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Sandy

Only 4-8 inches of rain predicted.

HOWEVER, on Monday ...

7:30 AM until 11:00 AM (appx. times from memory)- High tides - Full Moon plus storm surge will add to 16+ feet above normal. Expect flooding.

By 3 PM Monday Sustained 50 mph winds, gusts to 95 mph. Lasting until at least 3 AM.

10:00 PM until 1:00 AM (appx. times from memory)- High tides - Full Moon plus storm surge will add to 16+ feet above normal. Expect flooding.

The flooding will not affect us directly. We are close to the water, but up over 100 ft.
I have friends who have been evacuated on the south shore and there will be low areas near me that will be impassible. A lot of the south shore and some areas of the north shore have mandatory evacuation orders. The Long Island Rail Road, the NY City Subways and NYC Buses were shut down at 7 PM tonight.

There's a good chance that we will loose power. They say 50/50 chance which means 90% probable.
We have municipal gas and water, so those should be OK.
We can use the burners on the gas stove, and from past experience we will have hot to warm water for a while (between what's in the heater tank and what the pilot light keeps warm). Mom's chair lift will work for several days (or more) on its battery. The laptop, netbook, Kindle, PSPs, DSi, 3DS, iPod and both cell phones are all charged, or will be. And I can always fall back on books and magazines.

The only worries are a freezer full of food and the refrigerator.
We are as prepared as we can be.

My days off from the hobby store are Monday and Tuesday this week, so I shouldn't loose work unless the store is without power on Wednesday or after.

It's already windy. Tomorrow and Tuesday will be "interesting".

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Let's hope not too interesting. Be safe and give us a heads up as soon as you're out of harms way.
Damn. good luck.
I know all about hurricanes.
Hang in there, this one is worring the weather folks.
I'm going to take the PC off line now.

We have had a few power flickers already and it's only 8:20 AM.

My UPS batteries are apparently not that good so I'm playing it safe.

I'll have the laptop up soon.
It's 4:45 PM, we still have power. My PC, Mom's PC and my TiVo are all shut down. The router and cable modem are on the UPS - those don't draw much so I will probably have a couple of hours use if the cable stays on.
We have had "flickers" but has not gone out for more than a minute or two. If it does go out, the power company says to expect it to take from five days to two weeks to restore it.

Winds are at a steady 50 mph or so, gusting to 80 mph.
The high winds come tonight into tomorrow morning. The storm has not made landfall yet - that's still two hours from now.



Edited at 2012-10-29 08:49 pm (UTC)

Update for Smrgol

Just got word from Smrgol via cell phone. He lost power around 8 PM and don't know when he will be getting it back. All is well at his house with only a few small limbs down on the property but right across the street a large limb came down. The house has water, gas stove and water heater as well as a fire place so they can stay comfortable. He's charging the cell phone in the car but that's the only way he has to touch the outside world. I'll keep people informed as I get more news.