I have to admit...I'm a little concerned. As of right now, it looks as if Hurricane Sandy is going to make landfall in Cape May, NJ, which is 70 miles from my house. The predictions are dire. I honestly think this will be the worst weather disaster that my friends & family see in our lifetimes. Keep the East Coast in your thoughts folks. The "fun" begins tomorrow!
Spent the day getting my generator ready, cleaning out the gutters for the expected torrential rains and stowing anything outside that could become airborne.
I have to say I'm growing weary of these "superstorms" that are predicted and never materialize, but hearing that this may be the worst storm to hit this area "in decades" days in advance is pretty scary.
I've already had storms much weaker in the last 2 years that have downed huge trees in my neighborhood and knocked out my power for a week. I can only imagine the damage something predicted to be this big could cause.
Hope all you guys in Jersey make out okay since it seems you're in the crosshairs. A slight jog north and it will be in my backyard.
Let's hope they're wrong about this one too.
Remember if you live on the right side of the hurricane path, that will be the most dangerous area. The right side of the hurricane contains the most strength.
Take care everyone. Be safe.
If it hits New Jersey as expected, that will put Massachusetts right in the path of those winds. Maybe I should be hoping for a direct hit on Boston instead.
Boston and New York City are already planning on suspending subway service tonight in anticipation of the storm. Looks like it's for real.
My #1 priority for today is getting a 5-gallon gas jug filled. I learned the hard way last year when power went out for a week that a gas generator isn't much help if you can't get fuel. My neighboorhood was isolated by fallen trees and by the time I was able to get out all the gas stations in the area were competely SOLD OUT of gas already. Desperate people were stopping at obviously closed gas stations and peering in the windows as I drove along. It felt uncomfortably post-apocalyptic and scared the bejeesus out of me.