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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".

Comments

Let's hope not too interesting. Be safe and give us a heads up as soon as you're out of harms way.