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reply to grobinette

Re: Sandy / Frankenstorm

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.



DC DSL
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reply to somebodeez

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



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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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The Capital Weather Gang gets down to brass tacks.

»www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/cap···agebreak
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Click for full size


Rxdoxx
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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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reply to somebodeez

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.



Rxdoxx
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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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reply to somebodeez

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.



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You got a 3/4HP also?

Mine broke during Irene last year (used 2 pool cover pumps to stop damage).
Was 1/2HP replaced with 3/4HP and first thing I noticed was that it seemed to just click on and click off with the sump emptied.
The 1/2HP ran a lot longer, I was amazed at how fast the 3/4HP emptied the sump
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reply to somebodeez

I am not sure what this is. I haven't owned the house long enough to investigate that area. Worse, if we lose power, the only thing I'll have to keep it running is a tiny little two-stroke 800W generator!
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Rxdoxx
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I got a bigger generator than that but didn't stock up on gas.
Had to take it for service from old gas gunking it up last year.

Read that ideally I should be using premium, no ethanol (non-Oxygenated) gas, which the closest I can find is at a Baltimore City marina (looks like the only places that may carry it is a marina)
Got enough gas to run it for 6 hours....
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reply to Rxdoxx

said by Rxdoxx:

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

Heard that Secrets is under water also

Wow, getting nasty. Here is the map location for anyone interested.

»goo.gl/maps/KOE7r


Rxdoxx
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Just heard a weird sound, went out and looked, old tv roof antenna just blew over. Praying the roof is intact....
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I stepped outside to take a quick video from my apartment balcony. There is nobody around me, and I saw no reason to get dressed today, so I was still in my underwear. Anyway, a huge gust of wind slammed the door shut behind me, and the door was locked from the inside. Even when this door is locked, it still turns freely from the inside, so you have to be careful not to lock yourself out. Terrible design, if you want my opinion.

I ended up breaking my way back inside and had to repair the broken door jamb.

Never even got a chance to take a video.

Time for some beer.

Edit: Thought I might have had to ride out the storm of the millennium on my balcony in my skivvies.



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1 recommendation

Saw this but can't get site to fully load so I can't post all 9 tips to have your cell phone last the storm

Just saw this, can't get site to load so can't see last 4 points

»www.nextgov.com/mobile/2012/10/n···dropdown

1. Fully charge your laptop, and save that charge for your phone.

2. When the power goes out, turn off all the radios on your phone you’re not using: WiFi, Bluetooth, etc.

3. Keep your phone plugged into a charger until the power goes out.

4. Turn off all “push” notifications on your phone.

5. Restart your phone to kill all the apps that are running now.
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6. Turn down the brightness on your screen.

Displays on phones are the other major battery hog. Turn down the display to the lowest level at which you can still read it.

7. Send text messages instead of making phone calls.

Text messages are tiny amounts of data, sent quickly, and do not tax your phone’s batteries the way a phone conversation does. Plus, texts are more likely to get through when the cell network is overwhelmed.

8. Borrow a cell phone car charger.

Sure, if you have a car, you should already own one of these items, but in a pinch, maybe your neighbor has one.

9. Do not use your phone.

This may seem obvious, but it’s easy to forget, in our fiddly, always-on age that you can step away from your mobile device except for periodic updates on the progress of the storm. Remember that if repair crews are overwhelmed, power could be out for days.



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reply to somebodeez

Wind has been picking up since about 1PM. Increasingly frequent gusts. Some very strong gusts just blew through here.

And the worst is still hours away.
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reply to somebodeez

Just in time--the HVAC guy just showed up and fixed a gas leak in our propane fireplace. They had done work on it previously and apparently left the pilot line a little loose...



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as I have predicted... It's just a lotta rain and whollata farts here... FartChamp is a better name for this sotrm...



Rxdoxx
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JBags site is recording 2.85" of rain so far today



Coma
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reply to Da Geek Kid

said by Da Geek Kid:

as I have predicted... It's just a lotta rain and whollata farts here... FartChamp is a better name for this sotrm...


The fat lady hasn't sung yet . . .

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Rxdoxx
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Oops, that was 15 minutes ago, its 2.93" rain now



Coma
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Posting from my iPhone because the power is out.

I'll have to check how much rain we've had here when I dry off.

South of Annapolis

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Rough tin can measurement is 4 inches.

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jmn1207
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The roof of the Gazebo out on the 59th street footbridge is almost completely under water now. So far the live stream is still working.


Sea Ya!


Rxdoxx
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said by jmn1207:

The roof of the Gazebo out on the 59th street footbridge is almost completely under water now. So far the live stream is still working.

I couldn't get it to load a little while ago, will try again since you got there EDIT nope, stream not found for me from the fagers link, you using a different one?

Bags rain count now up to 3.19"
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jmn1207
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said by Rxdoxx:

said by jmn1207:

The roof of the Gazebo out on the 59th street footbridge is almost completely under water now. So far the live stream is still working.

I couldn't get it to load a little while ago, will try again since you got there EDIT nope, stream not found for me from the fagers link, you using a different one?

Nope, looks like the Fagers footbridge has proverbially beamed down to a planet wearing a red shirt.


Rxdoxx
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Ok, just got there, is the gazebo still up? looks like a floating roof?
And has moved a little to the right since your screenshot
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