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URI has closed.

Winds are picking up, some rain is starting to fall and they're shutting down most of the roads soon. They're calling for winds up to 80 mph in Narragansett.
 

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In Ohio, we are getting the front that will crash into the hurricane and create Frankenstorm. Pretty windy today.

Stay safe, you soulless east coast liberals. I wouldn't want you guys to float or blow away and miss Snipe's inevitable return.
 

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Pretty close to flooding here in Northern Virginia. One more inch of water on the ground and we're toast (no idea how many more inches of rain at what intensity that will take).

I've spent more than a few hours in the last few days cleaning out culverts in the Fairfax County park behind me. Two large trees went down in the park in the ten minutes I was just out there. I think I'm done being outside for now. Just hoping leaves don't gum up the culverts again.

I'm praying to avoid a repeat of Tropical Storm Lee which put 250 gallons of water in my rec room, which was supposedly a 1 in a thousand year event for my town.

How weathermen feel comfortable projecting out a thousand years I have no idea.
 

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lots of flooding around URI including in Narragansett (where weather channel was reporting all day). I have no idea how the campus itself is
 

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And here in Ohio, we may get more snow in this storm than we did for all of last year. Of course, that's not saying much considering that it didn't snow at all for us last year...

In the meantime, I hope everyone stays safe and dry.
 

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The latest update to the MSNBC Tracker Map shows Hurricane Sandy turning North before it reaches Pittsburgh, then heading directly to Olean, NY.

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We really dodged a bullet in Rhode Island. Substantial damage from the track as is, I can only imagine if the storm had swung up closer to Long Island...
 

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I haven't heard anything yet. We are not close to being an area affected by the "surge" so the only damage I can foresee is electrical outage, down trees. The rainfall was less than an inch so we would not have flooding. As you likely have seen on TV, other parts of the City have been ruined, with the damage in NJ even worse. Seaside Heights , Moonachie underwater. Truly devastating. In a coastal area of Queens, Breezy Points, 50 homes burned to the ground.
 

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I haven't heard anything yet. We are not close to being an area affected by the "surge" so the only damage I can foresee is electrical outage, down trees. The rainfall was less than an inch so we would not have flooding. As you likely have seen on TV, other parts of the City have been ruined, with the damage in NJ even worse. Seaside Heights , Moonachie underwater. Truly devastating. In a coastal area of Queens, Breezy Points, 50 homes burned to the ground.
I've been hearing from some of our NJ and LI students and many of them were lucky to have their families relatively unharmed. The property damage seems to be what is most overwhelming...to see some of the most important places of your childhood washed away is psychologically rough (one student from Breezy Point was tweeting some of what he was hearing from his family and I had to stop reading). BonaResponds, our campus outreach organization, has already planned trips down that way.
 

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For those who may have spent time at the NJ shore area, go to Facebook and type in the search block New Jersey Hurricane News. There are pictures of familiar areas, or at least what used to be familiar areas.
 

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Sadly the Jersey shore and places like Hoboken will never be the same.

Boardwalks, dunes and many beaches have been destroyed and will take years to rebuild. Parts of Atlantic City were destroyed but areas near the casinos are better maintained and thus less of an issue.

The Army Corps of Engineers, at the request of Governor Christie, are going to evaluate all of the hardest hit areas and make recommendations to help prevent damage by having better water blockage and redirection.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=201pgTaEseQ&feature=related
 
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