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East Coast weather!

Postby Pabst » Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:29 pm

What is the weather like on the East Coast from Sandy. I had to get some items from Home Depot and notice an exorbitant amount of gasoline generators being purchased.

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Re: East Coast weather!

Postby XFARMA » Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:39 pm

So far all is quiet here, but that will change tomorrow so the weather guessers are telling us.
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Re: East Coast weather!

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:58 pm

Lots of wind, and coastal flooding, forecast for this area, along with power outages. Ed
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Re: East Coast weather!

Postby ReTractor » Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:01 pm

So far mostly quiet just a little breezy in CT. Coastal flooding could be severe since the storm will be around long enough to influence 4 high tides. hurricane force wind likely on Monday with rain. I have lot of big trees around my house within striking distance. That's what I'm worried about. Many of the schools around here canceled earlier today for Monday and Tuesday

Like last year too you can't find a generator, gas can, cord or cord ends, or batteries around here.....and many other things are in short supply

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Re: East Coast weather!

Postby wfmdfm » Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:18 pm

Rest easy us Utility guys are on it.... well we will get to you sooner or later. Lots of planning and many crew heading east to help out.
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Re: East Coast weather!

Postby kthomas » Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:28 pm

Crews from our neck of the woods (Southwest Missouri), are heading your way to help out!

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Re: East Coast weather!

Postby wfmdfm » Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:37 pm

We went much more west than that for crews for New England.
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Re: East Coast weather!

Postby bob in CT » Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:47 pm

ReTractor wrote:Like last year too you can't find a generator, gas can, cord or cord ends, or batteries around here.....and many other things are in short supply

Like patience :roll:

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Re: East Coast weather!

Postby Boss Hog » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:01 pm

well you need to already have all that if you live in the boonies like I do
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Re: East Coast weather!

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:14 pm

wfmdfm wrote:Rest easy us Utility guys are on it.... well we will get to you sooner or later. Lots of planning and many crew heading east to help out.


Later, in my case, like the last time, Wally! My generator is working, this time! Ed
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Re: East Coast weather!

Postby tractordad » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:18 pm

Generator's full of gas, car's full, stocked up on can goods, and everything's under cover. A year ago today was the "Halloween snow storm" We lived on the generator for a week. I suspect the same this time. It the Swansea, Dartmouth, Cape and New Bedford people I am really concerned for. All those anywhere near the coast are going to get slamed!!

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Re: East Coast weather!

Postby ReTractor » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:27 pm

Boss Hog wrote:well you need to already have all that if you live in the boonies like I do


Yeah I learned my lessons last year. I am well equipped this time around to ride it out but many folks are scrambling to get what they need.

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Re: East Coast weather!

Postby Pabst » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:33 pm

Working for a company that makes generators, I am ready for whatever mother nature throws! :D

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Re: East Coast weather!

Postby Lurker Carl » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:41 pm

Breezy with showers in Baltimore right now and it's getting chilly out there. I doubt if there are any generators left for sale east of the Mississippi.
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Re: East Coast weather!

Postby Bezirk » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:05 pm

It has just started to rain lightly here in western central Va. no wind at present. We are projected to get 2-4" of rain, possibly some snow . I started both generators yesterday and have an ample supply of gasoline. Walmart was akin to a zoo this afternoon, they were completely sold out of bottled water. I guess we will just stand by and see what happens.
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