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Hi Everyone,
Thanks for all your prayers and good wishes.  We're in Upper Manhattan and on a hill, so we got through the storm relatively unscathed.
I hope everyone else is okay.
Best,
Jon Samuels


--- On Tue, 10/30/12, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

From: Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Be Careful Out There
To: [log in to unmask]
Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 2:24 PM

Hi Raphael:

Yes, definitely many people need our prayers and good wishes. Lots and lots of damage along the 
coast. At least two levee breaks in NJ, which is really scary for people because I think many of 
them were not specifically told to evacuate before the storm and thus got a very unpleasant and 
dangerous surprise when the levee broke and the water came rushing in. Most deaths I've heard about 
so far are from trees falling on houses or cars. Very sad story down in North Salem, the town south 
over the Westchester-Putnam border. Two boys were killed when a tree fell on their house.

http://www.lohud.com/viewart/20121030/NEWS02/310300049/Family-neighbors-mourn-North-Salem-boys-two-others-die-Westchester-Rockland

I went driving around before and noted how lucky it was that there wasn't heavy damage on both sides 
of this hill, so power stayed on from the un-damaged direction. The other side of the hill has 
several big trees down and a couple of power poles snapped. It won't be a huge fix, but the question 
is where does it lie in the power company's priorities right now? I noted no trees on houses, which 
is a very lucky break for everyone. I think if we got 10mph higher wind gusts, things might have 
been much worse. I think our worst were mid-60s mph. TV news said highest recorded gust was 80mph in 
Montclair NJ.

Will be interesting to see how quickly lower Manhattan can get back to full power and mass transit. 
Salt water got in all the underground stuff last night. Hopefully no priceless archives in 
underground vaults down there.

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Raphaël PAREJO" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 12:31 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Be Careful Out There


Hello Tom, Hello Alls,

Happy to know that. And to discover the good spirits of Tom and others.

But we must also think on all people casualties of materials damages and injuries.

I apologize this really awful hurricane.

Regards from Biscay. And forgive me for my bad american English.

-- 
R. Parejo-Coudert

Ethnomusicologue / Ethnomusicologist / Etnomusicólogo

Anthropologie visuelle et sonore
Visual and Sound Anthropology
Antropología visual y sonora

Archives sonores - Archivos sonoros - Sound Archives
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Le/El/On: Tue, 30 Oct 2012 10:11:47 -0400, <prénom de l'utilisateur> Tom Fine 
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>We got really lucky here. Didn't have any major damage, didn't even lose
>power except for a couple
>of short periods. I think that between Irene last year, the Halloween
>Blizzard last year and a
>couple of severe thunderstorm fronts that came through over the summer,
>plus the utility doing major
>tree-cutting after they cleaned up from the blizzard last year, there
>wasn't that much remaining to
>fall on wires. I don't think any tall tree around here had ever
>sustained 60mph gusts (at least not
>when it was nearly as tall as it is now), so very fortunate that none of
>them came crashing on the
>house. The big gusts were coming right from the east, roaring up my side
>of the hill and blasting
>right against the back long side of the house. The whole house was
>vibrating during the peak gusts.
>Reminded me why I don't live one inch closer to the coast!
>
>-- Tom Fine
>
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "David Lewis" <[log in to unmask]>
>To: <[log in to unmask]>
>Sent: Monday, October 29, 2012 11:47 PM
>Subject: [ARSCLIST] Be Careful Out There
>
>
>> Best wishes and prayers for our friends and members in the New York
>> City/New Jersey area. There are many of you, and I hope all goes well.
>>
>> David N. Lewis
>> Lebanon, OH
>>