Sandy says the Sun Will Not Come Out TomorrowPosted: October 28, 2012
We are all thinking about the folks that will be impacted by Hurricane Sandy. I’m feeling your pain!! They’re calling this a 100 year storm. I’ve seen more than my share of 100 year, 300 year and 500 year storms. Be prepared!!
Sandy may combine with a second storm coming out of the Midwest to create a system that would rival the New England hurricane of 1938 in intensity, said Paul Kocin, a National Weather Service meteorologist in College Park, Maryland. The hurricane currently passing the Bahamas has killed 21 people across the Caribbean, the Associated Press reported, citing local officials.
“What we’re seeing in some of our models is a storm at an intensity that we have not seen in this part of the country in the past century,” Kocin said in a telephone interview yesterday. “We’re not trying to hype it, this is what we’re seeing in some of our models. It may come in weaker.”
The hybrid storm may strike anywhere from the Delaware- Maryland-Virginia peninsula to southern New England. The current National Hurricane Center track calls for the system to go up Delaware Bay and almost directly over Wilmington, Delaware, just southwest of Philadelphia, on Oct. 30-31.
Please be certain to let us know how you are!
If it makes you feel better, lots and lots of experienced Louisiana Hurricane workers from LA GOHSEP are on their way up there to help out! We’re also sending fleets of utility trucks. I’m sure our Governor will be up there with you shortly too as long as there are opportunities for him to be on any television set within a short distance of New Hampshire.
Here are some helpful ideas for riding out Hurricane Sandy from the man who would be Fascist Dictator of the US:
#MittStormTips Stock up on extra housekeepers, kitchen staff, maintenance personnel.
#MittStormTips I’m worried. Some of my best friends own insurance companies.
#MittStormTips: Check the Weather Channel for storm updates. Check Fox News for Why This Is Obama’s Fault updates.
Meanwhile, I should remind you that Mittens wants to get rid of FEMA. Just so you know, Governor Vaginal Probe of Virginia and Governor Shamu of New Jersey have their requests for Federal Emergency Authorizations in already. What? The market isn’t going to solve all their problems for them? What? Romney wants them ALL to take care of it themselves.
Hey Governors! Romney says you’re wasting our money! Take care of it yourselves! I’m just waiting for Pat Robertson’s verdict on what group of people he hates that he thinks God’s punishing this time out. My hope is that he has to explain the complete destruction of Liberty University. (No injured people, just total destruction of the damned property.)
h/t to PDGrey
Okay, so seriously, here’s some useful links that I always have handy.
FEMA: Apply for assistance and get help on your flood insurance claims.
American Red Cross: Get help with emergency shelters and hurricane preparation tips.
Also, go there now for the latest warnings and updates.
and NO, I will not link to that horrid song. My cousin played Daddy Warbuck’s secretary on Broadway for quite a few years and I have no idea how she endured that song that many times a week.
Take Care!!! Be Safe and don’t follow #MittStormTips to strap your animals securely to the car roofs when evacuating safe in the knowledge that the rain will clear up the mess!!! Keep your pets inside and keep your pet’s leash, container and food handy in case you have to evacuate. You also need fresh water for you pets so be sure to check their daily water needs. Also, check ahead for pet friendly motels and shelters even if you think you won’t evacuate. Check for other arrangements like a pet storm shelter where you can send your pet free while you stay at another shelter if you get stuck in that situation. They will feed, walk, and make sure your pet gets to you after the storm. Your local government and Red Cross can help you with that!!! One of the big lessons of Katrina was that of the pet experience and now most states and Red Cross Chapters also have pet arrangements of some kind.
Again, Please be Safe!