So far, 85,,000 without power in NC. Make that 85,002. : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

0500 - We're fine, winds not bad, many trees down all over area. Considerable flooding. )Not us.) Conserving battery, signing off.

-- Old Git (, September 16, 1999


Stick in their, Git: tomorrow the air will be sweet and fresh. Then comes Gert. Just some drills for the turnover.

-- Spidey (, September 16, 1999.

Thinking of you.Glad you got the mud off !!!

-- Chris (, September 16, 1999.

OG, Aren't you glad it isn't January?

Our power went out here in S. Jersey. It is back on now. My Dyna 9000 is primed and ready to go. A sassafras tree went down to our surprise but it couldn't have landed in a better place if I had handplaced it. PTL! Have our 30 gal. barrels filled with drinking water. See some things I need to do before Jan. Good drill.

They expect the hurricane to go right overhead about 7-8pm. Hope no one gets hurt. Update later.

-- BB (, September 16, 1999.

Thinking of you this AM but more concerned about Tari as SHE is now in the path, due in Secaucus between 1700 and 2000 tonite, where she is. EVERYTHING is aparently closed in NYC and NJ, except her class, which she was about to walk in to at 0900.


-- Chuck, a night driver (, September 16, 1999.


Tari will likely be fine... and have adventures to share when she returns. Better to stay put at this time.

Hang in there!

Old Git,

Thanks for the "e." Some of my fondest storm memories were of splashing in waist-high puddles and... mud fights. (KOS will love that).

Glad you're in a strong structure.

May the "force" (of restored power) be with you.



-- Diane J. Squire (, September 16, 1999.

Glad to hear you are ok OG :o) Power goes out and you can still log on, good work!

Keep the stiff upper lip!

-- Brian (, September 16, 1999.

Biiiiiiiiiiigggggggggggggggggg deal. No power. Get a life and quit living for bad news. Power goes off from storms all the time. We survive, always have, always will. When you live in a hurricane zone, you live with the consequences.... Just like you dopes on the fault lines. MOVE

-- (, September 16, 1999.

Aloha Sicko: nothing personal, but I don't like you.

Dearest OG: wish I could tell you how much I have benefitted from your posts. Mahalo Nui Loa and Aloha always-- grngrl

-- grngrl (, September 17, 1999.

Hey, Sicko, power off in NC in summer is no small thing for someone not used to heat and humidity. It's no small thing for those who are, either. We got lucky, power was sporadic most of Thursday but was on enough to keep the house relatively cool and the food in the fridge didn't spoil. You say, "Get a life." What, you mean, hanging about on a forum criticizing people? That's a life? Bugger off!

That 85,000 without power quickly went up to about a million by noon Thurs--in NO. Lots of flooding still going on in low-lying areas, parts of I-95 and I-40 in the east are closed due to flooding, and 88 roads were out of action yesterday.

Saw pictures of the flooding in NJ this morning--terrible. Amazing what havoc one 3-day storm can cause. . .

My local ISP access is out but I've obtained an out-of-town number that works--for a price! Don't know when regular ISP will be back so better keep this short!

-- Old Git (, September 17, 1999.

Old Git,

"My local ISP access is out but I've obtained an out-of-town number that works--for a price! Don't know when regular ISP will be back so better keep this short!"

You are a 'die-hard'!! ;-) I'm glad to hear you are ok. Thanks for keeping us informed. Hang in there guys!

-- Deborah (, September 17, 1999.

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