itsframer....your post shows this board is more than Augme, is about people. I agree with you. People in the NE should clean the stuff from their yards, porches, balconies, etc. I live in the Tampa Bay area and luckily, we do not get direct hit by hurricanes often; as the Panhandle does.Our prayers are with those that will be affected by Sandy. This time , I close...Do not hang on!