Mad Jack Posted August 27, 2011 Share Posted August 27, 2011 The hurricane is supposed to hit us tomorrow morning sometime, although it's probably going to be downgraded to a tropical storm by the time it hits New England... I spent an hour yesterday sandbagging the door to my patio since we live in a raised ranch on the side of a hill and thus the patio is mostly underground with stairs going out to ground level - it's essentially a big square pit underneath our deck, lol. When we get extremely heavy rains, the water forms a river (pic) running from our back yard down the side of the house to the front and because we took down the patio wall and haven't gotten around to rebuilding it the water ends up pouring into the patio and forming a lake (pic). So we end up having to stack a few layers of sndbags around the door into the patio so the water doesn't come up over the edge of the door and flood the basement. For somebody like me who's lived in this area all my life, it's almost kinda funny to see folks running around like the Apocalypse is coming - I went to one of the local supermarkets to grab an extra jar of peanut butter just in case, and the entire bread aisle was wiped out except for some English muffins... So, anybody else gonna be gettin' wet this weekend? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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