You know how we hear warnings before big storms "fill up your gas tanks, batteries, water etc" ? Let me tell you, those are GREAT warnings. The one about having cash on hand was the one I really didn't follow before this storm. BIG MISTAKE!!!! I cant find an open bank with power anywhere. Hubby and I drove around for 3 hrs yesterday looking for an open bank, and gas station with gas! We did fill our tanks before the storm, but have used it up commuting. My heart goes out to all who are so much worse off than us. I pray your lives improve fast
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Hi: Still have no power, using generator and stocked up for a few more day's with gas for the generator, hopefully power will come back soon. It's a mess in my town but feel sorry for all of the people who have lost everything.
Just able to check out forum due to loss of power here in N.J. We just got it back toady-friday. Pretty bad gas lines here, 2 to 3 hrs long for the lucky ones with a house and generator. Happy to be back and read posts from friends on this forum. Our prayers are with everyone who lost it all. We turned on the T.V today and were so sad to see all the destruction here in N.J and N.Y. It will be nice to get to Aruba this December and forget about Sandy.
Sean and Susan
On a lounge chair..In a hut..Somewhere on the beach..
Hi all. I lost power again but now it's finally back on. It is SCARY here in Jersey. The gas lines alone are insane. People are now starting to get violent from waiting on 4-5 hour lines just to find out there is no gas left. I am happy to be leaving early Sunday AM for Aruba, keeping my fingers crossed there won't be any more issues with the flight, we had to switch 3 times already.
I hope all the eastcoasters here made it through okay. Prayers to anyone who was effected!
AND they are predicting a Noreaster here for Tuesday.
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we were one of the lucky ones, didn't lose power. we had filled our tanks up prior. first my friends didn't have gas for their generator and came to my house and between me & our neighbors (since we didn't need it), gave them three full gas cans. then their generator broke so they came over and borrowed ours. the gas lines are nuts and now they have implemented the odd/even license plate. i still have over half tank of gas but i don't have to go far, maybe the supermarket a mile away. next to our business is a gas station so he filled my husband and our family up prior to opening. he said the problem is he can't get the gas to fill the station tanks.
my SD lives in the coastal area, the water came up to her deck and inches from her front door. so anything in the yard, heater, air conditioner are gone but thank goodness it didn't quite make the inside of the house. she was up north and was smart enough to leave one of the cars at the hospital indoor garage on the 2nd floor, that's fine. my neighbor has a house in seaside, i should say HAD a house in seaside. its gone. her husband was stuck there until two days ago, lost the cars, coast guard had to take him to mainland.
lots of people without power. a friend of ours had the gas siphoned out of their generator in the middle of the nite. he filled it, shut it off for the nite not to waste the gas and it was gone in the morning. people are nuts.
i keep saying to my husband, "did we accidentally move to florida", lol.....
3 more weeks and then aruba. Here is something funny though. when my SD came up north, she said she only took a couple of days of clothes, her passport and her tickets to Aruba (she is coming with us). I said that's the important stuff, passport and aruba tickets......
good luck to everyone in the NJ/NY area...........
Finally got power last night. Thankfully the generator kept the sump system working and we did not take any on. Minor damage to roof, fences, siding and trim. We've been scrambling for gas since Wednesday. Rich finally had to empty the 68 Camaro of its gas Thursday night in order to feed the generator. We're safe, our prayers go out to all of you effected be safe.
We're off to Long Beach and Island Park to bring my family supplies. My sister lost everything, 4 feet of water in the house. Just to give you a demographics of my location, I'm 3 blocks north of Lindenhurst water area , which took of 4-5 feet of water in the houses and many house were just washed away. It's so sad.
We got power back on Friday and still about half of our town is out. We feel so lucky in that were safe throughout the ordeal, had no property damage and were able to help our elderly neighbors with tree issues. The storm itrself was scary enough but it was great to see people in town helping each other with food, cell phones, power strips, flashlights, etc. The gas situation is a nuisance but all in all we were very lucky as we know so many in NJ and Long Island who have really suffered losses. This experience has really renewed our feeling that most people are really good people.