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chickencookie October 28th, 2013 5:10pm

It was a year ago tomorrow Tuesday (Oct 29) Sandy hit the Jersey shore. I spent the night in my closet with my cat and body pillow & woke up to a war zone with trees, power lines down and roofs blown off. 10 days no power- Have you survived a storm?

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lizardlipsohio The TARDIS
10/29/13 7:13 pm

Never had any that bad to survive FROM!

lyyved Virginia
10/29/13 2:30 pm

Several hurricanes starting with Hazel when I was less than 2 years old. It's one of my earliest memories.

DerekWills Lone Star Gun Rights
10/29/13 10:27 am

Ike, Rita, and Allison were the most recent.

Torfin Never Behind
10/29/13 2:43 am

Ice storm of '07. 12 days w/o power and freezing temps. Trees literally exploding everywhere from the weight of the ice as they shattered.

peacefullife Land of Moss
10/29/13 1:10 am

Not a hurricane, but several winter storms, including one in the late 90's that left us without power for 38 days.

ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
10/28/13 8:59 pm

Ice Storm in the early 90's lost power for a couple days, and I had to stay with my dad till it came back

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
10/28/13 8:54 pm

Yes - every winter we tend to get a large snow storm - 5 feet or more - we get through it just fine

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
10/28/13 8:54 pm

Isabel, nor'easter of '09, Irene, other various tropical storms. Nothing major. Isabel was our largest storm surge I think. Flooded one of our tunnels because of a failed flood gate.

jesseawesomenes hi
10/28/13 4:46 pm

Hurricane Irene: 6inches
Hurricane Sandy: 4 feet

kairu Trust no one...simple
10/28/13 3:02 pm

That should be all I have to say...

Diogenes FreeMeBe
10/28/13 2:08 pm

Is it true the state continued charging property taxes for uninhabitable houses and apartments?

Diogenes FreeMeBe
10/28/13 2:09 pm

I understand the concept of a property tax, but that's downright abominable a year afterward.

Diogenes FreeMeBe
10/28/13 2:06 pm

Several. Hurricanes Alicia, Wilma (at sea), and Ike. Tropical storm Allison which was more devastating to research tan we'll ever know as it flooded the entire Medical Center and had me working temporarily until I found a new position.

comppete Las Vegas
10/28/13 2:03 pm

Survived an earthquake, but have not been through a storm like Sandy.

impeachtheman Top Secret
10/28/13 1:17 pm

where were you at? I was in Atlantic City helping with rescue missions. I serve in the Pennsylvania National Guard!

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chickencookie It really is
10/28/13 1:34 pm

I helped via church. Central jersey

Dannysgirl618 Minot AFB
10/28/13 1:09 pm

Well there was this one time when it snowed like crazy in the California HD and nobody could drive anywhere or anything lmao we had to walk to the store. Does that count? Lol

SugarShaq
10/28/13 12:43 pm

Hurricane Elvis....no electricity for 12 days.

Itabliss Hello
10/28/13 12:39 pm

I survived the Derecho in summer 2012. I was driving during the storm. Broke my windshield and I was relatively surprised when my car wasn't picked up and flung across the interstate.

arttie123 Progressive Independent
10/28/13 12:38 pm

I haven't been in a storm but this a stupid poll. If i didn't survive how would I be alive?

goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
10/28/13 12:14 pm

I was in Mississippi during a hurricane. It didn't do extreme damage... but it took down a few trees and power lines.

elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
10/28/13 12:06 pm

Super Typhoon Karen, 1962, from the precarious heights of Nimitz Hill, among hardest hit areas. Very small island though. Horrendous every where. Most measuring instruments destroyed before eye @ 145-155 mph velocity. No power past Thanksgiving Day.

elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
10/28/13 12:10 pm

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typhoon_Karen
Came through Nov 11. Before/after photos - & actual experience - overwhelming. Basically flattened 90% of structures. Completely defoliated entire tropical island. Water damage extensive.

AKYF
10/28/13 12:04 pm

Ice storm of 2008.
Power was out for 8 days and all the branches were downed.

dudley northern Virginia woods
10/28/13 12:00 pm

I said no but wouldn't that mean I'm a ghost? Boo!
It sounds awful. We have had electricity out for 2-3 days and that seemed too too much.

dahawwl Texas
10/28/13 11:59 am

Hurricanes Rita, Humberto, and Ike.

fairness a coward dies 1000 deaths
10/28/13 11:57 am

Hurricane Fran. In Raleigh nc. It shut the city down for a week. My dad and I got into a brawl to get ice at a grocery store.

jakecrs905 Long Island, NY
10/28/13 11:39 am

Sandy was terrible all my neighbors had water but we got saved. No power for 18 days though and I had to take a shower by boiling big pots of water and hoped it didn't cool too fast or didn't burn you.

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singkitty In the cloud
10/28/13 11:34 am

I live in Missouri. We get Tornados, snow storms, thunder storms, and since we are on a fault line in St. Louis earthquakes are in our future.

elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
10/28/13 12:12 pm

Lived n SoCal most of my life. LOTS of earthquakes! But not *too* close to most epicenters. But. Plenty close enough, tyvm.

Komm No. I am your father
10/28/13 11:11 am

I get tornados and ice storms in my part of the country. My worst was an ice storm in 2002 when i was 17. January ice storm left 3-6 inches of ice. No power for a week. I was making Molotov cocktails just to heat up cans of soup and "grilled" cheese

Itabliss Hello
10/28/13 12:42 pm

Ohhhhh! I remember that one. Quite a doozy!

OKOkie Oklahoma
10/28/13 5:20 pm

I've had several similar ice storms in Oklahoma. Trees and power line poles get so weighted down with ice they snap under the weight. No electricity and there was definitely no way to drive

JiveYoungKing The Banter Boy
10/28/13 11:03 am

Can't say I've survived a storm... Like, yeah, I was alive; but I live basically near the top of a hill. Worst I got was a lot of rain. Hope you and your family were safe cookie

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Zealizabeth Probably the hospital
10/28/13 11:03 am

Hurricane Katrina. It hit us BAD. I was out of school for a month.

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Rainey 633 Stag Trail Road
10/28/13 10:50 am

No. We have very boring weather here

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fracy A deeper shade of blue.
10/28/13 10:49 am

A really awful blizzard here a few years ago.

DavesNotHere where am I
10/28/13 10:45 am

A few. Hurricanes down here. Twice I went over a week without power. But the damage outside was minimal and I fortunately had no major damage to the home. The power being out was the worst. The whole city smelled like a sewer.

rickvee Living the dream
10/28/13 10:22 am

Hurricanes Andrew and Floyd at Camp Lejeune, NC

MJSeals J.D.
10/28/13 10:20 am

The Surprise October storm in Buffalo, a freak snowstorm that hit LI a few Christmas ago, and technically Sandy

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MJSeals J.D.
10/28/13 10:27 am

I was cleaning up for my cousins all thanksgiving (they live in Rumson right next to the water)

chickencookie It really is
10/28/13 10:12 am

It was so horrible to be cold and without power. Lining up for gas. I started feeling like a homeless person. One year later and the folks in Breezy Point and Staten Island are still homeless. Awful times.

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chickencookie It really is
10/28/13 10:23 am

Couldn't buy food - couldn't drive. We would go to the hospital to warm up and charge our phones. Id cook dreary dinner at 3 PM while it was still light out and nights were spent listening to a radio. Couldn't warm up. Then we got a big snow storm.

MJSeals J.D.
10/28/13 10:25 am

At least a tree didn't hit your house

chickencookie It really is
10/28/13 10:26 am

As usual no one answers my polls. Why do i bother.

MJSeals J.D.
10/28/13 10:28 am

I was cleaning up for my cousins all thanksgiving (they live in Rumson right next to the water)
And don't worry, no one is on right now, it's school/work hours! Not even MattWall is on

chickencookie It really is
10/28/13 10:30 am

Oh the rich cousins

MJSeals J.D.
10/28/13 10:31 am

Not that part of Rumson. They aren't in the highlands and believe me, they aren't rich

MJSeals J.D.
10/28/13 10:31 am

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Penguin!

MJSeals J.D.
10/28/13 10:39 am

Miss Cookie what part of the State do you live in?

MJSeals J.D.
10/28/13 10:45 am

I'm sorry they don't live in Rumson, red bank I think

chickencookie It really is
10/28/13 10:48 am

Thats a big difference. We were there last week

MJSeals J.D.
10/28/13 10:49 am

I think it's the red bank/Rumson boarder, they got hit VERY hard

MJSeals J.D.
10/28/13 11:37 am

Are you still mad?

MJSeals J.D.
10/28/13 12:18 pm

I never said scary. But the green contrasts with the orange background which really makes them pop out.