Wanted to post up an open thread to get thoughts/comments/experiences from those in the likely path of Hurricane Sandy.
Experts are recommending preparing for an extended period without outside power, storm surges along the coast and several inches of rains--some area are even getting warnings about heavy snow.
I'm sure we've got some readers in the target areas for Sandy--Have you done anything extra to prepare? How concerned are you? What measures are others--government, neighbors--taking? What's the general mood?
Update: The storm is hitting the NJ/NYC area right now. Reporter in Manhattan saying it's looking like something out of a disaster movie. Face of an apartment building has fallen off. Lots of flooding. Intermittent power outages. Looks like Time Square is still lit up, though, and the rain has passed in many areas and people who didn't evacuate are out taking pictures and surveying the damage. Cell phones look they are working still.