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This is what a Nor Easter looks like living on the water in Poquoson Va.

Old 11-12-2009, 05:36 AM
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My wife, brother and I spent yesterday and last night picking up, putting up and tying in preparation for this storm. I had about 2 inches in my garage this morning and expect a foot to foot and a half tonight. House is surrounded and road impassable. I am going to take the cars away before tonights high tide. Should be fun cleaning up after it is all done. Here are some pictures from this morning.







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Dang better raise that lift some
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Old 11-12-2009, 06:25 AM
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hay brian i remember those days there not fun at all. have you heard how high the water is down in messick?
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Here is the situation in Smithfield, Virginia. The first photo was taken about two weeks ago. The second was taken this morning at about the time of high tide. I raised the boat lift about as far as it could go without the cabin top ripping out the power chord that runs between the lift motors. If the storm surge remains within the expected range of 4 feet to 6 feet, there should be nor problem. If the surge gets much higher, the boat will float off the lift. My understanding is that the peak tidal surge is expected this evening.
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Last night, I raised the lift until the power chord that spans between the lift motors was resting on the cabin top. I left a bit of slack so that there should be no tension on the power chord as the lift sways in the wind. I need to get the power chord rerouted or raised. The waterline of the boat is almost six feet above the level of the finger pier and the finger pier is usually at least a foot above a normal high tide. I'll find out tonight if that is enough.
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Wow...long dock. You got power and water out there too? That would suck if you forgot something after walking out to the boat.

How long is that? Looks like 300 yards.
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Sorry the gulf coast could not weaken it for ya some. Hell all the kids were out of school down here tuesday. All we got was a inch of rain adn about a 4' surge
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Wow...long dock. You got power and water out there too? That would suck if you forgot something after walking out to the boat.

How long is that? Looks like 300 yards.
Your guess was close. The pier builder's sketch shows 870 feet. The pier does have water and power.

The round trip distance from the house to the end of the pier is about 2000 feet. It does suck when I forget to bring something that I need, but I need the exercise, so I don't complain. I'm just happy to have a pier.
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I guess tonight is your biggest problem with the water. Good luck for sure ... nasty storm for sure!
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From the security cams at my place in Jersey... High tide is at 4:13pm, looks like I'll be okay tonite... Tomorrow mornings tide has me a little worried. My car is only one block off the floor...
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From the security cams at my place in Jersey... High tide is at 4:13pm, looks like I'll be okay tonite... Tomorrow mornings tide has me a little worried. My car is only one block off the floor...
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You on Barnegat or Egg Harbor bay with those pics ?
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Thanks for the replies. It has been a fun day running around Poquoson moving cars and house hold items for friends and family at low tide (never really got that low). I also jacked the boat up a couple more feet just in case. Talk is the tide may reach Isabel levels, hopefully not. There are a lot of houses much lower than mine. Now we are just watching and waiting to see how high it gets. My neighbors skiff leaned over and dunked the motor today. Here are a couple more pictures.




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I see the irony.... You are having flooding and your boat is named "Last Resort!"
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Wow, what a mess.

Afish, good luck with the Porsche. It looks pretty high in your last pic.
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Looks like a fun place to live when your NOT in a storm. Good luck.
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The photos below were taken at the approximate time of low tide at 1:00 am this morning. The boat was doing fine on the lift. The finger pier alongside the lift was submerged even at low tide. The canoe tied up alongside the finger pier was full of water and had dumped out the small sea kayak that I had placed inside it. The other small boats were doing fine on the floating platform. The level of the floating platform was well above the level of the main area of the dock even at low tide. The high tide this morning was lower than the high tide last night, so the worst has passed.
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I have some guys working in Norfolk right now that have been sending me pics of cars underwater lol
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This was Townsends Inlet bridge (betweene Avalon & Sea Isle City NJ) yesterday... Oops... Bet it's a while before there are cars crossing it again
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBhXUR16RiY
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Looks like you guys from VA to NJ took the brunt of this one. Nasty, slow-moving storm!!! Hope everyone made it through OK. Its going to take several hours to clean up the crap that got blown into my yard over the past few days.........
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