Sandy

Re: Sandy

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:13 am

Don't lite that candle ! :nono: :doh: :fear: :blowup:

SMITTY wrote:
Richard S. wrote:We lose power when someone farts ......

:funny: Same here!
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: kstills On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:28 am

SE PA just above Philly:

Rain wasn't terribly bad, I didn't take any into the basement. I had to hand pump the well head (fills with water, flows into basement) a few times during the night, but it stopped filling up around 9:pm.

Lots of big trees down across roads, meaning lots of big trees taking out power lines. Power went off for good around 9:00pm last nite and still not on for ~80% of the area I've been through.

Looks like the shore and NYC really got pounded, 600k in NYC without power atm. Also, we kept seeing what we thought was lightning last night, turns out they were transformers blowing up. A lot of transformers blowing up..... :shock:
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: jpete On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:33 am

Just watched a bit of Chris Christie's news conference. He said much of the Jersey Shore is in the ocean.

I'd suggest not eating seafood because it probably has herpes now. :D
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: KLook On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:49 am

My homepage is Fox news, they are showing a picture of what was a waterfront street. I grew up on the waterfront and my opinion is this, that area should never be rebuilt at taxpayer expense because no matter what you spend, the ocean will tear it out eventually. Give to the ocean what it has claimed. IT is as bad as building in a flood zone or below sea level and expecting nothing to happen. But there are no consequences as long as the taxpayer bails them out. Probably a seawall could be built to resist this event. But at what cost and how scenic would it be?

KEvin
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:44 am

Typically Maine get's the sour end of winter weather, but at least where I am we got lucky this time. Sandy has brought us 1/2 inch of rain & winds of 35 MPH. I could have skipped preparing for it.

I feel bad for everyone that isn't as fortunate. Try to stay safe if she is clawing at you.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: gaw On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:48 am

cArNaGe wrote:http://www.weather.com/weather/videos/news-41/top-stories-169/live-sandy-in-connecticut-31941

Notice anything unsafe?


http://www.ameren.com/_layouts/CTP.Flow ... -3.1.5.swf

If you are worried about the wires, I had the camera man touch them earlier to be sure the power was out. WE are professionals, we get paid to do this.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:05 pm

I'd be concerned about the tree, the limb on the wire is split at the trunk. If that things lets loose and goes towards him he'll be dead before he can blink.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:12 pm

KLook wrote:My homepage is Fox news, they are showing a picture of what was a waterfront street. I grew up on the waterfront and my opinion is this, that area should never be rebuilt at taxpayer expense because no matter what you spend, the ocean will tear it out eventually.

KEvin


My opinion on the federally subsidized flood insurance is that each property should be given a one shot deal. Once flooded they get the option of receiving the check for the damages or getting a check for the cost of the house and that property is never eligible for federally subsidized flood insurance again.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: KLook On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:24 pm

I could go along with that Richard. Something has to change as nature will continue to happen.

Kevin
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:40 pm

Richard S. wrote:
KLook wrote:My homepage is Fox news, they are showing a picture of what was a waterfront street. I grew up on the waterfront and my opinion is this, that area should never be rebuilt at taxpayer expense because no matter what you spend, the ocean will tear it out eventually.

KEvin


My opinion on the federally subsidized flood insurance is that each property should be given a one shot deal. Once flooded they get the option of receiving the check for the damages or getting a check for the cost of the house and that property is never eligible for federally subsidized flood insurance again.



That is how the federally subsidized is in flood prone areas. Once they offer a buyout and you refuse you are on your own. Then you can buy private flood insurance at very high rates.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:46 pm

Flyer5 wrote: That is how the federally subsidized is in flood prone areas. Once they offer a buyout and you refuse you are on your own. Then you can buy private flood insurance at very high rates.


Only for the most flooded properties. I know they did that for a lot of properties in Shickshinny and Plymouth Township.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: tsb On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:52 pm

I own a house in a flood zone. We've lived here
for 43 years and have been flooded many times.
Don't mind the flooding, but when I go to sell this house,
I'll probably just have to donate it to Amity Township to use
as a park. No one will ever get a mortgage for such a house.
Maybe a cash deal, but not much chance of that.

http://nepacrossroads.com/post79496.htm ... cks#p79496
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:09 pm

The house we still have on the lot where the other burned is in the same situation. We had a lot of offers after the fire, it wasn't even on the market but we were using it for storage. In hindsight we should of sold it because the last time it would have been flooded was '72 but it was just a garage then. Not sure what is going to happen there, we were hoping they would put a dike in but that's looking unlikely.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: Dennis On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:29 pm

I lost electic for 18 hrs. heavy winds and rain,but no damage.Down at the beach the trailer survived with wet carpet and everybody elses stuff in my lot.
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