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Old 10-28-2012, 03:56 PM   #1
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Your thoughts on Hurricane Sandy for GTA area

Anyone worried? Stocking up? Your thoughts??

Went for my weekly grocery shopping today and the stores are packed! One store was even sold out of eggs so I now need to go back out to a different store. I heard people talking about it, but I really was not worried.

There does not seem to be much news about how our area of Ontario will be hit. Some articles indicate a LOT rain and 90 kl per hour winds, others say perhaps 40 kl winds and a little rain.

We have a full tank of gas; full tank of propane; I just finished regular grocery shopping; have candles, lighters, matches; always have flashlights plugged into outlets for power outage (and double as nightlights).

Maybe I will pick up a couple of cases of water then just in case.
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:12 PM   #2
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Lots of rain and wind. I'm not worried. It looks like it is starting Monday evening. I have a flashlight and food.

Should be a few interesting days.

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I am going to have DH fill our SUV tomorrow morning with gas, but otherwise, that's about all we will do. Our fridge/freezer/pantry are always packed and super-stocked, so we have tons of food if need be. We have a good supply of candles, lots of warm clothes if the power goes out, and plenty of batteries for the flashlight.

Crossing fingers that Sandy loses some of her fury as she continues her journey up the east coast. Over the course of our 19 year marriage, DH and I have had our basement flood in 3 separate homes......so bucket loads of rain always makes me a little on edge. I am glad that we all live/work/go to school in our immediate community (within a couple of KM of our home) so no one will have to commute or travel any kind of distance if we get pounded with winds and rain. Hope all the Disers out there stay safe and dry!
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The Mississauga Catholic School Board's cross country races are on Tuesday at Centennial Park in Etobicoke. That's the only thing that worries me as I don't want the kids sick when we head out on our cruise in 2 weeks!
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I'm really hoping that the weather is not as bad as predicted; I can't stand the extra time in traffic on my already very long commute. I'm crossing everything that it will just be more of what we've had all weekend. Hope everyone stays safe and warm!

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It looks like they have downgraded the warnings for here in the Maritimes. We are not supposed to get as much rain nor as much wind as originally thought. Something like 15-20mm of rain and gusts up to 50 km/h for tomorrow. I can't see Toronto getting very much unless Sandy decides to cut cross-country and make a bee-line for you.
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I filled up my gas tank and 2 small jerry cans with gas. I've charged up my cell phone, and flash lights. I've gotten out the candles, and made sure the radios had batteries. we can cook on the BBQ if necessary, and have a wood stove if it gets too cold. the only issue is DD is on oxygen, so we might have to go to a help center if the power goes out, but I hope not. I'd much rather stay home.
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Originally Posted by RookieMouse View Post
It looks like they have downgraded the warnings for here in the Maritimes. We are not supposed to get as much rain nor as much wind as originally thought. Something like 15-20mm of rain and gusts up to 50 km/h for tomorrow. I can't see Toronto getting very much unless Sandy decides to cut cross-country and make a bee-line for you.
It is not so much Sandy as it is the other storm on the other side of us that are going to meet up together. Sandy is hitting NY and that is only across the lake from us.

We have wind and off and on rain now but it is suppose to get worse tonight and overnight into Tuesday because it is a slow moving storm.

We too are usually well stocked with water and food so no problem there. It is the wind and power lines that scare me don't want to lose power at all.

Don't foget to have money on hand....bank machine would be down if power is out.
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