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I've been poopooing the hubbub about the hurricane up until now (and everyone knows how much fun a poopooed hubbub is), but the dire warnings being issued makes me think I'm just not appreciating the gravity of the situation, as the New York City area has never been hit with a storm this severe in my lifetime. Our optimistic "rain or shine" cookout has been cancelled, so I will make some sausage and peppers in the kitchen later and try and put a dent in the beer we stocked for the event. Thanks to those of you who have expressed concern over the safety of the BlueTower and its occupants, I'm pretty confident everything will be fine. Here's hoping everyone else in the impacted area stays safe and dry.

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19. Hurricane Aug 28, 2011, 04:13 jdreyer
 
I think that there a probably a couple of things over at Blue Tower you need to be concerned with:

1. Flooding. I heard that towns in the path of the storm can expect 5-12 inches of rain. That rain will fall in a period of a few hours and have nowhere to go, so maybe first thing in the morning clear the gutters and put mops and buckets in the basement if you haven't already?

2. Power loss. Hopefully you've stocked the freezer with extra ice. If not, you may want to run out first thing and get some. Also, have flashlights and candles ready, and make sure your cell phones are charged. And make sure you have plenty of canned food and drinking water on hand. When Bob (1991) and Gloria (1985) hit, we lost power for a week each time and had to deal with spoiled food, buying bottled drinking water, and eating 3 meals a day of canned tuna with saltines.

Dad is over in New London, CT, and has done a lot of prep in yard, house, and basement. He even jury rigged the Prius to run the fridge in case of an outtage.

Being a bit inland, you should be fine, but it's always a good idea to take these things seriously. Good luck!
 
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