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Old 08-26-2011, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Williston, VT
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Thank you both!

 
Old 08-26-2011, 05:04 PM
 
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Frank already answered. I would just add that if you are on a shared well (in addition to those on an individual private well) you might want to do this also. City services shouldn't be affected.
Good point. We're on a community/shared system. They typically retain pressure (especially if you're near the pump) for a bit but you're at the mercy of your neighbors to not abuse it.

Frank
 
Old 08-26-2011, 05:12 PM
 
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Storm is tracking more toward the west again. Not as extreme as yesterday though, but there is still plenty of time for it to change one way or the other.
 
Old 08-26-2011, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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ok so this storm has become officially lame. nowhere near us, category 1 tomorrow, and it's still screwing up my company Bulls game. i bought some extra beer in case its too rainy to go out tomorrow, and i think i'm done.
 
Old 08-26-2011, 09:00 PM
 
Location: NC
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ok so this storm has become officially lame. nowhere near us, category 1 tomorrow, and it's still screwing up my company Bulls game. i bought some extra beer in case its too rainy to go out tomorrow, and i think i'm done.
eh, she's kind of performing as expected. The media hyped this up way too high though.
 
Old 08-26-2011, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Southwest Wake County
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Just as I thought. Not much of anything. The media was building this up to be something historic and now they are scrambling to make excuses. Well at least the weather channel increased their viewership for a week.
 
Old 08-26-2011, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Southwest Wake County
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A friend of mine lives in Manhattan's Zone B, just a *smidge* over the line from Zone A and she tells me that there's a mandatory evacuation order for the elderly and infirm in the area.

It's just a wee bit scary.
I saw that on the news and had to laugh. It sounded like we need to save the elderly, but everyone else can stay in place and drown....LOL.
 
Old 08-27-2011, 12:35 AM
 
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The media does this every time. While some folks directly within path of the eye have a legitimate need to evacuate and/or be properly prepared, it seems like all the news does is hype and fear mongering. Love to see how much their ratings increased this past week.
 
Old 08-27-2011, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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This reminds me of the Far Side cartoon of a guy who goes to see a juggling act involving nuclear bombs, who expresses disappointment when a dropped bomb doesn't explode.

First, sure, there's always media hype around storms - hurricanes, snow, whatever. Have we not all figured that out yet? But beyond that, hurricanes are dangerous, and the variability in their paths means everyone needs to be on alert. Yes, the areas actually affected are going to be smaller than the areas that were threatened.

How about instead of carping that the storm didn't affect us as much as they media seemed to suggest, we thank God for our blessings and pray for those who will not be so fortunate in this storm?
 
Old 08-27-2011, 06:42 AM
 
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Where do I send in my scary weather-related photos? There's an 18-inch long stick that fell to my patio in the middle of the night! Can you imagine if that had hit my roof?!
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