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Old 10-30-2012, 18:22   #11
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Naynay and Suzy --- I hope you are still weathering the storm okay. Terrible time of the year to be without power. Please stay safe and keep warm!
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We're all good here - have power after never completely losing it, it just kept blipping for several hours.

No damage, and surprisingly little downed tree debris - just some sticks and small branches. I guess Irene and the derecheo storm last June pruned out all the weak stuff, because after them we had a lot of new firewood ****grin****.

Waiting to hear back from some friends who typically lose power, one particularly close to where the storm made landfall.

Hope everybody else in Sandy's path made out as well as we did!

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Still without power after 15 hours of being out. I have a feeling the huge tree that fell across the main road by my home is why our power went out. I guess until they get that tree out of the roadway they won't be able to work on the electricity. I'm sure the tree took down power lines with it.

At least being at work I can stay updated on what damages occurred around the city and surrounding suburbs, and also in NY, NJ, MD, and CT, and Washington, DC. Can't believe the destruction. I guess when they predicted this as being the "perfect storm" they weren't kidding. Areas South of Cleveland (or southern Ohio) received quite a bit of snow. I'm glad we haven't had to deal with that yet.

The Shoreway (which is the highway that runs along Lake Erie here in Cleveland) has been closed due to flooding from the Lake still with high waves. I am watching it on my laptop here at work and although the waves aren't as high as last night, still impressive. Again, lived here all my life and never saw the Lake this violent.

Hope my MIL is okay. Perhaps the dogs have snuggled up to her and is keeping her warm.

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I am on the south face of the catskills and about 1000 feet up. the winds were horrendous. Easily steady 40's and gusts to 70. This time we did not lose a tree on the house but two in the yard away from the house. Out neighbors unfortunately not so good a 70 foot evergreen collapsed through there second floor into the first floor no injuries. We got little rain, lots of wind and the power came on today after 28 hours of being off. We have a gennie and she ran without fail. Sugars are great and we are back on our feet. Hoping everyone else does well.

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Glad to hear that everyone is safe after Sandy! I hope that those who lost property or loved ones are able to put their lives back together after this disaster. It's never fun watching it from afar so I can't even imagine what it would be like in the midst of one.

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Well, the rain continues today (day 5 for that) and the winds are gone. However, we still are without power, Day 2 now. They are saying that we probably will not get power back until Saturday or Sunday. I'm venturing to guess it might be longer than that since they haven't even touched the huge tree laying across the main road. Hubby and I went and took pictures of it, and if I ever get my cable back, I'll upload. However, we not only lost our power, but we don't even have our cable and my internet runs from the cable.

Well, at least we have our generator and nothing is going bad foodwise. It's just so darned loud!

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Woooohoooo! Finally got our power back Wednesday night! Lights, Camera, Action baby! I hope everyone else who has been without power is as fortunate. I pray for those who have had such terrible devastation on the East Coast.

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Well I'm a little late, but happy to see everyone is ok. My thoughts are with you all as you clean up from the storm.

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Still have power, things are getting back to normal, but I really wish it would stop raining already! It has been raining here in Cleveland for almost a full week already! We have breaks in a constant rain today with just scattered showers, but good gracious! I feel like my umbrella has become an additional appendage!

I really need to get the leaves up (and they all came down now and haven't been able to keep up because of the rain). I'm tired of sweeping the floors and picking up pieces of leaves in the house! Argh!

Just goes to show you, it's always something!!!!!

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I have been wondering how ya'll did with your food. Cooking wouldn't be a problem if you have gas ( I don't) I do have propane grill & a camp stove as well as a charcoal grill (3).
I have 2 freezers full of ice bags packed food.so that isn't really a problem either.
since we don't eat breads,or wheat in general or rice , pastas etc etc.
what do you eat for snacks & cook. well I know if I can't cook all the fresh veggies in a few days & salad items ,that gets wasted.
Not a fan at all of canned veggies lol.

I was not affected by this storm but living on the coast town, it gives you notice to get prepared. Just in case.

a person I know, who I try to ignore, said she had to leave he r home at 2am in the flood waters (dumb a**) to wait till then.
she said the only place they found to stay had no electric but had dry beds.
and on both sides was a McD & Burger king. open & they had electric so sh e ate burgers & fries & LOVED the gingerbread & eggnog milk shakes!!!!!!!

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