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2012-10-28 01:25:07 PM  

herrDrFarkenstein:  

It's cool. My wife is making sammiches for my commute in case I never return. Fate unlearned.


Not the Boston MTA!
 
2012-10-28 01:25:21 PM  
cinemafanatic.files.wordpress.com
"NO ONE PUTS BUMMY IN A CORNER!!!!!"
 
2012-10-28 01:25:35 PM  

Robo Beat: Buddy of mine in Raleigh says their local Sam's Club has armed guards posted around the store and employees rationing sales of bottled water and canned goods.


Wat? I'm 15 miles east of there and we're not getting squat from this storm, except some clouds and a nice cross breeze going though my house.
 
2012-10-28 01:25:50 PM  

Weaver95: MurphyMurphy: Weaver95: if we get a storm surge bad enough to reach me here in Harrisburg, THEN i'll worry. until then, this is merely just another rainy day.

This could be on par with Agnes for PA impact (another massive cat1).

ya know, oddly enough - a massive flood wiping out half the downtown harrisburg area could actually save the city in the long run. disaster aid might be the only thing that could get them out from under their massive, crushing levels of debt.


Ha! I wanted to say this....

Get them Federal Fund$

(tip for people on Front St. or 2nd and Shipoke. Leave your refridgerator door wide open when you leave. Better yet, just as you are fleeing the water, hurl all the contents into your neighbors parking space. Closed fridges are nasty a week later when they let you back )

/just sayin'
 
2012-10-28 01:26:17 PM  

reklamfox: marius2: Flooding has already begun here (Southern VA) and the frankenstorm hasn't even hit (at least I don't think so, I think it's still in N.C). Gonna be fun.

/I got more beer, don't worry.

Where are you in SVA? I'm in the SW portion of the state near Roanoke. We're just now getting a little wind and its cloudy but the big stuff isn't supposed to happen here until tomorrow. There is a wind watch out for us for the next three days, expecting gusts of 65+ mph. I'm already tired of this storm!


I'm in the SE in Chesapeake. Already tired of this storm too, people get crazy when we get hit. Luckily my area doesn't tend to flood, but everything around it does so we get isolated.
 
2012-10-28 01:27:34 PM  

Sim Tree: No. Election day is enshrined in the Constitution. It cannot be changed without constitutional amendment.


Not sure if you're serious... Election day in the US is set by Congress, not the Constitution. They could have it be a weekend or holiday, like most civilized countries (but in ours, one party has made a tactic out of reducing turnout).

Article 2
"The Congress may determine the Time of chusing [sic] the Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their Votes; which Day shall be the same throughout the United States."
 
2012-10-28 01:27:49 PM  

jjwars1: ravenlore: namegoeshere: jaytkay: Holy moly they're predicting 15-20 foot waves later this week on Lake Michigan and we're 700 miles from the East Coast!

It is now officially appropriate to play The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald over and over and over...

Only what, a week early? Pretty appropriate timing.

Wrong lake.


Yes, I know that.

/it was only about the timing
//but prolly still fails as a comment
 
2012-10-28 01:27:51 PM  

Sim Tree: cig-mkr: What happens if it is a real shiatstorm and people can't get to the polls to vote?
Would they re schedule the election? This has never happened before has it?
/ not trolling / it won't affect me.

No. Election day is enshrined in the Constitution. It cannot be changed without constitutional amendment.

This is part of the importance of early voting. It really should happen in more states than it does, or even have congress pass a federal law allowing it nationwide. This would stop not only problems with the weather, but long lines, running out of ballots, machines breaking down, last-second moving of polling places, and all other manner of shenanigans and many legitimate problems, that simply would no longer have time to be an issue if we had a voting week instead of a voting five hours.


Thank you, and I agree with the voting week, good thought !
North East Farkers stay safe.
 
2012-10-28 01:28:49 PM  

JerseyTim: make me some tea: Woohoo day off!

This!


This!

/i may go in anyways...
 
2012-10-28 01:29:34 PM  
Dear New York:

Before the storm:
- 3-5 days non-perishable food (you don't need MREs -- spam, canned soup, etc is fine). Buy a few extra items each time you go shopping until you have your supply.
- enough water for 3-5 days needs to drink, brush your teeth, and flush toilets. You don't need to buy bottled water -- you can use old 2L soda bottles, etc.
- a few rolls of heavy duty plastic (in case you lose some shingles or window glass) plus some 1x2s and nails.
- trim loose branches near the house
- books or non-electric games to keep the little ones occupied.
- ammo
- batteries for flashlights and AM/FM radios
- 2M HT with a AAA pack if you're a ham or a scanner that can monitor your local ARES or Skywarn repeater.

Just before the storm
- fill your gas tank.
- bring in or secure patio furniture, trash cans, etc
- bring in the pets.
- stay at home unless you're vulnerable to flooding or in a mobile home

During the storm
- stay in doors
- stay off the phone
- monitor local AM station and/or ARES/Skywarn repeater unless it drives you crazy
- stay moderately sober
- DON'T PANIC

After the storm
- Be careful about fallen power lines, branches.
- Check on your neighbors, especially elderly or handicapped.
- Shoot all looters

Your welcome,

Florida
 
2012-10-28 01:31:43 PM  

Seth'n'Spectrum: GuyFawkes: Zone B here, but up on the fifth floor so I'm not worried about this one. Well stocked with plenty of wine and beer just in case I don't have to work for a few days.

Julieahni: I live in a basement apartment, but a block and a half away from Zone A. I'm safely in B. I feel pretty confident about that. I hope I won't be working. I have three cats to deal with.

LineNoise: Hah, bloomberg is turning off the elevators tonight in Zone A.

What is this Zone A, Zone B crap, and where can I find a map?


The zones are evacuation zones. Zone A covers the coastal areas of Brooklyn and the Rockaways (for the most part).

NYC Zone Search
 
2012-10-28 01:32:17 PM  

netcentric: fwiw, the secret documents the Free Masons have hidden in the base of the Statue of Liberty will be safe.....as usual.


They're in the cornerstone of Cong... I've said too much.
 
2012-10-28 01:32:41 PM  

Party Like It's 1975: Dear New York:



and etal:

Don't forget the pumpkins!

/Bye all, off to work
//see ya late night.
///Get safe Nor'easters
 
2012-10-28 01:33:07 PM  

Party Like It's 1975: Dear New York:

Before the storm:
- 3-5 days non-perishable food (you don't need MREs -- spam, canned soup, etc is fine). Buy a few extra items each time you go shopping until you have your supply.
- enough water for 3-5 days needs to drink, brush your teeth, and flush toilets. You don't need to buy bottled water -- you can use old 2L soda bottles, etc.
- a few rolls of heavy duty plastic (in case you lose some shingles or window glass) plus some 1x2s and nails.
- trim loose branches near the house
- books or non-electric games to keep the little ones occupied.
- ammo
- batteries for flashlights and AM/FM radios
- 2M HT with a AAA pack if you're a ham or a scanner that can monitor your local ARES or Skywarn repeater.

Just before the storm
- fill your gas tank.
- bring in or secure patio furniture, trash cans, etc
- bring in the pets.
- stay at home unless you're vulnerable to flooding or in a mobile home

During the storm
- stay in doors
- stay off the phone
- monitor local AM station and/or ARES/Skywarn repeater unless it drives you crazy
- stay moderately sober
- DON'T PANIC

After the storm
- Be careful about fallen power lines, branches.
- Check on your neighbors, especially elderly or handicapped.
- Shoot all looters

Your welcome,

Florida


I ordered 2 large pizza's from my local joint, and got a box of 9 bottles of wine. I'm all set.
 
2012-10-28 01:33:20 PM  
So Obama voters can't vote, must be Mormon weather controll machine. Those pesky Mormons.
 
2012-10-28 01:34:09 PM  
s8.postimage.org

Dammit, don't you get it! MY SON IS ON THE IRT!!!!!
 
2012-10-28 01:38:07 PM  
Dear New York:

Before the storm:
- 3-5 days non-perishable food (you don't need MREs -- spam, canned soup, etc is fine). Buy a few extra items each time you go shopping until you have your supply.
- enough water for 3-5 days needs to drink, brush your teeth, and flush toilets. You don't need to buy bottled water -- you can use old 2L soda bottles, etc.
- a few rolls of heavy duty plastic (in case you lose some shingles or window glass) plus some 1x2s and nails.
- trim loose branches near the house
- books or non-electric games to keep the little ones occupied.
- ammo
- batteries for flashlights and AM/FM radios
- 2M HT with a AAA pack if you're a ham or a scanner that can monitor your local ARES or Skywarn repeater.

- Check the battery / oil / air filter in you Generac whole house generator:
lighting-electric.com
 
2012-10-28 01:39:31 PM  
youngJohn:

Long Island is not NYC. I went to my supermarket here in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, and it is quite crowded but orderly in there. Everyone is making jokes about the storm. Since the lines were too long and most of the shelves were empty, I just left. The little wine shop next door set-up a table in the garden with some free pre-storm wine tasting, and we could place orders from the local bakery for some bread. So I had a bunch of wine with a bunch of my neighbors, and got some ciabatta bread that can last for some days.
 
2012-10-28 01:43:27 PM  

GAT_00: lucksi: Winds of 39 mph are enough to shut down all transit? WTF?

It's being shut down because they're expecting possibly 9 feet of storm surge, which is enough to flood the subways.


Hopefully the dead carp and sewage enema for the subway will kill some of that awful smell.
 
2012-10-28 01:45:18 PM  

Pontious Pilates: Robo Beat: Buddy of mine in Raleigh says their local Sam's Club has armed guards posted around the store and employees rationing sales of bottled water and canned goods.

Wat? I'm 15 miles east of there and we're not getting squat from this storm, except some clouds and a nice cross breeze going though my house.


I'm not really sure it matters. People seem to be getting worked up about it all the same.

I remember being in Atlanta one January when there was a chance of snow forecast for the following few days. There were lines out the gas stations stretching down the block, and all of the bread, water, and batteries were cleaned out of the supermarkets for miles around. I can't recall exactly, but I think the city cancelled school in anticipation. Having grown up in a place referred to as the "snow belt," I found it infinitely amusing, if a bit irritating.
 
2012-10-28 01:45:26 PM  
I find it funny how one stations green and yellow hues on the radar image are another stations purple and red panic inducing radar hues.
 
2012-10-28 01:46:06 PM  
There's an old guy down the street building a huge boat for some reason.
 
2012-10-28 01:49:57 PM  

candiru.fish: Omarion


I'll be praying for Omarion if anyone needs me.
 
2012-10-28 01:55:18 PM  

Robo Beat: Pontious Pilates: Robo Beat: Buddy of mine in Raleigh says their local Sam's Club has armed guards posted around the store and employees rationing sales of bottled water and canned goods.

Wat? I'm 15 miles east of there and we're not getting squat from this storm, except some clouds and a nice cross breeze going though my house.

I'm not really sure it matters. People seem to be getting worked up about it all the same.

I remember being in Atlanta one January when there was a chance of snow forecast for the following few days. There were lines out the gas stations stretching down the block, and all of the bread, water, and batteries were cleaned out of the supermarkets for miles around. I can't recall exactly, but I think the city cancelled school in anticipation. Having grown up in a place referred to as the "snow belt," I found it infinitely amusing, if a bit irritating.


Yeah, they do the same here in NC re: winter weather (and I'm from upstate NY). But to be fair, they just don't have the infrastructure to deal with winter weather in the south. A freak snow "storm" of a couple inches can really fark things up, and has in the past. I know how to drive in it, but the natives don't, so I stay the hell off the roads when it does snow.
 
2012-10-28 01:55:40 PM  

miss jinxed: JerseyTim: make me some tea: Woohoo day off!

This!

This!

/i may go in anyways...


I'm planning on doing a half day tomorrow (Long Island). I need to pickup the backup tapes and bring em home.
 
2012-10-28 01:57:32 PM  

Deep Contact: There's an old guy down the street building a huge boat for some reason.


By any chance, is he an animal hoarder?
 
2012-10-28 01:58:34 PM  

Lusiphur: Somewhat ironically, I happen to be visiting former in-laws in Mississippi, in the heart of hurricane country, and the weather is beautiful.

Good luck to all my fellow NYC farkers and farkettes, and I hope it's not nearly as bad as the weather guys worry it will. Stay safe, all of you.


Thank you. If you see Peggy & Willis and their boys over around Bull Frog Corner, you tell 'em we said 'Hi', will ya? Thanks bud!
 
2012-10-28 01:59:55 PM  

Party Like It's 1975: - stay moderately sober


ARE YOU CRAZY?
 
2012-10-28 02:00:12 PM  

herrDrFarkenstein: [i.ebayimg.com image 296x300] 

It's cool. My wife is making sammiches for my commute in case I never return. Fate unlearned.


that's awsome...

"That you Charlie?"
 
2012-10-28 02:00:15 PM  
At work, I suggested that we have a meeting about how to prepare for the hurricane, how to protect IT, the infrastructure, and whether we're open or not.

It was agreed that we should do it. The meeting it set for Monday. *roll eyes*
 
2012-10-28 02:00:35 PM  

Weaver95: if we get a storm surge bad enough to reach me here in Harrisburg, THEN i'll worry. until then, this is merely just another rainy day.


@JimCantore Expect huge waves to batter the Lake Erie shoreline of Ohio from #Sandy. Possibly 20' says a friend of mine from NWS Cleveland. #OHwx
 
2012-10-28 02:01:21 PM  

GuyFawkes: Zone B here, but up on the fifth floor so I'm not worried about this one. Well stocked with plenty of wine and beer just in case I don't have to work for a few days.


Make sure you fill up your bathtub full of water in case you lose water pressure.
 
2012-10-28 02:01:55 PM  
We may not have power tomorrow at this time, so everyone stay safe. Good luck NJ/NY/DE/CT/MD/WV/VA/&c Farkers. And stay dry.
 
2012-10-28 02:01:58 PM  

make me some tea: Roook: make me some tea: Woohoo day off!

I hope you don't get flooded like you did last time.

I'm on high ground on the 2nd floor in Queens. I'm good. We have supplies. I'm a little concerned about my work though.

Few useful links for all of us NYers.

Con Ed Outage Map
LIPA Outage Map
NYC Evacuation Map (PDF)


Howdy neighbor. I'm thinking Glendale will be ok if the power doesn't go out for days.
 
2012-10-28 02:02:40 PM  

finnished: At work, I suggested that we have a meeting about how to prepare for the hurricane, how to protect IT, the infrastructure, and whether we're open or not.

It was agreed that we should do it. The meeting it set for Monday. *roll eyes*


We had our meeting Friday. Planning on going in tomorrow to at least pick up the backup tapes and make sure people have their IP phones, power blocks and patch cables.
 
2012-10-28 02:06:05 PM  

Serious Post on Serious Thread: Howdy neighbor. I'm thinking Glendale will be ok if the power doesn't go out for days.


Yeah you're good. We're 4 blocks outside of Zone C near Northern Blvd but it's like 100' above sea level here so I'm confident we'll be fine. Kinda the top of the hill here.
 
2012-10-28 02:08:00 PM  
 
2012-10-28 02:08:49 PM  
Html tag fail is me... Sorry guys.
 
2012-10-28 02:14:34 PM  
Are we going to get an official Sandy Fark party post? We need somewhere to panic.
 
2012-10-28 02:23:53 PM  

adams4: Seth'n'Spectrum: GuyFawkes: Zone B here, but up on the fifth floor so I'm not worried about this one. Well stocked with plenty of wine and beer just in case I don't have to work for a few days.

Julieahni: I live in a basement apartment, but a block and a half away from Zone A. I'm safely in B. I feel pretty confident about that. I hope I won't be working. I have three cats to deal with.

LineNoise: Hah, bloomberg is turning off the elevators tonight in Zone A.

What is this Zone A, Zone B crap, and where can I find a map?

The zones are evacuation zones. Zone A covers the coastal areas of Brooklyn and the Rockaways (for the most part).

NYC Zone Search


according to NY1, the following areas are on mandatory evacuation orders:

Manhattan: Battery Park City, East Village, West Side waterfont.
Bronx: Throggs Neck, Pelham Bay
Brooklyn: Coney island, Manhattan Beach, Red Hook
Queens: All Rockaways, Broad Channel Beach
Staten Island: Coastal communities

I doubt the Manhattanites will leave.
 
2012-10-28 02:31:40 PM  

Frankenstorm: I'm almost there, biatches!


you're now highlighted in green. i'm sure i'll be seeing you again...
 
2012-10-28 02:32:43 PM  
New Jersey is being evacuated.. everyone headed for Houston.
 
2012-10-28 02:38:21 PM  

Party Like It's 1975: Dear New York:

Before the storm:
- 3-5 days non-perishable food (you don't need MREs -- spam, canned soup, etc is fine). Buy a few extra items each time you go shopping until you have your supply.
- enough water for 3-5 days needs to drink, brush your teeth, and flush toilets. You don't need to buy bottled water -- you can use old 2L soda bottles, etc.
- a few rolls of heavy duty plastic (in case you lose some shingles or window glass) plus some 1x2s and nails.
- trim loose branches near the house
- books or non-electric games to keep the little ones occupied.
- ammo
- batteries for flashlights and AM/FM radios
- 2M HT with a AAA pack if you're a ham or a scanner that can monitor your local ARES or Skywarn repeater.

Just before the storm
- fill your gas tank.
- bring in or secure patio furniture, trash cans, etc
- bring in the pets.
- stay at home unless you're vulnerable to flooding or in a mobile home

During the storm
- stay in doors
- stay off the phone
- monitor local AM station and/or ARES/Skywarn repeater unless it drives you crazy
- stay moderately sober
- DON'T PANIC

After the storm
- Be careful about fallen power lines, branches.
- Check on your neighbors, especially elderly or handicapped.
- Shoot all looters

Your welcome,

Florida


Pretty much this. I moved up to New England after living in FL for 15 years. Everyone's running around, all in a tizzy, and I'm just calmly hanging back and checking on the storm's latest track. We've got food, water, some alcohol and flashlights/batteries. Gas tank is full. I checked around outside and don't see any loose/dead branches that might want to try and come inside to cuddle. All that's left now is to wait and ride it out.
 
2012-10-28 02:46:32 PM  
Venkman: What did you do, Ray?!
slacktory.com
 
2012-10-28 02:46:36 PM  

James!: Hurricaine Cockblock just canceled my date tonight.


She/ he probably didn't want to go out with you anyway. The hurricane just makes for a nice excuse.


/I keeed, I keeed
 
2012-10-28 02:50:39 PM  
My ex lives in VA. I hope she dies.

/I'd call her a coont but she lacks the lacks the depth and the warmth.
 
2012-10-28 03:00:32 PM  
Its a sane precaution. Small things can knock a big city off kilter. It looks like its gonna be a party out here in west maryland. I guess now is a good time to give some thought to how we can getthrough all this after the weather is over.
 
2012-10-28 03:03:25 PM  
People in here in the southern Connecticut seem pretty calm so far, but the roads are starting to get clogged and I think I hit the supermarket right before the last-minute rush. Hoping CL&P doesn't take a week to get the power back on. Until then, I've got enough beer to last me at least a day. Godspeed.
 
2012-10-28 03:05:19 PM  

namegoeshere: jaytkay: Holy moly they're predicting 15-20 foot waves later this week on Lake Michigan and we're 700 miles from the East Coast!

It is now officially appropriate to play The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald over and over and over...


12-string acoustic guitar, Drop-D tuning, capoed to 3'rd fret. I'm on it.

/Lake Superior, though

//minor quibble; major and minor chords
 
2012-10-28 03:07:49 PM  
The media is getting rich off this hype. TALK ABOUT OVER REACTION!
 
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