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mithogo
10-28-2012, 02:23 PM
East coasters please stay safe. This is a powerful storm. Stevensville MD is very close to the direct path.

rugerpc
10-28-2012, 02:32 PM
OK, everyone hunker down and be sure to put new batteries in your portable amps for when the power goes out. It is a know fact that even a day without a guitar can cause Lockjaw or Rickets or even a Severe Metarsal Paronychia.

Seriously though, Sandy looks like one bad be-otch of a blow hard and everyone needs to keep safe...

mithogo
10-28-2012, 02:53 PM
OK, everyone hunker down and be sure to put new batteries in your portable amps for when the power goes out. It is a know fact that even a day without a guitar can cause Lockjaw or Rickets or even a Severe Metarsal Paronychia.

Seriously though, Sandy looks like one bad be-otch of a blow hard and everyone needs to keep safe...

It's going to hit the coast at a 90 degree angle.

rugerpc
10-28-2012, 03:00 PM
yup.

And I'm right in it's crosshairs here in Maryland.

newfmp3
10-28-2012, 03:06 PM
good luck folks. Best wishes

captdg
10-28-2012, 03:36 PM
Being from Florida, and having rode out Katrina and multiple other storms, my best advice is to take a COMPLETE inventory(pics and serial numbers) of anything valuable for insurance. They are very reluctant to pay for any losses in which thousands of people are affected. If you do evacuate, board up your windows,etc. I dont evacuate any more because it takes forever sometimes to get back to one's domicile. Plus the ones that stay behind loot (especially pharmacies) and if they know that one is occupying the residence they will go to greener pastures. Be prepared for 1-2 weeks without power.


Prayers and best wishes............

rugerpc
10-28-2012, 03:40 PM
The current pressure at the center of the storm is 952 mb. The Lowest pressure ever recorded in this part of the world was 946 mb.

The lower the pressure - the worse the storm.

http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-blogs/weathermatrix/could-sandy-break-the-ne-us-low-pressure-record/712785

JustRob
10-28-2012, 03:57 PM
Kicking myself for selling my acoustic. Too late to buy a generator for my amp. That's what I get for being late to the PANIC!

rugerpc
10-28-2012, 04:02 PM
I have a Roland AC-33 that'll get a workout if the power goes out...

Also a TX50D Limo

tiboy
10-28-2012, 04:34 PM
Kicking myself for selling my acoustic. Too late to buy a generator for my amp. That's what I get for being late to the PANIC!

Yea, I wanted an acoustic. My wife wanted a generator. So we settled for French toast.

Edoko
10-28-2012, 04:50 PM
I can play on my iRig through my iPhone with headphones too, doncha know. So many options! (a little red Roland with bat'ries, an Angelus SE too). Life could be worse.
And that Costco rotisserie chicken in the fridge is looking mighty good too!

rugerpc
10-28-2012, 05:36 PM
OOOooo... I forgot about my iRig...

And we're cookin' with gas here, so even in an outage, we won't go hungry :)

Mikegarveyblues
10-28-2012, 06:21 PM
They just had a live feed from Maryland on Sky News here in the UK. Looking rough. Stay safe folks!

rugerpc
10-28-2012, 06:36 PM
I'm more than a little concerned for the factory at Stevensville who's elevation is a whopping 13 feet above sea level. The winds will be from the North and West which will pile water up on the Kent Island (East) side of the bay

I hope the factory has good flood insurance and that they have moved as much as is practical to the second floor.

Mike Duncan
10-28-2012, 06:38 PM
I've been called in for the midnight shift tomorrow here in Northern VA. Getting lots of extra clothes, boots, sleeping bags, medications, pillows all ready to go. Don't think I'll get to do much in the way of sleeping though. My wife is less than amused that I'm leaving her at home with the eight, six, and three year olds.

Hatches are battened and, hopefully, we're ready for Sandy.

Fbrandw
10-28-2012, 06:59 PM
Stay safe all. And to think I was pissed that we have 4" of the white stuff on the ground here this morning...kinda appreciate the prairies at the moment.

CoreyT
10-28-2012, 07:12 PM
Stay safe people.
I take this means my Tremonti will not be shipping.
Watching the news right now.

38Roars
10-28-2012, 07:23 PM
Stay safe to all, don't take any risk as this looks to be nasty!

captdg
10-28-2012, 07:23 PM
addendum...Charge ALL the cellphone batteries you can find. Believe me, if one does not have a generator, this will be like gold. you will have neighbors coming over like zombies wanting to know if your cell works.Plus freeze everything now..It will thaw later. Have a radio as cable willbe out. Tell your guitars that this is temporary and that Daddy will protect them and everything will be fine.

bluefade
10-28-2012, 07:44 PM
God speed to paul, his family and his factory!!!

rugerpc
10-28-2012, 07:58 PM
Got the cell phones on charge along with the iPad and the Kindle...

The weather radio is battery/crank operated, so we're good there too.

captdg
10-28-2012, 08:48 PM
ruger...if you have an old analog phone that might come in handy.Sometimes the power is out but (why I dunno) the phone lines still work...during the storm, if you are its direct path, the walls will "Breathe" and your ears will pop like on a plane. The animals go nuts, especially cats. But Jack Daniels has been there for me and my Johnny Cash collection.. Prayers and good Karma to you and your family.

captdg
10-28-2012, 08:58 PM
Station 44014
NDBC
Location: 36.611N 74.842W
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2012 00:50:00 UTC
Significant Wave Height: 23.3 ft
Dominant Wave Period: 14 sec
Mean Wave Direction: ENE (65)
Atmospheric Pressure: 29.17 in and falling
Air Temperature: 65.1 F
Dew Point: 64.2 F

Buildermike
10-28-2012, 09:00 PM
Most everything is being canceled or shut down in the case of mass transit, schools and the federal government in the Washington DC area for Monday. Be safe out there Mr. Duncan. And be safe to the others in the path of Sandy.

David Eaton
10-28-2012, 09:28 PM
ruger...if you have an old analog phone that might come in handy.Sometimes the power is out but (why I dunno) the phone lines still work...during the storm, if you are its direct path, the walls will "Breathe" and your ears will pop like on a plane. The animals go nuts, especially cats. But Jack Daniels has been there for me and my Johnny Cash collection.. Prayers and good Karma to you and your family.

Old analog phones are powered by batteries from the switching facility, this is why they still work even when the power is out. As long as the phone line isn't physically damaged, power is sent over the lines to the phone.

andy474x
10-28-2012, 09:55 PM
Sitting here in Boston, waiting... our clinic is already closed for tomorrow. But we aren't getting the worst of it, that's to the south - stay safe folks, wherever you are in the storm!

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
10-28-2012, 10:43 PM
Everyone please be safe.

vchizzle
10-29-2012, 12:27 AM
Hope everyone stays safe. Don't forget you can recharge cells on car chargers if power lost.

alantig
10-29-2012, 01:13 AM
Can't add anything to this other than my best wishes for everyone affected. Much mojo.

We're supposed to get some effects from the storm, but not nearly what the easterly folks will have to deal with.

Tim
10-29-2012, 06:41 AM
Thinking of you all out there!!

JMintzer
10-29-2012, 07:19 AM
I'm sitting in my office, in DC. A bit of rain and breezy. Only 3 cancellations this am. Of course, I'm sure there will be more than few "no shows"...

We'll start calling the afternoon patients, to make sure they're coming in. My guess is they'll all cancel and we'll be done by noon...


Jamie

rugerpc
10-29-2012, 07:54 AM
Here in the office in Carroll County - LOTS of rain. First patient has come and gone already.... We'll see if there are cancellations later or DNKA (did not keep appointment). I do have one cancellation for tomorrow already...

slev
10-29-2012, 09:07 AM
All schools, gov't offices and most everything else closed already here in MD. Eastern Shore, Kent Island area will be a mess with the storm surge. Water levels are already above the peak storm surge from Irene last summer, not looking good. Stay safe in Stevensville. We'll be hunkered down in Montgomery County.

JMintzer and rugerpc - Cancel those appointments and go home, not worth it, things will start to deteriorate quickly this afternoon. Looks like peak winds starting to kick in but early evening tonight.

Stay safe.

CantankerousCarl
10-29-2012, 09:17 AM
In central NJ waiting to get hit...stocked up on food, water, medicine, batteries, etc...and the American PRSi and Boogie are on the second floor now...all else elevated, and all pic'd and inventoried.

Be and stay safe all, Godspeed us :)

Albrecht Smuten
10-29-2012, 09:31 AM
Fingers crossed, guys...

11top
10-29-2012, 09:33 AM
.......my best advice is to take a COMPLETE inventory(pics and serial numbers) of anything valuable for insurance.

EVERYONE should do that anyway. And, don't leave the photos or video on the insured premises.

Goldtop
10-29-2012, 10:44 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I've had very limited experience with hurricanes along The Gulf Coast, and I'm far enough inland nowadays where tornadoes are the big concern. Please be as safe as you can, and take care of each other - including your pets.

Lloyd/Goldtop

CoreyT
10-29-2012, 10:46 AM
Is PRS open, or is it shut down today?

Mikegarveyblues
10-29-2012, 10:51 AM
Seeing pics on TV whilst the NY Mayor is talking... Ocean City - Not sure how near to where PRS is based other than it's Maryland? - Looking very rough in those pics.

Hope everything turns out ok for PRS, and everyone on the East Coast of the US.

south89
10-29-2012, 11:05 AM
I'm not completely sure but I do think the factory is closed. I live about an hour and a half or so west of factory and its raining pretty hard and wind blowing but I'm sure its alot worse there especially considering that the factory is so close to the bay.

slev
10-29-2012, 11:45 AM
The storm surge in the Bay near Stevensville is supposed to be about 4-5 ft. That's not good for most of that area. I'd be surprised if the factory is open today or tomorrow. Gov. in MD is being pretty clear that he wants things shut down and buttoned up across the State by this afternoon.


I'm not completely sure but I do think the factory is closed. I live about an hour and a half or so west of factory and its raining pretty hard and wind blowing but I'm sure its alot worse there especially considering that the factory is so close to the bay.

Artist
10-29-2012, 12:29 PM
This is not even close to starting and this is how things look now...

Ocean City, NJ
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/391656_514338895242950_89685833_n.jpg

Atlantic City, NJ
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/30375_514339681909538_599745853_n.png

Brigantine, NJ
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/559552_514340395242800_734941220_n.jpg

New York
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/21928_514341238576049_1784354370_n.jpg

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
10-29-2012, 12:36 PM
Damn...

All you guys PLEASE be safe.

rugerpc
10-29-2012, 01:10 PM
Home and dry for now. No more victims - er - patients today. We'll see what tomorrow brings. Everything here is soaked and the winds aren't at maximum yet. Rain outside starts and stops in heavy bits.

LerxstFan
10-29-2012, 01:13 PM
I hope folks are staying safe wherever you are. I've got family in Queens and Long Island but so far so good for them as they ride the storm out. How are things in MD? Power still on?

Mikegarveyblues
10-29-2012, 01:20 PM
This is not even close to starting and this is how things look now...

Ocean City, NJ
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/391656_514338895242950_89685833_n.jpg

Man, that is looking bad. Unbelieveably, when they where showing the seafront of Ocean City on the news there was people stood there! You could see that at any time a huge wave could come in. Crazy.

JMintzer
10-29-2012, 02:11 PM
All schools, gov't offices and most everything else closed already here in MD. Eastern Shore, Kent Island area will be a mess with the storm surge. Water levels are already above the peak storm surge from Irene last summer, not looking good. Stay safe in Stevensville. We'll be hunkered down in Montgomery County.

JMintzer and rugerpc - Cancel those appointments and go home, not worth it, things will start to deteriorate quickly this afternoon. Looks like peak winds starting to kick in but early evening tonight.

Stay safe.


Not to worry. I've been home since 1:00... Snug and dry...

Artist
10-29-2012, 02:11 PM
Virginia Beach, VA
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/269823_514366065240233_539135348_n.jpg

Ocean City, MD
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/154233_514353838574789_1322009586_n.jpg

Atlantic City, NJ
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/526014_519799981365170_372542323_n.jpg

JMintzer
10-29-2012, 02:13 PM
I'm not completely sure but I do think the factory is closed. I live about an hour and a half or so west of factory and its raining pretty hard and wind blowing but I'm sure its alot worse there especially considering that the factory is so close to the bay.

Yes, the factory is closed...

Artist
10-29-2012, 02:17 PM
Times Square, NY
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/427807_519805578031277_146446190_n.jpg

Soldiers of the 3rd Inf Reg. continue to stand guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, despite adverse weather conditions. The tomb has been guarded continuously since April 6, 1948.
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/377457_10151202408468236_1645987525_n.jpg

rugerpc
10-29-2012, 02:37 PM
Soldiers of the 3rd Inf Reg. continue to stand guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, despite adverse weather conditions. The tomb has been guarded continuously since April 6, 1948.

There is no better perspective on this thing than (edit) a pic like this. I was about to whine a bit about our power flickering on and off. I think I'll just shut up for a while and give these men my respect.

edit: not sure now if the pic was this week, so I'm not passing the pic along. I do still respect these guys who suck it up and work hard during adversity.

Mikegarveyblues
10-29-2012, 03:45 PM
Times Square, NY
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/427807_519805578031277_146446190_n.jpg

Soldiers of the 3rd Inf Reg. continue to stand guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, despite adverse weather conditions. The tomb has been guarded continuously since April 6, 1948.
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/377457_10151202408468236_1645987525_n.jpg

Just been reading there's some 'fake' Sandy photos being posted on F'book and Twitter.

Not sure if this site is referring to the one above:

http://mashable.com/2012/10/29/fake-hurricane-sandy-photos/

It looks like that one 'may' have been taken in September, with this one being today:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/306541_515517158472398_57209043_n.jpg

Not too imporatant in the grand scheme of things, those guys still deserve a lot of respect!

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
10-29-2012, 08:17 PM
http://4.mshcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/fake-hurricane-sandy-2.jpg

Mikegarveyblues
10-29-2012, 08:32 PM
Not too sure if this is a genuine one or not, not looking great for NY's subway system...

http://a.yfrog.com/img861/8660/tlbr.png

Wouldn't be too surprising if true as I heard the storm surge was pretty much as high as they feared.

AP515
10-29-2012, 08:36 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;27484']http://4.mshcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/fake-hurricane-sandy-2.jpg

Cool photo for sure, but it's been photoshopped. I've seen that storm on APOD (Astronompy Photo of the Day). I was going to get it to compare but the site is down, server must be located in NY. The real hurricane is 800 miles wide.

Buildermike
10-29-2012, 10:20 PM
My daughter lives on 78th and 1Ave. in NYC. She still has power, though tomorrow's commute will be a little tough.

CE-man
10-30-2012, 12:13 AM
Cool photo for sure, but it's been photoshopped. I've seen that storm on APOD (Astronompy Photo of the Day). I was going to get it to compare but the site is down, server must be located in NY. The real hurricane is 800 miles wide.

I saw that photo today with the Marshmellow Man from Ghostbusters on it.

Artist
10-30-2012, 07:02 AM
I saw that photo today with the Marshmellow Man from Ghostbusters on it.

Yup, some people have nothing better to do in the middle of such an emergency. Pretty funny anyways..
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/398242_454067427972749_2023597329_n.jpg

Artist
10-30-2012, 07:15 AM
Queens, NY
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/575093_514640121879494_550576522_n.jpg

New York City
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/253143_514630518547121_1508512165_n.jpg
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/189115_514630961880410_818431667_n.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/522786_514630748547098_559587618_n.jpg

World Trade Center
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/384778_514544905222349_1491594707_n.jpg

Subway System
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/32368_514559345220905_1947084021_n.jpg

Maryland
https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/196055_514449305231909_589231589_n.jpg

rugerpc
10-30-2012, 07:21 AM
Yup, some people have nothing better to do in the middle of such an emergency. Pretty funny anyways..
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/398242_454067427972749_2023597329_n.jpg

OK, THAT photo is real. I know a guy who knows a guy who knows a kangaroo and this is real. Besides it is on the interweb and you are not allowed to post anything there that isn't true.

BTW- I'm a French model.... (belch, "bonjoir")

Albrecht Smuten
10-30-2012, 07:49 AM
BTW- I'm a French model.... (belch, "bonjoir")

French clown ninja model! I always knew they existed, but nobody believed me!

rugerpc
10-30-2012, 07:52 AM
It's the ninja part - that hides a lot of sins - er - attributes...

Goldtop
10-30-2012, 10:16 AM
Already said, but it's worth repeating: All of you folks in Harm's Way are in my thoughts and prayers.

Lloyd

BostonGuitar
10-30-2012, 10:33 AM
Any word on the Factory and it's workers/owners?

rugerpc
10-30-2012, 10:36 AM
PAGING SHAWN... PAGING SHAWN...

We need a factory status update!

BostonGuitar
10-30-2012, 10:41 AM
PAGING SHAWN... PAGING SHAWN...

We need a factory status update!

Let's not page Shawn... just sayin... :(

http://www.vintagerocker.com/forum/showthread.html?17746-Shawn-Nuthall

james
10-30-2012, 10:42 AM
We're closed again today. We don't close often! The Bay Bridge just reopened a couple of hours ago. Things calmed down on the Annapolis side of the bridge late last night. Lots of rain, though.

We got lucky!

CoreyT
10-30-2012, 10:44 AM
Is shipping open today?

Just saw your update James.

Sekunda
10-30-2012, 10:59 AM
Already said, but it's worth repeating: All of you folks in Harm's Way are in my thoughts and prayers.

Lloyd

Ditto... be safe people.

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
10-30-2012, 11:01 AM
PRIVACY AND RESPECT for Shawn and his family, please.

rugerpc
10-30-2012, 11:01 AM
Let's not page Shawn... just sayin... :(

http://www.vintagerocker.com/forum/showthread.html?17746-Shawn-Nuthall

My best MOJO for Shawn...

CoreyT
10-30-2012, 11:11 AM
Major Mojo just sent.

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
10-30-2012, 12:10 PM
The cleanest NYC Taxi's you'll ever see.

http://static.ibnlive.in.com/ibnlive/pix/sitepix/10_2012/superstormsandy_new_ap_cars.jpg

captdg
10-30-2012, 01:54 PM
The Replica ship HMS Bounty went down off of Cape Hatteras. Why that place is so dangerous is quite simple. The Gulf Stream which can run 7 knots plus meets opposing seas and winds so (and this is why the Edmund Fitz went down) the waves are not only mountainous but they are only one side of a sine wave. They have no backs. A vessel encounters "Three Sisters"...You go over the first one..The second clobbers your bow, the third..puts you under. Like driving over a cliff.

Mikegarveyblues
10-30-2012, 02:41 PM
Yup, some people have nothing better to do in the middle of such an emergency. Pretty funny anyways..
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/398242_454067427972749_2023597329_n.jpg

I don't know if that pic is as far from the truth as imagined... Sure I saw a pic where a small shark was swimming in a flooded street in New Jersey. Not a great white though.

captdg
10-30-2012, 02:56 PM
Mr. Garvey... As i had several "chaps" on board from Southhampton during the BP oil spill, I did learn that that the correct prounciation of "Aluminum" was... Al -you- mini-um. Now is this regional or standard/

Mikegarveyblues
10-30-2012, 05:00 PM
Mr. Garvey... As i had several "chaps" on board from Southhampton during the BP oil spill, I did learn that that the correct prounciation of "Aluminum" was... Al -you- mini-um. Now is this regional or standard/

Standard. Two nations seperated by a common language as they say! :)

captdg
10-30-2012, 06:07 PM
Of course we say " All lume..... in... ummm"...We gave you Robert Johnson...And Elvis..but then you gave us .....uhhh everything else. HA!

Rango
10-31-2012, 01:06 PM
How are the folks and the factory?

aristotle
10-31-2012, 02:44 PM
Managed fine here in the 'burbs of B'more, but not quite as well down on the southern Eastern Shore. Video below was texted to me by my next door neighbor down in Crisfield. When told that my 800lb wave runner is now upside down on my front lawn, I couldn't understand how that could have happened. It's stored on a lift that's at least 6' above the water at the end of a 300' pier, that is off of my back yard....until I saw the video looking out over my back yard....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ybwP46w0OU

Rosewoodsteel
11-02-2012, 12:25 PM
Just got my power back, 12:00 Noon on Thursday.
-Glad I purchased the generator after the June 29th storm. It made life alot easier.
-Wishing everyone godspeed.