Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by missing, Oct 26, 2012.
Everybody, please be safe. I am thinking of you.
Everyone please stay safe. I'm glad that our east coast FSUers are checking in so that we know that you are all okay.
Sandy-schmandy. All's well in The House of Muller - power never lost, no tree branches, etc. I hope that other FSUers had similar luck.
Just to show how big this storm is, I have a place in Door County Wisconsin which is a peninsula between Lake Michigan and Green Bay(the body of water). I live on the Green Bay side, on the beach. The wind is not suppose to be picking up until later, but the waves have started to roll already.
be safe mrr.
On another note, every time I look up CNN, the death toll is climbing (currently at 29). Very sad.
Orange & Rockland reports that 2/3 of customers in Orange County are without power, so you and I are lucky. I also have power, although most in my town do not. However, I do have a 60 foot tree on top of my house, so...
Lots of trees down here. All pine trees. Mine is sitting on my house, but doesn't seem to have done too much damage. It looks spectacular, though.
Trees fell like rain here last night. First mine, then my neighbor's moments later, then the one up the street... Lots of exploding transformers as well.
Went out a bit, to look around. Lots of huge trees in neighborhood down, pulled up from roots, sidewalks torn up. A few houses with trees through their roofs. Still no power, we're hearing it could be 10 days. This is awful! But, we're safe. My husband might not be, however, if he doesn't stop being a twit!
I was wondering about these people; thanks for the update; I suppose it's too optimistic to think everyone will be okay...
Oh, Garr, so sorry! I hope the damage isn't too extensive.
The pictures on the news here were quite terrifying. I hope everyone is okay.
We are having trouble finding a cousin on Brigantine Island and we thought the family evacuated but we have not heard anything. My father was the oldest of seven siblings and the large, extended family is a-ok (mainly in Camden county and Atlantic City.) But we have not been able to contact his cousin. I am hoping it is just the pandemonium that accompanies these tragedies. I am glad the FSU community is checking in and hanging in there.
Once these things are over, the worst part is waiting to hear people are all right.
(((Cacho))) It must be really hard waiting to hear from relatives.
I just found this useful site that lists how we can help:
I tried calling my friend in NYC who I know doesn't have power and a friend in CT who probably doesn't have power, and with both of them I've gotten circuit busy signals.
There are phone issues along with all the other problems.
Vash thanks and this is a great site---I've been thinking about how depleted the food banks will be after this.
This: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=423537294368919 belies the idea that the storm was somehow less damaging than expected. Not if you're on the Jersey shore, it wasn't.
Call your insurance company before you do anything about it. When a tree fell on our house in a side effect from a hurricane, we removed it ourselves and it caused all kinds of problems with our homeowners' insurance, even after the insurance company agreed that it would have been weeks before we could have gotten a tree company to come and do it for us.
Also, take pictures. That helped us, too.
Missing, I hope your friends are OK.
I just checked with a coworker who has family & friends in NYC. He said they are all OK.
I am looking at pictures on CNN and they are extraordinary. NYC's subway system is underwater.
Salt water corrosion.
Whoops! Meant to post this,too.
The Jersey Shore has been destroyed, all the rides on the piers have been blown out to sea.
Anyone know anything about the trains from NYC to Boston? DD who has been stuck here in Philly since the trains stopped wants to go out of Philly Thursday morning (so far they're not running tomorrow) from Philly to NYC, check in at her job at an alternate site since she cannot get to Weehawken, and then plane to Boston Thurs night for possible grad school open house. I told her planes are too backed up (she does have res, but still?), and to maybe take a train, it might be a better go. And she doesn't want to stop at her apt in NYC because there is no power, no food, and no water, much less can one even pee there.
Power is now back on after more than 24 hours. Neighbors and I cheered. Kudos to PSE&G. I was totally thinking it would take somewhere close to a week to restore power.
Big trees behind our houses were uprooted but thankfully they fell into the woods, the opposite to the houses. Even in Central Jersey we saw the big blue green lights from Manhattan last night. A spectacular and frightening sight.
Through my iPhone and a Walkman radio (remember those?) I learned of the devastation in New Jersey and New York. Jersey Shore will never be the same.
My thoughts are with anyone affected. Stay safe!
I think I'm going to attempt the 2hr bus ride into the city tomorrow. Urrrgh.
My friend who lives in the UWS (walking distance to my job) says I can stay with her for a couple of days.
My brother in so jersey has his power back. Surprised they got it back, they were told it wouldn't be until the 5th of nov. My parents in Cleveland do not have power back. They are bunking with me in the meantime.
Some power back in Bergen County, New Jersey but not in my neighborhood. PSE&G said four transformers exploded during the storm in my town and wires are still hanging loose all over the place.
Still no power or phones at my work in Bergen County, NJ. For the first time ever, my work is cancelled, but my husband has to go.
Toronto apparently did not totally escape Sandy's wrath. Some trees and branches were strewn about and at least one death blamed on the weather.
I'm thinking her best option is bus. Amtrack just said it's restoring some service from points south to Newark, NJ; and from points north to Boston. However, there is no service into or out of NYC. NYC Penn is flooded. They do not have a forecast for when service will be restored.
There are commuter buses running to and from NYC, so that may be an option for her.
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