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Old 11-01-2012, 06:08 PM   #561
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i'm still looking to hear from aunt bea. hope all is okay with you, aunt bea! how about that note you mentioned might be left at the dc kitchen table, when folks have the need to step away for a while?

i know i'm not the only one missing your insightful and humorous comments, aunt bea.:)
Maybe she left it on "the back porch" instead
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:09 PM   #562
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thanks, lp, good idea. perhaps i'll do that....:)
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:33 PM   #563
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:33 PM   #564
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Maybe she left it on "the back porch" instead
...or she is wandering about on your posted property, having heard about the plentiful purslane patches growing rampant there...foraging for mushrooms, roots and herbs for tonight's dinner....
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:44 PM   #565
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Hello everyone. First off, my internet is coming and going so I can be cut off at any time. We are safe. We lost power at 9pm and we put the shades up and kept seeing eerie green glowing flashes as transformer after transformer blew. We had to leave at 11pm Monday. We went from 2 inches of water to 5 FEET of water in minutes. A levee broke and the town was under water. We are back home but our fuel tank was turned over, we got water in the house. We have power but no heat. Our town lost our Police station, Fire station and emergency Rescue buildings and some of the vehicles. National Guard came in to take people to shelter. We got one of our cars out just before the water got it. Our other car was moved earlier to a "safe" place. HOWEVER, the levee broke which cause 10 feet of water to flood in BEFORE high tide. Our other car had about 2 inches of water after the water receded. I tried driving out of the area but there were HUGE trees down across roads, FEET of water and power lines down. It was very unnerving drive in pitch black and stopping JUST in time even with high beams on driving was very stressful. We were the only people on the roads. We drove in and out of areas with and without power. We slept in our car Monday night. Tuesday we found a hotel room. The hotel had no power, heat or hot water but it was dry and we had beds. The cable and internet is going on and off. Our landline phone is out and cell phone is not reliable because cell towers are down. We are trying to conserve car gas because stations are out of gas or gauging $1.00+ OVER regular price. Those S.O.B.'s should be arrested for taking advantage of a tragedy! I have about 1/2 tank of gas in each car. I went out at 2 am Tuesday night looking for food, drink for the family, and decided to get some gas. Good thing because people are waiting for an hour or more at the few stations open in Paramus. I just saw that one ran out of gas. I am having some medical issues. I am having vision problems I think are related to stress, diabetes and high blood pressure. I got one message from my work (when I had a cell signal) that they had no power in the building but were going to bus people to Brooklyn but I see on the news that Brooklyn was hit pretty bad. My hub does not want me to even try to get to work because I might not get home until 2am and do not want to leave girls alone that long. Oh BTW the whole area around I live is soaked in kerosene from over turned fuel tanks and gasoline from gas cans that people had outside that floated away and spilled over into the flood water. Very worried some idiot will set use on fire with a cigarette or a dropped match etc.

I have power and gas, cooking and hot water are gas so no problem there (BUT not much food). I have NO landline phone, almost no cell phone (because cell towers are down) and little heat. There was a small amount of fuel left in tank so we need to conserve because we have no idea when we will be able to get fuel.

The small car that got flooded runs but is now having an electrical issue. When he turns the car off there is a "bonging" tone but we can't figure what it is except maybe the automatic seat belt. He has to remove a battery cable so the battery does not drain. We cannot get it fixed until power is back at the Pep Boys or a gas station. And we still aren't sure if water got into anything in the engine or tank. We were told if it did the engine could die.

BTW They postponed Halloween in New Jersey till Monday November 5 due to hurricane damage.
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:51 PM   #566
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Glad to hear from you msmofet, sounds like its been quite the wild ride! Prayers going up that you remain safe and well.
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:14 PM   #567
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so glad you and your family are safe, msm! you and bt have been in my thoughts this week as we watched this incredible monster of a storm attack with fury a sizable chunk of our country's east coast.
thank you so much for chronicling your hurricane ordeal of these past few days. we are enormously proud of the way you have managed to deal with each successive problem and obstacle you have encountered. please continue to keep in touch with us as you can. knowing that you are safe and unhurt is an immense relief for your friends here at dc. hugs, msm....
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MsM, I am so glad you were able to write us and let us know your situation. I will be praying for all your needs and the needs of your town, neighbours, etc. It is so hard for me to imagine what you must be going through and wish there was something I could do.
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:28 PM   #569
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Thank you everyone for the thoughts and prayers.
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Prayers out for you and yours Ms.M. Take care of each other.
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