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BigBlue
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Hurricane Sandy Reply with quote

I just heard Sandy made landfall 5 miles from Atlantic City, N.J. They had said the storm has picked up speed on and off this past day and hopefully that means it will pass quicker than originally forecast.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Hurricane Sandy Reply with quote

A patriotic article in the mid of the crazyness

news.yahoo.com/blogs/t...ction.html

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WASHINGTON—Hurricane Sandy is expected to slam the East Coast and the federal government is shut down—but the U.S. servicemen who guard the outdoor Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery will remain on duty.

"They will not abandon their post," an employee who answered the Arlington Cemetery's phone confirmed to Yahoo News. He identified himself as "George," but was not authorized to speak on the record to the media.

The tomb, located just outside Washington, D.C., holds the remains of unidentified soldiers from World War I, World War II and Korea.

/salute


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Hurricane Sandy Reply with quote

Those guards are are great. They make you proud to be in the USA

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Hurricane Sandy Reply with quote

Meh, winds of 60km/h and gusts of up to 100km/h today, and tomorrow and possibly Wednesday.

I need to go to the LCBO and buy another bottle of the clear stuff so I can enjoy the time indoors.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Hurricane Sandy Reply with quote

Im watching it live on CNN and it sure is a doozie. Keep yer powder dry and hope it all doesn't fall down around you all.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Hurricane Sandy Reply with quote

It is getting NY pretty hard at the moment.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:36 am    Post subject: Re: Hurricane Sandy Reply with quote

be careful guys, our thoughts are with you.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:46 am    Post subject: Re: Hurricane Sandy Reply with quote

Made it through the night everything's is in one piece. Not sure when I'll get power back though. I'm new to smartphones but its been nice having one in a power outage.,

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:35 am    Post subject: Re: Hurricane Sandy Reply with quote

Glad you are ok with no major damage!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:55 am    Post subject: Re: Hurricane Sandy Reply with quote

watching the news now and it does not look good , glad you all came through in one piece

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Hurricane Sandy Reply with quote

Got my power back Very Happy . I went out on the deck and filled the generator up with gas for the night and came back in and the power was on wtf . This was a pretty bad storm . All last night the wind sounded like a locomotive I got worried a few times. But all is well . Thanks for the concern fella's Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Hurricane Sandy Reply with quote

Glad to hear you got power back.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Hurricane Sandy Reply with quote

Great news mate!

Glad to hear you're well.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:44 am    Post subject: Re: Hurricane Sandy Reply with quote

I've been down in Sydney the past week emptying out my Mum's house and haven't had any news. Got back night before last and heard all about the storm...WOW...you guys have certainly copped a real pizzling. I'm glad to hear that none of our Nuts have had any major problems and that most in the US have come through relatively unscathed, although I heard on the news today that the death toll is at 48. Not good

Dallan, from what I have read about the Guards at Arlington, they are pretty special. It doesn't surprise me that they stood their post. Salute

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Hurricane Sandy Reply with quote

We made it through. We did not get 6 to 10 inches of rain because I live along a creek and know we got perhaps 2 to 3 inches. The wind was a different story. My electric was off for three days and I was on generator power. I did not lose any trees, but there were branches on the ground and any one of the big ones could have inflicted a fatal blow. My office building had the rubber roof peel back and flooded our offices. A total of 55 staff members have been relocated to other locations. I am now in the Heckman Cottage with my staff and it is wonderful. All the best...
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