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Unread 10-31-2012, 07:38 AM   #1
gcan
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how's everyone make out during the storm?

I know theres a couple of you down the shore, just hoping you guys are all ok!

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Unread 11-02-2012, 03:23 AM   #2
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I'm in North Jersey and going on 77 hours with no power. going to pick a generator up from my boss tomorrow if I don't have power in the morning
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Unread 11-05-2012, 12:05 PM   #3
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stayed on the island...we got really lucky. lots of flooding, but none in the house, no cars ruined (my sister's ford fiesta was removed to the mainland), though it was a near thing. my bro-in-law's honda element got bogged down in the yard when he tried to move it to higher ground during monday's low tide. so i put the WK to work:






it's the first recovery i've done w/ it & it didn't bat an eyelid. just drove right away, element in tow. i was pretty stoked on that...anyone who says modern jeeps can't keep up or compete w/ the classics can go pound sand, IMO.
monday night's high tide was a bit sketchy...quite a bit higher than monday morning's...water barely hit my tires in the AM, but came up to the trim on the doors that night:

no water inside, though, & it started up just like a charm. thank god for the 2" daystar BB!
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Unread 11-05-2012, 08:25 PM   #4
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Trying to help out Lavern in Atlantic City: Durango had water halfway up the seat backs, most likely totaled. XJ had water up to bottom of seats, may be salvagable. No electricity at her house yet. Has to return a loaner car tomorrow.
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Unread 11-07-2012, 04:41 PM   #5
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finally got power and water back late last night. minimal property damage that any DIYer can do without too much effort. buddy of mine is a State Trooper, the things he has seen while at the shore on duty will break anyone's heart.
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Unread 11-11-2012, 12:08 PM   #6
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I was one of the lucky ones that stayed on an island. First high tide got water in the front yard, second high tide put about a foot in my garage. Jeep stayed dry, never lost power. This ever happens again, I will evacuate.....that was a once in a lifetime thing for me.
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Unread 11-11-2012, 07:33 PM   #7
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smitty, where in oc are you? sounds like you got lucky, like me.
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Unread 11-11-2012, 07:44 PM   #8
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I am on 22nd & Asbury. I think I could see the only dry land from my back deck. Looks like you are either north or south end?
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Unread 11-11-2012, 07:49 PM   #9
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I'm from Staten Island, and my house is raised because of it's proximity to the water. During the the water started coming up the block, and we decided to get out. We had to do some deep water crossing , and even drove around other stuck vehicles. The house is mostly ok, but sustained a couple thousand in damage. The Jeep is fine, but needs the hinges oiled badly. The power is finally back, and mostly everyone is helping each other which is nice to see.
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Unread 01-06-2013, 10:06 AM   #10
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This thread is a little old but the hurricane is one reason why I have a Jeep now. I figured I'd share how I got here.
I live in Little Ferry. You may have seen Little Ferry and Moonachie on the news. We had unexpected flooding. There were a lot of rescues and even an AP picture of my GF and myself. My Subaru WRX STI flooded up into the instrument cluster, about 3 feet or so.
Ill miss that car but its time for something a bit different. I wound up finding a 2005 Wrangler Rocky Mountain Edition with a 3 inch suspension lift and I have owned for just over a week now. I wont be getting flooded now.
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Unread 01-09-2013, 04:39 AM   #11
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This thread is a little old but the hurricane is one reason why I have a Jeep now. I figured I'd share how I got here.
I live in Little Ferry. You may have seen Little Ferry and Moonachie on the news. We had unexpected flooding. There were a lot of rescues and even an AP picture of my GF and myself. My Subaru WRX STI flooded up into the instrument cluster, about 3 feet or so.
Ill miss that car but its time for something a bit different. I wound up finding a 2005 Wrangler Rocky Mountain Edition with a 3 inch suspension lift and I have owned for just over a week now. I wont be getting flooded now.
Sup mark.. Its Steve from work. Welcome to the forum!
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Unread 01-09-2013, 03:36 PM   #12
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This thread is a little old but the hurricane is one reason why I have a Jeep now. I figured I'd share how I got here.
I live in Little Ferry. You may have seen Little Ferry and Moonachie on the news. We had unexpected flooding. There were a lot of rescues and even an AP picture of my GF and myself. My Subaru WRX STI flooded up into the instrument cluster, about 3 feet or so.
Ill miss that car but its time for something a bit different. I wound up finding a 2005 Wrangler Rocky Mountain Edition with a 3 inch suspension lift and I have owned for just over a week now. I wont be getting flooded now.
Congrats on your Jeep purchase Mark read your manual, and remember where on the truck the water fording limit is. I keep getting in a bit deep, and I better slow down before I drown her.
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Unread 01-16-2013, 07:57 PM   #13
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Had no power for 8 days and I didn't get to make out with anyone.
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Unread 01-17-2013, 02:53 PM   #14
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This thread is a little old but the hurricane is one reason why I have a Jeep now .... a 2005 Wrangler Rocky Mountain Edition with a 3 inch suspension lift and I have owned for just over a week now. I wont be getting flooded now.
Don't kid yourself, buddy. I'm the Lavern that Dennis spoke of earlier in this thread. My Cherokee has 7" lift & 33" tires. It took on water inside filling the floor pans ... and it was parked on the street where everyone else used to bring their cars when we expected flooding. So it was a little higher up.

Like he said, my Durango was totaled. I'm still hoping to wrk out the electrical issues in the XJ (most of which are pre-flood). Still don't know if the XJ will have a long life after this. Next time the weatherman says anything above "normal" hi tide flooding, I'm gone!

Sorry all, I know this thread is old but I haven't been on here since the storm.
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