Go Away Sandy (10-29-12)

@SomeCowgirl (32266)
United States
October 29, 2012 5:01pm CST
I just saw a news broadcast online of people beign evacuted from Jersey, Maryland and the like. At the end of the footage they showd a boarded up home and on the boards was painted "Go Away Sandy 10-29-12". I thought that it was cute, but it also reminded me of an old rhyme we said as kids. "Rain Rain Go Away Come Again another day (insert name) and (insert name) want to play." You sang it three times and danced in a circle, I suppose much like Indian Ritual Dances. How is everyone fairing out there? Are you being impacted directly or indirectly? Did you prepare? Will you evacuate if you have to? Do you remember the nursery rhyme I cited here?
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
30 Oct 12
We only did the "Rain Rain Go Away Come Again another day" part. Honestly, in Texas when you are a child, some rain was fine, it was the 3rd or 4th day that became a problem! No, I'm not, but I know folks who are, a friend's daughter is in NYC going to college so that's kind of worrisome.
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@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
30 Oct 12
I am in NC, but I am in the triad. One county got snow, we got winds and a little rain I think, but I think our coast had moderate damage, though I don't believe it was as bad as up in NY. I heard that they estimate this to cost more then the last hurricane, a lot more.
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
30 Oct 12
I just watched a news clip with the news man reporting from Point Pleasant Beach, NJ... we used to go spend a few weeks there with my grand father when he was alive
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• Canada
30 Oct 12
The saddest part of this storm is the alarming number of deaths related to the storm. It's pouring buckets out there right now, splattering my back window. I can see it dripping down. The wind is so bad that I had to pull down the gazebo just after it got dark a few hours ago. I just read the sad news about our first casualty in the Toronto area, deaths up here related to storms are pretty rare. But from what I read, the woman was walking down a street and was hit by a business sign and it killed her. Someone rudely commented that she was stupid for being out there, but it's quite possible that she was leaving work when this incident occurred. We still have power, but it may not last with all this wind. We'll see what happens though. I do pray for everyone affected by this storm, we all need to stay safe in this.
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@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
30 Oct 12
I know that for the US they already estimated a great sum that this storm will cost. There are so many still in danger, and I worry about those who couldn't leave their homes or who could but didn't and are now stuck, possibly injured or worse. The poor woman, I imagine she had a very good reason for being out in the storm whether it be work or not. All we've gotten is winds and a little bit of rain, though in another county nearby they had snow. There are a few mylotters up near the worst part of it that I worry about, hoping that they are doing okay and hope you are still staying safe as well.
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@celticeagle (120662)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Oct 12
Yes, I recall the Rain Rain Go Away song. I live near the other coast so I am fortunate. I have been listening to HLN news all morning. It's 6a. here so it's about 8a on the eastern coast. I don't envy those people and can hardly believe the massive problems. 13,000 flights are cancelled, almost 7 million people without power, 13 states affected, and babies being evacuated from two NY hospitals due to outages.
@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
30 Oct 12
I know someone whom I went to school with who works for an airline answering calls and such. Apparently it's been nonstop calls and some nasty people, but I can imagine a lot of people are calling because of the storm and cancellations. I hears last night I think they said 8 million without power. NC is affected but my area is not, though I just heard some NC counties have closed early voting because of the storm. I worry about all those up in NY especially as it seems that is where the worst of it is. I know the mayor pre-emptively (is that the word I want?) evacuated as many areas as he could. I heard about a block and a half away from the ocean, sand lain on the streets that's how powerful the winds are.
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@celticeagle (120662)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Oct 12
All the major airports in NY are closed due to flooding of the air strips. Can't land. 13,000 flights cancelled. This is major stuff. 30 people victim to this Sandy Super Storm. New Jersey saw the worst of the storm. NY is pretty much down for now. They are working on it though. 60-120 houses burnt to the ground. Horrid.
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@mariaperalta (19094)
• Mexico
29 Oct 12
I have several close friends in New York, so far they have winds and rain. Hope it doesnt get any worse anywhere there.
@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
29 Oct 12
I know that New York, or parts of it were evacuated. I'm hoping it doesn't get any worse for anyone, they are saying it's to be a very powerful storm.
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@Hatley (164464)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Oct 12
hi am worried for some mylotters in New York hope they will not be too badly affe ced. this is one scary storm.
@Sindelle (830)
• United States
30 Oct 12
My great aunt has evacuated the Jersey Shore and I know know an idiot who plans on riding it out who lives there as well. I'm fortunate to not live in the area anymore times like this. I before the storm was anywhere near its peak I had family complaining about loss of power and massive floods. I'll have to turn on the news and see whats going on now. I told my mother that if anyone gets flooded out and wants to fly out and see me I have a spare room. It probably will not come to that but you'll never know. When Irene hit I knew a few people who lost their homes and Sandy is a much bigger storm.
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@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
30 Oct 12
A much bigger storm that will cost a great deal of money, they say. Of course that means so much damage, and so many lives hurt or lost because of it. I'm hoping that everyone you know does stay safe. Those who can should get out of the way, but some don't and I guess that's how it will always be.
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@youless (94413)
• Guangzhou, China
30 Oct 12
I have a friend who lives in New York. He doesn't have to go to work because of the hurricane Sandy. And the students don't have to go to school. Besides, according to the news, it seems the subway in New York is not available, too. The stock market will stop dealing today. It seems to be a terrible and serious hurricane this time. My friend bought foods to prepare for the hurricane Sandy. He just hope that the water and electricity will supply well. I hope the hurricane Sandy will not bring a lot of troubles to New York people.
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@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
30 Oct 12
Yes I think they stopped the subway two days ago, they started to limit it at around 7 pm but completely stopped it I think at 3 am. It is scary and a lot of things have been halted in the Nation, I'm hoping everyone in the direct path of the storm stays safe. He may have picked up a few gallons of water and also ran water in his bath tub, that's what they tell us to do as the water filtration system etc is offline when the weather is this bad, something to do with the electricity as well.
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@GardenGerty (104451)
• United States
30 Oct 12
I remember the nursery rhyme. As far as I know our part of the country is not even getting any extra rain, but we would take some if offered. I wonder if it would do any good. I guess not. I have heard it may even have an effect on the election.
@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
30 Oct 12
Yes I imagine it might. Well I do know that there have been early votes here in NC already, I think that's ended now though. The Government may have to stop thinking of the election and worry about the efforts to help clean up during and after the storms. We will just have to see if they do delay it.
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@NailTech (6890)
• United States
30 Oct 12
Yes there have been some evacuations and the sort of thing like the writing on the doors, etc. So far the worst of it is supposed to be right now here in our state and have had the lights flickering a tiny bit, strong gusts of extreme wind, some rain with it. I guess it will slow down a small amount at 11 p.m. and tomorrow some too. I will find out about the flooding and damages too then. I hope everyone stays safe out there. I'm not too worried about the flooding up here on a hill, but concerned about others in the harm's way of it all in town. We got some extra food and such yesterday so hopefully it will be sufficient til we can get out and go shopping again. Dad's oxegyn deliver was earlier than usual today, I was wondering about if they would bring it at all, and am grateful they did. He has a DR appt on Wednesday though that I am thinking he needs to get to and hope it isn't cancelled. He has been losing to much weight and should have had an apt in June or so already so it's been put off too many times already. I also worry about the poor animals out there who are wild or homeless. Please God protect them as well.
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@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
30 Oct 12
I am glad his oxygen was delivered earlier, it means that those who take care of delivering it took into consideration that they may not be able to deliver to later. I am not sure how they do the cancellations with inclement weather, it may just rely on individual doctor's offices. If they do cancel then they need to make sure he is one of the first to get a new appointment since he has had to wait so much already. I didn't even think of the poor stray and wild animals out there, or even the farm animals and such that are in the path of all of this. I'm hoping everyone stays safe, I know that there are a few people here that are in the direct path, and I worry that they'll be okay.
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@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
30 Oct 12
I remember the nursery rhyme. I am afraid that it will not help in this case. People should listen to public officials and get out, but now it is too late for many of them. To the people inland get ready and get extra food and supplies now.
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@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
30 Oct 12
No there will always be people who do not listen. I was listening to a news report of a woman who said she wanted to stay but she was being forced to leave, so that was that. It's putting the rescue crews at risk having to go into the storm and rescue people who should have left. I can understand those who are not able to leave for one reason or another, but then they should have been worried about before the storm got so bad as well.
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@AmbiePam (50300)
• United States
29 Oct 12
You mentioning nursery rhymes reminds me how people say even those are for children, some of them have such dark origins. Like 'ring around the roses, pocket full of posies, ashes ashes, we all fall down' is from the days of the Bubonic Plague.
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@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
30 Oct 12
Yes I used to sing ring around the rosey when I was a kid, I believe we always did around the pool as there was a boy a few years younger then me who loved that rhyme. It's sad, I don't know how they got to be nursery rhymes but I suppose it's a fun way to educate the kids?
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@ladym33 (11007)
• United States
29 Oct 12
I do recall that nursery rhyme, I remember saying it a lot when I was a little kid. I don't live in that area but I do live near Chicago and they say that the storm could even cause large waves in Lake Michigan, but other than that we should not feel a lot from it here. We actually had a pretty nice day for October here. I do have a brother in North Carolina though and I wonder if it is impacting him. He doesn't live by the Ocean or anything, I think he is about 4 hours away, but I imagine they are at least getting rain or wind there. I pray the storm will pass with no to minimal damage and no loss of life.
@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
29 Oct 12
I am in North Carolina, in the Triad. We are getting more then they predicted we'd get but it's just winds and that's it. It's dark here already, maybe it always is and I just haven't noticed, but it does seem early for it to be dark. I saw the map, rain up north in the state, but I'm just getting the winds where I sit.
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@Hatley (164464)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Oct 12
hi SomeCowgirl I am in su ny too wa rm southern California and as my tablemate said at lunch we are so lucky here no storm at all. I am really concerned for fellow mylotters living in the huge path of that storm.'I have not heard more news yet today so am really anxious. I have no television so I depemd on what I can get from my computer here. this does not seem to be affecting our weather here at all.
@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
30 Oct 12
It is scary when any kind of storm comes but one of this magnitiude, it's really frightening. I am worried for a few mylotters, and just others in general because of what they've been saying on the news. I rely on video clips online myself, though I do get updated by family when I happen to unglue my butt from this chair. This coast (east) may have more hurricanes and tornadoes but the west coast has to deal with severe earthquakes too, which, in my opinion (never being in a big one) is even more scary. I'm glad your not affected by it, but wishing it'd send a little rain to cool you down out there.