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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
 
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