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  • Re: 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Non-Minnesotans arguing about the weather...

    From the Facebook page of our friend Paul Daley, Tom's River Emergency Management Coordinator:

    Paul L Daley:
    All NJ Emergency Services rocks! We have never had an event like this. Not only the men and women on the streets but in communications. They had to endure countless hours of non-stop pleas for help. I can only speak for Toms River Communications. I brought my son in and I said just sit here and observe what these people are going through. I said you are watching the best at their best. Thank you TR Communications! The unsung heros
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    • Re: 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Non-Minnesotans arguing about the weather...

      Originally posted by DrDemento View Post
      For a pretty weak storm-our highest gust was 65mph and we got less than an inch of rain-this thing was a monster PIA. Lost power Monday hours before Sandy hit. We had nothing-all electric based here. Perhaps the biggest problem was the loss of all traffic control (lights were out or down). NJ is a crowded place and most imbeciles insist on still going places no matter what. Things are slowly coming back-we got power and cable today after 6+ days. We were prepared but you do start to get a bit squirrelly afte 144 hours cooped up with no communication. Thankfully we have a landline phone and this episode taught me to never give that up. It was the only thing working. I have been through far worse storms in the past-Andrew 1992 in Miami, Charlie 2004 in Port Charlotte, etc but the population density here just made things exponentially worse. The other problem is that now in 2012 most are just so much more dependent on technology to live their lives than we did in the past. Cell phones, computers, electronic banking, etc has made it so that the younger generations just do not know how to get anything done without these conveniences. Let's just hope we do not get a repeat of this-there is a predicted noreaster coming in 3 days.

      Hmm...your experience sounds quite a bit like ours last year during Irene. We were right at the center of landfall. Naturally Irene's much stronger winds were more of a problem here where there are so many trees, but the biggest problem, then and with Sandy too, was the storm surge. During Irene's worst, there was a bright flash of light, sustained for several seconds, at the exact same moment that we lost power. It turns out that our electrical generator substation, located right next to a bend in the local river, was flooded out, and it took them a real long time to repair. We were without power for over 8 days.

      This time around, the storm surge was just as high, but they took the substation off-line ahead of time as a precautionary measure, and they were able to restore power after "only" 3 days.

      So glad to hear that, except for men's hockey scores, you are both safe and (now) warm and dry!
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      • Re: 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Non-Minnesotans arguing about the weather...

        Now down to about 1000 people without power here in Allentown area.

        Unfortunately, I've heard of a couple instances of carbon monoxide poisoning fatalaties caused by running generators indoors.
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          Originally posted by Hopkinja View Post
          Now down to about 1000 people without power here in Allentown area.

          Unfortunately, I've heard of a couple instances of carbon monoxide poisoning fatalaties caused by running generators indoors.
          Why are people running generators indoors?
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          • Re: 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Non-Minnesotans arguing about the weather...

            Originally posted by JF_Gophers View Post
            Why are people running generators indoors?
            They like that sweet, sweet smell of diesel exhaust. It's a nice complement to the paste they eat...
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            • Re: 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Non-Minnesotans arguing about the weather...

              Originally posted by LynahFan View Post
              They like that sweet, sweet smell of diesel exhaust. It's a nice complement to the paste they eat...
              I wouldn't think they'd have diesel generators, but gasoline exhaust can be almost as sweet!

              Stupid, stupid people.
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                Originally posted by JF_Gophers View Post
                Why are people running generators indoors?
                For the same reason some of 'em burn charcoal indoors.
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                • Re: 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Non-Minnesotans arguing about the weather...

                  Originally posted by Hopkinja View Post
                  Now down to about 1000 people without power here in Allentown area.

                  Unfortunately, I've heard of a couple instances of carbon monoxide poisoning fatalaties caused by running generators indoors.
                  Why wouldn't these people crack some windows and run an exhaust hose from the generator to the window? It should really be rule #1 in survival - don't kill yourself.
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                  • Re: 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Non-Minnesotans arguing about the weather...

                    Originally posted by JF_Gophers View Post
                    Why are people running generators indoors?
                    to prevent theft??? though you'd think a good chain would be a much better solution....
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                      Originally posted by DrDemento View Post
                      Thankfully we have a landline phone and this episode taught me to never give that up. It was the only thing working.
                      Our technology consultant commented in a meeting that landline phones have to be designed for 100% utilization capacity. Cell systems are designed for no more that 25% capacity. So when something really bad happens, everyone tries to call at once on their cell and everything goes down and no one gets through.

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                      • Re: 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Non-Minnesotans arguing about the weather...

                        Still no power for me on Long Island. Made it to work on the train the past 2 days. 51 degrees in the house this morning with 30s outside. Bracing for tomorrow's Nor'Easter which is supposed to bring 50 to 60 mph winds, rain and more coastal flooding.
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                        • Re: 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Non-Minnesotans arguing about the weather...

                          Originally posted by du78 View Post
                          Still no power for me on Long Island. Made it to work on the train the past 2 days. 51 degrees in the house this morning with 30s outside. Bracing for tomorrow's Nor'Easter which is supposed to bring 50 to 60 mph winds, rain and more coastal flooding.
                          Sorry to hear that. My fiancee's mom in Merrick still doesn't have hers but her sister in North Merrick got hers back over the weekend. LIPA is not endearing itself to its customers over this past week.
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                          • Re: 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Non-Minnesotans arguing about the weather...

                            Originally posted by jmh View Post
                            Sorry to hear that. My fiancee's mom in Merrick still doesn't have hers but her sister in North Merrick got hers back over the weekend. LIPA is not endearing itself to its customers over this past week.
                            And they got rid of LILCO because???
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                            • Re: 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Non-Minnesotans arguing about the weather...

                              Originally posted by jmh View Post
                              Sorry to hear that. My fiancee's mom in Merrick still doesn't have hers but her sister in North Merrick got hers back over the weekend. LIPA is not endearing itself to its customers over this past week.
                              I posted this tidbit over on All Things DU

                              LIPA = FAIL

                              Everyday I have been passing a school that has had out of town utility trucks in it. I said to my wife those trucks haven't moved. My son's restaurant is not far from there and someone went down and asked them what was going on. They are crews from Michigan and have been waiting for days for LIPA to assign them some work. They have been here for at least 4 to 5 days now and have done nothing. Pardon the French but !@#$ LIPA. I called my State Senator and let his office know. We will see if anything happens.
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                              • Re: 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Non-Minnesotans arguing about the weather...

                                Thick, wet, heavy snow falling in Manhattan circa 11:30 AM Wednesday. I sure hope it doesn't accumulate on tree branches!
                                "Hope is a good thing; maybe the best of things."

                                "Beer is a sign that God loves us and wants us to be happy." -- Benjamin Franklin

                                "Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy." -- W. B. Yeats

                                "People generally are most impatient with those flaws in others about which they are most ashamed of in themselves." - folk wisdom

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