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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    The company I work for already has roughly 10% of our Massachusetts customer base in the dark. Rhode Island is worse. This isn't Katrina by any stretch of the imagination, but it's a bad storm.

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    Oh for ****'s sake...if you don't die or damn near come close the storm is "nothing" and everybody who heeds warnings are pussies????

    Get real. Just because you get lucky doesn't mean many MANY others are getting hammered and in grave danger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uzidoesit View Post
    Yeah, true, true...it's not the size of the penis, it's the force behind it. I went out on a limb and I said it.
    and I'm going to go out on a limb and tell you to grow up. It's not the catastrophic disaster it's being made out to be. I've dealt with hurricanes all my life, and it's the wind force that does the damage. Sandy is Cat 1, with about 90 mph winds. That's about enough to chap exposed skin and scatter loose debris all over the place.
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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    Con Ed starts shutting power to Lower Manhattan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    and I'm going to go out on a limb and tell you to grow up. It's not the catastrophic disaster it's being made out to be. I've dealt with hurricanes all my life, and it's the wind force that does the damage. Sandy is Cat 1, with about 90 mph winds. That's about enough to chap exposed skin and scatter loose debris all over the place.
    Remembering a couple of things....

    1. New England and the Northeast has not always had hurricane measures in building codes.
    2. We have a lot of trees, and many of them are old and in poor shape.
    3. We have a lot of OVERHEAD utility lines on poles
    4. A lot of those poles are at least 40 years old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Remembering a couple of things....

    1. New England and the Northeast has not always had hurricane measures in building codes.
    2. We have a lot of trees, and many of them are old and in poor shape.
    3. We have a lot of OVERHEAD utility lines on poles
    4. A lot of those poles are at least 40 years old.
    Thanks Tigger. You explained this situation in a very articulate and erudite fashion.

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    I want to wish all of you who live in the endangered areas good luck! Hope you will be well.
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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    This feels like one of those History Channel "When Nature Attacks" type shows.

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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Remembering a couple of things....

    1. New England and the Northeast has not always had hurricane measures in building codes.
    2. We have a lot of trees, and many of them are old and in poor shape.
    3. We have a lot of OVERHEAD utility lines on poles
    4. A lot of those poles are at least 40 years old.
    Sounds like the northeast just isn't prepared for something like this at all, which is stupid seeing how the northeastern states are right on the ocean. We have overheads too, because they're easy and relatively cheap to repair.

    Given that the climate is ever changing, you guys really need to start investing in new building codes and better disaster preparation plans, if any exist at all, because these storms may become a regular thing. If that happens, they'll only get stronger. When I was a kid, the storms were few and far between, with tropic storms every year a hurricane didn't happen. When it did it was minor, and we had a fun sit in at the house where I would read by candle light, or we would play board games around the kerosene lamp. Now it seems like every other year we get at least a Cat 3 that forces us to egress north while it goes about tearing the coastal towns apart. Just something to think about, but I doubt anyone who matters will take heed until it's too late.
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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    Things are way different in the land of the mosquito, beach, humidity and pine barrens. NJ is one of the original 13 colonies and lots of our stuff is very, very old. Thankfully, we have never been carpet bombed and then had a Marshall plan or some such rebuild us. We are just the old USA.

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