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    If any of you live in the path of the storm, please stay safe.

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    Thanks Bonita . Nothing here yet besides a little wind and rain..it's 400+ miles southwest of me right now...this is one large storm!

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    Should be way south of us...but according to the maps we are still in the 'likely' area for power outages. Guess we'll wait and see! Admittedly we did not do much preparing because of how far way it is. I suppose that is a surefire way to make sure your power goes out.

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    We are on the outer edge of the "possible" outages, so we will see. Much of my family live in NY and DC though, so we are keeping an eye on the weather.

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    Thanks. I am in Maryland and we have been under a state of emergency. Schools are already closed as well as the MTA and other public transit. The military bases are also closed. I still won't believe the severity until I see it... I am stubborn

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    Same thing here. Schools are closed, transit is shut down. We still have part of the day today to get anything else we are missing but I think we are fairly prepared. Flashlights, batteries, devices charged up, food and water, etc. We have a gas stove so we can still cook if we lose power. Hoping it won't happen, though. The flooding will be bad, it always is around here.

    (We're right by NYC.)
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    We're in the east part of central New York. I'm at work, a couple of our schools are still in session. Lots are closing early.
    I'm more worried about my inlaws in Providence, and my family in PA. Last year my dad lost almost everything in the floods, and other family members lost alot. They really can't do this all again.

    I'm with you Deniz...it's usually over the top with the news reports. We'll see! I'm hoping that's the case...

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    Quote Originally Posted by freddieflounder101 View Post
    Same thing here. Schools are closed, transit is shut down. We still have part of the day today to get anything else we are missing but I think we are fairly prepared. Flashlights, batteries, devices charged up, food and water, etc. We have a gas stove so we can still cook if we lose power. Hoping it won't happen, though. The flooding will be bad, it always is around here.

    (We're right by NYC.)
    Yes, my sister is right outside of NYC too and their house floods terrible!

    Hope everyone stays safe. I never get too scared from the storms that come to the Northeast but they can do a lot of property damage! Hope you all ride it out smoothly (I really think I'll be in the clear for this one)

    ETA: I should add that I am not trying to downplay the importance of safety in a unique storm like this! I only mean that they do not frighten me. Obviously it can be very dangerous and threaten lives! (And sadly, already has)
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    I don't really get scared either. We'll be fine. The worst of it will be flooding and a loss of power, but we will all be safe and sound no matter what. Our basement always floods when the rain is heavy but my husband already picked everything up off the floor there. We're hoping we have power for long enough to do laundry, get some work done (we're working from home) and bake some more goodies!
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    Sorry for not responding to this sooner. I've been battling internet issues today. I just wanted to add my own well wishes for you all in the affected areas. My sincere hope (and prayer) is that the impact will be far less than the news is calling for and that none of you or your families suffer any damage.

    Please do check in when you can! If any become in need of additional support, please feel free to contact me personally.

    Stay safe!
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