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2012-10-28 01:29:34 PM
5 votes:
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 12:21:37 PM
3 votes:

James!: Hurricaine Cockblock just canceled my date tonight.


Not if you can redefine "date" to "come ride out the storm with me in my fully equipped survival lair"
2012-10-28 11:46:35 AM
3 votes:

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)
2012-10-28 06:21:34 PM
2 votes:

Shyla: Joe Peanut: Shyla: My friend just posted this a little while ago.

Ocean Grove Fishing Pier in New Jersey - 24 hours before storm is supposed to hit. 

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Battery park city 10 minutes ago:
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Nice try, but mine was real :P


Here is your image:
img826.imageshack.us


And here is an image of the same pier during last year's hurricane:
i827.photobucket.com
2012-10-28 03:56:07 PM
2 votes:
It's funny to watch the people here talking about the storm being all hype. In the meteorological forums, they're having the opposite discussion. This storm will be historic with fatalities and billions of dollars in damages.
2012-10-28 03:38:46 PM
2 votes:
I'm in New Orleans and getting a real kick out of this thread.

Clearly y'all need to figure out rules for the Hurricane Sandy drinking game. Set the rules as your liver can tolerate. Here are some suggestions:

Any time someone says the word "hunker" - one shot
Any time someone says the word "frankenstorm" - two shots
Any time Hurricane Katrina is mentioned - three shots
Weather reporter out in the storm - one shot
Subway floods - finish the bottle
2012-10-28 01:22:33 PM
2 votes:

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.
2012-10-28 12:30:33 PM
2 votes:
East Coast problems. Flyover states laugh at you.
2012-10-28 12:27:14 PM
2 votes:
I'm going to laugh at all the idiots here on LI buying supplies when this "superstorm" does as much "damage" as Irene did.

Jesus christ you'd think both storms were Katrina: Part 2 & 3.
2012-10-28 11:47:52 AM
2 votes:

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.


The storm's gonna go inland and stall. I hope you're not near any rivers.
2012-10-28 11:44:59 AM
2 votes:
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.
2012-10-28 11:06:12 AM
2 votes:
Hurricaine Cockblock just canceled my date tonight. 
2012-10-28 05:34:06 PM
1 votes:
I live in the 'burbs of Seattle, surrounded by 150-foot trees that tend to fall over in high winds. When it looks like the air outside is going to be moving at more than 30 mph, my disaster preparedness plan is:

1) - eat or toss out everything in the freezer & refrigerator

2) - fly to Vegas and party down. 

It's a plan I highly recommend to all NY Farkers right about now. Current weather in Vegas is 77 degrees and sunny. Also, they have Krispy Kremes everywhere.
2012-10-28 05:03:30 PM
1 votes:

Party Like It's 1975: Dear New York:
[...]
Your welcome,

Florida


Thanks for not jumping me over my you're/your mistake.
I guess the grammar nazis are still in line at the bodega buying bread and batteries.
2012-10-28 03:55:20 PM
1 votes:

skykid: Don't Troll Me Bro!: skykid: I'm going to laugh at all the idiots here on LI buying supplies when this "superstorm" does as much "damage" as Irene did.

Jesus christ you'd think both storms were Katrina: Part 2 & 3.

Don't you think it's better to air on the side of preparedness?

Nothing wrong with getting prepared but I have been around for so long to know that most of the time the media hype over these storms ends up being a disappointment.


I agree with the media hype being over the top. I just figure it's best to prepare as if it weren't. Worst that happens is you have to choke down some spam to clean out your cupboards when the storm isn't as bad as you prepared for.... Which might be as bad being unprepared for the next Katrina.
2012-10-28 03:26:22 PM
1 votes:

haywatchthis: why would a tropical storm tun left and go right into a coldfront
this seems like bs


Because it forgot to make the right at Albuquerque
2012-10-28 03:07:49 PM
1 votes:
The media is getting rich off this hype. TALK ABOUT OVER REACTION!
2012-10-28 02:50:39 PM
1 votes:
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 02:06:05 PM
1 votes:

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 02:01:21 PM
1 votes:

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 01:27:34 PM
1 votes:

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 01:23:41 PM
1 votes:
Zone A here. After last year's fizzle, didn't bother preparing other than food/water. If I turn up dead on the news, remember me as a stubborn asshole, not a victim.
2012-10-28 01:08:28 PM
1 votes:

Sim Tree: I'm on the 6th floor. This would require a flood of biblical proportions.


It's not the flood. It's the weeks with no power or steam that will get you. Most folks aren't going to get wet, but we're all at the mercy of ConEd's expertise and older-than-my-dead-grandmother infrastructure.
2012-10-28 01:03:03 PM
1 votes:

IHateLongIsland: youngJohn: I've had this fark account since I was 21 years old, five years ago. I've lived in a few states since then, and just a few months ago I moved to Long Island. If you've ever heard New Yorkers are a**holes, you haven't seen them in panic mode at the supermarket... I had a woman knock on my car window to yell at me for how long I was taking to leave my parking spot.

Yep, sounds about right. Hahahahaha. So glad I moved out of that area a few years back.


Long Island isn't New York. It's some weird amalgam of the Jersey Shore, Appalachia, and a third-world Eastern European failed state. New York ends at Citi Field. Anything west of that...
2012-10-28 12:58:28 PM
1 votes:
i.ebayimg.com 

It's cool. My wife is making sammiches for my commute in case I never return. Fate unlearned.
2012-10-28 12:52:49 PM
1 votes:

stuffy: Little wind/rain. Don't take much to upset you city people.


You don't find a predicted storm surge of up to 11 feet upsetting? Many parts of NYC are at or below sea level.
2012-10-28 12:49:50 PM
1 votes:

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.
2012-10-28 12:49:47 PM
1 votes:
What Irene did was point out the difference between NYC and NYS. While the media hung out in the city which was mostly fine, NYS was quietly dealing with:

www.fema.gov

cdn.abclocal.go.com

ww3.hdnux.com

www.fema.gov

web-images.chacha.com

/attempted hotlinking in progress
2012-10-28 12:47:17 PM
1 votes:
Winds of 39 mph are enough to shut down all transit? WTF?
2012-10-28 12:42:23 PM
1 votes:
Wait, so it's going to rain like hell and stall over NYC, then possibly turn to snow because of a winter storm?

So.... this?

content7.flixster.com
2012-10-28 12:41:12 PM
1 votes:

LineNoise: [i148.photobucket.com image 850x508] 

This is outside my front door post irene, Water was about a foot higher at the high point. Can't wait to see how much worse this one is. The true tragedy is that building across the street is the liquor store.


On the plus side, you can't beat the convenience for looting purposes.
2012-10-28 12:41:05 PM
1 votes:
According to the nyc.gov map, I'm safe. But the people across the street are screwed!
2012-10-28 12:39:16 PM
1 votes:
Hah, bloomberg is turning off the elevators tonight in Zone A.

"don't want to evacuate? I hope you enjoy taking the stairs 30 stories"
2012-10-28 12:31:59 PM
1 votes:

star_topology: No matter how much that I think a certain part of this is ZOMG WEATHER CHANNEL RATINGS EPIXNESS, this is always the rule.

Be safe, east coast and north eastern farkers.

/Still want to move up there, from gulf coast Texas
//perhaps I can teach a thing or two



I worked in Tampa in the summer of 2005, I evaced for Dennis and Katrina, both times no damage but still was glad I did.
2012-10-28 12:31:13 PM
1 votes:
Little wind/rain. Don't take much to upset you city people.
2012-10-28 12:31:12 PM
1 votes:

Bit'O'Gristle: I have a friend in fishkill NY, does anyone know how its going there?


Many dead fish.
2012-10-28 12:30:41 PM
1 votes:

skykid: I'm going to laugh at all the idiots here on LI buying supplies when this "superstorm" does as much "damage" as Irene did.

Jesus christ you'd think both storms were Katrina: Part 2 & 3.


My parents have to evacuate because they are in Zone A. I don't really think people are idiots for being overly cautious.
2012-10-28 12:29:32 PM
1 votes:
www.anomalousmaterial.com

Shut it down! Shut it down forever!
2012-10-28 12:29:19 PM
1 votes:
Better stock up, Farkers.

bronanthebarbarian.files.wordpress.com
2012-10-28 12:27:51 PM
1 votes:

valar_morghulis: Sunny breezy and gorgeous in SW Florida.


yeah, but something stupid will happen anyway.
2012-10-28 12:26:30 PM
1 votes:

Frankenstorm: I'm almost there, biatches!


This is one of those times I click and hope to see "two years ago."
2012-10-28 12:24:49 PM
1 votes:
It looks like Christie's going to be shutting down NJ Transit starting tomorrow, too.

Oh boy oh boy this is getting fun.

/Montclair
//Commutes to Paterson
///Now THAT should be interesting come Tuesday
2012-10-28 12:17:13 PM
1 votes:
I'm almost there, biatches!
2012-10-28 12:01:42 PM
1 votes:

make me some tea: 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.

The storm's gonna go inland and stall. I hope you're not near any rivers.


I've heard that, also.
The odds of this impeding the election/voting are pretty big.
2012-10-28 11:58:48 AM
1 votes:

Bontesla: Annnnd Zone A is under mandatory evac with the exception of medical and care facilities.


Not the worst idea, even if it proves unnecessary.
2012-10-28 11:52:58 AM
1 votes:

make me some tea: 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.

The storm's gonna go inland and stall. I hope you're not near any rivers.


nope! high ground, in fact. then again, most of central Pa is either high ground or flood plain. you really don't have much of a choice. Harrisburg might flood out though. its happened before but it takes a big hell storm + lots of melting snow to do it.
2012-10-28 11:29:55 AM
1 votes:
that's not much different from when its supposed to be running.
 
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