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Old 10-27-2012, 06:30 PM   #21
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I moved my OFF-ROAD POPUP to the south side of the house next to the garage. We will keep our car and my 4x4 truck here as well. My jeep may be in harms way but it isn't running now so had to leave it sitting there next to the woods with a whole bunch of 100-foot trees along the woods line of our property.

We will use the POPUP for house support here like we did during IRENE. Kinda neat to route a couple of extension cords into the house to use. Also the OTA antenna worked out good too - All of cable TV and Internet went away when the county power went down. I use the Verizon MIFI unit here and they keep us in touch with the family everywhere. Pretty much done all I am going do around the house here today... I see the storm feeder bands already in the NORFOLK area. We suppose to start seeing 40-45MPH winds late tonight. Last storm our water stayed on but lost everything else. I forgot to check my bottled water supply in the POPUP and notice I only have one gal left ops.... I need my daily run of fresh made bean coffee or I am hard to deal with hehe... Mon and Tues will be our hard days to get past...

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Old 10-28-2012, 08:37 AM   #22
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Conditions deteriorating now, very strong North winds, rain, and tides are rising. And we still have a couple days to go yet. The storm is still Southeast of Cape Hatteras and the barometric pressure is dropping. Looks like its gonna be a real mess.......

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Old 10-28-2012, 01:32 PM   #23
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Any updates Crabman ?
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:25 PM   #24
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We were planning on leaving Maryland and heading to the Good Sam rally at Daytona Speedway tomorrow. That is not going to happen. If we have still have power and no significant damage on Wednesday we will try to leave then but it doesn't look very promising. Son in law works for local electric company and is expecting to be working 16 hr days for a long time.

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Old 10-28-2012, 08:18 PM   #25
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Hang in there, Lee, you and your family, as well as all folks in the path, will be in our prayers for safety. So far, we have very little rain in the Shenandoah Valley, but wind is picking up. Hopefully the Blue Ridge mountains will dull the effects here.
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:36 PM   #26
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Best of luck to all... especially to you Crabman out on Delmarva. Hopefully Sandy will have spun down a bit by the time she hits Lancaster County, but it still sounds like it could be a bumpy ride. Schools are all closed Monday and Tuesday. We've put away most everything that isn't nailed down, and since we went camping this weekend we have the RV here at home. Might come in handy if the power is out for a while - propane tank's full and we can run the genny if need be. What is it with these late October storms anyway? Last year it was that freak snowstorm... Oh well. Just gotta roll with it.

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Old 10-28-2012, 08:56 PM   #27
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Thanks all for the good vibes. Raining cats and dogs now with winds gusting to 40, NNE. Expected to shift to NW tomorrow as the storm moves north which is what concerns me here. The water is pushed across the Chesapeake bay when the wind blows hard from the NW flooding the creeks on the western or bayside of the Eastern Shore (where we are). The NE winds cause flooding on the seaside or Eastern side of the shore, they got that today. I expect a mess at my business will await me after this is all over. The property where we live is good high ground even though its close to the water and it has never flooded.

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Old 10-28-2012, 09:22 PM   #28
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They're calling for a lot of wind and rain here (60 miles north of NYC) as well as extended power outages. Schools are already closed for Monday and Tuesday, train service to NYC is shutdown as well. My generator finally came in so at least we'll have power through out this mess. Good luck to all getting hit.
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:24 PM   #29
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Cold rain here now, calling for high winds. I have alot of tall oak trees to worry about.
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:12 AM   #30
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We are hankered down for the storm, i charged all the batteries for the 12 volt lights and moved the 22fb out from under the oak and maple trees and parked it next to the house where it will be safe from any trees that may come down. next to the camper i parked the Bayliner to protect that also and did tie down the kayaks to the utility trailer. trash cans are put away and any other objects that can fly away are secured so when the winds pick up and the power goes out, and who knows how long that will be out for, i can fire up the propane frig. in the camper and use it for the house hold items.


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