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2012-10-28 10:53:30 AM  
Woohoo day off!
 
2012-10-28 11:06:12 AM  
Hurricaine Cockblock just canceled my date tonight. 
 
2012-10-28 11:17:35 AM  

make me some tea: Woohoo day off!


This!
 
2012-10-28 11:29:55 AM  
that's not much different from when its supposed to be running.
 
2012-10-28 11:35:25 AM  

make me some tea: Woohoo day off!


I hope you don't get flooded like you did last time.
 
2012-10-28 11:39:16 AM  
Annnnd Zone A is under mandatory evac with the exception of medical and care facilities.
 
2012-10-28 11:44:59 AM  
if we get a storm surge bad enough to reach me here in Harrisburg, THEN i'll worry. until then, this is merely just another rainy day.
 
2012-10-28 11:46:35 AM  

Roook: make me some tea: Woohoo day off!

I hope you don't get flooded like you did last time.


I'm on high ground on the 2nd floor in Queens. I'm good. We have supplies. I'm a little concerned about my work though.

Few useful links for all of us NYers.

Con Ed Outage Map
LIPA Outage Map
NYC Evacuation Map (PDF)
 
2012-10-28 11:47:52 AM  

Weaver95: if we get a storm surge bad enough to reach me here in Harrisburg, THEN i'll worry. until then, this is merely just another rainy day.


The storm's gonna go inland and stall. I hope you're not near any rivers.
 
2012-10-28 11:52:58 AM  

make me some tea: Weaver95: if we get a storm surge bad enough to reach me here in Harrisburg, THEN i'll worry. until then, this is merely just another rainy day.

The storm's gonna go inland and stall. I hope you're not near any rivers.


nope! high ground, in fact. then again, most of central Pa is either high ground or flood plain. you really don't have much of a choice. Harrisburg might flood out though. its happened before but it takes a big hell storm + lots of melting snow to do it.
 
2012-10-28 11:57:46 AM  

Weaver95: make me some tea: Weaver95: if we get a storm surge bad enough to reach me here in Harrisburg, THEN i'll worry. until then, this is merely just another rainy day.

The storm's gonna go inland and stall. I hope you're not near any rivers.

nope! high ground, in fact. then again, most of central Pa is either high ground or flood plain. you really don't have much of a choice. Harrisburg might flood out though. its happened before but it takes a big hell storm + lots of melting snow to do it.


Good.

My phone just went off with an alert. First time that's happened, I forgot I was on that list.
 
2012-10-28 11:58:48 AM  

Bontesla: Annnnd Zone A is under mandatory evac with the exception of medical and care facilities.


Not the worst idea, even if it proves unnecessary.
 
2012-10-28 12:01:42 PM  

make me some tea: Weaver95: if we get a storm surge bad enough to reach me here in Harrisburg, THEN i'll worry. until then, this is merely just another rainy day.

The storm's gonna go inland and stall. I hope you're not near any rivers.


I've heard that, also.
The odds of this impeding the election/voting are pretty big.
 
2012-10-28 12:03:04 PM  

GAT_00: Bontesla: Annnnd Zone A is under mandatory evac with the exception of medical and care facilities.

Not the worst idea, even if it proves unnecessary.


Yeah. My thoughts exactly.

/Glad I'm in Georgia.
 
2012-10-28 12:13:22 PM  

make me some tea: Weaver95: if we get a storm surge bad enough to reach me here in Harrisburg, THEN i'll worry. until then, this is merely just another rainy day.

The storm's gonna go inland and stall. I hope you're not near any rivers.


Flooding might happen near the Susquehanna's banks, so the Harrisburg and Wormleysburg banks might suffer, but something widespriead is highly unlikely.
 
2012-10-28 12:14:34 PM  
Oh, and City Island might go underwater too.

I'm sure Mayor Thompson will find a way to blame beavers.
 
2012-10-28 12:16:16 PM  

James!: Hurricaine Cockblock just canceled my date tonight.


Sure, that's what it is Studman69.
 
2012-10-28 12:17:13 PM  
I'm almost there, biatches!
 
2012-10-28 12:17:18 PM  

GAT_00: Bontesla: Annnnd Zone A is under mandatory evac with the exception of medical and care facilities.

Not the worst idea, even if it proves unnecessary.



Yup, unfortunately it is a true no win situation if the place doesn't get leveled. People just can't seem to get the concept of prepare for the worst and hope for the best.

/Whiners be Whining.
 
2012-10-28 12:17:27 PM  

WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE OH MY GOD! AHHHHHHH

 
2012-10-28 12:18:12 PM  
Sunny breezy and gorgeous in SW Florida.
 
2012-10-28 12:18:34 PM  
Holy moly they're predicting 15-20 foot waves later this week on Lake Michigan and we're 700 miles from the East Coast!
 
2012-10-28 12:19:56 PM  

Tom_Slick: People just can't seem to get the concept of prepare for the worst and hope for the best.


No matter how much that I think a certain part of this is ZOMG WEATHER CHANNEL RATINGS EPIXNESS, this is always the rule.

Be safe, east coast and north eastern farkers.

/Still want to move up there, from gulf coast Texas
//perhaps I can teach a thing or two
 
2012-10-28 12:20:34 PM  

jaytkay: Holy moly they're predicting 15-20 foot waves later this week on Lake Michigan and we're 700 miles from the East Coast!


Good thing the Islands and Bays are for sportsman.
 
2012-10-28 12:20:43 PM  

LlamaGirl: WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE OH MY GOD! AHHHHHHH


If I die, you can have my stuff.
 
2012-10-28 12:21:37 PM  

James!: Hurricaine Cockblock just canceled my date tonight.


Not if you can redefine "date" to "come ride out the storm with me in my fully equipped survival lair"
 
2012-10-28 12:22:13 PM  
Aaannnddd Jim Cantori is stationed at Battery Park.

OH NOES!
 
2012-10-28 12:22:44 PM  
I just got a high wind watch here in Cleveland. Da fark?
 
2012-10-28 12:23:53 PM  

PaulieattheTap: Aaannnddd Jim Cantori is stationed at Battery Park.

OH NOES!



Welp. It was nice knowing you NYC.
 
2012-10-28 12:24:49 PM  
It looks like Christie's going to be shutting down NJ Transit starting tomorrow, too.

Oh boy oh boy this is getting fun.

/Montclair
//Commutes to Paterson
///Now THAT should be interesting come Tuesday
 
2012-10-28 12:25:50 PM  

WeenerGord: James!: Hurricaine Cockblock just canceled my date tonight.

Not if you can redefine "date" to "come ride out the storm with me in my fully equipped survival lair"


Ssshh! Don't spoil her heaven-sent escape disaster.
 
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2012-10-28 12:26:08 PM  

valar_morghulis: Sunny breezy and gorgeous in SW Florida.


so, how's the weather?
 
2012-10-28 12:26:30 PM  

Frankenstorm: I'm almost there, biatches!


This is one of those times I click and hope to see "two years ago."
 
2012-10-28 12:26:49 PM  

Frankenstorm: I'm almost there, biatches!


Niiiiiiice

In all seriousness, stay safe farkers. I've got a really bad feeling about this.

Luckily I'm in the middle of nowhere, and one of the few spots in Canada that is expected to be safe from everything that's going on
 
2012-10-28 12:27:14 PM  
I'm going to laugh at all the idiots here on LI buying supplies when this "superstorm" does as much "damage" as Irene did.

Jesus christ you'd think both storms were Katrina: Part 2 & 3.
 
2012-10-28 12:27:22 PM  
Sitting in Penn Station right now. Ugh.
 
2012-10-28 12:27:51 PM  

valar_morghulis: Sunny breezy and gorgeous in SW Florida.


yeah, but something stupid will happen anyway.
 
2012-10-28 12:27:53 PM  

Frankenstorm: I'm almost there, biatches!


Its alive!
 
2012-10-28 12:28:04 PM  
But seriously, good luck to all you crazy east coasters.
 
2012-10-28 12:29:19 PM  
IF ANYONE IN THE NYC AREA IS READING THIS I HAVE AN URGENT REQUEST:

The stores around here are cleared out of grenadine. if you see some, let me know.
 
2012-10-28 12:29:19 PM  
Better stock up, Farkers.

bronanthebarbarian.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-10-28 12:29:32 PM  
www.anomalousmaterial.com

Shut it down! Shut it down forever!
 
2012-10-28 12:29:57 PM  

zvoidx: valar_morghulis: Sunny breezy and gorgeous in SW Florida.

yeah, but something stupid will happen anyway.


Low gas prices too.
 
2012-10-28 12:30:15 PM  
I have a friend in fishkill NY, does anyone know how its going there?
 
2012-10-28 12:30:33 PM  
East Coast problems. Flyover states laugh at you.
 
2012-10-28 12:30:41 PM  

skykid: I'm going to laugh at all the idiots here on LI buying supplies when this "superstorm" does as much "damage" as Irene did.

Jesus christ you'd think both storms were Katrina: Part 2 & 3.


My parents have to evacuate because they are in Zone A. I don't really think people are idiots for being overly cautious.
 
2012-10-28 12:31:06 PM  
I've had this fark account since I was 21 years old, five years ago. I've lived in a few states since then, and just a few months ago I moved to Long Island. If you've ever heard New Yorkers are a**holes, you haven't seen them in panic mode at the supermarket... I had a woman knock on my car window to yell at me for how long I was taking to leave my parking spot.
 
2012-10-28 12:31:12 PM  

Bit'O'Gristle: I have a friend in fishkill NY, does anyone know how its going there?


Many dead fish.
 
2012-10-28 12:31:13 PM  
Little wind/rain. Don't take much to upset you city people.
 
2012-10-28 12:31:19 PM  
Hey Buddy, f*ck you!

jk, stay safe
 
2012-10-28 12:31:33 PM  

TheOther: Ssshh! Don't spoil her heaven-sent escape disaster.


Don't forget your camera when you suicide trying to go after her, we want the movie version when you die.

ressim.net
sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2012-10-28 12:31:49 PM  
I'm working tonight until 9. Then, I'm probably working tomorrow and Tuesday. I work in pet supply. The owner doesn't usually close for any event. I'm now trying to convince him that I should work at my neighborhood location instead of risking my butt driving for 15 minutes through the Frankenstorm. I think he'll come to his senses. He's Israeli, so I don't know.

/CSS
 
2012-10-28 12:31:58 PM  
I'm on the 6th floor. This would require a flood of biblical proportions.
 
2012-10-28 12:31:59 PM  

star_topology: No matter how much that I think a certain part of this is ZOMG WEATHER CHANNEL RATINGS EPIXNESS, this is always the rule.

Be safe, east coast and north eastern farkers.

/Still want to move up there, from gulf coast Texas
//perhaps I can teach a thing or two



I worked in Tampa in the summer of 2005, I evaced for Dennis and Katrina, both times no damage but still was glad I did.
 
2012-10-28 12:33:16 PM  

TheOther: WeenerGord: James!: Hurricaine Cockblock just canceled my date tonight.

Not if you can redefine "date" to "come ride out the storm with me in my fully equipped survival lair"

Ssshh! Don't spoil her heaven-sent escape disaster.


LOL! Mind you, if James! (at whatever age) or any other NY Farkers live in basement apts near the river, you might want to make other plans...
 
2012-10-28 12:33:34 PM  
Flooding has already begun here (Southern VA) and the frankenstorm hasn't even hit (at least I don't think so, I think it's still in N.C). Gonna be fun.

/I got more beer, don't worry.
 
2012-10-28 12:33:38 PM  

LineNoise: IF ANYONE IN THE NYC AREA IS READING THIS I HAVE AN URGENT REQUEST:

The stores around here are cleared out of grenadine. if you see some, let me know.



Use Cough Syrup.
 
2012-10-28 12:34:45 PM  
i148.photobucket.com 

This is outside my front door post irene, Water was about a foot higher at the high point. Can't wait to see how much worse this one is. The true tragedy is that building across the street is the liquor store.
 
2012-10-28 12:35:48 PM  
Dammit, I'm getting high wind and flood advisories in Roanoke, VA. My brilliant plan to move out of Florida to avoid hurricanes has been foiled.
/still very happy I moved out of SW Florida
//the Land O'Meth
 
2012-10-28 12:36:05 PM  

Kelquin: It looks like Christie's going to be shutting down NJ Transit starting tomorrow, too.


He simply has to stand in front of one station entrance to do that.

/ Thanks, veal, all week, tip your waitress
 
2012-10-28 12:36:08 PM  
i301.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-28 12:36:21 PM  
I live in a basement apartment, but a block and a half away from Zone A. I'm safely in B. I feel pretty confident about that. I hope I won't be working. I have three cats to deal with.
 
2012-10-28 12:36:43 PM  
PATH is shutting down at midnight tonight.
 
2012-10-28 12:37:50 PM  

Weaver95: make me some tea: Weaver95: if we get a storm surge bad enough to reach me here in Harrisburg, THEN i'll worry. until then, this is merely just another rainy day.

The storm's gonna go inland and stall. I hope you're not near any rivers.

nope! high ground, in fact. then again, most of central Pa is either high ground or flood plain. you really don't have much of a choice. Harrisburg might flood out though. its happened before but it takes a big hell storm + lots of melting snow to do it.


Woo Central PA flood prep party woooooooooooooooo!

*Can't wait to be bailing out my basement with buckets so the sump can keep up, this is going to rock like last year!*
 
2012-10-28 12:38:59 PM  

James!: Hurricaine Cockblock just canceled my date tonight.


Maybe Sandy will fark you.
 
2012-10-28 12:39:16 PM  
Hah, bloomberg is turning off the elevators tonight in Zone A.

"don't want to evacuate? I hope you enjoy taking the stairs 30 stories"
 
2012-10-28 12:39:17 PM  

Tom_Slick: LineNoise: IF ANYONE IN THE NYC AREA IS READING THIS I HAVE AN URGENT REQUEST:

The stores around here are cleared out of grenadine. if you see some, let me know.

Use Cough Syrup.


Don't overdose on Nyquil, the tylenol will kill you
 
2012-10-28 12:40:33 PM  
Yesterday it was business as normal at NYC supermarkets. Today, there is a line just to get into stores.
 
2012-10-28 12:40:43 PM  
I'm about 200 miles due north in Fort Edward, NY. We'll see how the Mighty Hudson handles this.

/from Central VT
//really hope Sandy doesn't decide to re-Irene that region
 
2012-10-28 12:41:05 PM  
According to the nyc.gov map, I'm safe. But the people across the street are screwed!
 
2012-10-28 12:41:12 PM  

LineNoise: [i148.photobucket.com image 850x508] 

This is outside my front door post irene, Water was about a foot higher at the high point. Can't wait to see how much worse this one is. The true tragedy is that building across the street is the liquor store.


On the plus side, you can't beat the convenience for looting purposes.
 
2012-10-28 12:41:34 PM  

Weaver95: if we get a storm surge bad enough to reach me here in Harrisburg, THEN i'll worry. until then, this is merely just another rainy day.


Storm surge isn't what you need to worry about. Ever look at the Walnut Street bridge?
 
2012-10-28 12:42:23 PM  
Wait, so it's going to rain like hell and stall over NYC, then possibly turn to snow because of a winter storm?

So.... this?

content7.flixster.com
 
2012-10-28 12:42:27 PM  

thornhill: Yesterday it was business as normal at NYC supermarkets. Today, there is a line just to get into stores.


Walmart in suburban Pittsburgh is out of batteries as of last night.
 
2012-10-28 12:44:04 PM  

PaulieattheTap: Aaannnddd Jim Cantori is stationed at Battery Park.

OH NOES!


Haha you're farked New York.
 
2012-10-28 12:44:59 PM  

LineNoise: [i148.photobucket.com image 850x508] 

This is outside my front door post irene, Water was about a foot higher at the high point. Can't wait to see how much worse this one is. The true tragedy is that building across the street is the liquor store.


Tragedy or opportunity?

[lootie.jpg]
 
2012-10-28 12:46:03 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: East Coast problems. Flyover states laugh at you.


Better a hurricane than a tornado.
 
2012-10-28 12:46:25 PM  
All my friends and family were concerned when I moved to Charleston because hurricanes.

So, of course I fly up here to NJ for a wedding Saturday and now I'm stuck until at least Wednesday because hurricanes.

Hurricanes.
 
2012-10-28 12:47:17 PM  
Winds of 39 mph are enough to shut down all transit? WTF?
 
2012-10-28 12:47:24 PM  

Abner Doon: LineNoise: [i148.photobucket.com image 850x508] 

This is outside my front door post irene, Water was about a foot higher at the high point. Can't wait to see how much worse this one is. The true tragedy is that building across the street is the liquor store.

Tragedy or opportunity?

[lootie.jpg]


Man, this whole discussion makes me feel like a sucker for buying this emergency whiskey.

You know for emergencies.....like needing to clean a wound and stuff.
 
2012-10-28 12:49:22 PM  

derpy: thornhill: Yesterday it was business as normal at NYC supermarkets. Today, there is a line just to get into stores.

Walmart in suburban Pittsburgh is out of batteries as of last night.


I don't understand why people stock up on batteries. I mean, how many hours do you think you're going to need to power your flashlight? If you're without power for a several days, buy candles for light or a lantern.
 
2012-10-28 12:49:47 PM  
What Irene did was point out the difference between NYC and NYS. While the media hung out in the city which was mostly fine, NYS was quietly dealing with:

www.fema.gov

cdn.abclocal.go.com

ww3.hdnux.com

www.fema.gov

web-images.chacha.com

/attempted hotlinking in progress
 
2012-10-28 12:49:50 PM  

lucksi: Winds of 39 mph are enough to shut down all transit? WTF?


It's being shut down because they're expecting possibly 9 feet of storm surge, which is enough to flood the subways.
 
2012-10-28 12:50:06 PM  
farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2012-10-28 12:51:03 PM  

IrishCanadian: Wait, so it's going to rain like hell and stall over NYC, then possibly turn to snow because of a winter storm?

So.... this?

[content7.flixster.com image 180x251]


No Dennis Quaid, though.
 
2012-10-28 12:51:47 PM  
Someday a real rain is gonna come and wash all the scum off the streets.

/you skunk pussies
 
2012-10-28 12:51:57 PM  

lucksi: Winds of 39 mph are enough to shut down all transit? WTF?


The expected flooding is the main concern. Having hundreds of people drown in subways because you didn't order them closed typically can have a really horrible impact on reelection chances.
 
2012-10-28 12:52:40 PM  
I'm supposed to be flying into ELM on Tuesday no doubt on a puddle jumper. I have a hunch it'll be canceled.
 
2012-10-28 12:52:49 PM  

stuffy: Little wind/rain. Don't take much to upset you city people.


You don't find a predicted storm surge of up to 11 feet upsetting? Many parts of NYC are at or below sea level.
 
2012-10-28 12:53:31 PM  

UncleStumpy: Frankenstorm: I'm almost there, biatches!

Niiiiiiice

In all seriousness, stay safe farkers. I've got a really bad feeling about this.

Luckily I'm in the middle of nowhere, and one of the few spots in Canada that is expected to be safe from everything that's going on


How's your quake insurance?

...just checkin
 
2012-10-28 12:53:42 PM  

adams4: stuffy: Little wind/rain. Don't take much to upset you city people.

You don't find a predicted storm surge of up to 11 feet upsetting? Many parts of NYC are at or below sea level.


That's Roland Emmerich's Fark handle. He beats himself off bloody at the thought of NYC flooding.
 
2012-10-28 12:54:46 PM  
Panicked in Wyoming. Check.

Uh ... wut?
 
2012-10-28 12:54:56 PM  
I hope the twin towers don't collapse.

Isle seat
 
2012-10-28 12:55:15 PM  

make me some tea: Roook: make me some tea: Woohoo day off!

I hope you don't get flooded like you did last time.

I'm on high ground on the 2nd floor in Queens. I'm good. We have supplies. I'm a little concerned about my work though.

Few useful links for all of us NYers.

Con Ed Outage Map
LIPA Outage Map
NYC Evacuation Map (PDF)


Not a NYer, but have been there many times, and that Evac Map was an interesting study.

On a different note, this illustrates precisely why Government is the Problem, not the Solution. I found this on Fark, so why bother with the National Hurricane Center?

/kidding - worked disaster relief many times for the gov'mint

//be safe, y'all
 
2012-10-28 12:55:17 PM  

youngJohn: I've had this fark account since I was 21 years old, five years ago. I've lived in a few states since then, and just a few months ago I moved to Long Island. If you've ever heard New Yorkers are a**holes, you haven't seen them in panic mode at the supermarket... I had a woman knock on my car window to yell at me for how long I was taking to leave my parking spot.


Yep, sounds about right. Hahahahaha. So glad I moved out of that area a few years back.
 
2012-10-28 12:55:39 PM  
I really don't understand on any level what motivates people to ignore the potential danger of storms like this. Is it truly preferable to not feel duped if things go better than expected, instead of taking the threat seriously just in case?
 
2012-10-28 12:56:06 PM  

marius2: Flooding has already begun here (Southern VA) and the frankenstorm hasn't even hit (at least I don't think so, I think it's still in N.C). Gonna be fun.

/I got more beer, don't worry.


Where are you in SVA? I'm in the SW portion of the state near Roanoke. We're just now getting a little wind and its cloudy but the big stuff isn't supposed to happen here until tomorrow. There is a wind watch out for us for the next three days, expecting gusts of 65+ mph. I'm already tired of this storm!
 
2012-10-28 12:56:17 PM  

jaytkay: Holy moly they're predicting 15-20 foot waves later this week on Lake Michigan and we're 700 miles from the East Coast!


Wanna rent some jet skis?
 
2012-10-28 12:56:56 PM  

Shrugging Atlas: lucksi: Winds of 39 mph are enough to shut down all transit? WTF?

The expected flooding is the main concern. Having hundreds of people drown in subways because you didn't order them closed typically can have a really horrible impact on reelection chances.


Pssh, they can't vote afterwards.

/window seat.
 
2012-10-28 12:57:06 PM  
allgoodnamesrtaken.com
 
2012-10-28 12:57:21 PM  
Somewhat ironically, I happen to be visiting former in-laws in Mississippi, in the heart of hurricane country, and the weather is beautiful.

Good luck to all my fellow NYC farkers and farkettes, and I hope it's not nearly as bad as the weather guys worry it will. Stay safe, all of you.
 
2012-10-28 12:57:28 PM  
I'm in the burbs on a hill. My main fear is loss of internet. For days. I have the iPhone charged up, a cellular LTE hotspot, and an inverter to jack chargers into my Prius. I'm ready. #firstworldnotinafloodplainproblems

(My daughter said good morning with projectile vomiting, so she was already planning to be home from school tomorrow anyway. Good timing for a storm really.)
 
2012-10-28 12:57:41 PM  

Julieahni: I live in a basement apartment, but a block and a half away from Zone A. I'm safely in B. I feel pretty confident about that. I hope I won't be working. I have three cats to deal with.


Stay safe!!

/met you at one of the Albany Fark parties I think :)
 
2012-10-28 12:58:28 PM  
i.ebayimg.com 

It's cool. My wife is making sammiches for my commute in case I never return. Fate unlearned.
 
2012-10-28 12:58:40 PM  

Matthew Keene: I hope the twin towers don't collapse.

Isle seat


A second hurricane has just hit the South Tower.
 
2012-10-28 01:00:51 PM  

Joe Peanut: [allgoodnamesrtaken.com image 491x68]


*snort*
 
2012-10-28 01:01:13 PM  

jaytkay: Holy moly they're predicting 15-20 foot waves later this week on Lake Michigan and we're 700 miles from the East Coast!


It is now officially appropriate to play The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald over and over and over...
 
2012-10-28 01:02:09 PM  
What's wrong with me? Every time I read updates on Sandy, my penis gets rock hard.
 
2012-10-28 01:02:53 PM  
RIP MTA.
 
2012-10-28 01:03:03 PM  

IHateLongIsland: youngJohn: I've had this fark account since I was 21 years old, five years ago. I've lived in a few states since then, and just a few months ago I moved to Long Island. If you've ever heard New Yorkers are a**holes, you haven't seen them in panic mode at the supermarket... I had a woman knock on my car window to yell at me for how long I was taking to leave my parking spot.

Yep, sounds about right. Hahahahaha. So glad I moved out of that area a few years back.


Long Island isn't New York. It's some weird amalgam of the Jersey Shore, Appalachia, and a third-world Eastern European failed state. New York ends at Citi Field. Anything west of that...
 
2012-10-28 01:03:06 PM  
They can hurricane proof their homes with that plywood they call pizza
 
2012-10-28 01:03:52 PM  

namegoeshere: jaytkay: Holy moly they're predicting 15-20 foot waves later this week on Lake Michigan and we're 700 miles from the East Coast!

It is now officially appropriate to play The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald over and over and over...


The Gales of November are coming so early they'll be the Gales of October.
 
2012-10-28 01:06:18 PM  
I must eat ALL the ice cream before the power goes out
 
2012-10-28 01:06:51 PM  
fwiw, the secret documents the Free Masons have hidden in the base of the Statue of Liberty will be safe.....as usual.
 
2012-10-28 01:06:56 PM  

wxboy: namegoeshere: jaytkay: Holy moly they're predicting 15-20 foot waves later this week on Lake Michigan and we're 700 miles from the East Coast!

It is now officially appropriate to play The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald over and over and over...

The Gales of November are coming so early they'll be the Gales of October.


galestorm.tv.hostbaby.com
 
2012-10-28 01:07:34 PM  
I have always wondered what a hurricane is like.

/we have had no rain in 6 months
// was 40C today
 
2012-10-28 01:08:01 PM  
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
"We must find a way to stop Youtube, it leads to riots and hurricanes"
 
2012-10-28 01:08:28 PM  

Sim Tree: I'm on the 6th floor. This would require a flood of biblical proportions.


It's not the flood. It's the weeks with no power or steam that will get you. Most folks aren't going to get wet, but we're all at the mercy of ConEd's expertise and older-than-my-dead-grandmother infrastructure.
 
2012-10-28 01:08:39 PM  
Zone B here, but up on the fifth floor so I'm not worried about this one. Well stocked with plenty of wine and beer just in case I don't have to work for a few days.
 
2012-10-28 01:09:39 PM  

jtown: [www.anomalousmaterial.com image 768x327]

Shut it down! Shut it down forever!


HAH! Was not expecting to see them.

+1
 
2012-10-28 01:10:54 PM  
Pray for Omarion!
 
2012-10-28 01:11:01 PM  

Gunderson: I must eat ALL the ice cream before the power goes out


That was our plan as well. Between three of us we ate a whole box of icecream nutty bars and a pint of chocolate moose-tracks yesterday. Delicious weekend distraction!
 
2012-10-28 01:11:12 PM  
This is just a government cover up... It's actually Russian space tarantulas!

/just saw the premiere of Spiders 3D starring Patrick Muldoon last night.
 
2012-10-28 01:12:32 PM  

GuyFawkes: Zone B here, but up on the fifth floor so I'm not worried about this one. Well stocked with plenty of wine and beer just in case I don't have to work for a few days.


Julieahni: I live in a basement apartment, but a block and a half away from Zone A. I'm safely in B. I feel pretty confident about that. I hope I won't be working. I have three cats to deal with.


LineNoise: Hah, bloomberg is turning off the elevators tonight in Zone A.


What is this Zone A, Zone B crap, and where can I find a map?
 
2012-10-28 01:13:21 PM  
I'm home and off the subway.

I stocked up on pepsi and twinkees.

Storm of the Century!
 
2012-10-28 01:13:55 PM  
Denville, NJ here. Low-lying lake town. When Irene showed up last year, Denville got rode hard and put away wet, and it was one of the towns that took JCP&L six weeks to put back together, so now everyone's shiatting sandbags. I'm at the top of a steep hill, so I luff at their misfortune.
 
2012-10-28 01:14:20 PM  

Weaver95: if we get a storm surge bad enough to reach me here in Harrisburg, THEN i'll worry. until then, this is merely just another rainy day.


This could be on par with Agnes for PA impact (another massive cat1).

Depends on how much strength (f any) it picks up, if it stalls out over us and of course where.
 
2012-10-28 01:14:33 PM  

Seth'n'Spectrum: What is this Zone A, Zone B crap, and where can I find a map?


Well, the white zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only. There is no stopping in the red zone.
 
2012-10-28 01:15:48 PM  

namegoeshere: jaytkay: Holy moly they're predicting 15-20 foot waves later this week on Lake Michigan and we're 700 miles from the East Coast!

It is now officially appropriate to play The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald over and over and over...


Only what, a week early? Pretty appropriate timing.
 
2012-10-28 01:16:05 PM  
What happens if it is a real shiatstorm and people can't get to the polls to vote?
Would they re schedule the election? This has never happened before has it?
/ not trolling / it won't affect me.
 
2012-10-28 01:16:20 PM  

Hack Patooey: Well, the white zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only. There is no stopping in the red zone.


Yeah, but what I really want to know is if I'm in the...

... Danger Zone.
 
2012-10-28 01:16:48 PM  

Hack Patooey: Seth'n'Spectrum: What is this Zone A, Zone B crap, and where can I find a map?

Well, the white zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only. There is no stopping in the red zone.


Oh really, Hack Patooey? Why pretend, we both know perfectly well what this is about. You want me to have an abortion.
 
2012-10-28 01:17:14 PM  

Seth'n'Spectrum: GuyFawkes: Zone B here, but up on the fifth floor so I'm not worried about this one. Well stocked with plenty of wine and beer just in case I don't have to work for a few days.

Julieahni: I live in a basement apartment, but a block and a half away from Zone A. I'm safely in B. I feel pretty confident about that. I hope I won't be working. I have three cats to deal with.

LineNoise: Hah, bloomberg is turning off the elevators tonight in Zone A.

What is this Zone A, Zone B crap, and where can I find a map?


There's a link to the map in the 8th post in this thread.
 
2012-10-28 01:17:20 PM  

MurphyMurphy: Weaver95: if we get a storm surge bad enough to reach me here in Harrisburg, THEN i'll worry. until then, this is merely just another rainy day.

This could be on par with Agnes for PA impact (another massive cat1).

Depends on how much strength (f any) it picks up, if it stalls out over us and of course where.


i'm no where near a creek or river, so the worst i've got to worry about is improper drainage. which isn't TOO much of an issue in this area. that said, it could possibly be an issue if roads or bridges get washed out. again, not likely to happen. I don't actually live IN harrisburg tho, or near that river so...yeah.

ya know, oddly enough - a massive flood wiping out half the downtown harrisburg area could actually save the city in the long run. disaster aid might be the only thing that could get them out from under their massive, crushing levels of debt.
 
2012-10-28 01:18:03 PM  
This weather will rock you like a hurricane. The best preparation would be to listen to and carefully take notes from the 'World Wide Live' album.
 
2012-10-28 01:18:12 PM  
Buddy of mine in Raleigh says their local Sam's Club has armed guards posted around the store and employees rationing sales of bottled water and canned goods.
 
2012-10-28 01:19:03 PM  

wxboy: There's a link to the map in the 8th post in this thread.


Thanks, got it.

/apparently, Ctrl + F is no substitute for reading the goddamn thread
 
2012-10-28 01:19:03 PM  
Excellent GOES 14 visible 1 min loop of Sandy Be sure to zoom and play with # of frames (change end of url)
 
2012-10-28 01:20:02 PM  

Shrugging Atlas: lucksi: Winds of 39 mph are enough to shut down all transit? WTF?

The expected flooding is the main concern. Having hundreds of people drown in subways because you didn't order them closed typically can have a really horrible impact on reelection chances.


Plus, just keeping the NYC subways from flooding every day requires a Herculean pumping effort.
 
2012-10-28 01:20:10 PM  

Bontesla: make me some tea: Weaver95: if we get a storm surge bad enough to reach me here in Harrisburg, THEN i'll worry. until then, this is merely just another rainy day.

The storm's gonna go inland and stall. I hope you're not near any rivers.

I've heard that, also.
The odds of this impeding the election/voting are pretty big.


It's Karl Rove's Weather Machine
 
2012-10-28 01:20:40 PM  

PaulieattheTap: Aaannnddd Jim Cantori is stationed at Battery Park.

OH NOES!


yer fecked, ayuh

/condolences and all that happy horse hockey
 
2012-10-28 01:21:01 PM  
Buses to Houston will be running all night.
 
2012-10-28 01:22:33 PM  

cig-mkr: What happens if it is a real shiatstorm and people can't get to the polls to vote?
Would they re schedule the election? This has never happened before has it?
/ not trolling / it won't affect me.


No. Election day is enshrined in the Constitution. It cannot be changed without constitutional amendment.

This is part of the importance of early voting. It really should happen in more states than it does, or even have congress pass a federal law allowing it nationwide. This would stop not only problems with the weather, but long lines, running out of ballots, machines breaking down, last-second moving of polling places, and all other manner of shenanigans and many legitimate problems, that simply would no longer have time to be an issue if we had a voting week instead of a voting five hours.
 
2012-10-28 01:22:48 PM  

Pontious Pilates: Shrugging Atlas: lucksi: Winds of 39 mph are enough to shut down all transit? WTF?

The expected flooding is the main concern. Having hundreds of people drown in subways because you didn't order them closed typically can have a really horrible impact on reelection chances.

Plus, just keeping the NYC subways from flooding every day requires a Herculean pumping effort.


And where would they pump the water to? Back into the ocean, would be like shoveling poop against the tide.
 
2012-10-28 01:23:06 PM  
This is what is going to happen right? At least that's what I am pretending.


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-10-28 01:23:15 PM  

Lusiphur: IHateLongIsland: youngJohn: I've had this fark account since I was 21 years old, five years ago. I've lived in a few states since then, and just a few months ago I moved to Long Island. If you've ever heard New Yorkers are a**holes, you haven't seen them in panic mode at the supermarket... I had a woman knock on my car window to yell at me for how long I was taking to leave my parking spot.

Yep, sounds about right. Hahahahaha. So glad I moved out of that area a few years back.

Long Island isn't New York. It's some weird amalgam of the Jersey Shore, Appalachia, and a third-world Eastern European failed state. New York ends at Citi Field. Anything west of that...


I couldn't agree more. I lived in Nassau County for years then LIC right on the East River for two. NY is great, Long Island is poo.
 
2012-10-28 01:23:41 PM  
Zone A here. After last year's fizzle, didn't bother preparing other than food/water. If I turn up dead on the news, remember me as a stubborn asshole, not a victim.
 
2012-10-28 01:23:45 PM  
Be safe hometown. I'm in Korea but we got hit by 4 huge typhoons this summer so I know what you'll be going through.
 
2012-10-28 01:23:54 PM  

make me some tea: Woohoo day off!


YEAH!
 
2012-10-28 01:24:34 PM  

ravenlore: namegoeshere: jaytkay: Holy moly they're predicting 15-20 foot waves later this week on Lake Michigan and we're 700 miles from the East Coast!

It is now officially appropriate to play The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald over and over and over...

Only what, a week early? Pretty appropriate timing.


Wrong lake.
 
2012-10-28 01:25:07 PM  

herrDrFarkenstein:  

It's cool. My wife is making sammiches for my commute in case I never return. Fate unlearned.


Not the Boston MTA!
 
2012-10-28 01:25:21 PM  
cinemafanatic.files.wordpress.com
"NO ONE PUTS BUMMY IN A CORNER!!!!!"
 
2012-10-28 01:25:35 PM  

Robo Beat: Buddy of mine in Raleigh says their local Sam's Club has armed guards posted around the store and employees rationing sales of bottled water and canned goods.


Wat? I'm 15 miles east of there and we're not getting squat from this storm, except some clouds and a nice cross breeze going though my house.
 
2012-10-28 01:25:50 PM  

Weaver95: MurphyMurphy: Weaver95: if we get a storm surge bad enough to reach me here in Harrisburg, THEN i'll worry. until then, this is merely just another rainy day.

This could be on par with Agnes for PA impact (another massive cat1).

ya know, oddly enough - a massive flood wiping out half the downtown harrisburg area could actually save the city in the long run. disaster aid might be the only thing that could get them out from under their massive, crushing levels of debt.


Ha! I wanted to say this....

Get them Federal Fund$

(tip for people on Front St. or 2nd and Shipoke. Leave your refridgerator door wide open when you leave. Better yet, just as you are fleeing the water, hurl all the contents into your neighbors parking space. Closed fridges are nasty a week later when they let you back )

/just sayin'
 
2012-10-28 01:26:17 PM  

reklamfox: marius2: Flooding has already begun here (Southern VA) and the frankenstorm hasn't even hit (at least I don't think so, I think it's still in N.C). Gonna be fun.

/I got more beer, don't worry.

Where are you in SVA? I'm in the SW portion of the state near Roanoke. We're just now getting a little wind and its cloudy but the big stuff isn't supposed to happen here until tomorrow. There is a wind watch out for us for the next three days, expecting gusts of 65+ mph. I'm already tired of this storm!


I'm in the SE in Chesapeake. Already tired of this storm too, people get crazy when we get hit. Luckily my area doesn't tend to flood, but everything around it does so we get isolated.
 
2012-10-28 01:27:34 PM  

Sim Tree: No. Election day is enshrined in the Constitution. It cannot be changed without constitutional amendment.


Not sure if you're serious... Election day in the US is set by Congress, not the Constitution. They could have it be a weekend or holiday, like most civilized countries (but in ours, one party has made a tactic out of reducing turnout).

Article 2
"The Congress may determine the Time of chusing [sic] the Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their Votes; which Day shall be the same throughout the United States."
 
2012-10-28 01:27:49 PM  

jjwars1: ravenlore: namegoeshere: jaytkay: Holy moly they're predicting 15-20 foot waves later this week on Lake Michigan and we're 700 miles from the East Coast!

It is now officially appropriate to play The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald over and over and over...

Only what, a week early? Pretty appropriate timing.

Wrong lake.


Yes, I know that.

/it was only about the timing
//but prolly still fails as a comment
 
2012-10-28 01:27:51 PM  

Sim Tree: cig-mkr: What happens if it is a real shiatstorm and people can't get to the polls to vote?
Would they re schedule the election? This has never happened before has it?
/ not trolling / it won't affect me.

No. Election day is enshrined in the Constitution. It cannot be changed without constitutional amendment.

This is part of the importance of early voting. It really should happen in more states than it does, or even have congress pass a federal law allowing it nationwide. This would stop not only problems with the weather, but long lines, running out of ballots, machines breaking down, last-second moving of polling places, and all other manner of shenanigans and many legitimate problems, that simply would no longer have time to be an issue if we had a voting week instead of a voting five hours.


Thank you, and I agree with the voting week, good thought !
North East Farkers stay safe.
 
2012-10-28 01:28:49 PM  

JerseyTim: make me some tea: Woohoo day off!

This!


This!

/i may go in anyways...
 
2012-10-28 01:29:34 PM  
Dear New York:

Before the storm:
- 3-5 days non-perishable food (you don't need MREs -- spam, canned soup, etc is fine). Buy a few extra items each time you go shopping until you have your supply.
- enough water for 3-5 days needs to drink, brush your teeth, and flush toilets. You don't need to buy bottled water -- you can use old 2L soda bottles, etc.
- a few rolls of heavy duty plastic (in case you lose some shingles or window glass) plus some 1x2s and nails.
- trim loose branches near the house
- books or non-electric games to keep the little ones occupied.
- ammo
- batteries for flashlights and AM/FM radios
- 2M HT with a AAA pack if you're a ham or a scanner that can monitor your local ARES or Skywarn repeater.

Just before the storm
- fill your gas tank.
- bring in or secure patio furniture, trash cans, etc
- bring in the pets.
- stay at home unless you're vulnerable to flooding or in a mobile home

During the storm
- stay in doors
- stay off the phone
- monitor local AM station and/or ARES/Skywarn repeater unless it drives you crazy
- stay moderately sober
- DON'T PANIC

After the storm
- Be careful about fallen power lines, branches.
- Check on your neighbors, especially elderly or handicapped.
- Shoot all looters

Your welcome,

Florida
 
2012-10-28 01:31:43 PM  

Seth'n'Spectrum: GuyFawkes: Zone B here, but up on the fifth floor so I'm not worried about this one. Well stocked with plenty of wine and beer just in case I don't have to work for a few days.

Julieahni: I live in a basement apartment, but a block and a half away from Zone A. I'm safely in B. I feel pretty confident about that. I hope I won't be working. I have three cats to deal with.

LineNoise: Hah, bloomberg is turning off the elevators tonight in Zone A.

What is this Zone A, Zone B crap, and where can I find a map?


The zones are evacuation zones. Zone A covers the coastal areas of Brooklyn and the Rockaways (for the most part).

NYC Zone Search
 
2012-10-28 01:32:17 PM  

netcentric: fwiw, the secret documents the Free Masons have hidden in the base of the Statue of Liberty will be safe.....as usual.


They're in the cornerstone of Cong... I've said too much.
 
2012-10-28 01:32:41 PM  

Party Like It's 1975: Dear New York:



and etal:

Don't forget the pumpkins!

/Bye all, off to work
//see ya late night.
///Get safe Nor'easters
 
2012-10-28 01:33:07 PM  

Party Like It's 1975: Dear New York:

Before the storm:
- 3-5 days non-perishable food (you don't need MREs -- spam, canned soup, etc is fine). Buy a few extra items each time you go shopping until you have your supply.
- enough water for 3-5 days needs to drink, brush your teeth, and flush toilets. You don't need to buy bottled water -- you can use old 2L soda bottles, etc.
- a few rolls of heavy duty plastic (in case you lose some shingles or window glass) plus some 1x2s and nails.
- trim loose branches near the house
- books or non-electric games to keep the little ones occupied.
- ammo
- batteries for flashlights and AM/FM radios
- 2M HT with a AAA pack if you're a ham or a scanner that can monitor your local ARES or Skywarn repeater.

Just before the storm
- fill your gas tank.
- bring in or secure patio furniture, trash cans, etc
- bring in the pets.
- stay at home unless you're vulnerable to flooding or in a mobile home

During the storm
- stay in doors
- stay off the phone
- monitor local AM station and/or ARES/Skywarn repeater unless it drives you crazy
- stay moderately sober
- DON'T PANIC

After the storm
- Be careful about fallen power lines, branches.
- Check on your neighbors, especially elderly or handicapped.
- Shoot all looters

Your welcome,

Florida


I ordered 2 large pizza's from my local joint, and got a box of 9 bottles of wine. I'm all set.
 
2012-10-28 01:33:20 PM  
So Obama voters can't vote, must be Mormon weather controll machine. Those pesky Mormons.
 
2012-10-28 01:34:09 PM  
s8.postimage.org

Dammit, don't you get it! MY SON IS ON THE IRT!!!!!
 
2012-10-28 01:38:07 PM  
Dear New York:

Before the storm:
- 3-5 days non-perishable food (you don't need MREs -- spam, canned soup, etc is fine). Buy a few extra items each time you go shopping until you have your supply.
- enough water for 3-5 days needs to drink, brush your teeth, and flush toilets. You don't need to buy bottled water -- you can use old 2L soda bottles, etc.
- a few rolls of heavy duty plastic (in case you lose some shingles or window glass) plus some 1x2s and nails.
- trim loose branches near the house
- books or non-electric games to keep the little ones occupied.
- ammo
- batteries for flashlights and AM/FM radios
- 2M HT with a AAA pack if you're a ham or a scanner that can monitor your local ARES or Skywarn repeater.

- Check the battery / oil / air filter in you Generac whole house generator:
lighting-electric.com
 
2012-10-28 01:39:31 PM  
youngJohn:

Long Island is not NYC. I went to my supermarket here in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, and it is quite crowded but orderly in there. Everyone is making jokes about the storm. Since the lines were too long and most of the shelves were empty, I just left. The little wine shop next door set-up a table in the garden with some free pre-storm wine tasting, and we could place orders from the local bakery for some bread. So I had a bunch of wine with a bunch of my neighbors, and got some ciabatta bread that can last for some days.
 
2012-10-28 01:43:27 PM  

GAT_00: lucksi: Winds of 39 mph are enough to shut down all transit? WTF?

It's being shut down because they're expecting possibly 9 feet of storm surge, which is enough to flood the subways.


Hopefully the dead carp and sewage enema for the subway will kill some of that awful smell.
 
2012-10-28 01:45:18 PM  

Pontious Pilates: Robo Beat: Buddy of mine in Raleigh says their local Sam's Club has armed guards posted around the store and employees rationing sales of bottled water and canned goods.

Wat? I'm 15 miles east of there and we're not getting squat from this storm, except some clouds and a nice cross breeze going though my house.


I'm not really sure it matters. People seem to be getting worked up about it all the same.

I remember being in Atlanta one January when there was a chance of snow forecast for the following few days. There were lines out the gas stations stretching down the block, and all of the bread, water, and batteries were cleaned out of the supermarkets for miles around. I can't recall exactly, but I think the city cancelled school in anticipation. Having grown up in a place referred to as the "snow belt," I found it infinitely amusing, if a bit irritating.
 
2012-10-28 01:45:26 PM  
I find it funny how one stations green and yellow hues on the radar image are another stations purple and red panic inducing radar hues.
 
2012-10-28 01:46:06 PM  
There's an old guy down the street building a huge boat for some reason.
 
2012-10-28 01:49:57 PM  

candiru.fish: Omarion


I'll be praying for Omarion if anyone needs me.
 
2012-10-28 01:55:18 PM  

Robo Beat: Pontious Pilates: Robo Beat: Buddy of mine in Raleigh says their local Sam's Club has armed guards posted around the store and employees rationing sales of bottled water and canned goods.

Wat? I'm 15 miles east of there and we're not getting squat from this storm, except some clouds and a nice cross breeze going though my house.

I'm not really sure it matters. People seem to be getting worked up about it all the same.

I remember being in Atlanta one January when there was a chance of snow forecast for the following few days. There were lines out the gas stations stretching down the block, and all of the bread, water, and batteries were cleaned out of the supermarkets for miles around. I can't recall exactly, but I think the city cancelled school in anticipation. Having grown up in a place referred to as the "snow belt," I found it infinitely amusing, if a bit irritating.


Yeah, they do the same here in NC re: winter weather (and I'm from upstate NY). But to be fair, they just don't have the infrastructure to deal with winter weather in the south. A freak snow "storm" of a couple inches can really fark things up, and has in the past. I know how to drive in it, but the natives don't, so I stay the hell off the roads when it does snow.
 
2012-10-28 01:55:40 PM  

miss jinxed: JerseyTim: make me some tea: Woohoo day off!

This!

This!

/i may go in anyways...


I'm planning on doing a half day tomorrow (Long Island). I need to pickup the backup tapes and bring em home.
 
2012-10-28 01:57:32 PM  

Deep Contact: There's an old guy down the street building a huge boat for some reason.


By any chance, is he an animal hoarder?
 
2012-10-28 01:58:34 PM  

Lusiphur: Somewhat ironically, I happen to be visiting former in-laws in Mississippi, in the heart of hurricane country, and the weather is beautiful.

Good luck to all my fellow NYC farkers and farkettes, and I hope it's not nearly as bad as the weather guys worry it will. Stay safe, all of you.


Thank you. If you see Peggy & Willis and their boys over around Bull Frog Corner, you tell 'em we said 'Hi', will ya? Thanks bud!
 
2012-10-28 01:59:55 PM  

Party Like It's 1975: - stay moderately sober


ARE YOU CRAZY?
 
2012-10-28 02:00:12 PM  

herrDrFarkenstein: [i.ebayimg.com image 296x300] 

It's cool. My wife is making sammiches for my commute in case I never return. Fate unlearned.


that's awsome...

"That you Charlie?"
 
2012-10-28 02:00:15 PM  
At work, I suggested that we have a meeting about how to prepare for the hurricane, how to protect IT, the infrastructure, and whether we're open or not.

It was agreed that we should do it. The meeting it set for Monday. *roll eyes*
 
2012-10-28 02:00:35 PM  

Weaver95: if we get a storm surge bad enough to reach me here in Harrisburg, THEN i'll worry. until then, this is merely just another rainy day.


@JimCantore Expect huge waves to batter the Lake Erie shoreline of Ohio from #Sandy. Possibly 20' says a friend of mine from NWS Cleveland. #OHwx
 
2012-10-28 02:01:21 PM  

GuyFawkes: Zone B here, but up on the fifth floor so I'm not worried about this one. Well stocked with plenty of wine and beer just in case I don't have to work for a few days.


Make sure you fill up your bathtub full of water in case you lose water pressure.
 
2012-10-28 02:01:55 PM  
We may not have power tomorrow at this time, so everyone stay safe. Good luck NJ/NY/DE/CT/MD/WV/VA/&c Farkers. And stay dry.
 
2012-10-28 02:01:58 PM  

make me some tea: Roook: make me some tea: Woohoo day off!

I hope you don't get flooded like you did last time.

I'm on high ground on the 2nd floor in Queens. I'm good. We have supplies. I'm a little concerned about my work though.

Few useful links for all of us NYers.

Con Ed Outage Map
LIPA Outage Map
NYC Evacuation Map (PDF)


Howdy neighbor. I'm thinking Glendale will be ok if the power doesn't go out for days.
 
2012-10-28 02:02:40 PM  

finnished: At work, I suggested that we have a meeting about how to prepare for the hurricane, how to protect IT, the infrastructure, and whether we're open or not.

It was agreed that we should do it. The meeting it set for Monday. *roll eyes*


We had our meeting Friday. Planning on going in tomorrow to at least pick up the backup tapes and make sure people have their IP phones, power blocks and patch cables.
 
2012-10-28 02:06:05 PM  

Serious Post on Serious Thread: Howdy neighbor. I'm thinking Glendale will be ok if the power doesn't go out for days.


Yeah you're good. We're 4 blocks outside of Zone C near Northern Blvd but it's like 100' above sea level here so I'm confident we'll be fine. Kinda the top of the hill here.
 
2012-10-28 02:08:00 PM  
 
2012-10-28 02:08:49 PM  
Html tag fail is me... Sorry guys.
 
2012-10-28 02:14:34 PM  
Are we going to get an official Sandy Fark party post? We need somewhere to panic.
 
2012-10-28 02:23:53 PM  

adams4: Seth'n'Spectrum: GuyFawkes: Zone B here, but up on the fifth floor so I'm not worried about this one. Well stocked with plenty of wine and beer just in case I don't have to work for a few days.

Julieahni: I live in a basement apartment, but a block and a half away from Zone A. I'm safely in B. I feel pretty confident about that. I hope I won't be working. I have three cats to deal with.

LineNoise: Hah, bloomberg is turning off the elevators tonight in Zone A.

What is this Zone A, Zone B crap, and where can I find a map?

The zones are evacuation zones. Zone A covers the coastal areas of Brooklyn and the Rockaways (for the most part).

NYC Zone Search


according to NY1, the following areas are on mandatory evacuation orders:

Manhattan: Battery Park City, East Village, West Side waterfont.
Bronx: Throggs Neck, Pelham Bay
Brooklyn: Coney island, Manhattan Beach, Red Hook
Queens: All Rockaways, Broad Channel Beach
Staten Island: Coastal communities

I doubt the Manhattanites will leave.
 
2012-10-28 02:31:40 PM  

Frankenstorm: I'm almost there, biatches!


you're now highlighted in green. i'm sure i'll be seeing you again...
 
2012-10-28 02:32:43 PM  
New Jersey is being evacuated.. everyone headed for Houston.
 
2012-10-28 02:38:21 PM  

Party Like It's 1975: Dear New York:

Before the storm:
- 3-5 days non-perishable food (you don't need MREs -- spam, canned soup, etc is fine). Buy a few extra items each time you go shopping until you have your supply.
- enough water for 3-5 days needs to drink, brush your teeth, and flush toilets. You don't need to buy bottled water -- you can use old 2L soda bottles, etc.
- a few rolls of heavy duty plastic (in case you lose some shingles or window glass) plus some 1x2s and nails.
- trim loose branches near the house
- books or non-electric games to keep the little ones occupied.
- ammo
- batteries for flashlights and AM/FM radios
- 2M HT with a AAA pack if you're a ham or a scanner that can monitor your local ARES or Skywarn repeater.

Just before the storm
- fill your gas tank.
- bring in or secure patio furniture, trash cans, etc
- bring in the pets.
- stay at home unless you're vulnerable to flooding or in a mobile home

During the storm
- stay in doors
- stay off the phone
- monitor local AM station and/or ARES/Skywarn repeater unless it drives you crazy
- stay moderately sober
- DON'T PANIC

After the storm
- Be careful about fallen power lines, branches.
- Check on your neighbors, especially elderly or handicapped.
- Shoot all looters

Your welcome,

Florida


Pretty much this. I moved up to New England after living in FL for 15 years. Everyone's running around, all in a tizzy, and I'm just calmly hanging back and checking on the storm's latest track. We've got food, water, some alcohol and flashlights/batteries. Gas tank is full. I checked around outside and don't see any loose/dead branches that might want to try and come inside to cuddle. All that's left now is to wait and ride it out.
 
2012-10-28 02:46:32 PM  
Venkman: What did you do, Ray?!
slacktory.com
 
2012-10-28 02:46:36 PM  

James!: Hurricaine Cockblock just canceled my date tonight.


She/ he probably didn't want to go out with you anyway. The hurricane just makes for a nice excuse.


/I keeed, I keeed
 
2012-10-28 02:50:39 PM  
My ex lives in VA. I hope she dies.

/I'd call her a coont but she lacks the lacks the depth and the warmth.
 
2012-10-28 03:00:32 PM  
Its a sane precaution. Small things can knock a big city off kilter. It looks like its gonna be a party out here in west maryland. I guess now is a good time to give some thought to how we can getthrough all this after the weather is over.
 
2012-10-28 03:03:25 PM  
People in here in the southern Connecticut seem pretty calm so far, but the roads are starting to get clogged and I think I hit the supermarket right before the last-minute rush. Hoping CL&P doesn't take a week to get the power back on. Until then, I've got enough beer to last me at least a day. Godspeed.
 
2012-10-28 03:05:19 PM  

namegoeshere: jaytkay: Holy moly they're predicting 15-20 foot waves later this week on Lake Michigan and we're 700 miles from the East Coast!

It is now officially appropriate to play The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald over and over and over...


12-string acoustic guitar, Drop-D tuning, capoed to 3'rd fret. I'm on it.

/Lake Superior, though

//minor quibble; major and minor chords
 
2012-10-28 03:07:49 PM  
The media is getting rich off this hype. TALK ABOUT OVER REACTION!
 
2012-10-28 03:08:49 PM  
Wife is an ER doc in a Zone B hospital, working overnight tonight and tomorrow, driving to and from our Zone B apartment across a lot of Zone A territory. Should be fun.
 
2012-10-28 03:16:07 PM  
why would a tropical storm tun left and go right into a coldfront
this seems like bs
 
2012-10-28 03:16:10 PM  

skykid: I'm going to laugh at all the idiots here on LI buying supplies when this "superstorm" does as much "damage" as Irene did.

Jesus christ you'd think both storms were Katrina: Part 2 & 3.


Don't you think it's better to air on the side of preparedness?
 
2012-10-28 03:23:51 PM  

jjwars1: ravenlore: namegoeshere: jaytkay: Holy moly they're predicting 15-20 foot waves later this week on Lake Michigan and we're 700 miles from the East Coast!

It is now officially appropriate to play The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald over and over and over...

Only what, a week early? Pretty appropriate timing.

Wrong lake.


Fortunately (?) the storm is big enough to cover all the Lakes.
 
2012-10-28 03:24:09 PM  

theredsea1: The media is getting rich off this hype. TALK ABOUT OVER REACTION!


We'll see, won't we?
 
2012-10-28 03:26:22 PM  

haywatchthis: why would a tropical storm tun left and go right into a coldfront
this seems like bs


Because it forgot to make the right at Albuquerque
 
2012-10-28 03:29:38 PM  

Mazzic518: Julieahni: I live in a basement apartment, but a block and a half away from Zone A. I'm safely in B. I feel pretty confident about that. I hope I won't be working. I have three cats to deal with.

Stay safe!!

/met you at one of the Albany Fark parties I think :)


Thanks.
 
2012-10-28 03:29:55 PM  

cig-mkr: - books or non-electric games to keep the little ones occupied.


What are those?
 
2012-10-28 03:35:45 PM  

theredsea1: The media is getting rich off this hype. TALK ABOUT OVER REACTION!


I hope you're right, but....Link

That's pretty farked up looking to me....
 
2012-10-28 03:37:04 PM  

lohphat: cig-mkr: - books or non-electric games to keep the little ones occupied.

What are those?


Young children with short attentions spans who are easily distracted, but that's not important right now.
 
2012-10-28 03:37:45 PM  

finnished: Yeah, I took care of the backup tapes, and double-checked all that on Friday. The only question is if I should go in tonight, and put plastic over the racks, I couldn't do it earlier, since the servers would overheat, and I'll have to shut them down. The other option is to wait until the "meeting" but I'm afraid the weather might be too rough by then. It's not exactly something I want to risk my health for.


We already have offsite backup, so if I can't make it in tomorrow I'll have someone else take em, no biggie Will play it by ear in the morning. The office is closing at noon regardless.
 
2012-10-28 03:37:48 PM  

lohphat: cig-mkr: - books or non-electric games to keep the little ones occupied.

What are those?


I've read on my Kindle of gladiatorial games in which no electricity was required. They sound like a good way to pass the time while also training these children for the post-apocalyptic world in which they shall be raised.
 
2012-10-28 03:38:46 PM  
I'm in New Orleans and getting a real kick out of this thread.

Clearly y'all need to figure out rules for the Hurricane Sandy drinking game. Set the rules as your liver can tolerate. Here are some suggestions:

Any time someone says the word "hunker" - one shot
Any time someone says the word "frankenstorm" - two shots
Any time Hurricane Katrina is mentioned - three shots
Weather reporter out in the storm - one shot
Subway floods - finish the bottle
 
2012-10-28 03:39:53 PM  

Robo Beat: Buddy of mine in Raleigh says their local Sam's Club has armed guards posted around the store and employees rationing sales of bottled water and canned goods.


Good luck to them. Lord knows we wouldn't want another Lootie on our hands.
 
2012-10-28 03:40:26 PM  
I was just in the 7-11 making a beer run - everyone on line was 20s-30s, purchasing nothing but beer and snacks. Just the essentials!

/plenty of beer and wine here now to ride out any storm
//didn't miss much of the Jets "game"...sigh
///stay safe everyone
 
2012-10-28 03:41:09 PM  

make me some tea: finnished: Yeah, I took care of the backup tapes, and double-checked all that on Friday. The only question is if I should go in tonight, and put plastic over the racks, I couldn't do it earlier, since the servers would overheat, and I'll have to shut them down. The other option is to wait until the "meeting" but I'm afraid the weather might be too rough by then. It's not exactly something I want to risk my health for.

We already have offsite backup, so if I can't make it in tomorrow I'll have someone else take em, no biggie Will play it by ear in the morning. The office is closing at noon regardless.


You guys are even attempting to open?

We have already officially closed the offices for the monday and tuesday. GF has been told not to expect the schools to open until at least Thursday in jersey.
 
2012-10-28 03:41:37 PM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: skykid: I'm going to laugh at all the idiots here on LI buying supplies when this "superstorm" does as much "damage" as Irene did.

Jesus christ you'd think both storms were Katrina: Part 2 & 3.

Don't you think it's better to air on the side of preparedness?


Nothing wrong with getting prepared but I have been around for so long to know that most of the time the media hype over these storms ends up being a disappointment.
 
2012-10-28 03:46:03 PM  
My Manager: We're concerned about you and the weather in NYC. So we're going to send you home (to St Louis) til the storm blows over and we'll need you in Philadelphia and New Jersey on Tuesday.
Me: umm you know Philadelphia and Jersey are in the storm path also, and it's going to hit there late Monday maybe going into Tuesday. Are you going to be there?...
Manager: There is no way any of us (managers) are going to the east coast, but we know you'll be able to handle it.
 
2012-10-28 03:52:15 PM  
 
2012-10-28 03:53:50 PM  
I wonder why President Obama does not use the weather machine that George Bush used when he directed Katrina to hit New Orleans. Oh wait, maybe he is using it. Chicago, after all, is his adopted home town.
 
2012-10-28 03:55:20 PM  

skykid: Don't Troll Me Bro!: skykid: I'm going to laugh at all the idiots here on LI buying supplies when this "superstorm" does as much "damage" as Irene did.

Jesus christ you'd think both storms were Katrina: Part 2 & 3.

Don't you think it's better to air on the side of preparedness?

Nothing wrong with getting prepared but I have been around for so long to know that most of the time the media hype over these storms ends up being a disappointment.


I agree with the media hype being over the top. I just figure it's best to prepare as if it weren't. Worst that happens is you have to choke down some spam to clean out your cupboards when the storm isn't as bad as you prepared for.... Which might be as bad being unprepared for the next Katrina.
 
2012-10-28 03:56:07 PM  
It's funny to watch the people here talking about the storm being all hype. In the meteorological forums, they're having the opposite discussion. This storm will be historic with fatalities and billions of dollars in damages.
 
2012-10-28 04:02:28 PM  
Long Island here. I just got back from waldbaum's & the bread isle is mighty lean pickens. Better go out & get what you need to get before the real panic kicks in. I needed dog & cat food,Petco was pretty crowded also,well, more than the usual 4 customers.
Right now it's just overcast and windy.
 
2012-10-28 04:03:29 PM  

Self_Manifesto: It's funny to watch the people here talking about the storm being all hype. In the meteorological forums, they're having the opposite discussion. This storm will be historic with fatalities and billions of dollars in damages.


When the guys from the National Weather Service are themselves saying that this is going to be a killer storm, I take notice. It's one thing for Newschannel 6 to do it - they've gotta sell advertising space. When scientists who work for the government are speaking in extreme terms about a storm, they're not doing it because they need the hype.
 
2012-10-28 04:11:46 PM  

LineNoise: make me some tea: finnished: Yeah, I took care of the backup tapes, and double-checked all that on Friday. The only question is if I should go in tonight, and put plastic over the racks, I couldn't do it earlier, since the servers would overheat, and I'll have to shut them down. The other option is to wait until the "meeting" but I'm afraid the weather might be too rough by then. It's not exactly something I want to risk my health for.

We already have offsite backup, so if I can't make it in tomorrow I'll have someone else take em, no biggie Will play it by ear in the morning. The office is closing at noon regardless.

You guys are even attempting to open?

We have already officially closed the offices for the monday and tuesday. GF has been told not to expect the schools to open until at least Thursday in jersey.


Our esteemed director has decided that we're not closing at all. I would bet that less than 5% of the staff show up. Everyone takes public transportation and it's all shutting down. He's a raving asshat for even attempting to keep us open. Somebody is going to get killed trying to make it in.
 
2012-10-28 04:14:01 PM  

indylaw: Self_Manifesto: It's funny to watch the people here talking about the storm being all hype. In the meteorological forums, they're having the opposite discussion. This storm will be historic with fatalities and billions of dollars in damages.

When the guys from the National Weather Service are themselves saying that this is going to be a killer storm, I take notice. It's one thing for Newschannel 6 to do it - they've gotta sell advertising space. When scientists who work for the government are speaking in extreme terms about a storm, they're not doing it because they need the hype.


huh huh you said goverment and work huh huh
 
2012-10-28 04:14:53 PM  
Lootie is getting ready to start looting.
 
2012-10-28 04:18:24 PM  
New York should let the subways flood, for two reasons. 1. To clean out all the homeless people living down there. 2. Make money with guided scuba tours. It is a win-win situation. Except for the homeless, of course.
 
2012-10-28 04:19:40 PM  

haywatchthis: indylaw: Self_Manifesto: It's funny to watch the people here talking about the storm being all hype. In the meteorological forums, they're having the opposite discussion. This storm will be historic with fatalities and billions of dollars in damages.

When the guys from the National Weather Service are themselves saying that this is going to be a killer storm, I take notice. It's one thing for Newschannel 6 to do it - they've gotta sell advertising space. When scientists who work for the government are speaking in extreme terms about a storm, they're not doing it because they need the hype.

huh huh you said goverment and work huh huh


I AM THE GREAT CORNHOLIO!
 
2012-10-28 04:26:39 PM  

Mock26: New York should let the subways flood, for two reasons. 1. To clean out all the homeless people living down there. 2. Make money with guided scuba tours. It is a win-win situation. Except for the homeless, of course.


Well the should have bought homes then WTF? These you count among the dead, the poor the blind the childless and the leper.

//got nuttin
 
2012-10-28 04:32:34 PM  

LineNoise: make me some tea: finnished: Yeah, I took care of the backup tapes, and double-checked all that on Friday. The only question is if I should go in tonight, and put plastic over the racks, I couldn't do it earlier, since the servers would overheat, and I'll have to shut them down. The other option is to wait until the "meeting" but I'm afraid the weather might be too rough by then. It's not exactly something I want to risk my health for.

We already have offsite backup, so if I can't make it in tomorrow I'll have someone else take em, no biggie Will play it by ear in the morning. The office is closing at noon regardless.

You guys are even attempting to open?

We have already officially closed the offices for the monday and tuesday. GF has been told not to expect the schools to open until at least Thursday in jersey.


Long Island. I may not be able to get there though.
 
2012-10-28 04:32:50 PM  
For Irene I battened down the hatches. Plywood panels and a Hilti gun. Yet such disappointment when the storm came. I'm sitting this one out.
 
2012-10-28 04:41:12 PM  

LineNoise:
You guys are even attempting to open?

We have already officially closed the offices for the monday and tuesday. GF has been told not to expect the schools to open until at least Thursday in jersey.


We aren't even closed. I asked on Friday from one of the owners, when the production was resuming on Tuesday. He said, normal time. 3 AM.
 
2012-10-28 04:44:56 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-28 04:46:20 PM  

Mock26: New York should let the subways flood, for two reasons. 1. To clean out all the homeless people living down there. 2. Make money with guided scuba tours. It is a win-win situation. Except for the homeless, of course.


You could play some roulette by firing up the third rail in random spots.
 
2012-10-28 04:56:13 PM  

wippit: [i.imgur.com image 399x558]


Except apparently his campaign schedule since he's spending the entire day today campaigning in Ohio with Ryan. I guess in his defense he did shift to Ohio from Virginia at least.

I'm really curious how the media is going to treat either candidate trying to campaign over the next couple of days while Sandy thrashes the eastern seaboard.
 
2012-10-28 05:03:30 PM  

Party Like It's 1975: Dear New York:
[...]
Your welcome,

Florida


Thanks for not jumping me over my you're/your mistake.
I guess the grammar nazis are still in line at the bodega buying bread and batteries.
 
2012-10-28 05:06:46 PM  

indylaw: I AM THE GREAT CORNHOLIO!


Did you buy TP?
 
2012-10-28 05:22:43 PM  

WeenerGord: indylaw: I AM THE GREAT CORNHOLIO!

Did you buy TP?


NO, I NEED SOME. FOR MY BUNGHOLE.
 
2012-10-28 05:34:06 PM  
I live in the 'burbs of Seattle, surrounded by 150-foot trees that tend to fall over in high winds. When it looks like the air outside is going to be moving at more than 30 mph, my disaster preparedness plan is:

1) - eat or toss out everything in the freezer & refrigerator

2) - fly to Vegas and party down. 

It's a plan I highly recommend to all NY Farkers right about now. Current weather in Vegas is 77 degrees and sunny. Also, they have Krispy Kremes everywhere.
 
2012-10-28 05:37:43 PM  
Does this mean we'll finally get Charlie off the MTA?
 
2012-10-28 05:43:21 PM  
My friend just posted this a little while ago.

Ocean Grove Fishing Pier in New Jersey - 24 hours before storm is supposed to hit. 

img826.imageshack.us
 
2012-10-28 05:46:07 PM  

dumbobruni: adams4: Seth'n'Spectrum: GuyFawkes: Zone B here, but up on the fifth floor so I'm not worried about this one. Well stocked with plenty of wine and beer just in case I don't have to work for a few days.

Julieahni: I live in a basement apartment, but a block and a half away from Zone A. I'm safely in B. I feel pretty confident about that. I hope I won't be working. I have three cats to deal with.

LineNoise: Hah, bloomberg is turning off the elevators tonight in Zone A.

What is this Zone A, Zone B crap, and where can I find a map?

The zones are evacuation zones. Zone A covers the coastal areas of Brooklyn and the Rockaways (for the most part).

NYC Zone Search

according to NY1, the following areas are on mandatory evacuation orders:

Manhattan: Battery Park City, East Village, West Side waterfont.
Bronx: Throggs Neck, Pelham Bay
Brooklyn: Coney island, Manhattan Beach, Red Hook
Queens: All Rockaways, Broad Channel Beach
Staten Island: Coastal communities

I doubt the Manhattanites will leave.


The Meatpacking district flooded well into Zone B during Irene. Curious to see what will happen this time.
 
2012-10-28 05:47:13 PM  
Aww, damn. I thought the storms would push east enough that MI would be out of the picture. I took vacation next week :(

/stay dry peeps!
 
2012-10-28 05:50:33 PM  

Mock26: New York should let the subways flood, for two reasons. 1. To clean out all the homeless people living down there. 2. Make money with guided scuba tours. It is a win-win situation. Except for the homeless, of course.


What about the CHUDs? Won't someone please think of the CHUDs!
 
2012-10-28 05:50:58 PM  

James!: Hurricaine Cockblock just canceled my date tonight.


So, jerk off! Same result. And your wallet is still intact.
 
2012-10-28 05:53:52 PM  

Shyla: My friend just posted this a little while ago.

Ocean Grove Fishing Pier in New Jersey - 24 hours before storm is supposed to hit. 

[img826.imageshack.us image 611x608]


I hope they have insurance.
 
2012-10-28 05:53:54 PM  
My sister HAD to go to New Brunswick for business (J&J). it's quite far inland though still in NJ. Any farkers here familiar with that town and know if it's going to be severely affected by this storm?
 
2012-10-28 06:06:37 PM  

Shyla: My friend just posted this a little while ago.

Ocean Grove Fishing Pier in New Jersey - 24 hours before storm is supposed to hit. 

[img826.imageshack.us image 611x608]


Battery park city 10 minutes ago:
aboutcoolness.com
 
2012-10-28 06:16:42 PM  

Joe Peanut: Shyla: My friend just posted this a little while ago.

Ocean Grove Fishing Pier in New Jersey - 24 hours before storm is supposed to hit. 

[img826.imageshack.us image 611x608]

Battery park city 10 minutes ago:
[aboutcoolness.com image 500x332]


Nice try, but mine was real :P
 
2012-10-28 06:21:13 PM  

Joe Peanut: Shyla: My friend just posted this a little while ago.

Ocean Grove Fishing Pier in New Jersey - 24 hours before storm is supposed to hit. 

[img826.imageshack.us image 611x608]

Battery park city 10 minutes ago:
[aboutcoolness.com image 500x332]


Heh, I have that poster.
 
2012-10-28 06:21:34 PM  

Shyla: Joe Peanut: Shyla: My friend just posted this a little while ago.

Ocean Grove Fishing Pier in New Jersey - 24 hours before storm is supposed to hit. 

[img826.imageshack.us image 611x608]

Battery park city 10 minutes ago:
[aboutcoolness.com image 500x332]

Nice try, but mine was real :P


Here is your image:
img826.imageshack.us


And here is an image of the same pier during last year's hurricane:
i827.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-28 06:30:05 PM  

Joe Peanut: Shyla: Joe Peanut: Shyla: My friend just posted this a little while ago.

Ocean Grove Fishing Pier in New Jersey - 24 hours before storm is supposed to hit. 

[img826.imageshack.us image 611x608]

Battery park city 10 minutes ago:
[aboutcoolness.com image 500x332]

Nice try, but mine was real :P

Here is your image:
[img826.imageshack.us image 611x608]


And here is an image of the same pier during last year's hurricane:
[i827.photobucket.com image 639x426]


That's uncanny....waaaaaaait a minute.....
 
2012-10-28 06:39:13 PM  

Rwa2play: Smeggy Smurf: East Coast problems. Flyover states laugh at you.

Better a hurricane than a tornado.

so possible week+ long storm+flooding is better than an hour of minor destruction? A tornado is a small localized hurricane(similar wind speeds, much smaller path), with small chance of causing widespread devastation or months of cleanup. Joplin was a freak occurance similar to Katrina. I've lived through about 25 tornadoes with zero damage for miles around me. Last large tornado was Barneveld, almost 30 years ago. A whopping 13 deaths, spread across 3 states(46 tornadoes over 12 hours), vs. average hurricane 300 miles long, duration of over a week, death toll averages 50-100 per storm.
 
2012-10-28 06:39:58 PM  
 
2012-10-28 06:42:11 PM  
They instagramed it from their phone.
 
2012-10-28 06:42:15 PM  

selrah: Wave Height (WVHT): 36.7 ft


Err. It says "Significant Wave Height (WVHT): 16.4 ft".
 
2012-10-28 06:44:03 PM  
Joe Peanut - Not being intentionally stupid, I don't use instragram and can't take pics on my phone. I didn't know you could put pictures on Instagram that you didn't just take yourself - sorry!
 
2012-10-28 06:46:10 PM  
selrah:

Opps... it's actually this one Wave Height (WVHT): 36.7 ft
 
2012-10-28 06:48:01 PM  

selrah: selrah:

Opps... it's actually this one Wave Height (WVHT): 36.7 ft


And it's 126 nautical miles from the center of the storm, too.
 
2012-10-28 06:51:46 PM  

selrah: selrah:

Opps... it's actually this one Wave Height (WVHT): 36.7 ft


Was there anyone with a surfboard and GoPro camera available?
 
2012-10-28 06:58:22 PM  
D'oh, I got interrupted by more pressing matters earlier today, so I wasn't able to come back to this and finish it until now... and now the joke's already been made, but oh well.


i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-28 06:59:37 PM  
NYC Evacuation Zones Link
 
2012-10-28 07:07:57 PM  

make me some tea: ARE YOU CRAZY?


You don't want to be too hung over the next day in case you need to shoot looters (it's hard to keep a tight grouping with blurry vision).
 
2012-10-28 07:09:19 PM  

Coelacanth: NYC Evacuation Zones Link


Just in case that site gets overloaded or anything, this nyc.gov version has the same info.
 
2012-10-28 07:39:03 PM  
I came for the "OMG LIBURUL OVERREACTION OBAMA WAAAAARGBLLLLLL" and was pretty much disappointed.

It must really be bad then. If it lightens up you know it will come back.. but jessh.

No screaming "ONLY CATAGORY 1, LIGHT STORM..."

Fark has lost it or it's bad.
 
2012-10-28 07:42:04 PM  
it amzes me how much shiat people will believe
 
2012-10-28 07:45:15 PM  

Lusiphur: IHateLongIsland: youngJohn: I've had this fark account since I was 21 years old, five years ago. I've lived in a few states since then, and just a few months ago I moved to Long Island. If you've ever heard New Yorkers are a**holes, you haven't seen them in panic mode at the supermarket... I had a woman knock on my car window to yell at me for how long I was taking to leave my parking spot.

Yep, sounds about right. Hahahahaha. So glad I moved out of that area a few years back.

Long Island isn't New York. It's some weird amalgam of the Jersey Shore, Appalachia, and a third-world Eastern European failed state. New York ends at Citi Field. Anything west of that...


This. The moment I read "car window" I knew this wasn't a CSB about New York.
 
2012-10-28 07:50:53 PM  

Party Like It's 1975: You don't want to be too hung over the next day in case you need to shoot looters (it's hard to keep a tight grouping with blurry vision).


I don't own a gun, but I do have a couple of good padlocks and a pretty kickass German steel cutting knife, so I guess I'll be okay.
 
2012-10-28 07:53:02 PM  
MTA?
 
2012-10-28 07:54:09 PM  

Joe Peanut:
And here is an image of the same pier during last year's hurricane:


That bird just doesn't learn!
 
2012-10-28 08:04:57 PM  

vodka: MTA?


Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The agency that's in charge of all public transportation in NYC.
 
2012-10-28 08:19:44 PM  

finnished: Joe Peanut:
And here is an image of the same pier during last year's hurricane:

That bird just doesn't learn!


That's no bird! That is a streetlight.
 
2012-10-28 08:22:51 PM  

OregonVet: finnished: Joe Peanut:
And here is an image of the same pier during last year's hurricane:

That bird just doesn't learn!

That's no bird! That is a streetlight.


Pretty sure it's a bird. The same one.
 
2012-10-28 08:29:38 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: They can hurricane proof their homes with that plywood they call pizza


*golfclap*
 
2012-10-28 08:32:24 PM  

bwilson27: Pretty sure it's a bird. The same one.


Look here, I've seen a few photoshops in my days. You can tell by my FARK member number that I've been around for a while. Clearly that is a streetlight made to look like a bird. Just look at the pixels for crying out loud.
 
2012-10-28 08:46:19 PM  

Isildur: D'oh, I got interrupted by more pressing matters earlier today, so I wasn't able to come back to this and finish it until now... and now the joke's already been made, but oh well.


[i.imgur.com image 450x317]


I just went outside, and strangely it was only partly cloudy. On the other hand, Bloomberg screwed up completely when we had the blizzard that took everyone a week to dig out of, so I guess he's erring on the side of "I'd better save face."
 
2012-10-28 08:48:22 PM  

indylaw: WeenerGord: indylaw: I AM THE GREAT CORNHOLIO!

Did you buy TP?

NO, I NEED SOME. FOR MY BUNGHOLE.


You cannot run away from your own bunghole.
 
2012-10-28 09:19:12 PM  

Weaver95: if we get a storm surge bad enough to reach me here in Harrisburg, THEN i'll worry. until then, this is merely just another rainy day.


Head over to Johnstown, never floods there.
 
2012-10-28 09:33:07 PM  

make me some tea: Serious Post on Serious Thread: Howdy neighbor. I'm thinking Glendale will be ok if the power doesn't go out for days.

Yeah you're good. We're 4 blocks outside of Zone C near Northern Blvd but it's like 100' above sea level here so I'm confident we'll be fine. Kinda the top of the hill here.


Good luck man, looks like Flushing might get screwed b/c of the 'surge', but otherwise they say it's just the wind. 2 days off, booze √ , junk food √, water √, movies and, god forbid, books and candles √√√ WOOHOO!!
 
2012-10-28 09:33:45 PM  
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2012-10-28 09:36:12 PM  

Serious Post on Serious Thread: Good luck man, looks like Flushing might get screwed b/c of the 'surge', but otherwise they say it's just the wind. 2 days off, booze √ , junk food √, water √, movies and, god forbid, books and candles √√√ WOOHOO!!


Thanks. So far the office is planning on working 9-1pm. I'm suggesting they revise that. Our HR partner company is doing 8:30-12pm with a skeleton crew/key people only to process payroll.
 
2012-10-28 09:38:33 PM  

IHateLongIsland: Lusiphur: IHateLongIsland: youngJohn: I've had this fark account since I was 21 years old, five years ago. I've lived in a few states since then, and just a few months ago I moved to Long Island. If you've ever heard New Yorkers are a**holes, you haven't seen them in panic mode at the supermarket... I had a woman knock on my car window to yell at me for how long I was taking to leave my parking spot.

Yep, sounds about right. Hahahahaha. So glad I moved out of that area a few years back.

Long Island isn't New York. It's some weird amalgam of the Jersey Shore, Appalachia, and a third-world Eastern European failed state. New York ends at Citi Field. Anything west of that...

I couldn't agree more. I lived in Nassau County for years then LIC right on the East River for two. NY is great, Long Island is poo.


What Lusiphur said, though Staten Isl. makes LI look like utopia. I blame it on the landfill leaking into the water supply.
 
2012-10-28 09:42:51 PM  

SuperNinjaToad: My sister HAD to go to New Brunswick for business (J&J). it's quite far inland though still in NJ. Any farkers here familiar with that town and know if it's going to be severely affected by this storm?


concern there is for street flooding from rain, and power outages.
 
2012-10-28 09:48:48 PM  

Coelacanth: NYC Evacuation Zones Link


the media has been reporting that Throgs Neck is under an evacuation order (but its not Zone A) but has not mentioned city island or greenpoint (which are Zone A).

heckuva job guys....
 
2012-10-28 09:50:20 PM  
I live in zone B (fifth floor, not really concerned) and we just found out that our office is closed tomorrow. Now back to my emergency beer.

/really windy but that's it right now
 
2012-10-28 10:04:46 PM  

dumbobruni: Coelacanth: NYC Evacuation Zones Link

the media has been reporting that Throgs Neck is under an evacuation order (but its not Zone A) but has not mentioned city island or greenpoint (which are Zone A).

heckuva job guys....


WCBS AM and WFAN's Transmitters are on City Island, This could be interesting.
 
2012-10-28 10:20:47 PM  

bixpchiphead: dumbobruni: Coelacanth: NYC Evacuation Zones Link

the media has been reporting that Throgs Neck is under an evacuation order (but its not Zone A) but has not mentioned city island or greenpoint (which are Zone A).

heckuva job guys....

WCBS AM and WFAN's Transmitters are on City Island, This could be interesting.


bixpchiphead: dumbobruni: Coelacanth: NYC Evacuation Zones Link

the media has been reporting that Throgs Neck is under an evacuation order (but its not Zone A) but has not mentioned city island or greenpoint (which are Zone A).

heckuva job guys....

WCBS AM and WFAN's Transmitters are on City Island, This could be interesting.


OMG!! NO CRAPPY SPORTS RADIO!! O NOES!!
 
2012-10-29 03:42:09 AM  

adams4: Isildur: D'oh, I got interrupted by more pressing matters earlier today, so I wasn't able to come back to this and finish it until now... and now the joke's already been made, but oh well.

[i.imgur.com image 450x317]

I just went outside, and strangely it was only partly cloudy. On the other hand, Bloomberg screwed up completely when we had the blizzard that took everyone a week to dig out of, so I guess he's erring on the side of "I'd better save face."



Yeah, it's still pretty calm, but I don't actually fault him at all for taking prudent precautions. I was just having a bit of fun.

/he sounded really hoarse at the briefing I saw on TV
//could just be a cold, but I wouldn't be surprised if he hasn't gotten much sleep this weekend
 
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