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  • The Grave Maurice
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    Just got home and watching CNN. Looks pretty scary. Our thoughts are with everyone in Sandy's path.

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  • Cogidubnus
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    Good luck all...

    Dave

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  • Errata
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    Battery Park is underwater. And the storm hasn't even hit yet. For those of us in the Southern United States, it's hard to understand why everyone up there is freaking out over a Category 1 hurricane. But New York, New Jersey, Virginia, none of them have cities built with an eye towards flooding. It just doesn't happen there. But Washington DC is a swamp, and flooding can easily return it to that state, New York is essentially at sea level, And New Jersey has a majority of their industry along the coastline. It's like Louisiana, but without levees. So even a major thunderstorm system can be catastrophic on the level of Katrina.

    Now, WHY a bunch of coastal states never built with an eye for storms and floods I have no idea. But they didn't.

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  • Paddy Goose
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    HMS Bounty sunk in the hurricane overnight off the Carolinas. 14 crewmen rescued, 2 missing. The replica used in the movie.

    Paddy

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  • Robert
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    Best wishes to the folks over there.

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  • robert newell
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    Thanks for the well wishes!! I'm up in Narragansett bay and hope well to all those in New Jersey!!! Gotta stay positive, as the Patriots looked great at Wembley!!!

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  • Beowulf
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    Originally posted by Limehouse View Post
    Just a quick post to hope all those living in the path of the storm approaching the east coast of the USA are safe and out of danger. I hope too that your homes and possessions stay safe and that there is not too much disruption to your lives.
    A lot of my friends on Long Island are bracing, it's going to be bad. My inlaws in New Jersey have gone up to Middlesex, their other home is in Lavallette, NJ, one end of street is the bay, the other end of street is the ocean. Back years ago waves from both met on that street. They are afraid this storm might have the power to do the same.

    Looking across from that bay, btw, is West Point Island, where Joe Pesci has one of his homes. That island is small, very small. Lot of boats in dock behind the homes, that's scary.

    Here is a news broadcast, storm getting near to Point Pleasant, town over from Lavallette. Up the coast and inland the rain is supposed to be 8-10 inches, they're afraid trees will come down.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49586952...ors_picks=true

    I hope this storm is not as bad as the hype.

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  • Archaic
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    Julie, my niece just flew to NYC last Friday for a vacation!

    She's unnerved by even little summer storms, so I don't think she's going to have much fun. Poor kid; bad luck.

    Areas where our cousin live near Rockaway Beach are being evacuated.

    Best wishes to all in the storm's path,
    Archaic

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  • Jenni Shelden
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    What Limehouse said

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  • Limehouse
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    The Storm

    Just a quick post to hope all those living in the path of the storm approaching the east coast of the USA are safe and out of danger. I hope too that your homes and possessions stay safe and that there is not too much disruption to your lives.
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