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Old 10-26-2012, 11:48 AM   #1
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Weather Sandy AKA "Frankenstorm"

I know a lot of us are somewhere in Sandy's path... we are expected to have lots of rain and winds starting on Sunday and into the first part of next week. Our cities have been working on clearing out storage drains and the flood gates on one of our tunnels are being tested tomorrow morning. This particular tunnel was majorly flooded by Hurricane Isabel (originally typed Irene!) in 2003, the flood gates did not work like they should have and the tunnel was closed for weeks afterwards.

The Governor of Virginia has declared a state of emergency in advance of the storm:
http://hamptonroads.com/2012/10/emer...ead-superstorm

There are even already some closings and cancellations around here. Most notably, Mitt Romney was going to be here on Sunday evening for a rally at our amphitheater in Virginia Beach (the same one where I saw Kelly Clarkson in concert last month) and he has cancelled due to Sandy.

What is everyone else hearing for their areas?

Now I must admit that I don't ever buy into all the hype, been there done that way too many times. So I still think we aren't going to get even half of what is being predicted.
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:50 AM   #2
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It'll probably become a Frankenweenie.

It's supposed to snow here Tuesday as a result of her. I know my friend flying back to Norfolk Sunday is worried she won't make it back.
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As far as I know, I'm not going to be affected much at all. It's a little overcast and windy here today. They're saying we'll be getting some rain mixed in with the wind later tonight, but beyond that, there's not much danger for the Orlando, Florida, area.

I hope the rest of you are as lucky with the storm!
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:58 PM   #4
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Jarrod, I have been talking to people in the Orlando area today!! I coordinate field placements for graduate level counseling students all over the country and one of our students is moving to your area in the next few weeks.

Like I said, I barely ever believe we are going to get a hurricane or snow, or whatever is being called for. It almost has to be right on top of us to believe. The only one I fully believed was Isabel in 2003, and I am glad I believed that one!!
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Wait, snap daddy. This could be a problem. Shpinx, what's the word in Cleveland. I am flying back to Detroit on Sunday, driving to Cleveland on Monday for an interview at a hospital on Tuesday. So it will snow Tuesday they are saying? I should check this because I'll need to plan my drives appropriately. I'm flying back here to the island on Wed so I hope there is no delay. We're obviously not in the path but my travel plans are!

Who would have thought it'd be better for me to stay on an island during a hurricane to avoid all of this. LOL
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So Romney had already cancelled the rally on Sunday. Joe Biden was supposed to he here Saturday and he has now cancelled as well. Whatever will we all do this weekend???
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Things are starting to happen here. Wind and rain mostly. Beaches are experiencing crazy waves. All kinds of closures for Monday already announced, including the university where I work. If we lose power, I won't use my phone for the Internet bit will keep it off to preserve the battery since I don't have a home phone.

And we are outside the "cone" being shown in all the tracking.

What fun. If you live north of me and are in the cone, stay safe.
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the wind here is unreal!!!!
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I have lost power and it isn't that windy at all, not compared to Isabel. Called power company & they say its a widespread outage due to circuit breaker at a substation. So hoping this isn't it for the duration. Phone is only @ 45% battery, hadn't plugged it in for the night yet.
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Sandy is just supposed to strike here for the next four days, but not be truly bad until tomorrow and Tuesday. The lake is going to kick up waves. I'd be thrilled if they canceled classes!!! Doubtful, but here's to wishful thinking!
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