I would move but I suppose some people don't have a choice.
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    • Profile picture of the author AprilCT
      My son was at the store late this afternoon and said there were almost no loaves of bread left on the shelf. Since the trajectory moved, we are going to be around a hundred miles closer to that darn storm, but so far, our power is on and we just have wind, rain and cold...but it hasn't gotten anywhere near as close as it's going to, so we will see what happens later.

      Prayers for all who are really getting hit with Sandy. We have family about right in its path as it moves inland, so I hope we hear from them after it moves on.
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  • Profile picture of the author derekwong28
    Best wishes to all warriors who are in the path of the storm. I must say that hurricanes look much bigger and serious than the typhoons we get in Asia.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    This is a big storm, lets be honest and even the stockmarket had to close, which has not been closed due to weather for centuries...

    Maybe this is natures way of teaching us a lesson, and to stop people profiting from pollution. ==> http://www.warriorforum.com/off-topi...-first-us.html
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  • Profile picture of the author LangAmil
    Keep safe guys.. Heard about the Frankenstorm Sandy..
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    I am grateful I live in Australia. I wish that everyone who lives anywhere near the storm remains safe.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      natures way of teaching us a lesson
      I think it's just nature behaving naturally.

      "Humans plan and God laughs"
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      • Profile picture of the author jamescanz
        I hope everything turned out okay.

        I'm from Connecticut and we didn't get anything from the hurricane where I am.
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        • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
          Canada had it's share of damage from this storm. It was freaking scary here last night. I'm surrounded by huge trees and you should have heard the wind howling...took me a while to get to sleep last night - I think I finally did around 3:30 am

          Apart from my internet and digital phone service being down for several hours today, we were quite lucky here in Niagara. Toronto had worse winds, and more damage in some places - one woman was killed from being hit by falling debris (road sign!)

          The storm has moved to the Lake Huron area, and right now the bad weather is in Sarnia, Ontario. It looks pretty nasty.

          The New England states seemed to have had the worst flooding and storm damage, and my heart goes out to everyone affected .

          Why is it that it takes a natural disaster to bring out the best in most people, though? Why can't people be kind and compassionate to each other all the time, not just when disaster strikes?

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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    Hurricane Sandy: Live Updates - ABC News

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  • Profile picture of the author PassivelyRich
    I've been told by a friend of mine in Manhattan the following:

    "Please email nycservice@cityhall.nyc.gov with your name, email address and borough. There will be ways to volunteer today and over the next week as opportunities arise."
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    My step-sister-in-law sent pics of Newport, RI, where she lives today. Holy cow. I am so glad I moved West. I also would like to hear that everyone is okay. Give us a shout at your earliest opportunity.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      The low death toll so far is amazing considering the amount of damage and the area covered.
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    Be safe, Californians already sent some of out gov. stuff over there to help. Keep us posted.

    Two of my clients from NY are not responding to me for the past 2 days.
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    I wish all to recover soon !!!!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    I haven't heard any figures on casualties yet - but just saw $20 billion dollars in damages. Holy cow.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    HEY LOU? You okay?
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  • Profile picture of the author Lou Diamond
    Hello,
    I am ok. I was just now able to get back online.
    I had no damage but half of Long Island is still without power.
    We were all lucky that there was no rain along with the Hurricane as it would
    have been ten times worse.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      The casualty numbers have been going up and I always wonder what facts there to base $$$ estimates on but there always seem to be estimates.

      Lou- Glad you're OK. Looking at the Jersey Shore was like our coast after Katrina. Just be careful as gas leaks and loose power lines will be a danger in areas where power is just coming back online.
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  • Profile picture of the author BridgeLL
    Looking at the damage online has been hard, I can't imagine having to see the pain on people's faces in real life. The story about the mother losing her two little boys got me. I can't imagine the horror and heartache she feels.

    My heart goes out to everyone affected by the hurricane. I pray for you repeatedly throughout the day - for the last few days, not that doing that somehow makes everyone ok, but I just want you to know that you are not alone.

    At first I was hopeful that the death toll would be pretty small, but it keeps rising. I know it's not a lot as compared to Katrina or other storms, but the loss is still devastating.
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  • Profile picture of the author embrown
    I hope everyone is staying safe!

    It's crazy, I JUST got back from visiting family in DC. I don't think they are getting hi as bad as others in that area, though.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lou Diamond
    Hello,
    there is going to be a tremendous gasoline shortage as most gas stations that have power are out of gas and they have no idea when they are getting the next delivery.
    The problems are starting to mount.
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    • Profile picture of the author garyv
      Originally Posted by Lou Diamond View Post

      Hello,
      there is going to be a tremendous gasoline shortage as most gas stations that have power are out of gas and they have no idea when they are getting the next delivery.
      The problems are starting to mount.
      I think this one is going to be more like Katrina, where the devastation is not actually fully realized for several days.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Glad to hear from you, Lou. It sickens me to see this. I've had a pretty hard year -- and right now I feel like a very fortunate person. Hope it all gets resolved quickly.
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    • Profile picture of the author ImWendy
      My mom lives in Queens (where I grew up) and I have not heard from her since Monday morning. I tried calling her cell and it keeps going straight to voicemail.
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      • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
        Originally Posted by ImWendy View Post

        My mom lives in Queens (where I grew up) and I have not heard from her since Monday morning. I tried calling her cell and it keeps going straight to voicemail.
        I am so sorry to hear that Wendy!

        I can't imagine the feeling of having a loved one missing after a natural disaster.

        My heart goes out to you and please, keep us updated!

        Terra
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        • Profile picture of the author Kay King
          Wendy - Don't panic. After Katrina there were no calls possible here. Cell towers and land lines are down and areas without power can't charge a phone either. I know you're worried - hope you hear from her soon.

          It was almost 3 weeks here on the coast before you could get cell phones to work after Katrina - and many weeks more before land lines were restored. For months the service was unreliable on many days.

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      • Profile picture of the author BridgeLL
        Originally Posted by ImWendy View Post

        My mom lives in Queens (where I grew up) and I have not heard from her since Monday morning. I tried calling her cell and it keeps going straight to voicemail.
        Hey you, I know it's been a few days, have you managed to get in contact with her yet? Just wanted to check up and see how things were going Hope all is well
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        • Profile picture of the author ImWendy
          Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

          I am so sorry to hear that Wendy!

          I can't imagine the feeling of having a loved one missing after a natural disaster.

          My heart goes out to you and please, keep us updated!

          Terra


          Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

          Wendy - Don't panic. After Katrina there were no calls possible here. Cell towers and land lines are down and areas without power can't charge a phone either. I know you're worried - hope you hear from her soon.

          It was almost 3 weeks here on the coast before you could get cell phones to work after Katrina - and many weeks more before land lines were restored. For months the service was unreliable on many days.

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          Originally Posted by BridgeLL View Post

          Hey you, I know it's been a few days, have you managed to get in contact with her yet? Just wanted to check up and see how things were going Hope all is well

          Thank you very much for your kind words. Also, I apologize it's taken a while for me to get back to you. I have not been able to get online since Monday.

          My mom is well. She was not able to get a signal until this past Sunday which is when she finally called me. Needless to say, a great weight has been lifted from me. Thank you once again, for your encouragement! You guys ROCK!
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    I was watching the news & a building inspector (not sure which town) said he estimated 30% of the homes are damaged so bad that residents won't be allowed to enter the homes.

    Good luck to anyone involved.
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  • Profile picture of the author youngsiteowner
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    In my town in Bergen County New Jersey, we didn't get hit too hard. But my town only has one open gas station and we are on the border of New York and New Jersey. The line of cars for that gas station can be anywhere from 75 to 200 cars at one point. Luckily, they aren't gouging prices.

    Good luck to everyone out there on the east coast that got effected by Sandy. I consider myself extremely lucky after only three trees fell.
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