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    Default Superstorm Sandy

    UH-OH, she's almost here on Long Island. A very NASTY, NASTY storm.
    I am definitely not a pro plumber, but I am a pro crastinator

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    How are you guys doing on the East Coast right now?
    I have relatives in Brooklyn NY and Arlington VA

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    I have a brother in Richmond VA and one who is 1/2 way between Baltimore and DC. Both were without power for a week or so after Irene, and expect similar in this case. They both have big trees in the yard, but dodged any damage to the houses that time. Looks like the worst of this one will be Delaware and north.

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    Lots of Wind, Lots of rain. Power went off briefly for a few minutes several times. 250,000 people on Long Island have no power right now, and the "Storm" is just about to make landfall in a few minutes. Low lying sections of Brooklyn, like Coney Island, etc. are in danger. All major NY Bridges were supposed to have closes at 4pm. Look at www.newsday.com for more info. To see current power outages on Long Island, you can look at http://www.lipower.org/stormcenter/outagemap.html to get an idea if you'd like.

    As far as Virginia, I'm not sure, but DC has issued major warnings

    http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_t1#...bama-sandy.cnn
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    My brother works in DC.
    He Facebooked that they last power for a little bit.

    www.freakingnews.com
    It's getting windy!
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    no power now for 4 hours running this on UPS. Generator tomorrow.Almost 700,00 Long Islanders no power now :-(
    I am definitely not a pro plumber, but I am a pro crastinator

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    My son was in Maryland and was evacuated. He is back home safe and sound. We lost power but, it came back on within an hour. Bob, take care there.

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