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Old 10-29-2012, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Lehighton/Jim Thorpe area
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Oh I read the posts...It's my mistake to think senior citizens can reason beyond the obvious. It must be a daunting task to decide what bingo table to sit at each day.

LOL Cute, especially since I'm probably younger than you. Have a good night
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:03 PM
 
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I went shopping at Bottom Dollar and Giant this morning and didn't see any of the typical freaked out hurricane intimidated middle aged women buying food items that need electricity in order to prepare.

By Sunday afternoon I bet we'll have them coming out of the woodwork.

I did stock up a little bit on chips, pretzels and fresh fruit.

We are expected to receive some heavy rain and some wind approaching 50 MPH.
The last time we had a storm like this our power did not go out.


they got Bottom Dollar in PA too? they had that store down in NC
also. Good bargains there! hope Sandy didn't slam you too!
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
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they got Bottom Dollar in PA too? they had that store down in NC
also. Good bargains there! hope Sandy didn't slam you too!

Yep, Bottom Dollar is everywhere up here!!

Allentown has it's share of damage however my neighborhood was spared .
Our power went off at 9:15 PM last night and came back on at 12:30 this afternoon.

Overall we dodged a huge bullet with this monster.
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:54 PM
 
Location: northeast PA
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Oh I read the posts...It's my mistake to think senior citizens can reason beyond the obvious. It must be a daunting task to decide what bingo table to sit at each day.
Cpt., my 85 year old mother would put you to shame with her memory and sharpness of mind. No Bingo for her...she's too busy working!

Sorry, back on topic....survived here with power intact.
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Lehighton/Jim Thorpe area
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Yep, Bottom Dollar is everywhere up here!!

Allentown has it's share of damage however my neighborhood was spared .
Our power went off at 9:15 PM last night and came back on at 12:30 this afternoon.

Overall we dodged a huge bullet with this monster.
Just drove around Moore Twp. and Lehigh Twp. north of Allentown. Lots of downed trees and wires. We didn't lose power once, knock on wood (with my luck I'll say that and we'll lose it for some freak reason).

We definitely dodged a bullet, although I am assuming since we aren't hearing from a lot of regulars that they are without power or Internet.
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:13 AM
 
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Just drove around Moore Twp. and Lehigh Twp. north of Allentown. Lots of downed trees and wires. We didn't lose power once, knock on wood (with my luck I'll say that and we'll lose it for some freak reason).

We definitely dodged a bullet, although I am assuming since we aren't hearing from a lot of regulars that they are without power or Internet.
I'm here. I rode out the storm in West Wyoming and we didn't lose power, or trees, or The smoker and the grill on the deck. (The son had anchored them with bungee cords). Everything else was stowed in the utility shed and for some reason, the doors blew open but DIL was able to get them shut again.

When I went to my home in Forty Fort yesterday, everything seems fine. (A kind neighbor took my mail in on Monday - I had ordered new checks and wouldn't you know? they came while Sandy was trying to steal them!) I haven't looked in the basement to see if water managed to get in. Nothing I can do about it if it did so I have other things to do. My neighbor said no power out there either.

This area of Wyoming Valley was spared far less damage than was originally feared. But the Jersey shore will not be the same for a long time to come. Seaside Heights was decimated. And Atlantic CIty didn't fare much better. Haven't heard anything about Cape May yet, I'm sure in days to come I'll hear.
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:34 AM
 
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Just wanted to pass along that there are many areas in the Poconos without power , phone and Internet. There is no flooding that I heard of or saw but many, many trees are down . Most of the main roads are fine but many side roads have trees down and in the process of being cleared. Cell reception is spotty but texting seems to go through if you are trying to reach someone.
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Lehighton/Jim Thorpe area
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I'm here. I rode out the storm in West Wyoming and we didn't lose power, or trees, or The smoker and the grill on the deck. (The son had anchored them with bungee cords). Everything else was stowed in the utility shed and for some reason, the doors blew open but DIL was able to get them shut again.

When I went to my home in Forty Fort yesterday, everything seems fine. (A kind neighbor took my mail in on Monday - I had ordered new checks and wouldn't you know? they came while Sandy was trying to steal them!) I haven't looked in the basement to see if water managed to get in. Nothing I can do about it if it did so I have other things to do. My neighbor said no power out there either.

This area of Wyoming Valley was spared far less damage than was originally feared. But the Jersey shore will not be the same for a long time to come. Seaside Heights was decimated. And Atlantic CIty didn't fare much better. Haven't heard anything about Cape May yet, I'm sure in days to come I'll hear.
From what I hear about Cape May their main concern has been sand all over the place. I could be wrong but I don't think they were creamed as hard as other parts of the Jersey shore. I have a good friend whose family lives in Point Pleasant Boro, and he said they are all okay but things are just destroyed. My heart aches for those poor people in NJ and NYC.
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Old 10-31-2012, 04:55 PM
 
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From what I've been reading, Cape May and the Wildwoods, while not completely unscathed, did fare far better than the communities to the north, i.e., Atlantic City, Point Pleasant, Seaside Heights, LBI, etc. When I read the Wildwood beach was under water right up to the boardwalk, I was shocked. The beaches at the Wildwoods are incredibly wide and it's a daunting walk from street-side to water's edge.

It's heartbreaking to see the sadness in Gov. Christie's eyes.
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Saylorsburg, PA
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We rode out the storm here in Saylorsburg and luckily we didn't suffer any major damage to the house except for the flashing around the edge of the roof above the kitchen windows...some trees from the neighbors side fell over to my side but they didn't hit anything even though one tree fell right between my two sheds...but that wind was sure blowing here on the top of the mountain...don't wanna see/hear that again...I was up till approx. 1:30-2am and then called it quits...had the generator going all night powering 2 fridges, the fish thank, the cellphones, a heater, and the radio in the morning...generator was the best gift her nephew gave us earlier this year...worked like a champ and didn't die out once...hope everyone here is safe...
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