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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby columbia on Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:21 am

A friend of mine grew up on Staten Island and her mother requires significant care. The home health care company just vanished and they have heard no word. Her father had to wait 3 days to leave the house, until he could find someone to stay with his wife for even a few hours (while he went to the store).

I understand that everything is pretty messed up, but you just can't abandon your patients like that.
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby llipgh2 on Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:23 am

Idoit40fans wrote:Not all of them were in evacuation areas.


Yep. Areas deemed out of the range of Sandy's worst were impacted. The storm did more damage in a wider area than predicted.

And flash flooding can happen almost anywhere, at anytime.
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby llipgh2 on Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:34 am

Ok, our 2 missing employees finally were able to check in. Everyone in my group has been accounted for.
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby newarenanow on Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:57 am

http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2012/10/ ... ?hpt=hp_t3

Here is the link of some of the stories of the deceased. Some are heartbreaking. Some are headscratching. Like the one who took her dog for a walk in the storm.
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby shmenguin on Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:37 am

Am I the only one here still without power?

I think I'm approaching Froggy's record from earlier this year.

...though he actually stayed home during the outage, which is impressive.
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby mac5155 on Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:38 am

My aunt still does not have power. She is in Bayville near Toms River
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby Idoit40fans on Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:44 am

Do they have electricity in that area normally?
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby KG on Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:05 am

Long Island is having a major gas shortage. Lines going for a mile long. My buddy said he saw a fist fight break out at the gas station this morning. People are trying to cut lines...

Hunker down and only drive if you have too. This is nuts....
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:19 am

Not that this helps anyone now, but the first thing I do when we're under a hurricane warning is to fill all of our cars with gas. The fuel tanks get contaminated with seawater or runoff, and/or no electricity to operate the pumps and card readers. Second thing is to get cash out of the ATM - as I rarely carry any, and the ATMs will be either damaged or have no power/network etc.

But man, that sucks what they're going through up there. Not good. At all.
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:21 am

Yeah, filling up your car is an absolute must. Sorry about your luck shmenguin, that sucks
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby blackjack68 on Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:23 am

KG wrote:Long Island is having a major gas shortage. Lines going for a mile long. My buddy said he saw a fist fight break out at the gas station this morning. People are trying to cut lines...

Hunker down and only drive if you have too. This is nuts....


Reports of guns being pointed, police at gas stations, generators being stolen, looting and gas siphoning.

End of civilization (Mayans?) And... IT'S ONLY BEEN FOUR FREAKIN DAYS!!!!!
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby blackjack68 on Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:24 am

shmenguin wrote:Am I the only one here still without power?

I think I'm approaching Froggy's record from earlier this year.

...though he actually stayed home during the outage, which is impressive.


Still good in Cherry Hill. Send me a PM if you need anything. Seriously.
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:24 am

blackjack68 wrote:
shmenguin wrote:Am I the only one here still without power?

I think I'm approaching Froggy's record from earlier this year.

...though he actually stayed home during the outage, which is impressive.


Still good in Cherry Hill. Send me a PM if you need anything. Seriously.


Ditto...I'm a little further but absolutely willing to help, now that I am just hanging out this weekend
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby mac5155 on Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:28 am

Now would be a good time to have a tanker truck.
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby blackjack68 on Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:30 am

mac5155 wrote:Now would be a good time to have a tanker truck.


Thank you Mad Mac.
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby shmenguin on Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:31 am

the thing about the gas is that here in south jersey, there are no lines. you'd hope that people who are just looking to fill up tanks for their generators wouldn't be clogging up local gas stations
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby mac5155 on Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:34 am

Does the "attendants must pump your gas" law have anything to do with it? I always thought that was a good idea to create jobs but can see where it would cause havoc in these situations.
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby shmenguin on Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:35 am

shafnutz05 wrote:
blackjack68 wrote:
shmenguin wrote:Am I the only one here still without power?

I think I'm approaching Froggy's record from earlier this year.

...though he actually stayed home during the outage, which is impressive.


Still good in Cherry Hill. Send me a PM if you need anything. Seriously.


Ditto...I'm a little further but absolutely willing to help, now that I am just hanging out this weekend


not necessary, but thanks. staying with in-laws in delaware indefinitely. we'd probably be crashing with friends and having a blast right now...but then there's that thing about our 1 month old baby. the first of many incidents of her party crashing, i'm sure.
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:39 am

mac5155 wrote:Does the "attendants must pump your gas" law have anything to do with it? I always thought that was a good idea to create jobs but can see where it would cause havoc in these situations.


I hate hate hate hate hate this law, and I don't know how people in Jersey deal with it. If the gas station is moderately busy, it is beyond frustrating sitting there waiting for the attendant to work his way around to you when you could have been over and done with it already.

The worst though, by far, is on the NJ turnpike. I made the mistake of getting gas there...never again. The queues are 10-15 cars long each because they usually don't have enough people working. And that's at nearly all hours of the day, not just during storms or anything else.
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby Idoit40fans on Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:41 am

Digitalgypsy66 wrote:Not that this helps anyone now, but the first thing I do when we're under a hurricane warning is to fill all of our cars with gas. The fuel tanks get contaminated with seawater or runoff, and/or no electricity to operate the pumps and card readers. Second thing is to get cash out of the ATM - as I rarely carry any, and the ATMs will be either damaged or have no power/network etc.

But man, that sucks what they're going through up there. Not good. At all.


Yeah I topped off the cars and got a few hundred dollars out for us. Didn't end up needing any of it, but it gave some extra peace of mind.
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby mac5155 on Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:43 am

shafnutz05 wrote:
mac5155 wrote:Does the "attendants must pump your gas" law have anything to do with it? I always thought that was a good idea to create jobs but can see where it would cause havoc in these situations.


I hate hate hate hate hate this law, and I don't know how people in Jersey deal with it. If the gas station is moderately busy, it is beyond frustrating sitting there waiting for the attendant to work his way around to you when you could have been over and done with it already.

The worst though, by far, is on the NJ turnpike. I made the mistake of getting gas there...never again. The queues are 10-15 cars long each because they usually don't have enough people working. And that's at nearly all hours of the day, not just during storms or anything else.


I guess in theory its a good idea to create a ton of jobs, but the gas stations dont care about the lines. You'll buy gas anyway even if you have to wait.

What's the purpose of the law, anyway?
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby shmenguin on Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:44 am

in my 10 years in NJ, overall, I've enjoyed not pumping my own gas. the pros have outweighed the cons.
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby newarenanow on Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:47 am

mac5155 wrote:Does the "attendants must pump your gas" law have anything to do with it? I always thought that was a good idea to create jobs but can see where it would cause havoc in these situations.


I didn't know about this law and the only time I ever drove through Jersey, I stopped to get gas, wasn't paying attention, started over to the pump and got yelled at.

Kind of funny but embarassing because there was a big sign that said to stay in car and let attendant pump. :lol:
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby mac5155 on Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:48 am

newarenanow wrote:
mac5155 wrote:Does the "attendants must pump your gas" law have anything to do with it? I always thought that was a good idea to create jobs but can see where it would cause havoc in these situations.


I didn't know about this law and the only time I ever drove through Jersey, I stopped to get gas, wasn't paying attention, started over to the pump and got yelled at.

Kind of funny but embarassing because there was a big sign that said to stay in car and let attendant pump. :lol:


I did the same thing, luckily with my aunt who stopped me before I started. lol
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby Idoit40fans on Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:49 am

newarenanow wrote:
mac5155 wrote:Does the "attendants must pump your gas" law have anything to do with it? I always thought that was a good idea to create jobs but can see where it would cause havoc in these situations.


I didn't know about this law and the only time I ever drove through Jersey, I stopped to get gas, wasn't paying attention, started over to the pump and got yelled at.

Kind of funny but embarassing because there was a big sign that said to stay in car and let attendant pump. :lol:


I didn't know about that law until reading this here. Sounds idiotic and is definitely a dealbreaker for any consideration of a move to New Jersey.
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