does anybody else in n.j....

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by GYPSYFARM2, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. GYPSYFARM2

    GYPSYFARM2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anybody else in south Jersey Atlantic. Capemay etc...(I'm talking about the REAL S/J[​IMG].Ok,back to the question, "Is it me or does it seem like EVERY year the news channels pump up these 'hurricanes' out more than they turn out to be? And now I just heard that a 'TORNATO'might hit Atlantic county! (Yeah,ok I better run and hide in the basement!<that was sarcasm btw) I'm 38y/o and NEVER EVER experienced a hurricane(that was ever little 'MORE' than the usual amount of rain/wind and an occasional tree falls accross the road.MY prayers go out to the people that are truelly going to suffer greately..But as for me...I don't belive a thing I'm hearing.<<<< Sorry, I guess I'm just mad that all my favorite t.v. Are being over run ith 'news crap, lol. Luv u all, and be safe~craig
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Well, they have really overdramatized the whole deal. Cover the situation and then let it rest. News coverage has been ongoing since noon yesterday. Here in W central NJ it's been raining since 4 PM. The winds just started picking up at about 9 PM. So far so good. Hope all is well with you.
     
  3. farmdude

    farmdude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sure hope you are right and it is just hype. They under estimated Katrina and the response was slow. I think they are trying to prevent this from happening again. The last time a hurricane of this size hitting the north eastern coast was back in the 30's, many years before you were born. I have loved ones in NYC that I'm very concerned about and we in the midwest aren't in the loop. Business as usual here. I feel guilty sitting here in my warm dry safe home while people over there are loosing everything. I really hope you're right and they are over reacting.
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  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Oh, I don't think that it is just hype. This storm is FOR REAL, but they are beating it to death. Our governor was telling people via the TV to "get the HE** off of the beaches." Classy! After so many warnings just let it go. Those who will heed got the message. The others-- they place their bets and take their chances.
     
  5. GYPSYFARM2

    GYPSYFARM2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Now that I said that..my roof will probably blow off. Ahh let it..as long as me and my chickens are safe(I put them in their old border in the basement) its all good.
     
  6. GYPSYFARM2

    GYPSYFARM2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Welp, over here in 'Atlantic' county...we got NOTHING! Again! All that work I did preparing for a "catastrophy" was for nill. Only thing is we lost cable..My heart goes out to anyone that got hit 'for real' and if anyone in my area needs help cutting trees etc..just hit me up with PM.and ill help you out. No charge.
     
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    njduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am also in the true south jersey, all they way over by the DE bridge right on the river. some minor flooding, like we get whenever there is a big rain storm and high tide. never lost power or cable. I don't think my ducks ever went inside. I also work for the township fire/ems. alot of hype for nothing. there was 1 fatality in the county we think so far. person in a car driveing through flood water and got washed away. hasn't been found yet
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Lost power for 3.5 hours. One of 3 sump pumps has a battery back up - that failed. Slight flooding in cellar, but I handled that. All is good here - nothing but wind right now. Hope everyone else fared well. The news showed a flooded backyard chicken coop in Philadelphia. The coop was flooded to the roof, and all the hens were perched on top - disgruntled but safe. [​IMG]
     

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