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Windows 7: Hurricane Tracking 2012

27 Oct 2012   #91
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10

I got an E mail from my phone company about the impending storm.

In the event of extreme weather conditions associated with Hurricane Sandy, impacted areas could experience storm related outages.
I also have a doctors appt that day...I wonder if I'll be going to that?
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27 Oct 2012   #92

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Why do people always wait until the last minute before they get their gear. Same here in the Black Forest. Last week it was in the 70's and nobody thought about winter tires for their cars. Today we have 2 inches of snow. Now they are lining up in front of the tire shops and buy the tires for twice the price than would have been last week - plus they have to wait forever..

Because it is Human Nature That's why!
Keeping Pace with Today's Quick Brains

Two weeks from now everyone will be thinking "Thanksgiving Day", and all will be forgotten, except for the people and families that are going to be hit the hardest from this storm.

Since 5am EDT today (10-27-12) I have:
Stood in line only to have the generator supply run out.

Went to my Brother's to help him get ready, then we went to our Mom's to get her ready.
She's seven miles from me.

Came home, went to six stores for supplies, went to the bank.

Helped four neighbors to get ready, not only did I set up a rain water collection at our place, but theirs to. For the uninitiated it's for "Black Water".

Made sure we had gas for our vehicles, propane, diesel for us and others.

Been on the phone since this post to find other sources of generators.

'bout an hour ago I thought; "we are as ready as we will ever be".

I've been checking on portable generators, no luck so far. They're on emergency delivery everywhere you check.
Oh!, and by the way verizon thinks out of sight, out of mind also!
Here's their latest, and thats us, we have Fios:
Dear Valued Verizon Customer,

In the event of extreme weather conditions associated with Hurricane Sandy, impacted areas could experience power outages which may affect your Verizon services.

If you have fiber-based voice service or FiOS® Digital Voice, the Battery Backup Unit (BBU) installed with your service supplies up to eight (8) hours of phone service. Please note that your FiOS® TV and/or Internet service will not be available until your power is restored.

For up-to-date information throughout the storm, please visit
You can also visit

for troubleshooting tips, instructions on how to restore your service, and open a trouble ticket if needed. Once commercial power is restored after an outage, sometimes resetting your BBU is necessary. You can learn how to reset your BBU now by clicking here.
Please stay safe and thank you for being a Verizon customer.


Your Verizon Team

Source: My email
It is my sincerest hope that "Sandy" veers out into the Northern Atlantic Ocean where it can do the least harm.

I shall try to keep all updated, but there are no guarantees after Monday Afternoon.

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27 Oct 2012   #93

Windows 10 64 bit

Anak, my brother is in central Pa (Grantham). He has a permanently parked camper 8 miles north of Ocean City, Md. He should be concerned but isn't. He says he has full coverage insurance.

I've lived in Florida for 16 years and people here worry about their places when there is hurricane potential, not just "I've got insurance" (which is outrageously expensive).

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27 Oct 2012   #94
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Steve, I am sorry. I really did not mean to hone in on you personally. It was just a general observation about bad planning that I observe all the time. People only seem to react once they are caught between a rock and a hard place.

Regarding the storm let's hope that it is not going to be as bad as the worst forecasts predict. Some say it is going to be a storm of the century - same as our snow storm which is the earliest since about 80 years with by now up to 8 inches of snow.
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28 Oct 2012   #95

windows 7 x64 Home Premium

OK. I just checked out the updated storm track forecasts. As the storm gets closer, the tracks are being refined, and they seem to be converging... on my house!

Nice. I turned on the Weather Channel. One of the guys is doing a weather remote from Pt. Pleasant Beach, about 2 miles south of me. Another is in Asbury Park, about 5 miles north. I think it's a bad sign when the severe weather sacrificial lambs are encircling your home.

If I see Jim Cantore chaining himself to a tree in my front yard I'll know it's time to worry...
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28 Oct 2012   #96

Windows 10 64 bit

I just saw on CNN that NYC is suspending subway service. That will really cause a mess.
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28 Oct 2012   #97

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

good luck everyone who is in the area, keep safe report back when you can,
i understand there will be power outages lasting some time so we wont know if you are safe or not. post when you can, if you have mobiles with the sf app then post from there, that may be a possibility depending on whether the phone masts are still standing .
again keep safe all .
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28 Oct 2012   #98

Windows 8 - 64-bit

I hope everyone in or near this storm area.. will be safe from any of it.. I know with Tornadoes we have in Sping and Fall.. one never is very far away from this danger, Prayers for your safety.
Insurance is only as good as your AGENT is, or will to help you, with any damages.
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28 Oct 2012   #99

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem

Steve, watch this one - what is it with PA and Halloween, anyway?

- you're right where the battle will take place the 5 or 6 highs coming from the west meet the really big low (Sandy) somewhere between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg. It's the Not OK corral.

Getting heavier rain now 18:00 Sunday, misty / cloudy /spitting all day. We'll get a break for the next two hours.

Monday 14:00 will probably be the worst around here. I used my hose to tie down my grill.
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29 Oct 2012   #100
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
10/28 11PM Update

Looks like the models have really converged. It's a big storm so will effect a very large area.

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