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2012-10-29 12:57:04 PM  

Atypical Person Reading Fark: [i.huffpost.com image 612x611]

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).


Yes. All of those middle of the ocean summer homes, store fronts, and railroad trestles often shed pieces of themselves to wash ashore in front of a big storm.
 
2012-10-29 12:57:09 PM  

Bill_Cosby's_Sweater: 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.


University Beverage/Pasqually's?
 
2012-10-29 12:57:28 PM  
So, how long before all of the shiat in the soil in NJ starts leeching out and giving fetuses third arms?
 
2012-10-29 12:57:34 PM  

Bill_Cosby's_Sweater: Relatively calm in West Philly right now.


are you playing b-ball outside the school?
 
2012-10-29 12:58:05 PM  

OdradekRex: 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


That is a shiatton of water.
 
2012-10-29 12:58:07 PM  

Girion47: 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.


That's where I live. Shush.
 
2012-10-29 12:58:25 PM  

rickythepenguin: you know when you fark up and know you're wrong?


All too well (I'm a vet, too). I drew funeral detail a few times when I was a private, really drives home just how important seemingly insignificant things are to the families.
 
2012-10-29 12:58:28 PM  

Marine1: So, how long before all of the shiat in the soil in NJ starts leeching out and giving fetuses third arms?


Starts?
 
2012-10-29 12:58:33 PM  

OdradekRex: 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


Could you post an updated surge map?
/at work
//on mobile
///Bit worried
 
2012-10-29 12:58:47 PM  

Hack Patooey: 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.


Crap. You are right near my Dad. Please post updates if anything goes srsly kablooey. I am faving you as Dad's neighbor so I don't miss anything.

Also: like the yard didn't look like shiat enough after the ice storm.

Also also: he's too old to be wielding chainsaws.
 
2012-10-29 12:58:54 PM  

ami5000: 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.


Awesome. You stocked up on beer for this evening?
 
2012-10-29 12:59:13 PM  
NJ is supposed to be getting the worst of it - any pics?
 
2012-10-29 12:59:37 PM  

HoleChicken: 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.


Storm of the Century?
 
2012-10-29 01:00:32 PM  
/quick and dirty
 
2012-10-29 01:00:37 PM  

Bontesla: HoleChicken: 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.

Storm of the Century?


that big hurricane that wouldn't take no for an answer
 
2012-10-29 01:00:45 PM  
Currently 72F and sunny in San Diego. We had some breezes a couple of days ago. Hang in there East Coast!
 
2012-10-29 01:01:02 PM  
Wow.. National Weather Service said LAKE MICHIGAN wave heights likely reach around 30 feet today or tomorrow...
 
2012-10-29 01:01:34 PM  

Hack Patooey: /quick and dirty


Gah!

i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-29 01:01:35 PM  

Bontesla: HoleChicken: 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.

Storm of the Century?


well someone give him a child so we can get this thing over with
 
2012-10-29 01:01:35 PM  

OdradekRex: 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


Pardon me.

Can you re-do that part, I'm not sure I understood it correctly.

It looks like you just said they're predicting 6 *feet* of water in Battery Park? Or more?
 
2012-10-29 01:01:45 PM  
Maybe, just maybe, this one will bring Hog Island back.

/still high and dry here in Dongducheon
 
2012-10-29 01:01:58 PM  

wraithmare: Currently 72F and sunny in San Diego


We'll remember this when California slides into the ocean.
 
2012-10-29 01:02:17 PM  

HoleChicken: ami5000: 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.

Awesome. You stocked up on beer for this evening?


Hey I am in Lansdale too
 
2012-10-29 01:02:33 PM  

HoleChicken: Awesome. You stocked up on beer for this evening?


I ran out this morning and picked up a case. I also have booze. I'm set on essentials. Now it's just the waiting game for when the power goes out.
 
2012-10-29 01:02:41 PM  

Atypical Person Reading Fark: NJ is supposed to be getting the worst of it - any pics?


Scroll through the thread. Most of the pics are Jersey and some Virginia.
 
2012-10-29 01:02:44 PM  
You know - I was really hoping this was being overhyped.
/supremely bummed to realize we don't know how serious this will become
//dammit Sandy
 
2012-10-29 01:02:51 PM  

HoleChicken: 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.


A Voyage for Madmen is a pretty good book. It has people sailing through storms.
 
2012-10-29 01:03:02 PM  

HoleChicken: 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.


Stephen King Storm of the Century. Snow, not hurricane, but still a weather event. Skip the movie. Lame.
 
2012-10-29 01:03:26 PM  

ami5000: HoleChicken: Awesome. You stocked up on beer for this evening?

I ran out this morning and picked up a case. I also have booze. I'm set on essentials. Now it's just the waiting game for when the power goes out.


remember, don't go anywhere near downed power lines. even if you think they're dead. I know you're not that stupid, but oh well. theres always a few.
 
2012-10-29 01:03:28 PM  

xaks: OdradekRex: 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

Pardon me.

Can you re-do that part, I'm not sure I understood it correctly.

It looks like you just said they're predicting 6 *feet* of water in Battery Park? Or more?


Minimum of six feet. You heard it correctly.
 
2012-10-29 01:03:33 PM  

Marine1: So, how long before all of the shiat in the soil in NJ starts leeching out and giving fetuses third arms?


Apparently you have not yet met my third arm
 
2012-10-29 01:03:42 PM  

Shyla: Girion47: 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.

That's where I live. Shush.


me too!

/Lyndon to be more specific.
 
2012-10-29 01:04:01 PM  

wraithmare: Currently 72F and sunny in San Diego. We had some breezes a couple of days ago. Hang in there East Coast!


Learn to swim.
Learn to swim.
Learn to swim.
Learn to swim.
Learn to swim.
Learn to swim.
Learn to swim.
Learn to swim.
Learn to swim.
 
2012-10-29 01:04:26 PM  

HoleChicken: xaks: OdradekRex: 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

Pardon me.

Can you re-do that part, I'm not sure I understood it correctly.

It looks like you just said they're predicting 6 *feet* of water in Battery Park? Or more?

Minimum of six feet. You heard it correctly.


Holy sh*t
 
2012-10-29 01:05:12 PM  

Harv72b: I drew funeral detail a few times when I was a private, really drives home just how important seemingly insignificant things are to the families.



yeah, my first command, volunteering for color guard was a cheap bullet for your eval ("shows initiative, public service" etc.). i did a number of funerals.

that shiat was powerful. seeing the family get the flag? that was powerful. or they'd sometimes go over what the person did. "fought in WWII and Korea", etc.

anyways.
 
2012-10-29 01:05:26 PM  

Bontesla: HoleChicken: xaks: OdradekRex: 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

Pardon me.

Can you re-do that part, I'm not sure I understood it correctly.

It looks like you just said they're predicting 6 *feet* of water in Battery Park? Or more?

Minimum of six feet. You heard it correctly.

Holy sh*t


I'm just gonna sit here and blink for a couple minutes as that sinks in. BRB.
 
2012-10-29 01:05:43 PM  

agenthoneydew: HoleChicken: ami5000: 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.

Awesome. You stocked up on beer for this evening?

Hey I am in Lansdale too


Lansdale is very well represented in here today! Where in the 'Dale are you?
 
2012-10-29 01:05:50 PM  

Bontesla: HoleChicken: xaks: OdradekRex: 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

Pardon me.

Can you re-do that part, I'm not sure I understood it correctly.

It looks like you just said they're predicting 6 *feet* of water in Battery Park? Or more?

Minimum of six feet. You heard it correctly.

Holy sh*t


thats what she said
 
2012-10-29 01:06:52 PM  
About 20 miles west of Boston, rain is light but the wind is picking up.

Neighborhood kids are sailing down the street with umbrellas and skate boards.
 
2012-10-29 01:06:54 PM  

Mohammad I'm Hard Bruce Lee: [d3j5vwomefv46c.cloudfront.net image 480x360]


zipmeme.com
 
2012-10-29 01:06:56 PM  
Yep, six feet (at least) higher in Battery Park (about 3-4 feet higher than Irene) and Weather Channel is going to try and get a helicopter to look at houses being swept out to sea in New Jersey.

I guess when those climate scientists mentioned "bigger storms than seen before" they were right.
 
2012-10-29 01:06:58 PM  
Wind is picking up here.
 
2012-10-29 01:07:24 PM  

rickythepenguin: wippit: Sandy visits the Tomb of the Unknown Solider

[i.imgur.com image 720x672]

this kind of thing could easily be proved/disproved by a quick Google trip, but......isn't there some kind of story of how the Tomb Guards have only left the post like, three times in history?

for weather reasons or some such?


Per wikipedia:
A civilian guard was Boobiesed at the Tomb on November 17, 1925 to prevent, among other things, families from picnicking on the flat marble slab with beautiful vistas of the city. A military guard was Boobiesed on March 25, 1926. The first 24-hour guard was posted on midnight, July 2, 1937. The Tomb of the Unknowns has been guarded continuously, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, since that time. Inclement weather,[28] terrorist attacks,[29] et cetera, do not cause the watch to cease.[30]
 
2012-10-29 01:08:02 PM  
Just read the front page of Fark.

Dear Mods,
Could we please have one big post for Sandy instead of 2 dozen little ones? We need panic in one place.
 
2012-10-29 01:08:16 PM  
Avalon, NJ

philadelphia.foobooz.com
 
2012-10-29 01:08:21 PM  

ami5000: I ran out this morning and picked up a case. I also have booze. I'm set on essentials. Now it's just the waiting game for when the power goes out.



hope you have candles, at least 5gallons of water, TP, and are well stocked with cans of tuna, beans, flashlights, signal mirrors, a compass, a bible (or religious text of your choosing), 40' of line, a survial knife, and a .40.

with one bullet. you know why.

hint: "taking the warrior's way out".

if you need to.
 
2012-10-29 01:08:48 PM  

HoleChicken: agenthoneydew: HoleChicken: ami5000: 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.

Awesome. You stocked up on beer for this evening?

Hey I am in Lansdale too

Lansdale is very well represented in here today! Where in the 'Dale are you?


currently at work on Valley Forge & 8th - I live in Ambler
 
2012-10-29 01:08:58 PM  
Weather Channel is talking about how when those two wind systems come together (between New Jersey and Long Island), all hell is going to break loose. So the winds are just practicing right now.
 
2012-10-29 01:09:19 PM  

probesport: wraithmare: Currently 72F and sunny in San Diego. We had some breezes a couple of days ago. Hang in there East Coast!

Learn to swim.
Learn to swim.
Learn to swim.
Learn to swim.
Learn to swim.
Learn to swim.
Learn to swim.
Learn to swim.
Learn to swim.


Cuz I'm prayin for rain. I'm prayin for tidal waves.
 
2012-10-29 01:09:21 PM  

bkosh84: Wow.. National Weather Service said LAKE MICHIGAN wave heights likely reach around 30 feet today or tomorrow...


The Gales of November came early?

Yah I know wrong lake blah blah the farking storm is 1000 miles wide at the moment I'm sure Superior's going to get some weather, too.
 
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