We still have a little bit to go before getting slammed by Sandy, but seeing as ALL the barrier islands at the shore have been evacuated, manditory school closings for the next two days and the boardwalk at Atlantic City has begun collapsing, it's pretty obvious that it's time to move away from the ocean!
Had to share this picture of a total tartcase down at Belmar. https://www.facebook.com/News12NJ#!/...type=1&theater
Scary stuff Cookie, was just watching some news on tv about it and thought of you. That guy in the boat is a lunatic. Hope you stay safe, your stomach must be in knots! Thoughts and prayers with you, your family, and all those in the face of this hurricane.
Just called out at work. Gusts are supposed to be 40 - 80 mph this afternoon in my area & that's just going to be too dangerous (projectiles & downed wires) to drive home later.
During the last bad storm we had, I was running tallboys with food trays from the kitchen to various floors, feeding people & making beds. They're going to be short staffed with people who are forced to work doubles since most workers come from 45 mins to an hour south of the facility and the governor telling everyone not to be stoopid LOL & stay off the roads.
I feel terrible calling in though.
Well, since it's only 5ish, no sense letting that warm bed & snugglie pillow go to waste
This is probably the most irresponsible thing I have ever seen. A boat trying to power thru the Belmar inlet. Serioulsy!!
Not only is he putting his life at risk, but the lives of first responders that will have to go out and rescue him.
Dude lives a sheltered life!
Nobody has to go rescue him; They VOLUNTEERED!!!
Yet, their thrill seeking behavior is praised, while the other gentleman is admonished. In my circle of friends, Dave would be known as a pussy.
Have I done similar? Yes. Columbia river bar in small craft warnings. It was raised to gale warnings once we had cleared the bar (thank God we had cleared). that was some time ago.
Near past was Puget Sound. Not as harrowing as our buddy there, but two guys were puking hard and two guys were laughing like mad men. Guess which pair I was in?
I only have two words for the guy(s) in the boat..........................
If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much room!!
__________________ "We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now you begin to understand me." George Orwell
We had a hurricane here in SW England back in the 80s. I remember standing stunned looking at large, previously rock solid trees just snapping like matchsticks...
My heart goes out to you.
Thank you, dear Knight.
Trees limbs are beginning to snap. My next door neighbor has a huge limb in his backyard, limbs down all over the neighborhood. Leaves are beginning to smack into the windows & stick lol The treetop sway is at about 5feet and the squalls are frequent now.
I'm amazed I still have cable, but chances are... it won't be for much longer.
7 million without power. I think I could survive without power for a little while. Thank goodness it is not in freezing weather. Poor Cookie may be out of work for several days. I hope your property is safe Cookie, and no human casualties.
"Lord, make me pureóbut not yet." - Saint Augustine
BREAKING: Officials in Princeton say a man has been killed as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Police say the 61-year-old man was clearing debris from his driveway when a tree fell on him. He was pronounced dead on the scene. This is the fourth Hurricane Sandy-related death reported in New Jersey.
Poor guy. Sheetrock be damned; If something pokes a hole in your roof, wait until the storm abates before going outside.