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Offline CALSGR8

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Re: The Weather (2012)
« Reply #575: October 28, 2012, 07:48:25 PM »
Theres a chart on the portable power supply.

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« Reply #576: October 28, 2012, 07:52:25 PM »
We ran out and bought a space heater, because my wife was concerned she might get cold if we lose power. We have a generator, but we don't hook up the heat to conserve energy.

Anyway, I figure everyone thought I was an idiot buying an electric space heater when we're going to lose power.

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Re: The Weather (2012)
« Reply #577: October 28, 2012, 07:53:53 PM »
We ran out and bought a space heater, because my wife was concerned she might get cold if we lose power. .

Gotta snuggle bro.

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Re: The Weather (2012)
« Reply #578: October 28, 2012, 07:55:30 PM »
I'm screwed when the power goes out. Going to lose a ton of food. Hoping for the best.

Not sure how the power will hold up at my place but you're more than welcome to haul your food over here if yours goes and mine doesn't.  My fridge is always nearly empty :lol:


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Re: The Weather (2012)
« Reply #580: October 28, 2012, 07:59:00 PM »
Gotta snuggle bro.



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Re: The Weather (2012)
« Reply #581: October 28, 2012, 07:59:20 PM »
Not sure how the power will hold up at my place but you're more than welcome to haul your food over here if yours goes and mine doesn't.  My fridge is always nearly empty :lol:

What?   No beer?

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Re: The Weather (2012)
« Reply #582: October 28, 2012, 08:17:44 PM »
What?   No beer?

well yeah, that's the nearly.

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Re: The Weather (2012)
« Reply #583: October 28, 2012, 08:25:21 PM »
This update scares me.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/post/a-fiercer-forecast-for-hurricane-sandys-effects-on-washington-dc/2012/10/28/01d5d1be-2152-11e2-ac85-e669876c6a24_blog.html#pagebreak

:shock: fantastic, and I just heard from a neighbor in my housing development (UMD's Courtyards) that last time the power went out - after that freak storm in late June - that they were out of power for 5 days. Thankfully I picked up candles at Ikea a while ago and I can use them (safely! I promise I won't burn my apartment down) when I need to at night to entertain myself. Thankfully I have a decent amount of non-electronic hobbies if it comes down to that.

But make sure to pull everything off your deck if you haven't already! Especially before Monday night.

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« Reply #584: October 28, 2012, 08:32:21 PM »
But make sure to pull everything off your deck if you haven't already! Especially before Monday night.


I bungied it all down.    I figure if the wind is that strong to blow it off, I'm doomed anyway.

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« Reply #585: October 28, 2012, 08:36:27 PM »
I bungied it all down.    I figure if the wind is that strong to blow it off, I'm doomed anyway.

Smart man. I just have a not so fond memory of watching our gazebo, made of metal and tied down to our deck, crunch like a soda can right in front of our eyes during hurricane Katrina! It was pretty dramatic. Just twisted from 9 feet tall down to 4 or 3 in a flash...

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« Reply #586: October 28, 2012, 08:41:38 PM »
Smart man. I just have a not so fond memory of watching our gazebo, made of metal and tied down to our deck, crunch like a soda can right in front of our eyes during hurricane Katrina! It was pretty dramatic. Just twisted from 9 feet tall down to 4 or 3 in a flash...

A few years ago we had a blowing storm.   I went out the next morning and there were cushions on my lounges.   I asked the wife where she got 'em.   Turns out, they blew over from my neighbors (town house).


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Re: The Weather (2012)
« Reply #588: October 28, 2012, 08:51:28 PM »
:shock: fantastic, and I just heard from a neighbor in my housing development (UMD's Courtyards) that last time the power went out - after that freak storm in late June - that they were out of power for 5 days. Thankfully I picked up candles at Ikea a while ago and I can use them (safely! I promise I won't burn my apartment down) when I need to at night to entertain myself. Thankfully I have a decent amount of non-electronic hobbies if it comes down to that.

But make sure to pull everything off your deck if you haven't already! Especially before Monday night.



I went to Target in Arlington, the only candles they had left were scented candles and Catholic prayer candles. The prayer candles were cheaper.

I bungied it all down.    I figure if the wind is that strong to blow it off, I'm doomed anyway.



My son did not understand why I had to rake up as many leaves as I had the energy for and put all of the stuff from the porch in the basement.

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Re: The Weather (2012)
« Reply #589: October 28, 2012, 08:54:14 PM »

I went to Target in Arlington, the only candles they had left were scented candles and Catholic prayer candles. The prayer candles were cheaper.


Light one for all of us.   :P

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Re: The Weather (2012)
« Reply #590: October 28, 2012, 08:54:46 PM »
CWG has another update, there's a really good "what to expect" page on their site as well.  NWS now says peak winds of 70MPH in the D.C. area over the next two days.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/post/a-fiercer-forecast-for-hurricane-sandys-effects-on-washington-dc/2012/10/28/01d5d1be-2152-11e2-ac85-e669876c6a24_blog.html#pagebreak

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* A PROLONGED PERIOD OF POWERFUL AND DANGEROUS WINDS IS EXPECTED...LASTING LIKELY WELL INTO TUESDAY BEFORE GRADUALLY SUBSIDING..

* RESIDENTS...VISITORS... AND BUSINESSES ACROSS THE REGION SHOULD PLAN FOR WIDESPREAD POWER AND COMMUNICATION OUTAGES.

* IF THE FORECAST RAINFALL AMOUNTS ARE OBSERVED ON A WIDESPREAD BASIS...WIDESPREAD MAJOR FLOODING IS POSSIBLE.

* THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS STORM WHICH WILL AFFECT THE ENTIRE AREA REGARDLESS OF WHERE THE STORM CENTER IS.

* PLEASE TAKE THIS THREAT VERY SERIOUSLY...THIS IS GOING TO CREATE SIGNIFICANT DISRUPTIONS OVER THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS. BE PREPARED TO AT LEAST HUNKER DOWN FOR A WHILE...AND BE PREPARED FOR SOME SERIOUSLY CHALLENGING CONDITIONS.

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Re: The Weather (2012)
« Reply #591: October 28, 2012, 08:55:22 PM »
Light one for all of us.   :P


I found D batteries on my 6th store.  We're well set now.  Also, the Halloween stores have glow sticks which are useful as well.

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Re: The Weather (2012)
« Reply #592: October 28, 2012, 08:57:33 PM »
I went to Target in Arlington, the only candles they had left were scented candles and Catholic prayer candles. The prayer candles were cheaper.


Ah, if you're ever in Ikea then definitely swipe some. I got 100 small candles for $4 and they had a TON of them left in stock (these things : http://rhondapattonweddings.typepad.com/.a/6a00e5508cf2b4883301157020af6d970b-500wi ). They have candles in every size...

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Re: The Weather (2012)
« Reply #593: October 28, 2012, 08:59:01 PM »
I have incredibly heavy tree cover. i use a version of this http://gutterstuff.com/guttering/ and it works great. Leaves still hang around on top of the gutters between heavy winds, but nothing gets past them, and they do not clog.

Wire screens don't work at all for me, but it's probably due to the type of leaf fall.


We have partial tree coverage around the house, but not as much as yours it sounds like.

Ordinary wire screens will catch leaves or other tree refuse but it takes a lot of jammage  :crackup:  to actually prevent water getting through. 

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Re: The Weather (2012)
« Reply #594: October 28, 2012, 09:00:18 PM »

You also cannot buy flood insurance in the DC area right now :bang:

Well duh, any insurance company selling it now is run by morons.

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« Reply #595: October 28, 2012, 09:00:22 PM »
I found D batteries on my 6th store.  We're well set now.  Also, the Halloween stores have glow sticks which are useful as well.

My buddy was a special ops guy.   We have plenty of glo-sticks.   :P

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Re: The Weather (2012)
« Reply #596: October 28, 2012, 09:00:40 PM »
We have partial tree coverage around the house, but not as much as yours it sounds like.

Ordinary wire screens will catch leaves or other tree refuse but it takes a lot of jammage  :crackup:  to actually prevent water getting through. 


My roof is ridiculously high and steep and I have a middle house - when I get some extra cash I'm going to get something put up to cover my gutters.

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« Reply #597: October 28, 2012, 09:01:11 PM »
Well duh, any insurance company selling it now is run by morons.

It's all sold by the Federal government, the agents just act as a "storefront"

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Re: The Weather (2012)
« Reply #598: October 28, 2012, 09:02:06 PM »
Light one for all of us.   :P


I got a Mary milagro one, I hope that's a good one

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Re: The Weather (2012)
« Reply #599: October 28, 2012, 09:10:50 PM »

My roof is ridiculously high and steep and I have a middle house - when I get some extra cash I'm going to get something put up to cover my gutters.

I do a lot of chores around the house myself, but going up multi-stories high to do gutter work isn't one of them.  That's when you pay someone.  If you have a townhouse, it should only cost you no more than $200 or so to do them.