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posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 10:53 AM
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I remember when Irene went through. At that time my room mate and I were living on a semi-underground bottom floor apartment. We were wading through 3 inches of water even after I water sealed EVERYTHING, and we got hammered harder than what was expected in my area. I also did quite a bit of relief work in the aftermath and death throes of Hurricane Katrina as well.

I don't take any chances, and while I get made fun of it by people, they always end up being the ones coming to me for help during the storm. My dad always told me to prepare for the worst and hope for the best, and it's worked for me so far.




posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 11:00 AM
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I live in Carroll County and it's not raining now. I looked at the radar and it's raining east and north of here. It's coming, but I'm letting my kids run around outside now before 2-3 days of rain. I'm waiting to see what's left of Ocean City after this hits. Luckily it doesn't look like it'll be a direct hit down there, but Northern Md where I am is right in the middle of almost every predicted path. Farmers were scrambling yesterday to get their soybeans out of the fields before this starts. After that the fields are probably going to be wet until they freeze.



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 12:27 PM
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Originally posted by badgerprints
967mb
That was the Atmospheric pressure of the hurricane that destroyed Galveston in 1900 and killed somewhere around 8000 people due to flooding.

Sandy as of Sunday morning has an atmospheric pressure 951 and still falling.

The point has been made that the wind speed isn't that high but the wind doesn't cause that many fatalities.

It is the storm surge that kills the most people. Galveston was essentially leveled.

The storm that hit Galveston was very deceptive. It was sunny and clear right up until the storm hit. The only real warning was barometric pressure and it was so low that the weather forecasters concluded that their barometer was broken.

Sandy has a lower atmospheric pressure now than the measured pressures in the 1900 Galveston hurricane.



Interesting about the atmospheric pressure. I went to search more info about it and came across this:




www.correntewire.com...

Sandy's central pressure is expected to drop from its current 951 mb to 945 - 950 mb at landfall Monday night. A pressure this low is extremely rare; according to wunderground weather historian Christopher C. Burt, the lowest pressure ever measured anywhere in the U.S. north of Cape Hatteras, NC, is 946 mb (27.94") measured at the Bellport Coast Guard Station on Long Island, NY on September 21, 1938 during the great "Long Island Express" hurricane.


Which of course, led me to this:


The New England Hurricane of 1938 (or Great New England Hurricane, Yankee Clipper, Long Island Express, or simply the Great Hurricane) was the first major hurricane to strike New England since 1869. The storm formed near the coast of Africa in September of the 1938 Atlantic hurricane season, becoming a Category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale before making landfall as a Category 3 hurricane[1] on Long Island on September 21. The hurricane was estimated to have killed between 682 and 800 people,[2] damaged or destroyed over 57,000 homes, and caused property losses estimated at US$306 million ($4.7 Billion in 2012).[3] Even as late as 1951, damaged trees and buildings were still seen in the affected areas.


All I can say is, I hope the naysayers on this thread are correct. But if not, I hope all the potential victims of this storm have acted responsibly and prepared for the worst.
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posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 12:32 PM
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Be safe, in NY and surrounding area. I have just read that they are evacuating 375,000 people.

My thoughts will be with you all!!

I hope it is just precaution and not a mega storm

vesta



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 12:37 PM
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Yeah, it's a mandatory evacuation from Zone A apparently. It's right at the edge of the water front, which makes sense.

It's one of the reasons why I'd never live too close to the ocean or any body of water.



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 01:16 PM
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I know what you mean about sump pumps. For emergencies it's good to have an inverter installed into a vehicle. It converts car electricity to regular electricity, and has a few outlets to plug into. The one in my old plow truck is hardwired, not a lighter plugin, it can run all three of my sump pumps and still has one outlet to spare. It has saved my ass serious flood damage a few times(I have fancy oak flooring in the basement I installed, borders, haringbone, medallions)



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 03:12 PM
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Did you really just bring politics into this? you could of just said that the president turned on his big weather making machine and added that flying monkeys were heading towards the White House.

My concern is my friends and relatives on the east coast, not whether elections will be stopped, and honestly none of my friends are worrying about election day, they are more concerned with being ready, just in case power is out for a while.

So, let's all say a prayer to the great big cloud and try to remember to help those who need it and of course no riots would be great as well.



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 04:59 PM
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Som areas are gonna be bad mostly along the coast but people will exxagerate this thing like crazy.



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 05:08 PM
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Originally posted by Jobeycool
Som areas are gonna be bad mostly along the coast but people will exxagerate this thing like crazy.


I highly doubt that all of the expense and preparedness that government, emergency response, utilities, law enforcement, Red Cross, etc. are putting into this are just an "exaggeration". Schools are already closed for 2 days. Shelters are set up. States of emergency are declared. And this is not just along the coast. Areas along the coast are evacuating on a scale I have never seen.

I doubt all that is just people exaggerating.
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posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 05:22 PM
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Originally posted by BlueAjah

Originally posted by Jobeycool
Som areas are gonna be bad mostly along the coast but people will exxagerate this thing like crazy.


I highly doubt that all of the expense and preparedness that government, emergency response, utilities, law enforcement, Red Cross, etc. are putting into this are just an "exaggeration". Schools are already closed for 2 days. Shelters are set up. States of emergency are declared. And this is not just along the coast. Areas along the coast are evacuating on a scale I have never seen.

I doubt all that is just people exaggerating.
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LOL I hope they know what they are doing..I mean I can see it getting badly flooded in some places.That is mostly low lying areas and the coastal storm surge.I guess with me if I was a weatherman who does kind of journalism work I would want to be stuck in the worst and most dangerous spot.Maybe it is the weather media that reminds me alot of the political media.



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 07:48 PM
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I'm prepared....... right now (8:47 pm EST) light rain, no wind.................Pennsylvania where the Delaware, New Jersey PA border meet.



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 08:05 PM
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Originally posted by randomname
they keep saying there will be power outages, not that it's a possibility or might happen, but reporting to expect it.

the storm is about half the size of the u.s. and it looks like something out of an end of the world movie.

and yet the news media downplays it.



ya, nothing to worry about here.


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Who cares how big it is, that just means more people will get rained on. It is predicted to get no more than a category 2 in strength.



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 08:07 PM
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I'm in South East Baltimore county, about 2 miles inland. Got some rain here and light winds/breeze. My father lives a block from water (about 2 miles from me) and during hurricane Isabel his basement had 6ft. of water. not looking fwd to this storm.



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 08:28 PM
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Some gallon water jugs in the freezer give you a good block of ice to leave in there or put in a cooler



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 08:37 PM
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Originally posted by Asktheanimals

Originally posted by Juggernog
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Didnt throw mud at anyone.. I just said the hype is ridiculous and it is.


Nobody here is hyping the storm, it just makes sense to be prepared. Some of us have to care for children and elderly parents and to do nothing is unconscionable. You are free to do nothing at all and I hope you're nowhere near where this storm is going to hit, in fact I'd like nothing more than for this storm to turn out to sea and leave us all alone however unlikely that may be.

I've lost a car and a basement full of things to hurricanes that we were told were "nothing to worry about". We got 12" of rain in 6 hours instead.
Live long enough your turn will come too.

Great tips people!
Thank you and good luck.

Here's what a foot of rain in 6 hours can do when a hurricane stalls over you:



The water got up to the second floor of the house 2 down from us. It was 9 days before we got power back after Gaston back in '04.
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Don't ya think this is a bit of hyperbole?



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 08:40 PM
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Originally posted by SuperTripps



you guys are all nuts. this hurricane has been hitting the carribean and florida and now the carolinas. its like every other hurricane


the FEAR PORN being sold out there is a JOKE> wouldnt doubt media playing up this hurricane to stop people from thinking about benghazi and obama
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I concur. This is all just people looking, just begging for something bad to happen, because their lives suck and are boring and mundane. Another mountain out of a molehill.



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 08:42 PM
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Your reply is very surprising to me.....not sure if you've been watching everything on this?



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 08:45 PM
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Originally posted by Phenomium

Originally posted by SuperTripps



you guys are all nuts. this hurricane has been hitting the carribean and florida and now the carolinas. its like every other hurricane


the FEAR PORN being sold out there is a JOKE> wouldnt doubt media playing up this hurricane to stop people from thinking about benghazi and obama
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I concur. This is all just people looking, just begging for something bad to happen, because their lives suck and are boring and mundane. Another mountain out of a molehill.


actually it's very reminiscent of the 1972 hurricane Agnes that hit the mid atlantic states, wind wasn't much of an issue during that storm but the sheer amount of rain turned many towns into lakes for about a week.

i don't think fear mongering is prominent with this storm since it's capable of at least as much rain as Agnes and that doesn't count the surge and high tide flooding on coastal areas. i don't think i have heard anyone claiming it's a huge wind making hurricane and it doesn't have to be to kill many people through flooding, would you agree?



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 08:48 PM
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Has anyone considered what the effect of this storm is on nuclear power plants in the area? I think that is the biggest hazard if you ask me.



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 09:01 PM
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Not sure if it's been mentioned yet.

Be sure to "GET" if you can, a battery operated radio.

Stay safe all.





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