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  • 53k
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    We were better prepared this time that with the June derecho when we lost power and phones for more than five days- no power outage at all this time. I think all the trees that were going to fall fell last June. My rain gauge ran over sometime Monday night (5 1/4 inches) and it rained all Tuesday and some last night so I'm guessing we hit at least 10 inches. We had high winds Monday afternoon and most of the night which caused some water leaks in the house. Only trees I saw down were a long-dead locust right at my property line and an old apple tree in the remains of my orchard. Checked the barn this afternoon and except for some water and dirt that blew in on the rear of the '64 Avanti, all was well.

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  • Skip Lackie
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    DC was on the left side of the storm, so very little storm surge compared to those in NJ and NY, who were on the other side. Had 60-70 knot winds and about 10 inches of rain. (Glad I paid that tree guy $2K last year to take down that 90-foot tall tulip poplar!) Lost power for about 5 hours, but much less than many in our area, who are still out. Gave us an excuse to go out for a long dinner.

    The local power company had been raked over the coals over their past outages, and spent all last winter and spring replacing many existing poles with new 60-foot poles, which put the power lines above most of the tree branches. Seems to have worked. Also counted almost 60 bucket trucks with license plates from the deep South and Midwest staged at a local parking lot on the day BEFORE the storm hit.

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  • raoul5788
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    We fared well here in central CT. Lots of wind, little rain. My sump pump never even kicked on. The power was out from about 7:30 Monday night to 4AM Tuesday morning.

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  • crusinsusin
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    All is well in western Maine. Lots of rain & some stiff wind, with trees down and power/telephone out, but no significant damage. The coast had it worse, but even that is nothing like NY/NJ/PA.

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  • Stu Chapman
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    The path of this storm reminded me of Hurricane Hazel in September of 1954 in which I was heavily involved in rescue efforts. Like Hazel, Sandy veered inland across the Pennsylvania mountains and right into southern Ontario. This time most everyone was prepared. Here in Dundas, we were without power for 15 hours and cable for about 17 hours. That meant no TV or an ability to access the internet. Even our telephone land line comes to us through cable. It actually was kind of fun to listen to a portable radio and read by candlelight. That was certainly a long-lost activity returning by necessity. Glad to hear everyone who responded is safe.
    Stu Chapman

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  • stude1964
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    We're in Easton,PA,1 hour north of Phila.-lots of trees down ,no electricity,cable,phone not even cell. Everyone is safe though . Right now plans for Reedsville are off.
    Rob in PA.

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  • jclary
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    I noticed that FlatheadGeo is in Staten Island. Although I have not heard it mentioned in the news, that area seems to be sandwiched in the heart of the turmoil. Hope he's OK.

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  • SN-60
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    Everything quiet now in Boston, the good old '83 Avanti got Me to work early today (6AM EST)... high winds and flooded streets this morning.....piece of cake compared to a winter blizzard though!

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  • 63t-cab
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    John,thanks for the concern ! we are good here in the North East tip of CT.,power must have went off and on at least 30 times yesterday from about 2:30pm - 5:30pm but did'nt loose it.I even figured on needing the gen. when I got up this morning but "NADA" <GGGGGGGGGG> and went to work as usual BUMMER.

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  • LarkTruck
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    Just spoke to Ed Jones (jts359 here on the Forum) he lives in Beachwood NJ near Toms River. They are ok, just some downed trees, no power since Monday afternoon. Needless to say, with no idea when the power will be restored, their Reedsville plans are cancelled.
    Jim

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  • LarkTruck
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    Thanks for thinking of us. We were very lucky here in Amish Country, wind and rain, some minor flooding. We were expecting much worse! Our thoughts and and prayers to those in the badly hit areas.
    Jim

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  • 2R5
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    Good to hear your OK Gary .

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  • studegary
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    Now checking in from the Hudson Valley.
    We had rain and the highest wind gusts that I can ever remember. Our power was out for 11 hours, but is now back on. The street right behind our house still does not have power. An advantage to living on one of the main streets.
    We didn't lose any trees, yet, just had a lot of branches down. I only cleared the driveway so far so that Cathy can get out to a doctor's appointment this afternoon (appointment moved from yesterday to earlier today to this afternoon by the doctor's office).
    The neighbor in back had a VERY large pine tree come down. It broke off about 15 feet up the tree. It only landed in the street and his front yard.
    We didn't get the newspaper delivered today and have not seen or heard any local news, so I do not know how the rest of Dutchess County is doing.
    In the storm last October, with snow on the trees that still had leaves, we had a LOT more tree damage, including one that punched a hole through the roof of our home.
    Last edited by studegary; 10-30-2012, 11:28 AM. Reason: missing n

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  • jclary
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    So far, good to hear from you that have weathered the storm OK. Here, in upstate SC, we got some wind, clouds, a little rain, and the temperature has plummeted. The worst damage here is that the poorly welded smoke stack on my re-purposed hot water heater/incinerator was blown off and the wind plucked some lose feathers from my molting laying hens.

    One benefit was the wind shook my pecan tree and I gathered about three gallons of pecans this morning.

    If memory serves me right, Studegary and Flatheadgeorge are in the storm's path and have not checked in. Hope they are OK.

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  • rockne10
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    The center hasn't hit us yet and it weakens but we've had constant rain for two days. The ground is saturated and higher winds tonight and tomorrow will knock over some trees. My brother in Virginia is without power and my sister near WVa is getting snow. I have water running through the basement but it is exiting the floor drain under the '53. Prayers for those greatly effected to the east. All of New England is preparing for multiple tornadoes.

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