questionshow is hurricane sandy going to affect you this…

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I live in Florida and I had plans to mow the lawn this weekend. If it rains, I don't have to do it so I get to relax a bit more.

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Not sure yet. Certainly, outdoor plans will have to be reconsidered.

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Nothing in Arkansas except a frost.

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So far, not sure. The storm is thousands of miles away, so waiting to see some models from later tonight and tomorrow morning. My wife says we should look at generators this weekend (not just for Sandy) so there may be that. Otherwise, I planned on seeing if my snowblower started and dealing with that.. so I'll still be doing that.

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@kmeltzer: I just bought a generator from Amazon for $280 shipped for the winter season. I highly recommend it and if you have Amazon prime, 2 day shipping is FREE. Couldn't beat the price for the power. It runs my 1/2HP sump pump no problems, along with my Freezer/Fridge, my Modem, Laptop, Small TV and Cable box. So long as the Sump Pump and Fridge aren't peaking at the exact same time it handles them all. I'm confident I can throw in a small space heater & a couple of CFL lights and it'll still handle it. It's also pretty quiet; about as loud as a push mower.

Sorry to get off-topic. I live in WI so aside from some changed weather patterns and maybe some snow it shouldn't be to bad.

EDIT: Looks like they upped the price and dropped the free shipping (proabably for the storm) If you're going to buy a generator, I'd recomend something comparable to that one!

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@eraten: Seems that generator is now $299.99.

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Other than having to listen to the weather people have kittens over the "FRANKENSTORM!!!!!", not at all.

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I'm guessing I will not be going out at all on Sunday. We will probably lose electricity at some point (thanks Pepco!) so I should probably get the coolers back out of the storage room. I'll have the laptop with me so I can work from home Monday, if I really need to. I already have plenty of milkbreadtoiletpaper.

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Stay dry and safe, everyone!

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well the models are now showing the storm hitting our area some time on tuesday, so i think the weekend will be okay. i am a bit disturbed that the models have been predicting a more direct hit for our area as time goes on. O_o

i made my initial emergency supply run yesterday and will be supplementing today. i would rather not fight the crowds at the stores over the weekend.

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It's going to cause an ice storm in the northeast. Last year around this time a similar storm caused major power outages and closed roads for days due to falling tree branches.

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It's coming right at me. I'm a dispatcher for the County 911 Center... When the tropical storms hit us last year, we took in over 10,000 emergency calls per day. It's gonna be a busy week but I'm gonna have one hell of a paycheck!

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I live in central Jersey. All I've been doing is cooking some meals and have a few soda bottles and milk jugs filled with water. Other than that, not much.

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Well, I went to the store to stock up today (I usually don't have much in the way of groceries and today was shopping day anyway). Store wasn't the madhouse I was expecting but it was early. Down here in South Jersey on the Delaware coast we are definitely in for some serious water...I am anticipating water likely in my street at some point. If the tides get even half as high as they are saying, the Delaware will just spill over at the end of my street and come running down. Luckily my house is up pretty high so I don't expect to have much problems, aside from perhaps some power loss. Got the generator ready to go, since we live in a lower priority area, we tend to have power out for a long time. My work will be more interesting, still standing by to see the storm track before decisions are made on when/if it is called off.