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Have some friends that are coming up from Long Island to stay with us, because they were told they should evacuate. They are close to the south shore. I think we'll just get some strong winds and some downed trees here. Hopefully power will not go out. My wife and I went to the grocery store yesterday and they were all out of water!!! Everyone is preparring I guess.

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tie the car to a tree, board up the windows, and hold on... Cause here it Comes! It's hot and sunny here... not a thing going on. I think I'll stay right here for awhile. Hope everybody makes it thru A-OK! gonz

 

 

Have some friends that are coming up from Long Island to stay with us, because they were told they should evacuate. They are close to the south shore. I think we'll just get some strong winds and some downed trees here. Hopefully power will not go out. My wife and I went to the grocery store yesterday and they were all out of water!!! Everyone is preparring I guess.

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save a cold one for me... It's hot here... I could use one right about now... ROFL :) :) :)

It's 5:00pm...nothing yet, just a little rain, no huricane yet. But I am prepared, Generator is all gased up, got food and water and cold beer. Now we wait!

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High and dry on the Passaic River in Little Falls but many around me are not. Even the President is coming to Paterson on Sunday. This area has really taken a beating.

 

I heard about the President coming to Patterson on the news. Allot of places got hit bad that I thought would not be as bad as let's say coastal Long Island. Even upstate NY around Hunter Mountain got hit hard.

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