Page 1 of 5 1234 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 48
  1. #1
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    464

    Default Hunkered down for Sandy?

    We're in SE VA, not right on the coast, but pretty close to the mouth of the bay. We started feeling the outer reaches of the storm about 24 hours ago. Since then, we've had about 3" of rain and gusts are consistently up around 30mph. As of now, the center of the storm is still well over 400 miles away and moving this way at the leisurely pace of 15mph. Power outages already creeping into the area. All sorts of schools/colleges/gov offices/etc already closed for tomorrow. 263 according to one local news channel.

    I guess the silver lining is, we'll get a break from being inundated with election fliers/mailers/phonecalls/tvcommercials/etc.

    Keith

  2. #2
    Super Star Member RoyJackson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    18,831
    Location
    Bethel, Vermont
    Tractor
    John Deere 4400 MFWD, Deere 855D UTV, Z920A Zero Turn Mower and assorted implements

    Default Re: Hunkered down for Sandy?

    Quote Originally Posted by KTurner View Post
    I guess the silver lining is, we'll get a break from being inundated with election fliers/mailers/phonecalls/tvcommercials/etc.

    Keith
    Yeah, that will be a welcome relief...I reckon most folks know who they're going to vote for by now.

    Looking at the latest satellite view of the storm, it does look like it's heading right up the Chesapeake. Be safe!! and Good Luck!
    Roy Jackson

    "Any government that does not trust its citizens with firearms is either a tyranny, or planning to become one."
    -Joseph P. Martino

  3. #3
    Super Member scott_vt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    5,083
    Location
    east wells,vt
    Tractor
    1986 MF 1040, 1942 Farmall A, 1949 Farmall Super A

    Default Re: Hunkered down for Sandy?

    Quote Originally Posted by KTurner View Post
    I guess the silver lining is, we'll get a break from being inundated with election fliers/mailers/phonecalls/tvcommercials/etc.

    Keith
    Good Evenin Keith,
    That is with out a doubt the very best part !!!
    scotty

    ,,,course,,it is gas,and gas is,,well,gas,,so,,but it kills the @#$$ oughta them yellow jackets,,,thingy

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/content/...onth-scott_vt/

  4. #4
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    4,112
    Location
    Middle Tennessee
    Tractor
    My tractor is an old MF

    Default

    Be safe Keith, you and yours. Assuming your prepared for the worst. Take care.

  5. #5
    Silver Member Bwgad96's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    206
    Location
    Huntington md
    Tractor
    John Deere Gator, 1974 Gravely l8 FOR SALE, 2008 John deere 425 zero turn

    Default

    Im in calvert county, Md about 5 miles from water in each way. There was whitecaps at about 2 o clock this afternoon. Just going to wait it out. Just finished a tune up on the 029, getting ready for this!

  6. #6
    Elite Member newbury's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    4,900
    Location
    From Vt, in Va, retiring to MS
    Tractor
    Kubota's - B7610, M4700

    Default Re: Hunkered down for Sandy?

    I'm 12 miles due south of the Washington Monuement. As of now, about 2130 Sunday, it hasn't rained enough to wash in the lime I spread Saturday.
    My rides - '95 Kubota M4700 w/ PEC, LA1001 FEL :'07 B7610, LA352 FEL, Bush Hog SBX 48 box blade, '09 Woods BH70-X w/ 16" bucket and thumb, 3pt pallet forks, Dale Phillips PHD, Jinma 8" chipper, 2 Piranha's, Winco 12KW PTO generator, Howse plow, 5' KK tiller, 5' Big Bee cutter, with a 2002 7.3L Ford F350 CC DRW 4x4 and '07 18' Hudson HSE Deluxe trailer - 5 Ton to haul it all

  7. #7
    Veteran Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    1,351
    Location
    Myrtle Creek, Oregon
    Tractor
    Kubota l3130

    Default Re: Hunkered down for Sandy?

    Be sure to give us a blow by blow.

  8. #8
    Epic Contributor
    R.I.P.
    jinman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Posts
    21,014
    Location
    Texas - Wise County - Sunset
    Tractor
    NHTC45D, NH LB75B, Ford Jubilee

    Default Re: Hunkered down for Sandy?

    I was surprised to hear this weekend that the US Navy was not getting all the ships underway in the Hampton Roads/Norfolk area. I wonder if they still think that was a wise decision this morning? Stay safe everyone. Flash floods may be the worst part of this storm for Chesapeake Bay and the Outer Banks.
    Jim


  9. #9
    Super Member radioman's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    5,606
    Location
    Ontario, NY
    Tractor
    Kubota BX24

    Default Re: Hunkered down for Sandy?

    the latest model forecast is sandy will hit here directly over us as a tropical depression low wednesday morning. This reminds me - gotta go get gas for the generator today. I was out all weekend cutting firewood. At least it wont be as bad as cat 1 on ocean shoreline...

  10. #10
    Super Member texasjohn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    5,591
    Location
    Central Texas, Jarrell
    Tractor
    Kubota 5030HSTC

    Default Re: Hunkered down for Sandy?

    water/fill bath tubs, fuel/full vehicles, pick up things that would blow around, generator running, cords to reach freezer/fridge, be prepared out there. Being without power, water, fuel, communications...it's a new world...hope everybody is safe...get all your meds restocked now. You can never be too prepared. If you are just waiting for it to hit, you don't appreciate what can happen and are wasting time when you could be preparing.
    Joy is having the tools you need and needing the tools you have!

    Kubota 5030 HSTC, BB, Danueser PHD, LA853 QA HD FEL w JD toothbar, 3pt chisel, 3 pt disk, 6' shredder, Kubota FEL hay spike, 3pt hay fork w carryall, Kubota RTV 1140

Page 1 of 5 1234 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Preparing for Sandy
    By mguitas in forum Related Topics
    Replies: 118
    Last Post: 10-31-2012, 09:56 PM
  2. Hurricane Sandy
    By NHmitch in forum Iseki
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 10-28-2012, 07:59 PM
  3. Preparing for Sandy
    By mguitas in forum News/Feedback
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-26-2012, 01:35 PM
  4. Sandy Drive project
    By Tread70 in forum Projects
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-06-2009, 11:18 PM
  5. Mowing mowing over sandy soil
    By windfall in forum Owning/Operating
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 08-03-2007, 02:14 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.