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tamadrm 10-26-2012 07:08 PM

Hurricane Susan
 
Here we go again.In the last couple of years we've been having an increase of what they now call "significant weather events",in the northeast.I can deal with the snow in winter,and the occasional noreaster,but this new "perfect frankenstorm" has me a bit worried.

I always trust my instincts with these "weather events"and this one has me worried.

I'm glad Florida was spared the true brunt of the hurricane,and thank the weather gods that it moved out quickly.

But now,it's slowing WAY down,and rapidly expanding.It's likly to linger for a couple of days.Staten Islanders are already in full panic mode,and buying batteries,bread,eggs mikl and water(i'll never buy water as long as they make water filters) like it was the end of the world.How you can drink 4 gallons of milk,and 6 loaves of bread before it goes bad is beyond me.

At any rate..best of luck and stay safe to all my fellow forum members that are in harms way.I'm sticking it out...till they tell me I have to evac.Thank the weather gods I have OEM training.:)

Steve B

larryz 10-26-2012 10:18 PM

Re: Hurricane Susan
 
Yeah they're calling for snow in Western PA early next week. Today it's sunny and 75 degrees. Ah, the old run to the store for nutritionless white Wonder Bread and 2 percent milk !! Must be a storm a-brewin'! Good weekend to stay indoors and play some drums!

ps. I hear you're losing the Islanders in a couple years? Say it ain't so...

tamadrm 10-27-2012 11:10 PM

Re: Hurricane Susan
 
Wow...it's actually hurricane Sandy.I need more sleep.:)

Steve B

keep it simple 10-28-2012 05:04 AM

Re: Hurricane Susan
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tamadrm (Post 1062318)
Wow...it's actually hurricane Sandy.I need more sleep.:)

Steve B

Thinking of you guys. Keep safe y'all :)

GRUNTERSDAD 10-28-2012 05:28 AM

Re: Hurricane Susan
 
We in florida are always happy to be spared, but this one is headed right to my sons house in Maryland. Everyone have good thoughts for the east coast folks.

BYUDOG 10-28-2012 05:52 AM

Re: Hurricane Susan
 
We have had our fair share in Louisiana. I still would not wish this on anyone. Please be safe. I hope everyone will be ok.

Anon La Ply 10-28-2012 07:24 AM

Re: Hurricane Susan
 
Good luck, east coasters!

aydee 10-28-2012 07:30 AM

Re: Hurricane Susan
 
Whos Susan? This one is Sandy.

DC's supposed to get it tomorrow night thu Monday. Uprooted trees & power outtages for sure.

...

Pocket-full-of-gold 10-28-2012 09:56 AM

Re: Hurricane Susan
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aydee (Post 1062450)
Whos Susan?

My wife.

That hurricane ain't a patch on her fury and destruction when driven to anger!!

Anon La Ply 10-28-2012 10:17 AM

Re: Hurricane Susan
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aydee (Post 1062450)
Whos Susan? This one is Sandy.

DC's supposed to get it tomorrow night thu Monday. Uprooted trees & power outtages for sure.

Steve got the names sorted about 8 hours ago :)

Scary business - hope it weakens as it approaches the coast ... btw, isn't it a weird time of year for hurricanes?

Mad About Drums 10-28-2012 10:24 AM

Re: Hurricane Susan
 
Hang on tight Steve.

dmacc 10-28-2012 11:39 AM

Re: Hurricane Susan
 
I may actually get in on this storm, which is a rare thing for any sort of Hurricane / Tropical Storm to get us up here.

Used to not seeing much sun in these parts and snow in October isn't uncommon. Even some rain for a solid 3-5 days in a row happens from time to time.

If I've gone missing for a few days you'll know I've lost power - which is extremely inconvenient at most. Nothing catastrophic.

All of this being said, nothing the folks along the coastlines aren't used to dealing with on a much larger and severe scale.

Jeff Almeyda 10-28-2012 03:14 PM

Re: Hurricane Susan
 
This totally sucks.

My business was decimated by Hurricane Irene ast year. We had 46" of water inside the factory for almost 3 full days. Over 300K in damage.

The nearby neighborhood of Paterson NJ was devastated as well. There were blocks and blocks of low income housing that were wiped out. There was furniture on the city streets for weeks.

The anguish and human suffering seemed like something out of the Third World.

I pray with all my heart that we do not get anywhere near a repeat of last years tragedy.

keep it simple 10-28-2012 03:35 PM

Re: Hurricane Susan
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeff Almeyda (Post 1062513)
This totally sucks.

My business was decimated by Hurricane Irene ast year. We had 46" of water inside the factory for almost 3 full days. Over 300K in damage.

The nearby neighborhood of Paterson NJ was devastated as well. There were blocks and blocks of low income housing that were wiped out. There was furniture on the city streets for weeks.

The anguish and human suffering seemed like something out of the Third World.

I pray with all my heart that we do not get anywhere near a repeat of last years tragedy.

Sounds terrible Jeff. Did you manage to recover your business losses? How about your new house? Even more important, your new drum room. Is that out of harms way in terms of flood threat?

OrangeAgent27 10-28-2012 05:17 PM

Re: Hurricane Susan
 
I'm here in DC and I'm not sure if its supposed to arrive today or tommorow. We've had our share of good storms in the last 5 years but they've always been much, much weaker than predicted. The problem we face is Pepco, our energy provider, is an abomination. If Mother Nature even looks at us funny, we lose power for days. I give Susan, Sandy or whoever, 2 hours before power is out.

For what it's worth, and this is just my opinion of course, but this stuff is the wet dream of every news station, especially for the weather channels. Fear sells and keeps people tuned in. Just my .02 cents.

larryace 10-28-2012 05:44 PM

Re: Hurricane Susan
 
I am in the direct path of the hit. I mean on the news, it says it's headed straight for Larryace's house, no lie lol. Thankfully my house sits on relatively high ground, plus I have a generator but my big concern is trees falling on my house, with my wife and kids in it. I hope the winds come from the southeast, but I think they will be coming in from the northeast, the wrong direction according to how my trees are leaning and their relation to orientation of my house. Damn huricanes and their counter clockwise spin in the northern hemisphere. I wonder if Locust trees makes a good tonewood. My back yard is predominantly Locust trees. Andy ever experiment with locust wood? Gotta look for the positive, right? I'll make a kit from downed trees and name her Sandy.
If this should be my last communique, please make sure that my grave is kept clean.

GRUNTERSDAD 10-28-2012 05:46 PM

Re: Hurricane Susan
 
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Here is the latest map'

Bushmanic 10-28-2012 07:39 PM

Re: Hurricane Susan
 
Being from SE Europe I've never experienced a hurricane and I can just imagine how dangerous one might be but I hope all my fellow drummers with their families and friends are staying safe and in good helth during the hurricane. Best of luck and take care!

Anthony Amodeo 10-28-2012 09:05 PM

Re: Hurricane Susan
 
stay safe guys

here in Jersey we are prepared for the worst and hoping for the best

Anon La Ply 10-29-2012 12:19 AM

Re: Hurricane Susan
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by larryace (Post 1062549)
I am in the direct path of the hit. I mean on the news, it says it's headed straight for Larryace's house, no lie lol.

I was thinking that you'd be right in line. Fingers crossed!

As well as the locust trees, is there much good wood in your house? ;-)


Quote:

Originally Posted by OrangeAgent27 (Post 1062542)
I'm here in DC and I'm not sure if its supposed to arrive today or tommorow. We've had our share of good storms in the last 5 years but they've always been much, much weaker than predicted. The problem we face is Pepco, our energy provider, is an abomination. If Mother Nature even looks at us funny, we lose power for days.

I hate that. Can't you change companies? We privatised our electricity and I have stuck with the group who were formerly public owned and they're solid. Had a loss of power in a storm earlier this year when the wind (weirdly) spilt a tall conifer in half and that half feel on the main line feeding power to my place and they sorted it pretty quickly given that they were inundated with calls.

No doubt the fact that the power pole was "arcing and sparking" in the rain helped speed things along - not a comforting sight to see near your home.

keep it simple 10-29-2012 12:32 AM

Re: Hurricane Susan
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by larryace (Post 1062549)
I am in the direct path of the hit.

I was going to suggest floating to safety in your bass drum Larry, but then I remembered, it's a DW. With all that hardware bolted to it, it would make a better tornado shelter ;) It might work if you take off the lugs, attach a mast, & hoist a couple of Mapex badges as sails ;)


Seriously guys, thinking of you - Andy.

GRUNTERSDAD 10-29-2012 12:40 AM

Re: Hurricane Susan
 
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This is a big storm boys and girls..Florida at the bottom left

Pocket-full-of-gold 10-29-2012 12:49 AM

Re: Hurricane Susan
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by keep it simple (Post 1062651)
Seriously guys, thinking of you .

+1.

Keep your heads down guys. Stay safe and report in to let us know you're all well on the flip side.

Anon La Ply 10-29-2012 12:54 AM

Re: Hurricane Susan
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GRUNTERSDAD (Post 1062658)
This is a big storm boys and girls..Florida at the bottom left

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/a...1&d=1351464009

Bloody hell - it's a whopper - good luck to those on low ground!

keep it simple 10-29-2012 01:52 AM

Re: Hurricane Susan
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GRUNTERSDAD (Post 1062658)
This is a big storm boys and girls..Florida at the bottom left

Looks kinda fluffy & nice really.

Seriously though, that's f%*&ing huge! Thank goodness it's not as intense as some, but it's size will mean major rainfall over prolonged period & it'll affect a lot of people. Any of our members live by the coast? (exceptions; visiting Swiss drumming website founders) ;)

larryace 10-29-2012 02:12 AM

Re: Hurricane Susan
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by keep it simple (Post 1062651)
I was going to suggest floating to safety in your bass drum Larry, but then I remembered, it's a DW. With all that hardware bolted to it, it would make a better tornado shelter ;) It might work if you take off the lugs, attach a mast, & hoist a couple of Mapex badges as sails ;)


Seriously guys, thinking of you - Andy.

Tweaking the DW AND the Mapex owners and workers in one eloquent paragraph is a Guru executive's responsibility lol.

We'll be fine, we're Yanks! If we managed to break from the Crown, we'll be able to handle some nancy girl hurricane with a name like a girly man. Don't worry, our insurance companies are overloaded with money. Then there's the insurance companies insurance company, the re-insurance companies. Only the stupid ones die anyway, it's natures way of thinning the herd lol. I don't actually mean that.

GRUNTERSDAD 10-29-2012 04:04 AM

Re: Hurricane Susan
 
Must be why my homeowners insurance is going from 1200. to 1600. this coming year.

aydee 10-29-2012 06:27 AM

Re: Hurricane Susan
 
...

Tomorrow - Federal Government closed, Metro closed, schools closed. D.C. is in the direct path of Sandy and everyone is bracing for 8 a.m. tomorrow morning when it is predicted to hit us. If all goes as predicted... we are in for a wild ride. Praying that everyone will be safe.

...

OrangeAgent27 10-29-2012 01:08 PM

Re: Hurricane Susan
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aydee (Post 1062756)
...

Tomorrow - Federal Government closed, Metro closed, schools closed. D.C. is in the direct path of Sandy and everyone is bracing for 8 a.m. tomorrow morning when it is predicted to hit us. If all goes as predicted... we are in for a wild ride. Praying that everyone will be safe.

...

Lol I'm right here with you brother, Montgomery county. Weeeeeeeee!!!!!

GRUNTERSDAD 10-29-2012 04:58 PM

Re: Hurricane Susan
 
My son works in Bethesda, lives in Frederick County. Has the day off as well. Hold on boys, this could be a big blow.

TTNW 10-29-2012 05:35 PM

Re: Hurricane Susan
 
This one will be a bad one.

I moved to Florida and Hurricane Andrew Hit. Then in the early 2000s we went through Francis, Jean, etc..

My wife and I have been through 5 of these together and many more in our lifetimes.

The last time our neighborhood blew up, we were in Jupiter, FL.

My mother and two of my brothers live in the DC area. They are getting it right now.

My younger brother is getting married next weekend in Sea Isle City, NJ.

The eye of Hurricane Sandy is expected to make landfall about 20 miles north of there. The beach house that we rented for 10 people is already flooded. My brother's fiancee is stuck in her house because of flooding and her parents business office is flooding right now. The yacht club for the reception is flooded. We haven't checked the church yet. All of these locations are only 4-5 blocks from the beach.

I feel so bad for my brother's mother and father-in-law. They've spent over 50K for this 200+ guest wedding and it's all turning to shit. They didn't evacuate because they are in denial. We are all worried.

My plane ticket is from Atlanta to Atlantic City on Wednesday evening. I don't think I'll be on that flight.

Everyone here at DW that's getting dumped on by this one, I am praying for you.

larryz 10-29-2012 06:13 PM

Re: Hurricane Susan
 
"Hurricane Sandy stormin up the coast, and all she wants to do is drum..."
(to the tune of Don Henley's "All She Wants to Do is Dance"..)

larryace 10-29-2012 06:21 PM

Re: Hurricane Susan
 
Here in beautiful Bucks County PA...it hasn't hit yet. It's raining, a little breezy, some low lying neighborhoods nearby already lost power, and it's not even here yet. Me, I'm doing just fine, nice and cozy, I'm all set up with everything I need to keep me fed, powered, and entertained. Power is still on. Cmon Susan, Sandy, whoever you are, and lay it on me...bitches!

Dr_Watso 10-29-2012 06:34 PM

Re: Hurricane Susan
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by larryace (Post 1062688)
Tweaking the DW AND the Mapex owners and workers in one eloquent paragraph is a Guru executive's responsibility lol.

We'll be fine, we're Yanks! If we managed to break from the Crown, we'll be able to handle some nancy girl hurricane with a name like a girly man. Don't worry, our insurance companies are overloaded with money. Then there's the insurance companies insurance company, the re-insurance companies. Only the stupid ones die anyway, it's natures way of thinning the herd lol. I don't actually mean that.

Don't forget, they're also "too big to fail".

OrangeAgent27 10-29-2012 07:04 PM

Re: Hurricane Susan
 
Still just medium rain and light winds here in DC. I've heard mixed reports but I guess it's going to come through around 10 pm.

GRUNTERSDAD 10-29-2012 08:05 PM

Re: Hurricane Susan
 
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Here is the latest from the Weather channel.
Larry at 18 miles per hour it will cover Penn and Md. for a few days with a lot of rain.

Mad About Drums 10-29-2012 10:24 PM

Re: Hurricane Susan
 
I really hope you guys will be alright, my thoughts are with you.

Keep updating us with the latest news...

Anon La Ply 10-29-2012 10:35 PM

Re: Hurricane Susan
 
What Henri said. Good luck all. There's nothing worse than being beaten up by Mother Nature. Arr, she be a harsh mistress!

Reading the news and it said "An early sign that Sandy would not be a fizzer like last year's Irene came at high tide around 9am this morning" and trying to reconcile it with Jeff's post earlier on about how Irene damaged his business.

dmacc 10-29-2012 10:37 PM

Re: Hurricane Susan
 
Winds are just starting with the worst for us happening later tonight through tomorrow.

As I say, rain has been going on and off (mostly on) since Friday night so I'm used to that. The anticipated high winds are not what I'm looking forward to when I wake up tomorrow and discover the cleanup and repairs I'll need to do.

I plan on practicing tonight until I lose power, if it doesn't happen beforehand.

Anon La Ply 10-29-2012 11:00 PM

Re: Hurricane Susan
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dmacc (Post 1062993)
I plan on practicing tonight until I lose power, if it doesn't happen beforehand.

Last blackout I had, playing by candlelight was about the only thing I could do. Good luck, David!


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