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    much sooner than predicted, or at least the last time I checked they were saying it would make landfall around 10pm tonight, coinciding with the high tide, full moon flood tide.

    Now they are saying it is about to make landfall now.  Must have sped up a lot.  

    Ugh, the power just went out and then came right back on again.  Bad sign. Probably means somebody's power went out close by.  Not surprised.  The big trees outside my window are kind of scaring the heck out of me.  I love living in a wooded area, but if I had it to do over again, I'm not sure I'd do it again because in wind storms it really is terrifying to see them blowing in the wind.  I probably would not be as afraid of them if one of them had not come down in what seemed like an instant across my front lawn one time.

    "Justice is a commodity"

    by joanneleon on Mon Oct 29, 2012 at 02:19:05 PM PDT

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    •  they are saying that the storm is picking up speed (4+ / 0-)

      so i hear that it will make landfall around 8 pm and will move through the area a little more rapidly (yea!) than predicted.

      winds here are quite brisk, the area bridges are mostly closed. they do that when wind speeds hit about 55mph.  some of the low-lying areas near me have road closures, too and the jones falls river (the big drainage river that runs through the center of baltimore to the harbor) is lapping against the bottoms of several bridges.  fortunately i live in a local high spot not prone to flooding, though it is a wooded area and we do get good wind.

      i'm part of the 99% - america's largest minority

      by joe shikspack on Mon Oct 29, 2012 at 02:42:35 PM PDT

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    •  6:22 EST (4+ / 0-)

      • Hurricane Sandy appears to have made landfall near Cape May, New Jersey, on the state's southern coastline. Hurricane-force winds, rainfall and the approaching high tide present life-threatening risks of flooding and other damage.

      • More than a dozen states have begun to feel the destructive impact of the storm. An estimated 1 million-plus people have lost power from North Carolina to New Hampshire. Catastrophic flooding has hit coastal towns, where mandatory evacuations were in effect.

      • Authorities warn that power outages, flooding, wind damage and other impacts from the storm have just begun. Officials warned residents to prepare for a possible 36-hour wait for damage to clear.

      • In addition to flooding risks presented by the high tide, up to 10 inches of rainfall in some areas combined with limited mobility on the part of emergency services pose severe inland flooding risks. An estimated 2-3 feet of snow is expected to fall in West Virginia, with more than a foot of snow elsewhere inland.

      "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand? David Crosby.

      by allenjo on Mon Oct 29, 2012 at 03:28:38 PM PDT

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