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Hurricane Sandy
  • Not sure if a topic has been posted, but I hope all of the East Coast shibas and their humans are doing okay!

    Big winds in Columbus, Ohio with snow/rain. My shibas are not a fan of the wind noise
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    @jessefritschzy I hope you stay safe during the storm.

    I am in NY and the aftermath here is bad, Miko was a trooper throughout the height of the storm, he slept through it. Thankfully I still have power, I do hope everyone is doing ok and taking precautions.
  • Post edited by shibamistress at 2012-10-30 15:09:42
  • It was really, really bad -- especially in NYC and surrounds. It was particularly difficult for us as Dakota picked the three days before and during and after the Hurricane to have a very bad case of diarrhea. She was asking to go out every 3 hours -- and this included during the dead of the night. So, we got up every few hours, put on coats, and braved 60-70 mph winds to get her outside to do her thing. It was quite scary dodging debris like the roof shingles flying off of my neighbor's house while letting her poop. Back from the vets today with a prescription and supply of pro-biotics and an intestinal friendly food Canine I/D (she basically wants nothing to do with food). But you haven't lived until you have to take your Shiba out in a Hurricane every 3 hours to go to the bathroom! She was a trooper though and seemed to not mind the high winds and debris flying everywhere.
  • @shibamistress passed the info about BEAR to one of the Akita clubs in Northern CA
    Post edited by sukoshi’s mom at 2012-10-30 19:28:29
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    My Bf's sister posted a bunch of pictures where trees landed on cars x_x

    I hope everybody's house is safe!!! Her house didn't have any trees around (luckily) so its safe.
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    my hearts go out to everyone in the east coast including there beloved pets!
  • I used to live on the Jersey Shore years ago, and I'm scared for all my friends that live there. We could walk to the ocean from our house and I could see the water from my school. I keep hearing NJ got hit really hard, but I'm still waiting for some people to check in :(
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    I'm in northern New Jersey and my town is a warzone. I doubt we'll have power within the week with the way I've seen things here. I live in a very forested suburb and trees are down everywhere, and the power lines are absolutely demolished. Over 100 roads closed in my town alone, and it's a smallish town.

    I was also out all night with the fire department. Very busy, lots of emergencies, including two fatalities. A family was out driving during the storm (no idea why) and a tree fell on them, killing the two parents. Luckily the kids were not harmed and were able to be extricated from the car.

    We drove the fire engine to my house during the storm so I could take Sansa out to go potty. I went for her while everyone waited in the truck. She walked out of the house, sniffed around, then got hit with a gust and sheet of rain and she ran back to the front door! I picked her up and shielded her and put her on grass so she'd pee, and once she did I put her back inside for the night and headed back to the firehouse.

    I'm at work now because, somehow, my office is inside the only functioning power grid for miles haha. Just my luck! Luckily my girlfriend has power so Sansa is spending the day at her house. My aunt on the other side of town has power so we are staying there but so are other family members so there are 12 people and 3 dogs (including my aunt's Shiba!) in the house. Chaotic, and not very restful, but Sansa is having fun playing with the other Shiba and the goldendoodle.

    Stay safe everyone.
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    I heard about the couple in Brooklyn, there are some very sad stories. @Arctic i hope it gets better soon, i know NJ got hit really bad.

    In Breezy Point, Queens there was a fire during the storm that destroyed over 80 houses, it looks devastating in the pictures i've seen.
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    The jersey shore was really hit bad. Luckily for us although close to the ocean we are far enough away to not be worried about flooding. Trees/wires are down everywhere most have not had power although today many areas are getting it back, including us about an hour ago. We were told it could take up to a week. We were lucky no damage to the house or property others not so lucky. A section of Brick, our town had houses not only flooded but many of those burned down as well. The devistation is everywhere but the immeadiate coast really got hit bad. I was actually at work at the hospitalffrom monday Am until late yesterday, and worked all day today. The hospital just went to regular power we were on generator until this morning. Gas station lines are an hour to two hours long as most are not open due to the power outages. Hopefully since power is coming back the situation will get better. If not as peoples cars start needing gas in the next few days things can get real hairy. Most including us filled the cars before the storm, but we will need to refill soon with going to/from work. Hopefully things will get better!
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  • Has anyone heard anything from the NYC Shiba Rescue???
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  • I think it will take a little bit of time to hear from everyone. As Calia mentions cell phone service is spotty in many areas as well as many network lines slow or limited.

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    Post edited by StaticNfuzz at 2012-11-01 22:22:39
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    My thoughts and prayers are those working through recovery. As someone noted as the days pass the stress increases. I remember Wilma in my area of Florida, by day 3, 4, 5 without power (we ended up 7 days without power at my house) and gas stations without gas (due to either lack of power to pump it and no generators or inability to get the gas trucks there to deliver it). By day 3 everyone was past the shock and onto the stress and feeling of hopelessness of where to begin getting back to normal. It takes time, it took probably 3-4 years here before there wasn't any more blue tarp roofs after Wilma.
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    Post edited by INU RYUU at 2012-11-03 09:50:00
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    brigantine nj resident and casino employee (IT dept so i rode the storm out at work) liz took brewster inland to her parents house...we are all devastated please if you can donate to fema red cross and all nj,pa,ny animal shelters, a lot of animals are without a home now we were fortunate and sustained minimal damage but this noreaster will cause more floods and property damage and even more people will be without homes as well as or furry friends! so i urge you if you can donate pet food, human food (lol) and clothes to people in need, @ljowen123 tell your nephew thanks you!! and all the other out of staters comin in to help out we are a mess right now!
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