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Friday, October 26, 2012

OT: The Hurricane Sandy/“Frankenstorm” Thread

No World Series omnichatter today, but there’s the whole fact that there’s a Hurricane/“Frankenstorm” headed towards the East Coast Megalopolis, which, uh, a lot of us live in or near. So discuss that here and, above all else, stay safe.

Gamingboy Posted: October 26, 2012 at 03:36 PM | 678 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   301. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 29, 2012 at 07:53 PM (#4287793)
Go back & read #300 if you missed it.
   302. Blastin Posted: October 29, 2012 at 07:54 PM (#4287794)
Water creeping north past 99th and 1st.
   303. Gamingboy Posted: October 29, 2012 at 07:58 PM (#4287797)
@CNBC: BREAKING: 30-year-old man found dead apparently trapped underneath tree inside his home 166 Street in New York City - WNBC


And I think I heard that at least one of the people from the Bounty replica are still missing and the guy they did find was "unresponsive" (which could mean either he's dead or he's close to it)

Lights just flickered again up here. Yes, up here. In Western New York.
   304. Lassus Posted: October 29, 2012 at 08:00 PM (#4287799)
Pretty calm here in Utica/the Mohawk Valley still. I mean, lots of wind, but nothing crazy.
   305. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 29, 2012 at 08:01 PM (#4287802)
We are on the 6th floor of the Holiday Inn, right next to FEMA headquarters. The whole building is lit, and a bunch of staff have been checking into the hotel over the course of the day. I don't know if DC needed to shut down, but I took a very short walk a few minutes ago, and it's pretty intense out there. It isn't as bad as NY looks tone, though.
   306. Gamingboy Posted: October 29, 2012 at 08:02 PM (#4287803)
Anderson Cooper is fading in and out on CNN.
   307. Blastin Posted: October 29, 2012 at 08:02 PM (#4287804)
100th and 1st.
   308. Gamingboy Posted: October 29, 2012 at 08:03 PM (#4287805)
Blastin, have you ever heard Orson Welles' War of the Worlds broadcast?
   309. Textbook Editor Posted: October 29, 2012 at 08:07 PM (#4287807)
Swear to god the story in 300 is true.

End-times-type wind here outside of Philadelphia.
   310. Gamingboy Posted: October 29, 2012 at 08:09 PM (#4287808)
Jeez. I'm scared up here, I can't even fathom what you guys far closer to the sea are going through.
   311. Ray (RDP) Posted: October 29, 2012 at 08:09 PM (#4287809)
It's kind of funny watching tv news reporters standing outside in the eye of the storm telling people to stay in their houses and not dare put first responders in harm's way.
   312. Blastin Posted: October 29, 2012 at 08:10 PM (#4287810)
Heh, yes I have in fact.

I'm on the 5th floor though so unless something is lifted and smashes through our thick windows, we're fine.
   313. Gamingboy Posted: October 29, 2012 at 08:12 PM (#4287813)
Does anyone know if this is a valid twitter feed? It seems legit...


Heh, yes I have in fact.

I'm on the 5th floor though so unless something is lifted and smashes through our thick windows, we're fine.

Okay, good. Because it didn't turn out well for the person who was doing what you've been doing...
   314. Blastin Posted: October 29, 2012 at 08:14 PM (#4287814)
I have a balcony, and we run inside when there's a big gust.
   315. Blastin Posted: October 29, 2012 at 08:15 PM (#4287816)
It's not moving north of 100th though. The street has a valley there. People are out there snapping pics because of how slow it is.
   316. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 29, 2012 at 08:16 PM (#4287817)
all news reporters are desperate to somehow top dan rather and his live reporting of hurricane carla

nobody had been loony enough to do that type of reporting.

now it's standard. tv folks fight for the chance

so, thank dan rather
   317. Textbook Editor Posted: October 29, 2012 at 08:16 PM (#4287818)
Power went out, came back on.
   318. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: October 29, 2012 at 08:18 PM (#4287820)
I just got my flight rescheduled for Wednesday evening. Hopefully it will hold. What I find remarkable was that I was able to rebook my flight with Delta via Twitter. I was opening ######## about not getting a automatic rebooking (the way my second flight was automatically rebooked), and a customer service rep got in touch with me. Through direct messages, they were able to give me options and book me a flight.

I should probably treat Wednesday night as tentative, but I am impressed that I was able to use Twitter to smooth out the details of my flight out.
   319. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 29, 2012 at 08:18 PM (#4287821)
Swear to god the story in 300 is true.

You'd probably have been Humanitarian of the Year if you'd let the bird stay through the storm.
   320. Gamingboy Posted: October 29, 2012 at 08:19 PM (#4287825)
BREAKING NEWS: Anderson Cooper was able to get pizza.
   321. Tuque Posted: October 29, 2012 at 08:20 PM (#4287826)
Dude wait, so there was a finch taking shelter in a birdhouse, hiding from the storm, probably in terror for its life...and you were all like, "#### you, finch! Go die in a hurricane!"

You should run for mayor.
   322. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 29, 2012 at 08:20 PM (#4287827)
gaming

pizza is not a sandwich

   323. Gamingboy Posted: October 29, 2012 at 08:21 PM (#4287828)
Hearing that people up here have started to lose power and/or cable. Remember, if I stop posting, it means that I've either lost power, or I've been recruited into a Godzilla-fighting government task force.
   324. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 29, 2012 at 08:22 PM (#4287829)
am i the only silly b8stard who has a generator?

   325. Textbook Editor Posted: October 29, 2012 at 08:23 PM (#4287830)
#319--I'm not that nice. Had it pooped all over the house it would have been a disaster. I tried getting it into a box (and would have left it in there, overturned, by my back door had I been able to), but it was freaking out so bad the only option was to chase it out any open window/door.

That story in #318 is amazing. Think about how that would have been handled 20 years ago. Amazing.
   326. Textbook Editor Posted: October 29, 2012 at 08:25 PM (#4287832)
Dude wait, so there was a finch taking shelter in a birdhouse, hiding from the storm, probably in terror for its life...and you were all like, "#### you, finch! Go die in a hurricane!"


I guess I am an evil bastard. It was either suffering a bird-poop-filled house or get it the hell out. I'm comfortable with my decision.

FWIW, I wasn't seeking out birds to strand in hurricanes; I thought the birdhouse was empty when I brought it inside.
   327. Gamingboy Posted: October 29, 2012 at 08:28 PM (#4287833)
After the storm, Big Bird will come to Textbook Editor's door. He will say: "You left my cousin to die." And then, he will unleash Muppet-fu upon TE.


(He has similar plans in case Romney wins)
   328. Jeffo has an El Camino full of Rampage Posted: October 29, 2012 at 08:32 PM (#4287836)
So the Hudson river, or at least a small part of it, evidently is in my building here in Hoboken.....funny part is I'm about 6-7 blocks from the river. Fortunately it's still not even up to the first step though. It does smell bad (insert Jersey joke here....)
   329. bob gee Posted: October 29, 2012 at 08:34 PM (#4287837)
harvey - my neighbor has one, he hooked us up in irene last year with his other one. i'm going to get a portable one in a few weeks to prepare for winter.

good luck jeffo. part of bloomfield is actually below sea level. make sure not to go there tomorrow.
   330. The Ghost's Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane Season Posted: October 29, 2012 at 08:36 PM (#4287842)
am i the only silly b8stard who has a generator?

You are the only wise, old man, HW.

However, I am a middle-aged man city dweller with one. Mrs. G gets so annoyed when we do have an outage that I picked up a small one a few years ago. Of course, I've never had to use it.

One of my nearby friends has the full setup, with automatic switching and everything. I plan to visit if things are really bad.

Worse problem when we had a multi-day outage around here was gas stations not having power to run pumps.
   331. Gamingboy Posted: October 29, 2012 at 08:36 PM (#4287843)
This is crazy. Twitter is full of scanner reports of the FDNY and NYPD getting TRAPPED IN THEIR OWN PRECINCTS.
   332. Gamingboy Posted: October 29, 2012 at 08:38 PM (#4287846)
The subway is flooded.
   333. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 29, 2012 at 08:39 PM (#4287847)
ghost

i was mostly funning

i actually have various forms of backup.

leftover from the days of a having a working farm and animals that needed tending.

i did do the tropical storm thing way back in the armed forces. if pushed i would choose wind/rain over bitter cold and snow

but that's me
   334. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 29, 2012 at 08:41 PM (#4287848)
Bread riots? When do the bread riots start? My money is on Ray!
   335. Heinie Mantush (Krusty) Posted: October 29, 2012 at 08:46 PM (#4287853)
Per ABC 7, Cheslea up to 30th is in the dark, along with lower Manhattan. The Hudson is creeping over in Chelsea.

Lights are flickering up here on the UWS.
   336. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: October 29, 2012 at 08:46 PM (#4287854)
I'm getting some great photos via Twitter.

14 street and Avenue C
Power out in Greenwich Village
34th and 1st
Stuyvesant Town

Coverage from the Daily News, whose own building's first floor is flooded, as is the FDNY headquarters

Something called "Jane's Carousel" appears to be an island.
   337. The Ghost's Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane Season Posted: October 29, 2012 at 08:48 PM (#4287856)
HW, you would be the winner in any BTF survival contest, I am sure.

I read once that the homeless would rather have snow that rain, as getting wet makes one miserable if not dead. Snow can be used as an insulator. But I haven't had to try this out. Well, I did build a snow cave once,and slept in it.
   338. Gamingboy Posted: October 29, 2012 at 08:50 PM (#4287858)
Hang on, I thought Cory Booker was the guy who runs and rescues his own citizens?
   339. Gamingboy Posted: October 29, 2012 at 08:51 PM (#4287862)
Twitter now says that cars are floating down streets in NYC. And this is coming from Governor Cuomo (who, of course, will become our president in 2016).
   340. Gamingboy Posted: October 29, 2012 at 08:52 PM (#4287863)
Wind picking up again....
   341. frannyzoo Posted: October 29, 2012 at 08:53 PM (#4287864)
and now it gets interesting...great photograbs, Sr. Attacks...
   342. Lassus Posted: October 29, 2012 at 08:55 PM (#4287866)
Twitter now says that cars are floating down streets in NYC.

GOOD LORD WHICH STREETS ARGH.

Sorry, New York City is kind of big, so things like "in NYC" drive me nuts. I had to explain to my panicked relatives the distance between Hell's Kitchen and the WTC during 9/11.
   343. Randy Jones Posted: October 29, 2012 at 08:55 PM (#4287867)
I am in downtown Jersey City. The streets on the front and side of my building are flooded now, at least a foot of water or more. I still have power though, obviously, since I am posting here.
   344. hokieneer Posted: October 29, 2012 at 08:57 PM (#4287868)
I read once that the homeless would rather have snow that rain, as getting wet makes one miserable if not dead. Snow can be used as an insulator. But I haven't had to try this out. Well, I did build a snow cave once,and slept in it.


I prefer snow to rain any day. I hate the weather like it is now, 37 and raining. We are on our 60th hour straight of rain here in central WV, with 48 more hours of rain/snow to come. I was once worried about big snow fall and wind, now I'm a little worried we might see some flooding in the hokie household. The lower mountains of WV have already have accumulation of 4-6 inches, with another 2 days of heavy snow/rain to follow.

As to generator:

I never really saw the need for one, even growing up in the country landscape of WV where there are snowstorms and large amounts of power lines above ground. Most of the time when you lose power for more than 24 hours, it's because there has been 1-2 ft of snow dumped on you. In those conditions you can move and bury your perishable foods outside and use kerosene/propane for heat. Of course losing electricity for 7 days in the middle of a heat wave this past summer has made me reevaluate my opinion and I think I might break down and buy a smaller 4-5kw one before "winter" hits.

We always have 30+ gallons of water, 4-6 weeks supply of food, and several container of propane/gasoline/kerosene on hand. My preparations for this Frankenstorm consisted of buying a loaf of bread!
   345. Lassus Posted: October 29, 2012 at 08:57 PM (#4287869)
Weather.com seems to show that the worst of it has passed the city by this point....

Same radar also shows western NY getting it a lot harder than central NY. In fact, Utica, armpit of the weather universe, almost looks like it's going to escape practically unscathed. I mean, maybe. Still early, I guess.
   346. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 29, 2012 at 09:00 PM (#4287871)
hokie

when you have several hundred head of livestock that is the basis of your livelihood being able to keep them in semi-heated conditions and water is kind of key

hence, generators
   347. frannyzoo Posted: October 29, 2012 at 09:02 PM (#4287873)
Lassus: I want to be more optimistic, but "passing" doesn't mean what you think it does. "Subways," on the other hand, might just about equal "Ninth Ward," in a manner of speaking...
   348. hokieneer Posted: October 29, 2012 at 09:03 PM (#4287874)
when you have several hundred head of livestock that is the basis of your livelihood being able to keep them in semi-heated conditions and water is kind of key


pssh, Put 'em on the block and have some burgers.

I understand man. I didn't grow up on a farm, but I lived in the country where there were ample farmers. I bet you don't own the portable generators either.
   349. 'Spos stares out the window, waits for spring Posted: October 29, 2012 at 09:07 PM (#4287875)
...Utica, armpit of the weather universe...


Thought that was Buffalo.
   350. Gamingboy Posted: October 29, 2012 at 09:11 PM (#4287876)
Anyone else had BBTF go down for them?
   351. Gamingboy Posted: October 29, 2012 at 09:12 PM (#4287878)
GOOD LORD WHICH STREETS ARGH.

REPORT: Heavy volumes of water on West St + Washington St. Cars floating down West St. Little water at #WTC so far #Sandy -Cuomo
   352. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 29, 2012 at 09:13 PM (#4287879)
gaming

watch the perv talk mister
   353. Lassus Posted: October 29, 2012 at 09:13 PM (#4287880)
Lassus: I want to be more optimistic, but "passing" doesn't mean what you think it does.

Well, the radar shows it physically past NYC, rather than physically heading towards the city, that's all I was reporting.


Thought that was Buffalo

Utica has many additional armpit qualities that bring it to the top (read: bottom) when the weather is bad, which is often.


Anyone else had BBTF go down for them?

Yep.

   354. frannyzoo Posted: October 29, 2012 at 09:16 PM (#4287881)
It's early, and it's Twitterific and otherwise sensationalized, but I think NYC is pretty much officially the new NOLA, circa '95. Congrats...we're into a before/after scenario at this point.
   355. 'Spos stares out the window, waits for spring Posted: October 29, 2012 at 09:18 PM (#4287884)
Utica has many armpit qualities that bring it to the top...


Take your word for it. Flickers up here in Toronto...
   356. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 29, 2012 at 09:21 PM (#4287885)
Seawater "rushing" into the Battery Tunnel.
   357. Gamingboy Posted: October 29, 2012 at 09:22 PM (#4287886)
Reportedly 5 dead in NYC area as of now. Including- ugh- children.
   358. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 29, 2012 at 09:23 PM (#4287887)
   359. Gamingboy Posted: October 29, 2012 at 09:25 PM (#4287891)
Rain and wind picking up again here... I know they are evacuating people along Lake Ontario....
   360. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: October 29, 2012 at 09:27 PM (#4287892)
Best wishes to all of you going through this. We make fun to lighten the mood, but all I am going to see from this is a spritzing of rain. Good luck to all of you in the path, and be safe.
   361. Jeffo has an El Camino full of Rampage Posted: October 29, 2012 at 09:27 PM (#4287894)
Water here up to my 3rd step from lobby in Hoboken (1st & Clinton) - past high tide now. Heard the PATH station is flooded, and the police and first aid personnel had to relocate due to flooding.
   362. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 29, 2012 at 09:28 PM (#4287895)
Cox Cable TV seems to have gone out in Fairfax County, VA, although power is still on. That's not much to complain about all things considered.
   363. bob gee Posted: October 29, 2012 at 09:31 PM (#4287898)
jeffo - the path station has to be flooded; it was flooded in '93 (or 92, forget which) and that was much less than this. yup, they all went to the only high spot in town (stevens/castle point).

manhattan almost completely dark south of 42nd st...
   364. Gamingboy Posted: October 29, 2012 at 09:38 PM (#4287902)
Saw on Twitter a picture of a Hoboken PATH station with water rushing in. This is going to be ugly tomorrow.
   365. Lassus Posted: October 29, 2012 at 09:40 PM (#4287903)
Gamingboy - it is not even RAINING here in rural Mohawk Valley. It's kind of weird.
   366. Gamingboy Posted: October 29, 2012 at 09:42 PM (#4287905)

Gamingboy - it is not even RAINING here in rural Mohawk Valley. It's kind of weird.


Unbelievable. There have been at least three occasions that I thought I was about to lose power, and Utica isn't getting anything?
   367. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 29, 2012 at 09:43 PM (#4287906)
3 feet of water on the floor of the NYSE.
   368. Gamingboy Posted: October 29, 2012 at 09:44 PM (#4287907)
3 feet of water on the floor of the NYSE.


I want to see pictures before I believe this.
   369. Roger McDowell spit on me! Posted: October 29, 2012 at 09:44 PM (#4287909)
There's a report of 3 feet of water on the NYSE floor.

Edit - Cokes all around.
   370. Random Transaction Generator Posted: October 29, 2012 at 09:45 PM (#4287911)
CNN web page won't load for me at all.
Chrome can't connect to www.cnn.com.

Here in London ON, (2 hours east of Detroit, 2 hours west of Toronto), we've had the power flicker once (yeah UPS battery!) and a lot of rain and strong winds.

Hang tight, my American East Coast brothers!
   371. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 29, 2012 at 09:47 PM (#4287913)
[370] http://www.weather.com/tv/tvshows/live-stream
   372. frannyzoo Posted: October 29, 2012 at 09:47 PM (#4287914)
Six feet of water in the streets of Evangeline....Louisiana...Louisiana....they're tryin' to wash us away...they're tryin' to wash us away...
   373. base ball chick Posted: October 29, 2012 at 09:48 PM (#4287915)
hope youse guys are OK
i know ALL about hurricanes

they say sandy is twice the size of ike, which was freaking enormous for such a low wind hurricane.

which reminds me, anyone know where they put the subway trains seeing as how they would get flooded along with the subways?
   374. Lassus Posted: October 29, 2012 at 09:48 PM (#4287916)
Unbelievable. There have been at least three occasions that I thought I was about to lose power, and Utica isn't getting anything?

I'm 10 or so miles from Utica in a liberal college town enclave, but it's absolutely dead quiet. It's sprinkled and blown here and there, but that's it.


which reminds me, anyone know where they put the subway trains seeing as how they would get flooded along with the subways?

Pulled out into various yards. No idea how the yards are doing, one is pretty low over near the Hudson between 30th and 34th.
   375. Blastin Posted: October 29, 2012 at 09:48 PM (#4287917)
Update from 1st ave and 100th. Flooding from 94th to 102nd. Still power in my building.

But lord. My apt complex is surrounded. We're on an island here.
   376. Textbook Editor Posted: October 29, 2012 at 09:49 PM (#4287918)
That pic of 34th street and 1st ave is unreal. I've been by that intersection dozens of times the past few years. That must mean NYU's medical center also has water coming in. Unreal.
   377. bob gee Posted: October 29, 2012 at 09:50 PM (#4287921)
bbc - the subways outside of manhattan go above ground. i believe there's a spot in queens (and i'm sure the other boros as well) which would be where they are stored.

a friend of mine is a conductor on one of the lines and had to help drive trains out from manhattan on sunday.
   378. Random Transaction Generator Posted: October 29, 2012 at 09:53 PM (#4287924)
3 feet of water on the floor of the NYSE.


They've just confirmed there is no flooding at the NYSE.
   379. Gamingboy Posted: October 29, 2012 at 09:53 PM (#4287925)
Seems to be quieter now up here...
   380. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 29, 2012 at 09:54 PM (#4287926)
[368] Good thinking, now they're saying no flooding on the NYSE floor!
   381. Misirlou has S.C.M.O.D.S Posted: October 29, 2012 at 09:55 PM (#4287928)
I really wish Ray could have a sandwich about now.
   382. Jeffo has an El Camino full of Rampage Posted: October 29, 2012 at 09:56 PM (#4287930)
Ah I see - a floating truck took out a chunk of our garage door, and that's when the water rushed in. Has stabilized where it was earlier - very murky and smells like gas. But....somehow still have power - so I'll take that trade off.

Hope everyone here is staying safe and (relatively) dry.
   383. Tuque Posted: October 29, 2012 at 09:57 PM (#4287933)
I used to live at 12th and 1st Ave so that picture at 14th and C is ####### blowing my mind. I used to walk through that intersection down to the water and up along the East River sometimes.
   384. frannyzoo Posted: October 29, 2012 at 09:57 PM (#4287934)
Personally, I'm concerned about Ray's availability of various cold cuts and the chance of a last-second choice between corned beef and pastrami. It's bothersome to think he might be limited in such choices, doncha think?
   385. Gamingboy Posted: October 29, 2012 at 10:00 PM (#4287936)
Y'know, if Ray actually gets hurt in all of this, we're all going to feel pretty bad. So, uh, Ray, if you are reading this: Don't die.
   386. Gazizza, my Dilznoofuses! Posted: October 29, 2012 at 10:00 PM (#4287937)
Can someone who understands this stuff better than I explain why NYC is getting so slammed while the eye of the hurricane passed within a few miles of my house (I'm in Wilmington, DE) and the worst I've seen was my lights flickering out for a brief second?
   387. Gamingboy Posted: October 29, 2012 at 10:03 PM (#4287938)
Can someone who understands this stuff better than I explain why NYC is getting so slammed while the eye of the hurricane passed within a few miles of my house (I'm in Wilmington, DE) and the worst I've seen was my lights flickering out for a brief second?


No effing idea.
   388. 'Spos stares out the window, waits for spring Posted: October 29, 2012 at 10:03 PM (#4287939)
Don't die.


Seconded. Offline now, take care all.
   389. Gamingboy Posted: October 29, 2012 at 10:03 PM (#4287940)
Ground Zero (or at least the construction area around it) IS flooded.

Also, places near me have power out, so I wouldn't be surprised if I lose it as they fix them.
   390. frannyzoo Posted: October 29, 2012 at 10:05 PM (#4287941)
Let me state for the record that I don't want Ray to die...on the other hand, that ASL interpreter for Boomberg just now...she could suffer carpal-tunnel and I would be largely unaffected, emotionally speaking. That was beyond interpretive dance painful, it was....
   391. Mayor Blomberg Posted: October 29, 2012 at 10:05 PM (#4287942)
386 - you were on the "clean side." the winds run counter-clockwise, so the worst rain and surge come up counterclockwise; what you'r getting is what's been over land, slowed, and dried.
   392. Heinie Mantush (Krusty) Posted: October 29, 2012 at 10:08 PM (#4287943)
Personally, I'm concerned about Ray's availability of various cold cuts and the chance of a last-second choice between corned beef and pastrami. It's bothersome to think he might be limited in such choices, doncha think?


What's up with this corned beef in a hurricane meme? Can somebody explain this to me? The Googlez yield nothin'.
   393. Mayor Blomberg Posted: October 29, 2012 at 10:09 PM (#4287944)
ConEdison explosion on 14th & C, down where I used to play Little League.

explosion starts at0:25
   394. Gamingboy Posted: October 29, 2012 at 10:09 PM (#4287945)
Seems like most of the bad stuff is past NYC, per the interwebs.
   395. Tuque Posted: October 29, 2012 at 10:11 PM (#4287948)
ConEdison explosion on 14th & C.

Woah holy ####.
   396. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 29, 2012 at 10:15 PM (#4287951)
4 million without power.
   397. Blastin Posted: October 29, 2012 at 10:15 PM (#4287952)
Seems like the worst wind is gone. Just dealing with the abating surge. But yeah a straight half a mile is flooded on first avenue.
   398. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 29, 2012 at 10:15 PM (#4287955)
[392] See Ray's comments on page 1.
   399. steagles Posted: October 29, 2012 at 10:16 PM (#4287956)
Can someone who understands this stuff better than I explain why NYC is getting so slammed while the eye of the hurricane passed within a few miles of my house (I'm in Wilmington, DE) and the worst I've seen was my lights flickering out for a brief second?
basically, strong winds blew seawater into NYC at the same time as high-tide. so, you got the worst of the storm surge at the worst possible time.
   400. Misirlou has S.C.M.O.D.S Posted: October 29, 2012 at 10:17 PM (#4287957)
I don't wish Ray to die, nor neither to him suffer (well, maybe a little).

The fact that 200 of his neighbors who wouldn't normally buy a loaf of bread did because they might not be able to eat out in the coming days and that a woman had the audacity to buy at 36 pack of AAA batteries pissed him off so much during the last storm makes Ray the least entitled to our sympathy should he suffer inconvenience due to the storm.
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