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Post by justanopinion on Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:26 pm

Julie wrote:
justanopinion wrote:Really interesting reading from everyone about how to prepare... I live in Ontario Canada and we were told to prepare for power outages for up to 72 hours... although some of those outages have been longer.

With all the pets I have... water was a huge issue. filled 5 gallon water containers... and of course the bathtubs... for water to flush toilets and basics like washing floors... oops ... I am not OCD just have small puppies right now and they are messy! Laughing

Especially when you're playing Bubble Shooter? Very Happy

j/k, and btw, on that terrific High Score!


thank you JULIE ... Laughing 11 little pups underfoot and mom and dad it is best to park one's behind and play a good game of Bubble Shooter just so you don't completely loose it... oh and I have 10 large parrots to add to the insanity...

Really glad that everyone here seems to have checked in and is okay... really miss some of the posts... Fysty glad you are untouched by the storm by sounds like you are creating some of your own... a WII party roflao
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Post by Julie on Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:55 pm

Before and after views of Jersey shore towns damaged by superstorm Sandy

See satellite images of New Jersey beach towns before and after the devastating superstorm Sandy


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49646622/ns/weather/?gt1=43001?gt1=43001

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Post by FystyAngel on Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:10 pm

It's so sad. This is the first year in many, that we didn't get to go to Seaside Heights. Now it's all gone. The rollercoaster that is in the ocean is called "The Mouse"...we rode it every year. I hope they rebuild. I can't imagine Seaside Boardwalk not being there.

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Post by Freckles on Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:49 pm

FystyAngel wrote:It's so sad. This is the first year in many, that we didn't get to go to Seaside Heights. Now it's all gone. The rollercoaster that is in the ocean is called "The Mouse"...we rode it every year. I hope they rebuild. I can't imagine Seaside Boardwalk not being there.
So glad you are safe and you have little/no property damage.
Stay safe! You have had a full plate this year. Cool
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Post by Guest on Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:09 am

Bloomberg did the right thing by canceling the Marathon bowing to public pressure but because he did so so late, many flying from South Africa or China didn't even know the event had been canceled. I didn't realize people from all over the world participate in the event.

Bloomberg, imo, made a big mistake by not canceling immediately upon Sandy making landfall and didn't consider the cost to those that had started arriving in NY to participate. I guess they too got stuck w/hotel accommodations because to secure a reservation, they always get your credit card number to guarantee your room. Another BIG MESS NY didn't need, a politician pandering to some, not considering others, imo, had it been canceled immediately, those flying into NY would not have been screwed and would have gotten the message the event had been canceled. with over 40,000 participants registered for the event, what a mess.

NYC Marathon Canceled Too Late For Many:
http://abcnews.go.com/US/york-city-marathon-canceled-late/story?id=17633870#.UJY--8VG-kM

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Post by Julie on Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:19 am


Small earthquake rattles storm-stricken New Jersey


By NBC News staff and wire reports

A small earthquake hit northern New Jersey early Monday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The magnitude 2.0 temblor struck at 1:19 a.m. and was centered in Ringwood, N.J., a community that’s still reeling from downed trees and power outages caused by Superstorm Sandy.

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http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/05/14942336-small-earthquake-rattles-storm-stricken-new-jersey?lite

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Post by Julie on Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:14 pm

Nor'easter may bring 50 mph winds, rain to Sandy-hit areas

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TODAY's Al Roker takes a look at a slow-moving storm set to hit the Northeast this week, bringing coastal wind gusts up to 55 mph, 2-4 inches of rain and dumping heavy snow in the mountains.



By NBC News staff and wire reports

Updated at 6:26 p.m. ET: NEW YORK -- A week after Superstorm Sandy ravaged the New Jersey and New York coast lines, another challenge loomed Monday for the region: a slow-moving nor’easter, capable of delivering punishing amounts of wind, rain and snow.

"Though this storm will not have near the magnitude of the impact Sandy had, the combination of rain, wind and snow will add insult to injury for the recovery process along the East Coast," The Weather Channel’s Chris Dolce reported.

Starting in Florida Tuesday morning, the storm will move up the East Coast and into the Carolinas late in the day, TODAY Show Chief Meteorologist Al Roker said. By Wednesday morning, the storm will move into New Jersey with strong onshore wind gusts of more than 50 miles per hour and waves measuring 10 to 20 feet high. The storm could bring 2 to 4 inches of rainfall in the area as it makes its way into New England Thursday.

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Post by Guest on Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:43 pm

Julie - I had to look up the term "nor easter" on google, being from the south I wasn't familiar w/it.

I am sickened by the conditions for these people making it worse if you can imagine, life isn't fair sometimes and this is another example. Geez Louise, those that have a job left need to get back to work but may have lost their homes, many have lost their jobs due to the storm damage, it's endless as to the grief that many are suffering.

Due to the Presidential Election, imo, the survivors may not be getting as much attention as they need in the news, their suffering isn't going to end anytime soon, thank GOD the Presidential race is going to be over, but, sadly, not the political posturing that will surely follow.


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Post by Julie on Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:50 pm

I agree art. What those people are going through is unimaginable. It's terrible. I can't imagine being in their positions, and like some of them, not even having a home left to go to.

It made me so sad earlier, I saw a photo of an elderly couple searching through a store's discarded food, looking for something to eat.
Sad

But...the people in charge made darn sure that the casinos and stock market reopened. not fair

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Post by Julie on Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:39 pm

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Nightly News | Aired on November 05, 2012

Surveying NJ damage from the sea

Sandy’s storm surge devastated Sea Bright, N.J., where residents were allowed back Monday to recover what they could before the next storm approaches. NBC’s Katy Tur reports.

http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nightly-news/49702100#49702100

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Post by Julie on Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:10 pm

art tart wrote:Bloomberg did the right thing by canceling the Marathon bowing to public pressure but because he did so so late, many flying from South Africa or China didn't even know the event had been canceled. I didn't realize people from all over the world participate in the event.

Bloomberg, imo, made a big mistake by not canceling immediately upon Sandy making landfall and didn't consider the cost to those that had started arriving in NY to participate. I guess they too got stuck w/hotel accommodations because to secure a reservation, they always get your credit card number to guarantee your room. Another BIG MESS NY didn't need, a politician pandering to some, not considering others, imo, had it been canceled immediately, those flying into NY would not have been screwed and would have gotten the message the event had been canceled. with over 40,000 participants registered for the event, what a mess.

NYC Marathon Canceled Too Late For Many:
http://abcnews.go.com/US/york-city-marathon-canceled-late/story?id=17633870#.UJY--8VG-kM

Many of the marathon runners that showed up, ended up helping.


N.Y. Marathoners Run to Staten Island to Help With Storm Cleanup

Serena Saitto and Nancy Kercheval, ©️2012 Bloomberg News

Updated 4:00 p.m., Monday, November 5, 2012

Nov. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Rudi Reichert arrived from Linz, Austria, hours before the New York City Marathon was canceled three days ago. Instead of racing yesterday, he spent the day helping victims of Hurricane Sandy on Staten Island.

Linz joined about 1,000 other race entrants to run around the borough where the race was to begin handing out food, water, batteries, flashlights and prepaid mobile phones to people affected by the biggest storm in Atlantic Ocean history.

“It was heart-breaking to see the devastation and speaking with people who lost everything,” Reichert, who was in town for his second New York marathon and 15th overall, said in an interview. “They were so happy we came to help.”

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http://www.sfgate.com/business/bloomberg/article/N-Y-Marathoners-Run-to-Staten-Island-to-Help-4010040.php



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Post by Julie on Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:24 pm

No Turning the Lights Out on Halloween in New JerseyJack o Lantern

By KATE ZERNIKE

Published: November 5, 2012

VERONA, N.J. — Never mind that Christmas decorations went up at malls across the country last week. In New Jersey on this November Monday, Halloween was officially celebrated, thanks to Gov. Chris Christie, who last week signed Executive Order 105, postponing the holiday because of Hurricane Sandy.

“It would have been fine with me to cancel,” said Bernadette Silvia, at a Halloween gathering here, who had already run through her two bowls of candy and was watching her 9-year-old son collect goodies from others. “You try telling the kids that.”

With one in five homes in the state still without electricity and trees still draped across suburban streets, it was a struggle to make the holiday feel like normal. Towns tried to redesign the celebration for safety, canceled it outright or postponed it yet again, turning Halloween into the Holiday That Refused to Die.

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Post by Julie on Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:35 pm

Garrett County Roads Cleared After Sandy's Blizzard, But Outages Remain In Western Maryland

The Baltimore Sun | By Kevin Rector Posted: 11/05/2012 10:05 am EST Updated: 11/05/2012 10:19 am EST

Most roads were cleared of snow and fallen trees in Garrett County as of late Sunday, and most federal and state emergency officials who'd responded there following superstorm Sandy's damaging blizzard had departed.

Still, thousands remained without power.

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Post by Julie on Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:39 pm

From last week:

West Virginia Superstorm Sandy: Blizzard-Like Conditions Spread Across State (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

By VICKI SMITH 10/30/12 03:20 PM ET EDT

ELKINS, W.Va. -- Wet snow and high winds spinning off the edge of superstorm Sandy spread blizzard conditions over parts of West Virginia and neighboring Appalachian states Tuesday, shutting one interstate as trucks and cars bogged down and knocking out power to many.

The National Weather Service said a foot and more of snow was reported in lower elevations of West Virginia, where most towns and roads are. High elevations in the mountains were getting more than two feet and a blizzard warning for more than a dozen counties was in effect until Wednesday afternoon.

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Post by Guest on Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:15 am

MORE Evacuations Ordered OUT of Precaution as New Storm Approaches!

Residents of New York and New Jersey who were flooded out by Superstorm Sandy waited with dread and heard warnings to evacuate for the second time in two weeks as another, weaker storm spun toward them and threatened to inundate their homes again or simply leave them shivering in the dark for even longer.

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http://www.foxnews.com/weather/2012/11/07/sandy-battered-nyc-and-nj-prepare-for-noreaster/?test=latestnews#ixzz2BXviVWRg


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Post by Julie on Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:17 am

ABC, NBC aid Sandy relief

November 7, 2012 12:04 am

The Associated Press

ABC says its national "Day of Giving" raised nearly $17 million for Superstorm Sandy relief.

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In addition, the Walt Disney Co. made a $1 million contribution to local charities.

NBC's Friday storm-aid telethon raised nearly $23 million.


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http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/ae/tv-radio/abc-nbc-aid-sandy-relief-660920/

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Post by Guest on Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:21 am

Lady GaGa put her money where her mouth is! You GO Girl!

Lady Gaga is donating $1 million to the Red Cross to aid those affected by Superstorm Sandy.

The New York-born singer posted on her blog Wednesday that she is pledging the money on behalf of her parents and sister. She also said she “would not be the woman or artist that I am today” if it weren’t for places like the Lower Eastside, Harlem, the Bronx and Brooklyn.
She writes: “Thank you for helping me build my spirit. I will now help you rebuild yours.”


Read more: Lady Gaga: Singer donates $1M to Red Cross for Sandy - Washington Times

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Many, many, wealthy musical artist and actors/actresses live in NY and were not effected by the storm. They are in a unique position to help those hurting in their city, I hope more step forward. If I had a million, I'd give it in a heartbeat, I hate to read the stories of our fellow American's still hurting.

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Post by Guest on Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:17 am

Even FEMA offices shut 'due to bad weather' after snow storm batters Sandy victims and leaves thousands stranded and without power

FEMA stations shut down in storm, inflicting yet more misery for families affected by Superstorm Sandy last week.

Nearly 60,000 customers in New York and New Jersey who lost power in storm have now lost it again

Storm dumped up to nine inches of snow across New Jersey

Transit systems lurched to a halt while thousands of flights were cancelled

Mayor Bloomberg evacuated elderly residents in at-risk areas and urged New Yorkers to stay inside during the storm


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2229316/East-Coast-fresh-chaos-thousands-stranded-power-Sandy-victims-hit-snow-storm.html






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Post by Freckles on Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:35 pm

I wish I could get coats, blankets, mittens and scarves to those in dire need. Pet food. Instead, since I can't, I will resolve my frustration and give more to our local vets, food bank, etc..

Special blessings for those who struggle and try to keep hope in their hearts. Yes, America DOES care!

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Post by justanopinion on Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:04 pm

FystyAngel wrote:I'm glad that the marathon was cancelled. Those generators & port-a-potties can be of much better use helping those who need it. And believe me, there are many!


Fysty good to know that you are safe and sound. Even better to know that you are still able to voice the things that you see as injustice and speak for the many that aren't able to right now..
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Post by Freckles on Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:44 pm

Julie wrote:ABC, NBC aid Sandy relief

November 7, 2012 12:04 am

The Associated Press

ABC says its national "Day of Giving" raised nearly $17 million for Superstorm Sandy relief.

snipped:

In addition, the Walt Disney Co. made a $1 million contribution to local charities.


NBC's Friday storm-aid telethon raised nearly $23 million.


Read more:
http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/ae/tv-radio/abc-nbc-aid-sandy-relief-660920/
Bully for Disney. The prices they charge? They could have given MUCH more!
Stingy, IMO. Perhaps they were only looking for a write off on taxes and curry the public image! They should be ashamed.

FEMA closing? IMO, IF the people there had to go without food, shelter and warmth, then FEMA could darn well join in! As long as a single person was left in need, REMA should have been manning the taxis, the doors to a shelter.

Americans do NOT treat our children, elderly, infirm this way after a MAJOR disaster when a SECOND disaster looms. Shame on us for not lending a hand. Shame on our "leaders". They should ALL be indicted for treason.

Sorry. I am upset the gov't did not make better provisions for OUR OWN.
They seem to have NO problem sending a BILLION a week to Iraq!
What about US???
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Post by Julie on Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:34 pm

Long Island Power Authority chief resigns two weeks after Sandy

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By Isolde Raftery, NBC News

Michael Hervey, head of the Long Island Power Authority, resigned Tuesday, two weeks after Superstorm Sandy hit the eastern seaboard and wiped out power to nearly 90 percent of the utility's customers.

More than 10,000 customers remained without power on Long Island on Tuesday.

Hervey, who had been with LIPA for 12 years, was chief operating officer and had been acting CEO for two years. His resignation is effective at the end of the year, according to a statement by LIPA Chairman Howard E. Steinberg.

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Post by Freckles on Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:08 am

Sure, he quits. Tells me he really was prepared, really cared about the people they were supposed to serve. So what happened to all the "emergency" plans they were required to have in place?
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