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Southeast PA here, just outside of Philadelphia. Had lots of rain, but not torrential, and the wind steadily increasing since Sunday night and peaking last night with quite a howl. But, at least for me, no loss of power and no flooding. Worst appears to be a couple roof shingles blown off. That's an easy fix. Relatives in northern NJ, however, is another story. They have lost power and there is some flooding around them. Sheesh......Mother Nature can be a b.....
 

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t-shirt weather for the northern scots

but for you guys that are not used to high winds, wishing you all a safe next few days

dont pee into the wind

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Yep, we're no stranger to a 'draft' over here either. However for 'this one' even I might reach for 'the jumper'.
Seriously though Guys.. stay safe, it looks like a bad one!
Brian:)
 

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VIN #s

Also, if anyone loses (insurance write off) an MV or other Italian cycle, please post the VIN#. Remember the storm that hit New Orleans a few years back? Well, a lot of the cars appeared in out of state sales. They were trying to hide the fact that the vehicles were from New Orleans and submerged under water.

Hope y'all recover quickly.
 

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It seems the biggest amount of damage was centered where landfall occurred and the immediate surrounding area. Boston to New York is not a large distance and we simply got some high winds and rain. The areas with extreme coastal flooding were devastated. My prayers are for those in New Jersey and New York City....
 

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It seems the biggest amount of damage was centered where landfall occurred and the immediate surrounding area. Boston to New York is not a large distance and we simply got some high winds and rain. The areas with extreme coastal flooding were devastated. My prayers are for those in New Jersey and New York City....

Cape Cod ..The worlds greatest storm defence....It would have been a wild night on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket on the south side though..
 

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I'm in the middle of it and just started day 5 without power. There's quite some devastation around here with trees taking down powerlines, houses, etc...My family is safe and I have no damage to my property, but 2 people died 5 miles from here when a tree fell on their car.
The most memorable thing about Monday night was the transformers exploding, litting up the night bright green...kind of Matrix-esque and very eerie.
As part of my 'preparedness' I had filled up every vehicle to the brim so I could keep my generator running for a week. My big learning is that any car produced after 1992 has an anti-syhoning device built into the tank. As such I have 50 gallons of inaccessible fuel sitting into my garage @#%$#@ !!!!
There is no gas in any of the stations around here and I'm going to try to head to PA today to score some. If not, it's going to be a very cold weekend.
 

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Yves, I'm sorry to hear of your situation. I am in southeast PA, which was not hit as hard as your area. My family lives not far from where you are, and they too do not yet have power.

As a desperate measure. consider drilling a hole in your gas tank to get to the fuel. That hole can probably be sealed up afterward with some putty (temporary) or other epoxy. I know, I don't like the idea of drilling the gas tank on my car, but if things get that desperate, desperate measures are needed. Obviously, if you can get to a fuel line and disconnect to drain some fuel out, that would be better.

I hope your power is up and you are back to normal ASAP!
 

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Yves, I believe, depending on car make/model/year, you can access teh fule by disconneting the supply line out of the tank, attaching an extension hose, or a catch containment, and attempting to start teh car...fuel pumps these days are electronic and will pump with a start signal. Just be ready to catch the fuel as it will come out at high volume/sec.
 

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...and don't be smokin'....:smoking:
 

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Yves, I am off this weekend and early next week...do you want me to bring you a fuel delivery?
 

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No power in my building/neighborhood but after seeing them haul out the sick/dying from both NYU and Bellevue Hospital the last few days, I am not complaining. My fish and corals are not going to fare well over the weekend if power isn't restored soon. Luckily my underground garage wasn't flooded.
 

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Yves, I am off this weekend and early next week...do you want me to bring you a fuel delivery?
Not sure how far away you guys are, but damn, what a nice gesture. When I look at threads like this and the bub4 thread, it restores my faith in the human race. I don't post much, but what a fantastic forum
 

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Entering day 5 of no power as well. fortunate to have gas hot water heater and connection, but no heat. small generator running refrigerator (beer), tv (movies), and playstation (entertainment). Could have been a lot worse.

We sit on a hill overlooking surrounding area, and monday night the sky was illuminated constantly by transformers popping. think blue lightning. very strange sight.

Now we're dealing with the gas situation. my family is in next town over, so i have my sister waiting in gas lines during the day to fill cars/cans while i'm at work. she's about ready to lose her mind.

maybe more pertinent, no damage to the bikes! could have been a lot worse (half of our beach community was wiped out, but our shore house somehow survived).
 

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Originally Posted by silentservice703
Yves, I am off this weekend and early next week...do you want me to bring you a fuel delivery?

Not sure how far away you guys are, but damn, what a nice gesture. When I look at threads like this and the bub4 thread, it restores my faith in the human race. I don't post much, but what a fantastic forum

:yo: We need more people in this world like SilentService (and other very generous people on this forum!)

Top stuff ! Awesome !

Makes me re-evaluate mankind....

Yves (and others who are 'suffering') , not sure if or how I can help from Oz, but my (and I know other's) thoughts are with you guys !

Take care !
 
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