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somebodeez
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Sandy / Frankenstorm



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Panic. Now.

Just make sure you are prepared to ride it out. All the usual advice and recommendations apply. It could be nothing or it could be epic...nothing lost by being ready, just in case. In particular, be sure your car(s) have full tanks, that you have water and non-perishables, battery-powered lighting and radios or TVs (and lots of extra, fresh batteries). If you're in an area prone to flooding or extended power outages, do what you can to prepare/protect your property and seriously consider relocating to safer accommodations before the storm arrives. And, for goodness sake, don't stock your fridge and freezer...especially if the power is notorious for going out and you don't have a generator that can keep it running for a week or 2. Nothing stupider than people without power whining to reporters about how the hundreds of dollars of refrigerated/frozen goods they bought before the storm had to all be thrown out because there's no power.
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said by somebodeez:

Lots of buzz all over the place about this storm.
Sounds like a doozy if it hits us!

All this for a song from a fairly popular movie?

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKfB4cn6tBU

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What the Post's says might happen based on the current data. They are favoring an indirect hit with major impact (45% chance), or a direct hit with severe impact (30%).

There are gazillions of variables that will affect what happens. Make preparations now and stay tuned to the weather forecasts.
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somebodeez
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Yeah for sure make preparations just in case. Lesson learned after the derecho storm - get extra gas for the genny *before* anything happens. (I never saw so many closed gas stations before that storm!)


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somebodeez
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Love your graphic! That's what's going on around here over the thought of Halloween possibly being canceled.


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Latest Frankenstorm Doomage Update:




The "official" track is the straight white line, that maintains a mostly northwest course and dies out in the mountains of PA.

Scenario 2 is the blue line.

Scenario 3, the orange line, would be the worst case scenario. That would mean everything from the coast to the Blue Ridge gets clobbered. It would be 2-3 days of continual rain and wind.

What a time for New Jersey to stop sucking so much.
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Hey, it is what it is - the possible end of civilization as we know it.


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Nah. But, it could sure be the beginning of the end for PEPCO if we have major outages and their restoration efforts are not significantly improved.
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Just in time!

PSC Nixes Utilities' Billing 24 Hours After Outage
Friday, October 26, 2012
"...the policy would end immediately."

»www.wbal.com/article/95030/2/tem···r-Outage


grobinette
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I just want to know why we have to have stupid "frankenstorm", "snowmaggeden" names for all these storms now.


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said by grobinette:

I just want to know why we have to have stupid "frankenstorm", "snowmaggeden" names for all these storms now.


It makes them more badder.

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said by grobinette:

I just want to know why we have to have stupid "frankenstorm", "snowmaggeden" names for all these storms now.

Cooler #hashtags for Twitter.
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all I know is for those types of storms I lost 10 min of power or a little bit of dusting snow... Names mean not a damn thing. We are live in fear and being scared by the media to sell... wtfe... Let the drizzle come and go...


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Will there be trick-or-treaters or looters this Halloween?


somebodeez
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Good question!


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said by jmn1207:

Will there be trick-or-treaters or looters this Halloween?

Yep. A hurricane dressed up as a tropical depression!



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reply to grobinette
said by grobinette:

I just want to know why we have to have stupid "frankenstorm", "snowmaggeden" names for all these storms now.

Oh no! Grobinphyoon is coming

As to frankenstorm, Frankenstein was the Doctor, the creature was only called the monster.... so techinally it would be monsterstorm
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grobinette
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It is one big ass storm, so I guess it qualifies for a monsterstorm.
So far so good but let's see what tomorrow brings.


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We're feeling some of the tropical storm force winds now, and even though high tide is still a couple of hours out, the Chesapeake Bay has come to visit our backyard already.


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Just alternating drizzle and light rain so far here in west Dupont Circle.


somebodeez
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said by DC DSL:

Just alternating drizzle and light rain so far here in west Dupont Circle.

Same here south of Annapolis.
Brother on the eastern shore reported rain coming down sideways earlier though.


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reply to somebodeez
The Capital Weather Gang gets down to brass tacks.

»www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/cap···agebreak
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Pool cover is laying loose with a big gap in it,
looks like I am going to have a lot of work come spring
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grobinette
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I think it's time to move the car. The big sycamore that I usually park near has withstood a lot of storms. Something about this one makes me queasy.

Maybe it's the media hype.


jmn1207
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I don't know if this storm can by hyped enough. Stay safe.


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Ocean City Fager's roof cam
»fagers.com/sandycams.html
their gazebo's under water

Heard that Secrets is under water also
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It has been raining steady, but not hard, here for a few hours. There is a lot of water on the ground, and my sump is kicking on every min or so for about 5 seconds at a time.