29 October, 2012

A Hurricane Is Coming. Oh, Hooray . . .

The eastern half of the United States is usually pretty quiet, geographically-speaking. No major storms, tornadoes, wildfires, earthquakes, maybe snowstorms if it's a bad winter.

But Hurricane Sandy is threatening to knock the socks off a fairly large swath of the eastern seaboard, with the effect being worsened by a full moon and consequent high tide. Things are shutting down: Schools, transit, businesses, so on and so forth. People are being warned to make sure there's nothing loose outside, to have food, and to expect power outages--I'm sure those of you who live in areas prone to hurricanes are used to all of this, but it feels slightly surreal here.


Just wanted to say that if anyone else is in the path of Sandy, I hope you (and your homes) make it through the storm okay. Stay safe, everyone.



-----The Golden Eagle

35 comments:

M.J. Fifield said...

I just sent in my plowing contract for the winter and now I'm prepping for a hurricane. Definitely weird. Be safe!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

It's past us (for the most part) but it's going to be a scary storm when it hits land. Stay safe!

The Golden Eagle said...

M.J.: Thanks! Let's hope it doesn't do too much damage . . .

Alex: Thank you.

L.G.Smith said...

I keep looking at the satellite images, and this thing is HUGE. For those in its path, take care.

Nancy Thompson said...

My prayers are with all those in Sandy's path.

Old Kitty said...

I hope everyone in Sandy's path will be ok. It looks terrifying! :-( Take care
x

Pat Hatt said...

Yeah it's coming our way, hopefully we all make it to see another day.

mooderino said...

Stay safe all of you on that side of the world.

mood
Moody Writing

S. L. Hennessy said...

I friggin hate these things. My house gets hit a lot. Uncool.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Hope you're safe. We're a bit inland but right in the path. Hoping that electric stays on.

Shelly said...

Stay safe and follow all instructions. I live in Florida and know the drill.

Hugs and chocolate,
Shelly

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Jai Joshi said...

My thoughts and best wishes are with the east coast right now too. I hope it's not too bad.

Jai

Donna Hosie said...

It's a monster. I don't think I've ever seen one so large.

Susan Kane said...

We are watching it from the West Coast and cringing every minute.

JeffO said...

After the twin disasters of Irene and Lee last year, I was hoping it would be cold enough to snow, instead. Not so lucky. Power's on after being out for 4+ hours. For the moment.

mshatch said...

I'm on the Maine coast and thus far it's just very windy and spitting rain. I'll be happy if it doesn't get any worse than this.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Hunker down and keep the flashlights handy. I'm still surprised it didn't slam into NC first. We seem to catch most of the northbound hurricanes.

laughingwolf said...

thx, ge... and you

downgraded to tropical storm

one death in toronto, sandy related: woman killed by falling debris from a highrise

some flooding from the rain expected; worst will be the wind - warning out already, for both

leading edge hit us yesterday...

apparently she's bigger'n the province of ontario... ontario's bigger'n alaska!

Donna Hole said...

Baton down the hatches Golden :) and don't forget lots of blankets.

.....dhole

Denise Covey said...

Golden, stay safe, and same to anyone affected by Sandy. It is on the news here too. Meanwhile we're fighting bushfires...always something.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

We're watching the coverage on CNN from Malaysia. Hope you stay safe and well!

Jamie Gibbs said...

Someone at the office is there on holiday this week; not great timing :S I hope that everyone on the East Coast is safe :)

Jamie

Medeia Sharif said...

The news about this frankenstorm makes my stomach twist. I hope everyone took precautions and is staying safe.

Brinda said...

It makes me nervous to watch the weather!

Jess said...

Schools are closing down around here all the way in OHIO because of the wind and rain. We're on a "hurricane" day. Whoever heard of hurricanes in Ohio?

Good luck to everyone on the east coast!

Adam said...

I'm not in her direct path, but she hit us hard yesterday with strong winds

Beth said...

We're getting winds here too, and I'm far from the Eastern seaboard! Stay safe eagle!

Connie Keller said...

Praying you stay safe!

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

Two hurricanes in two years that have struck NYC. Is this the new normal? Is it climate change? Republicans all tell me "no." I wonder if they're lying again.

The Golden Eagle said...

L.G.: Yeah, Sandy is pretty big.

Nancy: I hope the hurricane doesn't do a whole lot more damage . . .

Old Kitty: I think everyone panicked a big when they saw the size of it.

Pat: Hope you're all okay!

Mooderino: Thanks.

S. L.: The height of uncool. I hope your house stays in one piece!

Susan: Good to hear you're inland. It seems to be doing the worst damage by the coast.

Shelly: There seem to be a lot of hurricanes in Florida. All the preparations us northerners are making must be run-of-the-mill for you!

Jessica: Thanks for coming by.

Jai: It hasn't been terrible here, but the coast seems to be faring much worse.

Donna: I know I haven't!

Susan: It's hard to hear all the reports about the coastline. They really seem to be getting the brunt of it.

JeffO: The power only flickered here--I hope it stayed on where you are!

Mshatch: I've been watching the radar and noticed Maine seems to be getting a lot of water. Hope you're okay!

Diane: NC must be relieved!

Laughingwolf: Thanks!

It had been changed to a "Tropical Depression" for tomorrow here.

I hope there aren't any more deaths due to Sandy.

The satellite images of the storm really make it obvious just how big the thing is . . .

The Golden Eagle said...

Donna: Haven't forgotten either. :)

Denise: Thank you!

Australian bushfires make it onto the news in the US as well. They sound very scary.

Duncan: Thanks.

Jamie: Same here!

Medeia: Indeed. At least there seemed to be a lot of warnings from government officials about the need to evacuate or stay indoors.

Brinda: Me, too.

Jess: Not me! Sandy is really shaking up the calm, unfortunately.

Adam: Glad you're not directly in the path of the hurricane.

Beth: Thank you!

Connie: Thanks. :)

Michael: I wouldn't brush aside the idea of climate change. After all, any kind of global temperature shift is going to have its consequences.

Humpty Dumpty said...

Hope you managed to weather the storm fairly safely.

(It's weird but your blog didn't arrive in my email box until almost 24 hours after you posted it. I wonder if it had anything to do with the storm? Mind you, the same thing happened with a blogspot friend who lives in the same city as me!)

I understand that Sandy is moving inland to southern Ontario, too! Here's hoping my friends there are not drastically affected by the storm.

Madeline Jane said...

School was cancelled for me today, and I live all the way over in western Pennsylvania. It was hardly a sprinkle all day, but hey. I'm not complaining. But I do hope everyone else is safe!

Rachel Morgan said...

Stuff like this NEVER happens in my part of the world (South Africa), so it's all foreign to me. The worst we get is bad storms...