questionsanyone else concerned about hurricane sandy?

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sigh ... right in it's path about a mile from the coast (I live a mile from sandy hook ((no pun intended)) if anyone's familiar. Really hilly area so personally not concerned with flooding but the surrounding areas are going to get flooded really bad (the neighboring sea level towns were all evacuated today). It was a mad house around here today at the gas station and food stores. You could feel the panic. I'm not one to over react but I think the damage toll will be pretty heavy.

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Methinks you mean to say the gale of 1938... I don't think they used to name hurricanes by women's names back then.

We are seeing LOTS of rain here, but it's anyone's guess what happens next with the crazy weather...

-=C=-

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I'm more worried than I've been before for two reasons: flooding levels and apparently both my dad and brother are idiots. I live on the Delaware near the bay, so there has to be some serious storm surge on this side (which is not likely to happen) for me to have severe damage to my physical house, but there will be severe damage in my area. The water was already really high yesterday with just half the wind, and that was before either high tide today which will be much, much worse.

My dad left his boat in the marina (in an evac area) and thinks he's just going to run down and check it throughout the storm, and my brother is in an evac area but had no idea and is totally unprepared. he may try and ride it out cuz he's an idiot, but he is not prepared to do that either. He is inland near a riverfront, but pretty close to the coast. Hopefully we can talk some sense into him this morning.

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EVERYBODY took off because of overhyped storm scare. Companies as far out as 35 miles inland already sent me notices that they are closing shop for the day... What a waste. I think that there is some genuine cause for alarm on the coast. But inland it's just heavy rain.

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Seeing that I live on the Delmarva peninsula - yes. Mostly wind and LOTS of rain so far, but this storm is not suppose to reach land (NJ) until this evening. This storm is moving at a snails pace, which makes the prolonged rain a major safety concern. Until this storm and it's full winds reach us, I am taking every precaution. At least the power is still on.

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A little worried but we're inland. More worried about family on the coast, but they're hurricane pros and hate my evacuate if they tell you to 'suggestions.'

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I'm not personally in the pathway, but I have family on both sides in New Jersey and Virginia.

Irene scattered so much debris at my Aunt and Uncle's place in Virginia that they spent like a month cleaning it up. They have a creek in their backyard and their house was almost flooded. It looks like Sandy is headed right for them again.

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@benyust2: Hurricane Sandy has so far been responsible for 65 deaths.

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No traffic driving into Boston this morning!!! Usual 1 1/2 hour drive was only about 45 minutes... Light to moderate rain blowing at a 45 degree angle at 7AM... Now it is almost horizontal...
City Traffic is light and the MBTA is expected to shut down at 2PM... Banks and many offices are closed... Tree limbs have started to come down... Just got a fax that the local pizza shop is open during the storm... Yumm Food...

I expect the real fun will start about the time I head home tonight... In the mean time we are looking down the barrel as Sandy starts her rare turn to the West towards New Jersey and NY...

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Yes. I blame Danny Zuko for her picking up that filthy smoking habit.

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Not really worried, as there's not much more/else I can do. I'm staying up late tonight, so I can sleep through a lot of it tomorrow.

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@stark: I can't believe anyone else even thought of this song besides me! Very nice!

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I think it's a lot of hype for a category 1 storm. I'm not taking anything away from it that it's a hurricane, but in more recent years major hurricanes have gotten way less media attention in other areas of the US. And they didn't give them ridiculous nicknames either, they just called them what they were. The media is putting a lot of needless panic into the community. Stay indoors, make sure you have food in case of a power-outage, and keep your generator around.

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They closed my office today, and I am very far from any shoreline. THey are concerned with flooding, and downed trees from the wind. Storm isn't expected to hit here for several hours yet. I shouldn't complain, but the work will be piling up and be expected to be completed as if nothing ever happened. 6 of one, 1/2 dozen of the other.

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Not anymore worried than I am about any other hurricane/killer storm.

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Well, I'm in Baltimore and I came in to work today (but it looks like very few other people did in the business park my office is in). I plan on staying until the power goes out... Our governor is already calling it a "killer storm" although I don't think anyone has died yet (as a result of the storm).

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Well I'm still stuck at work, but I believe we are getting out early and hopefully won't have work tomorrow. So I guess you could say I'm okay with it.

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I'm down here in the Virginia Beach area and people are freaking out about it pretty badly especially tonight when parts of the James River Bridge flooded. I evacuated for Hurricane Irene and in the end I didn't need to soooo I think I'm just going to grab some bread and water (Just in case) and ride this one out. Either way, stay safe everybody!

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Not a bit. (I live in western PA)

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I'm concerned because I know some people won't heed evac notices. Come on folks, it's for your own good.