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2012-10-29 12:44:43 PM  

Spindle


Bontesla: I've skipped 3 pages of comments. What's the consensus??

IT'S GONNA RAIN


Thanks, Ollie! Where's your umbrella?
 
2012-10-29 12:44:47 PM  

xaks: Sliding Carp: CipollinaFan: I've been thinking about writing a syfy original movie called SNOWICANO - where a blizzard and hurricane converge on an erupting volcano.

I`d watch it.

Get a snowboarder vs. skier race into it with at least one of them making a wrong turn into the lava, and I'd watch the hell out of it.

OOH! OOOH!

Have one of those expensive ultra extreme snowmobilers in it, and have *him* lose control and go into the acid lake at like 110mph!


Also --- Lavalanche!
 
2012-10-29 12:44:55 PM  
Uhm... so how confident are we in those nuclear power facilities?
 
2012-10-29 12:45:27 PM  

FreakinB: Just went out and took some pictures up the block. It's already flooded more than usual and we haven't even hit the worst of it yet. I'll try to put them up soon.


i.imgur.com

A few blocks up from my house on a peninsula in Bellmore, NY (south shore of Long Island). This part of the street is known to flood, but usually not nearly this much. The other road on/off the peninsula is ok and should remain so unless this storm ends up worse than expected.

The houses on the left are waterfront houses. The school on the right should be fine since it's on that hill.
 
2012-10-29 12:45:53 PM  
Getting windy in central long island now, poor little tree fell asleep though

i304.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-29 12:46:20 PM  

PhDemented: Picture from a friend of the family in Lewis Delaware earlier today

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I shouldn't laugh at that.
 
2012-10-29 12:46:35 PM  

Bontesla: I've skipped 3 pages of comments. What's the consensus??


East coast in a world of hurt, but we're writing a biatchin' movie for SyFy.
 
2012-10-29 12:46:47 PM  

Girion47: Prevailing Wind: lordjupiter: Prevailing Wind: Ambitwistor: Lord

What scares me about that is the New Madrid fault, it's listed as super dangerous for quakes, but it hasn't gone off in a significant manner in a long time.


Stop that. We don't talk about it.
 
2012-10-29 12:47:23 PM  
So, is ALL of Atlantic City gone?
 
2012-10-29 12:48:17 PM  

Bontesla: So, is ALL of Atlantic City gone?


Does it matter? AC is worse than Mos Eisley.
 
2012-10-29 12:48:19 PM  

Bontesla: So, is ALL of Atlantic City gone?


Just the City half. The Atlantic is still there.
 
2012-10-29 12:48:56 PM  

Sliding Carp: Bontesla: I've skipped 3 pages of comments. What's the consensus??

East coast in a world of hurt, but we're writing a biatchin' movie for SyFy.


Lavalanche seriously made me LOL
 
2012-10-29 12:49:26 PM  

HoleChicken: Still no high winds here north of Philadelphia...


It hasn't been too bad here so far. It picks up every now and then but tonight is going to be rough.
 
2012-10-29 12:49:27 PM  

indylaw: PhDemented: Picture from a friend of the family in Lewis Delaware earlier today

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I shouldn't laugh at that.


Don't worry, I did
 
2012-10-29 12:49:32 PM  

Nightsweat: Also our pizza is better than yours.


Just because it can be used as a floatation device doesn't necessarily mean it's better.
 
2012-10-29 12:49:37 PM  

Bontesla: So, is ALL of Atlantic City gone?


Sadly, no.
 
2012-10-29 12:49:45 PM  

Biness: just occured to me. Statue of Liberty just turned 225 years old. Shes an old structure.

If she were knocked down, doesn't that lend some credence to the idea that God really doesn't want obama to be president?


Off by 100 years on the age. Statue has undergone significant renovation work much more recently. How much money do you feel like betting it's still largely intact 2 days from now?
 
2012-10-29 12:49:54 PM  

Harv72b: Bontesla: So, is ALL of Atlantic City gone?

Just the City half. The Atlantic is still there.


I'm a bad person for laughing.
 
2012-10-29 12:50:15 PM  

Harv72b: Bontesla: So, is ALL of Atlantic City gone?

Just the City half. The Atlantic is still there.


Nice
 
2012-10-29 12:50:18 PM  

Biness: [i.ytimg.com image 480x360]

i've never seen anything of this magnitude.



Yes, quite impressive.
 
2012-10-29 12:50:19 PM  

Shyla: Girion47: Prevailing Wind: lordjupiter: Prevailing Wind: Ambitwistor: Lord

What scares me about that is the New Madrid fault, it's listed as super dangerous for quakes, but it hasn't gone off in a significant manner in a long time.

Stop that. We don't talk about it.


But it's interesting, when I worked for the Louisville Health Department I had access to the disaster prediction maps. Basically all bridges and over passes are going down if it's over 5.0.
 
2012-10-29 12:50:22 PM  

Harv72b: Arlington: Field of Honor. It deals with the cemetery as a whole, but there's also an interesting & informative section on the Tomb of the Unknowns & the Guard.


the summer i worked there, every day I'd run from midtown (Federal Triangle metro stop, what what) to the Washington, loop around to Jefferson, run down the mall to Lincoln, then across teh Arlington (?) Bridge tot eh cemetary, come back. it was a good loop. 5 miles?

anyways once, i ran into the cemetary, and i was juts cruising along, and a park ranger kinda angrily / "with tone" told me to stop running. he said something lke, "this is a cemetary, not a park!"

he was right, i felt about 2 inches tall, i didn't mean any disrespect (i'm a veteran myself) but I felt really, really bad. you know when you fark up and know you're wrong?
 
2012-10-29 12:50:25 PM  

Girion47: Prevailing Wind: lordjupiter: Prevailing Wind: Ambitwistor: Lord Farkwad: I bet those east coasters are wishing that they were living in a Flyover-State ™ right about now.

Until tornado season. Then "flyover state" becomes all too literal.

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Tornadoes and seasonal flooding ARE bad, however you coastal kids are still WAY more accident prone than we are.

/facepalm

Yeah, because eleventy tornadoes ripping through miles of crops does the same amount of damage as one hurricane hitting the most populated areas in the country.

farking derptastic


FINE! Here is the breakdown based on numerical frequency of disaster rather than financial impact. I've already addressed that I half ass my fark snark research!

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What scares me about that is the New Madrid fault, it's listed as super dangerous for quakes, but it hasn't gone off in a significant manner in a long time.


Potsdam, NY sits on a tripple fault juncture. All of the high rise buildings at SUNY Potsdam are built with the top floor cantilevered out on the far side, so that when (not if) the big one hits, they fall out of the quad instead of into it.

Bonus: Geology prof: Dr. Stone
 
2012-10-29 12:50:32 PM  
I'm just waiting for the power to go out in Ohio. 40+ MPH winds.
 
2012-10-29 12:50:53 PM  

HoleChicken: The Incredible Sexual Egg: HoleChicken: Did anyone just see how high Cantore said the water would be in Battery Park City? Jesus....

Some of us didn't. Enlighten us

He stood on his toes and reached as high as he could, had to be eight or nine feet above the ground. He also showed how high the water was during Irene, which was only like a foot above the ground.


Wait, seriously?
 
2012-10-29 12:50:58 PM  

ModernPrimitive01: Biness: just occured to me. Statue of Liberty just turned 225 years old. Shes an old structure.

If she were knocked down, doesn't that lend some credence to the idea that God really doesn't want obama to be president?

I recently saw a news report about how the Statue was renovated. I would imagine that would include reinforcing the structure


img2-2.timeinc.net
damn you to hell Sandy!
 
2012-10-29 12:51:20 PM  
Ocean City, NJ

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2012-10-29 12:51:28 PM  

ami5000: HoleChicken: Still no high winds here north of Philadelphia...

It hasn't been too bad here so far. It picks up every now and then but tonight is going to be rough.


Same here, it just picked up a little actually. I expect it to be wild later. Where are you from?
 
2012-10-29 12:51:40 PM  

Harv72b: Bontesla: So, is ALL of Atlantic City gone?

Just the City half. The Atlantic is still there.


You win!
 
2012-10-29 12:52:07 PM  

forgotmydamnusername: Biness: just occured to me. Statue of Liberty just turned 225 years old. Shes an old structure.

If she were knocked down, doesn't that lend some credence to the idea that God really doesn't want obama to be president?

Off by 100 years on the age. Statue has undergone significant renovation work much more recently. How much money do you feel like betting it's still largely intact 2 days from now?

jesus, yea, my mistake on the age. i'm sure it'll be fine, but i didn't think the washington monument was something that could be damaged either.

i'm not saying it will happen, just occurred to me that something could happen.

 
2012-10-29 12:52:51 PM  

HoleChicken: ami5000: HoleChicken: Still no high winds here north of Philadelphia...

It hasn't been too bad here so far. It picks up every now and then but tonight is going to be rough.

Same here, it just picked up a little actually. I expect it to be wild later. Where are you from?


Lansdale. I work in Fort Washington which I imagine will be flooded to all hell after all of this.
 
2012-10-29 12:52:57 PM  

Harv72b: Bontesla: So, is ALL of Atlantic City gone?

Just the City half. The Atlantic is still there.


suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com
 
2012-10-29 12:53:21 PM  
Obama sez things are going to farked up for awhile, so get ready for it.
 
2012-10-29 12:53:35 PM  

Harv72b: Bontesla: So, is ALL of Atlantic City gone?

Just the City half. The Atlantic is still there.


I lol'ed
 
2012-10-29 12:53:44 PM  
i.huffpost.com

Atlantic City isn't gone, it's just pretty damp. Of course, this is just the beginning.  The debris apparently came in from the ocean (this pic is at low tide).
 
2012-10-29 12:53:54 PM  

Earguy: Ocean City, NJ

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I'm no meteorologist, but maybe you (or the person who is uploading those pictures) shouldn't be there.
 
2012-10-29 12:54:00 PM  
Obama looks exhausted.
I'm sure it's been a looooooong day
 
2012-10-29 12:54:05 PM  

The Incredible Sexual Egg: HoleChicken: The Incredible Sexual Egg: HoleChicken: Did anyone just see how high Cantore said the water would be in Battery Park City? Jesus....

Some of us didn't. Enlighten us

He stood on his toes and reached as high as he could, had to be eight or nine feet above the ground. He also showed how high the water was during Irene, which was only like a foot above the ground.

Wait, seriously?


Totally! I don't know how tall Cantore is, but at the very minimum it was eight feet.
 
2012-10-29 12:54:33 PM  

Earguy: Ocean City, NJ

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That person might want to get the f*ck out.
 
2012-10-29 12:54:43 PM  

boom: Obama sez things are going to farked up for awhile, so get ready for it.



Well, he did inherit a helluva mess.
 
2012-10-29 12:55:07 PM  

ami5000: HoleChicken: ami5000: HoleChicken: Still no high winds here north of Philadelphia...

It hasn't been too bad here so far. It picks up every now and then but tonight is going to be rough.

Same here, it just picked up a little actually. I expect it to be wild later. Where are you from?

Lansdale. I work in Fort Washington which I imagine will be flooded to all hell after all of this.


I'm also in Lansdale! Live right near North Penn HS. Work in Broomall, but not today!
 
2012-10-29 12:55:19 PM  
MA here, a bit north east of Worcester. We've had drizzly rain all night, and steady but light wind. The wind has picked up in the last couple of hours, definitely out of the north east. The police/fire/ems scanner has come alive, too, trees are starting to come down and block roads.
 
2012-10-29 12:55:34 PM  
*Poorly constructed Boardwalk Empire/Nucky Thompson joke*
 
2012-10-29 12:55:44 PM  
Relatively calm in West Philly right now. Not really looking forward to having to walk the dog, though I feel worse for him, as he doesn't know how to use an umbrella. Gotta try to pick up some more beer at the pizza place too.
 
2012-10-29 12:55:52 PM  

Atypical Person Reading Fark: Atlantic City isn't gone, it's just pretty damp. Of course, this is just the beginning.  The debris apparently came in from the ocean (this pic is at low tide).


Oh my god. It hasn't even truly started yet.
/what are the odds that everyone has evacuated?
// and took their pets?
 
2012-10-29 12:56:02 PM  

Earguy: wippit: Bunch O' Pics including some showing the first signs of NYC flooding.

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Okay, I got a little choked up.


Saved as balls.jpg
 
2012-10-29 12:56:12 PM  

HoleChicken: The Incredible Sexual Egg: HoleChicken: The Incredible Sexual Egg: HoleChicken: Did anyone just see how high Cantore said the water would be in Battery Park City? Jesus....

Some of us didn't. Enlighten us

He stood on his toes and reached as high as he could, had to be eight or nine feet above the ground. He also showed how high the water was during Irene, which was only like a foot above the ground.

Wait, seriously?

Totally! I don't know how tall Cantore is, but at the very minimum it was eight feet.


They are projecting a minimum surge there of at least 6 feet on top of the high tide around 8PM
 
2012-10-29 12:56:14 PM  

Bontesla: Obama looks exhausted.
I'm sure it's been a looooooong day


its fine if he's tired. I'm pretty tired of him too.
 
2012-10-29 12:56:19 PM  

HoleChicken: I'm also in Lansdale! Live right near North Penn HS. Work in Broomall, but not today!


Hah nice! I live right near Inglewood Elementary.
 
2012-10-29 12:56:26 PM  
Does anyone have any good suggestions for books about hurricanes or storms that I can get for my Kindle before we lose power and Internet? I've already read The Perfect Storm, but I'm open t any other suggestions.
 
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