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Here comes "Frankenstorm"?

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Please tree eat my fence and kitchen-- last chance before we remodel lol

Seriously going to BJs to get water, diapers and batteries tonite before the payday rush. We are also having our gutters cleaned tomorrow and rain spouts checked. Also need rum
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[quote name='Purple Nurple' timestamp='1351211824' post='1203669']
I'm so out of touch with current events. What's happening?
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Hurricane on the East Coast. Don't watch the weather?
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[quote name='cursona pirate' timestamp='1351214373' post='1203698']
Hurricane on the East Coast. Don't watch the weather?
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Im on the west, so I wish the best for you guys...
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Welcome, Sandy.
Maybe it'll turn into a tropical storm by the time it gets here like they usually do, or is this one somehow special?
Edit: It might be good the Ravens have a bye week.
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Damn. I had no clue about this lol. Well be safe everybody. I'd recommend watching man vs wild asap.
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[quote name='Ravens<3' timestamp='1351216306' post='1203730']
Damn. I had no clue about this lol. [b]Well be safe everybody. I'd recommend watching man vs wild asap.[/b]
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A little contradictory, hmmm?
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[quote name='display name' timestamp='1351216460' post='1203734']

A little contradictory, hmmm?
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Yes it is. Maybe. No. I think so.
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[quote name='display name' timestamp='1351216460' post='1203734']
A little contradictory, hmmm?
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I don't see how. Just be prepared for the worst/
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[quote name='Mt. Crushmore' timestamp='1351211426' post='1203660']
I read somewhere that it could be worse than the Perfect Storm. I am glad I don't live on the coast anymore.
[/quote]That storm almost washed out my wedding then we went to the Fl Keys for our honeymoon and the water was warmer then the air TWC was broadcasting in front of our condo in Daytona earlier--it looked good lol
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[quote name='cursona pirate' timestamp='1351214373' post='1203698']

Hurricane on the East Coast. Don't watch the weather?
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Nope. Don't watch news period. ;)
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[quote name='Moderator 2' timestamp='1351221638' post='1203803']
[b]That storm almost washed out my wedding[/b] then we went to the Fl Keys for our honeymoon and the water was warmer then the air TWC was broadcasting in front of our condo in Daytona earlier--it looked good lol
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That would have been bad.
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[quote name='display name' timestamp='1351215924' post='1203722']

Maybe it'll turn into a tropical storm by the time it gets here like they usually do, or is this one somehow special?

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What's special is that Sandy is supposed to meet up with a vicious front coming in from the west right over the mid-Atlantic region. It's also full moon (higher than usual tides) so the coastal flooding could be incredible. Top that off with Sandy being HUGE and slow moving and we're talking possibly 4-5 days of high winds and torrential rains. This is not going to be pretty.
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[b]I own a boating biz here in "The Dena", Md. Already started selling loads of rope and dock lines. Expecting a big push for ice (just had 15,000 pounds worth delivered) Monday-Thursday as this area always loses power. I'll be staying the night on my boat Sunday thru Tuesday, and keeping an eye on the other boats at the club during the day. I just hope the Euro predicts are wrong and this thing doesn't come straight up the Chesapeke! Good luck to all out there.[/b]
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Think of that freak storm we had in July with the power being out, and multiply that by 10. That's what they say this is gonna be. 60mph winds will be the norm for a couple of DAYS.

I'm headed to Costco tomorrow to buy a shotgun and a case of beans. This zombie apocalypse won't be pretty. I'm sorry if I have to take any of your zombie-selves down. :(
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Just hold off until I get home! I'm leaving this afternoon for Michigan, and I won't be home until Sunday evening! Even if my flight is the last one to arrive at BWI before they'd shut the airport down, please let me get home on Sunday! I don't think I'd be too happy sitting in Michigan knowing my husband and sons are stuck in Baltimore with a "storm of the century" happening. :)

But as a recent Floridian who only saw snow when I went up Ohio to visit family over the years, I'm actually a tad excited to see the white stuff. :)
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[quote name='jus'_crAzy' timestamp='1351256835' post='1203924']
Think of that freak storm we had in July with the power being out, and multiply that by 10. That's what they say this is gonna be. 60mph winds will be the norm for a couple of DAYS.

I'm headed to Costco tomorrow to buy a shotgun and a case of beans. This zombie apocalypse won't be pretty. I'm sorry if I have to take any of your zombie-selves down. :(
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If Katrina didn't create any zombies in the voodoo, old graves town of New Orleans. I don't we'll be seeing any zombies in DC.
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If the storm does hit maybe we'll get a 'Hurricane Day' off from work.

I'm guessing the supermarkets are going to be ravaged already. Everytime I go into one when a big 'storm' is being hyped it looks crazy. Carts are tipped over in aisles, shelves are empty, there are half eaten items, spills on the floor, and the employees looked like they were taken.

In the end, we'll be okay people. The world is not going to end.
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The world may not be ending, but if I'm going to be hunkered down for 3 or 4 days, possibly without power, I want food that doesn't need refrigeration or cooking in the house.
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[quote name='Moderator 3' timestamp='1351262532' post='1203983']
The world may not be ending, but if I'm going to be hunkered down for 3 or 4 days, possibly without power, I want food that doesn't need refrigeration or cooking in the house.
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Spam....all spam!!!
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Perfect time to get your diet plans started folks! Why wait until Jan 1st, which you're going to blow off by Feb anyways?

And it'll be the spookiest Halloween ever!
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[quote name='CorvusCorax' timestamp='1351270614' post='1204085']
Perfect time to get your diet plans started folks! Why wait until Jan 1st, which you're going to blow off by Feb anyways?

[b]And it'll be the spookiest Halloween ever![/b]
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IDK. I was 11 and was trick or treating in Long Island, NY during the Perfect Storm of 1991. It was crazy.
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I was in Miami during Hurricane Andrew. I know what these things are capable of. If Sandy is going to be a slow-mo butt-dragging storm, things will look very ugly around here.
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Living in Florida for over a decade, I am well rehearsed in what to do during a hurricane. One of them ripped right by Gainesville a few years back. But a winter storm and a hurricane combined leaves me a tad nervous. My husband leaves for a conference in Dallas on Tuesday. Hopefully he'll be able to fly out all right!
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I've been getting disaster emails all day and I started warning family yesterday , of course they think I'm nuts because I like hurricanes . Don't forget to fill up your cars . No power = No Gas
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Here's a little something to add on to your fears. I think I saw that NOAA estimates about $1 billion in damages.

Also, it might snow because temps are gonna drop to around 30 degrees. Get your shovels ready. And your flamethrowers. Zombies hate flamethrowers.
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I got all smug because I didn't think it was gonna hit me since I'm fairly far inland. Just checked the forecast...

70% chance of rain on Monday. Feh. But it doesn't say "70% chance of earthshattering crazy nonsense storm" so I may be good.

I don't do well in natural disasters. I had to drive home in Irene last year and I felt like I was gonna die the whole 10 miles.
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I will never forget the hurricane party I went to during Gloria in the 80's, I was pretty close to the only car on the beltway, my parents were soooo pissed lol
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