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Old October 31st, 2012, 11:22 AM
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My 'rents on Long Island have no power and no timeframe of when they'll be getting it back. Last year with Irene they were out for about a week. My Aunt's house across the sound in CT however... total loss. The sound engulfed it, water was about 6' into the first floor for almost 2 days. Basement totally underwater almost immediately. No pump could keep up.

We made out well in Philly. Lots of trees down but most of the rivers/creeks/drainage didn't overflow nearly to the extent of Irene. Trees down everywhere but my area (other than power loss) seemed to survive pretty well. The Shore is a different story... Another Aunt sent me some pics from Asbury Beach... wow.
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Old October 31st, 2012, 12:24 PM
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I was able to speak with the shop owner on Monday just before the worst hit. He said he had all my stuff inside.
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Old October 31st, 2012, 02:14 PM
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That is classic! And a horse head!

Danny in that first pic you posted is that car on? Is there some idiot driving that thing?
Once the water hit those cars the ECU's flipped out and all the alarms and light went on. Windows and trucks automatically opened. It was kind of funny to see all the windows roll and trunks open to let all their belonging float out.
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Old October 31st, 2012, 03:24 PM
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Eastern long island got hit pretty hard. I havent had power since 3:00pm monday all the towns around mine(brookhaven, bellport, patchouge) got hit hard! Tons of water, i went kayaking for a bit threw the streets and it got pretty crazy with how many houses have 5+ feet of water in them. My coworker launched his boat lastnight and took a ride to fire island to see how bad it was and it was absolutly destroyed tons of houses half way underwater and the old inlet is now 3-4 football fields wide and now the bay meets the ocean.
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Old October 31st, 2012, 04:22 PM
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We just got out of NYC and are in NJ now. We were certainly safer in NYC for the actual storm as we suspected, because we didn't have trees or anything like that to worry about. Wind sheer was nuts, and we lost power on Monday when the 14th street substation blew up - that's the video that Kenny posted a few days ago. All of lower Manhattan is still without power, including us. They were saying those who lost power because it was shut off will have it back by Saturday at best, but we lost it with the substation and they're saying not until next week for us at the earliest

We were safe the whole time, as are all of our friends, so I'm just happy for that. A lot of lives were lost, and it was really just an inconvenience for us. The damage as not bad by us as you can see from the pics. Even Mario Batalli was out and about today checking out his restaurants in our area. There were Range Rovers providing power to some businesses.

No AT&T service, no power, no water at times, no PATH trains, no subways, no rail service, and only 1 tunnel out to NJ. We started running out of food.

Glad we got out now. People are already starting to act weird near us, and it's only going to get worse in the next week if it doesn't start to get better. Our work completely flooded so we're out indefinitely. There as no need to stick around, so we left. You can see the MTA service stops at lower manhattan.

Here are some pics. A building near us lost its facade.

My truck is stranded in Hoboken, but my garage is on one of the highest roads in the town, an I had loaded up some of the most important stuff up in the truck last week in prep for ROTR.

Hoboken is completely flooded from what I've seen in pics.
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Old October 31st, 2012, 04:42 PM
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Josh, I am glad you are ok. The rich people, or rather their landscapers and/or the townships, have all of the downed trees taken care of around me already. I guess people in NYC don't have chainsaws.
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Old October 31st, 2012, 06:02 PM
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wow

wow things are much worse than i thought. although without power me and my wife were nice and cozy inside our house..........now that ive been up and down alot of the shore towns i can honestly say im shocked! the damage is incredible along the coast......
just about every other road around here is impassible becouse of trees or power lines.........

my parents in red bank fortanetly there house is up high but there docks have been totally destroyed.......there tide came up APX 13 FEET above there normal high tide......i will post a pic or two of the aftermath to there dock........

I happen to own a small roofing company in the area and we have received over 100 phone calls that we have deemed emegencies.......trees on top of houses........

its pretty crazy around here....

1st pic is my desk with the emergencies around me here.......2nd and 3rd is my parents dock, 4th is just one of my neighbors trees.....
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Old October 31st, 2012, 06:55 PM
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wow things are much worse than i thought. although without power me and my wife were nice and cozy inside our house..........now that ive been up and down alot of the shore towns i can honestly say im shocked!
x2. I really had NO IDEA how bad it was elsewhere until a little while ago, now that I have power and can watch the news and read the newspapers. It really is terrible along the water, and I hope everyone stays safe. Has anyone spoken to Adrian / bossman?
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Old October 31st, 2012, 09:04 PM
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Glad to hear from airborne, josh and kolton and everyone else. I will try and swing by bossman's tomorrow. Red Bank is in much better shape tree wise than here and Fair Haven but there are some big boys down.

Saw a pic from my buddy john on the mtn bike forum. He had 8 boats in front of his business down in Point Pleasant. From the stories I have heard they are just like what airborne said. Just anihilation.

We were working all day today. My wifes cousin and her husband (who we went to school with) came down from vermont with a trailer full of generators and helping hands. Got a bunch done but still only a small dent.

Helped out my brother in laws this morning - he had massive flooding but the water stopped before his first floor. Pumps got most of it out.

We worked in my yard today and it was the pleasent sound of 2 stroke going off. Made some headway and working from the back corner so its starting slow.

Attached some pics of my bro in laws. A bunch of docks in the streets. Saw a door from our beach club in sea bright in his neighbors yard. Just crap all over. Lots and lots of cleanup but are town overall is pretty lucky. Beat up pretty good but will be back up and running at some point.

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Old October 31st, 2012, 10:38 PM
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Prayers to all up there. My heart breaks for you. In 2004 we did got clipped by Charley took a punch in the face by Francis, then clipped by Ivan then, another direct punch in the face by Jeanne all in the span of a month. Then the following season Wilma. One thing I will say is you get to know your neighbors REAL well. And for most, that was the truly bright spot on the whole deal. I think losing the all old oaks were the worst. God bless and things will slowly return to something like normal, but it will never be the same.
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Old October 31st, 2012, 11:39 PM
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Just checking in. Family is fine. They were inland and I stayed at home since last time the water damaged our basement during Irene after power went out. The idea was to keep the pumps running. I had a generator running in our newly rebuilt garage five feet high off the ground. Never did I think the water would go up as high as it did. I should of left when I sent my family away. I had my d90 with me and it will need a little help to get it running again. Hopefully it wont be so bad. I'll deal with it at a later time. Tonight I'm at a hotel that has power and will be returning tomorrow to continue the cleanup.

This last year and a half have been trying for me and my family. Irene, fire with loss of my 94 NAS and wife's LR3 and garage and now Sandy.

I guess I'll just have to suck it up and deal with it. Lots of people have it much worse than me around my neighborhood. I think my house is the only one that didn't take water on the main floor. It was really close. Really spooky stuff watching it unfold.

It's going to take a long time to get it back to normal. I've got good cell phone service where I'm at but by my place there is no service.

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Yes that is a Porta potti in my driveway. Lets just say the cleanup is pretty gross along with diesel fuel everywhere from toppled fuel tanks. I'm not sure if water got into my tank, but my guess is it did. After I cleaned it up a little I rolled it back in the garage (after I cleaned that up) Check out my neighbors boat across the steet. Have no idea how and when that will be addressed. Will update when I can. ROTR is not gonna happen for me sadly.
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Old October 31st, 2012, 11:48 PM
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Wow glad you guys are all ok. I have been checking the weather and news a lot since sandy and people at work always ask if I have family there. And I tell them I don't but I know lots of people on the east coast. It's striking that these things aren't really ever that far away, the world is a lot smaller than it used to be. Here's to a speedy recovery.
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Old October 31st, 2012, 11:49 PM
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Gery, glad to hear you are ok. I know it's easy for me to say (not being in the same situation) but keep in mind it's all just "stuff". You and the family are ok!

Regarding the water, I'll bet it's heavier than diesel since it's heavier than gas. You can drain it out the bottom drain if you have one, or just disconnect the fuel line from the motor and pump it out that way.

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Old November 1st, 2012, 12:57 AM
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Gery,

A member got hit by Ike and we walked him through cleaning up his D90 and it worked out ok for him. If i could find the thread i would ljnk it. Water will sink, diesel will rise, but I would just drain the tank. One overlooked item is to check the diffs and swivels. First priority is to wash the salt water off everything.

Of course the most important thing is you and the family are ok.
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Old November 1st, 2012, 02:14 AM
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Thanks for the link. I've hosed inside and out and engine compartment. Sprayed chassis also as best I can under the conditions. Most likely get it towed to Chris at Rovertek since he is the closest assuming he's up and running himself.
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Old November 1st, 2012, 08:28 AM
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Just got a text from bossman/adrian - he is fine - no power but doing ok.

Jerry - real sorry to hear about all the damage. You have been thru some serious shit over the last year or 2. Glad you and the family are ok - good thing about defenders - they are pretty easily rebuildable. It will be running again.
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Old November 1st, 2012, 09:03 AM
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I have power back so I have a generator avail if anyone wants to borrow. We'd just have to figure out how to meet. Hate to see it in garage unused when so many can use it.....
PM me or text me 914-4three4-47five0

Good luck all.....
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Old November 1st, 2012, 06:33 PM
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One of my best friends who lives in Hoboken, and who has a key to my garage that I gave him some time ago, just went by to pick up additional flashlights and batteries and other stuff I store in there that he may need for the rest of the week, and he said my garage is absolutely BONE DRY!!! Woohoo! He said some parts of Hoboken are still chest-high.
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Old November 1st, 2012, 06:51 PM
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I just thought about this, but you guys all know that when/if we ever have to sell our trucks, this flood will show up on the Carfax/AutoCheck as having been titled in a flood zone or whatever.
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Old November 1st, 2012, 07:49 PM
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I know is a tad late, but if any affected person needs a gen by all means let me know, you can borrow it for as long as you need

Sorry meant to post this earlier
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