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I have a friend who lives in NJ right across the river from downtown NY. She is on the 18th floor and was without power for 3 days. Luckily I have her turned into an urban prepper and she had backpacking meals and lots of bottled water on hand. She is disabled and can't do 18 flights of steps so she was able to hunker down. She had extra external battery packs for her cell phone and small netbook and tablet so she was able to watch movies and call out to have some contact. Worst was it started getting chilly in her condo before power came back on.

post #32 of 34

Over 24 hours with no power is now an inconvenience compared to what people at the shore have and will endure.  Thinking those lucky enough to have a shore/rental place can totally write off this coming summer??

 

Had some minor?? damage to house.  Don't even know if it'll be worth filing an insurance claim.  Didn't jump on that, figuring insurers are much too busy with REAL claims... maybe sometime this week.  Think what I'm REALLY gonna need is a good "handyman/person" with a heart of gold??  Have tree that I REALLY need to do something with... SOON!  Big maple that splits into 3 trunks about 6-8 feet off the ground.  Luckily, NOTHING happened with it, but potential for damage to my house and neighbor's was very real.

 

Before storm rolled in, just made sure I had essentials... TP, coffee (though tea would work), cat food & litter.  Did fill up gas tank last weekend... tho thought later that's a SNOW thing??  Have gas stove so was able to manually light burners to heat up left-over spaghetti during power outage.  Have WAY more canned good than I HOPE I ever have to rely on!?!

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Had some minor?? damage to house.  Don't even know if it'll be worth filing an insurance claim.  Didn't jump on that, figuring insurers are much too busy with REAL claims... maybe sometime this week.  Think what I'm REALLY gonna need is a good "handyman/person" with a heart of gold??  Have tree that I REALLY need to do something with... SOON!  Big maple that splits into 3 trunks about 6-8 feet off the ground.  Luckily, NOTHING happened with it, but potential for damage to my house and neighbor's was very real.

 

 

 

Glad you and your family are ok, aren't we so lucky?  My 2cents is that you call your insurance company and get that looked at.  Just because others suffer greatly doesn't mean you shouldn't get your home fixed.  That's what you have insurance for, you pay them money and they keep it if nothing happens so.... something happened!  And don't worry yourself over the insurance companies lol.

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Initially I thought the NYC marathon should not be cancelled.  It brings great revenue to the city and to countless charities.  It was reported that $26 from each of the 50K runners would benefit hurricane relief efforts.  People train for years sometimes for this event and come from all over the world, are sponsored by their governments in some cases and the event brings unity to our city.  Although I was for the marathon I was not against cancelling it either, however I think it was despicable to cancel it on Friday evening - when all the runners had already traveled to NY. 

 

The positive is that hundreds of those would-be runners ran to Staten Island yesterday and volunteered in the hardest hit areas.  Remarkable.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/ny-marathon-canceled-tell-that-to-the-runners-thousands-pour-into-park-help-staten-island/2012/11/04/b2c93812-26c0-11e2-ac64-5d52a2c5953e_story.html

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