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  •  I don't know what we're expecting (5+ / 0-)

    here...the local paper goes with AccuWeather and they're anything but.  (I'm about two hours NW of DC, in PA.)

    The thing is, the whole county is basically a flood plain, and any heavy rain involves some flooding.  A real hammering, and you have bridges floating away.  (Really.)  Today's paper told people to make sure their sump pumps are working, so there's almost certainly a run on sump pumps in the county.

    Here in the city, I just cross my fingers that the tree trimmers trimmed all the trees properly & the power stays on.  They're usually pretty good about that.

    But people in the county are bound to lose power if the storm's as massive as predicted.

    To make the argument that the media has a left- or right-wing, or a liberal or a conservative bias, is like asking if the problem with Al-Qaeda is do they use too much oil in their hummus. Al Franken

    by Youffraita on Sat Oct 27, 2012 at 09:57:52 PM PDT

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    •  Current track for Sandy (4+ / 0-)

      Looks like it's landfall point moved north a bit overnight:
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      Cape May New Jersey is talking about flood levels not seen since records started being kept in the 1940's, because of the storm surge and high tide (with a full moon).

      “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

      by skohayes on Sun Oct 28, 2012 at 04:19:06 AM PDT

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      •  Sandy still hasn't made that left turn. (6+ / 0-)

        It may seem strange for us but we must pray that Sandy moves to the right.

        We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.

        by PowWowPollock on Sun Oct 28, 2012 at 04:57:03 AM PDT

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      •  With the Hurricane coming towards us, that has (5+ / 0-)

        diverted my attention completely away from polls and the election.  I have no anxiety about the anxiety right now but tons of anxiety about this storm. I cannot wait till Thursday as it will finally be over by then and hopefully power restored if it goes out.  

        But I never thought something would divert my attention from GOTV and this election but this Hurricane surely did that

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        by wishingwell on Sun Oct 28, 2012 at 05:04:35 AM PDT

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        •  we should be getting snow (3+ / 0-)
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          by then and they are predicting a real dump.  After that it will be flooding because with Lake Erie still warm it will melt quickly and cause great flooding.  Sigh.

          Everyone! Arms akimbo!

          by tobendaro on Sun Oct 28, 2012 at 06:35:59 AM PDT

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          •  My friend who lives (0+ / 0-)

            in Harrisburg, PA said that the river is really low.

            Well, what she actually said was, "You could walk across it" which is hyperbole.

            But what she meant was, central PA can take a pounding.

            Nevertheless: All the places that normally flood are going to flood.

            Hey:  This Is a Flood Plain.  Flood Plains tend to, well, y'know, FLOOD.

            I don't know why people who build houses in flood plains don't know this.

            I DO know why developers who build developments in flood plains don't tell the buyers about what's gonna happen to their basements, though....

            To make the argument that the media has a left- or right-wing, or a liberal or a conservative bias, is like asking if the problem with Al-Qaeda is do they use too much oil in their hummus. Al Franken

            by Youffraita on Mon Oct 29, 2012 at 02:13:10 AM PDT

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