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Re: Death Comes to Philly
« Reply #50 on: October 27, 2012, 02:29:06 PM »

also, do you really have that many trees to topple onto power lines in Philly??
i think not sugarpie. ;)

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Re: Death Comes to Philly
« Reply #51 on: October 27, 2012, 02:43:59 PM »
MissP is teasing you. Philly has trees to be concerned about. Some residential areas, some parks.  It's a beautiful city. http://www.fs.fed.us/nrs/utc/reports/UTC_Report_Philadelphia.pdf

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Re: Death Comes to Philly
« Reply #52 on: October 27, 2012, 03:30:56 PM »
i HAVE been to Philly many times.
the airport was always so lovely to see on the way to another destination.
tee hee.
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Re: Death Comes to Philly
« Reply #53 on: October 27, 2012, 03:48:20 PM »
Ugh.

Asbury Park is about to get its ass kicked.

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Re: Death Comes to Philly
« Reply #54 on: October 27, 2012, 04:26:27 PM »
Ugh.

Asbury Park is about to get its ass kicked.

Yes Tim - you do seem to be in the most dire spot of us all.  Please do take care and protect yourself from harm.

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Re: Death Comes to Philly
« Reply #55 on: October 27, 2012, 06:04:27 PM »
Am in Washington, DC and just stocked up on emergency goods.  Lines were long but everyone was cheerful.
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Re: Death Comes to Philly
« Reply #56 on: October 27, 2012, 06:32:33 PM »
Hi Tim, I was just thinking about the Jersey coastline today, hope you will be safe and your home as well.  Mainly just evacuate sooner rather than later if you have any doubts.  Be well my fellow easterners.

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Re: Death Comes to Philly
« Reply #57 on: October 27, 2012, 07:11:26 PM »
I hope everyone's ok. It looks like a scary storm. Take care.
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PS: Who names these things? Sandy??

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Re: Death Comes to Philly
« Reply #58 on: October 27, 2012, 07:12:17 PM »
Ugh.

Asbury Park is about to get its ass kicked.

Tim - please be careful...
If you have the slightest doubt regarding whether where you are will be safe, head to other shelter (particularly if you are in a flood zone).

While Category 1 storms are mainly considered "baby storms" down here, it is the flooding that normally causes the most problems. That and the power outages.

If any of you are using generators or any type of non-electric powered space heater - please use them carefully. Also, post storm, as tempting as it may be, best to stay inside for a bit - so many injuries/deaths down here occur after the storm (people coming in contact with live downed power lines or injuring themselves on debris that may be covered with water)

Stay safe all of you all up North and in the storm's path.

Keeping you all in thoughts....

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Re: Death Comes to Philly
« Reply #59 on: October 27, 2012, 10:15:46 PM »
I just wrote to my NJ friends to check in and they wrote to say they're stuck in FL at Disney due to Sandy's disruption. They may ultimately be safer with Mickey.

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Re: Death Comes to Philly
« Reply #60 on: October 28, 2012, 02:14:37 PM »
Freak storm in the Alps, as well, delivering snow and arctic temperatures down to the lakes. Last night was a tease at -1.  I was hauling in plants from the balcony and garden until 2 am.  Tonight -10C!   

A long cold snap killed my palm trees last winter.  Replaced them this summer. They are all now snug and protected, anything not hardy to -5 I've moved inside.

It's a pity to see the geraniums go.  Many years they BURST into fabulous blooms throughout November and on up to Xmas season storms....  Sometimes they get blasted right at Christmas so we get the pretty frosted red and green. 

I don't know what to make of climate change but every year brings surprises. 

I hope everyone takes these storms seriously and protects themselves and their homes...

I'm worried about a good friend in New York who has a magnificent hundreds of years old tree near his house.  It seems its hollow now, not that secure.  Very tall, extremely heavy.   Doesn't have to cash to take it down... 


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Re: Death Comes to Philly
« Reply #61 on: October 28, 2012, 03:07:35 PM »
It's a pity to see the geraniums go.  Many years they BURST into fabulous blooms throughout November and on up to Xmas season storms....  Sometimes they get blasted right at Christmas so we get the pretty frosted red and green. 

Why not move your geraniums indoors? My granny always grew them inside.
« Last Edit: October 28, 2012, 04:05:00 PM by emeraldize »

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Re: Death Comes to Philly
« Reply #62 on: October 28, 2012, 03:56:21 PM »
Ugh.

Asbury Park is about to get its ass kicked.

Hi Tim

Please stay safe, I'm trying to keep track of things here in NZ, take care of your babies. I hope it doesn't scare them too much.

To everyone in the path of *Sandy* leave if you can or batten down and stay safe.

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Re: Death Comes to Philly
« Reply #63 on: October 28, 2012, 04:07:29 PM »
LANDFALL WILL BE OVER ATLANTIC CITY/PHILLY... FORGET TIM :)

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Re: Death Comes to Philly
« Reply #64 on: October 28, 2012, 04:48:21 PM »
LANDFALL WILL BE OVER ATLANTIC CITY/PHILLY... FORGET TIM :)



According to your own graph, Sandy's first landfall will be south NJ, NOT Philly. And poor Tim is only a stone's throw away from the beach.

My thoughts are with all of you in the path of this storm. (Even you Miss PeePee) Please stay safe!
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Re: Death Comes to Philly
« Reply #65 on: October 28, 2012, 05:58:19 PM »
Sending up prayers and best wishes for all of you who may be affected by the storm...

Stay safe!

HUGS, Alan
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Re: Death Comes to Philly
« Reply #66 on: October 28, 2012, 06:13:11 PM »
The storm will hit land Monday evening between Asbury Park and Wildwood, NJ according to latest estimates.  That is too close to Tim so we will have our thoughts with Tim and the Jersey shore people.  After that it looks like it will go inland right by Philly and then cut west toward central Pennsylvania and central NY state.

NYC subways and buses will stop running entirely no later than 9 PM Sunday and will probably not resume until Tuesday. 

Be safe everyone.  HUGS.

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Re: Death Comes to Philly
« Reply #67 on: October 28, 2012, 06:48:43 PM »


For all those that will be affected along the eastern seaboard ( and inland), please be careful and heed the warnings.


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Re: Death Comes to Philly
« Reply #68 on: October 28, 2012, 07:31:54 PM »
According to your own graph, Sandy's first landfall will be south NJ, NOT Philly. And poor Tim is only a stone's throw away from the beach.

My thoughts are with all of you in the path of this storm. (Even you Miss PeePee) Please stay safe!

I realize you're a backwoods Ohio lass with a Madonna-affected accent who long ago gave up her allegiance to the American flag, but Philadelphia is 50 miles from Southern NJ where landfall will be, and the storm surge will be pushed up the Delaware Bay and cause the Delaware and Schuylkill River to flood in Philadelphia. Landfall is supposed to be in the bay, and Asbury Park is 130 miles north (Northern New Jersey). He'll have a lot of high waves and beach erosion though, but I doubt it will be destroyed like Cape May, NJ which is a historic district consisting of 19th century Victorian wood frame houses. I'm seeing landfall as BELOW Atlantic City, not above. And with the "H" hurricane marking above Philadelphia. It's a very sad day when our forum members refuse to give me the respect I am due.

Thanks for playing.

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Re: Death Comes to Philly
« Reply #69 on: October 28, 2012, 07:42:59 PM »
SHOULD WE NOW TAKE BETS ON LANDFALL POSITIONING?  COUGH UP THE MONEY MISSY ANN!  :) ;) :D ;D ::) :P :-*
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Re: Death Comes to Philly
« Reply #70 on: October 28, 2012, 07:59:30 PM »
Be safe Tim, Jody! Sending up prayers for you.

Oh you too MissyP, I know you are an unwashed heathen but it's ok, God loves even those that have strayed ;)

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Re: Death Comes to Philly
« Reply #71 on: October 28, 2012, 08:10:09 PM »
why don't you take a poll miss pee? :)

while landfall is a factor, i think the tri state area of nj, ny, and yes, connecticut will suffer the brunt of the storm.

i only wish that i am mistaken.

to all of you in the NE, enjoy the ride. the aftermath of a good ride is usually the most painful. :P
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Re: Death Comes to Philly
« Reply #72 on: October 28, 2012, 08:17:30 PM »
why don't you take a poll miss pee? :)

Wunderground is predicting landfall at Egg Township/Ocean City, NJ eleven miles south of Atlantic City, or 200 miles south of Norwalk, CT... sorry Mitchypoo, you lose (again), even worse if you live closer to New London.
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Re: Death Comes to Philly
« Reply #73 on: October 28, 2012, 08:18:33 PM »
, but Philadelphia is 50 miles from Southern NJ where landfall will be,

 Miss Pee Pee Potty, It's almost the same as your previous mention of Homestead and Miami.  ::)

  I feel bad for Tim though, I hope he's safe.......
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Re: Death Comes to Philly
« Reply #74 on: October 28, 2012, 08:22:42 PM »
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... sorry Mitchypoo, you lose (again), even worse if you live closer to New London.

i think miss peepoo is really looking forward to the "aftermath". ;)

OUCH!!!
« Last Edit: October 28, 2012, 08:24:44 PM by mitch777 »
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Re: Death Comes to Philly
« Reply #75 on: October 28, 2012, 08:29:03 PM »
i think miss peepoo is really looking forward to the "aftermath". ;)

OUCH!!!

Well yeah, sure -- foreskin makes a great raft if you sew them together.
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Re: Death Comes to Philly
« Reply #76 on: October 28, 2012, 08:31:01 PM »
LMAO!

never thought of that! ;D
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Re: Death Comes to Philly
« Reply #77 on: October 30, 2012, 07:10:32 AM »
To all our East Coast Boardies.........hope that you keep safe on the and warm.I turned on the news here in the UK about  5 am......hope the storm passes   NY soon.

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Re: Death Comes to Philly
« Reply #79 on: October 30, 2012, 04:07:05 PM »


We didn't get one bit of snow, but at my aunt's house they, got hit pretty hard.  They're just 45 minutes away.
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Re: Death Comes to Philly
« Reply #80 on: October 30, 2012, 05:55:55 PM »
To all our East Coast Boardies.........hope that you keep safe on the and warm.I turned on the news here in the UK about  5 am......hope the storm passes   NY soon.

Britchickx

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Re: Death Comes to Philly
« Reply #81 on: October 30, 2012, 08:46:21 PM »
Here's an interesting animated .gif of Sandy's hurricane development over several days. It's a large file so it takes a while to load and get going, but it's worth it.
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Re: Death Comes to Philly
« Reply #82 on: October 31, 2012, 04:16:12 PM »


check this out -- specifically the close up image of the Seaside Heights, NJ amusement pier which collapsed and the entire roller coaster is sitting in the ocean. This is the pier with rides that was always featured on Jersey Shore.

If you ask me, this is all about ten times worse than Katrina was. Just the money involved -- larger area, densest populated part of the country, some of the most expensive real estate, much larger amounts of infrastructure, etc. And more amazing is that something this huge happened one week before a presidential election.

ps: it never ceases to amaze me how obese Gov. Christie is.
« Last Edit: October 31, 2012, 04:22:07 PM by Miss Philicia »
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« Reply #83 on: October 31, 2012, 04:34:04 PM »
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ps: it never ceases to amaze me how obese Gov. Christie is.

i know! he reminds me of Verucca from Willy Wonka after the blueberry incident. :D
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Re: Death Comes to Philly
« Reply #84 on: October 31, 2012, 05:01:17 PM »
Ive seen him on a couple of news reports. Hes been quite good. Even had positive things to say about Obama and FEMA. 

Shocking destruction on the East Coast.  How could Romney take over this project, if he isn't in favor of federal funding???  Or would we have a complete bait and switch. And it would be ironically Romney who proposes the largest public works projects in living memory?  Hmmm.....

Its only human for all these communities to need to say "we will rebuild".  But really as Christie says, everyone better be smart about this, because if its going to be every other year, total coastal destruction, everything should be rethought a bit. 

Who is the leader who can lead this reconception? 

Waterworld here we come.  Maybe we need Kevin Costner.  :o

I dunno. Maybe Bloomberg.  I'm pretty impressed from afar how well NYC prepared in advance to minimize loss of life...  Shut down the subway and save the cars, at least.  Really convince people to evacuate, etc. etc. etc. 
« Last Edit: October 31, 2012, 05:02:55 PM by mecch »
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Re: Death Comes to Philly
« Reply #85 on: October 31, 2012, 05:08:43 PM »
« Last Edit: October 31, 2012, 05:12:04 PM by Miss Philicia »
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« Reply #86 on: October 31, 2012, 05:18:14 PM »
 :( just when i needed them.
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Re: Death Comes to Philly
« Reply #87 on: October 31, 2012, 05:30:30 PM »
so......................................................

miss p.

we haven't seen much footage about the destruction, me-hem, and DEATH in Philly.
what's up with that??? ;)
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Re: Death Comes to Philly
« Reply #88 on: October 31, 2012, 06:20:25 PM »
Hi mitch...I don't think Philadelphia was terribly hard hit by Hurricane Sandy.  The New Jersey coast and areas of New York at low levels such as The Rockaways, lower Manhattan and the Long Island coast such as Long Beach were hit very hard.

My parents used to have a bungalow in Far Rockaway (Breezy Point is another community that is part of the Rockaways).  It was an idyllic life to spend summers there as a small child.  My older cousin Randy and I would spend hours at the beach or bicycle riding.  I learned to swim as I was learning to walk.  The boardwalk used to be about 10 feet or so above the sand but as years have gone by the sand has filled in from eastern Long Island and so the boardwalk is right on the sand.  No more "under the boardwalk, down by the sea".  I used to wonder what the teenagers were doing under there!  Years later it was summer camp in the Catskill mountains but there was nothing like those wonderful, carefree boyhood days I spent at Rockaway.

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Re: Death Comes to Philly
« Reply #89 on: October 31, 2012, 07:02:52 PM »
Oh Jody, did you hang at the gay section at Riis Park's beach? I went almost every weekend during the summer, unless I scored free berth in East Hampton. The queens really carry at Riis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OD48ZSokUwc

As far as Philly, we were spared a bit because the "eye" of the storm stalled right above the city, so while we had high wind the bad circulation was to the northeast of the eye, so that's what pushed all of the tide into NYC's harbor. If the storm had been further south it would have pushed the tide water up the Delaware Bay instead, and we would have flooded. There were a lot of power outages here though.

linky for local Killadelphia damage.
« Last Edit: October 31, 2012, 07:07:25 PM by Miss Philicia »
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« Reply #90 on: October 31, 2012, 07:41:01 PM »
Hey Jody,

I was just teasing miss p. because, ah, well... she enjoys it so much. :D

It is sad to see the devastation to Jersey and NY. (and connecticut where I live)
What a mess!
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« Reply #91 on: October 31, 2012, 07:43:02 PM »
Hi Guys...

Quick note using a friend's Verizon smartphone -- AT&T is failing me big time.

Asbury Park was hit bad, but not nearly as bad as other Jersey Shore towns, notably the barrier islands (LBI, Seaside Heights, AC, etc.) and towns like Cape May, Belmar and Sea Bright. We're without power, landlines and Internet; there's a big ol' cedar tree sitting on top of my house; the looting and burglaries are picking up... But all humans and animals in the house are well and accounted for... and we made out better than many others in town.

We're looking at 10 to 14 days without power and, as anyone who has been in a hurricane before knows, long lines and occasional chaos is expected (and already evident).  Fingers crossed it doesn't get too cold before power is restored.

So much for starting my new job at TAG on a good foot. The NYC office is still without power and NJ Transit Coast line is seriously damaged -- but I'm hopeful for next week.

Anyway, that's where we're at.

Hope everyone else is okay; I imagine this hurricane has affected a whole lot of us.

All the best,

Tim

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Re: Death Comes to Philly
« Reply #92 on: October 31, 2012, 07:45:35 PM »
Sounds awful, Tim.

I just talked to a good friend who lives in Hoboken and it's badly flooded all over. I'm not sure how one would survive for 2 weeks without electricity.
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Re: Death Comes to Philly
« Reply #93 on: October 31, 2012, 07:49:13 PM »
Hi Guys...

Quick note using a friend's Verizon smartphone -- AT&T is failing me big time.

Asbury Park was hit bad, but not nearly as bad as other Jersey Shore towns, notably the barrier islands (LBI, Seaside Heights, AC, etc.) and towns like Cape May, Belmar and Sea Bright. We're without power, landlines and Internet; there's a big ol' cedar tree sitting on top of my house; the looting and burglaries are picking up... But all humans and animals in the house are well and accounted for... and we made out better than many others in town.

We're looking at 10 to 14 days without power and, as anyone who has been in a hurricane before knows, long lines and occasional chaos is expected (and already evident).  Fingers crossed it doesn't get too cold before power is restored.

So much for starting my new job at TAG on a good foot. The NYC office is still without power and NJ Transit Coast line is seriously damaged -- but I'm hopeful for next week.

Anyway, that's where we're at.

Hope everyone else is okay; I imagine this hurricane has affected a whole lot of us.

All the best,

Tim

Oh geez Tim :(  Please take care our yourself! They had some shots today on CNN of Asbury PArk and some neighboring towns, just looks awful.

Hang in there.

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Re: Death Comes to Philly
« Reply #94 on: October 31, 2012, 07:49:56 PM »
Hi David, no I didn't hang out at Riis Park when I was eight years old!  Seriously it is a cool gay and gay friendly beach at the south end of the Rockaways.  I can actually take two buses there from my apartment.  It is always cool to see gay men enjoying a day at the beach here in Queens.   I used to go with several friends, most recently Joe who has moved to San Francisco who most members met visiting San Fran for AMG'07.

Swimming at Riis was tough, quite an undertow in the waters there.  Reminder to self- never swim too close to a pier if you don't want to get swept a hundred feet or so from where you were involuntarily! I know Breezy Point and Belle Harbor which is right near Riis were hit hard so I can just imagine what Riis looks like.

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Re: Death Comes to Philly
« Reply #95 on: October 31, 2012, 07:53:03 PM »
Hi Tim, good to hear you guys and your animal buddies are doing as well as can be expected.  Hope you can get power back sooner rather than later.  Be careful with some of the folks who try to take advantage during these times.

TAG can wait for your services, when you start there you will always remember Hurricane Sandy but when you arrive put your right foot forward and you will be a great addition to their great work for us all.

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Re: Death Comes to Philly
« Reply #96 on: October 31, 2012, 08:32:36 PM »

I dunno. Maybe Bloomberg.  I'm pretty impressed from afar how well NYC prepared in advance to minimize loss of life...  Shut down the subway and save the cars, at least.  Really convince people to evacuate, etc. etc. etc.

Please that tyrant can't take credit for any of that.  It was Andy Cuomo who stepped up to the plate and ordered the MTA shut down and told people that Sandy was nothing to take lightly.  The midget only rode on coat tails in order to lift himself out of the grave he dug himself into when he fucked up during the blizzard and told us to go see a Broadway show  ::)
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Re: Death Comes to Philly
« Reply #97 on: October 31, 2012, 09:46:00 PM »
The DailyMail in the UK has a somewhat extensive photo gallery and accompanying article about the devastation from hurricane Sandy.

Link:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2225108/Hurricane-Sandy-2012-pictures-FIFTY-DEAD--NOT-over.html
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Re: Death Comes to Philly
« Reply #98 on: November 01, 2012, 12:32:59 AM »
I have tons of extended family in New Jersey (it's where I grew up), and my sister and brother-in-law still live in Union.  I was able to speak to her exactly once yesterday and not since, but at least her house is in one piece, and not flooded.  I remember hurricanes when growing up in New Jersey (like Agnes in 1972), but that pales in comparison to Sandy.  This is reminding me of summer vacations I spent at the Jersey shore on Long Beach Island.  My cousin still has a house there -- or at least he did.

I hope everyone up there gets the help they need.
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Re: Death Comes to Philly
« Reply #99 on: November 01, 2012, 01:21:58 AM »
I saw the pics in the Daily Mail yesterday....and UK TV is showing lots of coverage.The one good thing is that  the majority of  people  pull together to help each other in rough times.Hope that people get their power and water back asap.

You and your families and friends are all in our thoughts


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