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Hurricane Attacks White House Dossier

by Keith Koffler on October 29, 2012, 5:42 pm

Updated Oct. 29 at 5:47 pm ET

As most of you probably know, a hurricane is barrelling through Northern Virginia, where I live. The storm will continue through Wednesday.

I expect the power to go out, in which case I may not be able to post. So if you don’t see anything new for a period of time, please be patient, I should be back soon. So thanks for waiting!

If you’re in the path of the hurricane, good luck, and stay safe.

Here’s a message from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, offering a few words of advice as only he can.

UPDATE: Thank you all for your kind words. So far, so good!


sablegsd October 29, 2012 at 1:00 am

Keep you and your family safe. We will be here when you get back.

Amarissa October 29, 2012 at 1:12 am

Good luck!

Mari October 29, 2012 at 1:16 am

And even if you have power, lots of us might not! Stay safe!

Sadie October 29, 2012 at 1:19 am

Wonder who will get power restored first?
It’s not a contest I volunteered for. Decided to duck tape floor to ceiling windows – in spite of the building posting announcements to remove any thing that can become a flying projectile, I noticed a few neighbors who are obviously reading challenged.

cindylou October 29, 2012 at 3:50 am

LOL again-

I think my mum plant may be a dangerous projectile

well seriously it might be – I better toss it over the fence

srdem65 October 29, 2012 at 1:54 am

To all in harm’s way; stay safe, warm and dry.
Don’t worry about us, MrK, if we use the Dossier we’ll clean up after ourselves and put everything back where we found it.
When you come back on line, we’ll be here, too.

cindylou October 29, 2012 at 3:48 am


cindylou October 29, 2012 at 3:51 am

I liked if we use the dossier

cindylou October 29, 2012 at 3:58 am

Thank you

Susan October 29, 2012 at 9:48 am

Well done, srdem. We conservatives never leave a mess behind ;-)

Stay safe all our East Coast friends.

Swedishlady October 29, 2012 at 2:55 am

I have heard a lot about Sandy over here in our public broadcasting. Seems like she has a mean and violent temper.
So, Keith and all you here in her path, stay safe, I wish you well.

Sadie October 29, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Are you sure the reporting was just about Sandy and not Michelle, too.

cindylou October 29, 2012 at 3:47 am

please don’t post!

I am in the path as well – maybe not as directly as Virginia-I do have family in Virginia last time I checked (which wasn’t recently) :P

Stay safe WHD peeps!!!

cindylou October 29, 2012 at 3:56 am

CC rocks!

He is the Ralph Kramden of politics-you just wanna hug him!


Lizzy October 29, 2012 at 6:34 am

He is an charming fellow so shy:-).

Carol in Florida October 29, 2012 at 7:13 am

Some friendly advice from Florida (hurricane country)

Fill your bathtub and all of your sinks with water. Fill every large pot and bucket that you can find with water so you will at least have it in case your electric goes out. You will need water during and after the storm to drink, brush your teeth, flush toilets, wash your face, etc.

Take all of your valuables (insurance policies, jewelry, birth certificates, etc) and lock them in your dishwasher. Dishwashers are attached to a counter top and dishwashers are water proof so your “stuff” should be safe in there.

Get all of your candles, matches, oil lamps, etc in one place in the house so you don’t have to hunt for them in the dark.

Stay away from your windows as much as possible. Do not be tempted to open any exterior doors if the winds are high.

We are praying for your safety and please don’t try to be a hero.

Ellen October 29, 2012 at 8:45 am

The dishwasher tip was new to me. Thanks, Carol.

Praying for everyone up there.

Ellen in Texas

Lizzy October 29, 2012 at 11:29 am

I learned how to light our electric starting gas range without blowing
myself up so we could have coffee after an October surprise hit KS
and we were powerless for 8 days. We don’t have a dishwasher but
it’s a great tip thanks.

Ellen October 29, 2012 at 2:47 pm

I have a dishwasher, but it doesn’t work. Good enough to store papers, though!

Nancy V October 29, 2012 at 8:08 am

Take care – the storm has stalled off the coast, which means it could strengthen. I have family along the Chesapeake Bay and they are getting hammered by the bands of the storm.

CiscoKid October 29, 2012 at 8:23 am

Stay safe and take care. Keep you and all those in the path of this terrible storm in our thoughts and prayers.

Carol in Florida October 29, 2012 at 8:34 am

Townhall is reporting that Governor Romney is lending his campaign bus for hurricane relief efforts. All the while Moochelle is begging for more money for herself and the king.

Girly1 October 29, 2012 at 8:53 am

God speed to everyone in ‘Sandy’s path! Nothing is more important now than the safety of you and your loved ones. Our prayers are with you.

RickW October 29, 2012 at 10:31 am

Knowing that Obama is back in DC makes me feel better already……AHEM…..Good luck to all in Sandy’s path!

ImNoDhimmi October 29, 2012 at 10:40 am

We’re already getting very strong wind way up here in Nova Scotia. This massive storm is a killer. Please stay safe, everyone.

Otis Driftwood October 29, 2012 at 10:45 am

Stay safe Keith and everyone on the boards here that are in harms way.

GotFreedom October 29, 2012 at 10:49 am

Stay safe Keith; some things like taking care of yourself/family take precedence over politics. . .if only the establishment in DC understood that from time to time. Best regards!

Julie Brueckheimer October 29, 2012 at 11:33 am

Stay safe.

gobnait October 29, 2012 at 11:35 am

Stay safe, Keith. We’re near Long Beach Island, NJ watching reports that the Atlantic may breach the island to the bay and the wind is kickin’ up like a ‘mother’! It’s strangely scary and exciting all at once!! All the best to everyone in harm’s way.

William October 29, 2012 at 11:43 am

Good luck and stay safe, Keith. We’re getting some (very) mild effects here. This is the first Big Blow I’ve ever been in that made the weather cold like Sandy has.

Trochilus October 29, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Keith, do you have a portable generator — for the fridge & a few essentials?

On what may be the best available map, looks like you are on the south side of the eye line, which has moved slightly south and is projected to go a little further west into PA from earlier projections — it is now projected to “turn” sharply north, just south of State College in PA. The southern side is usually considered the “good” side — at least comparatively speaking because of the greater risk of surge to the north. Check this out already in Ocean City, NJ — the bay has already met the Ocean just to the north of the “eye line.”

We’re up along the Delaware at Lambertville, NJ & New Hope, PA, so we’re not in the direct line. But this thing is huge! My neighbor (who I ran into at the gas station last evening) told me she and her husband drove all the way to Brooklyn yesterday to pick a generator up at Lowes. They had ordered it on-line, so they had no problem picking it up when they got there. But she said about 50 – 60 last second shoppers were squabbling over a late arriving shipment of a different model that had just come in late in the day.

Also, if your car has an outlet plug in it, once the brunt of the storm passes & falling trees are not a injury threat, you can set up your lap top in the car and use it check out emergency information during any of the period of time that you are without power in your home.

Rod October 29, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Good luck – be safe.

Scott October 29, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Best of luck. Our thoughts are with you and your neighbors.

DRM October 29, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Hang in there Keith. I’m sure there won’t be any new “news” while you’re gone.. :)
Hope you stay safe..

Megan October 29, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Be safe Keith – been watching coverage all day and WOW does it look bad.