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End of World problems: disaster recovery / secure remote access for SMB?

What are IT folks doing to ensure continuity for small business customers whose offices could be affected by natural disasters? Is XenDesktop a good idea, and if so, what configuration would seem to make the most sense? Other ideas also fervently solicited. [more inside]
posted by Embryo on Dec 19, 2013 - 5 answers

Are there any Sandy-related volunteer efforts happening in the NYC area on Thanksgiving?

Are there any Sandy-related volunteer efforts happening in the NYC area on Thanksgiving? I'm looking to do some volunteer work for a few hours, and it would be great to know which groups/organizations are accepting volunteers on short notice.
posted by helios410 on Nov 20, 2012 - 4 answers

What happens when ocean front property becomes ocean bottom?

How does a storm like Sandy or Katrina affect title to real estate? What happens when your property is suddenly, actually, under water? [more inside]
posted by Corvid on Nov 11, 2012 - 9 answers

Writing a thank-you, with a side of hurricane sympathy?

I've got a thank-you note to write to a friend of my parents'-- already quite late, since the gift was given early last month. Difficulty: since then, the recipient's house was damaged fairly badly by Hurricane Sandy, and she's been struggling with the aftermath. I feel like her current rough situation warrants some sort of extra gesture or comment beyond the usual thank-you boilerplate, but what might that be? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Nov 9, 2012 - 8 answers

What smaller, local NYC charities need our support the most in the wake of Hurricane Sandy?

I want to donate more in support of Hurricane Sandy, but I'm concerned that while the Red Cross and the NYC Mayor's Fund are probably getting a ton of love, there are other charities in the city that are in dire straights as a result of the hurricane. (Or just in general.) What smaller, local NYC charities need our support the most?
posted by tweebiscuit on Nov 6, 2012 - 12 answers

I need help contacting 90-year old couple in NJ

I need to check on a 90-year old couple in Chatham, NJ. Can anyone suggest a way to find out how they are doing? The phone doesn't work. :7( [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt on Nov 6, 2012 - 8 answers

How to silence a fire alarm with no power due to sandy?

How to silence a fire alarm with no power due to sandy? [more inside]
posted by ridogi on Nov 4, 2012 - 18 answers

Can I make it from Boston to Brooklyn tomorrow (Saturday?)

Any issues with roads traveling from Boston to Brooklyn tomorrow? [more inside]
posted by caoimhe on Nov 2, 2012 - 7 answers

how to help?

Aside from donating money, is there anything that I can do to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 2, 2012 - 8 answers

Airline where pet can fly w/o certificate of health from vet. Sandy Emergency!

Emergency! Does anyone know of an airline (or other option) that allows pets to fly as cargo without a certificate of health from the vet? I know there are one or two. [more inside]
posted by LLF246 on Nov 2, 2012 - 30 answers

Sandy Relief Organizations?

Please help me donate to Sandy Relief! [more inside]
posted by hapax_legomenon on Nov 2, 2012 - 11 answers

Freezy Living

Post-Sandy, my house may not have heat for two weeks. What can I do to keep my kids warm at night? [more inside]
posted by Andrhia on Nov 2, 2012 - 42 answers

Post-Sandy gas for trip from NYC to upstate New York?

Post-Sandy gas for trip from NYC to upstate New York? [more inside]
posted by lips on Nov 2, 2012 - 16 answers

I think I would look good in waders.

I realized during Sandy that 1) we don't own any sort of radio; 2) I don't have a UPS for my desktop Mac; and 3) there are surely other things/tools/resources we probably should buy now to prepare for the next big storm. Can you make any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Nov 1, 2012 - 48 answers

And I was really looking forward to this trip, too!

I'm supposed to be at a B&B in Philadelphia tomorrow evening, and right now I'm in Brooklyn. I don't have a car, rail isn't running, busses leave from parts of the city that are extremely difficult to access and I'm not even sure I could get a ticket. Suggestions? Am I not thinking of something? [more inside]
posted by Narrative Priorities on Oct 31, 2012 - 16 answers

Given the Hurrican, should I drive from Toronto to New York?

Is it totally crazy to drive to NY tomorrow, Wed, Oct 31st? [more inside]
posted by OlivesAndTurkishCoffee on Oct 30, 2012 - 23 answers

Am I able to walk across any of the East River bridges today?

Am I able to walk across any of the East River bridges today? [more inside]
posted by cuban link flooded jesus on Oct 30, 2012 - 3 answers

Brooklyn flooding/storm surge question

flooding / storm surge question: Flood waters in fiance's Brooklyn/Greenpoint location are about 2' away by depth, half a block by walking. Is water likely to rise more? [more inside]
posted by amtho on Oct 29, 2012 - 9 answers

Not afraid of a little rain

Stuck in DC, suggestions for fun things to do Tuesday and Wednesday? [more inside]
posted by DynamiteToast on Oct 29, 2012 - 16 answers

How high's the water mama?

[sandyfilter] Can someone explain storm surge and sea levels? [more inside]
posted by morganw on Oct 29, 2012 - 5 answers

Emergency Kindle rations needed, stat!

Need sub $15 Kindle book recommendation to weather the Big Storm. [more inside]
posted by Currer Belfry on Oct 29, 2012 - 12 answers

Stormy Tuesday?

What if there's a natural disaster on election day? Are there state and/or federal contingencies?
posted by j_curiouser on Oct 28, 2012 - 4 answers

Fishin' in the P-Land Metro Area

Portlanders - where is your favorite place to fish? [more inside]
posted by iced_borsch on Jun 16, 2007 - 2 answers

What did Sandy Duncan say in her Wheat Thins commercial?

What did Sandy Duncan Say in her Wheat Thins commercials? Seems like she had a tag line, but it certainly wasn't "mmmm, good cracker" or "just a pinch between your cheek and gum." I'd love to have a whole transcript of one of those commercials, but what was it she said? "The little cracker with the big taste?"
posted by rainbaby on May 19, 2005 - 17 answers

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