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    Frankenstorm Set to Hit the East Coast Next Week

    http://news.yahoo.com/noaa-east-bewa...171317994.html

    Sounds like it could be pretty brutal weather.

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    Looks like NJ is gonna get hit hard on this one. I lucked out with Hurricane Irene last year; but people within a quarter mile of me had major flood damage and lost electricty for days.

    And probably the worst part of all - my DirecTV may be out for The Jazz season opener.

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    I've been calling every Lowe's or Home Depot's in NJ and they're all out of generators. I don't mind losing power but if my sump pump goes, my basement could flood and based on what they're predicting, it could flood terribly. Especially since I live on the cusp of a flood zone. Not cool.

    Having said that, as far as insurance goes, should I take pics of what we have in our basement? We have a treadmill and other gym equipment probably totaling around 7K...plus washer, dryer and other storage stuff.

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    The timing on this is critical: my long-term backup food plan is centered around the candy that my kids are supposed to gather on Halloween.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes Mantooth View Post
    I've been calling every Lowe's or Home Depot's in NJ and they're all out of generators. I don't mind losing power but if my sump pump goes, my basement could flood and based on what they're predicting, it could flood terribly. Especially since I live on the cusp of a flood zone. Not cool.

    Having said that, as far as insurance goes, should I take pics of what we have in our basement? We have a treadmill and other gym equipment probably totaling around 7K...plus washer, dryer and other storage stuff.
    welcome to NJ home ownership.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes Mantooth View Post
    I've been calling every Lowe's or Home Depot's in NJ and they're all out of generators. I don't mind losing power but if my sump pump goes, my basement could flood and based on what they're predicting, it could flood terribly. Especially since I live on the cusp of a flood zone. Not cool.

    Having said that, as far as insurance goes, should I take pics of what we have in our basement? We have a treadmill and other gym equipment probably totaling around 7K...plus washer, dryer and other storage stuff.
    It's not advice that I've followed, but it would probably be a good idea to take pictures around the whole house, just in case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes Mantooth View Post
    I've been calling every Lowe's or Home Depot's in NJ and they're all out of generators. I don't mind losing power but if my sump pump goes, my basement could flood and based on what they're predicting, it could flood terribly. Especially since I live on the cusp of a flood zone. Not cool.

    Having said that, as far as insurance goes, should I take pics of what we have in our basement? We have a treadmill and other gym equipment probably totaling around 7K...plus washer, dryer and other storage stuff.
    I think that's a definite yes. Also, call around to a few building contractors for a generator if all else fails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PKM View Post
    I think that's a definite yes. Also, call around to a few building contractors for a generator if all else fails.
    I agree. Take photos of everything of value in your house. Documentation will make getting reimbursement much easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by candrew View Post
    Looks like NJ is gonna get hit hard on this one. I lucked out with Hurricane Irene last year; but people within a quarter mile of me had major flood damage and lost electricty for days.

    And probably the worst part of all - my DirecTV may be out for The Jazz season opener.
    You have your priorities in the right order. That's exactly what I'd be worried about, no joke.

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    Get a Honda 2000 generator tomorrow from a motorcycle store. Nice. I am going to take pics of my basement stuff (and around house) as recommended...I don't need to submit them to my insurance company beforehand as any sort of proof, do I?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes Mantooth View Post
    Get a Honda 2000 generator tomorrow from a motorcycle store. Nice. I am going to take pics of my basement stuff (and around house) as recommended...I don't need to submit them to my insurance company beforehand as any sort of proof, do I?
    I don't think so. It may be a good idea to include the dates in the file names and to save the pictures somewhere online to ensure they wouldn't be lost if your computer or camera get destroyed.

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    I'd check your insurance policy. Most standard policies in NJ don't cover flood damage unless you live in a flood zone - then you're required by law to purchase a separate policy.

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    I just looked at the weather channel and it looks like it's headed towards Washington DC and might wreck a lot of damage....

    Ahhh...

    That's a shame...
    Lakers Suck.

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    Seriously though, this storm is HUUUUUGGEEE!

    Power outages all over the place (not to mention the flooding) even reaching Chicago and Detroit.

    This next week is gonna suck for a lot of people. Prayers and thoughts go out to our brothers on the east coast.
    Lakers Suck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Thriller View Post

    This next week is gonna suck for a lot of people. Prayers and thoughts go out to our brothers on the east coast.
    Thanks.

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