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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.
 
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