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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  
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