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#16 yvonne johnson

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 03:24 AM

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Speaking of which, living in NY, do G and I need flooding and earthquake insurance? (More than half-serious....co-op policy renewal and all that.)

your insurance broker can give best advice but flood insurance is always a good thing if there's important mechanical stuff and storage in the basement. not every insurer offers it, though. we have flood insurance on our house.

There's something about NY being around tidal rivers that don't flood and therefore one should not bother with flood insurance.
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Posted 15 May 2008 - 03:29 AM

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Speaking of which, living in NY, do G and I need flooding and earthquake insurance? (More than half-serious....co-op policy renewal and all that.)

your insurance broker can give best advice but flood insurance is always a good thing if there's important mechanical stuff and storage in the basement. not every insurer offers it, though. we have flood insurance on our house.

There's something about NY being around tidal rivers that don't flood and therefore one should not bother with flood insurance.

there used to be a creek running under the house next door to us and at least once a year they have to bring everything out of their basement to try to salvage it, in the sun, after a massive flood. less of an issue in manhattan, i'd guess. the insurance folks have charts showing the likelihood of flooding in your immediate area. you can also look these up yourself

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 12:11 PM

Whew, last night's three consecutive storms rolling through were more than frog-stranglers. Foodie52, I hope your car survived the hail. I saw pictures this morning from the Tarrytown area with a baseball-sized piece of hail and an backyard with accumulated hailstones more than a foot-deep.

The ever-present warnings about rotations showing up in the radar had me wishing I had an emergency bag packed. With my bum leg, I'd never get a queen-sized mattress dragged inside the small bathroom with a tub that's on an interior wall. I'd just have to hold on tight to the plumbing and hope for the best. Texas, land of big sunsets and big storms.
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Posted 15 May 2008 - 12:27 PM

QUOTE(yvonne johnson @ May 14 2008, 11:24 PM) View Post
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Speaking of which, living in NY, do G and I need flooding and earthquake insurance? (More than half-serious....co-op policy renewal and all that.)

your insurance broker can give best advice but flood insurance is always a good thing if there's important mechanical stuff and storage in the basement. not every insurer offers it, though. we have flood insurance on our house.

There's something about NY being around tidal rivers that don't flood and therefore one should not bother with flood insurance.


Your building may have a master policy covering floods and insurance damage, you might want to check with the board, etc on what is covered.

Much of lower Manhattan, and many parts of the east side are only a few feet above sea level. A level 3-4-5 hurricane hitting at the river's high tide could put them under a few feet of water. Many parts of Jersey City, Brooklyn and Queens have the same problem.

Many areas of Manhattan, in particular, are built on filled in water areas. The area east of Water Street, Turtle Bay, Kip's Bay, much of Battery Park City, etc are all built on fill.
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#20 g.johnson

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 01:27 PM

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Your building may have a master policy covering floods and insurance damage, you might want to check with the board, etc on what is covered.

I am the board. It's the master policy we're renewing.
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#21 Carolyn Tillie

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 02:41 PM

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If frogs start falling from the sky, I'm movin' to Venus.


I don't think you really meant it, but here it is....

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 03:35 PM

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If frogs start falling from the sky, I'm movin' to Venus.


I don't think you really meant it, but here it is....

Thank god they didn't fall from the sky.

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 03:38 PM

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If frogs start falling from the sky, I'm movin' to Venus.


I don't think you really meant it, but here it is....

Thank god they didn't fall from the sky.


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Posted 15 May 2008 - 03:57 PM

It's pouring frogs and hats,
chrysanthemums and poodles
bananas, broom and cats.
Assorted prunes and parrots
are dropping from the sky
here comes a bunch of carrots,
some hippopotami.

It's raining pens and pickles
and eggs and silverware.
a flood of figs and nickles
is falling through the air.
I see a swan, a sweater
a clock, a model train.
I like this so much better
than when it's raining rain.




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Posted 15 May 2008 - 08:14 PM

how about 98 degree weather in san francisco?! and a heat index of 107!!!
people are playing in the sprinklers at dolores park.

squeat, how are you holding up?

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 08:23 PM

It's supposed to be 30 degrees here tomorrow....the heat is going up so fast that the radiators are still on in my building. It's going to be a bad bad day. (For you Americans: 30 = 86 or fucking hot for Vancouver )

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 09:00 PM

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how about 98 degree weather in san francisco?! and a heat index of 107!!!
people are playing in the sprinklers at dolores park.

squeat, how are you holding up?

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 09:33 PM

We huddled in the center of the house for about 15 minutes while ice fell from the sky. Nataly's garden is destroyed, John's car had a headlight smashed and my car has a few dings... the streets are covered in leaves and broken limbs. We got off easy, compared to other areas of town.
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Posted 15 May 2008 - 09:43 PM

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We huddled in the center of the house for about 15 minutes while ice fell from the sky. Nataly's garden is destroyed, John's car had a headlight smashed and my car has a few dings... the streets are covered in leaves and broken limbs. We got off easy, compared to other areas of town.


Holy Shit Jane!! I'm glad you guys are OK though.

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 09:48 PM

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We huddled in the center of the house for about 15 minutes while ice fell from the sky. Nataly's garden is destroyed, John's car had a headlight smashed and my car has a few dings... the streets are covered in leaves and broken limbs. We got off easy, compared to other areas of town.


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