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How'd the right-coasters fair last night?(9 posts)

How'd the right-coasters fair last night?Steve_0
Sep 19, 2003 4:02 AM
No probs in NJ short of some temporary power loss.
it was just a ploy to get people to buy batteries!!!(NM)ignazio
Sep 19, 2003 4:13 AM
Being a Christianlotterypick
Sep 19, 2003 12:00 PM
I don't believe there really was a hurricane.

Where in the Bible does it say that there would be a hurricane last night :P

Just Friday joking with my evolution minded friends.
Sweet tailwind for my commute this morning...biknben
Sep 19, 2003 4:55 AM
I saw a couple trees down around Trenton, NJ. Mostly just a lot of twigs and sticks all over the roads.

I had an awesome 20 mph tailwind with higher gusts. I'm hoping it dies down a little before my PM commute.
It was a hell of a night..........Len J
Sep 19, 2003 5:05 AM
and one I don't soon want to repeat!

Watching the water rise up my front steps, wondering when it would crest, how high it would crest. Relief as it stopped 2 steps from the first floor floor level. Sanbags kept most water out of the crawl space. A few downed trees the only real damage.

But the noise was unbelievable. A 90 MPH gust on top of 50Mph sustained winds at one point, sounded like a jet engine at takeoff RPM.

Thank God it was a fast moving, weakening storm. If this was a Class 2, I don't want to ever be within 250 miles of a class 5.

better than expectedtarwheel
Sep 19, 2003 5:40 AM
North Carolina appears to have been spared much of the flooding and wind damage we got from Fran and Floyd, although we still haven't gotten complete reports from down east. We only had about 2" of rain in the Raleigh area with peak wind gusts about 50 mph. Further east and north and they had much more rain and higher winds. It'll be several days before we know the full extent of damage, but initial reports are optimistic.
better than expectedboyd2
Sep 19, 2003 8:40 AM
Not too bad in Baltimore. Less then 2" rain, but lots of down trees. I am without power now and probaly will be for days. We lost alot of trees and our power lines are a mess. I slept through almost all of it! We have a generator providing house power so I am all set. We do not even have water when it is out and that makes it really tough.

Lower parts of down town baltimore (canton and Fells Point) flooded badly. My sister reported a foot of water this morning at her condo waterfront Annapolis.
Manassas was pretty much spared ...Humma Hah
Sep 19, 2003 8:40 AM
... in my neighborhood, they drained the lake to make room for the flood water. This morning, it was full but had not flooded the bike path. A couple of new homes lost some ridge shingles, but most homes were untouched. Hardly even any trash blown away. It was just a fairly windy little rain, not even as bad as some recent thunderstorms. And we didn't lose power.

I'm at work. I thought this place would certainly lose power, maybe be hard to get to due to downed trees. There are some trees and branches down, lots of leaves, but we have power and the roads are clear.

Not everyone was so lucky. Near the rivers there's flooding. Lots of boat and dock damage on the bay. Couple of million folks with no power, and Fairfax Co lost power to both water treatment plants so they're unable to pump fresh water until they get power restored.
Lotsa wind, not much rain.Ray Sachs
Sep 19, 2003 11:31 AM
Our area (between Philadelphia and Wilmington) had almost 10" of rain on Sunday night and Monday and big ol' nasty floods, so the impending hurricane was a bit worrisome to contemplate. But we didn't end up getting much rain. Just a lot of wind - we lost a tree and part of a fence (and part of a neighbors fence). There's debris lying all over the place and a lot of trees down all over town. Lots of folks without power (we're on the same circuit as a nearby hospital, so we almost never lose power). Could have been much much worse.