Just curious to share experiences with anyone else
who may be in it's path. I'm at the NJ shore here
about 2.5 miles from the beach. Right now it looks
like we'll probably get 75mph winds. Done all I can
On 8/27/2011 11:11 AM, email@example.com wrote:
I'm near Wilmington, Delaware and expect lessor winds but extensive
power outages. There will be flooding from the rains but I live on high
ground. Neighbors at the bottom of the hill could get enough water to
flood into their basements if the creek overflows.
You should be safe from the winds but if flooding is a problem you
should go to high ground. Also falling trees are more of a problem than
direct wind damage. Thunderstorm here a couple of weeks ago, trees fell
and crushed a couple of houses, one with a three car garage with three
Cadillacs in it was destroyed. Didn't Christie tell you guys so close
to the water to move out?
No, the only evacuations for entire towns have been for
places like the barrier islands where there is ocean
on one side and bay on the other. Even in towns near me
that are actually on the ocean the evacuation has been
limited to those directly on the beach, areas prone to flooding,
mobile homes, etc.
vacation in Florida when a big snow storm hit NJ. He spent a lot of
time on the phone then and asked them if they had wanted him home riding
on the back of a snow plow. Wonder what the criticism will be this time?
I'm in northeast CT. Eye is expect to pass to the left of us, so 2" to 4"
of rain, wind 75 mph or so.
Crap, I forgot tonic water! Guess I'll stick to beer or bourbon for now.
Propane for the range so cooking will not be a problem, Gas grill and smoker
too, four propane tanks filled.
As of 9AM Sunday, here in central NJ, 2.5 miles from the beach,
we're in the eye of the hurricane. Rain has stopped and it's just
overcase. It's been much less than I expected,
more like a moderate noreaster. Just drove
a few miles around the area. Lots of leaves, some med branches
down. No trees uprooted that I saw.
I have power. Talked to two friends within a couple miles. One
has power, the other lost power around 11PM last night. TV
says 400,000 are without power in NJ, 2mil+ total for the
hurricane. Major problem now appears to be flooding in
various flood prone parts of NJ.
The talking heads have been working for a week trying to build this
into a disaster. Instead it turned into just another routine tropical
storm time it hit. They are still trying to pump it up but kinda hard
seeing the actual damage isn't much. Lots of people out of power but
that is about it.
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