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Old 10-29-2012, 10:18 AM   #16
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Gotta love those on the scene reports. But its like a battle, people actually in it have no idea what is going on except in their immediate area. News and politicians will treat this like anything else, who's to blame, what is story behind story, who is hiding what. Next week it will be about twist off bottle caps being too tight, people cutting their hands. Is govt to blame for being too involved or not involved enough?

Storm is large, hitting densly populated area, should be taken seriously. As population becomes "denser," even smaller storms are going to have to be taken seriously.
Conservatives take it seriously yourselves, liberals let govt. take it seriously for you, independents dither between both, moderates stay out of it, this is not moderate storm. I dunno political ideology of storm, may be Whig. Bigots, storm is outside agitator, tell it to go back where it came from.

Of course sd is correct about commie plot. As gentle tropical breeze passes over Cuba, senile Castro's evil mad scientists shoot it with cosmic commie rays. Koreans create typhoons on other side of globe. Chineses cause Tsunamis by all jumping into ocean at same time.

NE budy remember TV show WKRP In Cinncinatti ? Tornado was approaching, news man had script prepared for disaster warning, but was for Commie invasion. Told to substitute tornado where ever he had Commie, warned everyone about "Godless tornado" endangering American way of life. Armed citizens should meet it in streets.

Certain poster here has, in another thread, said not to worry about protecting or securing property, a waste of time. Let insurance co. deal with it in aftermath. Certain poster has not obviously not been in such aftermath, much less presentmath. I've never been in hurricane, was in two twisters, way to close to a few others.
Unsecured property flying around is major hazard. Duck! Hunker down, tie stuff down, stay away from creek bank, and other water and the windows.

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Old 10-29-2012, 11:06 AM   #17
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For those near low lying coastal streams be sure to pay attention to and know when the “actual” high tide times are for where “you’re” at.
Here is one source of tide information from Maine to Virginia. Respect the sea! And in the case of tides, the moon which will be full soon.

http://saltfishing.about.com/gi/o.ht...eastupper.html
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:55 PM   #18
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Here's a song I was going to save for November but it seemed fitting now. It was going to be for Dick, but I think anybody close to the Great Lakes will appreciate it.

Very haunting even after all these years

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I think one of my favorite WKRP's was when they gave away free turkeys from the helicopter ..... fly away fly away

oh shoot, turkey's don't fly very well ..... oh the humanity of it all
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I think one of my favorite WKRP's was when they gave away free turkeys from the helicopter ..... fly away fly away

oh shoot, turkey's don't fly very well ..... oh the humanity of it all
Hahaha! "As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly."
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they can for short distances, but not very well when dropped out of a helicopter ...... at least in that episode
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Here's a song I was going to save for November but it seemed fitting now. It was going to be for Dick, but I think anybody close to the Great Lakes will appreciate it.

Very haunting even after all these years

I live but the equivalent of two or three blocks from the shore of Lake Michigan (there is a park between me and the lake and not actual blocks) and spent early years around Lake Superior. I give them both a lot of respect.

People assume since they are lakes they lack treachery but get them whipped up and churning and they will swallow a ship as fast as any ocean. In fact, more boats have sunk in the great lakes than in the Bermuda Triangle. And there is still a lot of lake commerce with barges and things carrying freight across the lakes.

Some days Lake Michigan looks nothing but inviting and almost tropical in color. Today it is a bit gray and choppy hinting it may toss a storm at us. I have seen it in winter with waves closing Lakeshore Drive and the water forming horizontal isicles on the trees 3-4 feet long.

There is actually one of those reality shows about Great Lakes river captain. They all take storms very seriously.

It sounds like most out East are being sensible. There are always those that will stay behind and hopefully not to their own perilous end. And there will be those who act angered because they were forced to leave and nothing happened to their homes. At least with forced evacuations the first responders are somewhat off the hook dealing with idjuts if they don't want to risk their own lives.
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Linky for the crane that is hanging on a thread, in Midtown NYC. http://www.cbsnews.com/2718-201_162-...dy/?tag=custom
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Should be OK he lives in a wooded area and the winds not all that bad around here so far, just a few strong gust. I'm about 20 min from him and I'm on the water so I'd see more wind then he will.
Only a few trees down so far on some wires, but that happens all the time around here.
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Well, an advisory has been issued for people to stay off Lake Michigan. Navy Pier is being closed. Giant waves expected to hit all the beaches and Lakeshore Drive may have to be closed at some point tomorrow.

And this is just ripple effect through the storm stuck and about to merge with the hurricane. I read somewhere there is a third involved now, or a Canadian cold front approaching the two storms, and when everything fixes in place and just circles around for the next few days it could just turn everything to snow and ice in places! That will serve to weigh down branches and power lines to the snapping point.

I guess the good news is river and streams are not already swollen so at least some of the water will have someplace to flow.

This is a big one folks.
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Haven't heard from the shed guy. Shoulda just told him to throw ropes over it and tie boulders or elephants to ends.
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Ya Shed guy and Biggles too. I think Long Island took a really hard hit

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waiting on Hurricane Sandy..tonight


went thru one hi tide at 10AM this morning and monitoring the low tide roll out due 5PM EST she is pushing on it. she is 200 miles from NYC and in the process of making that big left turn to head west.the picture is Robert Moses State Park and Fire Island Lighthouse with the barrier beaches looking west on a nice summer day...i'm 2 miles across the bay on the right side of the pix 50' from the shoreline ...sea weed is great fertilizer with no delivery charge....

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