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Old 29.08.2011, 01:35
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Old 29.08.2011, 01:45
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[QUOTE=Traubert;1318431]It was like an en masse synchronised pajama party. I am in TriBeCa and had a family who had been evacuated from their apartment in Battery Park. I went out this morning and it was like a ghost town. The streets were completely deserted. I never ever thought I would have the streets of New York to myself.

Nice photos good work, did you happen to see any Time Warner cable repair trucks by any chance?
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Old 29.08.2011, 01:53
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...be careful what you wish for. Those trucks are gonna bring you Time Warner CNN USA and brain damage.
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Old 29.08.2011, 02:08
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...be careful what you wish for. Those trucks are gonna bring you Time Warner CNN USA and brain damage.
It's a bit late for brain damage, at least I get internet with cable. The cable guys are hiding, they dont like overhead cables, high winds, broken branches, trees, ladders and now the encroaching darkness.
My choices are sex or read a book, I'm out of practice with both. Driving through floods was fun!

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Old 29.08.2011, 06:48
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It's a bit late for brain damage, at least I get internet with cable. The cable guys are hiding, they dont like overhead cables, high winds, broken branches, trees, ladders and now the encroaching darkness.
My choices are sex or read a book, I'm out of practice with both. Driving through floods was fun!

Last time I was through a hurricane before moving here, it took a number of days for them to restore cable. Phone service and electricity come first, cable after, as the first two are seen as necessities in today's life, cable is still something of a luxury, sorry Hoppy!

There is going to be a population boom in 9mos. - maybe not in your household but in enough that some birthing centers will feel it.
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Old 29.08.2011, 09:22
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Re: Stormageddon cometh

Just got an e-mail from my NC sister. Their power, cable 'n stuff has been out since Saturday, I guess. Their smartphones worked fine though.

So today they loaded phones, pads, laptops 'n all in the car and went out for a drive to charge them all and have a look around. When they got back, power 'n all were back on, lights, a/c, sump pump, everything running slick.
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Old 29.08.2011, 13:16
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In NY and New England it seems that the diminished winds did little harm, but that there was extensive flooding: From Coastline to Mountains, Water Fast and Lethal.
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Old 29.08.2011, 14:10
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In NY and New England it seems that the diminished winds did little harm, but that there was extensive flooding: From Coastline to Mountains, Water Fast and Lethal.
Thanks for the article. I know many of the areas. Devils Kitchen Catskills odd beautiful but deadly. Our river will crest at 5 today, the Gilboa dam has been evacuated, the alarm went off despite a precautionary release of water.

just have stuff to do online so it's kind of annoying. We have radio. The ice storms here are much worse we can be without power for days, and its cold. It is scary too to hear the cracking sound of sap freezing in the trees. We has viewed a lake house, so this put us off, we went to see the damage, couldn't even get down the road.
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Old 29.08.2011, 14:23
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Yeah thanks for the article, info is like hen's teeth but understandable.

My folks now all accounted for, all safe, no power, no internet, no cell net, but the land lines work. No major damage, just lots to clean up. Sag Harbor sister is just going out to check her vineyard, hopes it's still there. Riverhead sister has a large farm and orchards, no news from there..
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Old 29.08.2011, 15:32
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nice pix. were these with your new m7ii?
No, these are with my Canon DSLR. I have the Mamiya loaded and ready, but will wait until I get home to develop the film.
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Old 29.08.2011, 16:33
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Friends close by without power. Hubby went to work now stuck, they closed the bridges, he said just one more meeting. That cost him now he'll have to drive many miles to get home!
Now we have lost power, so I'm really pi$$Ed because now I have to figure out his to start the generator, he should gave cleaned the carburettor.D ang
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Old 29.08.2011, 18:45
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...you are fading,

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Now we have lost power, so I'm really pi$$Ed because now I have to figure out his to start the generator, he should gave cleaned the carburettor.
Don't forget to use carb heat periodically, to deal with the inevitable ice accretion
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And so ... I tuned in to CNN on Sunday morning watch how things were going over there ..... and behind the TV guy, who was getting hysterical about the size and power of the waves in the ocean ....... were 2 guys going out on their surfboards! .... Another clip ... and young men were bodysurfing .......
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Don't forget to use carb heat periodically, to deal with the inevitable ice accretion
You can guess what the expletive was that just came out of my mouth when I read this
Anyway thanks for making me laugh. Cable back up, bridges closed. Pictures are horrifying, and pitiful. some are crying they have lost everything- no insurance.
Hubby home, generator on, garden cleaned up, although I removed eveyrthing that could act as a projectile on Friday. So balcony and deck furniture back. Tree being removed from house over the road. The tree cutters comented " That's a man sized tree, and that's why you called me I'm the man to take care of it"- then he drove off!
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Old 29.08.2011, 22:02
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No, these are with my Canon DSLR. I have the Mamiya loaded and ready, but will wait until I get home to develop the film.
ok. surprised by the high contrast in first and last photos.
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Re: Stormageddon cometh

Everyone seems to be ok. My house back in MA has a new pond where the driveway used to be. Very nice new landscaping, and the neighbors looking after it are enjoying floating around the grounds.

Hey J T, I have a

mother in East Hampton
sister in Hampton Bays
brother in Flanders
father in Riverhead

Power/phone there out all day and most of yesterday, from what I gather.

But it's my friends in southern Vermont who are seeing the most excitement. Downtown Brattleboro totally flooded out. Old grist mill in Williamstown washed away. Got some great pics from friends over there. I'll see if I can figure out how to forward them.

I love storms.
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Old 29.08.2011, 23:44
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ok. surprised by the high contrast in first and last photos.
You would still be able to scan the negs and tweak them for that effect.
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Old 30.08.2011, 02:37
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Everyone seems to be ok. My house back in MA has a new pond where the driveway used to be. Very nice new landscaping, and the neighbors looking after it are enjoying floating around the grounds.

Hey J T, I have a

mother in East Hampton
sister in Hampton Bays
brother in Flanders
father in Riverhead

Power/phone there out all day and most of yesterday, from what I gather.

But it's my friends in southern Vermont who are seeing the most excitement. Downtown Brattleboro totally flooded out. Old grist mill in Williamstown washed away. Got some great pics from friends over there. I'll see if I can figure out how to forward them.

I love storms.
We cycled through the covered bridges about 3 weeks ago.
Anyway we are fully restored, Power crews are ding a great job. We lost power 3 times. Unfortunately the last time it surged back it wrecked the new generator. My husband took it to pieces and identified the problem but so voided the warranty. Friends are going out to take photos of the raging rivers and precarious looking bridges. My college is under water, Cuomo's helicopter circled above it taking pictures; that's frustrating as I need to change a course. Everyone made it back over the bridges which were reopened, after a barge carrying a crane (that had broken free and was floating down towards the bridges) was secured.
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Old 31.08.2011, 16:20
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College is still closed for clean up, the water has receded I guess that it will be closed for the rest of the week. My friend just posted this on my facebook, which I thought was so kind:

I feel so blessed that Hurricane Irene had very little affect on my life and my heart goes out to those that have suffered losses. My doors are open if you need anything, a hot shower, a washer, whatever your needs. My upstairs apartment is also vacant at this time so if you or someone you know needs a dry, safe place to stay, send me a message.
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