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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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   401. Lassus Posted: October 29, 2012 at 10:19 PM (#4287959)
RAIN!

Sorry. I know boring is better.
   402. Gamingboy Posted: October 29, 2012 at 10:22 PM (#4287961)
Water is receding from the Battery.
   403. Lassus Posted: October 29, 2012 at 10:23 PM (#4287962)
I used to constantly ride right by that Con-Ed station on my bike on one of my traveling routes. I'm sure that scared the #### out of a lot of people.
   404. Gamingboy Posted: October 29, 2012 at 10:27 PM (#4287963)
I just realized something: We haven't heard ANYTHING about Philadelphia. Everyone is so focused on NY and NJ that the Liberty Bell could rusting in 2 feet of water and we wouldn't know about it.
   405. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: October 29, 2012 at 10:29 PM (#4287965)
I think Philly was on the weak side and was spared the brunt.
   406. Tuque Posted: October 29, 2012 at 10:30 PM (#4287966)
That crane is pretty boss.
   407. Mess with the Meat, you get the Wad! Posted: October 29, 2012 at 10:30 PM (#4287967)
Its weird to see lake michigan affected by a hurricane
   408. Gamingboy Posted: October 29, 2012 at 10:32 PM (#4287968)
I think Philly was on the weak side and was spared the brunt.


I figured as much. Similar to how DC and Baltimore avoided it...
   409. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 29, 2012 at 10:33 PM (#4287969)
@DavidShuster: backup generators have failed tonight @ NYU Hospital one of NYC’s largest. Patients/staff being evacuated
   410. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: October 29, 2012 at 10:34 PM (#4287970)
That must mean NYU's medical center also has water coming in. Unreal.

NYU's medical center is apparently moving everybody out of its emergency room.

Here on the weak side of the storm the winds are going to switch from south to north soon, I think. Maybe that'll knock down a bunch more trees. So far it's been not quite as intense as expected, even though it's gotten here faster than expected.
   411. Nats-Homer-in-DC Posted: October 29, 2012 at 10:35 PM (#4287971)
3 feet of water on the floor of the NYSE.


They'll get pailed out
   412. zack Posted: October 29, 2012 at 10:39 PM (#4287974)
on the other hand, that ASL interpreter for Boomberg just now...she could suffer carpal-tunnel and I would be largely unaffected, emotionally speaking.


What the #### is this about? You're wishing pain on someone who is doing a hard job well?
   413. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 29, 2012 at 10:39 PM (#4287975)
They'll get pailed out


They could use a tarp?
   414. Gamingboy Posted: October 29, 2012 at 10:41 PM (#4287976)
They'll get pailed out



They could use a tarp?


H2OCCUPY WALL STREET
   415. Lassus Posted: October 29, 2012 at 10:43 PM (#4287978)
on the other hand, that ASL interpreter for Boomberg just now...she could suffer carpal-tunnel and I would be largely unaffected, emotionally speaking.

What the #### is this about? You're wishing pain on someone who is doing a hard job well?


I had a good friend who had to switch careers from sign language interpretation. Carpal tunnel hits them hard.
   416. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: October 29, 2012 at 10:46 PM (#4287980)
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.


SW quadrant vs.NE quadrant--an amazing difference. I've lived in Charleston for >25 years and that fact is constantly hammered home
   417. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 29, 2012 at 10:47 PM (#4287981)
H2OCCUPY WALL STREET
Stolen.
   418. frannyzoo Posted: October 29, 2012 at 10:48 PM (#4287982)
All I'm saying is that this was the Ten Years After appearance at Woodstock of ASL...it was beyond Paganini intensive. It was also distracting from the Bloomberg-dude. Quite a bit so.
   419. Gamingboy Posted: October 29, 2012 at 10:50 PM (#4287983)
Stolen.


...Yeah, I saw something similar (but not exactly) on Twitter.
   420. hokieneer Posted: October 29, 2012 at 10:51 PM (#4287984)
I just want to thank everyone for the photos, videos, and status reports. I've been slowly relaying some of that info to all my friends down here in the mountains that have lost power due to the heavy wet snow, just to show them that we got lucky (I believe 6-7 days ago the landfall point was predicted as much further south).

For someone who is geographically illiterate about NYC/NJ area, could someone explain how far inland some of these pictures I'm seeing of the flooding actually is? Are we talking about several feet of flood waters in Zone B or Zone C? That would be what 5-6 blocks inland?
   421. Gamingboy Posted: October 29, 2012 at 10:53 PM (#4287985)
Starting to get windier up here near Rochester. Apparently the bad stuff (50+ MPH) won't be for a few hours.
   422. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 29, 2012 at 10:54 PM (#4287986)
Starting to get windier up here near Rochester. Apparently the bad stuff (50+ MPH) won't be for a few hours.
My friend's house in Rochester is leaking through the walls.
   423. zack Posted: October 29, 2012 at 10:55 PM (#4287987)
All I'm saying is that this was the Ten Years After appearance at Woodstock of ASL...it was beyond Paganini intensive. It was also distracting from the Bloomberg-dude. Quite a bit so.


You realize that the facial expressions and gestures are features of the language and not just her hamming it up, right? That's how you talk in ASL.
   424. Ray (RDP) Posted: October 29, 2012 at 10:55 PM (#4287988)
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.


It's kind of funny the grudges people carry around here on BTF. What's bizarre is that Misirlou's grudge is totally one-sided; I never did anything to him.

That said, I'll have you know that I've not been inconvenienced at all - especially since The Dangling Crane that I walked under unknowingly didn't fall on me. I got a half day off of work, got a 5-mile walk in to and fro, I've not lost power, and I'm now sitting here enjoying myself and watching Bruce Willis in Die Hard.

Life is good.

Meanwhile, you're continually enraged at a comment I once made about bread and batteries. Or whatever. Good luck with all of that.

   425. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 29, 2012 at 10:56 PM (#4287990)
Well, RayRay's posted over on the Texas Ranger's 2013 thread within the last 15 minutes, so he's not dead and still has power. Obviously, he's just too busy with his sandwich to join us over here ...

[edit] step away for a minute and you're beaten by the man himself, non-storm surged can of coke as is due ...
   426. McCoy Posted: October 29, 2012 at 10:59 PM (#4287992)
and I'm now sitting here enjoying myself and watching Bruce Willis in Die Hard.

Heh, I'm watching Willis in Fire with Fire right now.
   427. Gamingboy Posted: October 29, 2012 at 11:00 PM (#4287993)
Wind and rain picking up again.
   428. frannyzoo Posted: October 29, 2012 at 11:01 PM (#4287994)
Zack: The language is always fascinating to me, signed or unsigned, and I can report having seen myriad example of expressions both ASL and not-ASL, and that one was over-the-top, just as I might report that a concert did or didn't suck, signed or un-signed. It was too much, IMHO. That's all.
   429. Blastin Posted: October 29, 2012 at 11:01 PM (#4287995)
Are we talking about several feet of flood waters in Zone B or Zone C? That would be what 5-6 blocks inland?


Well, I'm not that far inland but I'm Zone B. The waters are receding now though.
   430. McCoy Posted: October 29, 2012 at 11:04 PM (#4287996)
I've had to empty my pots several times so far tonight. I wander what is going to happen when I go to bed.
   431. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: October 29, 2012 at 11:05 PM (#4287997)
Chinese proverb: when all have leaky roofs, man with largest pot is king.
   432. Gamingboy Posted: October 29, 2012 at 11:06 PM (#4287998)
Getting very windy again...
   433. Textbook Editor Posted: October 29, 2012 at 11:11 PM (#4288003)
I'm still blown away by the NYU Hospital evacuation. A friend used to live at 33rd and 2nd and now I'm wondering if that's underwater too (though I seem to recall 2nd ave is elevated from 1st ave by a bit).

   434. Lassus Posted: October 29, 2012 at 11:14 PM (#4288006)
I hate to say this, but 10 people dead so far in the states from the entire storm sounds pretty good, actually. I mean, not for those 10 people, definitely, but for everyone who didn't die.
   435. Gamingboy Posted: October 29, 2012 at 11:19 PM (#4288007)
I hate to say this, but 10 people dead so far in the states from the entire storm sounds pretty good, actually. I mean, not for those 10 people, definitely, but for everyone who didn't die.


I have a sinking feeling that it's far worse than 10. Even in New York City, there's a ton of confusion out there.
   436. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: October 29, 2012 at 11:30 PM (#4288015)
This is a pretty harrowing twitter feed.
   437. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 29, 2012 at 11:30 PM (#4288016)
   438. GregD Posted: October 29, 2012 at 11:31 PM (#4288017)
No one knows what is going on in Atlantic City, for example
   439. Gamingboy Posted: October 29, 2012 at 11:32 PM (#4288019)
A brief flicker.
   440. Gamingboy Posted: October 29, 2012 at 11:34 PM (#4288020)
This is a pretty harrowing twitter feed.


Tell me about it. Especially because all of this has a heavy fog-of-war to it. I mean, it's not like with what happened during Katrina, where the networks were giving the impression that there were gang wars going on and snipers taking aim at hospitals, but definitely have this feeling that there's a ton of stuff that is either being overstated or understated.
   441. phatj Posted: October 29, 2012 at 11:37 PM (#4288022)
I don't know that Philly is on the weaker side of the storm - we're to the north of its path, so we're on the stronger side. It's extremely windy here (I'm actually about 20 miles NE of Philly, in Lansdale, PA) but it seems that the rainfall has been a little less than expected.
   442. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: October 29, 2012 at 11:41 PM (#4288026)
Um...

Rising water threatened the cooling system at the Oyster Creek nuclear plant, in Toms River, N.J., on Monday night. The plant declared an alert at 8:45 PM, which is the second-lowest level of the four-tier emergency scale established by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

The water level was more than six feet above normal. At seven feet, the plant would lose the ability to cool its spent fuel pool in the normal fashion, according to Neil Sheehan, a spokesman for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

The plant would probably have to switch to using fire hoses to pump in extra water to make up for evaporation, Mr. Sheehan said, because it could no longer pull water out of Barnegat Bay and circulate it through a heat exchanger, to cool the water in the pool.
   443. Gamingboy Posted: October 29, 2012 at 11:43 PM (#4288027)
Rising water threatened the cooling system at the Oyster Creek nuclear plant, in Toms River, N.J., on Monday night. The plant declared an alert at 8:45 PM, which is the second-lowest level of the four-tier emergency scale established by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

The water level was more than six feet above normal. At seven feet, the plant would lose the ability to cool its spent fuel pool in the normal fashion, according to Neil Sheehan, a spokesman for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

The plant would probably have to switch to using fire hoses to pump in extra water to make up for evaporation, Mr. Sheehan said, because it could no longer pull water out of Barnegat Bay and circulate it through a heat exchanger, to cool the water in the pool.


Brilliant! To stop using horrible things that ruin the environment and cause superstorms, we need to use stuff like nuclear plants! But, uh, there's the problem that they are, uh... very vulnerable to things like superstorms.
   444. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: October 29, 2012 at 11:44 PM (#4288028)
But maybe it isn't as bad as it seems since the article goes on to say:

If ordinary cooling ceased, the pool would take 25 hours to reach the boiling point, he said, giving the operators ample time to take corrective steps. The reactor itself has been shut since Oct. 22 for refueling, so it is relatively cool.

Alerts are declared a handful of times every year among the 104 power reactors around the country.
   445. hokieneer Posted: October 29, 2012 at 11:48 PM (#4288029)
1st snowflakes at the hokie household as the temp falls to 35. Should see about 24/48 hours straight of snow/rain mix depending on how cold it stays.

Friends/family in higher elevations haven't been so lucky, a lot of people are without power as the heavy snow continues to accumulate.
   446. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: October 29, 2012 at 11:53 PM (#4288031)
This Reuters feed is also crazy.
   447. shock Posted: October 29, 2012 at 11:53 PM (#4288032)
Brilliant! To stop using horrible things that ruin the environment and cause superstorms, we need to use stuff like nuclear plants! But, uh, there's the problem that they are, uh... very vulnerable to things like superstorms.


Are they? History seems to tell us they are remarkably adept at adapting their processes to deal with terrible storms.
   448. base ball chick Posted: October 29, 2012 at 11:55 PM (#4288034)
hoki

stay warm
hope your trees don't get all broke up from the wet snow/ice
   449. Spahn Insane Posted: October 29, 2012 at 11:59 PM (#4288036)
Its weird to see lake michigan affected by a hurricane

Yes. Very odd to walk into a stiff breeze in Chicago (two days before Halloween, no less), knowing it's actually a hurricane wind.

We're supposed to be getting coastal flooding along Lake Michigan, with waves 18-23 feet between now and Wednesday afternoon. This is unlike anything I've ever heard of; I mean, we're almost a thousand miles from the center of the storm here.
   450. Gamingboy Posted: October 30, 2012 at 12:06 AM (#4288038)
Letterman on without an audience. Bizarre.
   451. Spahn Insane Posted: October 30, 2012 at 12:07 AM (#4288040)
Friends/family in higher elevations haven't been so lucky, a lot of people are without power as the heavy snow continues to accumulate.

Thanks for the updates...the weather sites aren't giving much (if any) play to what's going on in Appalachia.
   452. base ball chick Posted: October 30, 2012 at 12:09 AM (#4288041)
or baltimore/DC and philly

it's all NYC/NJ
   453. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: October 30, 2012 at 12:12 AM (#4288043)
NYU Hospital and Bellevue have been evacuated due to power outages. This is insane.
   454. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: October 30, 2012 at 12:13 AM (#4288044)
It's weird. I switch from the local PA storm news, to the local New York storm news, and back to the local PA storm news. After a couple hours I realize, this isn't supposed to be the New York news, it's supposed to be the national news.

CNN and CNBC are literally talking about things like "Battery Park" and "The Midtown Tunnel" as if everybody watching had an intense and personal knowledge of these places. At one point they said "And now here's a picture that a Queens city councilman took of four piers in (some neighborhood), which as you can see are entirely drenched." WTF? I see a vaguely wet parking lot looking thing. What are these piers supposed to look like under normal conditions? I would expect piers to be fairly close to the water.
   455. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 30, 2012 at 12:14 AM (#4288045)
NYU Hospital and Bellevue have been evacuated due to power outages. This is insane.
Too bad there's nowhere to go for that insanity now...
   456. Howie Menckel Posted: October 30, 2012 at 12:16 AM (#4288046)
Guys
This #### is real
Lower manhattan and all boroughs and hoboken/jersey city subways screwed
And jersey shore entire length 100 miles
And us 1 million yes really jersey folks in the dark for a week maybe
Unclear re nuclear plants in region and hospitals so far

Would add links but it's kinda dark
   457. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 30, 2012 at 12:17 AM (#4288047)
That PATH station in Hoboken is totally #######
   458. Gamingboy Posted: October 30, 2012 at 12:22 AM (#4288048)
Saw somewhere on twitter (with a photo) that a subway station on 86th street has water above the platform.
   459. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 30, 2012 at 12:23 AM (#4288050)
   460. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: October 30, 2012 at 12:24 AM (#4288053)

it's all NYC/NJ

you'd think ESPN is running things..
   461. Howie Menckel Posted: October 30, 2012 at 12:24 AM (#4288054)
Sorry
It's 2m no power in NJ
And didn't mention the numerous buildings still on fire that firemen can't get to

Carry on and good night
#badnight
   462. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: October 30, 2012 at 12:30 AM (#4288056)
459, wait, is that 86th street on the upper west side or some PATH stop I don't know?
   463. DA Baracus Posted: October 30, 2012 at 12:34 AM (#4288058)
Howie no offense but if you're without power don't kill your battery by posting.
   464. Gamingboy Posted: October 30, 2012 at 12:34 AM (#4288059)
   465. Langer Monk Posted: October 30, 2012 at 12:34 AM (#4288060)
#459 doesn't work for me, so here's another link
   466. Gamingboy Posted: October 30, 2012 at 12:36 AM (#4288062)
Well, I need to get at least a little sleep. Hopefully the power will still be on when I wake back up.
   467. The Clarence Thomas of BBTF (scott) Posted: October 30, 2012 at 12:37 AM (#4288063)
That subway water in 464 looks just as gross as I imagined. 465 doesn't look quite so gross.
   468. McCoy Posted: October 30, 2012 at 12:46 AM (#4288066)
So where will all the rats go?
   469. Textbook Editor Posted: October 30, 2012 at 12:56 AM (#4288070)
Those subway shots are unreal.
   470. The Clarence Thomas of BBTF (scott) Posted: October 30, 2012 at 01:00 AM (#4288072)
My cousin lives just outside of NYC on Long Island, he lost power earlier today but was still tweeting. When he got down to 3% battery, I felt like I was reading his last words. He said his digital life was going into a coma.
   471. The Clarence Thomas of BBTF (scott) Posted: October 30, 2012 at 01:08 AM (#4288073)
some fun snopesing: www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/10/instasnopes-sorting-the-real-sandy-photos-from-the-fakes/264243/

The subway shot in 465 may or may not be real.

I'd forgotten about that seal.

Oooh, more fun!
http://istwitterwrong.tumblr.com/
   472. McCoy Posted: October 30, 2012 at 01:09 AM (#4288074)
Some websites are running slow it appears.
   473. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: October 30, 2012 at 01:13 AM (#4288075)
I'm wondering if the 145th street station one is real. It doesn't look like the 145th street stations in upper manhattan at least.
   474. Ray (RDP) Posted: October 30, 2012 at 01:15 AM (#4288076)
Some websites are running slow it appears.


Global warming.
   475. DA Baracus Posted: October 30, 2012 at 01:22 AM (#4288077)
The subway shot in 465 may or may not be real.


The walls look pretty dry to me, and the ripples look too uniform. Seems too good to be true.
   476. Blastin Posted: October 30, 2012 at 01:29 AM (#4288079)
So. Anyone near 100th and 1st? No work tomorrow and my streets are clear. Do feel free to come by for fun times.

Good luck to everyone who's suffering.
   477. DA Baracus Posted: October 30, 2012 at 01:30 AM (#4288080)
Yeah people who can't go outside because of a hurricane, go to iTunes and buy our music instead! Almost as tone deaf as Lance Armstrong announcing he's alive and well in Hawaii.
   478. The Clarence Thomas of BBTF (scott) Posted: October 30, 2012 at 01:32 AM (#4288081)
Some more flooding pictures:

Avenue U Station, Brooklyn http://twitpic.com/b8nqmt

Some tunnel http://twitpic.com/b8nth6

Some underground parking garage http://twitpic.com/b8noci
   479. Commissioner Bud Black Beltre Hillman Posted: October 30, 2012 at 01:35 AM (#4288082)
I'm wondering if the 145th street station one is real. It doesn't look like the 145th street stations in upper manhattan at least.
Well, it's definitely not 145th St -- the sign says "For 145 Street board ... at the other end of the platform" so it must be another station. I'm no expert on photoshopping or where else in the NYC subway system that could be though.
   480. The Clarence Thomas of BBTF (scott) Posted: October 30, 2012 at 01:44 AM (#4288083)
Easily the coolest video I've seen so far, of an apartment wall collapsing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=UiyhF_GIQlI#!
   481. Quaker Posted: October 30, 2012 at 01:49 AM (#4288084)
So is the worst of the storm over now? If I still have power in Philly, does that mean I am unlikely to lose power at all bc of this storm?

If so, count me as very happy/blessed.
   482. The Clarence Thomas of BBTF (scott) Posted: October 30, 2012 at 01:56 AM (#4288086)
Wow, this shot is a real HIGH WIRE act! http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/10/28/us/hurricane-sandy-photos.html?hp#508f2c35120a342d360000a2

Sorry, couldn't resist.
   483. zenbitz Posted: October 30, 2012 at 03:35 AM (#4288097)
Holey smokes. We got a rental car at la guardia and drove west on 80 at around noon. Thinking we could make Cleveland or canton and get a flight. My uncle left around 10:00 pm sunday and got a flight. Finally got through to united late afternoon (trying on and off for 3 days), no flights likely to leave OHIO on tuesday. Got a flight tues morning... From indianapolis.

We got to indy around 2am. It rained (almost snowed) continually from nj to about 50 miles from the indiana/ohio border.

Man i hope everyone is alright. Left a bunch of relatives in midtown who were scheduled to leave wed/thur.

   484. Gamingboy Posted: October 30, 2012 at 04:17 AM (#4288099)
Woke up. Power still on. Seems worst is over, knock on wood. Read that apparently there's a 50+ house fire in Queens and that there are other smaller fires scattered throughout New York City. Firefighters don't have good water pressure.

Time to go back to bed.
   485. RollingWave Posted: October 30, 2012 at 06:13 AM (#4288105)
Hmmm, I'm not an Engineer, but I would hate to be the one that is incharge of those sub way maintenance
   486. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 30, 2012 at 06:33 AM (#4288107)
Jesus this is a hell of a thing to wake up too. Best wishes to everyone in NYC and other locations getting battered. Please be safe.
   487. Lassus Posted: October 30, 2012 at 06:43 AM (#4288111)
I feel like I'm living in an alternate universe Northeast. Absolutely nothing at all has happened in my part of northern NY.
   488. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: October 30, 2012 at 07:17 AM (#4288115)
It didn't seem to bad here on the UES last night. A tree behind my building fell over but it fell sideways relative to the buildings and didn't crash into an apartment. The subway system looks a complete mess garbage choked mess.
   489. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: October 30, 2012 at 07:18 AM (#4288116)
A fiber outage to a DirecTV uplink facility knocked out HD for a number of local channel feeds to DirecTV. I tuned over to the SD channel of the local Miami CBS affiliate to see Ted Scouten get washed away from a NYC seawall while imploring us to stay safe and out of dangerous flooding.

CSX and Amtrak have shut down rail operations from North Carolina northward, although I've heard a trickle of activity around Richmond, Virginia this morning. They'll be spending the next few days checking for and repairing damage, so trains are out for people and stuff for at least that long.

And to think my father cautioned me against moving from D.C. to Florida because of "all those hurricanes".

God's speed.
   490. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: October 30, 2012 at 07:20 AM (#4288117)
CBS wants us all to know that the NFL trade deadline has been pushed back two days. MY GOD, PEOPLE. MY GOD!
   491. Heinie Mantush (Krusty) Posted: October 30, 2012 at 07:46 AM (#4288120)

It didn't seem to bad here on the UES last night. A tree behind my building fell over but it fell sideways relative to the buildings and didn't crash into an apartment. The subway system looks a complete mess garbage choked mess.


The UWS seems ok, too. The street was *covered* in glass last night, though. My parents lost power in Bergen County.
   492. hokieneer Posted: October 30, 2012 at 07:50 AM (#4288121)
Just woke up to a power outage here, with only a few inches of accumulation. Still falling but starting to warm back up.
   493. Lassus Posted: October 30, 2012 at 07:52 AM (#4288122)
It didn't seem to bad here on the UES last night... The subway system looks a complete mess garbage choked mess.

How's that 2nd Avenue subway NOW, Christie's?
   494. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: October 30, 2012 at 07:54 AM (#4288123)
I've seen a forecast of 2-3 FEET of snow for the Appalachians in south central Pennsyltucky and West By God Virginia and 1-2 feet of snow for southwestern VA and into Nawth Cahlina. We might not hear from those folks until the Spring thaw.
   495. They paved Misirlou, put up a parking lot Posted: October 30, 2012 at 08:23 AM (#4288131)
This is unlike anything I've ever heard of; I mean, we're almost a thousand miles from the center of the storm here.


Tell me about it. I'm in South Florida and last night the wind finally died. First time in a week I've had less than 20 knots.
   496. RollingWave Posted: October 30, 2012 at 08:28 AM (#4288133)
Well, if my experience of living in Typhoon heaven Taiwan tells me anything, the next few week will be paradise for many Car salesmen, assuming that their company's stock wasn't destroyed in the storm.

   497. bunyon Posted: October 30, 2012 at 08:35 AM (#4288136)

Brilliant! To stop using horrible things that ruin the environment and cause superstorms, we need to use stuff like nuclear plants! But, uh, there's the problem that they are, uh... very vulnerable to things like superstorms.


Okay.

Well, I need to get at least a little sleep. Hopefully the power will still be on when I wake back up.

Wait. I thought you didn't want the power to be on anymore.
   498. shoewizard Posted: October 30, 2012 at 08:54 AM (#4288142)
So what is going to be the impact of NY without half of it's subway system operational for a month or two ? (Or longer).
   499. formerly dp Posted: October 30, 2012 at 08:57 AM (#4288144)
Tell me about it. I'm in South Florida and last night the wind finally died. First time in a week I've had less than 20 knots.


I have been surprised at how slight the wind has been over the past couple of days on the SE coast.

Good luck to everyone in the northeast, except for those in central NY who were, in some attempt at karmic rebalancing, spared this monstrosity of this storm.
   500. Spahn Insane Posted: October 30, 2012 at 09:11 AM (#4288148)
Good luck to everyone in the northeast, except for those in central NY who were, in some attempt at karmic rebalancing, spared this monstrosity of this storm.

That is kind of amazing. But yes--they'll be getting their 15 feet of snow soon enough, if history's any guide.
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