August 25, 2011 AT 7:37 pm

Hurricane coming to NYC – Be advised!

Pt 101485

Ok folks, there was an earthquake in NYC now there is a hurricane heading this way. We will keep everyone updated if for any reasons orders cannot ship over the weekend or early next week. Stay tuned to the blog, twitter and g+ ! Here is a real time tracker from the NY Times. We have provisions, we’re 4 floors up and mosfet the cat has a life vest if needed. Google-like map here

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8 Comments

  1. Does MOSFET really have a life-vest?

  2. @Milarepa: Actually, I’m pretty sure Mosfet has his own helicopter/submarine hybrid. :)

  3. Stay away from windows on the windward side and low elevation land on the seafront. Make sure you have batteries for your LED lantern and a couple of good books you’ve been waiting to dig into. It’ll all soon pass.

    From the land of Magnitude 6.5 or it didn’t happen. Our last encounter with a hurricane on the west coast was the Columbus Day Storm of 1962. Trees down everywhere, quite a mess. For us, most head out across the Pacific. It’s a rare one that gets a steering currrent that pulls it the other way.

  4. “Live! From New York! It’s Ask an absolutely sopping-wet Engineer!” ;)

    Well, assuming of course that the internet connection holds out!

    Seriously, though… do be careful. As Sean said – watch out for the windows. Up 4 floors *should* have thicker tempered glass in them (mostly to keep people from going thru them if they stumble and fall into them), and so *should* be more resistant to damage, but nonetheless…

    You mention provisions… besides the obvious — fresh water, no-cook no-referigeration food (and the means to open the packages!), batteries, flashlights, battery-powered AM radio, space blanket, etc. — how about repair & improvisation supplies? Duct tape, a couple of tarps, rope, some 5 min epoxy, and one of the larger leatherman-style multitool (like a wave or a 300)?

    Oh, and I wanna see a photo of MOSFET in his vest! ;)

  5. We dodged the bullet that might hit you. Latest (8AM) track shows the storm’s eye crossing L.I. instead of going up the Hudson. Hope my mother’s apartment in Brooklyn (2nd floor) doesn’t get flooded (it’s being sold). Down here the last major storm was Wilma, we were without power for over a week!

  6. FWIW,

    One should consider leaving highly populated areas in any case–prior to this event. as we go along here metro dwellers won’t be able to handle the radical amperage and voltage fluctions (speaking metaphorically) that are now sure to come. Just say’n :). Good luck to all on this round.

  7. You guys be safe! Don’t mess around, heard there were mandatory evacs for the city now.

  8. Latest updates indicate Irene’s eye wall has collapsed and the storm is getting weaker. Odd’s are by the time it gets to NYC it will be down to tropical storm strength (less than 74 mph). I don’t think Manhattan is going to get flooded, but you’re still in for a lot of coastal erosion from the wave action, and lots of downed trees and power lines. Give Mosfet some catnip and scratch her between the ears for me. Stay safe!

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