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Old 10-30-2012, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Our power went out for about 30 seconds, coincidentally as I was looking at the Dominion outage map showing no outages near me. My garage sump pump apparently works for the Federal government so took the days (and night) off. I'm having to use a couple of garden hoses to siphon it out down the driveway this morning.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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No power loss in at my home in Burke. No flooding or downed trees either. I'm surprised--we have a dozen 60 foot tall trees in the yard; I was convinced one of them would fall. We slept in the basement just in case, but it looks like that was just an extra precaution.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County
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Power stayed on through the night and all our (very!) tall trees are fine. Leaves everywhere with lots of small twigs and stuff. No flooding. Much better than the derecho.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:58 AM
 
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You Northern Virginians are the most over sensitive, over analytical, dramatic, annoying people on the face of this earth giving us hourly updates on how fast the wind is not blowing. Have fun with your huge surpluses of junk food and bottled water, and look forward to hearing all your witty comments you thought of with your advance degrees and experience working with the government. Jeez...Blown out of proportion much? I guess the media doesn't help, they pretty much just want to scare people and get more viewers.
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County
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You Northern Virginians are the most over sensitive, over analytical, dramatic, annoying people on the face of this earth giving us hourly updates on how fast the wind is not blowing.
Nah. That award undoubtedly goes to the DC Urban Moms posters.
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:08 AM
 
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We had no power OUTAGE however there was a significantly long blink that one of our (faulty) UPSes shut down, turning off our cablemodem and router - though it's easy to bring it back online,one of these days I'm gonna have to replace that guy...or maybe just disconnect it since it's more interruptable than wall current! (I keep it connected for spike protection which I'm fairly certain it actually can do).

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In other news I have a really good water leak at the front of my house and am searching for solutions; that thread is in the House Forum: Window Leak
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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Didn't lose power in the Ft Myer area. Totally surprised at that and that more trees weren't knocked down. Very fortunate that nothing more happened.
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:22 AM
 
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Seems New Jersey/New York and immediate coastal areas took the brunt of it. We lot power for 3 or 4 days from the storms in late June, but nothing more than a few flickers here this time around. Oh, there was destruction, though...one of my patio chairs got blown over
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:57 AM
 
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Nah. That award undoubtedly goes to the DC Urban Moms posters.
Oh, I so want to rep you but CD won't let me!!!!
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:58 AM
 
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Other than a few flickers, kept power here in Vienna. I'm so glad that none of our huge trees came down on us.

Now I need to check in with my relatives and friends in NJ, NYC, and Long Island.
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