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this is a discussion within the Everything Else Community Forum; Very concerned about this storm. I'm living in southeastern PA and it has a bead on us. I was activated by the Guard during Katrina and know all too well like many of you on this forum the mayhem something ...

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Old 10-26-2012, 08:51 AM   #1
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Sandy

Very concerned about this storm. I'm living in southeastern PA and it has a bead on us. I was activated by the Guard during Katrina and know all too well like many of you on this forum the mayhem something of this nature can do.

Thing is, I'm still in the Guard and have not received any notification on our response efforts. They are not prepared for something of this magnitude. I know they are already sending electical equipment to have on standby but that stuff is no good if the roads are flooded or blocked with debris. Food, water, plan to evacuate elderly, sick....it's like crickets around here and the state is virtually bankrupt. Even if they wanted to do something they could not without Federal assistance. Obama would be smart to pull the trigger right now on Federal troops.
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:08 PM   #2
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Re: Sandy

Well, if you were around for Katrina, you know what happens when an area ISN'T prepared for a major storm ...

Yeah, the Guard should already be packed up and ready to respond. Apparently the campaign is drawing too much attention. Sheesh ...
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:37 PM   #3
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Screw it. I've made preparations for my family. I just can't believe the people here acting like it's some weekend storm. This thing is massive. What you see hitting Fla are just bands.
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:41 PM   #4
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Re: Sandy

Dam I'm in Ct and their telling us it will hit sunday night, and go right into monday.
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:17 PM   #5
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Well, batten down the hatches boys and best of luck ... I heard it was headed for NYC, but I didn't realize it was making a run at PA & CT also. Keep us posted.
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:21 PM   #6
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Coast will get a decent surge, winds will drop a lot of small debris and block drainage. Bad flooding and power out in big chunks. Power will be out for a week or more. The equipment to get power up will be ready but will not be able to get to it until the water subsides.
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Old 10-26-2012, 05:57 PM   #7
 
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Storm of the century... supposedly a combo of a hurricane and s noreaster .... a bad mammajamma. Vote early!
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:10 PM   #8
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Just got my warning order:

THIS IS A GRAZING HERD TEST ALERT BEING CONDUCTED IN PREPARATION FOR THE POTENTIAL MOBILIZATION OF HUNDREDS OF PAARNG SOLDIERS IN SUPPORT OF EMERGENCY AND RELIEF OPERATIONS AS A RESPONSE TO THE EFFECTS OF HURRICANE SANDY, SCHEDULED TO COME UP THE EAST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES AND HIT THE NORTHEASTERN PORTION WITH POSSIBLY DEVASTATING EFFECTS. ALL SOLDIERS ARE DIRECTED TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION TO PROTECT THEIR FAMILIES AND PREPARE FOR MOBILIZATION."
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:12 PM   #9
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Any of you guys who might be anywhere around thing thing, get the hell out of dodge if possible, otherwise load up on supplies and hunker down.
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:25 AM   #10
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Re: Sandy

At least most outlets are predicting Sandy won't be a hurricane by landfall.

That said, it'll still dump a foot of rain in the vicinity where it lands, and possibly 1-2 feet of snow in the Appalachian Mountains.

Dunno how deadly Sandy will be, but she's shaping up to be a tremendous pain-in-the-ass, much like Hurricane Isaac was down here. Be prepared for flooding and power outages, for sure.
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