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Be prepared for Hurricane Sandy!

This was sent to me by a friend down in Florida who is used to hurricanes, where us northerners aren't so used to them:

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You'll get some gusty winds (up to 35 knots they're saying right now, on Tuesday) so be prepared for the power to go out, just in case. Flashlights, a battery light or hurricane lamp to see by, fully charge up the phones and computer and anything else with a battery, a battery radio is nice to keep up with things if the power goes out, bottle up some water for all the fids in case there's a water warning (that shouldn't happen as far inland as you are), get blankets and stuff ready to cover the windows to stay warm in case the heat goes out if you have electric heat, and have ready-to-eat food for a couple of days in case it's too dangerous to go outdoors (if the power is out you don't want to be opening the fridge a lot and letting the cold escape), bring the bike indoors (some jerks will go out during a storm and steal stuff cause they figure nobody's looking), and have some cash on hand in case the banks are closed and you need money. If you know any old folks, check on them and make sure they're prepared and safe.
There you go! Hurricane 101 from a Florida native



some information regarding this particular storm:

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/-...z/-/index.html


http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/10...-frankenstorm/


so PLEASE everyone who might be affected by this storm, be prepared! if they issue evacuations, please get you and your fids out of there before you are unable to get away.

for others, my friend offers some excellent advice and it would be a wise idea to follow them. if you have any other pets who cannot handle the cold, please be sure theyre kept safe! cover cages to keep them all warm, block out any drafts and be sure they have fresh water in case drinking water becomes contaminated!


it has not even hit yet and me over in southern ontario is already seeing strong winds! this should be a warning for the storm to come, stay away from windows, prepare for some flooding from heavy rains, make sure you have travel cages and everything ready!



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I live towards ohio, i dont have majior water ways near us im glad i dont live in pittsburgh cause I'd head away from it. cause theres more water ways there well just get the rain and wind.
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That sounds so scary!

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I live towards ohio, i dont have majior water ways near us im glad i dont live in pittsburgh cause I'd head away from it. cause theres more water ways there well just get the rain and wind.
its not just the waterways you have to worry about. its the rainfall and the wind! the wind will be what takes the power out and with the cold temperatures, people will be cold. prepare just in case and keep yourselves and your family and your pets warm!


i am just a bit northeast of you, and its affecting me. so i can see if affecting you as well. so be prepared just in case



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oh I will be, my mom and gran are out grocery shopping as I'm typing. My mom made fun of one of hers and mine's friend. she calls her up and goes "Why did you have to throw a tantrum," Our friend replies "because I felt like it." She has the same name as the hurricane. Hence why she joked with her like that.
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Its suppose to hit new york city area i think. Im 8 hours from there. Might just get rain here. But ill be extremely mad if the power goes out as i have expensive eggs in my incubator.

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its supposed to be the winds that cause problems with power, the heavy rains may bring flooding. is there an emergency source of heat you can use? i know you house your birds outside, be sure theyre well protected and boarded up



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its supposed to be the winds that cause problems with power, the heavy rains may bring flooding. is there an emergency source of heat you can use? i know you house your birds outside, be sure theyre well protected and boarded up
My birds will be fine lol there in a shed i do have a broody hen that could sit but is sitting on 8 older eggs that should be hatching this week.

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just be careful, you dont want to lose anyone in the storm, especially on the coast like NY is, flooding is a major concern with coastal areas


on a side note, if im not on after tuesday, my power would likely be out and i wont have internet.



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just be careful, you dont want to lose anyone in the storm, especially on the coast like NY is, flooding is a major concern with coastal areas


on a side note, if im not on after tuesday, my power would likely be out and i wont have internet.
Im in the mountains its already been raining like crazy my yard is a mudd slide. The only ones enjoying it are my geese and ducks. Lol usually if the power goes out here i usually have to call and get a new internet box because they dont last long.

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I hope all animals and people are going to be ok, fingers crossed prays for the well being of everyone.

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anyone hear from pandapaws since the storm? i hear NY got hit really bad, i hope she and all her birds are ok...



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and i just seen her on LOL glad to see she is ok



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My birds survived so did i. There was 1000 people my community that lost power luckily i wasnt one of them i though my coop was gonna blow away. But it still here. The only thing that broke off my house was a broken molding lol

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thats good to hear, i am glad everyone is safe



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So am I it looks bad on the telly.
Like a bomb hit.
New Yorkers are resilient, the past has shown that.
It's bad here again. But not that bad! Lol

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