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Frankenstorm Set to Hit the East Coast Next Week

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by nightmare3983, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. nightmare3983

    nightmare3983 First BF League CHAMP Contributor

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  2. candrew

    candrew Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  3. Gyp Rosetti

    Gyp Rosetti Banned

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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.
     
  4. bordelais7

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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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  5. candrew

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    welcome to NJ home ownership.
     
  6. nightmare3983

    nightmare3983 First BF League CHAMP Contributor

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    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.
     
  7. Dr. Jones

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    I think that's a definite yes. Also, call around to a few building contractors for a generator if all else fails.
     
  8. Stoked

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    I agree. Take photos of everything of value in your house. Documentation will make getting reimbursement much easier.
     
  9. nightmare3983

    nightmare3983 First BF League CHAMP Contributor

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    You have your priorities in the right order. That's exactly what I'd be worried about, no joke.
     
  10. Gyp Rosetti

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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?
     
  11. nightmare3983

    nightmare3983 First BF League CHAMP Contributor

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    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.
     
  12. candrew

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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.
     
  13. The Thriller

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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...
     
  14. The Thriller

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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.
     
  15. bordelais7

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    Thanks.

    Sexist.
     
  16. Gyp Rosetti

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    40-50 mph winds now...should go into the 90's this evening. Would you guys duct tape them in an X shape? The webz has differing opinions on that. Some say it works, some say it just keeps the glass from shattering as badly. Some say it makes no difference.
     
  17. Duck Rodgers

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    Weird. The stock market is supposedly closed and yet multiple orders went through on my account that I had preset yesterday. I think Franklin's favorite economic blogger, Mr. Durden at zerohedge, has it right. SKYNET is running the exchanges. All I know is SKYNET better cancel my trades.
     
  18. Dr. Jones

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    Yesterday I read that the exchange was remaining open. I guess they must have reversed that decision since then?
     
  19. Dr. Jones

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    There's normally a few windows that will take the brunt of the storm (largest windows of the house facing into the storm. Hanging some plywood over those few windows would do the trick. At least that's what we did during big storms when we lived in the FL Keys.
     
  20. Gyp Rosetti

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    Hey, I bought a Honda EU2000i generator which is, I guess obviously for everyone here, a 2,000 watt generator. Would this be enough to run a 0.3 hp sump pump, my 28.5 cubic inch GE refrigerator and freezer, and my 47 inch LG LCD tv. Adding up the wattage, I don't think it is. Anyone?
     

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