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#151 Javery

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:16 PM

Ugh. No power and no cell service. Have to drive a couple of miles to get reception. No heat either. I lucked out though - 4 houses on my street got crushed by trees. Holes in the roof, etc. Roads are closed everywhere. This sucks.

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#152 Blaster man

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:02 PM

Ugh. No power and no cell service. Have to drive a couple of miles to get reception. No heat either. I lucked out though - 4 houses on my street got crushed by trees. Holes in the roof, etc. Roads are closed everywhere. This sucks.


Sorry to hear that. I hope everything goes well going forward. Do you have a fireplace?

#153 SaraAB

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:17 PM

I made it through Sandy. My immediate area didn't get much damage at all other than wind and rain. Didn't even lose power. Overall I am very fortunate compared to what other people are experiencing, I am very grateful my area didn't get it worse.

#154 Mr Unoriginal

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 01:03 AM

Lost power last night around 8pm and still don't have it back. They are telling us to expect a week without power. It's not too bad during the day, but around 6pm it gets reeeally boring. On the plus side, we didn't have any damage to the house and no flooding.

Its too bad you're still a prick with a stupid gimmick.


#155 mr_burnzz

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 01:18 AM

Sorry to hear about everyone's power outage. Just another day for me here. Lucky I guess.

#156 ITDEFX

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 02:56 AM

Well, if ITDEFX is confident that the nuclear power plants are fine, that's good enough for me.


Why do I have a mental image of Homer Simpson at the controls of the nuke plant?


Why are you guys freaking out about hurricanes affecting nuclear power plants? There was no direct impact and the buildings themselves are designed to withstand hundreds of miles of wind force. A tornado *may* do some damage but I doubt anything will go critical. There are soooo many safety measures in place. Strong winds vs earthquake/tsunami. Stop worrying about fallout/radiation.....it's not going to happen....you are alive and power is up and running [for the most part].

#157 kodave

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 03:10 AM

Why are you guys freaking out about hurricanes affecting nuclear power plants? There was no direct impact and the buildings themselves are designed to withstand hundreds of miles of wind force. A tornado *may* do some damage but I doubt anything will go critical. There are soooo many safety measures in place. Strong winds vs earthquake/tsunami. Stop worrying about fallout/radiation.....it's not going to happen....you are alive and power is up and running [for the most part].


I think one legitimate concern would be flooding, then the radioactive water seeping into the ground or into the water supply or something. They say that's happening at Fukushima. But that hasn't happened yet here in America. I think one plant on the East Coast was worried about flooding but nothing dangerous actually flooded.


#158 Blaster man

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 11:54 AM

Ugh. No power and no cell service. Have to drive a couple of miles to get reception. No heat either. I lucked out though - 4 houses on my street got crushed by trees. Holes in the roof, etc. Roads are closed everywhere. This sucks.


Hey, any update, you got power back?

#159 Javery

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 02:29 PM

Hey, any update, you got power back?


No power or anything but I managed to get to my parents' house so I can now work remotely. They are so lucky because there is no power in any of the surrounding areas - my sister lives like 2 or 3 miles from here and she has nothing either. I'm hoping the power is back sometime today but I'm not holding my breath.

I'm on PSE&G and they have restored power to 30% of the 1.5 million customers without power. So hopefully today or tomorrow.

The bad news though is that I'm on FIOS and I heard that there is the possibility of weeks without service so no TV, phone or internet at home even if the power comes back - I got this info from a service tech though so I'm not sure how accurate it is.

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#160 Blaster man

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 03:18 PM

http://www.theregist...urricane_sandy/

"Around a quarter of mobile phone towers in the ten East-coast states hit by Hurricane Sandy have been damaged or destroyed, the Federal Communications Commission has said."

#161 Kendro

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 03:58 PM

I'm in the office in Jersey City and the entire city seems to be out. The business tower that I work in has a generator because we have everything available including high speed Internet. There's like 35 floors so I don't even wanna imagine what type of generator they are running.

I felt like the movie 28 Days Later as I was driving. The streets and roads are completely empty of cars or people.

#162 mr_burnzz

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 05:35 PM

I found a compilation of pictures of this whole mess...http://www.nrc.nl/in...mt-new-york-in/

#163 mr_burnzz

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 05:53 PM

I just heard from people at work that they are canceling halloween and moving it to next week. What the hell? Is such a thing even possible?
edit..I guess it is possible. http://www.state.nj....a/pr103112.html

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#164 bardockkun

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 06:50 PM

I just heard from people at work that they are canceling halloween and moving it to next week. What the hell? Is such a thing even possible?

The Great Pumpkin will not be pleased with this.
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#165 Blaster man

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 07:53 PM

I am being told this is going to hit West Virginia - but on our Local news websites it doesn't show much. Hm.


I don't believe it man


So......how did that work out for you guys?

I know some folks in Southern WV, they told me they got about 2 feet of snow with drifts at least4 feet tall. Some places in the Appalachian Mountains got nearly 3 feet of snow while the average for the entire month of October is normally only an inch or two.

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#166 dmaul1114

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 08:51 PM

My parents ended up with around a foot of snow at their place in WV.

#167 Clak

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 03:25 PM

I just heard from people at work that they are canceling halloween and moving it to next week. What the hell? Is such a thing even possible?
edit..I guess it is possible. http://www.state.nj....a/pr103112.html

How can they even do that? Are they going to fine people for trick or treating?
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#168 Blaster man

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:21 PM

Great news for many homeowners, bad news for the insurance industry.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/49641797

#169 Manifest95

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:23 PM

How can they even do that? Are they going to fine people for trick or treating?


No, they moved it last year as well when the snow storm hit during Halloween.

There were still a hand full of kids trick or treating yesterday, but due to safety concerns they rather have kids stay inside since there are still some powerlines and trees down as well as some spots going completely dark since in my area some blocks have light, others are still out. I think some towns even had curfews (or maybe there were curfews in those areas already). But its moved until Nov 5 which is Saturday. Don't know if everything will be finished by then though.
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#170 GBAstar

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:35 PM

So......how did that work out for you guys?

I know some folks in Southern WV, they told me they got about 2 feet of snow with drifts at least4 feet tall. Some places in the Appalachian Mountains got nearly 3 feet of snow while the average for the entire month of October is normally only an inch or two.


OMG. People got a foot or two of snow? In the mountains? You don't say....

It's not really that amazing considering the trade off of rain to snow is 1 inch rain = 1 foot of snow.

#171 Clak

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:36 PM

Not what I meant, I meant how do they enforce it? Fine people for taking their kids trick or treating?
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#172 dmaul1114

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:00 PM

My parents power has been out from the snow in WV, power company told them it would be sometime next week before it's back on.

They're having bad luck with power outages this year. That big summer storm that went through the mid-Atlantic during the heat wave knocked their power out and it took them 9 days to get it back when temps were 95-100.

Not what I meant, I meant how do they enforce it? Fine people for taking their kids trick or treating?



I doubt they bother enforcing it. Just a way to reschedule it so kids still get to to do it and parents felt less pressured to take them last night while conditions are bad and clean up efforts are underway full force etc.

#173 Manifest95

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:40 PM

I doubt they bother enforcing it. Just a way to reschedule it so kids still get to to do it and parents felt less pressured to take them last night while conditions are bad and clean up efforts are underway full force etc.


^This. Is not so much of making it "the law" that you can't go trick or treating last night, its more of an alternative for safety. Like I said, there were still some older kids that went out last night, but most parents with little ones will go out on Saturday. Also, if no one has power I'm sure the last thing they want is someone knocking on their door asking for candy, so its a little out of respect for those who are still having problems as well.

And dmaul1114 - Sorry to hear about the year with your parents. I lost power for a week during the snow storm last year and when I was a teen I remember losing power for 1 hot summer night. I will take that week in the cold than the night with no A/C anytime.
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#174 dmaul1114

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:45 PM

Same for me. You can always bundle up, get gas heaters etc. in the winter.

Not much you can do in the summer when it's super hot without A/C. Fans help a little, but not so much when it's 95+.

#175 Javery

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 06:08 PM

They always reschedule Halloween around here to make it easier for the kids. I bet this is the 3rd or 4th time in 8 years that it has been on a day other than Oct. 31. Christie isn't the one making the call - usually it's the mayor of each town. Some years you can take the kids to 3 towns and go out trick-or-treating 3 different nights. If people still decide to trick-or-treat on Halloween I just wouldn't answer the door (it's never happened).

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#176 Blaster man

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 06:19 PM

^This. Is not so much of making it "the law" that you can't go trick or treating last night, its more of an alternative for safety. Like I said, there were still some older kids that went out last night, but most parents with little ones will go out on Saturday. Also, if no one has power I'm sure the last thing they want is someone knocking on their door asking for candy, so its a little out of respect for those who are still having problems as well.

And dmaul1114 - Sorry to hear about the year with your parents. I lost power for a week during the snow storm last year and when I was a teen I remember losing power for 1 hot summer night. I will take that week in the cold than the night with no A/C anytime.


Not to mention, if people didn't get a chance to buy candy before the storm...

#177 Sir_Fragalot

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 06:23 PM

In my part of PA I lost power for about two days. Monday from 10:30 till Wednesday at 5:30. Some people around here are expecting estimates of like Sunday at the earliest.

As crazy as it sounds I would rather lose power in the summer than winter. I was freezing most of the day Tues and Wed at my place and even with blankets I would freeze my ass off if I got out of the blankets. In the two days my power has been out I have gotten a fucking cold because of it and all day I been coughing with a sore throat. Then again in summer I never had AC at my house, only fans. It's more so annoying because I have a list of plans this weekend and getting sick is not apart of it.
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#178 blindinglights

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 07:45 PM

In my part of PA I lost power for about two days. Monday from 10:30 till Wednesday at 5:30. Some people around here are expecting estimates of like Sunday at the earliest.

As crazy as it sounds I would rather lose power in the summer than winter. I was freezing most of the day Tues and Wed at my place and even with blankets I would freeze my ass off if I got out of the blankets. In the two days my power has been out I have gotten a fucking cold because of it and all day I been coughing with a sore throat. Then again in summer I never had AC at my house, only fans. It's more so annoying because I have a list of plans this weekend and getting sick is not apart of it.



I've lost power in both seasons for extended periods (over a week) and heat is far worse. I don't know what a PA summer would be like but try 10 days with 100+° and 1,000,000% humidity. I could barely take it, and that's not nearly as bad as it would be deeper south. Not to say that the two weeks I was out of power during an ice storm years ago didn't suck, but the heat is way more miserable without power IMO.

#179 Blaster man

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 08:27 PM

Just in case you guys in NJ and NY with no power and freezing your asses off are "bored", American Apparel to the rescue.

http://mashable.com/...-apparel-sandy/

#180 Blaster man

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 10:39 PM

Death toll now at 80.
http://www.bbc.co.uk...canada-20171227