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Andy, your usual calm, collected outlook on life is extraordinary given what
youıre going through. Hope allıs well soon. (And sure wish I coulda seen
those tides. Here in Nanny York City, they even evacuated the parks.)
--an





 Andy Dulik wrote on 10/30/12 8:06 AM:

> As aquanaut mentioned, rains were not so bad.  Winds were progressively more
> wicked as the afternoon and evening wore on.  A pretty steady breeze,
> punctuated by increasingly heavier and sustained gusts.  The gusts that
> started sounding like freight trains, eventually were sounding like jet
> engines.  Soon those jet engines were the breeze.
> The tides, as i am sure you are seeing on reports were really something
> special.  The 10 am high tide was a little higher than normal, but not too far
> off a super moon tide.  I was certain there would be problems when low tide at
> 5pm was just as high.  By 630 the streets were awash, the tide seemed to rise
> very quickly after that, and everything not put on the second floor was lost
> to the creeping flow.  The tide started to abate by about 945, and by midnight
> was back to just lapping at the curbs in the street.  Interesting that in my
> community where all the lines are underground we never lost power (though I
> did power down when the water entered the house) nor phone service.  When i
> finally went to sleep at 3am we still had power, only waking up to join the
> 80% of long island who are powerless.  Over all 4 inches of water in the
> house, 7 in the garage.  Some ruined stuff, but otherwise ok.  In trying to
> move everything to higher ground, i ran out of time to move my skis and boots.
> I'm not so worried about the skis, I hear rusty edges leave cool trails on the
> slopes, but the musty boot liners may be a concern in the future.
> 
> Sent via DroidX2 on Verizon Wireless
> 
> 
> -----Original message-----
>> From: telenaut <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Sent: Tue, Oct 30, 2012 07:21:57 GMT+00:00
>> Subject: Re: [SKIVT-L] Sandy
>> 
>> Hasnıt been too big a deal here in Manhattan. The storm is tracking to our
>> south, west and north. Far from the beach, the storm surge is something seen
>> on TV only.
>> 
>> Sunday evening, the gathering storm look was spooky cool. On the rooftop,
>> looking up at the thick, fast-moving cloud cover, horizon-to-horizon, it was
>> easy to imaging it a piece in a thousand-mile wide whorl. The streets were,
>> not deserted, but eerily quiet.
>> 
>> Yesterday it rained off and on, but nothing youıd call a downpour, let alone
>> torrential. Took a short bike ride late yesterday afternoon and the blowdown,
>> limbs large and small , the occasional whole tree, was impressive. But the
>> long pauses between gusts made it hard to think of this as a killer storm.
>> Then I saw a 40 foot limb come crashing down on top of a park bench I
>> sometimes sit on. Thatıll change oneıs perspective.
>> 
>> Outside the windows, tonightıs wind gusts have blown away sleep, but have not
>> borne in fear.
>> 
>> --an
>> 
>>  
>> S H wrote on 10/29/12 10:44 PM:
>> 
>>> the path goes right over my house!
>>> 
>>> but I really don't think it is going to amount to much here
>>> 
>>> the winds have been howling, but just died down. it has only been raining
>>> lightly
>>> 
>>> NYC and the coastal areas are getting really hard hit. My cousin is stuck in
>>> a building in Long beach with a broken leg. His car is under water.
>>> 
>>> I hope Aquanaut is ok.
>>> 
>>> On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 4:59 PM, Leigh Daboll <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>> For now.
>>>> 
>>>> Check out the crazy storm center path that google is showing (looks like we
>>>> dodged a bullet in Niagara, Watertown NY, not so much):
>>>> 
>>>> http://google.org/crisismap/sandy-2012
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Leigh
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: Vermont Skiing Discussion and Snow Reports
>>>> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Marc Chrusch
>>>> Sent: Monday, October 29, 2012 4:45 PM
>>>> To: [log in to unmask]
>>>> Subject: Re: [SKIVT-L] Sandy
>>>> 
>>>> At 01:20 PM 10/29/2012, Mark P. Renson wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> >Not if the airports are closed.  Even the T is closed.
>>>> 
>>>> I believe the Montreal airport is still open.
>>>> ;-)
>>>> 
>>>> -m1
>>>> 
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