We're getting a Frankenstorm?

@Opal26 (17690)
United States
October 27, 2012 2:06am CST
Greetings from NY! The word from the Weather Media/Forecastors/Genius' is that we are to "batten down everything that can fly", get the proper emergency necessities ready. prepare to lose electic power... )Oh no not the Internet! I hope our friends in the Carribean are ok because I believe they were the first victims. Are you in the path of Hurricane Sandy and if so how do you feel?
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@AmbiePam (50280)
• United States
27 Oct 12
I'm not in the past of the storm. We only get tornadoes, not hurricanes. Listen to me, I say ONLY. I wouldn't have known about the hurricane if not for mylot or gather. I haven't been watching the news. It's too depressing. I hope you guys will be okay.
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
27 Oct 12
Hi lil' sis! Glad you'll be safe at least! So far we haven't had any tornadoes where I live, but some areas of NY have. I was watching my soap "General Hospital" on Friday when they "interupted" for a Hurricane Alert. The storm was 3 days away so I was just mad that they couldn't wait til my show was over!
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@mentalward (14695)
• United States
28 Oct 12
I agree, Opal! Why can't they do it during the commercials?
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@AmbiePam (50280)
• United States
28 Oct 12
Oh, so you missed Sean Kanan coming back as Jason!
• United States
27 Oct 12
I think we are going to get some bad weather in GA. I haven't been outside yet, but i saw on TV that it is cold out. We have gone from 80 degree weather to cold in about a day or two.
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@GardenGerty (104423)
• United States
27 Oct 12
We have the cold, 28 right now. It was 90 on Tuesday. It is time for us to be having some cold weather here in Kansas, though. Sometimes after hurricanes hit the coast we get extra rain, and that would be a good thing for us after being so dry all summer.
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
27 Oct 12
Hi ladies! I don't know what's going on with the weather anywhere and everywhere. I don't understand what is happening, but I'm just trying to deal with whatever Mother Nature is trying to throw our way and right now it isn't looking good! Stay safe!
@lacieice (2065)
• United States
27 Oct 12
I'm in southwestern PA, and right in the "red" zone. They say this storm will affect areas in an 800 mile radius. It's raining here now, but not from Betty...we are getting the system that is gonna meet up with Betty and cause all the problems. I have food, and a little gas in the car, but not much. It's the end of the month, and there is literally no money to buy anything. I need to round up all my candles. We have a gas stove, so that should be ok. We are supposed to get rain and heavy,wet snow that can pull down trees, since a lot of trees still have their leaves, so they will get very heavy. I'll just stay home and hope for the best.
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
27 Oct 12
Hi lacieice~ I hope that you will be safe where you are. The leaves on the trees is unfortunately one of the big issues here to at this time of year. We are supposed to get heavy rain and very strong wind gusts. That is what will cause the power lines to go down, which is what I worry about the most, as most people do.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
27 Oct 12
We don't get hurricanes here, wrong type of weather or something. But it has been windy. Be safe and do not take any unnecessary risks.
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
27 Oct 12
Hey p1key! How ya doing, my dear friend? I will be staying in and watching the news for as long as a I have power or staying right here on the Internet. I'm just hoping it won't be as bad as they are predicting. Always wonderful to see you,,Les
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@GardenGerty (104423)
• United States
27 Oct 12
I am far inland so not in the path of the storm, but anything that affects such a large part of our country will have some effects on us I am sure. I am reading discussions about emergency preparedness, having food on hand etc. I wish I had a hand cranked computer. I know that they make them. You be careful Opal and don't go out in the storm.
@BarBaraPrz (21092)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
27 Oct 12
I want a computer that is powered with a treadle, like the old sewing machines...
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@GardenGerty (104423)
• United States
27 Oct 12
Where can I get one, sign me up. I have seen them powered by treadmills on television.
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
27 Oct 12
Hi GG! I'm just doing what I'm told (for a change)lol. Some of my friends are non-believers and that's who the news channels are trying to get through to. People get tired of being warned and nothing happens. They really want people to be on the alert, prepared and ready this time because they feel this hurricane is a real serious threat!
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@bunnybon7 (37742)
• Holiday, Florida
27 Oct 12
I HATE IT WHEN WE HAVE TO PREPARE FOR HURRICANE OR EARTH quake. whoops didnt know my caps lock was on anyway, even as much as i hate the heat here thats usually the worst we have to prepare for. im praying you will be ok. when i lived in florida, it was so scarey. didt know you had them there. i did hear you've had earth quakes like when i lived in california. hate those and cali also. you live in a scarey place girl
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@mentalward (14695)
• United States
27 Oct 12
Hi Bon. The mid-Atlantic and Northeast areas of the country USED to be the quietest regarding weather. Maybe a bit too much snow for some but quiet for the most part. We never had much extreme weather at all. But in the past few years, it's been getting worse and worse. We had an earthquake centered here in Virginia not long ago and recently that one up north (New Jersey, wasn't it?). Plus, earlier this year, we had that massive, freak wind storm rip through here all the way to the ocean, destroying so much property and causing widespread power outtages. Now, this "Frankenstorm". It IS getting scarey!
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
27 Oct 12
Hi ladies! Bun, I'm afraid MW is right! We used to have more predictable weather here too, but in the last few years we have been hit with massive snow storms, power outages and at this point anything goes! We had an earthquake here in NY about 28 years ago or so right after I moved into my apartment! NY never was supposed to have earthquakes! Well, I was awakened to this roaring sound like a train coming through my apartment, my bed was moving across the floor and I didn't know what the he!! was happening! It was an earthquake that was almost a 3 on the Rikter Scales! And then the next day an aftershock of the same magnitude! And I was afraid to live in California?
@Hatley (164465)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Oct 12
hi opal wow frankenstorm does not sound like much fun. here in California we only get the shake, rattle and then roll.if it lasts a whole minute my tummy gets upset. New York and you are right in the path of hurricane Sandy/ batten everything 'down and if you have a storm cellar go to it if the storm really slams into you.I am not in the path of it but am sure worried for all my friends here in this area. but I feel worried for you and all my lotters in its way so will appreciate any updates on it.
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
28 Oct 12
Hi my dear friend Hatley! I heard that there are other discussions on the storm, but I am having a hard time with mail and mylot again this weekend so it's been irratic and hard for me to get online to the site. I will be happy to update for as long as I can, providing I still have power, which is my worst fear. So far, the news is still the same, the storm is just getting a little closer. It is supposed to start sometime tomorrow and end sometime Thursday. That certainly doesn't sound too good. The main part will hit Monday into Tuesday and those will be the worst parts, so far. Will try to stay around....
@BarBaraPrz (21092)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
27 Oct 12
The latest I heard, we here in southern Ontario could be in its path. It's already cool and rainy today. Don't you just love the alarmist terminology they come up with? Remember Snowmaggedon?
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
27 Oct 12
Hi BarBara! You have to give to those weather people, they sure are creative! Didn't know they had a sense of humor? I just hope that everyone, wherever they live remain safe and out of the path of Hurricane Sandy, or whatever they want to call it!
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@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
27 Oct 12
I am in Ohio, and if so, it doesn't look like we will get too much. I did tell my husband that we might want to go get a generator, just in case. Good luck to you.
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
27 Oct 12
Hi Thoroughrob!I hope that you and your family stay safe too. I live in an apartment complex so there isn't I have any control of.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
27 Oct 12
The weather in this part of the world where I live has been so unpredictable. Like just now it rained dogs and cats but the next hour the sun came out smiling fiercely. Now the sky start to signal that it is going to be a big downpour probably late in the evening. Luckily we are not in the paths of any hurricane as our country. Is the land below the wind. But sometimes we get affected also if there is strong typhoon in the Philippines being our neighbor country.
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
27 Oct 12
Hi zandi! Great to see ya! We don't get alot of hurricanes here usually either. And we don't get ones that are of this magnitude that they are saying is on it's way. You should be happy to just have it raining cats and dogs, at least they're cute and cuddly.
@today2 (88)
• United States
27 Oct 12
Hey stay safe. I thought of something if the electricity goes out 9 months from now the population should see an increase. Hopefully it won't be that bad. Good luck.
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
27 Oct 12
Hi today2! The storm isn't here yet. That's another thing that is funny about the weather forcasters here. They broke into my soap unncessarily to talk about a storm that is a good 2-3 days away from here yet?
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@celticeagle (120600)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Oct 12
Ugh! I would hate to be in the path of Sandy. Hope it doesn't turn out too bad. Haven't heard from you for ages. Hope all is well besides Sandy coming. Batten down and full speed away. hehe
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
27 Oct 12
Hey celtic! Great to see ya! Been having some health issues~ Have posted about them a few weeks ago. I am not in the mood for Sandy-none of us NYrs or the surrounding areas are!
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@celticeagle (120600)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Oct 12
Hey there! Well batten down the hatchs and watch out for a bumpy ride. I think it is a good thing that you have time to prepare. There was a time when they couldn't track them. Good luck and I hope things go okay for you and your area.
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
28 Oct 12
Thanks again celtic! I'll be here tomorrow waiting to see what happens! I plan to take advantage of my Internet just in case!
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• Pamplona, Spain
27 Oct 12
Hiya opal, Been hearing about the Frankenstorm on the Weather News and it seems to be quite bad. Is it really as bad as all the other ones? Hope everyone is safe we almost never get hit by these kind of Storms however we can get some really bad floodings that happen without warning and end in a complete disaster for some. Lots of People have lost all they had this time around all because their Houses were built in the old river bed.xxx
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
27 Oct 12
Hi angel! So far the weather people say it is really that bad and it is headed in our direction. Not much more we can do but wait and see!
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• Pamplona, Spain
28 Oct 12
Hiya Opal, Yesterday I saw a bit about how they were panic buying some of them but you can hardly blame them in a way because the Shops here most of the time are almost short of everything. Panic buying goes on here now but not because of Storms because they are fed up of making numerous journeys to find all the right things. Well still hope nothing happens except that you might much needed rain like we have had here the Dams are filling up now.xxx
@BabyCheetah (1913)
• Australia
29 Oct 12
Sandy looks mean and scary from what I've seen. I'm in Australia and in Melbourne we don't get hurricanes or tornadoes or anything like that. We've had tiny earthquakes but that doesn't happen often. I hope everyone will be OK and not much damage will happen. I haven't been to NY as of yet and still want to visit
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
29 Oct 12
Hi BabyCheetah! Ooooo! I would love to come to Australia! I just gave Pose, above an update since it is now Monday and we are in the middle of the storm. It is a very unsettling feeling not knowing what's going to happen next~
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
28 Oct 12
Hi Opal, Do be safe my friend and take all the necessary precautions. I live in Atlantic Canada and so far we have only been told to expect a lot of rain, but we all know that can change. We do get some bad storms here but not like you are expecting with Sandy. I hope it isn't as bad as is being predicted. All who live in the path of the storm will be in my thoughts. Blessings.
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
29 Oct 12
Hi Pose! Nice to see ya! Thank you for the well wishes. It is now Monday afternoon and the winds are starting to really pick up. So far the storm is exactly on track and starting to wreck havoc on NY and NJ! NJ has been hit pretty hard already from what I hear. We still have a few hours to go before we start getting the major scary wind gusts of 60MPH or more. I am alone because my bf had to go to work and is spending the night because there is no transportation running in NY at all. We are all just wating...
@natliegleb (5184)
• India
28 Oct 12
the weather is simply fabulous nowadays and its quite unpredictable but its good for sure
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
29 Oct 12
Hi natliegleb! Glad to hear someone is having some great weather somewhere!
@Tongcv (173)
• China
28 Oct 12
Here every year,Typhoon,in recent years,become more powerful feeling smaller.
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
29 Oct 12
Hi Tongcv~ I have been hearing that the weather all over the world has been getting stranger and not for the better from all our mylotter friends.
@CODYMAC (1357)
• San Diego, California
28 Oct 12
Thank goodness I live in Oregon where we only have to put up with hippies named Sandy. Ok, Ok, I was in hurricane Floyd in 1999. That was seriously a vacation to remember... It hit North Carolina and I was living in Hendersonville, for about 3 weeks of our 5 week vacation... I hope that you are safe and do not get too much wind damage...
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
28 Oct 12
Hi codymac! I remember Floyd-well sort of. Thanks for the safety hopes and the wind stuff. Getting updates from one of my gf's as I write this!
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
28 Oct 12
I am not....luckily I did hear that they might even close down the transit options you have....and that would really keep everyone at home. Heard from Cynthiann and she is alright except for losing power....I am glad we are not close. Take care of yourself!
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
28 Oct 12
Hi jill~ I was asking about Cynthiann, so thanks for letting me know she's ok. Yes, they are talking about shutting down the transit and the schools and I hope they do. My bf is soooo stubborn and will go to work, no matter what unless they pull the busses off the road. I'm not leaving the apartment! Got my "emergency stuff" almost together. Will finish up in a bit!
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
27 Oct 12
Greetings from Tennessee, Opal. I sure hope u don't have any trouble from the storm. I was just watching the news & they sure are predicting gloom & doom up your way.I'm not in the path , thank God & i wish u weren't. we have a beautiful sunshining day here, right now anyway, sunject to change at any time, lol.U take care of yourself & i wish u the best.
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
28 Oct 12
Hi AL! Glad the sun is shining somewhere!lol It's not supposed to rain unti sometime Sunday evening and then I think thta's when all He!! breaks loose! Or at least that's what's still predicted. I've taken a break from checking the latest "weather alert". By tomorrow there will be enough time for more. I'm exhausted already and nothing even happened yet!