October 28, 2012

Big Storm is Big (Updated)

We were already getting gale force winds and rain when it was down off Georgia. Hurricane force winds extend 110 miles from the center. Tropical storm force winds extend out nearly 500 miles.

UPDATE 14:50 Monday.

Raining cats and dogs outside wind is about 20 kts with gusts up to 50.

 It started raining gently around noon....in the bathroom.

Turns out the turbine vent was not sealed properly when the house was re-roofed last month. We've also lost some shingles. Much scampering was done, on a roof in high winds. My 70 year old dad refused to stay off the roof.  In any event thanks to a tarp, a trash bag and a hose clamp the precipitation in the bathroom has ceased.

Two feet of water standing in back yard, and our street is impassible to the west.  It took me twice as long as usual to get to work this morning due to detours due to flooding and horizontal trees.  Winds here are expected to pick up dramatically tonight  and return to tropical storm force for 16-20 hours. We're in that odd position of having had the storm pass us ....yet its getting closer.

Keep in mind we here in Virginia have only been and only will be grazed by this storm, In comparison New Jersey, PA and NYC (and possibly the Appalachians)  are going to get CLOBBERED tonight and tomorrow. I sincerely hope no one else is hurt...but I also hope James Woolcott gets very very wet.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 05:20 AM | Comments (6) | Add Comment
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1 Keep your head down and watch for falling trees!

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Sun Oct 28 14:15:05 2012 (+rSRq)

2 For some reason I can add a comment to this posting, but not to your most recent one.  Perhaps the newest post was water-damaged by the hurricane...

Posted by: Siergen at Tue Oct 30 19:04:39 2012 (Ao4Kw)

3 It was a PEBKAC error but Pixy fixed it anyway, because he is awesome!

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Tue Oct 30 21:16:47 2012 (e9h6K)

4 Not really PEBKAC, more of a corner case that should be handled better by the system.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wed Oct 31 02:35:54 2012 (PiXy!)

5 Musta been because you spelled "catastrophe" wrong, eh?

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Wed Oct 31 10:58:45 2012 (+rSRq)

6 Well, THAT was embarrassing. 

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Wed Oct 31 12:29:25 2012 (e9h6K)

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